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 #1469797


Doom4420
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 What one?

Ok, I am 12 years old, and want an animal(No duh). Iím thinking either on these choices from most wanting to not most wanting.
1. Giant centipede
2. Any small scorpion
3. A green amieva.

I wish somebody could give me a small scorpion that doesnít get over 4 inches. Yes, I well know about the fangs of the centipede,and the pinchers and stinger of scorpions, and if anybody thinks I canít handle it, your wrong, I take care of tons of animals and babysat a boa constrictor. Also, could somebody tell me in order from greatest to least on how much their aggressiveness is for the centipede and scorpion, and donít send me any dangerous specimens of centipede or scorpion. Iím not allergic to bee stings. Thanks



10/06/07  08:47pm

 #1469803


Doom4420
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  Message To: Doom4420   In reference to Message Id: 1469797


 What one?

Oh, also tell me the price range for most scorpions (small), and giant centipedes



10/06/07  08:50pm

 #1469841


B-Fish
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  Message To: Doom4420   In reference to Message Id: 1469797


 What one?

Okay if your looking for a little scorpion you can just forget that because the beginner scorpion is the Emperor Scorpion its the biggest scorpion in the world, they sting rarely and they pinch if provoked or stressed you can find these in pet stores for about $17.99 after you get one of these and do a little bit more research on scorpions you can move up to the other ones like the Rusty Thicktale and the Desert Hairy.Okay when you say centipede I think you are prefering to the Millipede I do not know much about these but I know you can handle these they dont bite and they eat fruit and lettice and stuff like that and you can find these at pet stores for around $30.00. Always remember DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE GETTING ANY ANIMAL



10/06/07  09:44pm

 #1470051


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  Message To: B-Fish   In reference to Message Id: 1469841


 What one?

The Emperor scorpions aggressiveness is very low compared to all the other ones that is why it is a beginner and obviously if a millipede doesnít bite then there not aggressive.



10/07/07  01:23am

 #1470072


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  Message To: B-Fish   In reference to Message Id: 1470051


 What one?

Desert hairys are not too bad but they can be pretty agressive some times. here is a picture of mine...



I also have a rusty thick tail and altough it is a cool scorpion, i would not recomend one untill you have some experience. I have herd there staings are very painfull. Here is mine....



All together i would have to say emps are my favorite. yes they get big but even full grown they will not need anything bigger than a 10 gallon. i have had mine for a few years now and none of them have ever stung me. here is a pic of one.



oh there are babies on its back.



10/07/07  02:00am

 #1470164


Doom4420
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  Message To: Pbcrazy187   In reference to Message Id: 1470072


 What one?

OH CRAP! I just found out that since I live in Iowa scorpions are ILLEAGAL!!!! Very sorry to those who put scorp info. Could you send me some more centipede info and reccomend a certain one instead of a giant centipede?



10/07/07  08:13am

 #1470344


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  Message To: Doom4420   In reference to Message Id: 1470164


 What one?

Why are scorpions illegal in Iowa that is pretty stupid



10/07/07  12:12pm

 #1470355


B-Fish
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  Message To: B-Fish   In reference to Message Id: 1470344


 What one?

Okay also a beginner should go with a Giant African Millipede because they do not bite and they eat vegetbles instead of scorpions running to the pet store all the time.So here is a pic I found i do not own one maybe later in my life.



10/07/07  12:21pm

 #1470386


Doom4420
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  Message To: B-Fish   In reference to Message Id: 1470344


 What one?

I know, it says that it will be confiscated if they find out I own one, even though I donít.



10/07/07  12:51pm

 #1470419


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  Message To: Doom4420   In reference to Message Id: 1469797


 What one?

That is messed up!!!



10/07/07  01:33pm

 #1476495


B-Fish
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  Message To: B-Fish   In reference to Message Id: 1470419


 What one?

so what did you pick



10/12/07  07:50pm

 #1476575


Doom4420
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  Message To: B-Fish   In reference to Message Id: 1476495


 What one?

Sorry I havenít responded. I was on a field trip today at school. I think Iím going to stick to reptiles for now because my mom and dad said no to it. Thanks for the info though.



10/12/07  09:13pm

 #1476787


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  Message To: Doom4420   In reference to Message Id: 1476575


 What one?

What are your Reptiles??



10/13/07  12:47am

 #1478947


Doom4420
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  Message To: B-Fish   In reference to Message Id: 1476787


 What one?

Most of them are amphibians, but they are
1. Chompy-Horned frog
2. No name-Walking frog (thatís what they call it)
3. Misty- Fire bellied toad
4. Togi- Fire bellied toad
5. Green treefrog- Stickers
6. Grey treefrog- Chocolate
7. Green anole- Dragon

Well thatís my REPTILES, but I have some more pets. If I get a reptile, or another amphibian, Iíd be getting ethier a green ameiva, or a leopard gecko, or a tokay gecko, or a pyxie frog. Give me a response to which one of the reptiles I should get that fits these factors, FACINATION and HANDLEABLENESS (if thatís even a word).



10/15/07  08:08am

 #1479361


B-Fish
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  Message To: Doom4420   In reference to Message Id: 1478947


 What one?

