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ikantenggelem:

Assassin’s Creed Unity Meets Parkour in Real Life -video-

tastefullyoffensive:

Sassy Cat [x]

sheybird:

fimbry:

reptiliaherps:

le-acid-kitteh:

theexoticvet:

reptiliaherps:

My snake, stetched out alongside the wall so he can size up the door to eat it.
But no, seriously— snakes look so weird when they’re stretched out.

I’m going to be harpooned for this, but this snake is obese.

That’s why it looks so weird! It would be cool to see a post all about obesity in reptiles or birds, I imagine it’s difficult or some owners to recognize. 

If you refer to my various posts on my blog in response to theexoticvet’s inaccurate response, you will understand that my snake is NOT obese and is NOT overweight, and that he is completely healthy. Thank you.

Okay I’m going to reblog this to my main account instead of my “talking” account like usual because I feel this is pretty serious and should be spread.
I’ve seen people starve their bloods ALMOST TO DEATH because a vet told them it was obese.
I have had 2 out of 3 vets tell me my “ball pythons” were obese after I already said they were bloods and short-tails. They just didn’t know what bloods were. No I don’t think you should trust a vet automatically, they won’t always know what they’re talking about.
I’m seeing a lot of comments saying, “Just trust your vet!” and I disagree. You need to make sure the vet actually knows what they’re talking about. A lot do not.
Simca is healthy. :)

I’m disappointed in you, ExoticVet. You may know some stuff, but that was totally an uneducated assumption. Not only do obese snakes not thicken in the middle like that, but blood pythons naturally have grossly unusual girth and extreme tapering to their silhouette—and all it takes is basic identification of the species to know that, no extensive biology research required. Trust me, I think mine looks stupid (-ly cute.) And his spine shows because he’s actually pretty skinny because he’s a terrible eater (I’d liken him to a wild yearlings size instead of the average captive), and he still has the same amusing girth and unrealistically tiny head of a blood python. Also, you obviously did know they can easily and comfortably hold onto nine months worth of shit at a time (with weekly feedings), right? I mean you are an exotic vet and you’ve commented no a blood python, so you should be pretty familiar with all their health-related habits that you’d witness in owning one? I’d think that counts as one of the top reasons bloods are ever even taken to vets, where most vets perform a somewhat unsafe and very unnecessary snake-enema on a well hydrated, healthy animal that just wasn’t ready to pass it yet. (A whole other rant altogether.) You wanna know how that stored stool makes their lower body look? Pretty fucking ridiculous. The poops can weigh as much as a quarter of the animal - but if you didn’t know the animal hadn’t pooped since last fall, you’d probably declare that bulge above it’s tail was fat. Huh. So yeah, you should be harpooned, because publicly using your ‘status/rank’ to knock a respectable, responsible, extremely knowledgable owner over a crude observation of one awkward photograph is WRONG. I know this is what you are popular for and that a majority of people are irresponsible or uneducated about at least one aspect of the animal they are keeping, but blatantly commenting on this without warrant reflects that you are cocky about it. In my experience, a professional does not diagnose without having the animal in hand for thorough examination, this is why e-mail vets do not and should not exist. Because when you do that you risk making false or inaccurate observations that influence the mind of many people and start medically relevant plagues of misinformation. Ironically, like the ‘size you up’ joke in the original post. Which I still legitimately hear from vets in this modern era! You don’t know this animal and apparently this species and you act so confident because you happen to know other things. If you had seen this animal in person and made this observation to a less knowledgable owner, the scenario that fimbry mentioned could and would happen. Only, if an adult blood python is forced to even be as trim as a ball python, it’s going to be emaciated. That marks you as an unreliable, unprofessional, pretentious ass. If anyone thinks I’m being harsh because people make mistakes, you’re wrong. An exotic vet should not make a beginners mistake about an exotic animal, especially not one so well established, documented, and correctly propagated in captivity.This is not about just anyone incorrectly referred to this (beautiful) animal as obese, that’s ignorable and can be laughed off without serious discussion—it’s the fact that a vet did without any supporting evidence or interest in such an opinion from the OP.

sheybird:

fimbry:

reptiliaherps:

le-acid-kitteh:

theexoticvet:

reptiliaherps:

My snake, stetched out alongside the wall so he can size up the door to eat it.

But no, seriously— snakes look so weird when they’re stretched out.

I’m going to be harpooned for this, but this snake is obese.

