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Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 08 Jun 2012, 09:20
by frank the troll
10 chickens
2 guinea fowl
3 goats
1 Ram
2 orphan lambs
2 cats

To come very soon
2 wolfies
2 ewes for Mr Rambo
3 weaners

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 22:26
by Kalynta
3 Anglo Wulfdogs (wolf look a likes)
1GSD
1 Alaskan Malamute
2 Ragdoll cats
1 tortieshell moggie (16 years old)
6 hy-line hybrids
1 lacy hen
6 bantam chicks
3 Salmon Faverolles (just got from poultry auction for my birthday :grin: )
1 Eversuffering husband :mrgreen:

just love my lot!!

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 03 Aug 2012, 16:17
by Peloquin
About 200 tarantulas,
couple of thousand cockroaches-5 species
27 scorpions- 4 or 5 species
2 goldfish (the kids won them)
6 chooks
1 rabbit (the wifes- dunno make/ model)
Few mantids.

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 04 Aug 2012, 05:49
by Chris Kurzfeld
Welcome to the forum Peloquin, remind me not to visit you - the chooks, rabbit and goldfish I can cope with (even the cockroaches at a push) but Tarantulas - NEVER (shudder) :lol:

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 04 Aug 2012, 10:01
by Peloquin
Cheers for the welcome.
You'd be fine. The spiders are in tanks...well, apart from the escapees of course. Wife and kids usually find them wandering around.

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 04 Aug 2012, 10:14
by CP
:shock: Image :shock:

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 06 Aug 2012, 16:36
by drfish
Peloquin wrote:About 200 tarantulas,
couple of thousand cockroaches-5 species
27 scorpions- 4 or 5 species
2 goldfish (the kids won them)
6 chooks
1 rabbit (the wifes- dunno make/ model)
Few mantids.
Presumably, you breed the roaches then? How easy are they to breed? What kind of throughput do you have from them? I'm considering breeding either roaches or crickets for my lizards, but just not found anyone who does it yet. Seems straight forward enough though.

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 07 Aug 2012, 14:37
by ChickenGirl101
an alsation, a mad collie, a cat two horses and seven chickens (pure bantam wyandottes, only the best, of course!!!! :meoww )

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 12 Aug 2012, 21:54
by Ruralhome68
We have....

6 dogs - 2 x Hungarian Wire Vizslas, 1 Bedlington x Whippet, 1 Border Terrier, 1 PRT and 1 JRTx
10 hens - 2 x Marans, 1 x Cream Legbar x Light Sussex, 1 x Australorp x Black Rock & 6 Lohman Browns
3 guinea pigs - 2 x Rex and 1 belted Galloway
1 Tortoise - a Horsfield
Too many fish to mention
1 Highland mare
:love9:

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 06:56
by Ilex Kent
Why the broken heart symbol ? RH68

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 09:47
by Ruralhome68
Ilex Kent wrote:Why the broken heart symbol ? RH68
:oops:

I thought it was a love heart - didn't realise it broke :lol:

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 17:23
by Ilex Kent
:grin: Well ,that is very good news ....phew :thumbright:

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 14 Aug 2012, 17:03
by Peloquin
drfish wrote:
Peloquin wrote:About 200 tarantulas,
couple of thousand cockroaches-5 species
27 scorpions- 4 or 5 species
2 goldfish (the kids won them)
6 chooks
1 rabbit (the wifes- dunno make/ model)
Few mantids.
Presumably, you breed the roaches then? How easy are they to breed? What kind of throughput do you have from them? I'm considering breeding either roaches or crickets for my lizards, but just not found anyone who does it yet. Seems straight forward enough though.

Yeah, I breed all 5 makes of them...3 different Hissers, Cuban Burrowing, Turkistan and just added Lobster.
They are VERY easy to breed,depending on the make/ model you are thinking about.
My advice is dont bother with crix. They stink, are hard to breed and the micros drop dead easily.
The lobster roach breed like mad but climb glass/plastic and are escape artists.
The Turks are almost as quick to breed, high output from them, run around a lot so grab interest from animals, cant climb or fly although the males do sort of jump and flutter downwards.
Cuban Burrowing are large, non climbers/fliers, great meat/shell ratio and easy to breed.
The only problem with them is they hit the substrate and vanish.

What lizards, sizes and how many?

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 09:55
by drfish
Peloquin wrote:
drfish wrote:
Peloquin wrote:About 200 tarantulas,
couple of thousand cockroaches-5 species
27 scorpions- 4 or 5 species
2 goldfish (the kids won them)
6 chooks
1 rabbit (the wifes- dunno make/ model)
Few mantids.
Presumably, you breed the roaches then? How easy are they to breed? What kind of throughput do you have from them? I'm considering breeding either roaches or crickets for my lizards, but just not found anyone who does it yet. Seems straight forward enough though.

Yeah, I breed all 5 makes of them...3 different Hissers, Cuban Burrowing, Turkistan and just added Lobster.
They are VERY easy to breed,depending on the make/ model you are thinking about.
My advice is dont bother with crix. They stink, are hard to breed and the micros drop dead easily.
The lobster roach breed like mad but climb glass/plastic and are escape artists.
The Turks are almost as quick to breed, high output from them, run around a lot so grab interest from animals, cant climb or fly although the males do sort of jump and flutter downwards.
Cuban Burrowing are large, non climbers/fliers, great meat/shell ratio and easy to breed.
The only problem with them is they hit the substrate and vanish.

What lizards, sizes and how many?
I've currently got a bearded dragon, who gets through around a dozen large crix a day. He's about 8 months old, about 12" tip to tail, so still growing and eating a lot of live prey. I have a double viv though, and will be putting a quartet of either Rankins dragons or Texas collards in when I get back from holiday (they both hit about 6-8" max). They will get through around half a dozen or so medium sized crix a day. I currently have a 18" x 12" x 12" plastic vivarium which I'm trying to breed the crix in, but as you say, they stink, and don't seem to be breeding very quickly at all. I've seen a couple of micro crix in the box, so they must of either been eggs when I bought them, or they have actually bred, but I'm still having to top up the tank with another £5 worth of crix a week at the moment, to try and kick start it. A lot of people seem to favour roaches, so I might give them a try instead. Do they need any special heat/moisture/ventilation requirements. The viv I have for them is a meshed lid, so has a fairly good air flow, but the tank currently just sits on the top of the fridge freezer in my kitchen, so a steady 18-22c and medium humidity.

Re: Nosy q...what pets do you have...????

Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 17:23
by Peloquin
Do you have substrate in the vivs? If not then def go for cuban burrowing, if you do then I would say turks. They are pretty small though so you'll need to get a good colony going.
Scrap the crix and breed the roaches.
I'd invest in a heat mat, stick it under one end of the placcy viv (raised off it of course) and lob in some egg crate (free..ask a nice butcher for some).
Feed them dry cat/ dog food, breakfast cerial (they LOVE cheerios and frosties- cheap makes of course), goldfish flakes etc...
Water gel is good if you put it in a dish and replace every couple of days.
If you dont want to use that then a slice of apple or something will do but remove/ replace daily.
Mine are kept with no lid as they dont climb or fly.

Hope this helps a bit.