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Reptiles: My Baby Painted Turtle, baby painted turtles, baby painted turtle
baby painted turtles, baby painted turtle, painted turtles: You just asked the question today, and I am to expect that on a Sat, in the last couple of hours no less, that you changed your mind to be a cheapo, and now took them to a vet? Not only that but just since asking your question you have already gotten an ok...

Reptiles: My Baby Painted Turtle, baby painted turtle, vitamin a deficiency
baby painted turtle, vitamin a deficiency, painted turtle: Hello Alyssa, Oh that is too bad. Are you giving vitamins then, a couple of times per week? If he is not eating, then you should probably start trying to do some assisted feeding. Do you know how to do that? Do you have any large syringes? Well,...

Reptiles: My Baby Painted Turtle, baby painted turtles, baby painted turtle
baby painted turtles, baby painted turtle, painted turtles: OK, natural sunlight = good UVB light instead during the day = good UVB light at night = bad (turtles need day and night) Shell change and lethargy = bad Chances of turtle surviving w/o trip to the vet = bad Changes of turtle survivng w/ a trip...

Reptiles: My Baby Painted Turtle, baby painted turtle, painted turtle
baby painted turtle, painted turtle, vitamins minerals: Hello Alyssa, Oh you decided to set them back into the wild then? That may be better if they can get more light. I am sorry, turtles are not the easiest animals to take care of & have very specific needs. They should be fine, & have everything that they...

Reptiles: My Baby Painted Turtle, baby painted turtles, baby painted turtle
baby painted turtles, baby painted turtle, painted turtles: Hello Alyssa, Ok, those eye drops should be fine, no problem. The white on the shell looks to be a fungal issue. Do you have a dry dock area for him as well? The basking needs to be around 90 so you will need to increase the basking temperatures. ...

Reptiles: BEARDED DRAGON, compact coil, bearded dragon
compact coil, bearded dragon, gallon tank: Hello Chris, I need to know a little more about your setup please. Which type of UVB are you using, is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What brand is it? How often do you feed him? How frequently do you supplement calcium for him?...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, calcium supplements, temperature gradient
calcium supplements, temperature gradient, bearded dragon: Hi Chris, Your dragon looks pretty good in the photo although I have no way to really judge his size. His tail might look a bit thin but his legs look straight and strong so your calcium supplements and UV seem to be doing their job. I was a little confused...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, dragon: Depends on who is buying. Some people want them to be 4 inches, some people will buy them the day they hatch. The older/bigger they are the more they are worth. There is no parental care so there is nothing to stop you from selling them. But don t sell...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, uvb light, bearded dragon
uvb light, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Hello George, Are your two bearded dragons housed together? What sex are they, do you know? If your 2 year old has a black beard, he is either showing aggression, or it is a mating behavior. If you are not planning on breeding then you should separate...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, calcium supplementation, compact coil
calcium supplementation, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Chris, What is your setup like? What type & brand of UVB are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil bulb? How old is your dragon? Are you using calcium supplementation regularly for her? It sounds like she has injured herself somehow....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Belly Rub, bearded dragon, beardie
bearded dragon, beardie, dragon: Hi Katie, There is nothing wrong with your beardie at all. He is either showing that he trusts you more to allow you to do that or he is more submissive to you. With your boyfriend, he(your Beardie) isn t as secure or he doesn t want to submit to your boyfriend....

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Depressed, bearded dragons, changing environments
bearded dragons, changing environments, bearded dragon: Hi Sara, It sounds like you got them when they were about 6 months old then? Now that they are older you might want to re-verify the gender of your female , Cali just to be certain, especially in light of the aggression issues. The attack on you almost...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon hurt, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, outdoor cage: Hello Alise, You can use betadine & dilute it down to where it looks like weak tea. Use that daily to clean the area with. You can then get some antibiotic ointment such as neosporin or polysporin to put on the area, daily to help ward off infection &...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon injured, uvb light, calcium supplementation
uvb light, calcium supplementation, bearded dragon: Hello Allison, Oh no, I am very sorry to hear that! Is there any swelling of his rear leg at all, or anything that appears to be discoloration? Can you post a picture of him for me, that might help. If his leg is broken, it would heal back, but just...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon... Old age or sick?, calcium supplementation, uvb light
calcium supplementation, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Ben, Well, so are you saying that he has never had UVB lighting, at all? The room where you mentioned had natural sunlight, is it a screened in room, or a room where it is all glass? The UVB does not penetrate through glass, unfortunately. Do...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon scales, femoral pores, dragon scales
femoral pores, dragon scales, bearded dragon: Hello Vicki, Well, those bumps are femoral pores which are enlarged in males, & pretty much non existent in females or much less pronounced. During breeding season, they tend to fill up with a waxy substance that has pheremones & other hormones in it &...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon set up, digital probe thermometer, first reptile
digital probe thermometer, first reptile, bamboo root: Hello Sarah, Good, the Arcadia D3 12% tube bulb should be easy for you to find then in your location. Try to have it within 6-8 inches of your dragon, as well. Well, if you want to go with sand after he is over 1 year old, you can use washed & sifted...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon can't poop, high fibre foods, muscle contractions
high fibre foods, muscle contractions, proper digestion: Hi Cheryl, There are several potential causes for constipation or blockages in reptiles. I can suggest a couple things that you can try but if he is not able to go at all then I would really suggest a vet visit rather soon. Reptiles have only a single waste...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Wesson, water dish, uva uvb
water dish, uva uvb, stress marks: Hello Donna, Well, at 8 inches it will be practically impossible to determine the sex of your dragon. You will have to give it a little more time. Most of the time, they will not drink out of a water dish as they do not recognize standing water. Do you...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, nutritional element, eating poop
nutritional element, eating poop, intestinal parasite: Hi Bethany, Provided he is currently healthy then just eating poop is unlikely to make him ill. The problem arises if he is already carrying any intestinal parasites, then it may make the situation worse. Coccidia, (which is a very common intestinal parasite...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, m/f ?, bearded dragons, dragon sex
bearded dragons, dragon sex, beta male: Hi Sean, They can t/don t change sex but what you may have witnessed is a very dominate female. Basically, you may have an Alpha female. When this happens with males that are housed together, the beta male can hide the fact he is male and present as a...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon, old skin
bearded dragon, old skin, new skin: Hi Kristin (or is it spelled Christin?) I don t think you have anything to worry about at all. Your mom is actually right this time. When reptiles get ready to shed their old skin, the old and new skin start to separate and this can change the way it reflects...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon - skin problem, butchers paper, flesh eating fungus
butchers paper, flesh eating fungus, reptile vet: Hi Petro, I know that it is very hard for you to find a vet where you are located, but it is very important that you do find one as that your beardie is showing signs of either a fungal or bacterial infection (http://www.exclusivedragons.com/HealthIssues.html...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon's swollen belly, winter squash varieties, dandelion greens
winter squash varieties, dandelion greens, butternut squash: Hello Melissa, Do you have any pictures of him that you could post for me? Also include a picture of the tank as well. The tank size is great for him. What type & brand of UVB light are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Are...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon tail injury follow up, tail rot, bearded dragon
tail rot, bearded dragon, tip the scales: Hello Marika, The most important thing is to watch the initial point of injury. If the discoloration remains below the point of injury & does not travel upward to above the point of injury, then the infection has been localized & controlled. Chances are,...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon thats a fussy eater, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Well thats a good thing. Shedding is a pretty rough process so it may be that he is just uncomfortable at this time. so I would give him a week or so. I would stick with the mealworms for now. Also I don t have your email in order to send the site so if...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: I would try soaking the Bearded Dragon in lukewarm water to stimulate a bowel movement and if everything comes out OK then you are all set. Also it sounds like the heat may be incorrect as this would cause lethargy. See my post on the site listed in the...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, raptor rescue, bearded dragon
raptor rescue, bearded dragon, bone cancer: Andrew, What were the symptoms you noticed in your dragon and how long have they been there? What did the vet say was the reason he thought it was bone cancer? Like, what did he say about the x-ray images? Can you please give a history of the animal and...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon, meal worms, bearded dragon
meal worms, bearded dragon, crickets: Hard to say. You said you got him a larger cage, did you also upgrade the lighting and heat? If the lights you had were correct in the old cage that means they would not be in this cage. Bigger cage=need for more wattage. Check that and continue to watch...

Reptiles: bearded dragon breeding, bearded dragons, bearded dragon
bearded dragons, bearded dragon, inbreed: Hello Karon, Yes, a brother & sister will mate even if they have been together their whole life. How old are they? You don t want them to mate, because it is not recommended to house a male & female together permanently, but definitely not a good idea...

Reptiles: bearded dragon spike, dark leafy greens, dandelion greens
dark leafy greens, dandelion greens, turnip greens: Hi Vikki, As they get older they do need to have less insects and more of the dark, leafy greens such as collards, mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion greens, etc... Generally once a week for crickets is enough. The dark color can be a illness thing...

Reptiles: bearded dragons, female bearded dragons, bearded dragons
female bearded dragons, bearded dragons, sized enclosure: OK depending on how small they are, you can look beneath the back legs right before the vent if they re old enough you should see some pores places with holes in them this is significant to a male. You should be able to see a photo online somewhere. ...

Reptiles: bearded dragons, bearded dragons, egg binding
bearded dragons, egg binding, prolapse: Hi Caroleann, Beardies should not be bred until at least two (2) years of age for the health and safety of both sexes. Breeding too young can cause a hemipene prolapse in the male and egg binding in the female. They really need to be kept separate other...

Reptiles: my bearded dragons to skinny, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Without knowing when the she was mated its really hard to tell. But she will begin digging test sites for egg laying when she gets closer to laying. Provide her with an extra amount of calcium and this will reduce the amount of stress she goes through in...

Reptiles: beardy constipation, nerve transmissions, butternut squash
nerve transmissions, butternut squash, muscular contractions: Hi James, Your temps are in range but still a bit at the bottom end for an optimal basking temp. Is it possible to put in a slightly higher wattage bulb or raise your basking area to bring it up into the 100- 110 range? Keep up with the soaking as well....

Reptiles: bloody mass hanging on the rectum of our bearded dragon, uvb light, collard greens
uvb light, collard greens, voracious eater: Hello Monica, Overall the tank looks pretty good. Have you taken the sand out yet? Just put down some paper towels right now since she is having this problem. I would try to get an x-ray of her to see if she is impacted, or egg bound possibly. If...

Reptiles: blue tail skink, reputable pet store, skink
reputable pet store, skink, tupperware: No, any reputable pet store would not want them, and if they did they would sell them. Best thing to do is put them back where you found them and cover like the mother had them. She knows best. If they are more than 24hrs old and you move them from upright...

Reptiles: bosc monitor - impaction, bosc monitor, uvb lighting
bosc monitor, uvb lighting, warm baths: Hello Lee & Sarah, Oh wow, how horrible! What are you feeding him? Were the temperatures possibly altered while you were gone? If he was not warm enough to digest, then he most likely has an impaction. In addition to warm baths & tummy massaging, try...

Reptiles: breeding different speices, armadillo lizard, bearded dragon
armadillo lizard, bearded dragon, speices: Hello Dillon, No, they cannot breed, as they are not compatible in the least to breed. I would not house them together because it is not recommended to mix species especially if you have 2 males. Their environment is not the same, either so you will need...

Reptiles: my chinese water dragon, chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon
chinese water dragons, chinese water dragon, water dragons: Hello Rob, Well, you are doing everything properly. Chinese water dragons are flighty! He is young yet, so if you continue to handle him, he should begin to calm down over time. If he is trying to bite you, try getting a cricket or a worm to feed him...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, cricket cages
chinese water dragon, cricket cages, young dragons: Hi Rob, Sounds like he is doing a bit of nose rubbing on the side of his cage. You can apply a small amount of Neosporin ointment carefully to the area. Be sure not to get any in his nostrils. If it does not return to normal in a few days, or if it gets...

Reptiles: Dumpy Tree Frog, dumpy tree frog, fish medication
dumpy tree frog, fish medication, reptile vet: Hi Sandra, Baytril (enrofloxacin) is often the first antibiotic prescribed in these cases because of its broad spectrum. It is usually effective against both Pseudomonas (which tetracycline will not affect) and Aeromonas, two of the most common organisms...

