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Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, small slits
leopard gecko, small slits, shelf liner: Sounds more like his substrate is rather dusty and it s getting in his eyes. Have his eyes checked by a vet to make sure his eyes are clear of foreign matter, and change the substrate. I prefer a non particulate type of flooring, like non adhesive shelf...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko behavior, walnut shells, leopard gecko
walnut shells, leopard gecko, playsand: First thing is, crushed walnut shells are just not good substrate for any reptile or bird. Not only can it cause impaction, but they are sharp and can cause lacerations in the esophagus when ingested. And just because you ve been lucky for 6 years does not...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko's thinning tail, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, moth larva: Hi Paige, Yes, the tail is a primary fat storage area for leopard geckos. Unfortunately weight loss is not a symptom that is specific to any one condition. If could be intestinal parasites (even captive bred reptiles can have these), a bacterial infection...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko won't eat, appetite stimulant, immune system booster
appetite stimulant, immune system booster, leopard gecko: Hello Deanna, Sorry your leo is having trouble. A lot of times when they go through medication rounds, it does take awhile for their appetites to come back. How long has it been now since she has eaten on her own? Also, if you are feeding through a syringe,...

Reptiles: Leopard Geckos, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, best bet: The genetics of the Leopard Gecko have been so manipulated by breeders there are literally hundreds of different morphs. And without a picture, there is no way that I could begin to identify a particular morph. Your best bet is to look at Gecko breeder...

Reptiles: Leopard geckos & BD's, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, bearded dragons: Hello Jen, That is a legitimate concern. I have used UTH s with great success with leopard geckos. A really good substrate to use is felt. You can get that from any hobby or craft store & it comes in really cool colors, too. Plus, it is safe & will...

Reptiles: Lizard/speed, garden skink, compact coil
garden skink, compact coil, tank setup: Hello Tom, Are you providing full spectrum UVB for your garden skink? If so, what type & brand do you use? A flourescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Are you supplying calcium for him several times per week? How old is he? What kind of basking...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, topical antibiotics
leopard gecko, topical antibiotics, warm baths: Hello Robbie, The reason your gecko was impacted was too much protein for his age. You will need to take him off of the pinkies & fuzzies. They really are too large for a gecko. I can t even imagine a leopard gecko eating a pinkie mouse or even a fuzzie....

Reptiles: leopard gecko, metabolic bone disease, full spectrum light
metabolic bone disease, full spectrum light, calcium absorption: Hello Kiran, No problem. So she is having a hard time eating? What you could do is have someone help you feed her. One of you hold her while the other one gets a swab & gently opens her mouth & squirt the food in carefully. I think a UVB light would...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, glass aquarium
leopard gecko, glass aquarium, calcium powder: Hello Alex, Can you post a picture of your gecko for me? It could be gout possibly. What are the temperatures in the tank, & are you using an undertank heater along with a low wattage basking bulb for a hot spot of around 88-90? Are they both males,...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, herbivorous lizards, leopard gecko
herbivorous lizards, leopard gecko, eye dropper: Now you have reached what I call the reptile conundrum. How much should you spend trying to save a pet which costs only $20 to replace? You will spend every penny of the purchase price of another leopard gecko just to walk in the door of your local vet (in...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, sterile saline solution, leopard gecko
sterile saline solution, leopard gecko, meal worms: Hello Donna, I would recommend getting an undertank heater as well, in combination with the basking light. They need belly heat to help with digestion too. Yes, as he nears adulthood, he wont shed as often no. The overall temperature of 80 is fine,...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leapord gecko, leopard gecko
leapord gecko, leopard gecko, vet visit: Hello Renee, The man sold you a leopard gecko that has a prolapse? Shame on him! You need to get HIM to pay for a vet visit for you. He should not have sold you a gecko with a prolapse. What you can do at the moment, is soak him in a sugar solution....

Reptiles: leopard gecko, full spectrum light, leopard gecko
full spectrum light, leopard gecko, food dish: Hello Kiran, It sounds like you have gotten an ill one from the start, unfortunately. I wouldn t put her down quite yet though, keep trying. It sounds like she has an infection or some type of bacterial infection, that she contracted when she was young....

Reptiles: leopard gecko care, leopard geckos, gecko care
leopard geckos, gecko care, leopard gecko: Hello Cheyenne, How is she doing today? You definitely need to know her temperatures. Either a digital probe or a temp gun is preferred as the stick ons are no good. They will only measure the ambient temps & the humidity, not the basking spots. She should...

Reptiles: leopard gecko mobility, metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation
metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation, leopard geckos: Hello Deborah, Well, most of the time it is not really necessary to provide UVB for leopard geckos but it has been shown that they can benefit from low levels of it. Do you use calcium supplementation on a regular basis? You can use felt for substrate...

Reptiles: leopard gecko shedding, calcium supplementation, leopard gecko
calcium supplementation, leopard gecko, tank heater: Hello Brenda, Are you keeping a warm, moist hide or cave for him to help with his shedding? Or, do you primarily soak him preshed to help him out? You have obviously done well with him, since he is 8 years old. What are the temperatures in the tank,...

Reptiles: leopard geckos, cause eye damage, reptile veterinarian
cause eye damage, reptile veterinarian, leopard geckos: First, get Mimzy seen by a good reptile veterinarian. This truly is the only definitive way to diagnose and properly treat health problem in any animal. Then I would look at lighting and substrate as possible causes of the eye problems. Dusty particulate...

Reptiles: lizards, green anoles, mold problems
green anoles, mold problems, air holes: Hello Cassandra, You cannot know which female (s) laid the eggs unless you saw them do it. You will ideally need an incubator to keep the eggs at a constant temperature & humidity to have a successful hatching. You could carefully pick them up & place...

Reptiles: lizards, lizards, gecko
lizards, gecko, vet: If you haven t had him seen by a vet, I hope you ve already made the appointment. Without knowing the circumstances of the rescue, I don t know what else to say. Have you given him a good soaking to aid in rehydration? All I can say is to get him to...

Reptiles: Male Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, new tank
bearded dragon, new tank, puberty: Time to separate them! They are hitting puberty and that male is going to bother her all the time. He will keep her from eating and stress her till she gets sick. Get him the new tank and give her a place of her own, that way she will be healthier and...

Reptiles: mali uromastyx, first reptiles, florescent light
first reptiles, florescent light, suitable cage: Please separate them into two enclosures. The fact that one is heavier than the other means that the larger uro is intimidating the skinnier one and not letting him have his fair share of food. Reptiles are territorial and don t like sharing, even if it...

Reptiles: I need help about my anole lizard!, anole lizard, relocation stress
anole lizard, relocation stress, reptile veterinarians: From the picture he looks like he s in good shape. Reptiles usually don t eat when they are put in a new environment. Captive bred reptiles can go to almost a week before they start eating, all from relocation stress. Wild caughts stress even more since...

Reptiles: neon tree dragon, uvb lighting, dragons
uvb lighting, dragons, calcium: Hello Courtney, How old are your tree dragons? What type of setup do you have for them? I would like to see a picture of them if possible. Are you using any UVB lighting for them right now? She could be gravid yes. Though, if her tongue is hanging...

Reptiles: newly adoptedLeopard Gecko, metabolic bone disease, adequate calcium
metabolic bone disease, adequate calcium, calcium powder: Hello Maureen, It sounds like he did not have adequate calcium previously. If you are dusing his feeders several times per week, that will be adequate for him & should correct any deficiency he is going through. That is why his feet would roll under on...

Reptiles: ok, mercury vapor bulb, powersun
mercury vapor bulb, powersun, t rex: Hello Olivia, Is it a 100 watt or a 160 watt? If you have a 100 watt, it needs to be 12 inches away from your dragon. If you have a 160 watt, it will need to be 18 inches away. The temperatures will need to be watched closely to make sure they are...

Reptiles: ok, gallon tank, decent price
gallon tank, decent price, walmart: Hello Olivia, Well you can check craigslist for pretty decent listings on prices. Also, a lot of times, garage sales are good to check through also, for all types of tanks, etc. Walmart sometimes has tanks for a decent price too. Good luck. Traci...

Reptiles: oooooo, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragons
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragons, size tank: Hello Olivia, Holy cow that is expensive. They rip people off so bad! The washed & sifted playsand is fine. You can take her out of her tank a few times per day yes. Since you are getting a baby dragon, I wouldn t recommend taking him outside quite...

Reptiles: Possibly ill Chinese Water Dragon, chinese water dragon, uvb light
chinese water dragon, uvb light, poor little baby: Hello Angie, Definitely leave all lights off for overnight. He cannot get any sleep with lights on. What type of thermometer are you using, to measure the temperatures, a stick on type, a digital probe or a temp gun? A 10 gallon is rather small & you...

Reptiles: panacur for savannah monitor, savannah monitor, water monitors
savannah monitor, water monitors, hatching eggs: Hello Giovanni, I totally understand deworming & not always going to the vet. Sometimes a vets visit is not necessary & it is very hard finding a vet who knows or cares about reptiles either. Did you do a fecal then? The panacur should be used once...

Reptiles: parasites, health food store, leopard gecko
health food store, leopard gecko, tank heater: Hello Kiran, Well, that is awesome! When they have early MBD, they have not been getting enough calcium or D3. What type of calcium are giving? I would start giving some calcium 4-5 times per week right now, until some improvement is seen. Keep me...

Reptiles: proper tank for crested gecko, aquarium tank, k tank
aquarium tank, k tank, leopard gecko: Hi Kiran, It s not absolutely necessary, a crested will be fine in a horizontal 15 gal as well. The tank I used had a lid that fit within the rim of the tank, rather then fitting over the outside rim of the tank. Essentially it fit like a door inside a...

Reptiles: Red-tailed boa twitching, red tailed boa, impaction
red tailed boa, impaction, mineral oil: Hello Wade, Oh sorry to hear that, poor thing. Yeah, let him calm down, & shed before attempting to feed him again. Just make sure the temperatures & humidity are good in his tank right now since he is getting ready to shed. Do you have a hot spot...

Reptiles: Reptiglo 5.0 for RES turtle, metabolic bone disease, uvb
metabolic bone disease, uvb, flourescent: Hello Jamie, A Reptiglo 5 coil bulb is relatively weak, so it would be ok , however, it will not be very effective in giving your turtle good enough UVB exposure to avoid metabolic bone disease. I would recommend the Reptisun 10 flourescent tube bulb...

Reptiles: Rex - My Bearded Dragon, reptile vet, calcium powder
reptile vet, calcium powder, brumation: Since you are feeding locusts, I m guessing you are in the UK. As he is over a year old now, he may be attempting to brumate, a normal winter semi-hibernation. Have him checked by a good reptile vet to rule out any medical issues, then check to make sure...

Reptiles: re: crested gecko, blood calcium levels, crested gecko
blood calcium levels, crested gecko, calcium level: Hi Dan, If there was skeletal involvement with some weakening of the bones then that will take a while longer to resolve. The body s first priority is the blood calcium level and when that is sufficient it will start moving calcium into the bones. Hunting...

Reptiles: re: my crested gecko, rescue girl, dumb reason
rescue girl, dumb reason, crested gecko: In the wild, they normally walk away after a meal and a good watch for any predator that may have seen what they were doing. When my girls are ready to lay, I give them a separate nesting box so while they are busy burrowing and nesting, I clean her cage...

Reptiles: Savannah Monitor behaving abnormally, first reptile, savannah monitor
first reptile, savannah monitor, vet visit: Aww, Sarah, I m so sorry to hear about the baby s passing. At least she was cared for to the end. I have had wonderful lizards pass, and I still miss their sweet faces. Just know that it was probably out of your hands when you got her. Rest easy...

Reptiles: Sick Bearded Dragon, butternut squash, cause pneumonia
butternut squash, cause pneumonia, little fella: Yes, I have had friends with gouty dragons, and they can recover, although the gout will recur without strict attention to hydration, diet, UVB and exercise. As he gets used to treatments and attention, he will respond better to dosing. Just be patient...

Reptiles: Sick Drago, carpet tiles, uvb light
carpet tiles, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Mari, What type & brand of UVB light are you using? Is it a flourescent tube bulb, or a compact/coil light? Are you using a bright white light, or a colored light? Are you using an undertank heater? What type of thermometer do you use to measure...

Reptiles: Sick iguana, sterile saline solution, gentamicin eye drops
sterile saline solution, gentamicin eye drops, aloe vera gel: Hello Carrie, It is usually not a good idea to peel skin off during a shed, unless it is already loose & falling off for the most part. The ears are a very delicate area which could be easily injured because of the tympanic membrane covering the ear. ...

Reptiles: Silver snake, baby snakes, silver snake
baby snakes, silver snake, diamond pattern: Hello Ashley, I really need a picture, it is very difficult to identify it with just a color description. Where in Virginia are you located? You probably just caught a glimpse, right? If you could give me a region in the state, that would help. ...

Reptiles: Skin, bearded dragon, medical diagnosis
bearded dragon, medical diagnosis, yellowish color: There is no way I can make a medical diagnosis via the internet. I am not a vet. If you have a medical problem you need to see a vet. You can tell what the skin looks like, feels like, smells like, and how the lizard reacts when touched. I can do none...

Reptiles: Snickers Bumps on back, sun glo, uvb light
sun glo, uvb light, middle schooler: Hello Brenda, How is Snickers doing today? Sorry I just did not remember about your UVB light. It needs to be on the hot side of his tank directly beside the Sun Glo so he can get more exposure. He is most likely not getting enough UVB exposure. I...

Reptiles: sad chameleon, environment lighting, chameleon
environment lighting, chameleon, medical issues: Most species of chameleon are delicate, and have specific requirements for environment, lighting and food. If everything is exact, and without knowing her age or particlar species, she should be seen by her veterinarian to make sure she has no medical issues...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon, vita sand, bearded dragon
vita sand, bearded dragon, black beard: Get the vita-sand out and get the ddragon to the vet. He probably has something in hhis eyes and needs his vet to treat him properly. You may have to give him drops to prevent infection after. Vitasand is dangerous stuff and should never be used. Washed,...

Reptiles: sick beardie, mercury vapor bulb, gallon tank
mercury vapor bulb, gallon tank, powersun uv: Hello Amanda, Good, keep the Powersun off of him for a little while. If you want to try the one you have, just keep it at 12 inches. It wont be real effective at 2 feet but it should be fine at 12 inches. I would get a digital probe or a temp gun to...

Reptiles: sick leopard gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, meal worms: Hello Kim, Do you know the sex of your geckos? Are they both males, two females or a male & a female? If you have 2 males, one could be very stressed & dominated by the other one. Great you are going to replace the calcium based sand. It is very...

Reptiles: sick savannah monitor lizard, reptile vet, savannah monitor
reptile vet, savannah monitor, monitor lizard: Bone infections are devastating. I would try and get a second opinion from another reptile vet. If the bone infection is spread enough, he may have to lose the leg or if systemic there may be nothing you can do. Get a second opinion, I would think a vet...

Reptiles: skink, relocation stress, reptile vet
relocation stress, reptile vet, vet check: Then, if you haven t had him seen by a good reptile vet, as I previously advised, please do so as soon as possible. I may be a medical issue. You never told me his particular species or if he is an adult. Since you are in the US, there are some species...

Reptiles: my snake, herpetological society, local animal
herpetological society, local animal, animal control: Local animal control will take them (some make an effort to find a new home for them some don t...). You could try giving him to someone who is interested in him. Craigslist and maybe even your local paper have free ads for that type thing. A local herpetological...

Reptiles: snake/pregancy health, ball python, zoonotic disease
ball python, zoonotic disease, obgyn: The only zoonotic disease we worry about with reptiles and people is salmonella. Even that one is mostly confined to lizards and turtles (and is much more rare than the media makes it out to be). So I would NO you have very little if not nothing to worry...

Reptiles: Tail amputation, basilisk lizard, dry gangrene
basilisk lizard, dry gangrene, vet office: Hello Kristin, What has caused your basilisk to have tail rot, an injury? Are you housing him with another mail, or did he have retained tail shed? Can you post a picture of it? The amount of tail needing to be amputated will depend on how far up the...

Reptiles: thank you w/ 1 important question, uvb lighting, leopard geckos
uvb lighting, leopard geckos, tree lizard: All animals carry parasites, even we have a species of pinworn in our intestines, that actually help break down cellulose. with most reptiles, stress can cause a rise in the parasite load in the gut. The feces will get runny or formless, and the odor more...

Reptiles: tanks for beardies, bearded dragon care, bleach solution
bearded dragon care, bleach solution, bearded dragon: Hi Darren, Sounds like a fine big tank. And we don t want it actually holding heat as much as setting up basking areas with good bright light and proper UVB. All heat and light should come from above. And there should be areas where they can cool...

Reptiles: i think my bearded dragon needs a vet., bearded dragon, eye damage
bearded dragon, eye damage, left eye: You get him to a vet as soon as you get paid and move that light to where he can t get any closer than 8 for fluorescent tube, or 12 for nercury vapor. If you are using a compact or coil, replace it with a tube immediately. The compacts and coils will...

Reptiles: tortoise, russian tortoise, horsfield
russian tortoise, horsfield, depth description: Hi Shantelle, I am assuming that what you have is a Horsfield s tortoise which is a commonly available species in the U.K and a good choice as a pet. The Horsfield s tortoise is also known as the Russian tortoise. I am linking an excellent site for you that...

Reptiles: travel to canada, bearded dragons, going on a trip
bearded dragons, going on a trip, hassles: Are you moving there or just going on a trip? I would leave them with a friend if it s a trip. If you are moving there... I know people have reptiles in Canada, but as I ve never even been there I don t know what the specific rules are as to how to bring...

Reptiles: treating a leopard gecko, leopard gecko, babyfood
leopard gecko, babyfood, lower jaw: Hello Don, What type of setup do you have for your gecko? How old is she? Something definitely caused that infection though. Is she on any antibiotics, orally right now? It sounds like she is doing remarkably well. Did they culture the mass to determine...

Reptiles: turtles diet, red ear sliders, frogs tadpoles
red ear sliders, frogs tadpoles, red eared turtle: Hi Chelsea, Red ear sliders and painted turtles would both eat aquatic vegetation but I m not familiar with the actual names of wild aquatic plants. In addition they will feed on fish, frogs, tadpoles, snails, crayfish, insects and anything else they can catch....

Reptiles: URGENT: Adult female ball python twitching/having muscle spasms, ball python, daytime temps
ball python, daytime temps, last attempt: Hello Lauren, Well, that is good she doesn t appear to have any irregular bulges though. I was worried about Inclusion Body Disease. So she is not stargazing either, great. If she seems to wince, perhaps she is gravid & having some problems, or she...

Reptiles: Uromastyx leg paralysys, uvb lighting, dandelion greens
uvb lighting, dandelion greens, mustard greens: Hello Elle, Well, that is good news, perhaps he was trying to use his back legs. His spine appears straight to me. I think the combination of feeding cabbage & no calcium has possibly taken a toll on him. He probably doesn t get everything he would...

