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I went with the idea that I'd bring NOTHING home but what I brought with me, my beardie Mr. Gimpy...

Yeah, yeah, yeah ... as if LOL!
I was given a free adult male rosy boa. Lovely fellow.

Nice one Emotion: smile
I wound up bringing home Cat's 3 Sonoran boa babies that didn't sell... for housing until next week's show. One ... at the show, and fell asleep twice in my arms. What a snuggly lizard! I am NOT keeping her. Emotion: smile

Yes you are :-P
Well at least until I get there and I'll take her off your hands if you still don't want her Emotion: big smile
Are there any shows around february time?
Chloe

"It's the easiest thing to live in a refuge from the world ... but it's the hardest thing to live in the world alone."
Nah! I don't believe in luck. Emotion: smile As it turned out, I had been talking with another gal about reptile ... him but it sounds like you can give him a good home and I don't want to take him home".

You know, I wonder if he's the male to the female I got? How odd! I didn't need another male, so I just picked up the big, fat, female.

-cat
I also brought home a subadult savannah monitor for halfway ... What a snuggly lizard! I am NOT keeping her. Emotion: smile

Sure? Oh-so-sweet, snuggling and snuggly doesn't sound like 'I don't want it' but rather the opposite. Emotion: smile So, are you really really sure?

Shush, you!!
Well here is how I explained the justification to my friend Shari (she owns the savannah who chomped my snake on the head) who was telling me "oh you're going to keep that one!! What a sweetie!!!"I understand that there is a huge commitment necessary for a large lizard, hopefully one that will be long-lived. In all reality I see my friend's savannahs dying right and left. They spend big bucks on vet bills to try to save it (or sometimes they don't spend money for vets and instead carry the guilt on their conscience). I have my herp commitment spread in many different directions, and I do not have the time or money to focus everything into one high-maintenance lizard.

I also do not have space for an adult savannah. This baby is probably 18" - 24" including his tail, I can house him easily in a terrarium right now. Savannahs eat more than any of my lizards. Savannahs poop more (and more stinky!) than any of my lizards. Savannahs require a damn hot basking spot and a bunch of substrate to burrow in... just more and more reasons why it would be a bad idea for me to take her on.
PLUS - I may still adopt a human child. I've always sworn I would not have or adopt children in my 20s, well my 20s are almost over so we have begun several types of planning in case we DO decide to adopt a child. One of the most important things I must do to prepare for that is make sure that my commitment to the animals that I have permanently adopted is not so overwhelming that I would have to give them up to be a mother to a human child. I never want to have to choose between my pets and a baby.

Everyone thought I would keep the iguana that I halfway-housed, too, but I know myself better than that. I will stick to my guns and rehabilitate this little lover and find him a permanent home.
fr0glet
You know, I wonder if he's the male to the female I got? How odd! I didn't need another male, so I just picked up the big, fat, female.

Was it from one of the gals consigning at the Talltree booth?

fr0glet
yep!
-Cat
I'm not suprised they didn't sell... they pretty much look like red tails and have the latin name B.c. imperator ... about what red tails go for then we'd find them a home. Hooray for a second show next week! fr0glet

How much would you sell the three for together? My boss (known to fr0glet as "The Sucker") might be interested in them for the right price. It has to be low enough for the boss's wife to be interested, too. :-P
Jennifer
But we did our best show ever. Next year's should be incredible!

How'd the dirt go over?
-Z
But we did our best show ever. Next year's should be incredible!

How'd the dirt go over? -Z

Really well. We sold about 20 one-gallon bags of it, for $5 each. I put out a container of it for people to touch and smell, but it was scary how people shop. Only one person asked what was in it (besides my friends). The rest just saw the label, "Bug Dirt" (gee, great name, huh?), with the little critters on it, and they just grabbed a bag. (You don't want to know how long we spent agonizing over that label.) I think we picked a good size, a lot of people would pick up a bag for their new tarantula and remark how it would last them a long time. A couple people had more spiders at home and picked up two bags.

We'll have more of it for sale at Hillsboro next weekend, and next month we'll pitch the product to the corporate people at Petco. Maybe you'll see it in stores in a few months!
Jennifer
Really well. We sold about 20 one-gallon bags of it, for $5 each. I put out a container of it ... the label, "Bug Dirt" (gee, great name, huh?), with the little critters on it, and they just grabbed a bag.

Okay, I'm curious. What is in it? Several of my friends on T forums have mentioned it, and I want to know what it is!
Leanne
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