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I'll never understand people who are terrified of snakes, or worse, find them ugly or disgusting. Like, look at Mushy up there, ophidiophobes. Look at him. You look him in his beady little eyes and tell him he isn't as cute as any puppy.
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JAGzilla wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:26 am I'll never understand people who are terrified of snakes, or worse, find them ugly or disgusting. Like, look at Mushy up there, ophidiophobes. Look at him. You look him in his beady little eyes and tell him he isn't as cute as any puppy.
Exactly, I believe it comes down to human ignorance tbh. I've read ""statistically"" people are afraid of snakes because its "in our genes" to be scared of known threats to our species but?? How many primal instincts have we managed to grow out of in the vast majority of the time we've been here on this planet? It just comes down to some people refusing to see independent animals as anything more than bitey, soulless, mindless, potential handbags and boots. They refuse to understand, because it's easier to fear. Some dogs can bite, most cats bite, even fish can bite. But since these animals are either furry or glubglubs in water, they get a free pass with humanity.

But yeah lol, rant aside, MUSHY IS A PUPPY or at least he believes himself to be. He may get spooked by shadows and roll up in a ball, but it's only bc he's 5 months old out of a potential 30 year lifespan, so he's still just a widdo ting learning the ropes. (He has never bitten in the week I've had him, but eats mice and rats like he has a personal vendetta)

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Am fierce snek! (says while rolled into a ball complete with tail over his eyes)
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master_of_monsters wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:18 pm Am fierce snek! (says while rolled into a ball complete with tail over his eyes)
He even likes to cosplay the Lochness Monster when he thinks no one is around :g2k:
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I think the name I picked for my gecko is pretty appropriate (I named her after a dragon), because she carries this aura of "Bow to me you hairless ape!" but when I'm gaming she stares at my controller like " wot dis, am intrigue!"
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master_of_monsters wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:29 am Am tall now

I think the name I picked for my gecko is pretty appropriate (I named her after a dragon), because she carries this aura of "Bow to me you hairless ape!" but when I'm gaming she stares at my controller like " wot dis, am intrigue!"
You named her after one of the MH dragons right? Awesome.

As far as her aura goes, same here lol, Mush goes from "Mushussu Fierce snek who devours on all who he considers lesser" to " ooo blenket iz warm I follow da wrinkles"
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_JNavs_ wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:38 am
master_of_monsters wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:29 am Am tall now

I think the name I picked for my gecko is pretty appropriate (I named her after a dragon), because she carries this aura of "Bow to me you hairless ape!" but when I'm gaming she stares at my controller like " wot dis, am intrigue!"
You named her after one of the MH dragons right? Awesome.

As far as her aura goes, same here lol, Mush goes from "Mushussu Fierce snek who devours on all who he considers lesser" to " ooo blenket iz warm I follow da wrinkles"
well it was a combination of that and a lamia from a rather "cultured" anime called monster girl doctor
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Mush is totally what I'd imagine an LSD hallucinated snake would look like :lol:

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I kinda believe that fear of snakes in the west derives from the Bible. You know that snake that deceives Adam and Eve? Yeah, that’s where the fear of snakes in the west comes from IMO.
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ok first time handling Safii (my leopard gecko) she was scratching at the door of her enclosure while propped on her hind legs like she wanted to come out so I opened her door and reached my hand out. It was going fine at first but then she started to climb up my arm and onto my shoulder, tried giving her my other hand but she wasn't interested (Do I look like I need your filthy external appendages, inferior troglodyte!?) and then she climb down my back. I laid flat so she wouldn't fall off and when she was on my floor she tried to go for my entertainment center. I had to pick her up so I reached for her body but accidentally, not grabbed her tail but my fingers were around it but I pulled my hand back ASAP she picked up some speed so I reached under her with my left hand and put her back in her enclosure. I know I need to work with her more so she'll get used to me and my presence with time , but I'm worried that she's afraid of me now :cry:
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I keep a tank of Fiddler Crabs. One of them, who I thought was a female, recently molted. Turns out 'she' is a 'he'! Because they were missing their left claw before molting I had mistaken him for a female but after molting it's clear as day it's a male.

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_JNavs_ wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:51 am Mush is totally what I'd imagine an LSD hallucinated snake would look like :lol:

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You have to stop taunting me and my inability to keep snakes! He's TOO CUTE!!!

