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Reptiles: Sick Bearded Dragon, winter squashes, mustard greens
winter squashes, mustard greens, parasite problem: Gaping usually means he s releasing excess heat. What are you measuring your heat with? If it s a digital, that would be accurate, but stick ons can be off by 20 degress in either direction. With only 12 depth, I think it s a bit warm. I recommend a...

Reptiles: Sick Bearded Dragon, runny poo, benebac
runny poo, benebac, warm baths: Stinky, runny poop is usually parasites which would make his tummy upset. I would suggest you call back the vet and ask for an earlier appointment, or if he might have a little Benebac. Other than that I would cive him baby warm baths and encourage him...

Reptiles: Sick Bearded Dragon, reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon
reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon, bone disease: Gasping and lethargy with fluid in the mouth still sounds like some kind of respiratory infection. Was the vet a qualified reptile veterinarian? If not, go to ARAV.org and look in their member directory for reptile vets, and get a second opinion. This...

Reptiles: Sick Bearded Dragon, reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon
reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon, prolapse: She needs to see her reptile veterinarian, she may have a partial prolapse or retained egg, which would be very bad, or an infection, or a partial blockage. If you do not have a vet, please go to www.arav.org for a list of veterinarians by state that specialize...

Reptiles: Sick Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease
bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease, 30 gallon tank: Hi There Jack... I am sorry to hear your dragon isn t doing well. Its really best if you get rid of the care fresh bedding. for an adult BD, you can use sand, although its not always the best substrate due to some dragons eating it. The safest substrate...

Reptiles: Sick Bearded Drgaon, water dish, www biology
water dish, www biology, beardie: Hi Danielle, That is very odd behavior indeed!! Thsi is the time of year when many of the dragons go into waht we call brumation Its like hibernation. Usually if they are a yr or more..they do this. I ve not heard of them being nasty at this time, but...its...

Reptiles: Sick Bearded dragon...HELP!, lack of appetite, bearded dragon
lack of appetite, bearded dragon, definitive care: Hi Tracy, Normally during brumation the metabolism slows down so that Mooshu shouldn t be losing very much weight at all. I would strongly urge that the vet see him. If he needs more fluid than he can drink, the vet can give him an IV. If he has a...

Reptiles: Sick Beardie, metabolic bone disease mbd, metabolic bone disease
metabolic bone disease mbd, metabolic bone disease, romain lettuce: Hi Hector, Bearded dragons, particularly young ones, need additional calcium added to their diet quite often. Do you happen to know if your ex and son were doing that. The crooked spine and inability to stand are classic symptoms of metabolic bone disease....

Reptiles: Sick bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, reptile vet
bearded dragon care, reptile vet, 30 gallon tank: Hi Elizabeth, Many pet store reptiles haven t had a good start in life..and can have health problems. Most will have internal parasites. I do suggest a good reptile vet visit is needed. In the care sheet below is links to finding a vet in your area. The...

Reptiles: Sick Dragon, vet bill, bearded dragons
vet bill, bearded dragons, correct temp: Great that they have their own places. Griffin will take a bit to adjust to the idea that she now has her own territory. Force feeding is never the best. Try and make a mush for her. Get some collards, dandelion greens, turnip greens, and mustard greens,...

Reptiles: Sick Gecko, pet geckos, leopard gecko
pet geckos, leopard gecko, reptile vet: I am sorry to hear about your gecko! I am assuming it is a leopard gecko, as they are the most common. It seems the vet had no idea what he was doing and overdosed her or something like that. Its possible that she had MBD, a condition caused from a lack of...

Reptiles: Sick Gecko, leopard gecko, water bowl
leopard gecko, water bowl, crickets: Hi, Well there is hope for everything its just knowing what to do. Feed him live crickets I m not sure what reptile boost s are but crickets contain a lot of protein. Which is what he needs. He also need some fat so feed him super worms. You also don...

Reptiles: Sick Golden Gecko, golden gecko, flourecent light
golden gecko, flourecent light, high humidity: Hi Jenissee, lets start with inviroment to make sure everything is ok there,goldens come from veitnam in the tropicle forest and need high humidity at all times, so your tank temp should be 80-85 degrees in the basking area of the tank, you can use an incandecant...

Reptiles: Sick Leopard Gecko, sphagnum moss, leopard gecko
sphagnum moss, leopard gecko, folgers coffee: Hi Truly, Calcium sand is deadly. It can and does cause blockages from them eating it. What you are seeing is that he very well may have a blockage. You need to get him to a vet ASAP so proper diagnosis medications can be given. I ve included a basic care...

Reptiles: Sick Leopard gecko?, leopard gecko, carrot pieces
leopard gecko, carrot pieces, heat lamp: Number 1--You gave me prices...I trust you made the appointment. The vet must see the gecko...immediately if not sooner...the other stuff I tell you is absolutely no substitute. Number 2--I did mention lukewarm water, that s tepid water, if you put your...

Reptiles: Sick Leopard girl Ghecko, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee
sphagnum moss, folgers coffee, peat moss: Hi Jessica, It sounds like your leo has an infection going on. She really does need to see a vet. I ve included a care sheet on leopard geckos which has links to finding a vet that can treat reptiles. Many times we have to travel a bit to find a vet that...

Reptiles: Sick RES, red eared sliders, eye lids
red eared sliders, eye lids, vet visit: Hi Jen! There are two different things this could be. Neither of them are your fault since you just bought the turtles, it was who ever took care of them before you. Both only happen from relatively long term conditions, not just two weeks. #1: The...

Reptiles: Sick Skink, schneider skink, herp vet
schneider skink, herp vet, anapsid: Dear Gregg, thank you for your question. Can you give me a bit more information? How big is the enclosure and what s in it, how old is the animal, what do you feed, what do you use as substrate and how high is the temperature and humidity? I do recommend...

Reptiles: Sick, reptile veterinarian, red slider
reptile veterinarian, red slider, upper respiratory infections: Any reptile will react when picked up from above, like by a predator. I don t know where you are climate-wise, but if in the north, basking feels a lot better than swimming. I would never rule out a health problem though, turtles and torts do get upper...

Reptiles: Side blotched lizards, science edu, side blotched lizards
science edu, side blotched lizards, ncbi: The self-induced loss of a tail is called autotomy and the regrowth process is referred to as regeneration -- this bit of information should help you in your search. Here are a few links to web sites that discuss the process in varying degrees of...

Reptiles: SKINK POSSIBLY SNYDER GREY W/ ORG, schneider skinks, reptile pets
schneider skinks, reptile pets, literture: Hi Tonya, Good choice, Schneider skinks are one of my favourites. I wish there was more captive breeding going on with this species as they make great reptile pets. I ve included a few care sheets that are quite straight forward and complete so I won t repeat...

Reptiles: Skink, blue tailed skink, schneider skink
blue tailed skink, schneider skink, 5 lined skink: Alright well a Schneider skink huh? Mkay and you are feeding crickets and not large ones correct? Well he is warming up to you. It might take a few more days for food but keep trying. DONT leave the crickets in there with him overnight. Take all uneaten crickets...

Reptiles: Skink has babies!!, skink, home today
skink, home today, prey: Dear Lisa, thank you for your question, I m sorry I took so long to answer it! You can feed the baby skins live prey, just like the mother eats (only smaller in size of course). Make sure they get enough calcium in their diet. They should be seperated from...

Reptiles: Skinny Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, bearded dragons
leopard gecko, bearded dragons, mealies: I think a trip to the vet to rule out any medical problem first is required. How much do you see him eat? How are his poops? I m also worried that he may be having a problem digesting pinkies. Due to years of indiscriminent breeding for special morphs...

Reptiles: Skinny leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, sphagnum moss
leopard gecko, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee: Hi Lisa, Sorry to hear your leo is having problems. You mention that you tried dusting the crickets. This is something that needs to be done on a regular basis. I ve included a basic care sheet on the leopard gecko which has links to finding a vet in your...

Reptiles: Sleepy &, leaf lettuce, bearded dragon
leaf lettuce, bearded dragon, new cage: Hi Mandy, My gut is telling me its one of two things...getting use to his new environment or trying to brumate...a few things pop into my mind with some of your comments...meal worms aren t fatty..but they are very high in the hard outer body which can cause...

Reptiles: Slider Turtle, baby red eared sliders, red eared sliders
baby red eared sliders, red eared sliders, yellow bellies: Im really happy everything is going smoothly. It s awesome you are taking them to the vet, a lot of people don t because they don t want to spend their money on an animal that doesn t cost a lot to purchase, which is horrible. Your a dedicated owner, and I...

Reptiles: Small Black Snake/Worm, slender blind snakes, blind snakes
slender blind snakes, blind snakes, black snake: Hi Danielle, Yes, you did find a snake and it is completely harmless. Those are known as slender blind snakes and live most of their lives underground feeding on insects and larva. I linked this site about them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scolecophidi...

Reptiles: SNAKE, pinkie mice, garter snake
pinkie mice, garter snake, eating worms: Hi Amy, That depends on the size of the snake and what you are feeding it. An adult Garter snake that is eating worms will most likely eat a few times a week, one eating fish, every 5 days or so and one that is eating pinkie mice, once a week. For the health...

Reptiles: SNAKES, snake population, snake problem
snake population, snake problem, king snakes: Well, you re on the right track with the idea of minimizing their food..that s the best way to do it. However, it s not very practical to try to eliminate all the bugs in your property. I would suggest eliminating any wet areas around your house, which should...

Reptiles: SNAKES, wild bird feeders, snake population
wild bird feeders, snake population, snake problem: I am glad to hear of your concern for animals and I do understand this can be a real problem. Snakes will come out of the woods for food, water or a mate. Remove any source of water that is there. Put up wild bird feeders at the edge around your property...

Reptiles: SNAKES, green anaconda, hi banks
green anaconda, hi banks, edmund brown: Hi Banks, There are 2 contenders for the honor of being the worlds largest snake. They are, Green Anaconda and the Reticulated Python. Anacondas are huge heavy massive bodied long snakes. Retics are very long, longer than Anacondas but are fairly thin, light...

Reptiles: SNAKES, snake population, snake problem
snake population, snake problem, king snakes: Hello. I apologize for not responding to your question sooner. I have been without internet access for a couple of days. This is a tough problem to fix, but I am very glad that you and your husband are so understanding, as far as knowing how important snakes...

Reptiles: Snake, columbian rainbow boa, spagnum moss
columbian rainbow boa, spagnum moss, rainbow boas: Hi Dom, A Columbian rainbow is certainly an interesting choice for a first snake. They are a bit more challenging and demanding in their husbandry requirements then many other species. Before you invest in more heating make sure that you have an accurate reading...

Reptiles: Snake care, garter snakes, ribbon snakes
garter snakes, ribbon snakes, rattlesnake museum: To: David Spector From: Cece Ericson ( American Inter. Rattlesnake Museum & New Mexico Wildlife Rescue Of Albuquerque ) David, There alot of small sizes snakes that you might wanted to have for a pet. They are Corn Snakes and Ribbon Snakes,...

Reptiles: Snake Handling, edmund brown, handlers benefit
edmund brown, handlers benefit, venomous snake: Hi Charotte, Venomous snakes should never be handled by non experienced people. This is so because of the often fatal bites. For the experienced handler though, there are times that handling should be avoided if possible. Sometimes it is for the handlers...

Reptiles: Snake ID, brown snakes, differant types
brown snakes, differant types, dead limbs: Hi Paul, im sorry ... i was saying that the majority of the 24 to 27 specie s of snake indigonous to maryland are non-poisinous, the northern brown is not .i also would like to take the time to aplogize for the spelling and syntax, from the age of 9 to...

Reptiles: Snake Identification, ribbon snake, snake identification
ribbon snake, snake identification, eastern ribbon: More likely than not, if the ridges were a different color than the rest of its body, the snake was either an Eastern Ribbon Snake or an Eastern Garden snake. If they were the same color, I would guess that it was a Coachwhip. It s also possible that it...

Reptiles: Snake Identification, genus storeria, northern red bellied snake
genus storeria, northern red bellied snake, red bellied snake: Hey Terry, sounds like one of two species a Northern Red-Bellied Snake genus=Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata or a Midland Brown Snake genus=Storeria dekayi wrightorum. If you can take a dig pic or phone camera pic and you can email to xmstuff@optonline.net...

Reptiles: Snake Identification, jim coles, snake identification
jim coles, snake identification, black triangles: Steve, Yes, I can help you out. Sorry for the late responed back. I Ve been sick for 5 days now. I do have very close reptile partner that will help you out too. Let me give my idea of a snake that it might be first. It sounds like Rattlesnake to...

Reptiles: Snake identification, northern ringneck snake, north central alabama
northern ringneck snake, north central alabama, ringneck snake: Gary, The snake you saw was probably a northern ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsi). This is a smaller, nonvenomous snake species which is found in Northern Alabama. I am actually not too surprised to hear that you found one this time of year...

Reptiles: Snake indetification - is it poisonous ?, e mail address, garter snake
e mail address, garter snake, ribbon: hey kashup, it sounds like a garter snake or ribbon with the discription but yes please do send me a pic to steffntom@optonline.net,if i am correct they are completely harmless and no precautions are needed but lets be sure . so send me a pic and ill...

Reptiles: Snake in pool, couple strips, yellow diamond
couple strips, yellow diamond, grayish brown: Lauryn, I would be more than happy to help you determine what type of snake your friend has, but I am going to need a little more information from you: 1) I need to know where your friend lives so I can determine what species of snake live in that...

Reptiles: Snake problem, state wildlife laws, glue traps
state wildlife laws, glue traps, keeping snakes: Diane, Hello. Sorry for the late responce. This is a very busy time of year! Unfortunately, there is no definite way of keeping snakes off of your property without also keeping the more desirable critters off of it, too. I have never heard of using...

Reptiles: Snake in my room, distinct markings, sure what kind
distinct markings, sure what kind, pic thanks: Hey Niven, if you could get a pic and e-mail it to steffntom@optonline.net i can better identifie for you , it could be a number of snakes coming from florida. sorry i couldnt be more helpful with out a pic. thanks ...

Reptiles: What Snake?, king snakes, tank size
king snakes, tank size, corns: Hey Morgan, i would suggest for a first snake to go with either corn (florida corns are great looking)or the king snakes, both are hardy snakes and eat well.both are easy to handle.if you decide on either let me know and ill help you with tank size,feeding...

Reptiles: Snakes, venomous snake, venomous snakes
venomous snake, venomous snakes, health and safety precautions: Hi Charlotte, One: you really need to be on the caution side when handling a venomous snakes. Two: when handling a venomous snake. You really need to know what kind of snake it is and where it is found. Three: you should always have a hook like...

Reptiles: Snakes, garter snakes, edmund brown
garter snakes, edmund brown, boa constrictor: Hi Danny. Doing this would be a problem. Boas are not considered cannibalistic but in rare occasions have been. They are very territorial and will keep the smaller snakes in constant stress. This make for a very short and poor quality life for them. Feeding...

Reptiles: Snakes, garter snakes, edmund brown
garter snakes, edmund brown, corn snake: Hi Danny, You would be ok if all 3 are about the same size. Keep them seperated while feeding. I still preferr seperate tanks but that cain t always be done. Just be sure they all can get to a space of their own and not always on top of each other. Edmund...

Reptiles: Snakes, rattlesnake museum, albuquerque nm
rattlesnake museum, albuquerque nm, happy holidays: Hi Rosa de Mey, I don t think there are snakes in NZ. But I really like your story. Thanks for telling me about. Hope to hear from you soon again. Take Care Happy Holidays!!! Sincerely, Cecelia Ericson (American...

Reptiles: Snakes, largest snake in the world, boa constrictors
largest snake in the world, boa constrictors, green anaconda: William, Your excitement about reptiles pleases me. I wish there were more people out there curious about these wonderful creatures, as well as all creatures on our earth. What I can tell you about boas, pythons, and anacondas is this: 1) Boas,...

Reptiles: Snakes, red bellied water snake, google search
red bellied water snake, google search, water snake: He s probably a Red-bellied Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster erythrogaster). You might want to run a google search to verify that, though. If you re interested in keeping him as a pet, please don t hesitate to ask me any husbandry questions you might...

Reptiles: Snakes, cotton mouths, black snake
cotton mouths, black snake, diamond pattern: Hi Brenda, i really dont think that it is a cross breed , copperhaeds uasually have a pinkish belly,you may have cotton mouths where you are at,there are quite a few varities in w.v. i wish i could be more helpful, but with out seeing it im at a slight...

Reptiles: Snakes in Alaska, american international rattlesnake museum, anchorage area
american international rattlesnake museum, anchorage area, don alexander: To: Don Alexander I m sorry to say this..It s just being honest to you and your friend. I really don t understand what you are telling me. I think there more than just 50 native reptiles. I am not sure about the Anchorage area. Sincerely,...

Reptiles: Snakes and Geckos, lepoard gecko, boa constictor
lepoard gecko, boa constictor, columbian boa: Its actually hard to believe that the boa has not yet made a meal of the gecko, but I am sure that if left together, it will happen. They both also have much different care requirements with humidity and temperatures, not to mention that lizards are meals...

Reptiles: Snakes vital signs, average life span, edmund brown
average life span, edmund brown, respiration rate: Hi there Charlotte, Snakes, on the average and under ideal conditions will all have an average lifespan of 25 years. They are ectothermal [cold blooded] so the animals temperature is just what the surrounding temperature of their environment is. The pulse...

Reptiles: Snakes, edmund brown, venomous snakes
edmund brown, venomous snakes, tetanus shot: Hi Charlotte, Aside from the obvious, try not to get bit, there are a few things to be taken care of before handling begins. Invenomation is not the only concern. Infection in the area of a bite is a concern. Washing hands and arms before handling is a must....

Reptiles: Southeast Texas snake, red bellied snake, michigan gov
red bellied snake, michigan gov, southeast texas: Hi, You don t mention what the topside color of the snake was so I am offering you a few links to pics of various snakes. I am guessing you want to identify the species the snake was? Let me know is this is the snake you saw. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12145_12201-61199--,00.html...

Reptiles: SPADEFOOT TOAD, eastern spadefoot toad, coconut fibre
eastern spadefoot toad, coconut fibre, irene c: Dear Irene, thank you for your question. The reptile bark I know is made from pine and consists of rather big chunks. The chunks can be swallowed and may cause impaction, pine is a resinous wood and most animals are sensitive to this. I think it would be...

Reptiles: Spike - our bearded dragon , , ,, bearded dragon, long drinks
bearded dragon, long drinks, pet store: I think a vet trip should be in order first. If you have used bagged calcisands or vitasands from the pet shop, he may have become impacted by ingesting some. He may also have parasite issues. I would also let him have a bath at least once a week, this...

Reptiles: Squirrel Treefrog, squirrel treefrog, humid atmosphere
squirrel treefrog, humid atmosphere, gal tank: Hi, do a search in Google with Hyla squirella and you ll find some good websites that describe the frog and his natural habitat, which is always good to know when setting up a tank. All frogs will eat as much as the can, but shouldn t be fed more than...

Reptiles: STRANGE AREA ON OUR SNAKE, strange area, digital pic
strange area, digital pic, thingys: Hey Devin, sorry for the delay, first what kind of python do you have? the indentation sounds like the muscular side wall of your python my 11 foot boa has the same and it is just where the muscle starts,but i would like to know what he/she is first,and...

