Pure Excitement. .. Do these animals require allot of caretaking? Because the idea of having a reptile in my livingroom just chilling on a piece of wood all day and eating bugs sou excited bearded dragon
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#3 - fistefist
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Do these animals require allot of caretaking? Because the idea of having a reptile in my livingroom just chilling on a piece of wood all day and eating bugs sounds really appealing
Do these animals require allot of caretaking? Because the idea of having a reptile in my livingroom just chilling on a piece of wood all day and eating bugs sounds really appealing
#28 to #3 - RedHulk
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**RedHulk rolled a random image posted in comment #789127 at Video Games Board - console gaming, pc vs console gaming, video console and games ** Are you gonna shove it up your butt?
User avatar #6 to #3 - malvolio
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They are fairly low maintenance but getting the right equipment to care for them can be expensive. You will need a terrarium which will need to be fairly large, a head light so the reptile can regulate his body temperature, a thermostat to make sure the light doesn't get the cage too hot and, most importantly, a UVA/UVB light so the reptile can absorb vitamin D and calcium.
User avatar #7 to #6 - fistefist
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Hmm, doesnt sound that bad, what kind of price-range am I looking at here?
User avatar #8 to #7 - malvolio
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Really depends on the reptile, ill tell you my setups for my different reptiles. BTW im Australian so these are all Australian prices.

My two marbled velvet geckos: $120 for geckos. $120 for cage. $20 light. No uva/uvb required as they are nocturnal. On top of this you will need money for their food which is about $7.50 per week.

My bearded dragon: $60 for the dragon. $450 for cage. $40 for the heat light. $25 for the uva/uvb. Another $7.50 per week of insects + veges (as adults they eat more than 50% veges).

My carpet python: $120 for the python. $120 for the cage. $4.50 per week for mice.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
#9 to #8 - fistefist
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Dang, those are pretty huge prices. If I'm really going to consider getting one I'll really read into these animals for sure, thanks for the heads-up!
Dang, those are pretty huge prices. If I'm really going to consider getting one I'll really read into these animals for sure, thanks for the heads-up!
#59 to #8 - skorchy
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Woah 450 for a cage? I built mine for 50 bucks and it's 5 feet long, 3 feet wide, and 2 feet tall
User avatar #69 to #59 - malvolio
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Building them is always an option, mine is the same size as yours but glass and with special sockets for the bulbs.
#78 to #69 - skorchy
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As is mine. I used some basic wooden boards to build a frame, then found some old plexiglass with a vinyl design on it, used that for most of it, and covered the top with a mesh type deal. I also built an elevated platform in half of it to give him a way to get closer to the heat, and the shady area under it is nice and cool. The bottom is made of tile so that his claws naturally take care of themselves, I still clip them though.
#79 to #78 - malvolio
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#80 to #79 - skorchy
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I'm just saying that the $450 for a cage is unreasonable.
#17 to #3 - anon id: dfa47611
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This is actually a uromastyx, not a bearded dragon.

Bearded dragons, as are all reptiles, are incredibly expensive to care for. You're looking at hundreds of dollars to buy an animal, enclosure, food, heat, lighting, etc. I breed reptiles for a living, so if you can swing the hundreds of dollars, I'd recommend a bearded dragon. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me (DaniiSause, because I don't believe I'm signed in) anytime.
#23 to #17 - anon id: b1117e0e
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Not all reptiles are incredibly expensive to care for...

It depends on the variety you are looking at.

For example, I have a crested gecko ($150.00, roughly), for which I purchased a standard 29 gallon tank ($60) and fitted it with the basics (maybe $50.00).

Any pet is going to cost you, what with vet care and such.

But, there are many abandoned and mistreated reptiles because the owners jumped into things too quickly and didn't realise just how much work they can be.
User avatar #18 to #17 - daniisauce
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Correction, Daniisauce *. Whoops. Anyways, yep, I'm here if you have qs!
User avatar #31 to #3 - shadowoflife
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Leopard Gecko. Seriously. They are the most fantastic little ***** ever and are way easier to care for than a Bearded Dragon or a Uromastyx. Herpderpz's comment has a Leopard Gecko.
#37 to #31 - blackplatinum
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Would you happen to know about George Watsky?
User avatar #81 to #37 - shadowoflife
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Who?
#38 to #3 - hammerofdorn
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I don't get to use this picture much, but on a side note bearded dragons are badass
#42 to #38 - frostshaitan
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the worst part about bearded dragons are the crickets they like to eat... god i hate those things... i miss my beardie though
User avatar #43 to #3 - ezombio
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My uncle's had a lizard companion for a long time. He loved it to pieces.

