1. Post #681

    April 2011
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    I own a California Kingsnake. I might get pictures later, if I can be bothered to work out how to when holding a snake.
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  2. Post #682
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    March 2011
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    Three african greys, a budgie, and my mom is taking care of an injured pigeon, she has been for many years now.
    I had two budgies, one died of cancer though, she was put down due to a fit.
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  3. Post #683
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    July 2007
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    I've always wanted a capuchin monkey.

    They are so fucking cute.


    My great grandpa had one, and said he would climb on the fan, and turn it on low and shit on his hands and throw it at new people that came in the house
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  4. Post #684
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    October 2008
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    that's normally the reason people wouldn't want a monkey but whatever floats your boat
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  5. Post #685
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    Dennab
    February 2010
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    I hate mammals so much. Well, with the exception of dogs and cats, obviously. They stink up the place to no end and are so disgusting.

    I prefer my winged friends and scaly companions, thank you very much.
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  6. Post #686
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    Dennab
    February 2010
    13,495 Posts
    How's that Emu coming along, Raptor?

  7. Post #687
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    February 2006
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    When I weighed them this morning, I couldn't keep them balanced on the scale, had to set them on a roll of tape to get them to quit rolling away. Bit early to say for sure, but I'm hoping that was the chicks wiggling around inside because I was moving the eggs. If what I read is right, 10-15 more days and they should begin to respond to sounds.

    I also increased the humidity, it's now at about 45%, this should push them back up into their projected weight loss then I can bump it back down to 35% next week and keep it there till they hatch. If they kept to the weight loss they were getting over this week they'd be at 15 and 16% loss by hatch, I can do better for em though.

    Egg A
    1/20 (Day 1) - 691.3 g
    1/26 (Day 7) - 676.8 g (14.5 g/2.14%)
    2/2 (Day 14) - 660.9 5 (15.9 g/4.59%)
    2/9 (Day 21) - 647.6 g (13.3 g/2.05%)

    Egg B
    1/20 (Day 1) - 676.3 g
    1/26 (Day 7) - 663.2 g (13.1 g/1.97%)
    2/2 (Day 14) - 648.7 g (14.5 g/4.25%)
    2/9 (Day 21) - 636.4 g (12.3 g/1.93%)

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  8. Post #688
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    My friend just got a rattlesnake acouple days ago, its pretty awesome except that it rattles 24/7
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  9. Post #689
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    Dennab
    February 2010
    13,495 Posts
    My friend just got a rattlesnake acouple days ago, its pretty awesome except that it rattles 24/7
    They only do that when they're pissed. He must be more infuriated than a marmoset trapped in a straw sack.
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  10. Post #690
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    February 2006
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    Probably just stressed out from being in a new environment, it'll settle down after a few days I'm sure.

    I've seen some 'tame' rattlers that are pretty quiet, usually only do a half-assed rattle when someone would walk up before realizing there's nothing to be rattling at.
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  11. Post #691
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    January 2012
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    I had a goat. I don't live on a farm or anything, so it was pretty unusual for a pet.
    I don't think he's considered an "Exotic Pet", but oh well, having a goat is rare in my area.

    He's so silly :')
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  12. Post #692
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    October 2008
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    chicken update

    we've decided against the silkie and polish since they're high maintenance and useless

    anybody know any other good breeds to go with a jersey giant and ameracuana

  13. Post #693
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    February 2006
    3,225 Posts
    chicken update

    we've decided against the silkie and polish since they're high maintenance and useless

    anybody know any other good breeds to go with a jersey giant and ameracuana
    Silkies are really only useful when you're breeding chickens without an incubator, they're very broody and don't lay often, so they'll hatch eggs that don't even belong to them.

    Plymouth Rocks are good layers and fairly docile.
    Orpingtons are good too, they lay decent sized eggs and are also docile.
    Rhode Island Reds lay very well too but they're aggressive and tend to rule the roost and even the hens have spurs.
    I have an Araucana too but she stopped laying because she's so old, she's also the one in charge though and being so docile she keeps the others in line without tearing them apart and will even give the Rhode Island Red a peck on the head when she gets too worked up and starts beating on the others.
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  14. Post #694
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    January 2010
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    Puppy update! Just brought her home today, I've named her Ruby.

    (Brb going to the gym)




    (Okay time for a nap, she would only fall asleep in the basket.)
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  15. Post #695
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    January 2012
    178 Posts
    Puppy update! Just brought her home today, I've named her Ruby.

    (Brb going to the gym)




    (Okay time for a nap, she would only fall asleep in the basket.)
    Holy crap, you got a corgi. Really good choice.
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  16. Post #696
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    January 2010
    1,696 Posts
    I highly recommend Corgis, I've had her for two days now and shes responds to her name most of the time, goes to the bathroom on peepads, and she knows I'm her momma. Really smart dog and shes not even 8 weeks old!

  17. Post #697
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    October 2009
    2,371 Posts
    will you be my momma
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  18. Post #698
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    January 2010
    1,696 Posts
    Absolutely not.
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  19. Post #699
    Dennab
    December 2009
    6,575 Posts
    wont get tired of this
    Holy shit, related video:

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  20. Post #700
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    October 2008
    4,051 Posts
    final chicken tally probably
    jersey giant
    australorp
    ameracuana
    red star

    Edited:

    so many eggs

  21. Post #701
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    January 2010
    1,696 Posts
    Someone is about to fall out of bed


    Oops, too late!
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  22. Post #702
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    February 2008
    10,198 Posts
    I want a Corgi now.
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  23. Post #703
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    December 2005
    2,378 Posts
    I recently got two Red Clawed crabs and they're little shitheads.
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  24. Post #704
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    February 2006
    3,225 Posts
    My Emu eggs are both wiggling now, I noticed one of them wiggle 3 days ago while I was looking in to check the water level and temperature. They'll both wiggle when I whistle to them now. ~14 days left till the hatch, give or take a day or two after.