Reptiles: UTH, critter cage, heating pad
critter cage, heating pad, tracie: Hello Jen, No, I would not use an UTH on a plastic critter cage. However, you could use a heating pad, that would work. Just leave the cloth cover on the heating pad & place the critter keeper over the heating pad & that will be fine with no problem at...

Reptiles: UVB, uvb light, natural sunlight
uvb light, natural sunlight, ubv: Hello Jenn, Actually, the Reptiglo 5 tube bulb produces very little UVB new, but from my knowledge it doesn t produce any UVC lighting. Could you do me a favor? I suppose it is possible that it could have been a bad light to begin with. Can you send...

Reptiles: UVB compact bulbs/ sore on green anole, uvb bulbs, green anole
uvb bulbs, green anole, mercury vapor bulb: If a UVB source is too far away, it will not benefit the reptile, and compacts are dangerous. I would take it back for a refund or switch to a fluorescent tube. Personally, I am a fan of the Mega-ray mercury vapor bulb. You can get the full report on...

Reptiles: ummmm........, metabolic bone disease, baby bearded dragons
metabolic bone disease, baby bearded dragons, uvb light: Hello Olivia, Basically, the heat rocks just should not have been invented really. They have been known to cause thermal burns due to malfunctioning problems. I just never recommend them. Undertank heaters are better choices for reptiles that need belly...

Reptiles: A weird leopard gecko noise!, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, geckos: Lizards expel air in a hiss when annoyed, also, if they are shedding, a tiny bit of shed can partially obstruct a nostril, so when she hisses, it may whistle. Never help your lizard remove shed, leopard geckos will eat their shed normally, and if you try...

Reptiles: :), uvb lights, desert animals
uvb lights, desert animals, bearded dragon: Hello Olivia, Which UVB light did you get? I need the brand & the type of UVB. Is it a flourescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Are you using a bright white basking light or a colored light? What kind of sand did you get? If you got calcisand...

Reptiles: My 2 Leopard Geckos, shallow water dish, leopard geckos
shallow water dish, leopard geckos, tropical section: Hello Carolyn, Well, they should not bite, but try to get them out to handle them a bit more. It is much easier & more effective to put a moist humid hide/cave on the warm end of the tank than spray them down. The warm side needs to be around 88-90...

Reptiles: 2 year old leopard gecko won't eat, leopard gecko, plastic syringe
leopard gecko, plastic syringe, meal worms: Hello Robin, Yes, the sand dries things out quite a bit. Since you have a moist hide/cave being used, it needs to be set on top of the undertank heater to help with humidity in the hide/cave. Ok, you will need to move the undertank heater underneath so...

Reptiles: Aggression from my new female green iguana, aggressive iguana
aggressive iguana: Dear Christine, Believe it or not, this aggression is a good sign! One would hope and think that an iguana would become less aggressive the happier and healthier it is, but with iguanas, a calm, docile iguana is usually a sick iguana. It is likely that...

Reptiles: Anole laying eggs/not eating, high calcium food, water pan
high calcium food, water pan, gallon tank: Reptiles will lay eggs with or without a mate, like chickens. And yes, the reason for her not eating is that she has no room for food till she lays the rest of her eggs. Make sure she has a pile of moist peat/sand mixture, moist enough to mold like clay,...

Reptiles: Axolotl, shrimp pellets, interscience wiley
shrimp pellets, interscience wiley, long tank: This animal is a little outside my expertise, but I will try. Can you provide a better picture? This is from behind and is of little value. Have you websearched for axolotl health problems and treatments, or asked on web forums? These are more common in Mexico...

Reptiles: african fat tail gecko, corn starch, meal worms
corn starch, meal worms, baby food: Hi Joey: If he will eat it, I see nothing wrong with that as long as it is in very small portions and after it has been in his tank for one hour, remove it as it will spoil rather fast. He will still need live food such as crickets to keep him healthy and...

Reptiles: Baby Leopard gecko help, leopard gecko, proper temperatures
leopard gecko, proper temperatures, long tank: Hi Jess, That really depends on her size and the size of the mealworms. A better choice of food for a baby leo are small crickets. Mealworms contain a hard shell which can cause them to be hard to digest, especially for a baby. With mealworms, you only want...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, female dragon, bearded dragons
female dragon, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hello Liana, Oh I am so very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do other than spend extra time with him to comfort him. You have a unique situation as most of the time males & females should not be housed together as it usually...

Reptiles: My Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, crickets
bearded dragon, crickets, pet store: Not eating is a problem. If you put small crickets in that cage and it doesn t react then there s a problem. I d contact the pet store and document the problem and ask them what they would like to do. Also, you didn t say anything about lighting or temps,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, raising dragons, grass hoppers
raising dragons, grass hoppers, bearded dragon: Hello Alma: Your plan sounds fine just make sure the crickets are gut loaded first. Give worms once a week or so as a treat. It is best to purchase a good book on raising dragons and go from there. Good luck ...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, liquid calcium, brumation
liquid calcium, brumation, calcium deficiency: Hi Mona, I am so happy to hear that you are also feeding greens!!! Its very typical that most pet stores don t give proper info on care. In most cases its because the store has no idea what they really need. She is at an age that she can be brumating....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, vita sand, uvb light
vita sand, uvb light, bearded dragon: Hello Stacy, So, he is a she! OK! That would make sense why Twitch was so desperate all of the time then. Actually your vet must not know much about the Oxytocin. It is commonly used in reptiles, & has had a good success rate in post ovulatory stasis...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon eyes closed, dragon eyes, bearded dragon
dragon eyes, bearded dragon, type of stress: Hello Dan, I am not so sure that they have fixed the problems with the Zilla T-50 UVB tube. You might have possibly gotten an older one on the shelf, too. How old is he? It usually takes 1-2 weeks for them to fully adjust to their new home & go through...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon eyes, sterile saline solution, uvb light
sterile saline solution, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Michelle, What type & brand of UVB are you using, is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How far away is the UVB light? How old is your dragon? Can you post a picture of him for me? Instead of spraying them with water, I recommend...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon with Strange Symptoms, bearded dragon, big dish
bearded dragon, big dish, strange symptoms: Hello Mila, The ESU desert bulbs are virtually just as poor in quality, I hate to say. They emit basically next to zero in UVB emissions. Well, that is a possibility of hypervitaminosis D with using a Solar Glo & D3 supplementation. I still think he...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Swollen Eyes, sterile saline solution, plastic syringe
sterile saline solution, plastic syringe, compact coil: Hello Patricia, How is Bow doing? Yeah, those lights would definitely be enough to cause the eye problems. Has he been basking more now with the light off? Just use the basking light until you get the Reptisun 10 tube bulb over him. He will be fine,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons Temperment, raging hormones, kinds of fruits
raging hormones, kinds of fruits, four paws: If you are picking him up from above, he will regard you as a predator. Try scooping him from the bottom. Of course, you also have puberty to deal with now since you got him as a baby in summer. Those raging hormones are adding to the mix right now. ...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon is acting funny!!! i need help, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, liquid calcium: Hello Jonathan, Which UVB did you purchase, what brand is it? What type is it, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What type of basking light do you use, a bright white light or a colored light currently? How old is your dragon, & did you...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon compatablility with other reptiles, first reptiles, russian tortoise
first reptiles, russian tortoise, bearded dragon: I get this question a lot with the human need to try and save space. First, reptiles are territorial. Second, these two species, even if they eat similar foods, come from different parts of the world, have different strains of parasites. It is just not...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon with yellow gums, fatty liver disease, dark leafy greens
fatty liver disease, dark leafy greens, butternut squash: Hi Danelle, My iguanas are jealous of your beardie being able to get outside that much this time of year!! I am in PA so that tells you WHY mine can t get outside now! Has she been eating more orange veggies such as butternut squash which may have stained...

Reptiles: Not sure if my Beardie is ill?, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, tank setup: Hello Beau, Can you review your tank setup with me? What type & brand of UVB light are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb, or a compact/coil light? How old is your UVB light? What type of basking light do you use? A bright white light or a colored...

Reptiles: Bosc Monitor Not Moving, bosc monitors, uvb light
bosc monitors, uvb light, compact coil: Hello James, What type of setup do you have for him currently? What type of lighting are you using, do you have a UVB light & a basking light for him? What type & brand of UVB light do you have, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Is the...

Reptiles: Brown Anole is ill - not sure what it is or what to do..., brown anole, water dish
brown anole, water dish, tank c: Hello Jeff, Hm, that is too bad Annie is not doing well. What type & brand of UVB are you using? Is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How old is the UVB light? What type of basking light do you use, & what are the temperatures in...

Reptiles: Butterfly lizard, butterfly agama, bearded dragons
butterfly agama, bearded dragons, tracie: Hello Kew, I have never kept a butterfly agama, but they do need a basking area of around 95 or so which is a little lower than the bearded dragons. That might be a good choice. Here is a little site that gives just a little bit of information about...

Reptiles: baby beaded dragon, best bet, snakes
best bet, snakes, pam: Dear Bailey: I wish I could help you but I specialize in Snakes, If you check back to the home page, Give this question to Pam she can help. Other then getting a book at the Library, she is your best bet. Good luck ...

Reptiles: baby beardie not active wont eat, digital probe thermometers, warm baths
digital probe thermometers, warm baths, sleeping eyes: Hi Anita, You are not alone with the temperature problems. It doesn t matter if you are brand new to reptiles or a seasoned pro, when the temperatures change outside, we all get to play the game with cage temperatures!! Sometimes just switching from a spot...

Reptiles: Is my baby beardie sick?, bearded dragon care, dark leafy greens
bearded dragon care, dark leafy greens, 30 gallon tank: Hi Ruth, Part of the problem may be that the one is the boss and the smaller one is stressed out. You may have two males, which two males can never be housed together. Even two females may not get along and the same can happen with opposite sexes. They best...

Reptiles: bahaman anole lizards, anole lizards, anole
anole lizards, anole, old skin: The old skin has lifted, giving her a ehite appearance. If it hasn t started peeling off, give her a shallow pan of baby-warm water to help loosen it, and if there are no rough stones in her habitat, add one for her to rub on, this will allow her to remove...

Reptiles: bathing beardies, sweet almond oil, coconut oil
sweet almond oil, coconut oil, beardie: I use soft bristle toothbrushs as their scrub brush, one to each beardie. If they have dirtied themselves recently, the water should be enough. But if you have poop stains, I have used gentle dishwashing liquid like Palmolive (No Bleach) and scrubbed that...

Reptiles: bearded dagon, mesh cage, gallon tank
mesh cage, gallon tank, herpetological society: Sounds like she is out of brumation and if her metabolism is back up, and she is eating, drinking and pooping again, you can make her dormant in the dark for a few days, but not a month. What you are describing is a normal adult beardie. I suggest that...

Reptiles: bearded died want to know why, baby beardie, baby bearded dragon
baby beardie, baby bearded dragon, hypocalcemia: Really without a necropsy this is a guessing game. It sounds like symptoms that fit several possibilities. One - hypocalcemic tetany. Despite the repti-glo 10.0, it might not have been sufficient UVB. Beardies are desert lizards and require mercury vapor...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb light, calcium supplementation
uvb light, calcium supplementation, compact coil: Hello Katie, What is your tank setup like? I do not think that moving him has caused this problem, though, he might be a little stressed from moving into a different tank but that would not have put the lump on his back unless he has gotten injured somehow....

Reptiles: bearded dragon, reptile vet, bearded dragons
reptile vet, bearded dragons, hepatic failure: Hello Tina, I am sorry for your loss, that is extremely difficult I know. Well, it is very hard to know what the cause of death was without a necropsy to determine that. Judging on your description, it sounds like renal or hepatic failure. They do...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, desert animals, bearded dragon
desert animals, bearded dragon, crickets: Remember they get most of their water from their food. These are desert animals that (in the wild anyway) might never see standing water from which to drink. Make sure the salads are moist, and the crickets are well feed and hydrated and don t worry too...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb light, three worms
uvb light, three worms, compact coil: Hello Carlos, Panama huh? We had considered moving there, because of the craziness here in the US. Ok, where in Panama are you located? There are no vets there that see reptiles at all? What type of floor did he fall onto, tile, wood or carpet? Has...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, mercury vapor light, dislocated elbow
mercury vapor light, dislocated elbow, bearded dragon: Hi Brenda, Its all natural so offering a pinch daily on her greens is fine. I did some research and found this site.... http://www.bug-de-lite.com/Products%20Page.html http://www.bug-de-lite.com/Serrapeptase%20Article%204.html scroll down that page...

Reptiles: bearded dragon question, calcium supplementation, plastic syringe
calcium supplementation, plastic syringe, uvb light: Hello Mallory, Congratulations being a youngster & learning to keep reptiles. :-)) There are a couple of things we need to address. The Reptiglo 10 tube bulb is ok but it has been associated with eye problems & poor health. If you can, for now, keep...

Reptiles: my two bearded dragons, red bearded dragons, gradient temperature
red bearded dragons, gradient temperature, bearded dragons: Hiya Kyle, Good on the sand piles of sand!! That was good thinking!! Since they are german giants, they are young yet(based on their size) so I think you have some time before breeding issues start. They should be fine for a few weeks or months. The...

Reptiles: beardie, mountain horned dragons, bearded dragons
mountain horned dragons, bearded dragons, zoo med: Hello Justin, Great to hear your mountain horned dragons are doing well. How old are they again? How old is your female bearded dragon? She needs to be at least 2 before you can think about breeding her. He needs to be 2 as well, it really is better...

Reptiles: What is the best way to get your baby leopard gecko to get used to you?, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, gordi: Hello Alex, Remember, leopard geckos are probably one of the most sensitive of the gecko family. They are normally slow to come around. However, once they do, they are very tame most of the time. He is still getting used to a new home with you. The...

Reptiles: How big the crickets are?, pet smart, crickets
pet smart, crickets, stools: Hello Callie, The crickets should not be any larger than the space between her eyes, otherwise, you will risk impaction with her. How is she doing? The stools sound relatively normal sounding in appearance. Let me know how things are going. Traci...

Reptiles: blind leopard gecko, sterile saline solution, fatty liver disease
sterile saline solution, fatty liver disease, leopard gecko: Hi Ian, I am including a basic care sheet I wrote to help people out with different areas of care. In it you will find links to finding a vet and other things that I suggest in my reply to your questions. First, if you are using sand (which is deadly to...

Reptiles: breeding, macho kind, weaker sex
macho kind, weaker sex, gecko: Hi Kenneth: Personally, I do not believe that it causes pain but when she has had enough, that s that, she is finished and does not want to be bothered any further. It may look agressive but the male is just giving his impression of what a macho kind of...

Reptiles: buying reptiles, lizards, pet store
lizards, pet store, best places: Hello Luke, Are you located in the United States? One of the best places to buy lizards from is here: http://www.agamainternational.com/ There are many other breeders, but none with his ethics that have a good variety, as well. Tracie ...

Reptiles: CA king and golden gecko, aloe vera gel, thermazene
aloe vera gel, thermazene, amazon: Hello Brenden, As for the bite on your gecko s head, I would get some neosporin or polysporin antibiotic ointment to put on it to help keep it from getting infected. I am sure the bites are most likely from crickets as they are extremely carnivorous. ...

Reptiles: Cage setup, leopard gecko, cage setup
leopard gecko, cage setup, grayish color: Hello Callie, A jumbo leopard gecko needs a 20 gallon really, for comfort. That way you can have a nice warm end with an undertank heater & the moist hide/cave area with a cooler end of around 78-82. Then you can put a half log somewhere in the center...

Reptiles: Chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, water dragons
chinese water dragon, water dragons, water dragon: Impaction should be treated by a vet. But I think there is subtle intimidation going on between the two lizards. These are territorial creatures, they don t like company. Please separate them as soon as you can. The bigger one is keeping the smaller...

Reptiles: Choosing a reptile., green anoles, ball python
green anoles, ball python, bearded dragon: I m really not big on recommending reptiles at all for young people, but if I have to give an opinion, the best choice for a beginner is actually snakes, such as corn or milksnakes. Anoles are fragile and not the best for a beginner. Neither are bearded dragons....

Reptiles: Crested Gecko, crested gecko, shelf liner
crested gecko, shelf liner, crickets: Hello Annie, Can you post a picture of him for me? What type of substrate are you using, sand, tiles, shelf liner? They could be a type of mite possibly, if you are using a loose substrate, sometimes mites are hiding in the substrate when you purchase...

Reptiles: Crested Gecko, crested gecko, emergency vet
crested gecko, emergency vet, vet visit: Hi Chris, It sounds like she really needs to see a vet. Its good that the leg isn t showing excess heat. Another thought is this... is it possible that there was a cricket left in her tank that may have bitten her? This can cause a reaction/infection. ...

Reptiles: Crocodile Gecko, responsible pet owners, care sheets
responsible pet owners, care sheets, geckos: Didn t follow my directions. This is really something you could have answered yourself with a websearch, and something responsible pet owners do BEFORE buying a gecko. http://www.herpfamily.com/docs/Crocodile%20Gecko.html http://lllreptile.com/info/library/animal-care-sheets/geckos/-/crocodile-gecko...

Reptiles: Curly-tailed lizard has a swollen eye, reptile veterinarian, definitive care
reptile veterinarian, definitive care, expert examination: You need to get him to a good reptile veterinarian. Any form of deformation, swelling, especially around an eye needs expert examination and treatment, there could be a foreign body causing inflamation, and leaving it without definitive care will result...

Reptiles: can calcium+D3 replace the UVB lighting, uvb lighting, mercury vapor bulb
uvb lighting, mercury vapor bulb, uvb light: Hello Kew, Exactly what type of species are you discussing that you think don t need any UVB? Geckos & snakes normally do not, no because their livers synthesize & store D3 in a different manner than other reptiles. So, most of the time no, geckos & snakes...

Reptiles: caledonian crested gecko, crested gecko, geckos
crested gecko, geckos, dead skin: Hello Megan: It sounds as though you have a healthy happy Gecko, and are taking care of it well. Geckos do eat their sheds and there is nothing wrong with that. I would buy a book on geckos or go to the public library and get some literature there. Don...

Reptiles: chameleons, uvb lighting, veiled chameleons
uvb lighting, veiled chameleons, aquarium glass: NO! Chameleons only come together to mate, they do NOT tolerate each other otherwise, especially as they age. Make sure you go with a screen cage NOT a glass aquarium, glass is not good for chameleons. Look into Reptariums if you can find them, very cost...

