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This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia families. Topics include, but are not limited to: geckos, snakes of all kinds, frogs, salamanders, newts, turtles, tortoises, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered
Classifieds for finding breeders and products:
>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
Most forums will have a "for sale" section on them, so look for that, especially if you have a specific herp you want. Craigslist can also be a good source for cheap aquariums, and make sure to check for any reptile expos that occur in your area.

When asking a question, make sure to include these details:
>Type and size of animal
>Enclosure dimensions
>Humidity and temperature
>Type of substrate
>The decor you use
>How often you feed

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That's probably fine for the short term.
ELI5, why are aquatic turtles newbie bait?
Ninja turtles were cool and every kid wanted a pet turtle in the 90s, usually a RES. It's not as bad these days but they're still adorable and the only reptiles no one is afraid of (aside from maybe chameleons).
The baby turtles are dirt cheap. The setup to keep them inside is not, they need heated water, powerful filtration, UV lighting and a basking spot where they can dry out. Since they grow from the size of a quarter to the size of a dinner plate pretty quickly, lots of them don't get upgraded to the size they need.
they aren't actually difficult, just a lot of work that makes them especially shitty impulse buys. Plus the whole 'if you have a reptile you're gonna get salmonella' rhetoric originated with all the 90s TMNT fans playing with their poorly-filtered turtles and not washing their hands before eating. Water turtles are especially good at hosting salmonella since they're swimming in their shit, and that ballooned to orgs trying to scare people away from reptiles because salmonella. Meanwhile onions.
hold on i went on a rant there what were we talking about?
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anyone with ackie monitor experience what downsides do they have besides a large enclosure?
Very hot hot spot, high humidity, they're fast and are clever enough to exploit any weakness your enclosure has to escape. And purchase price can be on the expensive side.

Otherwise they're awesome (I do not own any ackies but have worked with them a bit in the past). Best care guide I have found online is this one:

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I hate it when animals do that thing where they push their teeth out further than their lips. Alien looking ass.
nature netorare
They are cool
lol fag

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honestly give this boy a 9/10
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absolute unit.
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Such stately fellas.
nice, at least a 6 or 7
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His name is coal but I call him big Niger because he doesn't do his job, he has a harem of baby momma's and he commits violent crime by mauling my leg
7/10 not the worst cock I've own not the best

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>>stupid as hell so they don't need 24/7 enrichment and interaction so they don't go insane, like parrots
False from the ground up. Pigeons need constant interaction/enrichment or multiple pigeons in a flock. The only reason you don't hear more stories of pigeons developing mental derangement is because having many pigeons is far more cost effective than having many parrots, such that having a single pigeon is far rarer than having a single parrot.

I can tell already that you're a shit owner who shouldn't be allowed to own birds of any sort.
there's a new hoohoo in the hood and the other hoohoos are going crazy, probably trying to hoo him the fuck out
This makes me boohoo.

Even the Galápagos Islands Archipelago are victim to Chinese Evil!
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Speaking of which, the Chinks are actually causing seal extinction because they’re too stupid to know how to use Viagra ! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1446865.stm

Aaarrrggghhh , I hate the Chinks !
Need to shoot their ships as they enter sovereign waters.

>Chink craves the seal dick
argie here, sadly this is not the usua, by the time coast guard gets to the place they already got away, or in case they manage to get too close they throw someone off board since thanks to internatonal threaties and stuff our coast guard is forced to stop and rescue that slit eyed vermin
I remember a thread from our [spoiler]reddit[/spoiler] about a fisher showing the illegal chink fleet on his radar
found it
That's depressing. Good luck, Argentina. You're one of my favorite countries for geology and ecology. Such beautiful land and interesting cultures. I had a few coworkers from Argentina. Besides being extremely friendly, they lived to shit on other south American countries. The gossip was so fun.

In this thread you are welcome to post your best rat related pics
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I've had to do the same to a pigeon before. Poor fucker had its limbs torn off by a cat that didn't care about finishing the job. Couldn't leave it because that was too cruel and I couldn't break it's neck because I don't know how and I didn't want to physically touch it. So I stomped on its head. Not a pretty sight at all but it's better than suffering for hours.

If it was a rat, I'd still stomp on it even if it wasn't injured because rats need culled. They spread disease, they kill vulnerable animals that need protection and they are evolving to become far too dependent on us.
Have you never heard of shotguns, napalm, gas, chemical weapons or anything of the sort? Modern militaries would destroy anything involving rats even if it just meant getting in their tanks and driving forward and backwards to crush them. Plenty of modern tanks are designed to be airtight so they're capable of cruising through irradiated zones. Rats wouldn't be able to get in. You could even just throw out flash grenades and blind like a thousand rats with each one.
Just build little tanks and weapons for the rats then.
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*blocks your path*

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>what a beautiful day, maybe i'll look out at the open sea...

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This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether it's
>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information
>ID/General Info

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There are tons of species of roaches, and the ones we keep generally aren't associated with filth like the common pest roaches. But it's understandable.
Like, one of the big pluses about keeping hissers and dubias is that they need care to survive in a temperate climate - if they get out they'll just die off.
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Cockroaches apparently like to be pet, and if any insect can be said to have a relationshipwith their owner its roaches. Still disgusting pests if you ask me. I'd love to have a few of pic related patrolling my house to kill roaches but that unfortunately probably isn't viable
>They're actually quite interesting to observe.
100%, that's why I think they're cool. At normal size, they're just bugs, but when you magnify them they become wonderful and horrific animals.
They're not just interesting, they're astounding.
I like that entemophags don't get butthurt just because someone doesn't like their hobby. Extremely respectable.
We were all used to being the "weird kid" and subject to ridicule back in our schoolyears. We've developed a thick skin.

Show me your fucking kitty
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Glad to here they found at least they have a loving home despite their past anon!
With cats they're more just land races. Cats haven't been bred to be breeds like dogs. Only in the past century have breeds been standardized. Some old world cities have interesting land races. Most modern Anglo cities have simple short medium and long hair.

what are your thoughts on beni?
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Valentino redemption arc when?
I think this dog has downs syndrome
Shave him and send him to a Borneo lumber camp
How many (stolen I might add) coconuts is Yoko giving you faggots to shill?
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they're just orangutrannies mad at the world for their own mistakes

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Post your best nature-related memes!
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I keked hard.
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Are you brain damaged?

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why did he do it?
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He'd be pretty pissed
>cows never attack people
Don't approach a large animal when it has young, domesticated or not, it's not really fucking complicated. Only fully grown adults with the supervision of an expert/handler should be anywhere near an animal of that size with its young.
man, I really hate that this happened
you know it was supposed to be a joyful moment filming their baby girl feed a horse

I understand mistakes were made on the part of the parents, but that doesn't make what happened ok
horse should be executed
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>animals are unpredictable and we should be cautious around them
Are you retarded anon?

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Based /an/imal encounters?


>be me
>read about Caribbean monk seals
>me sad
Man I wish we discovered oil being useful early in history for the whales and seals

Is there any animal as useless and stupid as the Panda?
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Your mother for not using birth control.
I’m okay with pandas. Koalas are fucking retarded and shitty animals, though, and I will never understand normalfag appreciation of those stupid fucks.
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Take this gold, fellow redditor! And since you like reddit so god damned much, here's the post from reddit refuting the maymay copypasta you get all your zoological "facts" from, you literally subhuman zoomer.
>calls me a Redditor
>posts a Reddit post
okay redditnigger
You started it with your meme tier understanding of zoology, faggot.

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