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Reptiles: anoles and leopard geckos, leopard geckos, house geckos
leopard geckos, house geckos, anole: Hello Lisa, with a 100 gallon enclosure you should be able to separate it into too parts and house Anoles on one side and Leopard Geckos on the other. They cannot live together as their needs are different. Anoles require a tropical and humid environment and...

Reptiles: anoles, wet sponge, humidity levels
wet sponge, humidity levels, hatching success: Hey Jesse, it is tuff to make a good home made incubator suitable for reptile eggs, but you can use a good cooler with venting cut into the top you need to keep the humidity levels close to or at saturation witch is 100% no lower than 90%you will need somthing...

Reptiles: about anote, species males, two bumps
species males, two bumps, dewlap: Males have a larger head, longer jawline and at the base of the tail above the vent you should see two bumps, side by side. Baby anoles have a whitish stripe down the back which the male loses, but the female retains. Both sexes have dewlaps, but the males...

Reptiles: armadillo lizard health, armadillo lizard, mouth rot
armadillo lizard, mouth rot, bumb: Your question was sent to the pool but I will answer it. I am not sure what a bumb/soar is but I assume you are describing a mouth injury. If it turns to mouth rot infection it will be fatal if it spreads to his bone, or to the lungs. You don t know...

Reptiles: BABY BEARDIE INJURED AND NOT EATING, butternut squash, reptile vet
butternut squash, reptile vet, needleless syringe: Try a little Gerber firsts chicken baby food mixed with butternut squash baby food in a needleless syringe. Put a drop on his snout and see if he ll lap it, repeat only if he does. It would be best to get him to a good reptile vet, because he may be...

Reptiles: BABY CORNSNAKE, escapes, datsun
escapes, datsun, snakes: Hi Paulina, this is a tuff one lol, the snakes back will have a crook in it or just plain not look right and you may want a vet to check it other wise only time will hael it if it is injured but will take some time try not to handle him for some time and...

Reptiles: BALL PYTHON, termite nests, ball pythons
termite nests, ball pythons, porous substrates: Food seems to be well. Do use your heating pad 24/7. Now to the real question. Most ball pythons spend a lot of time in burrows or termite nests. They are very sensitive to relative humidity. I think what he is doing is trying to burrow himself to find...

Reptiles: BALL PYTHON, ball pythons, shy species
ball pythons, shy species, ball python: Hi Zach, Ball pythons are a very shy species so yes, they can take a while before they have relaxed enough to start feeding in a new cage. Because they are shy, Ball pythons tend to like to stay hidden most of the time, especially during the day. Do you have...

Reptiles: Baby, bearded dragon care, ceramic heat emitter
bearded dragon care, ceramic heat emitter, tank temp: Ten gallon is way too small. A little baby can use a twenty for a little while, but as he grows he will need a 55 gallon breeder tank. I m giving you a good caresheet that will help with everything. And reptile carpet from a pet store will shrink if you...

Reptiles: Baby anole, egg nutrients, eye balls
egg nutrients, eye balls, small tank: Hello David, first of all congrats on the new hatchling! For the first few days he will be living off of the egg nutrients. They will start to feed after about 3 days. Fruit flies usually are good but some just have different tastes. If he wont eat the flightless...

Reptiles: Baby Bearded Dragon, baby bearded dragons, acorn squash
baby bearded dragons, acorn squash, baby bearded dragon: I am so sorry about the baby dying, poor thing may have been in that position way too long, or, since they are so young and only with you a week, it may have been relocation stress, which is bad enough for a six week old, worse for hatchlings. In the...

Reptiles: Baby Bearded Dragon, baby bearded dragon, head tilt
baby bearded dragon, head tilt, digestive disturbance: Try upping the temperature slightly. If his basking spot is 100F...try 105F. Do not go over 110F. If you have been misting, perhaps a drop of water got in the ear and it s irritated. Warmth may help dry the offending drop. Get some Acidophiliz+, a probiotic...

Reptiles: My Baby Bearded Dragon!, uvb lighting, natural substrates
uvb lighting, natural substrates, baby bearded dragon: You ve had them for about a month, and they were the same size when you got them, but now one of them is like 4 times larger? That doesn t make any sense. I know of no herp that will quadruple it s size in a month! You telling me everything you are...

Reptiles: Baby Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian
bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian, baby bearded dragon: Babies from petstores are usually hatchlings which should have not left the breeder until they were 6 inches long. They are usually not in the most sanitary conditions and many die of poor food, poor lighting/heating and have parasite issues. Your basking...

Reptiles: Baby Bearded Dragon, relocation stress, parasite load
relocation stress, parasite load, baby bearded dragon: Since you have had him for a month, it s high time for a visit to the vet s. If he s from a pet shop, chances are he has a high parasite load, and adding relocation stress to the mix, could be the reason. Is he anywhere where he can see the older dragon?...

Reptiles: Baby Bearded Dragons, baby bearded dragons, adult dragons
baby bearded dragons, adult dragons, baby bearded dragon: Dear Lauren, thank you for your question. I m so sorry that this happened and I m furious at the man at the pet shop - he clearly doesn t know a thing about the animals he s selling. Bearded dragons eat almost anything that is smaller than they are, sometimes...

Reptiles: Baby Bearded dragon, loose particle, hearty appetites
loose particle, hearty appetites, baby bearded dragon: Hi Ranae, Healthy baby beardeds are bright, alert and active. They also have hearty appetites, especially for insects. If he is generally lethargic and spending alot of time with his chin on the ground then that does sound a bit concerning. They are really...

Reptiles: Baby Bearded dragons, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, baby bearded dragons: Hi Shante, They do that when they don t have enough room, aren t feed sufficient amts of food, same sex and many times just plain aggression. A 20 gallon tank is only big enough for one bearded dragon baby and only for a few months at most. I ve included...

Reptiles: Baby Beardies, baby bearded dragons, sex dragons
baby bearded dragons, sex dragons, egg binding: The blue light...you mean the nighttime bulb? no don t leave it on if you don t need to for warmth....you should have a 60-100 watt normal household bulb for hgeating for heating the fancy reptile bulbs just cost an arm and a a leg normal clear or frosted...

Reptiles: My Baby Boa, humidity level, left eye
humidity level, left eye, stuck in the middle: Hey Jacqui, yes not good, you can try misting the eyes with a luke warm water and tweeze it out, also make sure the humidity level is good in the tank, 60% is ok if you can not get it thru soaking or misting pleaese take him to a vet that is familiar with...

Reptiles: Baby ball pythons, baby ball pythons, ball pythons
baby ball pythons, ball pythons, ball python: Hi Brooke, well ball/royal pythons do not hibernate, but it is not uncommon for a baby python or boa s to strike out once in a while, but with consistant handeling this will go a way, make sure the baby is eating enough or getting enough at feeding time,should...

Reptiles: Baby bearded dragons and their parents, baby bearded dragons, bearded dragons
baby bearded dragons, bearded dragons, eggs: Yes! Definitely! Most reptiles who lay eggs would never recognize their offspring. In fact, they will look on them, and any other tiny moving critter, as food. So if you are incubating the eggs in the habitat, move them out as soon as possible before...

Reptiles: Baby beardie ate calcium sand, chemistry knowledge, bearded dragon
chemistry knowledge, bearded dragon, paper towels: Probably not if it was only a little sand. Pure calcium sands are touted by pet stores to have less chance for impaction, but babies should ideally be kept on paper towels, etc. to prevent chances of impaction when very young. There is also much debate...

Reptiles: Baby Corn Snakes, egg clutch, deli cups
egg clutch, deli cups, corn snakes: Hey Michael,, thats pretty normal, you can seperate the babies tat aree regurgitating and when you feed them cover the glass with news paper and let them hide to eat.this helps the snake feel secure and should work, as for the late shedderrs just make sure...

Reptiles: Baby Crested Gecko, feeder insects, meal worms
feeder insects, meal worms, shallow dish: Hi Shayla, I have included a link for a commercial crested gecko food that was developed by one of the top breeders of this species. I wish it had been available when I bred cresteds! It is nutritionally balanced and eliminates the need for feeder insects...

Reptiles: Baby Crested Gecko, crested gecko, tepid bath
crested gecko, tepid bath, dietary deficiency: The only other non-vet thing I can think of is that if he doesn t have a nice rough surface, like a piece of granite in his tank, then add one. A paver would work. Something he can rub his little body on. If he is so bound up by shed that he can move...

Reptiles: Baby Crested Gecko not eating, left hand menu, live crickets
left hand menu, live crickets, gecko forum: Baby cresties are so small that sometimes it is hard to tell if they are eating. One thing you need to be careful of is leaving crickets in his cage for any extended amount of time. They will kill a small animal. (I unfortunately found that out the hard...

Reptiles: Baby Fence Lizard, fence lizard, meal worms
fence lizard, meal worms, everyday food: Hello Christina, Meal worms can be bad for his stomach. It will give him something like indegistine and that could be why he isn t eating. Mealworms should only be fed as a treat not an everyday food source (or staple). The baby crickets are great. Might be...

Reptiles: Baby Lizard, western fence lizard, wild lizards
western fence lizard, wild lizards, fence lizard: The blue belly or western fence lizard will do well in a rocky area that has a lot of crevices or even a tight pile of branches and logs. Since this lizard is native to the west coast of the US, and I m assuming you are there, he will be fine. When wild...

Reptiles: Baby leopard gecko, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, glass tiles: The very best thing you can do right now is take him to a vet that treats reptiles and get him dewormed and have his eye checked out. It sounds like he is keeping teh eye closed because of dust getting into it...what was he on in the pet store and what is...

Reptiles: Baby lizards, overhead lighting, anapsid
overhead lighting, anapsid, lizards: Can t know that without knowing what you mean by too hot . Of course it could be, but we need a figure and you will have to buy a thermometer. I don t know what type of lizards you are dealing with here, but most reptiles are going to require some overhead...

Reptiles: Baby Snake, baby snake, venice fl
baby snake, venice fl, idea what kind: Hey Michelle, what you found was an adult florida red belly or swamp snake (florida swamp is black ,red belly and head markings ,the florida red belly is a little grayer in base color) they get 10-15 inches long the largest on record is some where around...

Reptiles: Ball Python, poor eye sight, edmund brown
poor eye sight, edmund brown, poor eyesight: Hi Michelle, Until very recently. it was beleived that snakes only feel very low rumbling or vibrations through the ground. There has been research that may change this somewhat. Even if this is so and they can hear higher pichs than thought, it is a far...

Reptiles: My Ball Python, royal python, ball python
royal python, ball python, savanah monitor: Hey Christina, 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 , soo to your ball/royal python,the pooping is a natural defence when a snake or lizard feel nervouse, scared ...

Reptiles: Ball Python, ball python, sexual response
ball python, sexual response, aggression: I don t think this is breeding aggression. Make sure his temps are correct in his set up. Sometimes they act strange when something is off in their set up. If everything is ok, it may just take some TLC to get him to calm down. BP s don t typically...

Reptiles: Ball Python Injured, ball python, guaze
ball python, guaze, best bet: First off, there should be an emergency vetrinary center somewhere in your area. Check the phone book and if that doesn t work, you might even try calling Fish and Wildlife or your local zoo to see if they can tell you where to take him. Any time an animal...

Reptiles: Ball Python Swelled head, ball python, eye socket
ball python, eye socket, septum: Hey Steve, ive only experianced this once with a saleaneese python, although it took longer for the swelling and death it was caused by tumor that was between the septum and the eye socket, im sorry for your loss but this is nothing you could have helped...

Reptiles: Ball Python, ball pythons, ball python
ball pythons, ball python, internal parasites: Abi, Thanks for your question. My first response would be to say that Ball Pythons, due to the fact that they are ambush predators, don t make a lot of movement anyway. However, if you believe that the snake is too docile, or lethargic acting, then there...

Reptiles: Ball Pythons, ball pythons, ball python
ball pythons, ball python, shape thanks: Hey GGina, you can offer your ball food once a week to every ten days , and as long as he/she is eating when food is offered you will be in good shape. thanks for the question, hope i was helpful tommy...

Reptiles: Ball Pythons, ball pythons, herp societies
ball pythons, herp societies, professional breeders: Dear Mr. McMahon, thank you for your question. A good website to find breeders is http://www.kingsnake.com/ Breeders advertise there and the site has very active message boards. Ask around at the python board for breeder recommendations. Herp expos are...

Reptiles: Ball python feeding, ball python, trieu
ball python, trieu, great health: To: Phil Trieu From: Cecelia Ericson Phil, It s mormal if your ball python is not eating in the winter months. All snakes eat once a month. So, there is not problem with her. It s good that she is active in the winter months. Unless if there was...

Reptiles: Ball python laying eggs, edmund brown, ball python
edmund brown, ball python, permanent marker: Hi Kim, Surprise, surprise. If the eggs are hard, not soft and leathery and the are very dark you should remove them and dispose of as soon as possible. BUT! if they are white and soft they may hatch. Snakes can retain sperm for a very long time. This does...

Reptiles: Ball pythons, frozen rats, ball pythons
frozen rats, ball pythons, ball python: Phil, There are so many things that can happen when feeding your snake live rats or mices. Rats carry different disease; beside the bite on snake body can get ineffected really quick. Live rats has claws and teeth that it can do alot of damage for pet...

Reptiles: What did I See in My Basement?, concrete block wall, jefferson salamander
concrete block wall, jefferson salamander, spotted salamander: Hi Nancy, What you might have seen is a salamander... the Jefferson Salamander fits the description you gave.. http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1032 Does this look like what you saw? Not all lizards move fast...some tend to move slower...

Reptiles: Basking bulbs and fixtures, household light bulbs, reptile stores
household light bulbs, reptile stores, sporting good stores: Yes, normal bulbs can be used, but you shold buy a thermometer to stick in the cage to be sure that you are acheiving the proper temperature. Usually 100W- 150W will do fine. I m not sure what you mean by reflector hoods, but the best type of fixture to...

Reptiles: BD health care, bearded dragon, cotton balls
bearded dragon, cotton balls, beardeddragon: Your question was sent to the pool, but I will answer it for you: If you had taken the Beardie into the vet, why could he/she not treat any retained shed at that time? Or did you just call the vet? Refusal to open either eye does not sound like a simple...

Reptiles: BD heat, mercury vapor lamps, metabolic bone disease
mercury vapor lamps, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting: UVB lighting can be very confusing and most pet stores do not give or even have the right information on it. With providing the correct uvb, there are two types (3, including natural, unfiltered sunlight) One type is a special fluorescent tube that is designed...

Reptiles: BD, baby bearded dragon, wax worms
baby bearded dragon, wax worms, bearded dragon: Hi Nick, It is quite common for them to take a fews days to adjust and start feeding well in a new enclosure. As long as he seems bright-eyed and alert and active otherwise then you likely don t need to worry. I would keep handling to a minimum until he starts...

Reptiles: My BDL just wont eat much, mustard greens, single cricket
mustard greens, single cricket, vet check: CT had similar climate changes to my own, the abrupt cooling probably slowed her metabolism for winter . With a clean vet bill, and with good fat pads, she s just not hungry. As a young girl she may branch potato it this year, waking and slowing down...

Reptiles: BEARDED DRAGON, adult dragons, shredded carrots
adult dragons, shredded carrots, leafy greens: Dear Lori, thank you for your question. I guess the dragon was fed mainly insects, many owners make that mistake and it s often hard to get the animals to eat anything else. It is however important that your dragon eats vegetables. Adult dragons should be...

Reptiles: BEARDED DRAGON, leafy greens, tank heaters
leafy greens, tank heaters, bearded dragon: Hello, No I dont belive in under the tank heaters all three of my draongs have there own cages each with a heat lamp and uvb stirp light, you can use undertank heaters with a retriostat which adjusts the temprature and only wehn its really cold during...

Reptiles: BEARDED DRAGON INJURY!!!! S.O.S, bearded dragon, newspapaer
bearded dragon, newspapaer, beijing china: Hello Oliver, I m afraid that what she has is serious and really should be seen by a vet, is there a sympathetic cat and dog vet that can try to help you? She is suffering a prolapse, likely part of her cloaca or intestines. Here is what you need to do...

Reptiles: BEARDED DRAGON PROBLEM, male organs, reptile vet
male organs, reptile vet, sugar crystals: I pray that it isn t a prolapse. Warm water and add enough sugar to make a saturated solution (when sugar crystals don t go into solution) take a clean cloth or face cloth and soak it in the solution, then wrap his bottom in it. Get him to the reptile...

Reptiles: BEARDED DRAGON GO TO VET?, mesh cage, jen hardy
mesh cage, jen hardy, meal worms: Dear Jennifer, thank you for your question. I m glad to hear that your dragon is doing fine. It s normal for dragons who spend time outside to be a bit shy when you come to take them in, many dragon owners have observed this. It s unknown what causes this....

Reptiles: BEARDED DRAGON, adult dragons, hermit crabs
adult dragons, hermit crabs, bearded dragons: Dear Dee, thank you for your question. You cannot house hermit crabs with bearded dragons, they need completely different setups, the crabs need very high humidity. Anything smaller than the dragons will be eaten by them eventually. Apart from that, in my...

Reptiles: Beadred dragon, bearded dragon care, wax worms
bearded dragon care, wax worms, bearded dragon: Your question was sent to the pool, but I will answer it. This could be anything from improper prey size, improper temps, lack of UVB, poisoning, infection, impaction, parasites, dehydration...the list goes on and on, but serious illnessness manifest in...

Reptiles: Beard Dragon Constipation, bearded dragon, minute period
bearded dragon, minute period, crickets: You should allow you bearded dragon to eat as many crickets as he can eat in a 10 minute period. Try soaking him in warm water (fill a kitchen sink or bathtub up to where the water reaches his shoulders). The warm water should help stimulate his bowels...

