Why is it addictive?

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  1. Skeptic

    Skeptic Well-Known Member

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    Why do you think keeping reptiles is so addictive?
     
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    To me it's the uniqueness.. Both the animal and the hobyist! You don't see many people keeping reptiles and reptiles are unlike any other pet!
     
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    I think it is coz they are so ancient/prehistoric...... like having your own dinasoars :) Thats my excuse anyway ;)
     
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    Own little dinosaurs, never would hve thought of that ;)
     
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    The way they move is so mesmerizing and the way they explore around is amazing
     
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    Reps are like fire and ice - they can be just so gentle and graceful and then BANG - power on and smash a rat.

    And all the other benifits to make the greatest pets - no noise, no smell, take up very little room and you don't have to feed them often.
     
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    They are gorgeous? And there's so many to choose from! Once you have one, you want more!
     
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    the amount of quality diversity available.
    As akarsha said above, once bitten by the bug the herp world and what you can choose from is your oyster.
     
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    For me I feel it is the uniqueness of them in comparison to the usual pet, the "old world" feel/look about them. Their elegance and gracefulness when they move, the sense of mystery that surrounds them. I actually feel privileged that my reptiles allow me to handle them I have the utmost respect for my snakes and find the more I learn about one species the more I want to keep and learn about another :) I started with one 12 months ago and now have 6, they certainly are addictive :D
     
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    I find them absolutely mesmerizing, i like how snakes look fierce but they're so calm and relaxed (with some exceptions >.<)
     
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    I think it sparks a "collection" mentality in us.
     
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    I think you're right
     
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    We are the people who love them. We are the ones who see their great beauty.
     
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    This forum.... people keep showing me other reptiles and now I want them.
     
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    Cause as said above they are completely different. I take mine onto the front lawn all the time and anyone walking past is always amazed at them..whether it be my little 2 1/2 foot stimmies or the 'almost' 7 foot bredli, people love them and always stop to have a chat and a pat :) Plus I reckon its also cause they are an amazing pet to watch. You can go a day without paying them attention (if you have the right set up-timers lights etc) and they are (in a sense) easy animals to look after. Plus holding a snake is a hell of a lot cooler then walking a dog :p
     
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    Haha the passion is consuming but once you've had too many to look after at once: buying the ones you want, people giving them to you, rescued ones, hatchlings everywhere, working with them as a job..... it can quickly get all a little too much! I downsized my collection a couple of times and this last time was the last time, now I have just a modest collection of a few I love to have, care for properly and thats it.... no second job to do when I get home from work :) For many of you this is something you will have to learn for yourselves.
     
  17. MrBredli

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    Because only crazy people keep snakes, and crazy people have addictive personalities!! :)
     
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    When I look in the eyes of my snakes, they seem to be looking as well, with equal interest. It is like they are thinking too.... not like a fluffy pet that has learned how to get your attention..... I think (with me anyway) it is almost like the snakes are master and I am the fluffy pet they have taught to get my attention :lol:

    I like snakes because I reckon they are prolly just as smart as us in alot of ways..... I also believe that when humans finally do something stupid and wipe themselves out.... snakes will always be there as they have been for eva :)
     
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    its like folk whom collect stamps,although not as boring, as ours move and do stuff
     
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    Am grateful I dont have to lick my snakes rofl...... oh wait you dont have to lick collector stamps either hmmmmm
    stamps dont bite! ohhh heck I never want to collect stamps, snakes win tails down :D
     
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