Reptiles: Star-my baby beardy, baby bearded dragon, eye balls
baby bearded dragon, eye balls, bearded dragon: Hello Jolene, No placing the crickets in there is fine just make sure they are small enough. You don t want anything bigger then the space between his eye-balls. It can take a week or two before they are comfortable in a new home. They get really scared with...

Reptiles: Strange Behavior of Bearded Dragon Lizard, bearded dragon lizard, proper calcium absorption
bearded dragon lizard, proper calcium absorption, metabolic bone disease: Hi Cheri, This is not normal for an adult beardie...It sounds like it can be from a lack of proper calcium absorption from no uvb..it can also be a neurological problem. I ve included a basic caresheet on the bearded dragon..please be sure that the store...

Reptiles: Strange things in my Tokay Gecko habitat..., tokay gecko, reptile vet
tokay gecko, reptile vet, sticky substance: Hello Tyler, could you describe this substance a little better? Perhaps the color, quanitity, etc. It could be numerous things but what I want you to do is take Tokay out and put him in a temporary location and clean out the habitat. Take everything out and...

Reptiles: Stray Bearded Dragon Advice Needed ASAP, dandelion greens, animal control officer
dandelion greens, animal control officer, urgent medical care: Hi Sue, That is wonderful news on the eating!!! Sounds like he will be ok.... Yes, some reptile mites can infest birds also.. If I remeber right, the Reptile Relief is also safe for birds. Without knowing what kind of mites, its tough to know if they...

Reptiles: Stressed gecko?, 10 gallon tank, paper towels
10 gallon tank, paper towels, better at night: Hello Sela, thanks for all of the information. It could be because of the size of the tank however most Leos are fine in a 10 gallon. It is possible she is gravid (reptile pregnant) and is digging for a place. However she doesn t seem much of the age for...

Reptiles: (No Subject), chinese water dragon, diet index
chinese water dragon, diet index, bearded dragons: Personally, I think that there are two excellent herbivore diets you can access online: http://www.anapsid.org/iguana/#diet http://www.iguanaden.org/diet/index.htm Both are healthy regimes that will provide an excellent salad for any herbivore or omnivore....

Reptiles: Substrate for Gecko, sphagnum moss, leopard gecko
sphagnum moss, leopard gecko, folgers coffee: Hi Nevin, Nope, leos don t need to burrow..and you are 100% correct that sand of any type is unsafe. Bird seed would be a bad choice for several reasons.. any loose substrate is dangerous, birdseed harbors insect eggs and will mold, carry bacteria..just...

Reptiles: Substrates, brick yards, calcium sources
brick yards, calcium sources, bearded dragons: Dear Jack, thank you for your question. In my opinion, the best substrate is a mixture of playsand and clay powder at a ratio of 1:15/1:10 depending on the quality of the clay powder. The sand must be moist when you mix it and when it dries out, the substrate...

Reptiles: About Sudan Plated Lizards, plated lizards, hornworms
plated lizards, hornworms, cantaloupe: Crickets, mealworms,waxworms, butterworms,hornworms and fruit like bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, peach, apple, etc etc. Usually they eat fruits in the form of baby food and will sometimes eat soft dogfood. It could be tomatoes I have heard they will...

Reptiles: Swollen eye of a Brown Anole, stainless steel mesh, brown anole
stainless steel mesh, brown anole, exo terra: Your question was sent to the pool but I will answer it. If this condition still exists then you should simply take the Anole to a vet. It could be a poisonous plant reaction ( you should not be using just anything from your yard, especially if you do...

Reptiles: salamanders, salamander species, moist environment
salamander species, moist environment, sallies: Hi Samantha, It s difficult to give you very specific answers without knowing what species you found or what area you live in. North American salamanders need a moist environment but should not need additional heat. They feed on small insects, earthworms...

Reptiles: salmander tadpole, american international rattlesnake museum, sure what kind
american international rattlesnake museum, sure what kind, wildlife rescue: To: Stephanie I don t mean to say this to you..I am being honest here. I really don t know about baby salmander and what to feed it.. It seems that tadpoles do grow pretty fast in one week or two. But other than that. Once it reach to one year old....

Reptiles: sand, cypress mulch, silica sand
cypress mulch, silica sand, sand works: Hi John, Sand is always a controversial substrate. Some keepers use it for years without problems while others swear it should never be used. It does conduct heat from an UTH well. Your juvenile is a good size, sand is less of an ingestion problem with larger...

Reptiles: sand, leopard gecko, shelf liner
leopard gecko, shelf liner, disinfectant: A leo that small is still too young for any kind of particulate substrate. Newspaper with soy based ink, or non-adhesive shelf liner is best. I like the liner because all you have to do is wipe up the poop and then clean the area with a little non-toxic...

Reptiles: sand for bearded dragon, bearded dragon, sand boxes
bearded dragon, sand boxes, ridd: Hi Chris! From what I know, sand can be in the tank at any age, so you can probably go ahead and put it in. The only thing that you need to watch for is the size of the grains, young ones tend to try and eat bigger pebbles. If the grains are large, so...

Reptiles: sand for tank, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bearded dragon: Hi Chris, I would stick with the carpeting or newspaper... its much much safer for them. Too many tend to want to eat the sand when its available in the entire tank, plus when they eat their salad and insects, the chance is great that they will get sand...

Reptiles: scared water dragon, water dragon, bearded dragon
water dragon, bearded dragon, hair lip: First let me address the feeding issue and then I ll go over some options that you can use to acclimate him to being outside. It s really wonderful that you re trying to feed him an assortment of foods and that will absolutely allow him to live a longer,...

Reptiles: scaredy dragon, four paws, bearded dragon
four paws, bearded dragon, couple times: Hi Amber, What you have is a boy who is hitting puberty. Now he s going through a period of testing you. Pick him up a few times a day and do not put him down till he is quiet. Get a Four Paws reptile halter leash and keep him with you whenever you can...

Reptiles: science fair- chameleon, insect acts, prey insect
insect acts, prey insect, chameleons: Hi Cameron, Chameleons have what is called an extensile tongue, highly muscular and almost the length of the animal with a softer bulbous, mucus covered tip that when thrust out, hitting a prey insect, acts like a suction cup and keeps the prey stuck...

Reptiles: scratching, green water dragon, water dragon
green water dragon, water dragon, somthing: Hi Melissa. Is he getting ready to shed? If he is, that can be very itchy for them sometimes. As long as the humidity is at a good level, and his water is very clean, he should be fine. If you can, look very closely at the area he is itching just to be sure...

Reptiles: How can I sex my baby bearded dragon?, femoral pores, baby bearded dragon
femoral pores, baby bearded dragon, female dragon: Dear Maya, thank you for your question. Bearded dragons cannot be sexed until they have reached an age of about eight to ten months. The most definite sign are the femoral pores on their hind legs, they look like a row of small spots on the dragon s thighs....

Reptiles: what sex, african fat tailed gecko, fat tailed gecko
african fat tailed gecko, fat tailed gecko, thick scales: Dear Sadie, thank you for your question. Look underneath the tail: males have a row of small pores (like thick scales), femamles don t or at least the pores are not as obvious with them. Males also have a thicker base of the tail. Here s a website that...

Reptiles: sexing a ball pythons, ball pythons, ball python
ball pythons, ball python, reptile stores: Hi again Tyler lol, sexing is fairly simple, you must first have the right tools as not to hurt your python, you need to by a set of sexing probes at a reputable reptile store,after you have the right tools turn your python over and look for the vent near...

Reptiles: sexing a beared dragon, beared dragon, bearded dragon care
beared dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank: Hi Paloma, Here is a great site where you can see pictures of the difference in the sexes: http://www.beardeddragon.org/articles/sexing/ Nope, two males cannot be in the same tank...they will fight til death!! Many times even two females will not get...

Reptiles: sexing, edmund brown, ball python
edmund brown, ball python, probes: Hi Phil. Please ask as many questions as you like. Popping a Ball Python is sometimes used to determine the sex of the snake. You turn the snake over and gently bend the tail down. This will cause the hemipenis to POP out if a male. This can be very dangerous...

Reptiles: shaking, bearded dragon care, bearded dragon
bearded dragon care, bearded dragon, ceramic heat: Hello Paytra, I apologize for the late reply I had to take care of a family emergency, it might be too cold in the tank for him at night try using a night heat lamp. Some people say that the red lights don t work for beardies and that they still know its light....

Reptiles: sharing a tank, bearded dragons, petstore
bearded dragons, petstore, impaction: Yes, newspaper is much better for them, as sand can give them a fatal impaction. If you don t like the look of it, you can always use astro-turf or slate. As for housing them together, if they are both males, one may soon be dead. Unless you are positivly...

Reptiles: no shed, ball python, baby ball
ball python, baby ball, half the battle: Hey Melvin, snakes will shed as they grow it sounds like yours may have shed right before you got it, or your ball or royal is growing slow if you do not see a shed in the next three weeks please let me know and we will go from there , but you have beat...

Reptiles: shedding, tank temp, ball python
tank temp, ball python, extra skin: Hello Tyler, please make sure that your ball python has a bowl of water just big enough for him/her to soak in, also as we have talked about befor make sure tank temp. is good ,if your ball has extra shed skin that just wont come off use a CLEAN spray bottle...

Reptiles: shedding, ball pythons, attitude shifts
ball pythons, attitude shifts, ball python: Honestly, unless you re not feeding in-cage, you won t want to move your little ball to the large cage for a few more months as they sometimes won t eat as well in a larger cage. And when you do make the move, you re going to want to make sure that the little...

Reptiles: shedding, uva uvb rays, mealy worms
uva uvb rays, mealy worms, tank temp: Hey Callie, just to cover the basics,make sure her tank temp is 84-88 degrees with a basking area of 90 degree s provided by a good reptile heat lamp that provides uva/uvb rays also no heat rock in the tank use a heat pad under the tank,night time temp...

Reptiles: shedding, bearded dragon care, bleach solution
bearded dragon care, bleach solution, butcher paper: Hi Michelle. It s a good thing to get rid of the bark. A baby should not have any sort of particulate substrate. Best to get rid of it now and just use paper towel, news paper, butcher paper, or my favorite, Duck brand shelf liner (because it s washable)....

Reptiles: shedding, cotton swab, wet cotton
cotton swab, wet cotton, vaseline: When you use caves, tubes or even over turned dishes with a hole cut in them, that will shield them from the light...like if they were sleeping in a depression or cave of sorts in the wild, the cave shields them from the sun. If she doesn t have a good...

Reptiles: shedding problem, leopard gecko, male leopard
leopard gecko, male leopard, reptile vet: Try getting glycerine from a drug store and put a few drops in a tepid bath and allow him to soak in it for 20 minutes. This may help. I would suggest that a visit to the reptile vet will help. He may have a dietary deficiency that is causing him to retain...

Reptiles: shedding snake, last tank, new tank
last tank, new tank, spray bottle: Hey Tiffany, if you can get a clean or new spray bottle and mist him/her with it 3-times a day and that should do it for you. if you want while he/she is wet from mist you can peel what comes off loosly in your fingers but dont force or peel it, ...

Reptiles: shedding turtle, snakes and lizards, said turtles
snakes and lizards, said turtles, turtle tank: Hello- I m sorry for the late reply. I tried answering your question earlier, but received error messages from the All Experts website. First of all, you shouldn t keep this turtle. It s inhumane to capture wild turtles and keep them as pets. In most...

Reptiles: shedding-Water Dragon, chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease
chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease, water dragon: hey lauren, thanks for your question,Shedding can result in the skin becoming stuck to the toe s, spike s or the end of the tail. If the skin stays stuck onto any of these parts while the tissue below continues to grow the circulation to the area decrease...

Reptiles: shedding, herp vet, pantha
herp vet, pantha, dripper: Dear Caroline, thank you for your question. Sometimes reptiles begin shedding their legs or other parts of their body first and the rest follows later, so if this is the first shedding and it has just begun, I wouldn t worry about it. Only snakes shed all...

Reptiles: shipping a bearded dragon, bearded dragon, ups store
bearded dragon, ups store, air pressure: Dear Erin, thank you for your question. I m not sure how UPS transports live animals, definitely ask them whether the animals are transported in a pressurized cabin. Here are the UPS guideline for shipping live animals: http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/prepare/guidelines/animals.html#Accepted+%2F+Prohibited+Live+Animals...

Reptiles: sick baby green tree frogs, blood calcium levels, green tree frogs
blood calcium levels, green tree frogs, temp gradient: Hi Hailey, What a heartbreaking and frustrating situation. A few things to double check would be the temperature gradient. The natural tendency is to house babies in small enclosures, which is fine, but once any heat source is applied it can easily heat the...

Reptiles: sick bearded dradon, metabolic bone disease, vet work
metabolic bone disease, vet work, correct medication: Carolin, you need to take her to the vet right away. There is never anything good about not using limbs and not being able to hold up her head. A vet will be able to diagnose her and perscribe correct medication. Without a vet she wont likely make it. So whatever...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon, reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon
reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon, beardy: I m sorry to write back so late. My computer was down. Patches of yellow could be fungus, especially if Foonsy was on antibiotics. The best thing to do is go to the reptile veterinarian. He/she can tell you if it s only outside on the body and not internal....

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon, herp vet, lack of calcium
herp vet, lack of calcium, vitamin d3: Dear Brain, thank you for your question. PLease see a herp vet with your dragon as soon as possible. It might be that he s suffering from rachitis or another disease caused by lack of calcium and/or vitamin D3. If you don t know where to find a herp vet,...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon care
metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon care, uvb light: Could that be Metabolic Bone Disease? That would come from an inability to metabolize calcium. Usually found in reptiles requiring UVB. Do you have a good UVB light as well as a bright light? Calcium comes from a good salad of certain greens and vegetables,...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, reptile mites
bearded dragon care, reptile mites, 30 gallon tank: Hi Sandi, Do you happen to leave crickets in the cage with your dragon? Or..superworms or other insects? The reason I ask is that what you are seeing can be bites from the insects. Its important to only feed as many insects as your BD will eat in about...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Sounds like she is going through a partial shed...if the scales do not look right (other than pre shed) then you might want to have a reptile vet take a look to make sure its not a fungus or bacterial infection. These are generally yellow, brown or black...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon, bearded dragon, climing
bearded dragon, climing, mutch: Some dragons will begin to brumate this time of year. It s like hibernation. I would take in a fecal sample to the vet. If that checks out ok, he may be brumating. If that s the case, you just need to wake him every 10 days or so and give him a soak...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, calcium metabolism
metabolic bone disease, calcium metabolism, old dragon: Twitching makes me always think poor calcium metabolism. Does he have a fairly new good quality UVB source? At 8 years old he is a very mature dragon, almost going into elderly. Although it is common for a well cared for dragon to live 12-16 years. If you...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon/Urgent, calcium gluconate, uvb light
calcium gluconate, uvb light, sol sol: How big is his enclosure? If it s large enough, I d drop the temp on the cool side a bit and raise it to 90 on the warm side with a basking spot of 93. Also, make absolutely certain that he has more than one hide box. I would not advise under any circumstances...

Reptiles: sick bearded dragon?, bleach solution, brumation
bleach solution, brumation, bearded dragon: yea, you are right...it is natural for a beardie at this time of the year to have less of an appetite. Naturally, if he doesnt eat, he is not going to poop, or poop much less. It is possible that he is having digestive problems, but mine has gone over...

Reptiles: sick beardie, bearded dragon care, reptile vet
bearded dragon care, reptile vet, bleach solution: Has he seen a good reptile vet yet? If you got him as a baby of around 6 weeks old, it way time for the lil guy to have a fecal done. He may have gut parasites that need to be gotten rid of. Even 3 month olds are considered babies and cannot be overfed....

Reptiles: sick beardie, reptile vet, bearded dragon
reptile vet, bearded dragon, beardie: She had a prolapse and now it s probably gone septic. Get her to a good reptile vet immediately. Wrap her bottom in a cloth soaking in water with a lot of sugar in it. It may be too late to save that part of the cloaca, but at this point, only a vet has...

Reptiles: sick beardie, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Buddy, Twitching isn t a good thing in a bearded dragon. This can be caused by lack of Vitamin D3...and lack of proper uvb source. These two things work hand in hand. Without the proper uvb, they cannot use the calcium in their foods and aren t able...

Reptiles: sick beardie, beardie, beardies
beardie, beardies, vomitted: Unfortunately, petshops still sell bagged substrates that are not only no goo, but lethal to young beardies, especially if you allow him to catch his crickets in his tank, they ingest this horrible substrate and it forms a blockage. Give him lukewarm baths...

Reptiles: sick beardie, repti glo, melissa kaplan
repti glo, melissa kaplan, zoo med: Has the beardie been back to the vet for a follow-up? Does your vet specialize in exotics? Many times antibiotic treatment i just not long enough and the area not healing entirely may be a sign of that. Without a good diagnosis by an exotics veterinarian,...

Reptiles: sick chameleon, vieled chameleon, reptile vet
vieled chameleon, reptile vet, impaction: Those symptoms could be due to a few conditions, so hard to diagnose without tests. You need to take him to a good reptile vet who can do these tests to find out the cause and get the proper treatment. These signs and symptoms could be lack of something...

Reptiles: sick crested head gecko, reptile vet, lack of calcium
reptile vet, lack of calcium, dietary calcium: Hi Mindy, The deficiency often becomes evident in the legs first but anywhere there is bone is affected. The leg bones will soften and become bowed . Instead of looking like an L shape they get a U shape. If there has been deformity of the bone then that...

Reptiles: sick dragon, reptile vet, x ray
reptile vet, x ray, crickets: Since she had a mate, I would strongly suggest you get her to her reptile vet for an x-ray. She may have eggs that she can not lay and an x-ray will tell you if she s having a problem. If she is not gravid, the vet will also rule out any rise in parasite...

Reptiles: sick gecko, thick tail, short periods
thick tail, short periods, adult size: If it was roaming in the store like a house gecko and not coming into human contact like one which were in the tank, I m not surprised that it s a bit nippy. Daily handling for short periods with treats may win him over. I would suggest allowing two...

Reptiles: sick gecko, leopard gecko, wax worms
leopard gecko, wax worms, internal parasites: Hi Pam, How long has it been since he did eat? Many times a leo will stop eating for a few different reasons.. something not correct in their care, a blockage, internal parasites, or illness. Generally when its one of the above causes they will loose...

Reptiles: sick gecko??, parasite load, leopard gecko
parasite load, leopard gecko, stress causes: Hi Rachel, I know how you feel!!! I hate when any of my critters go off of food.From reading your question, I gather its only been a few days of not eating..which, right now, isn t a problem unless you notice other problems such as lethargic or vomiting,...

Reptiles: sick Leo?, bowel impaction, sphagnum moss
bowel impaction, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee: I would lower the basking temps... the undertank heater is a nice addition if you want it...it helps with ground warmth. You only cover about 1/3 of the tank size with it... I have a layer of sand with slate floor tiles on top the sand. The sand is not...

Reptiles: sick leo, gallon tank, males and females
gallon tank, males and females, bright orange: Hi Tammy, At 8-10 months, both are a bit too young to be breeding, even though they may be adult size, their bodies aren t ready for that. Your male is most likely stressing out the female greatly. You need to get her away from him and into her own cage....

Reptiles: sick mountain horned lizard, mountain horned lizard, mountain horned dragon
mountain horned lizard, mountain horned dragon, crash course: Follow up: RUDE?! I had the decency to not call names as you did, so take from that what you like. I wonder if the poor Mountain Horned Dragon would think me rude for informing you so? Everything I said was for the welfare of the animal, and I don t mind...

