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Saturday, May 8th, 2010
6:42 pm
[arsbirds]
Example of, NOT a smart pet owner.
About two weeks ago, my uncle, ( and room mate) sends me a pic text of a bird, saying he found it in our apartment parking lot, and was currently chilling at our place, away from my birds of course.

The bird looked like my neighbors birds.

Knowing that the birds wings were clipped, I found it awfully strange that it was outside, not 100 % sure if it was hers, I verified when I got home.

I went and rang her door bell, and the conversation went like this:

Neighbor: "Who is it?"
Me: "I'm your neighbor a few buildings over"
Neighbor: "What do you want?"
Me: "You have a bird right did you loose it?"
Neighbor: "What do you mean did I loose a bird??? *pauses*, Oh yeah, I guess I did. (Awfully strange that she doesn't remember this)

She comes to my apartment and I present her the bird. Then ask her how she lost it.

Neighbor: "What do you mean"
Me" We'll like did she fly out, was she gone when you got home etc?"
Neighbor " We'll there was the cat"
Me: " A cat chased your bird?"
Neighbor: "No , the cat, you know the cat?"
Me: "I'm sorry but I don't know"
Neighbor " You didn't see a cat?"
Me: "No??"
Neighbor " My cat has also been missing I thought they'd be together"
Me: " I'm sorry, I didn't see a cat"

Totally loopey. But she said she just got out the hospital so I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt, but it seemed really strange to me that her clipped winged bird who lived three stories up made it to the parking lot unscathed flying outside, thats how she eventually told me she lost the bird, that she left her outside on the balcony then left her home, and she she come back was gone ( --__-- ) . I felt so reluntant to give this bird back.

By the way it's a cockatiel.

Last night, she rings my door bell again, saying she lost her bird again, and I tell her I hadn't seen her. Then she comes back, telling me she found the bird in our laundry room. Our laundry is closed at all times, so, yeah that doesn't just happen. Then she gives me an aquarium for being so nice, ( I have no fish ? )

I felt the need to share this.

It's a big giant, WTF.

Current Mood: annoyed
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
7:48 am
[kitschyduck]
URGENT
Campaigners are desperately trying to save 10,000 battery hens from slaughter and find them happy new homes instead.

www.littlehenrescue.co.uk
is currently trying to rehome all of these hens and I'd like to spread the word. I'll be taking three of them on when I collect them next weekend from Norwich.

The rescue began with the announcement that a battery farm near where I live in Norfolk was set to close, leaving its owner little choice but to kill any chickens without a home.

the slaughterman has given a date, and any remaining chickens are scheduled to die on June 28th

Even if you don't live within driving distance of Norfolk or don't have the means to rehome any hens, please spread the word! An email around my workplace has already gotten three more chickens another chance to a happier life.
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
10:26 pm
[kandifurgirl]
HR 669 Info
nohr669.com

What is HR 669?
H.R. 669 stands for House Resolution 669 and is titled "The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act". It is a bill currently before Congress that if passed will change the way that the US Government classifies animal species that are not native to the United States. H.R. 669 will make it illegal to breed and sell many animals that are very common in the pet trade.

Why should you care about HR 669?
Anyone with pet fish, birds, reptiles, or small mammals will be affected by this bill. Any company selling product or services for pet fish, birds, reptiles or small mammals will be affected by this bill. Would you be impacted by "The Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act"?

* Virtually all fish in an aquarium are not native to the United States
* Most pet birds are species not native to the US
* Most reptiles kept as pets are not native to the US
* Hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and ferrets are not native to the US

What can you do to stop HR 669?
Pet owners support the concept of a risk based approach to non-native imports, unfortunately H.R. 669 as drafted does not provide a constructive way forward.

You can help by standing up and making your voice heard. Let your Representative know that you oppose H.R. 669 as drafted and the financial and/or emotional effect it will have on you, or your friends, or your family members if it passes. The link below will allow you to send an email to your Representative in Congress and even give you the option to follow up with a phone call.

nohr669.com

PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION ALONG. THE HEARING FOR THIS BILL IS APRIL 23 2009.

