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Chango Khan - 2015-10-22
Hello friends,  i have black scorpions 50 to 60gm in Saudi Arabia, any buyers from Saudi Arabia contact us. imran khan.


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Alexa - 2015-10-21
I just recently ( on Monday) got two ASN turtles. I believe one is a boy and one is a girl. I work as a middle school teacher and I had intended on keeping one at school and one at home. Then over the summer, just setting the other tank up at home for the school one. Because the tanks water at school was so dirty at first, I let the filter run for two days. Due to this, I ended up putting both turtles in the tank together at home until the other tank was clean. They seem to really like each other and I often see them laying on or near each other on the log or under the log in the tank. Will they be HAPPY and HEALTHY as individual turtles or are they more social and need to be together? Everything I have read has said they are only social when basking and for mating and otherwise are happy alone but I am still so new to the turtle world.

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Duffy - 2008-09-13
I've been keeping spiders for about 13 years now, and I've had my goliath for just over a year. She about 3 years old with a leg span of about 8 inches, so another few years and she would have reached full sized. I strongly agree with gary, beginners should not start with a goliath. As impressive as they may be they can be a handful, as they are very sensitive to cage conditions, ie humidity and temperature, and they one of the most active spiders I've come across.
Although they can be agressive they're not the most agressive I've kept. If I open my goliath's cage she usually crawls into the corner and I'm able to move around the tank freely. The most agreesive I've come across is the thailand black, it's short haired and short tempered! I've almost been bitten quite a few times while trying to sort out a thailands tank. They will bite anything, leaves, pens containers, even had it killing locust just because they were in it's way, not to feed!

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  • owenkitto - 2011-01-18
    Re my bird eating spider

    I have my day time temp at 82F

    and my night time temp at 70F.

    Is this right? I have a wooden viv 2 foot by 2 foot
    with a 50W infrared bulb by Exo Terra.

    And I keep it relatively humid not excessive she just huddles in the corner of the tank and sleeps in the day am I doing things right?
  • Barry - 2015-10-18
    Hi I am looking for fully adult female Theraphosa for breeding, do you have any for sale please. or any fully adult Brazilian black female. waiting for your reply. Regards Barry
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Rafi Haider - 2015-08-31
I have six big size Oscar more then 14' in size, Three are Tiger Oscar and 3 are Albino Oscar, my two Albino oscar not eating sine Tuesday August 27,2015 and not looking active.

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  • Anonymous - 2015-10-14
    I think if he does not eat in a hour or two you should take your little friend to the vet.

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Madison H - 2015-08-18
So I have a Rose Hair that I've had for about a year and a half and she has never really ate. I think she's eaten maybe 5 crickets since we have gotten her. This never initially concerned me though because I know that they can go a while without eating. I have always kept her temperature and humidity at good levels and she always had good shape so I figured I was doing everything right. The thing is she just recently molted (her first time doing so since I have gotten her and I think her first time in a while) and she still isn't eating. I know that they don't eat directly after but it has been about 2 and a half weeks. I've offered her food hut she seems scared of it. Ever since her molt, her legs have become very spindley and her abdomen is shriveled. All she does is sit in her hide and she doesn't move. I'm worried because I'm leaving for a trip tomorrow for 5 days and I don't want anything to happen to her while I'm gone. What should I do? Why isnt she eating? And how can I make her come out of her hide?

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  • Madison H - 2015-08-18
    Also I don't know if she is female or male. We got her from someone who got her from someone else, so we aren't entirely sure about her age either. I've guessed that she is probably around 4 or 5 years old. I say that she is a girl because that is what the previous owners said.
  • Madison H - 2015-08-18
    PLEASE HELP I am very worried about her
  • Clarice Brough - 2015-08-21
    Adults females will only molt about once a year at most, while adult males usually never molt. I understand your concern about your spider not eating, but they really shouldn't even be offered food for at least a week after a molt as it takes them time to recover.  At this point though, being 2 1/2 weeks, you could try offering a cricket before you go, just in case your spider wants to eat (don't leave the cricket in the enclosure if it doesn't eat). But other than that there's probably not much you can do.
  • Rachael - 2015-08-25
    Maybe the food is too big.
  • Michelle - 2015-10-10
    I am a complete novice and have been reading the page turner: The Tarantula Keeper's Guide. It states that sometimes a T will eat a cricket if you kill and gut it first. Maybe that could be something to try.
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mlr0602 - 2015-10-09
I have been keeping Russians for years now and the biggest thing I have found that makes them happy is food. I never feed mine store made tortoise food...I always buy fresh vegetables from the grocery story and rinse them off. Never iceberg lettuce as it has no nutritional value. I found that each one of mine has their own favorite. Sammie liked spinach and dandelions. However Fred prefer carrots and clover.Sherman is my newest and I'm still trying to coax him to eat since I have had him less than a week. As long as you buy a cuttle bone or the 2:1 Calcium and Phosphorus to sprinkle over their food a couple of times a week they will stay pretty healthy. I also recommend finding a vet that specializes in exotic animals to ask questions of.

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lala cutie - 2015-10-05
i got a red eared turtel. But it likes to sleep so i can't feed it so i got a rock and he's better so now he eat's. i'm so happy

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Nicole - 2015-10-03
My pink toed trantula is having some real difficulty climbing her cage. I don't know what to do I've cleansed the sides thinking maybe it's to dirty for her to grab onto. That didn't work so I tried spraying it thinking that might help but that didn't help either and I feel bad bc she can't climb and I know she like to be on the sides of her cage. Help please. Email me @

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David Zaitz - 2012-04-15
Please help. I had two Whites tree frogs, until last night when one passed. they hadn't been eating all week, but I assumed it was because my girl friend overfed them a week before. Long story short, I'm afraid the first one died from starvation (all of the other conditions in the tank seem to be alright). The other frog still won't eat, what can I do to make her eat? Thanks in advanced.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-15
    Maybe change the food up. Is the humidity right in the tank?
  • David Zaitz - 2012-04-15
    temp is 80 in the day and 75 at night. humidity is always between 40% and 50%. I went out and bought meal worms, wax worms, and even smaller crickets(just incase if the others were too big).
  • Kat - 2015-09-29
    Please do NOT feed your white meal worms! it will make them dreadfully sick!
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Jane - 2015-09-25
I have a female galiath spider had her for about 12 months now ,she is aggressive and bad tempered, I don't mind tho , but little problem since she has molted 4 weeks ago she will not come out of her hidding place she has just burred more deaper, she is eating tho , won't walk around any more like she use to do any advice on how to get her moving again, her temp is 80 and humidity is 85 , tank is 3ft by 2ft and loads or room to move about , she was 8inchs before mooting as I measured her molt .


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