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Old 04-26-2009, 03:25 PM   #81
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Thanks, unico. When we got him he was tiny and lived in a 20gal. tank. They are from tropical climate so very sensitive to temps and they require UVA/UVB, special diet, high humidity. They grow to be 3-3.5' Lizzie was a big boy, those pics are actually about 5yrs. old. I'll find some more recent ones and show the home we custom built for him. It was a walk-in room, basically. He had quite the setup.

Floweravalanche, those are great pics! Hope you're feeling better, btw. The 4th pic you're holding a waterdragon. Unusual that he would bite..they're actually very docile. A lot of people confuse them with green iguanas, which can be aggressive. Good luck with your classes. I would have loved to have gone into that line of work.
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Your snake is beautiful (I kind of think all snakes are!) My daughter has a corn snake but I don't have pics.

This post from me is to honor the memory of a reptile that was very special in my life for 7 yrs. We got him when he was 6 mos. old. Started out my daughter's pet before we realized how high maintenance he was!

He passed away last September. This is Lizzie, he was a Chinese Waterdragon.







He was very beautiful I like lizards a lot just can't do the snake thing lol
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:07 AM   #83
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Floweravalanche, those are great pics! Hope you're feeling better, btw. The 4th pic you're holding a waterdragon. Unusual that he would bite..they're actually very docile. A lot of people confuse them with green iguanas, which can be aggressive. Good luck with your classes. I would have loved to have gone into that line of work.
Thank you. Yeah not sure why he would bite at us, maybe not feeling well or something?

Im hanging in there the best I can the best I can Thank you for asking

Thank you, they are very fun classes indeed I love being hands on with the animals
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:37 AM   #84
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I think snakes sound pretty cool but I still don't like the idea of them just creeping up on me. I like to know where they are. There's a certian type of snake that once they get to a certain size, their owners have to give them away to a zoo or animal centre because they become to dangerous to humans. There was something on TV about these stories where this women was wroken up in the night after she felt her snake strangling her body. They can kill humans once they get to a certain size.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:18 PM   #85
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Thank you. Yeah not sure why he would bite at us, maybe not feeling well or something?

I agree, that's probably why.

Cactus Annie,

Several months ago there was a 3 yr. old boy that was attacked by a 17ft. python in his home here in town. The mother stabbed the snake repeatedly and it let go. He survived, thankfully. The snake did not, which is a shame but obviously it was life or death for the little boy. It was not his fault but his idiot parents for not securing it. If you can't be responsible, you shouldn't own a creature like that. Too many people 'think it's cool' to bring home an exotic but don't have the brains or financial means to care for it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:41 PM   #86
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^ I agree. You know there are stories about dog owners killing their canines because they can't aford to look after them. We live in a Me Want society whereby people just act like children and never think of the consequences but they only live in the moment. They seek instant gratification. You know how expensive it is to look after a dog? I couldn't do it. I love cats but I live on a busy main road where it could easily be run over and that's why I don't have one. I love the photo's of the Chinese Waterdragon that you've posted, but I won't get one because I don't know how to look after it. Some people treat their pets like they are cool objects and they fail to think of the consequences. Some people even treat their children in the same manner.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #87
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I agree. Pets can be great additions to our lives but they shouldn't be a burden. We all have choices. My husband did not share in my passion for Lizzie but fortunately we were able to provide him with a comfortable life. I don't have plans for another reptile(we've since taken down the vivarium and donated the equipment) but he really meant a lot to me. His death was kind of tragic, he had an accident and jumped from his branch into a shelf, fracturing his shoulder and collarbone.

Found these pics of his condo. This was constructed at our old house, taken down and built again at the new. We had the garage climate controlled to accomodate him. I used to dream about taking him home to Asia and letting him go in the wild. Even though he was a labor of love, I always felt he needed to be free.




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flowers, what a line up of reptiles! cool!
that monitor lizard scuttling away, must of been really funny!

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I've never seen a Chineese Water lizard before! great coloring, and back fringe!
and a very nice living set up!
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:22 AM   #89
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oh yes it was funny, I was laughing my butt of the whole time the more the girls that saw it screamed the harder I laughed, I wish I had the video to it was so funny. One of the guys has a video lol
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Oh cool Mia! How did I miss this thread?? Magnificent is so pretty I love his plane pic
I always wanted a snake when I was a kid but my mom always said no, so I did have lots of lizards, turtles and tortoises.
I had a lizard named Sammy once because he looked exactly like Sammy Davis Jr, I swear.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:34 PM   #91
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I've never seen a Chineese Water lizard before! great coloring, and back fringe!
and a very nice living set up!
Thanks, dazzled His color would change depending on his mood. Light, bright green means content, dark colors can indicate stress, sickness, or being cold.

I wish I could have donated his whole viv but it wasn't set up to be portable.
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Breaking news: one of my daughter's two baby turtles went awol this afternoon during a tank cleaning exercise. While a frantic search was underway, care was taken to avoid inadvertently stepping on the lil guy. We couldn't find him for the longest time and we had nervous thoughts that maybe the dog got him. Eventually, it occurred to someone - actually, a few of us, rather simultaneously - that he was most likely hiding in the closet. And there he was. So that ended well.
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^ glad that had a happy ending!

Here's a turtle named Soup I found on Deviant Art (not my turtle)

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Too cute for words!
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^ lol, that turtle is all "Oh HAI!"

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Here is a baby monitor, this guy was funny he would hiss at everyone but me then he got away and ran down the hall and all this girls screamed when they saw him coming it was awesome.
Aww, awesome! I had a water monitor years ago. So cool. I still want to snake-nap(lol) Magnificent though
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