Reptiles: Bearde Dragon fight, bearded dragon, injurys
bearded dragon, injurys, experiance: Hi yes seperate them all thats a total of six different cages differnet light and heat setups also. Dragons shouldnt be housed together regardless of there sex/age they do fight and or breed each other to death. The little one needs a vet right now he may...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragan w/swollen leg, female pairs, bearded dragons
female pairs, bearded dragons, adult females: Hello and thank you for your questions, This is likely a bite wound from another baby, the three should be seperated right away even into ten gallon tanks for now, beardies can t be kept together males or females or male/female pairs fight or in the later...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, bird of prey
bearded dragon, bird of prey, superworm: Dear Amber, thank you for your question. How big is the dragon s enclosure? It might be that he feels it s too small and that he is defending his territory against you. You will need at at least a 50 gallon, but that s the absolute minimum.A 100 gallon would...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, partision, bearded dragons
partision, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hey Debbie, for the sexing part of your question im sending you this link as it is very easy to understand and also a very good site . http://www.beardeddragon.org/articles/sexing/ as for the agressiveness males and females show almost the same behaviors...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, mercury vapor bulb, food bowls
mercury vapor bulb, food bowls, bearded dragon: I am guessing that the dragon is an adult. And, since he had been abandoned, he probably has not had what he needed to thrive in a while. So, we ll go over everything he needs and then, see how he does. How large is the terrarium? An adult bearded...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, mealys, shredded carrots
mealys, shredded carrots, bearded dragon: hey woody, if you havnt allready you need to get a under tank heat pad and an over head full spectrum basking light tank needs to be in the mid 80,s during the day and ten degree.s cooler at night all so get an appitite stimulant zoo meds makes a great product...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Woody, First of all, a big THANK YOU for taking in the bearded dragon. Is it possible he is just brumating? This is the time of year that they do this... Brumation is the reptile version of hibernating. More info on this at: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/research/labs/ktosney/file/BDbrumate.html...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, heat rocks, bearded dragons
heat rocks, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hey Woody (haha, cool name) That s AWESOME that you adopted an abandoned Beardy, alot of people go out and buy new ones when there are homeless ones all over. You are most likely right about the temperature. He probably is starting to go into hibernation....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, ceramic heat emitter, many different ways
ceramic heat emitter, many different ways, interested owners: It s called brumation and it s completely normal for an adult beardie. It can last from a couple of weeks to a few months. A Florida friend s beardie, Lulu was down for 5 months. Beardies should have complete dark at night, no blue, black or red lights...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, drift wood, brumation
drift wood, brumation, bearded dragon: Dear Ian, thank you for your question. I recommend that you switch their substrate back to sand, playsand is fine. If you can get loam/clay powder, mix it with moist sand at a ratio of about 1:5/1:10 (experiment a bit) - the mix will get hard when it s dry...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, drift wood, bearded dragons
drift wood, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: First of all, get rid of the aspen. any kind of mulching material will mold and give the dragons respiratory problems. Best is washed, sifted playsand if you insist on a particulate substrate. Many of us don t. The best now is a good reptile carpet and...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian
bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian, herp vet: Mucus coming out of the nose means a respiratory condition. This can be serious so a good reptile veterinarian is a must now. I m giving you a caresheet to help make his living conditions at the best level. This will include a couple of links to help...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, herp vet, bearded dragon
herp vet, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Dear Jill, thank you for your question. She s probably brumating, that s a process similar to hibernating. Bearded dragons do that in the winter, not allowing them to do so may actually shorten their lifespan. Here s a website with good info on brumation:...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, dragon websites, bearded dragon
dragon websites, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Dear Jeanne, thank you for your question. Bearded dragons can live up to 12 years, 8-10 years is the common life expectancy. It s relatively easy to sex a bearded dragon. Either hold the animal in your hand facing away from you can gently bend the tail...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, green anole, bearded dragon
green anole, bearded dragon, chicken eggs: Hello beardies are gerat dont worry about this I let mine walka round my bedroom and bed and hang on me in the kitchen and whatnot I m not sick, i have geckos/iguaans, frogs before without problem either its just best to wash your hands after handling before...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, baby bearded dragon: Hi Sydney, It can be stress from moving to an new home. Sometimes it doesn t happen right at the new move, but a few weeks later. It can also be caused my not having a few of their care needs met. Correct temperatures are one of the big reasons for not...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, water bowl
bearded dragon, water bowl, crickets: soak him once weekyl get a large container fill with warm water drop the dragon in and stand by to wtach if its big enouigh...the container teh dragon will be able to swim and enjoy himself...leave the dragon soak for 15 minutes ocne a week for good health...never...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian
bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian, uvb light: Hi Laurie, There are several areas which may need changing, and diet is definitely one of them. I m giving you a good caresheet to read over. The diet as written by you does not contain any calcium rich leafy greens and veggies, and carrots are high...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, diet intake, uv lighting
diet intake, uv lighting, proper temperatures: Hi Twila, I ve included a basic care sheet for you. Sorry to say, the Powersun is not a good bulb for uvb output for a bearded dragon at the distance that is needed to maintain proper temperatures. Also, 160 watts on a 20 gallon tank is way too much heat...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, reptile veterinarian, bearded dragons
reptile veterinarian, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hi Laura, Welcome to the wonderful world of bearded dragons! His behaviour is normal. He has not been handled for a while as his previous owner has had no time for him. That, plus the stress of relocating has him wary and confused. Pushing on...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, lightning bug, bearded dragons
lightning bug, bearded dragons, lightening bug: Hi Lisa, First I want to say that I am very very sorry for your loss. I am very sorry to say that lightening bugs are highly toxic to bearded dragons, as well as many other lizards. Many beardies have died from just one firefly(lightening bug) such as yours...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, natural curiosity, bearded dragon
natural curiosity, bearded dragon, closing eyes: Hi Corey, Whoever was the breeder should have been shot. A two week old hatchling has no business being sold. Babies should be cared for at the breeders for at least 6 weeks or until 6 inches long, whichever comes last. Of course, this is not your...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, beardies
bearded dragon, beardies, cornea: The eye is irritated or injured. That irritation might be painful enough to put him off his food. Beardies with particulate substrates often have this problem. And if he s been shedding, he may have scratched the eye with his own claw. A vet can find out...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, 5 months
bearded dragon, 5 months, puberty: Beard blackening is due to heightened tension, either aggression, arousal, or fear will cause this reaction. Do you pick him up from above? That is what a predator would do so this would be his reaction. Approaching from the front, scooping him from underneath,...

Reptiles: About My Bearded Dragon again., bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, dragonheart: Hi, bearded dragons won t learn tricks like dogs do. Draco will not be able to understand what you want him to do and even if he does it by chance, he probably will not remember it next time. It s doubtful whether bearded dragons even recognize different...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, mustard greens, reptile vet
mustard greens, reptile vet, two lumps: He may have an impaction. Many reptiles with loose substrates (such as sand), especially young ones, will eat it by accident and it will cause a blockage. He may only be eating crickets because they move, and he instinctively chases them. However, that does...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, dragon message board, calcium powder
dragon message board, calcium powder, good appetite: I would like to help, but I m afraid if you don t ask this question again and include the relevant particulars outlined in my instructions to questioners , I am not going to be able to offer you much. You included almost none of the vital details I would...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, dragon message board, calcium powder
dragon message board, calcium powder, calcium deficiency: Shaking involuntarily will always evoke the idea of calcium deficiency first, so I m not surprised. The second thing I would think of is some kind of neurological disorder. This could come from an injury sustained earlier in his life. The vet would have...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, territorial aggression, bearded dragon
territorial aggression, bearded dragon, beardeddragon: You see, just a couple of details can make all the difference in the world about what something means. The male was probably just excited and was puffing up and bobbing because he wanted to get to the female. As long as they are the same size, there is little...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, gastrointestinal inflammation, bearded dragon
gastrointestinal inflammation, bearded dragon, adenovirus infection: Head bobbing is normal, but uncoordination and loss of balance is a very common, and commonly fatal, symptom in Beardies, known as ataxia . Ataxia is often a sign that the prey you have been feeding him is too large, or he is being fed too much. This...

Reptiles: My Bearded Dragon..., bearded dragon, water dragon
bearded dragon, water dragon, beardie: Hello, nice to hear you had a good time. Licking things is very normal. Its their way of getting to know there surroundings. Like a dog going around sniffing a new home. His taste is more sensitive then his smell and he is just tasting his home to see what...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, osb panels, metal halides
osb panels, metal halides, practicalfishkeeping: Dear Kristen, thank you for your question. This behaviour is usually caused either by a too small enclosure, by boredom or by a too dark enclosure. In my opinion, the minimum size for an adult dragon is a 100 gallon, I keep mine in a homemade 340 gallon...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, water dish, bearded dragon
water dish, bearded dragon, gallon tank: The Mega Ray is the best UVB lamp on the market in my opinion. Do you have the SB100? I need a follow up and for you to tell me what your temps are between the two tanks, and your lamp mounting height, otherwise we re shooting in the dark. It is either...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, vet bill, vet check
vet bill, vet check, captive reptiles: Take him to the vet, that s the only one you can be sure. Lizards can t breathe while on there backs so try and keep him from doing it. Is he eating and dedicating regularly? Any other abnormal behavior besides being slow and flipping? It could just be his...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, reptile vet
bearded dragon care, reptile vet, uvb light: This sounds like a severe calcium deficiency. Get him to a good reptile vet and have a blood panel done. This way the vet can determine what the problem is. Sometimes the diet is the problem, sometimes it s the wrong UVB light or the light is too old....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, bleach solution
bearded dragon care, bleach solution, bearded dragon: I m giving you a proper caresheet to follow. This will show you what you new friend needs. Babies are not ready for playsand so that s going to have to go. Please read and follow the caresheet in order to keep your beardie healthy and happy. BASIC...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, first reptile, pet lizards
first reptile, pet lizards, desert animals: Hello Amanda, its good to see that you are into his best interest. It will take a little while for him to get used to his new home. He is still scared and might not eat normal. 5 crickets is fine although he should be eating a little more. about 7 or 8 you...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, dandelion greens, insect prey
dandelion greens, insect prey, mustard greens: If there s blood, yes, a vet should be seen. Bloody stool can be from many different reasons and a vet will be able to diagnose. Mealworms are really not the greatest insect prey. Unless he only gets freshly shed ones, the chitinous shell can cause...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, fruit and veg, bearded dragon
fruit and veg, bearded dragon, intake and output: I don t think you have anything to worry about. His intake and output sound well within normal range for a sub adult.If you do become concerned you can usually trigger a defecation by soaking him in slightly warm water. This trick works for many reptiles and...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon-5 days w/o bowel movement, bearded dragon care, dandelion greens
bearded dragon care, dandelion greens, reptile vet: There s a chance that poor baby s become impacted. Mealworms are not good for beardies, in spite of their small size. Mealies have a thick, chitinous shell that is hard to digest. Plus, the bearded dragon is an omnivore, he needs both insect and plant...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, metabolic bone disease, 30 gallon tank
metabolic bone disease, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Rodney, Bearded Dragons need specific care...many times when that care is not met, they become ill. Most times, the owner has no idea that they may be doing something wrong as that they are going on the care advice of pet stores. Many pet stores do not...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, beardie
bearded dragon, beardie, apetite: Hello Danny, may I ask you how you know the age of your Bearded Dragon? Pet stores don t really know the age they just guess. And if you measured him and he is around 10 inches then he is probably about 4 months. Or it could just be growing faster. Everybody...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, clarification questions, bearded dragons
clarification questions, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hello Donna, has she been eating? Basking? Have your temperatures in the home or her enclosure dropped dramatically? Now is the time of year for them to start brumating (reptile hibernation) Is she sleeping in their all day or just hiding? Some captive bearded...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, butternut squash, little smarties
butternut squash, little smarties, bearded dragon: The problem with most beardies from pet stores is that the store nor the supplier start the babies on greens like they are suppose to. They also should not sell them until they are at least 6 inches total length. Their food does need to be chopped really...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, uvb light, reptile vet
uvb light, reptile vet, liquid calcium: First, at this point you are going to have to have him visit his veterinarian. A blood panel will tell you exactly how his Calcium levels are. Then he may give Mojave a calcium shot and give you liquid calcium to give him orally for a while. And it s not...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, mealworm larva, mealworm beetles
mealworm larva, mealworm beetles, bearded dragon: Hi John, It s quite common for beardeds to develop strong food preferences. Like humans, they tend to favour the high fat food options. Both mealworm larva and beetles have a much higher fat content then crickets. A wide variety of food will give him the best...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, beardie: Bearded Dragons are great users of water. They are semi-arid lovers, living in near desert/partial woodland areas of Australia. When they void, the first part is an almost solid white mass, these are urates, the solid parts of urine. The greenish brown...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, baby bearded dragon, dark patterns
baby bearded dragon, dark patterns, bearded dragon: Hi Martine, The sudden skin darkening is a stress or fear reaction in beardeds. Young beardeds ( and lizards of all kinds) are commonly preyed on in the wild and usually by other animals swooping in from above. Sometimes a hand reaching in from above will...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, acrylic tank, bearded dragon
acrylic tank, bearded dragon, chicken baby: Hello Ariel, even though all he wants to eat is superworms doesn t mean you cant get him to eat other things. And it probably is the worms messing with his digestive system. Offer a fresh dish of veggies every day and offer the crickets too but don t offer...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, dragon time, bearded dragon
dragon time, bearded dragon, sexual maturity: Hello..how old is your dragon? little babies will try scare you awy or flee themselfs..subadult dragons can be agressive because there gonig through sexual maturity...some adults just aren t used to being handled....give the dragon time...some get crabby when...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, shallow water dish, bearded dragon care
shallow water dish, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank: Most bearded dragons enjoy human company but there are a few that really prefer not to be handled. Many times, when something is wrong with their care, it causes them not to feel well which will in turn make them not care for human touch. I ve included a...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, exo terra: Hi Martine, Its tough to say just what wattage you will need as that much depends on your room temperature, etc. In MOST cases for a beardie, you will be more in the 75 to 100 watt bulb for heat. The hiding can be stress being new to your home or it can...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, summer temps: Well I am glad I was of some help. The west coast doesn t get as cold as the east coast but there is definately a change in pressure and day light. So keep the lights on a good 14 hours or so. Good that you are removing the heat rock. You can leave it in there...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, lack of calcium, dragon book
lack of calcium, dragon book, bearded dragon: Since they stay in there tank the other pets wont bother them to must. What sex are the dragons? if they are male/female they will breed and the female will lay eggs a few times a year whcih can be trublesome as the female will be very diststressed wth the...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, natural substrate, bearded dragon
natural substrate, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Your question was sent to the pool, but I will answer it for you: No, this sounds a bit small. Bearded Dragons roam quite a bit from spot to spot within their range in the wild, and need more space. You also should not be using natural substrate with baby...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, food containing protein, bearded dragon
food containing protein, bearded dragon, mineral deficiency: Hello Martine, do you use a UV light? Without a special UV light they will get a calcium/mineral deficiency. UV is one of the more imporant things for lizards. If you have concerns call up your vet and ask her how long it should be taking for him to be getting...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon..., parasite infestation, bearded dragons
parasite infestation, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Yes, get a second opinion for sure. The vet should not discount anything unless he has done a biopsy. Something growing that rapidly that he has never seen before, should not be dismissed as non-cancerous without further study. There is much about reptile...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, herp vet, reptile owners
herp vet, reptile owners, bearded dragon: This is when you NEED to get to a good herp vet FAST! Like RIGHT NOW! In case you don t have one yet: http://www.herpvetconnection.com/ These are vets recommended by other reptile owners. If there is none within a reasonable distance, you could...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Steven, Forgive me..I forgot to add the care sheet!!! Here is is... I do apologize!!! BASIC BEARDED DRAGON CARE: HOUSING: For an adult bearded Dragon, a 50 -55 gallon is the smallest recommended tank. For a baby, nothing less than a 30 gallon tank...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, fish aquarium, gallon aquarium
fish aquarium, gallon aquarium, outdoor carpet: Hi Steven Congratulations on your new buddy! Bearded Dragons are awesome critters, aren t they? And I can tell you want the best for him. It sounds like you took a lot of advice from a pet shop, so here comes the shopping list! Tank-At 7 your new...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon has been acting weird., meal worms, bearded dragon
meal worms, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: No,but can you give me the temperatures of you tank? It may very well be too hot. Does he have a water dish? Do you ever bathe or mist them? Does it eat greens willingly? Crickets? Are they dusted? Please get back to me and I will be happy to help you...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon advise please, mercury vapor lamp, correct lighting
mercury vapor lamp, correct lighting, female dragon: I don t know what correct lighting means, or what your other conditions are, such as habitat and environment. This may have something to do with the behavior. I would consider correct lighting for a Bearded Dragon to be a mercury vapor lamp. Constant...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Behavior, reptile vet, mustard greens
reptile vet, mustard greens, wax worms: The swelling could be from an injury or signs of MBD from poor previous care. I would definitely have that checked by the vet. You can alternate food. Try the squash first, or of you have greens, put them through the processor on puree with some water....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Behavior, bearded dragon, playsand
bearded dragon, playsand, gallon tank: Hi Greg, Great to hear that you are doing well with your dragons care...but....Sorry to hear you are having problems with your beardie. I would remove the sand and believe it or not..the calci sand is the worst! When he is older, using childrens playsand...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Behavior and Feeding, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, vet check: Hi Sally, Its Brumation time which is a form of hibernation.(if they are generally over a yr) so it could be a reason as to the change and his actions. You can read more about that at http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/research/labs/ktosney/file/BDbrumate.html...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Behavior, vet check, internal parasites
vet check, internal parasites, brumation: Definitely have a vet look at him. Something may be upsetting his tummy and this would have to be checked before giving him horndog status. You may have to get some babyfood butternut squash into him with a syringe (ask doctor first) in order for poop...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Behaviors, herp vet, lack of appetite
herp vet, lack of appetite, bearded dragons: Dear Ryan, thank you for your question. It might be a sign of illness. To rule that out, see a herp vet with your dragon and let the vet check a feces sample to see if there are any parasites. Another reason I can think of, although it s a bit late now,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Behaviour, central bearded dragons, bearded dragons
central bearded dragons, bearded dragons, territorial behaviour: That is beardie mating behaviour. Many times after mating is complete, the male will pale out and even pass out for about a minute, allowing the female to get away. Three weeks to a month after mating, the female will get very antsy and glass dance to get...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon / Bloated Throat / Food not digested, butternut squash, turnip greens
butternut squash, turnip greens, mustard greens: You may want to skip the tough kale and stick to staples like collards, turnip greens, dandelions and mustard greens and to have them processed to mush with water. Add some grated butternut squash for veggie, or baby food butternut squash. He should be...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Bloating, reptile veterinarian, walnut shell
reptile veterinarian, walnut shell, bearded dragon: He may be impacted by the mealworms or the substrate if you use any type of sand at his age. Calcisands, vitasands, ground walnut shell and barks are especially bad. Continue soaks and try giving him a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil in a dropper....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon BMs, bearded dragon, beardies
bearded dragon, beardies, www biology: Depending on what substrate she s on or what live prey she s eating, impaction can occur. However, an 18 month old beardie is offically a full adult, and she may be starting the semi-hibernation called brumation that most beardies go through as winter approaches....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon-baby-prolapse, slate tiles, heavy sugar
slate tiles, heavy sugar, little dragon: Hi Trisha. Thank you for wanting to help this little dragon. First, if that dragon is for sale, that is bad news to start with. Beardies should not be sold until they are at least 6 inches in length. With it being so young, its really hard to tell if it...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon behavior, normal or not?, cedar bedding, bearded dragon
cedar bedding, bearded dragon, shelf liner: Hello, He is just being a normal beardie. maybe a little hyper but normal. Also did you say you have cedar bedding? first of all its toxic and second he can swollow a chunk while going for his crickets and it would kill him. Newspaper/paper towel or non...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon bloating, corn cob, tummy rubs
corn cob, tummy rubs, reptile vet: Frankly I would take them off the corn cob. No sense taking chances. Corn cob, like walnut shell is actually sharp and if accidentally ingested, can cause lacerations internally. If he needs to pass gas, baby warm baths and tummy rubs may help him release....

