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Reptiles: Red Tail Boas, red tail boa, corn
Reptiles: Red Tail Boas, red tail boa, corn

Reptiles: Releasing a painted turtle back into the wild., dish pan, buck pa
Reptiles: Releasing a painted turtle back into the wild., dish pan, buck pa, painted turtle

Reptiles: Restraint, taxonomic name, silly question
Reptiles: Restraint, taxonomic name, silly question, questioner

Reptiles: rattlesnake, loma linda university, loma linda university medical center
Reptiles: rattlesnake, loma linda university, loma linda university medical center, baby rattlesnakes

Reptiles: reptiles, snakes, nutrients
Reptiles: reptiles, snakes, nutrients

Reptiles: Getting rid of a Black Racer, baby black, open mouth
Reptiles: Getting rid of a Black Racer, baby black, open mouth, black racer snake

Reptiles: Severly sick bearded dragon, plastic spoon, beardy
Reptiles: Severly sick bearded dragon, plastic spoon, beardy, walmart

Reptiles: Slider Turtle, dogs and cats, breeding turtles
Reptiles: Slider Turtle, dogs and cats, breeding turtles, overabundance

Reptiles: Small Black Snake/Worm, worm snakes, long beach california
Reptiles: Small Black Snake/Worm, worm snakes, long beach california, baby snake

Reptiles: SNAKES, timber rattler, snake problems
Reptiles: SNAKES, timber rattler, snake problems, lumber pile

Reptiles: Snakes in Alaska, wood frog, spring peeper
Reptiles: Snakes in Alaska, wood frog, spring peeper, pet stores

Reptiles: Stressed gecko?, rock cave
Reptiles: Stressed gecko?, rock cave

Reptiles: sick chameleon, anti inflammatory drugs, bloody stool
Reptiles: sick chameleon, anti inflammatory drugs, bloody stool, flagyl

Reptiles: skink eggs, incubation temperature, five lined skinks
Reptiles: skink eggs, incubation temperature, five lined skinks, mid 80s

Reptiles: snake eye, warm water, third day
Reptiles: snake eye, warm water, third day, snake

Reptiles: snake on the loose, tart burner, grocery bags
Reptiles: snake on the loose, tart burner, grocery bags, aspca

Reptiles: snakes, boa family, reticulated pythons
Reptiles: snakes, boa family, reticulated pythons, green anacondas

Reptiles: snyder? skink {grey w/ orange spots, bearded dragon, nature zone
Reptiles: snyder? skink {grey w/ orange spots, bearded dragon, nature zone, skink

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Reptiles: Tiny Lizard in Ohio, brown anole, uvb light
Reptiles: Tiny Lizard in Ohio, brown anole, uvb light, baby brown

Reptiles: Can Turtles and Iguanas live together?, baby turtles, specialized care
Reptiles: Can Turtles and Iguanas live together?, baby turtles, specialized care, pet owner

Reptiles: Can Turtles and Iguanas live together?, turtles tortoises, life span
Reptiles: Can Turtles and Iguanas live together?, turtles tortoises, life span, herbivores

Reptiles: how to travel with a bearded dragon, exotic pets, pet policies
Reptiles: how to travel with a bearded dragon, exotic pets, pet policies

Reptiles: What type of lizard do i have?, six lined racerunner
Reptiles: What type of lizard do i have?, six lined racerunner

Reptiles: Uromastyx & Bearded Dragon Lizards, bearded dragon, heat lamps
Reptiles: Uromastyx & Bearded Dragon Lizards, bearded dragon, heat lamps, beardie

Reptiles: UVB Question and more..plz help!, uvb lights, repti glo
Reptiles: UVB Question and more..plz help!, uvb lights, repti glo, bearded dragons

Reptiles: uvb lighting, mercury vapors, leopard gecko
Reptiles: uvb lighting, mercury vapors, leopard gecko, desert creatures

Reptiles: Western Fence Lizard injured (blind), fence lizard, lizard
Reptiles: Western Fence Lizard injured (blind), fence lizard, lizard

Reptiles: water dragon
Reptiles: water dragon

Reptiles: wild baby anole, anole, anoles
Reptiles: wild baby anole, anole, anoles, baby food

Reptiles: wont eat his crickets, pinkie mice, crickets
Reptiles: wont eat his crickets, pinkie mice, crickets, lizards

Reptiles: no subject, venomous snake, sea snake
Reptiles: no subject, venomous snake, sea snake, king cobra

Reptiles: What did I do wrong with my African water frog?, walmart, aquarium
Reptiles: What did I do wrong with my African water frog?, walmart, aquarium, frog

Reptiles: yellow bellied slider turtle, gold fish, racoons
Reptiles: yellow bellied slider turtle, gold fish, racoons, lack of oxygen

Reptiles: yellow bellied turtles, body warmth, new babies
Reptiles: yellow bellied turtles, body warmth, new babies, tupperware

Reptiles: fat leopard gecko not eating, leopard gecko, minute time frame
leopard gecko, minute time frame, body shell: Hi Teresa, Its best to feed them a variety of insects...its best for there health and also to keep them interested in foods. Mealworms aren t a good choice for a staple diet in that they contain a lot of the hard outer body shell which is very dry and hard...

Reptiles: fat-tail gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, pin prick: Hi Kimberly, I found all the fat tails that I worked with to be very laid back. They would just amble along, not bothered by much so yes, yours sounds quite normal to me. Your leopard, on the other hand, sounds a bit high strung for his species, unless he...

Reptiles: fat tail leopard gecko, leopard gecko, reptile species
leopard gecko, reptile species, geckos: A gecko, like very many other reptile species will drop a tail if frightened by what they would perceive as a predator. The tail grows back, but not as nice as the original. If there was no possibility of a predator, then it may be due to disease and...

Reptiles: fat tailed and leopard geckos, leopard geckos, geckos
leopard geckos, geckos, habitat requirements: Although they are both geckos and eat the same food, they have different habitat requirements because they are from different parts of the world. So it would not be a good idea. As a rule, I will never reccommend different species in the same habitat....

Reptiles: fat-tailed leopard geckos, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, herp vet: Tamar, I myself have two house geckos, which I have had for about six months. Geckos are remarkable creatures. One of the things that I have noticed about my geckos is that they do shed alot. Unlike snakes, lizards, for the most part, shed in clumps...

Reptiles: What to feed my Brown Basilisk?, metabolic bone disease, brown basilisk
metabolic bone disease, brown basilisk, dandelion greens: Hi Melissa, Congrats on your new pet. The basilisk does has some very specific care needs with temperatures and correct uvb being vital to their health. They are omnivorous meaning they eat both animal protiens and plant matter. Crickets, mealworms,...

Reptiles: To feed or not to feed, bearded dragons, metabolisms
bearded dragons, metabolisms, dropper: Brumation is always scary the first time around. I was nuts for the first two brumations so I understand! I leave a nice salad everyday in case they feel like eating. I give water to the hard sleepers with a dropper every three weeks. Other than that, their...

Reptiles: What should I feed my Leopard Gecko?, leopard gecko, eye balls
leopard gecko, eye balls, crickets: Hello Mai, congrats on the new pet Leopard Gecko, they are wonderful pets. You need to buy some little crickets. No bigger then the space between the leopard gecko s eye balls. They need to be small so that they don t get gummed up in his intestines. He needs...

Reptiles: what to feed these little frogs we found?, mealy worms, sugar ants
mealy worms, sugar ants, bullfrogs: Hi Eric and Joshua, you can feed them small crickets and small mealy worms they even eat earthworms,if you can take a pic and send it to steffntom@optonline.net and i will tell you what ya have. keep me posted ...

Reptiles: How much to feed our Yellow Throated Plated Lizard, yellow throated plated lizard, feeder insect
yellow throated plated lizard, feeder insect, calcium supplement: Hello again, Glad to hear he is doing well! Fast moving insects like crickets tend to inspire enthusiatic hunting in many reptiles. It s not neccessarily a reflection of their hunger level. If your schedule works out to about 20 insects a week then that should...

Reptiles: feeding, captive snakes, boas and pythons
captive snakes, boas and pythons, ball pythons: Hi Brian. I don t know what kind of snake you have but this is common for a lot of Boas and Pythons. Royal or Ball Pythons do this very often. Some of these go for several weeks without food. This is ok if they don t loose a lot of body weight and start looking...

Reptiles: feeding, red tail boa, water bowl
red tail boa, water bowl, fecal matter: Hey Kim, you will want to make sure that you thaw out your frozens all the way thru, somtimes if they do not thaw completely this will cause regurge. also handling after eating with in 24-48 hours, if this continues to be a problem though take your snake...

Reptiles: feeding, sphagnum moss, gecko world
sphagnum moss, gecko world, folgers coffee: Hi Laura, This seems to be a common problem this time of year with the leos. Many do seem to take a break on eating when the weather starts to cool down. Depending on where you are located, many times, we don t realize that the outside temperatures affect...

Reptiles: feeding, lepoard gecko, sphagnum moss
lepoard gecko, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee: Hi Diane, Generally, a one yr old leo is considered an adult. You can feed once a day or every other day, best is early evening. I ve included a basic care sheet that I have written to help answer other questions you may have on leopard gecko care. ...

Reptiles: feeding, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, tank heater: Hello David, and sorry for the late reply I hate to make excuses but I had a family emergency. First of all I have plenty of questions for you. 1) What substrate are you using? 2) What size crickets are you using? 3) How often are you feeding? 4) How many...

Reptiles: feeding, turnip greens, beardie
turnip greens, beardie, dry food: Vicki, Your beardie won t overeat. His diet should be 80% protein and 20 % veggies and fruit. If he is still juvenile he will eat almost all insects. As he grows you have to introduce the veggies ans fruit....

Reptiles: feeding, edmund brown, ball python
edmund brown, ball python, snakes: Hi Phil, Sounds like a normal Ball Python. Unless she loses a lot of weight so that you can see the backbone, You have nothing to worry about. The activity is good. Sick snakes become very lifeless. This would be cause for concern. Thanks for caring. Edmund...

Reptiles: feeding, appetite booster, edmund brown
appetite booster, edmund brown, pet snakes: Hi Christy, I have seen this many times when feeding live mice. Usually at some point a mouse will not be caught just right and will bite the snake. Many times you can not even see the bite but rest assured the snake won t forget it. I always feed prekilled....

Reptiles: feeding, corn snakes, corn snake
corn snakes, corn snake, baby corn: hey yayme, you hadnt mentioned the regergatation in your first letter. this can happen for a few reasons ,make sure after feeding that you do not handle her for a day or to,are you feeding live or frozen?also what sort of substrate do you have down?(ground...

Reptiles: feeding..., jungle carpet python, frozen rodents
jungle carpet python, frozen rodents, kinds of snakes: First, let me say that if you keep snakes you will almost certainly have to feed rodents, but you will never have to cut them up. And you will never have to feed live animals, as purchasing pre-killed frozen rodents and thawing them is not only the safest...

Reptiles: feeding, beared dragon, bearded dragon care
beared dragon, bearded dragon care, sponge soaks: Hi Luke, Your dragon needs much more in her diet than dried food. The pellets are fine for a treat, but... they need to be soaked in water or juice first. If they aren t soaked prior to feeding, they will suck all the water out of her, much like a sponge...

Reptiles: feeding, wax worms, shredded carrots
wax worms, shredded carrots, mealies: Hey Skank, how are ya? no.. you really cant over do it with the mealies, he will eventually come around to the crickets but mealies, super worms and wax worms, also locust if you can get em, are just fine , you can also give him shredded carrots(my bearded...

Reptiles: feeding!!!!, bearded dragon, time sarah
bearded dragon, time sarah, alternate days: Hi Sara, Congrats on your new pet!!! I ve included a basic care sheet with links to more info on the bearded dragon. Double check your temperatures, etc with the info below...if you are doing everything right, chances are its just an acclimating thing...

Reptiles: feeding baby dragon, bearded dragon care, romain lettuce
bearded dragon care, romain lettuce, bleach solution: You can t overfeed a baby beardie. As Dr. Tosney says, What goes into the dragon, makes more dragon. A baby should get as many appropriate sized crickets as he can eat in ten minutes, three times a day. A proper dragon salad is at least three proper...

Reptiles: feeding a baby lepord gecko, leopard gecko, sphagnum moss
leopard gecko, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee: Hi Wes, You say they so I am guessing you have more than one. Since you most likely don t know the sex of them yet, you really need to have them each in their own tank with correct set up. Many times, housing them together can be part of the problem as...

Reptiles: feeding my bearded dragon, feeder fish, bearded dragon
feeder fish, bearded dragon, beardie: If you are in the United States, it would have to be no. They do eat small fish in the wild, but the feeder fish in the US have certain parasites I wouldn t want in my beardie and the wild minnows and other small fish have pesticide from runoff in their...

Reptiles: feeding bearded dragons., dandelion greens, turnip greens
dandelion greens, turnip greens, mustard greens: Hi Matthew, I LOVE questions because that means people are wanting to learn as much as they can. I ve included a basic care sheet for you which also includes links to even more Beardie information. At his age, he needs to eat more of the salad and less...

Reptiles: feeding bearded dragons, bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease
bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease, 30 gallon tank: Hi Kimberly, Sorry to hear you are having a problem with your Bearded Dragon. Its OK to feed them the baby foods on occasion in addition to their diet of greens and insects. Using it more as a treat is recommended. Baby food is processed therefore there...

Reptiles: feeding beardies, collard greens, bearded dragon
collard greens, bearded dragon, hind legs: hey travis. Beardies really shouldnt be on an all veggie diet. They need a balanced diet to survive and be healthy. I m surprised that hand feeeding doesnt work, and even moreso that he bites your fingers...my beardie uses his tounge to grab the food, so...

Reptiles: feeding my gecko lizard, gecko lizard, care sheets
gecko lizard, care sheets, crickets: How big is this gecko? If it is still small feed it 3 everyday. It might seem like a lot but really its not. Check out this site here and get a good care sheet. Try doing as much research as possible so you know what it is that the little guy needs and he...

Reptiles: feeding gold skinks, rowan berries, exotic birds
rowan berries, exotic birds, fruit and vegetables: Hi, yes, if you are sure that no-one uses any pesticides in or near the yard and if there is no main street directly near it, that s perfectly okay. There are a lot more plants growing in the wild that can be fed like chickweed, clover, stinging nettle (first...

Reptiles: feeding and heating arrangements, ball python, gallon tank
ball python, gallon tank, reptile store: hey phil, It is normal for snakes to eat less, and sometimes nothing for a few months during the winter, even if they are in a warm room. As far as the type of heating, an undertank heater or basking light will work. Lights burn out, however, so undertank...

Reptiles: feeding instructions to newly hatched common house geckos, yolk sac, egg hatches
yolk sac, egg hatches, house geckos: Dear Karen, thank you for your question. You can release the gecko now, they are able to live on their own from the moment they leave the egg. The first few days they won t eat anything because they still live off the yolk sac, after that they will eat small...

Reptiles: feeding my juvenile bearded dragon, silk worms, meal worms
silk worms, meal worms, wax worms: Hi congrats on the new bearded dragon, I reccomend feeding crickets no large then the width of his head wider then that and you can cause impactions in his sotmach causing back leg pralizise. Feed him as many as he wants per day. Also offer fresh vegetables...

Reptiles: feeding large snakes ., digestive enzymes, swimtrunks
digestive enzymes, swimtrunks, phython: Hey Ewan, we think he will pass this on his own but yes please do keep an eye on him, if he doesnt take his regular after feeding poop then have him checked out but he is big enough to pass the shorts lol please keep me posted and...

Reptiles: feeding leopard frogs, list of insects, rana pipiens
list of insects, rana pipiens, pill bugs: Dear Amanda, thank you for your question. Spiders and earwigs are fine. The small millipedes that live in the earth should be okay, too, but there are toxic species (depending on where you live). Grasshoppers make good food, they are very active and hard...

Reptiles: feeding problem, fatty liver disease, wax worms
fatty liver disease, wax worms, wax worm: Hi Eric, Leopard geckos need a variety of insects in their diets, not just crickets. I ve included a care sheet that lists various insects to offer your leo. Wax worms are called the candy of the reptile world...just like candy is OK for us in small amounts...

Reptiles: feeding, meal worms, calcium powder
meal worms, calcium powder, geckos: Howdy, Go to this site and it will tell you every thing you need to know: http://www.kingsnake.com/rockymountain/RMHPages/RMHeopard.htm By the way, only dust your geckos food one to two times a week. How long it takes for them to grow depends on you gecko....

Reptiles: My female Anole is laying eggs, moist earth, anole
moist earth, anole, terrarium: Hi, thank you for your question. It may be that the eggs are not fertile and that is why they are so shrivelled and yellow. Try to offer her boxes filled with moist earth or vermiculite, one placed on the substrate and one placed a bit higher in the terrarium,...

Reptiles: female bearded dragon, bearded dragon, mating dance
bearded dragon, mating dance, late evening: This is very normal and common in either sex, also females beards can also go black, The only problem I see is it sounds like you have placed the female with the male already? how long has it been since you bought her? has she been wromed before putting her...

Reptiles: Is my female beardie nesting?, bearded dragon care, bearded dragon
bearded dragon care, bearded dragon, water dish: HI Amanda, Has your dragon been bred? Does she look like she may have eggs in her belly? (they don t need to mate to form eggs) Her actions really aren t normal ...but she may be looking for a place to lay eggs(although this generally isn t the right...

Reptiles: female crested gecko, reptile veterinarian, crested gecko
reptile veterinarian, crested gecko, gecko: It could be that the male is keeping her from her share of the food. I would, however, have her checked by a reptile veterinarian to rule out parasites and possible egg-binding since she was with a male. Once that s ruled out, then I would set up a separate...

Reptiles: female leopard geckos, leopard geckos, female leopard
leopard geckos, female leopard, egg shells: Hello, No not all female leoaprd geckos will lay eggs I had two females neither laid eggs, This can cause her death if she isnt getting a large portion of calcium as the body is drained of calcium for the egg shells.... she doesnt need anything different then...

Reptiles: fire bellied frogs and newts, pac man frog, fire bellied newts
pac man frog, fire bellied newts, fire bellied newt: Dear Joel, thank you for your question. Both species are toxic and especially fire-bellied newts will kill any other herp in their tank. So I don t recommend housing those species together with other animals or with each other. I hope I was of some help...

Reptiles: fire bellied newts, fire bellied newts, fish tanks
fire bellied newts, fish tanks, gallon tank: Well, that s going to depend on how large they are. A good rule of thumb in fish tanks is that you can keep one inch of fish length in each gallon of tank. So if you have a four inch newt and a six inch newt, you can keep two newts in your tank. However,...

