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Denise - 2007-07-28
We have a huge iguana called 'Bob'. He has lived with us for 14 years, from being of a size that fitted into a small plastic tub. He has had many homes, including a shed in my dining room (!) to his present home, the whole end of my dining room. Whilst being a softie at times (with my husband, who is able to judge his moods and knows when to stay away / put his hand in and stroke the top of his head). For myself, I tend to keep away, as Bob knows when my hormones are on the go and reacts more aggressively.
Bob tends to eat Brocoli, cat biscuits, oranges, grapes. In the past he's eaten sausages (watch those fingers!) and a finch (which we thought would be safe in there! Big mistake! Lasted three days, kept landing on Bob, he learned the flight path and one swallow later....
He is cute though- he likes you to blow through the gaps of his home onto his face, bob your head, and talk to him.

Emelly Cruz - 2007-07-26
Hello, well my green iguana Littlefoot loves it when i sleep with him. Hes been around my family for 12 years and hes living la vida loca. He enjoys being out in the sun and taking baths lol!

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Illinois Jules - 2007-07-25
On my oldest/younger brother (Scott)'s girlfriend (Tracy)'s land in SE OK, last spring (May 2006)they caught a smallish (half-dollar size) Oklahoma Brown immature female tarantula spider to show me - Since those crawlies live there.
To that date I was NOT a spider fan! Big time! No way! Fear!
Don't get me wrong - The general bug, insects, fuzzy beasts, reptiles, amphibians - basically everything else, was great fun and cool with me!
Just not - SPIDERS!
Until - Grethel.
She looked like a small brown furry bear - with 10 walking legs.
I fell into ... Great Like. ([smile] - Still, some small fear was involved)
That was then... Now she has become an Arachnid Spokesspider.
She is so docile and polite that she has scampered mildly across or been handled by as many as a half-dozen wary spider-phobes at times. A pet I will cherish forever. Illinois Jules

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Adam - 2007-07-22
I have had my current rose hair for about a year and a half and I have seen it molt now TWICE. I am sure this is a common thing but I am amazed that it could put itself through such a transformation twice. Also, my Pink Toe has also just recently molted in a verticle position (it makes a tube shaped web) inside of its web. I recommend to anyone with a rose hair to try a pink toe next. It is cool to see the differences between the opportunistic burrower variety as opposed to the all out climber. Enjoy all, I am out to get a cobalt blue now and i will post my progress.

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Adam - 2007-07-22
I have had a rose hair for over a year and a half with much success including several moltings per spider, so I decided it was time to try another species. I have had my pink toe now for a few months and I have been very happy with the spider. On top of it being an amazing climber (something I am not used to with the rose hair), it has also created a cone of web for itself. I do see the need for a verticlally inclined environment, however I am using a 5 gallon tank of the usual proportions with a standing log in the corner and the spider seems to be comletely productive. Currently, as I am writing this post my pink toe is performing a verticle molt within its tube of webbing. Anyways, i recommend this animal to anyone wanting to start a spider hobby. Now its off for spider number 3, a cobalt blue.

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spyke - 2007-07-22
i bought an emporer scorpion, 2 days later i bought another, and then i bought a pregnant one like 2 weeks ago. i love thees little guys and they made me wanna buy a flat rock scorpion as soon as i can :) i love them, my girlfriend loves them, and you will two.
i do handle all but the pregnant one and they are fine to handle, they never sting. i've been pinched but its never hard, and its after you held them for to long.

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Daniel K - 2007-07-20
Actually, balls yawn all the time for no known reason. It does not necessarily mean the snake has a respiratory infection.

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Matt - 2007-07-17
I have six green anoles; king kong, lady, tiger, ligtning, and lil raskle. And i study them so i can help them. I am trying to get them some food now.

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Lennie W. Collins - 2007-07-16
If you are a "beginner" to the hobby or want a beginner tarantula that is a little more "colorful"(active) than the Rose Hair, this would be it! They usually kick "hairs" when you first try to handle 'em BUT they quickly calm down. They are for sure the most colorful of the Brachypelma Genus family. They are VERY rare to get these day so if you have a chance to buy one...DO IT, DO IT! Don't let the price scare ya away! But if you can't, any one from this family will make a excellent choice.

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Owen - 2007-07-16
My Malaysian Forest Scorpion is 8 1/2 inches in length and is VERY AGGRESSIVE! if you move her cave while she is beside it, she pinches it and her tail sometimes strikes it. Same goes with anything that moves near her! Very cool pet and very hardy. Have had her for 4 years, and she has gone through 3 molts in my possesion.


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