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Exotic Pets - Emperor Scorpion - as part of the series on pets and animals by GeoBeats.
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Scorpions are not good pets in general. They exclude too many groups of people such as overprotective mothers, people who find fuzzy pets cute, those who are afraid of insects or spiders, those who want a short term pet.
That’s right. Scorpions, at least some species, tame easily and can actually make true pets.
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Invertebrates as pets, characteristics of arthropods, how to keep and care for arachnids (scorpions, tarantulas and spiders) and other land invertebrates Exotic Pets - Emperor Scorpion - as part of the series on pets and animals by GeoBeats.
Photo provided by FlickrCaring for Emperor Scorpions can be a thoroughly absorbing experience. Keeping scorpions as pets gives you a front-row seat into …
Photo provided by FlickrPet scorpion information, facts, care sheet and manual for keeping scorpions as pets.
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This little intruder started my arachnid hobby. Since then I have found more scorpions in the house, on top of our house, and on our walks. The arachnids I keep as pets are no longer limited to just scorpions but include three tarantulas (two species) and a vinageroon (Uropygid species).In general scorpions can tolerate the temperature and humidity ranges we find comfortable but forest species benefit from a little higher humidity levels as most are found in the moist leaf litter and decomposing vegetation that carpets the forest floor. Temperature preferences vary depending on whether the particular species comes from a temperate or tropical environment with tropical and desert species generally benefiting from some supplemental heat. If an enclosure is heated the heat source should be placed at the side or above the enclosure rather than underneath as scorpions instinctually burrow to escape the heat.Temperament:
Emperor Scorpions of one of the most docile scorpions in the world and make interesting pets. However, they are not a pet that can be cuddled, carried around or handled excessively. Excessive handling will often stress Emperor Scorpions, which puts both the owner and scorpion at risk. A stressed scorpion is far more apt to strike with its tail or pinschers. Emperor Scorpions that are constantly stressed often have far shorter life spans than scorpion who are not. The Emperor Scorpion is not a good pet for a young child as they are far too dangerous and sensitive, and are easily hurt. Emperor Scorpions are best kept solo, especially for novice scorpion owners; Emperor Scorpions may fight and hurt each other.Scorpions are very unusual pets, however more and more people have become acustom to owning something unique, so why not get a unique pet to? Scorpions are easily ...Well Good Luck in your quest for the perfect pet! Realize that the information and opinions on this page are general in nature and are only intended to familiarize you with some of the aspects of keeping scorpions as pets. Before you do you need to do some more research particularly on the species you choose to make your own.Scorpions as pets
Keeping scorpions as pets is becoming increasingly more popular. They are relatively inexpensive to buy and require very little maintenance, much in the way of set up, or care.