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Noble Saber wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:42 pm I keep a tank of Fiddler Crabs. One of them, who I thought was a female, recently molted. Turns out 'she' is a 'he'! Because they were missing their left claw before molting I had mistaken him for a female but after molting it's clear as day it's a male.

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damn, didnt know these were really a thing in the pet trade. Got any care info?
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_JNavs_ wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:51 am Mush is totally what I'd imagine an LSD hallucinated snake would look like :lol:

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He's beautiful! May I ask how common reptiles are in mainland pet stores? I've haven't seen many reptiles up close beyond geckos. The Hawaiian ecosystem is pretty much a house of cards when it comes to introduced species, so state laws are very strict on exotic pets. I'm a bit of a reptile person myself, but there aren't many options here beyond Jackson's chameleons.

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I was in a pet store once and saw a large, black scorpion, so that was a thing for a while. I believe it was called an emperor scorpion.

And before anyone asks, I looked it up and small scorpions are deadly to humans, not large ones.

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Gawdziller1954 wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:49 pm
_JNavs_ wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:51 am Mush is totally what I'd imagine an LSD hallucinated snake would look like :lol:

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You have to stop taunting me and my inability to keep snakes! He's TOO CUTE!!!
:lol: :lol: Thanks! He's such a curious lil snekeroni, always lookin around for snacks

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_JNavs_ wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:51 am Mush is totally what I'd imagine an LSD hallucinated snake would look like :lol:

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He's beautiful! May I ask how common reptiles are in mainland pet stores? I've haven't seen many reptiles up close beyond geckos. The Hawaiian ecosystem is pretty much a house of cards when it comes to introduced species, so state laws are very strict on exotic pets. I'm a bit of a reptile person myself, but there aren't many options here beyond Jackson's chameleons.
Thank you!! Out here in NYS the laws tend to vary, but are generally not that extreme beyond no venomous reptiles and (sadly) no monitor lizards.. Basic pet stores tend to carry various turtles/tortoises, entry-level snakes, and entry level lizards. Although there is an absolutely ridiculous bill some NY politicians are trying to pass, which would ban the importation of ALL animals. Which would in turn kill the reptile trade here.

Tons of states are attempting to nuke the reptile trade due to their misinformation, it makes me roll my eyes whenever I read a new law update. Especially from Florida.

I have heard Hawaii is the strictest live import state though, so the options there are severely limited I'm sure.
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_JNavs_ wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:22 am
Gawdziller1954 wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:49 pm
_JNavs_ wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:51 am Mush is totally what I'd imagine an LSD hallucinated snake would look like :lol:

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You have to stop taunting me and my inability to keep snakes! He's TOO CUTE!!!
:lol: :lol: Thanks! He's such a curious lil snekeroni, always lookin around for snacks

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Andagi1 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:41 am
_JNavs_ wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:51 am Mush is totally what I'd imagine an LSD hallucinated snake would look like :lol:

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He's beautiful! May I ask how common reptiles are in mainland pet stores? I've haven't seen many reptiles up close beyond geckos. The Hawaiian ecosystem is pretty much a house of cards when it comes to introduced species, so state laws are very strict on exotic pets. I'm a bit of a reptile person myself, but there aren't many options here beyond Jackson's chameleons.

I have heard Hawaii is the strictest live import state though, so the options there are severely limited I'm sure.
Can confirm. The ZOO is only allowed to have 2 non-venomous snakes by law. ALL lizards and snakes are off. Shipping laws for turtles and amphibians are surprisingly lenient, though it isn't coincidence most of the legal amphibians require cooler temperatures than most of Hawaii has to be comfortable. A lot of what is made legal and non-legal are based on appearance and fear-factor, not actual logic and information.

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Andagi1 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:41 am
_JNavs_ wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:51 am Mush is totally what I'd imagine an LSD hallucinated snake would look like :lol:

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He's beautiful! May I ask how common reptiles are in mainland pet stores? I've haven't seen many reptiles up close beyond geckos. The Hawaiian ecosystem is pretty much a house of cards when it comes to introduced species, so state laws are very strict on exotic pets. I'm a bit of a reptile person myself, but there aren't many options here beyond Jackson's chameleons.
Check the list of banned species and allowed species, kanaka. Lots of amphibian and chelonian options (but yeah, Jackson's, anoles, and geckos are about as good as it gets reptile-wise).
https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/pi/files/2012/12/AR-71C.pdf
List of CONDITIONALLY APPROVED animals
https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/pi/files/2012/12/AR-71P.pdf
List of PROHIBITED animals
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