Reptiles: my chamleons, veiled chameleon, hand fed
veiled chameleon, hand fed, first language: Alec, I m not sure if English isn t your first language or if I m just missing something, but there is no question here for me to answer... Your chameleon should not need to be hand fed, something is wrong but I don t have enough information to say what it...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, dry pellets
chinese water dragon, dry pellets, water dragon: Reptiles with few exceptions are territorial, they don t like company unless it s mating season. What can be happening is a subtle form of intimidation by the other dragon. It would be best to separate them into equal habitats. It is not uncommon...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon handling, chinese water dragon, water dragon
chinese water dragon, water dragon, collard greens: Hello Luke, You are welcome. WOW, you poor thing. That has got to hurt, that is for sure. Yes, as he gets bigger the bites will hurt more. I wonder if perhaps he was abused or neglected a little bit before you got him? They normally aren t like that....

Reptiles: compatibilty, whites tree frog, crested geckos
whites tree frog, crested geckos, house geckos: Hello Debs, Unfortunately, it would not be a good idea to house geckos with a whites tree frog. They could be eaten by the whites tree frog very easily. Also, zoonosis is always a concern also as each species carry a unique bacteria, parasites & worms...

Reptiles: crested geckos sick?, crested geckos, humidity gauge
crested geckos, humidity gauge, decent answer: No that s not all you can report. If you want a decent answer you need to provide more background. You could have stated the substrate if any, lighting if any, how often you mist it , what the humidity is and if you even have thermometers or humidity gauge?...

Reptiles: dark neck drangon, food temperatures, bearded dragons
food temperatures, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Andrew: Stress is the top killer of captive reptiles. Yes loud noise, not having the proper food temperatures as well as not having a hide box and being handed from one person to another can all cause high levels of stress. But a book on captive keeping...

Reptiles: desert spiny lizzard, sterile saline solution, desert spiny lizard
sterile saline solution, desert spiny lizard, plastic syringe: Hello Shawna, I would go ahead & get him in his own tank since the environment for turtles & lizards are usually a little bit different. You will need to get him setup with a UVB light such as a Reptisun 10 tube bulb. Here is a good link you can get it...

Reptiles: drangons not eating, baby bearded dragons, dozen crickets
baby bearded dragons, dozen crickets, eye dropper: Hi Martin, Chopped broccoli isn t a good green to feed the beardies. It is a food that is only fed in small amounts on a rare occasion, if at all as that it can cause thyroid problems. In the care sheet I sent you previous, there is a list of good greens...

Reptiles: Egyptian Uromastyx and Respiratory Disorders, egyptian uromastyx, jaw clicking
egyptian uromastyx, jaw clicking, kidney failure: Hello Christina, Please try to get a digital probe or a temp gun so you will know what the temperatures are for sure. It is impossible to know exactly what the basking temperatures are without one of those. The ambient temps & humidity can be measured...

Reptiles: Emerald Swift Lizards, 30 gallon tank, leopard gecko
30 gallon tank, leopard gecko, soil mixture: These lizards are very active, less personable than a leo or beardie. There should be little interaction. The substrate should be something like a soil mixture, since they love burrowing, and plenty of branches to climb. They need a good UVB source as...

Reptiles: external heat source, chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon
chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon, mountain horned dragons: Hello Kew, Well, tropical species still need lighting though. The iguanas & chinese water dragons still need basking temperatures of at least 100 or so. The mountain horned dragons are ones that only need a basking temperature of around 90 or so....

Reptiles: Female Beardie, digital probe thermometer, kent state university
digital probe thermometer, kent state university, margaret dixon: Hello Margaret, I am happy to hear that you are trying to help her though! We do need to figure out if you are using a UVB light or not. If the tube bulb does not specifically say that it is a UVB light stamped on the base of the bulb, then it probably...

Reptiles: North Texas Gecko (possibly banded gecko??), caresheets, repticzone
Reptiles: North Texas Gecko (possibly banded gecko??), caresheets, repticzone, googling

Reptiles: Tree frogs and anoles, tree frog, anole
Reptiles: Tree frogs and anoles, tree frog, anole, family pets

Reptiles: first time owner, reptile expos, dragon friend
reptile expos, dragon friend, baby bearded dragon: Hi Andrew: I am a snake specialist but I will tell you what I know about your dragon friend. They are funny reptiles and it takes a while for them to build up trust and become comfortable with their surroundings. Give it a few more days and in the mean...

Reptiles: Gecko not eating, lump, HELP?!, green feces, livestock supply
green feces, livestock supply, superworm: Hello Jenny, That is fine, they only allow so many followups on the original questions. How is she doing today? Any improvements yet? At least the lump doesn t seem to be getting any worse yet. You should be able to get a good look at it then when...

Reptiles: Gecko leaving smelly odours, strong urine smell, eye dropper
strong urine smell, eye dropper, gentle shampoo: Hi Noah, I am going to include a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people care for their leos. In answer to your question...PLEASE, remove the sand as it can and is deadly to leos. It causes impactions and blockages. The is even a link below to show...

Reptiles: Is our Gecko sick?, sphagnum moss, leopard gecko
sphagnum moss, leopard gecko, folgers coffee: HI Susan, All is well..your little buddy is just getting ready to shed~!! Do be sure to provide a proper humid hide for him. I ve included a basic care sheet that has easy ways to make a humid hide and of course other important info on keeping leos. Don...

Reptiles: Gravid Iguana, adequate calcium, gestation period
adequate calcium, gestation period, x ray: Hello Jess, Yes, most likely she will lay her eggs at her leisure somewhere in her tank if she is not happy with her laybox. Sometimes they get quite picky with their laying medium. The vet didn t tell you whether or not she had dropped the eggs yet?...

Reptiles: My Green Water Dragon, green water dragon, metabolic bone disease
green water dragon, metabolic bone disease, water dragon: Hi Jopetia, Generally, its almost impossible to be certain until they are 18-24 months. There are little things that can give you hints when they are younger... Here is a link to things to look for: http://www.triciaswaterdragon.com/sex.htm In looking...

Reptiles: my gecko, leopard gecko, gallon tank
leopard gecko, gallon tank, plastic container: OK,it could live it 10 gallon tank just like your family COULD live in a 600 sq ft one bedroom apt... 20 would be better, but a 10 isn t the end of the world. If cost is a factor don t forget there s nothing wrong with a plastic container (much more bang-or...

Reptiles: green anole, green anole, uvb lighting
green anole, uvb lighting, green anoles: Green anoles do come up as far as South Carolina. He may have stayed dormant in the cold and revived with the sun. For a while he will be going through relocation stress, he s been popped into a different world and he s not acclimated to it. I may take...

Reptiles: heat positioning techniques, dumeril boa, wattage bulbs
dumeril boa, wattage bulbs, water dishes: Experiment, experiment, experiment is about the best I can tell you. The good news is all your kids are pretty forgiving. Big water dishes help a lot w/ humidity. Also, you may find as they get bigger and start taking up more and more space that heating...

Reptiles: Could you help me?, leopard gecko, internal parasites
leopard gecko, internal parasites, hind legs: Hi Kayla, I am going to include a basic care sheet that I wrote to help you check all your care areas. You don t say how old your leo is, but 6 crickets a day really isn t much at all. When you say the temperature is 82 degrees, do you mean the warm area?...

Reptiles: help my tangerine enigma gecko!!!, reptile veterinarian, sphagnum moss
reptile veterinarian, sphagnum moss, cheese cloth: If you are afraid of removing the shed, you really should have her seen by a good reptile veterinarian. He can also check the wound for possible infection and treat it properly. Without seeing the tail, it would bet improper to tell you anything else. ...

Reptiles: housing a chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease
chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease, feeder insects: Hi Kew, Its wonderful to see you asking questions before you get a water dragon!! A very good site for water dragon care can be found at: http://www.triciaswaterdragon.com/dragoncr.htm On your terrarium size, your height is the very minimum that is recommended...

Reptiles: IGUANA, dark leafy greens, temperature gradients
dark leafy greens, temperature gradients, temperature room: Hi Gene, For future reference on warming up a cold iguana, you can go to: www.anapsid.org/iguana/hypothermia.html for the steps that are necessary. You are correct in that the cold will kill the iguana. You don t want to expose him to only hot temperatures...

Reptiles: Iguana Ate Rubber Band . . . Maybe, emergency veterinary clinic, eco earth
emergency veterinary clinic, eco earth, rubberbands: Hello Jess, She doesn t have any interest in her laybox at all? Hm, you could try switching it out & putting soil & vermiculite in it instead to see if she prefers that. Sometimes, they can get quite picky about what their nesting area is like. Hm,...

Reptiles: Iguana birthday surprise, uvb lighting, kiwi melon
uvb lighting, kiwi melon, mustard greens: The regrowth on the tail looks fine. BUT!!! It does look very skinny on the green part. Is it eating? The eye closing is a response to stress. Head rubbing is not like head rubbing on a cat. I don t think the iggy gets any pleasure from it, but taming...

Reptiles: Iguana Tail Drop, traums
traums: Hi Ryan: Before I can answer this question, I have to know the reason for the tail drop? There had to be something causing traums for the tail to pop and I can explain better if I know the reason. Write back and I will get right back to you. ...

Reptiles: Ill bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, uvb lights: Hi Bri, A few things come to mind... if he was lacking in a good source of color, he may have broken a bone in the fall. When they don t have the proper uvb, their bones can break very easily. A vet is needed to see if that is what may have happened. My...

Reptiles: Introducing male chinese water dragon to a female, chinese water dragon, aggression problems
chinese water dragon, aggression problems, male dragon: Hi Monique, Its tough to say if they will get along. Many prefer to just be alone. It can go either way. The male may not like the female or the other way around..or, they may get along fine. When housed together its important to be sure they have enough...

Reptiles: identify my snake?, eastern kingsnake, snake
eastern kingsnake, snake, subject line: Hello Sarah: Would you please email me a picture of the side and the underside of its head? It does not look like a typical Eastern kingsnake but it could be a hybrid, If you send these two pictures, I might be able to tell you more. A shot of the complete...

Reptiles: iguana, dewlap, two choices
dewlap, two choices, medical help: Two choices-take him for the medical help you already KNOW he needs or put him down... I d guess some sort of infection that is spreading. The longer you wait the more it will cost AND the less likely the treatment will be successful. Sorry, but you knew...

Reptiles: iguana, yahoo group, moths
yahoo group, moths, lizard: Iguanas are highly territorial, They are tiny now, but you will need a large ligh enclosure for each lizard before they are a year old. I suggest you join a Yahoo group called Babyiguana and get the support of many others who have had multiple iguanas in...

Reptiles: kikari uv plus, uvb lights, proper wavelength
uvb lights, proper wavelength, uvb light: Hello Kew, That particular light, I have not seen any UVB meter discussion or results of UVB emissions on that one. However, most of the cheaply made Chinese lights are hazardous. That can mean that there is 15% UVB filtering through but if it is not...

Reptiles: How do i know if my baby leopard geckos are eating?, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, email adress: Hello Alex, They will eat in front of you but when they are still getting used to a new home they may be more private with their eating at first because they are shy. As babies, they can probably eat 10-15 small crickets daily or a mix of crickets & worms....

Reptiles: How do i know if my baby leopard geckos are eating?, leopard geckos, live crickets
leopard geckos, live crickets, gordi: Hello Alex, Are you leaving the crickets in with them overnight? If so, it is not advisable to leave live crickets in the tank with them overnight because they can bite your babies. Instead, leave a couple of dishes of mealworms or phoenix worms for them...

Reptiles: LEO GECKO., walnut shells, english walnut
walnut shells, english walnut, grade cotton: Hello Brittany. I don t know if you picked me or were directed to my name by a computer, I am a snake specialist. I do have a few geckos though and I keep mine (and all of my animals) on 100% hospital grade cotton white towels for a substrate. This is...

Reptiles: My Leopard Gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, type of stress: Hello Callie, Do you have an undertank heater being used 24/7 along with a low wattage basking light? It is recommended to keep the basking temperatures around 88-90. She could be a little warm at 95. The night time temps are fine, but they do need...

Reptiles: My Leopard Gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, female leopard: Hello Callie, Well, leopard geckos can make barking noises, etc. Is she doing it all of the time? If so, you might want to check to be sure she is not choking on anything. The is most likely just making noises to get attention. How large are the...

Reptiles: My Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, time lol
leopard gecko, time lol, pet smart: Hello Callie, Yes, they do change color a little bit after shedding sometimes. Did she shed well with no problems then? I probably would only give medium crickets. The large may be too big for her to digest very well. The color of the stool sounds...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, internal parasites
leopard gecko, internal parasites, wax worms: Hi Val, What you may be seeing is that both are possibly males and the larger one is being dominant.Even if they are both females, or even male and female, the I am including a basic care sheet so that you can double check your care information. Many times...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko's arm?, leopard gecko, fake plants
leopard gecko, fake plants, incenses: Hi Lety, When I first started to read your question, I figured that he may have twisted his leg some how..but..when you said he shed and all is fine now I would say that the shed was tight on his leg, causing him to favor his leg. What appeared to look like...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Eye Problem, coconut fibre, leopard geckos
coconut fibre, leopard geckos, leopard gecko: Hi Jessica, Great you work at a vet clinic!! I would ask the vet you work for to consult with a reptile vet. Many times, another vet will give you a professional courtesy discount because you work at a vet..When I worked for a vet, other vets granted me that...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko feeding, fatty liver disease, sphagnum moss
fatty liver disease, sphagnum moss, peat moss: Hi Cassie, I m including a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out. In it are ideas on foods, etc and also other important care information. Have you tried smaller crickets? many times leos prefer a smaller insect. You can try breaking the hind...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko hatchling!, tile flooring, leopard gecko
tile flooring, leopard gecko, hatchlings: Hello Stryker, Wow, that is quite surprising. Were the eggs laid on the warm side of the tank? If they were warm enough, it definitely contributed to them hatching. What are you going to do with them now? Poor girl, she obviously just had to get...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko heating, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, slate tiles: Hi Josh, Aww, so sorry your leo was burned. I m hoping he has a speedy recovery. Did you possibly fail to have the tank raised up on 1/4 inch blocks to allow for airflow under the tank? If not, that is most likely why it over heated. Also, what I recommend...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko regurgitating, relocation stress, hiding rocks
relocation stress, hiding rocks, leopard geckos: Hello Keri, Sorry your gecko is having trouble. Well, the crickets could have been too large for him though & he threw them back up. It can be normal for a stressed reptile to regurgitate his food because they are nervous. Leopard geckos are extremely...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko wont stop shedding, leopard gecko, 2 legs
leopard gecko, 2 legs, juvenile stage: Hello Dana, The 2 lumps underneath her arms are most likely fat pads. Can you post a picture of her? Are they uniform on each side? What do you feed her? If she is young, she will shed quite often & will eventually slow down once she hits the juvenile...

Reptiles: Leopard Geckos, uvb lighting, leopard geckos
uvb lighting, leopard geckos, desert tortoise: Hi Amy, I am going to include a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out with Leo care. In it, please see the link and info on safe substrates because even the so called safe stuff can and is deadly to leos. As to the co habitation question....there...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko, broad spectrum antibiotic, leopard geckos
broad spectrum antibiotic, leopard geckos, tank temp: Hello Julia, How is she doing today? One other thing you can do is to get some sterile saline solution to wash the eye out with daily. It will just help keep it clean in between the times that you put the ointment or drops into the eye. Consider getting...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko not gaining weight, appetite stimulant, leopard gecko
appetite stimulant, leopard gecko, calcium powder: Everything you have done so far is exactly what I would have done. She may take more time to get used to being allone again but she should start eating. If she hasn t in the next few days have her checked by the vet to make sure she has laid all her eggs,...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko injury, slate tiles, vet appointment
slate tiles, vet appointment, leopard geckos: Hi Alexander, Sorry to hear about your geckos. They really do need to see a vet to determine the extent of injuries, and to check for any internal injuries. To find a vet able to treat reptiles: http://www.herpvetconnection.com http://www.arav.org/ECOMARAV/timssnet/amm/tnt_mdsearch.cfm...

Reptiles: Leopard geckos, leopard geckos, mouth infection
leopard geckos, mouth infection, geckos: Hello Ridge, Hm, that is very odd. Is there any way you can get a picture of that for me? Can you try to get his mouth open? It could be a mouth infection of some type, such as mouthrot. How long have you had them for? What are your temperatures...

Reptiles: Leopard geckos health, sterile saline solution, leopard geckos
sterile saline solution, leopard geckos, plastic syringe: Hello Jacob, Can you post a picture of your leopard gecko for me? How old is she currently? What are the temperatures in the tank right now? Do you use an undertank heater along with a basking light on the warm side? She needs a hot spot of around 88-90...

Reptiles: Lepard Gecko's, lepard gecko, leopard gecko
lepard gecko, leopard gecko, ophthalmic ointment: Hello Penny, What type heating do you have in the tank right now? Are you using an undertank heater along with an overhead basking light as well? Can you post a picture of the eyes for me? Oh geez, I am sorry that your son passed away, that is terrible....

Reptiles: Lizard health poblems, plated lizards, uvb light
plated lizards, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Marisa, I am sorry that he passed away, that is too bad. :-(( There are not any books off hand that I know of for plated lizards. They are not the most commonly kept lizards. Here is a site that has a good caresheet for them: http://www.repticzone.com/caresheets/1598.html...

Reptiles: water dragon, metabolic bone disease, internal parasites
metabolic bone disease, internal parasites, humidity level: Hi Jennii, The two should not be housed together for at least a month, and the new addition should have a fecal check done for internal parasites. Its also important to know the sex of both as that two males will not ever get along. You also need to make...

Reptiles: my learpod gecko, reptile veterinarian, relocation stress
reptile veterinarian, relocation stress, fecal test: Many times a reptile will go through relocation stress after being sold and having it s habitat changed. It can take as long as a week for an animal to acclimate to new surroundings. Keep your leo well hydrated with a shallow pan of water in the tank and...

Reptiles: leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, paper towels
leopard gecko, paper towels, renal failure: Hello Debbie, OH geez, I am so sorry that happened! They are so precious & you get so attached to them I know. Do you happen to know what antibiotic she was given & the amount? It is possible that she was given way too much of an antibiotic that could...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, live crickets
leopard gecko, live crickets, meal worms: Hello Sharon, Oh that is too bad. You can handle them when they are little, just carefully. Do you have a basking light for her on the side with the basking light? What are the temperatures in the tank & on the warm end? It wouldn t be a good idea...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, pets mart
leopard gecko, pets mart, waxworm: No HEALTHY reptile should EVER need to be force-fed. Return the gecko and your receipt to Petsmart and demand a replacement animal or your money back. Your other option is veterinary care, which will cost several times what you paid for the gecko. If they...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, vet bills
leopard gecko, vet bills, roof over my head: Hello Nicky, WHAT? A prolapse fell off? Are you sure it was a prolapse to begin with & not a piece of fecal matter just stuck to him? Was there any blood involved? Can you please post a picture of him for me? Thanks. What did the lump look like,...