Reptiles: My Bearded Dragon Diego, bearded dragon care, tank time
bearded dragon care, tank time, bleach solution: An adult male this time of year will want to get out and roam to look for females. Yup, the adult male beardie is a horndog! It s nearly breeding season. And he s positive you have females hiding somewhere! Another factor is beardies absolutely hate the...

Reptiles: My Bearded Dragon Diego, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Louis, Beardies are very social reptiles and it sounds like yours is VERY social, enjoying your company a great deal. You can try adding more branches,rocks, etc for him to climb on. If worse comes to worse, you can cover the part of his tank that is...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Eating Habits, dragon information, lettace
dragon information, lettace, baby dragon: Well raise up the heat and that will probably help out a lot. You should probably also get a infrared bulb so that he has heat at night also. Do not use sand for babies or adults the problem isn t heat or anything. Its that when they go eat and snap up their...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon NOT eating, bearded dragon care, uvb lighting
bearded dragon care, uvb lighting, reptile vet: Using a dropper, give him a few drops of olive oil every day, massage his tummy, and have him soak in a nice baby-warm bath until he poops. What kind of sand is in the tank? If it s calcisand, Bone-aid, or Vita-sand, get rid of it. Take some and wet it,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon not eating, bowel impaction, bearded dragon
bowel impaction, bearded dragon, needleless syringe: You should be monitoring your temps with a digital therm. The basking area should be 110 - 115 (120). Give him a soak in warm water (90 degrees) to stimulate his bowels and to rehydrate him. Stop feeding mealworms. They can be deadly in that they cause...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon not eating, bearded dragon care, baby bearded dragon
bearded dragon care, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon: Hi Tim Congrats on your new dragon!! You don t mention his basking area temperatures. Without proper basking temperatures, your dragons food will digest slowly which will cause him to not be as hungry as often as he should. You need to provide one area...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Feces, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Lindsay, In relation to the dragons size, their poop piles are pretty large... There is actually 3 parts to it...but many times you will only actually see two parts. There is a white substance which is called urates..it looks like whitle chalk or bird...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Feces, bearded dragon, environment care
bearded dragon, environment care, beardies: There are two (or three) parts to beardie poop. Most beardies will pass a white part which is their urates (almost solid urine) and a green/brown part which is their solid waste. Beardies who get regular baths and are well hydrated may also pass a fluid...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Feeding/Heating, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Sara, Its not a good food for them...BUT...offering them ONE leaf in their good salad is ok on occassion...like once or twice a month. I ve included a care sheet for you which lists many good foods for a bearded dragons daily diet. It depends on the...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon follow up, summer squashes, butternut squash
summer squashes, butternut squash, winter squashes: I would suggest 3 greens and two veggies a day. Your list of greens is good, and you can add mache and arugula as high calcium staples. Summer squashes like yellow and zucchini are alright for hydration but winter squashes like butternut, acorn, kabocha,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Health, bearded dragon, adequate lighting
bearded dragon, adequate lighting, harsh winters: It may very likly be the reason she is not eating. However, if UV lights are out of the question, you have to take her outside frequently to let her bask.You can also try feeding her in the sunlight. Where do you live? If you have harsh winters, you will almost...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon - Housing, litre tank, thermal gradient
litre tank, thermal gradient, tank length: Hi James, I need to verify the size of your tank, length, width and height are more useful then volume when it comes to judging tank sizes for reptiles. You said the glass is an inch and 1/2 thick but that is unusually thick glass for just a 60 litre tank....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon info, beardie info, male dragon
beardie info, male dragon, wax worms: Well everything sounds good and it seems like you know what you are doing. Very good. You don t want to handle him/her for a month or so after moving into a new enclosure they need time to adjust but make it clear that you wont hurt her/him. She was born captive...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon injury, liquid calcium, sweet darling
liquid calcium, sweet darling, calcium deficiency: There could be an issue if he is being treated for calcium deficiency. Check the back leg for swelling or darkening. Darkening would mean a bruise, swelling could mean strain, sprain or fracture. Bruising is like our own ouchies so he would naturally...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon and its weight, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Miranda, Sounds like the little dragon is stressed from being in a cage with other beardies. Also, internal parasites can also cause little growth as can not having all the correct care for them. Another factor can be with him being from a pet store...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon lighting, household bulbs, repti glo
household bulbs, repti glo, german giant: The sensor or probe should be on the basking spot to be accurate. Not where, he d lay on it, but right where he d be, not on the glass where it would be cooler. Household bulbs also come in 150 s and 200 s, but I d check the temp with the sensor right...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon-Mating, brumation, bearded dragon
brumation, bearded dragon, www biology: In the end it s ladies choice. Beardie females want the biggest males for mating. Also, timing. When did you get them? If it was recently, for most dragons in the US this is not breeding season. Breeding starts after a good winter brumation. And males...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Nails, furry pets, bearded dragon
furry pets, bearded dragon, nails: It s hard to say if the nails will return to normal. In most cases when they are severely overgrown, they never really return to normal. You can begin by clipping off very small portions of the nail with human nail clippers. Keep repeating the process....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Nails, bearded dragon, nails
bearded dragon, nails, toes: Hello Karissa, as soon as I read the subject I remembered a link I once gave somebody else that helped explained it all. So I went and found it again. It has a picture and everything. The entire site has great information also if you want to explore it http://www.beautifuldragons.503xtreme.com/Nail.html...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Nails, bearded dragon, rough surfaces
bearded dragon, rough surfaces, rough bark: Dear Karissa, thank you for your question. Usually, you can see the veins, the nial is darker where they start. The part of the nail that can be clipped is clear. But if you are unsure, you should get a vet to help you. The dragon should see a vet anyway...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Nails, overgrown nails, bearded dragon
overgrown nails, bearded dragon, nutritional imbalance: Hi Karissa, There is a product in the dog and cat section of pet stores that stops the bleeding of clipped nails. You will want to have that nearby before you attempt the clipping. There is a small vein in the nail that you will be able to see better in good...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Nails, granite tiles, pet clipper
granite tiles, pet clipper, long nails: I had heard that and even attempted to see if it worked, however I didn t see much difference, If you look at a beardie nail, you will see that the tip is almost needlelike and then a sudden thickness. The vein should only be just past that when a beardie...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Nails, bearded dragon, cautery
bearded dragon, cautery, tiny bit: I would have the vet do the nails first and give you instruction on the direction each clipping should take. Instead of every month, he may want you only to wait while the nail vein recedes a bit and cut sooner to train them down. It s going to be a tiny...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon - Older, bearded dragon, beardie
bearded dragon, beardie, natural death: Laura, Your beardie only lives 5 to 12 in captivity. I am soooo sorry. I don t think this is brumation. The only thing I can tell you right now to give you piece of mind is find a vet. I think this a natural...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Personalities., dragon personalities, bearded dragon
dragon personalities, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Hi Travis, Congrats on your new beardie! They are wonderful lizards. It sounds like you are doing everything right with handling him. Is he really trying to get away from you or is he just wanting to explore everything? They are generally very inquisitive...

Reptiles: What do you if your Bearded Dragon got a piece of sand stuck in his eye, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: You can try to wash it out with some sterile eye wash...it may wash it to a corner of the eye and you can very very carefully try to touch it (only the corner of the eyes) with a Q-tip. She may allow you to do it...if one time doing that does not help ...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Question, bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease
bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease, 30 gallon tank: Hi Jenny, I am sorry to hear your beardie isn t doing well. How long has he gone without eating? Is he taking water at all? If he isn t even taking water, you can offer some from an eye dropper. Its vital to keep him hydrated. There can be many causes...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Question, reptile vets, insect repellant
reptile vets, insect repellant, four paws: Turning black is merely trying to absorb the great natural UVB of outside. Some beardies can go either way with outside. Some love it, some will go out but may freak when seeing a bird (predator), and some will just freak. I have a girl who has real panic...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Question, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, many different ways: Young bearded dragons are more active and do tend to be skittish at times. Try handling her in the evenings right before her lights go out. She should be more calm then. I would suggest switching to a non-particle substrate like paper towels or tile....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Question...., bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, uvb light: 75watt in what size tank? If it s 10 from your beardie, the how far away is his UVB light? 100 degrees all over is NOT good. A dragon needs to thermoregulate, so they need a gradient of temps from 70F to 105F. Please read the following caresheet and...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon refusing to eat., metabolic bone disease, pinky mice
metabolic bone disease, pinky mice, vet appointment: Hi Jayme, I m sorry to hear you are having problems with your bearded dragon... This time of year, many beardies are going into brumation(hibernation) but I don t think this is your BD s problem since you don t mention him sleeping, etc. I ve included a...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Shed and Veg, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, chopped greens: Hi Brandon, You can give him a bath as instructed int he care sheet below. Try chopping the greens a different way. With a baby dragon, they are really chopped super fine, like food processed. Good greens are listed below as is more on diet. Another trick...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Soak, bearded dragon, beardie
bearded dragon, beardie, lizards: Hiya Travis, For some reason, my answer to yoru first question won t go through, so I am adding it here again. ------ Also, for your 2nd set of questions,the care sheet I have included will answer how to bathe your beardie. Your dragon can actually be...

Reptiles: Is my Bearded Dragon sick?, bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian
bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian, reptile vet: 17 weeks old is a baby beardie and babies do not hibernate. They should be active, eating and pooping. I would have him checked by a good reptile veterinarian. And I would also compare your set up to the caresheet I am giving you. This way you will know...

Reptiles: Is my Bearded Dragon sick?, uvb lights, correct temperatures
uvb lights, correct temperatures, bearded dragon: Hi Joseph, How wonderful to see how honest you are with your question!! Hey... the TJ can stand for Thelma Jean!! Since you realize that you haven t been caring for your bearded dragon properly, lets forget about that and work on giving your bearded all...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Temp., temperature gradient, bearded dragon
temperature gradient, bearded dragon, brumation: Dear Travis, thank you for your question. The enclosure should have a temperature gradient from no less than 71F at one end (a hiding place preferrably), 104F under the basking spot and an overall temperature of around 77F. During the brumation (hiberantion)...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon UV lighting, uv bulbs, laser temp
uv bulbs, laser temp, uv lighting: The amount of UVB produced by the Reptisuns is great but no where near the amount produced by the sun. I wouldn t go for mercury vapor without a UVB meter. What you have is good as long as they all can get within 8 inches of it. Frankly, I m not a fan...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon UVB lighting, uvb levels, uvb light
uvb levels, uvb light, uvb rays: Hello, You want a 10.0 or 8.0 bulb this will replicate the high UVB rays in Ausstralia where the dragons are from 5.0 bulbs are for forest/tropical reptiles that dont get as high UVB as the desert areas do, also 2.0 is really only sutable for something that...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, herp vet, paul dear
herp vet, paul dear, bearded dragon: Dear Paul, thank you for your question. I m not a vet and I m only guessing, but it might be an abscess. Older dragons often get them and with five years you dragon is definitely middle-aged . What did the vet say it is and how does he plan to treat it?...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, male dragon, bearded dragons
male dragon, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hi, Their first defense mechanism is their camouflage, theiy are very hard to spot due to their colour and their irregual silhouette. When approached, Bearded Dragons change to a darker colour and open their mouth threateningly while showing their beard...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, pretty neat stuff, bearded dragons
pretty neat stuff, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hi Tara, breeding dragons is fairly easy and was one reason for their growth in popularity so, if you are thinking of breeding you do not want the beardies to see each other, you will want her to be 18 months or older and upwards of 340-350 grams(12 ounces...

Reptiles: My Bearded Dragons, thelma and louise, bearded dragons
thelma and louise, bearded dragons, beardies: Hi Nick, A few things come to mind... Are your dragons housed together? If not, or even if they are, When you took Louise out, it put her above Thelma(I m assuming Thelma was still in the tub)and Louise was saying she was bigger that her... or... Thelma...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, giant mealworms, zophobas morio
giant mealworms, zophobas morio, meal worms: I would put one or two in the refrigerator just to be sure are are indeed superworms.(if it dies, its a superworm) Generally, the superworms are more of a cream to dark cream color with the mealworms being more of the golden with black heads. Of course fresh...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, food dish: Dear Jade, thank you for your question. There is no way to sex your dragon for sure at that age. Arm waving is a gesture of submission and done by both sexes, although females do it more often, for example as part of the courtship behaviour. Usually it s...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, fertile eggs, bearded dragons
fertile eggs, bearded dragons, sex organs: Hi Jennifer, Its not recommended to breed bearded dragons until at least the age of two yrs old to prevent health problems. At 13 inches, yours are either very young or very small for their age. Males and females should be housed separately, other that when...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, babeis, bearded dragons
babeis, bearded dragons, food fights: Hello, Ok male/femalepairs together for life are deadly, I rescued a heavily overbred female a few months ago but she was too far gone to save I felt so bad for her. She had been with a male since day one and they bred/bred/bred until she was so sickly she...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragon care, dozen crickets
bearded dragon care, dozen crickets, 30 gallon tank: Hi Paula, The amount of animal proteins a bearded dragon needs depends on their age. With a young dragon, such as from a pet store, they will be eating 80-90% insects...and they need to be of correct size for the dragons size. What you might want to consider...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: If they are 3 months old and only 5 inches long from snout to tail, then they are not healthy enough or big enough to be sold. Baby beardies should be 6 weeks old and 6 inches long, whichever comes last, before being sold. A three month old would be closer...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragon care, human companionship
bearded dragon care, human companionship, bearded dragons: Hi Allie, Generally Beardies are known to be very social,sweet lizards that enjoy human companionship. Of course there are always a few exceptions the rule as with any animal. Its not normally in a beardie to be aggressive but when they (males especially)...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, edmund brown, bearded dragons
edmund brown, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hi kayleigh, This is not my field. I m only dealing with large snakes. Go to the link I have below. You will find the info you are looking for. http://www.drgecko.com/ Sorry I couldn t help you more. Edmund Brown [ReptileEd] http://www.ReptileSpectacular.com...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, neutral territory: You really have to quarantine a new dragon for about 60-90 days before introductions. In two weeks, a checkup at the vet would be needed, and since you already made a preemptive introduction, both dragons will have to go so any parasite issues she may have...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, water soaks
bearded dragons, water soaks, emergency visit: Are you sure it s poop? I would take him to the vet in case it was a prolapse, and make that an emergency visit so he ll see you right away, Better to be embarrassed by poop than not going and having a dragon in big trouble. Meanwhile, continue with luke...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, reptile vet, bearded dragons
reptile vet, bearded dragons, grunt: If she was in distress, her beard would be black, and then I would say she should be seen by a reptile vet. However if the beard remains white and all she does is expand it flat out, she just doing that because she can. If it s not expanding flat out,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, winter squashes, brussels sprouts
winter squashes, brussels sprouts, seedless grapes: Any seeds in fruits should be removed, like figs, strawberry skins, and watermelon but blueberries and seedless grapes can be cut up with skins on. Veggies should be grated or pared with skins on, like winter squashes and sweet potatoes. Green beans and...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, different kind of lighting, bearded dragons
different kind of lighting, bearded dragons, heat lamps: Hi Nicole, Bearded Dragons make wonderful pets and I am glad that you want to know all you can before jumping up and getting one. Well that size tank is 157 liters and so its about 41 gallons. Which would JUST be big enough. You really want as much space as...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, female bearded dragons, live crickets
female bearded dragons, live crickets, bearded dragons: I, personally, don t think there is a difference. As long as the animal is well socialized and handled regularly from an early age, they will be docile. The only thing to consider is that female bearded dragons have been known to produce eggs without mating....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, reptile vet, bearded dragons
reptile vet, bearded dragons, two females: The smaller one needs to go to a good reptile vet as soon as possible. Do not wait, the smaller one is in pain. Beardies, like many reptiles are highly territorial and do not need any other companion in his cage, rarely even two females get along. I...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, grown alot, bearded dragons
grown alot, bearded dragons, beardie: Hi Beth! It is perfectly okay to get rid of the eggs after your beardie lays them. They won t get upset or concerned about where their eggs are, like a dog or cat might be worried about their young. As a matter of fact, if the babies were left in with the...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, reptile vet, bearded dragons
reptile vet, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Better to make a nice cage for each beardie. Especially since any new beardie has to be quarantined from the others for 2 to 3 months anyway. Beardies are territorial. They do not enjoy the company of their own kind as a rule. I have two sisters who...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragon, bearded dragons
bearded dragon, bearded dragons, natural sunlight: Hi Jessica, Yes, they do sell harnesses designed for reptiles. I ve included a couple links that show the style of the one that I have used on beardeds. There is also a link with instructions to make your own. Natural sunlight can make reptiles very energetic....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, rocky background
bearded dragons, rocky background, plastic plants: Dear Valerie, thank you for your question. Are you sure both dragons are male? If they are you must seperate them or they will start to fight and may even hurt or kill each other. The weaker male will at least be severly stressed all the time even if there...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, physical aggression
bearded dragons, physical aggression, sexual maturity: Hi Kevin, I m assuming that the growth difference is the only thing you have noticed and otherwise the little one is active and alert with no obvious signs of illness. Beardeds are social reptiles and will establish hierarchies within a pair or group. It s...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, baby bearded dragons, excess animals
baby bearded dragons, excess animals, herp keepers: Hi, your question was sent to the pool, but I will answer. You are going to have to check first of all with your local municipal government, as they may have some permitting requirements if you live in an incorporated town, but typically a reptile that...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, gallon fish tank, bearded dragons
gallon fish tank, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hello, A 40 gallon Critter or breeder tank is needed for ONE adult dragon a 75 gallon fish tank wuld be ok for two. Tw males will fight, two female may get along and male/female will breed way to early and the female will likely die...these lizard in my...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, female dragons, baby dragons
female dragons, baby dragons, bearded dragons: Hello Joe and thanks for emailing, Your dragon is undersized for its age genrally afterthe age of 6 weeks and 6 inches baby dragons grown a 1/2 inch a week thats 2 inches a month sometimes more...my subadult dragon was 6 inches when I bought him in the...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, tank glass: Hi, SOMETIMES two females can get along if they have been from the same clutch and never seperated...but even then, at any point they can and will start fighting. When they fight they can severely injure the other and also remove toes,tails, etc. To even...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragon care, desert lizards
bearded dragon care, desert lizards, apples and oranges: Hi Amber. First, our idea of desert and the Australian idea of desert is like comparing apples and oranges. Inland bearded dragons live in the surrounding woodlands near what we would refer to as desert. It s more semi-arid, with trees and brush and other...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, dragons
bearded dragons, dragons, good luck: Alex, I am sorry to tell you they do better alone. You are the major person that should live with them and love them. They don t like their own kind unless its female and even that is an event and breeding......

