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Post  Admin on Tue May 01, 2012 2:28 am

I was always fascinated by reptiles even as a child but unfortunately i was never allowed to own one,I remember being around 5 and begging my mum for one, don't really remember why, she told me when I got older I could have one so I pestered her throughout the years to no avail,but I was lucky enough to have a variety of other pets,although my mum was non to happy about those either,I always managed to sweet talk my dad, I've always been fascinated with anything out of the ordinary,Always loved snakes and other reptiles, anything nature related really, birds, trees, scenery , we was never blessed to live anywhere were reptiles could be seen so readily in the wild. So that's my story and im sure you guys have a lot more interesting stories that got you into reptiles,so as the title says what got you into reptiles?
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Post  Stephan9268 on Tue May 01, 2012 7:36 am

Well i have to say snakes did it . as a child do to my das job traveld the world and been ot many places where snakes where often seen even in your garden or by just getting out of the city for a bit . Having travled places like the USa, india , Bangladesh and places in africa showed me varity of snakes and lizards and other creatures i probablly never would have encountered growing up in germany . iwas ten when i saw my first Naja , i cant recal wich kind it was but it was a facinating sight for sure . So with 28 years of age i finally got me my first snake , Lampropeltis gettula californiae , many other followed and i ll never regret it .
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Post  Debs on Thu May 24, 2012 3:07 am

I was different to everybody else - I've always liked reptiles as I do all animals but have never had a real interest in having one myself. That changed a few years ago when my husband told me he wanted to get a lizard as he'd always wanted one but his ex wife hated them. It was coming around to his birthday so we decided to get a Vitikkins Bearded Dragon as they don't grow as big as regular Bearded Dragons ( she's still pocket sized now). The vivarium got set up and once all the temps were right we collected Blizz and Col did everything with her and for her and I looked at her every now and again. That changed one day when Blizz decided she wanted to come out while Col was at work. I was putting her food in and she decided to jump on my hand and climb up onto my shoulder and I fell in love with her there and then. We went on to get Blizz's brother Bug and then I fell in love with a Leopard Gecko and I called her Yoshi. She's still one of the friendliest gecko's we have. As my interest grew I did more and more research into reptile husbandry, we changed our vivarium set ups and other aspects of our care. Then I got interested in other species and before we knew it we had 33 reptiles. We've really enjoyed creating vivarium set ups for our different species esp the Red Eyed Crocodile Skink's vivarium which is beautiful. We've also enjoyed creating aboral set ups for our Moluccans and a nice sandy desert for our Sand Dune Geckos. I hope one day we'll win the lottery so I can create wonderful natural environments for all our reptiles and get some of my dream reptiles.

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