African Cichlid Adventure

African Chichlids are some of the most aggressive freshwater aquarium fish available to your average fish tank hobbyists. Naturally I figured I needed some, and after a ton of research, at the end of my freshman year, I finally had raised enough money to buy the right amount of fish, and I was so excited!…

The Coldest Blood in the Sunshine State (Reptiles of Florida)

Whenever I travel, I am always on the lookout for interesting wildlife to observe and photograph, so when I found out my family was going to Florida to visit my grandma over spring break, I was excited to find out what kind of animals lived there! This is a post about all of the reptiles…

Casanova of Camp Canine ( Millionaire Mutts & their Moms)

I scheduled my Interview with Buster and Nancy Wall for this last Wednesday, but when Wednesday came around, I learned that the interview would have to be moved  to Thursday, because Buster needed to be groomed before anyone took photos of him. This is clearly another installment of Montecito Millionaire Mutts & their  Moms (although…

5 Things You Should Know Before You Get a Pet Parrot

Don’t get me wrong, parrots can be really awesome. They are beautiful, intelligent, and very funny animals. Since ancient Egypt, people have been keeping parrots in captivity because of their incredible feathers and ability to mimic human speech. However, parrots haven’t been domesticated the way dogs and cats have been. Parrots are still wild animals,…

Meet Ginny

I met Ginny for the first time when I was in eighth grade, and she was in ninth. We became good friends quickly because of our shared love for animals and nature. Ginny has *almost* as many pets as me, so I figured she would be a good person to interview. I spent the afternoon…

Lotus the Ball Python (Ball Python Care)

This is Lotus. I first met her last year, when I adopted her from my cousin. Before she came to live with me, Lotus lived in a fraternity house.  A fraternity house at a college that is frequently rated in the top 5 party school in the US… I often wonder what kind of life…

Backyard Chickens: Pros & Cons…

This morning,  I was feeling really warm, and really cozy, and really nice. I was dreaming about being in a rocket ship, and I had completely forgotten about all of my responsibilities. Then I heard a noise. I couldn’t recognize it at first… Was someone being murdered directly outside of my window? Was there a…

The Weirdest Christmas Present Ever… (Praying Mantis Care)

It was Christmas morning, and the living room floor was littered with wrapping paper. My younger brothers has just unwrapped new surfboards, and now it was my turn to open a gift. I picked a small box maybe the size of an eggplant? I was surprised by how light it was and hurried to open…