28 Jul 2014 02:09 | 12,565 notes | Reblog

Alright guys listen up!

novacaineexe:

The Newton County animal shelter in Indiana is going to be shut down.

Why is this such a big deal? Because It’s a no kill shelter.

Newton County does not want to fund a no kill shelter anymore.

The dogs in there have until August 1st, until they are killed.

So people need to adopt them, or help fund it, and get it to $3000.

28 Jul 2014 01:24 | 1,186 notes | Reblog
reptiliaherps:

ejacutastic:

THIS GOES FOR EVERY ANIMAL EVER. if you get an animal for your kid, that animal is still your responsibility. you need to research their care and you need to double check that it’s carried out properly and if your kid gets bored, SURPRISE it’s your responsibility now.
basically, your 8 year old kid can barely take care of themselves don’t even pretend like they can provide proper care for an exotic animal with specific (sometimes very difficult to meet) needs without some sort of guidance. teach your kids the importance of looking into proper care and providing it like my mom did instead of letting the animal suffer while you sit around apathetic.
also, letting your kid make an animal suffer and ultimately die is not a “good lesson” for them. animals aren’t inanimate objects.

This is very important.

reptiliaherps:

ejacutastic:

THIS GOES FOR EVERY ANIMAL EVER. if you get an animal for your kid, that animal is still your responsibility. you need to research their care and you need to double check that it’s carried out properly and if your kid gets bored, SURPRISE it’s your responsibility now.

basically, your 8 year old kid can barely take care of themselves don’t even pretend like they can provide proper care for an exotic animal with specific (sometimes very difficult to meet) needs without some sort of guidance. teach your kids the importance of looking into proper care and providing it like my mom did instead of letting the animal suffer while you sit around apathetic.

also, letting your kid make an animal suffer and ultimately die is not a “good lesson” for them. animals aren’t inanimate objects.

This is very important.

27 Jul 2014 23:33 | 50 notes | Reblog

Hey, reptile folks!

reptiliaherps:

hyensa:

Please help me out.

I am going to guess the majority of you guys know how horrible some pet stores are to their animals, and how it may possibly be better if some weren’t around. Well I am out to make one thing happen, and I do need your help.

The closing of a pet store, or even multiple ones…

Hey! Reptile people! Wanna help out?

27 Jul 2014 03:12 | 38 notes | Reblog

Small Pet Respect- These are not homes!

kaijutegu:

If you have a small pet, please keep in mind that this, 

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this, 

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this, 

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and ESPECIALLY this

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are prisons, not homes. Small pets deserve the best type of home for them- be sure when you’re picking out a small pet, you get an appropriate home! What’s good for one might be terrible for another. 

Your gecko, for instance, will love this.

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Your rat will not, no matter what the pet store is keeping them in. Be sure to pick the housing that’s right for your pet!

27 Jul 2014 00:58 | 290 notes | Reblog

Small Pet Respect- Just how long can these guys live?

kaijutegu:

Next time you’re at the pet store and are thinking about taking home a new friend, keep in mind that this should be for life! But how long might that life be? Small mammals, like rats and mice, often have fairly short lifespans, with many of the pet trade’s rodents only living a…

26 Jul 2014 13:47 | 81,557 notes | Reblog
lilaira:

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

explosivemarbles:

the-gallium-knight:

thegreenwolf:


A vertical forest is expected to be completed this year in Milan. There are two tower apartment complexes which contain a total of 400 residential units. The facade of the buildings will be covered with 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennial plants. It is expected to have the same ecological impact as 10,000 square meters of forest.
Aside from fighting smog and producing oxygen, the foliage is expected to provide insulation to the residential units.

Yes. This is how cities should be. Green the cities as one of several steps in making them more habitable, and build up and not out, so that we can free up more lateral space for wildlife again. 

I thought it was a neat minecraft mod

NO SHIT
It’s almost done?!

BA SING SE

Awwww yissss

lilaira:

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

explosivemarbles:

the-gallium-knight:

thegreenwolf:

A vertical forest is expected to be completed this year in Milan. There are two tower apartment complexes which contain a total of 400 residential units. The facade of the buildings will be covered with 730 trees, 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennial plants. It is expected to have the same ecological impact as 10,000 square meters of forest.

Aside from fighting smog and producing oxygen, the foliage is expected to provide insulation to the residential units.

Yes. This is how cities should be. Green the cities as one of several steps in making them more habitable, and build up and not out, so that we can free up more lateral space for wildlife again. 

I thought it was a neat minecraft mod

NO SHIT

It’s almost done?!

BA SING SE

Awwww yissss

25 Jul 2014 23:40 | 24 notes | Reblog

SIGN PETITION FOR MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT IN TORTURE OF ENDANGERED GOPHER TORTOISE

mushudragons:

PLEASE! We need your help. This petition is for the two girls who poured alcohol on a poor tortoise, lit it on fire, stomped it out, and kicked it down the street. All resulting in a extremely painful death. The tortoise is also an endangered species in Florida. PLEASE, PLEASE,…

22 Jul 2014 23:55 | 927 notes | Reblog
crispysnakes:

Come on folks, there are only a few days left to comment on this!  Deadline is July 24th!  This Thursday!