Heres a list of the 13 reps you can call also call do not write. Letters keep getting "lost".
CALL APRIL 20TH! Call your local rep and all 13 sponsors. If you are a member of other forums post the date.
April 20th is call in day. Flood there lines with our calls there is no voteing in this.
Sponsors List:
Del. Bordallo - http://www.house.gov/bordallo/IMA/issue.htm
Rep. Napolitano - http://www.napolitano.house.gov/contact/feedback.htm
Rep. Kind - http://www.house.gov/kind/contact.shtml
Rep. Grijalva - http://grijalva.house.gov/?sectionid...ctiontree=2,49
Rep. Kildee ** NO EMAIL
Rep. Klein - http://klein.house.gov/content/contact/
Rep. Hastings - http://www.alceehastings.house.gov/i...id=104&Itemid=
Rep. Abercrombie - http://www.house.gov/abercrombie/e_form.shtml
Rep. McGovern ** NO EMAIL
Rep. Miller - http://georgemiller.house.gov/contac...08/post_1.html


Heres a preview of the animal ban that is set into affect as of Oct 1st 2009. This is the ban list for CT. The ban on dart frogs that is mentioned is stupid but they have the potential to become dangourus to people so they have been placed on the list. If you feed it poisonous things it will be poisonous so its ban. Heres the outline.

General Assembly File No. 516
January Session, 2009 Substitute House Bill No. 6552
House of Representatives, April 6, 2009

The Committee on Environment reported through REP. ROY, R. of the 119th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT BANNING THE POSSESSION OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ANIMALS AND THE IMPORTATION, POSSESSION AND LIBERATION OF WILD ANIMALS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2009) (a) No person shall operate, provide, sell, use or offer to operate, provide, sell or use any computer software or service in this state that allows a person, when not physically present, to remotely control a firearm or weapon to hunt a live animal or bird.

(b) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
Sec. 2. Section 26-40a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2009):

(a) No person shall possess a potentially dangerous animal. For the purposes of this section, the following wildlife, or any hybrid thereof, shall be considered [as] potentially dangerous animals:

(1) The felidae, including, but not limited to, the lion, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, ocelot, jaguarundi cat, puma, lynx, [and] bobcat, [the] tiger, serval, caracal, jungle cat and Savannah cat;

(2) The canidae, including, but not limited to, the wolf, [and] coyote and fox; [and the]

(3) The ursidae, including, but not limited to, the black bear, grizzly bear and brown bear;

(4) The hominidae, including, but not limited to, the gorilla, chimpanzee and orangutan;

(5) The hylobatidae, including, but not limited to, the gibbon or "lesser ape";

(6) The cercopithecidae, including, but not limited to, the baboon and macaque;

(7) The macropodidae, including, but not limited to, the kangaroo and wallaby;

(8) The mustelidae, including, but not limited to, the wolverine;

(9) The hyaenidae, including, but not limited to, the hyaena;

(10) The elephantidae, including, but not limited to, the hippopotamidae, including the hippopotamus;

(11) The rhinocerotidae, including, but not limited to, the rhinoceros;

(12) The suidae, including, but not limited to, the warthog;

(13) The alligatoridae, including, but not limited to, the alligator and caiman;

(14) The crocodylidae, including, but not limited to, the crocodile;

(15) The gavialidae, including, but not limited to, the gavial;

(16) The elapidae, including, but not limited to, cobras, coral snakes and mambas;

(17) The viperidae, including, but not limited to, copperheads, rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and all other adders and vipers;

(18) The rear-fanged members of the colubridae in the genera lothornis, boiga, thelotornis, thabdophis, enhydris, dispholidus, clelia, rhabdophis, hydrodynastes, philodryas and malpolon;

(19) The Burmese/Indian, African Rock, amethystine and reticulated of the pythonidae;

(20) The green, yellow and dark spotted anacondas of the boidae;

(21) The helodermatidae, including, but not limited to, Gila monsters and beaded lizards; and

(22) The Nile monitor, water monitor, black-throat monitor, white-throat monitor, crocodile monitor and komodo dragon of the varanidae.

[No person shall possess a potentially dangerous animal.]

