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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by johnny k, Oct 31, 2020.
What do you feed that thing ? kibbles? chickens ?
Got to admit he looks comfy.
That dude is going to wake up missing a foot, or worse, and that thing will be in the corner licking its bacteria laden chops.
Hard pass indeed! I didn't even try to watch that video. I could barely look at the thumbnail pic for that video.
No lizard will ever be my pet. Oh, I know they have their place in various ecosystems. Here in South Texas they can eat all the insects they want, AFAIC. But even little geckos and anoles bother me. If they get in the house and I have to catch them and set them free outside, catching/holding them makes my skin crawl.
It all goes back to an experience in Puerto Rico when I was a boy. Was the experience traumatic? Well, it's been more than 60 years, and I'm still not over it. Let's just leave it at that.
Not my bag I’m afraid
My 20lb cat's moods make me nervous enough......nope.
A little gecko or anole is fine - heck, even iguanas are OK, but monitors are not a safe pet by any stretch of the imagination.
maybe that'd take care of my cat problem
Giant, meat eating lizard for a pet? Hmmmmm?
I have a dog and watch politicians and preachers on TV, that's more than enough lower life forms for me.
Lizards lack emotion to be a pet .
I guess that's not the last we'll hear of this 'relationship'...
Here in the UK a year or so back, a man was crushed to death by a 'pet' python he'd reared since it was very young.
Lizards have lizard brains.
They are binary....food or not-food.
Someday it's going to bite that dudes face off....or worse.
I'm in the hard-pass-on-that-for-a-pet camp.
I ain’t lettin no monitor lizard “sleep” with its head next to my neck.
That looks to me like a slow-motion version of “stalking its prey.”
Not something you'd want to cuddle with.
It's just a monitor lizard, there is that guy with the pet alligator and he's had it around children and it's really gentle.
the reptile brain in an animal that big is a bad combo for a pet- just dumb on every level. I find it hard to be sympathetic for people who do dumb things with animals and then get hurt
I had a golden Tegu ( tupinambis negropunctatus ) Teggi was really cool non viscious and quite calm , he used to sleep on the window sill with our cat Jasmine , I had him for about 8 years , closest relative spiecies to lacertid lizards and are the only new world lizard to have the forked tongue like the old world monitor lizard ( viranus) , when i lived in an apartment I used to let him run loose but had to pen him up once i moved into a multi level house . he and the cat got along beautifully ( the cat would try frustratingly to play with him - he did not gey it)
I got him a mate Calyx , now at only 1/2 his size ( about 3 lbs at the time ) was the stuff nightmares are made of and had no qualms about defending herself , but i wanted to keep her wild for breeding purposes , they say you will never see them breed. but after 2 weeks of introducing them into each others life I was successful in that adventure. I should have filmed it but then i would have to put black tape across their eyes in the video so you could not identify them ( lizard porn)
would i get one again , yes they can make great pets, No because the lesson i learned was we can not synthesize their natural environment.