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Reptiles: Aged beardie, uvb light, liver function
uvb light, liver function, silkworms: Hello Joy, WOW 17 years old, really? Congratulations on having her so long, she must be precious. Do you have pictures of her? They rarely get over 8 it seems like in captivity. Are her gums yellowing also? I am thinking liver issues when you mentioned...

Reptiles: baby box turtle, toed box turtle, snakes and lizards
toed box turtle, snakes and lizards, turtles and tortoises: Hi Amanda, He sounds fine and your care is excellent. He is doing exactly what his instincts tell him to do in order to survive and that is to stay out of sight! Baby reptiles are common and easy prey for many other animals in the wild so they instinctively...

Reptiles: Baby Green Iguana In Trouble!, drastic weight loss, proper digestion
drastic weight loss, proper digestion, tempture: Hi Lindsay, The first thing that jumps out at me is your temperature. It is far too cool for an iguana. The general, ambient background temperature can be 80 - 85F but they need a basking/hot spot of 95 - 105 F. Iguanas typically bask for much of the...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, beta carotene foods, vitamin a toxicity
beta carotene foods, vitamin a toxicity, occasional exceptions: Hi Brian, Beardeds are usually quite tolerant and easily grow accustomed to handling but there are always the occasional exceptions. It sounds like your bearded is a little under a year old then? Maybe around 8 - 10 months or so? With luck she may just...

Reptiles: My Bearded Dragon, tank time, brumation
tank time, brumation, bearded dragon: Hi Tina, My first thoughts is he is not happy with the size of his cage...Does he have a tank that is 40-60 gallons or larger? If not, he may have decided it is time for a larger home. It is time for brumation with the beardies.. some do brumate, others...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, lacrimal duct, systemic antibiotics
lacrimal duct, systemic antibiotics, antibiotic eye ointment: Hi Amanda, I really think your best option is a vet visit. From your description of the swelling, it sounds like me might have a blocked duct. Reptiles have a duct (the naso-lacrimal duct) that drains fluid from the eye to the roof of the mouth. This duct...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, outdoor carpet
bearded dragon, outdoor carpet, balanced diet: The following is for an adult: Large cage in which floor space is the consideration (not height). I recommend what they call a 40 gallon breeder cage. Substrate is highly debatable. But you can t go wrong with indoor/outdoor carpet. Lighting and/or...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Eyes Shut, uvb light, sterile saline
uvb light, sterile saline, mercury vapor bulb: Hello Jynna, I would give her eyes a couple of weeks to allow full healing. I wasn t sure how quickly you were going to get the Reptisun 10 tube. Be sure it is mounted directly beside the basking light. I am glad that the saline solution is helping her...

Reptiles: bearded dragon issues?, light brown eyes, light neon
light brown eyes, light neon, bearded dragon: Hi Jessica, I am including a basic care sheet so that you can double check care areas. He is too young to mate!! They should not be allowed to breed until 2 yrs of age. The pink you see is most likely blood tinged semen. Breeding at an early age runs the...

Reptiles: bearded dragon (liquid calcium), metabolic bone disease, liquid calcium
metabolic bone disease, liquid calcium, cat supplements: Hello Sarah, That will be fine. The dose would be around .25ml. I don t know what the concentration is so if you get it & it has the strength just let me know. I would give the calcium daily since you know she has metabolic bone disease. At least...

Reptiles: bearded dragon shaking her head, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Sarah, Is there any screen or plastic in between her & the UVB light? Is it a tube bulb or a compact/coil light? You can check in the local petstores, you may be able to find the Zilla brand of liquid calcium. I sell liquid calcium too, but if...

Reptiles: breaded dragon, 30 gallon tank, parasite load
30 gallon tank, parasite load, internal parasite: Hi Chris, Sounds like the beardie was in with some aggressive cage mates...glad you were able to take in the poor baby. They can and do do very well even with a missing limb. I m going to include a basic care sheet so that you can double check the care..temps,...

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon Help, chinese water dragon, aloe vera gel
chinese water dragon, aloe vera gel, gi motility: Hello Elise, Great to hear from you. It sounds like they probably have parasites which are decreasing their GI motility & absorption of vitamins/minerals. That may be why they can t gain weight. The reptaid should hopefully help with that, but, if you...

Reptiles: Eye Gunk, sterile saline solution, aloe vera gel
sterile saline solution, aloe vera gel, tea tree oil: Hello JulieAnn, Do you have any pictures, they are so beautiful! That is great the eyes are improving, that is a very good sign then! Wow, she started making a yelping noise? Is it when her leg is touched or when she is trying to move around? Or just...

Reptiles: baby box turtle, health
Reptiles: baby box turtle, health

Reptiles: Green ig - dehydration and raised kidneys??, kidney failure, old tank
kidney failure, old tank, calcium supplement: Hi Karen, Glad to hear your power is back on... it is one of those things that you don t realize how vital it is (especially when you have reptiles) til it isn t there. On the uvb..the coil ones do not put the uvb out and in the direction the iguanas need....

Reptiles: health of my bearded dragon, uvb light, meal worm
uvb light, meal worm, compact coil: Hello Shaz, The reptile carpet is fine, he wont get impacted from that. At certain times, they can change their likes of foods, etc. At his age, he still needs at least 50 feeders per week. The calcium should be given 3 times a week. Mealies are ok...

Reptiles: health questions about my bearded dragon?, bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, brumation: Thank you for your attempt to be complete with the background on your vitticeps . You purchased him from a pet store, or an individual? You stated previous owner . A true allergic reaction to grapes I would be doubtful of, unless he were exposed before...

Reptiles: Heat light, leopard gecko, heat pad
leopard gecko, heat pad, natural daylight: Hi Nate, It should be fine if it is maintaining the needed temperatures. I m assuming it doesn t produce any light so you should include some light source, be it natural (daylight)or artificial(fluorescent or low wattage incandescent). Just be sure that...

Reptiles: Horned toad care, horned lizard, baby horned toad
horned lizard, baby horned toad, horny toad: Well, first off, I m going to need to identify it s species and know what part of California you are in, so you need to email me photos of it to phrynosoma_texas@yahoo.com or to http://facebook.com/hornedlizards Most species of horned lizard are protected...

Reptiles: iguana, hi chris, hatchling
hi chris, hatchling, scales: Hi Chris, Not knowing how your igs cage is set up, I can only offer ideas as to how the scales became missing . It actually could have happened when he was a hatchling..A clutch mate may have given him a bite on the tail and when it healed, there are no...

Reptiles: Iguana injury, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, secondary hyperparathyroidism: The most common cause of a malformed jaw would be vitamin D or calcium deficiency. This causes a problem known and nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism. In the past it was known as metabolic bone disease (MBD). The first signs are often malformation...

Reptiles: juvenile water dragon, meal worms, wax worms
meal worms, wax worms, water dragon: Lizards shed in pieces not in one big lump (as you might already know) so it s possible little bits have come off that you missed. Also, if he s not really growing he doesn t really need to shed yet. Once he starts eating well and growing he ll need new...

Reptiles: Keeping of an Iguana, waterproof drywall, mesh sides
waterproof drywall, mesh sides, zoo keepers: Hi Shannon, It is great you are asking questions prior to getting an iguana!! I am going to include a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out with caring for an iguana. in it are links to even more info. Lots of links within the links to iguana...

Reptiles: Leo gecko, left nostril, mouth rot
left nostril, mouth rot, swab: Hello Rachil, I am sorry about the mouth rot. Which antibiotic is Leo on & the amount? Can you post a picture of him & the lump so I can see it? Did you hurt him when using the syringe to feed him? Could he have aspirated some of that food possibly...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko abcess, leopard gecko, tank heater
leopard gecko, tank heater, betadine solution: Hello Lindsay, She is a pretty girl indeed. :-) That should be helpful to get her more heating on her underside. How are the temperatures now for her? I hope she is doing better & that her mouth heals up soon. Keep me posted on her. Traci...

Reptiles: leopard gecko eyes, sterile saline solution, leopard gecko
sterile saline solution, leopard gecko, antibiotic eye ointment: Hello Kasey, I am sorry about his eyes. When that happens, normally it traps bacteria underneath & causes an eye infection. Have you tried a sterile saline solution in his eyes yet? That can help clean his eyes out. You could try using some antibiotic...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko not pooping!!!, slate tile, leopard gecko
slate tile, leopard gecko, tank heater: Hi Anita, The one thing that is jumping out at me is that you are trying to keep the entire tank at 90+ degrees. You don t want to do that. Only one area(about 1/3 of the tank) is at the basking temps of 88-92 degrees. You have a mid range temp area...

Reptiles: liquid calcium for a bearded dragon, uvb lights, liquid calcium
uvb lights, liquid calcium, bearded dragon: Hello Sarah, Are you able to find a pet store nearby? If so, look for the Zilla brand or T-rex bone aid. These two products can be given with a syringe or a plastic dropper. What foods are you giving her now, baby food? What UVB lights are you...

Reptiles: Lizards in the house, gecko in house
gecko in house: What you probably have there is Mediterranean Geckos. It s unlikely that one of them was a skink, but if it was it would have been much larger than a gecko. You will simply have to watch for them on the walls in the house and catch them as you can. I would...

Reptiles: red moth bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation
metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation, uvb light: Hello Gage, I am sorry to hear about your dragon. Do you have any pictures of him? How old is he? Are you using a UVB light & if so, what type & brand is it? A fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How often do you use calcium supplementation...

Reptiles: Sick Broad Headed Skink, broad headed skink, phrynosoma
broad headed skink, phrynosoma, electrical cord: More efficient if you contact me by email. Email me GOOD quality clear photos of the lizard top, bottom, face, and side. Video also would be helpful. I also need to know what town, and perhaps I can find a rescuer nearby, or I have means to have injured small...

Reptiles: tegu constipated, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, tegus: Hello Dave, Are they housed separately or with a divider in the tank? Please send pictures! They both sound beautiful. How long have you had them both, or is the smaller one the newest addition you have? Which type of tegus are they, the Black &...

Reptiles: my water dragon, chinese water dragon, uvb light
chinese water dragon, uvb light, water dragon: Hello Jacob, Did he possibly get bitten by a cricket which was left in his tank? What are his temperatures right now in the tank & do you use a UVB light? Could he have injured himself some how? How often are you using calcium for him? I would keep...

Reptiles: water dragon, water dragon, pedialyte
water dragon, pedialyte, uromastyx: Hi I will do my best to help u, but I am more familiar with the uromastyx type of lizard. first u must make sure that ur enclosure is warm enough. 90 degrees during the day with a daylight UVB bulb and gradient of maybe 75-80 on the other side of the tank....

Reptiles: worms in turtle hab., red eared sliders, grated carrots
red eared sliders, grated carrots, fruits and veggies: Danna, First I would take them to a vet with a stool sample to make sure they are not internal also. This tank which at their size should be about 125 gallons or more. With big filtration like canister filters. Water quality and diet the most important thing....

Reptiles: yellow belly sliders, turtles, aquatic turtles
turtles, aquatic turtles: Sometimes as animals grow especially reptiles they can and do sometimes lose the coloration over time. If you could tell me what the heat is at for the heat lamp and the water that may be part of it but I doubt that very much. The authority on turtles would...

Reptiles: Baby bearded dragon question, baby bearded dragon, compact coil
baby bearded dragon, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello, Deb, I am sorry to hear your son s dragon is not doing well. Please review your tank set up with me such as the UVB lighting & the heating. Which UVB are you using, is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What are the temperatures...

Reptiles: Barbados Vitticeps not coping, food bowls, food mix
food bowls, food mix, bulging eyes: Hello Ta, Can you send more pictures of the entire body from the back to front so I can confirm the species/genus? You can send them to my home email at: Drache_613@hotmail.com There is the Pogona Barbata & the Pogona Vitticeps which are both Bearded...

Reptiles: Basic cage information, heat lamps, fish tank
heat lamps, fish tank, cage size: Hi Chris, Before you decide on what species of lizard you are interested in, please shoot me a post so that I can help you out with cage size, care, etc. With night heat, there should be no white light..and if using even the moonlight bulbs would bother...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, meal worms, warm baths
meal worms, warm baths, bearded dragon: Well I not really sure WHY you think he s dying other than he didn t poop yesterday??? Don t forget that bearded dragons go dormat during the winter-they may still eat small amounts of food, but their activity level drops off greatly. Any chance that s what...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon is not eating, incubation periods, reptile veterinarian
incubation periods, reptile veterinarian, rapid weight loss: 1) Reptiles should be quarantined for a minimum of 3 months before introducing them to the same room (much less the same cage) as existing reptile pets. This period will allow you to observe whether the new animal is healthy. Some viruses have substantial...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon hind limbs paralyzed, calcium supplementation, uvb light
calcium supplementation, uvb light, calcium intake: Hello Abigail, I am sorry to hear of your son s dragon! How big is he, lengthwise? He should be around 16-18 inches in length at 10 months. What is his weight, do you know? Be sure the feeders are not larger than the space between his eyes to avoid...

Reptiles: bearded dragon (liquid calcium), calcium gluconate, liquid calcium
calcium gluconate, liquid calcium, bearded dragon: Hello Sarah, Thanks. The label may be slightly different than I am used to here. The 40% is a strong solution! Normally that equates to 400mg/ml when you convert a percentage. Try giving less than the dose recommended, but monitor the urates. I don...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Swollen Joint, uric acid levels, white blood count
uric acid levels, white blood count, bearded dragon: Hello Beth, The Banfield should be fine, they do deal with reptiles. Yes, you can share personal information if you are comfortable. You can email me if you would like. My email is Drache_613@hotmail.com The UVB you will need to get is either the...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon throat impaction, beard area, bearded dragons
beard area, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hello Karen, Do you have any pictures of Shonny? Is he still with you today? I am sorry, I ran out of time last night.... I am so sorry. Short of getting help from a friend or family member, it is very hard to get that type of substrate out of the throat,...

Reptiles: Beardon Dragon travel, reptile keeper, insulated boxes
reptile keeper, insulated boxes, insulation board: You can get proper shipping supplies, including 72 hour heat packs and insulated boxes, at http://www.shipyourreptiles.com. Using one of these will be the safest way to transport him in very cold weather. I recommend that you ship your dragon using SYR....

Reptiles: Best type of heating for pacman frog, PacMan Frog
PacMan Frog: With heating I have actually written a report on the subject which I will link to here a href= http://reptileapartment.com/2010/06/11/heat-%E2%80%9Cthe-goldilocks-principle-of-herpetoculture%E2%80%9D/ The Goldilocks Principle of Herpetoculture /a I would...

Reptiles: Black and red blisters/bumps on my iguana, watt light bulb, 30 gallon tank
watt light bulb, 30 gallon tank, silvadene cream: First of all, giving him ceftazidime injections for 2 months is asinine and malpractice as far as I am concerned, especially if you spent $500 and yet no cultures were done. Where the hell did this guy get his DVM degree? Did you check credentials that he...

Reptiles: Blue tongue skink inquiry, blue tongued lizard, tongue skink
blue tongued lizard, tongue skink, blue tongue: Hi Brea, Your question has a very interesting answer. Chester is fine and the clear scale you are seeing is completely normal. It is called the parietal eye or sometimes called the third eye. It senses light and helps reptiles to regulate their day, night...

Reptiles: chineese water dragon, metabolic bone disease, dark leafy greens
metabolic bone disease, dark leafy greens, meal worms: Hi Amali, It s wonderful to see you are doing research!! A good site for water dragon care is www.triciaswaterdragon.com As to the wattage of the heat source light... that depends on room temperature, cage size and construction and some other factors....

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon - Refusing all food, chinese water dragon, water dragon
chinese water dragon, water dragon, superworm: For some reason I was not notified of this pending question. I will get back to you with a complete response soon. I am currently battling bronchitis which has likely become pneumonia and I m under medication tonight. Be patient and I will attempt to cover...

Reptiles: fat tail leopard gecko hasn't eaten in 2 wks. having trouble keeping humidity up, everyday dish, leopard gecko
everyday dish, leopard gecko, meal worms: Hello Kelly, Alfalfa is a great name. The fat tail leos are so pretty. The baby food will tend to cause runnier stools. Sometimes it takes a few weeks or so for them to adjust to a new home, but he should be past that. The temperatures that you...

Reptiles: Feeding schedules, leopard geckos, correct temperatures
leopard geckos, correct temperatures, meal worms: Hi Chris, Leopard geckos eat nothing but live insects..crickets, super worms, wax worms, meal worms and other insects...on rare occasion they will lick at some fruits but that isn t part of their diet. Young leos are fed once or twice daily. Adults MAY...

Reptiles: Found injured turtle, wildlife refuge center, dark leafy lettuce
wildlife refuge center, dark leafy lettuce, cracked shell: This is an emergency situation. Contact me by email at phrynosoma_texas@yahoo.com, and email me several close up and good quality pictures of the injuries. They will need to have good lighting and focus, so a dedicated camera rather than a cell phone pic....

Reptiles: Green Anole, anole, green anole
anole, green anole, Bahama Anole: Vincent apologies for the delay, I wouldn t advise adding more reptiles of any kind. Thing is that reptiles rarely encounter one another in the wild and then it is only to breed. I hope that answers your question and if you have any further questions please...

Reptiles: green iguana, liquid calcium supplements, uvb light
liquid calcium supplements, uvb light, reptile vet: Hi, Terry, I d really need a lot more information to be of much help, but one thing I can absolutely say is that this iguana needs to see an experienced reptile vet immediately. (If you would take a dog in the same condition to a vet, you should take a reptile...

Reptiles: Italian wall lizards habitat, Italian Wall Lizards, Wall Lizards
Italian Wall Lizards, Wall Lizards: Swimming is not something I am familiar with Wall Lizards doing at all. They of course need water but an actual swimming area is not what I would personally provide as they are not necessarily an semi-aquatic species but more of a land species which enjoy...

Reptiles: what does a jackie eat other than crickets, quality calcium, uvb light
quality calcium, uvb light, proper temperatures: I assume you mean this animal: Amphibolurus muricatus If so, it s an insectivore, so any commercially raised insects should be accepted. Be sure to use a quality calcium supplement, and provide UVB light and proper temperatures and basking area. ...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko concerns, leopard gecko, male leopard
leopard gecko, male leopard, mealworms: Hello Cameron, That is great his eye is doing better. At least his weight is staying the same & he is not losing any weight. I hope that he likes his crickets! Deworming is just giving him medication to help kill/rid the worms. Let me know how...

Reptiles: leopard gecko...impacted or parasites?, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee
sphagnum moss, folgers coffee, peat moss: Hi Katie, Your leo does need a vet to find the cause... Does he look bloated? If yes, that can be parasites or a blockage. If his stool wasn t watery prior to the syringe feeding, chances are the loose stools are from olive oil. I would not give him any...

Reptiles: leopard gecko may have an infection or disease, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, drink alot: Hello Steve, Ok, that sounds good he is eating now! It must not be bothering him too much then? It wont take long for it to dry out & then fall of. Let me know how he is doing & show pictures when it does fall off. Then you can put ointment on that...

