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Interesting Christmas gifts anyone?

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Interesting Christmas gifts anyone?

Postby Boadicea » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:19 pm

So did any of you guys get anything interesting for Christmas? Even if you bought it yourself it's still a prezzie no?
I got myself a baby potbellied pig. :D Will post some pics later. He is the cutest little thing. Still have to feed him with a bottle every two to 3 hours.
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Postby Bushbaby » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:25 pm

Oh no!!! Potbellies make horrible pets. They are cute though... as babies!!! Is it an inside or outside pet?

I didn't get anything interesting really, except for hatchling cornsnakes. lol
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Postby Hemachatus » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:04 pm

My Alter ego decided that I was a Good Boy in 2007 so i/we/he decided that I/we/he need a new SLR. So I gave myself a Canon Rebel Xti Digital camera.

Now I need to convince myself, my bank manager and my alter ego to buy me a nice big lens.
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Re: Interesting Christmas gifts anyone?

Postby Sean » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:15 pm

Boadicea wrote:So did any of you guys get anything interesting for Christmas? Even if you bought it yourself it's still a prezzie no?
I got myself a baby potbellied pig. :D Will post some pics later. He is the cutest little thing. Still have to feed him with a bottle every two to 3 hours.


http://www.9sites.com/pigcare.htm may help with general info.

Heres my cute (almost 100kg's) Piglett. ;)

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Postby DevenK » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:16 pm

My gf got me a Ball Python :-D
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Postby Mitton » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:23 pm

My girlfriends parents gave me the book Boas and Pythons of the World by Mark O'Shea. I think it is a nice book.
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Postby AfricanBallPython » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:12 pm

my ball pythons hatched on xmas
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Postby Snake Charmer » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:35 pm

My female gecko laid an egg on Christmas eve.
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Postby Michelle » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:13 pm

My hubby paid for the book I bid on, The Herpetoculture of Leopard Gecko's ... awesome book!
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Postby steve » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:38 pm

well i got my self the following day after xmas, all CB and eating well :D
a single female PNG death adder-acanthophis rugosus, sadly her mate died on the way to S.A :( .
-a pair of moorish vipers- Macrovipera mauratanica
-a pair of jumping vipers- Atropoides picadoi
-a trio of chinese mountain vipers- Ovophis monticola
and a few other lil critters i wont mention for now.
im pleased as punch, its been a great x-mas for my collection, but a bad 1 for my savings. :D
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Re: Interesting Christmas gifts anyone?

Postby Spoon » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:15 pm

Boadicea wrote:So did any of you guys get anything interesting for Christmas? Even if you bought it yourself it's still a prezzie no?
I got myself a baby potbellied pig. :D Will post some pics later. He is the cutest little thing. Still have to feed him with a bottle every two to 3 hours.


*GRIN* I got a striped motley ghost corn snake (no name yet)
a king baboon tarantula
6 russian dwarf hamsters 2 dark coloured ones 3 light cream and 1 white one
an unusually dark normal female corn snake called Boadicea!
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Postby froot » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:13 pm

Hemachatus wrote:My Alter ego decided that I was a Good Boy in 2007 so i/we/he decided that I/we/he need a new SLR. So I gave myself a Canon Rebel Xti Digital camera.

Now I need to convince myself, my bank manager and my alter ego to buy me a nice big lens.


Ha Ha Ha Ha!!

I received the New Encyclopoedia on Snakes by Chris Mattison from Tatiana, very interesting.
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Postby Long John Silver » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:14 am

I went to Swaziland for a week of herping with my girlfriend and after that I took her fishing for a week at St Lucia, and then she buys me a Jamie Oliver cookbook for x-mas. Women..........
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Postby Boadicea » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:48 am

@Spoon I am honoured!
LOL@LJS maybe she was hinting that you do some cooking
@Sean your piggy is a very unusual colour if the photos are true. She looks reddish. She is very pretty. Mine is black.
@steve. I am very jealous. Those sound like some stunning and unusual exotics
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Postby Sean » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:22 am

Boadicea, Note the hosepipe in the backround.

That reddish colour is just her mudpack.

She has a mudhole in her sty and it keeps her skin in excellent condition as well as keeping the parasites off and her body temp down when it gets to hot (pigs can't sweat).
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