Green Iguana?

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  1. DragonKeeper

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    Are they allowed in Australia?
     
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    Nope, they r non native to australia and therefore not allowed to be kept
     
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    *Bangs head on keyboard*.. dlshgsdlo82oi ghb fdssiweougnw[owqb
     
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    Bugger! I really want one! Might get a Lace monitor eventually.
     
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    Don't worry about the Lacie, just get a komodo! ;) :p
     
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    nope.
     
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    I have a feeling when I am older (I'm only 15 now) I will have two houses one for me and one for my lizards... I would spend most of my time in the lizard house though :D

    Anyone know a really really big, colorful (orange, green) native aussie lizard?
     
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    LOL thats the funniest question i have read today
     
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    Well I figured Aussie herps are available as pets all over the world, yet we can't get herps from any other country... What a rip!
     
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    Its for a pretty good reason.
     
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    Whats that?
     
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    we hav a lot of beutiful species here in australia. enjoy them :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Yeah but most of them are plain colours. monitors, goannas, Bluetounges, they are all plain coloured none of them come even close to the beautiful colors of Iguanas or the Eastern Collared Lizard.

    I mean look at these photos:
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    Ditto. How many times must this question be asked ? I'd wager there are several threads a week, each one inquiring into chameleons or iguanas or some other exotic asking if we can keep them. Then they make a big fuss cos they can't. Just be happy with the herps we have here!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    we hav gorgeous coloured animals. look at your boyds rainforest dragons, high yellow and orange coloured beardies. we hav a great selection here in australia. sure there are nice exotics. but no point worrying about something you will never be able to change. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Looks like something PK posted a while back. You get some pretty hot beardies over here. Only time will reveal the colours there will be. I'm working with a few different bloodlines at the moment to produce some special ones.

    Get a leaf tailed gecko (S.swaini) there green.

    Kane
     
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    Btw Dragonkeeper, are u telling me u dont find our herps here attractive ? I'd say u havnt seen enuf. Besides, herps are not here for our entertainment - that has been my single most-repeated phrase on reptile forums around the world in the last 6 months. Everyone wants a big pretty animal thats different to everything else around them. Then once theyve got that, they hav 2 go buy another even bigger and more brightly coloured herp. They're not friggin collectables ok ??

    U can enjoy herps without OWNING them!!!
     
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    You sure about that, I know a few member's on here, including myself who are pretty confident that something will have to be done eventually regarding the keeping of exotics on license in Australia.

    Only time will prove either side of the discussion to be right, for the moment, your side is in the lead.

    Kane
     
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    Im pretty sure it will never be ok to keep exotics on licence. Their is just no reason to risk the native fauna for the sake of someone having a nicer looking feature in their bedroom.
     
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    Dear God NOOO!!!

    Everyone fighting for the introduction of exotics to australia is off their rocker!!!

    Australia is one of the FEW countries that has not been completely overrun by exotics! The people campaigning for it are campaigning the identity of Australia away! The problem is that everyone looks at places lyk USA and the UK and says "they've got exotics, they're ok" do u hav any idea how FRAGILE australian ecology really is ?? The specialisation of the fauna and flora of Australia is so major, that the introduction of exotics would obliterate them completely. All u need to do is introduce any similar organism of greater tolerance to abiotic and biotic factors and bang, u've got a pest.

    All the pro-exotic ppl shld be put on a ship and shipped 2 somewhere else, where their ecology has already been destroyed.
     
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