Reptiles: sick SA turtle needs immediate help!, alligator snappers, veterinary intervention
alligator snappers, veterinary intervention, emergency clinics: I am sorry I just found your question in the pool. I am sorry if nobody else was capable of helping you in some way. If she is still alive I will do what I can. This sounds fatal though without some serious veterinary intervention. Is the reason that no vet...

Reptiles: sick skink, reptile veterinarian, old gold
reptile veterinarian, old gold, skink: In other species of reptile, black defines a bruise, however, without a picture, and you mention protrusion over the eye I would strongly suggest a trip to good reptile veterinarian to rule out abcess, or tumor. Also it being located near the eye makes it...

Reptiles: sick tokay, blood calcium levels, tokay geckos
blood calcium levels, tokay geckos, calcium supplementation: Hi Chris, My first suspicion would be tetany. It s caused by low blood calcium levels and results in twitching toes, muscles tremors, lack of coordination and can progress to seizures. Female birds that have produced eggs can suffer the same thing. It s really...

Reptiles: size tanks, 30 gallon tank, leopard gecko
30 gallon tank, leopard gecko, mayonnaise jar: Hiya Jesse, The info you are asking for is also int eh care sheet I sent you on your previous question but....I will also answer them here!!! A 20 gallon is fine for a leopard gecko.... They don t need a lot of height but do love to climb on rocks and...

Reptiles: size, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, driftwood pieces: Hi Michelle, Average width would be about 4 inches..of course some wilkl be larger, some smaller and when they lay flat, they will look much wider than they actually are. I ve included a basic care sheet for you to help you care for a beardie if you decide...

Reptiles: skin color, hi chris, thermoregulation
hi chris, thermoregulation, color changes: Hi Chris, Good question! Don t know of a word per se - other than camouflage or mimicry. Color changes can be associated with temperature as well as behavior or emotional state such as anger ( Chameleons turn black ), territorial display, willingness...

Reptiles: my skink, herp vet, long tank
herp vet, long tank, proper lighting: If you have had her for a year without cleaning the cage and without proper lighting, chances are she may have MBD, a bone disease, parasites, or both. The first thing is for her to be checked by a good herp vet immediately. You can go to www.herpvetconnection.com...

Reptiles: skink eggs, exact species, correct temperature
exact species, correct temperature, skink: Dear Ben, thank you for your question. It s normal that there was no mother around, almost all reptiles don t look after their eggs. I think you should look for a place that s as similar as possible to the place you originally found the eggs and leave them...

Reptiles: my skink, five lined skink, kids help phone
five lined skink, kids help phone, calcium powder: jeez, me either. I don t know what it could be then. If you do find out, let me know in case someone else has this problem in the future. I ll keep trying to find the answer, if I find out anything I will definatly let you know. No websites seem to know....

Reptiles: skinny leo, calcium d3, leopard gecko
calcium d3, leopard gecko, quality diet: Hey Zarley, a couple of things will be helpful, 1st juvie s should be fed everyday, adults every other,if you are feeding crickets -------- or mealies you can feed your insects a high quality diet and then feed them to your leopard this is calle gut...

Reptiles: sleeeping alot, eye dropper, baby iguana
eye dropper, baby iguana, tiny pieces: Hi Samantha, he may not really be sleeping, but ignoring everything that is going on around him. They do that when they don t like something or when they are stressed. Kind of like if I can t see it, it must not be there Iguanas can take several days...

Reptiles: sleeping dragon, water dragon, sleeping dragon
water dragon, sleeping dragon, 10 gallon tank: Well try some different kinds of worms... Butter worms, Silk worms, etc. wax worms are fatty and should ONLY be a treat. And meal worms are very low in nutrients so not a good idea. I will attach some links at the bottom of the answer. Raising humidity...

Reptiles: sleeping habbits, bearded dragon, butts
bearded dragon, butts, dragon: When one watches a bearded dragon sleep, especially a baby, you have to either stare with wonder, or laugh hysterically. They can fall asleep anywhere and in any position. I ve seen pictures of beardies sleeping where you have to be amazed that they don...

Reptiles: sleeping water dragon, meal worms, water dragons
meal worms, water dragons, water dragon: Hello Alanna, Water Dragons as well as many other reptiles go through a period during the cold months called Brumation. They will not sleep constantly like Hibernation but they will sleep during day and night waking up only to eat defecate drink and bask (They...

Reptiles: slider, red eared slider, lack of calcium
red eared slider, lack of calcium, vet visit: Hey Heather, She might have scratched her eye on her nail, a rock, or (if you have any others) another turtle. The other two things it could be is a lack of calcium in her diet or polluted water. I doubt both of these, since she has it in only one...

Reptiles: small lizard?, dear frank, herps
dear frank, herps, cold weather: Dear Frank, thank you for your question. I m sorry, I cannot identify the lizard you saw without a picture. I can just guess, it might have been a newt. There are not that many lizards in NY anyway and right now it s way too cold for them to be active....

Reptiles: snake, colds and flu, edmund brown
colds and flu, edmund brown, redtail boa: Hi Zach, It is not natural for a snake to do this. If it has eaten a few days prior to this, it could be the remains of a meal not fully digested. This usually happens as a result of to cool a temperature or handling the snake soon after it eats. If this...

Reptiles: snake, milksnake, extreme emergency
milksnake, extreme emergency, kingsnake: No dear. Not unless they were severely dehydrated and just maybe found a puddle of milk instead of water by chance. They might see it as a source of hydration in an emergency if it were collected somewhere, like some other animal might, but a very very unlikely....

Reptiles: my snake, desert reptiles, heat lamp
desert reptiles, heat lamp, shoebox: Hey again richard.. In the middle of a hurricane, so i gotta be quick with this before i lose power... Coconut bark is a good choice..Ive used it before and I like it. Sand isnt the best choice...you can use it, but it will feel very unnatural for him...Sand...

Reptiles: Saw a snake, vinyl house siding, venomous snakes
vinyl house siding, venomous snakes, types of snakes: Ruth, Whether or not you have venomous snakes living under your siding really depends on where you live. Some species of venomous snakes may live under something like vinyl siding on your home (or at least go there to hunt for food or to hide from the...

Reptiles: snake, australian taipan, venomous snake
australian taipan, venomous snake, sea snake: The Asp is the first thing that comes to mind. There is also the Atrox, the Adder, the Annulated Sea Snake, the Anchita s cobra, and the Australian Taipan to name just a few. Or, if you re searching for scientific names, there are the Atractaspis bibronii,...

Reptiles: snake, foundation block, foundation repairs
foundation block, foundation repairs, common garden: I m afraid that I m not entirely sure what you re asking, so I ll do my best and if I answer the wrong question, please just get back to me and I ll try again. Waiting until the snake leaves seems like a good idea to me, and as far as seeing if there s more...

Reptiles: snake, ribbon snake, yellow stripes
ribbon snake, yellow stripes, cats and dogs: Hi Marilynn, From the discription it sounds like a common garter or ribbon snake they grow to be 2-3 feet long and can have two red or yellow stripes running down there body completly harmless and would be fearful of your cats and dogs lol. ...

Reptiles: snake, columbian rainbow boa, digital thermometer
columbian rainbow boa, digital thermometer, temp gauge: Hello Dominic, is this 27C or 27F? Maybe you should try getting a digital thermometer to make sure the temperature is correct. The sticky plastic can be up to 15 degrees below the actual temperature. A heat lamp will help too. A ceramic heater is the best,...

Reptiles: snake, columbian rainbow boa, temp gauge
columbian rainbow boa, temp gauge, cold climate: It seems like maybe your temp gauge is either broken or reading Celsius. Are you in the US? Unless you re in a cold climate, your tank should at least be the temp. that your house is. You can stress her out by over handling. Let her settle in a bit and...

Reptiles: snake bites and elephants, herd of elephants, edmund brown
herd of elephants, edmund brown, black mamba: Hi Dan, None. The King Cobra and the Black Mamba would come the closest and might even try. I know of no case of this ever happening. It s been said that both of these snakes pack enough venom to bring down a herd of Elephants but that just isn t going to...

Reptiles: snake eye, red tail boa, eye caps
red tail boa, eye caps, eye cap: It could possibly be a retained eye cap from a previous shed. Retaining eye caps or shedding in pieces is caused by the humidity being too low. There is a way to remove the eye cap (that usually works) but I wouldn t recommend doing it unless you are 100%...

Reptiles: snake feeding, garter snake, gold fish
garter snake, gold fish, water bowl: Hi Faith, please let me know the size and age of your garter so that i can better answer your question once a week is fine for feeding but need to know size and or age to advise on quantity,(you can also feed gold fish buy putting them in his/her water bowl)but...

Reptiles: snake or gecho?, corn snakes, snake breeder
corn snakes, snake breeder, gecho: Jenny, I really don t have much luck/experience in this area. However, your questions are fairly general and I think I can answer most of them for you. I really don t know about geckos, but I do know about snakes, especially corn snakes. These are fairly...

Reptiles: snake or gecho?, snake breeder, gecho
snake breeder, gecho, geckos: To: Jenny To be honest and true... I really don t know about breeding snakes or geckos.. All I can say is they both are hard to care for. Unless you are willing to look for information on breeding through a website that I can give you to read and lookup....

Reptiles: snake or gecho?, corn snakes, edmund brown
corn snakes, edmund brown, snake breeder: Hi Jenny, Well this is a little out of my line but I to start with have bred snakes and I would have to say that corn snakes are the best to start with. I don,t know about Geckos at all. Corn snakes are very easy to breed. They will breed at about 2...

Reptiles: snake or gecho?, breeding geckos, corn snakes
breeding geckos, corn snakes, corn snake: Jenny, Hello. Some snakes, as well as geckos, are fairly easy to care for. You will probably make more money breeding geckos, but both species have potential for profit. There are many types of snakes that are fairly easy to keep, but I would suggest...

Reptiles: snake & hermit crab., corn snake, baby corn
corn snake, baby corn, inviroment: No the hermit crab needs to be kept in pairs trios or larger groups, they do NOT like being housed alone, the snake would scare teh crab and possibly stress him right out of his shell leading to a unwanted death, the hermit crab also needs a very humid inviroment...

Reptiles: snake identification, garter snakes, rattlesnake museum
garter snakes, rattlesnake museum, snake identification: Hi Tony, My only guess about the snake you have distrubed to me is simliar to a northern kingsnake that has blue gray rings around the body. They are not all the same colors or same concept of a snake. Northern Kingsnake runs different length...

Reptiles: snake identity, new forest hampshire, hampshire england
new forest hampshire, hampshire england, juveniles: Hey tim, sounds like acouple of differant juveniles could be a SMOOTH SNAKE (Coronella austriaca) found in New Forest, Hampshire, England, also could be a miss placed or an escaped pet known as the yellow banded rat.i will keep investigating this til im...

Reptiles: snake illnesses, california king snake, rattlesnake museum
california king snake, rattlesnake museum, king snake: Hi Crystal, I read your question.. If I were you.. Yes you should take your snake to the vet.. Just in case there is something wrong. It s my pre-caution and safety for the snake. Please take it to the vet. That s the best thing to do for now. Thanks...

Reptiles: snake on the loose, stray kittens, type of snakes
stray kittens, type of snakes, boa animal: Colette, If your neighbors don t even know what type of snakes they have, then they do not need to keep them. I would first voice my concerns to the neighbors and try to reason with them to get rid of the snakes. Explain that your mother is not capable...

Reptiles: snake problem, garter snakes, snake problem
garter snakes, snake problem, smooth scales: Hi Laura, hmmm sorry dont no what happened to the first part, but here goes lol...first and formost i would make a call to animal control to have them evaluate your situation,the colorful snake in the color order that you describe is very important A simple...

Reptiles: snake's, red rat snake, corn snake
red rat snake, corn snake, rat snake: Hey Josh, The corn snake is also known as a red rat snake and is one of many species of rat snake, so in that sence you do have a rat snake, now to make sure that you have the species that you want corn snake there are few things you can check, the under...

Reptiles: snake shedding, edmund brown, corn snake
edmund brown, corn snake, shedds: Hi Brittany, I often have this problem. I now apply mineral oil to the tail with my fingers if I can just before the snake shedds. If I miss it I wet my fingers and gently remove the skin. I don t know why this happens but I have had the same thing with some...

Reptiles: snake, snake species, venomous snake
snake species, venomous snake, massasauga: I m sorry, but i am mostly just familiar with the snakes of florida, so I cant give you a positive identification. However, i believe there is only one venomous snake species native to michigan, the massasauga. If you are not familiar with this species, I...

Reptiles: snakes, fierce snake, venomous snake
fierce snake, venomous snake, small mammals: The known most venomous snake is the Fierce Snake, scientific name:Oxyuranus microlepidotus. It is found in Central Australia. It s habitat is dry plains and grasslands. It usually feeds on frogs and small mammals. It s color is usually brown or an olive...

Reptiles: snakes, ball pythons, ball python
ball pythons, ball python, defensive behavior: Shawn, Thanks for the question. A ball python can grow to be about four feet long. They are one of the smallest pythons in the world, and are perhaps one of the best species of snake for beginning, as well as experienced herpetoculturists to keep. Ball...

Reptiles: snakes, irregular bowel movements, andrea andrea
irregular bowel movements, andrea andrea, herp vet: Andrea, Snakes do sneeze. If you have a pet snake that has been sneezing, you may want to pay close attention to other things that your snake is doing, as well. Although like most animals, snakes can sneeze just becasue they need to, this should only...

Reptiles: all snakes, burmese pythons, edmund brown
burmese pythons, edmund brown, sociable animals: Hi Wilbec, Snakes eat in relation to it s size. A 3 foot snake would eat a couple of mice a week. An 6 foot snake would eat a rat a week and a 20 foot snake would eat 4 large rabbits every 2 weeks. This is in captivity. In the wild it all depend on what...

Reptiles: snakes, ball pythons, ball python
ball pythons, ball python, tempture: A great begginer snake is a ball python. They make wonderful pets. That was the first snake I ever had. I could actually open his mouth and show people his little teeth without him even squirming. They get their name because they curl up before they would...

Reptiles: snakes, brown water snake, red bellied water snake
brown water snake, red bellied water snake, florida banded water snake: Hey Luke, here are just a few snakes that are non-venoumos and suitable for wetland vivarium, large scale * Nerodia fasciata pictiventris = Florida Banded Water Snake * Nerodia floridana = Florida Green Water Snake * Nerodia taxispilota...

Reptiles: snakes, baby snake, search hint
baby snake, search hint, google: Yes, I know what they are called, but at the risk of doing your son s homework for him; I will have to tell you to have him look it up on this website: www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/Animalbabies.shtml That way I ve helped, but he still does...

Reptiles: snakes, baby copperheads, garter snakes
baby copperheads, garter snakes, identification of snakes: Hello Stacy, as you probably read I am not very good with snakes however I looked it up and here is a good picture of a baby copperhead http://www.bikekatytrail.com/i/copper.jpg (copy and paste the link into your address bar) Also baby copperheads http://www.bright.net/~thollow/images/2004_0911Misc0143.JPG...

Reptiles: snakes diseases, gall bladder, deases
gall bladder, deases, reptile books: Khairul Nizam, I am not in Albuquerque, NM. I don t have my research books to help me on this question. I really don t know very much about that personally. If I had my reptile books with me I know tell you. But I don t at this time or moment. I am out...

Reptiles: snakes diseases, gall bladder, deases
gall bladder, deases, peritonitis: Khairul Nizam, I haven t study on this diseases before. I not really sure how these things start or how snakes die from this. i really don;t know that much about this very well. thanks for letting me know. I wish you luck. Sincerely, Cece...

Reptiles: snakes, silver stripes, diamond shape
silver stripes, diamond shape, coner: Jimmie, It would be great if you could send me an attachment of the photo you took of the snake. You may send it to the following address: jr_glenn@yahoo.com If you can t do this, don t worry about it. In the mean time, I will do some research to...

Reptiles: snapping turtle, common snapping turtles, snapping turtles
common snapping turtles, snapping turtles, snapping turtle: Hey Robert, There are two genera of snapping turtles each with a single species, Macroclemys temminckii and Chelydra serpentina. The Alligator and Common Snapping Turtles . I will confine this answere to Common Snapping Turtles. My Latin interpretation of...

Reptiles: snyder? skink {grey w/ orange spots, herp vet, reptile vitamins
herp vet, reptile vitamins, yellow blotches: I m going to give you a good caresheet from the Western New York Herp Society. Compare what you have for Rex and make the necessary changes. I would also have him checked by a good herp vet for high gut parasite levels which may be keeping him from wanting...

Reptiles: snyder skink lizards, leopard gecko, diurnal animals
leopard gecko, diurnal animals, tree dwelling: Hi, I would leave the skink alone. It is or will be much bigger than a Leopard Gecko and might attack those. The Bearded Dragon might fight it and even if not they will probably stress each other. They also might fight for food. I really don t recommend...

Reptiles: social lives of pet bearded dragons, bearded dragons, social creatures
bearded dragons, social creatures, bearded dragon: The bearded dragon is instinctively territorial. It is always better to only have one per tank set-up. Even two males who have been together since hatchlings will start fighting at around 6 months old. The social beardie is the single beardie who...

Reptiles: son saw lizard outside, drainage pipe, ohio gov
drainage pipe, ohio gov, herp: Dear Rozlyn, thank you for your question. It s very hard to determine the species of a herp just by an overall despription. The fan on its back makes me think it might have been a newt, some species do have fins on their back and can be quite colourful....

Reptiles: son's sick Bahama Lizard!, reptile vets, meal worms
reptile vets, meal worms, shallow dish: Donna, Do you have a thermometer in his tank. He should be about 98 degrees during the day and about 70 at night. Pick him up and listen to him breathe this can be caused by a respiratory infection. If...

Reptiles: my sons geckos, leopard geckos, styptic pencil
leopard geckos, styptic pencil, long nails: Hi Emma, It s unlikely that you have to clip the nails for the comfort of the gecko. Unless the nails have grown so long that they prevent the toes from touching the ground in a normal way. I m assuming these may be leopard geckos that your son likes to handle...

Reptiles: what species, gopher snakes, non venomous snakes
gopher snakes, non venomous snakes, apopka area: There is just far too many snakes that this could be. I would have to have pictures. It could have been a water moccasin, or one of many, many species of colubrid non-venomous snakes that live in or near the water. Even non-venomous snakes will strike and...

Reptiles: How "spoiled" can my iguana get?, metabolic bone disease, liver disease
metabolic bone disease, liver disease, green iguana: Hi Melissa, They can get spoiled very quickly with hand feeding. One of the reasons this happens that when we hand feed, our hands are generally slightly above them, which in the wild an iguana reaches up to get their food in most cases. Yes..they can be...

Reptiles: a st range lizard for me, west boca raton, boca raton florida
west boca raton, boca raton florida, python snake: Hi Kristen, well i think by your discription that it has to be in the house gecko catogory, there are so many species that i would need a pic to be sure, but with no claws but suction cup toes and the head shape and size it meets the criteria, if you have...

Reptiles: stomatitis on beardie, bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian
bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian, relocation stress: Hi Brett, The only one who can definitively diagnose any problem with a reptile is a good reptile veterinarian. When you get a new reptile, especially a young one, they do go through something called relocation stress, and they won t eat till they are...

