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By request from @being:

I hereby introduce you to the INTJ pet & critter thread. Please post pictures and biographies of your furry, feathery, scaly, slimy, leggy, poisonous critters in this thread.

Let's compare notes! Do all INTJs own snakes? Do all INTJs grow blind scorpions in the basement? Do all INTJs prefer evil cats to loyal dogs? Do we herd said cats? Are we successful at it? (I am guessing yes, yes, and yes...)
If I knew how to create a poll, I might have done that, but alas... I am lazy.

Up first:
My female bunny Bubba, who my husband refers to as "the little black bunny with the little black soul":

and my male bunny Princess (who is now gone... :-( )


I'll post pics of our pet parrots once I have hours of free time. (We have waaaay too many parrots for a quick paste pic'n post...)
 

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A-dorable! What's his/her name? Love the (I seriously hope that it is a) Halloween outfit!
Yeah that was for Halloween! His name is Beau. Everyone wanted me to name him Gizmo though, because of his ears.
 

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Ah, I've been curious about getting one of those for a couple years now. What do you feed him?
Crickets. Lots of crickets. He will eat about 25 at a time, and he'll be ready to eat again a few hours later. The rule of thumb is that whatever they eat should be less than the width between their eyes. Here's his tank. (My camera phone doesn't have the dynamic range to handle his heat lamp without washing him out.)

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Crickets. Lots of crickets. He will eat about 25 at a time, and he'll be ready to eat again a few hours later. The rule of thumb is that whatever they eat should be less than the width between their eyes. Here's his tank. (My camera phone doesn't have the dynamic range to handle his heat lamp without washing him out.)
Nice setup. Do you breed the crickets for him or buy in bulk?
 

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Nice setup. Do you breed the crickets for him or buy in bulk?
We don't actually feed him as much as he's capable of eating. We get crickets at the pet store as needed. Younger dragons need more, but we bought him last year on craigslist when he was 10-11 inches long. My buddy has three small ones, and he orders crickets in bulk (1,000 or so at a time). When they get older they need fewer crickets and more greens since they are omnivores. He gets crickets one day, greens the next, and nothing on the third. Then repeat.
 

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This is Norbert the bearded dragon. He's about 13 inches long.
my son the hopelessly smitten cat-whisperer who's been deprived of a pet since ours died went and housesat someone's dragons last year. i asked him what they were like.

him: pretty adorable.
me: *blip**blip**blip* really?
him: well, for reptiles.

i don't think intps parse 'adorable' in quite the same way i do.
 

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my son the hopelessly smitten cat-whisperer who's been deprived of a pet since ours died went and housesat someone's dragons last year. i asked him what they were like.

him: pretty adorable.
me: *blip**blip**blip* really?
him: well, for reptiles.

i don't think intps parse 'adorable' in quite the same way i do.
He's actually very personable. He doesn't like my wife very much, but he's warming to her. He gets very jittery when she holds him. But my daughter and I can wear him like a corsage. He even licks our hands when we go to pet him Here's a pic of my mom with him on her shirt.

ETA: which apparently posted sideways for some reason...
 

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So sorry about your loss, bethdeth. Losing a beloved pet is really hard.
Thanks. I was crying as I posted. Charles is feeling his loss too, she has tendencies to OCD behaviour when stressed. I'm taking particular care with her at the moment. She went car window surfing and has a big bone to take it out on.
 

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He's actually very personable.
easy enough to believe. my son told me the lizards cuddle, but he admitted they don't offer quite as much scope for the chin-scritching skillz as a cat. and then he said, nice and cold-bloodedly: 'it's just a body heat thing, the snuggling.'

intp. technically rather reptilian but still strangely adorable, in their own right.
 

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I am fully capable of hoarding and herding domesticated felines. I do not hoard them, but I have once herded my two cats and my neighbors two cats at once. Or maybe I was just making them all run away from me. Or both.
And here I thought I was going to have a heart-attack thinking no one had posted kitties yet...

Dream toy:
 
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