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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.


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

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.

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!?

StinkyElfCheese Thu 20-Jun-13 20:45:39

I hated my then boyfriends snakes, but loved my pet gerbils.... we lived together he forgot to lock the tank one night....

I went to work in PJ's... and very very very nearly didn't marry him

BoomChicaBoom Thu 20-Jun-13 20:41:09

Fuckin' ell! I was going to add that I'm in the same situation regarding dh's goldfish in a tank who have already lived for 9 years and still going strong, bloody hassle with the cleaning out. Have considered leaving lid open for the cat to enjoy a gourmet meal... However, I now realise I have no cause for complaint!

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 20-Jun-13 19:16:10

I've always quite liked reptiles,though never owned one.

I do not like that look of that one. Couldn't you swap it for a nice little gecko instead?

thebody Thu 20-Jun-13 18:55:21

Fucking hell no just no!!! Can you imagine what he could get next?

CruCru Thu 20-Jun-13 18:52:34

A friend of mine had a giant snake at the same time as a newborn. It ate defrosted rabbits. That would have freaked me out, what if it ate the baby?

Silverfoxballs Thu 20-Jun-13 18:43:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MsMaisy Thu 20-Jun-13 17:20:43

I came across this thread today after my boyfriend text me out of the blue to say he was getting a lizard. I totally agree that you either love them or you hate them (lizards that is, although that applies to boyfriends too sometimes). I am really not keen on a lizard sharing my bedroom and we are definitely going to be having a discussion about where the scaly little thing can and can't live. Too bad i love my boyfriend really, if it were any one else I'd run a mile.

Sailormercury Fri 08-Mar-13 19:54:32

Could you give it a cute name? Maybe that would make it less scary.

catgirl1976 Fri 08-Mar-13 19:40:24

Oh dear lord

I googled it. I love animals but that really has a face only its mother could love sad

Casserole Fri 08-Mar-13 19:27:16


OP I hope he's good in bed.

The bloke. Not the freaky reptile.

<shudders again>

Still18atheart Fri 08-Mar-13 19:26:51


It would scare the day lights out of me to wake up to that every time i satyed over. Not that I would sleep due to the fact I would be wide awake all night worrying it had escaped it's cage.

I know this sounds mean but could you somehow fake a powercut??

harrythechicken Fri 08-Mar-13 19:12:43

go girl !!!Lizards not fluffy or cute

aderynlas Fri 01-Feb-13 16:23:25

Wouldnt want to watch jurassic park with those beady little eyes looking at you op smile

quoteunquote Fri 01-Feb-13 16:14:40

I use to have a Cuthbert, scroll down for both Cuthbert stories

Idocrazythings Fri 01-Feb-13 12:42:04

Sorry here's another bungarra

Idocrazythings Fri 01-Feb-13 12:40:06

It is big- Dont think I could cope- he must be special!! DH used to work on a mine site in Aussie desert and they had Bungarras Freely roaming around! That was scary too- they liked to hang around the BBQ area for scraps

SouthernComforts Fri 01-Feb-13 12:38:01

Dear God, that's not a lizard it's a bald, scaly dog! Can you not rename it rex or something and pretend it's an odd looking Labrador?

SoWhatIfImWorkingClass Fri 01-Feb-13 12:27:08

A nice reptile farm sounds lovely smile

merlottits Fri 01-Feb-13 12:25:41

Your boyfriend must have a big cock or give you millions of pounds because I just couldn't <shudder>

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