Ok jokes aside here’s my fish loving face.

Ok jokes aside here’s my fish loving face.

AM I DOING IT RIGHT

AM I DOING IT RIGHT

likesplatterpaint:

theaquablog:

Stop what you are doing and watch this

i will never tire of this.

oh my god

reptilearts:

Happy Reptile Awareness Day!! ^_^ <3 <3 

reptilearts:

Happy Reptile Awareness Day!! ^_^ <3 <3 

crispysnakes:

Nightly spot check aaaaand dayum girl your poops are getting big.  Hows about you hang with me while that tub and your other hide soak in disinfectant.  



GOD DAMN

crispysnakes:

Nightly spot check aaaaand dayum girl your poops are getting big.  Hows about you hang with me while that tub and your other hide soak in disinfectant.  

GOD DAMN

counttarantula Switched her to coir! c: She was her usual self and walked around as she please when I took her out. Such a sweetie.

She did it!

She did it!

reptiliaherps:

earthandanimals:

aliyahthings:

seeingelephants:

a-level-procrastinator:

reptiliaherps:

earthandanimals:

seeingelephants:

foreveryourstrulyposts:

dontrideelephants:

foreveryourstrulyposts:

Omg they’re sooo cool!!! We got the best seats too 💏😁 #ringlingbros #circus #elephants #amazing #coolorado #cool #colorado #denver (at Ringling Bros. at Denver Coliseum)

Circuses are elephant hellpits, never support animal abuse.
Elephant Voices:  Elephants in Captivity
Born Free - Animals in Circuses
The Cruelest Show on Earth
PETA - Animals in Circuses
ASPCA - Circus Cruelty
PAWS - Enjoy the Circus?  The Animals Don’t 
IDA - Elephant Protection

Oh wow!!!! I didn’t know that. I’m not into animal cruelty too. So if you can, before I bash your face in, bitch. Don’t repost or add negativity to my posts.

Look, another mouth-breathing neanderthal who doesn’t want any “negativity” added to their animal abuse photos (or at least I think that’s what it’s saying, hard to tell with the incomprehensibly stupid). 

Tumblr is a public site my dear friend. Don’t want comments? Don’t post anything. 

How DARE you point out that the photo I’m posting supports extreme animal cruelty!!! God, what do you think I am, someone who gives a shit?
It’s a public site. Instead of bitching and moaning about negativity on your posts you should stop and take a moment to really review those sources. If you think abuse is okay for the sake of entertainment, you’re a shitlord.
I’d love to see how much you’d enjoy the treatment those elephants receive.

Neither of these elephants have injuries, scars, or chains attached to them. They are all healthy weight, and clearly appear to be in healthy condition. ( this is just me looking and zooming into the photo ) They also have no cuts or chunks missing from their large ears. Which is the most common thing in Elephant abuse. Personally, I’ve been up close and personal with elephants at a special orphanage in Sri-Lanka, I know the results of what abuse looks like to these amazing creatures, and you can tell AND SEE abuse from almost a mile off.
Elephants are extremely intelligent animals. And they need socialisation to keep sane. As wild elephants travel in herds and communicate often with other herds, as well as other members of their group. They are being trained like pets. Mind you, an Elephant should never be a pet. But these ones seen here are being rewarded with food, shelter and socialisation after doing a show. So that isn’t cruel in my opinion. I’ll had that most shows like this always have a vet on hand to make sure that they are okay. Also, if you really hated your performing elephant, would you clean it’s toenails&#160;? ( seen in the picture, they are white, not brown as commonly see with wild ones. ) 
Whilst keeping elephants for entertainment MAY be abusive, the treatment they will receive is only 10% bad in most cases.
Now I ask you, is someone labeled abusive if they train their dog to roll over, then they reward them with affection / food / treats&#160;? Because that’s the same as to what is happening here. 

