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marduk - 2007-04-27
i got my theraphosa blondi 4 weeks ago. Shes agressive and not to easy to handle. she eats a lot. i have a large terrarium 80x40x40 because shes huge and needs a lot of space! Other than being agressive and leave urticating hairs, i dont have any problems doing what i have to do in the terrarium with the spider in there. She never attacks me because i respect her and if you respect her space you will probably have no problems. but i strongly dont recommend this spider to a beginner, because you will probably pay for your errors very painfully!

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jen - 2007-04-26
I have four sliders, two males and two females. They are 25 years old and very large. I am currently incubating 4 eggs and expect the babies in June! Turtles can be a lot of work to take care of, but they are worth it if you have the time.

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Nick GF MT - 2007-04-25
I just got my Starburst Baboon and man, people are right they are FAST FAST FAST and MEAN too. Mine has already started webbing up it's den. Some say this species is terrestial and I for one believe it's partly arboreal. They are big and do climb glass. I wanted something just like that. Had my choice between her and a pinktoe and happy with my choice. You want something that actually does something here you go. Just remember, you are buying a spider after all.

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alby - 2007-04-25
I like your web-site because I learned what that black stuff crawling around its neck was(mites and ticks). Now my iguana walks around healthy.

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Animal-World info on Spiny Soft-shelled Turtle
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steffy & chad - 2007-04-22
My boyfriend and I got a very good deal on a softshell and tank set up. we named him "flapjack" and gave him some native live fresh water plants. he seems to lean more towards the pellet food rather than the school of guppies he shares his tank with. we are very happy with our snap judgment on taking the little guy. our dog loves to watch him swim around.

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Animal-World info on Malaysian Forest Scorpion
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Raejie Juance - 2007-04-22
Just be sure to know first the basics to take good care of your scorpion... Its so fun to have them.

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Animal-World info on Snow Corn Snake
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Anonymous - 2007-04-17
i have a snowcorn. i just bought a second snake today, a normal basic corn. im taking it back tomorrow and swapping it for a snow corn because it has an attitude problem and i just dont like it. snowcorns are definitely the best.

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Animal-World info on Ball Python
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Josh L. - 2007-04-16
I have had a ball python now for about two and a half years. Her name is Chocolate. I am 13 years old, and they are amazing pets. (especially for beginners!!) Very easy to care for, dont require much. Mine once went for 3 months without eating simply because I re-did her cage. Very picky eaters, but are excellent pets. Gets along great with everyone. Never attempted to bite. Love reptiles and am thinking about getting a Bearded Dragon.

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Animal-World info on Colombian Boa Constrictor
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Rev. Fr. +Ken Huffman - 2007-04-14
I rescued a Boa Constrictor Imperator (Emperor of the Boa Constrictors) from a certain death! He now has a huge cage, private bath and neat rock.....he hates heat lamps and temps above 80.
His name was Theasius because he was an escape artist, but I renamed him Kilroy...fits his nature.....you know when he's been around!
HE IS GOD AWESOME BEAUTIFUL AND HAS BECOME 5'5" IN A YEAR! He was an underfed and under handled snake, now he's an every day explorer and fed once a week. He is my buddy and has head bunted me once when he did not want to go back into his huge home,.but he nipped my oldest son who was ticking him off. Otherwise he is a loving and parrot like Boa. He prefers being on your shoulders, heavy boy too, and loves to watch as I am on my Mac.
He likes to rest on my bed and snuggle on my dialysis days, sneaking into the covers and sleeping, acting like my guard dog when I sleep. I am not sure I rescued him or he has rescued me. He is my Emperor Boa and my Family loves him, all 8 of us, from my 1 year old to me. I can't wait till he is 7 feet long.....nor can my wife. He is a goofy rep who loves to sit on your shoulders or lap and be petted. He loves his head and throat stroked...weird huh?

Ken Huffman


P.S.
Kilroy was here!

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Animal-World info on Sonoran Gopher Snake
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Mike - 2007-04-14
The Sonran gopher is a really smart and beautiful animal. I would recommend one as a starter pet. I just caught one close to my house. Mine is very tame and friendly, i have a lot of siblings that go from 2-10 and they have all held him. I also have a red tail boa contrictor that is about 3 feet long, and the snakes get along beautifully. The day after i caught the gopher i fed him an adult mouse and he ate easily. He is definitely a good eater.

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