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December 19 2009 Exotic Pets Newsletter

‘Tis the season to be jolly fa la la la la

It is hard to believe I have been back at Exotic Pets BellaOnline for over three months already. I truly did miss being here; it is where I belong. I write for a lot of sources, including newspapers. While hard news and soft news can be fun, and fast- paced it never feels the same as writing about something you are passionate about. My heart and soul was stolen by animals a very long time ago. Continue toward bottom of newsletter.

I have written 95 new articles since rejoining Bellaonline in September. I would love to have some participation or suggestions on what animals you would like to see added to the growing listed of exotic pets in the exotic pet index. Perhaps you would like to learn more about an animal that has an existing article; more in-depth detail, how to breed, where to find, the possibilities are endless. Exotic Pets BellaOnline is written for you – so take advantage.

The 95th Exotic Pet written by me - suggestions??

Piranhas as Pets?
Someone or maybe more than one person is searching for Piranhas at Exotic Pets BellaOnline. I believe I know who it is – but felt it was important to write an article; just in case someone needed the information. Besides, it proved to be fascinating research.

Piranhas are not a social fish the main reason they tend to travel in schools is self preservation. The rather hyped up persona from movies are of piranhas that live in large schools. A few piranhas in an aquarium, especially when unfamiliar with their surroundings could deliver a nasty bite.

Learn about Piranhas

20,000 Exotic Animals Seized
20,000 exotic animals confiscated from exotic pet wholesaler in Arlington Texas. Many of the animals were found dead or dying.

20,000 Exotic Animals Seized

Forum discussion
U are forever responsible for what you have tamed

Unwind from the holiday mayhem – have a little fun – can you answer this question? After each question is answered I will post a new one.

Exotic Pet question fun - do you know the answer?

Surprise there is an elephant in my stocking

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I can give or take hard news. While much of it is exciting, even more of it rips holes in my heart. Nearly ¾ of the accidents I have covered have involved teenagers, no seat belts, and drinking. There was a lovely young teen in the town I moved from that was wrestling a CD from her friend, who happened to be driving. The girl was not wearing a seat belt. Both had been drinking. The last time I saw this beautiful girl was where she laid thrown from the vehicle – dead. I knew her parents; I had lost a child and knew the horrible pain they would have to endure for the rest of their lives.

I also witnessed a miracle. A young mother had a six-month old baby in the backseat of the car with an infant car seat with the five-point restraint system. A young teenage boy hit this car head on at 90 miles per hour. The mother and eleven year old daughter were seriously hurt, but thankfully seat belted and they did recover. The baby? Not a scratch on the child.

I have heard every possible excuse why you don’t want to wear a seat belt. They are excuses – wear them. I have seen it all. You are an example for your children and their future habits – buckle up.

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge! Just hit forward and stick some email addresses in the address line. Guarantee your family and friends their email will always remain private, the newsletter is free – no strings attached. I just love to share my love of pets with anyone I can meet. (Which is also why I love to hear from you!) Drop by the forum and introduce yourself.

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ncc4200a thanks for the Christmas card from Australia, you made me feel pretty darn special!

As to everyone else that wanted my address I feel there is no harm in giving it out. Besides, it is too cold in South Dakota for anyone to make the trek to cause me harm. Besides, I have watch ferrets!

Diana Geiger, Exotic Pets Editor
915 Wisconsin Ave. SW
Huron, South Dakota 57350
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