Seeking to Adopt a Blood Python who needs a Home!

amphitherels:

amphitherels:

Hello, my lovely followers! I was wondering if I could ask you all a favor. I am looking to get a blood python (python brongersmai), everything’s been set up and all there’s left is to get my new noodle friend. I could get one from a breeder, but I would really prefer to adopt. If any of you guys know someone who has a blood python that needs rehomed, or you have one yourself, contact me (my info is at the top of my blog). If you don’t, reblog this so other people can see! I would prefer a female, but I can make an exception easily. Again, this is for adopting a blood python (python brongersmai) who NEEDS a new home from an owner who can’t take care of one anymore. I will accept reasonable rehoming fees.

Reblogging for more people to see and to clarify on what I can exactly take in. Right now I have a 40 gallon to house a blood python from the age of a newborn to a 1 or 2 year old. So if you have a blood python 2 years or younger that needs a new home, or if you know someone who has one who is looking to rehome, please contact me! If not, spread this around so people can see! I live in the Ohio area and would be happy to pick up locally or have the animal shipped to me (please note that if shipping is chosen, I will pay for the shipping, but I expect the rehoming fee, if there is one, to be reduced.)

(via amphitherels)

earthandanimals:

reptiliaherps:

thatlizardcamefromthemoon:

#animal death #animal abuse

DO NOT SUPPORT EXOTIC ARC 

The pictures above were taken on August 29th, 2014 by a member of a bearded dragon community. These bearded dragons are being kept at Exotic ARC located in St. Louis, MO. The conditions the bearded dragons are kept in are clearly deplorable. There are way too many housed altogether, their tank is obviously hardly cleaned, many of the dragons are lethargic and some are even possibly dead.

These guys pride themselves in being reptile experts. If they cannot even take care of bearded dragons, how are they caring for the more ‘intermediate’ reptiles in the store? Many people have witnessed the other reptiles in the store being neglected just as bad, with one person saying the following:

The animals had no water. The baby leopard geckos were eating each other. Dead animals everywhere in the cages. They also way too many baby chameleons in one cage and at least 10 dead ones at the bottom. The smell in there is horrific.” 

They also have been seen to give incorrect advice on how to care for reptiles. Someone who posted looking for advice on how to take care of a turtle they found was told that all they needed was a ‘full spectrum light’ to take care of the turtle, while in reality they need an actual UVB light as well as a heat lamp. See the following:

A group of us have been trying to go on their facebook to bring attention to these issues to not only the owner but also the customers. They simply delete the posts once they get online.

What we can do:

Leave a review on their Facebook page (they can’t delete reviews, they can only hide the review page itself if they choose to)

Contact FOX 2 news in St. Louis to cover the deplorable conditions these animals are being kept in

Contact the Missouri Department of Agriculture 

Contact the City of St. Louis Animal Care & Control 

Bring Exotic ARC to the attention of USARK (United States Association of Reptile Keepers)

Contact James Brumley and tell him to fix the horrible conditions of his store

It is amazing and horrible that this store has remained operating for as long as it has if it subjects its reptiles to these conditions. Stores like these give a bad name to other small businesses that go out of their way to properly care for their reptiles.

If anybody who lives around the area could travel to the store to gather more proof of the blatant neglect taking place, that would be much appreciated. 

Notice, guys: He has posted on his FB that he “ran into trouble” and is asking all of his FB friends to go onto his shop page and leave a positive review.

I have a lot of followers. If everyone were to leave a bad review, it would overwhelm and surpass the amount of friends he even has on his FB. Please stop by his shop page and leave as shitty of a review as you can.