Reptiles: eggs under hay, snake eggs, turtle eggs
snake eggs, turtle eggs, viable eggs: Hi Julie: You found some type of snake egg, if you moved them, they must be kept still and not rolled over or handled. Vermiculite kept moist at a constant temperature between 80 and 83 degrees will produce viable eggs hatchlings in 60 to 90 days depending...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon can't poop, rabbit pellets, reptile store
Reptiles: Bearded Dragon can't poop, rabbit pellets, reptile store, beardie

Reptiles: Bearded dragon thats a fussy eater, tomato worms, bearded dragons
Reptiles: Bearded dragon thats a fussy eater, tomato worms, bearded dragons, blueberries

Reptiles: Very large lizard in Mesquite, NV, chuckies, chuckwalla
Reptiles: Very large lizard in Mesquite, NV, chuckies, chuckwalla, pet trade

Reptiles: Sick Banana Tree Dragon, root vegetables
Reptiles: Sick Banana Tree Dragon, root vegetables

Reptiles: Snake ID, eastern milksnake, snake
Reptiles: Snake ID, eastern milksnake, snake, eastern milk snake

Reptiles: What is the sex of my Water dragon, circular dots, vent
Reptiles: What is the sex of my Water dragon, circular dots, vent, females

Reptiles: fat-tailed gecko losing weight, not pooping, fat tailed gecko, calcium supplementation
fat tailed gecko, calcium supplementation, butterworms: Hello Sonia, What type of substrate is he on, sand, tile, paper towels? Well, mealies are ok for geckos & don t usually cause too much of an impaction risk as long as there is some variety in the diet. So, if you stick with crickets & mealies that is...

Reptiles: what should i feed my turtle?, box turtle, palm size
box turtle, palm size, wrong person: You should not feed it. You should return it to where your cousin found it, well off the road. This is a wild animal that is needed in the wild. I am a wildlife rescuer, so you are asking the wrong person about making a wild turtle a pet, when there is no...

Reptiles: fence lizard, Western Fence Lizard eggs, egg incubation
Western Fence Lizard eggs, egg incubation, wild caught eggs: Wow, first of all congratulations on witnessing such an event as I myself have been actively searching for reptiles for the past decade and have never seen such an event. Anyway, the best thing to do is get some vermiculite from a local reptile shop and mix...

Reptiles: found a baby turtle in the street, american box turtles, proper body temperature
american box turtles, proper body temperature, water turtles: Hi Dewanda I will really need a more detailed description or better yet a photo to have any hope of telling you what kind of turtle you have found. I am including a couple links from Austin turtle page which has an extensive photo gallery of American turtles....

Reptiles: is my frog pregnant?, firebelly toad, female frogs
firebelly toad, female frogs, external fertilization: Hi Hunter, I m not sure from your question whether you are aware that frogs (with only the rare exception) engage in external fertilization. The females do not carry fertilized eggs inside their body. Fertilization and egg laying take place during amplexus...

Reptiles: Hearing, humpback, lizards
humpback, lizards, spines: Hello Christina, Yes, lizards hear extremely well actually. The reason that they jump with their backs rounded or hunched is to protect their long, vulnerable spine. They don t have discs in between their vertebraes so that leaves their spines vulnerable...

Reptiles: Humidity Chamber, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee
sphagnum moss, folgers coffee, peat moss: Hi Alex, Sorry, its not safe to use moss from outdoors as it contains bacteria, insects and possibly other things that would prove unsafe for a leo. In a pinch, you can use some moist paper towels to put inside the humid hide. I am including a basic care...

Reptiles: ID Snake, lampropeltis triangulum, scarlet snake
lampropeltis triangulum, scarlet snake, milk snake: Hi Kay: If you had a picture I could ID it 100% but it can only be one of two in your area and both are harmless to humans, only on rare occasions do they bite when you pick them up and the bite is also painless. The two are the Scarlet Snake Cemophora...

Reptiles: Iguana light, repti glo, uvb lights
repti glo, uvb lights, dawn and dusk: Hi Constantinos, You should be fine with that combination regardless of the brand. Your iguana should also be supplemented with a calcium and vitamin D3 powder on his food which will help guarantee that he is getting adequate vitamin D3. That is the vitamin...

Reptiles: Jackson Chameleon, metabolic bone disease, jackson chameleon
metabolic bone disease, jackson chameleon, improper lighting: Stan, As I read what you are telling me, this sounds strikingly familiar and like a classic case of metabolic bone disease or secondary nutrititional hyperparathyroidism. Essentially, what this is is the Chameleon has a severe calcium deficiency. This is...

Reptiles: LEOPARD GECKO - ONE DIES, ONE SICK, leopard geckos, natural bacteria
leopard geckos, natural bacteria, calcium powder: Hello Carli, Wow, she is good sized for a leopard gecko then. At 86 grams, she will dosed at .086kg for proper dosage. You are just treating one of them correct? As far as the Panacur goes, just give .04ml once a week, for a total of 2-3 treatments depending...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, leg injuries in lizards: Sorry about the delay, It really sounds like mites which can be picked up from handling other peoples reptiles or a piece of bark was introduced or something where the mites might cling to. I would disinfect the entire enclosure with a capful of bleach to...

Reptiles: Lizard infection/eye problem?, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, lens users: Hi Harrison, Leopard geckos are visual hunters. If the sight in that eye is affected then that will have an impact on his hunting ability and feeding response. Try some slow moving prey like waxworms or large mealworms placed in a small, smooth sided dish....

Reptiles: Very large lizard in Mesquite, NV, looking lizard, mesquite nv
looking lizard, mesquite nv, bearded dragon: Hello Paul, Wow that is a nice looking lizard. I was not able to find anything either. It looks non native to me. It does resemble a bearded dragon, somewhat but not really. Maybe a monitor of some sort. I think someone must have lost their pet. ...

Reptiles: leapard gecko, water dish, leapard gecko
water dish, leapard gecko, paper towels: Hello Lindsay, Can you post a picture for me? What do you mean lumps on each side of his head? Can you tell me a little bit about the setup, that would help. What type of substrate are you using, sand, tiles, paper towels? Are you using an undertank...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, aloe vera gel, leopard gecko
aloe vera gel, leopard gecko, antibiotic ointment: Hello Rebekah, Can you post some pictures of them for me? The male with a sore on his mouth, where is it located? Could a cricket have bitten him perhaps? The lump by your female s eye, is it infected? Did the male bite her? Crickets, if left in...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee
sphagnum moss, folgers coffee, peat moss: Hi Jan, I would get rid of the bark for sure. There are several reasons that its not a good substrate for leos such as they can accidentally eat it while chasing crickets, it can hold too much humidity and it can also harbor bugs, such as mites. Changing...

Reptiles: leopard gecko sick, plastic syringe, leopard gecko
plastic syringe, leopard gecko, long periods of time: Hello Jessica, I am so sorry for your loss! I understand how devastating this is. It is not your fault. As we had spoken earlier about the inbreeding problems with leopard geckos, that is what I feel may be the culprit. There are so many leopard geckos,...

Reptiles: Metabolic Bone Disease, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, liquid calcium: Hello George, Can you post a picture of him? So, his entire tail was broken then? Wow that is too bad. Did he possibly have retained shed that constricted circulation? Normally just breaking the tail shouldn t cause the entire thing to die off or...

Reptiles: MONITOR, rectal prolapse, amputation surgery
rectal prolapse, amputation surgery, uvb light: Hello Samuel, OH poor thing! That is a prolapse. This is usually caused by improper husbandry. I cannot quite tell from the picture if it is a hemipenal prolapse or a colon or rectal prolapse, but any of them are not good. For now, make up a cool sugar...

Reptiles: New baby bearded dragon setup, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, setup question: Hello Mark, No problem, you are doing great! :-)) The controller should work fine, it is a very good ballast which helps increase the overall UVB from the tube bulbs. I think you should use a reflector, in combination with the electronic ballast it...

Reptiles: neurologic problems in baby bearded dragons, dark leafy greens, baby bearded dragons
dark leafy greens, baby bearded dragons, electrolyte bath: Hi Beth, Sorry to hear that you are having problems with your baby beardie. The first thing that comes to my mind as to what you are seeing is possibly a blockage. Are you using sand or other loose substrate such as litter, bark, etc? This can cause internal...

Reptiles: Possible foot problem on a bearded dragon, low calcium, old dragon
low calcium, old dragon, bearded dragon: Hello Rob, Well, it sounds like there could be a couple of things going on. Since you just brought him home, he most likely did not have the proper care previously. If he is walking on his wrist/ankle, etc, then he might lack the strength because of low...

Reptiles: Pregnant leopard gecko, leopard gecko, oral fluids
leopard gecko, oral fluids, gecko: Hello Lauren, She should be laying the 2nd one any day now. It normally shouldn t take any longer than 24-72 hours to lay them. Does she seem distressed or not? Since she is still eating, & drinking, that is a good sign she is not having any trouble...

Reptiles: Rattlesnake, non venomous snake, snake story
non venomous snake, snake story, tall tails: Hello Rosi: Anything is possible but it sounds like a non-venomous snake story to me and not a rattlesnake. ost people move about in their sleep and this would most likely lead to a bite or at least some loud rattling that would have awoke the two soldiers....

Reptiles: rattlesnakes, rattlesnakes, removal of snakes
rattlesnakes, removal of snakes, snake repellent: Oh, this is one question which really tugs at my heart due to the fact that I am a Rattlesnake fan of huge proportions. However, I also understand that the safety of your children comes first. Honestly, I know of no repellent for snakes of any kind. ...

Reptiles: what reptile, minimal work, wildlife rehabilitator
minimal work, wildlife rehabilitator, budjet: I usually don t recommend pets to people who don t have time for them and have to rely on others to care for them. One that needs minimal work is also not a winning set of keywords with me personally. Also, I m not concerned about kid friendly small lizards....

Reptiles: SICK GEKOS, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, shedding issues: Not sure about the puss filled part is that near the eye or near the cloaca of the gecko? The shedding issue is easily remedied by wetting sphagnum moss and placing it underneath the hide area. Get back to me with a follow-up for the puss thing as I would...

Reptiles: Sick Banana Tree Dragon, respiratory infections, heating issues
respiratory infections, heating issues, human and reptile antibiotics: OK well, I have some bad news it seems as though your lizard has an infection which can only be treated with antibiotics from a vet. Usually respiratory infections are related to not having enough heat. Other than increasing the heat immediately at the basking...

Reptiles: Sick Gecko, Gecko, injury
Gecko, injury, regurgitation: Well B, I am not sure if the injury and the regurgitation are connected. The regurgitation may have been just from eating too many mealworms. The injury though is kind of got me boggled. It might be something serious and it also may be connected to the...

Reptiles: Snake ID, albino corn snake, corn snake
albino corn snake, corn snake, pet snake: Hi Mike: I find it hard to believe that this snake made it to the age it is in the wild? You have an albino CORN snake, 100% harmless, it will not bite and makes the very best pet snake for young children. Quite rare in your area and even mind boggling...

Reptiles: Snake ID, texas rat snake, rat snake
texas rat snake, rat snake, barn swallows: Hi Larry: That is one beautiful Rat Snake, I wish I had it. These guys are climbing fools and have been seen thirty feet up in a tree searching out bird nests for eggs and young chicks. Thanks for not killing it, that would be a real waste. ...

Reptiles: Snakes, winning the lottery, oneday
winning the lottery, oneday, burrow: Dev, It is highly unlikely that a snake could or would attach itself to a car moving at a speed of approx 60 mph. I cannot imagine why a snake would take an interest in attaching itself to a car aside from the fact that the engine is hot and snakes are...

Reptiles: Strange scales on tail, wire staples, raptor rescue
wire staples, raptor rescue, bearded dragons: Jamie, Sorry for the delayed response. It does, indeed appear to be strange and unnatural. At this point, I just don t know whether to consider it an external injury from an external source or something not caused by trauma. Can you please give me some...

Reptiles: What is the sex of my Water dragon, chinese water dragon, water dragon
chinese water dragon, water dragon, sex test: Sorry Stephany: I can t help, To sex most reptiles requires a probe to be 100% sure, I would suggest you take it to a reptile pet store for a positive sex test, most charge $5.00 or so. Some can tell by the thickness and length of a tail and the width...

Reptiles: snake, shape body, head shape
shape body, head shape, winter fire: Hi Rebecca: There is no real way for me to give you an educated guess at this time. I would love to see a picture if she snapped one and then I could give you a correct answer. Diamonds on the sides puzzel me, as the five rattlesnakes with diamonds...

Reptiles: snapping turtle, snapping turtle breeding, snapping turtle eggs
snapping turtle breeding, snapping turtle eggs, snapping turtle gravid: Well first of all congratulations for doing the right thing and actually visiting a vet. Now then my first impression would lead me to believe that she s just not ready yet. I have a question though is there a dry spot where she can haul out and lay the...

Reptiles: Texas Spiny Lizard Help!, leopard geckos, bug box
leopard geckos, bug box, worth the risk: Evidently my original message never got sent. Anyway, no I wouldn t put the spiny in with the Leo s the spiny may have parasites and its not worth the risk. Kudos for saving it but it would be best to just release it back into the wild and hope for the best...

