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geckoboy30
12-18-2009, 02:57 PM
i was thinking that there should be a gecko picture constest with the prize of a GECKO:yahoo::rofl:

Riverside Reptiles
12-18-2009, 05:37 PM
i was thinking that there should be a gecko picture constest with the prize of a GECKO:yahoo::rofl:

We'd be happy to do that. What type of gecko are you planning on donating as the prize?

geckoboy30
12-19-2009, 07:52 AM
no no no not me but someone else for now.when i get a chance i could donate a leo hatchling.

Hilde
12-19-2009, 09:08 AM
Think about this -- the members here are from all over the world, so shipping a live animal to the winner could be a nightmare.

Holly12
12-27-2009, 11:46 PM
Think about this -- the members here are from all over the world, so shipping a live animal to the winner could be a nightmare.

I agree with you winter is not a time to be shipping any geckos. :yikes:

geckoboy30
12-28-2009, 01:39 PM
your changeing the subject not now LATER~!

Holly12
12-28-2009, 01:52 PM
your changeing the subject not now LATER~!

Oh okay well then you need to say later we had no idea what you was talking about we thought you ment now we was not changeing the subject we just had no idea what you was talking about. :roll::roll:

Hilde
12-28-2009, 03:17 PM
Doesn't matter what the season, shipping a live animal to an international destination isn't easy. You can't really limit the entries or winners to just the continental US. Even shipping to Alaska would be somewhat of a pain.
Live prizes don't work very well, even with national contest limitations.

Holly12
12-28-2009, 03:23 PM
Yeah thats true I agree.

geckoboy30
12-31-2009, 08:22 AM
Not me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!not now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!understand????

geckoboy30
12-31-2009, 08:31 AM
i dont care if someone does it or not ITS AN IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

Riverside Reptiles
12-31-2009, 10:18 AM
i dont care if someone does it or not ITS AN IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!


It's a fine idea. Let us know when you're ready to donate the gecko and run the contest. We'll be happy to host it.

N8thegeckogeek
10-17-2013, 09:03 AM
right...

Gecko66
12-31-2013, 10:04 AM
I want to do it i live in miami fl it is a great idia!!!!!!.
gecko66

miguel camacho!
01-02-2014, 12:34 AM
Believe it or not, GU actually did host a photo contest with a live gecko as the prize for first place. I know because 1) it's the very last thread in this section and 2) I won it (plus the first edition Rhac book).

Those days were long ago (10 years ago this year) and this community has changed considerably since then. This place was very young then and didn't have such an international crowd. On top of the other considerations that have already been stated, gifting a gecko is a risky thing to do and generally any contests that offer live animals as prizes are frowned upon by keeper communities. There are additional costs involved with taking on an animal, costs which aren't always something a contest winner can handle, making it a risk for the health and well-being of the gecko. It's a great idea in theory, though.

haley7204
02-28-2014, 10:01 PM
You need to be specific-like the continental u.s. or the lower 48.

LadyMalirra
03-23-2014, 11:31 PM
Another consideration... like prize-wise... could be like a >$25 prize on decor from some website or something. That way there is no life being risked/gambled on. Nor would it have to exclude certain countries/states. Plus it would still provide the 'drive' for some people to participate in a contest.

AlaskanBlizzard907
05-20-2014, 04:41 PM
I love the idea of this, LadyMalirra is thinking like I am....I'm all for this prize of a pet, or what ever maybe a gift card for a place where we all know they ship gecko's from..if you don't want a gecko u can get pet supplies or whatever....I know there is several online (not always cheap, but their around) And give a gift card for that online store, where you can buy a gecko with the budget given an have it shipped to you...I live in Alaska so i know they can be shipped here. I got mine second hand but was first purchased from the local Petco, which put our mom an pops store out of bizz (i know some folks aren't fans of the pet factory's, but i'm just trying to help with the idea)...Hope it helps, thanks!

jadorecresties
11-12-2014, 10:44 PM
Hmm...I would be willing to donate a gecko, from my own personal collection. I don't know the in's and out's of shipping, but if the "winner" was made responsible for the price of shipping could that work? I really don't know what kind of nightmare shipping to other countries could be, for instance, are there places that require animals to be quarantined? Or are there certain countries that won't allow certain animals in? The more I type the more I see that this may not be such a good idea, hahaha.

lbanta
11-13-2014, 12:45 AM
There are always things we need for our Geckos like that cool moist hide that looks like a bolder or a new UTH. Different things. Petsmart gift cert. ect.

Riverside Reptiles
11-13-2014, 10:14 AM
That's a nice offer, but please do take into consideration the information that Mike Martin posted above. Live animals really don't make great prizes. Also, if you've never run a contest for a forum that has 35,000 members, you might be in for a surprise at the amount of work that is involved in such a thing. All of the staff here on GU (including myself) are volunteers and very between keeping things going here and our other projects (like our animals). So anyone who wants to do a contest is likely going to be on their own.