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# Silly mouse..
Jabba is not for humping

(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:29, archived)
# AU CONTRAIRE, MON BRAVE
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(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:30, archived)
# Ride that Hutt!
For those interested, we got ourselves a new family member over the weekend.
She's a Blue-Tongue Skink called Lilly:
Clicky for pic :)

She definitely doesn't class as 'fluffy' but what the hell...
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:30, archived)
# Oooh, she's lovely!
Always wanted a pet snake but never brave enough to get one
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:32, archived)
# i wanted a pet snake too
but i was told by an expert that they make lousy pets.
seemingly they don't move about very much and they
only get animated at feeding time, they spend the rest of the time just lying about.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:34, archived)
# That's basically true
one of my friends has a corn snake or some such.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:36, archived)
# i wanted a corn snake
or a garter snake cos they are all small and cute
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:48, archived)
# You should get a burmese python
They're all cuddly.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:36, archived)
# they're a bit too cuddly
if you know what i mean
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:46, archived)
# No, they're lovely!
My ex landlord's is about 9/10 foot now and she's glorious. Really sweet.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:48, archived)
# i saw one of those on teh telly over the weekend
and i've wanted one since!

do they smell?
how much room do you need for one?
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:33, archived)
# *pays a lot of attention to this conversation*
Skinks are a lot cuter than iguanas (well to noemal people) - I might be able to get away with it.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:34, archived)
# They are cuter :)
Also they're pretty much the only reptile which will put up with being held for long periods of time - they'll sit on your shoulders and use you as a heat mat :D
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:37, archived)
# :O
Oh my goodness, don't tell me things like that. I'd have a Komodo dragon if it gave me cuddles.

How much are they?
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:39, archived)
# We got ours free, since a friend was moving to the States.
If you buy one (you can get them online) it depends hugely on the variety (there are loads of different types) and the age/colour/shape etc.

Expect anywhere between £90 for a boring looking one up to £2000 for a black shingleback.

Lilly is a Merauke with rather unusual colouring :)
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:41, archived)
# She's lovely. Are her legs navy, or is that just me?
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:42, archived)
# They're mainly black actually.
She looks kind of like large-crystal granite when you look at her up close.
Meraukes are the largest type of blue tongue - they get up to 30 inches long :)
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:44, archived)
# you're actually going to make me cry.
I'm insanely jealous!

(Am I allowed to have a chameleon in this country?)
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:45, archived)
# My mate used to keep chameleons
so I guess so
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:46, archived)
# You are I think, yeah.
But chameleons can't really be handled.

If you're going to get a reptile, I'd recommend a blue-tongue all the way :) They're lovely pets.

Oh did I mention they're intelligent enough to know your face and their name? They come to you if you call them :D
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:47, archived)
# i would go against that they can't be handled
they are fine if you handle them correctly and don't keep getting them out and putting them back in to show people.

but once or twice a day for short periods of no more then 30mins to an hour should be ok.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:51, archived)
# You probably know a lot more than me :)
I do like the look of chameleons but they just look so fragile somehow :/
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:52, archived)
# yemens are ok
and are widly availible. i'm not allowed to have any more pets.

i built a viv to the same spec of yours from an old wardrobe, it was double the size if the previous one i had.

chinese waterdragons or sailfins are also good to keep, but they are climers and you'd need a 4x4x2 viv to do them justice (a male and two females)
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:57, archived)
# I get this feeling
that I'm always going to want skinks now :)

I could be swayed by a cute gecko though.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:59, archived)
# Right, fuck chameleons.
Sorry to copy you, but wow.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:52, archived)
# You going to try and get one then?
If you are, I'd recommend www.bluetongueskinks.net as a starting point on reading up about them.
They have a caresheet which tells you literally all you need to know.
Obviously I'm about too if you need help :)
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:54, archived)
# Beautiful
I shall check with my mate tonight- lovely as they are, I'd prefer visits from my best bud.