Reptiles: should I get another leopard gecko?, leopard gecko, sphagnum moss
leopard gecko, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee: Hi Alexa, Its wonderful that you thought to ask this question before you jumped into getting another leo. In all honesty, leos really do prefer to be alone. There are very few, if any reptiles that want or need a friend. Many times, what ends up happening...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, reptile vet, leopard gecko
reptile vet, leopard gecko, venomous snakes: Hello Jake: First, I am NOT a Vet. I will tell you what I think and you be the judge. Ist. Have you only been feeding it crickets? If these are its main diet, it is hungry. Get it some Meal worms and let it feed on them. Crickets need to be Gut Loaded...

Reptiles: leopard gecko behavior, leopard gecko, behavior question
leopard gecko, behavior question, long tank: HI Emily, If you are referring to the humid hide I mentioned int he care sheet, yes, she needs that. What I talked about in the care sheet isn t for laying eggs, its for her to have access to so that she can shed properly. I would ask your teacher if she...

Reptiles: leopard geckos eyes?, leopard geckos, peeling skin
leopard geckos, peeling skin, geckos: Anthony: I am not a gecko specialist and I don t believe that anyone here could answer your question with out seeing the animal. There are so many questions for me to ask, it would take 1/2 the night. I know you are scared for your friend and I understand...

Reptiles: lizard, gecko
gecko: Jobest, There are many different species of geckos, so depending on which species you are interested in, they can differ in color, body structure, texture, etc. The most common is the household gecko and I have attached a picture of a baby for you to see....

Reptiles: Mountain Horned Dragon, mountain horned dragon, reptile vet
mountain horned dragon, reptile vet, mdsearch: Hi Wendy, Here are some links where you can look for a vet that is able to care for reptiles. http://www.herpvetconnection.com http://www.arav.org/ECOMARAV/timssnet/amm/tnt_mdsearch.cfm http://www.anapsid.org/vets/ Many times, even a regular vet is willing...

Reptiles: Moving, best way to transport baby bearded dragon?, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, uv lamps: Hello Tina, Those are great questions. You are moving from the south to a cold north? Why? LOL It is way too cold up there for me!! I am in south florida & definitely not going up north. Since you will be driving & staying in a hotel, there is no...

Reptiles: male gecko, eye dropper, leopard gecko
eye dropper, leopard gecko, bodied insects: Hi Nicky, IF the prolapse is fresh, sometimes soaking them in a solution of sugar and warm water will allow the prolapse to slide back in. You want a heavy solution, about 1 cup sugar to 1 cup warm water. Soak as long as he will allow...hopefully it goes...

Reptiles: metabolic bone disease, metabolic bone disease, dandelion greens
metabolic bone disease, dandelion greens, winter squashes: I would get a Mega-Ray UVB light from ReptileUV.com. Contact Bobmac at ReptileUV, explain his situation along with the dimensions of his habitat and Bob will give you the best bulb for his needs. All his foods should be calcium rich. I would suggest silkworms...

Reptiles: mouth rot, chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease
chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease, uvb light: Hello Luke, Great, I am happy that I could help out. There is so much information out there, that it is very hard to decipher it all sometimes! That will be nice to see a picture of his new home when you are finished with it. I am glad that he is...

Reptiles: Nails, bearded dragon, time donna
bearded dragon, time donna, rough stone: I like using a dremel with a sanding attachment. Used to sand down the tips a little every week will train those nails down to normal. Many reptile vets use a dremel (where I got the idea). The yellow compound is also best with the dremel. The hardware...

Reptiles: New Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, signs of stress
leopard gecko, signs of stress, lack of appetite: Hello Wendy, Well, that is ok, I understand! It is difficult to see so many crammed in together I know. That is a long enough tank to where you can put a divide in there, that would work for awhile. You will need an undertank heater that they can both...

Reptiles: North Texas Gecko (possibly banded gecko??), humidity rooms, leopard gecko
humidity rooms, leopard gecko, proper diet: Hi Zoe, I m very happy to hear of your decision!!! Leopard geckos don t get all that large at all. Total length is about 8-9 inches. They are one of the easiest to care for. They are nocturnal, eat only live insects, require a 20 gallon tank, I suggest...

Reptiles: I need help!, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, uvb light: If the UVB bulb gives off visible light it needs to be turned off at night. They need day and night. If the UVB bulb is older than 6 months it probably needs to be replaced EVEN if it still gives off light (the coating which gives o the UVB wears off). ...

Reptiles: pics, waxy substance, pores
waxy substance, pores, spikes: Yep, its only the top few that are larger. Of course if they look to be infected in any way(red around it, draining,swelling around it, etc) then they need to be vet checked. They really aren t swollen...the substance that is in the pores is like a waxy substance....

Reptiles: possible gravid leopard gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, proper punctuation: No, you can t ask a question unless you answer the questions. Everyone needs to get out of the mode of apologizing for long messages. You can t be helped with a medical question unless you provide detail. I would ask for proper punctuation though to make it...

Reptiles: question, komodo dragon, honoluluzoo
komodo dragon, honoluluzoo, animaldiversity: Hello Steven, Here is a good site that I have looked at before: http://www.komododragon.biz/KomodoDragonFactSheet Here are few good ones: http://www.honoluluzoo.org/komodo_dragon.htm http://www.arkive.org/komodo-dragon/varanus-komodoensis/info.html...

Reptiles: question, color morph, mercury vapor bulb
color morph, mercury vapor bulb, natural coloring: Hello Josh, Is he a color morph, by nature? The best way to enhance the colors is to use good UVB lighting. A mercury vapor bulb such as the Megaray or the T-rex active UV heat are two really good lights that would really help bring out any natural coloring...

Reptiles: A question about a Gecko, hiccup, geckos
hiccup, geckos, crickets: Hello Sherry, What are the temperatures in the tank? Do you use an undertank heater in combination with a basking bulb? The warm side does need a hot spot of or around 88-90 for optimal temperatures & digestion. What do you take the temperatures with,...

Reptiles: Re: crested geckos, uvb lighting, crested geckos
uvb lighting, crested geckos, crested gecko: Hello Gemma, Good that she is settling in pretty good now! When they are getting used to a new place they normally don t eat a whole lot until they start to feel more comfortable. Good that she is eating a little bit. At least she is showing more interest...

Reptiles: rankings dragon, desert lizards, henry lawson
desert lizards, henry lawson, bearded dragon: The bearded dragon known as a Rankins is properly called a Lawson s dragon, named after the authoer Henry Lawson by Dr. Richard Wells, a field expert on all species Pogona. They are more of a scrubland lizard, their nickname is Black Soil Lizard in Australia....

Reptiles: Can a Schneider Skink and Yellow Throated Plated Lizard live together in the same tank?, yellow throated plated lizard, schneider skink
yellow throated plated lizard, schneider skink, 30 gallon tank: The skink is from NW Africa. The Plated Lizard is from S. Africa. Though they are often found in similar habitat conditions, they are not native to the same region, and immunities are often geographical and differ with species. I don t house anything together...

Reptiles: Sexing my Beardie!, mountain horned dragon, mountain horned dragons
mountain horned dragon, mountain horned dragons, two lumps: Hello Justin, That is most likely a female yes. At that age, you should be able to see the lateral bulges on the outside if it was male. I am pretty sure, based on the picture, that you have a female. How is your Mountain Horned Dragon doing? ...

Reptiles: Sick Bearded Dragon?, metabolic bone disease, calcium absorption
metabolic bone disease, calcium absorption, reptile vet: Hello Ruth, Can you post a few pictures of him for me please? Great you have a vet visit tomorrow. IF you feel he may not make it & needs emergency care, a regular vet would be fine. Just be sure that he does not give Ivermectin medication of any type,...

Reptiles: Spotted Gecko turning yellow, urates, gecko
urates, gecko, vet: Hello Kyle, Can you post a picture of your gecko for me? How old is he? It could be jaundice yes. What types of foods do you feed it? What does the stool look like, are the urates discolored at all? Please post a picture for me. Can you get...

Reptiles: how to ship my dragon, fort benning georgia, thankyou
fort benning georgia, thankyou, good luck: Hello Troie, No problem. It is relatively easy to ship your dragon. Check out UPS for shipping your dragon. The price is not too bad, either. You will need to ensure that he is packaged extremely well & padded to where he can t move up & down or side...

Reptiles: skinks and snails, apple cider vinegar, giant african land snail
apple cider vinegar, giant african land snail, fruit fly trap: In small habitats like a home enclosure I would never mix species. If the fruit flies are your only complaint, I would get a plastic bottle like a soda bottle, cut it in half and put some apple cider vinegar inthe bottom then insert the top upside down in...

Reptiles: substrate, golden geckos, russian tortoise
golden geckos, russian tortoise, coconut fiber: Hello Brenden, Usually, with geckos it is best to use solid substrates as they tend to get impacted a lot of times with loose substrates. The best things to use are tiles, paper towels, carpet or non adhesive shelf liner. The solid substrates help keep...

Reptiles: Texas Horned Lizards, texas horned lizards, snout
texas horned lizards, snout, lizards: If the lizard is very young, the male will have a black patch on his throat. If adult, the best way is size. Females are larger in this species. The average female ranges 4 t0 6 inches snout to vent, while the male s range is a petite 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches...

Reptiles: Tortoises, uvb lighting, pet tortoise
uvb lighting, pet tortoise, reptile park: Spur-thigh it is. 3rd largest species in the world well over two feet front to back. In the wild grasses, so low calorie veggies in captivity. 80-90 years Tank will be ok only for the first year or so, most must live outside as adults. DO NOT FORGET...

Reptiles: Tree frogs and anoles, fire belly toad, green tree frog
fire belly toad, green tree frog, green anoles: Hello Corbin s Mom: That is a good question, I specialize in venomous snakes, however I have several small amphibians such as tree frogs and a few anoles. At this moment, I am looking at three carolina tree frogs, one fire belly toad, two green anoles...

Reptiles: Can't get my leo to eat - even force feeding, leopard gecko, eye dropper
leopard gecko, eye dropper, gut bacteria: Hi Kelli, Whew!! thanks for the clarification on the regurg!! That makes me feel a lot better!!! Glad to hear his set up is good!! Its good that he is eating the slurry and that he is showing improvement. His tail should slowly regain its fatness. I...

Reptiles: I can't get my red tail to eat every week., red tail boa, bathtub water
red tail boa, bathtub water, bath tub: At a year old once every 7-10 days is what I preach, in practice I d probably be closer to every 10-14 days. I don t really understand the bathtub/water feeding, but if it works... whatever! Live rats are more interesting than freshly stunned rats are more...

Reptiles: tumor? on leopard gecko, leopard gecko, vent area
leopard gecko, vent area, paper towels: Hello Sherri, WOW a 16 year old leopard gecko huh? That is really getting up there. Can you post a picture of her for me? Is it at the vent area? Are you sure that it is not a prolapse of that area? Though you said that it is hard to the touch? ...

Reptiles: tumor - red tailed boa, red tail boa, oral tumors
red tail boa, oral tumors, kidney removal: I am NOT a vet, so my opinion is just that - my opinion. If he is taking the whole organ, kidney removal shouldn t be that difficult. One big artery, one big vein. As long as they are properly closed I should think it would be pretty straight forward. ...

Reptiles: tumor - red tailed boa, red tail boa, red tailed boa
red tail boa, red tailed boa, kidney tumor: Hello J, Oh sorry to hear that about your red tailed boa! He is 25 years old, impressive. Hm, well, their lifespan is up to 30 years, but have been known to live longer than that though. That is a difficult call. Snakes do have a very good recovery...

Reptiles: Uromastyx, leopard geckos, inviroment
leopard geckos, inviroment, cool side: Hello Joe, Ok, so you are using a digital probe or something other than a stick on type to measure the basking temps? The basking temperatures for Uros remember, they do need to be a range from 115-125, so if you can bump it up a little higher, that...

Reptiles: Uromastyx health problem, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, calcium supplementation: Hello Mike, Ok, can you post a picture of him for me? Is he housed alone or with the females? How old is he compared to the females? That is a good sized tank, can you post a picture of that also so I can see the light placements. Thanks. What type...

Reptiles: Uromastyx...setup, mercury vapor bulb, best lighting
mercury vapor bulb, best lighting, ceramic heat: Hello Gina, No problem! The mixture of dandelion greens & other mixed greens daily & then the squash & bell peppers, bok choy & some fruit is fine. He should like the lima beans, too. The hibiscus he would probably like, too. It sounds like you are...

Reptiles: UVB light or not?, full spectrum lighting, uvb light
full spectrum lighting, uvb light, red ear slider: Hello Kew, I cannot explain why your sister s red ear slider has done so well, genetics perhaps. Unfortunately turtles can go for years sometimes without showing external signs but then appear to all of the sudden start declining in health. Soft shell...

Reptiles: Water Dragon Breathing, chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon
chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon, uvb light: Hello Harry, Great, the basking temperatures are fine then, especially since you are using a digital probe to measure them. You can go to 90 for the basking spot, if you would like to. The cool side temperatures are good as well. Here is a good online...

Reptiles: Water Dragon Hardly Eats, calcium supplementation, uvb light
calcium supplementation, uvb light, meal worms: Hello Michael, Are you using a UVB lamp? If not, you do need to get a good UVB light such as the Reptisun 10 tube bulb. Yes, a fogger would definitely help with keeping the humidity up, as 50% is a little too low. Good to hear that they are both bright...

Reptiles: Water Dragons, ceramic heat emitter, sphagnum moss
ceramic heat emitter, sphagnum moss, eb series: Well, first, you are looking at buying two systems then. Water Dragons are not social, they are solitary in the wild. They are also arboreal, so you will need something similar to a green iguana enclosure, high and wide. They also come from Southeast...

Reptiles: water dragon, eastern water dragon, water dragon
eastern water dragon, water dragon, vet visit: Hi Jennii, I really have no idea what the insect is. I just finished some extensive research on what you called them and came up with nothing at all. The picture is small and very hard to see. I would ask the reptile store for more information on them....

Reptiles: water dragon cage, baby water dragon, meal worms
baby water dragon, meal worms, collard greens: Hello Luke, The tank looks great! :-)) How far will he be from the UVB? Make sure he can get within 6 or so inches from it since there is some screen in between him & the light. You want to be sure he gets adequate UVB exposure. He should love all of...

Reptiles: water dragon questions, chinese water dragon, meal worm
chinese water dragon, meal worm, water dragon: Hi Luke, I was looking at your cage again and I really do like it..a lot!! With the temperatures, you want to measure the basking temperature right under the basking light, where your CWD lays..and at his level. You want to make sure that the basking area...

Reptiles: water moccasins, water moccasins, snake repellents
water moccasins, snake repellents, water moccasin: Moccasins are known to stand their ground and even to be outright aggressive. I d recommend investing in a good snake stick to move them out of your way. OR perhaps finding another source for crawdads. I know of no working snake repellents... Sorry...

Reptiles: winter boa feeding, red tail boa, eye caps
red tail boa, eye caps, rainbow boa: MY first thought was that she might be in a breeding mode, but 4 1/2 feet is too small for a Peruvian to breed. Then I saw the picture and the tail, and said, Ah ha! Not Peruvian, but central american. Then I enlarged the picture and looked at her face...

Reptiles: what is wrong with my CWD, chinese water dragon, herp vet
chinese water dragon, herp vet, uvb light: Dear Luke, My expertise is with iguanas but I feel I can offer some insight into your current situation just based on lizard behavior and illness. Firstly, I want you to understand that reptiles are very slow to get sick and very slow to heal because their...

Reptiles: what is wrong with my CWD, chinese water dragon, herp vet
chinese water dragon, herp vet, uvb light: Hello Luke, I hope he likes the light! It should help him a lot. Which liquid calcium did you get, the Zilla or bone aid? You need to dose it though. Let me know which brand you got so I can dose it better for him right now since he has metabolic...

Reptiles: Yellow Plated Lizard is Sick, yellow plated lizard, having a pet
yellow plated lizard, having a pet, lizards: Arman: When an animal reaches the point that you have described, it must see a Vet. Call around and any Vet. worth his salt will set up a payment plan. Having a pet is not always fun, there are times when it can be rough or costly. Please take your...

Reptiles: young savannah, hardboiled eggs, calcium powder
hardboiled eggs, calcium powder, long tank: The best course is x-ray to check for issues related to nutritional MBD, and possible gastric impaction, as well as the issue with the leg. If she is impacted and is not defecating, you should cease feeding. Never continue to feed when they are not defecating....

Reptiles: anole, uvb lighting, green anole
uvb lighting, green anole, tropical lizard: Hello Drae, Well, I would give him a little more time to get used to the tank changes. He wouldn t be ingesting the substrate would he? I think that the temperatures are important, so definitely try to find a better thermometer so you have a better...

Reptiles: Bearde dragon Needs Help!, dandelion greens, mustard greens
dandelion greens, mustard greens, calcium absorption: Hello Krissi, That is fine, they only allow so many follow ups. How old is the tube UVB that you are using? If it is older than 6 months then it is most likely not putting anything out right now. The calcium should be used at least 3 times per week,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, uvb lights, uvb light
uvb lights, uvb light, uva uvb: Hello Nina, There are a couple of things that we can change with your setup & feeding schedule. The UVB light, which is a coil type of light, is not strong enough for bearded dragons that have a high requirement for UVB exposure. I recommend getting...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon
Hello Roseanne, Well, chances are the people who previously had her, did not provide the proper UVB & calcium. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not know about UVB lighting & purchase lights that emit next to zero UVB. Let s review your tank setup....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, calcium deficiency: Hello Roseann, Great, well since you live in Canada, you should be able to find the Reptisun 10 tube bulb. Please do not purchase the Reptiglo 10 products, they are a waste of your money. Well, right now, until she is moving better & can climb without...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon., uvb lighting, corn snakes
uvb lighting, corn snakes, calcium deficiency: Hi Jayne, I m glad to hear about the supplements. You also need to know that the sunlight exposure needs to be unfiltered in order to be providing benefit. Glass will filter out about 95% of the UVB from sunlight so the sun really has to be hitting his...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon diseases, respitory system, keeping reptiles
respitory system, keeping reptiles, hygiene problems: Hello Susan, The only problems that can be associated with keeping reptiles are salmonella or worms, etc. That is only due to hygiene problems. In all of the years of keeping reptiles, I have never had a problem with salmonella. You run the risk of...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Will not Eat, long time friend, lighting elements
long time friend, lighting elements, bearded dragon: I m feel for you and the loss of a pet. I think addressing the issues we have discussed will help. I would also recommend reading Solving the Calcium Conundrum which is available on the site as well it goes in depth in calcium and feeding. If you ever have...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon's sudden death, asparagus stalk, bearded dragon
asparagus stalk, bearded dragon, gi tract: Hello Alan, I am very sorry to hear about your dragon s sudden death in that manner. That was very fast indeed. Was the asparagus stalk raw? If so, that is most likely the culprit of death since raw asparagus stalk is very fibrous & it could have lodged...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, compact coil
metabolic bone disease, compact coil, brumation: Hello Jhon, How close is the Reptisun 10 tube to the basking light? Directly beside it? How old is the Reptisun 10 tube bulb? So you are supplementing daily or several times per week? The behavior sounds like brumation or semi brumation at least. He...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, little dragon, bearded dragon
little dragon, bearded dragon, head bob: Hello Cloe, No, they really can t be trained to arm wave. Maybe you could try waving at him, to see if that might entice him to do the same. The arm waving is something that they do just intermittently, but, some will not wave as much as others do....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon burrowing substrate, sphagnum moss, dragon habitat
sphagnum moss, dragon habitat, gravid females: Hi, I ll have to say good Evening as it is 8PM here!! Gravel(pebbles) really should not be used as substrate for many reasons.. BD s do like to burrow at times..and enjoy digging and the pebbles, even though you think they may not be able to eat them,...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon Help PLEASE!!!, aloe vera gel, warm sugar water
aloe vera gel, warm sugar water, reptile vet: Hello Krissi, Oh no, that is terrible. How old is he? Let s go over your tank setup, as prolapses are usually caused by nutritional problems most of the time. You are on the right track with the sugar baths, but, the water needs to be cool in order to...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon need Help!, repti glow, pet vet
repti glow, pet vet, water baths: Hello Krissi, How are things going? Do you have a picture of him? Wow, I hope you find a vet. Have you tried this site: www.herpvetconnection.com I hope that the sugar soaks are helping him out some. How often are you giving calcium? How is his...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon needs HELP!, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: A vet is the only one who can actually correct the problem I wouldn t use any medication that is not advised by a vet if you send me the province or general area where you live or even call a local vet they should be able to help find a reptile vet to help....