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, desert lizards, uvb light
desert lizards, uvb light, bearded dragons: Hello Amber, the easiest way to know for sure is get a thermometer which you will need in there anyway. The digital ones are best and the plastic stick on ones dont give accurate readins most the time. So get a thermometer setup up the lights and let it sit...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, driftwood pieces: Hi Brandon, Yep, sure is ok...just be sure they are sized properly for him. No larger than the space between his eyes. I ve included my caresheet which gives you more information on diet and other care. BASIC BEARDED DRAGON CARE: HOUSING: For...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, brumation
bearded dragons, brumation, bearded dragon: Hi Jessica, I have included an excellent site on brumation in bearded dragons. I m not certain, from your post, whether you are familiar with this period of low activity and low appetite that adult beardeds enter into in the fall and winter. Brumating dragons...

Reptiles: Two Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, gallon tank
bearded dragons, gallon tank, thier lives: Nathan, Actually you need to them in a 20 or 25 gallon tank. Just idea. Because I have two full grown beard dragons and they are in a 20 or 25 gallon tank. Even 30 gallon tank is big enough for 15 of them. I wish luck with the raising of them. I hope...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, metal halide lamp, 100 gallon tank
metal halide lamp, 100 gallon tank, bearded dragons: Dear Autumn, thank you for your question. Bearded dragons usually are very laid back and easy to handle. There are exceptions, but those are rare. They are very hard to provoke and will give a really clear warning before they bite (black beard, hissing with...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, fish food flakes, bearded dragons
fish food flakes, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hi Eric, Congrats on your bearded dragons. To answer your first question... yep, it could be a very bad thing. You can end up with unhealthy babies. Any genetic problems that your two BD s have, would come through on the hatchings.(deformities, health,small...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, fatty liver disease, bearded dragon care
fatty liver disease, bearded dragon care, meal worms: Hi Clanci, As beardeds get older, their diet does change. As babies, they consume about 80% animal proteins and 20% greens/veggies. Usually around a year old those percents reverse. For other sources of animal proteins have you tried superworms(which are...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, uva and uvb rays, uva and uvb
uva and uvb rays, uva and uvb, baby bearded dragon: Hey Brittany, you want to use a full spectrum that gives off uva-and uvb rays also a basking light there are many type and price ranges but the important thing is to provide them even if you get the in expensive ones, try to keep the lighting 12 inches or...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, recommended breeders, bearded dragon
recommended breeders, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: A bearded dragon, when raised properly and given attention, is a wonderful pet. You would know best how responsible your son is to care for a pet that could live 10+ years First, have him read up on this lovable lizard. Best information is online, the...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons (Brumate), kathryn tosney, bearded dragons
kathryn tosney, bearded dragons, dr kathryn: Dear Jim, You can start when sunset starts noticably earlier. It is starting already but it s still light out at 7:30. I start mid September, 12 hours on and 12 hours off. Near the end of Novemeber, any dragons who are not brumating will have their...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons Diseases..., reptile veterinarian, reptiles and amphibians
reptile veterinarian, reptiles and amphibians, bearded dragons: All creatures have certain bacteria to help them digest food and some small amounts of bacteria which can make them sick if allowed to grow too much. This includes mammals, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. This is why hand washing is always important, no matter...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons and Fruit flies, little bulge, bearded dragons
little bulge, bearded dragons, hornworms: Fruit flies are not usual beardie prey, but try putting the container in the fridge to slow them down. Also get phoenix worms as a nutritious bug for babies, also silkworms, hornworms, and, of course, crickets that are appropriately sized. You may be...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons Health, reptile vet, brumation
reptile vet, brumation, bearded dragons: That would depend on how old your dragon is. It s always good to rule out any health issues by taking him to a good reptile vet for a check-up. If he is an adult and he checks out fine at the vet, then he may be starting brumation, which is very normal....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons---socializing them, diet of worms, bearded dragon
diet of worms, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: hey pete beardies are very sociable...as long as the cage is big enough so that each can be kind of alone if they want, then there shouldnt be a problem. Dragons are not known to be aggressive, so i cant imagine there would be a problem with housing 2 dragons...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, bearded dragons, pogona henrylawsoni
bearded dragons, pogona henrylawsoni, bearded dragon: Hi, Bearded Dragons come from Australia. All the Bearded Dragons you can find in other countries are captivity bred, because no animals can be exported from Australia. There are various species of Bearded Dragons, the Bearded dragon is Pogona vitticeps....

Reptiles: Bearded Drahon Strange Behavior, bearded dragons, size tank
bearded dragons, size tank, bearded dragon: Glass Dancing is very common in bearded dragons. They do not go into heat like a dog or cat would. They are not on an estrous cycle. There is no real explanation for this behavior and there is no way to prevent. You should not get concerned unless he...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, beardies: If they are being housed together, yes...there is a problem. Little Guy, for all his aggression is subtly getting intimidated by Big Guy. Beardies are territorial and should never be housed together after 5 or 6 months old. Little Guy needs his own home....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, adult dragons, bearded dragon
adult dragons, bearded dragon, leafy greens: Dear Emily, thank you for your question. You can definitely feed him less now, he s old enough for that. Keep feeding him vegetables every day so that he gets used to them and offer five big crickets four times a week. When he s 10-12 months old, he doesn...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, female dragons, bearded dragon
female dragons, bearded dragon, multi vitamins: Hello, Thanks for the followup, Juvinales and subadults should have the food items dusted daily with Pure calcium(calcium without D3) and once a week with multi vitamins please see this website for pictures and info on the vitamins I am speaking of; here is...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, egg carton, nylon mesh
egg carton, nylon mesh, hungry mouths: Hello, I breed my own crickets because I have 6 cricket hungry mouths to feed. I use a Rubbermaid Tub with a lid and then I cut a large square out of the top lid and hot glue some nylon mesh to the inside of the hole for ventilation. You will want a lot...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon, plastic shoe
bearded dragon, plastic shoe, beardie: Hey sounds like his tail retained the skin that was spoosed to come off put an inch or two of water in a large plastic container like a plastic shoe box make the water warm but Not hot and sit him in it if he freaks you can hold him in there for about ten...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, infectious illnesses, survival instinct
infectious illnesses, survival instinct, aquatic turtles: You didn t happen to mention the age of your bearded. I m going to assume that if you are still conditioning him to being handled then he is still fairly young. Although they are very relaxed as adults, some young beardeds can still be a bit skittish. It s...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, baby bearded dragon, eye dropper
baby bearded dragon, eye dropper, internal parasites: Hi Danny, In addition to answering your questions, I have included a basic care sheet. With the water in his viv, can it be too chilly for him that he doesn t like it? Its best, especially with the little ones to make sure the play water in their viv...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, dead worms, bearded dragon
dead worms, bearded dragon, canned products: Hi Frank, A good rule with all food is the fresher the better. I wasn t quite sure whether you were asking about the canned crickets and worms that are available or ones that have simply died. The canned products are convenient if your bearded will eat them....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, reptile vet
bearded dragon care, reptile vet, bleach solution: The finger missing was probably due to having it bitten by a sibling. Swelling can be from injury, infection or from not getting proper UVB. I will give you a proper caresheet and I strongly urge you to have him seen by a good reptile vet about the swelling....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease
bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease, uvb lights: HI Matilda, What you are describing can be signs of Metabolic bone disease. This is caused by not providing the proper uvb for your bearded dragon. Reasons for not providing it can be, not knowing that it is needed, having wrong information as to what lights...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, brumation, bearded dragon
brumation, bearded dragon, micro surgery: I applaud your vet s caution in regards to the mass. If the mass is highly vascular, only micro surgery, carefully separating each vessel will safely remove the mass. Also, you must bear in mind that reptiles are rather iffy with anesthesia, and you could...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon, improper diet
bearded dragon, improper diet, beardeddragon: You need to take the Beardie to the vet...bottom line. No matter what this is, it is going to end up fatal, I promise you. This is not something you can correct on your own without examination by a vet or skilled herper. There are too many things it could...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon., chopped greens, meal worms
chopped greens, meal worms, wax worms: Hi Andrew, Congrats on your new dragon!! I ve included a basic care sheet with lots of links to help you out with caring for your new pet. WOW!!! He is eating well for you, that s for sure. Very glad to hear that. You can start picking him up now.. yep..they...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon, male adult
bearded dragon, male adult, chicken bone: My male adult dragon is like this right now looks like he has a crossways chicken bone in his beard alot of the time but this does happen and nothing can be done. Waiting for your vet apointment you can give her a syringe or two without the needle full of...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, reptile vet
bearded dragon care, reptile vet, bearded dragon: If Godzilla was a baby when you got her/him she/he is most likely in the age range of 8-10 months or so..past care plays a big part in their overall size so she can be any where from 8 months to 18 months... Godzilla...didn t your momma tell you that you...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, signs of calcium deficiency
bearded dragon care, signs of calcium deficiency, open 24hrs: It sounds like he is showing signs of calcium deficiency which could be diet, lack of supplement or poor UVB lighting. A vet visit is a good idea anyway to check for parasites, but I m giving you a caresheet to make any needed changes: BASIC BEARDED...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Linda, Sounds like your beardie is having a major shedding problem...or... the other thing that pops into my mind is that his cage buddy is biting him and this is whats causing the lost toes. I ve included a basic caresheet on the beardies... Sounds like...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, uvb light
bearded dragon care, uvb light, bleach solution: Here is a caresheet that will give you all the information you will need in the setup and care of your dragon. I would suggest getting a digital thermometer with a probe that can be placed directly on the basking spot. 102 is in the middle of the range they...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon babies, rubbermaid containers, dragon babies
rubbermaid containers, dragon babies, bearded dragon: Hey Tara, yes it is allright to house your babies together you may not have to seperate them when they get older but that is dictated by behavior and if you plan on breeding,i would like to suggest that you get both from the same breeder but for differant...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon basking, silly dragons, digital thermometers
silly dragons, digital thermometers, bearded dragon: Hi Joey, Double check your basking temps...don t want anything higher than 105 degrees F. They do open their mouths to cool down to some extent...silly dragons LOVE LOVE it hot!! If your basking temps are correct..no need to worry...its normal for them..I...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon behavior, agamid lizards, bearded dragons
agamid lizards, bearded dragons, temperature gradient: Dear Taylor, thank you for your question. The enclosure should have a temperature gradient ranging from 75 to 82°F and 90-104°F under the basking spot. So if the tank has an overall temperature of 90 degrees at times, that s too hot. Many dragons scratch...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon behavior, bearded dragon, sized cage
bearded dragon, sized cage, sexual maturity: Hello Andrew, do you mind if I ask the size of your cage? It sounds to me like he is unhappy with the size. An adult dragon needs a good 75gallon aquairum sized cage. It seems to me like he is not happy with his territory. So get a 75gallon and 55 at the very...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon behavior, female dragons, sandy section
female dragons, sandy section, bearded dragons: Dear Amber, thank you for your question. It might be too warm or too cold, just as you said. Dragons need a temperature of 77F in most of their enclosure, with a cooler hiding place (around 52F) and a basking spot that heats the spot is shines on to 104-122F....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon breeding, breeding bearded dragons, lack of calcium
breeding bearded dragons, lack of calcium, dragon x: Hello, Yes any bearded dragon can be bred to one another...color wise that is. You need to keep them in thre own 40 gallon tanks until they are of proper breeding age he will breed her too young and she will die from over egg laying or egg binding or lack...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon diet, pelleted diets, dead bugs
pelleted diets, dead bugs, bearded dragon: Hi no pronblem, yes you can get canned dead bugs some dragons will eat there nice to have when you run out of live bugs, you can get pelleted dragon foods as well fro babies and adults my dragons eprsoanlly wont look twice at the pellets I don t think they...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon not eating, collard greens, gal tank
collard greens, gal tank, bearded dragon: I Love happy endings!! Glad all is going well again. Be sure to start planning on a 55-60 gallon tank real soon!! Sometimes, we have to change our reptiles schedules to match ours. Most of the critters accept it well. What you might want to try if his...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon not eating, bearded dragon, laydown
bearded dragon, laydown, new faces: Well try and hand feed him whatever he was eating. Like I said it is very common for them to be afraid and not want to eat as much at first they are kind of in a shock. Which could also be the reason he is hiding or not very active. All of the lizards I have...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon eating veggies, dandelion greens, turnip greens
dandelion greens, turnip greens, bearded dragon: Canned veggies are really not that good, as the cooking and canning process destroys a lot of nutrients and includes too much salt. Fresh is always better. His bowl should include three good greens like collards, dandelion greens, mustard and turnip greens,...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon not eating, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, baby dragons: Hi Bob, Normally, the dragons are given their salad in the day, since they are awake during the day...but..if your schedule is different than a regular daytime schedule then I am sure you had to adjust your dragons schedule to match yours. Double check your...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon feeding, bearded dragon care, driftwood pieces
bearded dragon care, driftwood pieces, bleach solution: Adult beardies get a good calcium rich salad every day and an insect meal 3 times a week. You did not mention anything else so I m giving you a proper caresheet to help with what they need in order to stay healthy and happy. 24 beardies are not common...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon feeding, hissing roaches, adult dragons
hissing roaches, adult dragons, leafy greens: Dear thomas, thank you for your question. Adult dragons should get a diet of 70-80% vegetables and leafy greens and 20-30% insects, with juveniles it s just the other way around. Feed them once per day, best in the morning because that s when they are...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon feeding, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, dozen crickets: Hi Thomas, You can feed salad twice a day..or better yet, as much salad as he wants..They get fed salad every day... On the insects, 3-5 times a week is fine. At their age, they eat more salad than insects. Basically about 10-20 % of their diet on the insects...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon growth., bearded dragon, deworming
bearded dragon, deworming, nice size: The growth isnt right I just sold to 7 month old juvinlaes they were both 12 inches long...sounds like parrasites take her to a vet for a deworming the vet will also listen to her heart/lungs and check her over but a deworming should boost appitate in increse...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon housing, slate tiles, old dragon
slate tiles, old dragon, bearded dragon: Hello Frank, what kind of sand are you using? Sand is not recommended it can be very dangerous. Even the stuff that is made for reptiles. If it is accidently eaten it can cause impaction. It can get stuck in between toes and cause severe irritation. Its best...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon housing, household light bulbs, bearded dragon care
household light bulbs, bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease: Hi Heidi, I ve included a basic care sheet for you...please pay special attention to the uvb information. The super UV daylight does not provide the needed uvb for your bearded dragon to be able to use the calcium in the foods he eats which will lead to metabolic...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon illness, zoo med, imune system
zoo med, imune system, bearded dragon: Hey Al, Yes i want you to switch to appite plus by zoo med. and also a bottle of rot guard by zoo med, the appite plus is the best ive found and the rrot guard is good because it not only helps heal small cuts and abrassions in the mouth but it helps boost...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon male and female behavior, beared dragon, fred and wilma
beared dragon, fred and wilma, mercury lamp: The best chance for two bearded dragons to get along together is with females from the same clutch that were never separated at all. Of course this does not even guarantee that they will always get along. Most pet stores, due to lack of knowledge and in...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon mating, kitty litter pan, bearded dragon
kitty litter pan, bearded dragon, gallon tank: Hi Dora, If your pair is breeding size then it is quite possible that your female is gravid. It isn t always obvious until shortly before she is preparing to lay. She will start digging around in the corners testing out laying spots and if it is a fair sized...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon medical help, rapid head movements, bearded dragon care
rapid head movements, bearded dragon care, uvb light: Is his UVB light under 6 months old? Is his salad full of calcium rich greens and veggies? Sounds like tremors from calcium deficiancy or not being able to metabolize it properly. Here is a caresheet that you can compare to what you have for him. Make...

