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RE: Best starter gecko for 8 yr old brother?

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Posted by: spyiii at Tue Apr 13 05:37:10 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by spyiii ]  
   

I disagree with WingedWolfPsion, I can see where he/she is coming from but at age 6 I kept a snake, lizards, scorpions, and frogs. Most young kids get excited about bringing home a new animal and then get "burned out" or lose interest and after a couple months or so care gets neglected.

I see no problems on bringing home a gecko or snake for your brother, IF you are going to help if he does get burned out. I did not have that help as a kid and did kill a couple of my reptiles (more from husbandry errors then loss of interest) that was before the internet and information was something an exotic pet store employee gave me, of which not much was retained at my age.

I also believe leading your brother into something positive that you enjoy as well will be rewarding for both you. I would say leopard gecko all the way, or a corn snake/great basin gopher snake if you two can get away with the legless route.


   

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