|Binro the Heretic - 2013-02-28 |
Lizards love warm stuff.
Stars for lizard contentment.
|TeenerTot - 2013-02-28 |
I don't like when people make pets out of wild animals.
But they're just so cute with their giant lizard baby.
Binro the Heretic
How long does a species need to be bred in captivity before it no longer qualifies as a "wild" animal?
There was a Russian genetics experiment where they very selectively bred wild foxes with more docile manerisms around humans. It took a long time, but they eventually ended up with a barking fox with floppy ears that liked being around people.
Don't know if such a thing would even be possible with a primative reptilian brain, but that aside, almost all captive reptile breeding is done for color variations or to make money.
wild wolves to early dogs took hundreds of years.
Wonder how many generations of incredibly pissed-off foxes they had to keep in captivity until they got the right ones.
The Russian experiment, I mean.
couple generations of foxes still takes a while, they aren't fruit flies.
In Soviet Russia, they breed people that like foxes!
To answer Binro, I tend to think that you should only keep as pets those animals which have come to depend on man, and would likely die if left to the wilds themselves. This could include those foxes...their fight-flight instinct had been bred out mostly.
If it does better without man's intervention, it probably shouldn't be a pet.
Just my opinion.
|John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-28 |
I used to have neighbors with an iguana, and they were always telling me about his unique personality. He liked warm stuff.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2013-02-28 |
Film the lizard all you want, it will never care.
|Jet Bin Fever - 2013-02-28 |
Ectotherms and endotherms getting along.
|ashtar. - 2013-02-28 |
A modern LCD monitor would take up half the space of that old analog dinosaur.
|sjohnson301 - 2013-02-28 |
All the other problems aside, the best part was when the woman crouched down in the lizard's face and yelled "BIG BOY IS SLEEPING!" -- then blamed the husband for waking him up.
|memedumpster - 2013-02-28 |
People who look like their pet's food. I love the cautious way they step around the lizard's potential anger.
|SolRo - 2013-02-28 |
Related, if badly titled.
monitor lizard saliva is a lovely cocktail of deadly infection causing bacteria, Komodo monitors even use it to take down water bison...so this guy gets bit, acts tough about the wound, police find his body with his face and neck eaten off.
|Spike Jonez - 2013-02-28 |
He does indeed seem to be monitoring that guy's throat pretty closely.
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