Reptiles: MBD in Bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, liquid calcium: Hello Tracey, Which UVB light are you getting for him? How far is the UVB light going to be from him? What calcium supplement will you be using now, which brand of liquid calcium? I would try some water therapy to help him regain some of the strength...

Reptiles: New to reptiles, crested gecko, leopard gecko
crested gecko, leopard gecko, tropical rainforests: Hello Chris, A good starter reptile for a 10-20 gallon tank would be either a leopard gecko or a crested gecko. They both do well in that sized tank. They are low cost to maintain & wont eat you out of house & home either. Both species become very tame...

Reptiles: quiet gecko, crested gecko, younger ones
crested gecko, younger ones, geckos: Hello Lorraine, Crested geckos need a little time to adjust to a new home. I would give him a week or two just to become adjusted more. At least he doesn t mind being handled & is eating pretty well. How much is he eating, will he eat any live insects...

Reptiles: rankin dragon, winter nap, bearded dragons
winter nap, bearded dragons, beardies: Hi Lisa, Yes, many do take a winter nap..it is called brumation . I m going to include some links on it so you can read more. Some beardies will allow you to wake them up for a drink and food. You don t want to offer insects though..only their veggies...

Reptiles: Red eared slider twitching, red eared slider captive care, res
red eared slider captive care, res, slider: OK I noticed there was no mention of UV exposure UV exposure is essential to a healthy turtle. Also I would recommend contacting our Ask the Vet Columnist here for further information on how to potentially treat the turtle but most definitely get a UV bulb...

Reptiles: Red Headed Agama with other reptiles, Red Head Agama, Multiple Species Housing
Red Head Agama, Multiple Species Housing: Red Head Agama s are much like bearded dragons and usually are a little skittish about humans but will calm down with time and handling. As far as housing them together with another species there are mixed opinions on this. Some say it is fine others say it...

Reptiles: Shedding, chinese water dragon, water dragons
chinese water dragon, water dragons, least three times: Mites are extremely tiny, and can appear as teeny black or tan flecks in the water. You may also see them crawling around on the animal and in the cage. (I recommend a magnifying glass). If his scales look roughed-up, it s time to look carefully. Here...

Reptiles: Skin problem with my leopard gecko, moist paper towel, leopard gecko
moist paper towel, leopard gecko, entry hole: Hi Stephanie, I may need a bit more information. In the photos you provided (thank you!) I can see some loose skin on his head and nose and his body colour looks quite dull. The toes also look a little white. From those factors it actually just appears...

Reptiles: tree frog hibernation, pacific tree frogs, spagnum moss
pacific tree frogs, spagnum moss, tree frogs: Hi Dianna, I m assuming that you have Pacific tree frogs. Your temperatures sound fine and should trigger them to bury on their own. You might try adjusting the consistency of the hibernation medium by mixing in some spagnum moss to give it a looser, less...

Reptiles: trouble feeding basilisk lizard, brown basilisk, live crickets
brown basilisk, live crickets, lettuce leaf: Hi Brad, You mentioned that your basilisk is a recent acquistition and that in itself may explain the poor feeding response so far. Reptiles routinely go a through a period of re-location stress when they moved to a new environment and typically do not...

Reptiles: urgent heath question, metabolic bone disease, water dragon
metabolic bone disease, water dragon, uvb: Hello Amanda, Poor thing, he doesn t look well. Please tell me what type of set up he has, such as the temperatures, the humidity & the type & brand of UVB you are using, too. Do you give calcium several times per week? What are you measuring the temperatures...

Reptiles: water dragon, uvb lighting, calcium supplementation
uvb lighting, calcium supplementation, water dragon: Hello Amanda, Does that length include his tail, or no? Is he older than 2, correct? Sometimes it takes a bit of time for them to hit full maturity. They can fill out more into their 2nd & 3rd years. Have you been using UVB lighting & calcium supplementation?...

Reptiles: Yemen/veiled chameleon, veiled chameleon, tongue problems
veiled chameleon, tongue problems, electrolyte solution: Hi Sammy, Thank you for the photos. She does look to be in a bad state and to be very frank I doubt her prognosis is very hopeful without some rather heroic veterinary intervention. The suggestions I have may not help her but they may help your next...

Reptiles: antibiotics, bearded dragon, trip to mexico
bearded dragon, trip to mexico, bus ride: If he is so sick that a bus ride would kill him, I doubt antibiotics is going to be enough at this point. You MIGHT be able to find a vet willing to prescribe antibiotics w/o seeing him IF you can convince them A) for sure what s wrong, B) you know how to...

Reptiles: Asian water dragon behavior, nile monitor, water dragon
nile monitor, water dragon, bearded dragons: Hi Julie, It is normal..they do this when stressed, scared, etc. Since you just got him, he is still both stressed and scared. It is probably best to not tub him til he settles in a bit. Even with his pond in his cage, be sure to keep an eye on him so...

Reptiles: baby albino checkered garter snake, checkered garter snake, garter snakes
checkered garter snake, garter snakes, garter snake: The diet should be fine, but the frequency of feeding is way off. He should be fed at least two or three times per week, if you are feeding worms, as they aren t as nutritionally dense. Garter snakes have a higher metabolism than other snakes (though virtually...

Reptiles: Baby Bearded dragon, uvb light, drip water
uvb light, drip water, baby bearded dragon: Hello Edwin, Wow all the way from South Africa! Can you purchase the Reptisun 10 or the Arcadia D3 12% tube bulbs over there? I know you can get them in Australia. The Reptiglo 10 tube bulb is not a good light & emits improper wavelength of UVB. The...

Reptiles: Baby Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, reptile rescue
leopard gecko, reptile rescue, force feeding: The first thing that comes to my attention is that if the two geckos are cohabitating, the likely cause for your baby s troubles is social stress caused by introduction into the larger, and dominant gecko. If they are, they should have separate terrariums....

Reptiles: Bahaman Anole, spinal vertebrae, nerve impulses
spinal vertebrae, nerve impulses, sun stress: Hi Taylor, There is no way to estimate their chances of recovery without knowing the exact nature of the damage. I can tell you that it is worth the effort to help them because improvement and at least partial recovery has happened in many cases with similar...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon on his back, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, bearded dragon: Hi Stacey, The first thing I notice is that you don t mention any source of uvb lighting. Without uvb, they are unable to process the calcium in their food and will develop metabolic bone disease..which you may be seeing in what you see as arthritis. The...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon
reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Absolutely. You must separate the two animals immediately. Bearded dragon females may occasionally be housed together--or pairs--but never 2 males. They will fight, and inevitably, one will be killed. Bearded dragons are individuals, and not all individuals...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb lights, calcium powder
uvb lights, calcium powder, bearded dragon: Hello Vicky, Sure. What tank size do you plan on using? They need at least a 75 gallon tank or larger to be comfortable as an adult. Most people prefer to use a solid substrate such as paper towels, tiles or non adhesive shelf liner. It cuts down...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, baby bearded dragon, uvb light
baby bearded dragon, uvb light, calcium supplementation: Hello Cyndi, Do you have a picture of your dragon? Are you using a UVB light right now & if so, what type & brand do you have? Is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Do you use calcium supplementation & how often do you use it? Flipping...

Reptiles: bearded dragon is not eating, uvb light, plastic syringe
uvb light, plastic syringe, baby bearded dragon: Hello Ben, Do you have any pictures of him? What type of lighting are you using for him, do you have a UVB light? What type & brand of UVB light are you using? Is your basking light a bright white light? What are the basking temperatures in his tank?...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon pos mbd, uvb light, inflammation pain
uvb light, inflammation pain, calcium supplementation: Hello Chasity, I am sorry his elbow is fractured! The meloxicam should help out with pain management. The Zilla bulbs are not good bulbs, they do not emit very good UVB wavelength. I would choose either the Reptisun 10 tube or the Arcadia D3 12% tube...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon tail, mustard greens, calcium supplementation
mustard greens, calcium supplementation, collard greens: Hello Robert, A picture would be helpful. She doesn t wince when you touch her tail? The Reptisun 10 tube bulb is fine. Can you get that to a 6-8 inch distance of her? If the tail is broken, it injures the tissue & the tissue often dies at the point...

Reptiles: Bloated bluish belly - Impacted?, leopard geckos, meal worms
leopard geckos, meal worms, water dish: Hello Brandon, I know, finding a reptile vet is extremely hard. You can try looking on: www.herpvetconnection.com I would change the water out daily to be sure there is not any bacteria growing in it. Do you think she is eating pieces of the carpet,...

Reptiles: blood in the stool, uvb lights, adequate calcium
uvb lights, adequate calcium, calcium supplementation: Hello Teo, No, right now I would take the sand out. It is notorious for causing impactions, especially if it is the calcium based sands. If you want to use sand later in the future you can use washed & sifted playsand, it doesn t clump up like the calcium...

Reptiles: I just bout in green. Iggy, parasite load, internal parasite
parasite load, internal parasite, uvb light: Hi Jane, You don t say how old the iguana is that you just bought or if the 2 feet is his total length (tip of nose to tip of tail) or just his body(not counting tail. I m going to assume you mean his total length. At two feet total length that should put...

Reptiles: bull snake, snakes eyes, bull snake
snakes eyes, bull snake, twelve days: If this is the second time she has regurgitated I would take her to a vet and see if she has parasites causing it. Also if her temperatures are not correct this can happen. Check her temps and leave her alone as much as you can. Handling after a meal can stress...

Reptiles: Carl the Chameleon, panther chameleon, pale orange
panther chameleon, pale orange, sexual maturity: Hi Lisa, Five months of age would put him right on the cusp of possibly being able to sex him somewhat reliably, but not necessarily. That is not a very helpful answer, I realize! Another couple months should tell you definitively whether you have a Carl...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease
chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease, careful physical exam: Hi Alyssa, Im sorry this took so long, I actually answered your Q twice but the response never went thru. from my own online research here s what I gathered for ur little guy.....A word about METABOLIC BONE DISEASE (calcium deficiency): NOTE: Improper...

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon Won't Eat, chinese water dragon, cat litter pan
chinese water dragon, cat litter pan, pinhead crickets: Everything sounds pretty good. What are you using for a water pool? I recommend using something that your dragon can get into and out of easily, and that YOU can lift out of the cage to clean each day, because they will poop in virtually every time. (This...

Reptiles: Should I be concerned about my CWD, humidity gauge, left nostril
humidity gauge, left nostril, coconut husk: Hello Scott, That is great he is eating pretty well now! I hope he continues to do so. You can try going to: www.reptilesupply.com or www.petmountain.com They both have some great products & have undertank heaters & temp guns. Do not get...

Reptiles: eating, pair of tweezers, intestinal parasites
pair of tweezers, intestinal parasites, stool sample: Sabrina, It sounds like she may be impacted. The first thing I want you to do is open her mouth and make sure she doesn t have anything stuck in there. Trust me it happens. Especially if you have her on bark. Which I hope you don t. If she does just remove...

Reptiles: eye problems in bearded dragon, repti glo, bearded dragon
repti glo, bearded dragon, good eye: At this point the best thing you can do is take him to the vet as it sounds like he has some sort of infection which will require veterinary care. Until you can get him in I would suggest rinsing his eye with saline solution. I m sorry I can t help more. ...

Reptiles: veiled chameleon, sand gravel, death situation
Reptiles: veiled chameleon, sand gravel, death situation, respiratory infections

Reptiles: Female gekko....pregnant?, food storage container, plastic food storage container
food storage container, plastic food storage container, leopard geckos: No, that s pretty much it--with most reptiles, there would be nothing at all you could do to be certain. :) With leopard geckos, you can generally see the eggs through the thin skin of the abdomen, but yes--you do have to flip her over. Make sure you have...

Reptiles: Female leopard gecko, leopard gecko, female leopard
leopard gecko, female leopard, water dish: Hello Dena, That is odd, the male was too aggressive towards her? He didn t hurt her did he? I think the Albon should help out a lot & catch anything which is starting now. You have had a rough start with them I know! Breeding is not an easy thing to...

Reptiles: fire skink, fire skink, pair of tweezers
fire skink, pair of tweezers, how long can you go without eating: I m less concerned that he is nice and more concerned that you follow the directions and provide the REQUIRED background information as laid out in my instructions. You don t know what the problem is and you have come here for help on a health related issue...

Reptiles: Frank's habitat, 10 gallon aquarium, leopard gecko
10 gallon aquarium, leopard gecko, cage floor: Just one or two layers is fine. Change it a couple of times per week, or when it looks dirty. :) Undertank heat pads must always be controlled using a thermostat or a rheostat. As they age, they can output increasing levels of heat, so it s not safe to...

Reptiles: frank, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, golden gecko: Yes, you still need calcium powder--if the insects were to eat sufficient calcium to make up for their high phosphorus level, the calcium would kill them. Some great foods for gutloading your crickets and mealworms: dandelion leaves (if you gather them...

Reptiles: Gecko, leopard gecko, eye caps
leopard gecko, eye caps, calcium powder: Hello Nate, You will need to begin using a calcium supplement of some type. You can get a small dish & leave powdered calcium in there for him to lick when he needs it. Great, the reptile carpet is fine! It would be a good idea to get a digital probe...

Reptiles: Geckos., internal parasites, leopard gecko
internal parasites, leopard gecko, temperature requirement: Hi Henry, The best way to tell the difference is to look at a picture of each species. AFT are generally shorter than a leo. AFT are bulkier in body and tail. They seem to almost have a tail that starts as wide as their body and stays that wide til nearing...

Reptiles: Green Anole, green anole, silk worms
green anole, silk worms, meal worms: Hi Shannon, Yes, you would dust them the same as you did the crickets. If you are going to feed mealworms, it is best to feed freshly shed ones. They don t have the hard outer body. They are the ones that look white or very light tan. Meal worms are very...

Reptiles: green anole aggression, green anole, tree frog
green anole, tree frog, anole: His behavior is pretty normal. Perhaps he is settled into his new home with you, and his stress level has gone down, so now he is feeling better, and behaving more normally. A reptile that is active and feisty is generally healthy and normal. He was caught...

Reptiles: green anole lizard, green anole lizard, green anole
green anole lizard, green anole, uvb lighting: I m glad you ve read care sheets--I assume, then, that you have correct temperatures, and UVB lighting? Make sure that the crickets are small enough--they should be no bigger than the space between the anole s eyes. The mealworms won t do him any harm--you...

Reptiles: help with beardies, uvb lighting, temperature gradient
uvb lighting, temperature gradient, bearded dragon: I m going to need a bit more information to be able to help you. What are you feeding? How much? How often? How long has it been since you ve seen stool in the cage? Do you have UVA/UVB lighting In the cage? When was the bulb last changed? What temperature...

Reptiles: HELP-Curly Tailed Lizard, vet expenses, reptile rescue
vet expenses, reptile rescue, vet bill: If he has a prolapse, waiting one day is too long. It is an emergency. He should be kept on wet paper towel until treatment, though from what you describe, it may already be too late to prevent the tissue from drying out. The vet will tell you if that is...

Reptiles: hognose snake, hognose snake, ball python
hognose snake, ball python, long tank: Hello Dena, You are very welcome! We have moved to Texas for awhile, but I don t think it is a permanent move though. We miss Florida! Where are you again, Montana? Sorry I have forgotten. That would be cool to meet, thank you. It would be great...

Reptiles: Insects poisonous to Bearded Dragons, box elder bugs, bearded dragons
box elder bugs, bearded dragons, fireflys: Hello Sarah, I don t think that the Alder Beech Beetles are toxic to them, however, I definitely wouldn t allow them to eat them. The fireflys & elderbugs are both toxic to them. It is always a concern of s bug getting in & them eating one. It is a...

Reptiles: Jackson chameleon, single celled organisms, jackson chameleon
single celled organisms, jackson chameleon, veteran breeders: Hi Crystal, There is always a level of risk involved when you mix species. Disease transmission usually tops the warning list. Bacteria and single celled organisms that may be completely harmless in one species may be pathogenic to another. Mixed community...

Reptiles: Jungle carpet shedding, jungle carpet python, cypress mulch
jungle carpet python, cypress mulch, coconut fiber: Coco fiber bedding can sometimes be problematic, as it tends to retain a lot of moisture. I know some folks have had issues with snakes on it developing blister disease. Consider switching to cypress mulch, or even aspen. I ve not heard of this particular...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, internal parasites
leopard gecko, internal parasites, lack of appetite: Hi Sarah, The winter months can cause their appetite to drop a bit but they don t usually stop eating completely. If your leo has stopped eating to the point of growing very thin then something is likely wrong. The first thing to check is his environment....

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, tree limbs
leopard gecko, tree limbs, albino: Hi Tara, Leos can be really weird with shedding. Sometimes they will look like they are going to shed for a few days prior to shedding and other times, it is like 24 hrs or less from start to finish. The biggest reason that you haven t seen any skin is most...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, wax worms
leopard gecko, wax worms, cool side: Chad, I am glad to hear you have done your homework!!!! First these guys are completely nocturnal in the wild. I know they come out in the day in captivity more. Therefore do not depend on the sun for their calcium which I m sure you know so make sure you...

Reptiles: leopard gecko introducing, leopard geckos, long tong
leopard geckos, long tong, leopard gecko: Generally, you should not allow any contact (or even keep them in the same room) until 3 months has passed. This is to allow any viral infections or other illnesses that may have not yet manifested, to show up in your new gecko, before it can transmit them...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Wound, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, thermazene: Hello Rhoda, Poor girl, that is quite a little wound on her. Their skin tears so easily. Great, the paper towels are super for using as substrate. The sulfadiazine is great so I would continue using that. It is very good for expediting healing. ...

Reptiles: leopard geckos, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, natural chemistry: Hi Monica, It can be that he is getting ready to shed. I m going to include a basic care sheet so that you can check some care areas. Are you providing a humid hide for Iggy on the warm side of the tank? A humid hide is vital to their shedding process....

Reptiles: Little leopard gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, warm cave: Hello Chloe, The juvenile of 3 inches, it will be awhile until you can tell the sex of the leopard gecko. Probably not until he or she is at least 5-6 inches in length, will you be able to tell the sex of it. Using a heating pad or undertank heater...

Reptiles: lizards, shallow water dish, indoor outdoor thermometer
shallow water dish, indoor outdoor thermometer, leopard geckos: Do you have a photo of the other lizard? I know of a banded gecko, but I do not know of a banded lizard . Common names vary a lot (this is why Latin names are used in science). There are many species of banded gecko in the genus Coleonyx, and they come...

Reptiles: MBD in Bearded Dragon?, bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps: Well, to me it sounds like she has developed a cyst of some kind which while not normal I don t think it s something life threatening. I would highly recommend that you take the dragon to a veterinarian to make 100% sure of what it is. You may also like to...

Reptiles: need help with my asian water dragon!!, starter tank, prey animals
starter tank, prey animals, adult counterparts: Hi Sarah, That little guy has gone through a lot of re-location stress lately, moving from the wholesaler/breeder to the store and then on to you in just a few days. It can take a couple weeks after that for them to settle into a new environment and feel...

