The Betta Whisperer

Officially a legal adult now. Whoot! 18!

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Small Pets Are Not Toys
Never buy an animal on impulse. You are toying with life.
Store bought cages are very, very rarely large enough for your pet
Never give a small pet to a child as a gift.
Never leave a small child alone with a small pet.
Fish do not belong in fish bowls.
rabbits do not belong in cages.
store bought bird cages are too small for any bird larger than a finch.
chinchillas and rabbits live from 8 to 14 years. 
Some reptiles will only eat live feed. Are you prepared for that?
Small rodents and rabbits can die of heart attacks when scared. Do you have a quiet home for your new pet?
adopt when possible.

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Small Pets Are Not Toys

  • Never buy an animal on impulse. You are toying with life.
  • Store bought cages are very, very rarely large enough for your pet
  • Never give a small pet to a child as a gift.
  • Never leave a small child alone with a small pet.
  • Fish do not belong in fish bowls.
  • rabbits do not belong in cages.
  • store bought bird cages are too small for any bird larger than a finch.
  • chinchillas and rabbits live from 8 to 14 years. 
  • Some reptiles will only eat live feed. Are you prepared for that?
  • Small rodents and rabbits can die of heart attacks when scared. Do you have a quiet home for your new pet?
  • adopt when possible.

My heart dropped tonight as I went to give Atlas his night time feeding. He was no where to be found. He wasn’t behind the plans in his favorite hiding place, he wasn’t under any of the decor, he wasn’t floating at the top, he wasn”t stuck in the filter. I could feel my heart racing as I scanned the floor and behind the tank for his lifeless body. After 30 minutes of searching I found him flopped on a shirt.. His gills still pumping away. I immediately put him in the tank and held him in the net until he had the strength to swim a little. He’s still recovering and why he jumped from the tank is a mystery other than Oscars like to jump. Also keep in mind that I had a light over his tank but obviously there was enough room for him to escape. Keep my boy in your prayers as he recovers. He means the world to me.

I'm sorry if you've already addressed this, but has Baby shown signs of either sex yet? :) He/she is very cute!!
Anonymous

Baby showed fairly clear signs of being female, but unfortunately I have re-homed her when I downgraded last! Most of my bettas do not stay with me long as I buy and sell them to Good homes to get them out of the hands of inexperienced fish owners walking through pet stores and landing them in unfiltered unheated bowls for their entire shortened lives.

bitter-notbetter:

low-techtank:

have I ever posted this? (cleaning out downloads folder)

See if I see something cool while I’m at the store i do a quick bit of basic research and if I have the money for EVERYTHING it needs (NO EXCEPTIONS) I get the thing.

bitter-notbetter:

low-techtank:

have I ever posted this? (cleaning out downloads folder)

See if I see something cool while I’m at the store i do a quick bit of basic research and if I have the money for EVERYTHING it needs (NO EXCEPTIONS) I get the thing.

Hello friend 🐌

Hello friend 🐌

Atlas and my favorite part of my cichlid tank

theblondephysicist:

thebettawhisperer:

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:


NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.

Unfortunately they’re right. There is only so much we can do and just re blogging this and getting people’s attention just isn’t enough these days. I hate to be a negative Nancy here but hey we made the reality we live in. If we want this changed we are going to have to do something just as drastic to change it.

it’s photoshopped guys. the earth is the same size but north america is twice as big. 

Whether it’s photo shopped or not, you are missing the main point behind this.

theblondephysicist:

thebettawhisperer:

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.

Unfortunately they’re right. There is only so much we can do and just re blogging this and getting people’s attention just isn’t enough these days. I hate to be a negative Nancy here but hey we made the reality we live in. If we want this changed we are going to have to do something just as drastic to change it.

it’s photoshopped guys. the earth is the same size but north america is twice as big. 

Whether it’s photo shopped or not, you are missing the main point behind this.

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:


NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.


Unfortunately they’re right. There is only so much we can do and just re blogging this and getting people’s attention just isn’t enough these days. I hate to be a negative Nancy  here but hey we made the reality we live in. If we want this changed we are going to have to do something just as drastic to change it.

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.

Unfortunately they’re right. There is only so much we can do and just re blogging this and getting people’s attention just isn’t enough these days. I hate to be a negative Nancy here but hey we made the reality we live in. If we want this changed we are going to have to do something just as drastic to change it.

You said you wanted questions, so on the same note, do your fish sometimes just swim back and forth from one end of the tank to the other? He's been doing it for like twenty minutes now. It looks like he's patrolling.

I too have a betta who does this, but it only seems like he does this when I or another person enters the room. Feeding him usually makes him stop or at least slow down but I have not noticed any significant health issues related to his bobbing.

Hi! I moved my betta from a one gallon to a ten gallon, and he's looking a little clamped.. Think he'll feel better once he gets used to his new home?

Absolutely! Remember that sometimes a move like that can be stressful on your fish, I usually expect a week for my fish to fully adjust. Stress coat is always my best friend when I move fish, helps take the edge off for them.

Someone ask me questions! I don’t even care what they’re about… 💬