Reptiles: Burmese passed away, medussa, burm
medussa, burm, necropsy: I ve seen similar behavior a few times. NO idea what causes it, but your guesses are about the same as mine would be. The vet might be able to tell during a necropsy. I once had a boa turn around, bite itself in the back (about where it s heart would be),...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon, uvb bulbs, uvb light
uvb bulbs, uvb light, mercury vapour: Hi Donna, It depends a bit on the size of our set-up. The lamps that produce the highest level of UVB are the mercury vapour bulbs but they have minimum recommended distances at which they should be used so are not suitable for small enclosures. The smallest...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon., baby bearded dragon, baby dragon
baby bearded dragon, baby dragon, bearded dragon: Hi Lisa-Jo It may be something as simple as an up-coming shedding cycle. Reptiles can often feel a bit out of sorts during this time and this can result in a lack of normal activity, reduced appetite and even aggression. Try giving him a soak in a little...

Reptiles: my baby bearded dragon isnt eating!, electronic thermometer, baby bearded dragon
electronic thermometer, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon: Hi Alfredo It is likely a combination of two factors. The first is that he is only five days old. Hatchling reptiles continue to feed off the absorbed yolk for several days after hatching and often do not feed during this time. It can take around a week...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon skin, uvb light, baby bearded dragon
uvb light, baby bearded dragon, compact coil: Hello Wayne, Do you have a picture of the discoloration on his foot? What is your setup like? Are you using a basking light & a UVB light? What type & brand of UVB light are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb or compact/coil light? What are the...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, dark leafy greens, bearded dragon
dark leafy greens, bearded dragon, beardie: Hi Jake, Congrats on your new pet. You will find that beardies really do enjoy human company. I am including a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out with caring for their beardies. Before I answer your question about the eye, there are a few things...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, driftwood pieces: Hi Sam, I am including a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out with caring for their dragons. You don t want to use calcium too much or too often. Dusting his insects daily until about 14-15 inches in length is fine. You don t have to add any...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon isnt pooping regulary, uvb light, meal worms
uvb light, meal worms, compact coil: Hello Crystal, We should go over your tank setup, just to make sure everything is good. What type & brand of UVB light do you use, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How old is the UVB light? What are the temperatures in the tank, & what...

Reptiles: bearded dragon lighting and heating, bearded dragon, heat pad
bearded dragon, heat pad, ambient room: Hi Trisha, You can turn both the heat lamp and the long UV light off at night. That will give him a normal photo-period or day/night cycle to allow proper sleep. It is quite normal for them to have a temperature drop at night; that is exactly what would...

Reptiles: beardie, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Try backing off the heat a little bit this is slightly warmer than what they like 100 would be OK but 108 is too hot. How did you diagnose MBD? MBD is a long term disease? Also lack of UVB is the cause of MBD as well as nutritional deficiency which causes...

Reptiles: breaded dragon, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, tank setup: Hello Eddie, How old is your daughter? How is she picking him or her up, from overhead or underneath? If a person goes to pick them up from overhead without allowing them to see the hands then they might think that a predator is trying to get them. Try...

Reptiles: Concerns, anole lizard, brown anole
anole lizard, brown anole, wattage bulb: Hello Natalia, That is a nice looking tank for him. Well, if he is going to shed, that will affect his appetite a fair amount. Keep trying with the food. Did you get a digital probe or a temp gun for the thermometer then? Remember, he does need...

Reptiles: Corn snakes and lighting, Corn Snake Species, breeding
Corn Snake Species, breeding, general information: UVB is good but not a necessity from what we understand so far with snakes as they get their calcium through the bones of the prey they eat. Also kudos to you for all the information you gave! It makes answering questions here very rewarding when someone...

Reptiles: Cuban Anole Question, cuban anole, metabolic bone disease
cuban anole, metabolic bone disease, google search: http://www.rightpet.com/ReptileDetail/knight-anole the link below is a search on CA breeders..ignore the miles it states..it pulled up the miles from somewhere between there and me..lol..I am on the East coast. http://www.rightpet.com/ReptileProvidersSearch/breeders-sellers/45/California,United-States...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, eating
chinese water dragon, eating, heating: I would immediately check the heat and lighting as they should have UVB lighting and a properly heated enclosure. If the wound has become infected then it could be an infection going through its body but the dragon still eating makes me think its something...

Reptiles: dwarf bearded dragons, Dwarf Bearded Dragons, Rankins Dragons
Dwarf Bearded Dragons, Rankins Dragons, Heating: Well, that depends what you re referring to as Dwarf Bearded Dragons. If you re referring to Rankins Dragons the care is pretty much the same with a few minor differences and such let me know the specific genus and species we re talking about and we ll go...

Reptiles: not eating, bulge in body, Kenyan Sand Boa, Impaction
Kenyan Sand Boa, Impaction, Feeding: Sounds like some kind of abscess it could be impaction as well if you are feeding in the enclosure instead of feeding in a separate environment which is what I recommend in the first place to avoid such things. Either way the only thing to do now is go to...

Reptiles: Sick Frilled Lizard
Reptiles: Sick Frilled Lizard

Reptiles: feeders are hiding!!, nooks and crannies, rare occurence
nooks and crannies, rare occurence, apple core: Hi Mike, Feeders that run for cover is certainly a reptile related problem and it happens to varying degrees with all the different live insects. I breed a couple different species of roaches and they are naturally more likely to come out into the open...

Reptiles: female water dragon, uvb lighting, calcium supplementation
uvb lighting, calcium supplementation, lighting info: Hi Stacey, I am very sorry for your loss. You don t mention the age of your female. If she was old enough, she may have been egg bound. This can happen when they aren t given the proper uvb lighting and calcium supplementation while forming eggs. Staying...

Reptiles: Green Anoles, Green Anole, feeding
Green Anole, feeding, heating: Yes Brown coloration is a sign of either being cold or stress in Anoles. UVA/UVB is not produced by normal incandescent lights the lights must state that they produce UVB/UVA lighting. The parents should leave the baby alone as long as they are in a large...

Reptiles: Growth issues
Hello Myrna, I hate to say but the bulb you are using is not a UVB light. You will need to get a couple of UVB lights since you are going to separate them now. One for the smaller one, & one for the other 2. The best one is the Reptisun 10 tube bulb....

Reptiles: geko's, calcium powder, paper towels
calcium powder, paper towels, shelf liner: Hello Darlene, What type of geckos do you have currently & are they all housed together? I ask if they are housed together because if you have more than 1 male in with the group, you will have some dominance problems & possible fights. The best type of...

Reptiles: golden gecko won't stick, golden gecko, odd predicament
golden gecko, odd predicament, paper towels: Hello Amanda, The paper towels are perfectly fine, no problems there. What are the temperatures in the tank, & what type of thermometer do you use? A stick on type, a digital probe or a temp gun? What type of basking light are you using? It sounds...

Reptiles: green anole, Green Anole, feeding
Green Anole, feeding, heating: The rocking back and forth is him aiming he is adapting to the injured eye. Well if you release into the wild he will die from predation or starvation. have you tried warm compress as you would for a human sty? that would be the only other thing I could...

Reptiles: heating pads- to be or not to be, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, feeding: To be honest with you, if you already are using excavator substrate then don t use the UTH. I have a free Leopard Gecko Mini eBook on my site which you can download. Regardless, UTH does help with digestion, is it totally necessary? Not all they have been...

Reptiles: help!!! my beardie isnt eating, calcium supplementation, plastic syringe
calcium supplementation, plastic syringe, uvb light: Hello Rosie, Geez, I am sorry to hear that, he was very far gone then. I am sorry that you lost him. :-(( Yes, males & females should not be housed together. As for your other 2 females, you will need to watch them closely. Sometimes, females do not...

Reptiles: hiding feeders, nooks and crannies, apple core
nooks and crannies, apple core, roaches: Hello Mike, Well, it is usually not a good idea to leave feeders such as crickets or roaches roaming the tank overnight. While they do hide, they will come out at night & can bite reptiles. If you want to leave food in for them overnight, I would recommend...

Reptiles: My Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, parasite transmission
leopard gecko, parasite transmission, warm baths: Hi Jacqui, It doesn t sound like you have had the best of luck with this gecko in the few months that you have had him. Feeding a single mealworm should not have caused that severe a problem unless it was extremely large relative to the gecko. Many keepers...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Shedding Over Eyes, coconut husk, leopard gecko
coconut husk, leopard gecko, tupperware container: Hello Jessica, That is really good her eye is doing better now, poor girl. Yes, I am sure that her eye was dry from not being able to shed properly. At least there was no infection though, that is great! You are crushing up some mealies for her! I...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Shedding Over Eyes, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, shedding issues: It sounds crazy but try dabbing a little vegetable oil around the stuck skin and a humidity box and you re right to not force it as this may result in serious injury if those don t work I would suggest a vet visit as they will be able to remove the skin without...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko's troublesome foot, leopard gecko, shedding the skin
leopard gecko, shedding the skin, scar tissue: Honestly, I don t know a ton about Leopard geckos, but I didn t want to just not answer at all. All it might be is that he has a more difficult time with the regular shedding process, so would need some changes in enclosure in order to help. Generally, shedding...

Reptiles: My Leopardo Gecko Is VERY Stickish, leopard gecko, wattage
leopard gecko, wattage, poor girl: Hello Diana, Oh poor girl, she is still getting used to her new home & you. What is your setup like for her? Are you using an undertank heater along with a low wattage basking light? Try getting her used to you slowly but introducing your hand into...

Reptiles: Lizard id, spotted salamander, wet areas
spotted salamander, wet areas, merry way: Hi Stacia, This is the only way I can reply to your comments... don t worry about the temperatures for the salamander. They will bury down in the leaves, etc and hibernate for the winter!!! You really are lucky to have seen one as they generally are very...

Reptiles: Lizards, Crested Gecko care, Housing
Crested Gecko care, Housing, Dominance: You could probably get away with it for a while but I would go with something larger to make the accommodations more pleasing and also if they are both males they may fight. Females will also develop a dominance as well so I would be very careful about housing...

Reptiles: My leo gecko pooped blood!, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, health: The bulge is that on top or the bottom before the tail? It could be she strained too hard. I would make sure she access to clean water as this may be the cause is dehydration. If it doesn t happen again I wouldn t worry too much but the bulge is something...

Reptiles: leopard gecko health & such, leopard gecko, calcium supplementation
leopard gecko, calcium supplementation, calcium powder: Hello Cara, You can try turkey, chicken or beef baby food, that will be fine. The shedding around his mouth may be causing some issues with his skin. I wouldn t leave any crickets in the tank overnight with him, because they can bite him. If he doesn...

Reptiles: leopard gecko something questionable coming out of butt., minute time frame, leopard gecko
minute time frame, leopard gecko, meal worms: Hello Tabetha, So, he was impacted with sand?? That is what was causing the prolapse then. His poor little butt must be sore though! How is he doing now? I am so glad that you were able to get him in to see the vet & that it has fixed itself. I hope...

Reptiles: leopard geckos, leopard geckos, geckos
leopard geckos, geckos: Hello Sawyerclayton, How old are your leopard geckos? I would not recommend breeding them if they are under the age of 2 really as they are not physically mature enough. You really don t have to worry about breeding them. Most of the time, if you put...

Reptiles: lepard tortoise, tortoise keepers, tortoise trust
tortoise keepers, tortoise trust, ambient humidity: Hi Susannah, Tortoise keepers use the term runny nose syndrome to describe the symptoms in tortoises that are similiar to the ones from a human cold. Leopards seem particularly prone to this and it can often be chronic or recurring. It is not caused by...

Reptiles: lighting, Blue Tongue Skink, Captive care
Blue Tongue Skink, Captive care, Heating: Adult size will need about a 60 Gallon tank and I would start with that as you will eventually buy that size regardless. Basking area should be 90-100 degrees and the ambient should be in the eighties and I would also get a UV light as well which should be...

Reptiles: lizard, crested geckos, two females
crested geckos, two females, geckos: Hello Brady, Well, that is an ok sized tank for 2 adult crested geckos. Keep in mind though that you should not house 2 males together. So before putting them together you need to make sure of the sex ahead of time to save on stress later. Two females...

Reptiles: MHD, mhds, water dish
mhds, water dish, health risk: Hello Justin, What are the temperatures in the tank? So how many males & females are in the tank together? What are the ages? She may have parasites if she is soaking too frequently. Maybe you should get a fecal done on her if possible, just to...

Reptiles: Mite infestation!, corn cob, mite infestation
corn cob, mite infestation, natural chemistry: Hi Jamie, Oh, I hate those nasty lil bugs! Since I do rescue, some of the critters came in with mites. What I used and recommend 100% is called REPTILE RELIEF made by the company NATURAL CHEMISTRY. The stuff is 100% natural ingredients, and is extremely...

Reptiles: male green anole, green anole, uvb light
green anole, uvb light, glass tanks: Hello Karissa, The Reptiglo coil bulb unfortunately is not a good bulb. It does not emit the proper wavelength of UVB so your anole is not getting any UVB. I would recommend either the Reptisun 5 or 10 tube bulb for better UVB exposure. The stick on...

Reptiles: Need help, leopard gecko, squirt bottle
leopard gecko, squirt bottle, egg holder: Hi Chris, Congrats on your new gecko! They are very interesting lizards!! I am including a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out. Feel free to print it out so you can refer to it often. First, remove the sand.... it is deadly to geckos. Even...

Reptiles: New bearded dragon hi tracie, cricket problem, bearded dragon
cricket problem, bearded dragon, crics: Hello Jessica, Oh you might have used my old email possibly. We changed servers & I have a new email. It is: Drache_613@hotmail.com Yes you do have a problem with Cleo, she has discovered crickets! LOL Oh no, she loves waxworms, too? What she has...

Reptiles: can-o-crickets?, dark leafy greens, greens salad
dark leafy greens, greens salad, bearded dragon: Hi Sam, Of course the live ones are better and more nutritious but you can offer the canned ones also. When your beardie is bigger, they enjoy a treat of the can o grasshoppers!! Using the canned insects, gives you a chance to offer variety in insects. ...

Reptiles: ornate uromastyx, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, correct lighting: Hello Krista, I am sorry your ornate uro is ill. Do you have a picture of him? So you have just 1 male & 1 female housed in the 90 gallon tank, correct? I am just making sure that there is only 1 male in that tank as males will fight. Have they mated...

Reptiles: Please help leo gecko prob, heater mat, s leo
heater mat, s leo, new tank: I wish I could help more, but I don t know much about leopard geckos. A few things that might help though: - Even if they are separate, if they can SEE eachother, it could cause the same dominance and stress issues. This is the case with bearded dragons...

Reptiles: pregnant wife and reptiles, bearded dragon, 3 year olds
bearded dragon, 3 year olds, family pet: Hello Bob, Well, of course, that is always a concern because babies & pregnant women are at higher risk of infection. Infants do not have fully developed immune systems. The major risk involved is salmonella. However, that is only a risk if things...

Reptiles: pusy rectum discharge, ball python, voise
ball python, voise, pet store: Return it to the pet store. If they refuse to take it back simply stand in the middle of the store and say the following in a loud clear voise everytime someone walks, The animal I bought here less than a week ago will not eat and has pus flowing out of...

Reptiles: Sick Frilled Lizard, Frilled Lizard, Feeding
Frilled Lizard, Feeding, diet: I think this is either one of two things. There maybe a blockage where he is not interested in eating. or The UV is not enough to stimulate appetite. When was the bulb last replaced they must be replaced every six months to retain efficiency. That s as...

Reptiles: Skink, Schneider Skink, Abscess
Schneider Skink, Abscess, Dislocation: Well, I would ask first of all what is in the enclosure as this will help me determine what may have caused such a injury. Off the top of my head I can think of nothing which would have occurred naturally or disease wise to cause this. It sounds like an...

Reptiles: Snake identification, snake identification, brown snake
snake identification, brown snake, magic marker: It s called a Northern Brown snake. They re very common, and are versatile enough to live in very surprising places, very often urban. Many snakes end up being run over from just sitting out in the sun in parking lots and roads, which warm up better than their...

Reptiles: Sons iguana, digital probe thermometer, compact coil
digital probe thermometer, compact coil, tank setup: Hello Angela, How old is his iguana? Do you have any pictures at all of him? Let s review your tank setup to make sure everything is all correct for him. Such as what type & brand of UVB are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light?...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon, digital probe thermometer, uvb light
digital probe thermometer, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Carrie, How long have you had the bearded dragon for? How old is the dragon? Can you review the tank setup for me? What type & brand of UVB light are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Do you have a bright white basking...

Reptiles: my sick bearded dragon is sick please help, meal worms, compact coil
meal worms, compact coil, calcium deficiency: Hello Bobbie, Can you post some pictures of your dragon for me? What type & brand of UVB do you use, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What type of basking light are you using, a bright white light or a colored light? Do you supplement...

Reptiles: my sick dragons, uvb lighting, sick dragons
uvb lighting, sick dragons, calcium supplementation: Hello David, How old are the beardies that you have? Are they all housed together? Those symptoms sound like a nutritional deficiency, probably calcium or maybe a B vitamin such as thiamin. Do you use calcium supplementation & vitamins? Do you spray...