Reptiles: fire-bellied toad MIA, fire bellied toad, water area
fire bellied toad, water area, possible solution: Helo, if the missing toad was much smaller then all the others yes its very possible if he was the smae size its not quite right....check under and aroud filters/rocks/plants anything in the cage for him if he died chances are he sunk in the water somewhere...

Reptiles: fire bellied toads, fire bellied toads, pacman frog
fire bellied toads, pacman frog, cannibalism: Dear Jay, thank you for your question. As long as the toads are similar in size, I think that cannibalism is very unlikely. Smaller toads may be eaten, but fire-bellied toads are definitely not know for doing this. I hope I was of some help Jennife...

Reptiles: fire bellied toads, fire belly toads, fire bellied toads
fire belly toads, fire bellied toads, attitude problem: Amber, I am so sorry to hear about you frogger. Try to get one close to the same size. They are very social. Though with anything you can get one with an attitude problem. Just make sure you feed them well...

Reptiles: fire bellied toads, fire bellied toad, fire bellied toads
fire bellied toad, fire bellied toads, neurological problem: Hi Michelle, The flipping can be part of defensive strategy to display the colours underneath, but unless you are housing them with something that is triggering that behaviour (like a much larger gecko) that seems doubtful. The inability to right itself does...

Reptiles: fire bellied toads, fire bellied toads, dead prey
fire bellied toads, dead prey, t rex: Hi, thank you for your question. Fire bellied toads, as all amphibians, will only eat moving prey. They cannot recognize prey that does not move, just like the T-Rex in Jurassic Park ;) You can feed them dead prey by waving it around with a feeder tong,...

Reptiles: fire belly newts and fire belly toads, fire belly newts, fire belly toads
fire belly newts, fire belly toads, ghost shrimp: Dear Timothy, thank you for your questions. Firebellied toads and newts shouldn t be kept together because the toxic of each species can kill the other (it can even kill animals of the same species when they are introduced to each other too fast and without...

Reptiles: fire belly toad, fire belly toads, fire belly toad
fire belly toads, fire belly toad, fire bellied toads: Dear Fred, thank you for your question. A 10 gallon is the minimum for fire-bellied toads, a five gallon would be too small. The toads will need a land part and room to swim, it s hard to fit that into a five gallon. It s also easier to keep larger tanks...

Reptiles: fire belly toads, fire belly toads, toads
fire belly toads, toads, crickets: Generally, you feed them as much as they will eat in about 10-15 minutes. Most often they are fed every other day, unless they are babies, then feed daily. Be sure to remove any uneaten crickets or insects after the 10-15 minute feedng period. Here is a...

Reptiles: fire belly toads, fire belly toads, fire belly newts
fire belly toads, fire belly newts, gal tank: Jackie, You better have a very big habitat and can give them everything they need in their spots. Them toads will eat everything that can fit in their mouths. Your anoles must have areas to climb. I am talking...

Reptiles: fire belly toads, fire belly toads, fire belly toad
fire belly toads, fire belly toad, herp vet: Hi, thank you for your question. It might be that they fought and that the other toad was killed, but I think that s unlikely. Did you check the new toads for health, maybe they suffered from parasites - especially wildcaught animals often do and animals...

Reptiles: firebelly toads, tropical fish food, ventral color
tropical fish food, ventral color, metamorphose: Steven, I did some research on this. They say they need to be about 2 yrs old.You need to cool them at about 45 degrees and add 2 inches to their water level. Sould be around 4 inches. You need to do this...

Reptiles: first bearded dragon, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, long tank: Talk to your vet about helping is constipation problem. Some people use home remedies (NOT SURE ON HOW EFFECTIVE OR OF ANY STUDIES ON IT) such as a little bit of veggie oil to help slick the insides. You can at least talk to the vet about options. As for lowering...

Reptiles: my first gecko, contrary to popular belief, natural substrate
contrary to popular belief, natural substrate, leopard gecko: Depends on what kind of light you are talking about, and the substrate you use. I recommend you get a fluorescent UVB lamp as well as a lamp for daytime heat. You may also need an undertank heater. Contrary to popular belief; eventhough the Leo is a nocturnal...

Reptiles: My first lizard, herp magazines, collard lizards
herp magazines, collard lizards, green anoles: Hi, Bearded Dragons are relatively easy to care for, but the whole setup costs a lot of money and takes up some room. Some Day Geckos, like Phelsuma laticauda or Phelsuma lineata, are not that demanding but cannot be handled. The same goes for Green Anoles....

Reptiles: My first snake, pot bellied pigs, edmund brown
pot bellied pigs, edmund brown, baby snake: Hi Tracy, Just make sure they re not in the same room at the same time. If the snake is in the cage it s ok. If you hold the snake or it s on your lap and a dog jumps up and scratchs or bites the snake, a very bad or even fatal infection will result to the...

Reptiles: flightless fruit flies, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, driftwood pieces: Hi Gary, Its fine to feed them to your baby dragon but they are pretty tiny(an adult fruitfly is about the size of a pinhead cricket)...so unless your dragon is a hatchling, you will have to feed quite a few!! Its great that you are offering a variety of...

Reptiles: follow up question about Yoshi and Puff, walnut shell, gallon tank
walnut shell, gallon tank, exact age: Good they eat their salad...its normal for them to eat more insects than salad at their ages. They are small for their ages, which can be genetic. Mealworms aren t a good staple as that they are less nutritious and have a lot of hard outer body which can...

Reptiles: food,and light wattage, wattage of the light bulb, sphagnum moss
wattage of the light bulb, sphagnum moss, peat moss: Hiya Jesse!!! Leos are great little lizards!! What they are referring to on the dust is calcium powder. They need calcium to help build strong bones, same as we do. You need to supply a small dish of plain calcium in their tank and about every other time...

Reptiles: food, pictures of lizards, anole
pictures of lizards, anole, southern mexico: Hi Brian, You don t say if this lizard came back with you or if it was in your house when you got home. Can you please let me know which case it is? First, I will give you the info IF it was in your home when you returned.... Put it back outside so it...

Reptiles: I found a baby lizard, herpetological society, house geckos
herpetological society, house geckos, bearded dragons: A lizard will have regular feet and claws, a gecko would usually have padded toes. Since I don t know where you are, it would be hard to know what species without a more detailed description. There are three classes of lizards in regards to diet. ...

Reptiles: found a bearded dragon need advice quickly, wattage bulb, dragon need
wattage bulb, dragon need, assorted greens: A far as the not eating, it can be stress..or it can be due to low temperatures. He will be fine for a few days. If you live where its nice and sunny, taking him outside for an hour or more a day will give him his daily uvb needs. I ve included a basic...

Reptiles: found hurt frog, water dish, vetrinarian
water dish, vetrinarian, traumatic incident: Unfortunately, ectotherms can go south very quickly, especially after a traumatic incident. The best option, no matter how mild the injury may appear, is to get the animal medical attention. It is likely that the wound will become infected and you will need...

Reptiles: found a lizard, western fence lizard, fence lizard
western fence lizard, fence lizard, poisonous lizards: The only poisonous lizards in the US and that is the Gila Monster which normally lives in the Southwest. It grows to two feet and has a skink-shaped chunky body and a short stubby tail. And the beaded lizard. There are, however a host of native and introduced...

Reptiles: i found a snake, e mail address, soft dirt
e mail address, soft dirt, snakes: Well, if you can either tell me where you re located or what your e-mail address is (All Experts is set up to prevent me from seeing your e-mail address and you from seeing mine) then that ll help with identification quite a bit. I ll look forward to hearing...

Reptiles: freeze dried?, feed pellets, herp vet
feed pellets, herp vet, bearded dragons: Pellets are really not a true all-in one food for beardies, the best of them is the Rep-cal because it s not mostly corn. But I use it as garnish, especially the red ones. If you have a baby dragon, he s gonna want his bugs moving so freeze-dried won t...

Reptiles: friends...or not, metabolic bone disease, dark patches
metabolic bone disease, dark patches, speedy reply: Hi Matt!!!! Its for the best all the way around that they are separated. You will find that BOTH will do much better with their own home and care. Don t feel bad about the incorrect info...you are not alone in that area. There is more incorrect information...

Reptiles: my friends tortoise, pet tortoise, tortoises
pet tortoise, tortoises, nostrils: Hi Christine, You can try holding the nostrils under water briefly to check for any signs of breathing but I m afraid that it does sound like it may be gone. If the tortoise has gotten cold for some reason I would also try warming it up before you make a...

Reptiles: friends.....or not !, crested gecko, moderate humidity
crested gecko, moderate humidity, high tank: Hi Matt, A crested gecko, eats insects and bugs with some fruit in their diet......think of how the crested sees the iguanas tail....it sees it as a big juicy worm just waiting to be eaten...please...separate them ASAP for the health and safety of each...

Reptiles: frilled dragon housing, first reptile, room humidity
first reptile, room humidity, silk plants: Hi Patty, I ve never owned a frilled....I ve done some searching and came across a link that gives alot of indepth information on them. http://www.sundialreptile.com/care%20sheet-frilled.htm If this still isn t enough info, please let me know and I will...

Reptiles: frilled dragons, frilled dragons, tall enclosure
frilled dragons, tall enclosure, bearded dragons: Dear Ted, thank you for your question. Frilled dragons need a tall enclosure, shaped more or less like a telephone booth. A 50 gallon is way too small for them (it s too small for bearded dragons, too, in my opinion they shouldn t be housed in anything less...

Reptiles: frillies, fatty liver disease, frilled lizards
fatty liver disease, frilled lizards, speed demons: Yes, they are very fast, like basilisks (AKA Jesus Lizards because they seem to run on water), they can run on two legs, real speed demons, which is why their cage requirements are bigger. They also climb a lot more than beardies. That is why I specified...

Reptiles: frog, whites tree frog, whites tree frogs
whites tree frog, whites tree frogs, fire bellied toads: Hello yes just an undertank heater for warmth. You can se a strip light(the bulbs produce Very Little heat) for lighitng the cage for 10/12 hours a day for more natural light cycles....you cna get this at a hardware store, walmart also carries them.... they...

Reptiles: frog, dumpy tree frog, water dish
dumpy tree frog, water dish, seasonal breeders: Hi Brad, Female White s are naturally larger and more plump then the males, I think that is what you are seeing. Breeding them is a bit more complicated then just having a sexual pair. They are seasonal breeders and are triggered to breed by the arrival of...

Reptiles: frog, dumpy tree frogs, reptile expert
dumpy tree frogs, reptile expert, peat moss: Brad, You have them on peat moss right. If not he may be impacted. You need to give him mineral oil. If not I would direct my question to Thea reptile expert. I am sorry I coudn t help you. Good Luck,Tin...

Reptiles: frog, dumpy tree frogs, large intestine
dumpy tree frogs, large intestine, tree frogs: Hi Brad, I m not sure whether you mean a lump on the surface, like a cyst or abscess in the skin or whether the lump is internal. Either way it is really impossible for me or even a vet to tell you what exactly it is and whether it may be cause for concern...

Reptiles: frog, dumpy tree frog, gal tank
dumpy tree frog, gal tank, tree frog: Hi Brad, I ve been keeping Dumpy treefrogs (White s treefrogs) for many years. They are really a great choice for a pet. I have two males (the males call) and I would describe the volume as slightly louder then a human speaking voice. I can hear them, but...

Reptiles: frog, whites tree frog, feed babies
whites tree frog, feed babies, tree frog: Hello dust the crickets first with a vitamin or calcium supplment found in the reptile area of pet store...drop a few crickets into a bread bag or large ziplock bag add the powder shake a few times then pour them into the cage...this coats them very well....

Reptiles: frog, whites tree frog, temp controler
whites tree frog, temp controler, heat pad: Sticking it to the wall would make more sense these frogs are not often on the ground thou if you put the heat pad on the floor and placed a easy to get into hiding spot there he would spend more time there. Another thing you need to use with a heating pad...

Reptiles: frog, red eye tree frog, whites tree frog
red eye tree frog, whites tree frog, eyed tree frog: I will give you some links with information the care is pretty similiar but here are the care sheets Whites Tree Frog: http://www.repticzone.com/caresheets/974.html Red Eye Tree Frog: http://www.froggyville.com/petcarered.htm Good luck and I hope...

Reptiles: frog, whites tree frogs, dish size
whites tree frogs, dish size, tree frogs: Hi Brad, I really don t think you will have to increase very much. White s are enthusiatic feeders and very prone to obesity because of that. If you are feeding daily I would say no more then 10 crickets for the three which still works out to 20 -25 crickets...

Reptiles: frog, dumpy tree frogs, tree frogs
dumpy tree frogs, tree frogs, cold season: Hello Brad, they can hibernate but it is really up to you. They do not NEED to hibernate and you can have them up and happy all year round. However if the temps get low then they will and their is nothing to worry about. They would hibernate all through the...

Reptiles: frog, brine shrimp, aquatic frogs
brine shrimp, aquatic frogs, locusts: Dear Crystal, thank you for your question. What kind of frog is it and are you sure he s aquatic? Aquatic frogs can be fed bloodworms, brine shrimp, fruit flies, fish food, tubifex ect. Non-aquatic frogs will eat crickets, locusts, flies, roaches - more...

Reptiles: frogs, meal worms, tree frogs
meal worms, tree frogs, qustion: Hi Joan! Sorry for the delay. I personally feed all of my non-rodent-eating reptiles butter worms. They have a natural 2:1 calcium:phosphorous ratio, are high in fat, low in protein, and don t need to be supplimented. I buy mine here: http://herpfood.com/...

Reptiles: frogs, aquatic frogs, tree frogs
aquatic frogs, tree frogs, webbed feet: Dear Shannon, thank you for your question. With aquatic frogs, it makes it easier for them to swim. It s like swimming with flippers for humans. Many tree frogs don t have webbed feet or just very little webbing. Some tree frogs have fulled webbed feet and...

Reptiles: frogs, mosquito larvae, tree frog
mosquito larvae, tree frog, water plants: Hello Tarumi, with a pond you should be good, they like to stay near water not always in the water however. Is it a tree frog? If so you will want a lot of places for it to climb and feel hidden in plants. They will eat bugs so mosquito larvae is good. Just...

Reptiles: frogs, american green tree frog, green tree frog
american green tree frog, green tree frog, anole lizard: Hi Rudi, You will need to decide which species of frogs you are thinking of keeping before I can give you very specific advice. The tank size as well as the temperature and humidity levels that you will need can vary greatly between species. You will really...

Reptiles: frogs, poison arrow frogs, pac man frog
poison arrow frogs, pac man frog, pac man frogs: Hi, thank you for your question. Both species make some work, but not more than the average frog (they are never that easy to care for). Pac Man Frog They cannot be handled because they will eat anything that moves including your finger (well, they will...

Reptiles: frogs, frogs and toads, difference between frogs and toads
frogs and toads, difference between frogs and toads, warty skin: Dear Pilar, thank you for your question. I m afraid I cannot answer it because so many frogs look like that. And it might be that only the males are that small (with frogs, females are usually much bigger). Since it has bumpy skin, I guess it s a toad....

Reptiles: frogs, dragonfly larvae, water beetles
dragonfly larvae, water beetles, school pond: If you have access to another pond in your area, try to find some dragonfly larvae or water beetles. Those are very interesting to watch and will stay in the pond, they are a bit more undemanding than frogs. Snails are easy to find, but will multiply at an...

Reptiles: frogs, basement apartment, storage tank
basement apartment, storage tank, artificial pond: Unfortunately, the problem would not be that the storage tank would freeze all the way through but rather that the top would freeze over. In nature, frogs rarely winter in ponds small enough that the top ices over entirely. A vivarium would be easier, less...

Reptiles: frogs, surgical gloves, tree frog
surgical gloves, tree frog, little critter: They re not poisonous, but if you want to pet your little critter (or handle him at all) you need to be careful with him. Make sure your hands are wet and clean and don t handle him too much. Another option is to use latex surgical gloves when handling frogs....

Reptiles: frogs, critters, frogs
critters, frogs, allaboutfrogs: These web pages should get you started: http://members.core.com/~treefrog/index2.html http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/doctor/first.html http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/doctor/sick.html http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/doctor/common.html Good luck with...

Reptiles: frogs and hermit crabs!, hermit crabs, frog species
hermit crabs, frog species, dear kitty: Dear Kitty, thank you for your question. This is not a good idea for several reasons. The frogs and crabs may not have the same needs (humidity/temperature ect.), depending on the frog species. Frogs and crabs may also harm or at least stress each other:...

Reptiles: frogs, lizards or geckos?, green water dragons, leopard geckos
green water dragons, leopard geckos, uvb lighting: Hi, thank you for your question. All reptiles are high-maintainence pets and none of them enjoy being petted. Since you don t want to use UVB-lighting, you migth want to research nocturnal lizards. There are not that many however and most of them are...

Reptiles: frogs in ocean water, food colouring, salt concentration
food colouring, salt concentration, coluor: Hi, thank you for your question. Both animals would die. The reason for this is osmosis: imagine you have a glass of water that is divided into two halves by a fine mesh. Then you put for example food colouring into one half. At first, only this half would...

Reptiles: can frogs and reptiles live together?, blue tailed skinks, poison dart frogs
blue tailed skinks, poison dart frogs, fire belly toads: Hey Elizabeth, Green tree frogs (and I think white tree frogs) will eat most other tank mates. I made the mistake of getting a green tree frog and putting it in the same tank as my anoles...opps! Let s just say I had one less anole in the morning. They...

Reptiles: frogs, northern leopard frog, frogs and toads
northern leopard frog, frogs and toads, eastern spadefoot: Brittany, I would just say to remember these things: 1) Diet--you now know what to do in that department. 2) Housing--make sure you have the appropiate size tank, filled about 1-2 inches with water, with a styrofoam platform for sitting on. Clean...

Reptiles: ftg, vet bill, cloudy eye
vet bill, cloudy eye, nutritional deficiencies: Hi Lisa, I m afraid that I don t really understand your description of him having a not in front of his hind legs . I just can t quite picture what you mean. The cloudy eye could be a number of things, including parasites. Infections of the eye, or debris...

Reptiles: Gardner Snake, garter snakes, corn snake
garter snakes, corn snake, glass aquarium: The heat lamp should be on all day and only turned off at night.It needs a large water dish, as they enjoy swimming. Also, it should be fed fish in addition to worms which must be dusted with calcium, and in my opinion you should let it free. If you want a...

Reptiles: Gardner snake, humans and other animals, reputable breeder
humans and other animals, reputable breeder, natural environment: Hi, The best you can do is release it now as that when caught, these snakes will die in a short time from stress of being removed from their natural environment. Its very rare that they will even attempt to eat when captured from the wild. In the wild their...