Reptiles: Red Eared Slider Health, red eared slider, turtle
red eared slider, turtle, water turtle: Well, that could a number of things. Please tell me what the water temperature, basking spot, and ambient temperature is at. Also does the turtle have a place where they can haul themselves out completely onto land? Do you expose the turtle to UV lighting...

Reptiles: Snake feeding, corn snake, feeding
corn snake, feeding, veterinarian: I would check the heat pad and make sure it is still working but it is also not unusual for snakes to go off feed for a bit especially during breeding season whether the opposite sex is around or not. If it goes beyond a few months I would take the snake to...

Reptiles: turtle, kidney problems, liver problems
kidney problems, liver problems, changing skin: Hi Min, It sounds like your turtle might be suffering from edema. Edema is fluid collecting in the tissues or just below the skin. It has many possible causes such as kidney problems or heart or liver problems. Infections from bacteria, fungus or parasites...

Reptiles: Turtle Anatomy, large intestine, muscular valve
large intestine, muscular valve, small intestine: Hello Karrleigh, As far as different parts of the stomach, there are just organs which work in conjunction with the stomach. The intestines are connected to the stomach as well as the esophagus. The stomach of a chelonian is relatively simple, but a...

Reptiles: Turtle Stomach, grade biology, digestive system
grade biology, digestive system, dissection: Karrleigh, This almost sounds like a ninth grade biology question before dissection. What I am going to recommend to you is to research the digestive system of a turtle. If you look for info just on the stomach you won t get the answer s your looking for....

Reptiles: veiled cahmeleon, ficus tree, mush one
ficus tree, mush one, waxworms: Frankie, Removing the Aspen was very wise. She can easily ingest it with her cricket s. This can cause choking or digestive problems. Nala is just beautiful. I would still like to get a pic straight forward in front of her face to see her thickness and...

Reptiles: veiled chameleon, female veiled chameleon, veiled chameleons
female veiled chameleon, veiled chameleons, veiled chameleon: Frankie, It sounds like you did your homework. I can tell just because you have her in the correct enclosure. The biggest mistake is putting them in glass. They are extremely shy and go of feed just by seeing its reflection. I can not express how delicate...

Reptiles: veiled chameleon, veiled chameleon, first timer
veiled chameleon, first timer, higher grounds: Frankie, I was very surprised you chose a female because of that reason. I knew you were a first timer but you are doing your homework. These are definitely not a first time reptile. These are an expert reptile but we will get through this. Is she at the...

Reptiles: Vomiting Gecko, leopard gecko, bloated belly
leopard gecko, bloated belly, panacur: Hello Sean, That sounds like a good plan. Yes, that is fine, the turkey & turkey broth will be good. He should like the taste. I hope you are able to find some smaller crickets, too. Let me know how he is coming along & if you have more questions....

Reptiles: Wild Caught Mangrove snake I purchased today from Ultimate Reptiles, ultimate reptiles, external parasites
ultimate reptiles, external parasites, soft toothbrush: Hello Kaitlynn, The signs of parasites are lack of appetite, worms in the water if he defacates in the water, weight loss, lethargic behavior, & poor color. External parasites such as mites are usually easy to spot on or around the eyes, face & in & around...

Reptiles: My almost one year old male bearded dragon., vet visit, calcium deficiency
vet visit, calcium deficiency, bearded dragon: Well, if he has parasites, reptiboost will not fix that. If he s suffering from a calcium deficiency...does the reptiboost contain any calcium and D3? Replacing the light will help. If he does improve, it may have been simply a calcium issue. Keep...

Reptiles: anole lighting, metabolic bone disease, green anole
metabolic bone disease, green anole, nuchal crest: Yes, of course. Anoles need UVB light to make vitamin D. They can t absorb enough of it, even when supplemented, from food. Vitamin D is needed for calcium metabolism. If deprived of it, they will develop metabolic bone disease. Male anoles are slightly...

Reptiles: baby leopard gecko, leopard gecko, new cage
leopard gecko, new cage, female baby: A wet cloth can be used to gently rub it off. Don t pull if it s stuck, just keep wetting it down and rub gently until it comes off. She will hate this procedure, since you ll have to restrain her, but she ll be more comfortable with it removed. Check her...

Reptiles: Ball Python, ball python, two feet
ball python, two feet, prey: If there is a problem like an old injury you would need a vet to diagnose and treat it. I can t do anything for injuries over the internet. Can it kill and eat prey? If so, then I would say the injury is ok. If she s eating then she might just be head...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon!, uvb light, running in circles
uvb light, running in circles, bearded dragon: Hello Benjamin, How big is your girl? That must have been a horrible sight to see. How large were the feeders? What type of UVB are you using? How often are you using calcium for her? The crickets could have been too large & did not sit well or...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uva and uvb, beta carotene
uva and uvb, beta carotene, gal tank: Hello Carrie, That is great, preparing the tank before you get your baby! A 55 gallon is a good sized tank. You may want to upgrade to a 75 gallon or larger once he or she becomes an adult. You can hold onto the undertank heater for nighttime heating...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb light, bearded dragon
uvb light, bearded dragon, reptisun: Hello Carrie, The UVB light you will need is either the Reptisun 10 or the Arcadia D3 12% tube bulb. You can get either one at www.lightyourreptiles.com A tank that size will probably need around a 75 to 100 watt basking bulb. You can mount 8-12 inches...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Brumation, compact coil, collard greens
compact coil, collard greens, temp ranges: Hello Joanna, Which UVB are you using? Is it a fluorescent tube bub or a compact/coil light? They can brumateaffect at 8 months of age. This time of year though he should be coming out of brumation not going into it. It is not real normal for them...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon not eating, uvb light, calcium supplementation
uvb light, calcium supplementation, eating habit: Hello Jennifer, The tank setup looks fine. How large is the tank for him? I believe as soon as you get a new light you will see a huge improvement for him. He is probably developing a calcium issue & has not been able to absorb his calcium properly....

Reptiles: bearded dragon ill, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, little cutie: Hello Claire, She is a little cutie. She does appear to have metabolic bone disease so I am glad you got that light ordered! I hope it gets there fast for her. Are you going to be able to mount the UVB light inside of her tank, underneath of the screen...

Reptiles: My beloved Beardie Lezzie died today., romaine lettuce, deep sleep
romaine lettuce, deep sleep, beardie: Hi Diane, Thank you for the additional information. The one suggestion I would make is to remove the walnut shells. Although they can be used with some species they have a rather bad reputation for causing problems with beardeds.They are not digestible...

Reptiles: Broken Tail, mountain horned dragon
mountain horned dragon: Just keep it clean from debris etc and I think it should be fine. If you see redness or something like that I would take it the vet immediately. It usually takes a few months to completely heal as long as it scabs over etc I wouldn t forsee any issues....

Reptiles: brown basilisk, green water dragon, brown basilisk
green water dragon, brown basilisk, water dragon: They are 2 to 3 feet as adults, so sounds like they re not quite fully grown. If both of them are the same size, and the male clearly has a casque developing, while the other one does not, there s a good chance that the one without the casque is female. ...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, water dragon
chinese water dragon, water dragon, veterinary expenses: He is ill, and needs to see a veterinarian with reptile experience, right away. (Your husband ought not have control over whether or not you obey animal cruelty statues, and you can put it that way to him if need be--taking animals to a vet when they are...

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon, chinese water dragon, water dragon
chinese water dragon, water dragon, CWD: General lethargy is a typically a sign of basking or temperatures not being where they are needed. What are the parameters of the enclosure? Such as ambient and basking temps, what are the water parameters such as does it have a pool etc? Answering this will...

Reptiles: Corn Snake Attacked by Cat, corn snake, vertebrate animal
corn snake, vertebrate animal, emergency case: Taking him to an Veterinary Hospital as an emergency case is your first step. He must be in terrible pain. A vet will be able to determine whether he can survive the injury, and if not, euthanize him humanely. If he can be saved, he will certainly need...

Reptiles: what to expect?, calcium supplementation, sandfire bearded dragon
calcium supplementation, sandfire bearded dragon, uvb light: Hello Xaziea, The 35 gallon tank size is fine for starting her out. Eventually, she will need at least a 75 or larger tank when she is an adult. Feed the mealworms sparingly, as they have more chitin & fat than other feeders. I would stick with the...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon not eating, meal worms, drago
Reptiles: Bearded Dragon not eating, meal worms, drago, uv light

Reptiles: sick blue tounge lizard, bone disease, lizard
Reptiles: sick blue tounge lizard, bone disease, lizard, calcium

Reptiles: Fat Tail gecko won't eat, carpet on the floor, water dish
carpet on the floor, water dish, unfortunate reality: It should be on the cool side, so it will retain humidity better. If you like, of course, you can put two in there. The small butter tubs work well--cut a hole in the lid large enough for the gecko to crawl through, and put damp sphagnum moss inside (not...

Reptiles: Fire Bellied Toad, fire bellied toad, fire bellied toads
fire bellied toad, fire bellied toads, photoperiod: Hello Cathy, Wow she would be young to become gravid. How large is she right now? Do you have any pictures of her? She should lay within 2 weeks unless you increase the photoperiod for her of up to 12 hours per day to stimulate her laying. How long...

Reptiles: gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, heat rocks: Cole, The heating pad is fine. I would still get her out of the window before she goes blind and get some light on her. Make sure the ambient tempreture on one side of the tank is at least 85 to 90 degrees. Especially as she gets bigger it will help her...

Reptiles: gecko, metabolic bone disease, calcium powder
metabolic bone disease, calcium powder, setup image: Cole, I sent you a care sheet. BECAUSE they do not depend on UV light they need calcium itself available all the time!!!!!! The calcium sand is no good for them to eat and can cause them to bind up. You can just go get some sandbox sand or playsand from the...

Reptiles: My green anole won't eat and is skinny, green anole, green anoles
green anole, green anoles, internal parasites: Green anoles are generally caught in the wild, and then shipped out to pet stores from wholesale facilities. These animals are rarely deparasitized. So, most likely, your green anole has internal parasites (worms). They can build up in captivity to lethal...

Reptiles: My green anole won't eat and is skinny, green anole, green anoles
green anole, green anoles, reptile vet: Green anoles are invariably wild-caught, and wild animals carry internal parasites. In captivity, these can build up to lethal levels, so they must be eliminated. You will have to take the anole to an experienced reptile vet along with a fresh (not dried...

Reptiles: Help!, plastic food container, leopard gecko
plastic food container, leopard gecko, rock crevices: Hi Jennifer, I am going to assume that you are asking about a leopard gecko. It sounds like he has retained skin on his feet which is common but can progress to serious problems if not resolved. The feet can lose circulation to the point of tissue death...

Reptiles: ???? help, metabolic bone disease, liquid calcium
metabolic bone disease, liquid calcium, compact coil: Hello Daniel, Sorry for the delay! How long has he not been able to use his back legs very well? What type of UVB are you using now? Is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Sometimes, when they fall prey to metabolic bone disease, it...

Reptiles: Hey there (bearded dragon problem question), feeder insects, bearded dragon
feeder insects, bearded dragon, cool side: Hello Alex, Wow, this does happen quite frequently when they find an insect that they really like. Have you tried any worms at all? Try feeding some greens before feeding him any insects to see if perhaps he will eat some before his roaches. How...

Reptiles: Identify Snake, iowa herpetology, brown snake
iowa herpetology, brown snake, tiny species: That image is SO tiny, there s no way to be completely certain, but it looks most like a brown snake to me. (Storeria dekayi). This is a very common, but seldom seen, tiny species that feeds mainly on worms, slugs, and other small invertebrates. Look...

Reptiles: Iguana+catnip=?, excessive consumption, toxic plant
excessive consumption, toxic plant, catnip: Hi Kaylen, This was a topic I looked into a few years ago when my tortoises first had access to catnip in the garden. I went to several toxic plant, drug and veterinary sites. The only thing even close to a warning that I could find was that excessive...

Reptiles: my juvenile chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, coconut powder
chinese water dragon, coconut powder, uvb light: Ok, let s do some trouble-shooting. Do you have a UVB light? If so, what kind, and how far away is it from the dragon s basking area? What are the exact temperatures on the cool side, and the basking spot? Has he been handled? What are you offering...

Reptiles: My leapord gecko please it got attacked by my cat, leapord gecko, betadine solution
leapord gecko, betadine solution, heat rock: Hello Damien, Wow so he is doing better today? Well, that is great news. It sounds like he may make it through this then. Does his eye appear to be infected or no? How is his tail looking now? I would continue to put the antibiotic ointment on it...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, 30 gallon tank, leopard gecko
30 gallon tank, leopard gecko, female leopard: Hello Hannah, It can be safe to house a male & a female leopard gecko together, as long as the tank is large enough for them to be able to have their own space. How large of a tank were you planning on using? I would suggest minimum 20 gallon, but preferably...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, male leopard
leopard gecko, male leopard, tank setup: Hello Hannah, How old is your male leopard gecko now & how long have you had him? Do you have your tank setup for two now, such as a couple of cave/hide areas & a couple of basking areas for them? The female should not be bred though until at least...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, cork bark
leopard gecko, cork bark, fake plants: Hatchling geckos are more prone to dehydration than adults. The question is, what does she do at night? During the day, wild geckos retreat to a cool burrow with higher humidity, but they come out to roam and explore at night, where it s dry. I would...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, necessary medical care
leopard gecko, necessary medical care, inappetence: Hi Nick, I wish I could give you a definitive answer of some kind but inappetence and weight loss in reptiles are two symptoms with an almost endless list of possbile causes. Many of those causes really have to be addressed by a vet. This might end up being...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, shallow water dish, proportional thermostat
shallow water dish, proportional thermostat, leopard gecko: Well, time to get an incubator, some deli cups, and vermiculite. :) Use a quality proportional thermostat for the incubator--an analog thermostat isn t really a good choice for a reptile incubator. If you want females, set the temperature between 80...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, proper temperatures
leopard gecko, proper temperatures, mealworms: Make sure the female gecko gets her fill of food every other day, and that all crickets or mealworms are gut-loaded and calcium-dusted, every time. Use a D3 supplement at least once a week, along with a reptile vitamin powder. No changes in husbandry are...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Diarrhea Picture, leopard gecko, plastic container
leopard gecko, plastic container, diarrhea: I don t really have any information about this animal--how long you ve had it, cage temperatures, feeding schedule, whether it s eating well, age...anything. I can t speculate on whether the diarrhea was due to stress without more information. I will say...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Diarrhea, watery diarrhea, internal parasites
watery diarrhea, internal parasites, leopard gecko: Is the feces watery, or was it just some urine and white, chalky or paste-like urates? If the feces was watery, it s time to schedule a vet visit. Take a fresh (not dried out) fecal sample with you to the vet, for testing for internal parasites (a common...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko ill, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, bearded dragon: Hi Eileen, I rarely hear of chloramphenicol being used anymore either in veterinary medicine or in my work in human medicine, due to its toxicity. It can be affective against mycoplasma which is likely why it was prescribed for your rat. Mycoplasma pneumonia...

Reptiles: leopard geckos, indoor outdoor thermometers, leopard geckos
indoor outdoor thermometers, leopard geckos, temp guage: Go to Walmart, and pick up one of those inexpensive digital indoor/outdoor thermometers that has a remote probe. Place the probe on the cage floor over the heat pad. It should register 90F. If it s hotter than that, you will need to reduce the wattage...

Reptiles: leopard geckos, Leopard Gecko, gecko
Leopard Gecko, gecko: Carrie, Here are a couple pieces which may help you. http://reptileapartment.com/2010/07/27/free-mini-ebooks/ http://reptileapartment.com/feature-articles/reptile-health/lighting/colored-lights/ Now those should have all the information that you need. If not...

Reptiles: Leopard geckos, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, two females: Hello Bridgette, I would not put mixed ages or sizes together, even for the same sex. They can sometimes attack the smaller one. You can put two females together once they are both grown, they is usually works out. It is better to wait to house them...

Reptiles: My leopard geckos behaving differently, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, body shape: Hello Madisson, Is she housed with a male? Her tummy may be sensitive if she is gravid. Is she becoming rounder or more pear shaped now? Is she still eating right now? Do you have any pictures of her also, so I can see her body shape & condition too?...

Reptiles: my lime gecko has sand stuck to the skin under her eyes, paper towels, wood chips
paper towels, wood chips, shelf liner: Hello Courtney, Please take the sand out of the tank now. You can use either non adhesive shelf liner, or paper towels for the substrate right now. I would give a bath to try & get the sand off of the eye area. What are the basking temperatures on...

Reptiles: LIZARD, blue tongued skink, uvb lighting
blue tongued skink, uvb lighting, pet lizard: Hi, Rebecca, Before acquiring any new pet, you should research its care, so you can be sure you can provide everything that it needs. Reptiles have specific needs in captivity, and it s not cheap to set them up. A blue-tongued skink needs controlled heat...

Reptiles: multiple iguanas, uvb light, old timers
uvb light, old timers, females: Hello Nancy, Do you know the sex of the iguanas, all of them? A lot of times, they just wont get along, especially if you have more than 1 male, you will not be able to keep them in the same room. Sometimes, females will get along, but it is not guaranteed...

Reptiles: Question about 'tortoises', turtles, tortoises
turtles, tortoises: Well, tortoises and turtles are different as are Terrapins. Turtles are primary Aquatic, Tortoises are Primary Land, and Terrapins are half and half so to speak as they are taxonomically known anyone. So with that they all fall under the Testudines Order here...

Reptiles: I HAVE A QUISTION, chinese water dragon, humidity requirements
chinese water dragon, humidity requirements, water dragon: Your cage temperature needs to be between 84-88F and the basking spot needs to be 95F. The cage will also need to have @ 80% humidity, allowing it to dry out once per day is a good idea as well though. He is too cold and stressed to eat, fix his heat and maintain...

Reptiles: shy bearded dragon?, calcium supplementation, compact coil
calcium supplementation, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Sam, Do you have any pictures of him? Do you take him home on the weekends so he gets attention during that time? What type & brand of UVB do you have, is it a tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What type of basking light are you using, is it...

Reptiles: sick blue tounge lizard, blue tongue lizard, blue tounge
blue tongue lizard, blue tounge, uvb light: Hello Samantha, Which UVB light did you get for him? It is imperative that you know what his basking temperatures are. Are you using a bright white basking light? The basking temperatures need to be in a range of 95-110 with a cooler end around 78-82....

Reptiles: size problem, brumation, bearded dragon
brumation, bearded dragon, shedding skin: Hi Arne, It is very likely that Puff will stop eating again in a few weeks as your winter season approaches. She will be entering brumation which is similar to hibernation in mammals and is completely normal. It is not something that you should try to...

Reptiles: Soleil My Ball Python, ball pythons, adult counterparts
ball pythons, adult counterparts, natural predator: Hi Ettienne, The eye caps should have come off with the rest of the shed under normal conditions. If they are still on her eyes then that is an abnormal situation that needs to be addressed. Retained caps can interfere with subsequent shed cycles resulting...

