Sleepy Baby Rat… I wish everyone could experience holding a rat at this age ( and younger)… very few rat owners get to see the small stages of their rats life. :) I try to take as many pictures as possible, Because I keep thinking .. I would find great joy in having a baby-picture of my pet rat from before I adopted them..

I cannot believe this has happened. The exotics and pet fox community is shaken up over this right now. Poor Vader was wrongfully taken from his loving family and killed because of a false report and an officer not following proper protocol. Please share this and sign this petition to help bring justice for Vader. This is fucking disgusting and disheartening. After living with a fox for several months I know how quickly and deeply they change our lives. My heart goes out to Tara and family, and of course little Vader. I hope this is ok to post and wish I could do more to help. @vaderfox http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/board-of-animal-health-justice-for-vader #vaderfox #vaderthefox #vaderpetfox #petfox #justiceforvader #domesticfox #tamefox #exoticpet (at http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/board-of-animal-health-justice-for-vader)

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“RWAR! I iz a sherk!”

Sharks don’t roar, Puck.

“Oh. Whats do dey doos?”

Chomp? Make bubbles?

“Hmmm. I makes bubbies!” *whiiizzzz*

Nooo Puck! Don’t go to the bathroom on the set!

“I taut Iz in wadder. Wanted bubbies…”

*facepalm* Photo session over.

The coat coloration of many dog breeds can go through drastic changes as the animal grows from puppy to adult. But in higher-content wolfdogs, just as with pure wolves, these changes occur with very few exceptions. All are born a dark uniform color ranging from earthy brown to black. You will never see healthy, well-bred higher-content wolfdogs born white, piebald, or with defined markings across their bodies and faces as you’d expect in huskies or malamutes.
Ivar was born looking a bit like a furry potato. Same size and coloration! His coat has now gone through several dramatic changes, and his facial markings, too, have evolved as he’s grown. Recently, I’ve noticed that his underfur, which was a tawny color in months prior, is loosing it’s hue and giving way to an off-white tint instead. He’s also developing a brighter streak across his shoulders, his V-cape is turning black, and the dark stripe down his nose is starting to become more blended, too.
I have no idea what he will look like as an adult at this point. But it’s been amazing to see how quickly the coat color changes occur! #highcontentwolfdog #uppermidcontentwolfdog #wolfdog #realwolfdog #nwpets #exoticpets #bestcoast #wolves #wolf #malamute #husky #wolf #arcticwolf #oregon #pacificnorthwest #oregoncoast #lincolncity #wild #waterdog #ocean #pacificocean #adventureswithdogs @dogs_of_world_ @puppysketch @puppystagrams @adventurewithdogs @campingwithdogs @bestwoof @hikingdogsofinsta @hikingwithdogs_ @dogs @world.of.puppies @by_wolves @paradisewolvesranch @wolfdog_shout_out (at Lincoln City, Oregon)

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Tis the season of warm weather!! If you are going to start letting your shelled friends, such as this Red Foot tortoise, remember:

1. Keep it clean! Don’t use pesticides and herbicides in places where your tortoise will be walking and potentially eating.

2. Watch the temperature! Do the research on what your tortoise’s POTZ (preferred optimal temperature zone) is. You do not want to leave them out in direct sunlight without a way to escape into a cooler location. Try to avoid the hottest times of day focusing more on mid morning and mid afternoon. Tortoises in particular have a very difficult time cooling down due to carapacial (top shell) heat retention.

3. Protect them! Do not leave your pet unattended outside free roaming without taking safety precautions. Protect your pet with stable housing outdoors, escape proof enclosures to prevent dig outs, predators, etc.

4. Avoid the glass! When you take your little friends out to enjoy some well deserved sunshine, please, leave the glass enclosures inside! Theses enclosures often become ovens holding in the heat and can lead to hyperthermia and even death.

