• The Facepunch Exotic-Pet Thread!
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im thinknig about getting a dragon, sorta like hargird in harry potter? anyone know where I can find one?
[QUOTE=Soleeedus;30055148]No, I mean the [b]crickets[/b] shit everywhere in their container. They are dying out quickly despite me providing food/essentials. And now Henry (yes, I named him Henry) is pissy and trying to bite me. Does it hurt when leopard/African fat tails bite?[/QUOTE] Crickets are some of the neediest little shits, just buy 40 every time it gets empty to prevent them all dying, happens to me all the time. Do the geckos hurt when they bite? Not by my standards, but I've been bit by fucking Macaws without flinching. If he's trying to bite you, thats not good. I suggest you get gardening gloves then handle him every day, make sure you LET him bite you (with the gloves on), it lets him know it does nothing. [QUOTE=Armyis1337;30055175]They are so adorable :] There's lots more pictures where that came from, don't worry. We mainly bought all of them when they were still babies or very, very young, so 99% of their behavior is because of our influence upon them. Birds don't necessarily need 'training' like a dog does (ie. heel, sit, lay down), but they need discipline so they know when not to bite, etc. They are EXTREMELY smart though. The cockatoo has managed to pick through all the locks on her cage (even combination locks), so we had to go with a key lock. She also is very respectful towards humans. If she's on somebody, but has to poop, she will go to an extreme of a limb (ie. end of the arm) so that way she won't get any on you.[/QUOTE] Make sure you quote the images, because the last ones were huge. [QUOTE=luverofJ!93;30055205]im thinknig about getting a dragon, sorta like hargird in harry potter? anyone know where I can find one?[/QUOTE] Go to any local petstore, I'm sure they have at least one.
I want a chameleon but I don't have room for it :saddowns:
[QUOTE=Soleeedus;30055167]Did you give it appropriate amounts of water? Rocks are thirsty buggers.[/QUOTE] Sadly, no. Damn it, they told me at the pet store that having a rock pet was so difficult. All ammateurs out there, start raising something easier like komodo dragons and then move to rocks, that way, you won't commit all the mistakes I did with rockie. RIP
Tamaskan dogs should be in op.
[QUOTE=ForgottenKane;30054810]That is one cute Crested Gecko! How old is he, how long have you had him, etc? Great page-king by the way.[/QUOTE] I'm not sure how old he is. He is very small though, About the size of my index finger. I've had him for about a week now.
[QUOTE=Armyis1337;30055175] We mainly bought all of them when they were still babies or very, very young, so 99% of their behavior is because of our influence upon them. Birds don't necessarily need 'training' like a dog does (ie. heel, sit, lay down), but they need discipline so they know when not to bite, etc. They are EXTREMELY smart though. The cockatoo has managed to pick through all the locks on her cage (even combination locks), so we had to go with a key lock. She also is very respectful towards humans. If she's on somebody, but has to poop, she will go to an extreme of a limb (ie. end of the arm) so that way she won't get any on you.[/QUOTE] Of the birds you have which one would you say is the most friendly and/or easy to train?
I'm getting a chinchilla once I can afford one (I've been stowing some money away for care). [img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1102/527138420_fff110e940.jpg[/img] [b]Look into its eyes and don't smile[/b]
i have a retarded cat
[QUOTE=Mackalda2k6;30055260]Of the birds you have which one would you say is the most friendly and/or easy to train?[/QUOTE] The friendliest is definitely the Cockatoo, she almost never bites anyone and is the sweetest thing ever. The Blue Headed Pionus is very temperamental and territorial, but when calm is really nice. He smells great too! Doesn't like getting petted very much. The Macaw is a very playful one, acts like a dog almost, but gotta be careful with him because he sometimes bites too hard when he's playing. The African Grey is bonded solely to my mom. I can get near and kiss her on the beak and pet her sometimes, but with my dad, not a chance. The Cockatiel is scared shitless of pretty much everything. He just lulls around the place doing whatever he wants. In terms of training, I can't make a judgement call because they aren't like normal dog or cat pets. You can't really gauge how well they've learned something unless it's talking or tricks because they'll still bite you from time to time if you don't know the signals. That being said, some of them don't bite (ie. the Cockatoo) and some of them don't talk (again, the Cockatoo as an example).