Reptiles: Gavials, crocodiles and alligators, narrow snout
crocodiles and alligators, narrow snout, zoo exhibits: William, Sorry for the late response! I have been unable to get to my computer for a few days. Gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) are a relative of the crocodiles and alligators, and they are found in India. They are similar to most other crocs in most ways,...

Reptiles: MY GECKO IS NOT EATING!HELP!, leopard geckos, herp vet
leopard geckos, herp vet, heat rock: Dear Lauren, thank you for your question. Leopard geckos do hibernate, so this could be the cause of the gecko s inactivity. To rule anything medical out and to make sure they don t have any parasites, let a herp vet check a feces sample (a normal vet could...

Reptiles: Gecho's, red brick, gecho
red brick, gecho, water and heat: Well Alfred, most people see geckos in the home as good luck. They also help with the pests like rodents and bugs. Now reptiles are attracted to heat because they are cold blooded. What usually works is if you take a red brick and stick it in the oven for...

Reptiles: Gechos, havahart traps, moth balls
havahart traps, moth balls, rubber snakes: Hi Lori, I m sorry to hear that you are having such a problem with the iguanas eating your hibiscus. You are not the only one having the invasion of the iguanas. They are not the easiest to get rid of either. Trapping them is a problem using the HAVAHART...

Reptiles: Gecko, fat tailed gecko, shoes in the box
fat tailed gecko, shoes in the box, dresser drawers: They generally cant fit through anything that is much smaller than they are. Check in dark places: IE: in the blankets, under the bed,closets, dressers,in shoes,in the box springs, inside dresser drawers,inside the pillow case, etc. also if the cage in in...

Reptiles: Gecko/ Bearded Dragon, leopard gecko, bearded dragon
leopard gecko, bearded dragon, bad attitudes: Debbie, I would not house them together. Geckos are notorious for having bad attitudes. Especially if they are both male. You will have a real problem then. Give them their own habitats and everyone will...

Reptiles: Gecko(blizzard), leopard geckos, sphagnum moss
leopard geckos, sphagnum moss, leopard gecko: Hi Alan, I ve included a basic care sheet for you...please feel free to print it out so you can refer to it easier. Your little gecko really needs to see a vet. For a young gecko to go that long without eating says there is a problem someplace. Are your...

Reptiles: Gecko Genders, sexual maturity, house geckos
sexual maturity, house geckos, genders: The best way to tell is when they are at sexual maturity, the male will have pronounced femoral pores. These are a line of bumps like pimples that run down the inside thigh of each back leg. Females have them too but you wouldn t see them at all unless...

Reptiles: Gecko habitat, desert reptiles, rock ledges
desert reptiles, rock ledges, small waterfall: golden pothos, Josephs coat,Bromeliads, and weeping fig are all tolerant of low lighting. Spider plants can also do ok with low light in most cases. The Pothos is a vine so it can be draped in various ways. The weeping fig will work if you keep it trimmed...

Reptiles: Gecko Possiblities, full spectrum light, leopard geckos
full spectrum light, leopard geckos, fish hobby: Dear Nick, thank you for your question. Leopard geckos are easy to care for, so they are a good choice if you have never kept reptiles. They require very low humidity and high temperatures, though, so most plants won t survive in there. Succulents, sanseveria,...

Reptiles: Gecko price, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, geckos: Hey, I live in Florida and here a good price is around $20-$30 dollars for babies. Now the best place I have heard to buy leopard geckos is at reptile shows because they don t have to pay rent or anything like that. You also could buy them over the internet...

Reptiles: Gecko Shake?, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, long tank: Hi Brandon, First, I will address the sleeping issue. Leopard geckos are nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and are active in the evening/night, so yes, shes being normal. If she is hesitating (being cautious) when checking out things in her...

Reptiles: Gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, herp vet: Dear Tiffany, thank you for your question. As far as I know, leopard geckos store fat only in their tail. And if it really were a fat storage, you would find it on both sides. As I have no medical training, I cannot say whether it s something serious,...

Reptiles: Geckos, leopard gecko, cohabitating
leopard gecko, cohabitating, geckos: Hi Paul, to the best of my knowledge geckos do not interbreed...but that does not mean that the gecko cannot form eggs..which will be infertile. I do suggest that you separate them even though their care is almost identical, the Fat Tail requires a higher...

Reptiles: General questions for Clarification, ball pythons, python breeders
ball pythons, python breeders, ball python: Hello, Ok Ball pythons get 3-5 feetlong females are the larger. My 6 month old male is 19 icnhes long...they are genrally large at hatching and grow fast. They genrally reach 3 feet by 3 years but if fed more grow faster. Bp s live very long anywhere...

Reptiles: General questions about Geckos, lizard species, american alligator
lizard species, american alligator, gila monster: Namaste! (I hope I spelled that right!) Depending on the species, the house lizard can live an average of 8-12 years. The only poisonaous lizards are the beaded lizard and the Gila monster and they both are native to North America. Some do have a...

Reptiles: Golden Gecko's and hybernation, golden gecko, anapsid
golden gecko, anapsid, hybernation: I don t think being native to SE Asia that they do hibernate, as it probably never gets that cold down there, but I have never checked on Goldens specifically. But they may in captivity. Most reptile brumate or aestivate to some degree in the wild, though...

Reptiles: Golden Geckos, tropical rain forests, bug eaters
tropical rain forests, bug eaters, kind heart: Hi Presley. First, thank you for having such a kind heart to the little scaly critters, they are great bug eaters, and I can t imagine why so many people try to get rid of them. Golden Geckos are native to the tropical rain forests, so I am fairly shocked...

Reptiles: Golden Skinks, skinks, water pan
skinks, water pan, hiding places: They need the same food as the parents, appropriated sized. !/4 crickets. phoenix worms, mealworms. They will also eat a bit of babyfood fruit. They need a calcium/vitamin supplement dusted on their first prey of the day. They should have plenty of hiding...

Reptiles: Grass Snake, grass snakes, grass snake
grass snakes, grass snake, snake hi: Vlado, 1.) They aren t veyr old. I believe that they are still young. Adults usually about 80cm, occasionally up to 200cm 2.) In the wild it is quite an aggressive snake, raising its body and spitting when menaced. But they are good as pets, just gonna...

Reptiles: Grass Snake, grass snakes, grass snake
grass snakes, grass snake, bulgaria europe: Vlado, Thank you for being so patient with me. I am not really familiar with too many snake species from Europe, but I will tell you the information I found out about Natrix natrix. 1). These snakes are probably very young. The average length for...

Reptiles: Grass Snake, grass snakes, snake hi
grass snakes, snake hi, grass snake: Hi Vlado, They are adult maybe 1 year old. They can bite but you probaly wouldn t even know it unless you are looking at the time. They require a constant water supply to survive. A few days to a week at most without water.The water should be at the same...

Reptiles: Grass snake - PET?, grass snake, grass snakes
grass snake, grass snakes, corn snake: First, I must suggest that you release those snakes back in the pond, and go buy a good captive bred corn snake. Water snakes do NOT make good pets, due to their generally aggressive personality, difficulty to find food, and extensive maintenance. Also, according...

Reptiles: Gray Banded King Snake...., gray banded king snake, banded king snake
gray banded king snake, banded king snake, herp vet: Mandi, I am curious as to how long it has been since your snake has eaten? Has he eaten since you aquired him, or has it only been since his last shed that he has not been eating? If he has not eaten at all since you have had him, there may be a...

Reptiles: Green Anole, green anoles, green anole
green anoles, green anole, head bobs: Please don t go by pet stores advice or husbandry practice. 98% of them have no clue in proper, up to date reptile care. Most animals are used as loss leaders to enable the sale of all the supplies that the pet shop says should go with the animal. ...

Reptiles: Green Anole, green anole, green anoles
green anole, green anoles, intestinal parasites: Hi Kristina, The dark area is probably the liver, it becomes visible through the skin on emaciated reptiles with light skin. Green anoles are generally wild-caught for the pet trade as opposed to captive bred. This means they usually have intestinal parasites...

Reptiles: Green Anole-crooked neck, green anole, wet sponge
green anole, wet sponge, cricket food: Anoles require high calcium to keep from getting MBD, so a calcium supplement coated on the crickets, like the first dozen per day is always a good idea. Store bought gutloads are not so good. The best is from Cricketfood.com, but you can also make your...

Reptiles: Green Anole and Gecko, brown anole, green anole
brown anole, green anole, anole: Hello Nykki, well the Green Anole established his/her territory in your front yard. Intrudicing a new lizard might cause a fight over territory. males need a lot of space especially during mating season and they can fight to the death don t get me wrong. But...

Reptiles: Green Anole and House Gecko Eggs, green anole eggs, green anole
green anole eggs, green anole, green anoles: Hello Kelsey, lizards will lay eggs even if they don t have a male to fertilize them. When did you get your lizards? Maybe they mated with a male before you got them? Do NOT turn the eggs over if there is a baby lizard growing then turning the egg will drown...

Reptiles: Green Anole White Mucus in Nostril, green anole, green anoles
green anole, green anoles, heat rocks: other than the red throat, dewlap(larger, as some species females also have a small dewlap)..and the hemipene bumps...not really any other way to tell. Depending on their age, you MIGHT be able to see the bumps(if a male) from over top..looking down on...

Reptiles: Green Anole, green anole, brown coloring
green anole, brown coloring, anapsid: Hi Heather, Yep, females can and do bob their heads also. Sure would be a lot easier to sex many reptiles if that was only a male thing!!! In some cases, the female will bob back at the male to show she is in a receptive mood...yours are most likely...

Reptiles: Green Anoles, green anoles, uva and uvb rays
green anoles, uva and uvb rays, dorsal crest: Hi Christina, first we need to get rid of the heat lamp if it is a light bulb and replace it with a ceramic bulb and the uv light to be a full spectrum(meaning that it will give them uva and uvb rays )vita -light is a good one and zoo meds makes good ones...

Reptiles: Green Anoles...What is going on?, green anoles, stomach ache
green anoles, stomach ache, dehidration: Hello Portia, what are you feeding them? Mealworms are a big no-no for small lizards especially Green Anoles. It can be fatal, The hard outer shell causes Impaction in the digestive system and it gives them a bad stomach ache. If mealworms are what you are...

Reptiles: Green Anoles, green anole, green anoles
green anole, green anoles, anole: Brittany, I got your question and yes small Baby sizes mealworms are the only thing that they will eat for there morning feeding times and they eat every once a day. Also they like to be misted with water in the mornings and mid-day, evenings. The...

Reptiles: Green anole, green anole, green anoles
green anole, green anoles, anole: Hi Kelsey, Brown does mean that he s stressed, and it could be from anything...temps too high or to low, too small an enclosure, nowhere to hide, like a cave, too much traffic in the room he s in. Other pets that look like predators watching him. You...

Reptiles: Green anoles, green anole, green anoles
green anole, green anoles, anole: Hello Sean, Green Anoles can be territorial and will definately kill one another if they dont have the space or feel threatened by the other. IT sounds the larger one was dominant and didn t let the smaller one eat or do anything. Next time I suggest a larger...

Reptiles: Green anoles, gallon fish tank, green anoles
gallon fish tank, green anoles, herp vet: The terrarium sounds fine for 2 anoles. Small anoles are hard to sex, but with anoles the size you mentioned it should definitley be possible. Here are come criteria for sexing anoles (sorry for the long URL, I got it from Google cache - if it doesn t work...

Reptiles: Green Basilisk, green basilisk, basilisks
green basilisk, basilisks, basilisk: Hi Susannah I like it already! I am glad you are doing research before getting him, this makes me so happy. You don t know how many people go out and buy a lizard and then ask... so what does it eat? I got it 2 weeks ago and it wont eat anything! Anyway...

Reptiles: Green Frog and American toads, american toads, frog and toads
american toads, frog and toads, fighting a losing battle: First off, let me say that all wild caught animals carry parasites and protozoa. Often times the stress from being captured and handled can allow the parasites and protozoa to get the better of the animal and they will die very quickly despite outward appearances...

Reptiles: Green Iggy, green iguanas, living quarters
green iguanas, living quarters, proper diet: You green iguanas will breed once they are sexually mature(2+ years old) the problem with this is the male gets very rough with the female during this time and can cause cuts from biting also females bred too young risk being egg bound and dieing. Also eggs...

Reptiles: Green Iguana, metabolic bone disease, natural sunshine
metabolic bone disease, natural sunshine, green iguana: Hi James, I am sorry to hear about your iguana having problems. The best your can do is get him to a vet..there are links in the care sheet below on finding a vet. He is in pain..that is most likely why he was trying to bite you. As to what the problem...

Reptiles: Green Iguana, dried coconut, collard greens
dried coconut, collard greens, 10 gallon tank: Since you are very new to green iguaua s I m offering up a link to the very best green iguana site avalible today; http://www.greenigsociety.org/careinfo.htm also Green iguana s should NEVER be offer bugs or cat/dog foods they have way too much protine...

Reptiles: Green Iguana diet, green iguanas, green iguana
green iguanas, green iguana, mealworms: Hi, No... you should not give green Iguanas dog/cat food..All they need and eat is just veggie and mealworms.. That should be fine..You can treat them by giving them cricket for there snack once a week. But not everyday. This shoud help you out...

Reptiles: Green Iguana Feeding Problem, maximum sunlight, mesh cage
maximum sunlight, mesh cage, leafy vegetables: Hey Farouk, Jeez, That s strange. My first guess would have been that she was going to lay unfertalized eggs, which will reduce food intake by a lot or to nothing. But since she started eating again, it probably isn t this. Has she ever laid eggs before?...

Reptiles: Green Iguana Feeding Problem, maximum sunlight, mesh cage
maximum sunlight, mesh cage, leafy vegetables: Greetings Farouk! I m guessing from your description of your habitat that you live in a climate that allows your iguana the luxury of staying outdoors and enjoying natural sun all year...lucky ig! Did the veterinarian give you any idea what was causing...

Reptiles: Green Iguana's Longevity, metabolic bone disease, mercury vapor
metabolic bone disease, mercury vapor, repti glo: Hi Dan, Congrats on having your iguana for 15 years!!! That s wonderful! If he is in good health you can have him for another 5 plus years! With all the new knowledge of the proper uvb, uvb distance, temperatures, diet and humidity iguanas are living into...

Reptiles: Green Iguana URGENT!!!!!!!!, skin fungus, white blood cells
skin fungus, white blood cells, lotramin: Chris, I thank you for seding me the background info. That really helps me to know what to look for and help you with the problem..I hope he is doing ok. And I am truly appreciate for letting me know. I alway try to help out with questions. But...

Reptiles: Green Iguana, rattlesnake museum, tank system
rattlesnake museum, tank system, green iguana: Hi Kim, For the best thing right now..Your better off keeping the baby seprate from the adult.. If you but the newer lizard in the tank with the other. Yes it might want to hurt it or try to bite it..Just to be on the safe size for now..I would put the...

Reptiles: Green Iguanas and house-hold plants, fake palm trees, banana trees
fake palm trees, banana trees, spider plants: Hi Matthew, What a nice size cage for your iguana. With plants, as you said, they will eat them so its usually best to have a few that you can switch in and out on a regular basis. When they climb on them they really do destroy them pretty fast. What several...

Reptiles: Green Iguanas and plants, metabolic bone disease, crab grass
metabolic bone disease, crab grass, green iguanas: Hi Kimberly, The sedge is toxic... crabgrass is ok in small amounts. I do have to ask....are you planning on placing this on the bottom of your iguanas cage? If so, its not a good idea for many reasons. Your iguana can eat the dirt it is in and cause an...

Reptiles: Green Iguanas, gallon fish tank, rattlesnake museum
gallon fish tank, rattlesnake museum, water worm: Hi, You are doing everything right.. Just make sure you give your green Iquana Calcuim on his or her food. But not everyday. I say ones a month is good to do for now. Thanks for letting me know.. Hope you enjoy for fist reptile for a pet. ...

Reptiles: Green Inguanas, metabolic bone disease, uvb lights
metabolic bone disease, uvb lights, community webshots: Hi Renee, I ve included a basic care sheet that will help you greatly with caring for your iguana. If he is pooping, he is eating.... with the proper care, they grow at least 12 inches their first year...many grow close to 2 feet their first year. Chances...

Reptiles: Green lizard, green lizard, cyclura
green lizard, cyclura, herpetological society: South Florida is overrun with a variety of exotics these days. It doesn t sound like a green iguana or one of the cyclura. It could be a species of anole. A picture could help. If you are near Miami, or the University of Florida, or even a herpetological...

Reptiles: Green Tree Frogs, fire belly toad, green tree frog
fire belly toad, green tree frog, green tree frogs: Dear Brenda, thank you for your question. A 10 gallon is way too small to co-house two different species. Apart from that, fire bellied toads are toxic and may harm or kill the tree frog when they come into contact. I hope I was of some help to you Jennife...

Reptiles: Green tree frog, green tree frog, toilet paper tube
green tree frog, toilet paper tube, feeder insects: Hi Nickie, If the crickets were dying of starvation then they may present a real danger to your frog. Hungry crickets will actually start nibbling at frogs or reptiles if no other food is available. Make sure the crickets have some food like a small leaf...

Reptiles: Green Water Dragon, green water dragon, water dragon
green water dragon, water dragon, water dragons: Actually, all dragons look like females until about 1 -1.5 yrs of age. Going by size, (I m guessing you meant 12 cm excluding tail)sounds like both are approaching this age. What you may have is two males in which case they will never get along. Yam sounds...

Reptiles: Green Water Snake, water snake, green water
water snake, green water, tadpoles: Hi Cyndi, Wild caughts can sometimes be imprinted on a particular prey type which is not always the most convenient. The usual strategy for making the transition to other prey is to use the technique called scenting . Sometimes you only have to do this a...

Reptiles: Green water dragons, green water dragons, green water dragon
green water dragons, green water dragon, volatile organic compounds: Specific to Water Dragons I m not sure, but in general you want to stay away from all types of cedar with reptiles. Bugs hate it too, but it s also toxic to other living things. Some animals don t care for pine and other sappy woods which can also be an...

Reptiles: Green water dragons, green water dragons, water dragons
green water dragons, water dragons, foot tank: Hello again, the tank is a tad small and should be at least another foot high for just one dragon. and another 2ft on every measurement for two and thats still stretching it. But if they are young then it will be ok for now but you should start thinking...

Reptiles: Gurgling bearded dragon?, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, upper respiratory infection: Hi Jeremy, I am sorry to hear that your Bearded Dragon isn t feeling well. It sounds to me like Levi may have a upper respiratory infection. For this, she does need to be taken to a vet ASAP. To find a vet that can treat reptiles, please see the link after...

