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Old 11-25-02, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question We all know....

We all know that all of us are fellow herp keepers but does anybody else have another love, fetish or interest?? What other types of animals do us strange ones keep?
Personally I own a cockatoo, cockatiel, oscar and pondfish,3 dogs and a pluthera of rats!
So what is everyone elses list??
1.1 Ball pythons
1.1 Everglades rats
1.1 Columbian boas
0.1 Honduran Milks
0.0.1 Western Hognose
2.2 African House snakes
0.0.1 Red sided garter
0.1 Red eared slider
1.0 Veiled Chamelion
1.1 California Banana kings
0.1 Burmese pyhton
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Old 11-25-02, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Aside from my Carpet Python.

I have firebelly newt.

Not quite the same count as Christina.
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Old 11-25-02, 02:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a lovely Ferret and a little siamese, I would like a little talking bird but with my cat, I dont want to take any chances...
I have a rosy tarentula.. and thats all for know..

and of course all of my 17 snakes. and 2 lizards.

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Old 11-25-02, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, you can see my reptile list in my signature

I've also got 2 cats (Levi, a male DSH; and Java, a female Ragdoll), 1 betta, and a marine fish tank. Before moving back out west earlier this month, I had 3 fish tanks -- a 90 gallon reef tank, a 27 gallon hex reef tank with seahorses, and a 25 gallon freshwater tank... I wasn't able to bring most of that with me, so right now I'm just in the process of setting up the 25 gallon as my one and only fish tank... eventually it'll be a reef tank, once I find the money to stock it up... LOL
That's it for critters right now -- but in the next little while once I'm settled in my own place I'd like to get a puppy as well

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Old 11-25-02, 03:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hehehe... well can't really list any of my other obsessions or hobbies, but I do have one that is in my past, and I do keep a variety of other animals. I currently keep:

6.8 spiny mice
1.2 dogs
1.0 cat
0.1 horse
1.0 pet rat

1.0 horned frog
0.1 ancient iguana
0.3 leos
1.0 ETB
0.1 Hog Isle Boa
1.1 BRB's
1.1 BP's
1.1 Jamaican Boas
1.1 Borneo Short-tailed Pythons
1.0 Guyanese Redtailed Boa
1.1 Rosy Boas (mexi)

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50-150 feeder rodents at any time

In the past I have also raised and released 100's of starlings, kept a pigeon and some various other recued birds such as finches; in the past I've also kept rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, degus, various amphibians and reptiles, variety of fish, a variety of invertabrates, and who knows what else is slipping my mind

I used to deal in horses (high end), mostly showjumpers, and a little bit in the hunters as well; showed, trained, sales, etc. After my car accident I couldn't ride for a year and then I made the decision a while ago to get out of it completley... it was sad decision but I wasn't giving my kids the attention they deserved, and I knew they would be happier elsewhere So all but one have been sold. I attached an very old pic of me and one of my special guys.
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Old 11-25-02, 03:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hmmm, i have some Cichlids and about 20 Mongril Koi in my pond. other then all i have is herps..

2.3 Corn Snakes
1.1 Kenyan Sand Boas
1.2 Colombian Red Tail Boas,
1.1 Burmese Pythons,
4.5 Ball Pythons
0.0.1 House Gecko

Nice Pic Linds, i know thats not you though, you stole that pic from someone and tried to pass it as you!!! evil!!! j/k
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Old 11-25-02, 03:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Besides snakes I'm into photography and kate's gotten me into 4x4ing. For other pets we have 3 cats and a dog

1.1 King Snakes
2.2 Corn Snakes
1.2 Ball Pythons
1.1 Burmese Pythons
0.1 Guyan Redtail Boa
1.1 Columbian Boa

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Old 11-25-02, 03:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Damn Linds...... I don't know how some of you people do it, I read different people's list of animals and my mouth just drops :jawdrops:

I just don't know how I would manage feeding so many mouths and keeping up with so many different aniamals all at once. How do you all convience your other halfs to let you over run the house with animals??? I almost had to break an arm to get my 1 snake after all the begging didn't work..... don't know what Im going to do when I tell her I want 2 more
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Old 11-25-02, 03:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I couldnt possibly list all my reptiles! There are WAY too many of

I can list my other animals though.....

We have 4 dogs. Kasper a Weimeraner, and Bailey, Willow & Ginger our Long Haired Chihuahuas.
I also have a Foundation Quarter Horse named Sassy.

I also have two young boys...that would sometimes fall under the catagory of animals!! LOL Tyler, 8 & Brodie, 4.
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Old 11-25-02, 03:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have right now:
1 rabbit
1 hamster
2 ponds of fish
1 cat
2.4 leopard geckos
1.0 veild chameleons
1.0 golden gecko
1.0 marbled gecko
1.0 bearded dragons
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Old 11-25-02, 03:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wow, some people deffinately have HUGE lists.
Other than pets we recently dove into the sport
of paintball... Needed the exercise.

ok, well, as far as pets go we have:

a female black standard poodle (emma) doesn't act like a poodle,
loves to swim for some reason, ?
3 cats, all over weight, haha.
used to have 2 budgies but emma ate them, "gulp"
Assorted fish in 2 tanks


1.2 Suriname Redtailed boas
1.1 guyanese red tailed boas
1.2 columbian boas
0.1 Hog isle boa

1.3 Ball pythons

1.1 Amels
1.1 snows
1.1 Anery's looking more like miami's day by day...i'll get pics if you want...
0.2 Oketee's

1.2 Cal kings, striped, chocolate phase...blah blah

1.1 glades rat snakes, 1 is hypo
1.1 texas ratsnakes, regular, not leucistic or albino

1.3 Fat tail geckos
1.0.1 Crested Geckos
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Old 11-25-02, 04:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I also keep scorps and tarantulas, warm blooded animals require to much daily care, but I consider myself a cat person also
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at the moment (pet wise), i have 1.1 day geckos (and 2 eggs hatching this week), 2.1 fat tailed geckos, 0.0.1 crested gecko, 1.0 veiled chameleon, 0.1 green iguana, 0.2 cats, 0.2 dog, 0.1 rabbit, 1.0 ferret... in the past i've had a hedgehog, hampsters, other cats and dogs, a rat, 15 or so zebra finches, a baby chipmunk, a baby robin (i rescused those last 2), 3 red eared sliders, more fish than shane will EVER see! who knows what else....
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Old 11-25-02, 04:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i've cut back most of my collection to get into higher end stuff anyways i have as follow :


3.4 bearded dragons
1.0 Fattailed geckos
1.1 Green Anoles (7 and 4 years old)
0.1 Long Tailed Grass lizard (also about 5 years old)


A blue Gourami
Albino Shark
1.1 black skirts
Algae Eater
Giant Danio

and thats about it
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Old 11-25-02, 05:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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No other animals in my house other than then reptiles, but another addiction of mine is The rocky mountains. I love going out there to fish, hike, and the occasional Cliff Jumping!!

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