Reptiles: heat lamp and fixture question, household light bulbs, ventilation openings
household light bulbs, ventilation openings, bearded dragons: Hi, for two weeks the lamp you plan to use will be okay. Bearded Dragons can jump very well, I ve seen mine jump about 15 inches to climb onto our couch. Maybe you should get something else as a lid, but then you may have a problem to ensure ventilation....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon with pink blotches?, pink blotches, dandelion greens
pink blotches, dandelion greens, turnip greens: I sounds as if you ve had dragons for a while, and that you ve been sold on Parazap. I asked about this product a few years ago and some of the far more experienced people had researched this product thoroughly and frankly, it just doesn t make the grade....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon shedding?, reptile veterinarian, baby dragon
reptile veterinarian, baby dragon, bearded dragon: Babies change color with every shed. And babies will shed constantly. As far as eating, it depends on the baby. It s great that she s eating right away. She may suddenly stop for a few days. But even that will be normal. I also have a hypomelanistic...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon shedding?, baby dragon, bearded dragon
baby dragon, bearded dragon, dull spots: I m no expert on bearded dragon genetics, so I can t help you with that. However, she is most likly shedding. Try soaking her in warm water if it doesn t come off in a day or two. In two days, if you vev given her a bath and she still has the dull spots, please...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon still and twitch, metabolic bone disease, reptile vet
metabolic bone disease, reptile vet, brumation: Malcom, I thought he might have been going into brumation , which is like a hibernation, but the leg shake is not good. He may be showing signs of MBD metabolic bone disease. I would take him to a vet immediately....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon winter shutdown, bearded dragon care, eye dropper
bearded dragon care, eye dropper, bearded dragon: Hi Kathy, What you are seeing is called brumation Its what reptiles do...its like hibernation in Mammals. They will choose the cooler area of their cage to do this. Yes..you should provide a hiding place. This can he as simple as a blanket he can crawl...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon, white feces
bearded dragon, white feces, far wall: Hi Shirley, Sounds like he may have a bit of a blockage from something or just isn t feeling well. It sounds like he should be well hydrated with the foods you have been feeding him... Do you know for sure what the sex is? If you have a female, you could...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, mercury vapor lamps, clam shells
mercury vapor lamps, clam shells, cork bark: Hi, thank you for your question. You ll need - a huge enclosure (at least 6 ft long, 2 ft deeep, 3 ft high), preferably with sliding door on the front and not top-opening - sand (normal playsand is perfectly okay) as substrate - branches, roots, cork...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Robert, Congrats on your Bearded Dragon..they are wonderful lizards! Many beardeds decide to sleep in odd places and in odd positions at times. One reason that he may have been in the position he was in is if your cool temperatures were not cool enough....

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, prolonged period: A 16 inch dragon is either a large juvenile or a small adult. If you have been giving him a lot of attention and handling, he has probably bonded to you. He knows your scent and trusts you. Not handling him for a day or two won t matter. You could just...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, eye dropper: Hi Kate, Many times, changes in the weather can affect how they act. Getting dark earlier, cloudy days, cooler temperatures all play a part in there daily activities. I would double check your temperatures.....also...with the cooler temperatures, and shorter...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, warm sunny days, poor babies
warm sunny days, poor babies, bearded dragons: A couple of days, well, those poor babies probably haven t gotten any UVB since they ve been in the petstore system , but a couple of weeks? No. These poor babies need so much and have been without too long as it is. Try your very best to give them good...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, metabolic bone disease, mercury vapor bulbs
metabolic bone disease, mercury vapor bulbs, uvb bulbs: OH..the 8.0 are great tubes!!! There has been tons of new research into the distance from the uvb tubes...its recommended that they be 6-8 inches above the Beardies back...many sites haven t updated this info...if you need a bit more distance, the repti sun...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, bearded dragons, wonderful person
bearded dragons, wonderful person, out of the blue: Bearded dragons are territorial. Some females may get along if they grew up together, but there s no guarantee. It s always healthier for each dragon to have their own home. I had two sisters, who were always together and were sold together to a wonderful...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, herp vet, bearded dragons
herp vet, bearded dragons, brumation: Dear nikki, thank you for your question. Bearded dragons are still wild animals and will snap or even bite when they feel threatened. Not all of them will be tame or at least not right from the beginnign. Maybe you made a move that frightened her, especially...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, silk worms, tree frogs
silk worms, tree frogs, wax worms: No dont feed them tree frogs, Feed them crickets/super worms/butter worms/wax worms/silk worms canned bugs/pellets and fresh veggies chopped finely. Wild bugs/froms/lizards could make your lizards very very sick and plus they don t need to eat tree frogs I...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, baby dragon, bearded dragons
baby dragon, bearded dragons, blueberries: It all depends on the dragon. Try holding your hand in the cage until she gets used to it and is no longer afraid. You can also offer blueberries or raspberries (burst open so she can smell the juice) from your hand, and she will eventually aproach it. You...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, tupperware dish, bearded dragons
tupperware dish, bearded dragons, organic soil: Hello Abeek, crickets can be very expensive depending on where you live. Here they are a dollar a dozen for any size. Bearded Dragons (babies) can go through a good 3 dozen a day. 7 days a week Thats 21 dollars a week. So $84 a month on just crickets. Older...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, tank glass, bearded dragons
tank glass, bearded dragons, two females: Hello, the reason that they only have issues while in an enclosure is because its a fight for territory. They picture it as their territory and if another dragon comes near their home they will not like it. When out and about its nobody s territory and they...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, mercury vapor lamp, alfalfa pellets
mercury vapor lamp, alfalfa pellets, paper towles: Hi, thank you for your question. Where did you place the heating pad? If it s attached to the sides of the tank, this is okay. Underneath the tank it s not so good because reptiles cannot recognize heat without light and will get seriously burned on heating...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, mercury vapor lamps, herp vet
mercury vapor lamps, herp vet, bearded dragons: Hi, thank you for your question. I think bearded dragons make very good pets. But they are very expensive and need lots of room. Most bearded dragons are very laid back and will allow you to touch them or will even come to you. However, this does not...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, adult dragons, melissa kaplan
adult dragons, melissa kaplan, male dragons: Hi, just because everybody does it doesn t make it right. There are many people who keep their animals (not just reptiles) in cages/tanks that are way too small because either pet shops sell only tiny cages (and tell their customers it s perfectly okay...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, baby dragons, bearded dragons
baby dragons, bearded dragons, two females: Hi, thank you for your question. A pair of adult bearded dragons can live together, but you need a huge enclosure for them. The male will always try to mate with the female and she must have enough room to evade him. An enclosure for a pair of dragons should...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, adult dragons, dark dragons
adult dragons, dark dragons, bearded dragons: Dear Johnette, thank you for your question. You can find excellent information about dragons here: http://www.biology.lsa.umich.edu/research/labs/ktosney/file/BDcare.html http://www.beardeddragon.org/ Bearded dragons need at least a 50 gallon enclosure,...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons, bearded dragons, wax worms
bearded dragons, wax worms, old dragon: Dear Anthony, thank you for your question. Adult bearded dragons should be fed insects and vegetables at a 30/70% ratio. I feed my two year old dragon insects twice a week, one day he gets nothing and mainly leafy greens (not salad, usually wild plants and...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons behavior, long periods of time, baby bearded dragon
long periods of time, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Hi Rachel, yes it is just keep handling him/her alot (not to soon after feeding though wait an hour or so)and he/she will start to mellow out you can even just hang out with your hand in the tank or inclosure just to get him/her used to you being there...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons and Feeding, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, crickets: Alec, While he is so small stick to very small crickets try to feed 3-4 times a day. Still offer the greens. I would suggest collards. Chop them very small or run them thru a food processor real quick....

Reptiles: Bearded dragons food, ficus plant, peanut butter sandwich
ficus plant, peanut butter sandwich, ficus plants: You didn t say how old the dragons are. If you can maintain a basking temp of 100-105F with a mesh cage, fine, but be aware that dragon claws will go through mesh when they get older. And with two dragons you need two set ups. The more dominant dragon...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons and iguanas, brown anole, leopard gecko
brown anole, leopard gecko, baby bearded dragon: Hello Dominik, I am sorry but you really really shouldn t house these reptiles together. The Iguana will outgrow the Bearded Dragon in no time. Iguanas get very territorial and vicious. Iguanas come from tropical places and require different heat and humidity...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons sleep habit, eye dropper, bearded dragons
eye dropper, bearded dragons, vet check: Hi Amanda, You are correct on the hibernation..the term for the bearded dragons is Brumation . It can last for MONTHS!!! Some will wake up now and then to eat a bit of greens...do keep the insects away at this time though. Some will wake up their dragons...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons and Uromastyx, bearded dragon, bearded dragons
bearded dragon, bearded dragons, solitary animals: Hello Heather, I don t recommend mixing any two different lizards together. It really does get dangerous. If you want a Uromastyx and a Bearded Dragon then get to separate enclosures. They can and will fight if they don t have enough space. If you chooses...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons and uvb lighting, uvb lighting, uvb light
uvb lighting, uvb light, baby bearded dragon: Hi, thank you for your question. He will be fine without UVB lighting as long as you dust his food with a good calcium/ vitamin D3 supplement (for example by T-Rex). But UVB lighting is not only important for vitamin D3 sythesis, but also for activity and...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons/green water dragons, green water dragons, green water dragon
green water dragons, green water dragon, silk worms: Hi, I assume you mean Physignatus cocincinus with Green Water Dragon. The english name is not very definite and often only used by a particular pet shop. It s better to use the species name which is international and unique. You can keep both species in...

Reptiles: Bearded and gecko, african fat tailed gecko, fat tailed gecko
african fat tailed gecko, fat tailed gecko, low rocks: Hi, Many BD s tend to not want to eat their greens as they should. If you can tell me more about her care, such as temperatures,diet, housing and uvb I can better help you. What do you mean trick her ? Have you tried offering only one green at a time...

Reptiles: Bearded Lizard, bearded dragon care, bearded lizard
bearded dragon care, bearded lizard, bleach solution: Some bearded dragon have panic attacks when taken outdoors. I have a female that will also beard, gape and try to take off at a sprint if outside. The only wat she gets sun is if she is on my chest near my neck. Losing movement in a limb is something...

Reptiles: Bearded Lizard, wax moths, bearded lizard
wax moths, bearded lizard, melissa kaplan: Hi, it sounds like more or less normal Bearded dragon excrements. The white stuff is perfectly normal and consists of concentrated urine. Since Bearded dragons live in the desert, they cannot afford to waste fluids and so they excrete only a small ammount...

Reptiles: Bearded's living together, bearded dragon breeders, dragon habitat
bearded dragon breeders, dragon habitat, dragon room: The late Bill Mears of Borderview dragons kept a dragon room. Th whole room was set up like a dragon habitat, with packed clay on the floor, logs, multiple basking areas, edible plants, zoo quality lighting, the works. Also Dr. Tosney had a separate out...

Reptiles: Bearded and wasp, baby dragon, fair game
baby dragon, fair game, ill effects: From what I have read and understand, Beardeds do that quite often with no ill effects. And yep...I ve heard that they are ALWAYS rather proud of what they did! To them, it s an insect..which is fair game and food!! Keep a close eye on him/her for any problems...

Reptiles: Bearderd Dragon, reptile veterinarian, uvb light
reptile veterinarian, uvb light, bearded dragon: These two symptoms may or may not be related. Did the vet go over your general husbandry (diet, lighting, heat, substrate, supplements) Do you use sand? All these things help rule out possible causes. Did you call the vet back when the eye appeared worse?...

Reptiles: Beardie, black bruise, punch in the nose
black bruise, punch in the nose, metacam: Does he have any black marks anywhere? That would be bruising. He got hurt and probably felt it for a while. When I got my first beardie, he was injured and I went ballistic, calling the vet on the way to his office with my little buddy clasped to my chest....

Reptiles: Beardie, uvb light, loose stools
uvb light, loose stools, bearded dragons: Hi there Adrian! Congrats on your new little buddy. I think I need to get a little more info in order to answer your question to the best of my ability. 1. What size is the tank? 2. What type of a temp gauge are you using to check temps? 3. What are you...

Reptiles: Beardie bleeding during mating?, female dragon, reproductive organs
female dragon, reproductive organs, glob: Sometimes their Hemipenes (reproductive organs) come out of the body and then back in when mating. It sounds that that s what happened with your male. Keep an eye on him and make sure he s eating, etc. If you see a change in behavior, you should take him...

Reptiles: Beardie Not Eating, brumation, bearded dragon
brumation, bearded dragon, water food: Hello Jasmine, I don t beleive you have done anything wrong. It sounds to me like your male is going into Brumation, which is a type of hibernation for reptiles. They will eat very small amounts and sleep most the day except for water food and to bask (they...

Reptiles: Beardie not eating after laying, reptile vet, vet check
reptile vet, vet check, vet care: A bath is always a good idea. Baths help rehydrate from the arduous task of laying. She may even start nibbling after a good drink. A vet check may still be a good idea though, I have girls who could be filled with eggs and I can t tell by palpating,...

Reptiles: Beardie not eating., summer squashes, winter squashes
summer squashes, winter squashes, mustard greens: I would expect that from a two year old male, when the mating urge is at it s height, but you have a mature to middle aged beardie. The lack of proper UVB could be a factor. A check up at the vet s should be first though, just to rule out parasites or...

Reptiles: Beardie eggs, female dragon, taking her time
female dragon, taking her time, egs: Females usually have clutches of eggs, not just one. She needs to lay her egs and she wants a proper place to do so. http://blackninjakitty.com/herps/dragons.php This site will give you complete instructions on making a proper place for her to dig her nest...

Reptiles: Beardie hind legs, bleach solution, vet visit
bleach solution, vet visit, bearded dragon: The Femoral pores one the male exude a small amount of fluid which is normal for most male reptiles, and some, like the iguana, will form plugs. If not kept clean enough, there can be infection, and that is what could be happening to your boy. A vet visit...

Reptiles: Beardie question., fertile eggs, egg binding
fertile eggs, egg binding, egg laying: No, going multiple weeks in between egg laying is not normal. If she still has eggs and does not lay them all within a few days of one another, then she may be having problems. This is more likely given the age you told me. That s a bit young for a female...

Reptiles: My Beardie's, thelma and louise, male dragon
thelma and louise, male dragon, female dragon: Hi Nick, Their sex is not color related..... what I mean is...there are many varieties of color in bearded dragons..and males and females can be marked the same. http://www.beardeddragon.org/articles/sexing/ has a picture of how to sex them.. here is...

Reptiles: Beardie's stools, herp vet, bearded dragon
herp vet, bearded dragon, beardie: Hi Joey. Beardie stools should be formed, that is not puddles, or very runny. The white is the urates, which is how they get rid of the waste in the rest of their system outside the digestive tract. I would recommend getting his stool checked for parasites...

Reptiles: Beardie Vixi, good appetite, bearded dragons
good appetite, bearded dragons, stomach problems: Hello Roxanne, most of the time lizards will change the brightness of their appearance. Dark and dull meaning upset/stressed/sick/mad/etc. And bright and cheerful meaning happy/relaxed/calm/etc. So if he looks bright and colorful its good, if he looks dull...

Reptiles: My Beardie Vixi, bearded dragon care, relocation stress
bearded dragon care, relocation stress, parasite load: You didn t mention how old she is so I m thinking she is a baby. I would definitely make sure her tank temperatures were correct. It may be too hot in there and she s looking for a place that s cool. Staying dark is a sign of stress. If the temps are...

Reptiles: Beardie won't eat, appetite depressant, parasite load
appetite depressant, parasite load, internal parasites: Hi James, Baby beardies especially should not be on sand. They are the worst for eating it and since they are smaller, it takes less to cause an impaction. Impactions can and do cause death...and expensive surgeries to try to remove the blockage. Yes,...

Reptiles: Beardie with yellow gums, fatty liver disease, hepatic lipidosis
fatty liver disease, hepatic lipidosis, vet visit: Hi De Bearded dragons actually do have a yellow tinted mouth. http://mrskingsbioweb.com/images/dragondissection60.JPG has a good pic of the inside of their mouth. Is this the color you are seeing? Since you do not know any background on your dragon, a...

Reptiles: My Beardie, beared dragons, goast
beared dragons, goast, beardie: Beared dragons take a longer time to shed then other lizards the skin will turn white making teh dragon look almost like a goast it will spred to the rest of the body and the first part to turn normal sheds first, try soaking him in some warm water it does...

Reptiles: My Beardies, male dominance, two dragons
male dominance, two dragons, males and females: Hello again and your welcome, At nine months she is still growing and should not be expected to be able to carry eggs at this age...she will draw nutrients from her body to put into the eggs which can have a terrible result in growing dragons...Metrobolic...

Reptiles: Beardies eyes, bearded dragon, bad eye
bearded dragon, bad eye, persistent problem: If this is a persistent problem, I would strongly suggest taking him to the vet. It sounds like he has a really bad eye infection and it is possibly affecting his entire body (since he s lethargic.) If he s not active and wanting to eat/bask, he will become...

Reptiles: My Beardies are fighting, female bearded dragons, territorial groups
female bearded dragons, territorial groups, bearded dragons: I m sorry Sophie but usually even female beardies are territorial. Groups only work if the tank or enclosure is truly huge with a number of basking spots and places to eat. Each beardie requires at least 8 square feet of floorspace. Groups would be 2-3...

Reptiles: Beardy, food dish, food size
food dish, food size, bearded dragon: Hello well the problem here seems to be you were feeding too large of bugs...a three month old should eat 1/4 to 1/2 inch crickets black or brown all other bugs like any sort of worms must also be in that size range...with bigger bugs they can block up the...

Reptiles: My Beardy, ceramic fixture, water dish
ceramic fixture, water dish, long tank: Ok, I have to admit that confused me the first time I read it but I think I got it now. Hee hee, I think the flourescent long bulb is fine and the heat bulb is ok too. The red night bulb is fine as well. I think those lights work as long as you do have the...

Reptiles: Beardy gone off his cricks, silk worms, meal worms
silk worms, meal worms, wax worms: Hello Emma, thanks for all of the information. How long have you been feeding waxworms? Waxworms are very fatty and can be addictive. They should only be fed as a treat maybe once or twice a week at the most. Once they start getting waxies all the time they...

Reptiles: Beardy NOt Eating !, food dish, food size
food dish, food size, bearded dragon: I do not recommend using sand however if feeding in a separate container it should be ok as long as you are dusting the crickets. If not he might purposely eat the sand because it has natural calcium that he needs. So dusting the crickets will make sure he...

Reptiles: Beardy health, eastern bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease
eastern bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, bearded dragons: Hello John, At first I was going to say that its about time for Bearded Dragons to Brumate (similiar to mammal hibernation) But you mentioned that he shakes when he moves which really shouldn t be happening. It almost sounds like a case of MBD (Metabolic...

