retile keepers

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  1. SC 05 OUT

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    probibly a long shot, any reptile keepers here, I keep a small collony of leapard geckos (12) anybody else?
     
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    I used to have 2 female leopard geckos, one died a few years ago, but the second lived for approx 10 years. That one died earlier this year, have not replaced yet, don't know if I will now.



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    I had 15 untill recently, I sold my big male hybino as I wont be breeding much anymore, the market for moving them on is much reduced now, and of course its a big time thing, allthough I'm lucky to a have a releaf feeder/carer to mind them while I'm out with the m/h.

    I had two wild type females which I have put into a breeding program (proper wild type loes are quite rare now due to too much mortph inter breeding)

    The rest are happy hidding away from the winter chills, heres my weby
    http://www.freewebs.com/doncastergeckos/
     
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    for many years I kept and bred all sorts of reptiles, nearly all were rescues. I have bred Snakes, Day gechos, iguanas, Water dragons, crickets, locusts, mice, rats, hamsters. Currently only have one Leopard gekco left she is around 14 years old, any idea of normal lifespan?
    When the Reptilian magazine first came out I used to write for it. But got snowed under with rescue work and had to give it up. Spending my life rescuing animals rather than earning a decent crust is something I don't regret but am paying for now.
     
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    The 2 I had were the wild type, never liked the others much, can get all sorts from a local pet shop.

    That is the problem MH has taken over, I have 2 dogs that come with us no problems.



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    in captivity they "can" live into thier 20's, at 14 yours is a good age she must be one of the proper wild type ones, before people started messing with thier genes.

    Was she cative brede or wild caught?
     
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    My Grandson has a horned Dragon and a Ball Python, [ Royal Python ] I see them regularly but don't much like either.The Reptiles that is.:Blush::Blush::Blush:
     
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    By all accounts the Python can get this BIG !!! :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     

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    I've never been a snake person, but I did buy some equiptment off of python breeder last year, he had some amasing albino snakes, sort of pale yellowy markings, they were really stunning....
     

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