The Pet Thread Redux (Reptiles/Mammals/Fish Anything!)

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Re: The Pet Thread Redux (Reptiles/Mammals/Fish Anything!)

Postby Gawdziller1954 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:34 pm

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Gawdziller1954 wrote:Eyup. Laws here are basically "IF IT BREATHES, IT IS A THOT." The friggin zoo is only allowed to have 2 (!!!) non venomous snakes in their possession.THIS>https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/AR-71P.pdf is a comprehensive list of illegal wildlife. Make sure you read EVERY SPECIES apart from the birds to let the insanity sink in.

My family member was living elsewhere a long time ago when he kept the Lungfish and such, and he says that the climate here is much more conducive for such a large tropical fish.

I knew a dude who apparently pulled a Bichir out of a fishing lake out here. He thought it was a weird snakehead (We have snakeheads up here that were introduced in the 1900's by chinese field workers) until he was reading up on aquarium fish and stumbled across the Senegal Bichir. He also saw what he thought was a gar in that lake, and seeing as there were reports of a "crocodile" there for a while I'd say there may be truth to that. I wouldn't be surprised if someone smuggled something in like that, as both fish can breathe air and every now and then animal control gets called out for an Opossum or Boa constrictor. If Bichirs are here, I don't think its a breeding pop tho, and if it is their eggs are probably eaten voraciously by Tilapia. Same with gar.

I already have a Fire Eel! He lives in one of my troughs and performs population control on the tadpoles and livebearers, like the ID's do in my other one (Though he won't grow as large as them). He's around 15 inches long RN and lives in the substrate behind my lily pot. They prefer livefood/soft organic meats to pellets ja?

My Pet Store usually has juvenile Silvers for good prices. The Jardini is a close relative of the Asian Dragonfish and thus resembles it greatly: Image(This is a Jardini, obviously not mine). I HAVE seen a Jardini on second thought-not for sale. Since Asian Dragonfish are illegal for sale in the US apparently, Asian restaurants usually use Jardini's in their stead to bring good luck like the Dragonfish is supposed to.


:lol: :lol: , that is insane, is there a specific reason Hawaii is so strict???

I'd say Hawaii would be perfect for reptiles and fish alike due to the constantly good weather, so it's a bit odd to see them be so strict. Fire Eels are so cool to just watch swim around, you should post a pic of him! 15 inches is a pretty nice size, and the fact that he has a solid food source with the Tadpoles means he's in a pretty good spot! I believe they do prefer live food/organic over pellets.

Definitely jump on that Silver Arow once you have everything set up though! I'd love to see some pics of your tanks!

Basically, at one point, Hawaii, like every other pacific island, had a unique ecosystem consisting of native birds, insects, snails, and a native bat. The first Hawaiians came and introduced pigs, rats, and dogs to the islands and hunted many of the larger birds to extinction. Whaling ships stopped by hawaii to replace their water, and the water they dumped usually had Mosquito larvae that carried avian malaria. Loads of the native birds were wiped and they had to retreat to above the threshold for mosquitos. More invasives, sucha s the Mongoose and the Cane toad, appeared and began eating the seabirds. The logical conclusion for the government was of course to ban every creature NOT in the islands after letting almost every possible horrible invasive species in. Thus, we have a state where housecats that kill birds are fine, but keeping a herbivorous lizard or a hamster isn't. I'm not even sure WHY bichirs are illegal, the only native freshwater fish have been almost completely wiped by Tilapia and the ones that are left live high in fast moving streams which Bichirs hate. Besides, we already have snakeheads.

He usually doesn't swim around, The only indication I get he's still in there is a long yellow nose poking out of the mud or the odd tadpole suddenly being pulled beneath the mud. He's like an aquatic graboid. Pepe and Mrs. Pepe breed really often due to the warm winter here so there are loads of tadpoles all the time.

I don't really have tanks, I have 200-220 gallon ag troughs with plants and fish in them. They work fine but they aren't aquariums.
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Re: The Pet Thread Redux (Reptiles/Mammals/Fish Anything!)

Postby _JNavs_ » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:16 am

I'm still trying to decide on a name for my Tegu lol, he's too young so I can't see him with a beast name yet.

As of this moment I'm thinking,

Mušḫuššu: (A mythological hybrid, a scaly dragon with hind legs resembling the talons of an eagle, feline fore legs, a long neck and tail, with a snake-like tongue)

Annunaki (Anu): (Deities thought to possess extraordinary powers and were often envisioned as being of tremendous physical size)

Fafnir: (A Dwarf turned greedy Dragon, after killing his father and taking all the cursed treasure for himself)

Leviathan: (A sea monster or a dragon who lives over the Sources of the Deep and will be served up to the righteous at the end of time.)

Behemoth: ( The primal unconquerable monster of the land, as Leviathan is the primal monster of the waters of the sea, mythical creatures with enormous strength, which humans could not hope to control. However both are reduced to the status of divine pets)

Gojira: (I know I said Godzilla is a typical reptile name, but Gojira? Bit more unique wouldn't you say?)



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Any other reptilian gods/dragon/creature deities I'm missing?
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Re: The Pet Thread Redux (Reptiles/Mammals/Fish Anything!)

Postby tyrantgoji » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:24 am

_JNavs_ wrote:
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Any other reptilian gods/dragon/creature deities I'm missing?


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Postby _JNavs_ » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:23 pm

So I just noticed this pattern on my Tegu looks a lot like Pennywise lol

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Also, decided to heavily mess with this pic since it gave me serious Rhedosaurus vibes.

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Man, It's been so fascinating seeing this little guy evolve before my eyes lol. I believe I bought him at around 2 weeks old, give or take a week, on July 16th, and it's now Aug 27th. So about 2 months have passed and his green is completely gone!

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Postby Ultraman02 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:33 pm

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Re: The Pet Thread Redux (Reptiles/Mammals/Fish Anything!)

Postby _JNavs_ » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:20 am

Update on my scaly child, he's like a living Pokemon, going through an evolution before my very eyes... still haven't picked a name for him, I figured he'd just grow into one lol:

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Postby master_of_monsters » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:41 am

I'm thinking about getting a cat but I don't care what breed it is as long as its black with yellow eyes
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Postby MandaSaurus » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:23 pm

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Re: The Pet Thread Redux (Reptiles/Mammals/Fish Anything!)

Postby _JNavs_ » Sat May 02, 2020 4:17 pm

Had to re-find this thread lol, you all have super cute animals.

I introduce you guys to my newest velociraptor, aka my Red Tegu, i don't have a name for either of my Tegus yet but it's only because i want names that really stick. She's about the same age as my original Tegu from July, but because (i assume) she didn't go into hibernation, she continued to grow for an additional 4 months.

I'm really starting to feel like i own a pack of Velociraptors lol :g2k:

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