Animal Stories - People Talking About Their Pets


Animal-World info on Tiretrack Eel
Animal Story on Tiretrack Eel
List Animal Stories on Tiretrack Eel
More info at Animal-World
Knife Fish Lover - 2014-10-22
Can one of these live in a 55 gallon long,with:6 weather loaches,2 african brown knife fish,and a spotted raphael catish?Liveaquaria says 50 gallon min. but this sight says 125 gallon,who should i belive??????

Click For Replies (2)
  • Knife Fish Lover - 2014-10-22
    Ok,thanks.But do you know of any spiny eels that can live in a 55?
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-22
    Did you read the description of this fish above, these bad boys reach 27.6 inches (70.00 cm)! There are many variables with fish, and one of them is the size it is when you purchase it from a supplier and the size it is as an adult. Suppliers are usually selling juveniles and will talk to you about their needs at the time of purchase. But of course, we all plan on keeping our pets for their entire lives... so Animal-World talks about the care of an animal over its lifetime. Btw, Liveaquaria is a fine resource and I have purchased many aquatics from them, as well as visited one of their sites.
Reply
Animal-World info on Goliath Bird-eating Spider
Animal Story on Goliath Bird-eating Spider
List Animal Stories on Goliath Bird-eating Spider
More info at Animal-World
Kat Von - 2009-06-22
I have had my T. blondi for a few months now and she is so sweet. I don't hold her unless I have to move her to clean her cage because she is nervous and kicks hairs and I don't want to stress her out. But she never bites or tries to bite. She stays hidden most of the time and if I lift her hide, she runs out just long enough to be seen and then goes back under to hide again. She is a voracious eater--she had her 3rd pinky last week! I have 10 other tarantulas as well. I have 3 rose hairs, the goliath, a greenbottle blue, Indian Ornamental, Gooty Ornamental, Togo starburst, Antilles pink toe, curly hair, and Brazilian salmon bird eater. They are a great hobby and interesting to watch and care for.

Click For Replies (6)
  • bob - 2010-03-18
    Cool!
  • ashley - 2010-05-12
    That's very awesome.
  • Anonymous - 2010-08-27
    Are you Kat Von D.?
  • Will W. - 2014-04-17
    Sounds like you have an awesome collection. Where and how did you get a Gooty?!?
  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    I'd also like to best avoid getting hairs kicked at me. Yeah.. doesn't sound like fun
  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    Hey I've been looking for a professional and you seem like one. I'm planning on getting a blondi, but I'm worried I'll do something wrong.. so I'm reading alot about them but a big thing is I want to be able to play with mine.... and it seems theyre not too playful.. so could I please have some advice or tips? Green.shoelace2@gmail.com much appreciated!
Reply
aaron vavricka - 2012-09-02
Does anyone know where I can get spiderlings?

Click For Replies (2)
  • kirk - 2012-11-04
    you can get slings from pet center usa the owners name is paul he is vary good at what he does. the web site is pet ceneter usa
  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    Online I'd say.
Reply
PF - 2012-02-06
Hello, I just bought (Saturday) my first female Theraphosa blondi and I'm really enjoying her. I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. She's sweet in nature, I even gently tested her with prongs at the pet store and she showed no agression. Naturally she's skittish so I have to go really, really, really slow in my movements. This morning I gently pet her legs without a fuss. Maybe (and I expect) her to change in time, maybe when she becomes sexually mature her temper will be more agressive. Now she measure about 6 inches in leg span, maybe more. I haven't found a name for her yet but I will find soon.
I just felt like sharing with you my new T. blondi.
Have a nice day!
PF

Click For Replies (1)
  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    Awesome! I'm planning on getting one as a spiderling and I'm hoping I can teach it to be extremely playful. I heard Blondis are mean but on this site I've seen a few examples of them being nice. But I would want to hold her and find ways to play with her so I'm hoping. If you could give me any advice I would really appreciate it! My emaik is green.shoelace2@gmail.com
Reply
phil - 2009-12-16
ive had my goliath for a year now. it hasent molted yet and wont eat for the last 4 monts. is this normal? its not to active what should i do?

