In general, I’m not a turtle or tortoise guy. They’re always my least favorite animals to see in reptile houses, I never really get that excited to see them in the wild, and if a reptile youtuber I watch comes out with a turtle video, I tend to skip over it. But whenever I see a spotted turtle, I absolutely squeal. I would own 20 spotted turtles if I could, but they’re illegal in my state. I just have an absolute undying love for spotted turtles specifically that I just don’t have for any other type of turtle. What reptiles do y’all love for seemingly no reason?
Well I have to say that I am drawn to the Aldabra tortoise. I think they are so !
I absolutely adore, to immeasurable lengths, the barbados threadsnake. It is the smallest snake in the world. It looks like a worm with a mouth. I can’t explain it but i want one so so so so so so so so bad!! They’re so gosh darn DERPY. I want to put it in a micro exo terra, with micro hides and a lil micro water bowl and micro plants. It will be the cutest gosh darn mini pet i could ever dream of. The only stink is that i haven’t found one for sale yet.
Gators! I have played with/handled spectacled caimans, Culver’s and even morlets crocodiles but I just really like the wide flat head and “happy” look alligators have! Would be impossible to own without a huge property and large acreage pond at least…. No good reason why I just just do! Good weird post by the way! @garciademueller
Thank you I love creating kinda weird topics that serve no purpose other than to be fun. I mean my most popular topic is “Tell me you’re a reptile keeper without telling me you’re a reptile keeper”
Yes, I love these too! They almost look like they live in the deep sea or something, totally unlike any other species of snake. And they’re so tiny!! Plus, another name for them is “flower pot snake,” which is just too freaking adorable.
Gharials. They look so bizarre, but I think that’s what I love about them. They have these sort of fat sausage bodies and these stubby little legs, almost like the body of a giant aquatic skink, then they have those looooong super skinny snouts and big buggy eyes. And the males have those weird bobbles on their noses. Just such a weird animal, and marvelously unique. They’re the real standouts in the crocodilian family.
I also love sea snakes. I love the ocean and I love snakes, so they combine two of my favourite things! I just think it’s so freaking cool that there are places in the world where you can see snakes swimming among a coral reef. Plus all their adaptations for their marine lifestyle are super neat.
Absolute YES on the gharials. I got the chance to see some in person at the Bronx Zoo once. If only I had taken pictures
That’s so cool you got to see some in person! Sadly I never have, but hopefully one day. Unfortunately, they’re practically on the verge of extinction in the wild (last I heard), so zoos may be the only place to see them at all in the future.
For me it’s gotta be Rough Green Snakes…I don’t know why, I’ve always loved the little guys, and I’ve owned all kinds of other snakes. Someday I want to start a breeding project for them, more as a passion project. I know they aren’t worth much at all, but in my eyes for every captive one sold, that’s one less taken from the wild. And I know they aren’t endangered or anything, but hey, all the other endangered animals out there weren’t endangered at one point too.
Retics…y’all probably have heard why I love them so much lol
- Just everything about them lol
Tarantulas. I absolutely love them I don’t want one but I love them
Wow, I had no idea I bet no one had any idea either that I love hognoses
That is how we play it
Wait you like BOAS?! I had no idea! this is revolutionary!
It is the #BoaLoveEqualsLife moment
I felt the same way about tarantulas but then I got some jumping spiders and fell in love with them! After that I got over my arachnid fear and bought a curly hair baby tarantula last weekend and now I already want another one! Lol!
Retics fascinate me as well. If I was 35 years younger I would probably have one. I saw Jeff Irwin’s son Robert swim underwater with a retic on one of their shows once and fell in love with the giant snakes. My favorite is the wild type of all morphs.