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to want my boyfriends lizard to die?

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flaggybannel Thu 31-Jan-13 22:50:01

sorry, i know i will sound coldharted and i am a pet lover but i really dont like my bf's lizard!
I often go and stay at his flat for a few nights and he has this lizard that drives me crazy.
I dont like its beady eyes. It costs him a fortune for special lights for this mahooosive tank it lives in on around 10hours a day, plus its heatmat thats on pretty constantly too.
It lives on a diet of boiled eggs that it likes to leave to rot a bit first in the tank for a couple of days and poor bald baby mice that have to be kept in the freezer and defrosted. Boak. It also likes to leave these to rot before eating. It does eat fruit- when it feels like it.
The tank is so big the only place for it is in the bedroom, special light flicks on timer around 8am, tank and contents start to stink around 8.05am and continues throught the day.
Mostly the lizard spends its time sulking in its cave and watchin us with said beady eyes. My bf spends a lot of time worried about its lack of eating, shedding, pooing, exercise etc etc but its in robust health and is expected to live about 20years.
Its around 3-4ft now and expected to get bigger.
The twice it has had run of the flat while i have been there it has either ignored me or snapped at me.
Its not really a pet in my opinion as its actually dangerous to feed and should be done with some sort of steel tongs!
They are grumpy beasts and are known to dislike being handled.
Am i being u to want it to just feck off? Or to go live on a nice reptile farm somewhere?
Before anyone gets all judgey, i am well aware i have no right to ask/tell/beg my bf to get rid and wouldn dream of it either! Guess i just wanted to rant.

ChocChaffinch Thu 20-Jun-13 21:02:17

great thread. Love seeing the reptiles at the zoo; couldn't live with one. YANNNBU.
it's as big as a small croc! how big will it get!?

gamerchick Thu 20-Jun-13 22:19:02

I don't see the problem, that is one gorgeous reptile. As long as your fella is experienced in handling and caring for it, which he seems to be. Anybody who has a smelly tank though needs to do a bit more cleaning out.

I am a bit hmm however at the odd post that suggests faking a power cut or whatever and was excused without comment. Would it be acceptable for me or anybody else to pop on a thread about a vile kitten or puppy (or indeed dog or cat) and suggest a bucket of water? I wonder if that would be excused.

SigmundFraude Thu 20-Jun-13 22:39:12

Send the creature to me, i'll kill it. All I have to do is try to keep it alive.

<bitter>

*by creature, I mean the lizard. Not your BF.

mignonette Thu 20-Jun-13 22:48:42

Maybe taking it for a walk like this one would help you bond?

SHarri13 Thu 20-Jun-13 23:01:58

Your thread title made me laugh too. I also googled and said 'oh, fuckin' 'ell' out loud. I'd run a mile, yuck.

ephemeralfairy Thu 20-Jun-13 23:51:49

I can't even bring myself to Google it. I would probably just refuse to go round there ever. Shudder.

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