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Thread: Is it safe to share ones bed with a reptile

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    Default Is it safe to share ones bed with a reptile

    Im having trouble keeping a reptile out of my bed , I have sent him packing three times but this time he is avoiding capture .
    He isnt much trouble but has a nasty habit of doing the occassional poo on my pillow, so Im wondering how dangerous is lizard poo and should I be worried about sharing my bed with this creature as he doesnt seem to want to leave.

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    this is an intriguing post - is the lizard a pet or maybe a pet wanna be? How large is it?

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    hes quite big compared to the usual ones around the house- green and 6 inches long, but he turns black when he gets angry

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    Sounds as though you now have a "best friend for life". Be good to your friend and your friend will be good to you.

    Lizards are considered good luck, and they eat bad bugs, including bad bed bugs.

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    This has to be the funniest thread I ever read.
    Except for the him part, It sounds just like my girlfriend.

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    I had a nasty experience in the garden yesterday with a lizard- I was raking leaves and this rather large lizard decided to find a new hiding place in my shoe, when he realised hhis mistake he left rather rapidly leaving his tail behind wiggling between my toes, you may have heard my scream lol

    I seem very attractive to lizards at the moment

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    ROFLMAO - I think I would have died

    when I read the first post I had this image - the scene from The Godfather - with you pulling back the covers and an 3 foot iguana smiling up at you

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    I knew a kid in Florida who was my son's friend. About 7 years old at the time. He could pickup and pet just about ANY gecko or lizard he'd find in the wilderness. Once picked up, they would STAY with HIM, cuddle up in his blond and abundant hair. He had snakes at home and a good mess of some rather large overfed lizards and two aging iguanas. It was obvious to us, that reptiles felt attracted to him.
    It would seem, JR, you might have the same effect on these lovely mosquito guzzling creatures.
    From what we have observed with my son's friend, it becomes a live style.
    Good luck to you!


    ... J-D.

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    Keep in mind that Reptiles are often associated with Salmonella, in fact, I know of animal parks where the birds were infected with Salmonella poisoning, most likely from the reptiles housed in an adjacent exhibit.

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    6 inches long and turns different colored when "stimulated"...it sounds like some people's wet dream.

    The leaving of their tail is a defense mechanism whereby if they feel threatened and someone is holding by their tails they will sacrifice it and grow a new one later. Believe it or not this ability is being studied by gene therapy experts. Imagine if you lost an arm and were able to just re-grow one.

    Anyhow, they are usually harmless and help out by eating mosquitoes and other smaller pests. Now sure whether they carry diseases though...

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