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rana sannan - 2014-09-03
Im from pakistan ... I have 4000 gram black scorpian ....range from 5gram to 60 gram.as wel as i have 5 Leopard Jecko more then 100 gram each......i want to sell them at good price .. Cntect me if u r intrested 03008622888

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  • aamir - 2014-09-19
    w have 12 scorpion in 10 to 35 gm call me 03422900099
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Anonymous - 2012-02-21
Hi, I was wondering if I could legally keep and breed wild NORTHERN water snakes. I would like to catch them in a trap (I was thinking a parcaly submerged minnow trap with 3 or 4 minnows) and keep them as pets andeventualy add them to the zoo I want to build(I am 13 and need to get that idea past my mom). I was thinking of setting traps out as soon as possible but I have no minnow traps so would appreciate it if you guys gave me some instructions on how to build one or a good place to buy one. I plan on keeping them in a 20 gallon aquarium until I get permition from my mom to let me build a large reptile encloser in the back yard. Also I want to start a pet store and I already have fish I can breed so I was thinking why not have a reptile part of the store.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-21
    You would have to check with Fish and Game in your state. Some states it is legal and others not. Best to know rather than get all set up, have them removed and get fined.
  • Frank Weaver - 2014-09-19
    Be careful and make sure not to get a cotton mouth!
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jed - 2014-09-18
Hi if any one has a leapard gecko that they are selling please contact me on jtait2000@gmail.com

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Melissa - 2014-09-18
I just received my tortoise as a anniversary gift and I love it .... She will be a year old in oct ... I just fed her some catcus and she lived it. ... Trying to build her home but what to you place in the bottom of her tortoise table

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-19
    It's suggested that a mix of 1/2 play sand and 1/2 topsoil is probably best. Shredded paper is okay, and some use it because it's inexpensive and easy to replace, but straw or hemp are not recommended. 
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Ayobami - 2011-09-22
Infact,this is a good stuff for people

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-23
    Yeah, I think so too. Thank you for Animal World.
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Scarlett Lemure - 2014-09-16
Does anyone know what the 'healthy weight' for breeding in a T. jacksonii xanthalopus female is?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-19
    Not sure what the best weight is, but here's an overview to draw some insight which may be of help. This subspecies of Jackson Chameleon, known as the Yellow-crested Jackson's Chameleon, is fairly small, and males tend to be larger than females. Their adult size is in length is about 7 4/5' (20 cm), and they only weigh about 25-35 grams. They are generally ready to breed at about 9-12 months of age. Males can be bred earlier than females, but it's suggested for females to wait until 12 months and be sure she is in optimal condition due to the great physical demand that egg development puts on her.
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mirza - 2012-07-02
I am looking for pure black scorpion in Dubai(uae). If any one have and want to sale in Dubai than reply me plz

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  • Mohammad Anwer Baloch - 2014-05-18
    I have a lot of black scorpions. If you are interested please contact with me 923002612200
  • Ajab Khan - 2014-06-19
    I have but I am in Pakistan, Pure Black Scorpion.
  • abdul qayyum - 2014-06-27
    Mr. mirza I have scorpions, small ones to big ones, will you buy?
  • Abdullah - 2014-07-09
    If you have black scorpions in Pakistan contact me 03333545375.
  • Rafi Dad - 2014-07-11
    I have jet black 4, blue scropions with yellow legs.
  • Furqan Ahmed Sair - 2014-07-25
    i have many Black and brown Scorpion and Leapard Gecko's if any one is interested so contact me. Text or call Sair 0092-334-3040610
  • akhtar - 2014-09-16
    I have emperor scorpian in dubai more than 100 gram..but how much you will give me..mail me.fast akhtarkhan314@gmail.com
  • syed Ali - 2014-09-13
    I have pure black scorpio.I want to sale it.plz reply me.I caught this scorpio in dubai.tnkx.
  • Farrukh Aman - 2014-09-17
    Sir i have pure black scorpions in Dubai
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MarshaMarshaMarsha - 2014-09-15
This evening we caught a Brown Tarantula that was sitting on the side of the highway. I have a mealworm 'farm' so a constant food source including worms &beetles. Will he need crickets also? We've always wanted a pet T so we're very excited & want to give him a happy home. :)

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phil - 2009-11-12
I've been noticing my scorpion getting bigger around the mid section but thought nothing of it. It is alone in its cage and has been for up to a year, then one day outta the blue I find it with about 5 little white babies on its back, and about 5 dead in the cage. I guess they don't need a mate to spawn?