5. Water! Always remember to leave a bowl of water or even a kiddy pool for your chelonian friend to play in.

#friendsofscales #chicagoexotics #exoticvet #exoticpets #vettech #vetnurse #vetmed #tortoises #redfoots #funinthesun

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How cute do #Foxes when they are making sound! 😊❤ #Repost @juniperfoxx with @repostapp
If you want to know what foxes sound like 🔊🌚 #fox #petfox #redfox #foxesofinstagram #cutepets #babyfox #vulpes #foxkit #exoticpets #instapet #igdaily #vsco #vscocam #instacute #exoticpets #foxtail #like #follow #petscorner #afterlight #mycontent #exploremore #enlight #animallovers #domesticfox #tamefox #vixen #wildlife #puppy

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Someone didn’t want to go back in his enclosure last night. #ballpython #python #snake #ballpythonsofinstagram #herp #herps #ballpythons #herpsofinstagram #snek #photogenic #exoticpet #exoticpets #petsofinstagram #pet #cuteness #dragon #reptilesofinstagram #reptile #photooftheday #reptiblr

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Why a good diet is important for your Sugar Gliders

I just wanted to make a post. To kinda cover the basics of a good sugar glider diet. I am seeing posts of poor diets, dangerous snacks, and getting a lot of diet related questions. Feel free to continue to ask me any questions you have, I would love to help you!

In captivity, sugar gliders do not need as much energy since they do not spend half of their day foraging and running and leaping between the trees. Instead, they need a lower fat and lower carb diet that will keep them in the correct nutrients for a healthy life. (Gliderpedia)

A recommended Sugar Glider Diet consists of three parts:

  1. A serving of fruits
  2. A serving of veggies
  3. A serving of the staple mix

And ALL three of these parts are to be fed EVERY NIGHT.

A staple is when you mix certain ingredients in the blender and freeze it. Then it will become the consistency of ice cream. Then you scoop out a little each day. A good staple provides protein, calcium, and other essential nutrients.

When you feed a good diet, there is no need to add extra vitamins or calcium in powder form.

Some of the more popular staples are:

  • Original High Protein Wombaroo (OHPW)
  • Leadbeater’s Formula
  • Bourbon’s Modified Leadbeater’s (BML)
  • Pricsilla Price’s Diet (aka Sugar Glider Exotic Diet)
  • LGRS Suggie Soup

You can read about them here: http://www.sugarglider.com/gliderpedia/index.asp?Diet

What fruits and veggies you can feed and the portions are dependent on which diet staple you choose. While it is true that you need to watch Calcium to Phosphorus levels (Ca:P) when choosing fruits and veggies, it is not nearly as important as getting a good staple.

For Example: I feed Original HPW from The Pampered Glider. Each night I serve 1 teaspoon of OHPW mix, 1 tablespoon of fruits, 1 tablespoon of veggies PER GLIDER every night.

Some effects of a poor diet include:

  • Hind Leg Paralysis
  • Cracked Fur
  • Malnourishment
  • Low Energy
  • Aggressiveness
  • Many, many illnesses and internal issues

To see some before and after pictures follow this link: http://www.sugarglider.com/gliderpedia/index.asp?BadDietBeforeAndAfterPictures

Pellets are not recommended for a proper sugar glider diet, although as long as they are eating their proper meal, there is nothing wrong with keep a handful in their cage. Just in case.

Baby food is not part of a diet. It is okay to feed them some baby food every so often. We call that a “Junk Food Night”. Just make sure there is no salt, sugar or other additives in the food. In addition you can feed hard boiled eggs, chicken and other meats as long as they are not made was seasonings, but it is not a substitute for a good staple.

Ruhbarb, Chocolate, Onion, and Garlic are all toxic to sugar gliders. Along those lines it is not a good idea to feed gliders pizza, chicken nuggets (or any other fast food) or meat that has been seasoned.

Again, this was a super brief overview for a general understanding. Everyone is entitled to feed their pet what they want. These guidelines have been developed and followed successfully for many years.

If you would like some help getting on a proper diet, or if you have questions please feel free to ask.