Reptiles: Thermal burns on uromastyx, metabolic bone disease, thermal burns
metabolic bone disease, thermal burns, reptile owners: One, you didn t follow directions at all, which required you to provide detailed background, therefore what you are going to get from me is that the ONLY thing to do is take her to the vet. I am not going to tell you what to do for now because people...

Reptiles: Turtle Behavior, slider turtle, turtles and tortoises
slider turtle, turtles and tortoises, feeder fish: Hi Rachelle, Wild reptiles can have a very difficult time adjusting to limited space. He has never encountered a wall or limit to his movement before and can t understand it! He is used to virtually limitless space. Even captive bred turtles and tortoises...

Reptiles: toads, american toads, toads and frogs
american toads, toads and frogs, kiddie pools: I m going to guess there has been a good amount of rain there lately. The added water means more eggs survived and therefore more hatched. The vegetation on which she lays needs to overhang the water, otherwise the tadpoles would die. As to the hole, if...

Reptiles: UV, metabolic bone disease, uvb lights
metabolic bone disease, uvb lights, spiral coil: Hi Tom, Yeppers, Blue tongue skinks do require a good source of uvb. Here is some info on what is good and what is bad uvb sources. LIGHTING: Many reptiles need UVB, which is the special lights that come in fluorescent tubes or special screw in bulbs(mercury...

Reptiles: veiled chameleon?, veiled chameleon, baby cham
veiled chameleon, baby cham, mesh screen: Hi Brandon, Mesh/screen cages are the recommended for chams as they provide for much needed air circulation.Glass tanks cannot provide the needed air circulation. With mesh/screen cages, there is also the advantage of being lightweight and easily taken...

Reptiles: My Water Dragon, stomatitis, mouth rot
stomatitis, mouth rot, bacterial infections: Sounds like he has stomatitis or mouth rot you need to take him to a qualified reptile vet in your area as this can only be treated through prescription medication. I would also make sure to get him under UVB light and proper heating as these are usually...

Reptiles: Whats wrong with my dragon??, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Shae, I am sorry to hear about your dragon. Let s go over your tank setup, to see if everything is correct. It is possible that something may have been going on for awhile & his body just started showing effects. They like to hide illness & do...

Reptiles: weak, off balance bearded dragon, uvb light, liquid calcium
uvb light, liquid calcium, calcium deficiency: Hello Matt, Are you housing them together or separately? Is he getting enough food? What type & brand of UVB light are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How close is the light to him? It sounds like he is having calcium deficiency...

Reptiles: worming?, celled parasites, recommended medication
celled parasites, recommended medication, intestinal worms: Hi Amanda, Beardeds can develop problems with intestinal worms and also with single-celled parasites despite the fact that beardeds are hatched in captivity. There are several different types of worms that they can get but pinworms are the most common....

Reptiles: Not Sure, eastern water dragons, eastern water dragon
eastern water dragons, eastern water dragon, water dragons: Hello Tom, Hm, that is a good question. A bearded dragon is relatively easy to care for as long as the tank setup is correct. The eastern water dragons are awesome as well. Where are you located, the US or some other country? A skink is a great...

Reptiles: Z-Shaped Beardie, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, calicum: Hello Mikaela, I could not get the video to come up for me. It just took me to a forum. Anyway, based on the entire story & description I would say it is a severe calcium problem which has progressed to metabolic bone disease. Is she using any UVB...

Reptiles: Adult Leo, leo question, plastic syringe
leo question, plastic syringe, wax worms: Hello Taylor, Well, even though she is the only gecko you have, females can & do lay infertile eggs all of the time. So, it could be a possibility she might lay infertile eggs some day. That is good however, her weight is holding steady & her tail is...

Reptiles: Anole terrerium, Anole health, green anole
Anole health, green anole, reptile health: Hey Bob, I totally understand your story and I appreciate you asking. Cork Bark Logs are a great limb for anoles to use. Good job watching the animals eat most people wouldn t do that. So then I would guess the anole is still adjusting to the new environment...

Reptiles: anole and eggs, Green Anole, feeding
Green Anole, feeding, heating: Yes that definitely could have done it. One thing I would do is mist the cage in the morning say before work as this will raise the humidity and decrease the heat somewhat but not to dangerous levels. I would shoot for more in the range of 85 if at all possible...

Reptiles: anole stopped eating, fatty liver disease, anole care
fatty liver disease, anole care, meal worms: Hi T, Waxworms really aren t a staple insect for lizards as that they are too high in fat content and can cause fatty liver disease. Limit wax worms to a treat every few weeks. Crickets are a better choice over mealworms but, if she won t eat the crickets..it...

Reptiles: Baby Corn Snake, corn snake, digestion problems
corn snake, digestion problems, proper digestion: Hi Alexandra, If you are still able to recognize the pinkie then I strongly suspect that your baby may be regurgitating (throwing up) the food rather then pooping it out. Snake poop is usually brown and tubular or cylindrical shaped with some white areas...

Reptiles: Ball Python Shedding, Royal Python, Ball Python captive care
Royal Python, Ball Python captive care, Shedding issues: It is most likely as you were informed. Humidity in reptiles is often an overlooked subject when it comes to reptiles. Aside from increasing the humidity you can also pour some vegetable oil into your hands and handle the snake rubbing the areas which still...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, baby bearded dragon, intestinal parasites
baby bearded dragon, intestinal parasites, bearded dragon: Hi Brett, I wish I had a simple and easy answer for you. The symptoms you describe and his appearance in the photo are those of a sick beardie but they are not specific to any particular condition. The possible causes are numerous and there is no way to...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon basking area, Bearded Dragon, enclosures
Bearded Dragon, enclosures, bearded dragon enclosures: OK last time I answered this it wouldn t upload for some reason hope this works this time. Anyway, basking sites should be set up to be a minimum of 12 away from the bottom of the bulb to the actual basking site itself. Feel free to download my Free mini...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon injured chin, chinese water dragons, use of hydrogen peroxide
chinese water dragons, use of hydrogen peroxide, water dragons: Hi Jennifer, That can be a very frustrating situation. There are a couple species like Chinese Water dragons and basilisks that are well known for that behaviour and will scrape the snout area down to the point of losing teeth and exposing bone! Reptile...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons environment, uvb lighting, little lagoon
uvb lighting, little lagoon, bearded dragons: Hello Christy, Well, I think you should install a couple of ceiling fans & a box fan, & then monitor the temperatures in there first, before automatically putting them in there. The temperatures can quickly climb too high & they can become overcome with...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, cabbage worm, cabbage white
cabbage worm, cabbage white, bearded dragon: Hi Aurelia, Feeding any insects from the wild can be risky. I ve fed the green worm of the cabbage worm to my leos but, I know that nothing has been used pesticide wise on my garden. Basically, if you saw the eggs on the plants, then the worms and you have...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon ( Healty and Loving it ), tank temp, compact coil
tank temp, compact coil, pets mart: Hello Justin, The basking temperatures are fine, no problems there. So, he is doing better, overall then? Did you ever get him another UVB light yet? How is his appetite now? Well, IF you do use sand, the only type of sand that I would recommend is...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon (Sick or non sick), Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: OK, well to start with if PetSmart buys from the same place that Petco does then I highly doubt that its internal parasites and you can call and ask them directly who they buy from and they should be able to tell you. Now then, Coloration decrease is actually...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Kayleigh, I would double check his temperatures to make sure he is getting all the needed temperature zones. When they can t warm up properly, their food doesn t digest properly..also, if he isn t getting a proper source of uvb, that can cause them to...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, uvb lighting
bearded dragon care, uvb lighting, 30 gallon tank: Hi Judy, It can be brumation and it can also be breeding season...or as you know, something else. A few things to check are your temperatures. Sometimes the temperatures are too warm and they find a cool spot to stay in...sometimes the basking temperatures...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Well, my first question to you would be how long has it been since its last movement so to speak? My Bearded Dragon goes maybe once a week. That being said if its truly constipated and you have tried soaking it for at least an hour in lukewarm water then...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon, glass aquarium, bearded dragon
glass aquarium, bearded dragon, heat lamp: Two things are missing from your list of care. Veggies (they eat salads as well as bugs) and a heat lamp, he needs a basking spot in the tank of at least 110F. Also, I m assuming your UV Bulb is actually a UVB (the B is the important part) bulb. Let me...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, beardie
bearded dragon, beardie, pet store: Hello Eddie, It is very hard to determine their age, especially if you got her from a pet store. I would say just solely on her size, she may be around 4 months of age, roughly. It is great she has shed 3 times already since you had have her. That...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Basically you can try forced handling which is where you pick her up whether she likes it or not for 5-10 minutes at first for a week. Then slowly increase that time over months or weeks until she stops freaking out. Also are they in the same enclosure and...

Reptiles: bearded dragon behaviour??, Bearded dragon behavior, testosterone
Bearded dragon behavior, testosterone, breeding bearded dragons: Hey Erica, it could be due to the season honestly. During breeding season males have been known to become aggressive towards everyone and everything. This would be my first thought. I would try giving it a treat after handling handling it. You can try...

Reptiles: bearded dragon / constipation, calcium supplementation, uvb light
calcium supplementation, uvb light, plastic syringe: Hello Amy, Well, let s review your tank setup to determine what could be the cause of his problems. Do you give regular calcium supplementation? At 2 years of age, he still needs calcium 3 times per week, to help maintain healthy bones. Are you using...

Reptiles: bearded dragon injury, bearded dragon, vet
bearded dragon, vet, dragon: Hi Donna, If it is swollen, discolored or he is in pain, then I would get him to a vet soon. If none of the above, he should be fine til the beginning of the week. It s also important to find out what he did to it such as get it caught on something or fell....

Reptiles: bullfrog tadpoles, bullfrog tadpoles, water dish
bullfrog tadpoles, water dish, gallon tank: Hello Samantha, Well, I have never had a frog before. :-)) Not that I don t like them, I just haven t had the opportunity to have one I suppose. Do you have a picture of him? How small is he? Do you have a little pond or large water dish for him, that...

Reptiles: Chameleon heath, water based lubricant, prolapses
water based lubricant, prolapses, fatal infections: Hi Amy, Your chameleon has developed a prolapse and it really is a vet requiring condition. You might have some luck locating a reptile experienced vet at this link: http://www.herpvetconnection.com/ The tissue that has prolasped may be part of the...

Reptiles: calote, wax worms, water dragons
wax worms, water dragons, upset stomach: Hi Danielle, With your Calote, as to him being ill.... I would put him into his own cage as what he may be going through is stress of the water dragons. You may have more than one male between the three and even though they don t bother him, they have their...

Reptiles: chameleon health, Chameleon, humidity
Chameleon, humidity, health: Huh, honestly with eye issues its usually best to visit a local reptile vet. It sounds like it maybe an infection that the vet may be able to prescribe a antibiotic for. Using human medications may cause an issue as they are different from reptile meds....

Reptiles: chameleons, Chameleon, heat
Chameleon, heat, humidity: Could be either and infection which is not allowing the tongue to be retracted or it could be too hot but they would usually gape or have an open mouth in that case. I would watch it closely for a few days to see if it improves and if it doesn t I would take...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease
chinese water dragon, metabolic bone disease, mercury vapor bulb: Hello Justin, Oh, you are just using an Exoterra Sun Glo for the basking bulb then? Ok, well, that one is fine, but you do need to get a Reptisun 10 fluorescent tube bulb though, as he will eventually develop metabolic bone disease without UVB exposure....

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, meal worms
chinese water dragon, meal worms, water dragon: Hello Rob, It is a good idea to exercise the size rule of a feeder such as a cricket, should be no larger than the space between the eyes. In regards to mealworm size, they are small enough that they should not be a problem. Just use the regular sized...

Reptiles: crested gecko,, Crested Gecko care, Shedding
Crested Gecko care, Shedding, skin: Shedding is a normal process when reptiles are growing which I am sure you know already. Outside of that I would venture to say that the whiter skin could be a humidity thing which I really wouldn t worry about at this time. Typically when reptiles shed...

Reptiles: my crested gecko, metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation
metabolic bone disease, calcium supplementation, uvb light: Hello Adam, How is your boy doing today? Try to take an accurate reading of the room temperature. He would do well with it being around 80 or so, that should be fine. Does he have a little dish of the limestone flour in his tank, in case he needs extra...

Reptiles: Can I Have Different Reptile With My Turtle, Three Toed Box turtle, Housing separate species together
Three Toed Box turtle, Housing separate species together: OK, I would not recommend housing different species together as they may carry parasites that while they don t bother the their own species they may kill another species. As far as what they eat. A mix of greens and fruits would be the best diet. Generally...

Reptiles: driftwood, Bearded Dragon decor, branches
Bearded Dragon decor, branches, cleaning: I wouldn t use the polyurethane as this may cause an infection due to the chemicals. To really get the full cleaning I would bake them in a oven at 300 degrees on cookie sheet for about 10 to 15 minutes. Hope this helps. I also have a free mini eBook available...