Reptiles: Beardy's, bearded dragon, tricky job
bearded dragon, tricky job, reptile keepers: Well Danny, it sounds like you are off to a good start. Not knowing your level of experience, I will give my obligatory standard warning first: that I don t feel that Beardies, particularly young ones, should be recommended for beginners. Most young Beardies...

Reptiles: My Beardy has a yellow butt!!, reptile vet, vet check
reptile vet, vet check, bearded dragons: Have they been seen by a reptile vet for their well-baby check up? If so, were any antiparasite drugs given? If not, have the vet check that for a fungus. Chances are, the white scales are just a little poop stained. A fresh shed will remove that...

Reptiles: Beared Dragon around 6" long, accidental ingestion, shredded carrot
accidental ingestion, shredded carrot, temperature gradient: Hi Greg, Closed eyes and lethargic behaviour can be indicators of health problems in beardeds but the symptoms are not specific to any one condition. Just a few husbandry points to go over first. It sounds like the shop set you up fairly well but you still...

Reptiles: Beared Dragon: is he okay?, beared dragon, bearded dragon
beared dragon, bearded dragon, background information: You did not include any of the environment/background information laid out in my instructions. Did you read my instructions before asking? The only thing that I can tell you then is to see a vet. If he is sick, then in the condition he is in, they don...

Reptiles: Beared Dragons, gallon fish tank, bearded dragon care
gallon fish tank, bearded dragon care, beared dragons: A bearded dragon is a full adult at around 18 months, 2 years for German giants. Dont put a baby in with an adult as the baby will become lunch. Most pelleted foods are really not that nutritious. Repcal is best because it s wheat based and not corn based....

Reptiles: Becoming a herpetologists, zoology classes, edmund brown
zoology classes, edmund brown, career brochure: Hi Quentin, I don t know how old you are or how far along in school but you already have what it takes. Now the best thing to do is to join a heretological Society in the area. Listen and participate as much as you can. Hang around with the ones with lots...

Reptiles: Bedding, edmund brown, snake cages
edmund brown, snake cages, artificial turf: Hi Marta, Great Question. This stuff [melaleuca mulch] has been in My backyard [Florida] for years. I used it years ago and started getting snakes with respiratory conditions that I had not had before. I stopped using it and things cleared up. I haven...

Reptiles: Beginner Lizard, blue tongue skink, crested gecko
blue tongue skink, crested gecko, wet dirt: Hi Nichole, If you were able to go just a bit bigger on a tank, a beardie would be a good choice.(But...if you give your beardie lots of free roam time a 40 gallon can work ok) I ve included a care sheet on the bearded dragon that may help you make a decision...

Reptiles: Behavior change, leopard gecko, wax worms
leopard gecko, wax worms, intestinal blockage: Hi Julie, I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your Elizabeth With Leos, they need to have a warm area in their tank that is 88-92 degrees. Did you take the temperature higher than that range as suggested by the vet? I wouldn t go any higher...

Reptiles: Bermise Phython, emergency vet, phython
emergency vet, phython, degrees fahrenheit: Hi Cyndy, My hat s off to you for doing what you re doing. Here are some tips for you. Care Sheet for Snake (Freely Distributable) Each snake has various needs that must be met in order to keep it in good health in captivity. The following is an outline...

Reptiles: Best for a Beginner?, chinese water dragons, leopard geckos
chinese water dragons, leopard geckos, leopard gecko: Hello Nicole, very glad I could help. The 5 lined Skink is a very popular pet lizard. The best size tank for one single lizard would be a 30 gallon and he/she can live his/her entire life in there. Although bigger is always better a 40 would be GREAT for him...

Reptiles: Best for a beginner?, alligator lizards, green anoles
alligator lizards, green anoles, collared lizards: Hello Nicole, and I don t mind the rambling it helps me know what type of lizard is good, knowing all the facts and needs that you can or can not meet is a good way of narrowing down the options of lizards. Oddly though more information would be good. What...

Reptiles: Best Pet Lizard for Me?, day geckos, crested gecko
day geckos, crested gecko, pet lizard: Hi Robert, I knew there was a reason I mentioned the crested to you!! For ease in care, they are probably one of, if not the easiest to care for. One difference with them and some of the other geckos is that they require an enclosure with height. Most...

Reptiles: Big, upright lizard?, little dinosaur, leaf pile
little dinosaur, leaf pile, hind legs: To: Rich, I just got back from a trip...I read your question and yes there are some monitors that do stand up on their hind legs. But I am going to research these lizards further for you. This is a great question that you have asked me. I ll let you...

Reptiles: Biggest snake, worlds largest rodent, green anaconda
worlds largest rodent, green anaconda, reticulated python of southeast asia: Robert, This is a question I am asked quite frequently, and I feel that I can give you a pretty confident answer. When asking what is the biggest snake in the world, you can mean one of two things. If you are referring to the longest snake in the world,...

Reptiles: Blazzing Blizzard Gecko, hemipenes, water solution
hemipenes, water solution, mail: Please take him to a vet right away. It looks like his hemipenes has prolapsed if it not going back into his vent. wrapping his bottom in gauze or clean cloth soaked in tepid sugar water solution will keep the organ moist and free of grit, clean and the sugar...

Reptiles: Blind bearded dragon?, vita sand, bearded dragons
vita sand, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Your question was sent to the pool, but I will answer it: Honestly, Bearded Dragons aren t for beginners in my opinion. Especially the babies are very fragile. Get her off the vita sand immediately! Use ONLY paper towels with babies. Carpet is ok, but...

Reptiles: Blind bearded dragon?, bearded dragon care, calcium defficiency
bearded dragon care, calcium defficiency, uvb lights: Hi Sara, Sorry to hear your little dragon isn t doing well. I ve included a basic care sheet on the bearded dragon so that you can double check your care. In answer to your question, she can be sick...it can be a neurological problem, or it can be a calcium...

Reptiles: Blue Bellied Lizard, blue bellied lizard, blue bellied lizards
blue bellied lizard, blue bellied lizards, gallon tank: Feed it small crickets. You should keep it in a ten gallon tank, with a heat lamp. Blue bellied lizards are actually called swifts. Do you have a picture? What color is the rest of it? I will give you more information when I am sure of what kind it is...

Reptiles: Blue Belly Lizard, herpetological society, native species
herpetological society, native species, crickets: There may be laws regarding keeping native species. I would suggest contacting a herpetological society near you about whether you need a permit, what is best for the little guy, and what requirements he needs if you are allowed to keep him captive. Usually,...

Reptiles: Blue garter snake?, western ribbon snake, ribbon snakes
western ribbon snake, ribbon snakes, garter snake: Hi Carla, Well, there are a few very striking blue morphs of some garter sub-species but they have quite a small native range. Thamnophis sirtalis pickeringii and T. sirtalis ordinoides are both found only in the northwest. I suspect there might be a far...

Reptiles: Blue tounge's?, blue tounge skink, tongue skinks
blue tounge skink, tongue skinks, prey insects: There are quite a number of different species of blue tongue, the most common found is the Eastern. Most of these require a 55 or larger tank, a moist hide or cave, a water pan to soak and poop in, lots of cool stuff to climb over, good UVB source like...

Reptiles: Boa or Ball?, pet snake, ball python
pet snake, ball python, opinoin: Hi David, Without question, The Boa is the best choice for many reasons. My first snake 45 years ago was a Boa. I now have several Boas as well as Burms and Retics. I have a Boa on my shoulders now as I m writing this. One of the Boa s came from an 80year...

Reptiles: Box Turtle, eastern box turtle, dead turtle
eastern box turtle, dead turtle, rubbermaid container: Hi Ed, The Eastern box turtle s native range extends into New York state, I m going to assume that s the species you found. They start their hibernation around Oct. or Nov. in the northern part of their range. Hibernation temperature is around 45 - 50 F, they...

Reptiles: Box Turtle, box turtles, community tanks
box turtles, community tanks, glass tanks: Hi Jessica, There is some evidence that hibernation may benefit the long-term health of box turtles however it is by no means necessary. I inherited a 25 year old box turtle a couple years ago as well and he has never been hibernated. Artificial hibernation...

Reptiles: Box Turtle Eggs, turtle eggs, box turtles
turtle eggs, box turtles, box turtle: Hi Marina. The eggs usually do take between 50-90 days, but they do occasionally take longer. If the ground is very dry, you can try watering it a little to loosen the soil. There is a chance that the eggs won t hatch, sometimes they just don t. Depending...

Reptiles: Box Turtle, petfinder com, parasite growth
petfinder com, parasite growth, box turtles: I applaud you for doing research and preparation first. The mark of a responsible herp keeper. In your question, you ask about care information for box turtle s in your area of Arkansas, and give your county. I can only assume from this, is that you plan...

Reptiles: Box turtle found, wildlife rehabbers, turtles and tortoises
wildlife rehabbers, turtles and tortoises, box turtles: Hi Philip, First I must laud you for the efforts you are making on this animal s behalf. You are correct that the right conditions must be achieved for this turtle to have any chance of surviving hibernation and to go on to breed in the spring. My experience...

Reptiles: Box turtle hybernation, organic mulch, box turtle
organic mulch, box turtle, box turtles: Sorry your question waited so long. I hope you got an answer in the meantime. I just joined here as an expert, but box turtles is one of my areas of expertise. As to your question; it really depends largely on where exactly you are, and what subspecies...

Reptiles: Box turtle, overgrown nails, box turtles
overgrown nails, box turtles, box turtle: Box turtles, like any other reptile, should always have an initial exam when you get them. I would also recommend a visit once a year unless you are very well versed in reptile health and know what to look for. Their nails may need to be trimmed from time...

Reptiles: Box turtles, rigor mortis, box turtles
rigor mortis, box turtles, fruit and veg: Hi MiMi, Glass tanks and direct sun can be a dangerous combination. Even on mild days the glass can magnify the heat to extremely high levels. Whether there was a lid and the exposure direction are also factors. The beneficial UVB rays that reptiles need from...

Reptiles: Box turtles as pets, turtles as pets, box turtles
turtles as pets, box turtles, box turtle: Box turtles are not all that easy to care for. They also are not that cheap. Here s a great website with all the info you need to get started. If you re not willing to invest a lot of time though, these pets aren t for you. http://www.boxturtlesite.org/...

Reptiles: BRIGHT green lizard in Boca Raton, chinese water dragon, baby alligator
chinese water dragon, baby alligator, green lizard: Frankly, in Florida it could literally be anything. First you have the largest variety of anoles on the planet, plus so many escaped reptilian pets can survive and thrive there. You could be describing a baby iguana, a chinese water dragon, and about five...

Reptiles: Bread Dragon, metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon care
metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon care, driftwood pieces: You need to make some major changes. He cannot digest food and metabolize it properly with what you have for him. This is causing MBD, Metabolic Bone Disease. I have a proper caresheet that will give you everything you need to get for him. Please get everything...

Reptiles: Breaded Dragan, beardie, thaks
beardie, thaks, someting: Hi Gloria, It simply means your beardie is growing up!!! He is basically trying to be the big tough teenager!! There isn t anything to do about it other than continue to handle him as you have been. We call it black bearding You may find him doing...

Reptiles: Breaded Dragon Care, baby bearded dragons, vet appointment
baby bearded dragons, vet appointment, bearded dragons: Hi Katie, I tried to get an answer out to you last night but we were having thunderstorms and the silly power wasn t cooperating with me!! I apologize. I m sure you mean BEARDED Dragons and not Breaded .(they just had to put the silly R key next to the...

Reptiles: Breaded dragon, inner ear infections, having epilepsy
inner ear infections, having epilepsy, hometown aol: Hi Fher, It sounds like neurological damage but it is definitely abnormal behaviour. Inner ear infections can cause this but they are not very common with beardeds. I would suggest you separate this female from your other one. The symptoms you describe are...

Reptiles: Breadred dragon tongue prblem, tongue problems, herp vet
tongue problems, herp vet, swollen tongue: Hi Army, Tongue problems are not very common with beardeds. I ve only ever encountered tongue problems with chameleons. I m a bit surprised that she is still eating. I would have thought that the swelling and the likely pain of a swollen tongue would prevent...

Reptiles: Breeding, leopard geckos, geckos
leopard geckos, geckos, hiding places: Dear Leslie, thank you for your question. I don t think they are trying to breed, this look not like lying on top of each other. Here s a picture of mating geckos: http://www.geckosetc.com/images/avail/Available%20Pictures/aptor_mating10_600.jpg They...

Reptiles: Breeding, leopard geckos, moist substrate
leopard geckos, moist substrate, geckos: Dear Oliver, thak you for your question. Offer them a box filled with moist substrate that s big enough for the female to dig a tunnel she fits into with her whole body. If you have only one female, get another because that s less stressful for the females....

Reptiles: Breeding Cage, mesh cage, silk plants
mesh cage, silk plants, glass cages: You should never keep chameleons in glass cages. To answer the other parts of your question I d have to know what species of chameleon you have you could also ask your local nursery what kind of plants they suggest just be sure to explain to them they will...

Reptiles: Breeding my female beardie...., foot stamps, female dragon
foot stamps, female dragon, bearded dragon: Breeding season starts usually in the spring. They mate in February through summer and although the males are willing to mate multiple times, the female only needs to mate once per season, from that mating, she stores sperm up to a year. Mating should take...

Reptiles: Breeding leopard geckos, leopard geckos, fertile eggs
leopard geckos, fertile eggs, two females: Hello, Well it seems the eggs are always unfertilized or you have two females... people will try scam you just to sell things...thou a sure thing is females don t mate lol. Everything your doing sounds fine they must be unfertilized if they are not hatching....

Reptiles: Breeding Veiled Chameloens, reptile veterinarian, physical maturity
reptile veterinarian, physical maturity, sexual maturity: Before you consider breeding, where did you get your chameleons? If from a pet store, the chances are that they may be siblings and should not breed together. Far better if they came from separate breeders. Make sure both are healthy by having them seen...

Reptiles: Breeding Yemen Chameleons, silkworms, chams
silkworms, chams, chameleons: With introductions, put the female in the male s territory and watch for color changes. The male will darken to show interest. The female will lighten if she s receptive, and darken if she is not. If she is not take her out and try again in a day or two....

Reptiles: Breeding, poison arrow frogs, day geckos
poison arrow frogs, day geckos, reptiles and amphibians: Hi, a lot of lizards and amphibians are relatively easy to breed, like Leopard Geckos, Bearded Dragon, some Poison Arrow Frogs or Day Geckos. But it s never cheap. You need a lot of space for the terrariums of the adults and a lot of more space for the babies....

Reptiles: Bright green lizard, herp societies, green lizard
herp societies, green lizard, herpetological society: Because there isn t any of getting a picture here, I hazarded a several guesses as to what it could be sight unseen. The best advice I can offer you is to contact the nearest herpetological society. They can identify and either reassure you about the animal...

Reptiles: Brooks King snake, tiny hooks, king snake
tiny hooks, king snake, great personality: Hi Dorian, yes he/she does they are viry small and they feel like little tiny hooks when or if you do get bit, but very tolerable until you get to some of the pythons and boas i personally love kings, and texas trans peco rat snakes very curious and friendly,my...

Reptiles: Brown Anole, brown anole, reptiles as pets
brown anole, reptiles as pets, little bugger: Hello Jocelyn, that really is nice of you trying to help the critter out. How is the eye injury doing? It sounds like even if you did keep it that it wouldn t live to long. Not with the injuries and everything it sustained. That and its never good to keep...

Reptiles: Brown and green anoles, green anoles, brown anole
green anoles, brown anole, anoles: Hello Sean, how big is this tank for 3 anoles? And how much bigger are the green ones compared to the brown? If its slightly then it shouldn t be a problem. You will need also at least 30 gallons for those 3 and more if you can. If they have a lot of space...

Reptiles: Brown spots, dish detergent, baby bearded dragon
dish detergent, baby bearded dragon, soft toothbrush: Again, the older the baby, the easier it is. Holding the dragon so he lies comfortable on your palm with his hind end facing you, lift up the tail. Just above the vent you will either see two bumps side by side (male) or one single rounded bump (female)...

Reptiles: Brumation, certain age, losing weight
certain age, losing weight, metabolism: It really depends on the animal. My BD started brumating this year in early Sept. They will usually brumate after they reach 1 year of age. They can also go into a partial brumation - they aren t completely sleeping but very sluggish. The one thing to...

Reptiles: BURMESE PYTHONS, python molurus bivittatus, international fashion industry
python molurus bivittatus, international fashion industry, reticulated pythons: Hi Matthew, Burmese python: The Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) is native throughout Southeast Asia including Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, southern China, and Indonesia. While Burmese are being captive bred in the U.S. and Europe, native populations...

Reptiles: Bull Snakes, bull snakes, edmund brown
bull snakes, edmund brown, bull snake: Hi Aaron, The Bull Snake will do very well on small rodents. Feed according to the size of the snake. Select a food item that is about the same size as the middle of the snake. A small one will take mice while are very large one would be on rats. If You just...

Reptiles: Bullfrogs, genus rana, narcam
genus rana, narcam, freak of nature: Hi, thank you for your question. There is some colour variety in the species, some Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) may have a brown colour or even black. Or she might be a mutation that is missing certain pigments, which might explain the eyes. Another possibility...

Reptiles: Bullying!, yellow bellied turtles, tank heater
yellow bellied turtles, tank heater, cooling off period: Ailise, They are probably trying to decide who is dominate. Take your little guy out and feed him in a seperate container to make sure he is getting the food he needs.Just like all of us they need a cooling...

Reptiles: Burmese Python, burmese python, giant snakes
burmese python, giant snakes, dark phase: Hi Nancy, Two weeks ago, I became the proud new owner of an 18 foot Burmese, Dark phase for the very same reason. This is a very common problem. I treat all of mine as members of the family also. Zoos and just about every place else are full of giant snakes....

Reptiles: Buyer's market for arrow frogs, poison arrow frog, frog species
poison arrow frog, frog species, fruit flies: Hi, I m from Germany and cannot really tell you for how much money and how amny of these frogs are sold. You can check out the ads at www.kingsnake.com for a first impression. Another source might be Doyles Dartden, there s a list of breeders and their homepages...

Reptiles: babey bearded dragon help, dragon babies, reptile veterinarian
dragon babies, reptile veterinarian, beared dragon: Babies should only be out of their tanks for about an hour a day at the most. Babies do need their UVB for 8 hours a day. As far as his vitamins and calcium. The best on the market for them is Rep-cal calcium and Herptivite, also made by Rep-cal. The...