(b) Any such animal illegally possessed may be ordered seized and may be relocated or disposed of as determined by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. The Department of Environmental Protection shall issue a bill to the owner or person in illegal possession of such potentially dangerous animal for all costs of seizure, care, maintenance, [and] relocation or disposal of such animal. Additionally, any person who violates any provision of this section shall be assessed a civil penalty not to exceed [one] two thousand dollars, to be fixed by the court, for each offense. Each violation shall be a separate and distinct offense and in the case of a continuing violation, each day's continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may request the Attorney General to institute an action in Superior Court to recover such penalty and any amounts owed pursuant to a bill issued in accordance with this section and for an order providing such equitable and injunctive relief as the court deems appropriate.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to municipal parks, zoos [and] accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or the Zoological Association of America, public nonprofit aquaria, nature centers, [or] museums [,] or laboratories and research facilities maintained by scientific or educational institutions [;] registered with the United States Department of Agriculture or to a person possessing a Bengal cat certified by an internationally recognized multiple-cat domestic feline breeding association as being without wild parentage for a minimum of four prior generations which cat was registered with the Commissioner of Agriculture on or before October 1, 1996, provided no such cat may be imported into this state after June 6, 1996. [; or to persons possessing animals legally on or before May 23, 1983.] In any action taken by any official of the state or any municipality to control rabies, a Bengal cat shall be considered not vaccinated for rabies in accordance with accepted veterinary practice.

(d) Any person who wilfully violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
Sec. 3. Section 26-55 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof

(Effective October 1, 2009):
[No] (a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, no person shall import or introduce into the state, or possess or liberate therein, any live fish, wild bird, wild mammal, reptile, amphibian or invertebrate unless such person has obtained a permit therefor from the commissioner. [, provided nothing in this section shall be construed to require such permit for any primate species that weighs not more than fifty pounds at maturity that was imported or possessed in the state prior to October 1, 2003.] Such permit may be issued at the discretion of the commissioner under such regulations as the commissioner may prescribe. The commissioner may by regulation prescribe the numbers of live fish, wild birds, wild mammals, reptiles, amphibians or invertebrates of certain species which may be imported, possessed, introduced into the state or liberated therein. The commissioner may by regulation exempt certain species or groups of live fish from the permit requirements. The commissioner may by regulation determine which species of wild birds, wild mammals, reptiles, amphibians or invertebrates must meet permit requirements. The commissioner may totally prohibit the importation, possession, introduction into the state or liberation therein of certain species which the commissioner has determined may be a potential threat to humans, agricultural crops or established species of plants, fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians or invertebrates. The commissioner may by regulation exempt from permit requirements organizations or institutions such as municipal parks, zoos, laboratories and research [laboratories, colleges or universities] facilities maintained by scientific or educational institutions, museums, public nonprofit aquaria or nature centers where live fish, wild birds, wild mammals, reptiles, amphibians or invertebrates are held in strict confinement.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the importation and possession of the following species is prohibited:
(1) Any primate in the families cheirogaleidae, lemuridae, lepilemuridae, indriidae, lorisidae, loris, daubentoniidae, galagidae, galago, tarsiidae, callitrichidae, cebidae, pitheciidae or atelidae;

(2) the sciuridae, including, but not limited to, the prairie dog;

(3) the viverridae, including, but not limited to, the civet and genet;

(4) any venomous species in the family arachnidea, including, but not limited to, the tarantula and scorpion; and

(5) any poisonous species in the family dendrobatidae, including, but not limited to, poison arrow frogs.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection may issue a permit for the possession of a service primate to a permanently disabled person with a severe mobility impairment, provided such disabled person submits written certification to said commissioner:

(1) From a licensed medical doctor attesting to such disabled person’s disability, mobility impairment and the need for a service primate to provide an essential function that cannot be performed by the disabled person;

(2) that such service primate was legally obtained, is from the genus Cebus and is trained by an accredited service primate training organization; and

(3) that the organization furnishing the service primate to the disabled person is a nonprofit organization and is in compliance with all applicable federal and state animal welfare laws.

(d) Any such fish, bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian or invertebrate illegally imported into the state or illegally possessed therein [shall] may be seized by any representative of the Department of Environmental Protection and [shall] may be relocated or disposed of as determined by the commissioner. [Any person, except as provided in section 26-55a, who violates any provision of this section or any regulation issued by the commissioner as provided in this section shall be guilty of an infraction. Importation, liberation or possession of each fish, wild bird, wild mammal, reptile, amphibian or invertebrate in violation of this section or such regulation shall be a separate and distinct offense and, in the case of a continuing violation, each day of continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.] The Department of Environmental Protection shall issue a bill to the owner or person in illegal possession of such animal for all costs of seizure, care, maintenance, relocation or disposal for such animal.