Reptiles: Substrate and Burrowing, proper lighting, playsand
proper lighting, playsand, desert region: Hi. Please remember that ur uros enclosure should mimic the uros natural environment The substrate u r using does not exist in the mountainous desert region of Africa. I have been using children s playsand from home depot for twenty years. I ve never had...

Reptiles: Sudden death in beardie, uvb light, beardie
uvb light, beardie, lukewarm water: Hello Claudia, I am so sorry about your dragon! I doubt that he got too hot being that time of day. Do you think he ingested any type of poisonous bug or insect possibly? Which UVB light did you use? I don t think it was anything you did. Perhaps...

Reptiles: tokay geckos, tokay geckos, tank setup
tokay geckos, tank setup, basilisks: Hello James, No, that is not a good idea to mix species. The basilisks could get aggressive towards the tokay geckos & their tank setup will need to be a little different. The temperatures they are kept at are different & their UVB requirements are different...

Reptiles: Tortious eggs, internal membrane, hatching time
internal membrane, hatching time, outer shell: Hi Ellouisa, Cracked eggs still have a very good chance of hatching. The outcome is better if the crack just affects the outer shell and not the internal membrane. Dehydration and infection are bigger threats when the internal membrane is broken. I prefer...

Reptiles: Transporting a beardie during brumation/Shedding issues, relocation stress, sporting goods stores
relocation stress, sporting goods stores, new tank: Hello Jennifer, You are welcome! :-) Usually, bearded dragons as they get older, don t shed as often, but most of the time once per year. Is she using a UVB light on Christina? How often does she give calcium for her & what foods does she eat? I...

Reptiles: Very underweight leopard gecko, leopard geckos, plastic syringe
leopard geckos, plastic syringe, internal parasites: Hello Emma, The beaphar dewormer should be fine. I have nevr used it, but have talked with people who have used it with success. Yes, go ahead & mix the calcium & dirolyte in with the baby food, that will be fine. I would switch the nutrabol out for...

Reptiles: Baby beardie swollen under neck face pale, uvb lighting, uvb light
uvb lighting, uvb light, baby bearded dragon: Hello Delphina, Do you have any pictures of him now with the swelling on his neck area? What type & brand of UVB light are you using currently? Is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Did they perform a fecal exam on him before medicating...

Reptiles: bearded dragon!!, relocation stress, uvb light
relocation stress, uvb light, meal worms: Hello Carrie, Good, the digital probe is fine, that should measure the temps really well for you. The basking temperature of 108 is fine. The basking bulb should be good as long as it is a bright white light & it is mounted directly beside the Reptisun...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation
metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation, uvb light: Hello Teri, Which UVB light are you using, is it a tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How old is he & are you using calcium supplementation? Do you have any pictures of him? It sounds like he had some type of seizure possibly, with that type of behavior....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, uv light tube, cat litter tray
uv light tube, cat litter tray, bearded dragon: I think everything you have done is right on. I too believe this is a sign of a false pregnancy-I just had a python do pretty much the same thing w/o the running... no legs HAHA. Seriously though, I have no idea how to stop the behavior in a bearded dragon....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, uv light tube, cat litter tray
uv light tube, cat litter tray, bearded dragon: Hi Thomas, Good you have had her vet checked.. did the vet by any chance ever x ray her to see if there are eggs? If not you may want to have an x ray done. Do you take her out of her tank and let her roam around for exercise and a change of scenery? If...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, uv light tube, cat litter tray
uv light tube, cat litter tray, bearded dragon: Hi Thomas, I have not witnessed behaviour quite that extreme in a female but have seen somewhat similar hyper activity in males at this time of year. It certainly sounds hormonal. The producton of infertile eggs is very common with reptiles and could ...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb light, male dragon
uvb light, male dragon, compact coil: Hello Linda, What brand of UVB tube bulb are you using, the Exo Terra Reptiglo? You will need to take the red warmer lamp out & replace it with a nice bright white light for basking. Are you measuring the temperatures? You need either a temp gun or a...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, metabolic bone disease, dark leafy greens
metabolic bone disease, dark leafy greens, dandelion greens: Hi Andrea, There are so many things that can be the cause. You don t mention any uvb lighting. Proper uvb is vital to their health. Without it they cannot use the calcium in the food they eat and will develop metabolic bone disease. More on this in the...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, metabolic bone disease, betadine solution
metabolic bone disease, betadine solution, health food store: Hello Heather, I would try to get some crickets for a better feeder than mealworms. The mealies are too fatty for daily feeding. If she is longer than 16 inches, you can try superworms, also. The calcium only needs to be given once daily. Use just a...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Behaving strangly, uv light tube, cat litter tray
uv light tube, cat litter tray, bearded dragon: I don t have a bearded dragon, but putting all of your description together, perhaps she s simply had a great winter, is in good condition, and is doing her best to leave her scent all over, in order to attract a mate. This also explains the increase in head...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon & Human Relationship, precious bond, bearded dragon
precious bond, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Hello Patrice, Congratulations on developing a precious bond with your dragon. Most people can never truly understand the emotions & feelings you can gain with your bearded dragon. They are very much an emotional creature when raised in captivity especially....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Problem, uv light tube, cat litter tray
uv light tube, cat litter tray, bearded dragon: I m not horribly familiar with her behavior. It is possible for her to be trying to lay infertile eggs and I would suggest having a vet do an X-ray to check for egg binding. It also almost sounds like she may ready and wanting to be bred. I apologize that...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon question, uv light tube, cat litter tray
uv light tube, cat litter tray, bearded dragon: Hello Thomas, I would recommend chaning out the Reptiglo 10 tube bulb as it does not of emit very good quality UVB light. I would switch to the Reptisun 10 tube bulb instead, the quality is much better. The calcium should be given 3 times a week but if...

Reptiles: Blue tongue slink, blue tongues, blue tongue
blue tongues, blue tongue, kaitlyn: Hi Kaitlyn, They are prone to obesity but if you have been monitoring her food then weight gain and size change are two strong indicators. It is also still within normal birthing season for them, although nearing the end. Breeding may have taken place back...

Reptiles: breaded dragon, little bug, sure what type
little bug, sure what type, mite: Hello Carla, Have you seen other bugs? That is great you are using a solid particulate instead of a loose substrate. Did it look like a tick or a mite variety? How is his appetite coming along? Do you have any pictures of Paydro? Let me know...

Reptiles: Breeding crickets, breeding crickets, toilet paper rolls
breeding crickets, toilet paper rolls, cricket food: Hi Talon, I m happy to give you the advice you need but you will likely find that breeding crickets for a single gecko to be much more time and hassle then it is worth.:) Thirty adults should be sufficient to get you started. If you buy full grown...

Reptiles: is calcium too high in bearded dragon, fertile eggs, bearded dragon
fertile eggs, bearded dragon, black beard: Hello John, I am not sure why she wont sit under her UVB light, that is strange. The basking light is mounted right next to the Reptisun 10 tube? Yes, gut loading the crickets will help balance out the calcium to phosphorus levels of the insects. It may...

Reptiles: is calcium too high in bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon
metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon, reptisun: Hello John, The lighting sounds fine. Does she run from the light or just not sit under it? The 15 inches is not horrible but she definitely needs to be close if possible. Has she scratched anymore? I really hope she is not developing any eggs, also....

Reptiles: is calcium too high in bearded dragon, uvb lighting, cleansing the liver
uvb lighting, cleansing the liver, liver levels: Hello John, That is great she did eat some crickets. Try giving some extra oral fluids to try & get her urates softer. She is not scratching right now then? She sure is keeping you on your toes! Maybe her levels will balance out on their own, simply...

Reptiles: is calcium too high in bearded dragon, uvb lighting, calcium level
uvb lighting, calcium level, bearded dragons: Hello John, You can send the blood tests to my home email at: Drache_613@hotmail.com Yes, those calcium levels are too high, especially the females. However, is she possibly developing eggs? Are they housed separately or together? The males is...

Reptiles: candleing breaded dragons eggs, growing mold, strange colors
growing mold, strange colors, couple of days: It s really up to you. Personally, I would wait a week. But, it s not really necessary to candle them. Unlike bird s eggs, reptile eggs will let you know if they are no good. :) If they cave it, turn rubbery and slimy, and begin turning strange colors...

Reptiles: candleing breaded dragons eggs, embyro, infertile eggs
embyro, infertile eggs, reptiles: Hi Nicholas, It is still quite early but you might be able to see some veining developing. Infertile eggs are usually completely yellow/clear so if you are seeing any reddish areas, shadows or darkish areas then they may be fertile. Remember to keep them...

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon - eating concerns, chinese water dragon, herp vet
chinese water dragon, herp vet, calcium powder: Hi Cassi, I m sorry to hear about Mushu. That must have been disheartening, especially after getting a clean bill of health from the vet. Mushu was lucky to have ended up in your care and I know your new CWD is in good hands. I think the site limits...

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon's left eye is watering!, chinese water dragon, water dragon
chinese water dragon, water dragon, CWD: OK, were the antibiotics prescribed by a vet? What were the antibiotics? What were the symptoms prior? It sounds like he has some sort of infection in the sinus but not being a vet I would only be guessing and I would highly recommend that you take it to a...

Reptiles: Crested eggs still incubating...., kitchen cupboard, moisture level
kitchen cupboard, moisture level, oxygenation: Hello Karen, They are definitely overdue. It would probably help if you incubate them at 83-85 or so to help them hatch out better. What is the room temperature the eggs are being kept in? What is the humidity in the incubator? It should be maintained...

Reptiles: critcal care formula, going out my mind, dropper
going out my mind, dropper, critical care: Hello Kirsty, The critical care is very good. How much water did you add to the powder? I would add at least a tablespoon of fluids with the powder should thin it out enough. As long as it is thinned out adequately, it wont overdose her when you feed...

Reptiles: egg laying problem, calcium intake, bearded dragons
calcium intake, bearded dragons, egg laying: Hello Tony, I did respond on your other question. I have another comment now. If you have a male & female together, they need to be separated as they are too young to breed. She is not an adult yet & this can cause some health issues. Keep working with...

Reptiles: egg laying problem, uvb light, egg development
uvb light, egg development, bearded dragons: Hello Tony, Is she housed with a male or another female? You can try bathing her in warm water daily. Sometimes the exercise & the warm water helps them to lay. Are you giving a little extra calcium to help replace what she has lost through egg development?...

Reptiles: Green Anole with possible eye infection, terramycin, closed eye
Reptiles: Green Anole with possible eye infection, terramycin, closed eye, anoles

Reptiles: Female Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps: You know the only thing I can think of is this. Can she see the male? If so or if there is something like another animal that she can see in the same room ro maybe a mirror. Other than that I would have her X-rayed to see if there are infertile eggs. http://reptileapartment.com/feature-articles/reptiles/lizards/agamidae/...

Reptiles: female green anole being aggressive, green anole lizards, flightless fruit flies
green anole lizards, flightless fruit flies, pinhead crickets: Probably 3 to 6 weeks after mating is when she will lay. Eggs take 4 to 6 weeks to hatch. She ll be fine in a cage alone--in fact, as you noted, she vastly prefers it, lol. Be sure your husbandry is good for all of them--fresh UVB lights, correct temperatures...

Reptiles: fire belly toads, fire belly toads, male frogs
fire belly toads, male frogs, male mates: Hi Mason, It is not unusual for fire belly toads to be seen mating in captivity without any eggs being produced. There are a few possible reasons. Obviously, you have to be quite sure that you have a male and female. It sounds like you definitely have one...

Reptiles: Gecko with swollen eye, triple antibiotic ointment, pramoxine hci
triple antibiotic ointment, pramoxine hci, warm tea: Hello Connie, That is good he shed & you got the little pieces off too. So he can at least move his eye even if it is swollen? I am sure he feels better with the shed off of his eye area. The amount of Baytril is tiny! Give one small drop which is...

Reptiles: green anole, green anoles, green anole
green anoles, green anole, day geckos: Green anoles can range from green to light brown, depending on their mood, ambient temperatures, etc. This is normal. However, a dark brown color with dark markings by the eyes is a sign of severe stress or illness. Green anoles are actually NOT great...

Reptiles: Green Anole with possible eye infection, green anole, color blindness
green anole, color blindness, eye infection: Hello Brittany, Yoshi looks pretty good overall. I love green anoles, they are so pretty. You can alternate the feedings with the jumpstart & the crickets. It may help with her appetite. Her eye is swollen though, poor thing. Do you use a temp...

Reptiles: green anoles, green anoles, correct temperatures
green anoles, correct temperatures, intestinal parasites: Hi Mariah, The calcium/vitamin powder should be available at any pet store that sells reptiles or reptile supplies. They would also have the UVB producing bulbs which are manufactured specifically for reptile keeping. The powder that you need is calcium...

Reptiles: Green Anoles, green anoles, feeder insects
green anoles, feeder insects, green anole: What are the temperatures in the tank? I assume the other light is a UVB light? What do you have in the tank for climbing and cover? Be sure to remove all feeder insects between meals, as they can annoy and nibble on the lizard if left in there. (Leftovers...

Reptiles: Green lizards, initial reaction, lizards
initial reaction, lizards, food source: Well, my initial reaction would be why do you want to get rid of the lizards? The reason the lizards are there is there is a food source for them to feed on, maybe there is a high population of spiders or other invertebrates that they are eating. I would contact...

Reptiles: heal mat for leopard geckos, leopard geckos, heat pads
leopard geckos, heat pads, heat lamp: Hello Dena, You are welcome. They seem to be doing so well right now! The males definitely do like to mate this time of year. The undertank heater will help them especially if the females become pregnant, also. Let me know how they are all doing....

Reptiles: healthy looking but not eating, mustard greens, glass tank
mustard greens, glass tank, food mix: Hi. I m sorry to hear about ur little guy. It is very serious when a uro stops eating. He may have had an impaction. U can t always see or feel them. Here s what u can try. Get an eyedropper. Blend his food mix with pedialyte and force feed. Put him in a bath...

Reptiles: Heat measure, sand boas, tank bottom
sand boas, tank bottom, heat pad: You will need a thermostat, just set the temperature you want the mat to have. You will also want a thermometer with a probe to read the temp in the area of concern. I would also suggest a heat gun for taking the temps through out the cage. http://lllreptile.com/store/catalog/reptile-supplies/thermometers-thermostats-and-timers/...

Reptiles: henry lawson bearded dragon, dwarf bearded dragon, henry lawson
dwarf bearded dragon, henry lawson, bearded dragon: Graham, I would think they would be easier to get there. Here is an order site I like. This dragon is a rarer one and you will find it abit costly but, they are as sweet as their larger counterparts the bearded s. Good Luck, Tina http://www.reptilesncritters.com/henrys-dwarf-bearded-dragon.htm...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard geckos, eye lids
leopard geckos, eye lids, leopard gecko: Hi Vanessa, That sounds frustrating. I m glad to hear that you persisted and had success with the first eye. Judging by the number of questions on the topic, eye problems are fairly common with captive leos. Dryness (which causes poor shedding), lack of...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko with abscess, reptile vet, full time job
reptile vet, full time job, leopard gecko: Hello Becky, Oh how is he doing today? I am sorry about the abscess, that is too bad. I hope the amoxicillin helps him out. I hope that he likes the baby food, too that should help him out a lot. He was born blind, really? Wow, that is sad but I...

Reptiles: My Leopard Gecko doesn't seem to be eating, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, tank heater: Hi Josef, Thank you for the photo. That is a nice looking group of leos. From what I can see they all look quite healthy. Those appear to be their original tails which are naturally thinner then regenerated tails. Your male has been very lucky to go from...

Reptiles: leopard gecko skin peeling, wet paper towel, leopard gecko
wet paper towel, leopard gecko, moist area: If it s loose, it s fine, but if it s stuck, you shouldn t pull on it--you might damage the new skin underneath. Apply water to loosen it, and don t remove until it comes off easily. Make sure that the gecko has a humid hide, so it can retreat to a moist...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko with swollen left, leopard gecko, benebac
leopard gecko, benebac, chicken baby: Hello Connie, I hope it isn t a cricket bite. How long do you leave the crickets in with him? The contact sterile saline for his eyes are fine. That will be ok. You can try using a warm tea bag on his eye at night, to help with swelling. Which antibiotic...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Tail, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, silver cream: Hello Lauren, That is too bad about her tail, but hopefully the ointment will start helping the healing process. Is the crack pretty deep? Wow that is great she ate a couple of mealies for you so hopefully she is not feeling too bad. Most definitely...

Reptiles: lepord gecko, leopard geckos, eye lids
leopard geckos, eye lids, eye ointment: Hi Jaime, Is this in her actual eye or is it the eye lids? You can try using an eye ointment on her eyes. You should be able to call a vet and ask if the brand Stye would be safe for your leo. The STYE brand is of course for humans but in many cases...

Reptiles: Lizard under my deck, proper hand washing, lizards
proper hand washing, lizards, lizard: Hi Steve, Looks like a Texas spiny lizard. They won t harm your family...but as with all reptiles, both wild and captive and also many wild mammals, they may carry salmonella. As with any animal, proper hand washing always needs to be practiced. With lizards...

Reptiles: Mali Uro developed big chin & underbite, metabolic bone disease, dry lentils
metabolic bone disease, dry lentils, calcium powder: Hi Angelique, I responded before and i hit the send button and it erased everything!!! Frustration--Anyway.....It seems as tho u r doing everything right. Ur little girl should not have a calcium deficiency. Just like humans, these little creatures get...

Reptiles: MHD eggs, peat moss, bird eggs
peat moss, bird eggs, soil conditioner: Hi Marissa, Chances are the eggs are not any good, especially since she has been moving them around. Unlike bird eggs, reptile eggs must not be turned. With the eggs are fertile, turning causes the baby to drown. You can dispose of the eggs...first you...

Reptiles: painted turtles, turtles, painted turtles
turtles, painted turtles: Hey Jen, sorry about the delay. What I would do is exactly what you suggest. Put them back into the wild as they have the instincts and capabilities to survive which is the best for them. I woud release them into the pond where you originally found them as...

Reptiles: Panther Gecko Tail Loss, panther gecko, leopard gecko
panther gecko, leopard gecko, antibiotic ointment: Antibiotic ointment is fine, but I wouldn t continue it past 2-3 days. The tail should regrow on its own. If she is eating she will most likely be fine. I m not familiar with a panther gecko, do you know the scientific name or other common name? Or is...

Reptiles: Paul my leopard gecko, leopard gecko, leather gloves
leopard gecko, leather gloves, gallon tank: Hi Ben, The pet store should have told you that you can never house two males together. They will fight to death. As you saw with your two, it can be horrible not to mention stressful and dangerous to the leos. I m going to include a basic care sheet I...

