Black Velvet Fanlisting


I recently made a fanlisting for one of my favourite colouration of chinchilla, Black Velvet. If you are also a fan of these beauties, please do consider joining and showing your love!

Inquisitive - The Black Velvet Chinchillas Fanlisting

"What is a fanlisting?" some of you might ask? A detailed desciption can be found here: But mainly, it's just for fun and to create a small dedication to something you like!

New members would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!

recent updates to efexotics

Newly Added Caresheets
June 19th, 2009 - capybara, acacia rat, two toed sloth, brush tailed opossum, pine squirrel, short tailed opossum, virginia opossum, prevost squirrel, meerkat caresheets added or expanded.
June 1, 2009 - Asian garden dormouse, Carolina dog, arctic fox, Siberian lynx, Australian dingo, New Guinea singing dog, Tamandua, Red fox info added or expanded.
May 29, 2009 - Fennec fox, African pygmy mouse, African pygmy hedgehog, Gunther's vole, Mouselike hamster, Steppe lemming info added or expanded.
April 27, 2009- New Guinea Singing Dog article added.
April 25, 2009 - Australian dingo article and interview and with Nic Papalia and Shauna Young added.

Other Additions
June 19th, 2009 - Ki Kelley and Collin Bradbury added to breeder directory.
June 1, 2009 - Breeder Directory updated with Hedgie Mama Hedgehogs, Tim and Gayla Self, J-J's Wallabies, Layla Reid, Southern Exotics, The Lyddicleave Burrow, Robinson's Ranch
April 26, 2009 - A1 Savannahs, Modern Pets, Ferncraft Farms
April 24, 2009 - Breeder Directory updated with Hog Heaven, Twinwillows Exotics, Red Gate Farm, Cutting Edge Cats, KGE Farms, JD Exotics, TotallyTameExotics, Shadera Lorrain, Tiny Tracks, Kajun Kennels, Dreamsavannahs, Carolina Reptiles and Exotic Pets, Rachel Penny, Keystone Exotics, Redmon Fox, Exopets-NL, Bufala Di Vermont, Broadwaters Pets & Exotics.
April 16, 2009 - Youtube videos of most canine and feline species included added, Southern flying squirrel, African pygmy mouse images added, broad spectrum sites added to link directory under captive information.
April 12, 2009 - A little later than expected, but the basic redesign is completed.

the feds wanna' take your pets [x-posted]

On April 23rd 2009, The Natural Resources Committee of the U.S. Congress will hold a hearing on H.R. 669, a resolution that will in effect ban importation, interstate transport, and the private ownership of most birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish as pets. Should HR669 be adopted as written only the following nonnative animals
would be allowed:

-Cats (Felis catus)
-Cattle/Oxen (Bos taurus)
-Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
-Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)
-Donkey/Asses (Equus asinus)
-Domesticated Geese (family Anatidae)
-Domesticated Ducks (Anas spp.)
-Goats (Capra aegagrus hircus)
-Common Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus)
-Horses (Equus caballus)
-Llama (Lama glama)
-Mule/Hinny (Equus caballus x E. asinus)
-Domesticated Pigs/Hogs (Sus scrofa domestica)
-Domesticated Rabbit vatieties (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
-Sheep (Ovis aries)

Should this resolution be adopted into law as written it will have a devastating impact on every pet owner and business in the United States.

Action is needed TODAY to protect your rights to keep your pets! (So call/email/write your local congressrep voicing your opposition)
Click the link below for more information and what you can do to protect your pets:

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x-posted to pertinent communities
EDIT: I made quite the... Equus asinus of myself, believing what was circulating before studying the bill. That list is only the definition of domestic species. No list has been agreed upon yet. LINK FOR ACTUAL BILL news

x-posted to applicable communities
if this is deemed inappropriate
i'll gladly delete it per request

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  • LOTS of new discounted multi-packs of pins/magnets
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Rosie the Riveter

Hedgehogs x-posted


For a Christmas present my boyfriend is going to get me a pet. I've been giving some serious thought to a hedgehog, but I'm a little nervous about the maintenance one would require.

Currently, I am a night shift worker, so I would be up when my hedgie would be up, but I also go to school 13 hours a week. My schedule on weekdays is about as follows:

-Go to school around 3
-Come home at 7
-Stick around home until about 11
-Get home from work around 4 - 5 in the morning
-Go to bed between 6-7

That only leaves me about 5 hours a night on weekdays to be home with my hedgie. My boyfriend gets home from school at 5, so he'd be with our pet a couple more hours than me. And on weekends we're generally home all day and night. But even so, would that give my pet enough attention or would it be compromised by my busy schedule?

In addition to time concerns, I'm worried about exotic pet bills. I am aware that hedgehogs are prone to a variety of different diseases and illnesses, and that they get sick fairly often and/or easily. I've heard that you should get them checked for cancer biannually, which shouldn't be a problem. I'm more concerned with frequent, random doctor visits that could potentially leave me in debt. I don't mind paying for a few, but if there tends to be 5 or 10 in a few months time, I can't do it. Is this a common problem, or can this be prevented with super good parenting? If it is common, generally, how much are the doctor bills, and how frequently do they occur?

Basically, I'm looking for a pet that requires moderate maintenance that won't be neglected due to my busy schedule, and my lack of hundreds of dollars to throw away. I would absolutely adore having a hedgehog, but I wouldn't want it to be mistreated nor do I want a pet that is a money-consuming endeavor.

Is my hedgie feasible or a fantasy?

Thanks for your time. :)

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x-posted to various exotic pet and sell oriented communities.