about all the awesome stuff

exotic animals

Hey, how’s it going?

Welcome to my blog. I’m glad you stopped by and I hope you stay awhile and browse around. Lots of good stuff here to read, especially if you’re interested in exotic animals—which is my business.

I’m Marcello and I’ve always been interested in animals and especially in unusual ones. I decided to turn that interest into a vocation, and out of college I started a business importing exotic animals. My degrees are in animal science so it wasn’t a huge leap to go into work with exotics.

Somewhere along the line I started this blog as a way to record some of the things that were happening in the context of my business. I thought I had a great domain name: emuwarestore. It looked perfect until I realized I had misspelled emu and it was eru! Dang!

But anyway, I didn’t spend time crying about that. It is what it is. So instead of emuwarestore, it’s eruwarestore! Lol. Who cares. It’s a conversation starter.

So, a little about me.

I grew up in the Amazon jungle in Suriname. And I do mean in the jungle. My parents worked with a group of people way out in the middle of nowhere. Our family lived with them in the same kind of house they did—up on posts, tree bark floor, bamboo walls, palm front woven roof.

Mom cooked over an open fire and our diet was mostly sweet potatoes, fish from the river, and greens that we picked out in the jungle that just grew wild.

My sister and I ran around with the local kids. To say we had an unusual upbringing would be an understatement. No playstation or xbox for us. We spent all day outside, tramping through the jungle, hunting stuff with our blowguns, swimming in the river (only in certain areas where we knew there were no piranhas or alligators), and canoeing all over everywhere.

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