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Kazzy 01-10-2011 02:09 PM

Past Reptiles - PIC HEAVY!!!!!!!
While I love my fish, reptiles are the creatures that hold my heat. As soon as I'm in a bigger place I'll be able to get back into keeping them and the first one I'll be getting is a baby Bearded Dragon. My first reptile was a Bearded Dragon named Miss Priss. She lived with me for 10 fantastic years before passing away from old age. I loved her so much, and miss her. Since she has been gone I've had a few dragons, but they were only rescues and only stayed with me long enough to rehabilitate them then find them a great home. So, without further adieu, meet Miss Priss:

Now, for some of my rescues!
Spunk, baby male Bearded dragon. I used to work at Extreme Pets in Smyrna, and the guy who owed it was a complete idiot. I told him day after day not to keep two bearded dragons in a tank together, especially a tiny 10 gallon and especially 2 males. He wouldn't listen. When I found this guy with his foot severely injured by his brother/tank mate, and brought him to my boss told me to toss him into the FREEZER! >:( Just insane. So instead I took him home, got him to a vet for an antibiotics shot, and with the correct care and some TLC the foot fell off and he healed up. He's now in a fantastic home in Georgia with a friend of mine. Meet Spunk (named so because the little guy would always try to scare me off by puffing his bearded and jumping at was so cute!)
And here's Spunk's new home:

There have been tons of rescues, but now I'm just going to show you some of the geckos I bred (leopard and crested)

Now some of my tegus (Xander, Aiden, and Abeni....Aiden and Abeni were rescues)
Abeni is up first. She had a prolapsed cloaca and the vet told me it was going to cost me $1,200 to fix it :o Well, I just didn't have that kind of money, so I just got her an antibiotics shot and hoped for the best. Within a week after soaking in veggie oil and water every day the cloaca fell OFF. I thought for sure she was a goner, but the next night she was ready to eat again! After a month of showing signs of being healthy (and getting rather fat ::)) I found her a new home.
Next up is Aiden. This guy was another rescue from that horrid pet store I worked at. He didn't have the proper lighting or food so he developed MBD (Metabolic Bone Disease) which deformed his tail and lower jaw. After proper care the deformities straightened out a bit but he'll forever have the odd squiggles in his tail and the 'bow' in his lower jaw:
Now here's Xander, who was my first tegu

Sorry for the pics overload...but I love my reptiles :D

Kazzy 01-10-2011 02:10 PM

thefishboy 01-10-2011 02:15 PM

Love the tegus!!!! You have/had some lovely reps!!

Kazzy 01-10-2011 02:38 PM

Thanks!!! I miss them terribly. A bearded dragon will be coming first when I move. Then probably getting back into breeding the geckos. Will probably wait on the tegu until I'm in my own house (not with my dad) so I'll have more space, and maybe a yard to keep him in during the summer months. Definitely want a Giant from Bobby!

thefishboy 01-10-2011 02:40 PM

What do you have atm??

Kazzy 01-10-2011 03:37 PM

No reptiles right now, just the fish aquariums and my cat sadly :(

Romad 01-10-2011 04:02 PM

Whoa.... I can see why you love these. Great pics. and it's so good of you to rescue and rehome them if you can't keep them yourself.

What exactly is a cloaca??

Kazzy 01-10-2011 04:16 PM

Thanks! I miss not having Miss Priss chilling with me watching TV...or Xander curled up and asleep in my pocket (seriously, he did this on his was so cute! Kept telling him that if he wishes to continue doing so he'd have to go buy me pants with bigger pockets! :shock:)
Basically a cloaca is a breeding organ in reptiles/birds. She didn't need it as long as she wasn't being bred, which I made sure the new owners knew that :)

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