(e) Any person who violates any provision of this section or any regulation adopted by the commissioner pursuant to this section shall be assessed a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars, to be fixed by the court, for each offense. Each violation shall be a separate and distinct offense. In the case of a continuing violation, each day's continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may request the Attorney General to institute an action in Superior Court to recover such civil penalty and any amounts owed pursuant to a bill issued in accordance with subsection (d) of this section and for an order providing such equitable and injunctive relief as the court deems appropriate.

(f) Any person who wilfully violates any provision of this section or any regulation adopted by the commissioner pursuant to this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:
Section 1 October 1, 2009 New section
Sec. 2 October 1, 2009 26-40a
Sec. 3 October 1, 2009 26-55
Friday, April 10th, 2009
9:06 am
[medusasowl]
HR 669


If this effects you, or you know people it will effect, please do pass it on!

Current Mood: drained
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
4:44 pm
[ilovemygoats]
Animal rescue in need of help ASAP

Please help our cause. I recently lost my job and the rescue needs some financial help to continue feeding and caring for the animals. We need bales of hay and bags of feed for the goats. Lots of food for the feral cats. Two geriatric indoor kitties need expensive prescription formula food for renal failure. One cat needs dental work as she is not eating. One goat also needs to see a vet. If you can donate, even if it is just a dollar, please click the banner. THANK YOU


Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
5:21 pm
[medusasowl]
Important!
Feds move to Ban Pythons & Boas

Once the importation and inter-state transport has been banned, there will be a rapid exodus of breeders of these species, and eventually they will disappear from the marketplace along with a significant number of businesses and jobs. Pet owners will feel the pinch as dry goods suppliers and caging manufacturers stop producing products for that segment of the hobby, and eventually it will be impossible to obtain a new pet boa or python.

Here's an already ongoing discussion of the ban on bp.net

X-posted to snakecommunity, smartpetowners, reptilecages, herpgirls, bluegorgon

Current Mood: worried
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
12:26 pm
[kitschyduck]
I woke up to a knocking sound this morning and threw on my dressing gown to open the door to the postman. I thought it would be the earthworms I bought on ebay the other day for my African snail tanks (to keep the compost clean), but it was the hypoaspis mites.

Hypos are good mites than prey on sciarid fly larvae and the bad mites that feed on snail blood. They also feed on rotting fruit and veg, so they'll help out the worms and tropical woodlice with that when I eventually get them as part of my snail clean up crew too. I'm also thinking about adding springtails too, as they're also really good with disposing any unwanted mites, but I'm unsure if I really need those if the hypos do a good job.

I don't like to talk about my plans in front of Chris too much (though I can't help myself), since the tank is only a metre away from our bed and he might get creeped out. It's either a nice friendly clean up crew or blood-sucking mites, tiny flies and rotting veg though! Which would you rather have? No, don't say get rid of the snails! What a stupid idea.

We'll probably go food shopping to Asda tonight, since we have nothing left in our cupboards but dry pasta. I think I might get myself a tub of anchovies as a treat, though I get more excited buying foods for the snails than I do myself :)

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, November 18th, 2007
6:30 pm
[littlehounddog]
Monday, October 22nd, 2007
11:09 am
[a1apassion]
Very sad but needs the attention of pet lovers across the world
(warning) This is very sad & the photos associated with this report are heart breaking (warning)

Seldom am I moved to cross post items like this but this time I felt I had to take action.

Boycott Artist Using Starved Dog as Art at MCC - 3/28/2008





http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/Starving-A-Dog-is-Wrong

Below is link to upcoming art show featuring Habacuc's work at the Miami (FL) Convention Center (March 28-31 2008) Sponsored by Merrill Lynch. I am writing Merrill Lynch to ask them not to sponsor his work.