Reptiles: gardner snakes, water showers, answer asap
water showers, answer asap, best of luck: They can probably live for a few weeks without food or water. From personal experience, most missing reptiles will turn up eventually, even long after you were sure they had died. Check anywhere there might be water-- showers, sinks-- and hopefully he ll show...

Reptiles: my gecko, giant tortoise, hemidactylus turcicus
giant tortoise, hemidactylus turcicus, gallon tank: Dear Brandy, thank you for your question. Please release the gecko again. Wildcaught animals very often have problems adapting to captivity and animals shouldn t be taken from the wild anyway. You can get many captivity-bred geckos at pet shops or better...

Reptiles: gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, external parasites: So is there anything else wrong with him besides weight loss? Is he losing weight from not eating? I know a great site for Leopard Gecko health called www.drgecko.com I did some researching there and found out that the most common causes of weight loss...

Reptiles: gecko, uric acid crystals, leopard gecko
uric acid crystals, leopard gecko, reptile vet: Hi Mike, Please don t make any decisions about her based on my speculations of her condition. You really need to be talking to your vet at this point about the possibility of this diagnosis being correct and any treatment options. You obviously feel compassion...

Reptiles: what's going on with my gecko?, leopard geckos, coconut fiber
leopard geckos, coconut fiber, gallon tank: Hello Mai, I would never use sand it can be fatal if ingested and leopard geckos will purposely ingest it if they are lacking calcium so scrap the sand idea. I don t think she likes the paper you can try softer paper towels or even better what I use is sold...

Reptiles: gecko, rattlesnake museum, leopard gecko
rattlesnake museum, leopard gecko, t draw: Bailey, I have never heard such a thing about Leopard gecko that can bite and draw blood as adults. All I know is that they can give a painful bite and that s it. But never they don t draw blood like adults. I hope that is what you asking me of the questions....

Reptiles: gecko`, geckos, gecko
geckos, gecko, ashley: Hi Ashley, in most cases no he wont die, the tail will grow back but will be dark in color most of the time blackish or dark brown, what type of gecko is it? and about how old?if you have any more concerns or questions let me know, also watch the tail...

Reptiles: gecko, african fat tailed gecko, fat tailed gecko
african fat tailed gecko, fat tailed gecko, cypress mulch: Hi Crystal, Sorry to hear your gecko is under the weather.One of the reasons why your gecko is most likely hiding is being able to see or smell the snake. In the wild, geckos are a snakes meal. Move the snake to where your gecko cannot see him. I have...

Reptiles: gecko, leopard gecko, sphagnum moss
leopard gecko, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee: Hi Carl, I m guessing you mean a leopard gecko...let me know if its another species. I ve included a basic care sheet on the leopard gecko. You have chosen a great first lizard..they are easy to set up and keep.... For a cheap tank you can try yard sales,...

Reptiles: gecko, geckos, gecko
geckos, gecko, body parts: HI Dave. Geckos can only regenerate their tail of all the body parts. I would recommend getting your gecko to the vet ASAP to see if there is anything that can be done to help. Sometimes the scaled over the eyes don t shed correctly, and if that s the case,...

Reptiles: gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, thermomitor: Hi again! Yes, a hydrometer is a good idea. Leopard geckos prefer a rather arid habitat, between 20-40% humidity. I also wanted to be sure that you are gutloading your crickets, and dusting them with a good calcium supplement daily, and a good multivitamin...

Reptiles: my gecko and my cat, leopard gecko, wax worms
leopard gecko, wax worms, paper towels: Hi Amy, With sand, many people have had ok luck with it for many years and then their luck isn t so good... If you do wish to use sand(although still not recommended) most recommend using childrens playsand as that it is a finer grain than any of the ones...

Reptiles: gecko will not eat!, internal parasite, meal worms
internal parasite, meal worms, fecal examination: Dear Kate, thank you for your question. Did you ask the previous owner what he fed them? Sometimes, reptiles get so used to one type of prey that they will not accept any other. Try offering a variety of prey: roaches, locusts, silkworms, butterworms/Teboworms,...

Reptiles: gecko not feeding, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, vet check: Hi Darren, Below is information based on a leopard gecko...if this isn t the species you have, please let me know. Knowing the temperatures in his tank is important(see care sheet below) If the crickets were too large for him, they may have caused a bit...

Reptiles: gecko feeding, herpetological society, living in florida
herpetological society, living in florida, geckos: Before I can give out a caresheet, please, please make sure it s not a native species. It is illegal to make captive any species native to your state. There are plenty of transplanted species so check with your local herpetological society whether this...

Reptiles: gecko food, feeder insects, moth larva
feeder insects, moth larva, leopard gecko: Hi Sarah, It s a good decision to start adding variety to Sammy s diet. The different feeder insects all have different levels of fats, proteins and minerals. You will achieve a better balance of nutrition by giving a variety. Mealworms are not completely...

Reptiles: gecko friend, lepard gecko, brown anole
lepard gecko, brown anole, dry habitats: Hello, Sorry Hardy but no...you can not but these two lizards together firstly the green or even brown anole/knight anoles also included live in rain forests in trees well hidden from view they need 60/70 % humidity and lower temps then the lepard gecko...leopard...

Reptiles: gecko identification, meal worms, control insects
meal worms, control insects, uv lighting: Hi, thank you for your question. It s very hard to identify an animal without a picture. I checked this list of herps in Louisiana http://www.lgchs.org/laherpschecklist.htm and the only gecko is Hemidactylus turcicus, the Mediterranean gecko which was...

Reptiles: Why is my gecko turning grayish white?, rough surfaces, little differences
rough surfaces, little differences, old skin: Hello Mai, this is normal and he/she is most likely shedding. It wont last long and is fun to watch. They will start to get dull and turn a white or gray (because of the old skin) then you will notice they start to rub their noses on rough surfaces in the...

Reptiles: gecko/water dragon, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, water dragons: Hi Clayton, Leopard geckos and a water dragon CAN NOT be housed together. Leopard geckos are desert dwelling, needing a very low humidity and water dragons, as their name imply, need a very humid place to live with access to water that they can swim in. Leopard...

Reptiles: my gecko wont eat, leopard gecko, size tank
leopard gecko, size tank, hiding places: Hello Matthew, you should get him into a vet without eating for 3 months he would be dead so something is seriously wrong. If it has been less then 3 months and you just want information then thats ok, thats what I am here for. First of all I need to know...

Reptiles: My gecko wont eat, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, imune system: Hi Laura, make sure that your tank is at the right temp and has the right lighting,also let me know what you have as a substrate,and if you are feeding live or dried crickets? and are they small enough for your leopard,in the meantime please do get some...

Reptiles: gecko, green anoles, green anole
green anoles, green anole, acquirium: Dear Louis, thank you for your question. Are you still in Florida? Then I strongly suggest that you set the animal free again. I suspect it s a Green Anole (there are no geckos in North America and Green Anoles are ubiquitous in Florida) and he is obviously...

Reptiles: geckoe's, crested gecko, geckos
crested gecko, geckos, gecko: Hi Pat, You don t mention what species of gecko but most geckos will eat a variety of insects, worms, etc. There are some geckos, such as the crested gecko and day gecko that will also eat some fruits. If you have a specific gecko in mind, please let me...

Reptiles: geckos, leopard gecko, sphagnum moss
leopard gecko, sphagnum moss, peat moss: Hi Lisa, I m sorry to say its a very bad idea to put them together. Males will fight to the death...many times, females will fight... and with males and females, you have breeding issues which harm can come to both. If something were to happen to one of...

Reptiles: My geckos, vitimans and minerals, inviroment
vitimans and minerals, inviroment, cricks: Hey Kedric, some times the stress in moving and being set in a new inviroment can cause them not to eat if they dont eat for you within 2-3 days i would sugest that you get them an appitite stimulant Zoo Meds makes a couple of good ones that not only stimulate...

Reptiles: geckos, glue traps, glue trap
glue traps, glue trap, live trap: Hi Todd, Thank you for caring enough to ask this question!! You are a very special person for this. One thing that comes to mind is to raise up the glue traps about 5-6 inches. Use a smooth box, such as one from ice cream or milk....then take some vegetable...

Reptiles: geckos, leopard geckos, brick yards
leopard geckos, brick yards, fat tailed geckos: Dear Crystal, thank you for your question. There are not that many gecko who stay that small and most of those won t get tame. Handling geckos is always a problem since there is the danger that they will drop their tail when they feel threatened. Most species...

Reptiles: geckos, dandelion flowers, tailed gecko
dandelion flowers, tailed gecko, vertical slit: Hello, first of all I do not recommend anybody to keep wild caught reptiles. They are fine in the wild and don t really need help. If you feel he is better off then obviously I wont be able to convince you other wise. So you may as well know all that you can...

Reptiles: geckos, leopard geckos, bearded dragons
leopard geckos, bearded dragons, boards index: Leopard Geckos are incredibly easy and inexpensive to care for. They are however, nocturnal and like to hid and sleep during the day. Bearded Dragons are also a great lizard. Very easy to care for but are a little more expensive to initially set up and...

Reptiles: geckos, feeder insects, leopard gecko
feeder insects, leopard gecko, ground dwelling: Hi Ian, Well you pretty much described a leopard gecko in your question! They are captive bred in enormous numbers due to their popularity and are widely available. You can keep a single one in a 10 gal tank, they are ground dwelling and are quite fine living...

Reptiles: geckos, bearded dragon care, driftwood pieces
bearded dragon care, driftwood pieces, humidity requirements: I m a little confused. Your subject says geckos and then the question refers to a bearded dragon. I will give you a caresheet about bearded dragons and what they need. But what about geckos? If you are asking about having both in one big tank, the answer...

Reptiles: geckos and food, leopard geckos, carbon bonds
leopard geckos, carbon bonds, reptile rescue: All my answers are as prompt as can be in light of the fact that I run a reptile rescue, and a business, and only volunteer here as I have time. All answers are addressed in the order received unless it is an emergency. To be honest, this is nothing to be...

Reptiles: can geckos live with bearded dragons, bearded dragons, geckos
bearded dragons, geckos, intimidation: First, it s never a good idea to mix species because of the transfer of different bacteria and parasites. Second, both species are territorial, one will hurt or kill the other, either by intimidation and keeping the other from food, or battle. Third, they...

Reptiles: geckos, leopard geckos, drift wood
leopard geckos, drift wood, geckos: Dear Oliver, thank you for your question. Drift wood can be used, but I recommend sterilizing it either by nuking it in the microwave (make sure it doesn t start to scorch or burn), boiling it or by bleaching it. Here s a good article on treating driftwood...

Reptiles: general question, edmund brown, ball python
edmund brown, ball python, period of time: Hi Phil, They love thier hide box. This is normal as they like being in small dark places. Be sure the temperature is at around 95F on one end and about 82F on the other end. If it is to hot they will try to find the cooler spot. If your temperatures are...

Reptiles: general questions on chameleons, pothos ivy, ficus benjaminus
pothos ivy, ficus benjaminus, herp vet: Dear Diane, thank you for your question. There are so many different species, I really cannot give you much general information. Each species has different requirements in regard to temperature, humidity, enclosure ect. They all eat only live prey and...

Reptiles: general, fence lizard, arboreal lizard
fence lizard, arboreal lizard, gut flora: Hi Lee You have an arboreal lizard from the South/Central American rainforest, A tropical agamid from Southeast Asia, and a semiarid savannah/forest loving fence lizard from Australia. Three very different habitats, temperature/humidity needs, and dietary...

Reptiles: genetics/cloning, internal body temperature, cold climates
internal body temperature, cold climates, ectothermy: Steve, I am definitely not an expert on cloning, but from what I do know about it, I would have to say that cloning a reptile can probably be done. As with cats, lambs, and other things that have been cloned, reptiles have distinctive genetic codes. As...

Reptiles: geriatric bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Mike, Since your dragon is 9 yrs old, it is possible that he is at the end of his life....but...it can be other things also. A vet check up would help greatly. Is eh spending time in the cool areas and not basking? Although you say a few months is...

Reptiles: geriatric fat tail gecko, herp vet, water dish
herp vet, water dish, calcium supplement: Dear Michelle, thank you for your question. I checked the herp longlevity homepage and African Fat Tail Geckos are listed with 16, 13 and 11 years (http://www.pondturtle.com/llizb.html#Hemitheconyx). So I think that your gecko might be just plain old, but...

Reptiles: I was just given a bearderd dragon-help!, calcium absorption, uvb light
calcium absorption, uvb light, accidental ingestion: Hi Bekah, Your lighting sounds fine. You should test the area under the basking light with a thermometer to make sure it is in the right range of around 100F. It should be positioned near one end of the tank so that he can also get away from the heat. They...

Reptiles: glass dance, good word, hairs
good word, hairs, warmth: Hi Sean, the glass dance (good word :) ) is usually a sign of a too small enclosure, yes. Some people think that their dragons want to run around the room when they do this, but I don t think so. The dragon would cool ust too fast, it s very important...

Reptiles: gluttonous gecko, live crickets, peat moss
live crickets, peat moss, leopard gecko: Hi Colleen, Sounds like you are doing well with your gecko..that s great! Your gecko is most likely hungry. At his age he will probably want to eat 10 crickets a day..maybe even more, maybe less. A good rule to follow is to feed as many as he/she can eat...

Reptiles: my gold skink, skink, skinks
skink, skinks, sexes: Hi, thank you for your question. Gold Skinks can reach a size of 7-9 . While males may have larger heads, there is no other difference in size between the sexes. Males are usually more colourful (you can let a vet probe the skink to tell the sex for sure)....

Reptiles: golden gecko, reptile vet, water bowl
reptile vet, water bowl, dead skin: Hello Darren, take your little gecko to the nearest reptile vet and have him checked out. He sounds like he isn t doing to well. I would bring in your other one too if they are housed together to make sure if its an illness it hasn t gotten both of them. Make...

Reptiles: golden gecko, geck, birth defect
geck, birth defect, gecko: Hello Kerri, I have never heard of a gecko having to tail tips. It is most likely a birth defect. If you are worried that it may effect his health or that it is something serious. Then take it to a vet that deals with reptiles and they should be able to tell...

Reptiles: golden Skinks, outer layer of skin, skinks
outer layer of skin, skinks, skink: All lizards shed when they outgrow their outer layer of skin. Healthy babies will shed a lot in their first year. Adults may shed once or maybe twice a year. A healthy skin will peel back by itself. Never pull the shed off as it may damage new scales...

Reptiles: graid beardies, pet store employees, gastrointestinal infection
pet store employees, gastrointestinal infection, egg binding: She very well could be gravid and most pet store employees don t know what they are talking about. If she is a mature female, she could have come to you gravid, whether fertile or not. Many reptiles can produce offspring several years after a single mating....

Reptiles: grass snakes?, grass snakes, typical grass
grass snakes, typical grass, grass snake: Hi Lisa, thanks for the question, and a Big thanks for adopting your snakes!!! the greenish yellow i believe a to be a typical garrter or grass, the other is a Thamnophis proximus orarius in purple,or western ribbon they also have a blue morh in...

Reptiles: gravid beared dragon, beared dragon, water soaks
beared dragon, water soaks, gentle massage: Annette, If you can feel the eggs in her belly which you should be able to give her a warm water soaks and very gentle massage. They get bound for alot of reasons. One of which is not the appropriate digging...

Reptiles: gravid beared dragon, beared dragon, bearded dragon
beared dragon, bearded dragon, behavour: Hello Annette, it is a possibility I don t think after three days it would be too big of a deal. She can dig for weeks before ready. Just make sure the soil or whatever you are using is moist and warm. and deep. If she doesn t eat for 5 days try a different...

Reptiles: gravid veiled chameleon, veiled chameleon, uvb light
veiled chameleon, uvb light, proper supplementation: I wouldn t change her habitat yet again as that Chams do not deal well with change. Sand may be too heavy for her to dig in...using a vermiculite or other lightweight substrate such as the spaghnum moss might be to her liking. Try placing some cham safe plants...

Reptiles: grayish side?, squeemish, side question
squeemish, side question, geckos: Hey Mai, thats good, it means the bath helped! Leopard Geckos can shed there skin in as little as ten minutes. It has happened with me many times. She was completely white meaning so close to shedding and the bath really helped. They scratch themselves on...

Reptiles: green Anoles, green anole, watt light bulb
green anole, watt light bulb, green anoles: To: Tasia First of all - you actually would be better to have a 10 gallon tank... I realize that a five gallon tank is kinda small. So, I think your better off to get a 10 gallon tank for a one Green Anole. It gives more room for him to run around and...

Reptiles: green anole, green anole care, green anole lizards
green anole care, green anole lizards, green anole: Well the reasons for a Green Anole being brown are sickness, wrong temperature, wrong humidity, a dominant tank mate, lack of food, dehydration, and many other reasons. Check out some care sheets and make sure the temps and foods and everything you are doing...

Reptiles: green anole, green anole, uvb lighting
green anole, uvb lighting, fruits and vegetables: Anoles are pretty well strictly insectivores and you can t get around feeding them insects. However, if you wanted to try and offer them some veggies or fruit on occasion, you might try finely diced greens, and maybe some applesauce. Don t count on an Anole...

Reptiles: green anole not eating, green anoles, green anole
green anoles, green anole, drift wood: Hi Cynthia, Thank you for the nice comments!! Don t feel bad about the uvb...its the one area that most pet stores give the incorrect info on...and one of the most misunderstood areas of reptile care, which...is the manufacturers fault in most cases due...

Reptiles: green anole eggs, green anole eggs, green anole
green anole eggs, green anole, pinhead crickets: That would depend on the temperature on the eggs and if the area is kept humid. That s why wild anoles that get into the houses in Florida will lay eggs in people s tubs! If the substrate surrounding the eggs is kept moist but not wet, and the temp stays...

Reptiles: green anole moods, green anoles, green anole
green anoles, green anole, many different reasons: Hello Brandi, Green Anoles change colors for many different reasons, and yes mood can be a factor. Not as much as a sad vs. happy but more like if he is stressed he will be brown, if he is content and warm and healthy he will be green. The brighter green...

Reptiles: my green anole won't eat, green anole, parasite load
green anole, parasite load, meal worms: He showing signs of a high parasite load if his poops are runny and smelly. I mean worse than usual smelly. If not, it may be a reaction to mealworms. They can eat mealies, but if he s not used to them, they are a bit harder to digest because of their...

Reptiles: about my green anole, green anole, green anoles
green anole, green anoles, live crickets: To: Gina Green Anole - will rather eat Baby size Mealworms more than the crickets.Just put the mealworms in a small dish that is short and not to deep for them to get out. When crickets are hiding. Your Green Anole will find them. No worries.. ...