Reptiles: Pregnant Gecko, tupperware dish, flat tupperware
tupperware dish, flat tupperware, potting soil: Hello Evy, Oh that is always a surprise isn t it? The nest is very easy to do. You can get some plain potting soil & add some perlite or vermiculite to help retain moisture. Just put in a small flat tupperware dish that she can dig in to lay her eggs....

Reptiles: red headed agama, red headed agama, heat lamps
red headed agama, heat lamps, water dish: Hello Claire, Wow, I am so sorry to hear of your red headed agama. A lot of them are wild caught which do not have a very good chance of survival when purchased. Where did you get him? They are not prone to anything in particular other than just parasites,...

Reptiles: red headed agamas, red headed agama, ball pythons
red headed agama, ball pythons, heat lamps: Long story short: red-headed agamas are what the industry calls junk lizards. Now, before you get angry, here s the story. Importers are kind of at the mercy of the exporters from which they want animals. In order for US importers to get ball pythons...

Reptiles: Very skinny anole, brown anole, green anole
brown anole, green anole, uvb light: What you have done is a good start you may also offer him mango baby food mixed with calcium powder and pedialyte. You need to be feeding your lizards more than just mealworms crickets and waxworks would be good for variance. Keep him separate from the others...

Reptiles: Treefrogs, eyed tree frogs, red eyed tree frogs
eyed tree frogs, red eyed tree frogs, 2 frogs: Hi Ramona, I will try to answer your questions in the order that you asked them. Red eyes are tropical so a suitable daytime temperature range is 75 to 85F. It can drop down to 65 to 75F at night. You should be able to easily achieve that range with a...

Reptiles: turtle, red ear slider, systemic medication
red ear slider, systemic medication, typical signs: Sheila, Your turtle is showing the typical signs of a bad respiratory infection and at this point you need to get him to a vet. He needs systemic medication only he can give. Also you need to make sure your water quality is kept great ......feeding him in...

Reptiles: Uro parasite??? Please help, organic health food store, health food store
organic health food store, health food store, muscle twitches: Hello Laura, Don t worry, those loops are femoral build up of the waxy substances from the femoral pores. The Exoterra brand UVB light will need to be switched out for the Zoomed Reptisun 10 bulb instead. The Exoterra lights do not have very good UVB...

Reptiles: Uro parasite??? Please help, organic health food store, health food store
organic health food store, health food store, muscle twitches: Mustard greens are the leaves of the mustard plant. (The seeds are ground and made into the condiment, mustard). They re often sold as a salad green in the US, though I m not certain of Canada. You may need to check your local supermarkets. Some folks...

Reptiles: Uro parasite??? Please help, urgent, organic health food store, health food store
organic health food store, health food store, muscle twitches: Hi Laura, This sounds like metabolic bone disease. This is caused by an imbalance in the levels of calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D in their bodies. The cause is when dietary levels of calcium or vitamin D are too low, phosphorous levels are too high,...

Reptiles: water dragon, uvb light, water dragon
uvb light, water dragon, tracie: Hello Nikki, Do you have a picture of your water dragon? What type of UVB light are you using, a coil/compact light or a long fluorescent tube bulb? Which basking light is he under & what are the temperatures & humidity in his tank? It sounds like...

Reptiles: water dragon, uvb lights, water dragons
uvb lights, water dragons, water dragon: Hi Keri, On the temperatures, you may be a little confused. You don t want the whole cage at high temperatures. Basically 3 temperature zones. The warmest zone(the basking area) has the highest heat of course, brightly lit and also the all important uvb...

Reptiles: Waterdragon won't eat, appetite stimulant, mouth fungus
appetite stimulant, mouth fungus, reptile vet: Try mixing up some poultry based baby food with calcium powder and using a syringe to put it in her mouth. She should swallow it on her own. If she will not swallow your vet may be able to suggest an appetite stimulant to try as well. I hope she starts doing...

Reptiles: My baby bearded dragon won't eat..., relocation stress, uvb light
relocation stress, uvb light, baby bearded dragon: Hello Jade, That is great, I hope he is doing well then. Good, the Reptisun 10, is it a tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How close is it to him & is is mounted directly beside the basking light? As long as he has plenty of bright light in his tank,...

Reptiles: Baby Beardie wont poop?, uvb light, canned pumpkin
uvb light, canned pumpkin, paper towels: Hello Claire, How is he doing today? Baby beardies have very tiny intestines & have a difficult time passing larger prey items or insects that have more shell. I would cut the mealworms out right now & just stick with small crickets & maybe some phoenix...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, dark leafy greens, bearded dragon care
dark leafy greens, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank: Hi Ashley, Reptiles do stress when put into new homes. I m going to include a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out. Please note that sizes, measurements, etc are not in metric or celsius. Please double check all your care and make any corrections...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, open mesh
bearded dragon, open mesh, outdoor cage: Hi Shane, You don t actually tell me his age... If your cage isn t large enough he will try to get out.. beardies should be in at least a 50 gallon tank ...larger is better. It may be his breeding season behavior also. Depending on where you are located,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, lighting schedule: Hello Jim, How are things coming along, did you get a new UVB light fixture & thermometer? How is his appetite now, I hope he is eating well. It sounds like he is plenty tame, too. They love attention, too. Let me know how he is doing! Tracie ...

Reptiles: bearded dragon not eating well, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Sarah, You could also check with a vet to see if they can get critical care for you instead. The roaches & locusts are perfectly fine to feed her especially if she is showing interest in them. Hopefully she will start feeling better! The baby food...

Reptiles: My Bearded Dragon, Fluffy, carrot pieces, collard greens
carrot pieces, collard greens, bearded dragon: Hi Sneha, I suspect that the restless behaviour and reduced interest in food is likely related to the time of year and her age. This is her first spring (mating season) as a sexually mature dragon. New animals will usually test the limits of the enclosure...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon health, mustard greens, liquid calcium
mustard greens, liquid calcium, bearded dragon: Hello Terry, What is your dragon s weight & I can try to dose him with the calcium for you. Did you get the tube bulb mounted underneath of the screen? Walking on his elbows, back of the hands, etc indicates lack of strength. He most likely has the beginnings...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon health, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Braden, I am sorry to hear about your dragon. How long has he been acting in this fashion? What is your tank setup like, are you using a UVB light? If so, what type & brand do you use? A fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What are...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon and leg paralysis, medicine dropper, bearded dragon
medicine dropper, bearded dragon, relevant background: First you need to follow my directions and provide the relevant background information required in my instructions. I don t like questioners to give me the diagnosis. I prefer to formulate that myself from facts provided, because if the health problem lies...

Reptiles: bearded dragon possible mbd or impaction, turtles and tortoises, local drug store
turtles and tortoises, local drug store, bearded dragon: Sarah, This is usually a sign of lower intestinal impaction. These guys are prone to it. It has alot to do with not enough vegetation in their diet and not varying the insects with soft worms. Go an get some mineral oil from your local drug store and get...

Reptiles: bearded dragon substrate, bearded dragon substrate, salt excretion
bearded dragon substrate, salt excretion, adult dragons: Are you sure it s sand or is it salt excretion? Many lizards that are native to xeric climates like the Beardie, excrete excess salts from their nares. The answer depends on the kind of sand. Many Beardies live on sand in Australia you know. I don t recommend...

Reptiles: my beardie is scaring me! help!, calcium supplementation, uvb light
calcium supplementation, uvb light, tank setup: Hello Jaska, I am sorry about your dragon. Could you tell me about his tank setup? Did he possibly eat something toxic? What foods has he eaten recently? Are you using a UVB light & if so, what & brand do you use? Are you using calcium supplementation...

Reptiles: my beardie wont lay her eggs, warm baths, infertile eggs
warm baths, infertile eggs, moises: Hello Moises, Most times they have infertile eggs, you wont realize it. Did she just lay her first 13 today? How old is she? If she still has eggs left to lay, you could try soaking her in some warm water to see if that helps with her muscles. Maybe...

Reptiles: beardie wont open his eyes, repti glo, soft tissues
repti glo, soft tissues, bee pollen: Hello Amanda, Honestly I wish I knew why they were still able to sell these lights. Unfortunately there is no regulation really for reptile lighting. Yes, the Reptiglo 10 tube bulb is not good either. The two lights I mentioned are the only two tube...

Reptiles: What is the best first lizard be, dark leafy greens, crested geckos
dark leafy greens, crested geckos, leopard gecko: Hi Tobias, There is A LOT to consider when deciding what lizard you would like to have as a pet.... Expense is one of the biggies to consider... other things to consider are: how much room do you have for a cage? how easily accessible are the foods the...

Reptiles: Big Eaters (ball python & hatchling corn snake), corn snake, ball python
corn snake, ball python, baby corn: You did the right thing, as corn snakes do not eat insects--not at any stage. So, they were not feeding it at all--they were just harassing it with crickets. In fact, the only insectivorous snake that commonly appears in pet stores is the rough green snake...and...

Reptiles: is calcium too high in bearded dragon, rich calcium, calcium supplementation
rich calcium, calcium supplementation, calcium powder: Hello John, You can get the liquid milk thistle. A good dose for supplementation such as the milk thistle is 15mg/kg. The calcium rich greens are good, but they still need calcium supplementation a few times per week. What milk thistle did you find?...

Reptiles: is calcium too high in bearded dragon, black beard, bearded dragon
black beard, bearded dragon, blubs: Hello John, How are they doing today? The phosphorus levels are not too bad, with their calcium levels at the levels what they are. Where did you get them again, a breeder as rescues? The twitching can also be caused by poor absorption from other...

Reptiles: coccida, reptile store, leopard gecko
reptile store, leopard gecko, fecies: Hello Chance, Excellent, that sounds like a plan. Let me know how the fecal tests go in biology. Yes, that is fine to give your other two some parazap. The directions are to use it for 7 days, so keep them well hydrated during this time as it does...

Reptiles: Crested gecko, dying, blood calcium levels, feeder insects
blood calcium levels, feeder insects, crested geckos: Hi Sly, You didn t mention how big your enclosure is but if the new crestie is really small you may have to house him in something around 10 to 15 gallon size for awhile. Single babies tend to get a bit lost in big enclosures and don t find their food very...

Reptiles: coccida, coccidia, parazap
Reptiles: coccida, coccidia, parazap, baby food

Reptiles: What kind of turtle is this?, soft shell, sea turtles
Reptiles: What kind of turtle is this?, soft shell, sea turtles, sea turtle

Reptiles: Leopard back leg bubbles, armpit, bubbles
Reptiles: Leopard back leg bubbles, armpit, bubbles, geckos

Reptiles: please help, black worm, lengh
Reptiles: please help, black worm, lengh, floodlight

Reptiles: feeding a young leopard gecko, leopard gecko, guy answer
leopard gecko, guy answer, kitchen roll: You don t have to, but some geckos will appreciate having a free-choice calcium source. If you do, use a calcium supplement that does not contain vitamin D3. For regular dusting, use a supplement containing D3 twice a week, and regular calcium the rest...

Reptiles: hello, uvb lighting, bearded dragons
uvb lighting, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Can t you just catch bearded dragons over there!?!?! LOL Basically try to mimic the climate in which you live, since that is where they live as well. I would not go any colder than about 25C at night (use an infrared lamp if needed) and try for about...

Reptiles: help my beardie is in trouble, lepard gecko, leopard gecko
lepard gecko, leopard gecko, canned pumpkin: Hello Archie, I am sorry to hear about your dragon! Do you have any pictures of him I could see? Did you place the leopard gecko into his tank to feed to him? If so, he could be impacted badly. Did he eat the gecko? It is not a good idea to house...

Reptiles: my iguana, gentle stream, polysporin
gentle stream, polysporin, old skin: Hi Amanda, When it comes to something as delicate as the eyes then a vet is really your best option but there are a couple things you can do in the meantime that might make him more comfortable. If you can lessen the discomfort then that will lessen the...

Reptiles: My iguana lost his appetite and is pale, dehydration?, calcium supplementation, cat playpen
calcium supplementation, cat playpen, uvb light: Hello Michael, His color does not look good. You are not using a UVB light correct? He definitely needs a UVB light. I highly recommend finding a way to mount a dual tube bulb fixture over him & getting either the Reptisun 10 tube bulb or the Arcadia...

Reptiles: Jackson Chameleons, dark leafy greens, jackson chameleons
dark leafy greens, jackson chameleons, feeder insects: Hi Claudine, With chameleons you always have to weigh the benefit of treatment against the stress caused by the handling required to administer the treatment. If the area of the cut has dried over, is not leaking fluid or looking open or inflamed then I...

Reptiles: jaw problems for Uromastyx, metabolic bone disease, mixing greens
metabolic bone disease, mixing greens, eye dropper: Hi Carmen. A jaw problem could mean metabolic bone disease. There is a calcium deficiency in her diet. If she s not eating anymore, this is a bad sign. I m sorry to say but u need to get her over to a herpetogist veterinarian in ur area. Without food or water...

Reptiles: juvenile ball python, ball python, proper diagnosis
ball python, proper diagnosis, baby ball: Did his rectum actually prolapse? Is it still on the outside? If not, he might be ok. It s strange though that he would have this problem at this point in his life. Right out of the egg sure, but months later seems strange to me. Sorry, I can t be of...

Reptiles: What kind of turtle is this?, olive ridley, sea turtle
olive ridley, sea turtle, sea turtles: Ashley, I worried that you might have a sea turtle there, because you found him at the beach. I m guessing (big guess on this one) that might be an Olive RIdley. YOu can t keep sea turtles! You ll go to prison if they find you with it. If it wasn t a salt...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, gecko
leopard gecko, gecko, vet: Hello David, It is hard to determine the weight if you can t weigh him. If his tail is still thick, you could probably estimate his weight around 65 grams or so. He is blind in both eyes? That is too bad. If that area is hard, I would be hesitant...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, reptile vets, leopard gecko
reptile vets, leopard gecko, canned pumpkin: Hello Pam, Yes, they do need undertank heating 24/7 which helps with digestion, etc. The sand has most likely caused impaction. He needs a basking spot of around 88-90 on the hot end with a cooler end of around 78-82 as well. Continue to give the baby...

Reptiles: leopard gecko difficulty balancing, canned dog food, leopard gecko
canned dog food, leopard gecko, meal worms: Hello George, Poor girl. Try getting a different UVB. The best UVB lights are the tube bulbs, either the Reptisun 10 or the Arcadia D3 12% tube bulbs. You can get them from here: www.lightyourreptiles.com With her age, she may possibly not be...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Not Eating!, eye dropper, leopard gecko
eye dropper, leopard gecko, oval shapes: Hi Chris, I m going to include a basic care sheet I wrote to help people out with care. In it you will see a link to the dangers of using sand as a substrate for leos. Leos do not live on sand in the wild and the best substrate for them in captivity is...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Egg Laying, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, thin skin: It s possible, but not super common. If your leopard gecko becomes gravid, you will see the eggs through the thin skin of its belly--two large white ovals. (A single white shape seen through the skin is her bladder--the white ovals would be in addition to...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko not feeling well..., grey shades, leopard gecko
grey shades, leopard gecko, vitamin deficiencies: Hello Renee, Do you have any pictures of your gecko? What is your tank setup like? Do you have a digital probe or temp gun to measure her temperatures & what are the temperatures? She needs a basking spot of around 88-90 on one end with a cooler end...

Reptiles: leopard gecko maturing?, wax worms, leopard gecko
wax worms, leopard gecko, new cage: Hi Ann, I would get a piece of plexi glass and make the tank smaller to help with heating issues. That could be part of his problem with not eating. Also, if you don t have an under tank heater, I suggest getting one. Your other one was very small for...

Reptiles: leopard gecko morphs, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, openion: Hello Dena, There should be a way to attach pictures at the bottom of the page when you write a message. Where are you getting the baby leopard geckos from? That would be cool to see them when you get them in! How is everything else going for you? I...

Reptiles: Leopard back leg bubbles, bandit bandit, armpit
bandit bandit, armpit, substrates: Hello Grace, Let me know how that works out for you with the calcium experiment. Do you happen to have any pictures of that for me? Did she eat pretty well today? Good, the liner is fine for the tank substrate then. I always worry about loose substrates...

Reptiles: Leopard back leg bubbles, leopard gecko, armpits
leopard gecko, armpits, bandit: Hello Grace, Do you have a picture of the bubble like areas in front of her back legs? That is correct, under the armpits, in the front, they have fat pads. How is Crystal doing, is she eating normally? What type of substrate is she on currently? ...

Reptiles: Lizard doesnt eat, mountain horned lizard, metabolic bone disease
mountain horned lizard, metabolic bone disease, mountain horned dragons: Hi Mini, MHD s do stress when moved into a new home. If he is in an area that gets a lot of activity, you might want to move him to a quieter area or cover part of the cage so as that he cannot see all the activity. Over time, remove the cover. Their preferred...

Reptiles: Why do lizards like hair?, leopard geckos, hiding places
leopard geckos, hiding places, geckos: Hair isn t something that lizards would normally encounter, so it s really not possible to say what her fascination is. It may be that its movement catches her eye, and she is looking for bugs, lol. It may be that she thinks it is some sort of plant, and...

Reptiles: Mountain Horned Dragon, mountain horned dragon, tonic immobility
mountain horned dragon, tonic immobility, mountain horned dragons: A mountain horned dragon is not a good first reptile pet. They are best kept by intermediate keepers, who have experience keeping other lizards. You should definitely look up a variety of good care sheets for this species, as they have some special needs...

Reptiles: please help, improper lighting, uvb light
improper lighting, uvb light, wax worms: Hello Nikki, He is a bit thin, poor guy. He most likely has not grown due to improper lighting & supplementation. What UVB light is being used? What type of basking light are you using? Do you know what the temperatures are? What type of thermometer...

Reptiles: Please read, male dragon, respitory infection
male dragon, respitory infection, ebay: Hello Antone, Thank you for the picture. Does he seem to be upset around the female or no? How often does he cough? I would take the sand out in case it is irritating him. Using paper towels, non adhesive shelf liner or textured slate tiles would be...

Reptiles: possible tree frog hurt, tree frog, tree frogs
tree frog, tree frogs, glass tank: If you don t know what species it is, then how do you know you have the tank set up just right ? This is wildlife, and wildlife often stress and refuse to eat when captured. It will probably starve itself to death first. My advice is that if you are concerned...

Reptiles: question, pathogenic strains, gut flora
pathogenic strains, gut flora, reptile owners: Well, as with any pet, there are a lot of things to consider. Reptiles are not appropriate pets for YOUNG children, but some older children who are responsible may make good reptile owners. (Around age 10 would be the age I would recommend, minimum--if a...

Reptiles: question, water turtles, bad reputation
water turtles, bad reputation, washing hands: Lauren, Actually the salmonella thing is mostly with turtles. Though no reptile or any exotic animal should be handled without washing hands before and after. They can come home with disease (bacterial infection, parasite) but that can be dealt with. It is...

Reptiles: Red eared slider egg laying, organic compost, red eared slider
organic compost, red eared slider, potting soil: Paige, I would stick with 50% sand and 50% organic compost or sterile soil make sure it is about 12 inches deep if she is large and has large clutches a nice corner full. They will take 60 to 90 days to hatch so be patient...unless you have no male and they...

