1. Post #441
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    Have any of you reptile-owners ever encountered people who hate them? I keep hearing horror stories about a kid murdering an anaconda at a school presentation. :saddowns:
    I had my Tegu outside on my front lawn one day and some bitch came up and said "If my husband saw that thing he'd run out and kill it with shovel." To which I replied "Does he like being shot at?". Some people...
    Apparently they both make a habit of killing every reptile they see in the wild.

    She wasn't even doing anything threatening, she was just stretched out in the sun with her eyes closed. Would be like "Oh look, someone's dog rolling around in the grass, let's go beat it to death with a shovel!".
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  2. Post #442
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    I have a racing pigeon if that counts for anything.
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  3. Post #443
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    I had my Tegu outside on my front lawn one day and some bitch came up and said "If my husband saw that thing he'd run out and kill it with shovel." To which I replied "Does he like being shot at?". Some people...
    Apparently they both make a habit of killing every reptile they see in the wild.

    She wasn't even doing anything threatening, she was just stretched out in the sun with her eyes closed. Would be like "Oh look, someone's dog rolling around in the grass, let's go beat it to death with a shovel!".
    Chase them down in your full roman armor you made.
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  4. Post #444
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    I had my Tegu outside on my front lawn one day and some bitch came up and said "If my husband saw that thing he'd run out and kill it with shovel." To which I replied "Does he like being shot at?". Some people...
    Apparently they both make a habit of killing every reptile they see in the wild.

    She wasn't even doing anything threatening, she was just stretched out in the sun with her eyes closed. Would be like "Oh look, someone's dog rolling around in the grass, let's go beat it to death with a shovel!".
    If they lived near me they might have to relocate when their house burns down.

    Poor Tegu, can you post pics :3:

  5. Post #445
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    I have a pet dog. All you people in this thread are jealous because you only have some lousy bird of paradise or some kind of reptile while I'm the only one with a dog.

    :smug:
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  6. Post #446
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    I have a pet dog. All you people in this thread are jealous because you only have some lousy bird of paradise or some kind of reptile while I'm the only one with a dog.

    :smug:
    I have two dogs. Boyo.

  7. Post #447
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    Slightly off topic but is it possible to train your dog to masturbate, or at least pretend to, like in Due Date if anyone's seen it?
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  8. Post #448
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    Slightly off topic but is it possible to train your dog to masturbate, or at least pretend to, like in Due Date if anyone's seen it?
    I'm pretty sure you can... But why?

    Also, if the movie (I haven't seen it) used a live dog, then that should answer your question with a 'yes'.

  9. Post #449
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    I'm pretty sure you can... But why?

    Also, if the movie (I haven't seen it) used a live dog, then that should answer your question with a 'yes'.
    I found it hilarious, but you never know whether its CGI or real these days
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    The daycare I went to had a Speckled Caiman. You should add that to the list.
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  11. Post #451
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    Okay, I've decided that a bearded dragon would be the best lizard for me
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  12. Post #452
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    Okay, I've decided that a bearded dragon would be the best lizard for me
    why, just out of curiosity?

  13. Post #453
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    why, just out of curiosity?
    Easy to take care of, eat less than dogs, small/medium sized lizards, can be VERY affectionate if you get them young enough.

    Edited:

    That's probably why he chose a Beardie.

  14. Post #454
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    Easy to take care of, eat less than dogs, small/medium sized lizards, can be VERY affectionate if you get them young enough.

    Edited:

    That's probably why he chose a Beardie.
    Ah, I thought it may have been a matter of his own personality or something, rather than just practicality, but nothing wrong with that at all

  15. Post #455
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    The Caiman's name was Fluffy. He liked to hiss when he was hungry, or the room was too loud.
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  16. Post #456
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    Only exotic I have ATM is a Chilean Rose Hair, had her since 2009.


