Sunday, February 24, 2013

Red-footed tortoise

Wow! they have grown. Male appears to be at least 12" long.
These would probably be the fastest growing tortoises I have kept. Can't remember, but was probably 3 to 4" long a year or so ago :)
Sometimes its interesting to stop and listen to the varieties of wild birds in other region.
Can't see a single one of them, but its drizzling, and somewhere on a hill near a historical site known as the House of Virgin Mary.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

An interesting case of polyandrous specie. Where the female is larger, nicer coloration and makes the mating call to the male. She builds nest, calls for a male, lay eggs and leave the hatching and raising of the chicks to the male. She then moves on to another nest and calls for another male. Sometimes fighting off other females for territory.
Which makes the keeping of these female specimens interesting as they could be used to call and attract other quails, male (for mating) and female (territorial).

Sequential polyandry....

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bird trap

The craftman always better himself. Just when I thought nothing can be improved, something was....

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fighting Fish

In the name of hobby.... bought this fella to amuse my kid. Dont know why its expensive. Some cheaper variant looks nicer. There is one equally expensive one that is black in colour, but couldn't convince him to choose :D