Reptiles: Shingleback lizard, natural chemistry, harsh chemicals
natural chemistry, harsh chemicals, red bug: Hi Dylan, If it is mites, there will be a lot more than one...Mites come in a variety of colors..brown, black and red, although generally not a bright red. If it is indeed mites, I suggest treating the area and also your lizard with a product called Reptile...

Reptiles: Sick Green Anoles, green anoles, green anole
green anoles, green anole, swollen lips: Hello Ashley, The sores, could they be getting bitten by crickets? Do you leave crickets in the tank with them? If you are using an Exoterra Reptiglo compact/coil light, then it is not very strong & it doesn t emit very much UVB. They could be having...

Reptiles: snake curled up in my back tire, black rat snake, chicken snake
black rat snake, chicken snake, rat snake: Yes, that definitely appears to be a rat snake, possibly a black rat snake. It s absolutely not a copperhead. (I believe that chicken snakes are a common name for several species of rat snakes out that way). So, harmless. Hopefully sent on his way to...

Reptiles: snake illness??, vet care, cornsnake
vet care, cornsnake, mating season: Sounds like a respiratory infection. Increase the heat in cage to the high 80 s low 90 s (92 max) during the day and for the 1st 3 days don t let it drop at night. After that, if he seems better let it drop by maybe 10 degrees tops at night. Keep the daytime...

Reptiles: sub-Adult Female Frilled Dragon, frilled dragons, calcium powder
frilled dragons, calcium powder, dragon jpg: Sure, but if she is deriving a fee from any of this that makes her partly responsible for the condition of the animal from the vendors she is contacting, and she has an ethical duty to be more informed. I don t know what kind of rehab this is, because nothing...

Reptiles: Swollen beardie Eyes, sterile saline solution, uvb light
sterile saline solution, uvb light, antibiotic eye ointment: Hello Amanda, I am sorry about his eyes! They should be starting to go down pretty soon. Can you get some sterile saline solution to help? Are they crusted over also? Yes, please turn off the UVB light! Give him a couple of weeks before placing any...

Reptiles: Weird white growth, long tailed lizard, antibiotic ointment
long tailed lizard, antibiotic ointment, hind leg: What is it? I m not a vet and I can t even see it so I can t help there. Sorry Is it dangerous? Only if you plan on putting the adoptee with other lizards. Sure, why not. The lizard will get more attention @ your house vs. a store anyway. I...

Reptiles: What is it?, brown anoles, ground skink
brown anoles, ground skink, green anoles: It s a shame that they ve made it all the way down to Key West now. They are indeed an introduced invasive species, the Northern Curly-Tail lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus). They re quite an active and aggressive species. If you find populations of the...

Reptiles: baby albino checkered garter snake, checkered garter snake, garter snakes
checkered garter snake, garter snakes, garter snake: HOME ABOUT US CARE SHEET PRICE LIST TERMS PROJECTS GENETICS LINKS CONTACT AVAILABLE CARE SHEET... Please use this sheet as a guide to proper Garter Care. I ve found after years of keeping Garters this way works best for me. Caging...

Reptiles: baby ball phython, Python, Ball Python
Python, Ball Python, Royal Python: This article will have all the captive care information you need for Ball Pythons anything outside of this please email me through my site there as well and I will be happy to help you. http://reptileapartment.com/2010/05/14/royal-pythons-the-true-kings-of-the-vivarium...

Reptiles: My baby painter turtles, painted turtle, aquatic turtle
painted turtle, aquatic turtle, turtle: I would have to know the environmental parameters to properly answer this question. Such as temp at basking site, on the cool side, water temp, UVB lighting etc. this link maybe of help http://voices.yahoo.com/prescription-red-eared-slider-turtle-care-5823656.htm...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb lighting, compact coil
uvb lighting, compact coil, meal worms: Hello Sandra, Please review your tank setup with me. What type of lighting are you using? Do you use UVB lighting & if so, what type & brand do you use? A fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What substrate are you using, sand, tiles, paper...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon ate a small bit of Ibuprofen, black beard, bearded dragon
black beard, bearded dragon, loss of appetite: Hello Nikki, I am glad to hear he did not eat it though! I think he will be fine, if he just got a slight taste of it. Just watch for lethargic behavior, loss of appetite, black beard, etc. I would try to give him some extra oral fluids also to help...

Reptiles: bearded dragon not eating, calcium powder, egg binding
calcium powder, egg binding, bearded dragon: Hello Sarah, Do you have any pictures of her? When you send a picture send one of a ventral view along with the inner thigh areas. That is good, 3 grams in a day is not bad. When are you expecting the herbivore formula in the mail, did you already order...

Reptiles: bearded dragon not eating, internal parasite, bearded dragon
internal parasite, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Hello Sarah, Ah, that is why I mentioned that sometimes females can have small pores! LOL The other test was to lift the tail to see if there was one or two bulges on the lateral edges of the tail. That is normally the best way to determine. Had you...

Reptiles: bearded dragon with mbd, uk pet supplies, uvb light
uk pet supplies, uvb light, ebay co uk: Hello Sarah, Sorry for the delay! Do you have any pictures of your dragon? What UVB light are you using for her? I would just get the Bone Aid, that is fine. The Solar Drops are relatively chancey when dealing with liquid D3. Just make sure you...

Reptiles: bearded dragon needs help plz, compressor nebulizer, piston compressor
compressor nebulizer, piston compressor, using a nebulizer: IMHO he needs the antibiotic injections more than the nebulizer. Honestly in nearly 20 years of doing this I have never heard of using a nebulizer on a reptile. Also, being that bearded dragons come from an arid desert I can t but worry if that would hurt...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon is very sick, flare ups, eye dropper
flare ups, eye dropper, intestinal parasites: Hi Alexis, Keeping him hydrated is a good step. Sick reptiles often have closed eyes as a general symptom. It doesn t necessarily mean that there is something wrong with their eyes. You mentioned his outside cage which is great for natural sunlight but...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon sunken head and weight loss, meal worms, wax worms
meal worms, wax worms, bearded dragon: Hello Nina, I am sorry to hear about Lucky! Your set up sounds good. Are you using the Arcadia D3 12% tube bulb correct? How close is it to him? Is there any screen or plastic in between him & the light? How often do you give just straight calcium...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Tail, bearded dragon, tail rot
bearded dragon, tail rot, dry gangrene: Hi Julie, It is kind of hard to tell from the picture what is going on, but, the tip does look dry and brittle. I would apply some Neosporin or Vaseline to the tail and see what happens...IE..does it help the shed come off, does the tail remain dty, brittle,...

Reptiles: bearded dragon won't poo, uvb light, canned pumpkin
uvb light, canned pumpkin, calcium supplementation: Hello Sandy, What type of substrate is he on, sand, paper towels, tile? What type of foods are you feeding him, are the crickets or roaches smaller than the space between the eyes? Are you using a UVB light & if so, what type & brand do you use? ...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon won't eat, feeder insect, accurate thermometer
feeder insect, accurate thermometer, central air conditioner: Hi Tyler, There are a fairly large number of reasons that a bearded might stop eating. I am assuming that he is not showing interest in any food, including crickets or other insects. It is best to eliminate the simplest possibilities first and the first...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon wont move or eat, metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation
metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation, uvb light: Hello Josh, You will need to get either the Reptisun 10 tube bulb or the Arcadia D3 12% tube bulb for a UVB source. Otherwise she wont get better because she can t absorb calcium or other vitamins & minerals. You can get either one of the lights here:...

Reptiles: My bearded dragon wont open his eyes :-(, butternut squash, uvb light
butternut squash, uvb light, meal worms: I need you to answer the questions in my instructions completely. You haven t given me the basking area temps, and there are several other pieces of background that I need. What are the other dimensions of the tank? Are these standard size mealworms? You...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, trap particles, bearded dragons
trap particles, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hi Anna, It sounds like your brother s dragon may be preparing to shed his old skin which would explain the gray colour and the spreading. The old skin takes on a light coloured appearance as it starts to separate from the old skin below. When this happens...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps: I wouldn t recommend it for bearded dragons at all as they may ingest it and this could cause issues with digestion etc. This link should help out. http://reptileapartment.com/2010/05/31/how-to-tame-your-dragon-your-captive-care-prescription-of-bearded-dragons-pogona-sp...

Reptiles: Beardeddragon, infrared thermometer, reptisun
infrared thermometer, reptisun, time cycle: Hello Jim, The Zilla slimline Desert 50 tube bulb is not a good light, it will likely hurt his eyes. It emits the incorrect wavelength of UVB, which is not conducive to D3 synthesis. The better UVB to get is either the Zoomed Reptisun 10 tube bulb or...

Reptiles: Chameleon, chameleon, senegal chameleon
chameleon, senegal chameleon, captive chameleon care: Shae, I am very sorry to hear about your chameleon. However, tying floss around it would be highly unadvisable as this may cause more damage the very best thing you can do is take it to the vet and let them help you determine the best course of action....

Reptiles: Crested Gecko shaking, tokay gecko, crested gecko
tokay gecko, crested gecko, vet program: Hello Amanda, Yes, usually getting a fecal test does need to be done by a vet, but you can also buy a microscope, supplies & a parasite chart to do your own. If there is a nearby school with an animal science or vet program, you may be able to take a fecal...

Reptiles: lizard mating, correct lighting
Reptiles: lizard mating, correct lighting

Reptiles: turtles, uvb lighting, florescent lamps, mercury vapor
Reptiles: turtles, uvb lighting, florescent lamps, mercury vapor, powersun

Reptiles: did i feed my gecko too much, oral fluids, dubia
oral fluids, dubia, crickets: Hello Sarah, How is she doing today? She looks alert, was this just taken recently then? Has she gone to the bathroom yet also? I hope she is doing well. You can maybe try to give extra oral fluids to help her since she had so much protein! Let...

Reptiles: I found an egg in my Anole tank!, baby food jar, anole eggs
baby food jar, anole eggs, reptilespark: Brittany, You need to put it in some vermiculite, sterile soil,or moss in your tank in a small low container about 2 inches deep.....keep the area misted now and then as always. This is the thing if it hatches you will need to move it to its own tank or they...

Reptiles: friend for pet, green anoles, green anole
green anoles, green anole, crested gecko: It s best NOT to keep reptiles of different species in the same enclosure. However, I have seen green anoles kept with house geckos with little interaction (and thus, little stress). An extremely large, heavily planted enclosure would be needed. Since house...

Reptiles: Green anole babies are not growing., green anole, anole
green anole, anole, feeding: As far as the set-up I would change out the substrate for orchid bark instead of cage carpet. Other than that I didn t see any mention of calcium supplementation and that is necessary. That may stunt the growth of the lizard but I doubt it. Also how often...

Reptiles: Hello please help, compressor nebulizer, piston compressor
compressor nebulizer, piston compressor, piston pump: Hello Antone, It is quite alright! Yes, that product sounds fine, it is just about like the one I have. He is a small animal so it is perfect. The Baytril is the appropriate micron size to be used in the nebulizer, too. I would go ahead & purchase...

Reptiles: herbivorous lizards, shallow water dish, mali uromastix
shallow water dish, mali uromastix, blue tongued skink: Well, blue-tongued skinks are omnivorous, so that would rule them out. Out of that list, a Mali Uromastix is probably the best choice, as they re readily available captive bred. (No beginner to reptiles should ever buy a wild-caught animal). The setup...

Reptiles: im concerned about my iguana, reptile vet, criminal neglect
reptile vet, criminal neglect, veterinary treatment: To be honest--if you couldn t move one of your arms, would this be a serious problem? I need more details about your iguana s habitat, diet, age, size, weight, how long you have had it, what the temperatures and humidity are, etc, in order to make suggestions....

Reptiles: Jackson chameleon, jackson chameleon, egg sac
jackson chameleon, egg sac, body reserves: Hi Claudine, It sounds like the slugs have shrunken and dried a bit, that really intensifies the orange colour. Your female could very well be calcium deficient at this point if she has not been supplemented regularly. Even though live bearers do not...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, constipated
leopard gecko, constipated, laxatives: She s a good size for her age, so that helps. It s crucial she get plenty of calcium in her diet. Feed her as much as she ll eat. Be sure she has a moist nesting box to lay her eggs in. Her appetite may drop off as the eggs grow. If she s a little constipated...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, gecko, Leopard Gecko
gecko, Leopard Gecko: I wouldn t be able to tell personally, I would recommend contacting Marcia McGuiness at Golden Gate Gecko http://goldengategeckos.com/ Just tell her I sent you and she would be more than happy to help you out I am sure. I would say create a laybox with vermiculite...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard geckos, fertile eggs
leopard geckos, fertile eggs, canned pumpkin: Hello Melissa, That is great they both lick the calcium out of their bowls. They should be getting adequate calcium then. Great that Oreo went to the bathroom today. Usually, the males leave the females alone when they lay. He may try to mate with...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko, slate tile, leopard geckos
slate tile, leopard geckos, leopard gecko: Hi Payden, I m assuming that you are having 3 temperature zones in the tank..with the warmest area having bottom heat also. Are you providing a humid hide on the warm side plus a dry hide there? Leos can be VERY stubborn when it comes to changes. If the...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko concern!, metabolic bone disease, reptile veterinarian
metabolic bone disease, reptile veterinarian, leopard geckos: Leopard geckos should have a 90F basking area, and while crickets are a nutritious food, they must be supplemented with a calcium supplement containing vitamin D3. Crickets are too high in phosphorus to be a good food source without supplementation. Additionally,...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko... Her name is Raspberry, appetite booster, leopard geckos
appetite booster, leopard geckos, leopard gecko: I m glad to hear she seems stronger--hydration will help with that a lot, too. I don t think calcium tastes like much of anything--I ve never had an animal reject something with calcium dust on it. They don t even seem to mind vitamin powder, generally....

Reptiles: Leopard Geko, uva and uvb, calcium metabolism
uva and uvb, calcium metabolism, captive reptiles: Hi, Eva, First, you should never take advice from pet store personnel, when it comes to animal care--especially reptile care. If you have questions, consult with a breeder for that species, or with a specialist veterinarian. (Dog and cat vets will sometimes...

Reptiles: Lighting for my Burmese Python, burmese python, tube fluorescent bulbs
burmese python, tube fluorescent bulbs, new cage: Hello Steven, Wow, keeping a Burmese will be challenging! Which tube fluorescent bulbs did you get, which brand? The bulbs should be far enough away to where he can t wrap himself around it. Usually 6-8 inches is recommeded for most reptiles to have...

Reptiles: lizard mating, brown anole lizards, brown anole
brown anole lizards, brown anole, gallon tank: Normal mating would involve the male grasping the female by the neck and remaining on top-though sometimes they do fall over... Not sure what you saw (would have liked to have seen myself!). As to stress and pairing-more space=less stress. With active...

Reptiles: Metabolic Bone Disease In Bearded Dragon, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, calcium powder: Hello Jeannie, Wow, I am so sorry about the female! She is very very critical I can tell by your description. Which 10 UVB light are you using, the Reptisun 10 tube bulb? How close is it to her? Is there plastic or screen in between her & the light...

Reptiles: Mice injected with anesthetics - can i feed my snake with them ?, local anesthetics, dead mice
local anesthetics, dead mice, physiology department: Mice is correct. I don t know what effects the anaesthetic might have on the snake. (It would depend on WHICH anaesthetic, and the doseage, as well). A veterinarian may be able to tell you. Some drugs that are safe for mammals are toxic to reptiles,...

Reptiles: mites, snake breeders, furniture legs
snake breeders, furniture legs, ball python: ZooMed does not take the necessary care to ensure their products are safe and effective, so I would not trust that one. From what I understand an Ivomec spray is used to deal with mites over there, sometimes. A Fipronil based flea spray can be used outside...

Reptiles: Pacman frog medical help, horned frog, liver failure
horned frog, liver failure, waterbowl: John, It sounds like he either has an impaction which I think is the most likely thing or possible parasites. First do not overfeed your amphibian. Obesity is a killer for them....it will cause liver failure and eventual organ breakdown. Check his back legs...

Reptiles: painted turtle, baby painted turtle, calcium supplementation
baby painted turtle, calcium supplementation, uvb light: Hello Tammy, Do you have the turtles in the swimming baby pool? You can feed them both greens & veggies as well as some insects too. It will have a period of adjustment if you keep him so it may take a bit for him to eat. The turtle food is great also,...

Reptiles: Please read, compressor nebulizer, piston compressor
compressor nebulizer, piston compressor, piston pump: Hello Antone, You will want to use 10mgs of Baytril in 1ml of water, but make sure it is sterile water. Put that in the medication cup & then you are set to turn on the Nebulizer. Just do a 5-10 minute treatment or until the medication runs out or low....

Reptiles: Puffy Gecko throat-male, beta carotene, bearded dragons
beta carotene, bearded dragons, calcium carbonate: Hi Pam, Unfortunately, excessive vitamin A is the only (possible) cause that I am aware of that can be remedied by modifying his care. If that is ruled out then you could be dealing with a possible infection of some sort or even (but less likely) a tumour....

Reptiles: My Red Earred Slider Turtles NEEDS HELP!, red eared sliders, red earred slider turtles
red eared sliders, red earred slider turtles, red earred slider: A vet can see your turtle for under $200. http://www.arav.org may help you find a good reptile vet near you. (Dog and cat vets often don t know much about reptile medicine). Part of the cost of pet ownership is the cost of veterinary care. The sooner...

Reptiles: Risk of salmonella in bearded dragons, salmonella risk, first reptile
salmonella risk, first reptile, bearded dragons: Hello Abigail, I can understand your concern for your young children. Normally, salmonella is not too much of a concern as long as they do not handle feces & then put their hands in their mouth. As long as the dragon is clean, then they cannot transmit...

Reptiles: Salamander, tiger salamander, moist dirt
tiger salamander, moist dirt, shallow dish: Hi Paige, I can t tell you how refreshing it was to read your post!! I LOVE the fact that you understand the salamander is better off in the wild, where he belongs!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have a wonderful natural ability to find the proper place to live. If...

Reptiles: Sick Cuban Knight Anole, cuban knight anole, indoor outdoor thermometer
cuban knight anole, indoor outdoor thermometer, eating worms: Aha, that may have been the reason for her loss of appetite! You may want to be sure she has a good nesting place--a box with moist peat moss, for example. Females can retain eggs if there s no suitable place to lay them, even if they are infertile--that...

Reptiles: skink eggs, blue tailed skink, ground skink
blue tailed skink, ground skink, robert brooks: The Ground Skink lays small clutches of 1-6 (usually 2-3) eggs in moist soil, rotting logs, in falling logs or under rocks. Eggs are laid during the summer, March through August in the Southern United States. There may be more than one clutch per year. In...

Reptiles: Snake mites, liquid medication, head lice
liquid medication, head lice, paper towels: IMO, there s only one thing to use for mites that actually works. It s the only product of its kind that s actually EPA approved for this purpose. It s called Provent-A-Mite, and it s sold by a company called Pro Products. You can purchase it at some...