Well I have a Leopard ther are facinating and handalbe, but the tokay gecko is not handable they are aggresive and can take a big chuck out of you



10/15/07  05:21pm

 #1479944


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  Message To: B-Fish   In reference to Message Id: 1479361


 What one?

i have an African Savannah monitor lizard named Savannah, she 2 years old and 34 inches and feeds on mice rats and crawdads. shes a brat but i wouldnít recommend a monitor to someone whoís underage or has never owned one before because they can leave a hell of a nasty bite.



10/16/07  12:49am

 #1618240


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  Message To: LZRDBOY   In reference to Message Id: 1479944


 What one?

you need to move up to something exciting get an amazon tree boa or a copperhead btw it doesnt matter if its illegal the ultimate reptile keeper goes against all odds to keep any species they want



02/10/08  05:37pm

 #1622583


Stitchex
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  Message To: Gavin583   In reference to Message Id: 1618240


 What one?

I would suggest a Leopard gecko, they are very calm and gentle. They can be housed in a ten gallon for their whole lives, and they’re very easy to take care of. I think the only downside is that they are noctournal.

They get about a foot long, but most don’t.



02/13/08  06:45pm

 #1622659


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  Message To: Stitchex   In reference to Message Id: 1622583


 What one?

yea bearded dragons are also some very interesting a fairly easy animlas to keep.



02/13/08  07:32pm

 #1624439


B-Fish
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  Message To: Pbcrazy187   In reference to Message Id: 1622659


 What one?

Stitchex leopard gecko’s cannot live ina 10 gallon terhe whole lives!



02/15/08  12:07am

 #2232066


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  Message To: Doom4420   In reference to Message Id: 1470164


 What one?

I know this is super old, and probably wont get a response....but it is legal to have Scorpions in Iowa, your city code may not allow it. City codes can void state laws, you cant have constrictors over 6 feet long in Des Moines, but in my town 5 minutes away and still in Polk County, I can.

Here is the Iowa code....

‚ÄĘ IOWA CODE ANN ¬ß 717F.1. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Agricultural animal" means an agricultural animal as defined in section 717A.1 other than swine which is a member of the species sus scrofa linnaeus, including but not limited to swine commonly known as Russian boar or European boar of either sex.

2. "Assistive animal" means the same as defined in section 216C.11.

3. a. "Circus" means a person who is all of the following:

(1) The holder of a class "C" license issued by the United States department of agriculture as provided in 9 C.F.R., pt. 2, subpt. A.

(2) Is temporarily in this state as an exhibitor as defined in 9 C.F.R., pt. 1, for purposes of providing skilled performances by dangerous wild animals, clowns, or acrobats for public entertainment.

b. "Circus" does not include a person, regardless of whether the person is a holder of a class "C" license as provided in paragraph "a", who uses a dangerous wild animal for any of the following purposes:

(1) A presentation to children at a public or nonpublic school as defined in section 280.2.

(2) Entertainment that involves an activity in which a member of the public is in close proximity to the dangerous wild animal, including but not limited to a contest or a photographic opportunity.

4. "Custody" means to possess, control, keep, or harbor a dangerous wild animal in this state by a public agency.

5. a. "Dangerous wild animal" means any of the following:

(1) A member of the family canidae of the order carnivora, including but not limited to wolves, coyotes, and jackals. However, a dangerous wild animal does not include a domestic dog.

(2) A member of the family hyaenidae of the order of carnivora, including but not limited to hyenas.

(3) A member of the family felidae of the order carnivora, including but not limited to lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, ocelots, and servals. However, a dangerous wild animal does not include a domestic cat.

(4) A member of the family ursidae of the order carnivora, including bears and pandas.

(5) A member of the family rhinocero tidae order perissodactyla, which is a rhinoceros.

(6) A member of the order proboscidea, which are any species of elephant.

(7) A member of the order of primates other than humans, and including the following families: callitrichiadae, cebidae, cercopithecidae, cheirogaleidae, daubentoniidae, galagonidae, hominidae, hylobatidae, indridae, lemuridae, loridae, megaladapidae, or tarsiidae. A member includes but is not limited to marmosets, tamarins, monkeys, lemurs, galagos, bushbabies, great apes, gibbons, lesser apes, indris, sifakas, and tarsiers.

(8) A member of the order crocodilia, including but not limited to alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gharials.

(9) A member of the family varanidae of the order squamata, which are limited to water monitors and crocodile monitors.

(10) A member of the order squamata which is any of the following:

(a) A member of the family varanidae, which are limited to water monitors and crocodile monitors.

(b) A member of the family atractaspidae, including but not limited to mole vipers and burrowing asps.

(c) A member of the family helodermatidae, including but not limited to beaded lizards and gila monsters.

(d) A member of the family elapidae, voperidae, crotalidae, atractaspidae, or hydrophidae which are venomous, including but not limited to cobras, mambas, coral snakes, kraits, adders, vipers, rattlesnakes, copperheads, pit vipers, keelbacks, cottonmouths, and sea snakes.

(e) A member of the superfamily henophidia, which are limited to reticulated pythons, anacondas, and African rock pythons.

(11) Swine which is a member of the species sus scrofa linnaeus, including but not limited to swine commonly known as Russian boar or European boar of either sex.

b. "Dangerous wild animal" includes an animal which is the offspring of an animal provided in paragraph "a", and another animal provided in that paragraph or any other animal. It also includes animals which are the offspring of each subsequent generation. However, a dangerous wild animal does not include the offspring of a domestic dog and a wolf, or the offspring from each subsequent generation in which at least one parent is a domestic dog.



08/07/11  02:34pm


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