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I Have a Reptile As a Pet

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    I Rescue Reptiles

    I rescue and rehabilitate injured, abused, neglected, and unwanted reptiles- wild and captive. I own 2 tokays (Stalin and Lenin), a tangerine leopard gecko (Ramses), an Asiatic water dragon (Nex), a dalmatian chevron crested gecko (Pinhead the Hellraiser), a ball python (Anubis...
    jaguar87 jaguar87 22-25, F Jul 6, 2011

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    Clyde

    Clyde is my leopard gecko. We aren't sure of his exact age, but he's probably about 2 years old. When I got him, he was accompanied by a female. They were a mated pair, so I found it fitting to name them Bonnie and Clyde. But Bonnie is now dead, she was shedding, which for those...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F Jan 30, 2012

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    I have two savu pythons

    and a iguana they are awesome even tho they are jerks
    pokemon14 pokemon14 13-15, M Jun 5

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    Quite Boring.. a Turtle..

    But she's nice...However I don't know if it's a he or a she haha.. It has a female name anyway
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    Perfect Pet For Me

    I had a bearded dragon, Draca, about 4 years ago but I ended up having to get rid of her because I moved. I loved her and always said I was eventually going to get another one. About 3 months ago, I got a baby beardie. He (she? idk yet, still a baby) was smaller than Draca...
    FactoPlast98 FactoPlast98 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    I Have a Ball Python Named Eddie.

    I love my little boy. He is just so quiet and docile. He forces me to remain calm in any situation where he may become a little moody. He may in fact be a she and I am waiting to call the vet to get the results of the sexing..I didn't ask when we left the other day. Eddie is...
    xstarxdestinedx xstarxdestinedx 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2008

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    My Lizards

    i have a leopard gecko, 4 yard lizards, a fence lizard from fla, and a blue tailed skink...which is pregnant. i love reptiles and would do anything to keep them from getting killed. i hate when people kill innocent animals.. especially lizards in the yard. i love all aimals. they...
    BeautifulVixen BeautifulVixen 18-21, F Sep 19, 2011

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    Current Pets

    I currently have a Ball Python, a Veiled Chameleon, and 2 Red Eared Sliders as pets.  I have had several Corn Snakes, as well as Tree Frogs in the past.
    bek71 bek71 36-40 Jul 16, 2008

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    Smaug the Beaded Dragon.

    My ex and I had a bearded dragon for our pet. Her name is Smaug. She was named after the dragon in the book "Hobbit". She was around 5 years old. She has the greatest personality. She loves people too. Unfortunately, about a year ago, she had passed away...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2007

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    Heartbroken.

    My sweet ball python, Eddie passed away the other day. he had sustained an injury from a bad shed (ie He had scraped himself a little to hard on his water dish) and wasn't able to spring back from it. I'm not exactly sure why as I kept his aqaurium immaculate but I know that...
    xstarxdestinedx xstarxdestinedx 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    Skittles the Skink

    I have a Skink (a snake-like lizard) named Skittles. The group logo is actually a Blue Tongued Skink but Skittles is a Schneider Skink which, in my opinion, are much prettier but not as funny. I've had her a little over two years and the things I've learned from her are...
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2007

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    Wee Rascal!

    my brothers cornsnake...well mine! in theory IM the one that actually cares for the poor bugger! he was a wee orange cornsnake.. nows he is fookin huge! he loves curling up into my jumpers and peeping out the top by my neck. he loves warming himself against my skin. sometimes...
    JulySunSoul JulySunSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2009

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    Almost Lost Her, I Think.

    So earlier this year my neighbors red footed tortoise, Nina, was developing soft shell. I know she wasn't mine, but I go over my neighbors house a lot. She is a cute little thing and I love reptiles. So when I held her I started noticing the shell was semi-waxy, or how shall I...
    desertpalms desertpalms 26-30 2 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Ours Is Called Sparky

    Sparky is an Eastern Blue Tongue.  He is soooo sweet, and such a cutie!  I love him.  We got him for our son's seventh birthday, but really he is more Mom and Dad's pet than the kiddos.  Our two year old is adorable with him.  She loves him to death...
    mj915 mj915 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I love my bearded dragon. The guy at the pet store claimed it was a girl but it was a boy. He is a beautiful yellow color and some dark. His name is Damon, only because sometimes...
    BeautifulDisaster1989 BeautifulDisaster1989 22-25, F Jun 30

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    I really wanted a pet dog for so long it's honestly hard to take care of a dog. Right now I'm taking care of my grandmas dog and I thought it would be easy and a lot of fun but it...
    staciebenson520 staciebenson520 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I love my exotics so much! I currently have 2 skunks, a bearded dragon, 2 leopard geckos, and I also care for my sisters snake when she is away. It may seem like a lot of pets but...
    Lifebugzme Lifebugzme 18-21, F Jul 6

