You're completely and utterly retarded.
Also, my other geckos, while I'm at it.
>thinking anyone will ever love you, pet or otherwise
I have bad news.
>Having pets to make up for your lack of social life.
Then she would die.
I'm a little drunk and it makes me want to smoke mairjuana.
They're my qt widdle petsies.
>turtles will never love you either
Did you dumb fucks not have puppies growing up. Its about creating a bond then feeling sadness when your best buddy who you love and who loves you passes on. When a turtle dies you go out and buy a fucking new one.
I'd like to lay atop a giant tortoise's shell and see what it does about it. Like some old 50+ year old tortoise. Galapagos tortoise or whatever that biggest ones are.
I hope that wouldn't be animal abuse.
Any tips on reptiles as pets? I really want to get one but they just seem so expensive and fragile.
Look at this motherfucker and think again.
>When a turtle dies you go out and buy a fucking new one.
They outlive you.
That's not a turtle, shows how much your opinion is worth.
The shell will invert and close around you - then digest you slowly. Seen it happen - the shell fuses closed once inverted, so without a blow torch, noone is going to be able to help you out of there.
Keep them warm, special light, humid tank, food supplements (vitamins etc), careful with the food supply.
Read a book on the animal you want to buy before you buy it.
They are fragile, so find out how to take care of them before you have one.
Nothing, tortoises don't give fucks.
There's a lot of hardy ones to start with, these for example.
It's not hard to take care of most reptiles, it's generally the experience you need to work with more 'defensive' species, you need to understand how they work before you get further into the hobby.
Fucking A, reptiles.
What's your favorite?
I don't see why you really want to pet animals, there's only a select few that understand/enjoy it.
Many don't like being too warm, many don't like humid environments, many don't require any sort of lighting.
Many are really hardy and can withstand a lot of abuse, these are the 'beginner' species.
It gave me an odd feeling.
I have one of the only couples in my country, I think.
Holy shit - so that is how they consume major nutrients?
I was hoping it would give me a ride
Because it's a M. balfouri.
Get over it then, there's nothing to be afraid of.
Kind of have this odd fantasy of owning one. Cute little fucks.
I adopted this girl yesterday. Makes two so far. Own any?
He's probably just badly bred and thinks you're a cleaner fish.
My girlfriend has a retarded ballpython that doesn't get stressed by anything but moist surfaces.
I'm not sure if they can carry the weight of a adult human.
Even if it could it would probably just lay around.
He was actually pretty freaked out because I just got him, they don't like new environments.
It stared at me angrily during the transport.
Not reading the thread, cuz fuck it. But is that a legit Leachie, or did you go the "Poor Man's" route? Also, what island?
Pic semi-related, it's my 3 month old gargoyle gecko(which will only load sideways so...whatever)
No, I don't have enough space for iguanas, sadly.
Also, the look on his face during the transport.
Unfortunate. Probably my reasonable favorites. I got another, a green girl. One day and they're already friends.
I lived in Costa Rica for a while. Tons of these guys everywhere. Was pretty cool to see.
A lot of people with arachnofaggia actually aren't afraid of tarantulas.
It's an actual leachie.
It's an Mt. Koghis Tröger-line .
My tortoise takes shits the size of it's body during bath time.
They're actually extremely common, you just don't hear about them often.
Fish breeding goes wrong a lot due to the high demand.
Pic is my tortoise enclosure.
that is because tarantulas are a bit more laid back and chill. also they are bigger which makes it easier to deal with - I know sounds counter intuitive.
It's about the fast jerky undpredictable movement. Many other animals show clear signs of agression and you know when they try to fuck you up. Spiders are like swooshdiwoosh im over here now I'm overthere and now I bite you. Also their legs freak me out.
The bigger ones are not as "crawly" and look more like a hairy bro so I lik em.
Heres a few of them. They are not very active this morning
Please don't kill me for liftin this from reddit. But this fucker is so damn cute. He only needs a tiny tophat and a monocle.
That's a tortoise m8.
I heard they sometimes lay in hotel rooms.
I'm a gardener.
Err, I'm 20 years old, look like a scrawny viking and have a lot of obsessive hobbies.
They actually show clear signs if you get into them.
They're also the most vocal gecko species, they make chicken sounds and stuff.
I was watering my tortoise enclosure, the plants are drying out due to the weather, it's 90F or something.
I'm also drying out due to my adaptions to the northernish climate.
Well, I couldn't say from a tourist's point of view because I was living there. Mind you, it's a 3rd world country, so more shacks and less mansions.
Anyhow, what country do you live in?
I know that they too show signs, but for the ignorant everyday joe it probably is too subtle.
that photo though freaks me out - even more fast moving tiny legs - nope nope nope
It's a T. dollfusi.
I named it octillery, sadly she didn't live very long.
