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Anonymous asked: How many animals do you have? 0//0

I currently have around 108, including my two dogs.  That is not including the other animals that live in the house that do not belong to me, however.

That seems like a high number, but it includes all the reptiles I have available for sale (about a fifth of the total number) and my pile of mourning geckos (L lugubris) - small parthenogenetic geckos that live in one vivarium and their many progeny.

If you subtract the critters for sale and those away on loan, that is around 76 including my two dogs and the militia of mournings.

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Anonymous asked: I was wondering, how do your pets and your Tegu get a long so well? Did you have to train them and were they ever bit? I just want to know since i have a dog and ive been curious to know Sorry if i bothered you <333

As far as my dogs getting along with my tegu that’s all simple training is all.

Biscuit is extremely intelligent and picks up on my own body language, so he tends to like the reptiles in general.  He does not, however, like to touch them; a behavior I reinforced with just a bit of training (he likes to lick the snakes though >_>).  The training is basically a “leave it” technique except I say “don’t touch” because he is very welcome to look.  Biscuit is basically my mini furry reptile keeper, he very much enjoys looking at all the reptiles and watching them.  Sometimes he gets a little butthurt though when Guts is eating and he wants the food for himself.

Tanuki is basically the same as far as intelligence goes, except all the reptiles scare him so he gives them a respectful distance.

Guts has been raised around dogs.  At first he was frightened of them, which is understandable considering he was a snack sized baby and they were large (in his eyes) predators.  Just as he got used to me he got used to them and came to understand that no one is a threat to him (except maybe taking him out of the sun room before he’s ready).  Guts is not fed live food of any kind except roaches on tongs.  He is allowed to forage but not hunt.  I do not engage in anything that would encourage a lunging and snapping behavior - that is how a very unfortunate accident could happen.

Guts is extremely intelligent as well, but is equally as stubborn.  I don’t know how he views the dogs now, but he barely spares them a glance. He sleeps in their beds when he’s out and about, so he likely associates their smells with positive memories if nothing else.

Nope, none of the dogs have ever gone after Guts and he has never snapped at them either.

Not at all, thanks for the questions.  :3

Art (& reptile) Supplies Reviews?

Are there any other artists that follow me?  I ask because I’m curious if anyone would be interested in me doing any reviews on some of the art supplies I use.

I guess on that same note are there any reptile keepers that would want product reviews?

Biscuit inspects his new gecko grandbabies from Keks.

Biscuit inspects his new gecko grandbabies from Keks.

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This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

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NEW SPECIES: WALKING SHARK DESCRIBED FROM INDONESIA

A new walking' bamboo shark, Hemiscyllium halmahera, has been discovered at Weda Resort at Halmahere, Lembeh. is the newest species of elasmobranch to be described.

HOW CUTE LOOK AT ITS CUTE LITTLE FEETFINS AND ITS WADDLING ALONG THE FLOOR ITS SO DAMN CUTE

Adorable, I love it already.

Practice and concept sketches.  Up top are some plump tegu sketches I did while Guts was napping.  There is also a ball python dog with a huge head haha.  And at the bottom are some more Uroplatus dragons.  I really want to do a completed piece of the Uroplatus sikorae / bonnethead dragon.  To me that seems badass.  Sharks and geckos WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE?!  There is also a cute little spiny U. phantasticus dragon.

Practice and concept sketches.  Up top are some plump tegu sketches I did while Guts was napping.  There is also a ball python dog with a huge head haha.  And at the bottom are some more Uroplatus dragons.  I really want to do a completed piece of the Uroplatus sikorae / bonnethead dragon.  To me that seems badass.  Sharks and geckos WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE?!  There is also a cute little spiny U. phantasticus dragon.

Uroplatus fimbriatus dragon sketch.  I have been wanting to draw Uroplatus dragons for a while because I think they look so much like dragons already it would be fun, but I hardly have the time between commissions.  Hopefully some day I will find the time to finish a Uroplatus dragon piece.

Uroplatus fimbriatus dragon sketch.  I have been wanting to draw Uroplatus dragons for a while because I think they look so much like dragons already it would be fun, but I hardly have the time between commissions.  Hopefully some day I will find the time to finish a Uroplatus dragon piece.

Couple pages from my sketchbook.  Pomeranians and some reptiles/dragons on the right.  I super like my hognose dragon at the bottom left.  Might finish that one some day.

Couple pages from my sketchbook.  Pomeranians and some reptiles/dragons on the right.  I super like my hognose dragon at the bottom left.  Might finish that one some day.

Sketchbook page.  I sketched these while at FantasyCon.  The critter up top was based off the back of a chair in front of me haha.  Fat tegu dragon at the bottom.

Sketchbook page.  I sketched these while at FantasyCon.  The critter up top was based off the back of a chair in front of me haha.  Fat tegu dragon at the bottom.