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Old 03-25-04, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How long have you been with reptiles

hey ppl how long have you been caring for reptiles i have been since i was in kindergarten ive owned a lot of reptiles it seems like. so far my favorite is a chinese water dragon
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about 7 years
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Old 03-25-04, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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a year in about two months
I got a bunch of snakes and a bunch of guns
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about a year and a half
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I've been interested all my life. I used to temporarily keep WC anything when I was a kid. As an adult, I'd say 4 or 5 years. Frogs for the first couple of years, geckos and than snakes in the last year or so.
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9 years, and my first leo is still alive.
1.1 Gehyra Vorax 1.0 Golden Gecko 1.0 Oedura Monilis 1.1 Green Tree Frogs
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Old 03-26-04, 12:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Coming up on 4 years.
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Coming up on 11 years, my first Leopard Gecko is alive and well in my collection too....
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Old 03-26-04, 02:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I've been breeding them for a quarter century
and been keeping them for about 35 years
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Herpetology - more than a hobby
It's a Lifestyle
celebrating 26 years of herp breeding
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Old 03-26-04, 02:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Holy Roy, what an accomplishment. Was it difficult socailly back than? Most of my relatives now have a poor opinion of my keeping them. Even with the herp hobby having grown so much. Just curious.
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I got my first RES in fourth 11 years
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My entire life, thanks to my parents.
We had newts and an old red eared slider when I was little, that had belonged to my parents long before I came along! My dad would also set up terrariums for garter snakes for a few weeks during the summer, so I could watch them for a bit.
....they never knew what it would lead to.
I am highly prized for my meat. :eb:
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My whole life. I grew up in California. My first herps were Fence lizards or swifts or something. When I was 9 or 10 I started keeping snakes. I caught a couple garter snakes and my brother brought me a 4ft. gopher one day he found outside a friends house. Lots of fun. Before I moved to Washington when I was 17 (and then BC) I released them all back into the wild. I don't know if that was the right thing to do, but I did. I never lost a snake (well, I LOST one, but I mean that literally). The lizards weren't so lucky as I thought they ate grass for the first couple years. Lucky the little buggers were usually a lot faster than a 10 year old. My coolest one was a California King I found while I was skateboarding to work at Carl's Jr. one day (best fast food ever). I can't wait to actually own a captive bred one soon- hopefully making a trade for one in the next few days.
Sorry for babbling.. lets hear some more stories!
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I got my first reptile when I was about 4, and she passed away this year at a the old age of 20.
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