Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by TheFishTank, Mar 13, 2005.
I have a wunderpus! What should I do!
First off, to TONMO.com!!
How long have you had your wonderpus and how is it doing so far? A couple of pics would be nice :D
Welcome, indeed! Good luck with your new friend!
Hi and welcome to TONMO.com!
If you really have a wonderpus, you must know something about keeping an octopus already. So what questions are you asking?
What in the heck is a wonderpus!?!? post pics
so far he seems to be ok. still very shy. fed grass shrimp. ordered small red crabs for tomorrow's meal.
any thoughts on sand, venom, escaping, etc...
Unknown, unknown but presumed to be venomous (perhaps highly), and probably as escape prone as all of them !
Well, now that you have it, be sure to keep detailed records of everything...feeding behaviour, socialization, etc...it may be one of the few chances most of us will ever have to be near one.
I am a strong advocate of asking questions before buying any animal and unfortunetly, a lot about we have to say about wunderpus and the similar looking species 'mimic' is not very positive.
This is because so little is known about them, but what is known is that they tend to do very badly in captivity for the most part. And that they are normally always imported as adults with maybe only a few weeks to live.
Please have a read at this article by Chris Shaw and Dr Caldwell on the subject...
Also, i will be going back to delete the other thread as its the same question, its aves people replying twice or missing out info
Dr. Caldwell has already seen it.
thanx for deleting the other thread, I meant to.
And.....how is it doing??? any pics you can show us? be sure to write down everything !
Are you working with Roy?
He frequents my store, The Octopus's Garden, here in Berkeley
HI there, and welcome. I have to admit, I didn't have a clue what a wonderpus was, but that is one of the most wonderful pus's I have ever seen. I wish I owned one! Whatever happens I wish you the best of luck with it!
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