Reptiles: sick veiled chameleon, Veiled Chameleon, MBD
Veiled Chameleon, MBD, metabolic bone disease: Well depending on if it is actually MBD or not is the real question, the next question would be how advanced was this disease allowed to get? I would actually ask why or who told you it was MDB as this is a disease which normally takes years before actual...

Reptiles: sick water dragon, chinese water dragon, uvb light
chinese water dragon, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Bonnie, Sorry that your chinese water dragon is ill. Are you sure that he has a respiratory infection, what are his symptoms? What is your tank setup like, are you using a UVB light? If so, what type & brand of UVB light is it, a fluorescent tube...

Reptiles: sideways and upside down frog, Fire Bellied Toads, Water
Fire Bellied Toads, Water, infections: It sounds to me like the other escapee didn t escape but died somehow in the tank and was missed and infected the water. I would do a water change and install a filter as well as make a trip the vet to diagnose the specific infection which is what this sounds...

Reptiles: small problem...before if becomes big problem!, meal worms, tank heater
meal worms, tank heater, gallon tank: Hello Mike, Oh I see. :-)) Well, then, that will have to do the. Hopefully that will help increase the temperatures just a little bit more. Those temperatures are much better. Just turn the basking light off at night, leaving the under tank heater...

Reptiles: stumped on identifacation of a lizaerd i found, Lizard identification, Wild caught lizard feeding
Lizard identification, Wild caught lizard feeding, UV Lighting: Most lizards will eat appropriate sized crickets which range from pinhead size for Dart Frogs to Large which are 3/4 to 1 inch. Without further information on what the lizard looks like I can t really identify it accurately if you can get a picture of it...

Reptiles: swollen bearded dragon eyes, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: It sounds as if they may have become infected by getting substrate underneath the eyelids. Barring that, she may have picked up another type of infection somewhere along the line. What substrate are you using? It may be that a simple flushing is all that...

Reptiles: Tree Frog Symptoms, nerve impulse transmission, blood calcium levels
nerve impulse transmission, blood calcium levels, vitamin d3: Hi Joe It sounds like it may be tetany. I ve seen this a couple times with young, rescued lizards. They would go rigid with straight legs and arched back for a few seconds before recovering. It is caused by low blood calcium levels (which plays a role in...

Reptiles: I think my gecko is overdue!, Gecko, heating
Gecko, heating, feeding: Scarlett, sorry I didn t realize who I was originally speaking with! Anyway, look at her belly if you see two white ovals then she is gravid or pregnant. It could take up to five or six weeks for her to lay and she must have a laying box with moist sand...

Reptiles: URGENT! My leopard gecko laying eggs, leopard gecko, fertile eggs
leopard gecko, fertile eggs, oral fluids: Hello Bea, Oh boy that could be a problem hon. She could be impacted which might be affecting her ability to push to lay her eggs. How long has this been going on for? I would change the substrate out to paper towels, felt, tiles, or non adhesive shelf...

Reptiles: Uromastyx urates are hard/crystalline, uvb light, urates
uvb light, urates, tail rot: Hello Melissa, No, it is not normal for their urates to be that hard. They should be much softer. What foods are you feeding? What are the temperatures that you are keeping him at, & what type of thermomter are you using? A round stick on type, a...

Reptiles: UVB Light, uvb light, painted turtle
uvb light, painted turtle, zoo med: Hello Jessica, Yes you are correct, the Reptiglo 10 tube bulb & compact bulbs have caused a lot of issues & continue to do so. The Reptisun 10 tube bulb is a great light. I would get the 10 & not the 5 as there is a higher UVB emission output with the...

Reptiles: unknown snake in wyoming, garter snake, night crawler
garter snake, night crawler, gartersnake: The snake you saw is called a Wandering gartersnake, possibly a Western plains garter snake. They are quite variable, and what you describe fits well within that variation. Especially when they are young (6 would be a neonate), the pattern and coloration...

Reptiles: Adult bearded dragon, swollen, uncomfortable, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Michelle, Oh boy, that sounds like gout, or metabolic bone disease. Can you post some pictures of him for me please? How long have you had him? Also, let s go over your setup up too. He needs a basking spot of around 95-110 measured with a...

Reptiles: what animals are compatable w/ male green anole, green anole, green anoles
green anole, green anoles, uvb light: Well, in a 20 gallon or larger tank, you could add a second green anole, and perhaps a pair of house geckos. House geckos have naturalized in Florida in the US, and live in the same areas as green anoles. Since they are nocturnal, the two species would...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon 18 month Male Beard Turns Black, male beard, dave beard
male beard, dave beard, dramatic extent: Hi Dave, Beard darkening is quite normal in adult males and occurs to a less dramatic extent in females. They use it as part of their territorial, defense and mating display, often inflating the beard at the same time. The entire chest area may darken as...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Teal, This is not normal behavior. I don t think your dragon is brumating, he may be ill. They can brumate during the later summer time, & into the winter, the normal time for brumation really should not exceed 4-5 months tops. Most of the time,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, bird fly
bearded dragon, bird fly, stressful experience: Hello Rhonda, How is your dragon right now, is he still opening his mouth at you a lot? Sometimes, if they have not had much or any experience outside will react by puffing themselves up & showing their beards to make themselves look better. To some it...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, uvb lighting, uvb light
uvb lighting, uvb light, digital thermometer: Hello Roseanne, Hm,ok. I am still not familiar with those lights. There is no such thing as a 20 UVB. Can you send me a link or a picture to the type of light you are referring to? Is it a tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Are you possibly looking...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bearded dragon: Hi Hannelie, You haven t given me much to go on as to the care you are giving the beardie. I am going to include a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out with caring for their beardies. With what may be causing what your beardie is doing can be...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, compact coil, bearded dragon
compact coil, bearded dragon, tank setup: Hello Clare, It is a possibility that your dragon could be trying to brumate. However, before assuming that is the case, let s review your tank setup first. What type & brand of UVB are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? ...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Death, dragon death, red dots
dragon death, red dots, bearded dragon: Hello Lyndsey, That sounds great if you could get a copy of the blood tests, that would be helpful. You can send them to my email address at: Drache_613@hotmail.com If you want to go over your tank setup too, just to ensure everything was optimal for...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Emergency Light Question, baby bearded dragon, uvb light
baby bearded dragon, uvb light, bearded dragon: Hello Alexarae, Honestly, unless your house is not wired correctly or you don t have the proper light fixtures you should not have a house fire. In all of the years we have kept reptiles, we have always properly mounted our lights with proper ventilation,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Issues, fungal skin infections, hygienic conditions
fungal skin infections, hygienic conditions, old dragon: Hi Kelly, I m not aware of any condition that would affect their body odour to such an extent. Intestinal parasites will make their droppings quite foul smelling and generally runny but it doesn t sound like you are dealing with that. Are there any areas...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon light, sterile saline solution, watt light bulb
sterile saline solution, watt light bulb, lighting issues: Hello Alana, That is great Spikey is doing better now that the light is out. I hope you get a refund! At least he is alert & his eyes are open. It is such a good thing you caught this early. Well, I would keep feeding the softer food right now, until...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Unusual activity...., bearded dragons, water dish
bearded dragons, water dish, gal tank: Hello Travis, First, is the 175 gallon divided? I highly recommend dividing the tank, as it is large enough. Housing 2 males is going to become unsafe. Once they reach maturity, they will most likely fight & it could become severe, sometimes fighting...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, systemic antibiotics
bearded dragons, systemic antibiotics, brumation: Hi Dana, Did either of the vets mention anything or seem familiar with brumation in bearded dragons? It is similar to hibernation and typically starts around this time of year. Brumating dragons tend to drop their food intake dramatically or completely....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon strange behaviour, tip tank, terra digital
tip tank, terra digital, human counterparts: Hello Sarah, Do you have any pictures of your tank setup for me to look at? Good the digital probes should be accurate then. Honestly, that is good you have separated them though, because they will breed eventually. The Sun Glo is a basking bulb...

Reptiles: Beardie Brumation, organic baby food, bearded dragon
organic baby food, bearded dragon, pedialyte: Hello Jenn, Ok, one thing we can change is the Exo Terra Reptiglo UVB bulb. Is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Those lights don t put off much UVB emission & some of them are just harmful to them too. They can emit low wavelength...

Reptiles: Beardie turning black :S, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Hey Zee, first of all my apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I contracted the cold my wife had and haven t been at the computer in a while. Anyway, at first glance so to speak this would immediately make me think Lighting or heating is off somehow....

Reptiles: Bloody urates, emergency vet, beardie
emergency vet, beardie, biopsy: Stephanie, Unfortunately, it really is impossible to say for sure what that could be. While it could be something life threatening, it could also just be due to the recent surgery. I wish I could provide something solid, but it just may not be knowable...

Reptiles: my baby bearded dragon wont eat and seems lazy!, uvb lighting, intestinal blockages
uvb lighting, intestinal blockages, calcium absorbtion: Hi Ali, Your basking spot temperature is a bit on the low side. Try bringing it up to closer 100F. You didn t happen to mention if you were dusting his crickets with a calcium/vitamin supplement which is really critical for young beardeds. They are a rapidly...

Reptiles: baby beardie being bad, collared greens, baby bearded dragon
collared greens, baby bearded dragon, compact coil: Hello Kelsey, Oh boy, that is not good. The baby must have been mishandled previously or he doesn t feel good. Let s review your setup a little bit. The tank size is perfectly fine, no problems with that at all. The 10 UVB, is it a fluorescent tube...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Kathy, Oh geez, your new dragon has metabolic bone disease at least that is what it sounds like. Are you using a UVB light & if so, what type & brand are you using? A fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Do you have any calcium to use...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb lighting, water drinker
uvb lighting, water drinker, uvb light: Hello Jeanne, Wow, that is incredible! That is very uncommon to have that old of a dragon! You have old stock which was so much healthier than what is around today, amazing. Would you happen to have a picture possibly? Are you using any UVB lighting?...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb lighting, compact coil
uvb lighting, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Sian, How old is your little Spike? Is he just a juvenile? What type & brand of UVB lighting are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What type of basking light do you use? What are the temperatures in the tank? Do you...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon has developed a hole in his tail., bearded dragon, paper towels
bearded dragon, paper towels, antibiotic ointment: Hello Dave, Oh boy, a hole is not good. The hole in his tail was most likely caused by the crickets. Unfortunately, leaving crickets in his tank is not safe. So, I highly recommend removing any excess crickets in his tank after a little while. Crickets...

Reptiles: bearded dragon stress, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Brett, Wow you are from dragonland, lucky you! Hm, that sounds like a seizure. Are you using a UVB light for him? If so, what type & brand do you use, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Do you supplement with calcium? How...

Reptiles: bearded dragons, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: They can eat them without concern but I have never had mine try to eat them for whatever reason. I would cut back on the amount of mealworms you re feeding as the Dragon is not eating them all when offered. Although I have never heard of it happening the...

Reptiles: bearded dragons, uvb lighting, calcium d3
uvb lighting, calcium d3, calcium deficiency: It s difficult to picture what you are describing. If your dragon seems to have tremors or seizures, it could be hypocalcemia. Severe calcium deficiency occurs when the animal doesn t have sufficient UVB lighting (UVB fluorescent lights must be no more than...

Reptiles: beardie cleaning, paper towels, mild soap
paper towels, mild soap, betadine: Hello Michelle, You may need to soak them daily, so that it doesn t stain their skin & comes off more easily. They can be naughty dragons, for sure, getting dirty like that! I would keep them on the paper towels. That is so much easier than the sand,...

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon Not Gaining Weight, chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon
chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon, earth worms: Hello Kate, Well, Zen does look young & he looks pretty good though he is a little dark in the picture. He needs to be a little warmer. The round analogue stick on type of thermometers are only good at reading the air or ambient temperatures & sometimes,...

Reptiles: Chinese water dradon, chinese water dragon, water dragon
chinese water dragon, water dragon, wet end: Hello Amber, Well, chances are, the baby that you recently purchased was wild caught which greatly increases their parasite levels. Can you get a fecal exam done on the baby? Great to hear that you are housing them separately, that is a good idea!...

Reptiles: corn snakes, Corn Snake Species, breeding
Corn Snake Species, breeding, general information: Well, I wouldn t recommend housing them together but you can do so. You must absolutely have two water bowls, four hides two on the cool side and two on the warm side, and never feed them together. When feeding feed them separately outside of the enclosure....

Reptiles: egg, chicken egg incubator, pinhead crickets
chicken egg incubator, pinhead crickets, long tailed grass lizards: The egg could have come from any of the lizards, if they are female, but it would probably be infertile, unless you haven t had the lizards for more than a few months. Whether it is infertile or not, however, being submerged in water would have killed it--so,...

Reptiles: Female Mali Uramastyx, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, uvb light: Hello Gary, Can you tell me more about your tank setup? Do you use UVB lighting? If so what type & brand of UVB light do you use, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Are you using calcium supplementation? It sounds like she is suffering...

Reptiles: Fire Frog babies!, Fire Bellied Toads, Water
Fire Bellied Toads, Water, breeding: Before answering this and giving you incorrect information can you please tell me the exact Genus and Species of the frog we are discussing. I am presuming you are referring to the Fire bellied Toad Bombina orientalis which is commonly sold in the United...

Reptiles: Frilled Dragon, coconut husk fiber, uvb lights
coconut husk fiber, uvb lights, uvb light: Hello Amanda, Oh geez, I was afraid that he was very ill. It is hard when you take in a reptile from someone else who did not care for it properly. I am sorry! I hope that the frilled dragon will make it. The spiny tailed iguana will be a great family...

Reptiles: Frilled Dragon, uvb lamp, light fixture
Reptiles: Frilled Dragon, uvb lamp, light fixture, screws

Reptiles: What kind of snake is this?, baby snake, murderer
Reptiles: What kind of snake is this?, baby snake, murderer

Reptiles: female beardie swollen beard, real big ones, water balloon
real big ones, water balloon, grubs: Hello Taunia, Oh boy, that is too bad. Things like that can happen though, unfortunately, Do you have any pictures of her? What is she ea ting right now, greens, veggies & any feeders? It is possible that it will clear up on its own but I wouldn...

Reptiles: Gravid leopard gecko, peat moss, leopard gecko
peat moss, leopard gecko, depos: Hello Shelley, Yes it is hard to find good information. Their fat deposits are only a couple of places. The base of the tail is a huge area for fat storage & slightly underneath of their little arm pits is another area for fat storage too. The stomach...

Reptiles: Green Anoles Mating, metabolic bone disease, green anoles
metabolic bone disease, green anoles, exo terra: Hello Jessica, Great that you keep the adults & babies separate. Hm, that is very odd that they continue to mate. It is most likely because she is still ovulating since she is in the presence of a male. Once they begin ovulating a lot of times, they...

Reptiles: Grey Tree Frog, grey tree frog, feeder crickets
grey tree frog, feeder crickets, types of frogs: Hi Fran, I am also a fan of the greys and would agree that returning him to the wild is in his best interest. How to do it safely is indeed the catch! Greys are one of the numerous types of frogs that can endure cold temperatures through the production...

Reptiles: gecko appetite/ eye problems, proper hydration, veteranarian
proper hydration, veteranarian, sick animals: Hi Brett, That is really an unfortunate situation. You and your vet are obviously in the best position to judge whether further treatment presents any hope for her. From your description, there are just a couple things I would suggest trying that hopefully...

Reptiles: green anoles, green anoles, leopard gecko
green anoles, leopard gecko, bearded dragon: OK, he needs a HEAT lamp AND a UVB bulb (both of which are going to cost a whole lot more than the lizard). Also he needs crickets that are small enough for him to eat-you can t use full grown crickets. Anole are difficult to keep in captivity see if you...

Reptiles: HELP MY CHAMELLION IS SICK - I AM NEW TO THESE GUYS, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, calcium supplementation: Hello K8, What type of lighting are you using right now, do you have a UVB light? What type & brand is it, a fluorescent tube light or a compact/coil light? What type of basking light do you have? What are the temperatures? If you had a baby chameleon,...

Reptiles: House temperature for Crested Geckos, ceramic heat emitter, crested geckos
ceramic heat emitter, crested geckos, degree fahrenheit: Hi Sarah, Cresties actually do need to have a warm area in their tanks, regardless of the season.When they don t have access to a warm area they are unable to digest their foods properly. Too cool and the food digests too slow and nutrients are lost. Slow...

Reptiles: Humidity for Bearded Dragon, humidity levels, humidity level
humidity levels, humidity level, bearded dragon: Hi Laura, The easiest way is to cover a portion of the lid with a piece of plastic or even foil. The water from the misting and water bowl are evaporating into the air and raising the humidity but it is then dissipating out into the room. Covering part...

Reptiles: housing of multiple corn snakes, corn snakes, corn snake
corn snakes, corn snake, ball pythons: I m afraid not. Snakes should always be housed individually, except for brief periods while they are breeding. Cannibalism is documented in most species of snakes. Even if they don t eat one another, they will vie for dominance and compete for the best...

Reptiles: Iguanas, Common Iguana issues, Iguana aggression
Common Iguana issues, Iguana aggression, iguana enclosure: Iguanas are a naturally aggressive species when it comes to breeding it could be she is maturing. The nose rubbing is a sign the enclosure is too small. You should have an enclosure that is at minimum three times the length of the animal and twice as wide....

Reptiles: iguanas, fruits and vegtables, thermomiter
fruits and vegtables, thermomiter, female iguana: Have they been separated into equally large cages? Do they have plenty of cover and hiding places? I have never heard of iguanas biting off their own toes, and frankly I find it difficult to believe. Wounds and husbandry problems can cause necrosis in...

Reptiles: What kind of snake is this?, killing snakes, rat snake
killing snakes, rat snake, baby rat: Well you ve saved the world from a baby rat snake (completely harmless but don t tell anybody)... He was in your yard protected your house from rats and mice, but I wouldn t worry about those silly things. I mean just because they carry diseases which can...

Reptiles: MY LEOPARD GECKO IS DYING PLEASE HELP!?, leopard gecko, paper towels
leopard gecko, paper towels, plastic bin: Hello Kariiss, Do you have any pictures of her? Well, she got too cold most likely. You will need to try & gradually warm her up without burning her to death. Set her tank up with an undertank heater & light on in a small plastic bin to make conditions...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko eye problem, sterile saline solution, leopard gecko
sterile saline solution, leopard gecko, terramycin: Hello Allie, Good that you got some terramycin on the way. That is good ointment to have on hand. If you feel that after a few days but no longer than a week, her eyes are not improving, Baytril could be given. Here is the site that sells Baytril...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko With Health Issue, metabolic bone disease, leopard geckos
metabolic bone disease, leopard geckos, teeth and gums: Hello Ke Yauntai, Very interesting name indeed. Hm, well that could be mouth rot also, not metabolic bone disease. Can you post a picture or two of the mouth so I could see? That would help a lot. What is your setup like? Do you have an undertank...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko nutrition, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, q tip: Hello Bea, Oh that is super to hear that she finally laid her eggs! Well, if she wont willingly lick the baby food off of her nose, you will need to use a q-tip to get her mouth open so you can syringe some food into her. She needs her nutrition now...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, female leopard: Hello Ryan, What is the concentration of the Panacur, it should say on the bottle. I can help you dose her if you have the strength/concentration of the drug, along with her weight. Well, without doing a fecal on her you can t be for sure it is worms....

