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Hi everyone! My name is Sarah, I live in North Dakota and have owned a dog grooming shop for 12 years. I've always loved aquariums and fish since I was very little, and had my first aquarium when I was a kid. I don't recall what was in it, but I remember really enjoying it. I don't think I've ever been without at least a betta in my life.

I have no kids and a lot of pets haha. My "oldest" is Bella, a 6 year old merle Great Dane. Wyatt Earp is my hearing assistance dog (I am deaf) and is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I recently rescued another corgi as well and renamed her Annie Oakley.

I also have a Nanday Conure who is 12. I got him as a hand raised baby and people tell me the only reason I can love him is because I'm deaf. ;) His name is Java.

Then came the tanks...it started with a 55 gallon and a few rescued blood parrots and I now have 2 55 gallons with cichlids, a 30 gallon with a blue crayfish and glowfish, a 10 gallon with neons, a 2.5 gallon with a betta and a 29 gallon biocube on the way. Still debating what I will set up in there, and I'm considering another 55 gallon for a puffer. I guess this is addictive, huh?

I just added one aquarium to my "log", check it out!

Nice to meet you all, I'm sure I will have lots of questions should I decide to jump into the saltwater arena with my biocube...yikes.

Sarah
 

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Hello, and welcome to the forum! It seems you already have MTS (multi-tank syndrome) but you'll probably find that this forum only aggravates the condition, haha. Not that that's a bad thing!
 

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Hi Sarah,

Welcome to the forum. That's a lot of pets and they must keep you hopping. The more animals, the better IMO :)

I just Google imaged your bird. Very pretty. Got any pictures of him?
 

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I also have a Nanday Conure who is 12. I got him as a hand raised baby and people tell me the only reason I can love him is because I'm deaf. ;) His name is Java.
Hi Sarah, welcome to the forum. I also keep a parrot and think she has made me deaf! You own your own dog grooming shop? *sigh* To hang with dogs all day and to make a living while you're doing it? It sounds like a life I would love! :)
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum, funny your from ND, a very dear friend of mine settled there as well few yrs ago :)
Hope you're warming up again and that the massive snow is finally starting to melt away for you all.
 

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Hi Sarah, welcome to the forum. I also keep a parrot and think she has made me deaf! You own your own dog grooming shop? *sigh* To hang with dogs all day and to make a living while you're doing it? It sounds like a life I would love! :)
I love the dogs most days...the owners I could do without. I often wish the dogs could drive themselves to their appointments, lol.

I have a 18 year old African Grey Parrot as well, but he lives with my parents as he doesn't like sharing his attention with Java. He is a hoot, his name is "Toba Bird" (or so he calls himself, is supposed to be Toby) and has an amazing vocabulary of sounds, words and songs. No fun for a deaf person to own a bird with such a great vocabulary and my parents really enjoy him!
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum, funny your from ND, a very dear friend of mine settled there as well few yrs ago :)
Hope you're warming up again and that the massive snow is finally starting to melt away for you all.

Sigh, it's supposed to snow bad again on friday, which is when I'm supposed to go to the city and pick up my new biocube!! NOT happy about that, I'm excited to go shopping for supplies. Dang weather.
 

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Hi Sarah,

Welcome to the forum. That's a lot of pets and they must keep you hopping. The more animals, the better IMO :)

I just Google imaged your bird. Very pretty. Got any pictures of him?
I agree! It's a houseful but I love it. All my "kids" are well behaved so that makes it pretty fun.

Java is very camera...well, camera-angry. He attacks anything that looks like a camera! I have a great black and white photo of him I took in college by hiding in the shower while he was preening on the towel rack after his bath. Doesn't show off his great colours, but does show off how pretty he is otherwise.



Here is this years christmas picture of my kiddos

 

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Sigh, it's supposed to snow bad again on friday, which is when I'm supposed to go to the city and pick up my new biocube!! NOT happy about that, I'm excited to go shopping for supplies. Dang weather.
My best weather wishes are send ya'lls way....From what my friend told me its been CRAZYYY (and her poor hubby is on the LAST walking route for mail delivery there :shock: ).
Hope you'll have a safe fish-shopping trip ;-)
 

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hello and warm welcome to you.
i love your feathery and furry kids. :-D
the very best of luck for your shopping trip.
 
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