What Reptiles You've Had, Have, And Want...

mark1

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ohio
water monitors
nile monitors
CA wood turtles (manni & incisa)
NA wood turtles
blanding's turtles
snapping turtles
elongated tortoises
redfoot tortoises
yellow footed tortoises
Malayan box turtles
Chinese box turtles
eastern box turtles
gulf coast box turtles
eastern spiney softshells
amazon yellow spotted turtle
musk turtles
common map turtles
twist necked turtles
midland painted turtles
caimans

if I could i'd like to have gotten golden coin turtles and big headed turtles

lesson from the monitors , it's not easy , at least before the internet, finding proper homes to rehome 6-7 foot lizards that can hurt you .......
 

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If she wanted to strangle you she would want to get a boa. Out of all the snakes I’ve worked with, boas still make me a little cautious. One minute they are all friendly, flicking their tongue and all is well, next thing you know you feel little teeth in your arm as it starts to constrict. Gotta love boas :)
I’ve never heard someone say that about boas. I’ve been around many boas and never had a problem. That’s funny.
 

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I’ve never heard someone say that about boas. I’ve been around many boas and never had a problem. That’s funny.
The boas I was referring to were in awful conditions before they came to the RSPCA. Understandably they are not too happy around us due to that. Regular handling sessions work well but you may still get bitten as I have:D
 

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Illinois
Tortoise:
Sulcata
Leopard
Redfoot
Pancake
Indian Star
Spider
Burmese Star

Turtle:
Albino Red-eared slider
New Guinea Snake-necked
Reeves
Caspian Pond
Western Painted
Snapper
Eastern Box

Lizard:
Bearded Dragon
Nile Monitor
Savannah Monitor
Veiled Chameleon
Mountain Horned Lizard
Emerald Swift
Eastern Collared
Plated Lizard
Mali Uromastyx
Water Dragon
Crested Gecko
Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko

Snake:
Albino Burmese Python
Ball Python

Amphibian:
Milk Frog
Mossy Tree Frog
Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

Current:
Burmese Star
Pancake
Spider (looking for more)

Interests:
Egyptians
Mt. Etna or Apulian Locale Western Hermanns
Angulated
Chaco
Fly River Turtle
Madagascar Big-headed Turtle
Painted Terrapin
Vietnamese Black-breasted Leaf Turtle
Horned Lizard
Parson's Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Green-eyed Gecko
Caiman Lizard
 

g4mobile

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Reptiles I've Had:
2 Green Iguanas
Red Rat Snake
Black Racer (Coluber constrictor priapus)
Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
Veiled Chameleon
Tokay Gecko
2 Florida Box Turtles
Leopard Tortoise

Snakes and box turtles were wild caught when I was a kid and kept as pets for some time before releasing back into the wild. Good times.

Currently Have:
Burmese Star Tortoise
Bearded Dragon

Interested in Keeping:
Manouria Species (MEP)
Cuban Rock Iguana (Cyclura nubila nubila)
Banana Pectinata Spiney Tail Iguana
Caiman Lizard
 

xphare

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Denver
Reptiles I've Had:
2 Green Iguanas
Red Rat Snake
Black Racer (Coluber constrictor priapus)
Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)
Veiled Chameleon
Tokay Gecko
2 Florida Box Turtles
Leopard Tortoise

Snakes and box turtles were wild caught when I was a kid and kept as pets for some time before releasing back into the wild. Good times.

Currently Have:
Burmese Star Tortoise
Bearded Dragon

Interested in Keeping:
Manouria Species (MEP)
Cuban Rock Iguana (Cyclura nubila nubila)
Banana Pectinata Spiney Tail Iguana
Caiman Lizard
Are you interested in other cyclura besides C. Nubila Nubila?
 

g4mobile

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Are you interested in other cyclura besides C. Nubila Nubila?

