New Pet Ideas?

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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:57 pm

crabs_lex wrote: I think its down to land snails or millipedes!(like I originally thought lol) I know where I can get snails for sure but not millipedes. But I will be doing more research and let you all know what I get. I will not be getting them yet though. Maybe in a month or so :)
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Re: New Pet Ideas?

Post by wodesorel » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:51 am

Research which species of millipede you are considering, not all do great in captivity, and not all will breed easily if you wanted to keep them going over time! Like hermits, many are wild caught because they look cool. I tried several myself before fully understanding and it ended in heartbreak. Loved my bumblebee millis! Isopods got in their enclosure and wiped out all the babies and I lost them.
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Re: New Pet Ideas?

Post by crabs_lex » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:36 am

wodesorel wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:51 am
Research which species of millipede you are considering, not all do great in captivity, and not all will breed easily if you wanted to keep them going over time! Like hermits, many are wild caught because they look cool. I tried several myself before fully understanding and it ended in heartbreak. Loved my bumblebee millis! Isopods got in their enclosure and wiped out all the babies and I lost them.
oh no! but yeah thank you for that advice!!

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Re: New Pet Ideas?

Post by FJrocks003 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:46 pm

I was going to say hognose snake (male westerns can live in a ten gallon), but snails sound super cool to.
My 5 crabs: Dilly (ecuadorian, medium-small), Flame (purple pincher, medium), Fleck (purple pincher, medium), Bubbles (blueberry, medium-large), Indigo (blueberry, large-extra large).

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Re: New Pet Ideas?

Post by HermieBingo » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:04 pm

Kinda really late, but you could get a few goldfish. Maybe. Just saying. :) ha ha ha
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Re: New Pet Ideas?

Post by crabs_lex » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:06 pm

i used to have so many and they got so big because i had them forever but i already have one fish tank and i don’t think i want more fish lol
but will definitely reconsider when the fish tank is empty again considering my snails should live for a year and the betta lives a couple years

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