No, to all of this.  Can you zoom in closely enough to tell us if the elephants are overweight or have a vitamin E deficiency?  Can you see through to their joints and check for arthritis, a common killer of captive elephants?  Can you tell if any of these elephants have TB or EEHV?  Can you tell how many hours the elephants spend chained on the road or backstage (spoiler: it’s more than a third of their day)?  No, you can’t, you have no idea about the health of these animals from one shitty iPhone pic so just stop.  And I hope you’re talking about the abuse you saw at Pinnawala and are very remorseful at your spending money at that brutal tourist trap.
When experts say elephants need socialization, they mean in a natural herd setting, not tied together for hours on end backstage at a circus.  The basic social unit of the elephant is mother and calves, that is their strongest natural bond.  None of these elephants are in their basic social unit as Ringling admits it separates calves at less than 2 years old to break them and shuffles them around based on who is the best performer, not family bonds.  The severing of family bonds for an elephant has tremendously negative effects on their pysches for years to come.  Their social needs are complex and it’s not as simple as, “Well, they’re standing next to another elephant, their social bars must be full.”
To say that circus elephants are rewarded with food, is just beyond ridiculous and ignorant.  Elephants are extremely dangerous and have killed many people.  In the free contact system of a circus, they are not controlled with food; they’re controlled with intimidation.  That’s what the bullhook is for (or the bat or the ax handle or the whip or the electric prod).  The elephants are broken as calves with physical domination and continually threatened with physical abuse to maintain that submission over their entire lives.  Feld himself admitted under oath the elephants are trained with pain and intimidation.  This is not like training your dog or cat, unless you’re electroshocking your dog to teach it to speak?
The vet question is another shocking thing to say.  Did you read any of my links?  Did you see the story of Kenny, whose vet warned that he not be used in a Ringling show lest he shit blood in the ring and freak out the audience?  Luckily, that didn’t happen - he bled out after the show, thank god.  Not to mention Ringling received the largest fine in history because of AWA violations in 2011.  Health is not a top priority in the circus, money is.
I know you’re trying to be a good consumer and not question anything, and that’s fine, but don’t also spew that ignorant shit in public.  You’re embarrassing yourself.  Just quietly buy the ticket and the popcorn and watch the show, that’s what you’re good at - not talking.

Oh my God guys can you all just enjoy an picture of a circus without making me feel that if I like this photo that I am an animal abuse supportor? God guys lay off for once.

No we can’t enjoy this photo. There is nothing to ENJOY and if you yourself ENJOY this than yes you ARE supporting animal cruelty.

Nay. Supporting an enjoying a photo or an event that was the product of animals experiencing cruelty and/or neglect is supporting animal abuse. There is nothing okay about this. Seeing this picture should make you sad for what those animals have gone through and continue to go through. Seeing these photos should make you angry. There is NOTHING cute about this. Period.

reptiliaherps:

earthandanimals:

aliyahthings:

seeingelephants:

a-level-procrastinator:

reptiliaherps:

earthandanimals:

seeingelephants:

foreveryourstrulyposts:

dontrideelephants:

foreveryourstrulyposts:

Omg they’re sooo cool!!! We got the best seats too 💏😁 #ringlingbros #circus #elephants #amazing #coolorado #cool #colorado #denver (at Ringling Bros. at Denver Coliseum)

Circuses are elephant hellpits, never support animal abuse.

Oh wow!!!! I didn’t know that. I’m not into animal cruelty too. So if you can, before I bash your face in, bitch. Don’t repost or add negativity to my posts.

Look, another mouth-breathing neanderthal who doesn’t want any “negativity” added to their animal abuse photos (or at least I think that’s what it’s saying, hard to tell with the incomprehensibly stupid). 

Tumblr is a public site my dear friend. Don’t want comments? Don’t post anything. 

How DARE you point out that the photo I’m posting supports extreme animal cruelty!!! God, what do you think I am, someone who gives a shit?