Reptiles: not eating, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Could be that the male is going off feed due to seasonal changes which are triggering the breeding response. This time is common for males to go off feed as they are more interested in females than anything else much less food. But not being energetic seems...

Reptiles: eye infection, oral antibiotic, vitamin a deficiency
oral antibiotic, vitamin a deficiency, vet bills: Hi Amanda, It sounds like he may need an oral antibiotic along with eye ointment. You can gently wash the eye with saline solution(like used for contact lens) to wipe the eye out. Since it is spreading to the other eye, it is an infection most likely. Vitamin...

Reptiles: Fat-tail gecko not eating, African Fat Tailed Gecko, Heating
African Fat Tailed Gecko, Heating, eating: Well, if it s a male it could be that it s simply in breeding mode which is when the males will typically stop eating and start looking for a mate instead. It does seem really unusual though that if the heat and humidity parameters are where they should be...

Reptiles: Female beardy, uvb lighting, reptile vets
uvb lighting, reptile vets, uvb light: Hello Shona, Ok, can you put a divider in the tank to where you could just make another light setup? What type & brand of UVB are you using? Could you possibly divide that between the two of them & set the basking lights up towards the middle so that...

Reptiles: Five Lined/Blue Tailed Skink, blue tailed skink, uvb lighting
blue tailed skink, uvb lighting, uvb rays: Hi Sarah-Beth, Blue tails are diurnal (active in the daytime) and will bask so a UV source would be natural and beneficial. Glass actually filters most of the sun s UVB rays so putting her outside is unlikely to get the result you are looking for. Glass...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon
Reptiles: Bearded Dragon

Reptiles: leopard gecko
Reptiles: leopard gecko

Reptiles: Pacman frog lighting/heating, tank heater, frog
Reptiles: Pacman frog lighting/heating, tank heater, frog

Reptiles: questionable sick green anole, anole, bump on
Reptiles: questionable sick green anole, anole, bump on

Reptiles: feeding, feeder insects, leopard geckos
feeder insects, leopard geckos, leopard gecko: Hi Allan, I m guessing you have a hatchling leopard gecko going by the size insects you want to feed. Earwigs shouldn t be fed, nor should any insect taken from outdoors as there is the potential for poisoning. Insects from outdoors travel and may have...

Reptiles: female dragons, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Actually a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that because they have males that there will be no dominance issues. Believe it or not Females in a reptile communities will also establish a dominance or pecking order as it were. I would also ask are...

Reptiles: frilled lizards, Lizard behavior, Frilled Lizard
Lizard behavior, Frilled Lizard, Breeding: Hey Carl, thank for the great question. However, we as Humans tend to forget that even in the wild the males and females of most other species only come together out of necessity to breed and for no other reason. So long story short I wouldn t risk it. ...

Reptiles: my frog, digital probe thermometer, water dish
digital probe thermometer, water dish, little bit of water: Hello Hannah, He is a cute little thing though. That should be fine to let him swim around in the bathtub, just be careful not to let him go down the drain since he is so small! :-)) Ok, you will need to get a water dish large enough for him to immerse...

Reptiles: Gecko, neosporin, blood vessel
neosporin, blood vessel, gecko: Hard for me to say w/o being able to see it myself. If it looks real bad or starts to get worse take him to a vet. If it looks like something that will heal on it s own just keep and eye on it and hope. If there is a break in the skin treat it w/ Neosporin...

Reptiles: Green Anole Lizard eggs, anole lizard, green anole
anole lizard, green anole, tupperware container: Use a tupperware container with holes in the lid to give some air circulation and set it into a bed of vermiculite which is moistened properly. Or get a reptile incubator or hovabator to incubate the egg. Make sure not to turn the egg as this may break the...

Reptiles: Green anole eggs/hatchlings, green anole eggs, metabolic bone disease
green anole eggs, metabolic bone disease, green anole: I have never seen a reported case of eye irritation from linear tubes if they were mounted the proper distance to begin with, and the tube was undamaged. The compacts and coil type are unsafe. Those are reported facts because of the very way they have to be...

Reptiles: Guidlines and tips, uvb lighting, fruit seeds
uvb lighting, fruit seeds, fireflys: Vary the veggies, avoid fruit seeds (some can be bad). Temps on the hot side of the cage should be 110F and SHOULD BE PROVIDED BY AN OVERHEAD LIGHT not a mat. They regulate their bodies with a pineal gland on top of their head so they need to get the light/heat...

Reptiles: gecko, leopard gecko, gecko
leopard gecko, gecko, husbandry: Hello Genevie, No, it is usually best not to mix species. However, if you were to only house another female with her & NOT a male, that would probably be ok since there wouldn t be any breeding going on. Their husbandry is the same, so there wont be any...

Reptiles: gecko, house geckos, care and feeding
house geckos, care and feeding, found gecko: While the Gecko you found might be native to the area I can guarantee that it is not indigenous. In reality you can release it into the yard. Will it survive, probably is it good, not really. I would purchase a ten gallon reptile enclosure and just keep...

Reptiles: geckos and lizards, uvb lighting, dark leafy greens
uvb lighting, dark leafy greens, leopard gecko: Hi Bre, I really can t give you a definite answer without knowing what species of both your are referring to. Most, but not all geckos are nocturnal,which means they are active at night and don t need a source of special uvb lighting, although using a low...

Reptiles: green anole, green anole, topical antibiotic
green anole, topical antibiotic, vet visit: Hi Judy, It could be a tumour or cyst, reptiles are not immune to developing those just like humans but it is probably more likely an abscess. Reptile pus develops as a solid, rather then as a liquid as it does in mammals, so infections appear as hard tumour-like...

Reptiles: green anoles, green anoles, manageable groups
green anoles, manageable groups, anoles: You sure you have all their genders worked out anyway? Males or females may display for a variety of reasons. Could be that you are stressing them by not providing enough space. Eventually someone is going to be kept away from the resources and get sick because...

Reptiles: Home for reptiles, female veiled chameleon, veiled chameleon
female veiled chameleon, veiled chameleon, plated lizard: Hi Brad, I would really only be able to make a few very generalized suggestions for re-locating some of your animals since I am in Canada. You have a bit of a mix there as well which adds to the challenge, a native U.S species, a couple introduced species...

Reptiles: harvester ants, horned lizard, horny toad
horned lizard, horny toad, harvester ants: See my webpage at wichitafallsreptilerescue.webs.com and email me from there. I will need to see pictures first, and know what state you live in. I would advise that if this is a horned lizard that you captured, to return it exactly to the spot you found...

Reptiles: hermit crab, hermit crabs, water food
hermit crabs, water food, rescuer: Hermit crabs are found in the wild, and I would recommend releasing it if you do not know how to care for it already. Some are demanding and a bit hard to keep unless you have the proper tank, salt water, food, etc. I am not strictly a hermit crab expert though,...

Reptiles: Identify, gecko lizards, golden gecko
gecko lizards, golden gecko, crested gecko: Hi Bobbie, I think you mean the crested gecko, sometimes referred to as the eyelash gecko. Here is a link to good info on that species. Also, if they are both males, they cannot be housed together as they will fight to death, or one will suffer from great...

Reptiles: Iguana Coughing, yellow mucus, mild dehydration
yellow mucus, mild dehydration, shedding season: Hi Jess, Silly thought here.... Where are you giving her the baytril injection? If in the shoulder area, is it possible that the medication(even though a small amt) is putting pressure on her lungs until the meds are absorbed? You may want to ask the vet...

Reptiles: iguana taming, natural instinct, vitamins and supplements
natural instinct, vitamins and supplements, sliding doors: Hi Karee, One of the tough parts of owning an iguana is accepting the fact that they may take weeks, months, and even years to tame..and also that some never tame at all. Some learn to tolerate humans but prefer to be left alone other than to feed them and...

Reptiles: Leo eye with absess, leopard geckos, peat moss
leopard geckos, peat moss, vet visit: Hello Crystal, I believe that I remember you! I hope things have been going well for you. Well, the infection or abscess behind the eye socket is probably going to be caused by improper temperatures & humidity. That causes poor shedding & once they get...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Behavior, leopard gecko morphs, hypo tangerines
leopard gecko morphs, hypo tangerines, loose particle: Hi Ronnie, Pickles is a very nice looking gecko. Lol, leopard gecko morphs are, however, not my strong area of knowledge! With that amount of reduced spotting on her back and bright yellow colour, if I had to take an educated guess I would say Hypo tangerine....

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Behavior, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, bearded dragons: Hi Ronnie, It is actually a bit more unusual that she is sleeping all night. Leopard geckos are normally nocturnal and active at night. They are probably still settling into there new environment if it has only been a week. The position is not that uncommon...

Reptiles: Lizard, tokay gecko, gecko
tokay gecko, gecko, lizard: Hello Brady, I don t believe that there is a whole lot of difference. Some say that the males have more personality than the females, but there are always exceptions to that rule. It all depends on how much they are handled, etc, as to how personable...

Reptiles: Lizard in house!, blue lizard, plastic bin
blue lizard, plastic bin, mealworms: Hello Sheila, Hm, where in the US, are you located at? That would help try to determine what type it could be. Approximately, how big is, just a rough estimate? It could be a skink of some type, as a lot of them have blue tails. Well, he wont last forever...

Reptiles: leo gasping, plastic syringe, baytril
plastic syringe, baytril, chicken turkey: Hello Crystal, Oh I am so happy to hear that your gecko is doing better. Do you have a few updated pictures of her so I can see her fat tail?? It must have been a reaction to the Baytril! I assume that she is off of the medication now, correct? ...

Reptiles: my leopard gecko, leopard gecko, sphagnum moss
leopard gecko, sphagnum moss, folgers coffee: Hi Lynn, I m not sure what your weather is like there now, but many times leos stop eating due to people running air conditioners and their cage temperatures become too low. This also happens when the outside temperatures are warm enough that using indoor...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, fatty liver disease, wax worms
fatty liver disease, wax worms, leopard geckos: Hi Curtis, Your leo needs to see a vet asap to find out if its internal parasites, internal blockage, or some other disease. The yellow poo can be a sign of liver or kidney problems as can the vomiting. Vomiting can also be a sign of the parasites or blockage....

Reptiles: leopard gecko, eye caps, leopard gecko
eye caps, leopard gecko, adequate moisture: Hello Nancy, Wow, a 14 year old leopard gecko, congratulations that is great. Could you post a picture of those bumps for me? Hm, old age could be creeping up on him, but they can live longer than 14 years though. How often are you giving Hannibal...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, moist paper towel, leopard geckos
moist paper towel, leopard geckos, eye caps: Hi Clorinda, Leopard geckos are part of a group called eye-lid geckos in that they possess moveable, blinking eye-lids. They also have a spectacle (eye cap) over each eye that normally comes off when they shed. It sounds like he may have retained eye caps...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, plastic syringe, leopard gecko
plastic syringe, leopard gecko, calcium supplementation: Hello Mary, How old is your leopard gecko, & is it male or female? What is your tank setup like? Do you have an undertank heater on one end of the tank, along with a low wattage basking bulb on that end as well? He needs a basking site of around 88-90...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, thermazene, leopard gecko
thermazene, leopard gecko, silver nitrate: Hello Anna, Hm, you have a heat rock? Maybe you should turn that off also, just in case. The undertank heaters are safer. Do you use a low wattage basking light on the warm end for him? It could be a burn, but, it looks more like a cricket bite that...

Reptiles: leopard gecko, sterile saline solution, leopard gecko
sterile saline solution, leopard gecko, antibiotic eye ointment: Hello Rachel, OH I am sorry! I didn t realize you were in the UK! Good grief. Well, I do think that I have found a place you could try to order from: http://www.easterndrugs.com/Pet-Care/Baytril_364.html So, have you tried to drain it yet? ...

Reptiles: leopard gecko wont eat, reptile vets, leopard geckos
reptile vets, leopard geckos, plastic syringe: Hello Angel, How is your boy doing today, have you tried the baby food yet? I hope that he will like that & eat some for you too. Ok, well, if his stools were green for awhile, then he definitely had parasites or flagelletes. That is probably what has...

Reptiles: letting my turtles go, saint louis missouri, vecation
saint louis missouri, vecation, yellow belly: Hello Allie, Sorry you aren t able to keep your yellow belly sliders. They would most likely not make it through the winter no it would be way too cold for them. You are doing the right thing by trying to find a rescue facility nearby. Here is a site...

Reptiles: lizards, venomous critters, strict laws
venomous critters, strict laws, steve irwin: I am a wildlife rescuer. My opinion is to not catch and keep them at all. They are wild animals and belong in the wild, not as decorations in a child s terrarium. Wild reptiles do not make good pets and will often just die soon after you capture them due to...