Reptiles: strange hole on leopard geckos nose, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, geckos: That does look like an injury, but at least it appears to be free of infection, from what I can see. I would keep a close eye on it--if you notice that it doesn t heal, gets worse, or the skin around it reddens at all, take him to a vet right away. As...

Reptiles: I have all the supplies, diaheria, respitory infection
diaheria, respitory infection, baytril: Hello Antone, Wow, he has been through a lot, but it sounds like he has really improved a lot now! Are you still giving the nebulizer treatments? The 10 gallon tank should have worked perfectly for that, too. So you are giving them both non dairy organic...

Reptiles: How do you tell if a six lined racerunner is going to lay eggs?, six lined racerunner, tracie
six lined racerunner, tracie, abby: Hello Abby, How old is your racerunner? Do you have any pictures of her? Usually, you can tell just by looking at the belly, you will be able to see the outline of the eggs. She will probably slow down on her eating, too since the eggs will take up the...

Reptiles: I think my Iguana has MBD, curved spine, calcium powder
curved spine, calcium powder, vitamin d3: Hi Randy, He is very young to show such bad signs of MBD, but, that doesn t mean that isn t what he has. On the calcium..PLEASE..do not give too much. I would rather prefer to see you get the liquid form of calcium from the vet and dose according to the...

Reptiles: turtles, florida softshell turtle, softshell turtles
florida softshell turtle, softshell turtles, uvb light: It s not much to go on, but the long snout suggests it s probably some sort of softshell turtle. The best course of action is to let it go in the waterway closest to where you found it. :) Softshell turtles don t make great pets--they have very sharp jaws...

Reptiles: turtles, uvb lighting, uvb lights, uvb lighting
uvb lights, uvb lighting, slider turtles: Hello Sam, No, you don t have to get two tube UVB lights at all. Two would increase the UVB output obviously, but, if you get a light fixture that has reflective backing on it, then that will help increase the UVB exposure as well. How close will you...

Reptiles: Uromastyx with crusty lips, mali uromastyx, uromastyx lizard
mali uromastyx, uromastyx lizard, crusty lips: Yes I have seen this before!! It could be the way your little guy extracts salt from his body. Sometimes we see this around the nostrils. U can try soaking him every couple of weeks in warm water and this may make the crusties come off. Otherwise, there...

Reptiles: I've Got everything, diaheria, respitory infection
diaheria, respitory infection, baytril: Hello Antone, Yes, mix 10mgs of the Baytril with 1ml of water in the medicine cup. If you got the 100mg/ml or 10% Baytril that would be 1/10th of a ml of Baytril. The non dairy soy yogurt can be given later in the day or not close to the time the medication/nebulizer...

Reptiles: Water dragon toes, metabolic bone disease, broken toes
metabolic bone disease, broken toes, calcium powder: Hi Sorry to hear about ur little guy. here is some info i pulled off the web. hope it helps. Toe, Spike or end of tail damage and loss Darkening of, obvious damage to, and loss of toes, spikes and the end of the tail can be the result of a number...

Reptiles: Anole won't lay egg and is going to die, egg binding, 2 eggs
egg binding, 2 eggs, anole: Hi, Brittany, This is a veterinary emergency, and there is nothing you can do at home to treat it. Whether this is an egg binding or a prolapse would be for a vet to diagnose. She is currently suffering, and needs immediate medical attention. Due to your...

Reptiles: anoles, mercury vapor lights, uvb lights
mercury vapor lights, uvb lights, keeping tropical fish: Hi, Alize, Unfortunately, the old saying, there s no such thing as a free puppy applies here. There is no such thing as a free pet lizard. In order to survive in captivity, reptiles have special requirements beyond what a hamster or parakeet would...

Reptiles: Arcadia T5 D3 12% with reflector with PowerSun Mercury Vapor 100W, mercury vapor bulb, bearded dragon
mercury vapor bulb, bearded dragon, t rex: Hello Sally, You are welcome! No, actually the Megaray & T-rex are not better. They both succumbed to some glass trouble several years back. They still reportedly have isolated incidents. I am not sure you can even get the T-rex light anymore. Yes,...

Reptiles: Baby Leo SICK, Leopard Gecko, gecko
Leopard Gecko, gecko: ok, couple of things on this particular case. First of all, I would highly suggest reading this piece http://reptileapartment.com/2012/03/24/3-reasons-your-reptile-wont-eat/ next suggestion, I know you dont want to but this gecko looks sickly from the get...

Reptiles: Bahaman anoles, bahaman anole, anole
bahaman anole, anole, anoles: Hello Lee Ann, Anoles only get to a length of around 8-10 inches, max. How long have you had your anole? The juveniles are not fully developed & you may not be able to determine the sex of him or her. Do you have any pictures of your anole? Traci...

Reptiles: Ball Python Mouth Issue, vet visit, ball python
vet visit, ball python, clucth: Well, it s not an immediately obvious issue--I would take a rubber cake spatula and gently open her mouth, and take a look on that side--if you see any redness, cheesy deposits, etc, then it may be a mouth infection. If that side seems swollen or misshapen,...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragons, parisites
bearded dragons, parisites, bearded dragon: Hi Barbara, It would really help if you could send a picture. Some thoughts as to what it may be is an area that is getting ready to shed..or an area didn t shed the last time he shed.... is it possible he burned himself on a heat source? You can use neosporin...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, rollie pollies, bearded dragon
rollie pollies, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Hello Kaitlin, Normally I don t recommend feeding from outdoors not only due to pesticides but because of parasites the insects can carry from polluted water, etc. You can get some chicken or turkey baby food to feed to her until you can get some feeders....

Reptiles: bearded dragon, compact coil, bearded dragon
compact coil, bearded dragon, paper towels: Hello Sandra, Which UVB are you using, is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Are his eyes appearing swollen or he just wont open them? Do you use a bright white light for basking? I would take the sand out as it is not very sanitary....

Reptiles: bearded dragon, baby bearded dragons, baby bearded dragon
baby bearded dragons, baby bearded dragon, uvb light: Did the vet do a fecal exam to check for parasites? If your dragon has signs of calcium deficiency, are your UVB lights fluorescent? If so, they are useless if they are further than 6 inches from the animal. How did the vet treat your animal? (Hypocalcemia...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon fighting, vent area, bearded dragon
vent area, bearded dragon, beardies: Hi Claire, First off..did you check to see if they are the same sex? If they look different in the vent area, they aren t the same sex. Did the person that you got them from house them together? If not, even if both female or even male and female, they...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon housing, bearded dragon, temperature zones
bearded dragon, temperature zones, proper temperature: I feel I have answered your question and your ratings are nothing more than being nasty, which I have no idea why. You asked if they should be housed together...I answered your question and gave you more important info. RE READ my answer!!! YOU ASKED...

Reptiles: bearded dragon with mbd, liquid calcium, bearded dragons
liquid calcium, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hello Sarah, You can use D3 a few times per week, withi the UVB tube bulb being used. I hope she is starting to regain her strength now. It does take time for them to get stronger. Gosh, 7 months of not using her back legs is quite awhile. You can get...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon has an orange tounge, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, tounges: Hello Kara, Do you have any picture of your dragons? What foods or fluids have you given your dragons? Did they possibly eat anything from outside that could have been toxic? How are they acting, lethargic or active? Have they eaten anything recently...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon sick, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, calcium powder: Hello Trish, Do you have any pictures of your dragon? What have you been feeding your male? Do you use any UVB light & if so, what type & brand are you using? Is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Are you using a bright white basking...

Reptiles: black worms or snake in florida miami, blind snakes, termite problem
blind snakes, termite problem, snakes found in florida: Hi Silvina, I am quite certain that what you are seeing are Brahminy Blind snakes and they are completely harmless. They sometimes get into houses accidently by following the moisture of the water pipes, that is why they tend to be found in the bathroom,...

Reptiles: Blue belly lizard, reptile veterinarian, fence lizards
reptile veterinarian, fence lizards, internal parasites: At a guess, they are ticks. Use tweezers to gently pull them out from under the scales, if this proves to be the case. I recommend getting a good book on care of fence lizards and swifts, and of course, any wild-caught reptile should be taken to an experienced...

Reptiles: blue tailed lizard eggs, blue tailed lizard, logical problem
blue tailed lizard, logical problem, skink: The often-repeated myth is that turning reptile eggs will kill the embryo, because it adheres to the inside of the membrane, and the air pocket above it provides oxygen. The story goes, if you turn the egg, the embryo will suffocate. It all sounds very...

Reptiles: Chinese water dragon Health, chinese water dragon, gallon fish tank
chinese water dragon, gallon fish tank, uvb light: I m sorry, but there are still some questions you haven t answered. Did the veterinarian do any blood work to check for infections? What are the exact temperatures in the enclosure, both basking area, and air temperature? (Exact temperatures, not approximate)....

Reptiles: Crested gecko, crested gecko, rhacodactylus
crested gecko, rhacodactylus: If it is already bent, this could be a genetic disorder which sometimes happens in captive bred reptiles. This could also be the first signs of calcium deficiency which might be able to be corrected with proper dietary supplementation. I would recommend reading...

Reptiles: crusty lips on a uromastyx, mali uromastyx, uromastyx lizard
mali uromastyx, uromastyx lizard, crusty lips: Hello Elizabeth, Do you have any pictures of him? They tested him for a respiratory infection? What are the temperatures in the tank? I have heard of salt deposits being excreted through nostrils in iguanas, but around the mouth area. Usually that...

Reptiles: My dragons are fighting, tank house, antone
tank house, antone, lizzie: Hello Antone, Unless you see them mating, you can t be sure. However, anytime you house a male & female together, they will inevitably mate at one point or another. Also, it is usually not a good idea to house them together as the male will overbreed...

Reptiles: Eastern painted Turtles living in same aquarium, turtles, aquatic turtles
turtles, aquatic turtles: No there shouldn t be any danger at all to my understanding as long as the tank is large enough which I am presuming it is since you already had the others together that long and they were obviously healthy which I must say I congratulate you on. I must say...

Reptiles: crusty lips on a uromastyx
Reptiles: crusty lips on a uromastyx

Reptiles: New Baby leo sick, geckos, gecko
Reptiles: New Baby leo sick, geckos, gecko, vet

Reptiles: Female beardie wont poop, calcium absorption, uvb light
calcium absorption, uvb light, vent area: Hello Diana, Your dragon sounds lovely. Do you have any pictures of her? Do you suspect impaction? When feeding crickets, they must be smaller than the space between the eyes. I would cut down on the bananas, as they are high in oxalates & will...

Reptiles: frog, aquarium supply store, aquatic frogs
aquarium supply store, aquatic frogs, natural salts: Hi Casandra, All frogs in the pet trade are insectivores/carnivores. If the frog you have is a treefrog or a ground dwelling frog then the staple diet is usually crickets. You will need small ones. The length of the crickets should be the same distance...

Reptiles: gecko paw bleeding?, tissue necrosis, leopard gecko
tissue necrosis, leopard gecko, water dish: Hello Joe, That is good news his feet/toes are healing & he is still eating. The signs to look for tissue necrosis is color changes primarily on the area & hardening of the area which means the tissue is dead or dying. Watch to be sure that the infection...

Reptiles: green anole care help, green anole care, green anole
green anole care, green anole, feeder crickets: She still looks a bit thin. (Yes, it is a female). Females will do some head-bobbing, but they do not possess the large, colorful throat-fan that the males have. They also have a shorter, smaller head, and an irregular light-colored line down their back....

Reptiles: Green Anoles, brown anole, green anoles
brown anole, green anoles, green anole: Hi Angel, I have always read that the decline of the Green anole population coincided with the introduction of the more aggressive Brown anole (Anolis sagrei), likely from Cuba. Habitat loss is also a cited cause. Some species adapt well and even thrive...

Reptiles: Green Anoles, green anole lizards, precise temperature control
green anole lizards, precise temperature control, green anoles: Hi, Megan, Here is what green anoles require to survive in captivity: 20 gallon tank or larger for up to 3 animals. (A 10 gallon is the minimum size for a single animal, more than that should be in a larger enclosure). UVB light. Anoles are diurnal...

Reptiles: hemepenes prolapse on leopard gecko, wet paper towel, leopard gecko
wet paper towel, leopard gecko, careful treatment: Actually, it s a sugar paste that you use. You add just enough water to plain table sugar to make a paste, and apply that to the affected area. Keep the gecko on wet paper towel. This will ONLY work if you have caught it in time, before it has dried out...

Reptiles: hemipenes prolapse, sugar paste, thick paste
sugar paste, thick paste, table sugar: Well, if it worked, then that s good. You can rinse him off, but I wouldn t soak him in water. It s best now just to let him rest and heal. A hemipenal prolapse can be caused if some irritant gets into the sheathe, if a female moves wrong while he s trying...

Reptiles: Why is he hissing and biting only a week of no touching?, leopard gecko, work trip
leopard gecko, work trip, gecko: Hi Rachil, Your leo is acting normal. Sometimes they can act very calm when in a new home as they are feeling out everything. Once they get a bit more comfortable in the environment, they may start to protect their territory. The fact you were gone, well..they...

Reptiles: Hole in bearded dragons back, bearded dragons, antibiotic ointment
bearded dragons, antibiotic ointment, fazed: Hello Bobby-Jane, That is great it looks as though it is starting to heal over now. Just keep it clean & his body should do the rest. Keep some ointment on it for awhile, too. Let me know how he is doing. Do you have a vitticeps or barbata? Traci...

Reptiles: housing different species, 30 gallon tank, collared lizards
30 gallon tank, collared lizards, uvb light: No, this is a bad idea, and they should not be placed together. As you have noted, reptiles do not play, and they do NOT enjoy one another s company. It is merely stressful for them. Eventually, they will become annoyed, or compete over food, and someone...

Reptiles: Identification, knight anole, anole
knight anole, anole, southern florida: Hi Paul, It looks like a Knight Anole.. which are native to Cuba, but have been introduced to Florida, most likely by accident. Their diet is insects so he is a benefit to you as that he is a good insect contoller. They will also eat small lizards, birds,...

Reptiles: Identifying Sailfin lizard species, sailfin dragons, brownish hue
sailfin dragons, brownish hue, sailfin lizard: Hello Erik, I will have to take a look at some pictures. We don t have too many sailfin dragons here in the US. He is georgeous! I have seen pictures of some that looks similar to him. His size is good for his age, too. I bet he is eating a lot...

Reptiles: Leopar gecko, leopard gecko, gecko
leopard gecko, gecko, insects: Hello Melissa, When you bathe your leopard gecko, are you getting water into his eyes? They normally don t like getting their eyes wet. That could be why he is blinking so hard to try & clear the water out of them. Do his eyes look like they are infected?...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, genta
leopard gecko, genta, crickets: Hello Alicia, I hope Chili is doing better. Try to send some pictures when you can, thanks. I am sorry, things like this can happen. So, her eyes are just terribly infected but not eaten away then? Keep appplying the ointment daily. The ophthalmic...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, geckos: Do you have a clear photo of her belly? It s difficult to determine anything from just a text description. She isn t egg bound. Egg bound animals will die if not assisted very promptly. These are what small eggs look like forming in the belly: http://www.vmsherp.com/images/LearningCenter/LeopardGravidEarly468x351.JPG...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, sphagnum moss
leopard gecko, sphagnum moss, vet visit: Hi Melissa, It is possible that they do keep their eggs that long with no problems..but..as I said earlier, it is very important get her to a vet at the first sign of trouble...such as her not wanting to eat, drink, lick the calcium or doesn t want to move...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, leopard gecko, gecko
leopard gecko, gecko, calcium: Hello Melissa, Wow, that is quite awhile she has been gravid. If she does not lay them pretty soon I would think about getting her to a vet in case she is retaining them. Make sure she is getting extra calcium right now in case she is a little deficient....

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko care/night time heating, leopard geckos, gecko care
leopard geckos, gecko care, leopard gecko: Hello Shannon, Your tank setup sounds great! The paper towels do tend to dry up pretty quickly. So you can use the moss, it does hold moisture a little better, or even a sponge also. The nighttime temperatures can drop to the 70 s, but normally in...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko concerns, leopard gecko, male leopard
leopard gecko, male leopard, hand arm: Hi Cameron, Leos can sometimes be very difficult to get used to being held. many will never get used to it. If you start with just holding your hand in his cage, allowing him to smell you, crawl on your hand, etc, then start with just raising your hand up...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko not eating, leopard gecko, digital thermometer
leopard gecko, digital thermometer, waxworm: Oh, he looks ok. He could definitely use some extra tail weight, but he s not thin. He has plenty of bodily reserves left. I think he will be fine over your vacation. Be sure your neighbors know not to leave uneaten feeders in his cage. His feeding...

Reptiles: leopard gecko not eating after laying eggs, reptile veterinarian, leopard geckos
reptile veterinarian, leopard geckos, leopard gecko: Leopard geckos don t form bonds of love or friendship, nor are they nurturing. They do compete over the best hiding and basking spaces. A male can sometimes overstress a female by attempting to breed with her too often. If she is not well, she should be...

Reptiles: leopard gecko eyes, eye caps, leopard gecko
eye caps, leopard gecko, sterile saline: Hello Shannon, Oh I would take the sand out, it is too drying & can cause impactions as well. I would use paper towels or non adhesive shelf liner instead. Do you have a warm moist sponge in his cave/hide to help with shedding? A water dish is a good...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko SICK, fatty liver disease, leopard gecko
fatty liver disease, leopard gecko, vent area: Hi Ashley, He really does not look good at all...extremely skinny and the red vent area is not normal nor is the green poop as they do not eat anything that would cause that. Are you using bottom heat on only 1/3 of the tank? I know it is sometimes tough...

Reptiles: Little Leo Gecko SICKKK, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, tank heater: Hello Ash, I am sorry that he is not doing well. I couldn t tell, but what is his substrate, carpet? Your set up is fine, actually. Let me know what his substrate is. I would get a fecal done on him. It is a very common occurrence in leopard geckos...

Reptiles: how long can a leopard gecko retain sperm?, leopard gecko, female leopard
leopard gecko, female leopard, waxies: Hi Jessica, Yes, they can and do retain sperm, but it isn t for years although on one site I remember reading they stated up to 2 years..but.. IO do find it hard to believe and some of thee other info there was not correct. Normal time frame to retain sperm...

Reptiles: Map Turtle, aquarium thermometer, reptile veterinarian
aquarium thermometer, reptile veterinarian, hatchling turtles: What are the exact temperatures? (A digital thermometer with a remote probe should be used to track basking temperatures, and an aquarium thermometer should be used to track water temperatures). Spending too much time on the basking platform may mean that...

Reptiles: New Baby leo sick, reptile veterinarian, leopard gecko
reptile veterinarian, leopard gecko, leopard geckos: Bad news: Your leopard gecko is so emaciated, he s nearly too far gone to save. Your options are to take him back--he will most certainly die, as the pet store is unlikely to provide vet care--or to immediately take him to an experienced reptile veterinarian--or...