http://www.arteamericasmiami.com/2006/eng/index.php?p=8&id=114
I am writing regarding the horrifying actions of Guillermo Habacuc Vargas,who paid local children to catch a dog on the street and then confined,starved and publicly displayed the dog as an "art" exhibit until the innocent animal died of starvation. I along with many people world wide am outraged that Guillermo habacuc Vargas has been selected to represent Costa Rica in "Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008",This man is by no definition of the word an artist he is a criminally insane sadist and enjoys inflicting prolonged suffering upon his innocent victims.he is a danger to all of society as it is well documented that those with the capacity to intentionally cause harm to an animal have the same capacity to harm humans. To state that this animal would have died eventually of natural causes is unjustifiable and beyond logical,rational thinking. To allow Guillermo habacuc Vargas to represent Costa Rica in Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008 will in no way benefit Costa Rica,the world is watching and the actions of this so called artist has brought much negative assumptions as to the humanity of the people of Costa Rica and the fact that the many witnesses of this animals suffering did nothing and that the organizers of this event allowed this rather than taking action to see that Guillermo Vargas be criminally charged with animal abuse is sending the world a message that Costa Rica consists of a cruel,uncivilized society that has no regard for life but enjoys viewing and contributing to the loss of life. Each and every person who knew of and witnessed the suffering of this innocent dog is equally as guilty of causing it's uncalled for death. And to let this crime go unpunished and instead be awarded by Guillermo Vargas representing Costa Rica in Bienal Centroamericana Honduras 2008 is unacceptable and shameful not only to Costa Rica but to all participants of this event. I urge you,do not condone the heinous actions of Guillermo Vargas by allowing him to participation in Bienal.
Friday, August 24th, 2007
11:19 pm
[porcupinegirl]
hi everyone, got another cat food question for you all.

my boss at work has a cat with FLUTD where basically she has recurring UTIs and forms crystals in her urine a lot. my boss has had this cat on the c/d hill's prescription diet for cats with this disease, but we all know how crap those foods are. beyond that, her cat doesn't like the food, and constantly snubs it. so i'm hoping to help her find a better food. i know that low magnesium and low phosphorus content in diet are important for cats with this condition. the prescription food says it has .08% max for magnesium and .4% min (it lists it at .65% "as fed") for phosphorus, so i'm hoping to find a food with similar percentages. i looked at wellness and it has slightly higher numbers, but i don't know enough about body chemistry to know if .1% would make a difference. but it also includes things like cranberry extract which helps with the problem. however i also see that ash is a common ingredient in cat foods and raises the magnesium levels - wellness lists their food as having no more than 6.5% but the science diet food's website doesn't seem to list ash at all, so i don't know what their ash content is.

i really just don't know enough about the condition, not having a cat with it myself. so i was hoping someone here may have dealt with this issue and found a good food :) any suggestions? thank you!
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
11:33 pm
[xrock_legendx]
Just discovered this...
Oh yay! You guys. I never knew this existed. I'm so glad it does. Stupidpetowners gives me a headache. haha

Current Mood: happy
Thursday, June 14th, 2007
4:03 am
[medusasowl]
Handy tip for giving a cat a pill!
My cat is 18 years old, and we're handling the diabetes and kidney disease pretty well all things considered. She's a spunky feisty little old lady, and thanks to our vet doing quite well. Most of her meds have been injectable -which has actually been easier for us in the past than giving a pill.

So this last visit, she has another urinary infection and high glucose, and she needs to take some pills. I think any of you who've had to give a cat a pill knows how fun that is, and how the pill ends up in a dozen different places wet and slimy and anywhere but IN said kitty. Cleo's a smart gal too, so anytime we use one technique that works the next time she's worked out how to get around it. It's hellish for everyone involved. We have tried the hiding it in her food trick too, but she eats around the pill. It's impressive.

Enter the mortar & pestle. Every pet owner should have one of these babies, it is a godsend. You can easily crush the pill up into a fine powder and put it in anything you want. Food, tuna juice, whatever works/covers the taste. Such a relief! She has no idea, and can't thwart our efforts! I just wanted to share for anybody else that may have elderly or chronically ill critters. Hope it helps!

Current Mood: relieved
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
11:30 pm
[jadedgeneration]
accidents happen, right?
It isn't realistic to presume we can be with our pets 24/7 to supervise them. It isn't realistic to presume that someone else can supervise them when we're out, at work, or just to go to the shop. If your pet has safe, secure housing, you are doing your responsibility for that pet while you're not there to mind them.

For budgies, safe secure housing demands a good size cage with the correct space between the bars that they cannot slip through or get stuck between. A standard budgie cage. This is what my birds have and live in. A regular, approved budgie cage.

