New baby green basilisk!!! **pic heavy**

Discussion in 'Photos & Photography' started by shortygirl, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. shortygirl Embryo

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    My boyfriend and I are totally hypnotized by basilisks; they're sooo ancient looking and the whole "running on water" thing is just cool, lol. So we wound up picking one up while the server was down.

    Everyone, meet Shrek!

    First day home:
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    Dinner Time!
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    "What no more??!!"
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    He's currently set up in a 40B with a MegaRay and shelf liner as a base substrate (we introduced a little bit of soil on the cool side by the water dish to help the humidity stay up recently). He's a riot...if you think water dragons are fast you ain't seen 'nothin yet! He's a lil green streak, lol. And definately has some personality already. I think he'll fit in juuuuust fine. He's going to be moved into Sprite's tank once we get done with her "final" enclosure. We're FINALLY are moving into our own place on 2/1, so let the construction begin! :D
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    he's gorgeous! look forward to many many more photos in the future. good luck with the move
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    Wow he looks sooo awesome. Ive seen brown basilisks in pet stores but never any green ones, where did you get him from?
  4. 00luke00 Well-Known Member

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    AW! Basilisks are lookers, and yours is just so cute. But BOY can they run. Lol, maybe he'll calm down a bit though, having him from a baby will help millions. Good luk with him, and like Jill said, we will be expecting more pictures soon :D
  5. shortygirl Embryo

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    Thanks everyone! Luke, he's soooo fast; he makes the water dragons look like they're sitting still! Spazzy, I actually got him at the little pet store I frequent to get my feeders. They had just gotten a pair in, but I only have space for one so I took the biggest & healthiest looking (for once).
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    wow!!!! i love ur bask , he looks great. my bet if that he's gonna be a male cuse he has already a little lump growing on the back of it's head. can't wait to see more pic's

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    sry, just couldn't resist showing him off :D

    and yes, water dragons are nothing compared to these critters
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    Oh, he is sooo cute I can't stand it! Love the dinner time photo. I really want to see if you get a video of him running on water--I think that would be awesome....may need to go to youtube to find a video. I've never seen that before.
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    you won't see them running on water in captivity, there are 3 reasons why:
    1. they need to be really stressed and trying to ecape from something before they do. (and you don't want them stressed like that)
    2. in captivite cages are rearly big enough so they have room to runn across water (even if the waterbowls is huge they are fast enough to just jump over it
    and 3. as soon as they way over 200gramms (witch is about a year old) they lose their ability to run accros water.

    even if it is possible to do it they will more likley just dive under rather then runn over water and if someone whas dumb enough to engourage it to runn on water the basilisk can hurt itself or even kill itsel running against a glass wall of the cage.
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  10. Annababe Embryo

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    Wow!

    They look like little dinosaurs :)

    How big do these get?

    Andrea
  11. shortygirl Embryo

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    Hi Andrea,

    Males can get up to 36", females about 24" as far as I know. About the same as my water dragons.

    They do look like dino's, that's why we like them so much! Like a mini-stegasaurus, lol.
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    Hee hee!

    That's not really very big at all.......................

    Thanks for the info :)

    Andrea
  13. Shanna66 Well-Known Member

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    oh wow, ive only ever seen one pic of one of those before. he is amazing looking. i guess they leed loads of space since they are so fast
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    wow bask's feet get so big, there amazing, i love seeing everyones photos
  15. shortygirl Embryo

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    Hey guys, the BF moved some kids around with the beardies waking up and all. Shrek's now in a 55 and absolutely loving it! It's a really nice set-up (I can't wat to get batteries for my camera so I can show it to you!). He's getting big and has a nice, fatty budda belly going on. I'll update the pics once I get myself to the store for some batteries :)
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    Wow I've never seen a green basilisk either! Are they closely related to water dragons? Kind of look like a mix of water dragons and baby green iguanas hehe :)

    Very awesome little guy. As always you never cease to amaze me with your collection! Definitely will be looking forward to more pics. :D

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