Glitter Clean Up Cloth

End glitter’s reputation of being the herpes of the arts and crafts world by handing out these glitter clean up cloths to your students. The specialized sticky surface of the cloth acts as a glitter magnet that sucks up every little insufferable speck of glitter.

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Update good news!!!

Looks like my prayers have been answered she tested negative on everything. So it is her chronic feline herpes that just got inflamed from moving. All I need to do is call the vet…let them know they were wrong and they should’ve never have caused me so much anxiety and panic…
What I need to do know is get anemia under control and take her to a new vet to get her abscess drained and cleaned properly. Thank you everyone!!
Unfortunately I only have $48 left…I need $100 to play it safe, so if anyone can donate please please! If you can’t I understand, reblogging this helps just as much!!


Captive Marine toads [Rhinella marina, formerly Bufo marinus] and Schneider’s toads [Rhinella schneideri, formerly Bufo paracnemis] clamor for worms at feeding time. These jumbo toads require huge habitats and generous feedings to be kept healthy and happy, but the reward is a bold toad with little natural fear of humans.

Reptile keeper PSA

HEY GUYS! so, I know a lot of us use Exo-Terra plastic plants in our enclosures, and I’m no exception, since they’re so cheap and look decent.

but I just pulled one out of my Cuban tree frog’s enclosure, and I found this

that would be rusty wire sticking out of the plastic.

so I went and checked all my others, and sure enough, almost all of them had some protruding rusty metal wires.

Exo-Terra, are you fucking kidding me? how can you tell your customer base that this is terrarium-safe?? 

reptile/amphibian keepers: PLEASE remove these from your enclosures! don’t let your animals get exposed to potentially toxic levels of rust! 

I have had a few mysterious amphibian deaths recently and I’m starting to wonder. 

so please use these ONLY in arid/desert enclosures… or better yet, don’t use them at all!

reptile side of tumblr… reblog to save a life.


I had three slider turtles surrendered today - three. Two are babies, like the little one shown up top. Yes, they were each surrendered in one of those. One is an adult female, pictured below with the turtle “habitat” on her back for comparison. All are in neglected condition with poor shell health.


This is what you need to understand when getting a turtle.
1. The little baby turtles sold on the beach, the fair, at flea markets, in little hole-in-the-wall shops? Are illegal. Turtles under 4″ in general are not being legally sold. This has been a federal law since about the mid-70′s due to salmonella outbreaks linked to the turtles (google it if you don’t believe me). Anyplace selling these turtles for any reason other that research or education is doing so illegally and, if they come in a little “habitat” like the one shown here, unscrupulously.
2. Turtles can not survive in tiny critter keepers. They should live 30+ years but most will only make it a few months in such containers. Why? Well:
3. Turtles need 5-10g of water (not tank, water) per inch of shell length to keep clean and happy. What’s more, they need:
4. Heat and UVB to digest, absorb calcium, and grow. Both of the tiny turtles we got in today have severely soft shells from calcium deficiency, and one has a mild respiratory infection from inadequate heat.
5. They also need filtration to help keep clean, or they can develop shell rot, bacterial infections, eye infections, etc. Even with a filter, expect large WEEKLY water changes.
6. A dry area to get totally out of the water to bask. Lacking a basking spot can lead to shell rot, which can go bone deep and be lethal.
7. A nutritious, fortified diet, PLUS fresh foods. Baby turtles need plenty of protein items while adult (sliders) will need a good portion of their diet to be vegetation. Those crappy oversized pellets baby turtles are sold with are not complete nutrition in and of themselves.
8. Finally, turtles need educated owners committed to a high-maintenance, long lived, LARGE pet with significant space requirements. Slider turtles and cooters, the most common species sold in those horrid little boxes, can grow to over a foot in length. The big girl pictured could still easily put on another 5″ or more in size and will need to live in a good hundred gallon tank (at least) to be happy and healthy.

Don’t be an impulsive, uneducated, crummy pet owner. Only get a turtle if you’re ready to provide everything - I mean everything - they need to grow, survive, and thrive. 

And yes, the turtles pictured are now all living in spacious, filtered, heated, UVB’d environments to recover from their negligent care.