^

(via sneksneksneks)

Seeking to Adopt a Blood Python who needs a Home!

amphitherels:

amphitherels:

Hello, my lovely followers! I was wondering if I could ask you all a favor. I am looking to get a blood python (python brongersmai), everything’s been set up and all there’s left is to get my new noodle friend. I could get one from a breeder, but I would really prefer to adopt. If any of you guys know someone who has a blood python that needs rehomed, or you have one yourself, contact me (my info is at the top of my blog). If you don’t, reblog this so other people can see! I would prefer a female, but I can make an exception easily. Again, this is for adopting a blood python (python brongersmai) who NEEDS a new home from an owner who can’t take care of one anymore. I will accept reasonable rehoming fees.

Reblogging for more people to see and to clarify on what I can exactly take in. Right now I have a 40 gallon to house a blood python from the age of a newborn to a 1 or 2 year old. So if you have a blood python 2 years or younger that needs a new home, or if you know someone who has one who is looking to rehome, please contact me! If not, spread this around so people can see! I live in the Ohio area and would be happy to pick up locally or have the animal shipped to me (please note that if shipping is chosen, I will pay for the shipping, but I expect the rehoming fee, if there is one, to be reduced.)

Considering doing a sale or contest, which would you prefer to see?

householdgeckos:

Reblog with your vote and if this can get 100 notes, I’ll do it!

Sale wise I was thinking either a discount or a buy one sexy baby and get one half off or discount on any gecko for x amount of time?

Contest wise would most likely be an art contest and the prize would obviously be a free gecko. I will allow the winner to pick which gecko but they will still have to pay shipping. [sorry about that]

Also note that I can not do shipping to anywhere outside of the United States.

(via kaitoucat)

bettablogging:

tortle:

appleteani:

4qua-rio:

torentialtribute:

If you’re looking for the “cheapest/easiest” pet

  • don’t get a pet

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST ACCURATE POST I HAVE EVER SEEN

Except no.

Like, for adults, yes, I totally agree. You’re a fucking adult, if you’re gonna go getting another living thing that will be completely dependent on you for continuing to be a living thing, but you don’t want to really be bothered by it for anything fuck right the hell off and don’t get a fucking pet you asshat.

But one of the best ways to teach a kid that there are other things living on the same planet as them that are just as important as they are even if it’s smaller than them is to get them a pet to take care of. And if you’re getting a kid their first ever pet, you’re going to get them something they can easily take care of. It’s the first time they’ll be responsible for keeping another living thing alive. You’re going to get them like..a goldfish, or a hamster. Not start them off with a pair of sugar gliders or a tank full of tropical fish that require constant monitoring to maintain optimum living conditions so they don’t die.

Do you even know how to take care of goldfish or what.

You do realize that is a fish that is not only as important as tropical fish but requires the same amount if not more care.
20+ gallons per fish, heavy filtration, massive water changes, constant measuring of tank parameters.
A fish that can liv over twenty years and will grow to twelve+ inches long, depending on the breed. And twelve inches is the SMALLEST, and yes that means the fancy round bodied ones. In fact fantails, the most commonly sold goldfish, grow to be the largest of the fancies at FIFTEEN + inches.

and they don’t grow to fit their tanks they get horrifyingly stunted and die young.

Please do research before angrily contradicting a post that was made literally for the thought process you presented.

Hey, @appleteani, I have an article you might like called “Condemning an animal to death does not teach responsibility”: http://bettablogging.tumblr.com/post/95016428481/it-instead-teaches-cruelty-and-disregard-for-life

markscherz:

crispysnakes:

fuckyeahballpythons:

One of the Baltics (Ball Python x Retic hybrid) produced by NERD. 

