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Owned by a Military - 2008-11-19
We have a 4 year old Military Macaw. She is very outgoing, clowny and silly. She loves making me laugh. When I start laughing, she'll do a whispery laugh. True to their reputation, Militaries can very much be nippy, but ours was raised with boundaries and she's very respectful with her beak. They are not a bird for everyone. Her call is more shrill than our Blue and Gold's, so be prepared for that. She's an okay talker. We're still working on reinforcing her existing vocabulary.

I happen to LOVE the Military. The few I have known are very active and need lots of toys to keep that beak out of trouble! They also like to hang upsidedown in their cages like bats. They are a riot. We love our girl.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-09-24
    Wow he's beautiful ok now I want 1.
  • sharie - 2011-02-12
    Hi I just got a 4 year old military macaw and she won't talk or let me by her what can I do I want to love her? Help me what do I do to get her to like me?
  • Terrie Hein - 2014-05-26
    That's my problem I can't pick mine up either I need help too.
  • Lyle Krueger II - 2014-10-07
    My military is a Boliviana Military. He is going to be nine years old in December. I received him from a good friend of mine and have known him since he was young. He does have a bit of a temper at times and can be quite loud, but I love him just the same. He goes with me out in public. No tethering is needed. He even joins me on bike rides. He has bitten but only me. Once to the point stitches were required. But still he is my bird and I will never part with him. He loves his toys, his perches and his outdoor play area (again no tethering necessary). The only thing he does not play with yet is his swing. Maybe in time.
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Anonymous - 2014-10-06
I have two striped demsels with my blue demsels and a cardinal have no problems with them they are great to watch and pop out in my tank.. I'm looking forward to when I purchase a larger tank and see how they will do with some angels..

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Animal-World info on Fantail Goldfish
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grace - 2013-09-16
I just got my goldfish and I don't know much about them! But I am wondering why they always are at the top of the water? They will swim to the top and sorta stick their mouths out and go 'pip pip' it almost looks like they are trying to get more oxygen but I dont know! I'm sure some of that is normal, but what about all the time?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-09-19
    Goldfish will often get oxygen by gulping air at the surface of the water. It sounds normal to me! Putting a bubbler in the water may help to create more oxygen and your goldfish may feel less like he needs to get it at the surface, so if you are worried he is doing it a bit excessively you could try a bubbler.
  • sally - 2014-10-06
    Fresh plants in the water also help as they produce oxygen and take in carbon dioxide :) hope this also helps
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Animal-World info on Sailfin Tang
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Luis Ruiz - 2012-03-28
I have a 65 gal. tank and I'm introduce a juvenile Sailfin tang recently and a have to deal with a Coral Beauty harass him every 5 or 10 minutes. What can I do?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-29
    Re-arrange the tank. That will sometimes distract the fish to find their new favorite spots and forget about the new guy.
  • Leah Stewart - 2014-10-06
    So i have found it best to do two things when ever i add a new fish. One i definately rearrange or add one or two things, try not to make one fish the only new thing in the tank. Then i always feed my tank  personaly a little heavier then normal this one feeding.) Its kind of a distraction and a reassurance the new fish will not affect their food. Ive had alot of success this way in many types of fish, in all water spectrums.
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Animal-World info on Pink-toed Tarantula
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jenna - 2014-10-05
So I have a pink toe and he's been in a ball for weeks now, idk what to do, he won't eat And when and if he does move it seems like he's 'limping' idk what to do please help!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    Usually for up to a few weeks before they molt, a tarantula will stop eating and its physical appearanc and behavior will change. Sometimes they will even fast for longer periods of time, for no apparent reason.
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Cory - 2014-10-05
My Veiled chameleon is very inactive she moves very little on one vine at the top of my cage. the temp is ok and i keep the leaves sprayed to promote good humidity. I have a screened cage 16x16x18 plenty of foilage she has been eating some what she moved to her food the first day i bought her on friday (todays sunday). any recommendations on things i should try

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    Sounds like she's still acclimating. The most important thing for right now is that she is eating.
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Animal-World info on Dwarf Hotot Rabbit
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Anonymous - 2014-09-21
Where can we find a dwarf hotots??

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  • cat - 2014-10-05
    I have one for sale
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Sherry Harrison - 2014-10-04
I just got a dyh an he was abused for 10 yrs he is 40 plus yrs old very mean we have made some ( a lot ) of improvements we eat together I let him out i know it's gonna take time any suggests would be very appreciated thank u

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    Sounds like you're on the right track... offering affection and having a lot of patience. These birds have a very good, and long, memory. It's awesome that it can be taken out, and it eats with you, that's a great start. It may or may not become any friendlier, only time will tell.
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Debra Lenhart - 2014-10-04
I had albino horseface loach only for about 2 years and it pick up a parisite and got hole in the head and it was my fav now Im back out looking to pick up another one hope to have better luck12

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Animal-World info on Silver Dollar Fish
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Ray - 2014-10-04
I have a female silver dollar purchased September 1990. It is now 24 years old. The only documentation I have is family members who have seen it over the years. My wife and I are amazed that it is still alive and wonder how much longer it will live!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    Wow! That is awesome. They average 10 years or more, but you'll have to let us know what the 'or more' means, because you're breaking new ground:)
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