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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:20 PM
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Must KILL the Lacinato Kale!!! *dial-up warning*
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:22 PM by haruka3_2000
Raoul Duke takes on the kale...




Dr. Gonzo shows it who's boss...





And yes, that is a kitty scratching post in Dr. Gonzo's cage. He's handicapped and that is his handicapped climbing branch. And yes, their bedding is organic wheat bran.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:24 PM
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1. So they're ok with kale?
I know it's not good as a regualr food for the Ig, b/c of the high levels of Oxalates (or whatever they're called) in them. He mainly eats Collard, Mustard, and Dandelion greens...As well as Butternut squash and green beans, and yummy lil fresh strawberry treats from my Mom...and his calcium, of course :)
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:26 PM
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2. It's okay for them once in awhile.
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:28 PM by haruka3_2000
They mostly get collards and dandelion greens. Along with vitamin-dusted, gut-loaded crickets & superworms a couple times a week. They also have a bowl of dry dragon food always. They also get peas, assorted fruits & chopped up carrots & tomatoes.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:27 PM
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3. Rock on
You're a wicked good lizard momma :D

:loveya:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:29 PM
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4. I love my lizards, even though Dr. Gonzo is an evil bastard.
:loveya:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:36 PM
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7. I'm missing my Leopards and even the evil Ig
Raphael, He's not even an Iguana anymore, he's a monster from hell :D

We have a hate-hate-kinda get along relationship :P

:)
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:29 PM
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5. Looks like the little fella really enjoyed that!
:)
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:33 PM
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6. They're not so little.
Raoul Duke is small for her age (she was the runt of the hatchlings) and she's about 15". Dr. Gonzo is around 16" with a partial tail.

This pic puts his size into perspective:

It's also rare in the fact that he's being nice and not trying to draw my blood.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:46 PM
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10. EEEK!
You're right. He's really big!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:53 PM
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11. I don't necessarily consider him big, just not small.
Eventually, I really want to have an iguana or a savannah monitor (both get to be about 5'). However, I feel they need to be mostly free roaming to be happy & healthy. I can't do that right now, as I moved back into my parents house. Unfortunately, I have to live by their rules in the meantime, which also prevents me from buying another python or setting up a poison dart frog vivarium.

Yeah, I'm REALLY into reptiles...have been since I was a little kid. My mom only likes my leopard geckos (the cute little official lounge lizards). She also likes turtles though, and she's talking about having me set up a turtle pen for her in the yard.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:37 PM
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8. they are so pretty.
I've said no more exotics but those are kind of cute.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:41 PM
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9. I got them by chance.
I'm friends with their breeder. I got Dr. Gonzo for free because he had his leg bit off by a sibling (I have no idea how because he was and is very big & aggressive). It's hard to sell a three-legged lizard. Since it's his front leg, he can't climb and as such, is somewhat special needs. A couple weeks later, I got his sister for free, because the breeder was going to Germany for a couple weeks and she still hadn't sold.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:12 AM
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12. Where is the scandlous pic
you know the one w/the lizzard next to your eyes.
I am bad..so bad.
go ahead beat me with a stick
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:15 AM
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14. This is the only "scandalous" pic DU is going to get this morning...


My other new scandalous pics could not be posted on DU.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:17 AM
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15. so what are you trying to tell me?
:rofl:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:22 AM
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17. Eh, the Red Sox suck.
It is an issue which can cause contention among people. My other scandalous pics would just result on locked threads and major mod spanking.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:24 AM
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18. bunch of fascist them mods are
Hey least your team can win a Game
The Kc Royals havent won shit in decades
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:33 AM
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19. Yesterday the Red Sox fans were all like...
"We're not losers. The Yankees haven't won the World Series this millenium because 2000 wasn't really the new millenium yet. Nah nah! :P"

Of course, previous to their fluke little World Series win in 2004, they hadn't won one in 86 years. My how quickly they forget.

I'm starting to get excited about football season, too. Hockey and basketball can suck it though.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:43 PM
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20. Never been big on football
I like watching it when i am at the stadium.
But on Tv i could care less.
But I do like Baseball
I just wish my state had a team
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:14 AM
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13. Wild animals
RUN RUN

It must be fun watching them
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:20 AM
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16. Yeah, especially since Dr. Gonzo attacks EVERYTHING!
If I light up a match or light in my room, he'll start lunging at the glass. His cage is at the foot of my bed and he'll try to attack my foot through the glass. Hell, earlier tonight we was outside running around my room and he viciously attacked a pair of boxer shorts on my bedroom floor. He just goes through life randomly assaulting things for no reason. He's been good lately though; I don't think he's drawn blood in about two weeks.

Raoul Duke is pretty calm though (which is far more common for this type of lizard). And the leopard geckos are the friendliest, calmest lizards ever.
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