I may have overreacted

Hey friends!

I figured I’d better follow up yesterday’s odd post with a new post today. I just finished a very helpful therapy appointment, I’m pretty sure I’ll be financially ok for at least a few months, and best of all, my partner’s doctor called and she has a clean bill of health!

I’m still open to selling/rehoming some animals, but I’m not going to panic-sell my whole collection at least. So yay. I’m going to take this week to take stock of everything and see what is still possible for me to achieve in 2022.

I’m still hoping to visit the CRBE in September, but whether I’ll be able to film/vend/transport/etc. depends on funds and whether I can get some helpers. My friends at Fire & Ice Designs will be there, so I absolutely want to do some promos for their amazing art.

I would love to attend other expos, but unfortunately don’t have the funds for that. If anyone is going and wants a travel buddy, let me know 🙂

Umm. I still don’t know what to do about Beyonce. Still waiting on vet to confirm if treatment is even available. She’s herself at the moment, but I’m not comfortable with her condition. She needs more supportive care for sure, so I guess I’ll focus on that while we wait for more news.

My family of Monkey Tails is doing great, but needs a new enclosure. I don’t have the funds for that, so I’ve put them up for sale for $1k each. Ideally I’d like the trio at least to stay together. If I manage to find a better enclosure before they sell, I’ll keep them.

My Peters Banded Skinks include a cohabbed group of 7 and an individual that need some supportive care. I’ve listed the group for 300 each. I was hoping to sell them all as a group to someone who would try to breed this species, but I’m open to selling them individually. Keeping them would require an enclosure upgrade and I don’t think I can afford that unfortunately. So if you want to get into this incredible species let me know.

I have 3 yearling pink tongue skinks looking for new homes. All European imports, said to be unrelated lines. Priced at $500 each plus shipping.

For blue tongues I’ll make them their own post, but I will say I have the opportunity to buy another litter of northern babies wholesale from another Canadian breeder. Right now I can’t afford it, but if there’s enough demand I can bring them in with my severance pay. I just don’t want to have more mouths to feed if I don’t have a new job in a couple months.

If you’re interested in buying an animal, please email contact@melsexotics.ca.
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And if you want to send some financial support I have a Buy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/melsexotics.
It’s new and I’m trying to figure out how to add member perks and maybe merch options. Right now I’m looking at stickers, calendars, rings, and even things like “animal sponsorships”.

One thing I wanted to do this year was a handle-the-animals event. Have people come visit and spend time actually interacting with the animals. The animals love having people over to engage with them, and I love spending time with other animal nerds. So I’m going to try to set that up since I guess I have some time right now. I’ll have to come up with a plan, so stay tuned for that.

This has been another long run-on post, sorry. Writing this out is helping me organize my thoughts and hold myself accountable. I’m going to end here for now. I’m going to go make KD for my fiance and I, and then I think Thindra is coming over and we can do some critter chores together.

Be well, my friends.

Many thanks,

About Fatal_S

My name is Melanie Pratt and I am an animal addict. My current addiction is Blue Tongue Skinks, and I have about 20 breeding adults right now.
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