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Retired, But Not Dangerous...

Postby MrSpectrum » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:27 am


I kept Green Anoles as a kid in the '60s. STAR TREK had premiered the year before, and Mr. Spock was all the rage, so I named my first Anole "Mr. Spectrum" (hence my handle).

Getting back into reptiles has been on my "bucket list", so now that I'm retired, I've been watching dozens of videos and reading dozens of websites on dozens of lizards (i.e doing my homework :) ) Clint Laidlaw & Reptiles Magazine are 2 of my main gotos. I decided to start with a bearded dragon. Like DorgEndo in another post here, I think I prefer the wild/natural colorations & spikiness over most of the morphs (no offense to anyone). I have a name picked out, but that'll have to wait until said lizard is obtained. :wink:

I'm currently building an enclosure from 3/4" (18mm) Baltic Birch (60"W x 24"D x 25"H), and we'll be attending 3 reptile shows between now & November. After meeting some breeders & checking them out, I'll pick out a nice beardie.

Glad to be aboard. :D
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Re: Retired, But Not Dangerous...

Postby claudiusx » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:51 am

Welcome to the site! Always good to do your research first!
Looking forward to when you get your beardie :)

Follow along with all my beardies. Check out my thread here!: Claud's Crew
P.S. We have lots of pictures ;)
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Re: Retired, But Not Dangerous...

Postby DorgEndo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:20 am

You have done your homework. I'm honored at the mention. Also a big Star Trek fan. One advice my vet gave me, that has been very helpful, is keeping something like a 3-ring binder for my animals. You can print out helpful care guides. Keep a calendar for vet visits and vet and animal hospital information for each critter you keep. I only have a few pets, but it has been helpful.

Meeting breeders first hand at a reptile show sounds exciting. Best of luck on your adventures ahead.
1 dragon Devlyn, 1 tree frog Charlie, 1 cat Greysie, & lots of plants
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Re: Retired, But Not Dangerous...

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:17 am

Welcome! I also prefer the classic/normals. :0)
Never knew I could get so happy about poop, or so comfortable with bugs. :-D
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