Reptiles: stressed green anole lizard, anole lizard, green anoles
anole lizard, green anoles, green anole: Once she is back to looking green and well nourished, take her to a good reptile veterinarian. Make doubly sure she is, in fact, a she. You could have two males, and they should always stay apart. If she s a true female, then you may have to think that...

Reptiles: stunted growth, dandelion greens, desert backdrop
dandelion greens, desert backdrop, turnip greens: It can be a part of normal maturing....but if it is one sided, that s not normal. Stunted growth can be caused by all that you mentioned...with boredom being the one thing that would be the least cause of it. Not having correct foods, temperatures and uvb...

Reptiles: substrate for leo, sphagnum moss, leopard gecko
sphagnum moss, leopard gecko, folgers coffee: Hi George, I ve included my basic care sheet on leos which gives you a few ideas. In the SUBSTRATE section below you will see how I have mine set up with floor tiles. BASIC CARE FOR A LEOPARD GECKO Leopards are pretty easy to care for but they do need...

Reptiles: substrate, brickyards, cuttlebone
brickyards, cuttlebone, ebay: Dear Dennis, thank you for your question. I think that the best substrate is sand mixed with clay loam powder (the sand must be moist when you mix it). That type of substrate gets really hard when dry and it s very much like the substrate the leos live on...

Reptiles: substrates for leos, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee
sphagnum moss, folgers coffee, peat moss: Hi Dennis, What looks the best and whats the safest is two different things... I go with what is safe and most other people choose safe also..those that haven t have lost leos..... Lizard carpet, news paper, paper towels...are all good and safe choices....

Reptiles: sulcata tortise, pet tortoises, hi amy
pet tortoises, hi amy, 80f: Hi Amy, The symptoms you describe are consistent with a respiratory infection. This is a very common health problem with all tortoises including sulcatas who don t tolerate cooler temperatures very well. The popping sound is caused by the mucous produced....

Reptiles: suplies, soft shell turtle, soft shells
soft shell turtle, soft shells, aquatic turtles: Hi Nicole, The breeding season for fire bellies is in the spring so your question is very well timed. The frogs are triggered to breed by the change in season. Moving gradually from cooler temperatures to slightly warmer temperatures with longer daylight...

Reptiles: my sweet bearded dragon :), bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease
bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease, 30 gallon tank: Hi Tammy, It sounds like your dragon is starting to show some signs of metabolic bone disease. This is caused by lack of proper uvb. Without the correct uvb, they cannot use the calcium that is in their foods and the calcium you dust their insects with....

Reptiles: swellon mandible, mandibular teeth, reticulated python
mandibular teeth, reticulated python, systemic antibiotics: Hi Gene, very good, the treatments are what they should be.thanks for the question and i wish your retic a speedy recovery .they are one of my favorite pythons, i donated mine to the l.a zoo 3 years ago when he got 19 feet raised him from hatchling , was...

Reptiles: swollen leg, definitive diagnosis, swollen leg
definitive diagnosis, swollen leg, beardie: You shouldn t avoid taking him to the vet. Swelling can be from more than one thing, injury, infection, a bone issue, and without knowing which, you may make the situation worse. Better to have the vet make a definitive diagnosis and have him treated properly...

Reptiles: Tamness of bearded dragon..strange?, beared dragons, plastic baggie
beared dragons, plastic baggie, sleep on my shoulder: Hi Lee, Its almost impossible to tell the age of adults. So much is based on what their past care was. Most beardeds are very social lizards and enjoy human company. If the dragon is active and eating, you are lucky in having a social bearded..... of course,...

Reptiles: Tank size and humidity, ultrasonic fogger, humidity level
ultrasonic fogger, humidity level, water dragons: The bigger the better as far as the cage goes. I have kept water dragons in 5 x6 x2 cages with irrigation systems but I found that to be a giant pain. I have also just given them free reign of the house and had success with that though it can be a little...

Reptiles: Tank temp dropped, how to get beardi well? (AGAIN), bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, eye dropper: Hi Tanya, Glad to hear it was something nice and simple!! You might want to check into getting a ceramic heat emitter and using a thermostat on it. That way, you can set your desired temperature and it will turn on the CHE when the heat is needed, and turn...

Reptiles: Texas Spiny Lizard Age, texas spiny lizard, easy prey
texas spiny lizard, easy prey, vivarium: Follow up: You are yet another example of a poor keeper in the making who is miffed at being given an honest answer. A spoiled child. My advice now is that you not keep any reptiles at all. I do not think you will make a responsible keeper. Its more about...

Reptiles: Thai Gecko, woodlouse, vivarium
woodlouse, vivarium, centipede: Hi Tom, Many times the baby version of a lizard looks a lot different than the adult version....so that could be part of the problem. Where are you located? Maybe you are just assuming it came home with your brother but is it possible it just sneaked...

Reptiles: Thai Gecko, bottom bar, gecko
bottom bar, gecko: hello never heard of a thai gecko sorry, but here is a link to comeones website that shows pictures of comman ones avalible, be sure to scroll the bottom bar right to see the ictures at the end of the names http://www.thelizardwizard.co.uk/Availability.ht...

Reptiles: Thermostat, ceramic heat emitter, mercury vapor bulb
ceramic heat emitter, mercury vapor bulb, watt halogen: The Mercury Vapor bulb will do fine for lighting. Night time heat and additional heat is better provided by a CHE, a ceramic heat emitter that emits no light, but plenty of heat. A good heavy duty thermostat can be gotten at Home Depot or Lowe s. The best...

Reptiles: Thermostat, watt halogen, bearded dragons
watt halogen, bearded dragons, alternate light: Karuna, Sounds like you have some spoiled babies. Lucky beardies.I would recommend Herpistat ND. It is great and has a built in clock to recognize the temp change at night.It actually will help adjust the...

Reptiles: Thermostat, watt halogen, bearded dragons
watt halogen, bearded dragons, alternate light: Hello Karuna I am extremely sorry it took so long for an answer I have been trying to research this and it is getting hard. So I asked some freinds here is what they said: *TD said* OK I have ceramic bulb held with ceramic holder one side (the right)...

Reptiles: Thermostat, watt halogen, bearded dragons
watt halogen, bearded dragons, alternate light: Hi Karuna, From your description, which I hope I undertood correctly, the MV and the supplemental halogen will be essentially on the same side providing the basking temperature. From your post I think you already know this but I just wanted to clarify that...

Reptiles: Thermostats, ceramic heat emitter, watt halogen
ceramic heat emitter, watt halogen, bearded dragons: It would be in addition to the MV bulb. The MV bulb is basking(heat) and uvb... then having an area away from that(like maybe mid or slighty less) another basking area that is heat only. I wouldn t worry about that until you get your kids into their new...

Reptiles: Throat turn black, old dragon, lack of appetite
old dragon, lack of appetite, clyster: I think you should see a vte with the dragon anyway. Since he is not eating, you probably won t get a feces sample, but the vet can get one by giving the dragon a clyster. It s possible that your dragon has parasites that cause his inactivity and lack of appetite....

Reptiles: Tiny baby lizzard, national wildlife federation, rehabbers
national wildlife federation, rehabbers, herpetological society: The gaping could be fear, pain or both. If he has injuries then a wildlife rehabber is who you need. National Wildlife Federation will be able to give you the name of one nearest you. Or, of a herpetological society is near you, they also will know the...

Reptiles: Tiny Lizard in Ohio, brown anole, ohio dept of natural resources
brown anole, ohio dept of natural resources, reptile rescue: Have you contacted either of the two herp societies? Chances are someone may have phoenix worms. These are very tiny. Perfect for a tiny baby. Either that or have them shipped priority from Armstrong Crickets or another supplier. Getting some from a local...

Reptiles: Tiredness, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee
sphagnum moss, folgers coffee, peat moss: Hi Danielle, I ve included a basic care sheet on the leopard gecko so you can double check the care you are giving. If you mean that your leo is sleeping all day and not moving around during the day, thats 100% normal as that leos are nocturnal. They...

Reptiles: TORTOISE AND BEARDED DRAGON, bearded dragon, bearded dragons
bearded dragon, bearded dragons, coccidia: Hi Nicola, Anytime animals share a vivarium, even for a short while, they are exposed to each others faeces. Even when there is not visible amounts of stool present, the bacteria and other organisms from the faeces will be present in the substrate. What is...

Reptiles: Tokay Gecko, tokay gecko, suggester
tokay gecko, suggester, tokays: Hey Ailigh, you really do not need to do any thing speacial,(there are far less issues with tokays than say a monitor or iggy, when it comes to makin number 2 lol)you can provide a bowl of water large enough for Fennec to get into if he wants.but as long...

Reptiles: Tokay Gecko, tokay gecko, uvb light
tokay gecko, uvb light, reptile medicine: Hi Brandy, Only a vet can diagnose the true problem and treat it..but..its most likely stomatitis, what many refer to as mouth rot. Here is a link that you can read more about it. http://www.anapsid.org/stomatitis.html Does that sound like its the problem?...

Reptiles: My Tokay Gecko, tokay gecko, science teacher
tokay gecko, science teacher, geckos: Hi, it s perfectly normal for geckos to loose their tail when disturbed, and especially wild-caught animals are very easily stressed out. Why you cannot find the dropped tail I cannot say, because I don t know what the terrarium looks like (does the gecko...

Reptiles: Tortoise, greek tortoise, russian tortoise
greek tortoise, russian tortoise, box turtles: Hi Rachel, The smallest tortoises that are commonly bred for the pet trade are the Meditteranean tortoises specifically Testudo graeca (Greek tortoise), T. horsfieldii (Russian tortoise) or T. hermanni (Hermann s tortoise). The males get around 6 to 7 inches...

Reptiles: Tree Frogs With Chameleon, white lipped tree frog, white tree frog
white lipped tree frog, white tree frog, green tree frog: Hello again, Yes, lol, people tend to find that White s treefrogs are either adorable or hideous. The White lipped is a close relative of the White s and would, I believe, be the best choice from your list. Their humidity requirements are higher then that...

Reptiles: Tree frog, whites tree frog, flesh eating bacteria
whites tree frog, flesh eating bacteria, overweight females: Hi John, It sounds like your White s may be a male, they are smaller and slimmer then the females. It is usually the large and often overweight females that are pictured in books and websites. I wouldn t let his smaller size worry you. It often takes several...

Reptiles: Turtle problems...please help!, water turtles, painted turtles
water turtles, painted turtles, gallon tank: Rob, At this point since you lost one to this problem already. I would definitely recommend you take him to a vet.Unless you want to ask another expert who does water turtles and diseases. I think he...

Reptiles: Turtles and Fish, organ failure, turtels
organ failure, turtels, natural diet: Dear Roger, thank you for your question. Neither turtels nor fish should have any human food. They would eat it, most animals love to eat human food, but it isn t part of their natural diet and usually causes problems: digestion problem, organ failure (when...

Reptiles: Can Turtles and Iguanas live together?, baby turtles, baby iguana
baby turtles, baby iguana, water area: they can not gom into the same tank they shouldnt be houedtogether the iguana eats veggies the turtles eat fish and bugs, the turtles need a large water area the iggie only needs a small bath area, the turtles need a filtered tank the iggie doesnt because...

Reptiles: Can Turtles and Iguanas live together?, baby turtles, baby iguana
baby turtles, baby iguana, water pan: In captivity, no species should be mixed. There are a variety of parasite issues, the baby ig would be too afraid to use his water pan, the turtle may dirty it so the baby can t use it. The baby ig will stress badly, and stress alone will make him sick...

Reptiles: can't find proper treatment for Iguana, metabolic bone disease, green iguanas
metabolic bone disease, green iguanas, anapsid: Hi Harumi, What you are describing sounds like it can be Vesicular Dermatitis.... below is a link that describes the condition, causes and some treatment. Sending you to the link is better in that you will be able to print it out for future reference. http://www.anapsid.org/blackskin.html...

Reptiles: can't handle gecko, leopard gecko, waxworms
leopard gecko, waxworms, favourite food: Hi Ashley, As a general rule leopards tolerate handling quite well but there are some individuals that just never really adjust to it. From your description it sounds like its at the age where it should start naturally calming down somewhat. You may just need...

Reptiles: tail fell off, grey color, aoife
grey color, aoife, best weapon: Hi Spencer, If the tail dropped off, it will grow back but it probably won t be the same as the original tail. There is a chance it may come back with stripes since it s a little baby. He must be given a spectacular salad because he will be intent on...

Reptiles: tail came off!, leopard geckos, wax worms
leopard geckos, wax worms, vet check: Hi Julie, Since you know one is biting the other, its vital that you separate them ASAP, giving each their own space and set up. A 20 gallon tank will do nicely for each one. If you have 2 males together they will fight til death. Many times even females...

Reptiles: talking turtles, red eared sliders, painted turtle
red eared sliders, painted turtle, respitory infection: Hey Cin, Sorry it took a while to answer, the reason for the wait is because I had never heard my turtles make any noises, and my dad grew up with four painter turtles (I have four Red Eared Sliders) and I asked him if his ever made any noise. He said his...

Reptiles: tamness in bearded dragon strange/odd or normal?, yellow bell pepper, beared dragons
yellow bell pepper, beared dragons, bird vet: I would continue the baby warm soaks just up to his shoulder and cut the insects out, he may be preparing to brumate so his metabolism is slowing down for winter. While he s awake, just offer him salad for now. Since the noticable climactic changes all...

Reptiles: how to tell differance, sandiegozoo org, tortoisetrust
sandiegozoo org, tortoisetrust, common names: I m afraid that without knowing what king of animal you have, I can t give you any particulars on care. These web sites should help you to get started on identifying your animal and learning how to care for her. The words turtle and tortise are just...

Reptiles: how can i tell if my pet skink is a maleor female?, colored mat, skink
colored mat, skink, skinks: Skinks are so hard to tell male or female. They do not show the bulges that Agamids have, or the enlargement of the femoral pores. If you changed the substrate to a solid dark colored mat when and if your skink is an adult, you may find clear waxy bits...

Reptiles: How to tell the sex of my ball python, python regius, royal python
python regius, royal python, ball python: Hey Cainan, Sexing a Ball Python is fairly easy. all pythons and boas have anal spurs. they look like little spurs and are about 2 - 3 inches from the end of the tail. Males have longer spurs than females.We actually believe the spurs are evolutionary...

Reptiles: terrarium, tree frogs, fecal examination
tree frogs, fecal examination, crested gecko: Hello, thank you for your question. I strongly advise against housing different species together. It s very hard to get the climate ect. just right for two species at the same time and usually one of them has less than ideal conditions. Apart from that,...

Reptiles: texas horned lizard, texas horned lizard, herp vet
texas horned lizard, herp vet, anapsid: Dear Rachael, thank you for your question. I m very sorry, but I cannot give any advice on this. I have no medical training and even with a picture I wouldn t be able to tell you much. I can only recomend that you see a herp vet as soon as possible, there...

Reptiles: texas spiny lizard (Phrynosomatidae Sceloporus olivaceus), western fence lizard, texas spiny lizard
western fence lizard, texas spiny lizard, fence lizard: Hello Benjamin, Thank you ever so much for not taking one out of the wild. It means a lot. That and its illegal. There are many different types and the most common is the Western Fence Lizard. Would this animal do good for you? Or are you very set on a Texas...

Reptiles: I think I have an Alligator lizard, alligator lizards, alligator lizard
alligator lizards, alligator lizard, google: Hello Rosie, I don t really like to answer questions about wild caught animals and if you would like a pet lizard please try to find a captive one rather then taking this guy from his home. It puts the animal in a lot of stress and usually the wild ones will...

Reptiles: I think my BD might have ate a foreign body.., reptile veterinarian, warm baths
reptile veterinarian, warm baths, needleless syringe: Just how big a piece? Even if he managed to swallow it he may not be able to pass it and then he will become impacted. You can try a little olive oil or coconut oil in a needleless syringe to try and lube the way out, plus baby warm baths and a gentle tummy...

Reptiles: I think one of my Bearded Dragons was bitten by another one., bearded dragons, info thanks
bearded dragons, info thanks, lizard: The injured dragon must go to the vet. The leg may get infected and have to be removed if you don t have it seen right away. Separate them immediately. Bearded dragons are territorial by nature. They don t like company and one can kill the other...

Reptiles: i think my baby iguan is sick, tissue necrosis, systemic antibiotics
tissue necrosis, systemic antibiotics, venomous snakes: You followed absolutely none of my instructions for how to ask such a question, but since the life of an Iguana is in the balance I will tell you the obvious answer. That is, of course, that you need to get it to a vet. It sounds like an infection based on...

Reptiles: I think my bearded dragon is dying, bearded dragon care, butternut squash
bearded dragon care, butternut squash, meal worms: Are these dragons in separate tanks? If not, separate them immediately. If they are in separate tanks, please have the skinny one seen by a vet as soon as possible, as there could be a medical issue. I would also give them a better diet. I will give you...

Reptiles: I think my bearded dragon is sick, slate floor tiles, slate rocks
slate floor tiles, slate rocks, fresh veggies: Hey Amanda, calm down you probably have nothing to worry about. I am getting this questions A LOT lately. I am assuming it is cooling down where you live correct. Getting into those cold winter months. Reptiles don t hibernate but some like Bearded Dragons...

Reptiles: I think my chameleon is sick., cotton swab, swollen tongue
cotton swab, swollen tongue, mouth infection: Hi Jordan, You have described a very sick chameleon that desperately needs veterinary care, I think you already knew that. The situation may have started out as a pregnancy. Female chameleons can develop severe complications from that or the mouth infection...

Reptiles: i think it's mold on the iguana, husbandry practices, fungus infection
husbandry practices, fungus infection, fungus infections: Hi Sherry, What you are seeing sounds like a fungus infection or thermal burns. A fungus will look like fuzzy spots/areas on the ig which spread. They usually appear black or yellow. If they are burns, they can be caused by heat rocks or improperly placed...

Reptiles: i think my turtles are sick, aquatic turtles, little buggers
aquatic turtles, little buggers, herp vet: Hi Lindsey. I have a few more conditions for you, but let me first say that if the turtles are exhibiting no symptoms aside from translucent patches of skin, they are probably not sick. If they are showing symptoms such as lethargy, wheezing, poor appetite,...

Reptiles: i think something is wrong with my bearded dragon !!??, uvb lighting, calcium supplements
uvb lighting, calcium supplements, eye sockets: Yes, the crickets that you used could be too large for him. That will cause this. It is known as ataxia . Feeding the wrong size prey can cause gastrointestinal impaction, gastroenteritis, infection, and death. I recommend you take him to a vet for a...

Reptiles: thinking of getting a bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, driftwood pieces: Hi Zarley, UVA does not provide what a bearded dragon needs to utilize the calcium in thier foods. They need uvb. There are only certain specific screw in bulbs that produce the needed uvb, along with heat and of course, uva.Please see my lighting section...

Reptiles: toad behavior, american toad, bearded dragon
american toad, bearded dragon, back rub: Hey Sue, very cool i have to laugh i use to have an australian dumpys and he did the same thing and i can only assume that he liked or enjoyed even my bearded dragon wilson likes agood scratch now and then, so i would have to say yes to your question,hey...

Reptiles: toad, western toad, captivity
western toad, captivity, crickets: Dear Jorge. thank you for your question. I suggest that you bring the toad back where you found it. It was born free and should remain that way, especially since it s not eating in captivity - normally frogs and toads eat all they can. Depending on where...