Thanks for all your help!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 14:01, archived)
# 'salright :)
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 14:03, archived)
# yes
they are widely available and are ok for handling.

and yemen will set you back about £50.

but remember a vivarium set up can cost you loads to set up and you will need to make provisions as they get larger.

also make sure you can source good quality live food.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:49, archived)
# Food is definitely a concern with Chameleons.
Blue Tongues are easier purely because they're omnivorous - they can live on just veg if they have to.

It's all personal choice though :)
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:51, archived)
# I've never played with live food before.
Buffy Python eats (defrosted) frozen guinea pigs though.


If you leave them on the radiator, they explode.

Well done Jeff.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:54, archived)
# theres nothing like a big bag of live locusts
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 14:03, archived)
# Geckos are excellent too
And need less space. All lizards are excellent!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:37, archived)
# Too small for me.
I like me bigguns....:D
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:42, archived)
# They do smell a little
but if you're fairly strict with spot cleaning daily, it doesn't get too bad.
And you need enough room for a 4'x2'x2' vivarium, ideally.

They're lovely to have :) What programme were they on?
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:35, archived)
# that one at longleat
*however it's spelt*

My Cousin is a vetnurse, she has a house full of snakes!!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:37, archived)
# Mmmmmm, Ben Fogle....
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:38, archived)
# :(
ew and gah!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:39, archived)
# He's very pretty
And I don't usually like that. But I saw him in real life at Crufts and he was very very pretty. And he has a nice bum in jeans.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:40, archived)
# I'm sleepy
I want to go to sleep... but I'm at work
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:42, archived)
# ^this
and not that nonsense about ben fogle's bum .. goppin'!!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:43, archived)
# ben fogle is a personality void
end of story
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:50, archived)
# Oh I agree
Totally brainless
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:53, archived)
# heh heh!!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:39, archived)
# Ah, right.
They're getting quite unusual in Britain now.

Have another piccy:

Clickworthiness
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:40, archived)
# yeah he's cool
it's like having your own minature dinosaur
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:44, archived)
# She, if you please :)
We're actually not sure if she's a he or a she, in fact.

And yeah, it is - especially when she goes after Rosechafer beetle larvae :D
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:46, archived)
# Pretty baby!!
I want an iguana when we move but my best mate won't ever come round again. Same reason I can't have a snake.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:33, archived)
# I LOVE LIZARDS
that is all

:D
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:33, archived)
# She's ace
You lucky chap
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:37, archived)
# I am lucky indeed :)
A stunning girlfriend and a pretty lizard :D
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:43, archived)
# a stunning girlfriend
who doesn't let you watch porn!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:51, archived)
# Well no
but I get enough of that in bed ;)
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:55, archived)
# she's a beaut
and the lizards nice as well.

;D
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:46, archived)
# Hahaha
shut it, you :P

MINE!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:48, archived)
# i'm happily married
and i have no time to play the playstation, let alone the field.
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:53, archived)
# Hit the Hutt!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:33, archived)
# I... er... oh.
What?
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:33, archived)
# oooh - ripply
noon sir!

I saw a mouse three times this morning out of my new kitchen window

he was merrily skipping across the path from one bush to another
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:36, archived)
# FREEEEEEEEEEEEEBS!
How was Scottishland?
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:38, archived)
# sexy trelly!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:40, archived)
# *jealous*
I like the colours in 26. And birdies!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:46, archived)
# hutting season
:D
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:36, archived)
# hahaha!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:45, archived)
# M O U S E S!

woo & yay for inaproriate humping!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:51, archived)
# and my spellling
oh well cant edit - care?
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 13:59, archived)
# aww, lookit his face!
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 14:02, archived)
# it took thirteen takes to get that bit right....
do you know how hard it is to get a good mouse fluffer nowadays?
(, Tue 5 Jun 2007, 14:33, archived)