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aside from the flock there is...

ok, i am deciding to make a thread about the rest of my animals

first there is my cat Peachy… she is very small and loves to be held






then there is my rabbit Snickers (aka Bean, DaBean, Sweet bean, anything to do with beans!). she is great. she lets you know when she doesn't want to be picked up and will try to bite and growl at you, but she also lives to snuggle and just be loved, well at least me, because she doesn't like strangers!


and some funny pics…
celebrating my graduation


trying to be cool


trying to assist in toy making by wearing a coffee filter hat XD


and relaxing…


then there is the flock of cherubs that everyone knows about

for my aquatics, i am recently down to 5 tanks (formerly 10). the longest resident is Kabob the crayfish who i have had for 4 or 5 years. he is big!!

he's grown a little since then




unfortunately, a few months ago Momma Cray my first self-cloning marbled crayfish died. she did have a huge batch of babies, most of which died because of the competition. they sure were cute though




i still have about 15 or so older babies that will hopefully have more surviving babies!


i have 2 (chinese) fire belly newts, Hubert and Newton. they are easy keepers


Hubert is healthy, but it is hard to keep weight on Newton. they are both good looking in this pic though


and last but not least, my 2 african dwarf frogs. Waldo is the browner one and Freddy is the gray (its a really bad pic). i haven't really gotten any recent pics so i will just put a few older ones of waldo. waldo was my first amphibian. i figured that i should expand on my types of animals, and ADFs were inexpensive and not 'creepy' like other frogs (not to mention they stay in the water!)





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Awh I love all of your critters! I really like newts, never kept them though. I also have an African clawed frog and man he is GREEDY. Like the greediest creature ever

Do you have any advice on keeping fire bellied newts? Definitely something I would love to look in to

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the newts are SUPER easy!! i prefer the chinese FBNs to the japanese FBNs. the chinese are smaller and have smoother skin, the japanese are bigger, more of a dark brown and have more bumpy skin.

they say to have a tank with 2/3 water and 1/3 land. when i first go them i just had some odd land areas, which wasn't really an appropriate newt tank




then i got some Eco Earth (shredded coconut fiber, probably what you use with the snakes) and a plant for some shade. it worked ok, but the coco fibre started to mold because of the high moisture


the Newton i have now is not the original. i had another named newton who disappeared, he was not in the tank, Hubert didn't eat him, and we cleaned the entire room and found nothing, so for a while i only had hubert. recently i got Newton (#2). this pic was the first one (i love the wet newt foot prints!)


when i had only Hubert, i noticed that he didn't spend a lot of time in the water, so for a while i switched him over to a land tank with a pool of water


i always wanted to insert a permanent wall for a divided land/water tank, but i wasn't sure. then i started taking other tanks down and i decided to just make a permanent tank. instead of doing a 2/3 and 1/3 tank, i just did half and half. the colder months they spend on the land and during the summer they like to sit in the filter and hang out

the set up is a little different now. i still have shredded paper under the eco earth just as a filler. the log hide is gone because it started getting moldy. now i have a halved plastic cup that i siliconed some rocks to. the plant is out because, though they loved the leaves, they just pooped all on it. now i have a fake tree branch from the craft store, which is just enough to provide filtered light and make it look good. i will have to get a new pic of that..


the side of the tank got white stuff on it (from the water splashing) and i couldn't scrub it off with any thing. last time i cleaned the tank i figured i would try white vinegar, and it worked! it took the stains right off. i rinsed it well before i put the tank back together..

as for the care, they are really easy. they are cold water, so you don't have to have any special lamps or a heater in the water. i feed them and the frogs frozen bloodworms. it takes a while for them to get used to hand feeding, but the eventually become good eaters. i don't feed everyday, sometimes i do, sometimes i don't. i clean the whole tank every month or so because they don't really use the water enough to dirty it and if they are on the land, you can just use a plastic fork as a pooper scooper they are not super active, but they are cute i have never touched one, because i though i read that they are not safe to touch, but i don't know. i just herd them into a fish net when i clean them

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great pictures! what a variety you have
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Thank you! That was really helpful I'll have to try and convince Jack at some point They're really cute!

