Absolutely not. All of my bones, insect wings, and animal remains are ethically sourced.
Where do you get your bones?
The majority of my bones are meticulously dissected from owl pellets. Larger bones are ethically sourced via donations, surplus from my taxidermy projects, and occasional purchases.
What does "Ethically Sourced" mean?
For me, “Ethically Sourced” means that the animal or insect (from which I am using the bones or parts) was not intentionally killed by a human. The only exception I allow is when the animal is humanely hunted for the purpose of harvesting the meat for food.
What is an owl pellet?
When an owl is hungry, it will go hunting and devour its prey. Unfortunately, owls don’t have any teeth so instead of chewing their food they take large bites and end up swallowing a lot of indigestible materials. These materials (bones, fur, and feathers) are compacted and regurgitated in the form of a pellet.
Are you a taxidermist?
I have a taxidermy license, but I prefer to call myself an artist. Most of my work involves bones, and I only occasionally dabble in the realm of mummification and taxidermy. Perhaps one day, I will perfect my skill to the level that I would feel comfortable using the title of Taxidermist.
Can I send you bones or animal remains?
Send me a message and we can discuss the possibility. There are legal and ethical aspects that would need to be discussed on an individual basis.
Can I send you owl pellets?
Send me a message and we can discuss the possibility.
Do you have any bat skeletons/skulls?
Nope. The majority of bat skulls and skeletons are imported into the United States and I have yet to find a source that meets my ethical standard. There is a growing movement in the vulture culture community to move away from these imported bat remains due in part because they are not sustainably harvested. I urge you to please do your research before you purchase any bat skeleton/skull/taxidermy specimen.
Do you have any bird skeletons/skulls?
Nope! The majority of birds fall under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act which means their bones, feathers, and parts are illegal in the United States to possess. Not all birds are protected under the treaty but I rarely come across bird remains of any kind. I mainly focus on rodents.
Do you only sell online?
Nope! I also sell in person at different craft/art/oddities markets! You can find a list of all my upcoming events in the navigation bar on my website.
Can I place an order directly from your website?
At this time the only online platform I sell through is Etsy. If you happen to see something on my website that you'd like to purchase please send me a message!
Do you take custom orders?
Yes, Please use the Contact Form on my website to discuss a custom order in more detail.
What is your return/exchange/refund policy?
No returns, refunds, or exchanges will be accepted. ALL SALES ARE FINAL!
Every item that I create is a work of art and should be treated with the utmost care. Most of my work contains real and ethically sourced animal bones that are small and extremely fragile. Many of my items are contained inside of glass bottles or jars, which may break if exposed to extreme temperature changes. The dragon eggs I create are made with real bird eggs and are extremely fragile. Please be very careful handling, transporting, and storing my works of art. Please keep all items away from moisture, direct sunlight, sources of heat, children, and animals. You are responsible for the safety and well-being of the items purchased. Do not bang, drop, step-on, throw, or otherwise bring about harm to the items. By purchasing one of my works of art you agree and acknowledge that you take full responsibility for its care.
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