Tonight, watching TV, my boyfriend heard the birds shrieking up a panic in my room. I didn't hear them myself. We muted the TV, then I tore off, two stairs at a time, to rescue the distressed bird. Marky had got his whole wing stuck out between the bars of the cage, and couldn't twist his body correctly to get it back in. I manouvered him till he was free. He wasn't hurt, just a few bent feathers.

What if I had been out during the day and this had occured? More than likely he would have freed himself, but possibly he could have broken his wing, or driven himself into a panic and died from a heart attack, or simply by exhaustion from hanging by his wing from the bars. I got lucky this time.

This is the type of accident that there really is no solution to - a freak accident that I was lucky to observe. I hate to think of the feedback and snark that could (and more likely would) stem from this incident had I not been there to rescue him - never mind the horror of my poor bird suffering this way!!

Honestly I'm still in a bit of shock! I guess pet ownership is never risk-free, like all of life.

Current Mood: relieved
Saturday, January 27th, 2007
5:20 pm
[jnlldxn]
My new rabbit barn. Sitting at the amish guys place right now. Its coming home monday. i am gonna have lots of space in it. Its a 12x20

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
3:43 pm
[jnlldxn]
I attented the great lakes rabbit and cavy breeders double rabbit show last saturday in Mason Michigan. The proceeds from both shows are going towards the American rabbit breeders national show that will be held, and hosted by the same club in grand rapids michigan next october. So anyone living in Grand rapids, or the surrounding areas, that would be something interesting to see. Its being held in the building across the river from the Ford musium. I forget the name of it, but its the same one they had part of his funeral procession go through.

Anyways, pictures.

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Friday, December 22nd, 2006
3:38 am
[jadedgeneration]
I am glad to join this community considering how many times I have been abused badly for my budgie care. I realised a long time ago that the stock available in this country is a lot less "diluted" and stronger than the common American stock - we don't have birds suffering colds, never mind anything more serious.

Unfortunately culture barriers cannot be crossed when someone wants to snark!

Anyway, to introduce myself: I am Dee, 25 years old, from Ireland. I have in my care 4 budgies - Yellow and Sebastian (under a year old); and Marky and JJ (five years old). In my parents home I have two Labradors, two horses (including my own horse Harvey - I got him when I was 14 so we grew up together more or less). We have had too many cats to count (36 I think), tropical fish, terrapins, gerbils, a hedgehog (no kidding - he just wouldn't get out of the kitchen); carrier pidgeons... erm, maybe nowt else!!

Pleased to meet you guys. (You probably know of me already, right? Don't believe everything that you read.)
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
11:03 am
[minteckers]
Plan B - Kill the Dog


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After visiting several trainers that fit the description of those in the article, I can confidently say that if I hadn't been so stubborn, I too would have an 'untrainable dog' that would have been put down by now. Thankfully, I was able to locate a better trainer, and the dog lives.
Friday, September 8th, 2006
8:52 pm
[__roflcopter]
I'm interested in getting a bearded dragon, however, with my research, I've seen some people saying do not use calci sand for babies because it causes impactions, use reptile carpet instead while others say you should only use cali sand. What would you guys recommend? everyone is saying different things and I want my guy to be as safe as possible. Thanks for your help in advance!



xposted to bearded_dragons, beardies, smartpetowners
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
12:56 am
[porcupinegirl]
hi there-

i am more than likely going to be making a new cage for my three ferrets soon. right now, it seems like the probability of the new cage being made using pine wood is pretty high. now i know pine shavings are bad since they give off fumes n stuff; but would a cage made with a solid pine frame and flooring but with plenty of ventilation be more/less/equally bad? or does it even matter at all, since i'm planning on treating/sealing the wood to make it waterproof? similarly, are there any wood treatments that i should avoid? (obviously, the wood gets a few days to air out after treatment before i put the ferrets anywhere near it.) i know this is kind of an unusual set of questions, but i was just curious if anyone here would know anything about such stuff.

thanks!
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
5:42 pm
[medusasowl]
Update!
Been meaning to update on our cockatiel! After shortening her days and keeping to more of a routine, she has settled down considerably! Zell actually plays with her toys and interacts with us without skeeking every 4 seconds now - it appears she was just cranky from being awake so long every day as suggested!

Thanks again so much! Our home is a *much* more peaceful place these days and she's sitting on my knee right now preening herself adorably. We're all a lot happier. /(^v^)\ My icon is now a bit less accurate, but no less amusing. lol.

Current Mood: grateful
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