Reptiles: babies, recessive trait, baby dragons
recessive trait, baby dragons, genetic stock: It is probably the weakened genetics of the one mother. Unfortunately, almost all dragons in this country have been inbred and only in the last decade has new genetic stock come in through other countries. Many large breeders who have a certain color line...

Reptiles: My baby BD, pinhead crickets, flying ants
pinhead crickets, flying ants, baby bearded dragon: Kristi sent you question to the pool, but I will answer: First, I don t know what standard fish tank size means, but you need to have at least a 20 gallon long or 30 gallon to start out with. More as the Beardie matures. They need space. Second, the...

Reptiles: baby Bearded Dragon, baby bearded dragon, head tilt
baby bearded dragon, head tilt, vet check: Hello and thank you for your question, It can be a number of things, I need details on how your keeping him...heatihng/lighting/uvb/diet/cage size ect. My baby bearded dragon had a head tilt about 12 days ago now I went to teh vet with him and he was given...

Reptiles: My baby Bearded dragons, baby bearded dragons, hearty appetites
baby bearded dragons, hearty appetites, chopped greens: Hi Becky, Baby beardeds that are housed together will sometimes nip the toes and tail of their cagemates but it is usually caused by hunger and not aggression. Beardeds are a fast growing species and the young ones have hearty appetites. I like to offer them...

Reptiles: baby beard, bearded dragon care, melanie congrats
bearded dragon care, melanie congrats, 30 gallon tank: Hi Melanie, Congrats on your new pet. You don t say what you are using to house your dragon in. If it is a small tank, its almost impossible to regulate the temperatures properly... Your temperature of 75 degrees on one end is perfect as that they need to...

Reptiles: baby bearded, ceramic heat emitter, mercury vapor bulb
ceramic heat emitter, mercury vapor bulb, paper toweling: For a two month old to be only 6 long is a small girl. Gaping while basking is simply her way of getting rid of excess heat, like us sweating. But she s a little lazy to move. No worries there. OK, tips then: Tank - A baby will do fine with a 20gal...

Reptiles: My baby bearded dragon, baby bearded dragon, german giant
baby bearded dragon, german giant, bearded dragon: Even if you get your friend s tank tonight, you are going to want to really clean and disinfect a used tank. So your baby will be ok while you do this. I suggest first a good clean with soap and water, then a rinse with a 10% bleach solution, and final...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon, dandelion greens, turnip greens
dandelion greens, turnip greens, mustard greens: Glad to hear he is fine now!! Them not wanting to eat their salad can be a big battle. It happens most often when breeders or the pet stores do not offer the hatchlings the salad right from the start. The should be eating the greens from the time they hatch....

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon, reptile vet, baby bearded dragon
reptile vet, baby bearded dragon, intestinal parasite: Hi Tangee, I m sorry that your baby is not doing well. The symptoms are not specific to any particular cause so the best I can do is discuss some of the things that can go wrong with beardeds. First thing is to verify that your temperatures are correct, with...

Reptiles: my baby bearded dragon, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, metacam: He may have bruised the foot, but just in case you may want to have a vet look at it. If it s painful, the vet may give you a bit of metacam to make him feel better. Try to wash it beforehand in case it was a bit of wet green gone black that attached to...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon behavior, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, pissy: Shedding can make them a bit itchy and a little pissy, but insist on picking him up everyday and don t put him down till he s calm. Mist him to help with the shed and a shallow baby warm bath will also be good. Give him a lot of attention and always speak...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon not eating, bearded dragon care, reptile vet
bearded dragon care, reptile vet, baby bearded dragon: Hi Hank, Many pet store reptiles haven t had a good start in life..and can have health problems. Most will have internal parasites. Also, they can take take a while to adjust to a new home. Many times, they will act normal for a week or so, then all of...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon not eating, bearded dragon care, driftwood pieces
bearded dragon care, driftwood pieces, baby bearded dragon: Hi Brian, Yes it is normal, babies sometimes stress in a new environment and take time to get used to it before eating. Offer a finely chopped salad of calcium rich greens every day, and mist him and his salad with water. when he starts eating, it will...

Reptiles: My baby bearded dragon is hurt, help Please!, herp vet, baby bearded dragon
herp vet, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Dear Amanda, thank you for your question. There s not much you can do by yourself. Here are some websites that list herp vets, maybe there s one you can reach: http://www.anapsid.org/vets/index.html http://www.vin.com/vetquest/index0.html http://www.herpvetconnection.com/...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon possible ingestion, romain lettuce, correct temperatures
romain lettuce, correct temperatures, baby bearded dragon: Hello Alex, Remember to feed items that are no bigger then the space between your beardie s eyes. Does he have a UV light? If not then that could be a BIG problem. YOu have correct temperatures? And you are not using sand as a substrate right? I do not know...

Reptiles: My baby bearded dragon's sex, female dragons, baby bearded dragon
female dragons, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Dear Jessica, thank you for your question. It s not possible to reliably tell the sex of young bearded dragons. They need to be sexually mature for that, eight to twelve months old. Very well fed dragons that are raised at a high temperature may reach maturity...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon, wax moths, list of vegetables
wax moths, list of vegetables, baby bearded dragon: Dear Martin, thank you for your question. What kind of vegetables did you offer? Try offering colourful vegetables/fruit (like carrots, papaya, pumpkin or mango) or vegetables that have a strong smell (for example basil). You can find a list of vegetables...

Reptiles: My baby bearded dragons mood, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, baby bearded dragons: Hi Traci, Congrats on your new pet!! When most reptiles are taken into a new home, it takes them a few days to a week or more to get adjusted to their new environment. Add to this his shedding which can also stress them out, you may have a scared, grouchy...

Reptiles: My baby bearded, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: many bearded dragons wave....he may see the reflecion in the glass and thinks its another dearded dragon. Is he puffing out his beard while doing this? If yes, then he is telling that other bearded dragon its his space and he needs to stay away!!!Does...

Reptiles: baby beardie not eating at all!!, bearded dragon care, relocation stress
bearded dragon care, relocation stress, baby bearded dragon: Oh, this could be a few reasons. Baby beardies will go through a relocation stress, which can be delayed, this stress causes a rise in gut parasites and that could cause him to stop eating because its bothereing his tummy. Another thing is that he is shedding...

Reptiles: baby beardie, vines, sleep
vines, sleep: What he is doing is perfectly normal! Baby beardies will sleep in the wildest positions to remain upright. It seems to help them with digestion. Many people make sure that there are cage decorations such as vines and upright branches to help this. So...

Reptiles: baby beardies, yolk sac, beardie
yolk sac, beardie, incubator: He should stay in the incubator till his yolk sac has been absorbed. Then he can be moved into a proper tank. Try and wait till more than one can be moved, this way they are used to company for a while. Put food in right away and don t put too many in...

Reptiles: baby beareded dragon, herp vet, baby bearded dragon
herp vet, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon: Dear Matt, thank you for your question. I cannot say anything for sure without seeing the animal, but it s likely that this is the leftover from the umbilical cord. Normally it s absorbed in the first few days after the dragon hatched. You either have a...

Reptiles: baby box turtle question, box turtle laying eggs, live baby turtles
box turtle laying eggs, live baby turtles, turtle laying eggs: hey Elijah, that was very kind of you to help the turtles like that! They probably would have had a difficult time getting out and might have died. When they came out of their shell, did you leave the embryo ((the gross sticky yellowish stuff stuck...

Reptiles: baby box turtle question, box turtle laying eggs, live baby turtles
box turtle laying eggs, live baby turtles, turtle laying eggs: Hey Eli, I answered this already on the other message you sent. I think they are the same one. You probably sent it twice thinking it didn t send the first time, this site does funky stuff like that a lot. =D Good luck with everything, feel free to ask...

Reptiles: baby frog, baby frog, herp vet
baby frog, herp vet, water dish: Dear Whitney, thank you for your quesiton. I recommend putting the frog outside again, it s a wild animal and it should be allowed to remain so. If you want to keep it or just nurse it back to health, you need to let a herp vet check a feces sample for...

Reptiles: A baby gecko, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, little mouth: Awww, Kim :( I am sooo sorry to hear this. Please KNOW and UNDERSTAND you did NOTHING to cause this....You did everything you could to help this little one....the little guy came to you in a poor and weakened state and nothing could have saved him at...

Reptiles: My baby leopard gecko won't eat!!!, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, hind legs: Hi Jillian, Congrats on your new baby!! I have two leos and they are great little lizards. Leos are nocturnal..so they sleep during the day..and get active in the early evening/night so he is doing what is normal. I would not feed him meal worms..unless...

Reptiles: baby leopard gecko, leopard gecko, moss wood
leopard gecko, moss wood, eye lids: Hello, No do Not shred the paper then the crickets will hide and she can then get a peice caught in her mouth while eatting. Lay it in flat just be sure she has a few hiding spots...little caves or even upside down butter tubs with holes cut in them. The crickets...

Reptiles: baby lizzard, alligator lizards, alligator lizard
alligator lizards, alligator lizard, pointy nose: Hello Amanda, I really don t recommend keeping a wild caught lizard. They can fend for themselves and it causes a lot of stress to keep them in a container when they can t roam free. If you want a pet lizard then try a local pet store. If I can not convince...

Reptiles: my baby is sick, reptile vet, butternut squash
reptile vet, butternut squash, gravy mix: A young dragon needs feeding twice a day of all the crickets it wants and a big morning salad. She probably is dehydrated too. Give her a lukewarm (very tepid) bath and se if she laps a little water. Get baby food butternut squash and babyfood plain chicken...

Reptiles: baby snake identification, banded king snake, baby snake
banded king snake, baby snake, snake identification: Hi Charles, FOLLOW UP=hey charles yes for sure banded kings and very nice looking one at that .thanks again ,tommy from where you live and the discription it sounds like the banded king snake for sure there may be one or two more around i wouldnt be surprised,...

Reptiles: baby spurred thighed tortoise, spur thighed tortoise, greek tortoise
spur thighed tortoise, greek tortoise, tortoise species: Hello again, I share the opinion of many that baby and juvenile tortoises should not be hibernated. Surviving hibernation is dependent on health and fat reserves (and correct hibernation conditions of course) and young tortoises naturally have not built up...

Reptiles: baby turtle, baby snapping turtle, baby turtle
baby snapping turtle, baby turtle, snapping turtle: Hello Chris, its nice that you wanted to do something for the baby turtle. Moving him out of the road was good and babies no matter how defensless they look can take care of their own and if not its the way nature works. I agree that taking him out of the...

Reptiles: baby wild gecko, leopard gecko, mealies
leopard gecko, mealies, mealworms: If it looks exactly like the one you have, treat it the same way, except make sure the crickets and mealies are very small, no larger than the space between his eyes. Phoenix worms would be an excellent sized food for a baby as it is a high calcium, soft...

Reptiles: bacon, metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon care
metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank: HiAlex, What you are seeing is NOT normal for brumation. It sounds like may have a problem with either an impaction, Metabolic bone disease or egg boound. You really need to get her to a vet that is able to treat bearded dragons so the proper diagnosis...

Reptiles: bahaman anole, bahaman anole, anole
bahaman anole, anole, uv radiation: Your question was sent to the pool, but I will answer it for you: Yes, this is a situation for the vet. This could be a thermal burn from a heat source, a burn from over exposure to UV radiation, an area that was chewed on by a cricket or other prey left...

Reptiles: bahaman anole, reptile vet, bahaman anole
reptile vet, bahaman anole, zoo med: Racheal, Yes it is called ZOO- MED wound care. It is a spray. Spray him 2 to 3 times a day. If they don t have it they should have something comparable. A light antiseptic for him to maker sure he heals well....

Reptiles: bahamian anoles, brown anoles, green anoles
brown anoles, green anoles, new babies: Hello Kristi, and I do hope that you are not housing green anoles with Bahamian Anoles although they are very similiar they do need a lot of space. How big of an enclosure do you have for these 6 little guys? I do have to say it was most likely another anole...

Reptiles: My ball python......, ball python, temp range
ball python, temp range, farenheit: hey daniel, The temp range in the cage sounds ok. The snake should move to the cold end if he is too warm and vice versa. Most snakes wont eat before they shed. On a side note, if you feed him live mice, you should wait a day after he sheds, since the...

Reptiles: ball python, ball python, room temp
ball python, room temp, issac: Robert, It is hard to say what happenned.You should never bother your snake while they are shedding whether before or soon after. I never touch my Issac when he is starting to shed or after for a day or...

Reptiles: ball python, ball pythons, mite infestation
ball pythons, mite infestation, ball python: Hi Scott, Yep, I do know what you mean and that certainly works as long as you don t mind doing it. Scenting the rats with the mouse odour can help with the switch. So you actually want him to see the rat but smell a mouse because it is the smell that is triggering...

Reptiles: ball python, hollowed out logs, edmund brown
hollowed out logs, edmund brown, ball python: Hi Dee, The temperature is just fine. He is doing this because all Pythons love to get into tight secluded spaces. In the wilds they will always be found in old hollowed out logs and thing like that. It s just their nature. Thanks. Edmund Brown [ReptileEd...

Reptiles: ball python, ball python, frozen mouse
ball python, frozen mouse, tongs: Well, the first thing I d suggest trying is feeding him two smaller meals. Offer him a live hopper mouse and after he s taken it, wiggle a *warm* frozen mouse in front of his nose with feeding tongs. After eating, his feeding response should be kick started...

Reptiles: ball python, ball pythons, ball python
ball pythons, ball python, small birds: Hey Tyler, no there is no chance that your ball python will eat a small dog or even a large rat the breed it self in the wild eats small lizards and snakes and small birds, captive breds will eat mice and fuzzy rats. so rest your fears they are very timid....

Reptiles: ball python, feeder mice, brown mice
feeder mice, brown mice, uvb light: Hey chris, lets try a couple of things,one feed at night and cover the tank sides so that he cant see out and will help him be more relaxed, also in the wild there are no white mice and balls dont really recognize mice as a natural food, if gerbils are leagal...

Reptiles: ball python, femoral pores, pythons and boas
femoral pores, pythons and boas, vent length: Hey Diane, Non-invasive sexing needs to wait until the iguana is 8 long snout-vent length or about a year to a year and a half old providing that you have a healthy iggy that eats well and is not stunted in growth.so here are a few non invasive clues to...

Reptiles: my ball python, ball python, bits and pieces
ball python, bits and pieces, eyecaps: Hi Nathan, I m assuming that you mean that your snake s eyes have turned milky in preparation for a shed. They will remain cloudy for about 3 to 5 days. After that they will return to looking clear again for a few days, also around 3 - 5 days. He will shed...

Reptiles: ball python, corn snakes, ball python
corn snakes, ball python, experiance: Hello, I have not experianced this with any of my snakes..which are only corn snakes but still if the mouse is too big with corn snakes they give up and spit it out and everything is fine...if your snake isn t normal after another day I d take it to a vet...

Reptiles: ball python care, ball python, baby ball
ball python, baby ball, darlene: Darlene, I would take him to the vet to be safe. Things to do yourself: Keep the cut as clean as possible and try to keep it closed. It would be difficult to keep closed because he s not aware that when it moves it opens it and leaves him vulerable to infection....

Reptiles: ball python care, ball python care, ball python
ball python care, ball python, hole punch: Hi Tia, it sounds like dry or dehydrated skin sometimes when a snake sheds they wont get it all and it will flake of...does her skin look wrinkly and sag alighty ? make sure that he or she has a bowl of water big enough to soak in keep an eye on it and get...

Reptiles: ball python feeding, ball pythons, edmund brown
ball pythons, edmund brown, ball python: Hi Liam, This is normal for Ball Pythons. Sometimes you can get them to take a Geribel. This is what they eat normally. They are very finicky at times and it can go on for a long time. You could be sure the temperature is about 86F. The humidity should...

Reptiles: My ball python won't shed, edmund brown, ball python
edmund brown, ball python, new cage: Hi Hannah, Sounds like a great time to get out the oil. First, run the shower on hot to get the bathroom real steamy. The more the better. Now run cold water from the faucet to cool the tub water to warm water in the bathtub. Put the snake in the tub and...

Reptiles: ball python, reptile vet, edmund brown
reptile vet, edmund brown, ball python: First, put the snake in warm water that has listerine or like mouthwash added to it. Put enough in the water so that it just starts to take on the color of the mouthwash. The water should be warm but not hot and it needs to cover the snakes body. Keep it in...

Reptiles: ball pythons, python regius, 30 gallon tank
python regius, 30 gallon tank, ball pythons: Hi Tyler, well first the Ball python (python regius)is most active during dawn and dusk, and grow to about four feet in length some do get five feet,for food wild ball pythons live on lizards,snakes and small birds and dont recognize mice as food and could...

Reptiles: ball pythons, ball pythons, ok tank
ball pythons, ok tank, uvb light: Hi Katie, well first im glad that your baby ball is eating that is a big issue as you may know with wild or african caought balls,now as for the shedding lets make sure that your inviroment is ok , tank temp 83-86 or 80-85-with a basking area of 90 degrees,...

Reptiles: ball pythons, ball pythons, pythons
ball pythons, pythons, reptiles: I don t think I stated I could anwser questions on breeding balls. The breeding season for reptiles in genral is april-september leaving them together after a short winter cool down of 6 to 8 weeks should yeild results. Please reffer to a different expert...

Reptiles: ball pythons, baby ball pythons, ball pythons
baby ball pythons, ball pythons, edmund brown: Hi Steven, Snakes are not social animals. They prefer their own space. The very moment they are put together the stress level in both will greatly increase. Over time this will decrease their level of health. You will have to separate them at feeding time....

Reptiles: basilisk lizard w/ a iguana?, basilisk lizard, pinky mice
basilisk lizard, pinky mice, mustard greens: As a general rule, you just don t mix species, plus, you don t know what parasites the new lizard brought into that ig s cage. And intimidation can be subtle. This now means that both animals will have to be checked by your herp vet in two weeks. For the...

Reptiles: basking light combined with uvb, rattlesnake museum, reflector lamp
rattlesnake museum, reflector lamp, uvb light: Hi, You can use UVB/UVA rays bulb. You can also use regular bulb for the reflector lamp. ( I use UVB light for my anole for basking. I only use the regular reflector lamp for my Bearded Dragons for the past 3years. They are doing great.) So, you...