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    How do you all deal with poop? My little baby is named Kiwi. She is a lutino cockatiel, got her last year when she was a baby tiel :) she's very fiesty! It always has to be her way...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Strangers and pet names... Makes my skin crawl. I don't know you, how do you know I'm a sweetheart? Actually, I'm kind of an ******* lol.
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    My pet peeves are people who pick their nose right next to me.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have a lot Of tattoos ... so I hate when certain people show me there one an ONLY Tattoo that they got when they where young an stupid what am I suppose to say to that ?!? Oh an...
    ev23 ev23 31-35, F Jul 9

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    Well, I just HATE how people judge Michigan. Why? Everyone thinks people here are stuck up, hot headed, ignorant, and so much more. I am from Michigan and there are some down to...
    JttCarley JttCarley 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I really hate it when people blurt out answers in class before I have a chance to even think about the problem. What happened to courtesy? There is no point in showing off.
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 Jul 13

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    This is going to be a rant but so be it. I recently posted a question asking if anyone wants to talk. I received a response from a 50 year old women saying this site is not used...
    eaarcher93 eaarcher93 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    I always have a few around the house. being a rescuer is very gratifying
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Because I spend so much time home alone, I spend a lot of my time chatting away to my goldfish (or even ghosts sometimes)! I have 5 goldfish, they're named A, B, C, D and E and I...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yesterday... I went to catch chickens.. I tried putting the chicken in a cage but... Didn't put it in enough... :( Sooo... The doggie chased my chicken and bit it... The OGs kept...
    Dawb183 Dawb183 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I love love love my cat, Jackie! I tell people all the time I think there is a person living inside her. Yesterday she could tell I wasn't feeling well and she stayed right by my...
    formermartin81 formermartin81 31-35, F Jul 5

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    One of them is that people on here want to chat, skype, phone and I won't mention the other things....All without even seeing their face! If you don't want to show me your face...
    Chrissy1961 Chrissy1961 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I cannot stannnnnnnnnd it when people yawn In your face or at a short distance. Unless your a baby . But even then people .. Be respectful and cover it up.
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F Jul 9

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    Christmas songs. Ugh, people singin' Christmas songs outside of December really make my blood boil. And the worst thing about it is that I don't know why and when it started.
    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    It drives me insane when people hit their brakes, move into turning lane, THEN turn on their blinker. What good does it do at that point???
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Jul 9

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    If I close my bedroom door to keep her out, she alternates between meows and rattling the bedroom door knob as if she wants to open the door.
    benmajors benmajors 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Well I should say had a dog but in my eyes he's always going to be my dog and I love him think he was my first true love That dog was my life and I miss him so much il never forget...
    Lolbeansarefun Lolbeansarefun 13-15, M Jul 18

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    I am very worried about my Rat, he has a breathing condition which doesn't look like the common URI, there is no sneezing and no red substance coming from his nose or eyes. I let...
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I hate it when people take countless pictures of their abs as if it's meant to impress me well guess what buddy it doesn't all it means is that you spend too much time in the gym...
    IDontThinkILikeYou IDontThinkILikeYou 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    What really bothers me is when people are on the internet or texting and do not spell out the word "what." The word is only 4 letters and does not need to be shortened to 3. If you...
    eaarcher93 eaarcher93 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I HATE it when people judge me.
    pierce789 pierce789 18-21 1 day ago

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    i finally have a pet and she is awesome and wish i had her here with me but shes the best pet online. and shes a kitten :D
    daddydom87 daddydom87 26-30, M Jul 1

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    As a first time pet owner to my own animal, Having a guinea pig was the best experience ever! His name was "Batman" he was a short haired, Brown and white Guinea pig who was just...
    LoveAngelise LoveAngelise 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have many pet peeves omg when my mom says to other people that I will do things without me knowing till after she said I would do it Errrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Thedarkvaporeon Thedarkvaporeon 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I would appreciate your feedback!! I have had Petit since 8 YO! And at 40 I was hit with a change to Grand. With these seizures getting worse and lasting at times in excess 4 min...
    koltan88 koltan88 56-60 1 Response Jul 11

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    Idk if food allergies count, but here goes. I tried gator ribs once, just a few bites to say I did. layer that night I broke out in the worst hives you've ever seen, I felt like...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F Jul 8

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    I own a shelter pet and I would like to say that he is one of the best dogs I have ever met. Keep in mind I work with 40+ dogs everyday. I hate hearing about how people think...
    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F Jul 7

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    I'd bang Pete Wentz. 2003 Pete, 2008 Pete, 2014 Pete... Any day of the week. Holyyyyyy. Hot damn! 😘
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I am looking for a online human pet. Message if there is any human pets out there looking for a owner. Girls only. Message if interested
    wesman1 wesman1 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I'd very much like to be an owner of a human pet. I admit, it would be kinda weird if it were a guy, so I'd prefer a female pet. Respond or message, I don't care. :)
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    *Killed **I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS AS A METHOD OF ANIMAL EUTHANASIA** Today at 12:43 PM my sister's pet rat died. He was very old, had a large tumor, trouble moving around, and...
    WolfsongStorm WolfsongStorm 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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