Reptiles: toads age, american toad, species american
american toad, species american, herps: Hi Jorge, I do believe you may have the scientific name a little wrong on your toad. Bufo americanus (translated is American toad)..... is this your toad? http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Bufo_americanus.html Information...

Reptiles: toes, lack of circulation, neosporin ointment
lack of circulation, neosporin ointment, amputation: Hi Wes, Be sure to provide her a humid hide on the warm area of her tank...is it made so that she can easily get into it? You might want to also provide a humid hide in the mid temperature range of her tank also. That way, she will have a choice.Both...

Reptiles: tortiuse, long distances, star positions
long distances, star positions, sulcata: He could be trying to go home. Sulcata are highly intelligent and he is probably stressed and all turned around now that he s in a totally new environment he doesn t know. Chelonia ( turtles/torts ) are able to navigate long distances using terrain features...

Reptiles: tortoise bowel movements, vet asap, right medicine
vet asap, right medicine, bowel movement: Hey Carol, Is he eating?? This could be a really big problem. You should definatly take him to a vet ASAP. He could have a serious issue that could be deadly. A vet can give you the right medicine that will help fix everything. Best wishes, I hope everything...

Reptiles: tortoise or turtles, fresh water turtles, land turtles
fresh water turtles, land turtles, tortoisetrust: You will just have to search for pictures in order to identify. I do not have a picture of your pet, so I cannot say. A tortoise usually has thick Elephant-like legs and obvious scales on the legs and about the head. A turtle may have webbed feet and live...

Reptiles: tortoises, russian tortoises, mustard greens
russian tortoises, mustard greens, greek tortoises: Hi Sarah, Tortoises are certainly one of the most personable of reptile pets. My three adult redfoots follow me around when I am outside gardening. There are a few species that remain relatively small that make excellent pets. I would suggest you look into...

Reptiles: tortoises, type of tortoise, shallow dish
type of tortoise, shallow dish, tortoises: Depends on the type of tortoise. The simple answer is just offer a shallow dish they can go to and from when needed or you can just soak them in a shallow dish of water if they are dirty. Make sure their head is not submerged though as tortoises are obviously...

Reptiles: can tortoises live with other reptiles, hermanns tortoise, community tanks
hermanns tortoise, community tanks, ground dwelling: Hi tj, When different species share an enclosure they cannot help but be exposed to each other s faeces much more intensely then they ever would be in nature. There is always a risk that the bacteria etc. that is normal and harmless for one species may not...

Reptiles: tortoises, tortoises, tortoise
tortoises, tortoise, genitals: Hi Tamisha, Specific ways to tell a male from a female tortoise mostly depend on each species, but the most basic way to tell them apart is by the tail length. A male has a long tail (because his genitals are located in the tail) and a female has a short...

Reptiles: training leos, hind legs, geckos
hind legs, geckos, 3 things: Hi Dominic, As far as actual on command training such as what is done with a dog, no..not really. Reptiles don t have the ability to be trained that way. They can to an extent be conditioned to do things such as you have done with him sitting on your...

Reptiles: transporting my gecko, hot water bottles, vet visit
hot water bottles, vet visit, air holes: HI Stacy, You can use a regular shoe box or one of those plastic ones..putting holes in the lids of both, and a few holes on each side. With a regular shoe box, I would tie the lid on though!! For heat, you can get those heat packs they sell in sporting...

Reptiles: how to travel with a bearded dragon, small pet carriers, reptariums
small pet carriers, reptariums, glass tank: I have traveled with beardies from NY to Florida in the car. Each has his/her own carrier. I use small pet carriers that are soft sided and lined. Then a baby blanket they can snuggle in. I take foldable reptariums made by Apogee. And of course their...

Reptiles: traveling with leo gecko, hot water bottles, gallon tank
hot water bottles, gallon tank, heat packs: Hello, firstly get a ten gallon tank no real need for a cover since you will only want a simple hiding place in there with her for the trip anyway. You can use a combination of hot water bottles and heat packs.. you know the ones you rip open and put in your...

Reptiles: travelling with Jimmy, plastic lids, leopard gecko
plastic lids, leopard gecko, air holes: Hello a Small critter keeper would be better then a deli cup. You can find critter or cricket keepers in petstores they are little soild plastic containers with ventilated plastic lids with carry handles the smallest or second to smallest size would be best...

Reptiles: tree frog, fire belly toad, fire bellied toads
fire belly toad, fire bellied toads, toads and frogs: I think that you should separate them. Both species are toxic and the American toad may well try to eat the fire-bellied toads. Apart from that, they have different requirements when it comes to humidity and temperature. For the fire-bellied toads, the lamp...

Reptiles: tree frog, green tree frog, green tree frogs
green tree frog, green tree frogs, lettuce leaf: Hi Logayna, Green tree frogs should be taking medium sized crickets and around 12 - 15 crickets a week would be about right. Put in 4 or 5 crickets every second day. The crickets should be dusted with a calcium vitamin supplement once a week, just before you...

Reptiles: my tree frog, tree frogs, dear teresa
tree frogs, dear teresa, tree frog: The male will call first, which is extremely hard to miss ;) It can be pretty loud and may go on for several nights, When a pair has decided to mate, the male climbs on top of the female and will stay there for a while before the actual mating takes place....

Reptiles: tree frogs and gekos, tree frogs, tree frog
tree frogs, tree frog, gekos: No, geckos and tree frogs can both be very territorial and you should avoid mixing any two species. Something that may be able to live with a tree frog is probably another tree frog. If you want both then I suggest a separate cage for the geckos from the frogs....

Reptiles: tree frogs, dumpy tree frog, moist substrate
dumpy tree frog, moist substrate, frog species: Hi Brad, I tend to use moss for frog species that need relatively high humidity. Dumpy s actually do better in a drier environment then many other frogs. They don t need a constantly moist substrate or frequent spraying. There is far less chance of getting...

Reptiles: What are tuataras? Where are..., burrow entrance, extinct relatives
burrow entrance, extinct relatives, living fossils: To: Tiffany Maloney Tuataras are Often called Living Fossils but recent research suggests they have much more advanced features than their nearest extinct relatives.Tuataras are active mostly at night when they come out to hunt. They spend the day...

Reptiles: turtle, pet turtle, mineral oil
pet turtle, mineral oil, bruises: Judy, It doesn t sound good for your baby. I am sooo sorry. Did you have heat for him. Just like every reptile they need heat to digest their food. Without it it just rots in their belly. It may be impaction....

Reptiles: turtle feeding habits, slider turtles, turtle food
slider turtles, turtle food, spoiled little ones: Kavita, You have some very spoiled little ones. Actually their diet is so broad it is not necessary to feed pellets.You can try making a turtle meatloaf. Combine the foods they were eating together with...

Reptiles: my turtle manson, flat worms, red ear slider
flat worms, red ear slider, bleach solution: Ashley, I would treat his tank with fluke tabs. They sound like fluke (or flat worms). Clean your tank thoroughly and everything in it with a mild bleach solution. 30% bleach to water. Rinse it well. Let...

Reptiles: turtle water, red eared slider turtle, water quality issues
red eared slider turtle, water quality issues, ammonia levels: Hi Kristy, High ammonia levels are really unavoidable with new tanks. They will be cloudy for a few days until they start to develop the necessary bacteria for the nitrogen cycle. The nitrogen cycle operates through beneficial bacteria that break down ammonia...

Reptiles: turtles, red bellied turtle, bangsi
red bellied turtle, bangsi, atlantic city nj: Hi Dave, well this is only a guess if you got lucky enough to get a pic of such an awsome event please send it ok my guess is a Plymouth red-bellied turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi)they get pretty big i beleive up to 45 and meet your discription...

Reptiles: turtles, red earred slider, aquatic turtles
red earred slider, aquatic turtles, aquatic turtle: Hi Emma, You didn t mention what species of turtle you have but I m assuming you have an aquatic turtle like a red earred slider. These and other aquatic turtles swim extremely well and spend much of their time in the water where they feed. They do however...

Reptiles: turtles, bottom shell, sex babies
bottom shell, sex babies, shell length: Hi John, I m going to guess that you are asking about red earred sliders, the common pet aquatic turtle. It s really not possible to sex babies but with adults the difference is fairly obvious. The males are smaller then the females, usually around 5 or 6...

Reptiles: turtles, mustard greens, quality dog food
mustard greens, quality dog food, mazuri tortoise diet: Red-footed tortoises are omnivores, eating a lot of good greens like dandelions, clover, collards, mustard greens, fruit, and occasional meat, such as earthworms or low fat, high quality dog food. The Mazuri Tortoise diet is also great. Since I don t...

Reptiles: turtles, snail shell, q tip
snail shell, q tip, impaction: Hi Darlene, if you can see it you can use a q-tip with some cooking oil on it to slip into his vent and carefully work the shell out. if this doesnt work let me know as you will want to go to the vet to get it removed but with care and caution you may be...

Reptiles: turtles!, turtle tanks, turtle tank
turtle tanks, turtle tank, white worms: Hi Eve, There is a small harmless white worm that commonly inhabits both fish and turtle tanks called Planaria. They are found in tanks with gravel and uneaten food. Our fish tank at work developed them and that s when I discovered what they were. Just keeping...

Reptiles: turtles feeding habits, uvb lighting, slider turtles
uvb lighting, slider turtles, blood worms: Well I can t help you very much since you did not give me any of the background information on your habitat size, how old the turtles are, if you have filters, tank heaters, what the water temp is, what the basking temp is, if you have UVB lighting, etc....I...

Reptiles: turtles food, small water turtles, water turtle
small water turtles, water turtle, turtles food: Ahmed, sorry for the lastest reply back on your questions. I ve been very busy this summer of reptile rescue and other animals rescue. I realize that water turtles are very easy to care for. But they will eat anything that is in the water. That...

Reptiles: turtles food, small water turtles, aquatic turtles
small water turtles, aquatic turtles, turtles food: Ahmed, 1. It is really pretty hard to tell how old a turtle is just by looking at it. Obviously a smaller turtle will most likely be a younger turtle, but other than that, I am unaware of a good way to tell how old they might be. 2. I don t know...

Reptiles: turtles/tortoises, turtles tortoises, husbandry practices
turtles tortoises, husbandry practices, species of turtles: Well, tortises are notoriously difficult animals to keep in captivity and some species of turtles can be pretty tough as well. If you could provide me with some details about your pets and your husbandry practices, I might be able to help you figure out...

Reptiles: turtles, water tunnels, edmund brown
water tunnels, edmund brown, digging holes: Hi Jon, Turtles are very good at digging holes to hide in They are very difficult to get from these holes and probably won t come out until dark. Look for any unexplained holes but DO NOT put your hands in them. You may get a very nasty surprise at what is...

Reptiles: typacl basical anole, scaly friends, anole
scaly friends, anole, silkworms: Hi there Shannon. Mealworms are not one of an Anole s favorite foods, but they aren t going to hurt it either. If the mealworms are the only food that you have offered him, I would recommend some nice gut-loaded crickets for him. I think most of our scaly...

Reptiles: What type of little lizard do I have?, gecko species, volny cz
gecko species, volny cz, shampoo bottle: Dear Mary, thank you for your question. I think your little lizard might be a gecko, since he was able to drop his tail at will (it will grow back, but will probably be a bit smaller than the original tail and will look a bit different in colour). There...

Reptiles: what type of lizad to buy!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!, lepard gecko, uvb lighting
lepard gecko, uvb lighting, leopard gecko: Hello Rico congrats on being able to get your first lizard. I can say thou you just dismissed the two top reccomended first pet lizard s! Bearded dragons can be crossed of your list because like I m sure you know they are expensive to maintain...they...

Reptiles: What type of lizard do i have?, six lined racerunner, uvb lamp
six lined racerunner, uvb lamp, woodbridge virginia: It sounds to me like you might have an Eastern Six-Lined Racerunner (Cnemidophorous sexlineatus sexlineatus) but I d have to see a photo to know for sure. If you look at this web address :http://fwie.fw.vt.edu/VHS/lizards_of_virginia.htm you can try to identify...

Reptiles: What type of snake to i have ?, corn snake color morphs, corn snake
corn snake color morphs, corn snake, corn snakes: Hello, Its normal for some corns to be this color on top and such a differnet color underneith I reccomend simply checking www.google.ca and typing in corn snake color morphs or belly colors of corn snakes you should find all the pictures you ll need to be...

Reptiles: Unknown snake, western diamondback, rattle snakes
western diamondback, rattle snakes, western grey: Hey Charlie, this one if you could i need a pic you can send it to xmstuff@optonline.net yuo have described what could be three differant species it is tuff to tell at this size or as babys but a pic would do it. it is either a baby rattler(western diamondback)Poisinous!!...

Reptiles: Urgent!!!, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, sick pets: Hi Megan. I m sorry to hear you lost a gecko, and that another is ill. I am sure that both you and the vet did all that you could for the 1st, but sometimes we just can t save our sick pets. The second gecko is also ill, I would guess it s a blister disease,...

Reptiles: Getting a Uromastyx,, cool side, uromastyx
cool side, uromastyx, crickets: Hello Jen, I know what you mean about the crickets. They can get really loud. Yes Mali usually eat veggies and some will go for crickets although I have heard some people have absolutely no luck with crickets. If you want more protein in a diet for one then...

Reptiles: Uromastyx, mali uromastyx, uva and uvb
mali uromastyx, uva and uvb, temperature gradient: Hatchlings have done well in a 10 for only about a month. The 20 would be fine for up to 5-6 months, but keep in mind, a uro loves territory rather than height, with more than one hide. I have a good caresheet, most of the information is from Sundial Reptiles...

Reptiles: Uromastyx, desert species, collard greens
desert species, collard greens, playsand: It s not super uncommon for desert species to not go to the bathroom on a regular basis as in the wild they would want to conserve as much liquid as possible. If you are concerned you could soak your uro in a warm bath once a week and that should stimulate...

Reptiles: Uromastyx & Bearded Dragon Lizards, desert lizards, dragon lizards
desert lizards, dragon lizards, humidity requirements: Not at all. Beardies live in a semi arid climatem while uros are true desert lizards. Very different temperature and humidity requirements. A beardie s basking spot is about 20 degrees cooler than a uro s. Besides this, their food requirements are...

Reptiles: Uromastyx eating sheded skin, green iguanas, species of lizards
green iguanas, species of lizards, nutritional values: Hi Pam, No Need to worry. Its completely normal. Many species of lizards do this. I am sure there is some nutritional values, in the eating shed skin. Even green iguanas, who are not known to eat their shed skin will do so on occasion. Just be sure to...

Reptiles: Uromastyx, rattlesnake museum, black stools
rattlesnake museum, black stools, white stool: Per Eisenman, It would be best if you take it a vet and have it check out. It might be serious thing to have looked at. That s my best advise for you at this time. Thanks for contacting me. Hope to hear from you soon again. Sincerely, Cecelia...

Reptiles: Using a leash, chinese water dragons, australian water dragon
chinese water dragons, australian water dragon, dragon forum: Hello Caroline, I don t have any personal experience with AWDs with leashes but I know one person who always has his on a leash. Takes it for walks daily and the dragon loves it! You want to start it out early though when it is still young. I don t know if...

Reptiles: UV lighting, calcium metabolism, reptiles as pets
calcium metabolism, reptiles as pets, uv lighting: Hello. I will try to answer your question the best that I can, but I really don t have that much experience with keeping reptiles. My experience is more in the identification, life cycles, and morphology of reptiles. I am also not really sure what type...

Reptiles: UV lighting, watt light bulb, desert reptile
watt light bulb, desert reptile, bearded dragon: A plant light won t have the right kinds of vitamins that are in the reptile ones. A bearded dragon will need a desert-reptile type of fluorescent bulb. As far as the fixture, I believe ther are all the same, and as long as it fits it will work, but I would...

Reptiles: UVB for green Iguana help, wash cloths, fake plants
wash cloths, fake plants, pool type: Hi Beatrice, We all battle the heat and humidity issues with owning iguanas!! A tank of any size really won t last long for an iguana. Most heat and humidity are lost through the top of the cage..or in the case of a tank..through the mesh top. Try covering...

Reptiles: UVB Lamps, uvb lamps, uvb rays
uvb lamps, uvb rays, reptiles: Plant lights don t give off enough UVB. You can get proper Reptisun 10.0 UVB tubes much cheaper online, Reptilesupply.com frequently have sales, Reptiledepot.com also. Baskinglizards.com sometimes. Look around and you may find them as cheap as $17-18...

Reptiles: UVB Light, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, mercury vapor bulb: Hi Joel, You really can t over do the uvb when you use tubes...if you use tubes, it would be best to use either the 3 foot (which for a BD is sufficient)or four foot ones...the very best would be using a fixture that supports two tubes..and..the very very...

Reptiles: Chinese water dragon (phsignathus concincinus), green water dragons, chinese water dragon
green water dragons, chinese water dragon, uvb bulbs: Hi, sexing young Water Dragons is not really possible until they are at least one year old. Maybe a very experienced person could do it, but it s definitely not easy. So it s best to buy one dragon first and after the animal is mature and sexed, buy the other...

Reptiles: UVB Question and more..plz help!, adult dragons, bearded lizard
adult dragons, bearded lizard, head lettuce: Hello and Your Welcome for the reply. Some german giants are just normal colored then there are orange german giants. Ignore fruits my dragons wont touch them and there to high in sugars just try different veggies and greens. It is possible he has lost...

Reptiles: What do u need to get an anole?, 10 gallon aquarium, light buld
10 gallon aquarium, light buld, green anoles: To: Karissa Green Anoles are wonderful lizards to have for a first time reptile pet to own. The one thing you know understand. That these kind of liard are not the lizard to be handle all the time. These can t be taken out of the cage like other animals....

Reptiles: how can u tell if ur bearded dragon is a boy or girl, two lumps, baby bearded dragon
two lumps, baby bearded dragon, unethical breeders: Usually pet shops get two week old hatchlings from unethical breeders or they get beardies surrendered to them from previous owners. Properly raised babies should be at least 6 weeks old and/or 6 inches long. Without knowing his genetics, it s hard to...

Reptiles: unknow lizard, flower beds, lizards
flower beds, lizards, black eyes: Hi, Is this the lizard? http://www.zo.utexas.edu/research/txherps/lizards/coleonyx.brevis.html If not...you can go to this link and check out the other lizards that are in TX http://www.zo.utexas.edu/research/txherps/lizards/ not all have pictures, but,...

Reptiles: unusual behavior, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, paper towels: I m sorry to hear about your first bearded dragon. I ve included a care sheet to help you make sure you are doing all the best you can for your new pet. If you mean rocks on the floor of the tank, remove them as soon as possible and switch to newspaper or...

Reptiles: uro dragon, ornate uromastyx, reptile veterinarian
ornate uromastyx, reptile veterinarian, lindsay pike: The time between mating and layng eggs is approximately 60-70 days depending on how well they were prepared for mating. Previous to mating they should have properly brumated to achieve sexual potency. A well fed female would be hard to judge if gravid...

Reptiles: uromastyx, taking your pet to the vet, pet to the vet
taking your pet to the vet, pet to the vet, uromastyx: Hello Billi, I suggest taking your pet to the vet. http://www.herpvetconnections.com Any worry you have should not be taken lightly and if you can not afford a vet ask if they can do payment plans most vets will. I do not know of any medical problem involving...

