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Lisa Pretsch - 2015-10-06
I raise these fun little critters and I'am having a hard time getting the word out there that I have young ones for sale. Any suggestions?  Thanks

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  • Mary - 2015-10-21
    Dear Lisa,
    I am looking to get a STO for my other half for Christmas. I would like to be able to drive to meet and bring home our little one, so could you please let me know where you are located? We are in PA and would not mind traveling out of state, up to a point. :) Thanks!
  • grace - 2015-11-22
    where are you located ? I am in new york.
  • Lisa Pretsch - 2015-11-28
    Hello, I couldn't find the site again so Im so sorry it took me this long to get back to you. I live in Wisconsinl
  • Karma - 2015-12-06
    Hi! What type of baby squirrels do you have for sale. I live in Illinois, and would really be interested. Were they bred in captivity? Age of babies? I've rescued and raised them before. Thanks! How much are you asking for them?

    Karma
  • Sally - 2017-02-23
    I would be interested in your STOs. Do you still breed them? My husband and I have been wanting to get one but can't find any in our area. What part of WI are you in? We're in MN.
  • DANIELLE - 2017-03-06
    Hi i am interested in buying a baby and i live in wisconsin also. . . Please email me @ daniellen5505@gmail. Com asap and ill let you know where i am and see where we can meet
  • S-TO - 2019-05-16
    Short-tailed Opossums are wild animals, not domesticated.

    They are shy and can bite as fast, or faster, than a snake when they are scared. And they are very near-sighted, so even your hand WILL frighten them. You WILL get bit, and bit hard enough to draw blood. Most probably more than once.

    They are NOT SOCIAL animals. They are also known as excellent escape artists. They WILL escape sooner or later, due to owner inexperience or simple mistake.

    And if they do, they can die of dehydration in 48-72hrs. They can fall down a vent and get stuck in your duct work and die.

    If you have a cat or dog, ferret, rat, bird, they will most likely kill them before you even notice they've escaped. They do make a soft noise that your other animals will hear, before you do.

    Brazil, where they come from mostly, did the right thing, and prevented these animals from being exported out, to keep them out of the pet trade, shortly after releasing them for scientific study. They aren't meant to be pets.

    Stop exploiting this defenseless little animal by breeding and selling them for profit.

    I came by mine when idiots with 5 kids, and 3 big dogs were going to throw her out. They cannot survive cold weather and the tons of predators outdoors, both wild and domestic.

    There isn't much known about S-TOs. There are hardly any research papers written about them, even. Exotic vets don't even have a lot of knowledge about them. They are not easy to take care of. They need warm tems and a high humidity, but not too warm or high. You've got to make sure they are getting the right nutrition, or the will suffer.

    Stick to the small rodent family of pets where there is a ton of information out there on them and their care, and leave these poor creatures alone.
  • S-TO - 2019-05-17
    NEVER listen to someone who is breeding an animal for profit.

    The money they can get out of you, usually with lies, is ALL that they care about. Not the health of the animal they bred. Not if the people who want to buy the animal are able, or want to, care for it, properly.
    ALL they care about is getting your money.

    STO's are not "fun." They are non-domesticated animals that do NOT want to be your pet, and they will act accordingly. When I took in my STO, she was scared and hissed and bit me for weeks, because the family who had her treated her roughly. The breeder who gave her to a family with a house full of kids under 10, and three dogs, didn't care if she died horribly at their hands or paws.

    And they didn't tell them that a STO's urine & feces smells HORRIBLE. Fresh skunk odor is like a field of daisies compared to STO poop.
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Makenzie - 2015-12-14
I recently was gave an STO. When we picked it up out of the tank it was ice cold and look lifeless. It is moving in a weird motion, it turns its head and twists and turns and then all of a sudden it is still. It is also lethargic and wont eat or drink. It wont even eat scrampled eggs. The past owners says it is because of stress. There is no vets near my area for exotic pets PLEASE HELP!!!

