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Herps and more herps! Jun. 4th, 2006 @ 01:49 pm
I am the editor of BellaOnline's Reptiles and Amphibians site. I put out weekly articles and a weekly newsletter. Feel free to check it out if you're a fan reptiles or amphibians (and chelonians).

This week's article is on extinct amphibians.
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movies about exotic animals May. 16th, 2006 @ 09:04 pm
I saw an ad on animal planet for a movie called Duma, which looked like a remake (or atleast a shameless rip off) of one of my favorite childhood movies Cheetah.

Born Free recently popped up on my free cable on demand all of this got me thinking about movies centered around exotic animals as pets.

There's Ring Of Bright Water and White Fang.

Bringing Up Baby is at my local blockbuster. I haven't seen it yet, but a "pet" leopard is on the cover. Reading about the movie, however, it seems the leopard is less integral to the plot than these other movies.

Several of these movies were originally books as well. If I were more cultured perhaps this would be a "novel about exotic animal" post.

Anyways, can anyone think of anything else?

SICK REPTILE! NEED HELP! Apr. 20th, 2006 @ 01:02 am
Hi, I have a very sick female chameleon. for the past month she has not flicked her tongue for food. we have had to force feed her or just feed her by dropping her food in her mouth and making sure she eats. we're taken her to the vet and got medicine that we gave to her for 10 days and we fed her critical care through a syringe, and we just don't know what else we can do for her.

she's about 3 years old, and i know they don't live that long. i just feel bad not trying everything i can to take care of her.

our next step is giving her baby food with chicken in it and trying to feed her more daily w/ more breaks in between in hopes to build up her nutrition and try to get her to use her tongue again.

dow anyone know anything about sick chameleons or have any suggestions, or a website, or anything? it'd be so helpful. thanks!

Mar. 18th, 2006 @ 12:56 am
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Our new watering system Mar. 16th, 2006 @ 10:59 am
Hey there fellow critter lovers,

If you're a critter collector like myself, you probably have several cages that all need to be misted and watered on a regular basis. That can be a pain in the butt sometimes. For a while, we had to pull out each cage, pour water into their dish with a 2 liter bottle, mist their substrate with a spray bottle and put the cage back. We live in a dry climate so we often have to top off their water before the dish needs to be cleaned. This is done about 2-3 times a week and we have several tarantulas, scorpions, amphibians, and reptiles so this is usually quite the chore.

Anyway, we were looking for some sort of all in one, large capacity system that you don't have to pour or squeeze over and over again. Well, I looked around in the lawn and garden section of our local walmart and found something that worked perfectly for us. It's one of those poison sprayers meant for killing weeds and insects but we weren't going to use it for that. It's not like it comes with poison or anything so it can just be used for spraying water. It's perfect for watering the plethora of critters we have. It has a gallon container for water so there's no repeat trips to refill it. You pump it up after filling it so there's no squeezing handles hundreds of times like with a squirt bottle. It has a pretty long hose as well as a long stick like sprayer with a head that allows you to adjust it to a spread out spray or a more concentrated stream. You just pull the trigger and the pressurized water just sprays out to where you need it.

No more accidental spills or over flowing their dishes. Misting them is a breeze. The whole procedure is so quick that we've cut our watering time in half.

Here's a picture of it below with a link to the manufacturer (I think they are). I'm sure if you go to the lawn and garden section of most local stores, they would carry something similar. Just make sure you rinse it out well first and you're good to go!

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Hi everyone!

I live in Northern IN and am trying to find a home for my Red Tail. I don't want to ship him though. He was a rescue and I don't have the means to care for him properly. He's squashed into an enclosure that's way too small and due to a lack of time and his previous owner he hasn't been handeled in over 6 months. Needless to say he's a little agressive now. However, with some loving and devoted attention he could be a great snake. If your interested I can be reached at Twstychik@hotmail.com, put MEMNOCK in the subject line so I know it's about the snake, or post a reply here w/ your contact info.
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