My children and I saw these goslings by the river yesterday afternoon. I couldn't get an exact count, but there were about 25-30 of them. You could tell they were used to people being around, because they didn't run away while we were there.
Dusty was 7 years old. She was a Standard Chinchilla. My son and my husband were at home together due to a school snow day about 7 years ago. To my surprise, Dusty joined our family that day.
Norman is a 2 and a half years old Jersey. We were visiting a local farm to buy some homemade cheese and went on to the barn to see the calves. My husband fell in love with Norman and went to ask the farmer if he would sell him.
Amongst the many pets I have, there is a sulfur -crested cockatoo, a rescue bird, who is a real joy. He came to us in extremely poor health, nearly dead in fact He had been fed most of his 4 years of life on dry dog food of all things.
Daisy is my 8 year old BLM (Bureau of Land Management) standard donkey/burro. I got her 2 years ago, as a rescue. She was living in a 12x12 foot pen for two years, I couldn't leave her there!
Bacchus is a 10 month old giant, white rat. I adopted him, and saved him from being snake food. He likes to play with his toys, and snuggle with me. He loves to eat and play.
Here is a picture of my little brother with his pet chicken that he named Stormtrooper.
This is our beautiful bird, Juju. We think she is about 5 years old. She is a Sun Conure. Conures come from South and Central America. We got her about 4 years ago as a rescue. Her former owners didn't realize how noisy and demanding conures can be.
<img src="/images/articles/winner.jpg" width="72" height="77" align="right">Jilly Goat is about 8 years old. She is mostly Angora. Jilly was given to us from a friend about a year ago. She loves being petted, eating, and playing with her pal, Itty Bitty (another goat).
Alvin is a Chipmunk. We just recently moved into a campground for the summer. This little fellow greeted us within days of arriving. He is the camp unofficial welcoming host. My husband John, decided to name him Alvin.
Frankie is a three month old Chinese Water Dragon. Frankie was a birthday gift from my father. Frankie spends most of his days on the large tree branch in his terrarium, often diving below into his water pool. He also spends a great deal of his day having staring contests with our cat!
Matilda is probably over 6 years old now and a Black and White Dominecker Hen. She wasn't 6 months old when we got her in Sept of 2004. Hurricane Jeanne blew her into our kitchen window.
Vincent Van Goat is approximately 1 year old. He is a La Mancha (earless breed) goat. We rescued him from an animal shelter when he was a baby.
Spike is 4 years old and a Little Corella Cockatoo. I got him at Christmas time. I had just lost a beloved cockatiel and was hoping for another one to love.
Everyday Life in Steinhatchee, FL. Although there aren't as many horses there now as there used to be, you will still see quite a few. There is no place in the little town that horses and their riders aren't welcomed.
<img src="/images/articles/winner.jpg" width="72" height="77" align="right">This is just a funny account of having to administer medicine to my Moluccan Cockatoo. I knew when I picked him up at the vet, that I would have to give him his medicine twice daily.
Zeka is a 6 year old lion-head rabbit. She like to lay in the grass and eat carrots. She also likes to be groomed a lot. She just poses all the time and doesn't go anywhere, which I personally think it is very cute!
I love my horses and mules and I am always taking pictures of my pets. Sunday afternoon, Krystal was feeling really good and she rolled in the sunshine!
My pet's name is Buddy, a ferret. He will be 7 years old on the 4th of October. I bought Buddy when he was 4 months old from a pet's store in Ottawa. When I saw him in the cage, I knew he was coming home with me.
Well papa was so lonely because a fox had eaten his partner, so, we had to get him a new lady. Wow! It was love at first site. Here are Dewey and Daisey May.
This is my very best friend. His name is Weed Smokin' Gigalo and, NO I didn't give him his name. His birth "parents" did.
Roaring Wind Lightning aka Beanz is ten years old and a POA (Pony of the Americas). I bought him six years ago. Beanz loves to go to McDonald's, Burger King, the Car Wash.