Reptiles: my uromastyx, nooks and crannies, desert lizards
nooks and crannies, desert lizards, reptile vet: Without seeing it, it would be hard for me to judge whether it is anything other than an impending shed. If it doesn t lift soon, he may be having a problem with it. Uros don t normally need a bath being true desert lizards, But if it is accumulated...

Reptiles: uromastyx, egyptian uromastyx, reptile vet
egyptian uromastyx, reptile vet, home remedy: Hello Leanne, this does sound like an infection or other eye problem and should be looked at by a good reptile vet. It does not sound like anything that should be taken lightly or that can be treated by a home remedy Antibiotics are teh best way and those...

Reptiles: uromastyx, salt deposits, uromastyx
salt deposits, uromastyx, respiratory infection: Hi, Is the skin white or does it look more like a growth? It could just be the coloring of your pet. Does he eat right? With the white on her nose if it looks like dried salt, its normal. They (as many other reptiles) expel excess salts from their bodies...

Reptiles: my uromastyx, lizzards, mounth
lizzards, mounth, uromastyx: If nobody has answered your question yet and are still having issues feel free to resubmit your question to me with a little more information. It could be any one of those things depending on how old they are and where you purchased them. Uromastyx are still...

Reptiles: uromastyx, sexual maturity, stage in life
sexual maturity, stage in life, uromastyx: Most likely it s just reaching sexual maturity. Once uros get to that stage in life they sleep much more and may become slightly aggressive it s also not uncommon for them to eat less. Depending on the species of uro I would not be too worried as it s normal...

Reptiles: uromastyx -- hibernating or sick?, brumation, daylight savings time
brumation, daylight savings time, uromastyx: Hello Natalia, I am glad I could help and its nothing serious. Brumation lasts a good 3 months or so and is not mandatory. It can be helpful for their internal clocks but many lizards that can brumate dont and live long healthy lives. Keeping his light on...

Reptiles: uromastyx illness, egyptian uromastyx, vet visit
egyptian uromastyx, vet visit, little critter: Hello Sander, the best thing you can do for him is to take him to a vet right away. Lethargic and constipation shouldn t be taken lightly. How is his enclosure setup? Substrate heat etc. I can not diagnose this little critter or help you out knowing what it...

Reptiles: uromastyx, leafy greens, uromastyx
leafy greens, uromastyx, sprits: Dear Steve, thank you for your question. I recommend providing a water bowl. The uromastyx may not drink from it as long as enough vegetables/leafy greens are fed, but they do have access to water (at least dew) in the wild. Mist the enclosure a few times...

Reptiles: uva/uvb?, uva and uvb, colour vision
uva and uvb, colour vision, vitamin d3: Hi, the difference is the wavelength. UVA is part of the visible light and important for colour vision (for reptiles in captivity it can make food look more attractive). UVB is not visible and is needed for Vitamin D3 synthesis. I hope I was of some help...

Reptiles: uvb lighting, uvb bulbs, uvb lighting
uvb bulbs, uvb lighting, uv lighting: Repisun and ExoTerra make UVB bulbs other brands may as well you d have to check. Depending on the lizard you want 5.0 to 10.0 UVB opon reading the package in the shop your at you ll see most say they produce uv but don t be fooled cheap bulbs prodive uva...

Reptiles: Clamp lamps?, reptile cages, heat and light
reptile cages, heat and light, ontop: Hey...good question. Actually, the clamp lamps were originally invented for use by campers to hang on branches or in their tents or whatever. It wasn t until later that people discovered that they are good for use in reptile cages, because they reflect...

Reptiles: Going on Vacation - Chinese Water Dragon, chinese water dragon, reptile vet
chinese water dragon, reptile vet, water dragon: Have you found a good reptile vet? Some will board your Dragon while you are gone. Or one of his vet techs may do it for a fee. There may be a reptile rescue who will mind your Dragon for a donation, or a herpetological society may have a member willing...

Reptiles: Viper Habitat, rattlesnake museum, european vipers
rattlesnake museum, european vipers, european mainland: To: Peter Hill All Vipers are poisonous. Habitat varies depending on which viper you are referring to. ( There are many different varieties of European Vipers). For example, the Long - Nose Viper is the largest & most dangerous viper on the European...

Reptiles: our veiled cham is laying unfertile eggs right now., plastic flower pot, pothos plants
plastic flower pot, pothos plants, herp vet: Shannon, You have a very lucky and loved chameleon. You and Floyd are doing everything right. I really can t add to it. All you can do at this point is give her, her privacy and let nature take its course....

Reptiles: Water Dragon, chinese water dragon, coconut fibre
chinese water dragon, coconut fibre, saran wrap: Dear Kelly, thank you for your question. It s perfectly normal for juvenile water dragons to eat that much. Try varying the diet a bit, including vegetables, small locusts, earthworms ect. The temperature is a bit too high, it should be between 84-88°F...

Reptiles: Water Dragon, dragon section, water dragon
dragon section, water dragon, water dragons: Hello Josh, Water Dragons can hold their breath for about 20 minutes safely and sometimes even longer. There really isn t much of a drowning risk but you still want to keep an eye on him. Is their space for him to come up for air in the cave ? Just watch...

Reptiles: Water Dragon laying eggs, earth worms, leafy greens
earth worms, leafy greens, water dragon: Hey Catrina, as far as diet you can also give her earth worms (they love em)and king mealsy also once and a while if you are not apposed she will eat a pinky i do this only once a month with mine , humidity should be about 80% but thats tuff to achieve and...

Reptiles: Water Dragon noise, dandelion greens, uvb lights
dandelion greens, uvb lights, turnip greens: Surprisingly enough, dragons from the Agamid group can produce a froglike noise, but I would have the dragon checked for a respiratory infection just in case. He could be stressed from a tank that is too small. They need a huge amount of floorspace, and...

Reptiles: Water Dragon Opening his Mouth, coconut fiber, meal worms
coconut fiber, meal worms, wax worms: Hello Kyle, It sounds like RI (respiratory Infection) Which calls for immediate vet attention, it can be fatal if not caught early enough. I am not a vet and this is NOT a diagnoses. If this is what it is then there is no home remedy, there are preventions...

Reptiles: Water Dragon refuses to eat, dracaena plant, water dragon
dracaena plant, water dragon, terarrium: Shedding can be stressful to lizards and they can refuse to eat. Fill your bath tub up with 78F water that is low enough he can keep his head out but cover most of his body. Place a rock or something in the middle so he can climb up and out but place him in...

Reptiles: Water Dragon, herp vet, water dragons
herp vet, water dragons, water dragon: Dear Natalie, thank you for your question. You should see a herp vet with your water dragon. Even if it is nothing serious, it needs proper treatment. Since I am no vet, I cannot give any other advice. You might find a herp vet at these websites: http://www.anapsid.org/vets/index.html...

Reptiles: Water Dragons, gallon fish tank, uvb lighting
gallon fish tank, uvb lighting, water dragons: Hello Jen and thank you for your question. I would never mix different ypes of animals...thre can be parrisite infestions/diffculty eeding on without the other eating its food and they may plain hate each other. Its best they each have there own cage....

Reptiles: Water dragon, reptile vet, water dragons
reptile vet, water dragons, water dragon: You didn t mention how old the dragon was when it died. If it was a young dragon, then following a caresheet for this new baby is important. I would follow this caresheet: http://www.wnyherp.org/care-sheets/lizards/water-dragon.php This will give...

Reptiles: Water, upper shelf, human baby
upper shelf, human baby, heating pads: HI Lauren, When you bathe your iguana you want the water to be the temperature that their cage temperatures are... best is between 90 and 98 degrees. Basically, the temperature of what would be for a human baby. Be sure to add more warm water if it cools...

Reptiles: Wax worms & meal worms, meal worms, wax worms
meal worms, wax worms, wax worm: Hey, I heard that you shouldn t feed wax worms to Leo s because they have liked them so much that they never eat anything else and thats not heathy at all. Meal worms on the other hand should only be fed to your gecko every 2 to 3 times a week. Their diet...

Reptiles: Western Bearded Dragons, playing possum, calcium deficiency
playing possum, calcium deficiency, bearded dragons: OK, I ll give you points for effort, but you really didn t provide all the information I asked for in my instructions. Since a child is involved here in care taking the pet, I will answer what I can... Unfortunately I m going to have to break you the news...

Reptiles: Western Fence Lizard injured (blind), western fence lizard, fence lizard
western fence lizard, fence lizard, herpetological societies: Please contact one of the herpetological societies in your state, they will probably know a wildlife rehabber specializing in reptiles. Do this as soon as possible so if there can be help for the poor little guy s vision, it can be seen to immediately...

Reptiles: WHITE'S TREE FROG DIET, earth worms, irene c
earth worms, irene c, tree frog: Hello, Wild bugs shouldn t be given they harbor many parrisites you can get commercial raised ones from most bug suppliers or from bait shops. I tryed earth worms from a bait shop for my bearded dragon once...they were too slimy he just bounced off them lo...

Reptiles: White Dumpy tree frog, dumpy tree frog, white dumpy tree frog
dumpy tree frog, white dumpy tree frog, tree frogs: Dear Lisa, thank you for your question. Sexing White s Tree Frogs is difficult, especially with juveniles. Both males and females call, so that s not a sure sign. Males are smaller than females and usually have loose skin at their throat, but all this is...

Reptiles: White spots., metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, vet check: Hi Lizard Love!! The spots can be normal...are they symmetrical(the same on both sides of his body)? Usually that s normal markings... Do the spots look raised or fuzzy? If they do, chances are its a fungus. Some fungus can be treated with Tinactin but...

Reptiles: White substance on geckos toes, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee
sphagnum moss, folgers coffee, peat moss: Hi Maya, One problem I see is using salty water. Salt is drying so that wouldn t help to loosen the shed. Plain water is much safer and what is recommended. Strange on your description. Does it look fuzzy and raised up? If it does, then it can be a fungus...

Reptiles: White Tree Frog, white tree frog, white tree frogs
white tree frog, white tree frogs, green moss: Hi Rebecca, The nuptial pads on the thumbs will not be obvious outside of the actual breeding season, but the size and vocalizing of your frog suggests that it may be a male. Male White s engage in more lengthy, repetitive calling, often in response to barometric...

Reptiles: White's Tree Frog, vet visit, tree frog
vet visit, tree frog, notice improvement: Hi Gretchen, It sounds like a localized skin infection and could possibly have originated from a slight burn or rubbing against cage furnishing or even from over handling. Anything that affects the integrity of the waxy/ mucous covering on their skin can make...

Reptiles: White Tree Frog Q, white tree frog, white tree frogs
white tree frog, white tree frogs, green moss: Hello, I can t help with sexing frogs I m sorry. Your best bet is to have a 55 gallon tank or larger and have 5+ frogs you will be sure to have males/females and get some breeding results if you cycle them correctly(please consult a good book for that)...

Reptiles: White tree frogs, white tree frog, white tree frogs
white tree frog, white tree frogs, tree frogs: Dear Luke, thank you for your question. I couldn t find a picture, but the eggs of Litoria caerulea looks just like other frog spawn. They can produce hundreds, often thousands of eggs and deposit the eggs in water in huge clumps. Here s a link with a description...

Reptiles: Whites Tree Frog, whites tree frog, whites tree frogs
whites tree frog, whites tree frogs, tupperware bowl: Hello and thank you for your questions, a 10 gallon tank is frowned apon for keeping an adult whites in because it is rather small, a 20 gallon is recomended, or a ten gallon tall tank might be better like a ten gallon or twenty gallon hexagon tank would...

Reptiles: Whites tree frogs, whites tree frogs, types of frogs
whites tree frogs, types of frogs, exo terra: Hi, thank you for your question. 60% humudity is good for White s tree frog and you can very well use the fogger, since the frogs will spend most of their time high up in the enclosure anyway. To keep the tank moist, you should mist it daily, though. As...

Reptiles: Whites tree frogs, whites tree frogs, pothos ivy
whites tree frogs, pothos ivy, tree frogs: Hi, thank you for your question. White s Tree Frogs need a tall tank and cannot be kept in a long tank. You can either swap your tank for a tall one or think about getting terrestial frogs. There are quite a few interesting species that can be housed in...

Reptiles: Wich One Is Best For Me?, gecko info, leopard gecko
gecko info, leopard gecko, crested gecko: Hi Kiana, With not wanting anything that would be expensive in housing, that would include any that require hot temperatures and special uvb needs? If yes...then you are limited to species. Also, are you willing to feed a variety of insects? Will you...

Reptiles: Wild box turtles in inherited field, cub scout meetings, box turtles
cub scout meetings, box turtles, corn snake: Thanks, Linda. By general location, I just kinda meant what state you were in. You can contact me at my site though if you want to be more specific. Anything east of a line from about Texarkana all the way north is going to be eastern box turtles (...

Reptiles: Wild Diet, leaf clovers, strawberry leaves
leaf clovers, strawberry leaves, wild strawberry: Hi Carson, Since there is many plants that are and aren t safe, I like to give a link to the information so that you can bookmark it and refer to it over and over as needed. With wild plants, 100% identification is a must!!!A few very helpful sites on what...

Reptiles: A Wild Frog, backyard pond, e mail
backyard pond, e mail, frogs: Your question was sent to the pool but I will answer it now. It is nice to want to care for Rocky , but even though he has a handicap, he might fare better on his own in the wild. Keeping wildlife for someone that does not know enough about the wildlife,...

Reptiles: Winter shutdown, winter shutdown, brumation
winter shutdown, brumation, needleless syringe: Nine months is young for brumation, but lately I ve been hearing about a lot of juveniles trying to brumate like adults. They really shouldn t because they still have another nine months of growing to do, but they just don t read the books! Make sure when...

Reptiles: Wounded Western Fence Lizard, western fence lizard, fence lizard
western fence lizard, fence lizard, sunny spot: It is more probable that the lizard dropped the tail to escape the cats. If you noticed what looked like strands of ligament, the lizard dropped the tail. It will grow back. If you have the lizard captive, he may be stressing out. Take him out to a...

Reptiles: I want an Armadillo lizard...!!! But I'm not sure I if I could...., armadillo lizard, reptile vet
armadillo lizard, reptile vet, soft toothbrush: If your room is large enough to accomodate a 30 gallon enclosure, that should be fine. Frankly, I ve heard opinions that they can be kept in a smaller tank, but a lizard needs room to move around. Lizards don t smell, lizard poop smells. If the tank...

Reptiles: want to buy 2 bearded dragons - long island, baby dragons, bearded dragons
baby dragons, bearded dragons, set ups: Bearded dragons are wonderful pets, but they are territorial, so you would be better off with one dragon or if you want two, buying two equal set-ups. Another thing is the age of your children. The older the child is the better. Little children tend...

Reptiles: water dragon, 30 gallon tank, feeder fish
30 gallon tank, feeder fish, water dragons: Dear Teresa, thank you for your question. The humidity is fine, but the teperature should be a bit higher, at 84 to 88° F during the day and around 80°F at night. Lying in the water is normal behaviour for water dragons, they can even stay underwater...

Reptiles: water dragon, silk worms, meal worms
silk worms, meal worms, calcium powder: A few things you can try. Remove the back legs from the crickets making them easier to catch this stimulates them enough to become interested. Maybe stop using the calcium powder for awhile you can switch to a water based calcium supplement. Try silk worms...

Reptiles: water dragon, chinese water dragon, water dragon
chinese water dragon, water dragon, dragon: hey greg, it probably will not ,keep a good watch out for infection,as it heals it will darken up, and he could grow a little dark or black stubby, when you handle him or first take him out and he starts to thrash about try holding him with his back in your...

Reptiles: water dragon, serval times, digital thermometer
serval times, digital thermometer, water dragon: Hi Eric, Check her basking temperature with a digital thermometer. Gaping is their way of releasing heat, like the way dogs pant when they are too hot. Since she is shedding, she would probably enjoy an extra bath to help loosen the shed and make her...

Reptiles: water dragon, green anole, water dragon
green anole, water dragon, water dish: Hello, Well first let me say he needs a much bigger tank like a 30 to 40 gallon right away then upgrade to a 100 later or build a custom cage. Feed him as much as he wantes everyday babies ned all the protine they can get...give small crickets no longer then...

Reptiles: water dragon, water dragons, water dragon
water dragons, water dragon, chango: Hi Chuy. Water Dragons do have a period of brumination, but it s a little early for it. The same signs can indicate a respiratory infection, so I would take him to the vet to have him checked to be sure. I hope he s ok! Good luck to both of you! Nicol...

Reptiles: water dragon, chinese water dragon, reptile vet
chinese water dragon, reptile vet, first reptile: Great! In the reptile e-mail groups that I m on have shown more and more problems with those compacts. Has your dragon seen his vet yet? I really do hope that he just scratched his own eye accidently, maybe during a shed and that the tail is merely bruised...

Reptiles: water dragon, dragon babies, kathryn tosney
dragon babies, kathryn tosney, water dragon: Oh, I m very happy that he checked out okay. A hatchling is usually 5-6 inches from snout to tail, so if you got him as a hatchling, than as a 4-5 month old, he s pretty much on target. Dr. Kathryn Tosney once said that whatever goes into a baby dragon...

Reptiles: water dragon, water dragon, water dragons
water dragon, water dragons, warm temps: Hello Ashling, Water Dragons like many other reptiles do something similiar to hibernation called brumation. Unlike Hibernation they will awake during the day to eat drink and bask. They need the warm temps and basking in order to digest food so keep the temperatures...

Reptiles: water dragon / basilisk, chinese water dragon, baby water dragon
chinese water dragon, baby water dragon, grown dragon: Raechyl, Absolutely not. Your tank is not going to be big enough for your full grown dragon. Basilisks are very aggressive. Your dragon is not. All male reptiles are very territorial and do not like to share...

Reptiles: water dragon "dancing", dragon section, fruits and veggies
dragon section, fruits and veggies, water dragons: Hello Tabitha, can I ask how long your dragons are from Snout tip to tail tip? If they are at least 18 inches then I can sex them for you with pictures of their underside near the vent and back legs. Email pics if you want to yexalen@gmail.com (don t worry...

Reptiles: My water dragon won't eat, water dragon, uv lighting
water dragon, uv lighting, old water: Hi, I am glad it helped another food you can try is canned green bean baby food. Its healthy and will give him a variety but he needs the protein from the chicken as well. You should still see a vet because although you can make him eat baby food he still...

Reptiles: water dragon, ant poison, water dragon
ant poison, water dragon, water dragons: Dear Shannon, thank you for your question. A healthy water dragon cannot be killed by ants, although they may harm him by nibbling toes ans skin while he is sleeping. The problem is that the ants will keep coming back, you need to find where they come...

Reptiles: water dragons, water dragons, good question
water dragons, good question, misting bottles: hi michael, good question. water dragons drink through their mouth, allthough they do absorb a certain amount of moisture through their skin from humidy, misting bottles, and soaking to keep their skin hydrated so make sure your dragon has plenty of fresh...

Reptiles: water dragons, water dragons, intimidation
water dragons, intimidation, dragons: Hey Skank, (always wanted to say that)lol for sure there is intimidation going on juvies will eat readily in a any group of there own age and size.you may want to set up a feeding tank for them until they get a little bigger.or take your bigger guy out...

Reptiles: water dragons, green water dragon, tail whips
green water dragon, tail whips, water dragon: hello, i too have Bearded dragons...three, they are very friendly and never mind being handled thou I Wouldn t say they love to be handled. I have had a baby green/juvinale green iguana before they can be compaiered to a green water dragon...a fully grown...

