frauenfelder at July 11th, 2014 15:49 — #1
vonbobo at July 11th, 2014 15:52 — #2
vrplumber at July 11th, 2014 16:04 — #3
Hmm... Needs tiny robots to keep these monsters in check.
heartfruit at July 11th, 2014 16:24 — #5
What is the life expectancy of a pet bearded lizard?
kentkb at July 11th, 2014 16:24 — #6
I had a Leopard Gecko for 20+ years. We had a rescue Parakeet that loved to watch him. She would run back and forth all day as he tried to eat her.
Fun for both.
Happy, Birthday, and Indiana the budgerigar: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kentkb/111526078/in/set-72057594082857216
imb at July 11th, 2014 16:32 — #7
cobwebs at July 11th, 2014 21:49 — #8
They're supposed to average 8-10 years (although my beloved beardie went to The Land Where Lizards Are Eternally Blessed at age 11, so obviously that figure varies).
I'll put in another vote for beardies as super-awesome reptile pets. Most herps aren't so much "domesticated" as "trapped," and they tend to dislike being held. Bearded dragons are really mellow: They don't mind being held, they seem to enjoy being petted, and they quickly learn that The Big Hand brings them food and will come running when you take the cage lid off.
ldobe at July 11th, 2014 22:32 — #9
In high school, the AP/IB biology teacher kept his thorny dragon in a 55 gallon terrarium in the back of the class room. I think the teacher was really smart for picking that guy as a classroom pet.
The way the thorny dragon moves is a sort of oscillating swagger, and it's entire body is covered in spines that look just like huge blackberry thorns. And if some ants were put in the tank, the thorny dragon would convert from being a particularly sharp rock, into the master predator. Just lightning fast, you'd miss all his movements if you blinked.
Not very cuddly, but a beautiful animal, and a nice conversation piece.
toddalcott at July 12th, 2014 05:22 — #10
"Nobody hates me, everybody loves me, think I'll eat some worms." -- Bearded dragon
antdude at July 12th, 2014 13:59 — #11
Isn't that gecko tank too small?
kentkb at July 12th, 2014 14:31 — #12
It was long and flat, 30"x12'x8". Thanks!
antdude at July 12th, 2014 14:47 — #13
crashproof at July 13th, 2014 11:45 — #14
I miss my dragon and my leopard geckos. We can't really keep reptiles in the house with our current cat and dogs though.
frauenfelder at July 16th, 2014 15:49 — #15
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