I have several gila monsters in my closet. They feed on live humans. So I was right, monsters DO live in my closet. [editline]25th May 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=ForgottenKane;30055072] Oh god do you not clean their cage when it poops? :byodood:[/QUOTE] Thanks to that, I decided to clean Henry's cage right now. I found his pooping spot. All of his shit is hidden in this fake plant I put in. :sigh:
[QUOTE=bobste;30055312]i have a retarded cat[/QUOTE] They say pets are just like their owners. [editline]26th May 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=ForgottenKane;30055160]I love it! What does everyone else say about it? Rate heart for the current one or zing for the new one.[/QUOTE] So, you gonna use it?
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My family and I foster kittens, while its not really very exotic it certainly is interesting getting to raise a new litter of kittens every 2-3 months.
My cat: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/lincolnlong.jpg[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/newerlinc.jpg[/img] Amy, The Blue and Gold Macaw: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/amy.jpg[/img] Amy eating a cherry, you can see my wind-destroyed trampoline below. [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/amy2.jpg[/img] Amy eating a meat ball. [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/amy3.jpg[/img] Amy eating the same cherry from the first image. Heidi, The Lesser Jardine's Parrot: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/heidi.jpg[/img]
I used to have a white parakeet, but he always freaked the fuck out when I got near him. One day, he was very placid (a first) and ended up dying the next day. I only had him for about a month.
I'd definitely like to get a parrot and a chameleon in my lifetime.
[QUOTE=Biotoxsin;30055411]My cat: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/lincolnlong.jpg[/img] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/newerlinc.jpg[/img] Amy, The Blue and Gold Macaw: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/amy.jpg[/img] Amy eating a cherry, you can see my wind-destroyed trampoline below. [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/amy2.jpg[/img] Amy eating a meat ball. [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/amy3.jpg[/img] Amy eating the same cherry from the first image. Heidi, The Lesser Jardine's Parrot: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655261/Images/heidi.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Awesome, another bird owner! I definitely got to get my hands on my B+G Macaw pics. He loves peanut butter.
To anyone considering getting a parrot or bird of any kind, find a friend who has one or spend a fair amount of time in a bird store. You probably aren't expecting the noise-factor to be nearly as horrific as it is. Sun-rise is the worst time of the day, bad enough that at times, the only option is to cover the bird's cage with a sheet to simulate night. Cleanup sucks, they have a habit of putting their pellets in their water. (So be sure to never buy a feed with any dyes in it if you like your carpet) [editline]25th May 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Armyis1337;30055469]Awesome, another bird owner! I definitely got to get my hands on my B+G Macaw pics. He loves peanut butter.[/QUOTE] Even admitting as stressful as they are to own, I can say they are among the most rewarding pets I've ever owned. Amy enjoys peeling grapes, as does Heidi. It's strange, they peel the entire grape, only eat the inside. I've never given either of them peanut butter, but I might have to if they enjoy it. Brazil nuts are probably Amy's favorite, Heidi has those things called 'nutriberries'. She's learned to ask for them by saying "Berry?"
All I have is a cute cat, I love her: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25318683/IMG00043-20110318-1647.jpg[/img] although sometimes, she can get very angry: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25318683/IMG00066-20110318-2234.jpg[/img] [editline]26th May 2011[/editline] PAGE PEASANT!
I feel like with dogs, cats and other furry critters I'm "cuddling and loving". If I had a bird I feel like I would be hanging out with an awesome friend 24/7.
