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Old 04-29-2005, 12:41 AM   #11
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i have a california king snake, really beautiful colors, pale glossy yellow with dark brown patches that fade to glossy obsidian on the head, and the belly scales are pearly yellow/white, hes still a baby less than 2 feet long
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My son catches snakes every spring. Usually garter snakes. He had some anoles last year, and he also had 2 Bearded Dragons. He traded them in for some Tropheus Duboisi for me. Duboisi are fish. We like fish and aquariums. The only other reptile I see around here is my snakey neighbor.... he he he ..
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My White'* have the coolest feeling feet...

You know those 25 cent (probably 10 cent in the US :P) sticky hands you can get? The ones with the sticky stretchy string and the hand that sticks to things...
yeah i remember those, and they are 25 cents a piece here too <ive seen 50 cents a piece also>

i like terrariam creatures and stuff, but im kind in a fish phase right now. although my triops are pretty entertaining though
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fish get boring, u cant pick em up and they do nothing but swim and eat
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fish get boring, u cant pick em up and they do nothing but swim and eat
Nothing could be further from the truth. It'* like any hobby or pet. If we like it, it'* interesting...if we don't like it...it'* boring. Some people would say this forum is boring, but we'd all disagree..

I get into nature and pets, so, maybe it'* more to me than a bowl of water and some goldfish..
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well i used to have fish, i perfer a pet than can be handled
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Yeah me too, my treefrogs will just curl up in my hand and sleep, lol...they sleep anywhere anytime just like my girlfriend :P

Although I can appreciate a good fish tank setup...
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well i used to have fish, i perfer a pet than can be handled
I must admit, Most of the reptiles we've had were boring. Most just sit there and do nothing, or close to nothing. I won't go as far as bashing reptile and amphibian pet owners though. That would just be ignorant since I am not into them like I'm into my fish. I personally know reptile owners who are very much into their creatures, and they breed many different species.

I'd hate to say it, but since I mentioned fish...this thread has taken a turn that sounds like the shallow dog and cat owners who......for some dumb reason....hate each other'* pets.. I don't get it.

I think we should all be respectful of other'* feelings and hobbies. I'm more than sure that we both get the same thrill from our preferred pet.

After all, although I have fish now, I will have more wild caught reptiles and amphibians before the next month or so goes by.

I was going to start an Aquarium thread since I saw this thread, but after seeing some shallowness, I don't think that'll be an option.

I sincerely appologise if I have offended anyone. I didn't think owning fish was such a bad thing.. I never meant to start a pet fight..
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I'd like to add a couple things.... Currently I've got an easy pet...Rocky the Cat. However in the past I was a HUGE into fish. Had 5 or 6 tanks at one time.

And to add onto the can't pet or handle a fish......try again. Had this one black moor (black goldfish with bubble eyes) called him Seemoor, cause every time I looked in the tank he had grown again. I'd pet him and all that stuff. He was a very cool fish....nearly as big as a softball....and knew I wouldn't hurt him. It was nothing to stick a hand in and he'd come over and I'd pet him. Why is everyone looking at me like that?

True...all of it'* true. Fish are great because they are quiet when you want them to be, they don't hassle you if you're busy and they don't make a mess of the place.
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Yeah me too, my treefrogs will just curl up in my hand and sleep, lol...they sleep anywhere anytime just like my girlfriend :P

Although I can appreciate a good fish tank setup...
That was one of the things my son liked about his snakes, and especially his bearded dragons. I have a newborn, and the germs produced by them wasn't going to sit well with the baby, so, he wasn't able to handle his dragons as often as he liked.

We have had many pets here, including fish, frogs, birds, anoles, snakes, cat, dog, guinea pig, rabbit, and a few more.

We haven't had tree frogs...well, we have a tiny species of tree frog that can be caught if you know where to look here, but nothing as impressive as the ones you have. These were tiny, and very plain looking, and almost impossible to see in our terrarium. Again, they are nothing compared to yours.

My son does have 5-6 African Clawed frogs though. They are more of an aquatic frog, and they live 99% of their life in the water, while still breathing air. They can leave the water for short periods, but require an aquatic setup. They are very interesting, and their eating habits are as cool as it gets. They will eat fish, and worms, and a variety of meaty items as well.

We also love keeping bull frogs since they eat nearly anything, and are easy to keep.

we also had a tokay gecko a couple years ago. A friend bought it for his son, and his son didn't want it because he couldn't handle it.... tokay gecko'* are usually a bit aggressive, and they actually make a bark sound when provoked in any way. Very cool creature though.

We also go to inland ponds and net a bunch of Newts , which my son sells for a few bucks.

He also gets pregnant garter snakes in the spring, and sells the babies that eat well, and start to grow nicely. This requires a lot of care. They eat small insects, and can barely get a redworm in their mouth, so, we had to cut the worms up into tiny bits and feed them that way. One year we had about 9 adults, and to our surprise, most of them were females, and were pregnant. We had over 100 baby snakes, and they were a tough job for us. When handling this many snakes, some get trapped in the tunnels they burrow in the talk, and cannot get to the food...also, many of them wouldn't eat unless the food was in their face. This meant we had to put 10 in a seperate tank at a time, and feed them individually. yeah, what a task... also, they are very lightweight, and can stick to the glass, and slither to the top of the tank and escape. This isn't a good thing for them. It is very hard to seal a tank enough to keep them in, but till get ample air to breathe. I saw this project as a pain, but it was eduactional for my son.
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