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Picture(s) A Day – 28 September 2009

So today it was time to go get some food for Ziva which means a trip to Exotic Pets :)

Sorry, Kath, but it’s not all cute & furry critters this time :P  I do love going to this free zoo where you can even take the little beasties home with you.

On with the pictures :D

28 September 2009 - Ridgetail monitor lizard - $299.99

28 September 2009 - Ridge tail monitor lizard - $299.99

Ridge tail monitors don’t get all that big and don’t look like they’d be difficult to care for, but I don’t have the money or the space for a two foot long lizard right now :wink:  They do look pretty cool 8)

28 September 2009 - Bearded dragons - $49.95

28 September 2009 - Bearded dragons - $49.95

Bearded dragons are also pretty cool customers.  They do take a bit of care to keep, but not much compared to some other reptiles.  They don’t get too big and they’re usually pretty docile :)

28 September 2009 - Gargoyle gecko - $49.95

28 September 2009 - Gargoyle gecko - $49.95

This is a gargoyle gecko and I just might have to get one of these guys in the future :D  They don’t have much in the way of special requirements, they make cool noises, they’re pretty tame, they don’t get very big, and there’s even a commercial diet for them 8)

28 September 2009 - Ground squirrel - $50.00

28 September 2009 - Ground squirrel - $50.00

28 September 2009 - Ground squirrel - $50.00

28 September 2009 - Ground squirrel - $50.00

Yes, Kath, those two pictures are for you :wink:  I did take some other pics of cute critters, but they didn’t really turn out too well.

28 September 2009 - Water monitor - $129.95

28 September 2009 - Water monitor - $129.95

28 September 2009 - Water monitor - $129.95

28 September 2009 - Water monitor - $129.95

I can’t say just how cool these guys are 8)  They’re only about a foot long here, but I don’t think even the relatively low price can lure me to buy one.  While they’re tame, they’ve got some big time requirements when it comes to caring for them.

From Proexotics.com:

Please keep in mind before choosing a Water monitor as your next animal that this is the largest commercially available lizard. You should expect your cute baby Water to be a full grown 6 ft adult, 65-75 pounds, if not more, and you need to be prepared, not just with caging and feeding strategies, but economical strategies as well. Feeding and housing such a large animal is no cheap venture.

That is not to say that Water monitors are to be avoided, for they are honestly one of the tamest monitors available, and have great personalities along with terrific interaction potential.

Well, after thinking on it, I might get a crested gecko, or maybe a gargoyle gecko sometime in the future.  For now, I’ll stick with Ziva 8)

Have fun, everyone :mrgreen:

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5 comments to Picture(s) A Day – 28 September 2009

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  • Kath

    NO!! That last Godzilla creature gets to be 6 ft and 65 pounds? That’s not a pet, that’s a roommate! And none of those “animals” would make Ziva happy I’m sure. And, no, you can’t get one just to name him Tony. ;) Geesh.

    And $50 for a squirrel? Come to my house, there’s squirrels all over the place. Granted, not as cutesy as that guy, but still — $50 for a squirrel? My goodness, that’s crazy.

    • Kath,

      That’s not the biggest guy they have there. Reticulated pythons can get to be over 20 feet long :twisted: But no, I’m not going to get another pet for a while :P

      $50 for a squirrel, well, you should see what people out here pay for other stuff :lol:

  • Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired

    I have three to four toads living in my yard. They provide excellent insect and spider control. When the old enough grand-daughters saw the big one for the first time, it was Pappa, get rid of it! So I had to explain that the toads stay and why. And I mean he is big. He goes about 8-10 inches and almost two pounds by guess. The others aren’t as big but just as effective!

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