Reptiles: water dragons and iquanas, water dragons, baby dragons
water dragons, baby dragons, animal proteins: Hi Sheenita, Please forgive me..I read your question wrong... I saw the word.. dragon and got bearded dragon on my mind... But... its still NOT ok to house a green iguana with a water dragon. To compare the care, I gave your the green iguana caresheet.....

Reptiles: water dragons, uvb lighting, uva and uvb
uvb lighting, uva and uvb, romain lettuce: hello again tyler, how are you today?Physignathus cocincinus, P. lesueurii (water dragon) asian or austrailion, dragons are omnivorous the will eat crickets,meal worms super worms earth worms and pinkies, they also need a little green in there diet...

Reptiles: water frog, african dwarf frog, little black eyes
african dwarf frog, little black eyes, water frog: Dear Lynn, thank you for your question. The frog might be a African Clawed Frog or a African Dwarf Frog, both look very much alike. But since it s a white animal, it s probably a Clawed Frog, since with them albinos and leucistic animals (white with black...

Reptiles: weak after shedding/limited appetite/weak, parasite problem, signs of dehydration
parasite problem, signs of dehydration, parasite load: Only a vet is able to diagnose the problem. It may be a parasite problem or a digestion problem. Both can be caused from stress. When a reptile is stressed their gut parasite load may increase beyond what is their needed and normal level.Stress can come...

Reptiles: websites, bearded dragons, course alot
bearded dragons, course alot, reccomendations: Hello are YES i know a great Canadian one but there are of course alot more USA ones, My advice is to join up here and ask around for reccomendations or just check through the postings http://www.repticzone.com/forums/BeardedDragons-General/index.html...

Reptiles: weird bearded dragon habit, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, new tank: Hey again Peter, I am glad he got a larger tank and that helped a bit. Another reason he would still scratch at the reflection is he sees himself and wants to get the other lizard OR something in the tank isn t correct (temps humidity substrate etc.) and...

Reptiles: weird behavior, stress factors, beardeddragon
stress factors, beardeddragon, weird behavior: Your question was sent to the pool, but I will answer it for you: Your Beardie is obviously stressed about something, and if I had to guess I would say that your tank is too small to start with. Lizards do this frequently under stress. There could be other...

Reptiles: western fence lizard, western fence lizard, fence lizard
western fence lizard, fence lizard, two females: You may have a problem with subtle intimidation by the male if they are being housed together. He is keeping her from eating and possibly stressing her with sexual advances, and she has no way of getting away from him if they are housed together. Please...

Reptiles: western fence lizard, western fence lizard, fence lizards
western fence lizard, fence lizards, fence lizard: I m sorry you are not happy with the answer I gave you. I am sure its NOT the answer you wanted to hear but I gave you truth and honesty in my answer and for you to rate me as you have is unfair. In the future, please do not ask me any questions as I will...

Reptiles: western fence lizard, western fence lizard, fence lizard
western fence lizard, fence lizard, truth and honesty: I m sorry you are not happy with the answer I gave you. I am sure its NOT the answer you wanted to hear but I gave you truth and honesty in my answer and for you to rate me as you have is unfair. In the future, please do not ask me any questions as I will...

Reptiles: western fence lizard, western fence lizard, species distribution maps
western fence lizard, species distribution maps, fence lizard: Western Fence Lizard is a common name only. There are a lot of species that fall under that general name. Check the website below and do some websearching for images that look similar, and species distribution maps in order to ID species. http://www.anapsid.org/swifts.htm...

Reptiles: western fence lizard, western fence lizards, western fence lizard
western fence lizards, western fence lizard, fence lizards: Hi Kevin, I guess it all depends on what you think makes a good pet. The various Western fence lizards are easy to house and feed and make a good display animal. They tend to not tolerate handling that well, so if your definition of a good pet is one that...

Reptiles: western fence lizard, western fence lizard, fence lizard
western fence lizard, fence lizard, vet check: You have to look at it with the perspective of the female or females. In breeding season, the male is a horndog. He s going to want to mate as often as possible. To have a single female in with him will be hard on her. He will even keep her from eating,...

Reptiles: western fence lizards, western fence lizards, western fence lizard
western fence lizards, western fence lizard, fence lizards: Western Fence Lizards are not a species that I would handle much at all. They stress too much with regular handling. Most are wild caught and wld caughts just don t do as well as captive bred. If you have a guaranteed captive bred WFL, then take it slow,...

Reptiles: whats wrong with my bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, dandelion greens
bearded dragon care, dandelion greens, mustard greens: That s a long time for not eating. First, give hima a lukewarm bath to rehydrate then give him some baby food butternut squash, if he doesn t lap it, use a needleless syringe to place a drop on his nose and he will start lapping it. Then get fresh greens,...

Reptiles: white african tree frogs, tree frogs, baby mice
tree frogs, baby mice, water dish: Dear Tyler, thank you for your question. White s Tree Frogs got their name because a man named John White first described them in 1770 (actually, this was on the voyage James Cook made to explore Australia). Their latin name it Litoria caerulea, caerulea...

Reptiles: whites tree frog, med dosages, whites tree frog, dead frog
whites tree frog, dead frog, tree frog: Hello Jennifer, first of all I apologize for your losses. The frogs that passed did you try giving them this medication? Do you mind if I ask where you got the medication? I am not experienced (as stated) with medical problems or any vet help. I have not heard...

Reptiles: whites tree frog, whites tree frog, whites tree frogs
whites tree frog, whites tree frogs, worms forum: Hello Kym and thank you for your questions, Congrats on getting the new frog firstly I perosnally adore the whites they are just so dumpy and all smiles lol. Setting up the tank so that the frog can climb as high as possible would be great, whites will...

Reptiles: whites tree frogs (Do I have eggs???), whites tree frog, poison arrow frog
whites tree frog, poison arrow frog, frog eggs: Dear Mike, thank you for your question. I m rather sure these are frog eggs. Did you hear the frogs call? It s considered difficult to breed White s Tree Frogs since they usually react to a heavy rainy season and need a huge pool of water to deposit their...

Reptiles: wierd eye, green anole, fence lizard
green anole, fence lizard, epsom salts: Hey Connor, can you describe weird for me? So is it like secreting a liquid holding it shut? I need more information because eye problems are a wide subject. It could be a number of things. Like maybe the two lizards got into a fight? Maybe the substrate...

Reptiles: wild baby anole, pinhead crickets, anole
pinhead crickets, anole, human baby: Crissy, Yes he can eat baby food if he is that small. No veggies high protein stuff. You can get crickets from the pet store and blend them . I know it sounds kinda gross , but that is what I had to to the...

Reptiles: wild box turtle hibernation in my open garage, box turtle hibernation, ornate box turtle
box turtle hibernation, ornate box turtle, pet turtles: I am the co-founder of Wichita Falls Reptile Rescue in Tx. The first thing we need to do is ascertain whether it is really hibernating, or whether it is injured or sick. Normally they will find a burrow, some foliage, or a garden or other soft soil to burrow...

Reptiles: My wild grees anole will not eat, green anole, leopard gecko
green anole, leopard gecko, meal worms: Well, Look at it from the anole s view. Taken from his natural environment and put in a box. Wild caughts will always be the most stressed in captivity. Captive breds also stress, but only because it s a different box. The best thing, in my opinion,...

Reptiles: winter, kathryn tosney, hollow logs
kathryn tosney, hollow logs, brumation: Brumation is a semi-hibernation that many reptiles have instinctively gone through in the wild. When winter approaches and food becomes scarce, the reptile s metabolism slows to a crawl and they find dark places like hollow logs, caves and even create burrows...

Reptiles: Why won't my red tail boa eat regularly?, red tail boa, humidity detector
red tail boa, humidity detector, plastic baggie: Well, I would definately switch to cypress mulch for two reasons: First, it will control the humidity better. Second (and probably just as importantly in your case) you can just dump the whole mess out into the trash every time she uses the restroom. Cypress...

Reptiles: wont eat his crickets, leopord gecko, leopard geckos
leopord gecko, leopard geckos, meal worms: Hi, Sounds too me like he s stressed. When leopard geckos get stressed they won t eat. What you should do is take anything that crawls, hops, or moves out of his cage. Don t hold him or touch him just leave him alone for a day or two. I m not sure why...

Reptiles: wont eat his crickets, leopord gecko, leopard gecko
leopord gecko, leopard gecko, wax worms: Hi, what crickets do you feed? The black ones don t seem to taste or smell very good and are not eaten by many animals (even my Assasin bugs won t touch them). Or he is just fed up with crickets, this can happen. You can try and offer the leopard gecko...

Reptiles: why wont my lizard eat, vet asap, meal worms
vet asap, meal worms, bearded dragon: Krystal, There are a few things that I would need to know in order to give you the best advice. 1. How old is your bearded dragon? 2. What type of substrate are you using? (sand, paper towels, tile, etc.) 3. What type of lighting do you have? ...

Reptiles: wood/bark chips, lizard cages, accidental ingestion
lizard cages, accidental ingestion, bark chips: Hi Patrick, What an excellent question!!! You don t state what species of lizard you have, but yes..its best to remove it and use something safer. I use lizard carpeting, tiles and newspaper in my lizard cages. If you would let me know what lizard you...

Reptiles: what is the world's most venomous..., american international rattlesnake museum, tim rees
american international rattlesnake museum, tim rees, venomous snake: To: Tim Rees I believe it s the Australia King Cobra That is very venomous snake in the world. I hope this helps. Thanks for contacting me on this. Hope to hear from you soon again. Happy New Years. Sincerely Yours, Cecelia Ericson (American...

Reptiles: worried, bearded dragon care, reptile vet
bearded dragon care, reptile vet, bleach solution: Since you haven t given me any information on how he was the last four days and what kind of care he had previously, I would seriously have him checked by a good reptile vet. This way you can rule out any disease or parasite issues he might have, have his...

Reptiles: What did I do wrong with my African water frog?, freeze dried blood worms, water frog
freeze dried blood worms, water frog, glass fish: It s normal for all frogs to shed their skin, but most times you never notice it. With dwarf frogs, it can sometimes look as if they loose limbs. They eat their skin to regain minerals and nutrients. Shedding is often a stressing process. I really cannot...

Reptiles: which one?, green water dragon, water dragons
green water dragon, water dragons, bearded dragons: Hi, thank you for your question. I really do recommend that you wait a bit longer and do some research before getting the lizard. The three species you mentioned have very different needs you should know about and none of them can live in a ten gallon tank...

Reptiles: Me again..., household light bulbs, ceramic heat emitter
household light bulbs, ceramic heat emitter, digital thermometer: HI Jenna, Yep, can be parasites or can be from stress of a new home...which, stress also increases their parasite load. All reptiles have parasites. Its keeping them at a safe level that is important. The vet will need an exact weight on him for medication....

Reptiles: ?, care booklet, gallon tank
care booklet, gallon tank, hassle: Melissa, I would sell everything for how much they cost. How much did the iguana cost? Sell him for the same amount as you did. care booklet? Same amount. and 10 gallon tank? Same amount. Just add them in all together and that is how much it is...

Reptiles: how do i, ball pythons, ball python
ball pythons, ball python, herp vet: Breann, Thank you for your question. Ball Pythons are one of the easier snakes for beginning herpetoculturists to keep. They are usually very docile, or inactive, and do not usually pose any threat of biting. This is not to say that a ball python...

Reptiles: What should I do?, sphagnum moss, peat moss
sphagnum moss, peat moss, leopard gecko: Hi, I m sorry the pet store gave you bad information. In no time, with the insects listed below, your gecko should get the needed weight back on. If, in a few weeks you don t see a difference in weight, then a vet visit is recommended..also, if he doesn...

Reptiles: What is it, alligator lizard, degree range
alligator lizard, degree range, anole: Hi Jonathan, The reason it may not be eating because not knowing the species it is, its impossible to give it the correct care. The first thing we need to do is try to figure out what it is. Can you email me a picture of it? You can email it to me at diane@scalesandtails.org...

Reptiles: How too?, gallon tank, specific care
gallon tank, specific care, lizards: Hi Yexalen, Its good that you have asked this question to find out things before you jump into something that you may find out was a bad idea!! Here is something I wrote a while ago about breeding reptiles. All lizards have their specific care needs which...

Reptiles: which one?, blue tongue skink, blue tongue skink care
blue tongue skink, blue tongue skink care, bearded dragon: Hello Chantelle, you never want two males together so either a male female or two females. And when they get older and one of each gender you will have to separate them because they can t be together all the time. He can get very controlling and she might...

Reptiles: ?, beardie, reptiles
beardie, reptiles, jasmine: Jasmine, No the rule with reptiles is if I am hungry and you fit in my mouth I am going to eat you. Not to mention the problems that come when their older and you have 2 males and they become aggressive towards...

Reptiles: My Yellow Belly Is ill!!, poor water quality, aquatic turtles
poor water quality, aquatic turtles, orange vegetables: Hi PJ, Swollen eyes is a very common problem with aquatic turtles. There can be a number of different causes. One of the most common causes is a lack of vitamin A in the diet. Vitamin A is found in dark green and orange vegetables. A good quality commercial...

Reptiles: Yellow color, bearded dragon care, bearded dragon caresheet
bearded dragon care, bearded dragon caresheet, 30 gallon tank: Hi Bob, Knowing where your bearded dragon came from(its parents) would help a lot in knowing if it is normal coloring. Here is a site that explains the colors that bearded dragons can be. http://www.georgiabeardeddragons.com/page/page/760163.htm and also...

Reptiles: Yellow Lined Plated Lizzard, wood flooring, veterinarian
wood flooring, veterinarian, brother: Hi Nicole, His airway must have been affected from the fall. Sqeeking usually means the air is being partially blocked and the airway has narrowed. Hopefully it is just a temporary swelling that caused it. It is a good sign that he has continued eating. I...

Reptiles: Yellow Lined Plated Lizzard squeeking..., herp vet, lizzard
herp vet, lizzard, respiratory distress: Hi Nicole. I think that it s probably a good idea to have your lizard looked at by a good herp vet. I have looked through all my resources, and the only thing I have found for squeaking, is related to respiratory distress. It is possible that internal damage...

Reptiles: Yellow plated lizard, yellow plated lizard, reptile vet
yellow plated lizard, reptile vet, calcium deficiency: Hi Shelly, There are so many reasons that without more information, and x-rays, I can t tell you just from the question. It might be from an injury, or it could be from a deficiency and only a good reptile vet is going to be able to do the proper...

Reptiles: Yellow striped plated lizards, pinkie mice, healthy diet plan
pinkie mice, healthy diet plan, plated lizards: Hello Micheau, I do know some stuff about plated lizards and I would be glad to help. These lizards are hard to sex but the males will have bumps on the underside of their back legs. Almost like a fringe. Some females have these too but thiers are much smaller....

Reptiles: Yellow Throated with a Bloody Nose, yellow throated plated lizard, aesthetic purposes
yellow throated plated lizard, aesthetic purposes, antibiotic ointment: Hello Shawn, Rostral abrasions can be very frustrating to get healed exactly for the reason you noted. My suspicion is that he is injuring it on walls of the tank. That s often how it happens in other species. As you might imagine, reptiles have a poorly developed...

Reptiles: Yellow-throated plated lizard, yellow throated plated lizard, eye caps
yellow throated plated lizard, eye caps, tissue necrosis: So you are not sure if he has eaten in weeks, and you don t know whether he has lost his eyes...and you have not seen a vet yet? A lizard that has given you 4 years deserves better. I m not sure why you are unsure whether the lizard still has his eyes....

Reptiles: Young Green Iguanas Jaw, metabolic bone disease, melissa kaplan
metabolic bone disease, melissa kaplan, limb bones: Hi Jillian, Two possibilities come to mind for a distorted jaw in a young iguana, mouth rot or metabolic bone disease. When MBD becomes evident in the jaw, the effect is usually symmetrical, that is both sides are affected. The jaw bone becomes soft and is...

Reptiles: My Young One, walnut shells, bearded dragon
walnut shells, bearded dragon, ceramic tiles: Hello, Crushed wanut/sand/bark or anything that is in bits and pieces can be swollowed some think its ok to feed in another tank some say they still lick there habitat and they do and still can get some bedding in there mouths. Also I ve noticed with my own...

Reptiles: yeast infection, better business bureau, yeast infection
better business bureau, yeast infection, nolvasan: I am so sorry for your loss, and yes, I would make a stink because these infections are contagious. If they try and talk you out of it, call Better Business Bureau, the ASPCA and alert the media if you have to! I applaud your having a necropsy done. ...

Reptiles: yellow-bellied slider is molting, yellow bellied slider, scab
yellow bellied slider, scab, small pieces: Hey Isadizzy (haha i love it, it made me laugh! =] ) Are the pieces coming off of the shell squares or ridges ...do they look like small pieces of plastic?? If so, it is completely normal. As the turtle grows, his shell grows, so he looses the scutes...

Reptiles: yellow bellied slider turtle, yellow bellied slider turtle, cray fish
yellow bellied slider turtle, cray fish, yellow bellied slider: Hi Carole! Yellow bellied sliders are soo cute! =D It mostly depends on the size of your fish and the size of your turtle. If the fish are much bigger than your turtle, the turtle might not attack them. If they are really tiny, you should probably wait...

Reptiles: yellow bellied turtle, yellow bellied turtles, yellow bellies
yellow bellied turtles, yellow bellies, yellow bellied turtle: Hey Danny! A great way to have a lot of land area and swimming area is to buy a new product they have out. It is a land area that floats, and it suction cups to the tank wall. There aren t any rocks taking up swimming space underneath of it (assuming you...

Reptiles: yellow bellied turtles, yellow bellied turtles, yellow bellies
yellow bellied turtles, yellow bellies, red eared slider: Hi Paul. If it s a yellow belly slider, they have a fairly complex list of needs. As a baby, you can keep them in a 20 gallon long aquarium, just be aware that they will outgrow it, and fairly fast. Adult Yellow bellies can get up to 12 inches long, which...

Reptiles: yellow belly turtle, excess algae, uvb light
excess algae, uvb light, egg shell: Scott, Don t feed him in the tank. Get a large dishpan from walmart or something. Ferd him in a different container it will help you keep your tank cleaner. Make sue he has UVA too. So he can dry out his...

Reptiles: yellow color, heck outta, vet check
heck outta, vet check, bearded dragons: Hiya Bob, What you are seeing does sound like normal shed color changes. I even checked with a good friend who raises bearded dragons to be sure I wasn t missing anything. When the shed starts to lift, it can look grey to yellow color. If the scales are...

Reptiles: yellow throat plated lizard, lizard litter, plated lizards
lizard litter, plated lizards, brumation: Calcisands, Vitasand, BoneAid, and Lizard Litter are all horrible and yes, can cause a bad impaction. Calcium sands are also drying him out. Get rid of the sand, give him some baths and above all, get him to the vet! Once a reptile looks sick, he is very...

Reptiles: yellow-throated plated lizard, yellow throated plated lizard, reptile vet
yellow throated plated lizard, reptile vet, cricket food: A reptile needs eyes to find food and it looks like this fellow needs to see his reptile vet and has had to for a while. Eyes don t go missing unless something bad happened and either he s sick or you left crickets in his habitat where they could attack...

