solid-snakes:

Found this stinky little guy in the flowerbed at work. I’m pretty sure he’s some kind of garter snake, but he’s definitely the darkest one I’ve seen! He didn’t try to bite, but he made sure to musk all over me before I let him go.

Unless there is a near-black subspecies I don’t know about that looks like a naturally occurring melanistic garter snake! Couldn’t tell you what species exactly but that’s really cool.

cloudiiedays:

scalestails:

WOAH CHURRO WHY?

She last laid eggs months and months ago… randomly laid two eggs. I candled them and I didn’t see any signs of being fertile, despite being so white. So either they were slugs (most likely) or dried out. 

ANYWAY I checked her calcium sacks and they’re good so I’m not too worried. Though with her history of MBD I’m keeping a close eye on her!

Even crested geckos who have not been bred will regularly lay eggs.

They’re pretty opportunistic and retain sperm for a while too.
So just make sure to keep a lay box in with her at all times because you’ll probably seen more every so often :)

Yeah, I know females can lay randomly. But how long can they retain sperm? She was last in with a male… gosh maybe last year? A looong time ago.

oh

oh

fishandfelines:

Hey guys, I need some help ID’ing this adorable little guy! A coworker’s friend ordered some produce from California and this dude arrived in his shipment. 
My guesses so far are some sort of kingsnake, eastern milk snake, or corn snake. She thinks it might be a long nosed snake, but the bands don’t look quite right to me.
Thoughts?

Not a corn snake for sure! It looks like… it’s either a king or a milk, I’m really not sure which species actually! But it’s for sure not an eastern milksnake. For reference, this is a rather grey eastern milk (natural variation means they can be much redder)

And this is a corn snake

I am having a reeeeeeally really hard time but I’m going to throw my money on some locality of California Kingsnake. But I can’t find any that match that exactly.

fishandfelines:

Hey guys, I need some help ID’ing this adorable little guy! A coworker’s friend ordered some produce from California and this dude arrived in his shipment. 

My guesses so far are some sort of kingsnake, eastern milk snake, or corn snake. She thinks it might be a long nosed snake, but the bands don’t look quite right to me.

Thoughts?

Not a corn snake for sure! It looks like… it’s either a king or a milk, I’m really not sure which species actually! But it’s for sure not an eastern milksnake. For reference, this is a rather grey eastern milk (natural variation means they can be much redder)

And this is a corn snake

I am having a reeeeeeally really hard time but I’m going to throw my money on some locality of California Kingsnake. But I can’t find any that match that exactly.

bitter-notbetter:

the-venting-robot:

Here fish community, go nuts.

ARE YOU SERIOUS ANIMALS DO NOT EXIST TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN LIFE LESSONS AFTER THEY DIE BECAUSE YOU DIDNT TAKE CARE OF THEM PROPERLY

We didn’t get a dog or cat because we were afraid it would die like our goldfish hahahahaha.

We got a goldfish as a prize and did exactly 0 research into the care of a living animal that we willfully took into our home to care for then went “all out” and got pebbles and other cheap decorations her bowl was DECKED OUT because it’s SO FUNNY TO THINK THAT SOMEONE SHOULD SPEND ANY MONEY OR EFFORT ON THEIR ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT RIGHT????? HAHAHAHHAA WE DIDN’T ACTUALLY DO THAT THOUGH BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE STUPID WE JUST BOUGHT SOME ROCKS AND SHIT

My kids FED her and stuff so we took care of her oh yeah such good pet owners.

The fish brought my kids HAPPINESS HAHA

SHE DIED IN FRONT OF THEIR EYES AHAHAH ITS SO FUNNY WHEN AN ANIMAL DIES RIGHT GUYS??!? HHAHAHAHAHAH HAA ahAHHA AHA

OH ALSO ITS SO FUNNY WE WERE EATING DEAD FISH AT THE TIME HA HA HAHHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

WE GOOGLED IT AND WE JUST CANT FIGURE OUT WHY SHE DIED LOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

THEN WE LIED TO OUR KIDS IN SOME TWISTED ATTEMPT TO GET THEM TO DEAL WITH DEATH AS IF IT WASN”T OUR F U C K I N G FAULT THAT SHE DIED

WE NEGLECTED AN ANIMAL TO DEATH HAHAHA IT S SO FUCKING FUNNY

housebatbetta:

kai-ni:

DO YOU SEE IT? DO YOU SEE THE ONEEE TINYYYYY SPRIG OF AMBULIA THAT SURVIVIED? LOOK AT IT. IT’S POOFING. U GO LIL POOF
housebatbetta

*single tear* I’m so proud

Aaaaah so cute!

housebatbetta:

kai-ni:

DO YOU SEE IT? DO YOU SEE THE ONEEE TINYYYYY SPRIG OF AMBULIA THAT SURVIVIED? LOOK AT IT. IT’S POOFING. U GO LIL POOF

housebatbetta

*single tear* I’m so proud

Aaaaah so cute!

