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what was your first herp

Discussion in 'General' started by furryscaly, Jul 20, 2005.


What was your first herp?

  1. Lizard

    96 vote(s)
  2. Snake

    75 vote(s)
  3. Turtle/Tortoise

    51 vote(s)
  4. Crocodilian

    0 vote(s)
  5. Newt/Salamander

    10 vote(s)
  6. Frog/Toad

    30 vote(s)
  7. Other

    5 vote(s)
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  1. Denma

    Denma Active Member

    my first was a black rat snake my dad caught for me when I was like 10. but now i have 2 beardies and want a corn snake but my mom wont agree.

    KIM ARNOLD New Member

    Mine was a western painted turtle. Its 8 years later and he is still fine but doesn't like any other turtles. Hes a very solitary creature. His name is Turtle. How exotic? Right?
  3. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    lol, I once had a gerbil named Gerbil-Gerbil :p

    Lizards made a comback! They're nearly tied with turtles!
  4. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    LOL Matt,,,,but snakes still got the lead !!!!!
  5. Dragonden

    Dragonden Elite Member

    I voted for turtles because they were the first herps that I actually bought.

    But ... I can't even remember what was really my first herp ... When I was a kid we went up to our cottage every weekend and there were frogs, salamanders, newts, snakes and turtles all over the place. I was probably interested in them from the time I could walk. My parents wouldn't let me keep any pets- due to allergies and past experiences with my older brothers (they were bad!), but I was allowed to keep different species for the weekend, or sometimes bring them home for the week- only to let them go the next weekend. So ... I really can't remember what species I kept first. LOL But turtles always really facinated me as a kid and they were the first herps that I purchased as pets when I started living on my own. I started with two red- earred sliders, two painted, and one box turtle. The box turtle was my favorite.
  6. Elan

    Elan Elite Member

    My first herps were 6 red eared sliders (my bro had snakes but i love turtles.) until my dad got a new medicine for his back that was easy for him to get salmonella and i had to give em away :( but i still visit em wen i go up to the farm. then i got 2 bearded dragons wich i am breeding right now.
  7. geckoguykc

    geckoguykc Elite Member

    The first herp I bought was a leo so i voted lizard, but I before I had a red eared slider
    caught from the pecos river that I refused to let my dad kill, kept him in a big wood barrel that had lots of water plants and some fish, I gave away to a person who ended up releasinng him in the roswell park pond where he resides to this day, he comes to the surface where people feed him popcorn and stuff
  8. actionplant

    actionplant Elite Member

    My first herp ever was a horned toad I caught while visiting my grandma in west Texas when I was a kid. My family would go down there nearly every summer after that and catch them...I loved the little guys. Years later I missed having them and bought a couple of anoles. One died of impaction and the other escaped. From there we went on to getting a veiled chameleon, it was stunted from a bad litter and that died as well. I was pretty discouraged at this point, but fell in love with a baby amel cornsnake, bought her, and the rest is history...a year later I'm now up to 30+ reptiles and amphibians...and counting....
  9. BrianS

    BrianS Elite Member

    A Snapping Turtle was mine believe it or not
  10. tink

    tink Elite Member

    American Bullfrog.. from tadpole on.
  11. Debbie

    Debbie Elite Member

    My first reptile was a snapping turtle that my brother caught in the creek by our house where I grew up.

    Debbie Iggy Bam-Bam and Miss Zak
  12. allie&shadwell

    allie&shadwell Elite Member

    My niger orange uro is my first herp, have had her for 3 and a half months. My brother and I had turtles for a month or two when we were quite young [under 10], little tiny ones, they were called Mertle and Bertle, but my mum got rid of them when she found out that they could carry salmonella. I love my first herp experience!! Lizards are great. :D
  13. allie&shadwell

    allie&shadwell Elite Member

    I had forgotten about my very first herp! "My first herp ever was a horned toad I caught" says actionplant - I remember the garter snakes I found in my backyard in Hamilton, Ontario when I was maybe 8, and put in a shoebox on the back patio. No food, no water, no breathing holes, I thought they'd be fine till morning. [No common sense, either.] My father had common sense and went right out and released them and then told me the next day how smart snakes were at escaping from boxes. I was a very gullible little girl! :D
  14. Brittone05

    Brittone05 Elite Member

    My first herp was Godz the iguana (unless you count the frog my brother brough me home from a pond hen I was 5!!!) I can honestly say that I am now officially a reptiholic!!!!!
  15. Sean Boyd

    Sean Boyd Elite Member

    Mine was a colored lizard about when I was 4!
  16. Manhirwen

    Manhirwen Elite Member

    When I was really young I used to catch a lot of tree frogs and garter snakes but I think the first one I ever purchased was when I was like 8 and it was a green anole, my dad said he had one as a kid that would sit on his finger and eat bugs when he pointed at them.
  17. Tom H.

    Tom H. Member

    Mine was a chinese water dragon about 8 yrs ago . My ex wife accidently let him free in the yard one day and we never did find him . Now I have 2 anoles , A corn snake and another CWD
  18. angel

    angel Elite Member

    Our first herp was and is our mali uro. I find thought, that I am completely addicted. I can't wait to get another uro and also a pair of beardies! (hint to sellers ;) )
  19. Fran

    Fran Veteran Member

    I missed the beginning of this thread during a hospital stay. I do remember posting though to a similar thread. My first herps were red sided garters, caught in the Phila. Pa area in 1948.;) No Merlin.. No comment.:D
  20. aiden_punx

    aiden_punx Elite Member

    mine was a corn not sure of morph ame i think
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