What's your Dream Herptile?

So as I’ve searched through the forums I’ve noticed a few of us have some reptiles or amphibian s on our bucket list. There’s no thread about it, so here one is! What are your top bucket list reptiles or amphibians? Why is it on there?

Mine are Bolene’s Python or White Lipped Python, and a Chinese Water Dragon. I grew up around a Chinese water dragon for a short amount of time and loved it. And Bolene’s and White Lipped pythons are beautiful species I’d love to be able to breed one day.

I want to get a reticulated python once I have the space for one. I also want dart frogs, crocodile skinks and egyptian tortoises and I have plans to get the last three in the next couple years.
I want a retic just because of how interesting and intelligent they’re said to be and I’ve always wanted a bigger python. Dart frogs and skinks I want just because of how cool they look and behave and I want to get some display tanks for both and possibly breed them. Egyptian tortoises I want just because they’re small tortoises that I would easily be able to house inside and handle easily because they’re so small.

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My dream snakes for the last couple of years have been Madagascar Ground Boas, and I’m finally getting a pair next week. I would also really like to pick up some T+ Albino Argentine Boa Constrictors.

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A captive bred, captive born small locality female Asian Water Monitor. One of the tamed ones from Nerd. There is one on morphmarket right now with beautiful yellow spots.

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I’ve always adored and dreamed of owning a Gaboon Viper as I think they’re absolutely stunning. However I’m not sure I’d ever be comfortable owning something venomous, I’m far too accident prone

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I would say as of now Retics, more BIs, and maybe a Peruvian Boa Constrictor (Female).
But really I would want ANOTHER SNAKE.
@mnroyals :joy:

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They are for sure intelligent almost to smart.
You want any information on care or husbandry, send me a PM and we can talk tics, they are my favorite and I’d love to help anyone looking to get into them.

As for my bucket list herp, that would be a CBB Southern White Lipped Python, Ackie Monitor and a Dwarf Caiman. I’ve always wanted those just because I find them interesting and beautiful, not for any breeding projects.
Other than those I own my dream herp and that is retics. I don’t find any herp that compares to their overall kind demeanor and interesting behavior. At least in my experiences they have been gentle giants and very intelligent. Which makes it fun to be kept on your toes compared to something like a BP for instance.

@lumpy no hesitation, you NEED another snake lol. Retic!!

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Well I have 2 down on my list. Lol

Bismarck Ringed Python (Aquired)
White Lipped Python (Acquired)
Boelens Python
Aru Green Tree Python
Dwarf Reticulated Python
Red Ackie Monitor
Lace Monitor Bel Phase

And some others I would like to have but if I am unable to acquire them in my life, I’ll be ok.
Spotted Python
Red Eyed Crocodile Skink
Green Tree Monitor

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Nice! I’d love to see some photos once you get the ground boas

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Definitely.

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a tokay gecko or frilled dragon, they are my favoriteFrilled Lizard - Chlamydosaurus kingii

I’d love to have a black roughneck monitor someday, or an IMG boa, they’re stunning! Black headed pythons are absolutely on my list, too.

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As soon as delta starts shipping venomous again. I’m getting my dream snake. A squam viper. Have it’s enclosure setup waiting.

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@chesterhf I love gabbys too!!! Some of the morphs are unreal. And there a little big snake!! But there are a little to hot for me!

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Ditto, I feel the same, I would LOVE to have a couple of those but I am too clumsy to handle a spit fire like a gaboon.

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Pretty sure I wouldn’t even survive the unboxing :rofl:

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I would love a dumerils boa, once I have enough space. I love their pattern, their personalities and their size - large, but not unmanageable for a single person to handle.

A few others I would love to own someday - yellow tail cribo, eastern indigo, African house snake, and a leachie gecko. I would also love to get a black milk snake. I had one in the past and really loved him.

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I’d love a turtle of some kind. Some are so long-lived, I worry about them outliving me. Maybe I’ll settle for a terrapin some day?

Boring dude, eh?

Well, aside from a genetically engineered, giant komodo dragon that is saddle trained to let me ride around on it… I’d love to be involved with tuataras, but I know it will never happen. I’ve wanted an Egyptian uromastyx for years, but, again, not realistically expected to happen. Another dream would be one of the blue phase emerald tree boas. I am SUPER curious about gila monsters, king cobras, and, like @chesterhf , gaboon vipers, but I would never keep hot herps (aside from my komodo dragon buddy, of course). Heck- pygmy chameleons, piebald axolotls, legless lizards, olms, jumping spiders (if inverts count), a patternless black night x black pearl cross leopard gecko, E. fuscus, ring neck snakes, a satanic leaf tailed gecko, and a partridge in a :pear: tree!

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If we’re going there I want a 3 ft tall t-rex born from the dna and genetically engineered so it’s small

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