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Postby diggerdrake » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:38 pm

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A few months ago they had a huge Rhino Iggy in there that a school teacher ended up buying as a class pet. He was well over 4' long and just a sweetheart. We got to handle him before he was gone. The other day we were over at the herp shop picking up some nasty crix for the lacerta and lo and behold there was another big guy there. Not as big as his predecessor but still quite large. He measures at 30" and what a sweetie. well we just had to have this guy.
So here he is James Dino (JD):
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Re: New Rhino

Postby melissajo29 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:04 am

cute :) how old is he? do you know what he weighs? mine is a little over 2 and around 3 feet and maybe 5-6 pounds. they are awesome! we love our frankie soooo much
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Re: New Rhino

Postby diggerdrake » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:26 pm

not sure of his age I am thinking 2-3 years I don't have a scale but I figure around 5-6 pounds. he is 30" long. The other one they had was easily 3X his size all around but only about 4' maybe long. they named JD at the pet shop little dino as his predecessor was named dino. but Little D just didn't seem right. so I was thinking of the movie The Doors and when Jim Morrisson jumped up on the car and proclaimed "Iam the lizard king" Jim came to mind as JD holds himself proudly hence the name James(jim,Jimbo)Dino. he is a great guy and very docile. still needs some work for handling as he gets a bit energetic and wants to run. Took him to petsmart to look for stuff for his house and he was drawing a crowd. What a ham he was eating it up.
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Re: New Rhino

Postby melissajo29 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:03 am

rhino's are wicked hams lol at least you can take yours to petsmart, frankie isn't very fond of leashes yet, we still need to work on that :) ours are probably around the same size/age. the one you saw that was 4 feet was more than likely full grown-that's as long as they get, but they do get heavy, somewhere in the range of 20-25 pounds! i can't wait til my iguana weighs more than my dog lol
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Re: New Rhino

Postby diggerdrake » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:04 am

The people at the pet shop were working with him also to get him easier to handle. JD took to our shoulder right off and putting a leash on him was a bit difficult with him on the counter at the pet shop. Once it was on he didn't mind though since we either carrier him or let him ride in the buggy.
Better lighting and a day or 2 of getting used to his new home and here he is
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Re: New Rhino

Postby DickMcMuff » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:34 pm

I really like thos Igs, but I already have a red iggy and a beardie, along with a cat, dog, and bird so I wont be getting another. :cry:
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Re: New Rhino

Postby Willa » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:39 pm

I have never seen a rhino :shock: I swear I thought it was a Kamodo Dragon! Which is my all time favorite Lizard!!!! I think the Rhino is defiantly a close second :o I am in LOVE :D
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Re: New Rhino

Postby melissajo29 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:52 pm

i also have a thing for komodo dragons, which is why i think i fell in love with frankie so quick!
nice setup from what i can see-how big is his enclosure? i'm working on finding something better for mine, always looking for suggestions.......it almost looks like a big dog crate?
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Re: New Rhino

Postby Willa » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:54 pm

I wanta see a pic of Frankie PLEEEEEEEEEase :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
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Re: New Rhino

Postby diggerdrake » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:18 pm

melissajo29 wrote:i also have a thing for komodo dragons, which is why i think i fell in love with frankie so quick!
nice setup from what i can see-how big is his enclosure? i'm working on finding something better for mine, always looking for suggestions.......it almost looks like a big dog crate?

lol exactly what it is
that's why we took him to petsmart right after we got him
it is the giant econo one
Today though I found a 6' tall enclosure on Craigs List for $60
needs some work though but getting it done
will probably use the dog crate for an outdoor enclosure this summer
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Re: New Rhino

Postby diggerdrake » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:30 pm

Was just looking at pics of Frankie. he is a good looking boy too. Then I started thinking .... Rhino's living around 60 years.... gonna make me about 110 when he gets old.... LOL
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Re: New Rhino

Postby Willa » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:28 am

That's allright I'll be 97 if I get one this year. I have a twelve year old, she can inherit it :D That is a nice looking cage for 60 bucks! I never find good deals until I don't need them :)
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Re: New Rhino

Postby diggerdrake » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:31 am

stripping out and re-doing the inside but the outside just needs touching up. It has 8 doors, 4 glass ones in the front and 4 wooden ones from the back. gonna have to add wheels so I can access the back also once I get done with it. Also this guy had tons of melamine to sell. I picked up 10 pieces 1" thick @ 2'X7' for $30 also. I love running into deals. One of my beardies enclosures I found at a thrift store. It is a cross-fire clone with glass doors on roller tracks just a measly $30. My uro has a vision cage I picked up used at the pet store for $40 had to replace the glass for another $40.
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Re: New Rhino

Postby melissajo29 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:13 am

willa, i have some pics posted of him in photo expressions, but he is a little bigger now.

and yes, i've read they can live anywhere from 20 to 80 years! it seems to me there's not a whole lot of research on that, but i will probably have to will him to someone as well.

they are wonderful creatures, very dinosaur-like and full of personality. frankie tries to eat my polished toenails all the time lol-watch out for that ;)
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Re: New Rhino

Postby Willa » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:49 pm

melissajo29 I might need a little help finding pictures of Frankie, there is a whole lot of pics on there.
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