Reptiles: yellow throated plated lizard, yellow throated plated lizard, plated lizards
yellow throated plated lizard, plated lizards, sized enclosure: Dear John, thank you for your question. Plated lizards are usually docile and don t mind being touched, but they are still wild animals who don t enjoy being petted like a dog or cat does - as all reptiles, they are more for watching. You will need: -...

Residential Property Management: 15 and wants to invest in first rental property, ebay business, homestead florida
ebay business, homestead florida, vending machine: Hi Nicole -- I think by your subject you are 15 years old. In most states, that is too young to contract for purchase of property. Do you have parental support that could purchase for you and have your name on the deed? I think it s great you re interested...

Residential Property Management: 1st Rental Property, cash flow situation, property management company
cash flow situation, property management company, negative cash flow: Hi Chris -- just off the top, I would say sell it. You are in a negative cash flow situation. And even if you were breaking even, there is no room for vacancy or maintainance expenses and not to mention management fees. Plus, you are making only interest...

Residential Property Management: 1st time landlord, time landlord, bungelow
time landlord, bungelow, rifraf: Hi Connie -- well, I guess the first thing I would tell you is: trust your instincts. If you like someone that s good, if you re suspicious and don t feel comfortable trust that too. ALso, don t be in a hurry to get it rented. I know that s so tempting,...

Residential Property Management: What do I do with the 1099's, 1099s, transmittal form
1099s, transmittal form, irs: Louis, hello and thanks for your question. I do apologize for not writing sooner, but I caught the flu last week amidst all the other year end work. Read and carefully follow the directions that come with your 1099 packages. You ll need to submit the 1099s...

Residential Property Management: 1099s, property management firm, residential property management
property management firm, residential property management, bookkeeper: Sorry for the delay, My bookkeeper, takes care of all that. But you should really consult a tax pro when dealing with things like that. As I understand it you send the 1099 s to the client and report them on a form to the IRS. Please check with an accountant...

Residential Property Management: 55+ community, palm beach county florida, palm beach county
palm beach county florida, palm beach county, community membership: Hello Lois and thank you for your question. Normally, the bylaws of the Association are intended to provide the governing body--the Board of Directors--with specific instructions regarding meeting and corporate operations. The bylaws will not define ...

Residential Property Management: Actual First Step - Commercial Property, property question, due diligence
property question, due diligence, first move: Hi again -- I would recommend that you interview and choose a commercial realtor to help you. You could of course use an attorney, but unless that is their speciality, you would probably be better off with a realtor who has experience and can help you. A...

Residential Property Management: Allocation of expenses, repiping, pipe repairs
repiping, pipe repairs, pipe replacement: Hello Laura and thanks for your question. Normally, the CC&Rs will specify which operating and reserve costs are to be split based only on unit size or square footage--never by value, which is a relative figure, based on market need and desires. Usually,...

Residential Property Management: Apartment Property Management Interview Questions, apartment property management, apartment manager
apartment property management, apartment manager, maintenance issues: Hello Elizabeth and thanks for your question. Congratulations on making to the interview. In addition to asking you about your qualifications, most likely the client will ask you a series of questions relating to how you would handle specific rental and...

Residential Property Management: adding property management to brokerage biz, property management firm, property management business
property management firm, property management business, property management company: Hi Edward, and thanks for your question. Part of the reason, I suspect, that the DRE does not provide this information is that there are several different ways to set up your property management company: 1) wholly owned subsidiary of an existing corporation;...

Residential Property Management: Becoming A building manager, edu services, building managers
edu services, building managers, naahq: Hi: This is a REALLY broad question with so many variables that I simply cannot give you any specific information other than to expect the normal interview questions. Here are some links that might be helpful for you and your fiance: http://www.naahq.org/NR/rdonlyres/477540AE-9ED3-4697-AE4F-66037E3606EB/0/AptCareersbrochure.pdf...

Residential Property Management: Co-op, definition of immediate family, immediate family members
definition of immediate family, immediate family members, kind advice: Hello Michael and thanks for your question. Typically, when a co-op uses the words immediate family , it is referring to the owner s own immediate family (the husband or wife and the children of the owners). Your brother--while your own family member--is...

Residential Property Management: Commercial Tenant Lease Buyouts, lease buyouts, termination clause
lease buyouts, termination clause, commercial tenant: Not necessarily, although I have seen leases that do include an early termination clause. You, as the lessor would be giving permission for early termination in exchange for the valuable consideration. Every lease I ve ever seen allows for changes to the...

Residential Property Management: Condo Treasurer problems, capital improvements, special assessments
capital improvements, special assessments, special assessment: I would expect that you would ask them to live up to their fiduciary duty and do things in accordance with the condominium act. If you truly believe they have violated it - you could report them to the government agency in charge of this or you could encourage...

Residential Property Management: Cooperative Management and Forensic Audit, certified public accountant, forensic audit
certified public accountant, forensic audit, financial investigators: Hello Richard and thanks for your very interesting question. I appreciate your patience while I contemplated this one. To answer your questions, only a certified public accountant can perform an audit. An audit is the process where the CPA examines the...

Residential Property Management: Credit worthiness for home rental, property management firm, credit worthiness
property management firm, credit worthiness, rental history: Each property management firm or apartment complex should generally have a written set of guidelines they use for evaluating prospective tenants. We do not place a great deal of weight on a persons credit score, especially now with all the foreclosures. ...

Residential Property Management: Deposit question, prospective tenant, rental agreement
prospective tenant, rental agreement, rental period: Hello Travis and thanks for your question. Requesting a deposit at the time of signing the rental agreement is a very common practice and is not at all illegal. A deposit provides the property owner or manager with the guarantee that you will, in fact,...

Residential Property Management: Difficulty renting Condo - Due to Condo Board, board meeting agenda, exception basis
board meeting agenda, exception basis, board president: Some suggestions would be to : 1) Read the Bylaws to make sure the they are allowed to make exceptions 2) Ask to be put on the next Board Meeting Agenda so you can present your case 3) Ask her who the association s attorney is and contact him directly...

Residential Property Management: Excessive entry by Real Estate Agents, landlord and tenant, actual damages
landlord and tenant, actual damages, tenant remedies: Keeping in mind: 1. I am not a lawyer 2. My expertise is largely confined to Missouri and Kansas. But here is what I found. 55-248.10:1. Landlord and tenant remedies for abuse of access. If the tenant refuses to allow lawful access, the landlord may...

Residential Property Management: Difficulty renting Condo - Due to Condo Board, rental restrictions, ownership restrictions
Residential Property Management: Difficulty renting Condo - Due to Condo Board, rental restrictions, ownership restrictions, other elected officials

Residential Property Management: invalid lease and monthly charges, good faith, landlords
Residential Property Management: invalid lease and monthly charges, good faith, landlords, paying attention

Residential Property Management: What is the law?, fair housing act, service animals
Residential Property Management: What is the law?, fair housing act, service animals, companion animals

Residential Property Management: trying to buy parents house while renters are present, rental agreements, lessor
Residential Property Management: trying to buy parents house while renters are present, rental agreements, lessor, lessee

Residential Property Management: HOA, emergency fees, current association
emergency fees, current association, collection matters: Your association needs to hire an attorney that specializes in condo association collection matters. I am guessing that your management company is already working with one and the process is just painfully slow. Many of the laws enacted are enacted to protect...

Residential Property Management: House, boarding house, freinds
boarding house, freinds, management company: I have been approached with the opportunity to manage similar situations and I declined. Way too much trouble with everyone being acquainted. The whole purpose of management is to help keep you anonymous, by living there with them the managers authority...

Residential Property Management: invalid lease and monthly charges, apt management, good faith
apt management, good faith, clauses: This whole thing sounds like someone made a big mistake and now they are trying to play catch up. I am mostly familiar with the laws as they pertain to Missouri and Kansas. But the laws are typically similar in other states. When there is no lease or the...

Residential Property Management: Law or limit for lease renewal, rental increases, lease renewal
rental increases, lease renewal, comparables: Some municipalities like New York, and other more liberal leaning communities have seen fit to regulate rents and limit rental increases. To my knowledge there are no laws, other than those in certain municipalities regulating rental rates. Thankfully...

Residential Property Management: Lease question, notice time, rental agreements
notice time, rental agreements, notice period: Hello Alice and thanks for your question. Almost all leases expire within one year, and since you ve not been asked to sign a new lease, you and your landlord are now agreeing to rent on a month-to-month basis. This means that you can terminate your...

Residential Property Management: Leasing Questions, robert griswold, leasing questions
robert griswold, leasing questions, residential leasing: Hello: I have no personal experience with the issues you are researching. I would suggest the following sites would be very helpful: http://www.narpm.org/ www.IREM.org www.naahq.org www.nolo.com Also, my favorite book about apartment management...

Residential Property Management: What is the law?, doctors note, companion animal
doctors note, companion animal, therapy animal: Hello Desiree and thanks for your question. First, your rental agreement or lease will control what you can and cannot do within the apartment and around the building. There are no generic set of laws that govern rental homes within any state other...

Residential Property Management: Management, monthly financial statements, basic accounting
monthly financial statements, basic accounting, thanks for your patience: Hello Judy and thanks for your patience while I recovered from the flu! In answer to your questions, yes, a homeowners association of any size can hire a part-time community manager. The board of directors, however, has an obligation to maintain operating...

Residential Property Management: If I move my house into an LLC and charge rent, how does that effect my credit rating?, debt to income ratio, mortgage payment
debt to income ratio, mortgage payment, personal credit: Hi Chris -- simply moving the property into an llc will not remove it form your credit report -- as you are still liable for the mortgage payment -- the original loan is still in your name. If you were to charge your parents rent you could show that on your...

Residential Property Management: Neighbors harassing tenants, physical violence, bad behavior
physical violence, bad behavior, recourse: Hello Lee and thanks for your question. In reading the particulars about your current tenants, I have to wonder, as a property manager myself, why you would want to retain renters who have caused you so much trouble and continue to do so even after repeated...

Residential Property Management: negligent liability, car damages, parking garages
car damages, parking garages, garage doors: Hello Jennifer and thanks for your question. While garage gates provide a deterrent to entry by unauthorized individuals, it is not--and should not--be considered a guarantee against entry by those who really want to get in. Based on the information you...

Residential Property Management: Property Investment, proof of funds, professional athlete
proof of funds, professional athlete, foreign investors: My first thought is that you are being scammed by some e-mail hoax telling you they have huge sums of money and that they want to funnel it through your account. If it is anything like that run! Otherwise, why would they need you to buy property for...

Residential Property Management: Property Management, stacy stacy, real estate broker
stacy stacy, real estate broker, managing properties: Stacy, hello and thanks for writing. First, 1099s are always completed using the gross rent or gross income numbers, and NOT the net amount (after expenses). Thus, if you have a tenant for one unit that pays, say, $1000 per month, the amount that will...

Residential Property Management: Property Management, lease enforcement, breaking a lease
lease enforcement, breaking a lease, long distances: You shouldn t be doing any of the above. The property manager you hired should be taking care of rent collection and lease enforcement. Your lease should dictate the requirements of giving notice or breaking a lease. Without a written lease you can only...

Residential Property Management: Property Management Co. notdoing inspections, property management co, property management company
property management co, property management company, lease states: That largely depends on what your management agreement states and what the tenants lease states. The lease should make the tenant responsible for any damages. Unfortunately depending on how the lease is written you may have to request the management company...

Residential Property Management: Property Management/Job description, management job, necessary repairs
management job, necessary repairs, management agreement: Hello Chandra, and thanks for your question. The duties of your property manager, as well as your obligations as the client, should be specifically noted in the management contract. Depending upon how much you are paying the manager, and the mutual agreement...

Residential Property Management: Property Management violations, property management agreement, estate commissioner
property management agreement, estate commissioner, woodland management: Laura, thanks for your question. This certainly does appear to be a mess, and I am glad you ve hired a qualified attorney to assist you in interpreting and enforcing the terms of your property management agreement. At this time, since it appears that you...

Residential Property Management: Public Health, landlord, public health
landlord, public health, mandate: I am not in MD, I am in Missouri. However, that is a rather unusual law. I would not expect that to be the case anywhere but CA. given that most carpet should have a much longer life than 2 years. Most requirements pertain more to the cleaning of the carpet...

Residential Property Management: Question about deposit, business end, best of luck
business end, best of luck, piece of paper: Hi Travis -- Although I m not an attorney, I would say, yes, that s legal. And in our business, I would also say it s quite common. The apts don t want to break their neck getting an apartment ready by a certain date only to find out you don t really want...

Residential Property Management: Qustions on Real Estate, bunch of gurus, long term goal
bunch of gurus, long term goal, foreclosure properties: In the early 90 s there were a bunch of Gurus selling programs, tapes and books about no money down. That may have worked then, but many of those schemes are no longer legal. In this market the money is in pre-foreclosure, and rental property. The sales...

Residential Property Management: Re: Homowner responsiblity for parked car on property, adult son, awkward position
adult son, awkward position, responsiblity: Hello Maria and thanks for your question. I apologize for the delay in responding--I had the flu. Unfortunately, anytime a piece of personal property (such as a car) is left with you or on your property, you--as the property owner--could be held responsible...

Residential Property Management: Rental Management Company in GA, rental management company, sorry for the delay
rental management company, sorry for the delay, atlanta ga: Hi Oscar: Sorry for the delay in responding; I ve been under the weather . What type of property are you wanting to have managed, please? If residential, how many units? Once I have that info, I might be able to make a recommendation. Again, sorry...

Residential Property Management: Renting Residential Home, certified public accountant, tax ramifications
certified public accountant, tax ramifications, double taxation: Hello Andrea and thanks for your question. The questions that you ask should be posed to a qualified real estate attorney and a certified public accountant. Although I am neither an attorney or a CPA--thus, these are my own personal opinions, here s some...

Residential Property Management: Repair limits., property management agreement, maximum dollar
property management agreement, maximum dollar, owners permission: Hello Romeo! Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, there is no de-facto maximum dollar amount that the property manager can authorize for repairs. Your property management agreement will specify the terms and conditions under which the manager may...

Residential Property Management: Resident Manager Wages / Finding a Program, state employment laws, property management program
state employment laws, property management program, nahq: Hi: I m sorry and I cannot comment on anything regarding compensation or state employment laws. I can only suggest you contact the state of CA regarding their employment laws. Regarding a property manager program, the best programs are the Accredited...

Residential Property Management: Residential PM - $800 to clean destroyed carpet?, bleach stains, carpet cleaner
bleach stains, carpet cleaner, carpet cleaners: Hello Sally and thanks for your question. In this case, it sounds as though you need to speak honestly and frankly with your property manager regarding the carpet and your expectations for future rentals. The property manager was correct in providing you...

Residential Property Management: Residential Property Management, california apartment association, national apartment association
california apartment association, national apartment association, residential property managers: If you plan to stay with single family management one of the best sources for education is the National Association of Residential Property Managers. www.narpm.org. If you plan to expand into commercial or multifamily management you may want to consider...

Residential Property Management: rental, heavy traffic, ball park
heavy traffic, ball park, turnkeyproperties: I would need a great deal more information but I will provide a link to an article I wrote on that subject. Copy this link and paste it in your address bar. http://www.turnkeyproperties.org/resources_details.php?id_art=72498 Apply these formulas to your...

Residential Property Management: rental, cpm members, commercial real estate broker
cpm members, commercial real estate broker, professional designation: Hi: It would take a significant amount of research into your local market, your competition, and the property itself for me to give any estimate of market rent - sorry! I think your best bet is to contact a commercial real estate broker, someone who...

Residential Property Management: rental, real estate professionals, rental spaces
real estate professionals, rental spaces, warehouse office: Hi Jack and thanks for your question. Unfortunately, as with most real estate professionals, my specific knowledge of costs and rents is region specific--meaning confined to Northern California. For more information regarding the rent for your area, please...

Residential Property Management: What to do when rental property goes to foreclosure (tenant), company tomorrow, question thanks
company tomorrow, question thanks, mortgage company: I cannot tell you to break your lease, or not pay your rent. Too much liability there. The lender is bound by the rules of the privacy act, the owner needs the money. Skipping out my get you sued for the rent and any damages, staying may mean you wind up...

Residential Property Management: renting others condos on the beach, panama city beach, real estate broker
panama city beach, real estate broker, s real estate: Hello Joy. Unfortunately, no travel agents are as well regulated as are real estate agents and make their money from the hotel chains and airlines where the bookings are made. Most states will also require travel agents to hold a license acknowledged by the...

Residential Property Management: Satellite, satellite dish installations, federal communications commission
satellite dish installations, federal communications commission, telecommunications act of 1996: Hello Chris and thanks for your question. In this case, the Homeowners Association and manager appear to be in violation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This Federal law supercedes any...

Residential Property Management: Starting a Property Management Officew, property management business, real estate management company
property management business, real estate management company, becoming a real estate broker: Hello Cindy and thanks for your question. Most states require the business owner of a real estate management company to be a licensed broker rather than simply a sales person or agent. Depending on where you live, a broker s license must first be obtained...

Residential Property Management: Starting Property Mgmt. Business, property management business, florida real estate brokers
property management business, florida real estate brokers, real estate brokers: Hi Cindy: I m sorry and I am swamped right now - I can t give you all the information you need and I can give you some places you can get the info. Yes, here in FL you need a Florida Real Estate Brokers license if you want to manage property, unless you...

Residential Property Management: Suggestion, weak market, fianc
weak market, fianc, ambitious plan: Tom, thanks for your question. I think it s great that you re thinking about the future. And this is certainly an ambitious plan. First, before you do anything, talk with a qualified mortgage broker or lender to prequalify for a loan. Learning how much...

Residential Property Management: Suggestion, investment goal, weak market
investment goal, weak market, fianc: Hi Tom -- I m excited for you that you re starting to look at long-term investing so early. My husband and I started similarly with the 2 family unit. After we had purchased 3 or 4 rent houses, we found a duplex that was perfect for us to rent one side and...

Residential Property Management: satellite dish, direct broadcast satellites, federal communications commission
direct broadcast satellites, federal communications commission, wireless signals: The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has addressed this issue and ruled on it. n 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules for Over-the-Air-Reception Devices (OTARD rules). The OTARD rules prohibit restrictions on a property...

Residential Property Management: getting started in residential property management, residential property management, real estate management
residential property management, real estate management, residential manager: Hello Diane and thanks for your question. Let me direct you to IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) at www.irem.org. The Institute of Real Estate Management has been around for, well, at least as long as I have (which, incidentally, has been a very...

Residential Property Management: Can I sue my property management company because I slipped on snow and ice covered sidwalks / drives, property management company, ridiculous question
property management company, ridiculous question, snow and ice: Hi Charles -- Well of course any one can basically sue any one for any thing. The question being, who had the responsibility to clear the walkways? On most single or two family rental units, it s commonly understood that the tenant is responsible for mowing,...

Residential Property Management: Termites/Rent Deduction, termite droppings, unsanitary conditions
termite droppings, unsanitary conditions, termites: Hello Amanda and thanks for your question and your patience while I recovered from the flu! While I can certainly understand how the termites and termite droppings caused concern, the truth is that the bugs pose a far greater threat to the landlord s building...

Residential Property Management: trying to buy parents house while renters are present, landlord tenant laws, current family
landlord tenant laws, current family, lease agreement: Hi Stan -- When is the lease finished? It might be easier to wait until the lease has ended. You want to make sure your loan is going to go through and you re able to purchase the house, before you get rid of paying tenants. Often times loans are delayed...