Reptiles: Male bearded Dragon, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Hey Susan, OK first of all let me make sure I understand. From what you have said it would seem that the enclosures are close together. If that is the case and the heating and lighting elements are being met it could very well be that the male is breeding...

Reptiles: Male lizard...layed eggs?, moist moss, western fence
moist moss, western fence, leathery skin: The Femoral pores I was speaking of are not at all present. http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.californiaherps.com/lizards/images/soccidentalistlsiskus2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.californiaherps.com/lizards/pages/s.o.biseriatus.html&h=750&w=500&sz=83&tbnid=DSIrE1gQQkE9YM:&tbnh=275&tbnw=183&prev=/images%3Fq%3DFemoral%2BPore%2Bon%2BSagebrush%2BLizards%2Bimages&hl=en&usg=__QPaIDBFd_EnrVwbeVFdsfW_1ZaQ=&sa=X&ei=lJRGTJ35K5K-sQOZuZzSAg&ved=0CB8Q9QEwAA...

Reptiles: male leopard gecko, leopard gecko, male leopard
leopard gecko, male leopard, strange growths: Hi Beth, Given his age, what you may be seeing are normal pores during breeding season. When they slide across things, its to mark their territory. I would supply him with a piece of carpeting or a branch so that the pores don t become impacted. If there...

Reptiles: marble gecko, Marbled Gecko, Feeding
Marbled Gecko, Feeding, Heating: OK, there s a lot to cover here but I will try and keep it concise so your not reading a novel. 1) Basking spot is a must have. Try suspending the heat lamp above the enclosure so its not resting on the enclosure. Most likely this is why he is not eating...

Reptiles: mountain dragon, mountain horned dragon, mountain dragon
mountain horned dragon, mountain dragon, dragon mountain: Hi Dajana, Just in case you are not positive on the species (tree dragon, mountain dragon, Mountain horned dragon) I am including a link where you can read the differences in each species. http://www.anapsid.org/treedrag.html With the smaller lizards,...

Reptiles: Odd behavior, leopard gecko, proper temperatures
leopard gecko, proper temperatures, digging holes: Hi Stephanie, Its wonderful to hear that your daughter is learning and caring about/for a leopard gecko!! Since I m guessing that Lizzy is only about 6 months of age, its doubtful she is digging to lay an egg..yes, they can lay eggs without being with a...

Reptiles: odd lizard on my Alabama tree, eastern fence lizard, fence lizard
eastern fence lizard, fence lizard, spiny lizards: This is a gravid (pregnant) female Sceloporus undulatus Eastern Fence lizard (Spiny/Fence/Swift family). Such lizards are common in Texas and some other southern and western states, but we call them Spiny lizards here. They might not be as common in AL. I...

Reptiles: Pacman frog lighting/heating, Pacman frogs, UVB Lighting
Pacman frogs, UVB Lighting, Feeding: I would try picking him up after moistening your hands or putting on rubber gloves and moistening them and place him in the water dish just so he knows its there. Keep the substrate moist through spraying early in the morning. Feed him three times a week....

Reptiles: Pacman frog lighting/heating, uvb light, coconut fiber
uvb light, coconut fiber, calcium d3: Hello Matt, If it is just a Zoo med basking light, then it is not emitting any UVB at all. You could get a Reptisun 5 or 10 tube bulb is you want to supply better UVB exposure for him. Well, it sounds like overall, he is doing pretty well if he is eating...

Reptiles: Poisonous Substrate, walnut shells, compact coil
walnut shells, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Jordan, Well, no, the walnut shells are not poisonous, but, they can be the cause of fatal impactions however. I do not recommend the use of walnut shells for substrate, or calcisand or any calcium based substrates, they are too dangerous. How does...

Reptiles: Possibly irreversible tumor and shut-eyes, leopard geckos, moony
leopard geckos, moony, geckos: Hello Emily, Well, the lump could be an abscess which might have been caused by a cricket bite perhaps. They can get infected & then can a pocket of infection to become localized & swell. How often does it scab over? I think that needs to be biopsied...

Reptiles: parasite in water dragon, chinese water dragon, complete petmart
chinese water dragon, complete petmart, uvb light: Hello Tonya, Well, I think your daughter will be safe as long as she is not putting her hands into her mouth after handling her. Yes, the tank does need to be redone to where the entire bottom is not water. She needs a dry area in there. So, try to get...

Reptiles: prgnant leopard gecko?, leopard gecko, butter tub
leopard gecko, butter tub, heating pad: Kayla, leopard gecko eggs and I do NOT get along! I tried incubating them several times and could NEVER get them to hatch... I think my problem was that I kept them too wet. Anyway, I doubt that just leaving them where she lays them would work and you need...

Reptiles: pygmy bearded, pygmy bearded dragon, liquid calcium
pygmy bearded dragon, liquid calcium, calcium deficiency: Hello Rachael, Hm, that is very interesting. How is he acting right now? How do his urates look? How are his eyes looking, are they yellowing, or sunken in at all? So, obviously these discolorations started after you began giving the liquid calcium?...

Reptiles: questionable sick green anole, metabolic bone disease, green anole
metabolic bone disease, green anole, uvb light: Hello Andrew, Yes, please do purchase the Reptisun 10 tube bulb. Make sure it is placed around 8 inches from her, & directly beside the basking light. The screen will filter out a good amount of the UVB, so, is there any way that you can mount it underneath...

Reptiles: Red Bearded Dragon, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Well, without parameters such as heat and lighting being stated it is hard for me to answer that direct question. That being said I would say that it sounds like a heat related issue. If you can send me your parameters as to what the day and night cycle is...

Reptiles: my red headed agama, Agama, heat
Agama, heat, infections : Well that depends on the ambient temperature of where your at currently. I am tempted to tell you to ask the person who you bought it from to hold it until you leave. I wouldn t suggest that the Agama be made to suffer that long without proper heat as it...

Reptiles: reptiles, Reptile pets, maintenance
Reptile pets, maintenance, ease of care: Wow that s a pretty broad question. Basically it depends first of all where you live meaning how much room do you have to house a reptile and then what kind of time you have available to dedicate to care etc. I would recommend you read my post on The Ultimate...

Reptiles: Safe trees for my bearded dragons, corkscrew tree, hazel trees
corkscrew tree, hazel trees, bearded dragons: Hello Adam, The corkscrew tree is perfectly fine. IF you get it from outside, there is no need to strip the bark, but it would be a good idea to wash it with hot water. Bake it in the oven at 250 or so, for around 30 minutes or so. That should be sufficient...

Reptiles: Snake ID?, Snake Identification, Venomous
Snake Identification, Venomous, Nonvenomous: OK it s not Venomous. It appears to be a Northern Blotched Water Snake when they are young their patterns are different than when they are adults so my research tells me that this is the most likely candidate. Also North American Venomous Snakes have a triangle...

Reptiles: Snake ID?, state wildlife agencies, native reptiles
state wildlife agencies, native reptiles, water snakes: Hi Donald, The head shape (non-triangular) and pattern look like a member of the Nerodia genus which are harmless water snakes. There are a few different species with different native ranges. Many state wildlife agencies maintain a site with photos of native...

Reptiles: Sunny (Bearded Dragon), bearded dragon care, dragon keeper
bearded dragon care, dragon keeper, bearded dragon: Hi Sally, I am including a link to one of the best bearded dragon care sites available. Dr. Tosney is the head of biology at the University of Miami and a bearded dragon keeper and enthusiast herself. http://www.bio.miami.edu/ktosney/file/BDcare.html...

Reptiles: senegal chameleon, Chameleon, Senegal
Chameleon, Senegal, heat: Well, it sounds like it is probably a heating issue and that you may have too much humidity. I would invest in a hygrometer and a thermometer. I would first of all make sure the basking spot is at 90 degrees and the keep the humidity at 75%. I am guessing...

Reptiles: shed in my geckos eyes, leopard geckos, poor husbandry
leopard geckos, poor husbandry, vet check: Jack... What would you do if your dog s eye had the same problem(s)? Perhaps make an appointment at the vet? You now have medical problems caused (most likely) by poor husbandry (care). Shedding problems are almost always caused by humidity levels...

Reptiles: six lined racerunner, incects, water dish
incects, water dish, six lined racerunner: Hello David, Oh you have a 6 lined race runner?? They are so cute! Do you have a picture? It would be a good idea to keep a small water dish in the tank for him, yes. They will drink on their own, out of a water dish regularly as soon as they find it!...

Reptiles: snake, iowa herpetology, brown snakes
iowa herpetology, brown snakes, ringneck snake: Hi Teresa, It sounds like you found a Ringneck snake, a small harmless species. There are several sub-species depending on the region and their colours differ slightly. I have included some links with photos that you can compare. Juvenile Brown snakes (Storeria...

Reptiles: sulcata tortoise wounds, tea tree oil, sulcata tortoise
tea tree oil, sulcata tortoise, povidone iodine: Hi Alisha, My two favourites, and also the ones often used by vets, are chlorhexidine and povidone-iodine. Both have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and are used in pre-surgery skin prep. The povidone-iodine is sold under the name Betadine (probably...

Reptiles: I thnk my son's bearded dragon is sick.., plastic syringe, uvb light
plastic syringe, uvb light, kitchen faucet: Hello Eileen, I honestly hate to have to tell you this but the Zilla Desert 50 tube UVB light is not a good light unfortunately. Can you return it? The UVB emissions are not very good at all, & some have been known to be emitting hazardous UVB wavelength....

Reptiles: tortoise question, tortoise hibernation
tortoise hibernation: http://www.herpvetdirectory.com/vet/AZ.html This link will help you find a vet if you call the vet listed they will be able to recommend one close to you I am sure. I would say it is possible for them to get lethargic that quickly but hibernation takes a...

Reptiles: Veiled Chameleon, uvb lighting, veiled chameleons
uvb lighting, veiled chameleons, veiled chameleon: Hi Mike, Congratulations on your new cham. Veileds are very enthusiastic baskers and need both high temperatures and good lighting to keep them healthy. They should ideally have a source of UVB lighting as well to help them synthesize vitamin D3 and avoid...

Reptiles: Water dragon, romaine lettuce, water dragon
romaine lettuce, water dragon, water dish: Hello Jared & Caryn, Everything looks pretty good. However, I do recommend that you try to switch out that Zilla Desert 50 fluorescent tube bulb. It is not a good bulb, & in the recent past, it has caused a multitude of problems with eyes & the health...

Reptiles: Water Moccasions, water moccasin, cottonmouth
water moccasin, cottonmouth, cotton mouth: Water moccasin I thank you for not killing any more snakes. Even snakes have a rightful place in nature and deserve to live. Even venomous ones. I have been handling venomous native snakes for about 2 decades, and I have yet to have one give me a reason...

Reptiles: Whites Tree Frog Eye Problem, sterile saline solution, whites tree frog
sterile saline solution, whites tree frog, antibiotic eye ointment: Hello Peyton, Ok, that sounds great you are changing her water out daily that should help. Yes, go ahead & use the saline solution in the eyes. The neosporin is good for external use, but don t use it inside of the eye though. If you need antibiotic...

Reptiles: Worried About My Beardie, calcium supplementation, uvb light
calcium supplementation, uvb light, lack of calcium: Hello Camren, If you get the proper UVB & begin supplementing with calcium 5 times per week she should progress relatively quickly since she is young. You will need to act on it very fast though, as her body is growing rapidly & will use her calcium stores...

Reptiles: water dragon eye problem, chinese water dragon, eye infection
chinese water dragon, eye infection, heating: Stephen, it sounds as if somehow he may have contracted a fungal eye infection. That is my best guess without knowing the parameters that the animal is kept in such as heat, lighting schedule,etc. I would highly recommend getting to him a qualified reptile...

Reptiles: water dragon wound care, Water Dragon Injury, Cut
Water Dragon Injury, Cut, betadine: Gosh, without seeing it in a pic I am guessing that it was a cut that got infected and the white tissue is dead maybe, that being said I would really recommend a vet visit. Other than that you can try and find betadine which is a sanitary solution usually...

Reptiles: water dragons and calote, water dragon, calotes
water dragon, calotes: They seem to get along fine together ...unless you know what to look for, you won t know whether they really are. Cohabiting different genus in the same small tank is a NO NO in my opinion. I am not well versed in Calote husbandry, but different species even...

Reptiles: ???, uvb lighting, armidillo lizard
uvb lighting, armidillo lizard, tank setup: Hello Dillon, Well, I would need a little more information regarding your tank setup, such as temperatures, UVB lighting, substrate, etc to try to determine why your armadillo lizard passed away. It could have been impacted, possibly. I am sorry for your...

