Yes, our Cockatoo likes to dance (and swear, and talk, and laugh), though the funniest thing she does is drink soda from a can (once it is down to the
last few sips). She grabs it in her beak, and tilts it up to drink. I have to get a video of that sometime. It's a trick she'll do on demand, every
time, so easy to capture.
I'm not sure how big a king snake gets. I suppose they eat mice and or rats?
Naw, it is pretty small, and eats small fish and insects. My wife won't keep any animal that has to eat mammals.
That's why it may be tricky to find a decent lizard too, as we like the bigger ones, but need one that we won't have to feed mice to, etc.
The kittens will go to good homes soon enough, though we'll keep one. We have a pretty big home for them (over 4000 sq ft) (and about 4 different
litter boxes that all get cleaned daily, so yeah, that's a fun chore). The chihuahuas are pretty easy to keep, and the larger dog has a huge dog yard
to run and play in (and he'll have a doghouse out there soon, as that's my next minor project).
As for the Koi, yes I'll certainly post pics as I complete any of my projects. I'm just so glad to be getting them done, and I'm sure my wife is more
confident after seeing I can actually DO these things (I think she had some doubt)...
It must cost you guys a fortune feeding and caring for all these animals
Yep, that's why we board horses. The monthly board fees we collect pretty much helps us foot the bill to feed and care for all the animals. The horse
is the most expensive one, as keeping a horse is about $150 a month, and that's just hay and feed (apples and carrots too), and farrier (hoof
treatment). Cats and dogs get dry food in the day, canned food at night. I only have to buy chicken and bunny feed about once a month at about $15 a
bag. We get large bags of dry food for the cats and dogs, and look for sales on the few brands they really like. Just cheaper stuff (I'm not about all
that fru-fru feed that costs a fortune). Gravy Train cans are still 50 cents a pop, but still cheaper than even multi-packs of other brands. Cat food
cans are cheapest by the 4 pack (for some reason). I always go by price per oz. Bird food is about $15 a month. (parrot food and Reeses Pieces, her
We're actually seeding the pasture with more Timothy and Alfalfa grasses, to maybe eventually cut down on hay cost, and we'll eventually grow apple
trees, and carrots in the garden to cut down there too.
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