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Friday, September 18th, 2009
9:03 pm
my hoggie out in the rain
I guess when they get too big to wrap around a ponytail, the human head is the next best perch!

Monday, April 6th, 2009
11:28 pm
the feds wanna' take your pets [x-posted]
On April 23rd 2009, The Natural Resources Committee of the U.S. Congress will hold a hearing on H.R. 669, a resolution that will in effect ban importation, interstate transport, and the private ownership of most birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish as pets. Should HR669 be adopted as written only the following nonnative animals
would be allowed:

-Cats (Felis catus)
-Cattle/Oxen (Bos taurus)
-Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
-Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)
-Donkey/Asses (Equus asinus)
-Domesticated Geese (family Anatidae)
-Domesticated Ducks (Anas spp.)
-Goats (Capra aegagrus hircus)
-Common Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus)
-Horses (Equus caballus)
-Llama (Lama glama)
-Mule/Hinny (Equus caballus x E. asinus)
-Domesticated Pigs/Hogs (Sus scrofa domestica)
-Domesticated Rabbit vatieties (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
-Sheep (Ovis aries)

Should this resolution be adopted into law as written it will have a devastating impact on every pet owner and business in the United States.

Action is needed TODAY to protect your rights to keep your pets! (So call/email/write your local congressrep voicing your opposition)
Click the link below for more information and what you can do to protect your pets:

My $.02 On The BillCollapse )

x-posted to pertinent communities
EDIT: I made quite the... Equus asinus of myself, believing what was circulating before studying the bill. That list is only the definition of domestic species. No list has been agreed upon yet. LINK FOR ACTUAL BILL
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
10:31 am
I joined the community a while ago, but never posted. I decided that with how dead the place was I'd introduce myself.

I grew up with a lot of pets, and after finding out that I was allergic to rodents I gained a bigger interest in reptiles(I had only had anoles before this). I had a bearded dragon for a long time and after he passed away and we moved I decided it was time for a snake.

My family has had a ball python(named Monty) for a long, long time and I decided I wanted something a little bit bigger(because it can't be too easy!). So I looked around, compared sizes and temperaments and decided on a red tailed boa constrictor. We found the perfect little male at PetCo(I know a lot of hardcore pet owners and breeders hate that place, but those little guys need homes too). He was very tiny, maybe only one month old with very unique coloring. If you count the marking down his back to the fifth one, half of the shape is just gone, and along his side he has a very strong pink tint(I thought this may go away when he got his adult brown color but it's still there). I named him Thorn.

I've had my sweet little guy for almost two years now. He's about four feet long and quickly catching up to the width of our full grown ball python. He's been held by tons and tons of people, we take him out in public and let kids and the occasional curious adult pet him. He loves people and will actually stretch away from me and sniff at a stranger's face.

With all of that said, I have a question. I know there are different types of red tails and having bought my boy from PetCo, I'm unsure of which one he is. I'm pretty sure he's not a "true" red tail(his tail is very much brown =P), but other then that I'm not sure of what signs to look for.

Anyway, here's some pictures. They're both from early summer of last year.


Thursday, April 17th, 2008
5:39 pm
Picky eater...
Hello! I'm new to this community, but I'm hoping you can help me out. n_n;;

I bought a 6 month old BRB in Feb. She's sweet tempered - none of the nippy behavior I was warned they sometimes have - and she's been through one successful shedding so far. She seems healthy, calm, easily handled, and gets kind of active at night. The only problem is her feeding schedule.

For the first 6 weeks she ate about every 8 days. Then when she was shedding she didn't want to eat for about 2 weeks. I hoped that was related to the shedding, but it's been 2 weeks again since she last ate. I'm using the same size mice I did before she shed, so the food shouldn't last her longer than it did before. Plus I found her leavings a few days ago. I've tried feeding her several days this week, leaving her alone in her feed tank for up to 6 hours, but she just ignores the food. She eats frozen pinkies, and according to the pet store, that's all she's ever been fed.

I keep her temp and humidity within the recommended ranges and provide water and hiding areas, I'm doing everything I can think of to take care of her... so why is her eating off? I was told she should eat about every 7-10 days - and she was for weeks - but going on 14 days for the second feeding in a row, I'm getting nervous.

Does anyone have any advice?