Reptiles: yellow belly sliders, Yellow Bellied Slider Turtles, Captive Care
Yellow Bellied Slider Turtles, Captive Care, Turtles: Do not ever release anything that you have had as a captive pet into the wild. This will disrupt the delicate balance of the ecosystem which already exists there and could potentially threaten a native population of wildlife that cannot compete with new species....

Reptiles: my yellow striped lizard's leg, metabolic bone disease, uvb lights
metabolic bone disease, uvb lights, spiral coil: Hi Andrew, I really don t know anything about that species in particular, but what you describe with the swelling can be caused by lack of proper uvb. Without proper uvb on a basking lizard, they are unable to process the calcium in the foods they eat and...

Reptiles: 7 year old Beardy sleeping alot lately, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Sybil, I would ask how long have you had the UVB bulb in use. If it s been over 6 months, it needs to be replaced. Every six months the UV needs to be changed as they grow weaker with time. I would actually crank the heat up to 100 and see if the behavior...

Reptiles: American Box turtle health, tortoise health, turtle health
tortoise health, turtle health, systemic antibiotics: Hi Kayla, From your desription, it sounds like an ear abscess (perhaps on both sides) which is an extremely common condition with captive box turtles. I m assuming you meant that you found the turtle with these symptoms a couple days ago but that she...

Reptiles: Anole or Gecko ID (found in car after trip to AZ/TX, calcium d3, coconut fiber
calcium d3, coconut fiber, anole: Hi Pauline, Your new buddy is called a Mediterranean gecko, or house gecko if you re getting one from a pet store. They re actually an invasive species in the U.S., but they inhabit an odd niche where nobody worries about them at all. In Phoenix, where...

Reptiles: aberrant ca king, kingsnake, breeding
kingsnake, breeding, keeping: OK well, Aspen bedding I am thinking that you re referring to pine shavings. This wouldn t in my experience cause any scale issues. Infrared meaning a Ceramic Bulb or a Red Heat light? The only issue I have with Red Lights is that they disrupt the normal...

Reptiles: afraid of my hand, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, palm side: Hi James, It s not so much that he is afraid as it is he just doesn t want/like to be held which is normal for many leopard geckos. You may find that no matter what you do, he will never be comfortable being held. What you can try is to do your best to not...

Reptiles: anole, anole, anoles
anole, anoles, tank: Hello Kimberly. Two female anoles will be fine. They don t necessarily need a male unless you absolutely want to breed them. Most people it seems want to breed but it is not a requirement to house them. There is nothing wrong with keeping a species without...

Reptiles: anole and eggs, Green Anole, feeding
Green Anole, feeding, heating: Yes that definitely could have done it. One thing I would do is mist the cage in the morning say before work as this will raise the humidity and decrease the heat somewhat but not to dangerous levels. I would shoot for more in the range of 85 if at all possible...

Reptiles: aquatic toad, syringe needle, body cavity
syringe needle, body cavity, fish tanks: Hi Karen1212, If the worms you are noticing are small, thin and white then they are likely Planaria. Planaria can often be seen clinging to glass surfaces in tanks. They show up in turtle and fish tanks as well and feed on decaying food and such. They are...

Reptiles: armadillo lizard, armadillo lizard, eye injury
armadillo lizard, eye injury, infection: OK, Wet a washcloth or paper towel with lukewarm water then apply this to the eye. After you have it cleaned I would immediately take him to a qualified veterinarian so that they can diagnose whatever the issue is. It sounds to me like he may have gotten...

Reptiles: Basilisk's leg is swollen, metabolic bone disease, systemic antibiotics
metabolic bone disease, systemic antibiotics, ceramic dish: Hi Rachael, If it is indeed an abscess that has spread into the surrounding tissues then there is little that you can do on your own. She really does need systemic antibiotics through a vet. Unfortunately, topical antibiotic ointments are poorly absorbed...

Reptiles: BEARDED DRAGON TRUST, bearded dragon, pet talk
bearded dragon, pet talk, anima: First, you need to make sure your brother never again comes near your pet. Talk to your parents about what he is doing. He is scaring him, and could easily hurt or kill him in the process. Second, give him more hides, and just try as much as you can to...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, meal worms, vet visit
meal worms, vet visit, bearded dragon: Hi Anika, Its wonderful to see someone that is actually feeding their beardie a salad daily!! Great job on that! He may be getting ready to shed. Even though he may have has a pattern to how he shed before, as he gets older, certain parts will shed more...

Reptiles: My Bearded Dragon, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: OK two things. Sand is fine & I have a cheaper sand for you. Now then, go to either my website to www.smashwords.com and download my free eBook on Bearded Dragons as it will give you all the information you need. It s called How to Tame Your Dragon! ...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, canned pumpkin, warm baths
canned pumpkin, warm baths, bearded dragon: Hello Shane, NO, you heard incorrectly! Please do not flip him onto his back. Doing so may result in him collapsing a lung. They do not have a diaphram, which means, they cannot breathe very well on their backs, & do not have that muscle as mammals &...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon - not eating, bearded dragon, two and a half years
bearded dragon, two and a half years, oral fluids: Hello Serena, Oh boy hon, I think you will need to take her in to see the vet. If she is that dehydrated & losing her fat pads, it is a large possibility that she is having egg binding problems. This will cause her to go downhill extremely quickly & you...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Lighting, mercury vapor lamp, repti glo
mercury vapor lamp, repti glo, uvb levels: I don t know what value other beardie owners opinions might be, since I don t know their background. Any owner can have an opinion. I would really need for you to be complete in giving background before getting to the bottom of this though. You did not answer...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon Swollen Tongue, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, uvb light: Hello Jennifer, Let s review your tank setup to see if anything needs to be changed up. What type & brand of UVB light are you using, is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How close is the UVB light to him? What type of thermometer do...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, yellow dots, birds of prey
yellow dots, birds of prey, bearded dragon: Hello Justin, You can sometimes see worms, if they are infested & have adult worms in them instead of just the eggs, etc. That is fine, you can use it 3 days out of the week, for 3 weeks. It should hopefully help him out. These products don t kill...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, dogs cats, bearded dragon
dogs cats, bearded dragon, 2 eggs: Hello Justin, Good that the iggie only lost 2 eggs. So your beardie is female then? No, sorry....it is not a good idea to put a male in with your female at that age. She will be able to become gravid in a few months, & if he tries to mate with her...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon Agin :(, uvb light, meal worms
uvb light, meal worms, wax worms: Hello Justin, Well, hopefully his calcium levels have gotten a little bit better. Are you powdering his food just once daily? Be careful not to overdo it on the powdered calcium, as that can cause some problems such as constipation if they get too much....

Reptiles: Bearded dragon only grown a 2inch's =[, proper wavelength, mercury vapor bulb
proper wavelength, mercury vapor bulb, eating a balanced diet: Hello Justin, Well, what is the brand of the Mercury vapor bulb at the pet store? There are some bad ones out there, & I want to make sure that you don t get hold of one of them. This year has not been a good year for lights. There have been some problems...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon husbandry raincheck, professional herpetologist, exo terra
professional herpetologist, exo terra, wheat bran: Hello Jay, Keep in mind also, that there have been some problems with the Powersun, too unfortunately. This has not been a good year for lights in the reptile industry! Just watch her for eye problems such as squinting, avoiding the light, lethargic behavior,...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon (Sick or non sick), metabolic bone disease, butterworms
metabolic bone disease, butterworms, bearded dragon: Hello Justin, He is a cutie pie! It looks like he is growing, but, it just takes times. When they have been stunted in the past, it will affect their growth for a little while, but rest assured he WILL grow as long as you give him enough to eat. How...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon (Sick or non sick), 2 females, bearded dragon
2 females, bearded dragon, crickets: Hello Justin, That is a lot of fun to watch when they are trying to get shed off! LOL How is he doing? So, he didn t like the sunlight at all? It might have been too bright for him then. It sounds like his colors are better now after his shedding...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon seems scared of crickets, uvb lighting, eye lids
uvb lighting, eye lids, compact coil: Hello Kimi, Well, she may be used to being fed outside of her tank. How big is she? How big are the crickets? A good way to feed her would be to put her into a large plastic bin & put a few in at a time, until she finishes the ones in the bin. Then,...

Reptiles: Beardie Dragon Transport, dc electricity, bearded dragons
dc electricity, bearded dragons, dog carrier: Hello Donna, That is a bit of a move, isn t it? We lived in Tampa for a year before heading out to this area where we are now. Well, I wouldn t worry too much about keeping them warm. How long of a drive is it, hour wise? Maybe 16 hours total? Bearded...

Reptiles: Brumination, brumation, tank setup
brumation, tank setup, beardie: Hello Lewis, Oh he definitely should not be going into a full brumation at that age. He may, however, slow down just a bit with winter time coming along but shouldn t do an all out brumation like an adult would. Let me know if you need anything else....

Reptiles: Bump on basalisk tial, brown basilisk, benign tumour
brown basilisk, benign tumour, systemic antibiotics: Hi Katie It could be some type of either malignant or benign tumour, reptiles get those the same as other animals. I suspect that it may be an abscess which are fairly common in reptiles as well. They can pop-up even when there is no obvious entry wound...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Shawn, I totally understand the reasoning behind the fine sand thing. Now then, do you have overhead heating? If not I am almost positive this is the issue as the sand is absorbing all the heat and displacing it. If you do have overhead heating check the...

Reptiles: about a baby gecko, Sagebrush lizard, Feeding
Sagebrush lizard, Feeding, Care: Well, its not a gecko it looks like a Spiny lizard of some kind. A 10 gallon enclosure with UVB lighting and a basking spot lamp that will keep an area of the branch or substrate at about 75-80 Degrees constantly will keep him happy. Feed him three to five...

Reptiles: baby Leo problem, leopard gecko, little pigeon
leopard gecko, little pigeon, tiny worms: Hi Krissi, The lack of feeding is not a cause for alarm yet. They continue to feed off the absorbed yolk for several days after hatching and often don t eat insects until after their first shed. That can take around a week or so. He is active and went through...

Reptiles: beaded dragon mating, metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon
metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon, skeletal structure: Hello Andrew, It is not recommended for a 9 month old bearded dragon to become gravid. She is not even done growing yet. It can cause metabolic bone disease, or possible egg binding issues. It is too much stress on her skeletal structure while she is...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Are you saying from the top of the tail down towards the bottom or from the base of the tail to the tip of the tail? Either way if his appetite hasn t changed and behavior hasn t changed I wouldn t really worry about it that much. It sounds like he might...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: I had to smile at this question because it reminds me so much of my own Beardie when he was young. What Coco is doing is tasting you. Not that he wants to eat you mind you, he is basically getting a taste of you and then realizing that your a familiar scent...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb lighting, uvb light
uvb lighting, uvb light, exo terra: Hello Emma, How s it going now? You will need to try & change out your Reptiglo 10 tube bulb. They are not very good, unfortunately. The wavelength of UVB is not the correct spectrum & can hinder their ability to synthesize D3 which decreases their overall...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, vet asap, june bugs
vet asap, june bugs, bearded dragon: It could be many things. If he isn t eating often enough or isn t getting proper lighting or heat, the wild bugs could have nothing to do with it. It is also possible that he ate something poisonous to him. I know that lighting bugs are incredibly toxic to...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, bearded dragon, ceramic tile
bearded dragon, ceramic tile, shelf liner: It could, hopefully, just be due to stress because of the enclosure change. Honestly, you should ditch the desert snow too, and get away from particulate substrates altogether. The best you can get is cheap ceramic tile or non-adhesive shelf liner. Home Depot...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Brian, Thanks for posting the picture. Can you look on the base of the tube bulb to see if there is a brand on it? How old is that bulb? Is it a bulb you personally bought or one that was provided by the previous owner? Or you could possibly call...

Reptiles: bearded dragon approx 2 years, metabolic bone disease, pinched nerve
metabolic bone disease, pinched nerve, bearded dragon: Here s the thing... There are about 15 things I could think of which could cause what you are seeing, some good (pregnancy), some so-so (obesity), some really bad (metabolic bone disease, pinched nerve, etc.). Because I can t see the dragon or know how you...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon ate a pea sized stone., naughty dragon, plastic syringe
naughty dragon, plastic syringe, canned pumpkin: Hello Jennifer, Oh geez, that does happen somewhat frequently! It is almost impossible to catch them before they eat that. They are very attracted to white things, too. At 12 inches he should be able to pass that pretty easily, no problem. If it was...

Reptiles: bearded dragon paralyzed, crooked spine, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Linda, you are correct I believe your friend is telling you a story. It does sound unfortunately that the only option now is euthanasia. That being said the methods you mentioned actually would cause more pain and suffering. Take it to a local vet who can...

Reptiles: bearded dragon has white patches on throat and weird scale cluster nose thing, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Well, it sounds as if he didn t shed all the way. I would try soaking him in lukewarm water for about twenty minutes or so and then put him back into his enclosure as this will usually free up the stuck scales. If you need further help just email me again...

