That sounds like how my home used to be before I had my daughter apart from I only had one lizard, but I did also have 24 ferrets, 15 tropical fish tanks (I used to breed cichlids, bristle nose catfish, tropical snails and shrimp so I also used to have upto another 10 tanks depending on who was breeding at that time), 5 cats, a dog, and loads of stick insects and praying mantis as well as a couple of land snails. But when I got pregnant with my daughter and her dad did a bunk I had to stop replacing the animals when they passed on 😭 but now she is older (she's now 7 and animal mad) I can now start to increase the pets we have (YAY) Good luck with your baby and enjoy, as they grow so so fast ❤️
Post by indrajitmasuda on Sept 3, 2020 13:13:56 GMT
you must be an amazing person quite like me = mad about creatures. my list so far have been fish snails and chameleons - in my youth you could add spiders , grass hoppers ants and beatles. my extended family think im crazy. and yes i have always been crazy in keeping and observing natures creatures their habits and virtues and vices - quite like us really. also i have kept budgies all my life - meaning i am 78 years old and have kept them since i was 8 so that makes 70 years crazy. i learnt that even birds are exactly like humans in behaviour. A short story to illustrate that. I kept two budgies in a smallish cage and observed the great love they had for each other. Eventually they mated and there were several eggs in the nest box. The blue mother then refused to come out of the box and would have starved if it was not for the green male going in to feed her by regurgitating the seed he consumed. Later he began feeding the chicks. Only birds can feed their young. if the mother dies so would they. we as humans cannot test tube feed a chick - period. So this green father fed the mother nursing her young and the chicks as they grew. Then i heard strange hig squeaking sounds from the nest box as if some rat or predator had tried to harm the chicks. the blue mother was doing the equivalent of shrieking asking for help. I opened the box and looked in with a torch. the young ones had wounds and some blood. i was horrified not knowing who could have hurt them si i watched over the cage carefully. then i noticed that whenever mr green budgy the husband and father entered the box the shrieking would begin again. i realized finally that the great green devoted father was psycho and beside feeding his wife wanted to harm the kids or even finally kill them. Amazing how in the animal world too a female can suffer terrible trauma when the so called caring father is a maniac!!! Same goes for all animals insects fish etc the human story of weird relationships is common to all. Hoper i have not bored you.