Monday, July 31, 2017

Turbo Tortoise really has a mouth full

What do you do...

if you are an African Sulcata Tortoise and it rains in your food what do you do?

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You eat and then go take a nap just like the rest of us! This video is sped up 9 times! He was in no hurry!


Who are Crazy Critters? 

Ken and Cherrice Purvee have been working together since 2001. We have been making raising plants and animals as natural as possible a life motto.
For the past few years, always open to adopting herps. Making people feel secure knowing their loved animal has a happy home.
Mostly Tortoises and Turtles call Crazy Critters home. What makes us unique is that after adoption, Crazy Critters continues to share the lives of the pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection.

We Buy - Sell - Trade - Adopt - Breed - Rescue - Transport - Rehabilitate.


Hey, Guys! We are trying to build our social media presence.

Follow us on our journey as we build our Herp Haven called Crazy Critters!
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cazy.critters.farm/
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/CrazyCrittersFundraiser

Monday, July 24, 2017

Smooth Waters Wildlife Center


Crazy Critters went to Smooth Waters Wildlife Center


Smooth Waters Wildlife Park. Animal behavior...
This is a short video that shows the relationship between man and animal.
We met Nathan and his beautiful wife. They bought Larry's old place in DeLeon Springs. 

The name is not all that has changed.

RIP LARRY. But, after our visit, I know you are proud of everything going on!

If you have never been to Smooth Waters, we feel this is a personal moment in time that can not be found elsewhere. (That we know of) 

Click here to go to Smooth Waters Facebook Page...

Click here to check out their website...

Who are Crazy Critters? 

Ken and Cherrice Purvee have been working together since 2001. We have been making raising plants and animals as natural as possible a life motto.
For the past few years, always open to adopting herps. Making people feel secure knowing their loved animal has a happy home.
Mostly Tortoises and Turtles call Crazy Critters home. What makes us unique is that after adoption, Crazy Critters continues to share the lives of the pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection.

We Buy - Sell - Trade - Adopt - Breed - Rescue - Transport - Rehabilitate.


Hey, Guys! We are trying to build our social media presence.

Follow us on our journey as we build our Herp Haven called Crazy Critters!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrazyCritterFarm/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5TQnm11n9fmboukNvx8HxA?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cazy.critters.farm/
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/CrazyCrittersFundraiser

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Breakfast with the Redfoot Tortoises

We Love Feeding our animals




Check out our new video. Featuring Poopsie. 
This video will show just a piece of the "Orange Area". This is the redfoot and yellow-foot tortoise enclosure. 

Red-footed and yellow-footed tortoises are primarily herbivorous. They graze on a wide variety of grasses, fruits, flowers and small plants. In the wild, both species have been reported to consume small amounts of animal material, such as carrion.

Every day or every other day feed adult captive tortoises a mixture of high-calcium greens (collard, mustard and dandelion), vegetables and fruits (pumpkin, winter squash, grated carrots, crookneck squash, zucchini, papaya, mango, kiwi, melon, cantaloupe and prickly pears), and flowers (hibiscus, nasturtium, prickly pear flowers and dandelions). Other acceptable greens, such as endive, watercress, romaine, kale, and escarole, can be mixed in for variety.

Who are Crazy Critters? 

Ken and Cherrice Purvee have been working together since 2001. We have been making raising plants and animals as natural as possible a life motto.
For the past few years, always open to adopting herps. Making people feel secure knowing their loved animal has a happy home.
Mostly Tortoises and Turtles call Crazy Critters home. What makes us unique is that after adoption, Crazy Critters continues to share the lives of the pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection.

We Buy - Sell - Trade - Adopt - Breed - Rescue - Transport - Rehabilitate.


Hey, Guys! We are trying to build our social media presence.

Follow us on our journey as we build our Herp Haven called Crazy Critters!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrazyCritterFarm/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5TQnm11n9fmboukNvx8HxA?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cazy.critters.farm/
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/CrazyCrittersFundraiser

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tort"house" Stage B



Click here to see the roll up sides that were put on.

Who are Crazy Critters? 

Ken and Cherrice Purvee have been working together since 2001. We have been making raising plants and animals as natural as possible a life motto.
For the past few years, always open to adopting herps. Making people feel secure knowing their loved animal has a happy home.
Mostly Tortoises and Turtles call Crazy Critters home. What makes us unique is that after adoption, Crazy Critters continues to share the lives of the pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection.

