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  1. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Taylor Nicole Dean (Nature Vlogger)   

    I do wonder why she didn't go with a C&C setup with her hedgehogs. They're very easy to make and you can customize size easily. I made one for my guinea pigs, who like to run laps and pet store cages are waaay to small for them. I got more space for less cost! 
    and yes, I'd sure like my snakes to thrive and not just survive, which is why the size of my cage isn't meant to overwhelm them. He should be able to prowl with his full length  of his body outstretched and he needs lots of cover to feel safe doing so. Most of the time he wants to feel cozy in his hide, especially after a meal. Lot's of research must go into owning every specific animal you own. If I applied what I know about guinea pigs to hedgehogs, I'd not do as well for them. If I applied what I know about a ball python to a green tree python, I'd be doing a terrible job.
    I really think you should know what you're talking about before condemning others for their animal care, and I'll take the downvotes for saying so. Prior person was unable to explain *how* to create a thriving environment for those animals and I'd suggest reading, reptile magazine, and browse the snake subreddits if they actually want to educate themselves and not make sweeping generalizations.
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  2. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Taylor Nicole Dean (Nature Vlogger)   

    @Puppycat Most of her non-fish pets are captive bred. They are not "wild". They will live longer than their wild counterparts given the appropriate measurements and conditions of their enclosure. Measurements exist because many, many enthusiasts and zoologists have the knowledge of what exactly the animal needs to thrive in captivity. People who study specific animals as their life's passion. I'm not sure you understand what makes each specific animal comfortable, and are instead applying what you think understand about one species to all animals. You're reading more like a PETA post, who are against animals in captivity whatsoever.
    There's plenty of reasons to criticize Taylor's husbandry, but I'm waiting for someone who actually knows about hedgehogs, fish etc to be able to lend their expertise when judging her enclosures. Because as a terrestrial snake owner her enclosures for them look about the right size they should be. I wouldn't be able to say on her green tree python. Toast's enclosure is downright GIANT for his size as well as her hognose.
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  3. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Taylor Nicole Dean (Nature Vlogger)   

    Which animals specifically are being referenced when the claim of enclosures being too small pops up? The only thing I can see of her snakes is this feeding compilation( Don't watch if you don't want to see mice get eaten, obviously), and the tank sizes seem appropriate.
    With ball pythons the length and width needs to add up to being higher than how long the snake is. I think this is around 41 quarts  for an adult which won't look very big to us, but is wonderfully secure feeling for the snake. They get stressed when there is too much open space.
    I wish she'd do an entire enclosure video so I can take a better look. She only very quickly scanned over her pet room when doing the apartment tour.
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  4. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Sharla in Japan   

    Agreed. The mystery box trend on Youtube gets channels a ton of views, even when the contents are junk.
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  5. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Taylor Nicole Dean (Nature Vlogger)   

    About the snake handling, I've always been told to wait until it's comfortable enough to eat+48 hours after a feed. This can take awhile depending on the snake. She holds the snake for pictures right away.
    She could have just taken a pic of it in the deli cup it came in, but maybe she's just wanting to show off her nails too. Bluh.
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  6. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Taylor Nicole Dean (Nature Vlogger)   

    She also just bought an albino pied ball python. Is going for around 1,200 USD from what I'm seeing. She said she bought 4 new pets total at this expo.
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  7. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Taylor Nicole Dean (Nature Vlogger)   

    Going to reptile shows is too much temptation for her. All that morph eye candy! Luckily ball pythons are pretty easy to maintain once you got basics like temp and humidity taken care of. I do think she should pause on her snake collecting until the kittens have matured.  You still have to keep a watchful eye on pythons while they adjust to their new home.
    Looks like "daddy" bought her a decently priced morph. Seeing super mojaves going for 300-600 US dollars on Morph Market.  That's cheaper than what I expected.
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  8. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Taylor Nicole Dean (Nature Vlogger)   

    Regarding tank size with terrestrial snakes such as ball pythons and Mexican black kingsnakes, they genuinely only need a space that's 36-40 inches across when fully grown. Being snug makes them feel safer. Some snake owners keep them in plastic storage tubs and they're happy as can be. So I can understand getting a few in a short time frame. They're super easy,beginner friendly snakes. She stated once that she's always wanted snakes and her mother was against them for the longest time. So I'm betting that during her lengthy period of swooning over snakes and her experience caring for other reptiles made her feel pretty confident about owning them.
    I've only recently come across her Youtube and one huge issue I had was the turtle video. She comes across a guy selling baby turtles illegally on the side of the road, chews him out, then comes back with 500 bucks to buy all of them. She reported the guy thankfully, but then she dumped 80 turtles on a rescue. It's sad, but I rather she have just reported him and left the turtles to their fate. I don't think it was right to give this man money and burden a rescue with 80 turts.
    I don't know much about fish, but I wonder how tank maintenance is with her condition. Watching people clean aquariums looks exhausting.
    I'm pro-adoption for certain animals, like cats. I didn't realize she acted hypocritically on that front. And going through her relationship gossip is going to keep me entertained for awhile it seems...
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  9. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Freelee the Banana Girl AKA Leanne Ratcliffe   

    Raw vegans, fruitarians have all got problems. When you go that far into cutting things out of your diet and obsessing like that it *is* an eating disorder. I watched her several years ago and I'm shocked she's still around. Does she really eat potatoes? I didn't think you could eat those raw, or has she dropped the fully raw thing?
    The world of raw veganism can get kind of culty too (like the RawFoodWorld channel). Straight up disturbing when they all group together and create a village of crazies.
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  10. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Akidearest and The Anime Man   

    English voice acting is amazing nowadays. Do you know how bad that crap was in the 80's and early 90's? They eventually redubbed Akira FFS. Joey is such a kid.
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  11. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic heyitsfeiii   

    I don't really want to watch the video. I've used this mask and thought it was too drying. I mixed it with apple cider vinegar since that's the popular thing to do and it irritated the hell out of my skin. You'd have to mix it with yogurt or aloe to make it gentler. You don't need an aggressive clay mask sucking your face dry even if you have oily/acneic skin...but at least it's not Korean. I will give her props for that.
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  12. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic DaddyOFive   

    Cody saying that he needs to be alone so he can calm down shows he's a mature little guy. He definitely didn't learn that from his redneck father and stepmother.
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  13. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Eugenia Cooney aka Skeleton Queen   

    If she's hospitalized or goes to rehabilitation they will feed her a much higher calorie count than what is typical. Unless she does have medical addiction, more calories would increase her weight.
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  14. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic Akidearest and The Anime Man   

    *rubs hands together* I can't wait for Agnes to go to Japan. The potential drama to ensue would be such fun! I encourage any event that could lead to them breaking up.
    Sharla's shopping videos suck anyway, but having Agnes there would be awkward. Agnes is like the less fashionable and less attractive friend in a group whom the other girls pity. 
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  15. OrangeMedley added a post in a topic DaddyOFive   

    I know I'm being hopeful, but maybe the channel is down because they're being investigated. Corporal punishment is legal but Cody receives a great deal more trauma than just the standard spanking that Americans are typically okay with.
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