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Brewnoser's Pets

Post by GuingesRock » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:17 pm

My in-laws are going to Saskatchewan for Christmas and they are bringing around my nephew’s gecko for us to look after this evening. Apparently geckos are really expensive, and it’s impossible to find two that look the same …not like a goldfish. My nephew really loves his gecko. Nothing can happen to this thing.

I don’t know the first thing about Geckos. Do they like beer for example?

I might post pictures, and fingers crossed, this story will have a happy ending.
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Post by Jimmy » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:23 pm

I don't know if they like beer, but the piranhas I had as a kid liked pepperoni and sandwich meat :lol:
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Post by GuingesRock » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:04 pm

Rocky has settled in, sunbathing under his heat lamp. There’s a fluorescent lamp in the roof of his hutch, that you have to turn on by day, so he can get some sleep. He’s nocturnal. He sheds all his skin from time to time and eats it. We have to feed him live crickets. The crickets have to be fed apples and “cricket water” which is a clear wobbly gel. You can’t give crickets normal water because they drown. Rocky needs water in a little dish. Not supposed to give him beer, even at Christmas apparently.

I changed the thread title from “Gecko Help,” in case anyone wants to talk about their pets and post pictures. You don't have a picture of your piranhas Jimmy I suppose?
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Post by redoubt » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:33 pm

Neat Gecko, Mark! Is he big?

We have a rodent-like infestation at our house...

Here's a pic of our rabbits -- Bella is the big white/grey one and Digby is the smaller brown one.
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Post by redoubt » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:34 pm

PS: the little brown bunny may not drink beer, but he always gives mine a Very Serious Sniff. We'll make a Brewnoser out of him someday. ;)

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Post by Becky » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:38 pm

OMG I LOVE guinea pigs!!

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Post by gm- » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:42 pm

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Post by mr x » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:42 pm

Tilly.

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Post by Becky » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:05 pm

Here's our old fish tank, 66 Gal. No pictures of Jimmy's piranhas, but here are the fish we had a couple years ago. Each fish had a name too. :lol:

Baby Fishes
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They grow up so quickly *sniff sniff*
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This guy's name was Gumdrop.
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Post by Jimmy » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:16 pm

Not ours, but had to be posted.

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Post by chalmers » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:19 pm

I sent EZ that pic last year, OMG it freaked her out.

That is (was?, I didn't see it this year) HPHunter's "cat". That's what woke me up after Moovember 2012. Between that and the wacky-toothed alpaca, HP's got quite the petting zoo!

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Post by mr x » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:21 pm

That thing could give grumpy cat a run for his money. And make hphunter a millionaire...

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Post by HPhunter » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:29 pm

That cat is a character for sure. I forgot about that picture. thanks for bringing it back.
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Post by TimG » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:12 am

I'm not a big pet person.. and thought this thread was going to be dumb, but it's freaking hilarious! First Becky chiming in randomly saying "I love guinea pigs".. then gm's cat giving the death stare (that's every cat I know!).. followed up by Tilly (how can a thread will Tilly be dumb, we have a thing..).. and then the Moooovember 2012 mascot Crazy Shockkker Cat (isn't there suppossed to be multiple k's.. if so, how many?).

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Post by Becky » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:23 am

TimG wrote:I'm not a big pet person.. and thought this thread was going to be dumb, but it's freaking hilarious! First Becky chiming in randomly saying "I love guinea pigs".. then gm's cat giving the death stare (that's every cat I know!).. followed up by Tilly (how can a thread will Tilly be dumb, we have a thing..).. and then the Moooovember 2012 mascot Crazy Shockkker Cat (isn't there suppossed to be multiple k's.. if so, how many?).
LOL it wasn't random, there's a picture of a guinea pig!

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Post by LiverDance » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:45 am

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Post by GAM » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:54 am

LiverDance wrote:Riley
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Post by Barker » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:57 am

My Great Dane "Tango" and I on the beach in PEI last summer.

There is no "Cash"... yet

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Post by Jimmy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:18 pm

Barker wrote:My Great Dane "Tango" and I on the beach in PEI last summer.

There is no "Cash"... yet

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That's one nice looking dog!

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Post by jeffsmith » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:37 pm

Jimmy wrote:
Barker wrote:My Great Dane "Tango" and I on the beach in PEI last summer.

There is no "Cash"... yet

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That's one nice looking dog!

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Indeed. My sister-in-law used to have a female Dane (Bella) that had very similar markings. They're great dogs.

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Post by GuingesRock » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:36 pm

redoubt wrote:Neat Gecko, Mark! Is he big?
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Rocky the gecko, is only about six inches. I’m hoping Tommy our old tom cat doesn’t get hold of him. We’ve been locking Tommy in another room when we get him out.

Love the "house rabbits" I had a white guinea pig when I was a kid called "icing sugar" we were inseparable. Unlike Jimmy and his piranhas, I have do have a picture of me and "icing sugar," sitting in a deck chair. I'm with Becky on the subject of guinea pigs. :)
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Post by GuingesRock » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:39 pm

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Post by dexter » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:46 pm

This is Matilda she's batshit crazy.
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