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Old 04-10-04, 03:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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lesson learned:

One reptile always leads the way to getting another. Leopard gecko's are actually "gateway lizards". Don't get ANY reptiles unless you are prepared to dedicate all your free time to maintaining the ones you have, and researching the ones you want.


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The first thing I learned is not to set the water bowl directly on top of the substrate. Snakey burrowed under it and managed to dump about half the water out. I used apen shavings in my tank so when I woke up in the morning the area around the water dish looked like oatmeal. That was not very fun to clean up.
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Never date someone who doesn't like your reptiles or at least tolerates them!!!
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Old 04-10-04, 04:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
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A tough lesson I had to learn a couple times...

"Proven breeder pairs" are not always what they are cracked up to be. They are often being sold for a reason. Make sure they are HEALTHY and properly sexed.

Another good one....

Don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions before you buy a snake... even from a "well respected" breeder. Ask for the animal's history, why it's being sold (unless it's a hatchling), if it's feeding, what it's feeding on, how well it feeds, if they have feeding records and etc... know exactly what you're getting to avoid disappointment.
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2. Pet store animals are VERY poorly treated and should be avoided.
That kind of universal statement is just plain wrong. While you might have problems with your local petstores, there are PLENTY of amazing pet shops with high quality animals that will result in a much better purchase than most wholesalers or jobbers... heck, many of them will result in a healthier animal than breeders. There are obviously *some* bad petstores... don't take that and decide that ALL petstores are the devil incarnate, you just make yourself look ignorant.

As to things I learned the hard way... Only probe or pop snakes with your mouth closed... Sometimes frog bites can hurt... Always aim away from face (I don't care what it is, animals have at *least* two dangerous ends that you don't want involved with your face).
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Something I learned yesterday.. Just because it's fat and looks slow doesn't prove true.. Uros can sure move..
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M_surinamensis, you are completely right Iím sure there are pet stores out there that have perfectly healthy animals, and care for them properly.

You also brought up the frog which I have also learned, a frog CAN hurt, I witnessed a large bull frog actually bite the flesh completely off the tip of my friends finger and have had the same species (actually same frog) latch into my hand, OUCH.
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a baby corn will bite you a 100 times and it wont hurt an adult boa will bite you once and it will hurt
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This has basically been said already, but NEVER use tape in an enclosure when you can help it. It almost never ends up very well. And, don't handle snakes when you smell like lunch.

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Excellent lessons. Some I didn't realise.

tape or anything adhesive with snakes is NOT a good idea
-doublecheck, triplecheck, and then do it again, that the lids are on tight for your rubbermaids. Most, along the sides, if you try with one finger you can lift it up enough that a snake could easily do, and buh bye snake ( learned that one, but LUCKILY, I found my snake)

- I definately agree with Tim.
Question those you are buying from.
Most breeders and sellers will respect your questions and answer willingly. Any question you have, ASK. Just because they are an experienced breeder, does not mean you will always get quality animals.
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Definately agree with Tim -

Sex everything you buy personally - I don't take anyone's word for it any more.

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Well, no lessons learned for me the hard way yet, but, Invictus learned the hard way that corn snakes like to use him as a toilet!
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... And don't try to microwave rodents..... or leave them under heat lamps and forget about them. Both not very fun things to do!

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Yep, definitely. Not a fun thing to clean up.

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