Couldn't sleep because its dinner (live crickets) made a racket both alive and when they were being chewed. Had to get rid of him.
User avatar #47 to #3 - kijajouteh
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Get a Bearded Dragon, a bit mainstream, but super kewl. They make so many different colors of them too, so there is a 100% chance of you finding something you want.

This lizard is a Uromastyx, and they're a bit harder to care for. Bearded dragons are pretty easy to care for.
#36 to #3 - punishlife
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Thanks to the gif i read that in a scottish accent o.o
#44 to #3 - mrleopardgecko
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leopard gecko is best gecko
User avatar #58 to #44 - kwizzy
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Please don't tell me that's a fedora
#61 to #58 - mrleopardgecko
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nope, that's a leopard gecko
User avatar #53 to #44 - turtletroll
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How much does it cost you per year to keep a leopard gecko?
User avatar #64 to #53 - mrleopardgecko
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start up is like 150, then crickets are cheap as ****, and the sand only needs to be changed very two months for like 12 bucks. they are the perfect beginners pet
User avatar #4 to #3 - furriesown
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I had bearded dragons when i was younger and they were really cool. I wish i still had them, but i was a little faggot when i was younger and got mad that i always had to take care of them. (I still did) But we ended up giving them to my moms friend that helped us move. The moral of the story is reptiles are really cool and not to hard to care for but the equipment can be expensive. I would recommend getting a lizard.
#21 to #3 - herpderpz
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This is a Uromastyx and some of the sub species really do, they require very particular temperature and humidity/dryness environments, there are some that don't but I would say they make the greatest starter pet as the are generally hard to find and cost quite abit. However if you're wanting something basic I would highly recommend A leopard gecko they require a very basic set up and care. They also have a nice attitude if raised correctly. Unfortunately they are not the biggest fans of being handled, the tolerate it more than enjoy it (no matter what anyone tells you) and handling them too much can stress them out. Something that has bit more of a larger/complex set up but love interaction are Bearded Dragons. I would recommend first though you do your research and choose the perfect animal for yourself. I cannot stress this enough.
#52 to #21 - fragmaggot
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i just want my Armadillo Dragon..
User avatar #27 to #21 - SCREWTHERULES
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Or get stressed out, unless its their brain going DANGER DANGER DANGER or something. Am I wrong?
User avatar #26 to #21 - SCREWTHERULES
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I thought reptiles in general can't feel pleasure because they are so basic. Like, they can' love, or even build friendships. I figured they are like fish, and are completely instinctive animals that don't "think" like mammals do.
User avatar #24 to #21 - bgskamikaze
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i have a leopard gecko and the little **** is awesome
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#72 to #30 - carbohydrates
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inb4 Get that pony fag **** off fj.
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User avatar #60 to #16 - nibbero
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It's kinda like Godzilla squared but also times infinity.
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I understood that reference.
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User avatar #76 to #56 - dross
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That hedgehog truly regrets nothing.
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"Don't touch me. DON'T YOU ******* TOUCH ME!"
User avatar #5 - enemyoftrn
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Less of a pure excitement, more of pure terror for the lizard. Remember, the belly is the most vulnerable spot for any animal, especially lizards. That's why most of them have ridges on their back for protection.
#12 to #5 - anon id: dcc660a8
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That's why it is not even trying to move?
User avatar #13 to #12 - enemyoftrn
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Its on its back, flee instinct turn to fight.
User avatar #19 to #13 - demandsgayversion
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I was so confused, I thought you said "flee instinct turns to flight", like instead of trying to run away it's concentrating on it's ki and ****
User avatar #48 to #5 - kijajouteh
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They can't breathe on their backs, either.
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This gif has been reposted, first time I saw it I commented pretty much the same thing and got pretty much the same response.
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No! Don't touch me! I am fire! I am death! AH!