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, genevie: Hello Genevie, Great that you were able to get the calcium powder for her. At least she ate a couple of crickets for you then. Ok, just watch her closely on the sand. A lot of geckos become impacted with the calcium based sand. All of the calcium...

Reptiles: leopard gecko impaction, leopard gecko, plastic syringe
leopard gecko, plastic syringe, canned pumpkin: Hello Hollie, Great, changing the substrate from soil to newspaper was a good idea. He is probably impacted. You can try to feed him some canned pumpkin, sugar free applesauce & a drop or two of olive or mineral oil in mixed up together for him. Use...

Reptiles: leopard gecko tail has a cut, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, injuries in lizards: Dawn I apologize I was sick and have just now gotten back to normal. Anyway, it will probably heal on its own or he may lose the tail I wouldn t use neosporin I would actually say let nature take its course. The tail will regrow if it does fall off. Are...

Reptiles: long tail lizard w/ green anole?, Cross housing species, multiple species environment
Cross housing species, multiple species environment, Crickets: I never recommend keeping different species together as they each may have a parasite load which doesn t effect them but might be lethal to other species. Crickets kept at home I use Flukers Orange Cubes or any of the Fluker Cricket products. Keep the crickets...

Reptiles: MHD, mountain horned dragon, night time temperature
mountain horned dragon, night time temperature, mountain horned dragons: Mountain Horned Dragon, I assume? You should keep a consistant day and night cycle for all reptiles. 12 hours of light with 12 hours of darkness is usually preferred. You can use a timer to make it easy. Mountain horned dragons do well with a night time...

Reptiles: Mountain horn lizards or dragons, new animal, tracie
new animal, tracie, lizards: Hello Kevin, You are correct in the fact that it is not wise to house 2 males together, really of any species though. They are way too aggressive. The best thing at the moment, for the female, would be to separate her into her own tank for a little while....

Reptiles: Mountain horned dragon eggs., Mountain Horned Dragon, Eggs
Mountain Horned Dragon, Eggs, Incubation: If she has never seen a male they are what are known as slugs or unfertilized and this does happen from time to time. Given that I am guessing she has never seen a male. However if she has I would remove them to a incubator or chicken egg incubator put the...

Reptiles: mini aquatic turtles, Red Eared slider, Baby Turtle
Red Eared slider, Baby Turtle, UVA: OK Shari, to put it bluntly there are no such animals. mini aquatic turtles do not exist. Most likely what you have are baby red eared slider turtles. that being the case follow this link which is on Red Eared Sliders it can be used for most aquatic turtles...

Reptiles: new pet iguana, green, humidity gauge, soft bedding
humidity gauge, soft bedding, coconut fiber: Hello Amanda, Congratulations on your new Iguana, Kevin. Do you have any pictures of him? Off hand, I don t know of any particular leash brand wise, but most pet stores usually carry reptile leashes. You might try looking on www.reptilesupply.com They...

Reptiles: prolasped rectum of baby bearded dragon, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, tank setup: Hello Mary, Well, prolapses are very serious conditions. We need to go over your tank setup to make sure everything is good for him. You can treat this, but ultimately, if this does not go back on its own, then you will need to take him to the vet. ...

Reptiles: Re: Leopard Gecko eye problem, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, water bowls: Hi Lee-Anna Unfortunately, closed eyes is also one of those general symptoms displayed by sick reptiles, along with (usually) lack of appetite and lethargy. That makes it difficult to tell whether it may be the cause or a symptom in this case. You are...

Reptiles: Re: water dragon, wooden tank, water dragons
wooden tank, water dragons, water dragon: Hello Rebecca, That coloring appears to be shedding right now. However, I hate to have to tell you this, but, water dragons have a nickname called Nose Bangers! They can t seem to recognize their barriers & can t see the glass very well. So, you probably...

Reptiles: Reply: Leopard Gecko eye problems, leopard gecko, tank 80
leopard gecko, tank 80, incandescent bulb: Hi Lee-Anna, Thanks for posting the photo. He looks to be in pretty good shape otherwise but he does have that eye rather firmly shut doesn t he! By sealed I just mean that it is stuck closed due to discharge, pus or swelling as opposed to the animal...

Reptiles: rattlesnake vs. cobra, diamondback rattlesnake, king cobra
diamondback rattlesnake, king cobra, rattlesnake: I run into Western Diamondbacks all the time ... daily ... and they are nowhere near as dangerous overall. They average 4 or so as adults ... very rarely going higher than that, and never give chase or even try to bite unless provoked excessively. They will...

Reptiles: russian tortoise strange behavior, russian tortoise diet, reptile veterinarian
russian tortoise diet, reptile veterinarian, uvb light: Ensure that temperatures at tortoise level are proper, and that you have a good UVB light. Keep the day/night cycle at 12 hours day, 12 hours dark. Here s a good site on Russian tortoise diet (which is a bit complicated): http://www.russiantortoise.org/russiantortoisediet.htm...

Reptiles: Sick Green Anole, metabolic bone disease, green anole
metabolic bone disease, green anole, mercury vapor bulb: Hello Mariah, Great I will look forward to seeing a picture of her soon then. The Sun Glo is fine for a basking light. You will need to get the Reptisun 10 tube bulb though, so she can get some UVB exposure. I believe that will help her out quite a bit....

Reptiles: Sick leopard gecko, leopard gecko, meal worm
leopard gecko, meal worm, internal parasites: Hi Carolyn, Only a fecal exam by a vet can determine if she has parasites..as to starving, that is possible if she hasn t been eating. If you haven t tried feeding her with plastic tweeezers to hold the insect, I would do so. With the shedding, are you...

Reptiles: My six lined race runner, circadian rhythms, seth
circadian rhythms, seth, weather: Hello Seth, Oh he is beautiful! I love that picture of him. How old is he again? Well, if the weather is up & down, that will cause his circadian rhythms to get off a little bit. If it would stay cold, he would probably not come out for awhile. He...

Reptiles: six lined racerunner, coconut husk, six lined racerunner
coconut husk, six lined racerunner, meal worms: Hello Seth, Oh those little things are so cute. Do you have a picture of him? How cold is it where you are at? Make sure he can get in out of the cold in a cave or hide with coconut husk substrate or something to help keep him warm. How deep is the...

Reptiles: What size tank should i get, leopard gecko, size tank
leopard gecko, size tank, new tank: Hello Joe, A Leopard gecko should have a 20 gallon, for comfort. They really don t need anything larger than that unless you have multiple leos in there. A 12x12x12 is good, but you might want to upgrade for him, so he has a little more room to roam...

Reptiles: sleepy red eye, red eye tree frogs, creatures of habit
red eye tree frogs, creatures of habit, tree frogs: Hi Mike, From what you have told me I really don t think you need to be worried. The second frog may still be going through a bit of re-location adjustment. He is likely waking up a at some point during the night. Frogs can really be creatures of habit....

Reptiles: snake has white toung, corn snake, lot of water
corn snake, lot of water, whit: White could be a sign of infection or anemia. Neither of which you can do anything about at home. To be honest, I d keep doing what you re doing and hope for the best. Any trip to the vet at this point with a snake that small is going to cost much more...

Reptiles: Texas Spiny Lizard, uvb lighting, texas spiny lizard
uvb lighting, texas spiny lizard, open wounds: Hi Tambre, Have you added a heat source to the cage? Using an overhead light fixture is recommended. Wattage will depend on the size of the tank..most likely in the 60-75 watt range. They do need to be able to warm up in a basking area...hence the light...

Reptiles: Turtle smelling... bad..., blood calcium levels, red eared slider
blood calcium levels, red eared slider, gallon tank: Hi--I would like to have better news for you, but unfortunately -- you are an uninformed turtle-keeper. Fortunately, you re doing something about it, by asking questions. Your turtle has been kept improperly for a year now, judging solely by your description...

Reptiles: I think Elaine (My Veiled Chameleon is dying), Veiled Chameleon, treatment
Veiled Chameleon, treatment, uvb: Jessica, honestly this sounds pretty dire. I would highly suggest that you take Elaine to a herp Vet which if I know where abouts you live I can probably help you find one relatively close by. What are the humidity parameters and what are the heat and light...

Reptiles: i think he has no eyes!!!!!, vitamin a toxicity, calcium d3
vitamin a toxicity, calcium d3, baby bearded dragon: I would be guessing that it would be an infection, from your description. Antibiotic eye ointment would be used to treat it. Diet should be: Mixed leafy greens (mustard, collards, dandelion, turnip greens) with a little grated squash, carrot, and green...

Reptiles: Urgent help with my turtle, uvb light, natural sunlight
uvb light, natural sunlight, water temp: The water seems a little bit on the warm side, and the basking temp a little bit too cool, but not dramatically so. Raise the basking temperature, because he obviously wants to be warmer to help fight his illness. 35 c would probably be the best basking...

Reptiles: Veiled Chameleon, veiled chameleon, reptile vet
veiled chameleon, reptile vet, throat area: I do not have much experience working with chameleons, but I know that 6 years is in the range of their natural life expectancy. Later in life, reptiles, just like many animals, are subject to tumors and the like. I suggest bringing her to a good reptile...

Reptiles: Yellow Throat Plated Lizard, yellow throat, care sheets
yellow throat, care sheets, hibernating: Reptiles do not hibernate--they brumate. They slow down, but remain awake. They do this only when conditions are too cold, or (for some species) too dry and hot (such as in the desert). Your lizard should not be brumating if you are caring for him at...

Reptiles: 5 mo Bearded Dragon, thermal burns, bearded dragon
thermal burns, bearded dragon, yellow areas: Your beardie is a boy. The spots almost look like dye or marker color. I see highlighter yellow areas as well, there. Do you keep him on newspapers with colored pages? Did water spill? Apart from that, the other two possibilities are thermal burns...

Reptiles: 6 month old bearded dragon, relocation stress, uvb light
relocation stress, uvb light, heat sensors: Hello Karen, Well, hopefully this will be an easy fix for him. Great sized tank for him! He should be happy with that. It is usually not a good idea to house bearded dragons on loose substrates as they can become impacted on them & the loose substrate...

Reptiles: Argus Monitor's Safety, behr paint, wood enclosure
behr paint, wood enclosure, vinyl flooring: Hi Brittany, I have iguanas so basically the same rules would apply with sealing wood, etc.With the igs, their cages are about 7-8 ft long, 4-4.5 deep and 6-7 ft high...Everything I ve listed below are products I ve used in their habitats. I like the Behr...

Reptiles: aggression in bearded dragon, new perfume, attitude change
new perfume, attitude change, bearded dragon: Hi Sandi, When there is an attitude change such as your beardie has, I always recommend a vet check up to see if something is going on. Reptiles can t tell you if something hurts or if they don t feel well so they express illness through acting differently....

Reptiles: albino leopard gecko, leopard gecko, tank setup
leopard gecko, tank setup, chicken turkey: Hello Alyssa, Do you have any pictures of your baby gecko for me? How does her tail look, is it still fat or is she losing weight? What type of setup do you have for her currently? Are you using an undertank heater along with an overhead basking bulb...

Reptiles: Baby Leopard Gecko with Diarrhea, relocation stress, meal worm
relocation stress, meal worm, leopard gecko: Hello Heather, Wow, Latte is thin! He is very pretty however. How is he doing today? Yes, the undertank heater will help with digestion greatly for him. Ok, that temperature is fine right now. Do you use a digital probe or a temp gun to measure...

Reptiles: BEARDED DRAGON, carrots and grapes, turnip greens
carrots and grapes, turnip greens, mustard greens: Hi Matt, With his beard being darker, he may be working on something such as an infection. You don t mention any UVB, which is vital to their health. I am going to include a basic care sheet so you can read more on the uvb..there are also links to finding...

Reptiles: Bearde dragon, pool table surface, walnut shell
pool table surface, walnut shell, bearded dragon: That s strange ... there s definitely something going on. I suggest becoming a member of http://www.beardeddragon.org/ and asking some of the members there. They have definite expertise when it comes to how to keep them happy, and can probably shed more light...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, female bearded dragons, uvb lighting
female bearded dragons, uvb lighting, adequate calcium: Hello Janine, Is she laying infertile eggs? This can happen with young females. Is she around a male or other females? Sometimes if they can even see another male or female, this stimulates the follicles to lay. No, it is not the norm for female bearded...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Ear Color, inner mechanisms, bearded dragon
inner mechanisms, bearded dragon, ear area: Hello Amy, That looks a little bit different than my dragons. It can vary in color from dragon to dragon a little. Has he seemed to have any balance problems lately? The membrane appears undamaged however, by just looking at the picture right now....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon-family friend, uvb light, ear drainage
uvb light, ear drainage, fungus disease: Hello Michelle, Hm, I have never heard of an allergic reaction to superworms. Though did you leave the worms in the tank with them? It is possible that the worm could have bitten her, they do have pinchers & can bite. Or, there was just something wrong...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon hibernation, bearded dragon, adult foot
bearded dragon, adult foot, kitchen scale: If you re cooling your dragon, then you shouldn t feed it--they can t properly digest food when the temperatures are too low. Make sure their gut is empty before you cool them. If the dragon is brumating, then it will not lose weight quickly, even though...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon scales, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: That sounds like a humidity issue to me. I would ask what the temperature parameters are in the basking site and the cool side as well. I would also ask what the humidity is at in the enclosure and this would be give some more information so that I can answer...

Reptiles: Beardie not eating., uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Kelly, Are you in the US? If so, you can get the Reptisun 10 tube bulb from www.petmountain.com for a pretty good price. You may want to consider getting him that one so he wont start to have calcium issues. Good that he seems to be a little...

Reptiles: Beardie Followup, dark circles, conjunctivitis
dark circles, conjunctivitis, goober: Hello Jenn, I hate to have to tell you this, but the compact/coil lights will cause PKC or photokerato-conjunctivitis so you will need to turn that light off & try to return it. So, to help him recover as quickly as possible, find some sterile saline solution...

Reptiles: Biting Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, tank setup
leopard gecko, tank setup, nipper: Hello Alice, We can review your tank setup first to make sure that everything is all correct for him. Are you using an undertank heater along with a basking light on one end of the tank? What type of substrate are you using for him? Chances are,...

Reptiles: Blackthroat monitor skin condition, thermazene, silver cream
thermazene, silver cream, black throat: Hello Eric, Oh no, I am sorry to hear about your black throat monitor. A wild caught really? Where are you located, the US or other country? Yes, most definitely please send pictures as soon as possible. It could be fungal I suppose. How long have...

Reptiles: Bosc monitor loss of balance, night time temperature, uvb light
night time temperature, uvb light, lack of calcium: A warm soak wouldn t hurt. I wouldn t give him any antibiotics unless he develops symptoms of an infection. It s great that he has an appetite. Make sure to use plenty of calcium/D3, since we re still just guessing at what happened to him--covering all...

Reptiles: BTS, feeder insects, calcium d3
feeder insects, calcium d3, fresh fruits and vegetables: I m in the United States, so first, I have to say I am completely unfamiliar with this product. I ll trust you ve looked into it, and found it to be a healthy food. That having been said, baby reptiles need more nutrition than adults, so the product certainly...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Ben, Wow, that is a very very small dragon. He is essentially a hatchling. Do you have a picture of him? Is he a P. vitticeps or a P. barbata? Yes, you will need to turn the UVB light off at night. A good light cycle is normally either 12 or...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, dandelion greens, relocation stress
dandelion greens, relocation stress, mustard greens: lol, yes, there s a huge difference between 1 inch and nine inches. ^_^ A nine inch dragon is a juvenile, rather than a hatchling. The feeding schedule and menu is still the same, but you can expect him to eat a bit more salad. I don t think pinhead...

Reptiles: bearded dragon face sores, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Alison, Do you happen to have any pictures of your dragon for me? That would be very helpful. Could it be a fungal issue perhaps? What are the temperatures in the tank, & what type of thermometer do you use to measure the temperatures? A stick...

Reptiles: bearded dragon food, sponge soaks, dandelion greens
sponge soaks, dandelion greens, turnip greens: Hi Sandy, On occasion, it would be fine. It will lack some of the nutrients that a beardie needs. You also want to soak them in warm water til they are soft prior to putting them on top their salad . If they are fed dry, they will suck the water out of...

Reptiles: brumation question, digital probes, uvb light
digital probes, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Gina, Great, it sounds like he was just being lazy then. It does happen when the weather gets cold so expect for him to do that from time to time. I am very pleased to hear that you did your research prior to purchasing him. The temperatures sound...

Reptiles: Chameleon - ill???, uvb lighting, calcium d3
uvb lighting, calcium d3, household traffic: You need to get her to a vet with lots of reptile experience, immediately. Chameleons are such delicate animals--best suited for advanced reptile keepers who have lots of experience with other species. They are very unforgiving of the slightest mistake...

Reptiles: Chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, water dragon
chinese water dragon, water dragon, closer to the ground: As long as he is active, feeding, and moving around I don t think I d stress too much. If he starts showing any other signs then worry. Your tank sounds great! There are no real home treatments for RI s other than adding heat. But 95 is really good so...

Reptiles: Chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, baby water dragon
chinese water dragon, baby water dragon, uvb light: Make sure the crickets are no bigger than the space between his eyes, and are calcium-dusted. Make sure you have not been handling the dragon (you shouldn t try to start handling him at all until he s eating regularly). Remove uneaten crickets after a...

Reptiles: Chuckwalla with swollen stomach, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, compact coil: Hello Monica, Can you send me a few pictures of your Chuckwalla please? How old is your Chuckwalla, is it a male or a female? No a bloated or swollen appearance is not normal. What type of substrate is he on? Do you use UVB lighting, & if so, what...

Reptiles: our california King snake, kingsnake, breeding
kingsnake, breeding, keeping: Well they should eat about twice a month. Shedding is usually once a month and handling depends if he s wildcaught or captive bred. Humidity can affect shedding. I would gt a heat lamp on one side of the enclosure at about 85 degrees and the rest of the...

Reptiles: why did my chinese waterdragon die?, internal parasites, water dragons
internal parasites, water dragons, water dish: When the dragon stopped eating, that was a sign that something was wrong--she was sick. Darkening in color is also a sign of illness and stress. I assume she had a water dish or pool--unlike some lizards, water dragons have no problems drinking from a...

Reptiles: cornsnakes, corn snakes, corn snake
corn snakes, corn snake, lizards: Hello Ashlee, Corn snakes are very neat snakes to have. Really, mice & rats are the most widely fed rodents for them. I do not think that there is really much else that snakes will eat other than those types of foods. Some may feed small lizards...