Reptiles: green anoles are brown, green anoles, moist substrate
green anoles, moist substrate, flower pots: Dear Jennifer thank you for your question. The easiest way to check the humidity is to buy a gauge. You can get digital ones, which are more expensive, but also more accurate and analog ones, wich are cheap but you may need to calibrate them once a while....

Reptiles: Can green anoles be kept with other aniamls, brown anole, green anoles
brown anole, green anoles, reptile diseases: Hello Sean, some people will house Green Anoles with House Geckos because they are similiar in size, and have similiar requirements. However I beleive that every species should be house with their own species and not be mixed at all. So my answer no, you can...

Reptiles: green anoles, metabolic bone disease, green anoles
metabolic bone disease, green anoles, heat rocks: Anoles are rather shy reptiles. What caresheet do you use? The Anole caresheet I rely on comes from a woman with many years in reptile rescue. Compare yours to this one, especially regarding temps and humidity. Green anoles are native to the southeastern...

Reptiles: green and bahama anoles, bahama anoles, green anole
bahama anoles, green anole, easy prey: Changing color has a couple of functions. Anoles will change color when they are stressed and reacting to what they may perceive as a predator, it also happens to allow them to camoflage to a limited extent. This is why they will darken when they are colder...

Reptiles: green basilisk, green basilisk, basilisks
green basilisk, basilisks, basilisk: Hello Angel, I actually am not sure about this medical problem and have had no experience with it. If you would like you can let me know and I can do some research. But as for finding a vet. I know multiple sites with recommended vets. I am assuming your in...

Reptiles: green iguana, femoral pores, pin pricks
femoral pores, pin pricks, tank heater: Devin, I am so sorry for your loss. :( If you get another little one watch the temp. Make sure he is going to the bathroom regularly and has heat directly for his belly like an under the tank heater or...

Reptiles: green iguana, acting this way, green iguana
acting this way, green iguana, umn edu: Hi Natalie, It can be full of eggs(this is the time of year that they would in the wild) or it can be ill. If she is looking to lay eggs, she will search out a spot that she can dig into easlily such as a protected area of sand. Generally, when they are...

Reptiles: green iguana is pregnant!!!i think, metabolic bone disease, reptile veterinarian
metabolic bone disease, reptile veterinarian, 10 gallon tank: Do you give her a daily soak in the tub? Does she have a proper water pan to poop in? Females don t start laying eggs until they are at least 10 inches snout to vent. She may be impacted if you use any form of particulate substrate on the bottom of her...

Reptiles: green iguana is pregnant!!!i think, peat moss, friends dad
peat moss, friends dad, water tub: OK, if she is eating then its not an impaction. It is possible that she mated with him and stored the sperm, but it seems unlikely. If you give it a bath in warm water and drip some over her head, then she may insinctivly go to the bathroom. If you have anymore...

Reptiles: green iguana, metabolic bone disease, green iguana
metabolic bone disease, green iguana, liver disease: Hi Josh, He does this only when you pick him up,or are near him correct? If not, please let me know as my answer is based on your comment about picking him up. It means he is trying to pretend you aren t there because right now he is scared to death of...

Reptiles: green iguanas, water dragons, and whites tree frogs, whites tree frogs, vegeterian diets
whites tree frogs, vegeterian diets, green iguanas: Hello, No this is Not at all suitable green iguanas are to eat Soley vegeterian diets and are easily stressed when they are babies....the water dragon eats only live bugs and these can disturb and stress the lizard since the frog eats bugs as well....Also...

Reptiles: green iguanas, blue tounge, little buggers
blue tounge, little buggers, green iguanas: Green iggys are mean little buggers I had two both lived in seperate cages and both went to a new home, they whip you with tehre taisl even thou you hadle them ever day, they bite you when you do handle them theya re really not nice lizards. i now own the...

Reptiles: green male iguana, metabolic bone disease, male iguanas
metabolic bone disease, male iguanas, male iguana: Hi Patti, They generally are calm when put into a new situations..then..they become iguanas..lol. They also test more the more they settle into their new home... Many male iguanas, during breeding season(which is now) can be very aggressive with women....

Reptiles: my green tree frog, 5 gallon aquarium, green tree frog
5 gallon aquarium, green tree frog, coconut husk: Hi Kim, Those ideas are probably no different from the commercial reptile carpet and much cheaper. Frogs skin is more permeable then reptiles. I would check those things for any type of chemical residue or glue smell before using them, maybe even give them...

Reptiles: green tree frog, green tree frog, gallon fish tank
green tree frog, gallon fish tank, wax worms: Hello and thank you for your questins, A green tree frog the american type(2 inches fully grown with white stripe on sides of mouth extending down sides) need 5 gallons at lest per frog two or three would be happy in a ten gallon fish tank they are not...

Reptiles: green tree frogs, green tree frogs, green anoles
green tree frogs, green anoles, frog care: Hi Wendy, House geckos and green tree frogs are compatible sizes and require similar environments. They are often housed together successfully in community tanks. There is always some element of risk when combining species, particulary ones likely wild caught...

Reptiles: my green water dragon, green water dragon, poison dart frog
green water dragon, poison dart frog, humidity gauge: The only animal that would be comfy in a 10 gallon would be a poison dart frog. Like Iguanas, a water dragon needs a lot of room, even a baby needs a lot more, at least a 40 gallon He needs enough water to swim in that can be changed every day, His basking...

Reptiles: green water dragon, green water dragon, gut bacteria
green water dragon, gut bacteria, water dragon: Hi Mandy, Some lizards do do that..I would have a fecal check done on him for any internal parasites.....also...since one of the reasons they eat their own feces is to replenish their gut bacteria that is needed to properly digest their food, its a good...

Reptiles: green water dragons, green water dragons, rattlesnake museum
green water dragons, rattlesnake museum, water dragons: Hi, Actually yes..If you get the bulb wet..It will short out the light in the wire. But if you try not to spray on the lamp or near the light bulb.. Than it won t be a problem. Just remember that you need to be extra careful when spraying in the...

Reptiles: greenlizzard, green lizard, china images
green lizard, china images, small babies: Hi Hailey, One species (not native) that fits the size you state is the water dragon. http://travel.mongabay.com/china/images/china_103-7215.html Here is a link to several pages of lizards...can you identify it from one of the lizards listed there?...

Reptiles: growth on my bearded dragon, lumps on the head, bearded dragon
lumps on the head, bearded dragon, beardies: Recently someone posted here about their beardies having lumps on the head and the back. Her vet was thinking it was some sort of infection but did nothing. Did your vet try and aspirate one of the lumps to culture it and see if it is an infection? An...

Reptiles: growth, chinese water dragons, water dragons
chinese water dragons, water dragons, coco: Coco, He will grow. The more you feed him if he is juvenile the more he will grow.Don t worry when he is growing he will shed. Maybe you should feed him abit more. They will not over eat so feed him what...

Reptiles: Habitat Fragmentation, indigo snake, habitat fragmentation
indigo snake, habitat fragmentation, edmund brown: Hi Tiffany, Habitat fragmentation affects reptiles much the same way that it affects all other species. The natural order of things is disrupted to the point of permanent changes being made. Some will adapt, while others will simply vanish. Some of the...

Reptiles: Handling Mali Uromastyx, mali uromastyx, human companionship
mali uromastyx, human companionship, bearded dragons: Hi Ben, Its really hard to say if your new pet will be the way you want him to. They are all different...even the beardies that are known to like human companionship can sometimes not like humans so much. Being gentle with your Uro so he learns to trust...

Reptiles: Hatchling Bearded Dragon, collared greens, silk worms
collared greens, silk worms, bearded dragon: Hello Brittani, a week ago means he is still trying to get used to his new home. He is still unsure of the new home and whats going on. Now with beardies the food cant be any bigger then the space between his eyes. Any bigger and he can get sick and stop eating....

Reptiles: HELP, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, vet asap: Hi Ashley, Sorry to hear about your bearded dragon. I don t like sand for the beardeds because of them eating in their tanks. No matter how careful you or they are, the sand gets in their food and they eat it. Of course the first thing to do is remove ALL...

Reptiles: HELP!, yellow throated plated lizard, uvb lights
yellow throated plated lizard, uvb lights, uva and uvb: Funny, just after my first answer to you I visited another reptile forum where someone mentioned that their leopard gecko had suffered serious vet-requiring mouth injuries from crushed walnut. Actually, you can just use regular sand. You should be able to...

Reptiles: HELP!!, herp vet, wax worms
herp vet, wax worms, best bet: You can try but you would want to hole a cricket up to his face and try to get him to bite at it. But do it without the others with him. The best thing I could say is to try a vet trip. They usually know what they are talking about. Have you tried giving him...

Reptiles: HELP! i dont know what to feed my frog!!!!HELP!, pet frog, dear jennifer
pet frog, dear jennifer, fruitflies: Dear Jennifer, thank you for your question. I recommend returning the frog to where you found him or to a smimilar place. It s a wild animal and it should stay where it belongs. Apart from that, it might be a protected species. If you do want a pet frog,...

Reptiles: HELP MY GECKO, PLEASE!, herp vet, leopard gecko
herp vet, leopard gecko, red desert: Dear Breawna, thank you for your question. If you have red desert type sand, it s probably from that and the whole gecko might turn a slightly red shade. If you have normal coloured sand, I recommend seeing a vet to rule out anything medical. If you don...

Reptiles: HELP my toad scaped, wet rags, moist places
wet rags, moist places, cupboards: Dear Jorge, thank you for your question. Put wet rags in every room, the toad will look for moist places to hide and there s a good chance that he will hide under one of the rags. Check small and dark places, under cupboards and inside, even if you think...

Reptiles: HELP! My uromastyx has escaped! how can i attract him and find him?, bathrooms and kitchens, red brick
bathrooms and kitchens, red brick, water check: Hello Sander, if you have pets larger then him then put them outside or in a garage. That way you know they cant get to him. Did you have a screen on the top of his tank? Did you remove everything from the tank and look around a little in the substrate? Were...

Reptiles: HELP, herp vet, vet care
herp vet, vet care, bearded dragon: Looks like your baby is impacted. This is serious. He should see a good herp vet so make an appointment as soon as possible. If you don t have one, you can find one nearest you with these links: For vets recommended by other herpers: http://www.herpvetconnection.com...

Reptiles: Health, leopard geckos, two females
leopard geckos, two females, geckos: Dear Oliver, thank you for your question. Digging is normal for leopard geckos. Are you sure they are male and female? Mostly only the females dig to find a good places to lay their eggs, but males sometimes dig, too, just for fun or because they want to...

Reptiles: Hearing of Bearded Dragon Lizards, bearded dragon care, dragon lizards
bearded dragon care, dragon lizards, 30 gallon tank: Hiya Carol, Sure they can hear...provided they have no infections or diseases of the tympanic membrane (ears) that is!! Some lizards can hear better than others and in different ways so to speak. A wonderful explanation of reptiles hearing can be found...

Reptiles: Heat Lamps, green anole, heat lamps
green anole, heat lamps, gal tank: Dear Heather, thank you for your question. 100 watt are a bit too much, too much wattage can overheat small tanks quickly, especially when combines with a 75 watt. I recommend one or two basking spots, 20 watt for the 10g and 50-75 watt for the 20g. It...

Reptiles: Heat Lamps, ceramic heat emitter, reptile veterinarian
ceramic heat emitter, reptile veterinarian, bearded dragons: Hi Daniel, Yes, beardies need total darkness to sleep, so no lights of any kind. When it does get cold and if your house goes below 60F, a ceramic heat emitter with a rheostat should be used. Do yourself a favor and get your beardie from an ethical...

Reptiles: Heat lamp, bearded dragon, heat lamp
bearded dragon, heat lamp, cecelia: Sean, It can be true and likely that if you use any colored light bulb that can cause problems for there health. which use I a 60 watt. regular light bulb for them and they will do fine with that. Because it not so hot where it would hurt them. Thanks...

Reptiles: Heat lights and heights, leopard geckos, sort of slides
leopard geckos, sort of slides, climbing vines: Howdy Ellen, Well good for you on your new pet! I wouldn t recommend useing a heat lamp since you probably don t have a big enough tank. I would recommend a under-tank heater which I m sure you ve heard of if you did your home work. Now as for the lamp...

Reptiles: Heating and Lighting, mercury vapor lights, mercury vapor bulbs
mercury vapor lights, mercury vapor bulbs, uva and uvb: Hi Karuna, I ve included my basic care sheet that has information on lighting...with a link to the Mega Ray Mercury Vapor lights that I use and love. www.reptileuv.com is that link. You will see that they have several choices in wattages. Each requires...

Reptiles: Heating and Lighting, mercury vapor bulbs, desert reptiles
mercury vapor bulbs, desert reptiles, uva and uvb: Hi Karuna. As you have discovered, there are many different opinions on MV bulbs. I use them myself, and I have found that they work very well for beardies. I would say that the distance from the animal depends on a few things, but generally between 12-24...

Reptiles: Heating and Lighting, mercury vapor bulbs, uva and uvb
mercury vapor bulbs, uva and uvb, flourescent bulbs: Hi Karuna, First of all this site http://www.uvguide.co.uk/index.htm is probably the most comprehensive one for understanding reptile mercury vapour lights. They have results on the testing of various brands and types (floods and spots) that should help you...

Reptiles: Heating and Lighting, mercury vapor bulbs, uva and uvb
mercury vapor bulbs, uva and uvb, flourescent bulbs: Hello, basicly you need it to be 100-110 F. at the highest basking point, a UVB bulb should be no farther away then 8-10 inches...i ve never used the MV bulbs so cant comment on them. As long as the lizard can get up close(8/10 inches) from the uvb bulb it...

Reptiles: Heating/lighting, green water dragons, green water dragon
green water dragons, green water dragon, uvb light: Ok...first of all, the purpose of the UVB light isn t to produce warmth; it s only to provide the reptile with a sort of simulated sunlight, as they cannot get the specific wavelengths that they would from the sun with a normal light, so it does not have...

Reptiles: Heating/lighting, cold room, watt bulb
cold room, watt bulb, air temp: The actual bulb/ wattage doesn t really matter; as long as you can achieve the required temperature, then by all means use the household bulb. However, if you have a large tank/cold room/your reptile requires a large amount of heat, then you will probably...

Reptiles: Hello, water dragon, closed eyes
water dragon, closed eyes, permanent damage: Hi Andrew, When reptiles become ill they will almost always stop feeding, become very lethargic and just lay there with closed eyes. Just wanted to tell you that in case you had assumed she got dirt in her eyes because she was keeping them closed. If you...

Reptiles: HelloWhen I was cleaning..., tank heater, tanks
tank heater, tanks: I am sorry that I cannot give you an answer based on personal expierence, as I clean all my tanks outside with a hose. However, they do get wet when I do that and always work fine, so as long as it was not under water for a long enough time that it could have...

Reptiles: Hello I heard that normal..., household light bulbs, husbandry practices
household light bulbs, husbandry practices, flood lamp: Hello. I would have to say that you probably should not use a regular household lightbulb in a basking lamp. Depending on the species that you are keeping, the type of lighting requred for correct husbandry practices varies as far as wattage and some other...

Reptiles: HelloDo you need a heat..., edmund brown, temperature insulation
edmund brown, temperature insulation, heat lamps: The base of the heat lamp gets to hot to be used in any lamp fixture that is not porcilan. Heat lamps all have this whereas regular lamps do not. Used in a regular lamp would create a real fire danger. The wire also comes with hi temperature insulation not...

Reptiles: Hermit crabs, aluminium profiles, hermit crabs
aluminium profiles, hermit crabs, water dishes: Hi, I d get at least a twenty gallon tank (a long one, not a tall one). A thirty gallon tank would be even better, then the crabs will have plenty of room even when they ve all grown a bit. You can try to put deeper bedding at one end, but probably the...

Reptiles: Hello my question isnt concerning..., window screens, homemade bird
window screens, homemade bird, gallon tank: Not only are window screens weak, but they are (I think) usually made of plastic, so putting a 100 degree+ lamp on it probably wouldnt work for very long. However, anything made out of metal( I don t know what bird cage wire looks like) with holes small enough...

Reptiles: Help !!!!, relocation stress, meal worms
relocation stress, meal worms, wax worms: Is he happy in his bath? Swimming? Or does he just sit there till he poops? Does he drink his bath water? If he s active then continue. However, if he starts looking for a dark place to hide, it may be time. I know mine are down when they go into their...

Reptiles: Help!!!!!, signs of calcium deficiency, common health problems
signs of calcium deficiency, common health problems, intestinal parasites: Hi Adri, The symptoms you describe are indeed the general symptoms of a gecko that is not well but they are not specific to any particular cause. The best I can do is discuss the most common husbandry mistakes and the most common health problems that affect...

Reptiles: Help, relocation stress, ear holes
relocation stress, ear holes, cage size: Best to have her checked by your friend s veterinarian for any digestive disturbances. If everything is ok healthwise, she just may be going through a little relocation stress, which is normal. There are many differences in the different breeds in...

Reptiles: Help again!, herp vet, meal worms
herp vet, meal worms, crickets: Take her to a good herp vet and have her checked out. Not eating isn t good, but you say she just shed and sometimes when lizards and snakes shed they will stop eating all together the day before during and after the shed. But it really isn t something you...

Reptiles: Help, bearded dragon care sheet, bearded dragon care
bearded dragon care sheet, bearded dragon care, crested geckos: Hi Alec, I m including a basic care sheet on the bearded dragon so that you can see what is involved with owning and caring for one. Do keep in mind that most lizards prefer to be alone in a tank. They really aren t social creatures. Males will never...

Reptiles: Help, female bearded dragons, dwarf hamster
female bearded dragons, dwarf hamster, garter snake: There is still a chance of fighting even if they have been together all their lives. When they get mature into the sexual age they can be extremeley territorial. Your best bet I think would be to use a removable devider in a tank so that they can be together...

Reptiles: Help, metabolic bone disease, vision cages
metabolic bone disease, vision cages, gallon aquarium: Alec, you can just go to custom tanks. You will get tons of sites that make acrylic and all kinds of aquariums. If you go to custom reptile tanks or cages, you will get sites that tell you how to build...

Reptiles: Help my bearded dragon looks ill?, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, reptile vet: You need to take him to a qualified reptile vet ASAP to get medical attention. To find a vet in your area please see the link www.anapsid.org/vets It sounds like your dragon has a severe infection. I ve included a basic care sheet for your bearded dragon....

Reptiles: Help with a lethargic bearded dragon thats refusing to eat, bearded dragon, strip light
bearded dragon, strip light, gallon tank: Hi Nathan, I m glad to hear that. Yes, keeping him is a less trafficked area should help. Beardeds are very visually aware of their surroundings. Most pet shop display cages are glass only on the front with three enclosed sides but most home tanks are completely...