Reptiles: basking spot lamp proper watts for a 40 breeder tank to hoiuse a leopard gecko, leopard gecko, old cricket
leopard gecko, old cricket, spot lamp: Hi Roger, The rule for feeding is the prey can t be any longer than the leos head nor wider than the space between their eyes. http://www.nyworms.com/cricketchart.htm a visual as to their size may help you out. Generally, if you are buying the crickets...

Reptiles: bathing, cat litter pan, bearded dragon care
cat litter pan, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank: Hi Chris, I ve included a basic care sheet on the bearded dragon for you also.... to answer your question about bathing: Its best to bathe them a few times a week...at the very least, once a week... (many bathe them daily for bathroom duties ) You...

Reptiles: bd health, reptile vet, digital thermometer
reptile vet, digital thermometer, skin lifting: With the changes in weather, keep an eye on the temperature in the tank with a good digital thermometer. Also, if you haven t had him seen by a good reptile vet yet for a check-up, a fecal would rule out tummy trouble. Overall, the dull color is from skin...

Reptiles: beaded dragon, bearded dragon, australian inland
bearded dragon, australian inland, different animal: All animals can bite. Some are quick to bite, and some are docile and only bite as a last resort. Now if you are referring to the Australian inland bearded dragon, 95% are very laid back and only bite if they have been mistreated. A Beaded lizard is a different...

Reptiles: beaded dragon age & size, bearded dragon care, bleach solution
bearded dragon care, bleach solution, bearded dragon: Hello Again, The most reputable guide to ethical breeders of bearded dragons is the Bearded Dragon Breeders and Suppliers Newtwork. Click on the State you are inquiring about and you will see a list of available breeders that meet the ethical standards...

Reptiles: beardd dragons, males and females, girls and boys
males and females, girls and boys, dragons: Hi Kayla! The females tend to be a bit more docile because they can be. They don t fight for territory in the wild, and they don t need the aggressive streak which enables the males to do this. They also have diverse personalities between individual dragons....

Reptiles: bearde dragon, meal worms, female pairs
meal worms, female pairs, lack of calcium: Hello, This is a calcium deffinitcy that killed the first...MBD is caused by lack of D3 in the diet and lack of calcium without 8.0 to 10.0 uvb tubes within 6-9 inches of the lizards beardies do not thrive unless they are outdoors under natural sunlight in...

Reptiles: bearded bragons, adult dragons, male dragons
adult dragons, male dragons, baby dragons: Do you mean putting an adult male dragon with a baby female dragon? Any bearded dragon can and MAY bite and harm another dragon. This happens with baby dragons among themselves many times. Also, adult dragons can kill smaller dragons... Even bearded...

Reptiles: bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, pathogens
bearded dragon, pathogens, reptiles: No, reptiles of different species and geographic locations should not be kept together. That is how migration of pathogens across species, to others which have no immunity occurs. Beardies are territorially aggressive, and will see anything smaller than...

Reptiles: My bearded Dragon, bearded dragon care, uvb lighting
bearded dragon care, uvb lighting, calcium absorption: Hi Nick Twitching can be a sign of poor calcium absorption and that can be caused by poor or absent UVB lighting, diet, lack of proper supplements or a combination of the three. Many brands of UVB lighting sold in petshops can be rather poor. And they...

Reptiles: bearded dragen, reptile vet, mistings
reptile vet, mistings, popeye: It may be just shed if it suddenly appeared, and the dragon will eventually do a popeye and get rid of it himself. But if it has been covering the eye for a long time and is thick, I would have a good reptile vet check it out and remove the skin. You...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, long and happy life, playground sand
long and happy life, playground sand, baby dragon: Hi Julieann, First off I d like to comment that it s rare to find people so concerned over the well being of their animal..i can tell your dragon is going to live a long and happy life. Sand is one of the best substrates for dragons. It gives them a very...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, full spectrum lighting, bearded dragon
full spectrum lighting, bearded dragon, side ways: Hey Brandon, some causes of nuerological problems can stem from inadaquet supplementation, and also feeding to large of a food source, so make sure that you have full spectrum lighting that is placed no higher than 12 inches from dragon, use reptical or other...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, herp vet, vet bill
herp vet, vet bill, kidney failure: Hello Gregory, take your Beardie to the vet. This doesn t sound like anything that should be taken lightly. It could be a sign of kidney failure. Take him in or at least call a herp vet and see what they recommend. Here is a site that should help, look up...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, ceramic heat emitter, bearded dragon
ceramic heat emitter, bearded dragon, beardie: Black absorbs light and heat, white reflects it. When a beardie is cold or cooler than 70 degrees, and the lights first come on, he will turn dark to absorb enough heat to eat and digest, once his body reaches at least 100F, he ll will start lightening...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, white petrolatum, ophthalmic ointment
white petrolatum, ophthalmic ointment, eye inflammation: Did you read my instructions before asking this question? There could be explainable reasons the antibiotic might not be working, but you should have disclosed the background information as the instructions say. I don t know what the concentration of...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, canned veggies, fruits and veggies
canned veggies, fruits and veggies, bearded dragons: Jasmine, Heat rocks can get tooo hot and burn them. They are hard to regulate. You can regulate your heat on your pad with the amount of substrate you put in. Also heat rocks can go bad and this could be...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, baby food
bearded dragon, baby food, research labs: Welcome to the wonderful world of Brumation! Your dragon is now an adult, and many will do as their wild ancestors do even though food is readily available. I would have him checked by the vet to rule out any possible health issues, and if there aren t...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, dozen crickets, bearded dragon
dozen crickets, bearded dragon, light bulbs: Hello Kim, don t worry about sounding stupid. I would rather all questions asked no matter what they are about as long as you have the best intention for the animal. You can use a red light bulb and it wont mess with his day/night schedule so just make sure...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, baby bearded dragons, kale greens
baby bearded dragons, kale greens, loose stools: Sorry for the delay, but I have been very busy lately. Thank you for you attention to detail in asking the question. First thing that I notice though is that you are going to need something much bigger than a 20 gallon for even one Beardie, much less 2....

Reptiles: bearded dragon, ceramic heat emitter, brumation
ceramic heat emitter, brumation, old dragon: Hi Teagan, A one year old dragon still has about 6 months of growing to do, so it s good he s still eating well. To be sure, the only way to get an idea of how big he ll get is by seeing the parents. There are dragons that are only 16 full grown, especially...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, brumation, bearded dragon
brumation, bearded dragon, tank heater: Teagan, I don t think he is in brumation. I think you may not have enough heat in there. You should be lighted for about 12 hours a day and your heat should be around 100 degrees.I don t know how big his...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, quetion
bearded dragon, quetion, half hour: Hi Daniel, the 55 gallon is a good size for her,and it is ok that she is running around and even pacing a bit my dragon wilson moves about quit a bit, and he is out for an hour or two at a time, your temp is good and if yours is a baby make sure he /she...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, dragon jpg, bearded dragon
dragon jpg, bearded dragon, home remedy: The petshop is totally wrong. At this point, I would look for a reptile rescue nearest you and surrender him. There he would get veterinary care, he needs it badly, right now, and although I understand you don t want to give up your pet, he HAS to see a...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, reptiles as pets, bearded dragon
reptiles as pets, bearded dragon, reptile rescue: Your question was sent to the pool, but I will answer it: No...flatly not. A Bearded Dragon is not appropriate for a beginner in my opinion, and reptiles in general are not appropriate pets for children. I will refer you to my reptile rescue website for...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, central bearded dragons, bearded dragons
central bearded dragons, bearded dragons, german giant: Puffing up the beard in the morning after his basking lights are on for a while is a very normal routine. Many berdie owners, including myself refer to it as morning exercises . German Giants refer to Inland or Central bearded dragons that were taken...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, calcium supplements
metabolic bone disease, calcium supplements, lack of calcium: Hello Jasmine, do you knwo how this toe might have gotten broke? Do you have UV lighting and give calcium supplements or dust the crickets with Calcium? If not then it might be MBD which can be really serious it stands for Metabolic Bone Disease and happens...

Reptiles: My bearded dragon, red wigglers, bearded dragon
red wigglers, bearded dragon, friut: Kyle, You probably have a male. When they are juveniles they go through an aggressive phase. Don t stop handling him. He will grow out of it. Just pick him up and hold him in the position you pick him...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, anapsid
bearded dragon, anapsid, bowel movement: Your Bearded Dragon probably has ataxia from being fed prey that was too large for him. If he is lucky it will pass. If not he will get impacted and may die. You should probably get him to a vet. Until then keep him warm at his proper basking area temps....

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, bearded dragons
bearded dragon, bearded dragons, solitary animals: Hello Robert, I don t think getting another dragon is the best idea unless you plan to keep them in different tanks. Especially an adult like the one you have now can and most likely will become territorial to a younger or juvenile Bearded Dragon. They don...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, appetite suppressors, reptile vet
appetite suppressors, reptile vet, dandelion greens: Runny poop usually means parasites so a visit to a good reptile vet is in order. Also his diet should be changed a bit. He should have calcium rich greens, not lettuce. Collard greens, dandelion greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, arugula, and mache...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, mercury vapor lights, bearded dragon care
mercury vapor lights, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank: Hi Chris, Generally, when using the uvb tubes they are the entire length of the cage... so its fine to place the water under it...but its best to place it at the opposite end of where the heat source is. If you are using Mercury vapor lights, which are uvb...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, young dragons, bearded dragon
young dragons, bearded dragon, couple inches: Hello Jessica, sorry for the late reply I had to take care of a family emergency. Well having plenty of room to excerize and burn off energy is important and you could make a type of pin in your house for him. Setup some time of gate in a area on the rug and...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, reptile vet, eye dropper
reptile vet, eye dropper, terarrium: Hi Sherry, You don t say what sex the dragons are but, if they are two males that will be deadly due to stress(one alpha) and fighting. Two females can also be the same way with fighting and stress. Males and females should only be housed together for breeding...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, paper toweling, old dragon
paper toweling, old dragon, bearded dragon: Hello, First let me sak why you have a four week old dragon...to young to be sold. Secnd let me ask why shes on bedding other then newspaper or paper toweling? loose bedding are a big NO with dragons of all ages they lick things swollowing bedding...they...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, poor baby
bearded dragon, poor baby, sugar water: That is a prolapsed cloaca. Warm up a sugar water soluton, soak a clean cloth in it and wrap it around the area, then get that poor baby to a veterinarian as soon as possible! This is an emergency situation. Keep him off the substrate. This is serious...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, tepid water
bearded dragon, tepid water, crickets: Hi Kory, If this is something that has just developed and is only affecting one eye then it s possilbe that he may have some debris, like sand, in the eye. You can try flushing it with a misting of tepid water or with drops of saline (for contact lenses) but...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, young dragons, intestinal parasites
young dragons, intestinal parasites, meal worms: Hi Chandler, Shedding will not produce the symptoms you are describing. If his diet up till now has been primarily mealworms then that could possibly be the source of the problem. A large portion of mealworms is undigestible and this portion can accumulate...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, nail bed: It s time to separate those dragons. Beardies are territorial and there will be a lot more than a nail lost if they stay together. As far as the nail, If the nail bed is still there, it will grow back. If the whole nail and perhap a bit of finger is gone,...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, pogona vitticeps
bearded dragon care, pogona vitticeps, tasty worm: You have a normal Inland Bearded Dragon, Pogona Vitticeps. The belly markings only show when it is a small baby and when it is cool. In two weeks, it will need a well-baby check-up at a good reptile vet with a fecal test for possible parasites he may have...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon, herp vet, uvb light
herp vet, uvb light, collared lizard: Hi Julie! If your dragon s habits are normal other than the apparent fast, I would try new food, and if the UVB light in the enclosure is more than 6 months old, you might want to replace it. If he seems to be slowing down a bit, and sleeping a bit more, he...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, four paws
bearded dragon, four paws, natural sun: If he s the type that squirms when you hold him, then at least until he stops squirming. Otherwise, as long as he gets 8 hours of good UVB total indoor, or a couple of hours of natural sun, he can hang out with you. Outside, a leash is recommended. Four...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, venomous lizards, gila monster
venomous lizards, gila monster, bearded dragon: No, not really, many have a vestigial gland for a mild venom but after millions of years of evolution, no longer active. So no, the beardie is not poisonous. In fact there are only two venomous lizards in the world and they are the Gila Monster and the...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, interested owners
bearded dragon, interested owners, www biology: Hi Kevin, As with any reptile or mammal that has teeth, they can bite and a bearded dragon has teeth and will use them to bite a person if they choose. Usually if they are scared they will bite. In general, a beardie is pretty friendly toward humans, once...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, gentle personalities, bearded dragon
gentle personalities, bearded dragon, beard: Hi Kevin, Any animal can bite if it feels threatened or frightened enough. Beardeds are well known for their gentle personalities and biting is not a common problem. If one feels threatened to the point of biting they will usually give you plenty of warning...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, small babies: Hi Kevin, Bearded dragons usually have very good appetites as long as they are healthy. Their eating can slow down naturally in the fall and winter and they will not eat well if they are not kept warm enough. They also do not eat well just after you bring...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, butternut squash: Hi Rikki, Most beardies that have been purchased at pet stores were never given the proper diet of the needed greens so it can be a challenge to get them to eat them. A few tricks are to super fine chop the greens and place the insects in the bottom of the...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, uvb light
bearded dragon care, uvb light, bleach solution: First, have her checked at the vet. She will need and x-ray for bone density and a blood panel which will show if there are deficiencies in her diet. She may be impacted if she is on a calcisand, vitasand, or other bagged reptile particulate substrates....

Reptiles: bearded dragon, proper lighting, bearded dragon
proper lighting, bearded dragon, beardie: Hi Kayla, This is a very common question and concern for bearded owners at this time of year. Many captive beardeds go onto a winter slowdown period called brumation. I have included a link that describes the behaviour of dragons in this phase. Brumating dragons...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, gravid females, water dish
gravid females, water dish, bearded dragon: Hi Taylor, Some bearded dragons seem to enjoy landscaping their enclosure! Sometimes they are trying to burrow or they are digging at the corners or sides of the enclosure in an attempt to get to the other side of the glass. Gravid females will do this prior...

Reptiles: bearded dragon`, bearded dragon care, bleach solution
bearded dragon care, bleach solution, bearded dragon: OK, then, it s the tube. The tube will emit no heat, all the heat will come from the basking light. It sounds like you have a 40 gallon breeder tank which will be good. Now, how are you measuring the temps? If it s a stick-on, those can be off by 20 degrees...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, parasite load, herp vet
parasite load, herp vet, emergency vet: It sounds like a prolapsed cloaca, if he s on sand, get him off it immediately, make a solution of sugar water, soak a small towel in it and wrap up his bottom with it, then get him into an emergency vet s right away. Then follow up with a good herp vet....

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bird vet, herp vet
bird vet, herp vet, emergency vet: I would still get him to an emergency vet. An umoving, choking animal should not even been left overnight. It could have been that the food was too large, or impaction if he s on particulate substrate, parasites, or a foreign body obstruction. You gave me...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, bearded dragon care sheet
bearded dragon care, bearded dragon care sheet, 30 gallon tank: Hi John, Generally, a bearded dragon that is overweight with not be as active as they should be. They can also develop fat pockets so to speak on their chest, near their armpits for lack of a better definition. This will be visible from their underside....

Reptiles: bearded dragon, herp vet, bearded dragon
herp vet, bearded dragon, baby dragon: This is a baby dragon and you have him on sand. He may be impacted. You ll have to take him to a good vet as he s to little and delicate for any home remedy. You can try lukewarm baths and see if he ll swallow a couple of drops of olive oil, but a vet...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, beardie
bearded dragon, beardie, lineage: A juvenile bearded is considered an adult between 18 months and 2 years old. The six month difference depends on a beardie s lineage. Most American born beardies grow in length their first year and then atart bulking up. At 18 months, they are pretty...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bearded dragons: Hi Simon, I m not sure what your question(s) is/are.... What I have done is provided you with a basic care sheet for bearded dragons and in it there are links to good informational sites on bearded dragons. Without all the correct care, a bearded dragon...

Reptiles: i got a bearded dragon 2 days ago, bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian
bearded dragon care, reptile veterinarian, relocation stress: The arm waving is part of beardie language. It is their version of hello, I come in peace, don t hurt me, I m not dominant. Females and males as babies and juveniles will make this gesture to adult males frequently, along with a little bow, often switching...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, calcium source, baby dragon
calcium source, baby dragon, bearded dragon: Hi, thank you for your question. I m no friend of both paper towels and repti carpet except in a sterile cage when an animal is sick. I recommend that you let a vet check a feces sample for parasites and until you have the results, keep the dragon on...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, silk worms, silk plants
silk worms, silk plants, bearded dragon: Hi Sam, At 17 months and given the time of year, yes...it can be that he is in breeding season...but..there are a few other things that can be causing it. The size of his tank....recommended is at least a 50-60 gallon breeder tank...these have less...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, lizard world, wax worms
lizard world, wax worms, bearded dragon: Generally, they form a new clutch of eggs every 3-4 weeks. Some extend that out as much as 8 weeks between clutches. Some may only lay one clutch their first time especially when they are a smaller beardie and younger. Many feel that sweet potato or butternut...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease
bearded dragon care, metabolic bone disease, 30 gallon tank: Hi Rita, Are you 100% sure you have the correct lighting? Please see the information below on the need for uvb. Since your dragon was doing well and all of a sudden is not doing so well...a trip to the vet is needed. To find one that can treat reptiles......

Reptiles: bearded dragon, pinky mice, pink mice
pinky mice, pink mice, leafy greens: Dear Alexander, thank you for your question. Unless your dragon is sick or has just laid eggs/is gravid, there is no reason to feed him pinky mice at all. Just leafy greens/veggies and insects is enough for a good diet. Bearded dragons do eat small rodents...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, reptile veterinarian, mercury vapor bulb
reptile veterinarian, mercury vapor bulb, crazy weather: With the crazy weather we have been experiencing, many yearlings have been trying to brumate, which is natural enough for adults but juveniles really should be eating and growing for another 6 months at least. You should start by ruling out things that...