So.  Much.  Want.

y’all have really questionable ethics.

markscherz
Your are of a scientific mind, so I was wondering if you could give an in-depth reason or reasons as to your position on this matter. I tried to go into my own research on potential health problems and other issues on hybrid snakes but documentation seems to be lacking in that area. I can understand both sides of the coin, many hybrid snakes are beautiful and can be highly desired, but there is no doubt potential issues with the creation of hybrid snakes. What difference is there in regard to hybrid snakes as opposed to other hybrid animals such as mules? If no harm is placed upon the reproductive parents and the hybrids are happy and healthy, what makes them ethically wrong?

markscherz:

crispysnakes:

fuckyeahballpythons:

One of the Baltics (Ball Python x Retic hybrid) produced by NERD

So.  Much.  Want.

y’all have really questionable ethics.

markscherz

Your are of a scientific mind, so I was wondering if you could give an in-depth reason or reasons as to your position on this matter. I tried to go into my own research on potential health problems and other issues on hybrid snakes but documentation seems to be lacking in that area. I can understand both sides of the coin, many hybrid snakes are beautiful and can be highly desired, but there is no doubt potential issues with the creation of hybrid snakes. What difference is there in regard to hybrid snakes as opposed to other hybrid animals such as mules? If no harm is placed upon the reproductive parents and the hybrids are happy and healthy, what makes them ethically wrong?

I tried to find the text post regarding people scrutinizing Brian Barczyk of AnimalBytes/SnakeBytesTV regarding the whole thing with him keeping monitors in tubs and large pythons in cages too small for them. Frankly, I could not find it so I’ll just make my own text post. I wanted to personally ask Brian on this matter so I did here is my post and his response:

"Brian, if you are able to reply there are a lot of people who are skeptical and worried about how you house your large pythons and especially your monitor lizards. Some people are even outraged that you keep them in the size tubs you do, even more so that in the past it has been shown that you had kept monitors in tubs at all. I know animals like Satan are a special case, but I have to worry myself. I completely understand your rack and tub set up for all smaller animals you keep and I think that set up is healthy for them. But in the case of your large pythons and the monitors you keep, from a concerned community I think it should be brought to your attention that different housing arrangements should be a priority for them. People advocate that monitors absolutely need several inches of substrate to dig and is essential to their mental health and many people worry that both types of animals in question have great troubles to thermoregulate as they should because of the space they are given. I hope to hear a reply from you and thank you for the work you do."

"While I always appreciate your and everyones concerns. I have stated a million times that I did not keep those monitors in the cage that everyone was upset about.. It was a feeding cage, also my big snakes are kept in the same caging that every other breeder keeps them in, yet people only want to attack me for it. I am always upgrading my sizes and caging for them. I honestly think it’s so upseting that the reptile community has nothing better to do than to attack one of its own. This is by far he biggest problem with our hobby. I can not imagine anyone that is more concerned for their animals than me, yet I get attacked by so called "experts" in this hobby. Honestly it pisses me off to no end. I do as much if not more for the animals and this hobby than anyone, yet I am constantly attacked by people. The latest was foe a video that I made almost 7 years ago….. Give me a break… Thanks, Brian(Sbtv)"

Scrutiny is a part of our hobby in the efforts of discovering better ways of keeping our scaly friends happy and healthy. Us as reptile enthusiasts wondering if current practices are adequate is what has allowed reptile husbandry to advance and improve. There is a point, though, when it is completely unnecessary, wrong, and an invasion or attack on a person.

I asked blindly because I was naive enough to see people talk about and make blatant opinions about a subject that they had absolutely no idea about and let that affect my opinions and with doing negligible research.

I believe in Brian Barczyk and I am deeply appreciative of his goals and dreams for himself and the industry as well as what great things he has already accomplished. And for some people to slander his name when they did not even bother to research further is simply disrespectful and immoral. It goes against what the positive reptile community is at its core. When someone tells you that you’re taking care of your reptile, or any pet, incorrectly: RESEARCH. When you are giving advise to people on animal husbandry: YOU BETTER KNOW THE SITUATION ENTIRELY BEFORE-HAND. When you see a betta in a tiny bowl or a leopard gecko on sand, yes, there is every reason you should tell that person that they need to accept some advice and you should do it maturely. If you are on the receiving end of someone questioning your husbandry or giving you suggestions, be curious and do your own research if you are unsure and do not completely ignore their attempts to open your pet to a better, happier, healthier life.

Do not make the same mistake I did.