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I Have a Reptile As a Pet

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    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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    I have two savu pythons

    and a iguana they are awesome even tho they are jerks
    pokemon14 pokemon14 22-25, M Jun 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am a fish hobbyist, I love nature and love animals (before you ask, yes, I am a full time vegetarian, I don't eat fish nor meat, strange for a Chinese person Huh? But we do...
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    I'm in need of some help with my 29gallon marine tank! I after having a massive headache with fish dieing off I finally got around to doing a water change and now my tank is this...
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    I have a hedgehog and she is my very first hedgie, shes years old and i have had her for about 3-4 months and i love her so much. Her name was eclair but her name didnt suit her...
    gigglebuttt gigglebuttt 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When people say, "You don't look 14!" Well yes, I originally wrote that post 2 years ago. I have since aged two years, hence why I no longer look 14. Also, I wasn't actively trying...
    Sammiebaby1016 Sammiebaby1016 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Her name is Naga she is a black wolf with a little grey around the ears. she only obeys me and no one else. i trained her to track and. to wait where ever i said. she is very...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M Mar 6

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    My husband works long hours and very often I am left alone. Well except for my cat. Whenever I start to feel lonely or depressed, it's like radar with her she knows how I'm feeling...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 6

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    Ugh! If you're typing out a smiley face, please use the correct form, which is :)... Not (: If you want me to assume you're a 10 year old girl, then please, use (:
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Mar 7

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    Improper use of basic English like there/their/they're; your/you're
    Kman4You Kman4You 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Yes, when people eat loudly and I can hear each individual "chewing" movement of their mouths, and when they snore loudly as well. Sorry but that gets on my nerves.
    ja131989 ja131989 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When people are staring in my direction but not looking at me it just irks me cause it's like... What are you looking at lol..
    zy7a zy7a 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am basically the Hitler of grammar Nazis.
    DPenrose28 DPenrose28 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I get irrationally angry by certain words like; poop. poop? just .....why? I'd rather someone said **** than poop. It makes my blood boil! Does anyone else experience anything like...
    GBMUM GBMUM 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate it so much when people drop the "h"sound in words!! Oh my freakin God...when did the letter h lose its sound! Its not "uman" its Human! Just say HUGE...not "uge"....I think...
    dianejo dianejo 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    Oooooh....... there are so many! I think I might have a pet peeve about how many pet peeves I have!
    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Pet peeves: seriously bad grammar, slutty teenagers, and anthropomorphic animals in cartoons having pets! I mean, what the hell is up with that? How does an aardvark have a pet dog...
    Earthboundmisfiti Earthboundmisfiti 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have two Pet Rats, Both girls named Kookie & Pepsi. They are sisters and are exactly 4.56683 months old (On 09/03/15). Kookie is a either a Dove, Blue or Mink Berkshire Rat (It's...
    Jazzo12 Jazzo12 26-30, F Mar 9

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    I have so many pet peeves I think having pet peeves is a pet peeve lmfao!
    Kaleiita Kaleiita 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I don't want animals because they smell and drool and lick and shed hair so I want a small reptile I can just watch and play with
    bridgeoverwater bridgeoverwater 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Pet owners will often time find that their pets have ear problems. This is something that happens sometimes, and the truth is that it can really be frustrating, especially if you...
    davidrichardno davidrichardno 26-30, M Mar 3

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    Many people know that arthritis can really be debilitating to humans, but what about pets? Pets can also suffer from arthritis. If you don’t treat pet arthritis, it can actually...
    davidrichardno davidrichardno 26-30, M Mar 17

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    PLEASE EVERYBODY TAKE NOTE: Please spread the word to others that buying a bunny for a young child is not recommended. Rabbits are highly intelligent animals that often become...
    SoulfulJourney SoulfulJourney 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Because if your pets aren't like family why don't you just call the alley cats your family then I'm not saying take a bath with your pet but your pet is your best friend
    caiseyi caiseyi 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I would love to chat with another pet...i am unusual...not a specific animal just a "pet" top my Mistress. i wear collar, tags, submit to her sexually, domestically...would love to...
    PropertyOfMistress PropertyOfMistress 51-55, M Mar 8

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    Hello. I'm looking for a long term pet. Preferably a puppy girl, but any pet will do. I'm looking for a total power exchange, please don't waste my time but I'd love to hear from...
    MasterOfPets MasterOfPets 18-21, M Mar 11

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    Hello. I'm looking for a long term pet. Preferably a puppy girl, but any pet will do. I'm looking for a total power exchange, please don't waste my time but I'd love to hear from...
    MasterOfPets MasterOfPets 18-21, M Mar 11

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    Our neighbors had a job for me so I went to their house. They had an adopted young daughter with autism. They fostered children and animals all the time, and currently were...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Mar 5

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    Cruel ... very cruel It was a difficult discovery when I found where my pet put up a last defense against a pack of coyotes ... then to find composure to bury the dismembered body...
    WhoIsThatMaskedMan2 WhoIsThatMaskedMan2 56-60, M Mar 18

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    I have rescued 3 rabbits! •Mollo, who is an English Spot I have had for 2 years now! He's the most playful, cutest bun. He loves to cuddle! He was my first adoptee! He was such...
    SoulfulJourney SoulfulJourney 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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