[QUOTE=Biotoxsin;30055489]To anyone considering getting a parrot or bird of any kind, find a friend who has one or spend a fair amount of time in a bird store. You probably aren't expecting the noise-factor to be nearly as horrific as it is. Sun-rise is the worst time of the day, bad enough that at times, the only option is to cover the bird's cage with a sheet to simulate night. Cleanup sucks, they have a habit of putting their pellets in their water. (So be sure to never buy a feed with any dyes in it if you like your carpet) [editline]25th May 2011[/editline] Even admitting as stressful as they are to own, I can say they are among the most rewarding pets I've ever owned. Amy enjoys peeling grapes, as does Heidi. It's strange, they peel the entire grape, only eat the inside. I've never given either of them peanut butter, but I might have to if they enjoy it. Brazil nuts are probably Amy's favorite, Heidi has those things called 'nutriberries'. She's learned to ask for them by saying "Berry?"[/QUOTE] My birds peel their grapes exactly the same way. They also love the little treats we give them, like dried bananas and papaya. Regarding clean-up, I think we've perfected it over the years. Right now, I'm the designated person to do it, but we change the food and water every night, which takes about 5 minutes. This entails adding more pellets if they are running dry and dumping the old water for new water. Then we do a quick clean-up of the floor with some water, a scraper and paper towels, so when we clean the cages themselves on the weekend, it's not a horrific mess.
[QUOTE=barttool;30055514] although sometimes, she can get very angry: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25318683/IMG00066-20110318-2234.jpg[/img] [/QUOTE] Cutest angry I've ever seen.
[QUOTE=barttool;30055514]All I have is a cute cat, I love her: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25318683/IMG00043-20110318-1647.jpg[/img] although sometimes, she can get very angry: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25318683/IMG00066-20110318-2234.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] I like the bow, my cat has a sweater he wears when it gets cold. (as he's hairless) I'm always concerned though about him getting hung up on something though. I think cats as a general rule are not supposed to wear collars for that reason.
[QUOTE=barttool;30055381]They say pets are just like their owners. [editline]26th May 2011[/editline] So, you gonna use it?[/QUOTE] Used. Now, can you make some more headings, so we can follow the same style? Bugs Fish Rocks PM them to me, please.
I used to have a decent-sized Terrarium which contained several Japanese Long-Tailed Grass Lizards and a fat gecko with an attitude named Gumball that our neighbors gave us. That was many years ago though. I'd like to get a Blue-Tongued Skink if anything.
I owned a lizard once (a bearded dragon who died, presumably of compaction), I loved watching the thing but I've always felt like it probably wasn't worth the expense or hassle. Can't get close to them emotionally, they aren't really sociable. The crickets and meal-worms smelled dreadful and made a fair bit of noise. Might get another reptile when I'm older. I was only 10 or so when I had the lizard.
[QUOTE=The golden;30055573]I used to have a decent-sized Terrarium which contained several Japanese Long-Tailed Grass Lizards and a fat gecko with an attitude named Gumball that our neighbors gave us. That was many years ago though. I'd like to get a Blue-Tongued Skink if anything.[/QUOTE] They are really nice lizards that only need to eat once a week. If you can get a decently sized Terrarium with wood-chips and water bowl, you would be set for one. [QUOTE=Biotoxsin;30055579]I owned a lizard once (a bearded dragon who died, presumably of compaction), I loved watching the thing but I've always felt like it probably wasn't worth the expense or hassle. Can't get close to them emotionally, they aren't really sociable. The crickets and meal-worms smelled dreadful and made a fair bit of noise. Might get another reptile when I'm older. I was only 10 or so when I had the lizard.[/QUOTE] I am currently emotionally attached to my Beardy to the point of treating her like my own baby. Yes, I do get obsessed. Will post pics later.
When I get my own house, I'm gonna get one of those [i]huge[/i] reptarium's for a chameleon. It'll be awesome. And there shall be a waterfall.
[QUOTE=ForgottenKane;30055559]Used. Now, can you make some more headings, so we can follow the same style? Bugs Fish Rocks PM them to me, please.[/QUOTE] A Wrasse or Clownfish scale texture would be nice for the Fish one.
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