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Your rabbit is adorable, and you have soooo many shrimp babies! And your newts are super cute! I would love newts or a salamander or something eventually ^_^



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Thank you! That was really helpful I'll have to try and convince Jack at some point They're really cute!
they are only in a 10 gallon, so they don't take up too much room…

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Your rabbit is adorable, and you have soooo many shrimp babies! And your newts are super cute! I would love newts or a salamander or something eventually ^_^
that was my biggest batch of babies ever. after momma Cray died, i put one of the older daughters in her tank, but she hasn't been very successful with taking care of the kids

this was the batch before they were roaming, and before that all of the eggs (next pic). lots and lots of crayfish!!


for pretty obvious reasons, they call a crayfish with eggs "in berry", as 'she is in berry'


Bean is a doll rabbits are in no way beginner pets, but like parrots you can form amazing bonds with them. i am so used to her size, that it is weird to hold the little guinea pigs when i volunteer at the shelter


one day she was in my room and i started putting some feathers in her head



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i have always loved the furry animals, and about 5 years ago i really got into fish (hence the 10 tanks). and i would breed livebearers like guppies, platies, and mollies. i had a platy that had 50 something babies once! i tried breeding bettas a few times and was very close, but it never worked. then i decided to expand and get some amphibians. i really only like my frogs and newts out of all the amphibians. i don't like other frogs- scary!! if i were to get another type of newt, it would be an eastern newt. when they are young they are bright orange and i saw 20+ of them when i was little while walking in a state park. they do turn brown when they get older, so they aren't as attractive


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I miss my rabbits terribly. I had gotten them all from the same breeder and they all went the same way very fast I think they had all come with something but I'm not hot on their diseases and illness. I wouldn't have one again for a long time, I don't think, but I'd like another eventually. Yours is gorgeous!

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Thanks I got mine from a breeder and I really wish I could say that she is a rescue. Spaying her was not cheap ($400+) and I should have adopted an already spayed one. Aside from that I do love her as if she was a rescue she's my little buddy and just loves to be pet

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It's not a problem if you buy from a breeder, you are allowed! I breed my birds but I also take in rehomes and rescues. It may seem unethical but I've decided against hand raising unless I absolutely have to so the birds I breed are all parent raised And that is very expensive! It costs about 100 here to have one done I think, roughly in between a dog and a bitch fix! Still quite expensive though. Male cats are the cheapest to have done. With my discount working at the vets I managed to get the one I fostered done for £30!

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wow that is cheap! i think there is one other vet further away that does it for $200, but i am not sure. cats and dogs range from 60-150, i think nevertheless…. there are millions of animals that need homes, i guess i am making it up by volunteering at the local shelter (i soooo want to take home the guinea pigs!!)

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If you want them and can look after them then perhaps you could adopt them ? If not, just volunteering is nice!

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its just getting permission from my parents i was told that if i cut down on my animals, i might be able to get one… but chances are slim. i have taken down half of my tanks. i would love to foster the piggies ( like christmas "present" for me, maybe). i have recently emptied my bureau and put all my clothes into my closet. i wanted to do this so i could get rid of my bureau and put the cage on a table. it would be easier to clean around and pickle wouldn't be tempted to lay eggs. taking down the tank that was on it helped some. but now, i am not sure about getting rid of it. i have drawn my bureau to scale and drew out what it would look like if i converted it into a g-pig cage. i also wrote down the things i would need and the price for both remodeling and piggy supplies. also i have made a list of steps of how i would do it. if i am correct, it will cost $24+tax to completely remodel it. that is extremely cheap. as for the supplies, the most expensive thing (if in this case if i was fostering) would be the food, because i would only get Oxbow brand because it is the "Harrisons" of the small animal world. i get my hay for my rabbit for free because i work at a barn and i buy my shavings there too, which is a great deal. a bag is $5 and i can fill a 30 gal trash can and still have a lot left over. i don't use it a lot with my rabbit and i would only use a little for the pigs "kitchen" area of the cage. i have always wanted to foster, and its nice in a way, because it won't be a permanent thing. its nice to hold them when i volunteer, but i miss hearing the "wheeking" in the morning from when i had 5 i know my mom would love to have them around. she had g-pigs as a kid and then we had them when i was little

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