How do you deal with differing opinions regarding care? Or do you each have your own Ts and do with them as each of you see fit? We can agree not to give our daughter a bowl of M&Ms for breakfast, but whether or not to mist the Avics? Not so much...
ive got a similar thing in my house. i have been nutso for T's and scorps since i started with my first one 3 years ago. she had a liking of them before she met me but i opened up the possibility of her owning them, and also gave her much of the knowledge she has about them. i got her the first T she owns and she got the other two by way of me introducing her to the reptile shows. she was trying to tell me all these different things that she thought i should know, which at first was a bit irritating since she really had no idea what she was saying and it was just things she had seen on TV or whatnot. finally i said ok, u wanna know whats what and handed her my copy of TKG (edition 3). I told her to read it as much as she wants, and then when she has something she wants to tell me go for it. unfortunately she read it cover to cover in about 2 days absorbed a ton of info and now tells me things that i didnt even know lmao. oh well.Since Mackenzie was in the hobby before me, I learned a lot of what I know from him so we have the same opinions regarding husbandry. If we ever have conflicting ideas on something we just research it until one of us breaks down and admits defeat.
Usually him :}
That's us exactly!Yep, he does the enclosure construction, ventilation-hole drilling, etc., and I do the day to day. But as he likes more defensive species, he gets to do maintenence on his pokies & H. gigas (although I think we have more to fear from my boehmei). We do quibble about a few things, but then research it together. The main problem is we egg each other on: "Just buy it..."
Get a A versi sling. They start out this incredible blue and morph into a beautiful green/magenta/purple. They are generally docile (there is always an exception) get it for his birthday or anniversary or ... You'll have him addicted in no timethis thread is making me jealous of you all!
my boyfriend doesn't mind my Ts, but definitely does not share my enthusiasm. pity, because he tends to research the heck out of stuff he does like, so it would be nice to have someone IRL to discuss Ts with. i was hoping maybe finding a T he likes would do the trick, but so far all 6, regardless of positive input by him, are concidered mine and mine alone.
Fisticuffs. My wife's pretty tough, but I have a longer reach. Domestic violence jokes aside*:How do you deal with differing opinions regarding care? Or do you each have your own Ts and do with them as each of you see fit? We can agree not to give our daughter a bowl of M&Ms for breakfast, but whether or not to mist the Avics? Not so much...