Here’s a disgusting pet issue that I think is adorable- spare parts from your pets.
So for you mammal people this probably does not connect but you’ll be fascinated by it.
Reptile and invertebrate pets shed quite a bit. Unlike dogs theh shed stuff like… their arms or their back.
What’s funny is that dogs are in essence doing the same thing when they shed- they are ditching hair which, material wise, is similiar to what fingernail, scales, and exoskelotons are made of. The fluffyness of hair reminds us of hair texture can really make a difference to have a material feels.
I have been in favor of doing something with dog hair for a long time but that insane idea aside- us with shelled and scaly pals run into this shedding with a sort of museum curiousity.
Afterall- I have seen snake skins in natural history museums. But I also know people who have had a snake for 10 years- so other than making a super cool slightly bad smelling dungeon of all of these skins- what are we to do. I mean we all also find our pets cute and so these beautiul things that fall off them and are intact become little memories.
I started to think about this in making my documentary SPIDERS WILL EAT YOUR FACE because the molting process for tarantulas does leave a perfect copy of the spiders old body most of the time. I did indeed run across some people saving as many of these molts as possible- a cool site truly.
I will even admit- with my red eared slider terrapins I save the bits of shell layer that came off when they had big growth spurts.
Do you keep animal parts? hahah but really let us know.
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