I am only interested in C. Nubila Nubila. I plan to build a nice outdoor enclosure in the next 6 months, so I’m not ready yet. We are purchasing a new home and I have big plans for an outdoor tortoise enclosure and a couple lizard enclosures.
 
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Ink

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I have had
Chameleon
Green iguana
Greek tortoise
Three toed Texas turtle
Russian tortoise

I have a Western Hermann and a Leopard.

Might get a radiated, still researching and thinking about space..
 

Tom

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I have had
Chameleon
Green iguana
Greek tortoise
Three toed Texas turtle
Russian tortoise

I have a Western Hermann and a Leopard.

Might get a radiated, still researching and thinking about space..
What species of chameleon?
 

Neal

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Fun topic.

Box turtles started this whole journey for me back when I was single-digit aged. I had given the whole thing up years ago, but would love more than anything to have breeding groups of all types of NA box turtles.

They're just too much work to keep happy here in AZ. I have long term plans though...very long term.
 

Moozillion

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Is tortstork where they deliver you an unhatched egg?
Oh, tortstork is awesome!
I got my hatchling razor backed musk turtle from him (not hatched by me- was 2 months old when I got him). I'm glad I got my turtle when i did, because he's not doing aquatics any more!
He gives great continued support if you have questions or problems, AND he donates a portion of every sale to tortoise rescue projects!
 

Moozillion

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I've only had a few:
Red eared slider (when i was a kid)
Eastern Hermann's
Eastern mud turtle
Mississippi mud turtle
Razor backed musk turtle

Still keep:
Eastern Hermann's
Mississippi mud turtle
Razor backed musk turtle

Would love to have: A Pig-Nosed Turtle, aka Fly River Turtle. This is because I have a large turtle FOSSIL of Anosteira maomingensis: an early ancestor of the Pig nosed turtle! But, that would require winning the Power Ball and installing an above ground swimming-pool sized aquarium in our back yard! :p So, probably not happening this year...:confused:;)
 

Ink

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What species of chameleon?

I have no idea. It was the typical wild common ones you see in Florida. Someone gave it to my grandma, along with the tadpoles. She was a realtor, so we ended up with a lot of small animals that you shouldn't release in Chicago. LOL
 

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I have no idea. It was the typical wild common ones you see in Florida. Someone gave it to my grandma, along with the tadpoles. She was a realtor, so we ended up with a lot of small animals that you shouldn't release in Chicago. LOL

Could it be anole? The vendors at our county fair sold anoles as "chameleons."

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Wa-a-a-a-a-a-ay back in the '60s my son begged his dad every year when the fair came to town to please, please, PLEASE buy him a "chameleon." Finally dad relented and bought one. It really was a little anole that turned either green or brown depending upon his background. Well that darned lizard kept escaping. I don't like lizards (or snakes or most creepy crawlie things). And it was always me who found that darned lizard (unsuspecting, of course!). I remember one time in particular. I had this big pile of clean clothes on the couch and I was sitting there folding them. I picked up an item of clothing and there was that darned lizard. Scared the crap outta' me!
 

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Yes, that is it. We always called them chameleons. (Before internet and apparently after) hahaha. Ours never got out however when his tail fell off.... Two girls screaming
 

MichaelL

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Had
Leopard Gecko
Anole
Ring Snake
Broadhead Skink
Russian Tortoise
Box Turtle
Red Eared Slider
Five Lined Skink
Eastern Fence Lizard
Six Lined Racerunner
Various Toads/Frogs

Have
Russian Tortoises
Leopard Geckos

Would LOVE To Have
Eastern Box Turtle/ Fl Box Turtle
Cherryhead Redfoot!
Sulcata
Western Hermanns
Bearded Dragon
 

Chubbs the tegu

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Ma
Have had
Green iguana
Savanna monitor
Argentine tegu
Anole
Bearded dragons
Burmese python
Columbian red tail boa
Spiny tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata)

have
Sulcata tortoise
Northern blue tongue skink

dream reptile
Asian water monitor
 
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