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Seventh Annual PetHobbyist.com Chat Week
February 27-March 5, 2005

Welcome to the Seventh Annual Chat Week at PetHobbyist.com! Below you will find our current lineup of guests for the event; more names are being added daily so check back often!

At the bottom of the page you'll find directions on how to attend the chats and where to find more complete information.

Current scheduled guests include:

Sunday February 27

Rescue: Why We Do It, How We Cope
Dottie Zammetti, A Home At Last Rescue Network
Norma Stevlingson, Animal Rescue Federation of Superior, Wisconsin
Terri Bass, Dane County Humane Society
Carol Backers, National Borzoi Rescue Foundation
Darla Duffey, Jacksonville Sheltie Rescue
Nanette Thurber, Fox Valley Ferret Rescue

Sunday, February 27, at 8 PM Eastern in the Haven
View transcript here.

Kerry King, guitarist for Slayer
Keeping Boas and Retics

Sunday, February 27, at 9 PM Eastern, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Christina Chambreau, DVM
Homeopathic Care for Dogs and Cats

Sunday, February 27, at 9 PM Eastern in the Auditorium
View transcript here.

Don Soderberg of South Mountain Reptiles
Cornsnakes

Sunday, February 27, at 10 PM Eastern, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Monday February 28

Bob Clark
Python morphs

Monday, February 28, at 9 PM Eastern, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Lorraine Shelton, author of The Guide to Owning a Tonkinese Cat and
co-author of Robinson's Genetics for Cat Breeders and Veterinarians

Monday, February 28, at 9 PM Eastern in Cat Care Central
View transcript here.

Antigone (Tig) Means-Burleson
Hedgehogs as Pets

Monday, February 28, at 9 PM Eastern, in ExoticHobbyist Chat
View transcript here.

Pam Schott, DVM
Libby Williams, President, NJCAPSA
Stopping Puppy Mills

Monday, February 28, at 10 PM Eastern in the Dog Den
View transcript here.

Chad Brown
Monitor Breeding Program

Monday, February 28, at 10 PM Eastern in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Nancy Speed
Breeding Birds: How to get started and how to do it right

Monday, February 28, at 10 PM Eastern in the Aviary
View transcript here.

Tuesday March 1

Karin Ashe, Scanpoint Pointers, AKC Judge
Form and Movement
Tuesday, March 1, at 9 PM Eastern in the Dog Den
View transcript here.

Helmi Flick
Digital Feline Photography

Tuesday, March 1, at 9 PM Eastern in Cat Care Central
View transcript here.

Patrick Nabors
Dart frogs

Tuesday, March 1, at 9 PM Eastern, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Darrell Senneke of the World Chelonian Trust and Turtle Survival Alliance
Conservation of Asian Turtles

Tuesday, March 1, at 10 PM Eastern in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Wednesday March 2

Jessi Clark-White of AfricanServal.com
Why Exotic Pets Should Not Be Banned

Wednesday, March 2, at 9 PM Eastern, in ExoticHobbyist Chat
View transcript here.

Bill Love
Herp Photography

Wednesday, March 2, at 10 PM Eastern, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Genny Wall, Attorney and Chair of the Amercian Federation of Aviculturists Avian Welfare Committee
Legal Issues for Bird Owners

Wednesday, March 2, at 10 PM Eastern, in the Aviary
View transcript here.

Cancer and Your Pets
Debra Eldrege, DVM, and Magaret H. Bonham, authors of Cancer And Your Pet: The Complete Guide to the Latest Research, Treatments, and Options

Wednesday, March 2, at 10 PM Eastern in the Dog Den
View transcript here.

Thursday March 3

Kara Glasgow of NERD
Blood Pythons
Thursday, March 3, at 9 PM Eastern, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Richard Avanzino, Maddies Fund
Creating a No-Kill Nation

Thursday, March 3, at 9 PM Eastern in the Auditorium
RESCHEDULED - Check for updates here!

Nancy Sheffer
Teaching Birds to Play

Thursday, March 3, at 9 PM Eastern in the Aviary
View transcript here.

Darlene Arden, author of The Irrepressible Toy Dog
Elaine Gewirtz, author of Pugs for Dummies and Your Yorkshire Terrier's Life
Victor Joris, author of The Complete Shih Tzu
Small in Size, Big in Heart: The Small Dog Panel!

Thursday, March 3, at 10 PM Eastern in the Dog Den
View transcript here.

Friday March 4

Cheri Phillips, of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America
Chuck Scannell, of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America
JUST ADDED! John Brandt, MAC/USCRTF Representative
Panel on the Preservation of the Marine Aquarium Hobby

Friday, March 4, at 9 PM Eastern, in Fish & Marine Life
View transcript here.

Herp Rescue Panel
Bonnie from VA Reptile Rescue
Cindy from Small Scale Reptile Rescue
Jane from Mid Michigan Reptile Rescue and Rehabilitation

Friday, March 9, at 9 PM Eastern in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Diane Lazicki, founder of Lazicki's Bird House & Rescue, Inc.
The Creation and Running of a Successful Bird Rescue and Sanctuary Program

Friday, March 4, at 9 PM Eastern in the Aviary
View transcript here.

Marta Williams, author of Learning Their Language
Animal Communication

Friday, March 4, at 10 PM Eastern, in the Auditorium
View transcript here.

Anthony Caponetto
Crested Geckos

Friday, March 4, at 10 PM Eastern, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Morrell Devlin, Publicity Director, American Cichlid Association Tank Busters!
Central and South American Cichlids

Friday, March 4, at 10 PM Eastern in Fish & Marine Life
View transcript here.

Saturday March 5

Mark O'Shea
From Animal Planet's "Mark O'Shea's Big Adventure"

Saturday, March 5, at 7 PM Eastern, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Darlene Arden
Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're a Dog

Saturay, March 5, at 9 PM Eastern in the Dog Den
View transcript here.

Jeff Ronne
Boas

Saturday, March 5, at 9 PM Eastern, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

Adam Britton of The Crocodile Specialist Group
Crocodilians

Saturday, March 5, 10 PM ET, in kingsnake.com's chat room
View transcript here.

How to Attend

These events will be held in chat rooms listed above. To access the chats:

  • If you are a registered user of our site, simply follow the direct link to the chat as given above, and log in with your username and password. (Forgot them? Click here!)

  • If you are not already a registered user of the site, registration is not required - simply go to chat.pethobbyist.com and use the "Guest" log-in option, then select the scheduled chat room for your event.

    There is nothing to download or install, but the system does require you to have java enabled in your browser settings. We strongly suggest you access the room before the chat, so you have time to address any difficulties you might have. You might want to drop by one of our regular weekly chats as a test run. If you have trouble, please visit our Chat Help Area.

    More Information

    There will be more information about the chats as it is available at the links in the right hand column. Simply click on the species in which you are interested for a more detailed listing. Some of the chats will even have free email reminders you can sign up for!


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