It’s a public site. Instead of bitching and moaning about negativity on your posts you should stop and take a moment to really review those sources. If you think abuse is okay for the sake of entertainment, you’re a shitlord.

I’d love to see how much you’d enjoy the treatment those elephants receive.

Neither of these elephants have injuries, scars, or chains attached to them. They are all healthy weight, and clearly appear to be in healthy condition. ( this is just me looking and zooming into the photo ) They also have no cuts or chunks missing from their large ears. Which is the most common thing in Elephant abuse. Personally, I’ve been up close and personal with elephants at a special orphanage in Sri-Lanka, I know the results of what abuse looks like to these amazing creatures, and you can tell AND SEE abuse from almost a mile off.

Elephants are extremely intelligent animals. And they need socialisation to keep sane. As wild elephants travel in herds and communicate often with other herds, as well as other members of their group. They are being trained like pets. Mind you, an Elephant should never be a pet. But these ones seen here are being rewarded with food, shelter and socialisation after doing a show. So that isn’t cruel in my opinion. I’ll had that most shows like this always have a vet on hand to make sure that they are okay. Also, if you really hated your performing elephant, would you clean it’s toenails ? ( seen in the picture, they are white, not brown as commonly see with wild ones. ) 

Whilst keeping elephants for entertainment MAY be abusive, the treatment they will receive is only 10% bad in most cases.

Now I ask you, is someone labeled abusive if they train their dog to roll over, then they reward them with affection / food / treats ? 
Because that’s the same as to what is happening here. 

No, to all of this.  Can you zoom in closely enough to tell us if the elephants are overweight or have a vitamin E deficiency?  Can you see through to their joints and check for arthritis, a common killer of captive elephants?  Can you tell if any of these elephants have TB or EEHV?  Can you tell how many hours the elephants spend chained on the road or backstage (spoiler: it’s more than a third of their day)?  No, you can’t, you have no idea about the health of these animals from one shitty iPhone pic so just stop.  And I hope you’re talking about the abuse you saw at Pinnawala and are very remorseful at your spending money at that brutal tourist trap.

When experts say elephants need socialization, they mean in a natural herd setting, not tied together for hours on end backstage at a circus.  The basic social unit of the elephant is mother and calves, that is their strongest natural bond.  None of these elephants are in their basic social unit as Ringling admits it separates calves at less than 2 years old to break them and shuffles them around based on who is the best performer, not family bonds.  The severing of family bonds for an elephant has tremendously negative effects on their pysches for years to come.  Their social needs are complex and it’s not as simple as, “Well, they’re standing next to another elephant, their social bars must be full.”

To say that circus elephants are rewarded with food, is just beyond ridiculous and ignorant.  Elephants are extremely dangerous and have killed many people.  In the free contact system of a circus, they are not controlled with food; they’re controlled with intimidation.  That’s what the bullhook is for (or the bat or the ax handle or the whip or the electric prod).  The elephants are broken as calves with physical domination and continually threatened with physical abuse to maintain that submission over their entire lives.  Feld himself admitted under oath the elephants are trained with pain and intimidation.  This is not like training your dog or cat, unless you’re electroshocking your dog to teach it to speak?

The vet question is another shocking thing to say.  Did you read any of my links?  Did you see the story of Kenny, whose vet warned that he not be used in a Ringling show lest he shit blood in the ring and freak out the audience?  Luckily, that didn’t happen - he bled out after the show, thank god.  Not to mention Ringling received the largest fine in history because of AWA violations in 2011.  Health is not a top priority in the circus, money is.

I know you’re trying to be a good consumer and not question anything, and that’s fine, but don’t also spew that ignorant shit in public.  You’re embarrassing yourself.  Just quietly buy the ticket and the popcorn and watch the show, that’s what you’re good at - not talking.

Oh my God guys can you all just enjoy an picture of a circus without making me feel that if I like this photo that I am an animal abuse supportor? God guys lay off for once.

No we can’t enjoy this photo. There is nothing to ENJOY and if you yourself ENJOY this than yes you ARE supporting animal cruelty.