Reptiles: how many crickets?, screen mesh, mesh screen
screen mesh, mesh screen, calcium powder: Hello Amy, Do you have any pictures of him? I am so happy to hear that you purchased a Reptisun 10 tube bulb, that is excellent. How far from your dragon is the tube bulb? Remember, that the mesh/screen will filter out approximately 30% of the UVB. ...

Reptiles: dobby, leopard gecko, cute name
leopard gecko, cute name, going to the bathroom: Hello Jaime, That is such a cute name, Dobby! Are you using the moss in his cave/hide for the moisture, correct? Well, as long as he is not going to the bathroom on or in the moss then you really don t need to change out the moss very frequently unless...

Reptiles: 5 mo Bearded Dragon, shudders, lipstick
Reptiles: 5 mo Bearded Dragon, shudders, lipstick, vet

Reptiles: Mexican Lizard Identification, jalisco mexico, black iguana
Reptiles: Mexican Lizard Identification, jalisco mexico, black iguana, garrobo

Reptiles: food and behaviour, indoor outdoor thermometer, baby bearded dragons
indoor outdoor thermometer, baby bearded dragons, fruit and veg: Is the light a UVB reptile light? (UVA is not sufficient). Make sure, if you are using a fluorescent reptile light, that it is no more than 6 inches above the dragon. You will need to get an indoor/outdoor thermometer with a remote probe. The temperature...

Reptiles: My gecko has stiff rear limbs, metabolic bone disease, leopard gecko
metabolic bone disease, leopard gecko, calcium powder: Hello Angel, Well, if you are positive that he is not impacted, then, it will most likely be calcium related perhaps. Unless he is having some other type of issue such as kidney or liver. Some pictures would be great, if you can get them. Thanks. Do...

Reptiles: gehko, indoor outdoor thermometers, internal parasites
indoor outdoor thermometers, internal parasites, sore mouth: Hi, Frances. What you re describing could be caused by a few different things: 1) Improper temperatures. It may not be warm enough for her to digest her food properly. Read up on the temperature requirements for the species of gecko you have, and use...

Reptiles: green anole lizards, green anole lizards, green anole
green anole lizards, green anole, green anoles: Male green anoles have longer heads, and two small bulges in their tale right at the base. Fully mature males can also erect a short crest of flesh along their spine when they display. Your male anole needs to see a vet with reptile experience, promptly....

Reptiles: Habitat question for a corn snake, albino corn snake, corn snake
albino corn snake, corn snake, dish soap: It sounds as if you re fantastic reptile keepers, and you re doing a great job. Healthy Habitat certainly isn t necessary. I would actually recommend that you scrub with dish soap and water, and disinfect it with a 10% bleach solution left on for 5 minutes,...

Reptiles: Our Horned Mountain Dragon, horned mountain dragon, uvb light
horned mountain dragon, uvb light, proper humidity: Well, if they don t have proper humidity, they will shrivel--if they get too dehydrated, they will die. If you want to save them, you ll have to dig them up and put them in a proper incubator. If they shrivel after they re in a proper environment they...

Reptiles: health of my bearded dragon, uvb lighting, calcium supplementation
uvb lighting, calcium supplementation, plastic syringe: Hello Jennifur, How old is your bearded dragon & how large is he? What do you feed him currently? Do you provide UVB lighting, & if so, what type & brand do you use? A fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What are the temperatures in the...

Reptiles: Iguana behavior change, calcium supplementation, compact coil
calcium supplementation, compact coil, behavior change: Hello Jess, What type & brand of UVB are you using a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Iguanas can be affected by the seasons & light yes. They should not really brumate though. Do you use an calcium supplementation for him & if so, how...

Reptiles: iquana eye injury, sterile saline solution, warm compresses
sterile saline solution, warm compresses, antibiotic eye ointment: Hello Stefanie, Oh wow, that would not feel good. Does the eye appear infected yet? I would continue the warm compresses for now. Unless it is looking infected, there is some discharge from the eye yet. You could look into some antibiotic eye ointment...

Reptiles: Latte - Status, water dish, pedialyte
water dish, pedialyte, closed eye: Hello Heather! Oh that is too bad, the blizzard has held a lot of things up I am sure! Yes, that small of a syringe you should be able to get that amount of medication in the syringe. Oh when they do not feel good a lot of times, they will just close...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, leopard geckos, calcium powder
leopard geckos, calcium powder, leopard gecko: Hello Kalen, It sounds like you are doing everything you can to keep her calcium levels up right now. That is all you can do really. You can use some moss for the laying area if you want to or a little mix of potting soil with vermiculite in a little...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko abscess?, leopard gecko, vet school
leopard gecko, vet school, dogs cats: Hello Kerry, Great! Well, I am going to try to find a way to go to vet school in a few years. My master s degree is in sports medicine/physiology. I want to specialize in Reptiles. Reptiles need more vets like you working hard for them! Thanks for...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Lighting and Heating, ceramic heat emitter, digital probe thermometer
ceramic heat emitter, digital probe thermometer, leopard gecko: Hello Ryan, That is great he is eating so much now. Wow he is going to eat you out of house & home. :-)) He is growing so he will eat like that for awhile until he becomes an adult then he will slow down. The 9am to 9pm lighting schedule is perfect...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, possible fungus., leopard geckos, vita sand
leopard geckos, vita sand, cue tip: Hello Phil, Do you have any pictures of that for me just so I can see the condition? It also could be an upcoming shed as well. Usually, leopard geckos do not suffer from fungus too often, so that is why I would like to see a picture if possible. What...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko impacted..., intestinal blockages, dark insects
intestinal blockages, dark insects, leopard geckos: Pinkies aren t really necessary--the most important thing if she s going to lay eggs, would be extra calcium. If she does have eggs, you should be able to see 2 of them through the thin skin of her abdomen. The addictive properties of wax worms are a bit...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, juevinile
leopard gecko, juevinile, petco: Well, first, remove all of the insects she hasn t eaten. They will stress her out by crawling on her, and can nibble on her while she sleeps. You haven t mentioned what kind of setup you have--size of cage, temperatures, etc. These things are very important,...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, calcium powder
leopard gecko, calcium powder, heat pad: Hello Sarah, Do you think that the female is bullying the male by any chance? Is she larger or smaller then him? How is the coloring of your male? They should eat a little more often than once every 2 weeks. They should eat several times per week....

Reptiles: leopard gecko not eating, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, health: Remove the crickets and allow the gecko to settle for a few days before trying to feed it. also make sure the heat is at the correct temperature. I would recommend going to my website www.reptileapartment.com and looking at the care sheets regarding the...

Reptiles: leopard gecko' eyes, sterile saline solution, leopard gecko
sterile saline solution, leopard gecko, wintertime: Hello Emily, I would suggest trying to get some sterile saline solution to drop into her eyes to help out. Are you keeping a moist humid hide/cave for her on the warm side of the tank? If not, that is highly recommended in order to help with shedding....

Reptiles: Is my leopard gecko pregnant?, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, thin skin: If you turn her over and hold her up to the light, you would be able to see the eggs through the thin skin of her abdomen, if they are there. There would be two, and they are large and oval-shaped. Leopard geckos store fat in their tail. If she is healthy,...

Reptiles: leopard gecko with swollen tail and cut/sore on its tail, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, wiring money: Hello Ana, Oh, that is too bad. Do you have a picture of that possibly? The initial cause could be an injury from a tank mate, or retained shed, or a cricket bite. Were any crickets left in the tank with them overnight at all? It could be...

Reptiles: life plan for college, chronic fatigue syndrome, garter snakes
chronic fatigue syndrome, garter snakes, ball pythons: 1) All my life, I wanted a career working with animals. When I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, it cut off most of my possible options for doing so. But snakes are low maintenance animals, and with support from the people around me, I found that...

Reptiles: Mexican Lizard Identification, sierra madres, jalisco mexico
sierra madres, jalisco mexico, mexican lizard: Hi, sorry for the late response. That is definitely not a beaded lizard, and appears to be a species of spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura), possibly a female. It could also be (though less likely) a member of the Amagidae family. I am not sure of the exact taxonomy...

Reptiles: MHD problems, uvb lights, uvb light
uvb lights, uvb light, horned lizards: Definitely sick. You need to take him to a reptile-experienced veterinarian immediately. Double check your husbandry--temperatures, humidity, and UVB light are all crucially important. Fluorescent UVB lights should be replaced every 6 months. Did you...

Reptiles: Mourning Gecko sick!, vet appointment, crested gecko
vet appointment, crested gecko, peach baby: Give her a little peach baby food with calcium + D3 mixed liberally into it (don t overdo it--D3 is toxic if overdosed). Use an eyedropper to put a drop of it on the end of her snout to lick off. Do this once an hour for a day, then maybe 3 times a day until...

Reptiles: please help with my dragon, sterile saline solution, metabolic bone disease
sterile saline solution, metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon care: Hi Christina, Its really hard to tell how long she can go due to her past care. If she has a good fat supply and was healthy, when they brumate, they can go months with out eating. I would not use peas and carrots for syringe feeding though. You can use...

Reptiles: Two questions re: beardie, metabolic bone disease, mercury vapor bulb
metabolic bone disease, mercury vapor bulb, uvb light: Hello Samtor, Great, a 50 gallon tank is a good sized. Ok, the Sun Spot mercury vapor bulb has been known to have very low UVB emissions. Can you get the UVB tested on it by any chance? It is a high possibility that he may be starting to have some...

Reptiles: Sick bearded dragon, reptile vet, internal parasites
reptile vet, internal parasites, bearded dragon: There are a few different possibilities, but all of them involve a visit to an experienced reptile vet. It could be internal parasites, or, if you re using a particulate bedding such as sand or shavings, it could be an intestinal blockage. What are the...

Reptiles: Sick Toad Head Agama Urgent!, armadillo lizard, toad head
armadillo lizard, toad head, internal parasites: Different species of reptiles should not be housed together--particularly imports. All imports should be seen by a veterinarian and checked for parasites in the first month you have them. Internal parasites can quickly build to lethal levels in a captive...

Reptiles: Sick Veiled Chameleon, uvb bulbs, uvb light
uvb bulbs, uvb light, veiled chameleon: Hello Bart, Do you have any pictures of your chameleon? How old is he? How long have you been using the 5 UVB tube over him? What brand is it? Chances are, the 5 UVB is not strong enough, or it is too old or both. The better choice of UVB bulbs would...

Reptiles: salamanders, pot shards, peat moss
pot shards, peat moss, fruit flys: Hello KL, Oh wow, how neat. Do you have a picture of him? Yes, they will hibernate during the winter time so you can keep some dirt/mud in the tank so he can get a constant temperature for hibernation. Once he is out of hibernation, he will need a regulated...

Reptiles: my sick beardy, calcium supplementation, uvb light
calcium supplementation, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Michelle, Wow your dragon was lucky the cat did not get hold of her. How old is she? What type of lighting are you using for her? Do you use a UVB light right now, & if so what type & brand do you use? A fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil...

Reptiles: sick leopard gecko, leopard gecko, reptile vet
leopard gecko, reptile vet, ear holes: Obviously you need to take him to a reptile-experienced veterinarian immediately. You should have done so the moment you noticed he was losing weight without apparent reason. I am not a veterinarian, and no person online can diagnose your gecko. He may...

Reptiles: snakes, aperture diameter, ball pythons
aperture diameter, ball pythons, pinhole camera: Well, maybe it doesn t work as much like a pinhole camera as you assumed. Mutant scaleless ball pythons are able to accurately focus in on warm prey, and don t appear inconvenienced at all by their lack of scales. The front of their face is smooth skin,...

Reptiles: My sons Bearded Dragon, dark leafy greens, dandelion greens
dark leafy greens, dandelion greens, turnip greens: Hi Cassie, Beardies generally have a 6-8 year life span but recently, with good breeding and care, they are living more in the 8-10 year range and some even older. With reading your care info that you have provided, several things jump out at me. She isn...

Reptiles: Tail is almot all dead - Will the tail drop off?, reptile vet, bearded dragon
reptile vet, bearded dragon, grey colour: Hello Lisa, Are you housing these dragons separately or together? The most important thing to consider is whether or not there is any infection in the tail that needs to be addressed or not. Does there appear to be any discoloration traveling up the tail,...

Reptiles: Texas Spiny Lizard, Spiny Lizard, Captive care
Spiny Lizard, Captive care, Heating: You are right letting it go would be the best option and I would recommend doing so during a fairly warm afternoon if at all possible. If you did want to care for it a Ten Gallon enclosure will work but he will need UVB light as well as heat at 85 degrees...

Reptiles: Tomato frog question, Frog, Heating
Frog, Heating, lighting: Without a thermometer in the enclosure and actually you need one on the cool side and the warm side to determine the temperature. If the larger one can fit the smaller one in its mouth it may very eat it. As far as the bigger one he could be going into hibernation...

Reptiles: Uromastyx Lizard Whole body swollen...HELP, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, humidity levels: Hello Shelly, Do you have a picture of him? What is your tank setup like? What are the temperatures in the tank, & do you use a digital probe or a temp gun to measure the temperatures? The basking spot needs a range of 115-125 with a cooler end of...

Reptiles: UVB and Bearded dragons, bearded dragons, reptisun
bearded dragons, reptisun, uvb: Hello Rick, Great size of tanks for your dragons, but I am happy to know that you are keeping them separated then. Definitely purchase the Reptisun 10 fluorescent tube bulb. They are much better than the Reptiglo 10. They will need to be within 6-8 inches...

Reptiles: veiled chameleon dying, metabolic bone disease, veiled chameleon
metabolic bone disease, veiled chameleon, compact coil: Hello Rachel, Oh that is too bad, I am sorry to hear your chameleon is not doing well. She sure is young too. Which UVB are you currently using right now? What type & brand is it? A fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What are her temperatures...

Reptiles: Whats wrong??, calcium supplementation, low calcium
calcium supplementation, low calcium, tree frogs: Hello Evelyn, Oh boy, it looks like a prolapse. A prolapse is where an organ & the surrounding muscles have collapsed outside of the body. That can be caused by improper nutrition, low calcium or impaction. What are the temperatures in the tank & do...

Reptiles: Whites Tree Frog and Crested Gecko Enclosure, Cross housing species, multiple species environment
Cross housing species, multiple species environment: Well first of all I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. Anyway, I would have told you in the beginning that housing differing species together is never a good idea as this could lead to what has already happened which is most likely cross contamination...

Reptiles: my water dragon will not eat, green water dragon, green water dragons
green water dragon, green water dragons, calcium deficiencies: Hi Alisha, You didn t happen to mention whether you have a Green Water Dragon or an Australian Brown Water Dragon. The distinction is important because the Brown water dragon is more likely to enter a dormancy period at this time of year called brumation...

Reptiles: could something be very wrong with my geko im so worried he is 11 or12 years old, plastic syringe, steping
plastic syringe, steping, geko: Hello Danielle, How is Rex doing today? Well, the average life span for a leopard gecko is around 20 years. So, technically barring a medical condition, etc, he should be able to live longer. No, leopard geckos do not do do well on low temperatures all...

Reptiles: Me again, potassium ions, muscular contraction
potassium ions, muscular contraction, calcium deficiency: Hello Bailey, Great that you got his setup changed around for him! :-) How long has he not been going to the bathroom regularly for now? It is a possibility he could have a slight calcium deficiency since he did not have good UVB previously. Calcium...

Reptiles: Yellow liquid on poop, acid salts, dark greens
acid salts, dark greens, kidney infection: Hi Alex, I don t think you have anything to worry about. Reptiles produce most of their nitrogen waste in the form of urates which is the white or pale yellow chalky part of their droppings. It is not calcium based but rather uric acid salts. This method...

Reptiles: 1yr. old bearded dragon, Bearded Dragon Mealworms
Bearded Dragon Mealworms: Cecilia, Your beardie will eat only as much as he is hungry for. It is recommended to feed them as many as they can and will eat in a 10 minute period. If he is no longer hungry, he will stop eating. If he eats all of his worms, offer him more until he...

Reptiles: 2 year old berber skink, berber skink, uvb lights
berber skink, uvb lights, uvb light: Hello Steve, How are things going? Great he is eating well for you. Yes, please do try the Reptisun 10 tube bulb. The output is good & it should really help a lot. Also, the stick on type of thermometer can be very inaccurate. Maybe try finding a...

Reptiles: AFRICAN FAT TAILED GECKO, tank heater, heat pad
tank heater, heat pad, q tip: Hi Leah: Without seeing the set up (tank) I have no way of knowing and can only guess. If you have two geckos, it could have been caused by fighting, if so the answer is to separate them. If there is anything in the tank that has sharp edges, take it...

Reptiles: African Fat Tailed Gecko - Not eating, Rot Mouth, Etc, african fat tailed gecko, fat tailed gecko
african fat tailed gecko, fat tailed gecko, tank heater: Hello Cheryl, What brand of day UVB light is it? The brand should be stamped on the base of the bulb. A lot of UVB lights are not very good. What are the temperatures in the tank? What type of thermometer are you using, a digital probe, temp gun or...

Reptiles: Austrailian Whites tree frog has hind leg poralysis and slightly twisted body, blood calcium levels, whites tree frog
blood calcium levels, whites tree frog, metabolic bone disease: Hi Nae, In my experience, the prognosis does not sound good for your little guy. Discolouration and hanging out in the water for lengthy periods is often what frogs do toward the end. You should not have to to dust the crickets daily for an adult frog,...

Reptiles: adult beardie wont eat, bearded dragon, dandelions
bearded dragon, dandelions, wintertime: Brumation can mean not eating at all. I have beardies that sleep from September to February with nothing but a little water every few weeks. So relax, he is doing what is natural, I m giving you an article on Brumation by a expert and good friend that will...

Reptiles: Baby Bearded Dragon will not Bask., mercury vapor bulbs, mercury vapor bulb
mercury vapor bulbs, mercury vapor bulb, exo terra: Hello Leslie, Great, did you get the Reptisun 10 tube bulb I hope? If you got the Reptiglo 10 then that is not nearly as good as the Reptisun 10 & it can hurt their eyes, too. Yes, if you use a mercury vapor bulb, they produce enough D3 on their own...

Reptiles: Baby Gecko, leopard gecko, calcium powder
leopard gecko, calcium powder, water dish: Hi Sally, I know you are worried but at less then 3 weeks he is still new and from what you have described I wouldn t be in panic at this point. He doesn t sound ill. The fact that he is active and alert enough to be annoyed by the baby food is actually...

Reptiles: Bahaman anole, bahaman anole, lack of appetite
bahaman anole, lack of appetite, anole: Keep in mind, anoles tend to lay an egg, then wait a week or two and lay another for several weeks when they are gravid. About incubation: Eggs can be removed from the vivarium but many successful hatchings have been achieved leaving by the eggs in the...