    Before her I had a Flame Rose Hair but while trying to unlock my car door (literally RIGHT after buying it) I lost my grip on her container and she fell, busted wide open on the asphalt. :saddowns:
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  17. Post #457
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    I had a dream where I was with this one hot chick from one of my classes and because you said that macaws can be mean, in my dream it started biting my hands but apparently it just wanted to see my hands according to the hot chick so I let it see them and it left me alone but not before it almost broke my hand. There were tons of birds and I dunno why but the ho chick was a bird expert. Then there was this green parrot that looked really weird and it was really aggressive and then my nephew came out of nowhere so the bird attacked it so I took my nephew and ran away and I woke up. Sorry for my massive run-ons but that's the way I recite things.
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  18. Post #458
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    I have 50 French/German Angora Rabbits in a barn in my backyard.
    Envy me.
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  19. Post #459
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    I have 50 French/German Angora Rabbits in a barn in my backyard.
    Envy me.
    do you breed them?
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  20. Post #460
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    I don't know if it fits but could someone please do like OP, some analysis of a Ferret? I'm interested in price, the take cares and stuff, how they act, easy to handle or not things like that if someone could do that please i would be thankful :buddy:

  21. Post #461
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    I don't know if it fits but could someone please do like OP, some analysis of a Ferret? I'm interested in price, the take cares and stuff, how they act, easy to handle or not things like that if someone could do that please i would be thankful :buddy:
    Ferret prices vary quite a bit, here in the UK, if you buy them from a private owner, they normally sell pups for about 20, pet shops will probably charge up to about 50 although I haven't seen many ferrets in pet shops.

    The cage will set you back about 50, but once trained, it can basically just hang out with you during the day and then sleep in the cage at night.

    Unfortunately, ferrets can get quite smelly so you have to clean the cage or at least litter tray every day. You can handle them a lot, they are kind natured and very playful. However, they can squeeze into very small gaps and often get injured or break something, so you have to ferret proof your house a little.

    Hope that helps
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  22. Post #462
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    Poor Tegu, can you post pics :3:





    Further proof that reptiles can become attached to their owners:



    And when she's done being outside:
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  23. Post #463
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    Oh my god I want one, too bad my houses garden sucks
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  24. Post #464
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    I don't know if it fits but could someone please do like OP, some analysis of a Ferret? I'm interested in price, the take cares and stuff, how they act, easy to handle or not things like that if someone could do that please i would be thankful :buddy:
    Ferrets are cheap as dirt in the US, but as Alcapwne demonstrated they can be costly in other countries, so check your local pet stores prices. You can train them, but it's not as easy as something like a lizard, mainly because Ferrets are quite hyper (some aren't). They shit as much as a dog (not in size, but quantity, so several times a day) and smell if you don't clean them at least once a week. Some can make amazing pets (like any animal), but others can become a nuisance if you don't get them from a young age.

    Edited:

    -tegu pics-
    Jesus, that's one beautiful Tegu.

    Edited:

    Only exotic I have ATM is a Chilean Rose Hair, had her since 2009.


    Before her I had a Flame Rose Hair but while trying to unlock my car door (literally RIGHT after buying it) I lost my grip on her container and she fell, busted wide open on the asphalt. :saddowns:
    Poor thing, rest it's soul (the one that died). For the living one, d'awww.

    Large hairy spiders, like tarantula's, never scared me. I like them actually.

    Edited:

    The Caiman's name was Fluffy. He liked to hiss when he was hungry, or the room was too loud.
    Jesus that is cute. I would buy a 100 of those if it was legal here.

    Well, I would buy 100 of every Reptile if I could

  25. Post #465
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    the cat who loves boxes

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  26. Post #466
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    I wont be satisfied till you walk that Tegu in a public park while clad in Roman armor, acting as if it was a normal thing.
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  27. Post #467
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    I wont be satisfied till you walk that Tegu in a public park while clad in Roman armor, acting as if it was a normal thing.
    I've actually adorned myself with large amounts of beads and peace signs for Halloween, with one of my Green Iguanas on my should with a makeshift (fake) cigarette in his mouth and shades over his eyes. He was a tad annoyed.

    But it was a fun Halloween

  28. Post #468
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    I wont be satisfied till you walk that Tegu in a public park while clad in Roman armor, acting as if it was a normal thing.
    I've carried her around while wearing my Wehrmacht uniform before. Course it was Halloween.
    She likes to sit on my shoulder, it doesn't take long before she gets upset over something and starts trying to climb my leg to get up on my shoulder when we're out someplace she's not familiar with.

