Sunnyvale Pets - I jumped the gun (but got a pinktoe!)

D-Man

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I checked this place out and was sorely upset. They only had about 10 T's poorly displayed (they told me on the phone that they carried a wide array of T's), but caged ok. Prices were ok, service was poor - they did not have all T's labeled and did not know what they all were.

BUT, I got myself my first pinktoe! It's probably a little over 3" and was nice to me when I put it in it's new digs.

Bill (Invertepet), I'll be calling you for a visit.

Dario
 

jwb121377

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Most of the time when I let myself get hyped up about a store I get let down. What kind of avic did you get? Was it a Avicularia avicularia, if so they make great "pets".
 

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Hey D-man,

That sucks, it's always a bummer when you travel to a place and there isn't much to see. Glad you got the pinktoe though, the Avic's are awesome, can't go wrong with them. I to, am planning a trip to Invertepet when I get some $. Don't worry Bill, I know to call first:)
 

SpiderFood

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It wont stop there on the Avics. I have 2 A. avicularia, 1 A. metallica, and an A. versicolor. the two A. avicularia are about 4" and one about 5.5", the rest are slings but they are all great.
dale
 

D-Man

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avicularia

Originally posted by jwb121377
Most of the time when I let myself get hyped up about a store I get let down. What kind of avic did you get? Was it a Avicularia avicularia, if so they make great "pets".
I wanted a versicolor first, but hey, they're both on my list so I made some progress. I'm gonna check out Invertepet's current stock and create a shopping list to visit Bill. First, I need to build a shelving system for my growing family.
 

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Hi D-Man!

Hey, consider yourself lucky... there isn't a pet shop within 50 miles of me that carries 10 different species. My shop only has 2-3 different species at a time. I must rely on Swifty for anything REALLY COOL!

And remember... if they're not marked, or marked wrong, you could get a GREAT DEAL since your knowledge of Ts is probably substantially more than the shop owner!!

Congrats on the new baby!
 

D-Man

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Inland Empire

Originally posted by MizM
Hi D-Man!

Hey, consider yourself lucky... there isn't a pet shop within 50 miles of me that carries 10 different species. My shop only has 2-3 different species at a time. I must rely on Swifty for anything REALLY COOL!

Congrats on the new baby!
Hi, Miz-

It's just that I had this picture in my head from when I first saw the place in the mid-90's. They had a cool layout with at least a hundred T's set in the walls.

Hey, I have family out there in Bloomington, Riverside, Perris, and all points in between. I just got into the hobby in February, so I've never checked things out that way. Next time I'm there, I'll have to investigate as I visist in the various neighborhoods.

Peace, Dario
 

Static_69

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heh...the pet store in my city carries one type of tarantula...a stripeknee, and they have 3 females....maybe if they had a male i'd buy a male and female and try out some breeding.




Risto
 

jwb121377

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Re: avicularia

Originally posted by D-Man
I wanted a versicolor first, but hey, they're both on my list so I made some progress. I'm gonna check out Invertepet's current stock and create a shopping list to visit Bill. First, I need to build a shelving system for my growing family.
Well I love Avicularia avicularia(I have 6) and think it is a great choice.
 

Mendnwngs

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I love my little A. Avic. Love the way he moves.

Just gotta get him to eat...

-Jason
 

D-Man

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Settling in

My little guy is still roaming its Lg. critter keeper. Totally ignoring it's nice pieces of bark. I'll feed it tomorrow, but I'm not expecting a response.
 

D-Man

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Well, I was wrong!

Originally posted by D-Man
I'll feed it tomorrow, but I'm not expecting a response.
I dropped a fat cricket in and the T jumped about 6" from the wall of the critter keeper and pounced on the cricket - bulls eye. What a response, man! It had just completed about 20 minutes of grooming every leg and palp. A good T washes up before dinner :D .
 
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