Click For Replies (2)
  • josh - 2011-02-02
    Try feeding her something that she has never eaten before like a lizard. I had the same problem for a little bit she was just sick of her mouse only diet.
  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    Uh, actually, to both of you (hoping its not too late, for then or any new current or future tarantulas) its not healthy to feed them mammals or other small animals like rodents or reptiles. Terrestrial tarantulas mostly eat large insects and very rarely animals, as they dont have all the proper enzymes to break them down and get all the possivle nutrients out of it like theyd be able to by eating a grasshopper and crickets. He is right about changing up the diet though.
Reply
brian reese - 2010-01-07
I am intrested in finding a breeder of goliath or gargantuan bird spiders. I would prefer zebra striped or pink foot. I am a knowlegable exotic pet owner who has raised several large reptiles and black emperor scorpions from babies to adult and want to move on to arachnids with the most beautiful exotic. I am smart enough to kow these are not handled pets, but I want to raise a potential mating male or female that can produce excellent young. Looking for info on ordering and price of specimen. Any info is appreciated. My email is breese343@yahoo.com

Click For Replies (1)
  • Derek Ross - 2014-10-22
    Well.. We are complete opposites, as I am a 17 year old noob, but I plan on someday bring a pro ha. Anyway, heres a sweet website I found. (I should probably put into consideration that it has been 4 years...) Www.backwaterreptiles.con
Reply
Animal-World info on Silver Arowana
Animal Story on Silver Arowana
List Animal Stories on Silver Arowana
More info at Animal-World
Samuel - 2005-07-01
I came home one day and my Pleco was bleeding from the mouth. My only other fish is my arowana...he is loyal and lets me pet him! I love my fish and will stay a loyal arowana owner!

Click For Replies (1)
  • Tina - 2014-10-22
    Hi everyone! I just had to share my story with other Arowana enthusiasts. I'm discovering mine is letting me 'pet' it. Yes...I did say pet it! It's AMAZING! I have a pretty big tank 55 gal...with other beautiful freshwater fish. They all live in harmony & I call it my 'Happy Tank'. I love them all...they're my family! BUT...I must say...I'm smitten w/ my Wana...whose about 14-15 inches now. It started about a couple of weeks ago. I just slightly & lightly would take my forefinger & middle finger @ let it 'slide' through my fingers. What an incredible feeling! Lately...it's letting me hand glide its body. It doesn't freak out & keeps turning back for more! Anyone else have such a great experience? And...who says fish can't be great pets?!? :-)))
Reply
Animal-World info on Ferret
Animal Story on Ferret
List Animal Stories on Ferret
More info at Animal-World
Priscilla - 2013-03-04
I have a Dwarf Hotot, she looooooves to play! But im worried about leaving her alone, because of school. Whenever i get home, she seems very happy! I love the way she calms down whenever she knows im near her- when im not, she stands ln two paws, and waits for me standing! I LOVE HER !

Click For Replies (1)
  • Anonymous - 2014-10-22
    as long as she has a companion, she'll do fine. do you mean the dwarf hotot rabbit or ferret? ferrets will do alright for a little while, but seem to do better with another ferret. the rabbit is a social animal and requires attention. if you truly cant afford another animal to keep it company, as long as you give it stimulation, or as its called in zoos, enrichment, like toys and the like, it should do fine.
Reply
Animal-World info on Red Tail Barracuda
Animal Story on Red Tail Barracuda
List Animal Stories on Red Tail Barracuda
More info at Animal-World
Knife Fish Lover - 2014-10-18
Hey guys Knife Fish Lover here ;),do you guys think i could keep one of these bad boys in my 55 with:2 african brown knife fish,1 featherfin squeaker,6 dojo loaches,and a trinidad pleco?Thanks Knife Fish Lover-

Click For Replies (2)
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-20
    Size-wise and temperament-wise, these fish should be okay together. However, you are heavily stocking the tank, so issues may be overcrowding.
  • Knife Fish Lover - 2014-10-22
    Ok,thanks,my Barracuda will love my 55 long ;) :D!
Reply
Animal-World info on Payara
Animal Story on Payara
List Animal Stories on Payara
More info at Animal-World
Knife Fish Lover - 2014-10-22
How big of a tank do these guys need?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-22
    For the tank size, see the Aquarium Setup section above. It not only has the tank size, but describes all the tank parameters!
Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World