do you guys have any pet questions??
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please ask me stuff about my animals i love teaching peeps pet care
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even ask me stuff about animals that i don't have. i might be able to answer them anyway :0
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Published: May 6, 2016
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weepingpastels's avatar
weepingpastels|Student Digital Artist
i don't think you have a rat, but are they good pets?? you seem to know a lot about pets. i want one and i'm trying to convince my mom they're really adorable and tame
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to convince my parents to let me get rats but my dad thinks they're vermin </3 but I did do a lot of research on them so this is a good question to ask me haha!!!
-they're super intelligent, almost like dogs!! they can be taught tricks, their name, and they can even be litter box trained
-rats that you get from a pet store or breeder or shelter are not vermin in the least. it's not like they went outside and caught wild rats that carry diseases. pet rats are super clean (they clean their fur like cats) and as long as you get them vaccinated they won't spread any disease
-rats are social animals, so I'd recommend getting two or more
-they're so cuddly and cute wth!!!! they're precious little rodents that love affection (depending on the individual of course)
-they can get kinda pricey, the most expensive thing you'll buy for a rat is probably their bedding
-they don't eat live insects or anything so you don't have to worry about that if it makes you uncomfortable 
-their teeth also grow constantly throughout their lives so you will have to provide them with things to chew on

from what I know they seems relatively low maintenance, change their bedding once a week or just spot clean, fill up their food and water as needed, and give them a little lovin from time to time!!
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weepingpastels|Student Digital Artist
tysm! i'm trying to convince my mom to get me a rat or two and maybe this will help! can you recommend anything for them to chew on? food wise and such?
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
yeah no problem!! glad to share uvu most pet stores sell wooden blocks and things like that for them to chew on. there's even little hides made out of this hard nutritious material that they can chew on and have it double as a little cave ;w; their main diet consists of a generic rat food that's usually made up of nuts, seeds, and things like that. 
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Tigereyes6302|Student General Artist
Well, this might not really be a question as to what you're asking for
but have you ever heard of a basenji?
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
yes!!! they're dogs right? :0
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Tigereyes6302|Student General Artist
Ye, they are ;v;
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grvmp|Hobbyist General Artist
tell me about your tarantula
her habits
her diet
how often does she molt
can or does she ever bite
is she a calm spoder or an excited spoder
if she had babies... how many could she have in one... batch
does she jump
how difficult is it to care for them
how long do they live
I want to know about ur arachnid
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spiderliingsEdited |Hobbyist General Artist
I SHALL
-she hides a lot but sometimes she'll sit on her lil log and look out of her cage at whatever it is spiders are interested in
-sometimes she literally doesn't move for a day or two LMAO (its perfectly normal tho)
-i used to feed her superworms but now i feed her mainly crickets (the big ones. the big papas)
-most tarantulas molt about once a year, some more often and some less often. it all depends on the individual. mine has only molted once since i got her (December) so idk when she'll molt again :'0
-she can definitely bite but i've never been bitten. there were a few close calls but she's intimidating af so i lay off when she gets upsetti
-she's generally super docile but if u poke her she gets all ">:V" she can be a little skittish at times but she's pretty tame :^) sometimes when i'm cleaning her cage i put her on my shoulder + she climbs up to my head and just chills there
-tbh idk how many babies she could have??? it depends on the species, most spiders lay about 200 eggs but that number can vary a lot. and of course not all of them live to adulthood. idk how many eggs curly hairs lay tho :'0 also.. a batch of spiderlings
-she can jump and she has kinda?? like if you scare her she'll fly off your hand or whatever (on my bed every time bc FUCK if she falls from a great enough height her fucking abdomen will. shatter)
-tarantulas are actually hella easy to take care of!!! i clean her cage completely maybe once a month?? and every other day or so i fill up her water dish to keep the humidity levels up and give her a couple crickets twice a week
-i believe curly hairs can live 10-15 years !!

HOO BOY that was fun to type tbh. i love teaching people WOOOO
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grvmp|Hobbyist General Artist
omg I'm glad you enjoyed informing me B)
I learned about spiderlings today!!
I honestly know nothing about them (until now) and tbh I will never ever have one because I am deathly afraid buuutt I still think they're interesting critters B)

oh god her ABDOMEN WILL SHATTER??? protect the poor bean at all cosTS
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
SWEet i actually taught you somethin lmao
they're super interesting!! thats like me with scorpions tbh, i love them but i'd be too scared to own one qwq

YES IT WILL ACTUALLY BREAK
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teakups|Hobbyist General Artist
what pets do u have my dude

i love learning
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
OOkay i have a dog, 2 cats, 3 leopard geckos, a ferret, a tarantula, and a fish tank :^)
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teakups|Hobbyist General Artist
omg i love fish what do u have
what breeds are your dog and cats
leopard geckos and ferrets are so cute aw
aaand whats the general care of a tarantula? o: and also can you take it out /handle it

((this is so much rip im sorry))
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spiderliings|Hobbyist General Artist
i have an elephant ear betta, a ghost shrimp, 2 lil algae eating catfish (otocincluses), and an african dwarf frog!!! :'^)
my dog is a border collie and i have a black cat and a torbie ;w;
THEY ARE OMG
and tarantulas are hella easy to care for!! i can handle her, i take her out maybe 2-3 times a week :0 whenever i clean her cage i let her sit on my head and she just chills there lmao. but basically i completely clean her cage (replace substrate n stuff) once a month, fill her water dish every other day, occasionally mist her cage, and give her a couple crickets once or twice a week !!!!

DON'T BE SORRY OMG this is exactly what i wanted from this poll lmao <33
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