I'd love to get a scorpion, there's only one proper exotics pet shop where I live and they don't have any, bought a black and white argentine tegu and a jungle carpet python awhile back. Looking at getting a tarantula next.
You actually succeeded to make me google/youtube some of these things and they seem to be quite interesting and subtle pets.
However, seeing them pinch small squeeking pinkies makes me want to murder.
Do not tell me you're feeding it pinkies, because IP trac... Oh, hehe! :3
When it comes to scorpions the larger the less dangerous they are. its the tiny ones that will fuck you up.
I'd love to get a scorpion :/ but sadly there is no exotic pet shops that sells scorpion. Probably will end up buying a ball python.
Emp scorps are some of the coolest pets u can have and u can pick em up u just have to understand the body lang. so u dont get stung
i dont have a scorp any more but now i wish i could get another oh and my vet said the blacklight will also let u know how sick/well a scorp is the brighter they glow the healthier they are (dont quote me its true but vet said so i hope its right).
but enjoy ur scorp they are great pets
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haha no mine is probably big enough right now to eat a pinky, but im not that evil. Once vin diesel is an adult I will feed him more then just crickets >:.
That is one awesome pet mate, nice updates and a good initiative from your side.. hope he'll grow so big that you can ride him!
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Make sure you keep his habitat humid, otherwise you run the real risk of him dehydrating and dying. Also, avoid using heat lamps; they will dry out the enclosure very quickly. Use an under-tank heater instead, it's a much more gentle heat and he'll appreciate it more and be out in the open more often. Try to avoid giving him much more than crickets and the occasional mealworm if you can; pinkys are all cool and stuff to feed him, but they're very fatty and can cause health issues if they're overfed. An occasional treat, nothing more!
The Emperor scorpions are interesting in that they're easily handled, provided you can gently urge him onto your hand. You can tell when they're relaxed because their tails will lay flat as they move; if it's being held up, be careful, as it means he's likely riled up and loaded for bear.
They make awesome, unique pets. You can expect around 5 years of life out of him with the proper care.