Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Finless Friends
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-18-2012, 10:50 AM   #21 
homegrown terror
Member
 
homegrown terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tennessee
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.
homegrown terror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 10:51 AM   #22 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
I hear corn snakes are great.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 12:59 PM   #23 
LadyVictorian
Member
 
LadyVictorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
Quote:
Originally Posted by homegrown terror View Post
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

I mean that face...eeeeeee
LadyVictorian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 01:09 PM   #24 
Olympia
TFK Moderator
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
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.
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #25 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
What is that again? Olympia and Lady.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #26 
LadyVictorian
Member
 
LadyVictorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
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.
LadyVictorian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #27 
Olympia
TFK Moderator
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I have a ball python.
Bettas? Social? Yikes, no. They swim away when I put my hand in. The goldfish, on the other hand, are like "HOLD MEEEE."
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #28 
LadyVictorian
Member
 
LadyVictorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
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.
LadyVictorian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 05:45 PM   #29 
ThePearlFish
Member
 
ThePearlFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: VA
Really OT, but your pic looks almost exactly like the front of my house Olympia! :P

I really wish I could have a snake, but BF is scared of them :( My choice would be an Eastern Garter or Ball Python.
ThePearlFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 09:34 PM   #30 
nel3
Member
 
nel3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal
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.
nel3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Im a proud mum! Wyvern Breeding Betta Fish 37 08-06-2011 01:08 PM
You'll be proud! InsideTheBurg Betta Pictures 46 10-15-2009 07:33 PM
So proud Wed Betta Pictures 22 08-22-2009 04:16 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.