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  • S-TO - 2019-05-17
    I know this was written a few years ago, but for anyone else reading this, this animal is obviously INJURED and DYING. COMMON SENSE SHOULD BE TELLING YOU THAT.

    IN THIS SITUATION, YOU NEED TO GET UP OFF YOUR BEHIND AND IMMEDIATELY TAKE IT TO A VETERINARIAN. IF ITS OFF HOURS, THEN GET IT TO AN ANIMAL/PET ER CLINIC, IMMEDIATELY.

    TO ANYONE ELSE WHO IS THINKING OF GETTING A S-T OPOSSUM, THEY REQUIRE AN EXOTIC VETERINARIAN. IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN EXOTIC VETERINARIAN CLOSE BY, AND YOU LACK THE MEANS TO GET TO ONE FURTHER AWAY, THEN DON'T TAKE THE POOR ANIMAL. USE SOME COMMON SENSE AND SELF-RESTRAINT.

    ANIMAL ABUSE IS PUNISHABLE, BY LAW. WHEN YOU SAW THE SHAPE THAT POOR ANIMAL, AND PROBABLY THE OTHERS, WAS IN, YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLED THE POLICE ON THAT PERSON THAT HAD THEM. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO DEAL WITH ANIMAL ABUSE.
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Kelly - 2019-05-12
Looking to buy a female black or blue Havana bunny.
please email if anyone in New Jersey is selling them.

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Jamee Bill - 2018-08-08
'Loving pair of bonded Sugar gliders I have a pair of bonded Sugar gliders I'm considering re-homing. Both about 13 weeks old and. Cage,accessories and food included. The first is a leu/plat pair and the second is a TPM/creme pair. They were breeding pairs, so will not be separated. Both pairs are very easy to handle, sweet, and friendly. They have been handled their whole lives. They come with their cage setups that include their cages, wheel, toys, pouch, etc. We feed the GoHPW Diet and I can teach you how to make that and where to order supplies.for pictures and more details text.(614) 721-2351'

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  • Amy - 2019-05-06
    Are they still there? I want!
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Trinity - 2019-05-06
Currently in search of a young Eastern Gray Squirrel to adopt into a forever home :) If you have any available please email me at tlourey12@gmail.com. Thanks!

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Evie - 2011-06-23
DESPERATELY looking for a newborn female muntjac deer... email me at evieemergency@gmail.com

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-24
    The best thing to do if you are looking for a baby muntjak is to look around where you live. They need to be fed the mom's colustrum for a couple of days before they can be hand fed by a human. Now hand feeding a muntjak from about 2 weeks on is fairly easy but hand feeding a muntjak (if you have never done it) from 3 days old is not necessarily easy. I doubt there is a safe way to transport them via plane at that age and driving a great distance (more thana few hours) would be pretty difficult. They also can't go to the bathroom on their own for a week or so and you would need to wipe their rear with a warm wet cottom ball to have them go to the bathroom - in a kitty litter so they know to do that from the start. Unless this is something you have been through, I would think you would rather have one 3 - 4 weeks old - fed by someone in the home with the kitty litter. Good luck.
  • SKYE SMITH - 2019-04-30
    Charlie i have some questions about muntjac. If you could email me at skyesmith11@yahoo.com it would be greatly appreciated!
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Luke - 2019-04-28
We have baby flying squirrels living in our attic. I'm wondering how to tell if the parents are still alive or not? If not I'd like to learn the best way to take care of them and reintroduce them to the wild.

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Carlos vieira - 2019-04-20
Would like to adopt a baby eastern grey squirrel. I live in Miami, my email cbuenov@gmail.com

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Alanna - 2019-04-19
Experienced squirrel owner, currently looking for a baby/young female eastern grey squirrel in or around the Maryland area. Willing to drive out of state for pickup. If you are a breeder or have any leads, please let me know. Thank you.

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Emmanuel - 2019-04-17
I am desperately looking two dwarf lionhead rabbits? Is it possible to get them in Melbourne? I would appreciate any info. Many thanks

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