Reptiles: Help Please ???, fish bowl, bullfrog tadpole
fish bowl, bullfrog tadpole, amphibians: Well I am not to experienced with amphibians but I can give you a link with tadpole care. Good luck and I hope he makes it. Here you go this has Q&As for caring for froglets. http://www.growafrog.com/quesfrog.html Scroll down and see the care instructions...

Reptiles: Help!, melissa kaplan, leopard geckos
melissa kaplan, leopard geckos, dragon lives: Dear Amber, thank you for your question. Keeping herps is always expensive. The animal itself is usually cheap, but everything else costs lots of money: enclosure, lighting, heating, food (you can t feed mealworms or crickets, reptiles need variety), electricity...

Reptiles: Herbivores, Mainly Hebivores, uromastyx lizards, green iguanas
uromastyx lizards, green iguanas, bearded dragons: Hi, thank you for your question. Bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeos and Pogona henrylawsoni are the most commonly kept species) and Uromastyx lizards (Uromastyx spec., there are several subspecies) are omnivores, both reach a size of 1-2 ft. and need a diet...

Reptiles: Hermit Crab, hermit crabs, proper humidity
hermit crabs, proper humidity, horrible conditions: Dear JoLaine, thank you for your question. It might be that the crab is preparing to molt, eating a lot and luggish behaviour are signs of an upcoming molt. Crabs can die from stress (what crabbers named PPS = post purchase stress) up to two months after...

Reptiles: Hermit Crabs, land hermit crabs, dear kelly
land hermit crabs, dear kelly, hermit crab: Dear Kelly, thank you for your question. Hanging out of the shell may be a sign that it s too hot in the tank or it might be a sign of illness, in that case there is not much you can do. But check the temperature, overheating is very dangerous for land hermit...

Reptiles: Hermit Crabs, frozen fish food, calendula flowers
frozen fish food, calendula flowers, hermit crab food: Thanks for the good rating! I usually cut fruits, leaves and vegetables up in small pieces because I feel that it s easier for the crabs to eat it then. Apart from that, it smells more and smell is very important for crabs. They feel attracted to food that...

Reptiles: Hermit crab substrate, coconut fiber, 10 gallon tank
coconut fiber, 10 gallon tank, potted plants: hey rick, you can mist it several times a day,also small potted plants will help keep your humidity 60-70 percent,it should feel very tropical,temp no lower than 72 degrees, hermits loke and need to tunnle so if you can use a 10 gallon tank and substrate...

Reptiles: Hermit crabs, water dish, dry climate
water dish, dry climate, tank interior: Hi, bathing is a discussed topic with crabbers. Some people (including me) don t bathe their crabs at all and provide a deep water bowl instead where the crabs can bathe themselves. If you want to bathe them, do so once a week and don t bathe any crabs that...

Reptiles: Hermit crabs, old tank, new tank
old tank, new tank, gallon tank: Hi, I wouldn t use a hammock as a second level because I d be afraid that the crabs might get tangled in it with their legs (come to that, I d be afraid of the same thing with a lizard). And they can pinch it. Some people use suction cups and then hang up...

Reptiles: Hermit crabs, hermit crabs, coke bottle
hermit crabs, coke bottle, tank heater: Hi, you can cut off the bottom of a coke bottle and put it on top of him for the next two or three days so that he can harden without the others bothering him. But then release him so that he can eat and drink. The crabs stay hidden until they are hardened...

Reptiles: Hermit crabs, hermit crabs, coke bottle
hermit crabs, coke bottle, tank heater: Hi, pale green is an unusual colour, but I think you have Ecuadorians, right? They are the crabs with really strange colours :) The change in colour does mean that he starts to harden. Wait for a week, then you can out him back with the others. If he s running...

Reptiles: Hermit crabs, hermit crabs, coke bottle
hermit crabs, coke bottle, tank heater: Hi, fruit flies will just appear, especially in summer, they come from outside or from fruit you bought. They won t multiply in the tank, their larvae feed on rotting fruit and if you always clean out the food dish and the food the crabs dragged out of it,...

Reptiles: Chinese water dragon (phsignathus concincinus), chinese water dragon, water dragons
chinese water dragon, water dragons, water dragon: Hi, try handfeeding them. Don t catch and hold them, this will only stress them out. If they are captivity born, they should be used to humans already. Wildcaught lizards will probably always remain at least a bit shy. When you change their water or do anything...

Reptiles: Hermit crabs, land hermit crabs, land hermit crab
land hermit crabs, land hermit crab, salt water tank: Hi, thank you for your question. Land hermit crabs can live around 50 years and grow as big as a small coconut or even bigger. The crabs that have lived longest in captivity are 30 years old now and apple-sized. I have no experience with the care of aquatic...

Reptiles: Hermit crabs, humidity gauge, hermit crabs
humidity gauge, hermit crabs, cloudy eyes: Hi, Hermit Crabs often move into damaged shells. How often they change their shells depends on the individual crab, some like to move often, some don t. If they feel uncomfortable in their small shells, they will move, don t worry. I mist my terrarium in...

Reptiles: Hermit crabs, coconut fibre, hermit crabs
coconut fibre, hermit crabs, water dishes: Hi, yes, hermit crabs have an excellent sense of smell and will know where the food dish is. I d change the water dishes at least twice a week. I don t really clean my tank (I use Forest Bedding, a coconut fibre substrate), I just clean out water and food...

Reptiles: -------------------------..., crickets, tadpole
crickets, tadpole, ericson: Brittany Williams, Very sorry for the late respond... I got your message and I still need more information about where is Wallingford? What city or country, state is it? Because it might help me to figure out what frog it is. I know the colors...

Reptiles: Hind legs twitching, meal worms, digital thermometer
meal worms, digital thermometer, heat lamps: When there are any health problems, its best to stick to the top shelf greens and fruits. The reason is, its better to fill them up on the good nutritional greens than it is to fill them up on the filler greens that have little or no correct nutritional...

Reptiles: Horned Mountian Lizard with swollen eye., uv lighting, food size
uv lighting, food size, potting soil: Hello Nikki, do you think I can get some more information? To know what caused it I need to know a little bit more about the environment. Tank size? Food size? Are the crickets left in overnight? UV Lighting? Humidity? Temperature? Anything else out...

Reptiles: Horned mountain dragon, horned mountain dragon, worms nightcrawlers
horned mountain dragon, worms nightcrawlers, silk worms: Hi Brandon, You can offer them nightcrawlers(earthworms), superworms. Mealworms aren t fattening. You are thinking of wax worms which are high in fat but can be used on occasion as treats. Silkworms are good, but can be pretty expensive, and depending on...

Reptiles: Horned-toad lizards, horned toad lizard, desert iguanas
horned toad lizard, desert iguanas, horned toad: Dear Jackee, thank you for your question. Both species are sometimes bred in captivity in the US, try to find a reptile show or a herp society near you to get in contact with breeders. Maybe you ll find animals that are for adoption because many reptiles...

Reptiles: Hours of sleep per day, baby turtles, nocturnal species
baby turtles, nocturnal species, deformities: Hey Ernie, I m not sure, I never heard of this species...Maybe he is a nocturnal species?? Do you have a basking light that he is sleeping under?? If he doen t have a basking light, he needs one to prevent shell deformities. Also make sure his diet has alot...

Reptiles: Housing Bearded Dragons, pet store employees, outdoor habitat
pet store employees, outdoor habitat, bearded dragons: Something VERY large in my opinion. Too many people know too little about Beardies and their natural territorial behaviors and tendency to range. This includes pet store employees who know they usually don t have anything that big and just want to sell you...

Reptiles: Housing/decorating, fake plants, fish tanks
fake plants, fish tanks, gallon tank: If you have a 33 gallon tank you don t need any more space and I don t recommend you turn your tank on its side. It wasn t ment to do that. I also really like Repticzone.com its a very good site. There really isn t trick to decorating the cage. Just buy...

Reptiles: Housing, feeding, temp & handling, corn snakes, heat lamps
corn snakes, heat lamps, maintinence: I have no experience with hatchlings, as I don t breed. However, I can answer your questions regarding adults. I wouldn t put more than 2 adults in a 3 gallon. Adults should be fed once a week. Mice can be thawed a couple of ways...Leave it at room...

Reptiles: Housing Green Water Dragons, green water dragons, baby water dragon
green water dragons, baby water dragon, water dragons: Hello. Yes your right most reptiles do best on there own. Well now I personaly own an adult male bearded dragon and had two younger ones that I lost intrest in and sold so I know alot about beardies and well Bearded Dragons come from australia where its dry...

Reptiles: Housing Water Dragon W/ Green Iguana, single cell organisms, water dragon
single cell organisms, water dragon, territorial behaviour: Hi Bob, There is always a risk with co-habitating different species. The bacteria and single cell organisms that live in the intestines of your iguana (and there are plenty) and are normal and harmless for him/her may not be harmless to your water dragon....

Reptiles: Humidity, red tail boa, water dish
red tail boa, water dish, 70 ways: Hello Carrie, I don t know much about snakes but humidity I can do. All but two of my critters require a high humidity which can be bothersome. So now to the actual answer. Heat should be around 85F and the humidity about 65% during shed you might want to...

Reptiles: Humidity levels for a bearded dragon, baby bearded dragon, tank temp
baby bearded dragon, tank temp, humidity level: Hey Craig, let me know what the actuall tank temp is, first make sure yo have know live or potted plants in the tank,and NO SAND as bays well ingest it and impact there digestive tract causing death, use caci-sand (a digestable calcium loaded grit.also...

Reptiles: Humidity, green water dragon, humidity levels
green water dragon, humidity levels, high humidity: I m sorry that I don t have any experience with high humidity reptiles...However, I do live in florida, so I am exposed to nearly 100% humidity often...and generally anything hotter than outdoor temp will not condensate, and anything less than around 80% humidity...

Reptiles: Husbandry, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, meal worms: Hi Jim, Fresh shed mealies are OK in moderation for a baby beardie. By fresh shed, I mean the ones that are nice and white due to them just shedding their shell Feeding them(BD) meal worms as a staple is not recommended due to the hard outer body they...

Reptiles: how to handle a garter snake, garter snake, peat moss
garter snake, peat moss, fish in the water: Hi Margaret, garters are completely harmless and make good first snakes, you can make him comfy with peat moss and a bowl of water big enough for him/her to coil up in, fo r food you can put small gold fish in the water and also crickets, when picking...

Reptiles: handling lizards, uvb lighting, leopard gecko
uvb lighting, leopard gecko, approch: The Leopard gecko may well be the lizard for you, its 7/8 inches full grown with tail and can live ina small ten gallon aqurium, doesnt need uvb lighting as its nocturnal and will gladly stock its prey for you to watch(crickets of appriote size. also this...

Reptiles: handling snake, california king snake, reptiles as pets
california king snake, reptiles as pets, king snake: hi tamara, The pooping/striking is a sign that she is scared...she is being defensive, and that is all she knows how to do. Reptiles do not need to be constantly held to stay tame..most of the time. Although reptiles are rather simple animals, they...

Reptiles: Will it be harmful?, pet lizards, bearded dragon
pet lizards, bearded dragon, ladybugs: Hi Tansy, I don t think you need to be concerned. The toxins that some species secrete make them distasteful to some animals but not deadly. I wouldn t collect ladybugs to purposely feed but the occasional one that lands in the enclosure is fine. This topic...

Reptiles: health question/diet, bearded dragon care, mache corn salad
bearded dragon care, mache corn salad, uvb light: Since you are feeding locusts, I gather you are in the UK or Europe. The caresheet I have is aimed at the US however there are just a few changes for overseas. First of all, when they are four or five months old you are going to have to keep them in...

Reptiles: heat bulbs, reptile stores, heat lamps
reptile stores, heat lamps, dome shape: Well, it will work if that s what you mean...the heat lamps that are sold in most reptile stores are really no different than regular lamps, except that their dome shape allows for more heat to be transfered into the tank(and less into the room that it is...

Reptiles: heat and light, mercury vapor bulb, mercury vapor light
mercury vapor bulb, mercury vapor light, decay time: The most reliable mercury vapor light would be the Mega-Ray, which you would order from ReptileUV.com. The developer/owner/distributor known affectionately as Bobmac is available by phone to customize lighting to your specific set-up. I would also reccomend...

Reptiles: heat, uvb, uva, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, ddragon: Hello. Thanks for your question. I think that this particular setup sounds okay for your bearded dragon. Make sure that the basking lamp is a spot basking lamp which will allow your lizard to move in and out of the heat source as necessary. You may also...

Reptiles: heating/lighting, light fixture, herp
light fixture, herp, wattage: Hello. Thanks for yor question. I don t see any immediate problems with using a shop light fixture to hold a UV bulb. Just make sure that the bulb is not placed anywhere where your herp can directly touch the bulb. Also, make sure that the fixture is capable...

Reptiles: heating new enclosure, plywood floor, warm belly
plywood floor, warm belly, bearded dragon: Hi Lawrence, I doubt the human heating pad alone with provide sufficient heat for your beardie at night. It might make the plywood warm, but won t do anything to help with ambient temperatures in the cage. I would use a ceramic heat emitter, which emits...

Reptiles: heating pads, heating pads, heating pad
heating pads, heating pad, kiki: Dear Kiki, thank you for your question. If mounted correctly, heating pads are not dangerous. But when there s not enough room between heating pad and tank stand/floor ect., then the pad can overheat, which may crack the tank or even start a fire. Also,...

Reptiles: heating pads, uvb light, glass tanks
uvb light, glass tanks, heat pads: Hello I am using one currently one or baby beardies tank(plus a heat lamp for above heating and of course the uvb light) The are very safe but follow the instructions for attaching and setting it up...never use a human heating pad as these are Not designed...

Reptiles: heating for ten gallon tank, uvb lighting, desert animals
uvb lighting, desert animals, tank heater: Yes, I have heard this too. As I have only had my beardie for about 4 years, I cannot verify this from personal experience. Just remember, the better you take care of him, the longer he will live. If he is given the proper nutrition, heating/lighting, environment,...

Reptiles: heating, leopard geckos, tank heater
leopard geckos, tank heater, gallon tank: Yes a heat lamp can be used during the day. As when I should be used. It can be used with out any other heat source. I recommend a Under Tank Heater but a heat lamp works. A 33 Gallon tank is a bit big so I recommend you get two or three Leopard Geckos....

Reptiles: hello there, brown basilisk, herp vet
brown basilisk, herp vet, water dragon: Hey Amanda, well it sounds like it should be looked at by a vet. She needs medical attention to find out what is wrong. I am not experienced with medical problems in reptiles so I can t tell you what is wrong. Make sure she is eating and acting normal and...

Reptiles: help!, metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon care
metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon care, roman lettuce: Hi Theresa, It sounds like maybe your other beardie developed metabolic bone disease. Below I have provided a care sheet for you which will point you in the direction of the proper care for a bearded dragon. Romaine lettuce isn t a staple greens diet for...

Reptiles: help, leopard geko, bactine spray
leopard geko, bactine spray, cotton swab: For this reason, reptiles are for observing, not handling. They should not be handled unless necessary. Especially Geckos. This injury is very stressful to the lizard and she has lost most of her fat stores. She will be more prone to illness until she...

Reptiles: help, reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon
reptile veterinarian, bearded dragon, beardie: I m sorry Shaun but yes you have to separate them. She may be sexually old enough but she is not physiologically old enough to lay eggs all the time. This will cause her a lot of stress and cut her potential lifespan. He will bother her in subtle ways...

Reptiles: help!!! ASAP please, anole, outer shell
anole, outer shell, mealworms: I am very sorry for your loss. Its good that you did what you could. Don t blame yourself. And I am always telling people not to use mealworms. With any lizard. The hard outer shell is what causes the problem. Well I am sorry there wasn t anything else I could...

Reptiles: help my Beardie please!!!, member veterinarians, reptile vet
member veterinarians, reptile vet, variouse sources: Is there any swelling or bruising? A bruise on a beardie would look dark almost black in color. He may have fallen. If it is neurological, like he hit his head, it may right itself. Make sure that the furniture in the vivarium is set up so he can t...

Reptiles: help me...chinese water dragon ?'s, chinese water dragon, meal worms
chinese water dragon, meal worms, water dragon: Your welcome, eye problems are not good. That and don t always trust the pet stores, they are there to make money and usually don t know what they are talking about with reptiles. Although some people do and the ones specializing in reptiles are usually fine....

Reptiles: help me find find out why, bearded dragons, set ups
bearded dragons, set ups, mating season: That is the reason that I do not believe that a male and female should be housed together. It is not mating season and the male is trying to mate with an unwilling female that has no where to hide from him. They should be separated into equal set-ups and...

Reptiles: help please, inner ear infection, head tilt
inner ear infection, head tilt, bearded dragon: hello one of my babies had this at 6 inches head to tail tip He has an inner ear infection, he sdtopped eatting and always kept his head tilted until I got him to teh vet, they snet us home with anti botics that are given with a syringe...easier then it sounds...

Reptiles: help please, fish breeder, fish tank
fish breeder, fish tank, fish stores: Hi Julie, Sorry about what happened to your gold fish, this happens to me alot with my mollies. A good way to help keep your goldfish seperate from the other fish that might hurt him is to buy a little breeder net, it is an item you can buy at fish stores...

Reptiles: help!, red ear sliders, red eared sliders
red ear sliders, red eared sliders, size tank: Okay, red eared sliders will get up to a foot long so that means that at the minimum you re going to want an enclosure that s 3 by 3 by 3 but You re also going to want to look into buying a canister filter as that ll be the most effective option on the...

Reptiles: hermit crab, aquarium salt, sea salt
aquarium salt, sea salt, trouble breathing: Hi, thank you for your question. It might be that she is only cleaning out her shell (they poop into their shells and then clean it out). But it might be that there is something seriously wrong with her. There is not much known abut hermit crab disease,...

Reptiles: hermit crabs, yellow sticky traps, hermit crabs
yellow sticky traps, hermit crabs, fruit flies: Dear Wendy, thank you for your question. You can try to trap them. Fruit flies like red wine, add a little dishwasher liquid so that the surface tension of the wine is destroyed and the flies will drown in it. Many gnats and other flies love yellow and...

Reptiles: hermit crabs/cold weather, hermit crabs, gallon tank
hermit crabs, gallon tank, cold weather: Dear Becky, thank you for your question. Do you have an undertank heater for your crabitat? That s the easiest way to keep the crabs warm. Somepeople (including me) prefer heating their tank with lights, I use a 30 watt bulb for my twenty gallon tank. The...

