sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Community Forums > General Discussion


Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-04, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
SerpentLust's Avatar
Join Date: May-2003
Location: Vancouver Island
Age: 33
Posts: 1,799
Send a message via Skype™ to SerpentLust
What has taught me...

I was thinking back on my initial knowledge before I joined and all the stuff people have taught me.

I joined ssnakess having one snake and thinking I was insane for being all obsessed with reptiles. All my friends wouldn't give me the time of day with reptile talk unless it was to show them how my python ate.

I joined here after Marcus Jayne told me it exsisted because I wanted to learn more about breeding.

When I joined, I didn't know anything about proper temperatures, humidity, lizards of any kind, I didn't know there were reptile vets, I didn't realize how poorly the local pet store cared for the reptiles, I didn't know any scientific (latin) names for herps, I thought my snake was a Children's Python and I thought that having ONE snake I was lucky.

Coming here, I first immediately learned about IBD and quickly after posting pics and telling people how she was growing, learned that I have a Spotted Python. I then saw care sheets and searched out one for my snake and saw proper temperatures. (The Pet Store guy told me to just give her a heat lamp and that was it). I was then hired at the pet store and my knowledge continued to grow as I researched every animal they had so that I could offer them better housing. I then found out the joys of lizards, like Savannah Monitors and Fat Tail Geckos.

My most recent teachings from the members here was when Montey was in a VERY bad shed because of winter, and you guys taught me about humid hides instead of raising the ambient humidity.

But most importantly I learned that I was not alone in my love for reptiles and that this hobby is actually a growing obsession. And I have met some amazing people while being here

I joined ssnakess with minimal knowledge of snake care, no knowledge of things like care sheets and reptile vets, medicine, home remedies, etc. and the only knowledge I really had to flaunt was the fact that I've been reading about snakes since I was 3 years old...

I know, for me at least, has made me a better owner and caretaker for my reptiles and has definately made me some great friends

(Yes I felt like ranting lol) Anyone else have a similar experience?

"A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing."
SerpentLust is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 01-27-04, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
~Suntiger~'s Avatar
Join Date: Nov-2003
Location: Ontario
Posts: 251
Amen to that, is all I have to say.
Even shiny fruit may be rotten at the core.
~Suntiger~ is offline  
Old 01-27-04, 02:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Kyle Walkinshaw's Avatar
Join Date: Oct-2002
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Age: 32
Posts: 498
Very well said Jenn
Kyle Walkinshaw is offline  
Old 01-27-04, 02:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr-2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Age: 30
Posts: 5,325
Send a message via ICQ to Bartman
Id have to say exactly, almost
I didnt know a lot about reptlies and i had 2 leopard geckos that i didnt know what i was doing...i had 3 frogs and 1 died because i didnt know what the heck i was doing...i ended up selling the other two because i didnt want them to die but then i signed up to this site through a chat because i wanted to learn more and i foudn this site...i can say now im officially obsessed!!
Bartman is offline  
Old 01-27-04, 03:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
Super Genius
mykee's Avatar
Join Date: Nov-2002
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Age: 43
Posts: 6,332
Without sites like this, where almost no judgement is passed for 'newbie' questions, many of us would not know near what we know now, and for that, we all deserve a round of applause.
Do not buy from
mykee is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 01-27-04, 04:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Syco's Avatar
Join Date: Oct-2003
Location: Evansville,In
Age: 52
Posts: 419
:thumbsup: I agree, everybodys willingness to answer questions is what makes this place great!
Syco is offline  
Old 01-27-04, 06:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb-2003
Location: Rockwell, NC
Age: 36
Posts: 351
Good post, serpentlust.

What do ya wanna bet I can throw this football over them mountains?
shaggybill is offline  
Old 01-27-04, 07:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
Cruciform's Avatar
Join Date: Jan-2004
Location: St. Thomas
Age: 45
Posts: 1,242
Yeah this place rocks

I watch every snake documentary on discovery and TLC that I can, but they don't teach you even 10% of what you can learn on the site just by reading or chatting with people.
Cruciform is offline  
Old 01-27-04, 07:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
meow_mix450's Avatar
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: Toronto
Age: 29
Posts: 2,363
Send a message via MSN to meow_mix450
ha ha if it wasnt for collide, i wouldnt be here, lol and i would have known about the reptile shows, and thats when i first got my reptile(chameleon)

1.1 Panther Chameleon Nosy Be
0.1 Leopard Gecko
1.0 Jackson Chameleon
meow_mix450 is offline  
Old 01-27-04, 10:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
Kara's Avatar
Join Date: Apr-2003
Location: Edmonton, AB
Age: 35
Posts: 208
Send a message via MSN to Kara
I agree, this place is very friendly and the amount of knowledge here is unreal. Way to go everyone
Talkie Talkie......No More Talkie!

Of course I'm out of my mind....Its dark and scary in there!
Kara is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 01-27-04, 10:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
TheRedDragon's Avatar
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canuckland
Age: 39
Posts: 3,937
Send a message via MSN to TheRedDragon
I do credit this place for a lot of the knowledge that I have now. I never would have thought that I'd be speaking latin! *L* The people on here have been very helpful to me in both the knowledge of herp care and invertebrate care. You all know who you are.
Erin Keller :eb:
Snakes: 2.1 Corns, 1.1 Kings, 1.0 Everglades Rat, 1.1 Spotted Pythons, 1.2 Children's Pythons, 1.2 BCIs Lizards: 0.2 Leopard Geckos, 1.3 Bibron Geckos Inverts: 2.1 Tarantulas, 0.1 Emporer Scorpion Mammals: 0.2 Kittens
TheRedDragon is offline  
Old 01-27-04, 11:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
Tim_Cranwill's Avatar
Join Date: Aug-2002
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 4,971
Yup, awesome site!

I think we <b>ALL</b> grow, learn and progress as a community because of the wealth of knowledge and willingness to share on the part of the members of this site. We also learn from the mistakes of others, the "stupid questions” of others and the down-right poor husbandry of others. Without all of those elements, this would be just another herp site where you could expect to be insulted for asking “newbie” questions.

This is truly an invaluable resource for knowledge and even a place to make a few friends.

Thanks guys and gals!

Ptss... If you haven't yet, make a donation today.
Cranwill's Captive Bred Snakes
Tim_Cranwill is offline  
Old 01-27-04, 11:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
Cruciform's Avatar
Join Date: Jan-2004
Location: St. Thomas
Age: 45
Posts: 1,242
Just made a donation

Cruciform is offline  
Old 01-28-04, 12:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov-2003
Location: Canada
Age: 33
Posts: 832
Send a message via MSN to Big_V
That is so true...I started off with a little leopard gecko and also worked at a pet store to feed my reptile obsession. My collection is growing slowly but the obsession will never die. Ive learned so much from this site and soon enough when i got the money ill get that gold cup. SSNAKES.COM i thank you !!
"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
Big_V is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.


SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0