Reptiles: peeling issues, bearded dragon, dragon age
bearded dragon, dragon age, wet wash: Yes, I believe it s time for a soak for 20 minutes in shallow warm water, followed by some gentle rubbing with a wet wash cloth, to get all of that off. Constricted dead skin can cut off blood flow to extremities, and cause loss of toes and tail tips. ...

Reptiles: my pet, beardie, metabolism
beardie, metabolism, vet: Hello Vanessa, I am sorry about your dragon. Is he impacted by something? Did you just get him? What foods have you fed him recently? How long has he not been doing well? Try to keep him warm overnight to help keep his metabolism up until you can...

Reptiles: My Pet broad head skink has a big bump on right sholder?, systemic antibiotics, broad head
systemic antibiotics, broad head, antibiotic ointment: Hi Scott, It sounds like it may be an abscess. They can show up even though there is no evidence of a previous wound in the area. Reptile pus forms as a solid so an abcsess will appear as a very firm lump, almost like a tumour. It can put pressure on the...

Reptiles: Pics of viv with Arcadia T-5 D3 12% and PowerSun Mecury Vapor Bulb, powersun, viv
powersun, viv, arcadia: Hello Sally, Beautiful, that is great! He must be so happy in his home. The Arcadia is directly overhead so it wont glare in his eyes, which is perfect. I don t see how you will have any problems with that setup. Keep me posted on everything & if...

Reptiles: Possible tail rot?, dry gangrene, skin scales
dry gangrene, skin scales, tail rot: Hello Sam, The situation may have started due to retained skin from a previous shed. The tail does not have a very robust blood flow to begin with and retained skin can compromise the circulation enough to trigger a case of tail rot (dry gangrene). ...

Reptiles: Raspberry, leopard gecko, calcium supplement
leopard gecko, calcium supplement, chicken baby: With a chain store, your best option is to write a letter to corporate, explaining the issue. They do have standards for care for their reptiles. Beyond that, spreading the word and educating others is the best way to stop these sorts of things from happening....

Reptiles: Respiratory infection in CWD, baytril, respiratory infection
baytril, respiratory infection, probiotic: Hello Autumn, The Baytril from that site is 100mg/ml. For his weight, he would need a dose of: 0.025ml which is dosed at 5mg/kg for him. You can give a regime of 7-10 days along with a probiotic such as non dairy soy yogurt or acidophiliz. How is...

Reptiles: Respiratory infection in CWD, chinese water dragon, vet visit
chinese water dragon, vet visit, water dragon: Hello Autumn, No, you don t need a prescription to purchase: Here is the link in case you need it: http://www.allbirdproducts.com/newproductpages/baytril.html Baytril should be able to be found by most vets even if they don t treat reptiles. It...

Reptiles: All he does is run up the wall, leopard geckos, lepard gecko
leopard geckos, lepard gecko, leopard gecko: That s why it is important to make sure you are ready to cup your hand over him if he goes to jump. Also, if you just go and sit or lay down when he is on your arm, he will have fun crawling all over. There really is no reason to just walk around carrying...

Reptiles: savannah monitor, savannah monitor, monitor lizard
savannah monitor, monitor lizard, bearded dragon: Hello Tom, He looks really nice. It appears he is a colored morph which does exist. Where did you get him? He looks like a Savannah monitor. How large is he? What are your temperatures in the tank? The average color is the black/brown but more colors...

Reptiles: Sick lizard, uvb lighting, bloody stool
uvb lighting, bloody stool, parasites: Hello Tamara, Wow, that does not sound good. Are you sure the white tissue was not just urate? What foods do you feed your dragon? Do you use UVB lighting & if so what type do you use? How often do you use calcium? It sounds like he may have worms...

Reptiles: size of leopard gecko, leopard gecko, leos
leopard gecko, leos, pet store: Hi Sarah, Your leo is a bit large for her age, but not overly large. She may be older than you were told if she was purchased at a pet store though...or she may be one of the leos that are larger sometimes referred to as giants . A good sized female will...

Reptiles: small blind snakes aka pottery snake, brahminy blind snake, blind snakes
brahminy blind snake, blind snakes, venomous snakes: Hi Tommie, Finding any wild animal in your house unexpectedly is always startling, even something as small and harmless as those. Lol, you could look at the bright side and be relieved that it is not one of the venomous snakes native to TX that comes visiting!...

Reptiles: Southern (California) Alligator Lizard, uvb light, correct temperatures
uvb light, correct temperatures, reptile laws: Hi, Amy, That s a beautiful lizard. It is an alligator lizard, though I am not an expert, so can t be certain of which species. I do recommend finding out whether it is legal to collect and keep this lizard where you live, as California does have strict...

Reptiles: Sunken head and eyes, very lethargic bearded dragon, bearded dragon, lot of water
bearded dragon, lot of water, baby food: Hello Elisabeth, Sorry to hear your dragon is not doing well. Which UVB fluorescent tube are you using, which brand? How close is it to her? What type of basking light do you have, a bright white light or a colored light? How often do you give calcium,...

Reptiles: Turtle, eastern box turtle, bottom shell
eastern box turtle, bottom shell, box turtles: Hi Cindy, There are several species of turtle native to your state. This link has photos of almost all of them for you to compare. http://www.marshall.edu/herp/pages/TURTLES.HTM If you are really not near a permanent water source then I suspect you...

Reptiles: UPS the bearded dragon, ups office, bearded dragon
ups office, bearded dragon, brownsville texas: Hello Rosanna, Very carefully, along with some planning. :-)) Here is a site that I have referred to in the past for shipping a bearded dragon because it has a diagram of the box on their site & what you will need to purchase in order to pack him appropriately....

Reptiles: worn out colour of my frill dragon, lack of appetite, lethargy
lack of appetite, lethargy, skin color: It doesn t sound like anything to worry about. I can think of two possibilities that may be your culprit, one could be a bad shed sticking around and changing it s color to a dull white. The other is that as they mature frillies do change color somewhat and...

Reptiles: 6 month old beardie, metabolic bone disease, australian desert
metabolic bone disease, australian desert, poor infrastructure: Hello Caitlyn, I think you forgot to attach the picture! If she has a curve on her back, it is most likely metabolic bone disease. Which UVB light are you using? Is it a tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How old is the UVB light? What are the...

Reptiles: my alligator lizard, alligator lizards, alligator lizard
alligator lizards, alligator lizard, reptile mites: Hi, Johnny, To be honest, the most humane thing to do at this point is release the lizard exactly where it was found. It s clear from your description that you do not have a full setup that will allow this animal to survive in captivity. Alligator lizards...

Reptiles: baby leopard gecko morph, leopard gecko, leopard geckos
leopard gecko, leopard geckos, incubation temperature: Rocky is a cute little guy! At his/her age, however, there is no way to sex a leopard gecko, and it would also be difficult to determine the morph (if any). There are so many leopard gecko morphs now that low-end morphs are simply sold off wholesale to pet...

Reptiles: ball python throwing up, reptile vet, stomach acids
reptile vet, stomach acids, ball pythons: It sounds like he s ill. I would schedule an appointment with an experienced reptile vet, right away. Snakes rarely regurgitate unless disturbed right after eating (they lighten themselves so they can flee faster). Regurgitation is traumatic and serious,...

Reptiles: ball pythons, breeding ball pythons, ball pythons
breeding ball pythons, ball pythons, snake owners: Hi Tristan, I m in Canada so it is difficult for me to confidently recommend any particular site or store that could safely ship to you in Texas. These are some links to some upcoming Reptile expos. There is a big one in Arlington later this month and...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon 2, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Nevan, That is fine with the basking light, as long as it is not coated with neodymium it is good. You can get either a Reptisun 10 or the Arcadia D3 12% tube bulb for him. You can get them at: www.lightyourreptiles.com Hopefully he will...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, reptar
bearded dragon, reptar, rattling sound: Hi Hannah, Beardeds do not vocalize in the true sense (like geckos) but many keepers note a slight hiss or click sound that accompanies a beard display. Sexually mature males like Reptar are more likely to display their beards as a territorial or defensive...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, loose particle, reptile keepers
loose particle, reptile keepers, desert animals: Hi Stephanie, Substrate choice will always be an on-going debate in reptile keeping. Any loose particle substrate presents a risk of impaction. Beardeds seem particularly prone to it, perhaps due to their somewhat flattened shape and narrowness near the...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, antibiotic ointment, bearded dragons
antibiotic ointment, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hello Michelle, Wow, the eye literally fell out?? Do you happen to have a picture of that? Which antibiotic ointment for the eye was used? What has caused the initial swelling, an injury? I would ask the vet which medication was used, if you don t...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon babies, shallow water dish, baby bearded dragons
shallow water dish, baby bearded dragons, dragon babies: I will get back to you with a revised answer possibly tonight, as time presents, but in the meantime it would be helpful if you would attach a picture of these beardies so I can get an idea of what they look like, and with something in the photo with them...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon eye/head injury, reptile vet, zinc ointment
reptile vet, zinc ointment, emergency vet: Cats have VERY dirty mouths, and there is an extraordinarily high risk of infection, with a cat bite. Take her in to a vet tomorrow, if there is no emergency vet available now. Antibiotic ointment, the type WITHOUT painkiller, is reasonable safe to use...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon help, metabolic bone disease, lettuce varieties
metabolic bone disease, lettuce varieties, calcium stores: Hello Julie, Which brand of UVB 10 tube bulb are you using, the Zoomed Reptisun or the Exoterra Reptiglo? What type of basking bulb is it, a bright white bulb or a colored light? How large is the tank? It sounds like she has some calcium issues right...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Help, bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps: I have a couple articles which may help. http://reptileapartment.com/2012/03/24/3-reasons-your-reptile-wont-eat/ and this one http://reptileapartment.com/2010/05/31/how-to-tame-your-dragon-your-captive-care-prescription-of-bearded-dragons-pogona-sp/ which...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Injury, tank mates, betadine solution
tank mates, betadine solution, male dragon: Hello Naomi, How large is your tank, do you have a picture you can post for me? That would be great! Normally I don t recommend housing dragons together, simply due to them being solitary creatures who can turn on their tank mates in an instant. The...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon travel, dark leafy greens, 30 gallon tank
dark leafy greens, 30 gallon tank, bearded dragon care: Hi Ivonne, You will need to take along some heat packs(such as those used for hunting) so that if the weather isn t warm enough, your beardie will have supplemental heat. You will not be able to place your beardie in the sun while in a 10 gallon tank. For...

Reptiles: bearded dragons, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, chicken baby: Hi Quentin, Really, the best advice I have for you is to have a veterinarian examine her. The behaviour she is displaying indicates that she is quite ill but it is not specific to any particular condition. You will need a vet to determine exactly what is...

Reptiles: black and white tegu, tegus, tegu
tegus, tegu, lizard: Casey, where abouts are you in the US. The Tegu is definitely one of two things either older than you were told or has something else wrong as Tegus cannot get pregnant that young they are not sexually mature. I would like to help you find a veterinarian close...

Reptiles: Bow the bearded dragon, sterile saline solution, uvb lights
sterile saline solution, uvb lights, compact coil: Hello Athena, He is looking better! Are you using UVB yet? Are you using a bright white light for basking right now? I hope he doesn t have permanent damage! Poor thing. Can he see though, have you double checked his vision? What vitamins are you...

Reptiles: Chinese Water dragon not eating, chinese water dragon, uvb lights
chinese water dragon, uvb lights, reptile veterinarian: Hi, Bob, Anorexia/loss of appetite in lizards is always a sign of a problem. In order to guess what that problem might be, I would need details on the lizard s setup. Size, type, temperatures, humidity, UVB, etc. (Expired UVB lights are a frequent cause...

Reptiles: Collared lizard, collared lizard, plastic syringe
collared lizard, plastic syringe, vet visit: Hello David, Wow, that is a big swelling on his hand. It looks like a previous injury that has gotten infected. Is his forearm or any other areas on him swollen? It doesn t really look like gout to me. Is his hand hard or is it soft? What is your...

Reptiles: gecko, crested geckos, drainage holes
crested geckos, drainage holes, aquarium stores: Hi Anita, Vitamin D can potentially be overdosed but it is not a condition that happens easily. The few verified cases I have read have occured when owners have gone off the beaten path and used vitamins formulated for humans or those high potency vitamin...

Reptiles: is it a cyst or something worse?, uvb light, pet lizard
uvb light, pet lizard, reptile vet: Hi, Kelly, What are the temperatures? Are you supplementing her insects with a good calcium supplement? A vitamin powder containing preformed vitamin A once a week? Does she have a UVB light? Long-tailed grass lizards are diurnal (awake during the...

Reptiles: (Leopard Gecko) Lumps behind eyes and jaw.
Reptiles: (Leopard Gecko) Lumps behind eyes and jaw.

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Mouth Problem, leopard gecko, liquid calcium
Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Mouth Problem, leopard gecko, liquid calcium, mouth rot

Reptiles: RED EAR SLIDER CONDITION, red ear slider, pet doctor
Reptiles: RED EAR SLIDER CONDITION, red ear slider, pet doctor, 400 bucks

Reptiles: Female Crested Gecko, crested gecko care, gecko care sheet
crested gecko care, gecko care sheet, crested gecko care sheet: Hi Adam, If she retained skin on her lamellae then it will cause the climbing difficulties that you described, but not the tremours. The inability to climb can really stress arboreal geckos. Soaking is really the only effective way to loosen the skin...

Reptiles: Five lined skink, blue tailed skink, five lined skink
blue tailed skink, five lined skink, lighting spectrum: Hello Rip, Sorry for the delay. The pictures are great! Thanks for posting them. I think he is beautiful. What are the temperatures getting to? As long as there is a good gradient of the cooler end around 78-82 then he should be able to thermoregulate...

Reptiles: Green Anole Possible Eye Infection, green anole, wax worm
green anole, wax worm, vet asap: I would say he probably does have an infection of some sort. The best thing you can do for him is get him to vet asap, infections in the head can be very dangerous and can travel to the brain quickly. Without seeing him I cannot be 100% sure of this but I...

Reptiles: Identification, alligator snappers, toronto zoo
alligator snappers, toronto zoo, varanus: The monitor looks to be a black tree monitor Varanus Beccarii, the turtle however I am not sure about it does look to be a snapper of some sort but it s shell doesn t look like an alligator snappers I apologize but I m just not sure what species it is. JRF...

Reptiles: ill bearded dragon?, herp vet, bearded dragon
herp vet, bearded dragon, heat rock: Hi, Ur bearded should always be eating!!! Yes they do slow down a bit during colder months but they continue to eat. Is he drinking water? Perhaps incorporate some pedialyte into the water to replenish electrolytes. If ur bearded does not start eating...

Reptiles: Juvenile Leopard Gecko not eating!, leopard gecko, zoo med
leopard gecko, zoo med, tank heater: Hi Michael, OK .she may have stayed in the humid hide that long so that she can shed... they know what they need in that area. be sure to provide both the humid hide on the warm side and also the regular hide on the warm side, and of course a hide on the...

Reptiles: leopard gecko with eye infections, sterile saline solution, leopard gecko
sterile saline solution, leopard gecko, eye ointment: Hello Maggie, That is great she had a superworm & a waxworm. I hope she is feeling better. Did you get some sterile saline solution to help flush out the eyes? You can try getting some herbal tea bags to place on the eyes at night, warmed up...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko eyes, uva and uvb, uvb light
uva and uvb, uvb light, leopard gecko: Hello Mary, I would use the ointment you have that is specifically for the eyes. It sounds like it is some type of bacterial infection since it is recurring like this. Your tank setup has been change so I don t think it is the humidity right now. ...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Fall Injury, ground walnuts, leopard geckos
ground walnuts, leopard geckos, leopard gecko: A splint that was taped? Hmmm. Well, if inflammation was dealt with and bruising subsided. It maye have been too early to remove the splint though, but time will tell. When I splinted the broken femur of a Leopard Gecko I used VetBond surgical adhesive and...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Healing, leopard gecko, time c
leopard gecko, time c, gecko: If the problem with her limb is due to a bone malformity, or a badly healed break, then there s no real chance that she will regain much mobility in the limb. Even if she does, she will not be able to use it properly, due to the malformation. You should...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko heat, dial thermometers, leopard gecko
dial thermometers, leopard gecko, tank heater: Hello Anita, I would first get a digital probe or a temp gun first to make sure the temps are good. That sounds like enough wattage to me, in combination with the undertank heater. Though the black night bulbs tend not to get too terribly hot though....

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, leg broken?, calcium powder, calcium deficiency
calcium powder, calcium deficiency, leopard gecko: Hello Tori, Wow, that is great the calcium seems to be helping already, good news! It is possible that he yanked himself free & hurt himself. If he wasn t getting enough calcium then his bones could be a little weak. This supplementation should help...

Reptiles: (Leopard Gecko) Lumps behind eyes and jaw., leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, long tank: Hello Jordan, How long has Tango had these lumps? Could the female be injuring him perhaps, or no? That is good you don t leave any crickets in the tank with him. It could have been a cricket bite I suppose at one point, that has gotten infected. ...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Mouth Problem, leopard gecko, water dish
leopard gecko, water dish, mouth problem: Hello Amanda, That is an awful looking area in her mouth. The crusted area looks painful. You can clean that off with a diluted betadine solution, with a swab. That can help clean the mouth area. Do you leave crickets in the tank overnight with her?...

Reptiles: Leopard gecko mouth rot, apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide
apple cider vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, leopard gecko: Hello Michael, Wow, you found betadine huh? I am glad you found that for her. How is her mouth doing? I am sure she doesn t exactly like it, as it doesn t taste that great. I hope it will help her out though. Let me know how she is doing. Traci...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Mouth Rot!, hydrogen peroxide, dirty tank
hydrogen peroxide, dirty tank, vet visit: Hello Michael, Well, sometimes a cricket or worm bites them or pokes them in the mouth & it can cause a little sore which spreads into an infection, locally. It is somewhat common. It takes awhile for you to notice any localized infection since things...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Poop, green faeces, reptile vet
green faeces, reptile vet, leopard gecko: Hi Michael, Green faeces is often a result of some type of enteritis, either bacterial or protozoal. There is usually some clear fluid expelled with normal droppings. However, if it was a large amount of water that passed then she may not be re-absorbing...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Problems, wet paper towel, leopard gecko
wet paper towel, leopard gecko, vet hospital: Hello Danae, Poor thing, how is he doing? Yes, I would use a carpet instead of calcium sand. He wont use a moist humid cave/hide Any type of shea butter without a lot of chemicals in it. At least his feet began shedding. Sure, you can get...

Reptiles: lizzard, black and white tegu, reptileforums
black and white tegu, reptileforums, free puppy: You don t appear to have asked a question, but I will make a comment, anyhow. Reptiles aren t pets that should be purchased without in-depth research beforehand. Unlike mammals, they cannot simply be put into a cage and given food and water...they require...