Reptiles: bearded dragons, uvb lighting, calcium deficiency
uvb lighting, calcium deficiency, zeuse: Hello Amanda, Hm, well, can you check on the brand of the tube bulb? It should be stamped on the base of the bulb, or it should be. It does sound like a case of metabolic bone disease, as she must not have gotten near as much care & food as Nicki did....

Reptiles: How did my beardie die?, internal parasites, lightening bug
internal parasites, lightening bug, bearded dragon: Hi Chris, It sounds like you were doing everything the right way... its sad when it happens, believe me I know as I lost a leopard gecko very suddenly. I was able to find out what caused the death which did help me to understand why it happened. If you talk...

Reptiles: is my beardie sick?, brassica vegetables, dozen crickets
brassica vegetables, dozen crickets, cruciferous vegetable: Hi Nikki, It is a bit early for brumation but certainly not out of the question. Most start showing signs around Sept to Nov. but we are not that far away from that! Brumation is likely triggered by shorter days, cooler temps and changes in barometric...

Reptiles: What would be the best reptile as a pet?, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Well, you can actually download my eBook free from my site on Bearded Dragons called How To Tame Your Dragon which should give all the information you might need. As far morphs are concerned there are probably at least 20 to 30 right now on the market depending...

Reptiles: Cage Cleaning, leopard gecko, warm desert
leopard gecko, warm desert, natural chemistry: Hi William, That depends a lot on the leo. Ones that have a good fat storage can stay out longer than small/young and underfed leos. Generally 15-30 minutes should be fine as long as they aren t in a direct breeze such as a fan. As long as they are able...

Reptiles: Chameleon lip swelling, panther chameleon, compact coil
panther chameleon, compact coil, swollen lips: Hello Daniel, Do you have any pictures of your chameleon for me? That would help. Has he shed recently? The best thing to help heal wounds is an antibiotic ointment used daily. You could also soak him in a diluted betadine solution to help heal his...

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon, chinese water dragon, eating
chinese water dragon, eating, heating: The brown coloration and then lightening is meaning just that she s warming up. As far checking the hind leg if it s not swelling I wouldn t be concerned about it. I reread the questions and didn t see any mention of UVB this is also a must with daytime...

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon Won't eat., chinese water dragon, eating
chinese water dragon, eating, heating: OK the number one reason for reptile inactivity is usually heating. I would first of all make sure that the enclosure basking is correct and then check to make sure the ambient is correct. If these are both good then I would look at the bowel movements....

Reptiles: Chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, eating
chinese water dragon, eating, heating: Just by looking at the photo without a measuring tape or some point of reference where I can get an idea of his length he looks to be at least 6 months not weeks. Here is a link to a great chart and site that may help as well. http://www.triciaswaterdragon.com/age.ht...

Reptiles: CWD feeding, loss of appetite, fenbendazole
loss of appetite, fenbendazole, hi adam: Hi Adam, Kudos to you for seeking veterinary help. Hookworms are particularly nasty and can debilitate an animal quickly. I am assuming that your vet prescribed fenbendazole (or the related mebendazole) which is the standard de-wormer for reptiles and...

Reptiles: CWD feeding, health food store, uvb light
health food store, uvb light, appetite stimulation: Hello Adam, It usually does take a few days, possibly up to a week for their appetites to come back after being dewormed. What are the temperatures in the tank, & what type of thermometer do you use to measure the temperatures? Do you use a UVB light...

Reptiles: cam, metabolic bone disease, animal store
metabolic bone disease, animal store, sick animal: Hello Karesse, Oh geez, I am very sorry to hear that. I wondered if that was going to happen. It isn t your fault though, as there is no way he got that debilitated in such a short period of time. He must have been very poorly cared for before you got...

Reptiles: chameleon, ringers lactate, uvb light
ringers lactate, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Karesse, Goodness, he is getting worse. You are going to have to get him in for subcutaneous fluids or he is not going to make it. I think that he is very very dehydrated for one especially since he cannot swallow very well. Can you get him into...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, eating
chinese water dragon, eating, heating: Huh, how bright is the actual UVB light that is on the enclosure? That would be the only thing I could think of that may cause eye issues. Are there mites or small bugs crawling around his eyes at all? He may be trying to keep out the mites. If those two...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, minute time frame
chinese water dragon, minute time frame, uvb light: Hello Justin, Great that he is doing well. I do have a recommendation though regarding the UVB light. The Exoterra Reptiglo 10 tube or compact/coil light is not a good light. They are not strong enough for bearded dragons. There is a better light,...

Reptiles: chinese water dragons, chinese water dragons, metabolic bone disease
chinese water dragons, metabolic bone disease, captive reptiles: Hi Andrea, You didn t happen to mention how long you have had these two and if he/she was eating/basking and behaving normally up until now. Seizures can have a number of causes but one that is often seen in captive reptiles is caused by a lack of calcium...

Reptiles: corn snakes, Corn Snake Species, breeding
Corn Snake Species, breeding, general information: The only real complaint per se I can think of is that there are some which can be nippy as babies but this is usually outgrown within a years time. Other than that I guess the only complaint I have heard is that they have grown bigger than expected. There...

Reptiles: desert tortoise, tortoise shells, desert tortoise
tortoise shells, desert tortoise, surgical scrubs: Hi Carla, Your question was quite clear but I mis-read it as on his shell instead of from his shell, sorry! Lol, aside from my blathering on about shell wounds the adice to use betadine or chlorhexidine is the same. Both have anti-fungal properties...

Reptiles: Fat tailed gecko lost his entire tail, African Fat Tailed Gecko, Tail loss
African Fat Tailed Gecko, Tail loss, automatic tail dropping: OK, well unfortunately this means that the Gecko became injured in some way and that his tail will regrow but not look the same. I would presume that there was something in the enclosure that he caught his tail on. He will heal over time and you shouldn...

Reptiles: Fat and Vomited, leopard gecko, car ride home
leopard gecko, car ride home, wax worms: Hello Diana, Hm, that is sounding like she has some infertile eggs if it is gradual then. I can t think of anything she would be impacted on though. I don t think the medium crickets would be impacting her. They don t usually eat any veggies or fruits...

Reptiles: Feeder Crickets, fruit fly trap, dark leafy greens
fruit fly trap, dark leafy greens, plastic soda bottle: Hi Kandis, Hopefully you are also feeding your beardie a good salad mix of dark, leafy greens such as collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, etc. The salad is the main part of their diet as adults. The salad is about 90% of their...

Reptiles: Female beardie not wanting to eat, bearded dragon care, butternut squash
bearded dragon care, butternut squash, turnip greens: Hi Kat, Depending on where you are located, (if its cooler there now) she could be starting to brumate(hibernate). The bad thing is that if she is getting ready to do so, its best to have their systems empty of insects and only offer their salad . I am...

Reptiles: Fence lizard tales, western fence lizard, rio grande valley
western fence lizard, rio grande valley, fence lizard: Hello Tom, Does he have retained shed that you can tell? Do you have a picture? Are you leaving crickets in his tank overnight? If so, they can inflict bites such as that, & leave them with sores that get infected. A vitamin deficiency is possible,...

Reptiles: First time Bearded Dragon Owner:, uvb lights, keeping reptiles
uvb lights, keeping reptiles, compact coil: Hello Christine, Congratulations on planning ahead FIRST before bringing a new dragon home. That will greatly decrease the stress levels of him or her which will help them to adjust much easier. A 36 gallon to start, will be fine. An adult will need...

Reptiles: Five lined skink lizards, termite larvae, five lined skink
termite larvae, five lined skink, free eggs: I guess my question to you would be; why? They are harmless, eat bugs (including ant and termite larvae), and, if nothing else, are interesting to watch. Cats will chase them as will some dogs. Chickens would be another option as they will eat anything...

Reptiles: 7 year old Beardy sleeping alot lately, cool side, water bowl
Reptiles: 7 year old Beardy sleeping alot lately, cool side, water bowl, little baby

Reptiles: pacman frog and box turtle, horned frog, horned frogs
Reptiles: pacman frog and box turtle, horned frog, horned frogs, frogs

Reptiles: why wont my baby leopard gecko eat??
Reptiles: why wont my baby leopard gecko eat??

Reptiles: found squirrel tree frog, squirrel treefrog, red eyed treefrog
squirrel treefrog, red eyed treefrog, bodied insects: Hi Lisa, Personally, I would not attempt any treatment based on a single spot *but* I would keep a very close eye on it to determine if it is getting larger or if others develop. Keep a close watch on his underside as well, when he is awake and fully spread...

Reptiles: Green anole hatchlings, green anole, uvb light
green anole, uvb light, fruit flies: Hello Jessica, Well, which UVB fluorescent tube bulb had you used previously? What brand was it? There are some really bad lights out there. The best brand you can use is the Reptisun 10 but it needs to be at least 6 to 8 inches from your reptiles...

Reptiles: green anole, Green Anole, feeding
Green Anole, feeding, heating: Yes for the first two questions. For the third question I would move him away from the window and put more plants in the vivarium something like Pothos or Mother In Laws Tongue aka Snake Plants. Also try adding some rubber coated wire vines as this will...

Reptiles: green anole, green anole, uvb light
green anole, uvb light, metal mesh: Hello Karissa, The metal top is fine, it allows air throughout the tank. Green anoles need a nice warm spot, around 85 or so roughly as they can get overheated if it gets over 90 or so. The best way to get his heating & lighting set up is to get a Reptisun...

Reptiles: Help!!! My Savannah Monitor is going to die !!!, Savannah Monitor, Bosc's Monitor
Savannah Monitor, Bosc's Monitor, Heating: Well you should have been giving him a dietary vitamin and mineral supplement in the first place. Try soaking him in lukewarm water to get him to pass what ever is inside. Once again turning up the heat to the proper levels of 95 to 100 degrees in the basking...

Reptiles: HIYA, metabolic bone disease, repti glo
metabolic bone disease, repti glo, exo terra: Hello Shona, Well, that is good news though she seems a little bit better & did eat a little bit as well. At least she was not in her corner all day long. I hope that the new light will help her out as well. It wont hurt that is for sure. It will...

Reptiles: Horned Lizards, SHLP, Society for Horned Lizard Preservation
SHLP, Society for Horned Lizard Preservation: At this time, the only way is to apply for membership to the horned lizards yahoo group listed on my website and follow the directions there, then request SHLP membership after approval to the yahoo group. Only members of the yahoo discussion group are allowed...

Reptiles: Horned Mt Dragon-deciphering parasites besides by vet stool sample, mountain horned dragons, uvb light
mountain horned dragons, uvb light, middle stretch: Hello Cindy, Yes, most mountain horned dragons are wild caught which does cause their worm & parasite levels to be pretty high. If his color is off, his stools are runny & smelly, or he has no appetite those are pretty strong indicators of parasites....

Reptiles: hibernation needs, yellow bellied slider, northeastern arkansas
yellow bellied slider, northeastern arkansas, winter thanks: Not to my knowledge as they wouldn t submerge themselves for that long but in the wild they will burrow into banks etc near water. If it freezes the pond should be deep enough to prevent the whole thing from freezing if the pond froze solid then it would...

Reptiles: housing, leopard tortoise, uvb light
leopard tortoise, uvb light, bearded dragons: Hello Haleh, No problem. :-)) Are you going to be housing him in or outdoors? He will need a basking light along with a UVB light if you are going to keep him indoors. The basking temperatures need to be around the low 90 s & the humidity should remain...

Reptiles: my Iguana lost her tail 2 yrs. ago has'nt grown, good luck, adult
good luck, adult: Depending on how much of the tail has been taken off, it may not grow back at all. If this was indeed 2 years ago, I am afraid to say at this point: it s not growing back. Don t worry :) Although it might make him a little less attractive in your eyes,...

Reptiles: Iguana with sores and puss?, bearded dragons, heat lamps
bearded dragons, heat lamps, horrible disease: Hi Katrina, I suggest getting him to a vet for a skin scraping. There has been a huge increase of a very nasty fungal infection called CANV (Chrysosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii). Many iguanas in captivity that have great care are coming down...

Reptiles: iguana, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, compact coil: Hello Mike, Wow a 14 year old iguana, that is great! :-)) You can send a picture on here if you would like, or to my home email which is Drache_613@hotmai.com I will take a look at him for you. Are you using UVB lighting? If so, what type & brand...