Chameleons are picky cunts.
what island is it from? I have a NA/GT mix
They're expensive as fuck, I'm just saying.
I wouldn't consider that fast compared to some spiders I've had to deal with in the past.
Omg anon, that's actually kind of cool.
Honestly I'm not even going to question how you were able to ride while at a zoo. Unless you're in some third world country.
Anyway, living the dream, man.
Or should I say, mate?
I've been interested in bugs and herps ever since I remember, I never really had a point where I got into it, because it was always there.
It doesn't cost me a whole lot outside of my 'personal pets' (non-breeding animals), it actually pays for itself.
No I'm an average normal gardener.
>It's an Mt. Koghis Tröger-line .
No they will attack/display defensive behaviour when provoked.
Send them to me.
Native, even though I'm relatively foreign in my way of doing things, the Dutch are typically very stubborn, sterile, boring people.
I'm American.Im not sure how many zoos you've been to,but in alot of them they keep the giant tortoises out for people to play with.They keep a person by them and just let them walk around the zoo.They will also let you hold the Boas.
>You are more than the average Gardner,you are the super Gardner who uses his reptile minions to fight crime.
I have also had a fascination for reptiles from a young age.Snakes are the shit,lizards are downright cool.Ive never went as far as collecting though.The only lizard ive ever had was a gecko from florida.This thread makes me think I should start.Any recommendations on what breed I should get?
I don't feel the need to 'bro out' with my pets anyway.
I like snakes, but I'm not interested in getting them any time soon because I don't feel like keeping dead mice in my freezer, and I don't have enough space for more pets other than tarantulas.
Pic related, shit's crowded.
Species, we don't have breeds with reptiles, only morphs.
Leopard gecko's are a hardy starter, I breed them.
They're these things.
Easy to take care of, handable, and not smelly or noisy.
Since nobody posted any chameleons,here is my 1yr old female veiled
Well I like to bro out rom time to time.
You just have to get a really big snake and you don't need mice in the freezer, just let it out when the neighbour's kids a are playing .....
>Keeping chameleons in wooden enclosures with plexi glass slide doors.
It's going to die like that, mate.
You have a private island?
Also don't get it from a petstore, and do your research before getting it, it can easily be found on google.
Also don't believe everything you're told.
That's 50% too much.
Chameleons require screen cages.
It's fine anon.
I've honestly not been to many. Except through school trips. So the last time I was at a zoo was in early middle school (2004?)
Brookfield zoo and maybe some others, can't remember all names. Here in Chicago suburbs.
I couldn't imagine interacting with the animals so intimately that I could ride them, but maybe that was the fault of the chaperones I was with.
It was a mostly "watch and appreciate from a distance" type of thing, although
I can totally dig it though.
cool lizard, are they expensive to keep? used to have snaked when i was little then my mum decided she didnt want to pay for them anymore and got rid.
what would be an easy lizard for a beginner and how much would it cost to start up and monthly maintenance?
I can imagine why,you live in Chicago.Thats a huge city,I'm in the backwoods of Ky.Animals everywhere.
And yeah,it was probably the chaperones.Dont want the children in danger and what not.
You really should visit a zoo though,they're usually pretty cool.
No, just expensive to get.
Feeding them costs me little to nothing, I breed Blaptica dubias.
Starting up a small colony will cost you about 10 bucks, and it'll be enough to last a life time if they're properly kept (and thus, breed)
I feed them remains of fruit and stuff that I ate.
They can take a beating.
Pet stores buy the cheapest species in bulk, which are often badly bred and raised in half-assed conditions, they're also the most expensive to buy them from and will pue a lot of misinformation out on you.
Breeders are easy to find, they're relatively common.
I don't understand.
No she just tolerated me holding her for a bit, they don't always tolerate it and never enjoy it or benefit from it in any way.
I'm relatively relaxed.
This girl, currently, she's about 8 inch.
Planning on getting a T. blondi in the future.
Likely, they come in all shapes and sizes, some even have horns.
It's a shed skin, they need to shed their ecoskeleton in order to grow.
Not my picture (as I don't have this species at the moment) but look, it has a horn.
They're basically pet rocks that eat.
My skype is vlad.plasmius1
How does it feel to be less productive than a spider.
There's a lot of black scorpions, you know, like thousands of them.
You realize that they're literally drinking the tears of that turtle, right?
Hell, some have been known to gouge the eyes of an animal with their probiscus to make them /cry more/.
this is my baby gummy worm, her name is Charlottle but i just call her snek
This was a good thread, thanks OP for all the information and opinions.
I was going to buy a bearded dragon one time, but then I realized I didn't know shit about the species or how to care for it, I just wanted one because they looked cool and had the word dragon in it's name.
off to the Netherlands she goes where she belongs