Current Mood: nervous
Sunday, April 6th, 2008
2:54 am
HerpPins.com news
x-posted to applicable communities
if this is deemed inappropriate
i'll gladly delete it per request

I try not to barage myspace too much with HerpPins.com updates, but theres a lot of new things worth mentioning.
  • Entire new line of 50+ 1.25" designs
  • All designs available as either magnets or pins
  • LOTS of new discounted multi-packs of pins/magnets
  • More bandwidth! People should no longer recieve bandwidth errors when visting the site

Samples Of New Pin LineCollapse )
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
5:51 pm
boston/new england people
i have a bunch of tanks/supplies. i'm looking to get rid of all of them at once. about 6 20l critter cages, 2 breeder critter cages...stands, furniture about 5 more 20l tanks with lids most have heating pads....will not deliver or split...edit:
Monday, February 4th, 2008
12:56 pm
Feds Move to Ban Pythons & Boas
This is the most unintelligent "law" trying to come into effect. We have till 4/30/08 to post comments about how we DON'T want this to happen.


Current Mood: angry
Sunday, December 30th, 2007
2:08 am
I created a REPTILEGEEKS.com profile
So, I found out about this site the other day and created a profile (albeit, for herppins.com). Basic premise is a social networking site (like myspace) for herpers.

If you have a profile add me and say hi! Its kinda' sparse at the moment, but could have potential.


x-posted to misc. herp communities
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
10:30 pm
little Copper Marie not so little anymore
She's getting a bit heavy to hang off my head :)

Current Mood: bored
Thursday, September 13th, 2007
10:20 am
Dwarf Boa Constrictor Imperators
Hi all! Im new to the community here and figured on an into plus a question that has been haunting me.

Im 22 living in New Haven. I can wait to graduate so I can get the heck out of here...Im not a city girl....I currently have 2 cats, 3 ferrets, and a rat. I love each and every one of them but Im getting tired of constantly cleaning them and feeding them. Sure thats a part of having pets and I dont regret it but I work at this kick-ass pet store in wallingford with a fairly large reptile section and it just dawned on me one day, I should have a snake! They only eat once a week at the most and they dont poo half as much as any other pet.

Now currently I have no more room for more pets. I have to at least wait until my rat passes on to make room for a new tank. But still the question lies in what can I fit in a 20 gallon tank (thats about as much room as I have). I thought about various colubrids but in all their beauty, they are simply too active for what I want.

Then I discovered dwarf boa constrictors. Im almost positive that I want a nicaraguan boa, but there is also the hog island boa that caught my eye. Problem is, I cant find much information anywhere on these guys since they are a subspecies of the red tail. From what Ive gathered though, males only get 3 - 4 feet.

Is there any other information that anyone can give me to help me make my decision? Temperment, care thats different from a regular red tail? Anything would be greatly appreciated!!!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
6:14 pm
Small Animal / Reptile Insurance?
Hi there -

Does anyone here have small animal or reptile insurance for any of the reptiles in their collection?

I am asking because I am investing in some high-end morphs and i wanted to try and get some kind of coverage. I have horse insurance and it is pretty pricey - but I was wondering if reptile insurance exists, and what are some reputable and affordable companies?

Thanks very much for any input.

x-posted to a few places :)

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, June 28th, 2007
8:11 am
Did you know?
My very prettiest little wee bitsy girl is a year old,

and thinks she is a bluetooth.

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
5:08 pm
If this is considered off topic in the least, let me know and I'll remove the post with apologies.

HerpPins.com is now up and running. There are 50+ designs available on the website. You can purchase them online via paypal for $1 each (+s&h], or until the end of March you can purchase all of the designs from the MYSPACE PROFILE for $15 [+s&h].



x-posted to various exotic pet and sell oriented communities.
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
2:36 pm
Sunday, February 4th, 2007
8:28 pm
This is my wonderful little BRB. Freshly shed and ready to explore.

IrisCollapse )

Sorry for the picture quality. It's hard to get a really good picture of his gorgeous skin in a dark boaphile cage. I need to get some pictures of him in the sunlight. Stunning!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
11:25 am
advice from Cay Caulker owners
I have a wee baby Cay Caulker boy coming to me in February, and have not found much online besides the basics on hides, substrate, heat mat etc. I'd like more specific info to help me set up his habitat, if any of you could help me out. Would he prefer a longer or a taller cage, and will he be much of a climber or more of a curl-up-in-the-hide guy? Would he like silk or live plants in the enclosure, and if live, what kind might be preferred?

Thanks in advance! I'm a former redtail mum and am looking forward to being a boa owner again :)

Current Mood: curious
Monday, January 15th, 2007
8:15 pm
lotsa pics.
pics of my Caulker Cay and Hog IslandCollapse )

Some pics crossposted to herpphotography and snakepictures sorry if you see them more than once.
Friday, January 12th, 2007
10:02 pm
Sweater Diver


Yes, she is a sweater diver

Oriana is my 4 month old BCI :)

10:01 pm
Saturday, January 6th, 2007
9:41 pm
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