i think if i was gonna have a large-scale reptile, i'd definitely go for a savannah monitor. i love snakes, but lizards just seem to have more personality.
Lizards do. I have owned a snake, wasn't my fav pet, never bonds, never cares about humans, in fact I think they are the opposite, they only tolerate us but would be happier left alone. I felt like a horrid burden to mine and felt it would have been happier not being a pet and gawked at. Didn't have much personality and mostly just hid under it's water dish where i put it's minnows for the most part. The only time it was horribly exciting was when it ate minnows. My iguana on the other hand was a freaking clown xD. He was lovable, looooooved being pet on the head and would shake his head to music like he was dancing, chased the cats, when he was little climbed the curtains and looked at you like "Tee hee I am being naughty and you can't get me." He was a spunky large fella and you could tell he enjoyed being with his humans because he came when called and followed us around the house. If we were in the kitchens he was in the kitchen waiting for table scraps. If we were watching movies he wanted to be put on the couch. Use to sit in your lap too and had a cute little face. I would say in the reptile world I am def more of a lizard person than snakes. Snakes look pretty but aren't too interesting, lizards are crazy funny. I'm chomping at the bit right now for a gecko myself or a water dragon. I considered a bearded dragon because I know someone who had one and he was so loving but eh, I love my water dragons and iguana's and gecko's more. A big monitor lizard would be HEAVEN for me but the risk is too high. Those things can rip you apart with their claws and their bites are painful and they get so big a cage would never be well suited for them unless it took up a room. Lizards just remind me so much of dinosaurs too. Looking into even a gecko's eyes I swear I see T-Rex roaring in them. A little piece of evolutionary history. ....I also see the stupid insurance commercial Gecko within the eyes of a gecko and it brings them great shame T.T
Mine is a clown. I don't think any reptile loves it's owner. But, if someone else is holding Snake, he'll desperately try to get back over to me. Good enough for me. I don't need a lot of attention from my animals.
Mine didn't like being taken out of the tank period. It just didn't like human interaction and preferred to be left alone. When I removed it from the tank then she would reach out for the glass and try to go back in. Not sure if it's a corn snake thing or what but unlikely since my cousins king is the same way. He's rather be in his bin than around humans. It wasn't for lack of trying either, i tried to make her social but you can't force a solitary animal to like you, especially one that most likely thinks you are a dangerous predator since they are a smaller snake and do have the instinct to be on their guard for birds, mammals, and larger snakes.
I like more social animals which is why I love betta's so much. For being fish they are pretty social animals. My iguana even let hug him. I miss Godzilla, he was even leash trained sooooo cuuuute he was.
Really? All my betta are supper friendly, when I get close to the tank they swim up waiting for food, when I put my hand in the water they swim around it until I have to sush them away so I can finish what I am trying to do. Aquarius even swims into my hand if i cup it underwater and chills like it's a sofa for fish xD. Hollow has gotten very use to people, at first when i got him he was skitish and would hide but now he swims to the top when I approach and has even done a few curious nips to my fingers. Nix...she's just a skuzz bucket and follows my hand around her tank like i am going to break something and she's going to have to yell at me for it. If fish can be OCD she is, move anything even a little out of place she spazzes so every time i'm in her tank correcting it (she rips the plants out of the gravel xD) she's watching me like a hawk to make sure i don't mess up what she has done.
my realistic choice would be a corn snake if i had room for a suitable tank. Bothreichis Aurifer is my favorite snake though price, rarity and especially venomous types arent in favor of my current reptile experience. if i had the money, space and experince id get that pit viper first chance i get.