Your oldest pet?

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Harold De Lisle
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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Harold De Lisle » November 14th, 2011, 9:44 am

My oldest snake: Lampropeltis californiae from Carlsbad - 31 yrs

My oldest lizard: Varanus indicus from Solomons 23 yrs

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by erik loza » November 14th, 2011, 9:57 am

Rosy Boa I collected as young-of-the year in 2001, so that would make him almost 12, now.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Andy Avram » November 14th, 2011, 10:08 am

21 year old California Kingsnake. Got for for Christmas in 6th grade.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Cole Grover » November 14th, 2011, 10:08 am

I have a Coura flavomarginata that's somewhere in the neighborhood of 25. I've got a number of Lampropeltis triangulum also in that range.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Mike Waters » November 14th, 2011, 10:13 am

Larry, He's a desert tortoise, estimated to be 80 years old. He is a rescue that has been in captivity for 40 years.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Paul White » November 14th, 2011, 10:15 am

Yoda. She's 8' or so in length, a nice Argentine boa constrictor. I think I was 13 or 14, she was bout 2' long when I got her. I'm 27 now.

My aunt in Alamogordo NM has an ornate box turtle that she got while my uncle was in Korea :)

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Zach_Lim » November 14th, 2011, 10:19 am

My Lampropeltis triangulum annulata-11 years old

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by sdFH'er » November 14th, 2011, 11:46 am

Have a 21 year old Lichanura trivirgata still going strong....

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by chris_mcmartin » November 14th, 2011, 8:54 pm

Ornate box turtle, given to me as an adult, and I've had it for 28 years now.

Three-toed box turtle, found as an adult, and I've had it for 27 years.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by jonathan » November 15th, 2011, 8:12 am

Mine is the same as Chris - when I was 10 years old I collected a Three-toed Box Turtle that was already an old, worn-down female. I would have guessed that she was around 40 years old or so at the time. That was 21 years ago, and she's still going strong, though she had a foot get infected, fall off, and then heal about 5 years ago.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by DanW » November 15th, 2011, 10:06 am

I have a 70+ year old female Three Striped Musk turtle. An old guy about 85 asked me to keep it for him because he was worried about what would happen to it when he passed away. His friend had collected it as an adult in Florida when they were 21.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by umop apisdn » November 15th, 2011, 10:20 pm

I've got a red-eared slider that was purchased for me a pet during my turtle obsession as a kid. That was about 24 or 25 years ago. Seems almost everyone else I've ever known to have a pet turtle killed it. I must have gotten the bulletproof one, because I sure didn't know the proper care as a kid and my parents were never into pets.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by chris_mcmartin » November 16th, 2011, 3:17 am

DanW wrote:I have a 70+ year old female Three Striped Musk turtle. An old guy about 85 asked me to keep it for him because he was worried about what would happen to it when he passed away.
I'm curious as to how many of us have plans for our animals' care when we die...I have mine not in my will, but in a separate "in the event of my death" document kept with my will, which outlines who gets the animals, who posts a death notice to FHF, etc.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by jonathan » November 16th, 2011, 8:20 am

chris_mcmartin wrote:I'm curious as to how many of us have plans for our animals' care when we die...I have mine not in my will, but in a separate "in the event of my death" document kept with my will, which outlines who gets the animals, who posts a death notice to FHF, etc.
Mine are supposed to be buried along with me.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by tspuckler » November 16th, 2011, 1:34 pm

This 23 year old Honduran that I got as a yearling in 1989 (long before the Honduran morph craze).

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by condyle » November 16th, 2011, 2:53 pm

Male Coastal MtnKing 24 years.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Chad M. Lane » November 17th, 2011, 8:01 pm

Hardly "Old" but a California Kingsnake Eiseni Morph CBB from WC parents bred by our own Scott Waters in 05 or 06. So 5-6 years old now, I'm pretty sure she's an 05 Only on here second year breeding.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Jlassiter » November 19th, 2011, 3:27 pm

I have a wild caught L. ruthveni over here that belongs to Shannon Browm. He was found by Lloyd
Lemke as an adult in Amealco, Mexico in 1983. So he is at least 30 years old.

Then I have some 14 to 20 year old knoblochi, Mex Mex and other ruthveni......and a 10 year old rat terrier....

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Kelly Mc » November 20th, 2011, 7:27 pm

at home my two aussie whites treefrogs - Reggae & Rainman 12 and 10 years . i got them a couple years apart but both as tiny froglets

at work i have a 17 + year old Goniurosaurus araneus male who technically belongs to my boss but ive been his humble servant since '99

there is a very old marginated tortoise there too but he hasnt been with me that long

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Coluber Constrictor » November 20th, 2011, 8:18 pm

Spotted Talking Catfish, (aka Raphael Catfish), 20 years.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by Don » November 25th, 2011, 11:48 am

Greenish phase yellow ratsnake that's pushing 29 years old. Double yellow-head Amazon 30 years young.

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by dery » January 4th, 2012, 10:52 am

its all in the eye of the beholders, my first in life was brandy, a gold retriever, my first herp was a giant corn named gomez, the oldest right now is a ga bearded dragon sunset male

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Re: Your oldest pet?

Post by dery » January 4th, 2012, 11:11 am

chris_mcmartin wrote:
DanW wrote:I have a 70+ year old female Three Striped Musk turtle. An old guy about 85 asked me to keep it for him because he was worried about what would happen to it when he passed away.
I'm curious as to how many of us have plans for our animals' care when we die...I have mine not in my will, but in a separate "in the event of my death" document kept with my will, which outlines who gets the animals, who posts a death notice to FHF, etc.
i do because my dad did it to our cichlads when i was little because the original recepter died--to an aquirium

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