Reptile owners - show us your... ugh reptiles!

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I know we have had "show your pet" threads, I always see snakes and turtles (and tortoises) in there, so I thought it was time our cold-blooded little buddies had their own thread.

    This is Dyna, our 1 year old Russian Tortoise (also known as a Horsfield's Tortoise). Her name was originally Dino, that is until we found out she was a girl.

    According to the reading I've done, she will be about twice this size when full grown, we keep her in in a terrarium with UV and heat lamps right now, but I plan on making her an outdoor enclosure next month.

    She loves eating clover and dandelion, as well as romaine lettuce and field greens.

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  2. rattrap007

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    i guess that is one pet you don't have to worry much about running away...
     
  3. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I have a trouser snake.


    And had a turtle once when I was younger.
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    cue draining the lizard jokes.
     
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    Nice turtle! I want one Komodo Dragon!
     
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    Awesome tortoise! I wish I could get a turtle, but the pet stores around here won't sell them.
     
  7. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    Cool looking Turtle man. My roomate had a Gecko and that thing would run around the house and hiss at you and try to bite you. Damn crazy thing.
     
  8. Hotspot17

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    Too bad I'm not home. I'll get pictures of my collection up once I get back. I used to have a lot of crazy herps but scaled down but still got some left.

    Dark Convoy, you ever try given your tortoise mangos and bananas? She might like those too. Just make a giant salad for her. I use to make it all the time at the zoo. All the reptiles that ate greens loved it.
     
  9. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I have red that you can't give a Russian anything with too much sugar in it because they have a hard time digesting it.

    She does get yellow squash occasionally.
     
  10. rattrap007

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    Plus it might make the turtle hyperactive...
     
  11. Mr Grimm

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    Tortoises are my all-time favourite animals. I've no idea why, but I think they're awesome! I'd love to have one myself, but they're somewhat expensive here.
     
  12. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome! I miss my turtle I had when I was 7.
     
  13. Predakwon

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  14. Hotspot17

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    I didn't know that. But then again, I never kept tortoises. I have read somewhere that giving them fruit that it might increase the number of parasites in your guts.

    Watch out for external parasites if you do plan on putting your tortoise outside. And those raccoons. I lost a couple turtles in a kiddie pool one summer due to raccoons.
     
  15. Deathbringer

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    i just got a boa constrictor.His name is Snake Eyes...
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    also my uncle has 2 timber rattlesnakes.
     
  16. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    You go to the Hamburg shows at all, Deathbringer?
     
  17. Mr. Jiggles

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  18. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    lol at snaptrap vs mr turtle.
     
  19. Deathbringer

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    yeah dude... i go to them once in a while. I got Snake Eyes from a pet store up north..
     
  20. Hotspot17

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    I use to go just to look around. But I got tired of seeing too any species on the endangered species list for sale.
     

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