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    Cow Any Reptile Keepers?

    Hi guys, I'm new here and was wondering if anyone else is like me and has an affinity for scaly things! I hope I posted in the right place!

    I keep around a dozen snakes, from an itty bitty hog nose snake to a great big reticulated python. My main passion is "true" red tail boas. I have 6 of those from various regions in South America.

    Here is my Flickr account with links to sets of individual animals.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/55723201@N06/sets/

    If any of you are out there, what do you keep or what do you want to keep?
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    Ive had 2 Leopard geckos, a green iguana and 2 Savannah Monitors. One day I hope to own a Nile/Water monitor.
    [url=http://galleryonefone.blogspot.com[/url] This would be my gallery in Sweden

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    I have a 5 month old Yemen Chameleon. Love him to bits!

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    I want an iguana and a tortoise but I'm too poor :C

    Send me Flapjack!! He's such a cutie

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    It would be cool to own a monitor lizard. Or one of these!
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    Alas, I have trouble with things that need regular care. I can barely keep potted plants alive, so I keep myself from owning animals. It's for their own good I just think they look cute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyerOrdStar View Post
    It would be cool to own a monitor lizard. Or one of these!
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    Oh man that thing looks so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyerOrdStar View Post
    It would be cool to own a monitor lizard. Or one of these!
    Attachment 1237306

    Alas, I have trouble with things that need regular care. I can barely keep potted plants alive, so I keep myself from owning animals. It's for their own good I just think they look cute...
    I think that's an armadillo lizard. You can sometimes find them at reptile shows.

    I used to have an iguana, and it got huge. It was pretty much like a dog for me. I've steered away from monitors because for the most part, they get huge, and need some ridiculously large enclosures. They can also be pretty destructive when they get bigger. I guess Savannahs aren't that big/destructive so far as monitors go, though.

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    That armadillo lizard looks amazing!

    I'm in the process of getting a bearded dragon, just waiting to get all lights and then I can set up his home before I get him/her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel Intheuk View Post
    That armadillo lizard looks amazing!

    I'm in the process of getting a bearded dragon, just waiting to get all lights and then I can set up his home before I get him/her
    Beardies are really fun. Just no patience for lizards with all the vitamins and extra lighting they require. I'll stick to snakes.

    Here is my 10-12ft Reticulated python, Felony.

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    Not strictly a reptile, but in a few weeks I will be the proud owner of a tailless Whip Scorpion.
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    As cool as reptiles are, do they really make good pets? They don't seem to naturally be the sociable type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel Intheuk View Post
    That is one massive snake!! Can you carry him at that size?
    Yes. Even though she is 11ft long or so, she only weighs like 22lbs. I expect her to top off anywhere from 14-16ft and 40-50lbs. So this species is very light for their length. Burmese pythons get really hefty, as do anacondas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordus View Post
    Not strictly a reptile, but in a few weeks I will be the proud owner of a tailless Whip Scorpion.
    Hehe. I have 5 tarantulas, so congrats on your new critter. They are very interesting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotime View Post
    As cool as reptiles are, do they really make good pets? They don't seem to naturally be the sociable type.
    No, they are not social. They're pretty much eye candy that you can touch and hold. They are very enjoyable because I just don't have the time to dedicate to a dog or cat and they take up very little space.

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    Reptiles both social and antisocial

    Actually I don't think that's generally true. Some snakes are very social, some monitors are very social. Personality varies within a species so how can we generalize across the reptile kingdom? Why would you want to touch and hold something that didn't want to be?

    It seems a bit insane to say they are pretty, not social, and you can touch and hold them.

    They're not needy like dogs. It makes a good pet if you don't want something constantly trying to placate you. I guarantee there is a chance if you have a monitor or a large snake and allow it out of its cage to wander they will come visit you and enjoy being with you more than their heat lamp. Some will just sit next to you for the hell of it. Iguanas are known for being more social, but I had one and he was a bastard who would only come for food. Some Iguanas crave attention, love to be held and petted and will beg for attention.



    I don't keep anything atm, if I had a setup I would keep caimans or rattlers of some kind. indigos are nice too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomi Ningishzidda View Post
    Actually I don't think that's generally true. Some snakes are very social, some monitors are very social. Personality varies within a species so how can we generalize across the reptile kingdom? Why would you want to touch and hold something that didn't want to be?

    It seems a bit insane to say they are pretty, not social, and you can touch and hold them.

    They're not needy like dogs. It makes a good pet if you don't want something constantly trying to placate you. I guarantee there is a chance if you have a monitor or a large snake and allow it out of its cage to wander they will come visit you and enjoy being with you more than their heat lamp. Some will just sit next to you for the hell of it. Iguanas are known for being more social, but I had one and he was a bastard who would only come for food. Some Iguanas crave attention, love to be held and petted and will beg for attention.



    I don't keep anything atm, if I had a setup I would keep caimans or rattlers of some kind. indigos are nice too.
    The only time snakes socialize with their own kind is when they all flock to an overwintering den or to breed. Otherwise, they are pretty solitary critters. They can be pretty intelligent for reptiles, especially Cobras and the reticulated python. Mine recognizes me and knows when I am in the room, and becomes more active but I think she sees me as some form of security blanket and a bringer of food than a friend.

    Lizards are definitely more social, you are right in that aspect.

    Also, excuse my over-generalization it was the wee hours of the morning. Also, indigos are way awesome, but I hear they poop a LOT.

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