Reptiles: hermit crabs, hermit crabs, aquarium salt
hermit crabs, aquarium salt, hermies: Hi, yes, it is okay for crabs to eat peanuts, but make sure the nuts are not salted. Tablesalt contains man-made iodine which is poisonous for crabs (but they need natural iodine that is for example contained in sea salt or aquarium salt). I hope I was of...

Reptiles: herp society, american society of ichthyologists and herpetologists, garter snake
american society of ichthyologists and herpetologists, garter snake, google search: Joe, I know of a couple of herp societies in your area. The first one is the Coastal Carolina Herpetocultural Society. Here is their website: www.lizard.org/ccherp/ This organization is ran by people who are interested in the husbandry, breeding,...

Reptiles: herpetology, university of melbourne australia, degree in zoology
university of melbourne australia, degree in zoology, aptitude test: Hi Sian. I will take a shot at this, as I can tell you how you would do it in the US. The first step would be a university degree in zoology, biology, or biochemistry. Then you would need to take the aptitude test which would be the GREs in the US, I m unsure...

Reptiles: hetaing pads, ceramic heat emitter, tank heater
ceramic heat emitter, tank heater, heating pads: Most heating pads are alright if the species require warming from underneath and the substrate is non particulate, I wouldn t use one if the substrate can be burrowed under like sand. Most reptiles should always be heated from above, it is far more natural....

Reptiles: hey, herp vet, anapsid
herp vet, anapsid, dragons: Dear Jazmine, thank you for your question. What exactly do you mean by weak? If you suspect that your dragon is sick, please see a herp vet as soon as possible. If you don t know where to find a herp vet, you may find one near you here: http://www.anapsid.org/vets/index.html...

Reptiles: hi, cypress mulch, suitable substrates
cypress mulch, suitable substrates, blood python: Hey Mike, you can also use aspen bedding, cypress mulch, and Carefresh as suitable substrates for the blood pyhon also remember, Cedar is DEADLY to reptiles! Each substrate can be sprayed daily to keep humidity up,remember to that wild caught bloods...

Reptiles: hi, american international rattlesnake museum, russian tortoises
american international rattlesnake museum, russian tortoises, albuquerque nm: Hi Dustin, Go to www.russiantortoises.com Or go to: www.tortoises.com I hope these are the website that you are looking for. Try these and see if that s what you need. If not..I m not sure which website I know that would be a great website to find...

Reptiles: hibanation, blue tongues, information article
blue tongues, information article, skink: Reptile hibernation is called brumation and it can be different for each species. You let them brumate in their natural cycle. For blue tongues it is around mid November to end of February or mid March. For this species, their is a detailed information...

Reptiles: hibernating bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, eye dropper
bearded dragon care, eye dropper, bearded dragon: Hi Whitney, Wow!! Nine years old!! He is a senior citizen for sure. You can wake up your dragon and offer him some water with an eye dropper or syringe(no needle). You can do this about once every 10 days. If course if he is dehydrated, then you will have...

Reptiles: hibernation, storage bin, basement apartment
storage bin, basement apartment, artificial pond: Just offer them the storage bin and a way to get in, they will decide for themselves once it s getting cold when it s time to hibernate and where they want to do this. If the earth in the well window is shallow, offer then a box with moss, earth and leaf litter...

Reptiles: hiding, wood shavings, corn snake
wood shavings, corn snake, cork bark: Hi Rita, I do think that he will stop burrowing if you provide a second hide. Burrowing in substrate is not really a natural behaviour for corns but they will do it if no other hide options are available. Snakes are very shy and secretive so a hide that provides...

Reptiles: hissing and no tail, oscar doesnt, geckos
oscar doesnt, geckos, gecko: No. My geckos tail got cut off and I didn t do anything for her. I just watched her really close and she was o.k. If you gecko hisses at you when you try to pick her up then that means she doesn t like to be picked up. So you shouldn t pick her up. Hope...

Reptiles: horned mountain lizard with swollen eye, earth worms, tank size
earth worms, tank size, eyesite: Well besides needing a larger tank and adjusting the temps and humidity to a constant percent and degree then there really isn t anything that would be bad for him. I would just take him into the vet. He can go blind if not and that is NEVER good for a reptile....

Reptiles: horse shoe wipsnake, whip snake, converting measurements
whip snake, converting measurements, heat rocks: To: Tusa Fr: Cece 1) Regarding cage size: I m not great at converting measurements to your metric system, but your snake is almost 5 feet long ( 1.5 meters ). It needs an aquaruim/cage at least 2.5 sq. feet. in size. 2) Daytime temperature should...

Reptiles: horse shoe wipsnake, dead rodents, dry bits
dead rodents, dry bits, cherzz: Tusa, you can feed her dead rodents like mice and gerbils, I know it sounds gross, but that is what that they mainly eat. She shouldn t be fed a lot though because of their size. I don t know exactly how many times to feed her though, I am not that well experienced...

Reptiles: horsfield tortoise, plastic storage bin, humid microclimate
plastic storage bin, humid microclimate, humidity level: Hi Kim, First I would check her carefully for any other signs of a respiratory infection, of which closed eyes can be a symptom. Check for any bubbles or mucous around her nostrils or mouth. Hold her right up to your ear and listen to her breathing. With RI...

Reptiles: Can i house two corn snakes together?, corn snakes, heat rocks
corn snakes, heat rocks, corns: Hi Josh, yes you can easily house your corns together with no problems, in the bigger tank make sure there are a couple of hide spots and two heat rocks or pads lighting can stay the same, you may want to feed seperate or hand feed each just to avoid two...

Reptiles: house gecko egg, yolk sac, egg yolk
yolk sac, egg yolk, insect pests: When a lizard hatches the yolk is almost totally in the body and the yolk sac may be attached but falls off soon after. If he opened the egg and got ou himself, he was full term. And they are naturally on their own from that moment on. Your lucky to have...

Reptiles: house lizards, krugersdorp south africa, geckos
krugersdorp south africa, geckos, lizards: Hi Merryl, Its best to put them back outside if you are able to get them. Chances are, you will have more come into your home at some point and time also. With them being in the house, you(they) run the risk of Kimmie getting them. Its common in many...

Reptiles: housing to corns, gray rat snake, king snakes
gray rat snake, king snakes, rattle snakes: Hey Mark, thats a pretty big size differance so i would nt reckamend it,snakes are pretty much solitary cratures by nature and with the size differance it could lead to canibalism, now if you are housing corns or rats or any other colubrids of the same...

Reptiles: housing a juvenile leopard gecko, leopard gecko, granite tile
leopard gecko, granite tile, ceramic tile: Hey Roger, That sounds like it will work great! Good move asking a tile manufacturure, I had no idea the granite tile would soak up liquid! Ceramic sounds like it will work great. You are going to have one happy gecko! You should really consider breeding...

Reptiles: housing/life span/breeding/bedding/feeding, leopard geckos, pregnant females
leopard geckos, pregnant females, leopard gecko: Hi, 1. Leopard Geckos live up to 30 years 2. Do not use repi bark 3. Paper towles and Newspaper can be used 4. Cal Sand is supposed to be swallowed but not in large quantity 5. Leopard Geckos are weird how they eat. They eat a lot at first when...

Reptiles: housing reptiles together, blue tongued skinks, bearded dragons
blue tongued skinks, bearded dragons, rule of thumb: It is never good to keep different species together, and both of these species are territorial. For reasons of health and safety, the rule of thumb should remain one animal per enclosure. The only exception is a zoo-sized habitat where each species has...

Reptiles: housing, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragons
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragons, long tank: Hello Harry, your tank seems plenty big enough. 55 gallon is the very very minimum and bigger is always better. 75 is probably the most common but 65 is fine for him. Its best to have a short and long tank built for reptiles then a tall and short length one...

Reptiles: humidity, green water dragon, terarrium
green water dragon, terarrium, heat lamps: Hello. Thanks for your question. Make sure that your lamps are separated from the rest of the cage by placing a mesh screen between them and the interior of your terarrium. I would not use a glass plate because glass can change the intensity of both heat...

Reptiles: ID type of snake, mcallen area, water snake
mcallen area, water snake, photobucket: Might have just been a diamondback water snake, but I will have to see the pictures. There are about a hundred different species and subspecies of snake in Texas. Most non-venomous. If it doesn t rattle, then descriptions don t help much, unless you are a...

Reptiles: Identification of a lizard, east gippsland, pogona barbata
east gippsland, pogona barbata, peter dear: Dear Peter, thank you for your question. You made some great photos of a Bearded Dragon. I m quite sure it s not Pogona vitticeps and I think it s either Pogona barbata or Pogona minor minor. Since you found the lizard in Victoria, it s probably P. barbata,...

Reptiles: Identification of a lizard, rattlesnake museum, east gippsland
rattlesnake museum, east gippsland, albuquerque new mexico: Peter, What you have showed me and this Dragon has a name...They do live in East Australia. These are the kind of lizards that you can have for first time pet and they have been saleing in petstores these day. It s a Inland Bearded Dragon. They are very...

Reptiles: Identifying my snake., lampropeltis triangulum, milk snakes
lampropeltis triangulum, milk snakes, baby snake: Determining subspecies can be quite difficult without knowing what geographic location it came from, or pictures of the snake. Descriptions of snake colorations must be very precise in language, and you must know the difference between a band and a ring...

Reptiles: IGUANA, greeniguana, green iguanas
greeniguana, green iguanas, explanations: Dear Edgar, thank you for your question. Here are some websites that have good explanations and pictures that show how to sex green iguanas: http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/Farm/2607/malefemale.html http://www.repticzone.com/articles/sexingiguanas.html...

Reptiles: My Iguana, metabolic bone disease, occasional checks
metabolic bone disease, occasional checks, 10 gallon tank: Hi Molly, If your iguana is caged, no you don t have to watch him 24/7. If your iguana is a free roamer, if the room he is free roaming in is 100% iguana safe, with no place to climb into that you would not be able to get him, and nothing that is laying...

Reptiles: Iguana Behavior, head bobs, eye blink
head bobs, eye blink, pet iguana: Hey Tiffani, i have tamed a lot of wild iggy s and one thing that i have found is that they seem to communacate a lot with there eye blink s. as baby s go it is completly normal for him/her to close the eyes when being handled or when they feel less than...

Reptiles: My Iguana's behavior, reptile keeper, hot weather
reptile keeper, hot weather, behavior problem: Tawana, Sorry for the late reply back. I have been busy with other reptiles jobs. But...I ll try to answer your question you have here. I not sure what s the right thing to do, unless you can find and expert reptile keeper that knows how to handle...

Reptiles: Iguana breathing problems, femoral pores, turkey baster
femoral pores, turkey baster, uva and uvb: Michelle, She definately needs to be changed to a compact light with both UVA and UVB. The first thing I would do is get her to a vet immediately. She has a respirtory infection and needs antibiotic. As far...

Reptiles: Iguana feeding, fruits and veggies, gut flora
fruits and veggies, gut flora, chopped fruit: Dear Colin, thank you for your question. I m sorry to hear about the ig :( What did your new iguana eat at the breeder or pet shop? At pet shops, they often get only carrots and iceberg salad. While carrots are okay, iceberg salad is about as nutritious...

Reptiles: Iguana: white spots, baby iguana, dry food
baby iguana, dry food, loose skin: Hi again Lizardlover(I do like your name!!) In the other question you asked, I gave you a care sheet and other information... please be sure to read it. It takes a while to get all the care correct for a baby iguana. They aren t really easy to care for...

Reptiles: Iguana, size cage, exact brand
size cage, exact brand, healthy diet: Hi Tasha What he was eating before please. Many times, with the igs, we have to start out with what they were eating, and adding just one or two of the correct foods to that, slowly cutting back on the not so good food. Please let me know what he was eating,...

Reptiles: Iguanas, heat rocks, baby iguana
heat rocks, baby iguana, size cage: Hey again, Iguanas can eat pretty much all vegetables and fruits, just make sure you check for a high calcium amount and low phosphorous amount (spinach has this, I m surprised it hasn t come up, I ve read it every where, raw spinach, of course). Basically,...

Reptiles: Iguanas, havahart traps, rubber snakes
havahart traps, rubber snakes, natural prey: Hi Again John, Hoping this finds that your iguana problem is less that it was. In searching for an answer to someone else s question, I came across this link ; http://animalrightsflorida.org/Iguanas.htm It talks about (and gives a recipe) for a spray...

Reptiles: Iguanus, tail whip, green iguana
tail whip, green iguana, razors: This is the best website I have ever seen on Green iguana care check it out and then you will have the answers to your questions and much much more http://www.greenigsociety.org/ Also yes there hard to maintain, they eat many vegetables...NOT lettuce...

Reptiles: Im scared for My Dragon., repti glo, uvb bulbs
repti glo, uvb bulbs, uvb lights: Sounds like a mineral imbalance affecting her nervous system. And most probably from rather poor husbandry. I would strongly suggest a trip to a good veterinarian trained in reptile medicine. Here are two links to find one: http://www.herpvetconnection.com...

Reptiles: ITALIAN WALL LIZARDS, nassau county new york, stoop
nassau county new york, stoop, lizards: Hi Judy, They are able to dig, so I am sure they will find an area that they are able to dig their way out.... with it getting colder, they may have chosen this spot to spend the winter. If you feel they need a little help...you can loosen some of the soil...

Reptiles: id snake i found, green snake, black tiger
green snake, black tiger, orange belly: Hi Terry, it sounds from description that you have come across a northern ring neck or a species of , the can be green in color to some color morhs are almost black,with a yellow or orange colored collar, if you happened to get a pic let me no and send...

Reptiles: identification of frog & habitat, thier noses, leopard frog
thier noses, leopard frog, blood worms: Luke, Yup, thats what he is. Though animals adapt to disabilities better than we do please keep him. He will probably do better with you. He won t have the speed to get away from predators. You can t release...

Reptiles: identify gecko type, green anoles, anole
green anoles, anole, dewlap: Hello, thank you for your question. I think you have two Anolis carolinesis, Green Anoles. Your description fits well enough: A. carolinesis can change from green to brown when stressed, cold, angry or frightened, they often have a crest, the males have...

Reptiles: identify snake, eastern milksnake, garter snakes
eastern milksnake, garter snakes, very important part: Janet, I did a little research, and although I cannot be sure of what type of snake you encountered in your yard, from your description it appears (to me, without seeing it, anyway) that you may have found an Eastern Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum...

Reptiles: identifying a snake I found in my garage, eastern kingsnake, rattlesnake museum
eastern kingsnake, rattlesnake museum, water snake: To: Miranda Myers, I found what snake it is...I think it a baby eastern hog nose snake. What interesting that the baby kingsnake look just like Hog Nose Snake. These two different snake do look alike with same patterns with the white bands around the...

Reptiles: igi swollen throat, reptile vet, male iguana
reptile vet, male iguana, green iguanas: Hello Eva, I m glad to hear that you have noticed some improvement. I wish I could help you more but I am really not at all familiar with the normal biochemistry results for iguanas. I tried to find the normal levels for the enzymes you mentioned (which I...

Reptiles: iguana, metabolic bone disease, correct temperatures
metabolic bone disease, correct temperatures, cover of darkness: Hi Mark, Yep, they can have a heating pad. The best are the ones made for humans but its hard to find one that doesn t shut off automatically every two hours.The older ones are the best..check yard sales, etc for one. Best is to use the low setting and cover...

Reptiles: iguana, silk plants, dryer vent
silk plants, dryer vent, wet towels: Hi Mark, Not sure you are the same person that sent me a question before on iguanas...if you are, I apologize for sending the care sheet again. As to your question...its a battle for many iguana owners. If they are housed in a tank, its more of a challenge...

Reptiles: iguana, sandy soil mix, plastic storage bins
sandy soil mix, plastic storage bins, egg chambers: Hi John, Well that must have been a bit of a surprise! Reptiles and birds will both lay eggs without ever being mated. It s quite common with chameleons and fairly common with iguanas as well. It s impossible to say what triggers them hormonally one year but...

Reptiles: iguana, metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation
metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation, uvb light: Hello Melissa, What type & brand of UVB are you using? The brand should be stamped on the UVB light. Is it a long flourescent tube bulb or a compact or coil light? I specifically need the brand though, there are some out there that are dangerous & unsafe....

Reptiles: iguana behavior, femoral pores, mustard greens
femoral pores, mustard greens, hemipenes: Hi Woodie, Thank you soooooo much for rescuing the iguana!!! Your description sure does sound like a female...and even though female...the orange color can set them off. A few weeks ago, my 7 yr old female ig was looking out a window and the neighbors kids...

Reptiles: iguana behavior, american international rattlesnake museum, female iguana
american international rattlesnake museum, female iguana, useually: To: Jason Axness It seems you have a male iguana. Useually when a male iguana frill is out.It s because he might be getting ready to start doing. what they called is mating call by showing off. It is almost that time of year when any lizard is looking...

Reptiles: iguana biting, animal vet, female females
animal vet, female females, green iguanas: Hello it may have been, green iguanas shouldnt even be able to see each other so this is likely why the free roaming one was beahaving badly with you thou it could still just be breeding seaon blues on his part and he is taking his anger and frustertion on...

Reptiles: My iguana has a bump on his back & doesn't move much., good morning hannah, lack of calcium
good morning hannah, lack of calcium, exoticpets: Do you know how old he is? Has he lost any weight? What is the temp. of his cage? Is the lump oozing at all? Is his food dusted, and does he have a UVB lamp? Please look at this site: http://www.anapsid.org/lesions.html One thing that could be causing a...

Reptiles: iguana, small tank, time and patience
small tank, time and patience, new cage: You don s say how old your iguana is, so I will aim for some general taming issues. If you just got your iguana, its best to only do what is needed for a few days. Changing soiled papers, feeding, giving water and misting him. This gives him a chance to...

Reptiles: iguanas, pond turtles, animal proteins
pond turtles, animal proteins, fake plants: Hi, Very nice size cage for your iguana!!! I would not put the fish in the pond for a few reasons. Iguanas natural instinct is to go to the bathroom in water so the pond is going to be one big toilet for your ig.. Of course this will lead to problems for...

Reptiles: iguanas, cod liver oil, appetite stimulants
cod liver oil, appetite stimulants, appetite stimulant: you seem to be confusing your self or getting over whelmed yes of course the care sheet is from a link that i trust , 2 i never mentioned t-rex as a brand i never use there products. 3 like ive siad to you 3 times if you are unsure get to vet or reptile dealer...

Reptiles: iguanas, types of reptiles, female pairs
types of reptiles, female pairs, silk plants: Hello, Thanks for your informaion. The bsking uv light is only producing UVA rays you need a strip light that produces at lest 5.0 uvb the highest you would go is 7.0 this must be within 10/11 inches from the lizard it must not be blocked by plastic or...

