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Hello everyone!

Despite being here for a year or 3 (wow, time flies) now, I've just noticed I've never shared a single photograph of my little pet on here.

Without further ado, here she is, she is called Rex, I've had her for just under 4 years.

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Hope you enjoyed looking at these photos of her.

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4 hours ago, Neil.C said:

"She is called Rex??

We weren't sure of the gender when we got her so she got called Rex, been calling her that since as she seems to respond to it and it's not like it matters, I like the name personally even if it technically means "king"

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17 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

She's a cute little thing and lovely photo's,i had a mate years ago who had a couple of snakes which was different...

 

Snakes. 🙄

 

At one time my eldest son was the biggest breeder of Reticulated Pythons in Europe.

 

Thanks Gawd he has given it up now, I got fed up wrestling with 20 odd foot Pythons. 

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Most Joe Blakes are pretty harmless. I live on about 6 1/2 acres 17kms out of Orange, and have quite a few within the curtilage of the house. Last time I mowed I scared out a juvenile - copperhead or red-bellied black, it didn't stick around long enough for me to identify it - and it just shot through like a Bondi tram.

 

For all the evil stories that are told about Australian snakes, there aren't many of them that will attack unless they are cornered. Most are just anxious to get out of the way ASAP. People who get bitten have usually done something stupid to provoke it, i.e. leave them alone and they'll return the compliment. The taipan is the main exception to that rule. It will come after you without provocation, but fortunately we don't get them in this neck of the woods. 

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Curious about pet reptiles King Tiger, does Rex have a personality of her own, can she be affectionate in same way Dogs and Cat's can be? or do they just see you as a meal ticket ? :)  Also what do they eat?

I have two moggies here, old and young, male and female, they sort of get on, both very different personality's both show caring emotions beyond being hungry and let me know if something is amiss in their own world in their own kind of way.

Whatever pets we own, its good to see responsible pet owners on here such as yourself, far to many people treat pets as disposable items, for me a pet is for life 👍

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2 hours ago, One 48 said:

Curious about pet reptiles King Tiger, does Rex have a personality of her own, can she be affectionate in same way Dogs and Cat's can be? or do they just see you as a meal ticket ? :)  Also what do they eat?

I have two moggies here, old and young, male and female, they sort of get on, both very different personality's both show caring emotions beyond being hungry and let me know if something is amiss in their own world in their own kind of way.

Reptiles don't have as much of a personality as dogs and cats but I believe Rex still has one, she can of course show hunger but you can also tell when they are relaxed/"happy" or frightened, she is also licks her lips after eating which I think is very cute.

Not all reptiles are the same unfortunately, but leopard geckos are definitely one of the better ones personality wise if you look after them.

Rex eats a variety of insects/bugs: mealworms, crickets, grasshoppers (not wild caught due to the chance of parasites or illness). Geckos are also able to eat Dubia Cockroaches, waxworms, so basically, a large variety of bugs.

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This is something that happened in my neck of woods very recently, it makes me proud of the people here who look out for each other and others in distress over a lost pet.

Its got a happy ending, a real feel good happy ending, and in these dark times, we could all use a bit of that 👍

Very much an Animal lover here, may need to click an X or two for this link, but worth it :)

https://www.northern-scot.co.uk/news/glasgow-woman-blown-away-by-local-help-after-being-reunite-268204/

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7 hours ago, Stef N. said:

You may appreciate this fellow. He hitched a ride in a shipment of plants from Italy. Hopefully he will survive an English winter.

 

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Not to be rude, but hopefully s/he won't survive. Introduced non-native species can decimate native populations of animals in their niche, and the natives usually never recover, leading to extinction and huge changes in the biome, not to mention the likelihood of foreign bacteria and diseases, that native species may have no tolerance to, being introduced. Strict quarantine laws exist in some countries for exactly that reason. 

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4 hours ago, Rob G said:

 

Not to be rude, but hopefully s/he won't survive. Introduced non-native species can decimate native populations of animals in their niche, and the natives usually never recover, leading to extinction and huge changes in the biome, not to mention the likelihood of foreign bacteria and diseases, that native species may have no tolerance to, being introduced. Strict quarantine laws exist in some countries for exactly that reason. 

No, it's a fair point Rob, knowing what Australia, especially, has been through with invasive species.

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