MY FIANCE CAME HOME AND TOLD ME TO HURRY UP BECAUSE THERE WAS A FROG SO I RAN OUTSIDE AND AAAAAAAAH AMERICAN TOOOAAAAAAD

I let him/her go further from the driveway than where we found them.

WOAH CHURRO WHY?

She last laid eggs months and months ago… randomly laid two eggs. I candled them and I didn’t see any signs of being fertile, despite being so white. So either they were slugs (most likely) or dried out. 

ANYWAY I checked her calcium sacks and they’re good so I’m not too worried. Though with her history of MBD I’m keeping a close eye on her!

moreanimalia:

aquasplendens:

realitymonster:

hypeangel:

Pew!

wat

I SAW THIS THE OTHER NIGHT ON TV! So the little thing he’s spitting out is a type of plankton that emits a light when it’s threatened by predators. So, the tetra ate it, and it felt threatened, so it emitted this light which the tetra didn’t like (aka didn’t want to be spotted by other predators at night) so it spat it out!

This was on the show Super Senses, which I talked about the other day because it is an excellent nature show!

moreanimalia:

aquasplendens:

realitymonster:

hypeangel:

Pew!

wat

I SAW THIS THE OTHER NIGHT ON TV!
So the little thing he’s spitting out is a type of plankton that emits a light when it’s threatened by predators. So, the tetra ate it, and it felt threatened, so it emitted this light which the tetra didn’t like (aka didn’t want to be spotted by other predators at night) so it spat it out!

This was on the show Super Senses, which I talked about the other day because it is an excellent nature show!

pooperscoopin:

[ x ]

Dat anal fin tho

lostinwonderland00:

tortle:

lilfoxtrot:

scalestails:

creative-name420:

scalestails:

Crayfish appreciation post.

Its crawfish

Actually, I’m kinda glad someone mentioned this! Both crayfish and crawfish are acceptable, and even crawdad all refer to the same animals. It just depends on what part of the USA you come from!

I grew up with crawdad xD made NO sense but yeah.

cray fish, crawfish, crawdad, crawdaddy, yabby, mudbug, and I’m sure any number of other names depending on region!

I was actually just thinking about this today when I was watching an episode of survivorman and he commented on it.

Very neat. No matter wat they’re called, though, they’re rad.

scalestails remember when that craw dad you found at the river and it escaped it’s tank and we found it in the bathroom days later? I screamed when I found it lol

Of course! I really want a crayfish now. Don’t have space for a tank, of course, but I still want one!

mommarowen:

scalestails:

In the last picture he has a mouth full of bloodworms haha.

We need pics of Vega too

I’m afraid vega won’t make it, which is why I haven’t 100% settled on a name for him.

I guess I should let my followers know. One of my new fire bellied newts died. He developed open sores overnight and declined rapidly. He died about a day later. Granted, he was severely underweight when I got him.

And yesterday (the day before?) I noticed the big open sores on the other guy too. He also stopped eating. The first newt that passed never ate at all, unfortunately.

So here is a tip, from experience: Do not buy fire bellied newts from a pet store unless both they and every SINGLE newt in their enclosure are healthy.

As for the remaining newt, I will apply diluted iodine to his wounds and continue to try and feed him. Fingers crossed he pulls through.

Here, have a video of the African Grey trying to eat my phone.

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Omg your rats are soo cute!!

Thank you! Actually though, they are mice! They will stay much smaller than rats. c:

kai-ni:

thranduilschambers:

Gils-Galad has tail issues…

He also has some stress stripes…. what is his setup like? Maybe I can help. 

He does have stress stripes but! That’s definitely tail biting if I’ve ever seen it. Congrats! It will now be a pain in your ass trying to get him to stop.

kai-ni:

thranduilschambers:

Gils-Galad has tail issues…

He also has some stress stripes…. what is his setup like? Maybe I can help.

He does have stress stripes but! That’s definitely tail biting if I’ve ever seen it. Congrats! It will now be a pain in your ass trying to get him to stop.