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  • Rob - 2010-03-11
    No, they do need a mate to spawn, but depending on the cage conditions and humidity and temperature it can take longer for the female scorpion to give birth. The female scorpion can remain pregnant for a year or longer if not properly kept this is usually uncommon.
  • joe simth - 2010-05-13
    Well that stinks too bad.
  • tristan - 2010-09-12
    Scorpions can stay pregnant up to 12 months.
  • AJ Fisher - 2010-12-16
    Before Emperor scorpions are sold, they are usually housed in large bins. Males are not separated from females. Thus, whenever you buy a female Emperor, chances are, she is already pregnant.
  • nathan boddy - 2011-03-30
    How old is it as she may have been pregnant already as they can carry scorplings for 9-18 months
  • Samantha - 2013-12-05
    I'm studying about scorpions can you help?
  • Ahsan Ishfaq - 2014-09-14
    dear all, we have scorpion available in 40 gram,1280 gram, 1010 gram ,460 gram .only bank to bank transfer .note the offer will be in billion in million .m.ishfaq  0321-4188499
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Mairead - 2014-09-09
Hi everyone. I am doing an investigative project at college and I have chosen to use our Pink Toe. It has never been handled before and so I'm going to attmpt to make it easier to handle. Already so many of your comments have been so helpful but I was just wondering if anyone had any personal advice they could give? I have handled tarantulas before but never tried to handle one that is not used to being handled. The Pink Toe is already an adult and so I'm not sure how this is going to play out. Please do let me know if anyone has any advice or ideas that I could iclude. Thanks!

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  • Xayin - 2014-09-09
    Common Pink Toe tarantulas (Avicularia Avicularia) are very gentile. I recommend only holding the spider when it's out of its web and has a serious case of the 'walkies'. If the spider is out of its web but isn't walking around, use the same approach as you would a terrestrial T. first brush the hind legs/abdomen with a soft paint brush and if the spider doesn't react negatively, then it's in the 'mood' to be held. Then gently scoop it into your hands trying not to drop the spider. (There are several ways of picking up a tarantula, check out Youtube, you can find a lot of info about handling tarantulas there) If the spider is spooked it is likely to shoot poop and is quite likely to jump. (just a side note, the genus Avicularia are known to jump when spooked, they don't normally flick hair and they don't usually bite). With this in mind I would handle them near the ground or on top of a table. Also, Avics are arboreal spiders, so once you're holding it, it will begin to walk up your body. I have found that the arboreals I've had like to sit on the back of the shoulder, near the top of the shoulder blade, where the shirt isn't ruffled much. At any time when handling the spider it might spook for any unknown reason, don't freak out, keep your head and wait a while for the spider to 'chill', then continue handling it. I don't normally recommend handling arboreals because they are generally a lot more fragile than terrestrials. so one fall from chest height can break the spider's legs or worse rupture the spiders abdomen. I hope this helped you. Good luck in your project.
  • Paige - 2014-09-14
    I would agree with the advice the person above me gave. Also, I would keep in mind it shouldn't really matter that the tarantula isn't handled. They don't necessarily get 'used' to handling. They are simple, instinct driven creatures who don't have the mental capacity to feel. That being said, I would agree to being careful because they are a bit jumpy and can get spooked easily. I held my adult not too long ago and I didn't even do anything to necessarily spook him I just breathed out a little too loud one breath, and I kid you not he scurried up my arm and was crawling on my back within like 2 seconds!! My boyfriend was there to safely grab him thankfully, but I definitely wasn't used to that! Haha but good luck I'm sure it'll be fine as long as your careful :)
  • Mairead - 2014-09-14
    Thank you so much guys! I will keep all of that in mind. I only asked as the technicians at college specifically asked me to handle it to see if it could be held by other students as I'm the only one comfortable with the tarantulas hehe. I'll let you know how it goes.
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