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jennifer - 2011-01-07
I have one of these turtles and for the past couple months it has not wanted to eat. I have tried everything and still nothing. I keep its tank heated and it has a very large tank 2 filters and lots of rocks and other things to get up on. I'm not sure what to do can someone please help me? xjenjenx2009@live.com

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  • Amber - 2014-07-29
    My turtle likes fish to catch and likes to be hand fed dried carrots sotry that
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Geoff. Bland - 2004-07-19
We live in Cheltenham (in the west of England) and for four months we have been the proud owners of a Meyers Parrot named Cupcake. He was only five months old when we bought him and in the short time since then he has learned a great deal. He can imitate the telephone and the sound of the curtains being drawn and he cries pitifully when left alone. However, what particularly amuses us is his behaviour during our meal times. As soon as he sees the table being set he comes to the bars of his cage and chirps at us for food. He loves peas and baked beans and he is particularly fond of toast (which he dunks in his water pot before eating). So far he has not said an intelligible word - but he chats away happily in his own robotic language and clicks his tongue as a greeting each time we come into the room. He enjoys riding around on my shoulder but, when thwarted, he can really bite!

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Kimberly Creighbaum - 2014-01-09
I have a pet raccoon named baby. She was stranded by her momma last year. We waited two days for her mom to come back but she never did. So I called several rehabbers and no one wanted to take a raccoon. One person even told me to have a vet put her down. No way to that! I love animals.  Baby is a joy to have. Very affectionate and playful. She just has a look of pure joy on her face when she plays. We have a chihuahua and they are best buddies. I never thought a raccoon could be such a joy but Baby is really fun. They do keep you on your toes, you have to watch them all the time because they are faster then a two year old and love getting into things. Always exploring everything they can get into. Wouldn't trade her for the world though :) 

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  • Linda - 2014-07-29
    I found a baby raccoon about 4 weeks old that I'm caring for. Can you tell me what did you for de-worming or any input you can share. Thanks Linda
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Alyyel - 2014-06-27
I do have a 5 year old sun conure. She has laid eggs for the last 3 years. She doesn't have a partner. She is the only pet l have. 2 weeks ago she finished laying the eggs of this year and usually l leave it and she keeps sitting on for about a week or two and she's got no problems. This time was different, l woke up around 2 am with her banging on the cage. When l saw her in blood, because she was plucking her chest feathers. So far she was plucking her skin too, she was in blood and her eggs too. She got very weak. I was so scared to lose her. I don't know. Is it related with her eggs?  They are not fertilized and every year I just take them away and she gets frustrated? I went to the vet and they told me can be stress or sexual frustration because she lays eggs and nothing happens. What do you suggest me to do? Now she is fine but l don't want this to happen ever again.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Sounds like she did get frustrated, and unfortunately there is no guarantee it won't happen again. Not sure what to tell you, there are substitute eggs you can put in the nest, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Usually birds go through a kind of 'teenage' behavior thing with sexual maturity, and it passes over time, so maybe as she is maturing she will mellow out. Wishing you two the best...
  • Alyyel - 2014-07-29
    Thank you so much Clarice
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Margaret - 2014-07-29
I found a 3 toe male box turtle in the cement gully behind our home We are in So Cal is this native to the area No neighbor is claiming him he is eating worms and has water and green lettuce He didn't like melons can I release him?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-05
    No, he is not native to So. California, so must have been someone's pet. Please don't release him, rather take him to a pet store that deals in reptiles. They should be able to take him in and find a new home for him.
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Lorna Hargreaves - 2013-04-09
Can sugar gliders live in a 3ft tall glass tank by 2 ft wide with a mesh top. It's kitted out with branches, parrot toys, nesting boxes and pouches ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-10
    From the 'environment' section above, you can see that the size of your glass tank should offer plenty of space, especially with all the decor you've provided for these active little critters. They do like attention as well as activity, so may want to come out of the cage to play as well.
  • Adam - 2014-07-29
    Absolutely no glass tanks!!! They need to climb on the sides and have full use of the space. Also it should be at least 3.5 feet tall and 30 inches square. Thats really as small as i would suggest. And horrizontal bars are best i have been told.
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Norma - 2014-07-23
I live in Simcoe Ontario. I need help trimming my amazon bee puffer's teeth. Can anyone help me? I tried it myself but had no success.

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Andrew Wallace - 2012-03-24
Hi All !!! I used to have Beautiful Datnoids when I was younger, about 20 years ago . I loved them !!. I recentl just bought a 155 gallon bowfront aquarium, and want some beautiful Datnoids in it !! I remember there were 2 different kinds of Datnoids?. I think ,1 was more silver, and the other a true beige & black stipped tiger Datnoid ?. Which is the better of the 2?, would any one know?. I live in Toronto,Ontario,Canada . I am looking all over for a tiger Datnoid, could anyone help me find a baby?, or a ? Tiger Datnoid ?. Thanks Very Much !!!!!!

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  • Andrew Wallace - 2012-03-24
    I would love to order a true Tiger Datnoid, where could I do this ?. Please if anyone could help me, I would Greatly Appreciate it !! Thanks !! in Advance !!!! Andrew
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-24
    Normally you can go to a pet shop and have them order you one. I wouldn't go to a change. Try a smaller store that just deals with fish.
  • Jolly - 2014-07-28
    Hello dear
    if you are still interested in getting Datnoid then you should get in contact with mr mark he is one of the highest suppliers of fishes in thialand
    i just got 3 pieces from him his line is 0060169825867
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Anonymous - 2014-07-28
I have an unoccupied tank and there are a few mosquito larvae in it. is it okay if a put fish in it? or do I need to get them out?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-05
    I suggest you take them out. Although your fish may eat them, they could end up being a nuisance as they mature into mosquitos!
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Lori - 2011-08-29
I have had 5 Powder Blue Gouramis and they looked good, but they start to get thin and then die. They are eating, don't show signs of disease, then they get listless and die with in days. I have a healthy 55 gallon tank, lots of plants and hiding places. I have Angels, Parrots, Kissing Gouramis, Tetras and Barbs. They all seem to get along, with some spats, but nothing constant. Any suggestions?

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  • Harry - 2012-01-23
    How big is your angel? I have gourami and angel mixed tank and to begin with it was a struggle angels at time can be very aggressive
    Especially when fully grown!!
  • daryl - 2012-02-16
    I have the same problem and the same size tank. My other dwarf Gouramis do great just the powder blues are having a problem.. Wonder what is going on no signs of disease.
  • ben - 2013-07-14
    Hello we got a powder blue dwarf gourami a week ago and everything was fine until earlier today it seems to be having problems staying a float... side fins and tail fin was going like 90 miles an hour and it was barely moving and looked like it was breathing hard or having trouble breathing. And it looks like its tail fin is deformed or something like its tail fin and under belly fin are all in one... we have a red dwarf gourami for a month or more now and it's just fine and looks normal.
  • Linda - 2014-07-28
    I had to stop buying the dwarf gouramis, especially the powder blue ones, which I love. I was told that there is a specific disease that the dwarf gouramis get with some regularity and there was nothing to do about it. They have a weakness for it and when they developed the dwarfs of some of these, they would most often end up with it. A local pet store chain told me she hadn't heard that, but she wasn't well trained either. I decided to wait until someone figured out how to breed these fish without this disease shortening their life. Sorry I am no help except to say, about everyone that has them has told me the same thing although I haven't checked lately to see if these has been any progress.
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