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Discussion in 'Private Collections & Pets' started by Jesse, 12 Feb 2011.

  1. Jesse

    Jesse Well-Known Member

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    After reading this interesting post by Javan Rhino the http://www.zoochat.com/1210/reptile-keepers-19754/ thread. It got me thinking....

    What is on your reptile wishlist?

    As we have already spoken about what we have. Lets talk about what we want.

    On my list
    -Bredli Python 1.1.0
    -Green Tree Python 1.1.0
    -Saltwater Crocodile 0.0.1
    -Freshwater Crocodile 0.2.0
    -Camooweal Death Adder 0.0.1
    -Lace monitor 1.1.0
    -Sand Monitor 1.1.0
    -Diamond Python 0.0.1
    -Albino Darwin Carpet Python 0.0.1
    -Blackheaded Python 1.1.0
     
  2. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    I suppose I wouldn't really want to go into the really big reptiles (pythons) at all; the smaller and more manageable are definately my preferences. In the future I would say I would be interested in:
    - Going back into keeping neon blue-tailed tree lizards (Holaspis guentheri); possibly a group of 1:3 or so if they became available
    - Also going back into Carolina green anoles (Anolis caroliensis)- probably 1:1.

    Also interested in:
    1:1 Electric blue gecko (Lygodactylus williamsi)
    1:1 Pemba Island day gecko (Phelsuma parkeri)
    1:1 Spiny-tailed monitor lizard (Varanus acanthurus)
    Possibly 1:1 Red-bellied galliwasp (Diploglossus monotropis)
    Possibly 1:1 Emerald tree monitor lizard (Varanus prasinus)

    And then, ones that are so rare and hard to find that I never expect to get hold of them:
    Andaman Island day gecko (Phelsuma andamanensis)
    Reunion Island ornate day gecko (Phelsuma inexpectata)
    Cuban stream anole lizard (Anolis vermiculatus)
    Giant amphisbaena (Amphisbaena alba)

    And thats without going into what other animal groups I have interests in for the future...
     
  3. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands 15+ year member Premium Member

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    1.1 Red hypo Bredl's
    1.1 Uluru Womas
    1.1 Katherine Night Tigers
    1.1 Kimberly Night Tigers

    Maybe 1.1 Black-and-White Blackheadeds

    And if I ever decide to keep elapids - 1.1 Speckled Brown (banded form)

    :p

    Hix
     
  4. Sun Wukong

    Sun Wukong Well-Known Member

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    A snow-white, blue-eyed healthy gharial... and a couple of reproducing Morelia boeleni.
     
  5. Rothschildi

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    I know a few people working on the boelens so fingers crossed.
     
  6. Sun Wukong

    Sun Wukong Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, me too; only that they are currently a bit too pricey for my taste...;)
     
  7. AgileGibbon

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    Would have to be a Chinese Alligator, Sumatran Blood Python, and maybe a sunbeam snake (xenopeltis unicolor)
     
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    1.1.0 - Jungle Jaguar Python.
    1.1.0 - Green Tree Monitor.
    1.2.0 - Eletric Blue python.

    Also really want to set up a large mixed sp. vivarium. Maybe rough green snakes, green and brown anoles and green tree frogs?
     
  10. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands 15+ year member Premium Member

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    Electric Blue Python?
     
  11. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    I have had a mixed-species enclosure in the past housing green anoles, long-tailed grass lizards and a neon blue-tailed tree lizard in the past, but as a word of warning, I have heard that green and brown anoles do not get on well at all, and have read that rough green snakes may not be suitable because they apparently are prone to bouts of anorexia.
     
  12. Ann Littlewood

    Ann Littlewood Well-Known Member

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    A word of concern to reptile collectors wanting to acquire new animals... Give Stolen World by Jennie Erin Smith a read. If you think it's all bull, then try The Last Tortoise by Craig B. Stanford. I found these to be credible and dismaying. Have any of you taken a look at them?
     
  13. AgileGibbon

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    Surely these books are only relevant to people who buy wild-caught animals?
     
  14. Ann Littlewood

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    What is concerning is that some sellers, including well-known ones, lie about the origin of the animals, claiming they are captive bred when they aren't. I assume that the unusual color morphs are truly captive bred, as for the others, caveat emptor, as ever. I suppose knowing the seller and seeing their facilities is the best way to go, but that can be difficult or impossible. Do any reptile people have advice on this?
     
  15. AgileGibbon

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    One way of combatting this is to go direct to breeders, or to trusted shops that buy directly from breeders, and get the animal when they are young. These are not infallible methods, but they are probably the closest you'll get
     
  16. LizardInsanity

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    I'd love to have atleast a pair of the following:
    Kenyan Sand Boas
    Dumerils Boas
    Spider Ball Python
    Pinstripe Ball Python
    Pied balled Ball Python
    Red Tailed Boa
    Red Footed Tortoise
    Gaboon Viper
    Yemen Chameleon
     
  17. AgileGibbon

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    I quite liked the idea of Kenyan Sand Boas, until I realised they spend the whole time buried under the substrate.
    Quite like False Water Cobras now, beautiful animals
     
  18. LizardInsanity

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    Oh yes False Water Cobras are absolutely awesome!
     
  19. groundskeeper24

    groundskeeper24 Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    Breeder direct is the only way to go. It may cost you a little extra money in the beginning, but if you're goal from the start is doing it on the cheap, you should probably find a different hobby.
     
  20. dpedwards08

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    Gosh my list is long, but here is a small portion of it.

    Australia:
    -Collette's Black Snake
    -Red Belly Black Snake
    -Blue Bellied Black Snake
    -Alice Springs Blackheaded Golden Brown Snake
    -Banded Western Brown
    -Speckled or Spotted Brown Snake
    -Inland Taipan
    -Coastal Taipan
    -Western Ranges Taipan
    -Mulga Snake
    -Eastern and Mainland Tiger Snake
    -Eastern Brown Snake
    -Red Desert Death Adders

    South America:
    Atlantic Rainforest Bushmaster
    South American Bushmaster
    Central American Bushmaster
    Blackheaded Bushmaster
    Several different Bothrops species

    Africa:
    Zebra Spitting Cobra
    Banded Rhinkhals Spitting Cobra
    Jameson's Mamba
    Western Green Mamba
    Coral Cobra (Aspidelaps lubrics lubricus; the NICE ones)

    United States:
    Gila Monster
    Ridge Nosed Rattlesnake
    Twin Spotted Rattlesnake
    (there are probably many more)

    Asia:
    cleanly banded Black and White Spitting Cobra
    Samar Cobra
    Formosa Island Cobra
    King Cobra
    Sumatran Cobra

    ...the list goes on and on lol.