    Wow, ninja'd.
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  29. Post #469
    Well I'm not too sure myself, the man at the fish farm sold it to me at a discount with a bunch of other stuff I bought.

    I reckon he's about a year and a half old? Probably older.
    Oh... This makes me sad...

    I had a plecostomus, he died. and I still have no idea why...
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  30. Post #470
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    I live on the seventh floor and pigeons quite often drop by when I have my window open.

    They always leave before I can get them some bread though :(
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  31. Post #471
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    I live on the seventh floor and pigeons quite often drop by when I have my window open.

    They always leave before I can get them some bread though :(
    D'awww.

  32. Post #472
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    Oh... This makes me sad...

    I had a plecostomus, he died. and I still have no idea why...
    Did you feed it? What did you feed it?

  33. Post #473
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    I got a picture of my racing pigeon for this thread!



    Sorry for the big image, I forgot to resize
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  34. Post #474
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    Dunno if it's exotic, but here's a pic of my pet canary, Megabyte:

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  35. Post #475
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    Ferrets are cheap as dirt in the US, but as Alcapwne demonstrated they can be costly in other countries, so check your local pet stores prices. You can train them, but it's not as easy as something like a lizard, mainly because Ferrets are quite hyper (some aren't). They shit as much as a dog (not in size, but quantity, so several times a day) and smell if you don't clean them at least once a week. Some can make amazing pets (like any animal), but others can become a nuisance if you don't get them from a young age.
    A genuine Marshall's ferret around here usually goes for $150 or more. :byodood:
    And the sad thing is, alot of people buy them, later decide "Nah, I don't like this" and rather than TAKING THEM BACK TO THE STORE, they let them go. So you have ferrets running around with no home, all because some rich tart decided they didn't want them anymore and couldn't be arsed to find someone who DOES want them.
    But we have a ferret shelter here that rescues them, so at least there's light at the end of that tunnel. Personally I think they'd be cool to have if they didn't smell so damn bad.

    Poor thing, rest it's soul (the one that died). For the living one, d'awww.

    Large hairy spiders, like tarantula's, never scared me. I like them actually.
    It was a beauty too, looked pretty much exactly like the one I have pictured there except it had a vibrant orange tint to it. The same pet-store has a Mexican Fireleg in as well, but due to current living conditions I can't have another spider. :saddowns:

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    I own two exotic cats. I have a 2 year old Bengal (60% Asian Leopard, 40% Domestic breed) named Hobbes, he's roughly 25lbs. Then, I have a 9 month old Seal Mynx that's currently about 12-15 pounds.
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  37. Post #477
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    Jesus that is cute. I would buy a 100 of those if it was legal here.

    Well, I would buy 100 of every Reptile if I could
    It was so cool to grow up next to a caiman. I'm pretty sure it's only legal here up to a certain size, because at one point my daycare provider had to go to Florida to release him. :frown:

  38. Post #478
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    My Conure is being absolutely adorable. At night she will try to have conversations with me when i'm trying to sleep
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  39. Post #479
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    A genuine Marshall's ferret around here usually goes for $150 or more. :byodood:
    And the sad thing is, alot of people buy them, later decide "Nah, I don't like this" and rather than TAKING THEM BACK TO THE STORE, they let them go. So you have ferrets running around with no home, all because some rich tart decided they didn't want them anymore and couldn't be arsed to find someone who DOES want them.
    But we have a ferret shelter here that rescues them, so at least there's light at the end of that tunnel. Personally I think they'd be cool to have if they didn't smell so damn bad.



    It was a beauty too, looked pretty much exactly like the one I have pictured there except it had a vibrant orange tint to it. The same pet-store has a Mexican Fireleg in as well, but due to current living conditions I can't have another spider. :saddowns:
    Ferrets that cost $150? What. Down here in South Florida, ferrets only go for around $50 here (max - some go for $30).

    Edited:

    My Conure is being absolutely adorable. At night she will try to have conversations with me when i'm trying to sleep
    That would annoy me.

  40. Post #480
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    Ferrets that cost $150? What. Down here in South Florida, ferrets only go for around $50 here (max - some go for $30).
    i think they're $200 here, but I may be thinking of chinchillas, I was looking at both of them a while ago. Ended up getting neither