Nay. Supporting an enjoying a photo or an event that was the product of animals experiencing cruelty and/or neglect is supporting animal abuse. There is nothing okay about this. Seeing this picture should make you sad for what those animals have gone through and continue to go through. Seeing these photos should make you angry. There is NOTHING cute about this. Period.

followthebluebell replied to your post: kenzie-sweetpea replied to your photo …

How do they even MOVE in the first stage? I keep trying to imagine it and all I can think is that their little legs are wiggling around this MASSIVE BODY and they are just confused about why they aren’t moving around.

That’s… pretty accurate!

corinneypiggy:

Help! One of my guppies, Julep, has developed a white patch on his tail. Parms are perfect, 0am, 0nitrite, 20nitrate, heated, planted tank, three tank mates, 5.5 gal.
Is this nipping, fin rot, velvet, or ich? I have Aq salts and fin rot to treat with, but don’t want to start til I’m sure.
None of the others have any signs of white. He’s still super active, zipping about, begging for food.
Feeding flakes daily, missed a day yesterday as a fast.
kai-ni scalestails low-techtank or any of you fishblr people, can you help? Xoxo

Definitely not ich or velvet! Ich looks like the fish is covered in raised white spots like this.

And velvet looks like the fish is covered in “gold dust” like this. (often easier to see under a flashlight).

Both are external parasites and do not cause fin deterioration.

It’s hard to tell from the photos but best case scenario it’s just fin nipping from a tank mate and worse case scenario it’s columnaris which is extremely common in livebearers. Regardless, add in a good dose of aquarium salt in the mean time and try comparing pics of columnaris to him.

You say he’s got three tank mates, but I see another male. Guppys need to be in female heavy groups to reduce aggression between each other.

laprasreptilesandstuff:

scalestails:

*sighs* Ever since I switched substrates it’s been a tad cloudy. I’ll just wait it out.

happened to me too. found out its because i didnt rinse the sand. try using filter floss for a while

That’s actually a good idea, I’ll add some soon!

scalestails:

Aaaaah so I upgraded my slings today! Everything went well but I hope the distance between the substrate and the lid isn’t too high… I’d hate for them to climb, fall, and die. I think it’s ok though.

First two Ts are Choco Golden Knees (Grammastola pulchripes) and the last is my little Curly Hair (Brachypelma albopilosum). He makes quite the burrow, so I’m excited to see what he does with all this space! I also can’t wait until they’re big enough for me to sex. I am not skilled enough to rehydrate a molt and sex them this small, so I gotta wait.

After asking around, I’m definitely gonna add more substrate!

kenzie-sweetpea replied to your photo “Molting for the first time in what seems like… years. I hope…”

Tarantulas molt?

Oh yes! They start out hatching as “eggs with legs” which is a super cute period of time where they literally look like eggs with legs.

Then they molt into what is called their “first instar”. Every molt after that is “Second instar, third instar, etc.”

For most species, at third instar, they look like tiny tarantulas.

At which point they are now eating/moving around!

(picture source)

At this point, the frequency of molting happens depending on the species, temperature, and diet of the tarantula. Once they reach their “final” molt they are considered sexually mature, and this is when male tarantulas ferverently search for a mate. Males, after they reach this final molt, only live on average about a year (if that). Females, however, live much longer and as far as we know (little is known about tarantula longevity) live well into their 20s!

Aaaaah so I upgraded my slings today! Everything went well but I hope the distance between the substrate and the lid isn’t too high… I’d hate for them to climb, fall, and die. I think it’s ok though.

First two Ts are Choco Golden Knees (Grammastola pulchripes) and the last is my little Curly Hair (Brachypelma albopilosum). He makes quite the burrow, so I’m excited to see what he does with all this space! I also can’t wait until they’re big enough for me to sex. I am not skilled enough to rehydrate a molt and sex them this small, so I gotta wait.