ANON they get enough love and I could talk for days about my animals. Let's go in order of camera roll-
OwO is an avid Bob Ross viewer. He gets himself thrown into Gay Baby Jail the most because he's very interested in the girl roomed upstairs from himself and scratches up his snooter/head. So he spends a few days in jail to get some no nut clarity.
Rikki has retired from her herp ambassador title. She spent her 10th birthday out in a local hideaway spot where she got a lot of pets and treats. She is a very happy retired girl!
Funfetti has turned into an absolute fucking monster. I love her energy and she's so excited and eager to eat. This little girl is going to be an unstoppable force when she gets bigger.
I don't have any good pics of Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way atm because she's so reclusive and squirmy. We're doing handling every few days to get her used to it. She loves to musk :/
Sundae is a BRAT he STILL doesn't like any handling - these Wilbanks boys sure are something. A breeder facebook group recently rediscovered his existance and are absolutely enamored with him despite his brattiness.
Blurry but he's there. The veteran of them all. Knows exactly what he wants and how he wants it and when he wants it.. This little lizard is the biggest boss of them all and I'm p sure he knows that.
COPPER HAS FUCKING BITTEN ME. Twice now. Both of which were both food motivated but she has a bad habit of doing a small then really big bite when it it comes to hand feeding. She's very stuck up but my roommate and I still love her dearly.
The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar in a tropical forest biome. Additionally, it has been introduced to Réunion and Mauritius. Photos: Andreina Schoeberlein, -wikipedia.
Josh More, David Ellis -CC.
hot chocolate - What is the sweetest thing Bellatrix/Delphi/Nagini has said to you recently?
Autumn asks Part 2
hot chocolate - What is the sweetest thing someone has said to you recently?
All that is left to address here is Nagini.
Nagini is - sparse with compliments. Reptiles are...well, they have different means of displaying affection. I for one am still touched every time she offers to share her prey with me. I decline each time, of course, but I do like being considered.
A few days ago I noticed that one of the softshell turtles in my nearby pond has a very unique look. I was thinking he might be piebald (which is a genetic mutation that disrupts skin pigmentation), but I’ve never seen or heard of a piebald softshell. Take a look at this weirdo ⬇️
Since I wasn’t sure what was up with this dude, I did what I always do whenever I see something weird going on with a wild animal; I called my local Fish & Wildlife! This might sound like a crazy reaction to seeing a splotchy turtle but I actually learned something extremely important that I would love for my followers (especially those in Florida) to know about too. After calling F&W I spoke with the turtle specialist for quite some time, as it turns out there is an unknown pathogen killing softshell turtles in Florida, and biologists are desperate to find the cause. They need our help to do this! The biologist that I spoke with says they’re relying on civilian reports to find cases for further study, so it’s incredibly important to spread the word and make sure people know how to report any abnormal appearance or behavior in turtles that they see.
Fortunately my splotchy turtle (I call him Uncle Walter) doesn’t seem to be sick based on his presentation or behavior! The turtle experts examined his photos and at this point they agree he is probably just piebald, though they asked me to keep an eye on him and make sure his condition doesn’t change. I’m so happy that I am armed with knowledge I can use to monitor him and his friends in the face of this worrisome unknown illness.
To my friends here in Florida- if you see ANY wild turtle that looks sick, weak, distressed, or abnormal please contact Fish and Wildlife immediately using the information provided below! To my non-Fl friends, if you have any contacts that enjoy herping or just outdoor activity in the state please let them know about this as well. Our turtles are very dear to us and reporting possible illness is the best way we can help find what’s killing these animals.