Rats and Cats and Lizards, oh my!

I'm an author and an apprentice tattoo artist from Massachusetts. I'm a huge nerd who loves animals. I share my home with 20 rats, 12 mice, 21 leopard geckos, 12 ball pythons, 2 Chinese water dragons, a cat, and a boyfriend. This blog is 75% rats, 15% other animals, and 10% random junk. Feel free to message me. I like conversation!

My main blog (where I display my art) is briannemariedaigle.tumblr.com


My babies c:

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I’ve been watching this for 5 minutes and giggling like an idiot.

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I’ve been watching this for 5 minutes and giggling like an idiot.

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Waz Gucci

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When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.
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Even though I don’t have any cute props, my boys still rocked their girly colored backdrop :)

give me the agouti dumbo & the blazed plzthx

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Baby mice!!!

Our newest baby mice!

8 males, 9 females. We got the entire spectrum of yellow/red, a possible chocolate, and what looks to be a very pale grey but we’ll have to wait til he gets a bit bigger to be sure. For markings we’ve got tan, piebald, and belted. Five of them are satins. 

Bean-Bean appreciation post!!!!

She is the sweetest, most well behaved girly and I love her to pieces. I found some old pictures of her when she was a little baby and I had to share them.




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Here are some wonderful facts about Sea World’s orcas!

  • The average lifespan of wild orcas ranges from 30-50 years, although some females can easily make it past 80 (a wild orca named J2 or ‘Granny’ is 103 this year!). The lifespan of a Sea World orca is around 25 years, the median age being 9. But at least they put on a good show!
  • Don’t worry, collapsed dorsal fins are a common condition, although in the wild only sick or injured orcas have collapsed dorsal fins. All of Sea World’s males and some females have it, it makes them look unique! 
  • The size of Sea World’s tanks compared to an orca is about the same as a human to a bathtub. Lot’s of room to stretch and move!
  • Wild orcas swim 100+ miles a day, they would have to swim around their tank 1,400+ times a day to achieve that. But that seems like a lot of work, and you may see the animals hanging out near the surface of the water or on the bottoms of their tanks for hours. That’s a lot more relaxing than swimming all those miles!
  • Sea World gives their orcas a Valium-like drug to stop the whales from acting aggressively towards each other and to numb their minds from their vastly uninteresting concrete tanks. Buying a ticket to Sea World is an excellent way to help them pay for these drugs that they pump their animals full with!
  • Many captive orcas show abnormal behaviors like head bobbing, chewing on concrete, and self mutilation by banging their heads into the side of the tank. Obviously just temper-tantrums! Silly things.
  • In the wild, there has been only one orca attack. Bad orca! While in captivity, there have been over 100 attacks and 4 deaths. These animals just need more training, it couldn’t possibly be related to their confinement! 
  • Food is used as reinforcement for tricks. Do a trick, get your dinner. Don’t want to do a trick? I guess you don’t eat tonight you stubborn thing! 

See? Sea World isn’t as bad as people make it out to be! Oh, one more fact: for every $1,000,000 Sea World makes, about $600 goes into conservation efforts (about $0.5 a ticket). I’m so glad they care about conservation of the ocean! Amazing work!

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If you haven’t realized it yet, this post is 100% sarcastic. It should be obvious, but not everyone understands sarcasm…

Please don’t let this die

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here is how I size up my feeder insects when feeding to my lizards. This lowers the risk of choking greatly.

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