Slithery reptiles sold in NSW pet stores

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  1. Rob

    Rob Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think these new laws (animal sales in pet shops) have been introduced to appease experienced keepers like yourself, it's more about introducing the uninitiated into the hobby, getting a wider audience, if you like.
     
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    Yep and potentially ripping them off and providing them with false information and accessories ie heatrocks.
     
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    Ramsayi Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    No it is all about petshops trying to generate another income stream.They were the ones that lobbied for it,had they not then things would of stayed the same.
     
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    This statement is actually true, yes id rather buy from a breeder as well. For someone just getting into the hobby it can be very confusing when they are forced to use forums for possibly the first time & the most common thing they could find (on gum tree etc) would be people selling them wild caughts.
     
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    Move to Victoria. The weather's better down here anyway. And we can keep crocs.
     
  6. Rob

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    No argument from me there, but like I said - This hasn't been done to appease the experienced keeper in any way, or at least not as far as I can see.
     
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    Ramsayi Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Better weather? That'll do me.
     
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    Wait so your partner took the word of a pet store attendant over yours on the care of a bluetongue... but he didn't know how to care for a bluetongue even though he's been keeping reptiles since pre-license days. Something doesn't add up here?

    He believes everything he's told except what you told him to get which was a light?

    You have read many books and knew that the item was going to be no good yet continued to use it... You said it had no heat. It's a bluetoungue, I would dare say endemic to your area, you could have thrown that thing in a pit outside in winter and it would have survived or have you not covered that in any of the text you have read yet....

    It just don't add up?
     
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    what can i say he doesn't listen very well. and he has never kept blue tongues, they are mine. i told him to get a heat light, i never said anything about a rock but wen he got their they told him a heat rock was better for a blue tongue so he bought it.

    he hates that i know more than him and tell him what to do, so he does the oppisite alot, one stubborn man.

    inside does get cold, so i wanted to offer some heat. i don't have a pit, but am in the proccess of putting up a few outdoor enclosures up but for eastern water dragons and eastern bearded dragons at the moment.

    its my choice to keep them indoors, i knew it was bad but i DID NOT KNOW it would fail so quickly. i thought it would be ok for at least 3 months. thats why i decided to use it.
     
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    Maybe it's a good thing that he can't read. If he knew the way you talk about him to strangers, I don't think he'd be happy.
     
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    ^^^wow that's constructive. How about acknowledging that she now understands the danger of heat rocks and leaving it at that.
     
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    lol, he knows and he agrees he does not listen and is stuborn. and wen i try telling him it goes in one ear and out the other.
     
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    ^this!
     
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    wow.. what are you telling us here? that even though your partner has been keeping for a very long time "even before licences existed" that he doesn't have a clue, is gullible, hopeless, stubborn, lazy, you can't trust him with your child and he doesn't listen to correct reptile advice?? :shock:

    If all thats correct (and I'm not doubting you) I'd be worried about the care that your reptiles are getting as he's probably helping look after them, since you said yourself you can't trust him with your child, he's hopeless, doesn't listen and does the opposite to your advice. From your own admissions, your home sounds a very unstable and worrying environment. I really hope things improve for you, your reptiles and child. all the best.
     
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    he does know alot about certain species he has kept and keeps. but as i said you can't change a stuborn person. that last quote was from another post the describe your day in 3 words one and i was having a bad day. yeah we have our problems just like everyone else.

    my pets and my child get the best care from ME. i do everything for them. i have never expected his help or help from any male. he can be great at times and bad others.

    you don't don't know me, but a certain few APS keyboard warriors like to have a go at me. go find something else better to do as you's have derailed this whole thread and its completly off topic.
     
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    that aint my pic. i don't even own them cages.
     
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    Omg wow off topic much geez

    from Cathy :)
     
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    yeah completly off topic, fake pic as it aint mine and i am shocked they haven't deleted it yet.
     
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    That picture is horrible. I hope these birds don't belong to anyone on the forum.
     
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    Saintanger, who said it was yours ? & what do you mean 'fake pic'?

    Whoever owns those Birds should be bloody disgusted with themselves!
    How anyone can keep any animal in such inadequate conditions has me baffled.

    hmm,. Strange the pics have since been deleted either someone following this thread or a HUGE coincidence?!
     
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