    Relevant:
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  25. Post #705
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    September 2008
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    I own a tiger...
    Exotic enough?

    I think something is wrong with it thought...
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  26. Post #706
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    November 2005
    2,349 Posts
    You probably just fed it too much. It looks stuffed.
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  27. Post #707
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    August 2007
    5,610 Posts

    My cousin has this guy, who enjoys sitting and sleeping in odd positions.
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  28. Post #708
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    November 2009
    7,553 Posts
    Is a fox a hard pet to get and keep?

  29. Post #709

    April 2011
    4,466 Posts
    Did I mention that I have 2 Westies?

    Best dogs ever btw.

  30. Post #710
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    March 2007
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    Is a fox a hard pet to get and keep?
    Foxes are non-domesticated pets and as such, you'll have to check your local laws to see if you're
    even allowed to own a Fox. You usually need a license. Also, IRRC There's no proper rabies vaccine
    for Foxes which is part of why they'v not been domesticated.

    It'll be difficult to find one to buy, you might be able to adopt/volunteer to raise one if it's been abandoned or injured, but it'll depend on your local territory/state laws.

    After you find out if you are even able to own one, then you should take a lot of consideration whether or not you are ready for that. Foxes like to mark their territory and smell very musky. They aren't domesticated so training them not to do so will be difficult at best. They are smart animals but are wild animals and as such, will prove pretty difficult to train.

    Some breeds, like the Fennec Fox, are more suitable to others for living in a domestic environment though.


    Just remember that Foxes will be difficult pets to own. They are not domesticated and are very active. You can probaly tell from the video that they are pretty active, and very curious. However, don't let that turn you off.
    If you're dedicated to taking care of the pet and giving it a good home, then definitely consider it. Especially if you adopt one that needs a home, you will be giving a home to an animal that needs it, especially if you get one from a home
    that adopted a Fox because it was 'cute' and it turned out to be too much work for them.
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  31. Post #711
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    Dennab
    February 2010
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    I recently got two Red Clawed crabs and they're little shitheads.
    I have a friend who own's a crab farm, for food. He occasionally takes them out and throws them at people for the hell of it.

    Asshole.

    Is a fox a hard pet to get and keep?
    You need a class 1 wildlife license here in the US to own one, I think. They require more training than most dogs, but if kept under good care can be very good pets.

    Just keep the chickens away from 'em. Bad idea right there. Don't ask how I know.
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  32. Post #712
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    February 2006
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    I have a friend who own's a crab farm, for food. He occasionally takes them out and throws them at people for the hell of it.

    Asshole.
    Sounds like he's a real crab.
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  33. Post #713
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    September 2011
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    Ever since I first saw this cute little fucker I have wanted a Red Panda as a pet. Sadly, I don't think you're legally allowed to own one.
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  34. Post #714
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    Is a fox a hard pet to get and keep?
    I had a neighbor who kept a fox cub for a while because she was with Animal Aid. I don't know what became of the little guy, but he seemed pretty nice when I saw him.
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  35. Post #715
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    December 2009
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    Apparently it's legal to own a fox in Arizona, but you have to apply for an Exotic Animal license and go through the proper channels.

    I found a breeder, but according to current anti-terror laws it's illegal to ship one (lolwhy).
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  36. Post #716
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    October 2009
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    Apparently it's legal to own a fox in Arizona, but you have to apply for an Exotic Animal license and go through the proper channels.

    I found a breeder, but according to current anti-terror laws it's illegal to ship one (lolwhy).
    dem foxes are known to blow up cities
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  37. Post #717
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    February 2006
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    They say foxes are clever, perhaps too clever...
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  38. Post #718
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    December 2009
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    They say foxes are clever, perhaps too clever...
    This made me realize how horrible I am at Photoshop

    I'm sure you're figure out why for yourself.

  39. Post #719
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    December 2010
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    i have a ferret that i named boba william esquire ferret jr. II
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  40. Post #720
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    November 2009
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    I did my work experience at the animal unit in college a few weeks ago, as part of my animal care course. Here's some of the animals I looked after. Whilst they are not my pets, the lecturers say we should treat them as though they are.

    Asian forest scorpion: She happened to be out during feeding time, and you can just about see the cricket I gave her. She simply crushed it in her claws and took it in her chelicerae. Afterwards, she got a bit lairy and raised her tail so that I couldn't replace her water. So I picked her up and moved her.

    Tortoise: Wouldn't want to mess with him. He was pretty cute.

    Madagascan day gecko: Had to use a long pair of metal tweezers to give them their locusts. The one pictured wasn't interested, although another took it and ran off.

    Leopard gecko: I like these. I was meant to be feeding them, but being nocturnal not many of them were interested in their food.

    Baby guinea pig: Not really exotic, but I had to put it there anyway. There are eight babies in total, and they were accidentally conceived when a male was put in the wrong cage (With his mother and sister ) and impregnated the occupants. They're a few weeks old now.
    The first litter. The adult on the left had her litter several days after this was taken.
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