That’s why it looks so weird! It would be cool to see a post all about obesity in reptiles or birds, I imagine it’s difficult or some owners to recognize. 

If you refer to my various posts on my blog in response to theexoticvet’s inaccurate response, you will understand that my snake is NOT obese and is NOT overweight, and that he is completely healthy. Thank you.

Okay I’m going to reblog this to my main account instead of my “talking” account like usual because I feel this is pretty serious and should be spread.

I’ve seen people starve their bloods ALMOST TO DEATH because a vet told them it was obese.

I have had 2 out of 3 vets tell me my “ball pythons” were obese after I already said they were bloods and short-tails. They just didn’t know what bloods were. No I don’t think you should trust a vet automatically, they won’t always know what they’re talking about.

I’m seeing a lot of comments saying, “Just trust your vet!” and I disagree. You need to make sure the vet actually knows what they’re talking about. A lot do not.

Simca is healthy. :)

I’m disappointed in you, ExoticVet. You may know some stuff, but that was totally an uneducated assumption. Not only do obese snakes not thicken in the middle like that, but blood pythons naturally have grossly unusual girth and extreme tapering to their silhouette—and all it takes is basic identification of the species to know that, no extensive biology research required. Trust me, I think mine looks stupid (-ly cute.) And his spine shows because he’s actually pretty skinny because he’s a terrible eater (I’d liken him to a wild yearlings size instead of the average captive), and he still has the same amusing girth and unrealistically tiny head of a blood python. Also, you obviously did know they can easily and comfortably hold onto nine months worth of shit at a time (with weekly feedings), right? I mean you are an exotic vet and you’ve commented no a blood python, so you should be pretty familiar with all their health-related habits that you’d witness in owning one? I’d think that counts as one of the top reasons bloods are ever even taken to vets, where most vets perform a somewhat unsafe and very unnecessary snake-enema on a well hydrated, healthy animal that just wasn’t ready to pass it yet. (A whole other rant altogether.) You wanna know how that stored stool makes their lower body look? Pretty fucking ridiculous. The poops can weigh as much as a quarter of the animal - but if you didn’t know the animal hadn’t pooped since last fall, you’d probably declare that bulge above it’s tail was fat. Huh.

So yeah, you should be harpooned, because publicly using your ‘status/rank’ to knock a respectable, responsible, extremely knowledgable owner over a crude observation of one awkward photograph is WRONG. I know this is what you are popular for and that a majority of people are irresponsible or uneducated about at least one aspect of the animal they are keeping, but blatantly commenting on this without warrant reflects that you are cocky about it. In my experience, a professional does not diagnose without having the animal in hand for thorough examination, this is why e-mail vets do not and should not exist. Because when you do that you risk making false or inaccurate observations that influence the mind of many people and start medically relevant plagues of misinformation. Ironically, like the ‘size you up’ joke in the original post. Which I still legitimately hear from vets in this modern era! You don’t know this animal and apparently this species and you act so confident because you happen to know other things. If you had seen this animal in person and made this observation to a less knowledgable owner, the scenario that fimbry mentioned could and would happen. Only, if an adult blood python is forced to even be as trim as a ball python, it’s going to be emaciated. That marks you as an unreliable, unprofessional, pretentious ass. If anyone thinks I’m being harsh because people make mistakes, you’re wrong. An exotic vet should not make a beginners mistake about an exotic animal, especially not one so well established, documented, and correctly propagated in captivity.

This is not about just anyone incorrectly referred to this (beautiful) animal as obese, that’s ignorable and can be laughed off without serious discussion—it’s the fact that a vet did without any supporting evidence or interest in such an opinion from the OP.

rosettes:

A man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow

rosettes:

A man feeding swans and ducks from a snowy river bank in Krakow

(Source: v0tum)

qwigoqwaga:

Did I mention I found these pictures of Marble as a baby?

(Source: hirugohan)

lychgate:

taking out tampons more like

reptiliaherps:

My snake, stetched out alongside the wall so he can size up the door to eat it.

But no, seriously— snakes look so weird when they’re stretched out.

reptiliaherps:

My snake, stetched out alongside the wall so he can size up the door to eat it.

But no, seriously— snakes look so weird when they’re stretched out.

schazam:

i-think-im-so-funny:

This is so true it’s not even funny.

schazam:

i-think-im-so-funny:

This is so true it’s not even funny.