I am definatly serious about the leach's its just a matter of when, right now we are about maxed on space for animal residences in our house. possibly once I find a good placement for the iguana we rescued. My wife and I do a lot of animal rescues and try not to bring in "bought" pets since there are so many needing rescue. our animals in residence reads like a zoo. I'll detail a short list for the curious.
3 ferrets (all rescues)
3 tokays (mine)
3 ball pythons (all rescues)
3 chichilla (1 my wifes 2 rescues)
2 guinea pigs (both rescues)
1 hamster (rescue)
1 african bullfrog (my wifes)
1 green iquana (rescue)
16 cats (about half rescues, some are fosters through "Save our strays" http://www.saveourstraysinmaine.org/dnn/default.aspx
(I dont know if I am allowed to post this link or not but they can take my birthday away for it if they like) some of our rescues have horrible stories like "gravel pit girty" who was found buried to her neck in a gravel pit alive and left for dead. If you look on the save our stays site at available for adoption Oscar, Guiness, Archie, and Bear< are all currently residing with my wife and I untill suitable homes are found for them.
3 dogs all pure bred Shar pei (ours)
the list of animals recued and placed over the last few years would boggle the mind. I know it really blows me away when I think about how many animals we have taken in revived and placed in great homes. at one point we were well over 50 animals living with us at one time. and we are just 2 people.
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125g marine reef tank, 6 gallon fluval edge minimalist aquascape (in progress), 1 gallon aqueon evo 2 betta tank.