Tinker is a 15 year old Moluccan Cockatoo. I Adopted him from ParrotsR4Ever Avian Rescue for my wedding anniversary on Nov. 1, last year Tinker likes to shred newspaper with my husband; he thinks that all newspaper belongs to him.
Tater is a 1 and a half year old Red Eared Slider. Tater likes to Play in the garden. My landlord doesn't love it but Tater does. She is my baby and I look forward to having her for the rest of my life.
Peaches and Cream are two year old Love Birds. I found them on internet in my home town. They kiss a lot, go in and out of their cage and chirp a lot. These are just so darn beautiful, I just had to share with everyone. Are these beautiful or what?
We started out by rescuing a finch from outside our window ledge. We then decided it needed a mate. Little did we know that they would fall in love with each other. It was truly amazing to watch them nurture their young.
This baby was found in the bush, near a friends farm last summer, all by itself his mother had been killed by a hunter. He loved to go for walks on a long lead.
Precious is a 1 year old Ferret. I adopted her through Kijiji.ca from a woman who adopts the litter when they are young and trained them. By the time you adopt the ferrets they are litter trained and they do not bite. They like people.
Nina Maria is less than 1 year old. I got her on December 4 of 2010. It was a gift. My pet loves to run around and go crazy when I let her have her fun out and run.
This is Spud, my 2 month old cockerel chicken. His breed is a Dark Brahma. I hatched him out early last spring along with his only sister. This breed grow slowly and take longer time to mature then any other breed I known.
Angelina is 5 years old. She is a Standardbred - she wasn't fast enough for the track. I adopted her from www.adoptahorse.org, the Starndardbred Retirement Foundation.
Mali is over 6 years old. She is a Uromastyx. My daughter bought it while working at Petsmart. She thought that she looked sad always hiding under a rock. She likes to eat dandelions! It gives me new purpose to 'WEEDING' now!
Farrah is a 4 year old Sable Ferret (Fuzzbutt). We got Farrah from a lady who was rescuing ferrets. She was very timid and not very friendly.
She comes to Chicks, I don't know why, she just seems to like it. She is almost two years old. When she was a baby, taking pictures of her was easy. But now that she is older, she doesn't like to sit still for long, but with a tripod it can be done! Chicks is a Deer Mouse.
I have a fish tank and I keep cleaning it but about 2 days later, it's dirty! Does anyone have any tips on how to keep it clean for longer?
This is a photo of my bunny. His name is Starbuck. His favorite thing in the world is little bunny yogurt treats. He goes crazy when he knows I'm going to give him a treat. He is so sweet and gentle. By the way he is my first bunny and any info or tips any of you can send in your reply would be very much appreciated! Sincerely ~ Alma
Sudburri is a 4 year old Chinchilla. I got Sudburri at a pet store.
My guinea pig lily climbed into a shoe in hopes to retrieve a carrot. She loves her carrots.
Scooter and Rascal are 7 year old Ferrets. Scooter was Adopted from a boy who could no longer keep him. We have a little dark colored girl ferret named Rascal, who was purchased for my daughter. Ferrets are such adorable pets, smart and very amusing!
Izzy is a 2 Year old Three Toed Box Turtle. I bought him two years ago. He likes to eat strawberries. This is his new outdoor pen.
<img src="/images/articles/winner.jpg" width="72" height="77" align="left">Si (registered name: Saida Luiba) is a 31 year old (Born May 2nd, 1977) Arabian/Quarter Horse. Si has been in my family since I was just 4 years old (I'm 21 now). This May she will be turning 32 years old!
All My ROWDY Friends is an 18 year old Foundation Quarter Horse. I traded a saddle for him. I got the better of the trade!
They aren't named and are very young. We have had them for about a month. They are Horny Toads which are common to the desert area. They like to lay around eating crickets and grasshoppers.
Weasie the Weasel is 1 year old or so. She is a ferret. This lovely woman found a person who could not keep her and put it on freecycle.org and I found it and took it.
Imogene is a 2 year old part boer, part not too bright! She was born on our small 20 acre ranch. She likes to eat and get into trouble.