We Buy - Sell - Trade - Adopt - Breed - Rescue - Transport - Rehabilitate.


Hey, Guys! We are trying to build our social media presence.

Follow us on our journey as we build our Herp Haven called Crazy Critters!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrazyCritterFarm/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5TQnm11n9fmboukNvx8HxA?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cazy.critters.farm/
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/CrazyCrittersFundraiser

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Roaches make great feeders!



Discoid Roach Care Sheet

Distribution:
Mexico, Central, and South America. Wild populations can also be found in Florida.
Description:
Blaberus discoidalis, a.k.a Discoids a.k.a The False Death's Head Roach. Both Male and female discoid roaches have wings, with females being slightly larger and heavier bodied than males. They cannot climb glass or plastic, nor can they fly. Discoids can flutter fall to the ground covering several feet until they hit the ground, depending on high they were when they jumped.
Size:
1/8th inch when born, up to 2 3/4 inches with females being slightly larger than males
Lifespan:
16-24 months
Care Difficulty Level:
Moderate
Caging:
Discoids cannot climb glass or plastic. I like to house all of my roaches in Rubbermaid or Sterlite containers with screened lids. I suggest screening 80% of the lid as you can always cover part of it with a terry cloth towel to help retain humidity.
Substrate:
I use egg crates positioned vertically for additional floor/living space. A substrate of coconut fiber (eco earth, bed a beast, coconut coir) and sphagnum moss can be used as can other soil mixtures. If you use any kind of substrate from a hardware store or garden shop, MAKE SURE IT IS CHEMICAL FREE!
Required Temperatures:
78 - 95 degrees
Humidity:
40%-50% You can keep a spray bottle handy to help keep humidity up in drier areas or soak the above-mentioned terry cloth towel and place it over some of the screened lids. Wetting down the substrate periodically can help maintain proper humidity as well
Food Requirements:
Like most roaches, discoids are great in aiding in the decomposing process, feeding on ripe fruit and other plant materials in the wild. I also keep my home made dry roach food available to them at all times as part of their daily care. When feeding any fresh fruits or vegetables, do not put in more than they can eat in 24-36 hour period to avoid problems caused by rotten food. I also provide water gel to my roaches as a water source at all times. Discoids seem to do better if they have a little more animal protein in their diet than other roach species. This can be achieved by adding a little bit of dog, cat, or high-quality fish food.
Maintenance:
Keep food and water available at all times. Clean out the waste as needed. I do not allow the waste to get any deeper than 1/2-3/4 of an inch.
Breeding Notes:
Discoids can have 25-35 babies per month, depending on the conditions they are kept under.

Who are Crazy Critters? 

Ken and Cherrice Purvee have been working together since 2001. We have been making raising plants and animals as natural as possible a life motto.
For the past few years, always open to adopting herps. Making people feel secure knowing their loved animal has a happy home.
Mostly Tortoises and Turtles call Crazy Critters home. What makes us unique is that after adoption, Crazy Critters continues to share the lives of the pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection.

We Buy - Sell - Trade - Adopt - Breed - Rescue - Transport - Rehabilitate


Hey, Guys! We are trying to build our social media presence.

Follow us on our journey as we build our Herp Haven called Crazy Critters!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrazyCritterFarm/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5TQnm11n9fmboukNvx8HxA?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cazy.critters.farm/
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/CrazyCrittersFundraiser

Spur Thigh crunching



Click here to go to a tortoise care sheet


Who are Crazy Critters? 

Ken and Cherrice Purvee have been working together since 2001. We have been making raising plants and animals as natural as possible a life motto.
For the past few years, always open to adopting herps. Making people feel secure knowing their loved animal has a happy home.
Mostly Tortoises and Turtles call Crazy Critters home. What makes us unique is that after adoption, Crazy Critters continues to share the lives of the pets on social media. Providing an additional continued connection.

We Buy - Sell - Trade - Adopt - Breed - Rescue - Transport - Rehabilitate.

Hey, Guys! We are trying to build our social media presence.

Follow us on our journey as we build our Herp Haven called Crazy Critters!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrazyCritterFarm/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5TQnm11n9fmboukNvx8HxA?
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cazy.critters.farm/
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/CrazyCrittersFundraiser/