Artisan Hay grown here in Washington! The animals Love it AND it is so easy to feed as it comes out of the bag in flakes! Very little mess YEAH!!!!!haybud

Baby Birds

conures & parrotletThese are 2 conures and a blue parrotlet that I am currently feeding and we have english budgie babies and cockatiels coming up!

Axolotl Babies Are Here!

We’re excited to announce the newest additions to the shop, baby axolotls. These adorable little guys are ready for permanent homes.

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What is an axolotl?

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(One of our babies showing wild-type coloration)

An axolotl is a species of salamander native only to certain lakes surrounding Mexico City. Sadly, due to pollution and introduced species of non-native fish, axolotls are thought to be extinct, or nearly extinct, in the wild.

Unlike your standard-issue salamander, axolotls stay in their juvenile form, and never make the transition to land. Like fish, they will need to stay in the water their entire lives. Adult axolotls can reach 7-10 inches on average and need a minimum of 10-20 gallons for an individual, with a good filter and water below 70 degrees. Axolotls of the same gender can be housed together in larger aquariums, but be careful! Anything moving and bite-sized is food to an axolotl – including a tankmate’s arms and legs!

Scientist prize axolotls for the ability to regrow lost limbs, and the first ones in captivity lived in laboratories. Some were even spliced with jellyfish genes (also known as Green Fluorescent Protein or GFP) to make them glow under black light! All of our guys were bred locally by Marian Huber of the Northwest Herpetological Society, and are prized these days  for their little smiling faces.

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(Top: GFP wild-type Bottom: Golden GFP)

For more information, check out this care sheet at axolotl.org, or come in to our new location on Lake City Way to see the babies in all their waddly, goofy splendor!

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(A leucistic leopard baby)

Prairie Dog pups are here!

prairie pup-Tough CookieThese amazing pets thrive in a high energy home! The are so super social you will wonder why more people don’t have them. Pups are only available once a year and are hand collected. We currently (07-15-16) have 3 boys and 3 girls!