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jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

In 2020 we started breeding leopard geckos and ball pythons. My wife has a background in veterinarian care and she has always liked reptiles. Two of our kids are really into them as well.

We currently have 53 leopard geckos, 2 crested geckos, 1 corn snake, and 17 ball pythons. We have gecko eggs in the incubator now and hopefully some ball python eggs soon. We have a wide variety of morphs and genetics.

Anyone else here into reptiles?


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  • genareddoggenareddog Posts: 4,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NO

  • d_bladesd_blades Posts: 3,635 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Had a lizard that sat on the living room curtain rod and watched TV, when I lived in Florida. Does that count?.

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  • silvermousesilvermouse Posts: 18,800 ✭✭✭✭✭

    had a baby garter snake that I kept in my shirt pocket for a few days until it got away, somewhere....

  • YaksterYakster Posts: 25,202 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Years ago I kept a Colombian red tail boa for a friend for about a year. The enclosure was large enough for me to step inside to clean. His roommate had just gotten some kittens and he felt that keeping a 7 - 8 foot snake in the same place as kittens wasn't viable.

    Currently my youngest daughter has a rosy boa and a bearded dragon that she got from her cousin that wasn't socialized properly.

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  • Cam_91Cam_91 Posts: 1,757 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Woah, awesome. How long do those leopard geckos typically live?

  • deadmandeadman Posts: 8,797 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Amos_Umwhat said:

    @Yakster said:
    Years ago I kept a Colombian red tail boa for a friend for about a year. The enclosure was large enough for me to step inside to clean. His roommate had just gotten some kittens and he felt that keeping a 7 - 8 foot snake in the same place as kittens wasn't viable.

    Currently my youngest daughter has a rosy boa and a bearded dragon that she got from her cousin that wasn't socialized properly.

    So, who's re-socializing the cousin?

    Maybe it’s just a phase and she’ll grow out of it.

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  • jsnakejsnake Posts: 5,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cam_91 said:
    Woah, awesome. How long do those leopard geckos typically live?

    Up to 30 years.

  • ShawnOLShawnOL Posts: 8,125 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had a ball python. Killed it. Had a red-tailed boa. Killed it. Had iguanas. Almost killed them. Had anoles. Don't remember how that ended. I love reptiles but have no luck with them whatsoever.

  • YaksterYakster Posts: 25,202 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Dang, I didn't know that reptiles were that easy to kill. My friend took back that red-tailed boa and lost it. He didn't like to keep Lucy in a cage and one day it got out never to be seen again.

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  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior Posts: 3,109 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've caught and released 6 or 7 good sized Black Snakes over the past couple of years. My other grew up in Alabama where she swears all snakes are deadly. I got her to put down her shovel and let me take care of them. I just carry them about 50 yards into the woods, warn them about Lucy and let them go.

  • webmostwebmost Posts: 7,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A five foot black snake nested in our woodpile some years back. Made adorable babies. Somehow, the babies came inside and molted. Found shed skins inside a pair wall sconces five feet up the wall. Can't figure out how they climbed up there.

    Snakes gone now. Haven't had field mice since,

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  • YaksterYakster Posts: 25,202 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That 7' red tailed boa could climb to the top of my bookcases.

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