Reptile lovers unite!

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  1. GatorDog

    GatorDog Member

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    Thought I'd share a couple favorite photos of a small portion of my crew. We'de added some new ones to the gang too, so I'll have to work on getting some shots of them. Missing from the pics are 4 crested geckos, a western hognose snake, 2 corn snakes and multiple tarantulas.

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    What a GORGEOUS python!

    I have a Crestie (Fang) whom I've had for about 3 months or so. She's been my first successful reptile, and hopefully will stay that way! I adore her!

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    The only reptile I currently have is Jagger, my crested gecko. I've had him a few weeks and he's everything I hoped for! I absolutely love him.

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    At work, I care for the education animal collection, which is mostly reptiles, with a few amphibians, a few inverts, a few mammals, and a bird. We have 2 western hognose, 2 kenyan sand boas, 2 Honduran milk snakes, 2 ball pythons, 2 leopard geckos, 2 bearded dragons, 2 crested geckos, a blue tongue skink, a prehensile tailed skink, 3 ornate box turtles, an eastern box turtle, a three-toed box turtle, a brown tarantula, two emperor scorpions, a colony of Madagascar hissing cockroaches, a horned frog, a cane toad, two tomato frogs, two tiger salamanders, a hedgehog, a prairie dog, two rabbits, a chinchilla, and a cockatiel. We have several animals we'll be receiving, soon, including 4 Tenrec hedgehogs, a carpet python, two white diamond doves, and a turtle. Short tailed opossums and black footed ferrets are on our "maybe" list.
     
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    Those snakes are gorgeous! And of course I love all the cresties!

    I have two baby cresties, have only had them a couple weeks though:

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    Other reptiles I'm interested in:

    Argus monitors
    Tree monitors, all spp
    Small monitors like Ackies, glauerti

    Small boa localities like Corn Island and Hog Island

    Leachie geckos!

    Tokay geckos

    Golden geckos

    Madagascar giant day geckos

    Of course I love all reptiles but the above are the "big" ones I can think of that I might realistically want to keep.
     
  5. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I just have one Crested right now. His name is Ten. He has his own TARDIS.

    Yes. I am a nerd.

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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I'm hoping to get back into reptiles eventually... mainly geckos and snakes.

    Had two corn snakes that I adored, but gave them to a friend shortly before we moved. They are both doing really well.

    Serkan- Male Bloodred. His dad is a pied sided bloodred and I really would love to know what he would produce. I'm not knowledgeable in the breeding snakes department though the person that has him right now has a pairing in mind to try to prove him out once he's old enough to breed. I may end up with one of his babies down the road.
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    This one was taken pre-shed
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    Aneira... she's now about 5 years old- female snow. She was bred once prior to me owning her though the person who has her now has no intentions of breeding her. I never bred her though she did lay eggs once in my care.

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    Eventually I'm planning to get a hog island boa. I've been wanting one for years, but I want to wait until we are in a more stable living situation before adding anything else to our crew.
     
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    Love everyone's reptiles. I'd love to own a few someday, but right now our house is way too small and too crowded to even think of setting up enclosures for anything. Heck, I don't even have room for a small fish tank.
     
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    I have a Crestie named Ender. I've had him for almost two years now. I'm hoping to get a Chahoua in the next couple years, but I'll want to have enough space for a LARGE tank...and bugs. Ugh, so not looking forward to feeding bugs.

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    Then he threw his tail and became a frog
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Ender is gorgeous!!
     
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    Thanks! I wish he were more social, but at least he's pretty to look at hahaha


    Everyone's cresties look great! Have you all been able to combat the addiction?
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    So far hahahaha! I want another already, but I want Ten to grow up a bit first. And I'll have to purchase an adult female when I do go to add another.
     
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    So far, only because I can't get another one right now. But I am in negotiations for a 25g tall tank. And then I'll have a spare exo-terra...

    I really want a yellow superdal female with red and black spots. Some day.
     
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    When I turned 18 and for some reason got it into my head that I really really wanted a chameleon. I mean, I just loved the idea of them and really just..wanted one. There was a pet shop near my home that had babies and they were so cute and would just sit on your finger

    Got into research and learned they are very hard keepers so that never happened :( but still, love seeing all the guys in this thread!

    I'm not a reptile person, but I do find them all very fascinating!
     
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    Yeah chameleons are really awesome but are too much for me (right now anyways). Plus they do best in a screen cage which isn't as nice for viewing IMO. Cresties eat a premade food and basically only require daily misting and checkups on their condition (make sure they're eating, their temperature and humidity are OK etc). They're fine at most room temperatures, they don't need special lighting, etc. I find they're less work than my fish and soo cute and pretty interactive. If you ever want to get a reptile I recommend them!
     
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    All this.

    Jagger likes to type. If I have him out near the computer he can't resist flinging himself at the keyboard :rofl1: He's very social compared to any other crestie I've seen. He loves to just sit on me and chill, hand-walk, jump around from hand to hand to arm to chest to head, etc. He's just a really awesome lizard.

    I've also given him the Big Fat Gecko smoothie mix a few times instead of the Repashy, and HOLY CRAP he loves it.
     
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    All this!! I have been a reptile fan since I was little, but the live bugs and special lighting had always kept me from getting one. Then I stumbled across crested geckos, and that was that.

    It's also REALLY fun building a vivarium and growing live plants. It's almost as exciting as the gecko!
     
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    I've been expanding Jagger's diet. Bits of fresh fruit, a dab of honey, BFG instead of CGD, and finally crickets. The crickets are gut-loading right now, I'll probably feed them out tomorrow night. I got 15 small crickets, we'll see how much he eats!

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    SO cute! Mine love crickets. I usually end up taking them out of the tank to feed them though because them taking mouthfuls of the eco earth makes me really nervous. :(
     
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    I have a one year old Bearded Dragon named Quigley. She was my 2011 Christmas gift to myself lol. I had a Golden Gecko as a teenager that I shared with my brother but no other reptiles. I will probably own more in the future though, once I have more space for enclosures.

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    This shows how much she has grown. The first picture was when I got her around 8 weeks old I believe. The second was taken in January at a year old.

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    Oh, I LOVE beardies!! They require more work and attention than I can give them, but I really want one some day.
     

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