Ralph is maybe two years old and is a Marimo Ball. I got Ralph about two weeks ago from my mom.
This little guy has been living in my backyard for about a year. You can see he loves to eat at the table and chair I got for him!
Mama is a 7 year old Leopard Gecko. I adopted her and her sister from a woman who didn't want them anymore. He likes to eat worms, and bask in the sun
Dizzy is 9 months old and a Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure. I got her in early November 2009. It was an impulse purchase. She likes to steal scabs, eat sunflower seeds, play peek-a-boo, bite, dance, chatter to herself, and coo at the finches in their aviary.
Chicklet is 20 years old and is an Arab/quarterhorse that I rescued. She loves to hang out with her other horse friends and graze on the meadow grass.
I needed more plastic plants for my aquarium, but they are $3.00 to $6.00 a piece. Too expensive! So, I bought some "dollar store" foliage for $1.00 and washed them before I put them in the tank.
This is Tiny. I don't know how old he is, I got him from a pet store recently, and they couldn't tell me how old he is. He is a Purple Claw Crab, due to the very large purple claw that he uses for pinching.
Rascal and Smokey are almost 4 years old. They are Dutch Rabbits. They were an Easter surprise for our sons from my husband. They enjoy chewing on and tearing up a box or paper.
Alex and Alisha are Pacific Pincher and Ecuadorian land hermit crab. I got them last week. They like to bury under objects, sit in the baths in its cage, walk at night all over the crabitat and come out and say "hi." They are great!
I have been hanging a plastic sandwich bag, open, on the outside of the cage with a 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla in it. It seems to help freshen the area around the cage. Any other ferret freshness ideas?
<img src="/images/articles/winner.jpg" align="left" width="72" height="77">Gooding is 1 year old and a Muscovy Duck. My husband and I found Gooding and her siblings, Berry and Lawrence, at a flea market last fall. All three for the very thrifty price of $10! We had always wanted to have Muscovy ducks, and found these three to be so pleasant and interesting that we have gotten two more since then.
This is a picture of my husband and our Parrot Peppy. My grandmother gave him to us after my Granddaddy passed away. They have had this bird for 30 some years. When my grandfather went to heaven the bird went into depression.
I don't have a tip. I like taking pictures. This is my best picture of my friend's pet horse.
This is Sid, Billy, Quinn, Andy. I don't know how old Sid and Billy are, but Quinn and Andy are about 4 months old. They are Society Finches. We got Sid and Billy from PETCO, and they made Quinn and Andy.
Scooter and Rascal both are around 5 years old. They are Ferrets! Rascal (the girl) is the dark colored cutie and we got her first. Someone couldn't keep Scooter (the yellow ferret) and so we took him.
Here is Sparkle playing with the family and watching the dogs watch her. She is so adorable, our daughter rescued her from the local animal shelter. Sparkle is very affectionate and loves to be stroked and told how pretty she is.
Fancy is 14 years old. She is a Tennessee Walker mare. She is my first horse. I bought her 10 years ago. She likes to eat candy and gives kisses.
Here is a picture of Molly and Sammy. Molly is a 12 year old Dusky Conure. Sammy is a 13 year old Sun Conure. They love to play out of their cage. They want to eat whatever we are eating. They love spagehtti, ice cream, waffles, pancakes etc. There isn't much that they won't eat. They also talk and can be quite vocal at times!
This is one of my favourite pictures. Our granddaughter Morgan just loved our chickens, as this picture shows! She lives in a big city, so for her, this acreage and rural living was quite different.
Don't be a chicken - raise a chicken! Seriously, if you can, own a couple of chickens in your yard and have fresh eggs daily. We have a duck and use duck eggs.
Here is the coolest, most "green", one-horse-powered lawnmower anyone could ever have! This is Teff, our 6 year-old, miniature, "sea"-horse. Since we got him at 8 months old, he has kept the lawn on our lighthouse station mowed beautifully. How does he travel, you ask? He's been by both ship and helicopter and takes either mode of transportation quite in stride. By Rene