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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:03 pm

sell, i think my apartment could use some new life. I have a dumpy frog named Pete and a pair of emperor scorpions Tiny and Ivan. I tihnk i want something else to add to my collection but im not sure what i should look into. My only requirements are that it not be a spider ( they freak me out) and no damn fish. Any ideas?
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Post by smallblockfreak » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:08 pm

bearded dragon's are always good lizards they love attention and really easy to care for and only get 2 feet long. Iguana's are also good lizards but some can be very tempermental and can grow up to 5 feet long.
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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:12 pm

i dont think i could get a tank as big as i would like for a bearded, maybe something that requires a taller tank then it is wide.
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Post by JeffM » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:14 pm

python. :lol:
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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:19 pm

id tihnk about it but requires too much space.
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Post by smallblockfreak » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:24 pm

how about a corn snake they don't get very big and it would prolly like the taller tank rather than wider and its not posionious and they are usually very calm and don't try to bite.
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Post by SOKADAO954 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:59 pm

gerbils.... they are pretty cool.

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I have 2 of them. and they are pretty cool. They dont bite, and are not scared of people, unlike hamsters..
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Post by Paul56 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:16 pm

If you want something to really keep you company and bring some life to the apartment... either a cat or dog.

The RagDoll breed of cat is a real pal... if you get a good one.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:20 pm

Guinea Pig... favorite small animal. Too bad I was allergic, so if you go that route hold a few and then rub your face, if you break out in hives and eyes water you are allergic. Else, they make great pets! Just dont put a few males together, and yes they are social creatures... one male or two females is great.
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Post by JeffM » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:45 pm

kc2005ptgt wrote:Guinea Pig... favorite small animal. Too bad I was allergic, so if you go that route hold a few and then rub your face, if you break out in hives and eyes water you are allergic. Else, they make great pets! Just dont put a few males together, and yes they are social creatures... one male or two females is great.
My sister had a guinea pig once. I thought it was annoying as all hell. :lol:

What about those little, tiny lizards (salamanders?) you always see in pet stores? You could get a bunch of those and put them in a small tank.
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Post by Mat00ES » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:30 pm

Corn snakes are good starter snakes, they usually arent too crazy. They get about 4 feet and need atleast a 20L tank.
They also come in different colors.
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Ball pythons make decent snakes, some can be picky eaters, mine never was. They need a bigger tank though, they can max out around 5 feet, even 6 sometimes.
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And I know you said no spiders, but they arent much different then scorpions, besides they can run on wall/ceilings and are faster lol
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As far as lizards go, I'd suggest a leopard gecko, as long as they are regularly handled they can be very tame. They can be kept in a 10 gallon tank just fine.
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BTW, all rats/mice where fed prekilled so they didnt feel a thing.

It all ready depends on what your looking for, something to hold or something to look at.
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Post by Pocahontas » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:13 pm

Guinea pigs are sweet! They make cute little noises and they have a faux hawk; therefore natural hard rockers ^_^
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Post by v95 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:15 pm

how about a Jack Russell Terrier or Irish Jack Russell. small, fun, and good companion dog, they will bring an apartment to life.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:17 pm

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Post by Pocahontas » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:20 pm

Aww V.95srt! So cute ^_^

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Post by contagious18 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:42 pm

i got a bearded dragon, two box turtles a pink belly sideneck and three dogs take a pic lol
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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:54 am

thnx for the suggestions, as far as getting a cat/dog i can't really keep those in a tank, i mean i could but i dont think theyd like it that much. :D think i may just have to bite the bullet and get me a nifty tarantula, i already have a little cricket colony for the other pets so a tarantual would fit right in. as for the pics of the mice/rats gettin eatin no worries i feed my frog the occasional pinky and i hang around a buddies exotic petstore so the whole gettin eaten alive thing doesnt bug me.
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Post by hul kogan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:57 am

If you would like to keep a small tank, I'd highly recommend:
- Fat Tail Gecko
- Leopard Gecko

And for a small, but taller tank:
- Veiled Chameleon

I would get them as juveniles and handle them as much as possible, so they are accustomed to human contact. Then you will have a great pet for years to come!
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Post by bone-yard-racing » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:24 am

How about a girl I hear they feed themselves :lol:
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Post by Pocahontas » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:26 am

bone-yard-racing wrote:How about a girl I hear they feed themselves :lol:
Not only themselves, but they feed you too! Well, the good ones.
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Post by PhillyLS1 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:57 am

asian girls make good pets. You can order um online.
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Post by hul kogan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:59 am

PhillyLS1 wrote:asian girls make good pets. You can order um online.
Know anywhere offering free shipping? The damn shipping ends up costing more than the girl. It's sad really.
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Post by PhillyLS1 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:15 am

hul kogan wrote:
PhillyLS1 wrote:asian girls make good pets. You can order um online.
Know anywhere offering free shipping? The damn shipping ends up costing more than the girl. It's sad really.
They come over on CONEX boxes. If you get down to the port early you can pick out a good one.
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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:25 am

bone-yard-racing wrote:How about a girl I hear they feed themselves :lol:
i already have me one of those :thumbup:.
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Post by hul kogan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:31 am

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PhillyLS1 wrote:asian girls make good pets. You can order um online.
Know anywhere offering free shipping? The damn shipping ends up costing more than the girl. It's sad really.
They come over on CONEX boxes. If you get down to the port early you can pick out a good one.
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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:34 am

hul kogan wrote:If you would like to keep a small tank, I'd highly recommend:
- Fat Tail Gecko
- Leopard Gecko

And for a small, but taller tank:
- Veiled Chameleon

I would get them as juveniles and handle them as much as possible, so they are accustomed to human contact. Then you will have a great pet for years to come!
heard your not supposed to handle chameleons, that they get stressed too easily.
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Post by hul kogan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:49 am

Ntyvirus1 wrote:heard your not supposed to handle chameleons, that they get stressed too easily.
Well, that depends on who you talk to and/or what you read. Chameleons, like any other wild animal, are naturally not going to like being held. However, you can get to a point where they will tolerate some human contact.

Some people have the extreme point of view that you should never handle a chameleon, but I personally don't subscribe to that notion. When you first get one it should be left alone for a few weeks to acclimate itself to its new home. After that I don't see any problem with starting a handling regimen. Beginning with very short periods of time (10 mins a week) and moving up from there. Just so they become accustomed to you.

The important thing to remember with chameleons is to let them do what they want. Forcing them to 'sit' on your hand is going to stress them out immensely. Just place your hand near them in the enclosure and see if they attempt to climb on. If they do then just enjoy their slow, deliberate movements and let them do their own thing. Don't make any sudden movement or do anything that will scare them. Use the same method to place them back in their enclosure.

So, yea...handling a chameleon will be a lot different than handling a cat or dog. But, if done right, I don't see a problem with it.

Just my two cents on that one.
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Post by JeffM » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:54 am

Komodo dragon [/thread]
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Post by hul kogan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:57 am

JeffM wrote:Komodo dragon [/thread]
I'm gonna concur with Jeff here. I mean why not have a pet that has the potential to not only kill you, but eat you entirely?!

So let's a few more to the list:
- Polar Bear
- Mountain Lion
- Anaconda
- etc, etc, etc.


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Post by PhillyLS1 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:59 am

you could get a wife. But that will just kill you slowly
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