All Americans who appreciate their freedom to have pets should comment. This may only affect big snake keepers now, but any species could be the next target. The entire pet community is being picked apart as we are not supporting each other in protecting our freedoms. Support your pet and reptile community and comment today! Over 80 million American households have pets. Over five million of those have pet reptiles. There should be tens or hundreds of thousands of comments made against adding additional species to the Constrictor Rule. This needs to be shared! Below are Talking Points, comment links, mailing address, sample letter, FAQ and more. 
Deadline is July 24 (no extension): Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is taking additional comments regarding listing five species of snakes (Boa constrictor, Reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, Green anaconda and Beni anaconda) as injurious under the Lacey Act. These species were originally proposed in 2010. If listed, FWS would ban interstate transportation/commerce and importation. Remember to be professional and civil with your comments.
Comments must be submitted at www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570 and clicking Comment Now! in the upper right. You may also comment at www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570.



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Please guys, if you haven’t yet, go visit the site and comment to defend our ability to keep our animals.  If you missed why this is so important to us (and me) last time, it’s this: once added to the Lacey act, these animals cannot be moved or sold across state lines. 


For me, and in time you (you know they’re coming for BPs and smaller exotics next, just look at the bans coming out of West Virginia and the Carolinas), this means:

1.  If you get a job in another state or have to move to another state, you cannot take your pet(s) with you like a responsible owner.
2.  If your vet is across state lines or you have to seek medical attention for your animal across state lines, you can’t take it there.
3.  You can’t ship in or ship out from your state, destroying any chance at a solid business.
4.  Do you travel from state to state doing educational programs with your animals?  Good luck.  You might be able to get a permit for it.  Maybe.  If they’re feeling generous.
5.  Conservation through captive breeding?  Not anymore. 

And if you get caught trying to take your pet or sell your stock over state lines?
1.  Up to $10,000 in fines
2.  Jail time
3.  Congratulations, you are now a felon.

So again, please help us stop this assault on responsible reptile ownership.

crispysnakes:

Come on folks, there are only a few days left to comment on this!  Deadline is July 24th!  This Thursday!

All Americans who appreciate their freedom to have pets should comment. This may only affect big snake keepers now, but any species could be the next target. The entire pet community is being picked apart as we are not supporting each other in protecting our freedoms. Support your pet and reptile community and comment today! Over 80 million American households have pets. Over five million of those have pet reptiles. There should be tens or hundreds of thousands of comments made against adding additional species to the Constrictor Rule. This needs to be shared! Below are Talking Points, comment links, mailing address, sample letter, FAQ and more. 

Deadline is July 24 (no extension): Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is taking additional comments regarding listing five species of snakes (Boa constrictor, Reticulated python, DeSchauensee’s anaconda, Green anaconda and Beni anaconda) as injurious under the Lacey Act. These species were originally proposed in 2010. If listed, FWS would ban interstate transportation/commerce and importation. Remember to be professional and civil with your comments.

Comments must be submitted at www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570 and clicking Comment Now! in the upper right. You may also comment at www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FWS-R9-FHC-2008-0015-4570.
Please guys, if you haven’t yet, go visit the site and comment to defend our ability to keep our animals.  If you missed why this is so important to us (and me) last time, it’s this: once added to the Lacey act, these animals cannot be moved or sold across state lines. 
For me, and in time you (you know they’re coming for BPs and smaller exotics next, just look at the bans coming out of West Virginia and the Carolinas), this means:
1.  If you get a job in another state or have to move to another state, you cannot take your pet(s) with you like a responsible owner.
2.  If your vet is across state lines or you have to seek medical attention for your animal across state lines, you can’t take it there.
3.  You can’t ship in or ship out from your state, destroying any chance at a solid business.
4.  Do you travel from state to state doing educational programs with your animals?  Good luck.  You might be able to get a permit for it.  Maybe.  If they’re feeling generous.
5.  Conservation through captive breeding?  Not anymore. 
And if you get caught trying to take your pet or sell your stock over state lines?
1.  Up to $10,000 in fines
2.  Jail time
3.  Congratulations, you are now a felon.
So again, please help us stop this assault on responsible reptile ownership.
22 Jul 2014 16:53 | 40 notes | Reblog
demonsparrow:

simplysimming:

Not the best pic of Gilbert my bearded dragon.. He hates when I take pictures of him.

IDK if anyone has mentioned about the dangers of sand to OP yet but I’d recommend switching the substrate.

In addition, I would to add that despite all the advertisement for using sand with beardies and a bunch of other reptiles is really just a hoax. Sand is not a natural substrate for them and WILL cause a build-up of sand in their gut, and could even cause infections in their eyes or other orifices. If the build-up is allowed to progress it can cause an impaction which is most likely lethal. You have a beautiful beardie there and me and all the other herp-lovers here would hate to see him suffer from keeping him on sand. Repticarpet or tile would be a great alternative, and tile is especially cheap and easy to clean.

demonsparrow:

simplysimming:

Not the best pic of Gilbert my bearded dragon.. He hates when I take pictures of him.

IDK if anyone has mentioned about the dangers of sand to OP yet but I’d recommend switching the substrate.

In addition, I would to add that despite all the advertisement for using sand with beardies and a bunch of other reptiles is really just a hoax. Sand is not a natural substrate for them and WILL cause a build-up of sand in their gut, and could even cause infections in their eyes or other orifices. If the build-up is allowed to progress it can cause an impaction which is most likely lethal. You have a beautiful beardie there and me and all the other herp-lovers here would hate to see him suffer from keeping him on sand. Repticarpet or tile would be a great alternative, and tile is especially cheap and easy to clean.

22 Jul 2014 16:27 | 1 note | Reblog

The video I was lucky enough to record of Kitty shedding.