Reptiles: iguanas, bird poop, bad experience
bird poop, bad experience, uvb: Hi Donna, Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with an expert.Hopefully I can help you with your iguana and your questions. I ve included a basic care sheet on the iguanas also... Feel free to print it out so you can refer to it easily. Now, I will try...

Reptiles: iguanas, night time temperatures, heat packs
night time temperatures, heat packs, heat pack: Hi Stewart, I ve included a link where you can read more on shipping your iguana by air. http://www.anapsid.org/iguana/moving.html A few things that are vital are: the plane MUST have a pressurized cargo area!!! Depending on the size of your iguana, Vari...

Reptiles: iguanas and chinese water dragons, chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon
chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon, water dragons: Reptiles are by nature territorial. Although you may see babies of different species together in some petshops, it is only because most petshops haven t a clue about reptiles. Never mix species in the same habitat unless you are a zoo. Every reptile should...

Reptiles: iguanas colouring, different types of cells, green iguanas
different types of cells, green iguanas, brocolli: Hi Brad, Reptiles have several different types of cells in their skin that give them colour. Some are pigment based while others contain substances that reflect light to produce different colours. They are controlled primarily by temperature and hormones,...

Reptiles: iguanas eating habits, metabolic bone disease, acorn squash
metabolic bone disease, acorn squash, calcium absorption: Broccoli and carrots aren t really ok for iguanas. A diet that has broccoli in large amounts or on a regular basis can lead to thyroid problems as that it interferes with iodine uptake. Carrots are very high in sugars and oxalate acids. The acids interfere...

Reptiles: iguanas, shy animal, vivariums
shy animal, vivariums, captivity: Dear Colin, thank you for your question. Do you mean that both iguanas dropped their tail or that they shed the skin on their tail? The latter is normal and nothing to worry about. If they dropped their tail (I assume you mean that) it s definitely not...

Reptiles: ill leo?, monitor lizzards, edmund brown
monitor lizzards, edmund brown, reptile vet: Hi Dayne, My main area is in the Giant Snakes. I have had Monitor Lizzards but never Grckos. I don t want to tell You something that I m not sure of. I would definatly consult a reptile vet if you can. Also go to the site I have below. http://www.anapsid.org/...

Reptiles: ill red bearded dragon, red bearded dragon, calcium supplements
red bearded dragon, calcium supplements, female dragon: Hi Kim, I m not aware of any home treatment that will actually induce laying. You can only give her the proper conditions to bury the eggs along with suitable temperature and calcium supplements to ensure adequate muscle contraction to expel the eggs. Once...

Reptiles: illnesses, bearded dragon, proper diet
bearded dragon, proper diet, illnesses: When a BD is ill, they will stop eating and become very lethargic. You will notice an obvious drop in weight. If they refuse food and refuse to bask, then there is certainly something wrong. Maintaining the corrects temps, sanitation, and a proper diet...

Reptiles: im a little confused, bearded dragon care, uvb lighting
bearded dragon care, uvb lighting, bleach solution: Please tell me what exact brand of UVB lighting you are using. If it is a compact , get rid of it. It is causing eye injuries and conjunctivitis in reptiles. Get a Reptisun 10.0 Fluorescent TUBE. If it isn t a compact, I would suspect you may have a...

Reptiles: im new, captive reptiles, calcium supplements
captive reptiles, calcium supplements, umich edu: Hi Kayla, The symptoms you describe are definitely a cause for concern. I have incuded a link on a condition called tetany in reptiles which is caused by calcium deficiency. The term tetany refers to the tremors or twitching that results from this problem...

Reptiles: impacted dragon, reptile veterinarian, reptile veterinarians
reptile veterinarian, reptile veterinarians, coconut oil: Hello George, I am sorry to hear this. Going by your description this sounds rather ominous. The lump pushing at the spine part is the big reason for the paralysis, reptiles have no discs between their vertebrae. Normally, with impactions I suggest...

Reptiles: impaction, walnut shell, coconut oil
walnut shell, coconut oil, loss of appetite: It can be fatal if left untreated. Tell signs are the inability to poop even when he lifts tail and attempts, loss of appetite, hardness in the tummy on palpation. Mealworms are not good food for beardies, not much nutrition and thick chitinous shell....

Reptiles: improving my bearded dragon setup, loose particle, mercury vapor bulb
loose particle, mercury vapor bulb, wood shavings: There are a lot different opinions in regards to setups. Personally, I prefer to not use a loose particle substrate. I use paper towel with the juveniles and tile with adults. For adults, it is safe to use washed playsand (the kind you can purchase at...

Reptiles: infection, leopard gecko, reptile veterinarian
leopard gecko, reptile veterinarian, male leopard: If the infection is spreading, you will have to see the reptile veterinarian. He might have to remove some infected tissue before applying medication. In the meantime, use triple antibiotic cream on the infected place. Be sure to wish your hands thoroughly...

Reptiles: infrared heat bulbs???, leopard geckos, caltech edu
leopard geckos, caltech edu, infrared lights: Hi Matt, Both the infrared lights and the ceramic heat emitters are fine for leos. If the room they are in is dark, I do suggest some sort of white light for them during the day..nothing bright but even though they are nocturnal, they do see daylight and...

Reptiles: injured bearded dragon, bearded dragon, foot jump
bearded dragon, foot jump, metacam: A five foot jump is not that much to an adult or even a juvenile beardie, but if he happened to land wrong, he s not moving because it s painful to do so. If there is damage, only an x-ray will tell a veterinarian if something is broken, dislocated, or...

Reptiles: injured bearded dragon, reptile vet, bearded dragon
reptile vet, bearded dragon, 14 steps: Hi Sareena, Sorry to hear that your BD has gotten injured. She could have injured herself very much!! She may have broken ribs, which in itself would be very painful and also dangerous as that they (broken ribs) can puncture her lungs. It sounds like she...

Reptiles: irian jaya blue-tongue skink mysterious mouth/foot problems, uvb bulbs, tongue skink
uvb bulbs, tongue skink, irian jaya: Mouth rot and yeast infections would be my first and second guess. It sounds like he s been in optimum conditions, the only other thing I could possibly consider is that another culture should be taken to see if there is any other form of infection or infestation....

Reptiles: Jeweled Curly-Tailed Lizard, old skin, nares
old skin, nares, lacerta: Could be he is starting to shed then. The old skin is ready to detach, so his sneezing is from the old skin in the nares as I had said. The eye pops and when it returns to normal, you should see old skin lifting from around the eyes and start peeling back....

Reptiles: Jeweled Curly-Tailed Lizard, flowers and vegetables, green iguanas
flowers and vegetables, green iguanas, room mate: Dear Theresa, thank you for your question. Leashes are not suitable for any lizard. The leashes sold in pet stores are just modified ferret leashes and can actually be deadly when the lizard gets tangled in them. Also, lizard won t learn to walk on a leash,...

Reptiles: Jungle carpet python, jungle carpet python, carpet pythons
jungle carpet python, carpet pythons, thermal gradient: Well there could be several reasons. What kind of cage do you have it in? Small snake in a big cage can become overwhelmed & stressed (i.e. not eat). Make sure there is an enclosed cage that allows for some climbing along with branches or perches. Not all...

Reptiles: Jungle carpet python, jungle carpet python, reptile vet
jungle carpet python, reptile vet, edmund brown: Hi Sarah, I would not be concerned about the eating as such as You should not even attempt to feed a new snake for 2 weeks. Any sooner and it will probably regurgitate causing real trouble. I would be concerned about the mouth though. You will need to open...

Reptiles: Juvenile Beardie Toe Issue, bearded dragon care, reptile vet
bearded dragon care, reptile vet, bleach solution: I would have him checked at the reptile vet to make sure that the foot is alright. An animal will only mess with his own body part if it bothers him. Beardies also eat plant material too. what I will give you is a proper caresheet to compare with what...

Reptiles: Juvenille Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, ceramic heat emitter
bearded dragon care, ceramic heat emitter, 30 gallon tank: Hi Tina, You aren t doing anything wrong as far as handling her!! Sounds like your little girl is growing up!! She is at the age where they turn into teenagers and think they need to be the boss.... Continue what you are doing and she will soon realize...

Reptiles: jackie lizards, inner thighs, imput
inner thighs, imput, bulges: Jacky lizards are agamids like beardies. Males heads are bigger and they have more pronounced femoral pores running across the inner thighs. The males should have two bulges side by side just above the vent, where a female would only have one. And like...

Reptiles: jewelrd curly tailed lizards, geckos, lizards
geckos, lizards, lizard: Hi, thank you for your question. Like many geckos, curly tailed lizards can drop their tail at will. So your lizard will be okay. Keep an eye on the wound, but I don t think that it will become inflamed, that would be unusual. The taal will grow back, but...

Reptiles: jewl chameleon, bushes and shrubs, creatures of habit
bushes and shrubs, creatures of habit, chameleons: Hi Mikey, jeweled or carpet chameleons have an extremely high mortality rate from import to de -parisitation,as far as housing jeweleds are creatures of habit and will even sleep on the same branch at night, they like bushes and shrubs to hang out in ,the...

Reptiles: About my jungle carpet python..., jungle carpet python, thick gloves
jungle carpet python, thick gloves, 4 months: Well, most snakes are nippy when they are young, and calm down the older they get. However, ever snake has its own personality, and some will take much longer to calm down than others, and some will be biters their whole life. Holding the snake more often...

Reptiles: juvenile bearded dragon hibernating?, brumation, bearded dragons
brumation, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hello Jamie, It does sound like he is ready to brumate, which is a type of hibernation for reptiles. They don t go into a deep sleep all winter like other animals do but they will sleep most the day and night to conserve energy. Only eating when they need...

Reptiles: juvenile bearded dragon, bearded dragon, good girl
bearded dragon, good girl, four months: Four months is when the hormone can start, it s a little early but not unusual. The only way to calm her is for her to get used to being handled. And only when she is a good girl will you put her back in her domain. Take her out often, get her a leash...

Reptiles: juvenile beardie hibernating?, beardie, heat lamp
beardie, heat lamp, winter time: The do this once they reach 1 year old in there winter time...if he was perfectly healthy a few weeks ago and nothing has changed with care/feeding and since you said he buried himself I d say its normal because my adult dragon is doing this right now as he...

Reptiles: juvenile beardie hibernating?, eye dropper, brumation
eye dropper, brumation, beardie: Hi Jamie, Yep..tis the season for brumation. One of the best info sites on the subject is at http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/research/labs/ktosney/file/BDbrumate.html ) It generally does happen around a year..or after. Just keep an eye on him to make sure...

Reptiles: juvenile beardie hibernating?, beardie, heat lamp
beardie, heat lamp, metabolic rate: I live on the east coast too, and although a yearling still has some growing to do, many have had the urge to brumate for the last few years. There has been lots of theories why this is happening, the favorite is the changes in climate. He should be all...

Reptiles: my juvi beardies trying to mate, opponet, new cage
opponet, new cage, juvi: Hello Kate, you did make a good decision on separating the two. Because those are also the behaviors of dominant or threatening acts. He could be threatening her. The mating is also the same as well they will pin down their opponet in order to show who is...

Reptiles: Keeping a leopard with a fat tail, fat tailed gecko, leopard geckos
fat tailed gecko, leopard geckos, leopard gecko: Hello, No they cant be housed together sex doesnt matter. Leopard geckos are from much dryer areas then Fat tailed geckos which require higher humidity the leopard gecko would get skin problems being kept in the humid inviroment of the fat tailed gecko. I...

Reptiles: Keeping Tree Frogs, poison arrow frogs, poison dart frog
poison arrow frogs, poison dart frog, dart frogs: You should change the substrate, either to unfertilized soil or to coconut bedding (it s not that expensive and a small brick will be enough for a 10 gallon). Captivity bred poison arrow frogs are not toxic any more. They feed on certain mites and ants in...

Reptiles: WHAT KING OF LIZARD, phi phi island, jesus lizard
phi phi island, jesus lizard, water dragons: Hi Ricardo, there are only a few species that can run bipedally, nothing that i can think of that large or black, baskilas/jesus lizard can but are green or brown and get 2 mabey 3 feet with tail,water dragons can run bipedally but no reptile can run bipedally...

Reptiles: keeping crabs with other creatures in terr., hermit crabs, coconut fiber
hermit crabs, coconut fiber, hills and valleys: This sounds awesome, do you have any pictures online of the terrarium? I am sorry for lecturing you, but you won t believe how many people just throw anything that takes their fancy together in a 20g... I m still a bit worried about the frogs, though, because...

Reptiles: keeping a pet lizard, dandelion flower, pet lizard
dandelion flower, pet lizard, lizard care: Thanks for the extra info, I have never heard them called that before but it is a 5 lined skink. Which is a common pet around here. I have never owned one so I don t have any personal advise but I can give you tons of different websites with care sheets. ...

Reptiles: what kind of crab is it?, moon crab, live crickets
moon crab, live crickets, orange legs: Hey Kat, I don t really know too much about crabs, but I do know a few things about moon crabs (the people at the store were right, it s a moon crab). They need to have access to both fresh and salt water, I m guessing a good tank set up to do this would...

Reptiles: What kind of lizard is this?, lizard, houston tx
lizard, houston tx, lol: Hi Karen, if you can send me a picture i will be happy to help identify your find.also a verble discription at the very least would be good lol....if you can send pic to steffntom@optonline.net and ill get back to you a.s.a.p hope to hear back from you...

Reptiles: what kind of snake is this?, water python, water snails
water python, water snails, reptile snake: Marky, I am thinking it s a water snake... But I am going to do some research first to make sure of it. I have parnter that might help me out with this.. Usually Green Water Snake Doesn t eat mice or rats. They usually eat water snails. But like I said...

Reptiles: what kind of snake is it, rocky areas, days thanks
rocky areas, days thanks, exterminator: Hey Lee, 1st im sorry this took so long had a problem with my broadband and wont be fixed until 24th so i loaded up aol dial up for now.. ive been pouring over my books and as yet have found anything close but will get back to you as soon as i do, and i...

Reptiles: What kind of snake?, black rat snake, juvenile black rat snake
black rat snake, juvenile black rat snake, snakes of kentucky: Diane, I cannot be sure without seeing a photo of the snake, but I am thinking of two snakes which it could be. One is a juvenile black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta). These snakes usually have a gray and black blotched pattern when they are very young....

Reptiles: komodo dragons, komodo dragons, deadly cocktail
komodo dragons, deadly cocktail, deadly bacteria: Since the Komodo Dragon possesses a deadly cocktail of over 40 different bacteria in their mouth to which they are immune, and is also thought to produce a venom as well; they are of great interest to science to find out what makes them immune from these deadly...

Reptiles: komodo dragons, komodo dragon, komodo dragons
komodo dragon, komodo dragons, gila monster: Hi Cindy.... The Komodo dragon is poisonous, but they aren t venomous, although some are beginning to think they may be venomous to some degree other feel that its only the bacteria in their mouth from the food they eat that causes the illness if a person...

Reptiles: Lamp??, night time temperatures, sphagnum moss
night time temperatures, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee: Hi Kate, It depends on a few things......... If its the red light, then you need to provide your leo with 10-14 hours of some white light during the day(reptiles can t see the red light and they need a day/night cycle)......this can be done with a fluorescent...

Reptiles: Land hermit crabs, land hermit crabs, crab apple trees
land hermit crabs, crab apple trees, shallow water area: Hi, thank you for your question. A wire cage top is not a good idea because you will have trouble keeping the humidity up. Cover the tank at least partially with saran wrap or get a plexiglass lid. A humidity and temperature gauge is really important. A...

Reptiles: Land hermit crabs, land hermit crabs, throwaway pets
land hermit crabs, throwaway pets, water dish: Hi, both Eco Earth and Forest Bedding come in bricks. They expand to about four or five times of the compressed size. It s a mess, I usually let them soak in the bathtub or in a bucket. Then you squeeze the water out. If you clean up around the food dish,...

Reptiles: Land hermit crbas... follow up questions, gallon tanks, gallon tank
gallon tanks, gallon tank, watt lamp: Hi, a toonie seems to be similar in size to an US dollar. Most land hermit crab species have oval eyes, so I really cannot say anything about their species. If you can post a picture at www.landhermitcrabs, I m sure the people there will be able to help you....

Reptiles: LEOPARD GECKOS, dozen crickets, leopard geckos
dozen crickets, leopard geckos, geckos: Hi Crystal, That depends on how much, how often and what you are feeding him. Leos do best when fed every other day and fed a variety of insects. See the care sheet below for insect suggestions. As with any animal or reptile, some will eat when not hungry...

Reptiles: Leapard Gecko, leopard geckos, two females
leopard geckos, two females, leapard gecko: Dear Cheryl, thank you for your question. Here s a picture that shows you how to sex leopard geckos: http://www.reptilecare.com/leopardgender.htm If you have two females or a pair, you can introduce them. If it s a pair I recommend getting another female...

Reptiles: Leapard Geckoes Bitting, leopard gecko, long tank
leopard gecko, long tank, leapard: Hi Alex, You need to separate them, even if they are male and female. They are too young, but if you indeed have a male and a female, HE doesn t think he is too young. You may have two males...with one being smaller because the other is the boss..eats more,...

Reptiles: Leapard Geckos, tiny mites, leapard geckos
tiny mites, leapard geckos, baby stage: Hi Kelsey. Some do form some spots on them...usually as they age form the baby stage to the adult stage many times, if gotten from a pet store, they are too young9and the breeders they may use) don t really keep their lines pure like the breeders that...

Reptiles: Leapord Geckos, girlie girl, question thanks
girlie girl, question thanks, geckos: That could be an option however you want to find a female of the same age. And a tank big enough for all of them. If you get a female that is much smaller then she will be picked on. So same age. You say she is almost 3 years old. So then at 4 yrs is the BEST...

Reptiles: Leapord Geckos, meal worms, geckos
meal worms, geckos, power outage: As long as there isnt going to be a power outage in which case they would need to be held to be kept warm. If you leave some crickets and meal worms in the cage I see no other reason the mentioned above for not being able to leave them for three days...

Reptiles: Leo gecko, light of the moon, s vision
light of the moon, s vision, heat lamp: Hiya Colleen....I love questions!! Let me know how I am doing on answering them for you too! Leos are nocturnal...meaning they are active from dusk til morning. Most eat early evening, right after the sun sets. With them being nocturnal, bright lights do...

Reptiles: My Leo, leopard gecko, fingers and toes
leopard gecko, fingers and toes, cotton swab: Hello Jessica, so she was shedding normally until this shed now and all the skin has shed except around her toes? You don t want to pull off the dead skin. To help her shed use a plastic tub with a warm moist towel on the bottom and place her on the towel...