Reptiles: indian star tortoise, Indian Star Tortoise, food
Indian Star Tortoise, food, feeding: My first immediate guess would be that he has gone off feed due to the fact that it may be breeding season for him and even though he is not trying the body tells him not to eat and to breed. Other than that it could also be that he is being submissive to...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, plastic syringe, leopard gecko
plastic syringe, leopard gecko, paper towels: Hello Melissa, Hm, that is too bad. So how old is he, older than 2? What type of substrate is he on? Sand, tiles, paper towels? What type of food has he been eating? Where have you gotten his food from? How often does he go to the bathroom? What...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, feeding: Avery, I would suggest right off the bat, that you never feed wild caught stuff as you can never be sure where it came from and the risks are simply too great. As far as how much to feed, I generally go by the rule of thumb no more than they eat within a...

Reptiles: Our Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, meal worms
leopard gecko, meal worms, air humidity: Hi William, I do recommend that you get her a 20 gallon long tank as it is easier to get the correct temperature zones and also more room for all the hides, etc they need. You mention that her warm air temp is 85 degrees...since leos depend a lot on floor...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Moist Hide question, chlorine water, leopard gecko
chlorine water, leopard gecko, paper towels: Hello William, Oh he didn t like the moss in his hide/cave huh? Well, a sponge is perfectly fine then, wrapped in paper towels. I guess it is comfortable for her then. I know, most things tend to dry out quickly, but that should work out just right....

Reptiles: Leopard gecko: Eye problems, shedding problems, clouded eye, not eating., leopard gecko, hello my friend
leopard gecko, hello my friend, reccomendation: Hello Emily, Your tank setup sounds great, really. That is excellent, I don t think it is anything with your setup though, honestly. What type of thermometer do you use to measure the temperatures with? A stick on type, a digital probe or a temp gun?...

Reptiles: My leopard Gecko I'm afraid has skin from shedding stuck in its eye, sterile saline solution, sphagnum moss
sterile saline solution, sphagnum moss, leopard gecko: Hi Payden, Yoshi is adorable!! If you are sure its a piece of skin or some other foreign substance, you can try washing it out very gently with some sterile saline solution...thats the stuff used by contact lens wearers. If that doesn t remove it, you...

Reptiles: leopard gecko prolapse, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, health: Pretty much the same thing I am going to tell you is to keep it clean and go to the vet as this is very dangerous for the animal. Also check with the local vets they may work out a payment plan with you. Prolapse can only be handled by veterinarians sorry...

Reptiles: lizard identification, fence lizards, fence lizard
fence lizards, fence lizard, cinder block: Hello Sherry, How large of a lizard was that you saw up there? It could have been a fence lizard, possibly. Here are a few pictures of eastern fence lizards. http://www.wildherps.com/species/S.undulatus.html Here is a site that has a pretty...

Reptiles: Male Leopard Gecko, breeding leopard geckos, leopard geckos
breeding leopard geckos, leopard geckos, leopard gecko: Hi Brian, It may be their age... they may be too young. They really shouldn t be bred until they are about 2 yrs old, even though they are sexually mature at about a year old, giving them more time to mature out is better, especially the females. Also,...

Reptiles: Mali Uromastyx has a twitch, Uromastyx, Health
Uromastyx, Health, hiding: OK, are they housed together? If not then what I would do is mix the foods really well so she cant pick out what she likes. I would also recommend the dry 7 bean soup beans. I would also recommend reading Douglas Dix at www.deerfernfarms.com as he has a...

Reptiles: Mites!, snakes cages, ball pythons
snakes cages, ball pythons, ball python: Aren t these little things a pain in the ARSE!!! I ve got a similar problem with my burmese pythons-clear up one and the mites move to another... Anyway, mites are everywhere. They hop around looking for something to land on which they can eat. You and...

Reptiles: Need urgent help with sick toads, Toxing out, toad seizures
Toxing out, toad seizures, red leg: OK, honestly, this sounds like what is known as Toxing out. This occurs when the water used the terrarium is not changed daily as it should be. I am not saying this is what has happened but maybe what has occurred is that with so many frogs in the enclosure...

Reptiles: pacman frog and box turtle, Pacman frogs, UVB Lighting
Pacman frogs, UVB Lighting, Feeding: I never recommend keeping different species together as there will usually be competition for food and this goes without mentioning zoonoses which can cross species. Also the humidity and heating requirements can be different for the species. Given what...

Reptiles: what pet, Reptile pets, maintenance
Reptile pets, maintenance, ease of care: Sky, to be honest I know something about Mammals and the Dwarf hamsters in my personal experience are ferocious little buggers and I don t care for them at all. That being said, I have heard many people owning them with great success. Now onto the price...

Reptiles: please help our chameleons tongue is very swollen, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Karesse, That is good his tongue is looking a bit more pink right now. The swelling wont go down until his condition improves a little bit more. Which liquid calcium did you order? Remember to only use the liquid calcium by itself. Using the...

Reptiles: poisonous snake?, poisonous snake, copper color
poisonous snake, copper color, copperheads: 2 important pieces of missing info: where you live and the picture of the snake. With those I could probably tell you what it is. I can tell you that copperheads generally have a pattern and they are NOT thin. Post the picture and I ll tell you more...

Reptiles: Red Headed Agama, Red Headed Agama, Agama
Red Headed Agama, Agama, Agama lizards: Sandra, that leaves a lot to the imagination. I would really need to know what the behaviors are that are being exhibited in order to properly give any advice. Not eating is generally connected to heat (not hot enough) and UVB lighting (again not enough...

Reptiles: Releasing a Captive Milk Snake back into the wild, Milksnake, captive
Milksnake, captive, wild caught: Definitely do not release it back into the wild. It has been in captivity to long to be released. It would learn to hunt etc., but the fact is that snakes and all animals have a territory that they maintain and when you removed that snake another took over...

Reptiles: recommended habitat plants for yellow lined plated lizard, list of poisonous plants, plated lizard
list of poisonous plants, plated lizard, lizard: Hello Dominique, You can put live plants in his tank, that is not a problem. Here is a list of poisonous plants: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=17+1913&aid=1612 Here is a list of safer plants: http://www.anapsid.org/resources/edible.html...

Reptiles: Shedding problems, sterile saline solution, plastic tweezers
sterile saline solution, plastic tweezers, mr grinch: Hi Paula, I m glad you have read some of my past answers. In those you can see how to make a humid hide and also the importance of giving them a variety of insects. Is it possible that he has a sore on his mouth from the tweezers? He may have bitten down...

Reptiles: Sick MHD and company, herp vet, veteranarian
herp vet, veteranarian, thick branches: Thanks for trying to provide enough background. You missed some essentials though, and I will require those before we move on. Please see the instructions again and provide what info is missing here. I would also like to know why exactly someone at the pet...

Reptiles: Squirrel tree frog, Squirrel Tree Frog, Care
Squirrel Tree Frog, Care, Diet: Sexing the species is outside my realm. I would keep it at 60% humidity on Junglebed by TRex and use lots of vines or similar plastic plants. A shallow water dish would be fine. A 20 Gallon tank would be a good size to house one of them. Feed it crickets...

Reptiles: sick veiled chameleon, Veiled Chameleon, Gravid
Veiled Chameleon, Gravid, Egg Binding: Well it sounds like she is gravid and has eggs. Is the sand pit Moist? If not she may not go to it as she doesn t understand that this is a nesting spot. Also how long has she been swollen as this will tell you how long until she lays the eggs. I am not...

Reptiles: snakes, milk snakes, baby snakes
milk snakes, baby snakes, drink milk: No. If you re referring to milk snakes , this name is misleading, and more likely due to them being commonly seen around barns and other places where they hunt rodents. They do not drink milk. If you re asking about baby snakes, they do not. Only mammals...

Reptiles: snakeskin i.d.?, snake species, shenandoah valley
snake species, shenandoah valley, hi john: Hi John, Do you have any more of the shed? It s difficult with what s there to give a certain ID, but a big sign is the keeled scale, which right there excludes half of the possible snake species it could be. If I were to choose, I d say its a Northern...

Reptiles: spotted gecko wont climb, uvb lighting, gecko species
uvb lighting, gecko species, calcium absorption: Hello Zack, Yes, that is relatively normal for young geckos to shed that often. He is growing pretty quickly it seems right now. What type of setup do you have for him? Are you using an undertank heater with a low wattage basking light to obtain a...

Reptiles: strange behaviour in leopard gecko possibly ill, grass hopper, calcium supplementation
grass hopper, calcium supplementation, leopard geckos: Hello Reece, Well, I hope that the wild grasshopper did not have any pesticides or chemicals on or in it. Feeding wild insects is not recommended due to chemicals, etc that they can ingest. Does he have any retained shed that you can tell of? The UVB...

Reptiles: Tail Damage due to overheating, electrolyte imbalance, leopard gecko
electrolyte imbalance, leopard gecko, glass tank: Hello Amanda, Oh wow, that is too bad. Do you have any pictures of him that I could see? He has most likely suffered from heat injury for sure. They don t do well in full sunlight for very long. What did you put him in when you put him on the deck?...

Reptiles: Tail rot??, hydrogen peroxide, cage mate
hydrogen peroxide, cage mate, tail rot: Hello Nadia, That is good you didn t use the hydrogen peroxide for very long then so it shouldn t have done much if any damage to the tissue. He might just be getting ready to shed the area. They are fairly protective of their tails. They are especially...

Reptiles: Tail rot??, tail rot, follow ups
tail rot, follow ups, antibiotic ointment: Hello Nadia, I thought he would be shedding here real quick. Yes, it is normal & entertaining actually, for them to rub their head all of their branches & the floor as well. No, it is pretty funny. What you can do when he starts rubbing his head &...

Reptiles: Texas Spiny Lizard, Texas Spiny Lizard, Housing
Texas Spiny Lizard, Housing, wild caught lizards: Kellie, I understand your concern and the lizard appreciates it. Now then, I am concerned due to the location where you live being Canada and yet you re asking about Texas Spiny Lizards. Texas Spiny Lizards don t occur in Canada. Are these some lizards...

Reptiles: Unknown gecko, uvb lighting, heat lamps
uvb lighting, heat lamps, correct temperature: Hi DJ, If you are able to post a pic of him that would help greatly. There are several hundred species of geckos and and add to that sub species so you can understand why without a picture or seeing the gecko it would be impossible to even venture a guess...

Reptiles: Uromastyx, Uromastyx, Health
Uromastyx, Health, hiding: I wouldn t let him out around the house its simply to easy to lose them as they can be very quick when they want or need to be. How warm is the warm spot on the enclosure it should be at least 100 degrees during the day in one spot in the cage and then gradually...

Reptiles: unusually calm crested gecko or sick?, uvb lighting, crested gecko
uvb lighting, crested gecko, crested geckos: I don t believe in calm or lazy explanations. Reptiles are too instinctual and always act for a logical reason, even if something is wrong. What are the specific dimensions of this viv? It may not be vertical enough to allow him to feel secure and climb....

Reptiles: Water dragons, water dragons, glass tanks
water dragons, glass tanks, glass thermometer: Hello Sydney, Ok, that is good you have covered the sides with paper. That should have worked. The tank may be too hot. The stick on types of thermometers are not very accurate. They will measure the ambient temperatures & the humidity fairly well, but...

Reptiles: Water snake identification, taos county nm, google search
taos county nm, google search, rio hondo: Kevin, It sounds like you saw one a common species of gartersnake called the Wandering Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans). They are often mistaken for true watersnakes (Nerodia) and can live semi-aquatic lives, and can be found even in the highest reaches...

Reptiles: Whats wrong with my toadlet!!!?, Toads, Toadlette
Toads, Toadlette, toad care: Well, without knowing what the heating and lighting parameters are its very hard to say. I would also need to know what species we are discussing as well. Is this something you caught or was it something you re breeding? After answering these questions...

Reptiles: Whites Tree Frog, Green Tree Frog Health, Diet
Green Tree Frog Health, Diet, Heating: OK Spring Disease was a new one on me but I think your right it doesn t fit. It could be too that its a piece of unshed skin. Unless he starts to exhibit other signs of stress I wouldn t worry. Other than what you re already doing I can t think of anything...

Reptiles: why wont my baby leopard gecko eat??, relocation stress, leopard gecko
relocation stress, leopard gecko, meal worms: Hello Joe, How long have you had him for? They normally take a week or two to get used to their new home & sometimes have relocation stress. What is your setup like, do you have an undertank heater for him? Do you have a low wattage basking light too?...

Reptiles: Yellow coloring around bearded dragons eyes, dragon images, fungus disease
dragon images, fungus disease, bearded dragons: Hi Chelsea, I m glad you made the appointment. It is always good to have a vet look over your pet and it will put your mind at ease. Beardeds develop more colour as they mature and yellow to pale orange on the face is not unusual. Yellow would be a cause...

Reptiles: yellow bellied sliders, Aquatic turtle, Baby Turtle
Aquatic turtle, Baby Turtle, UVA: OK, the very first things I would ask is what are the heating parameters you have? Basking spot and water temperature should be appropriately set. Also do you have a UVB bulb in place for basking? All of these should be in place and if they are not would...

Reptiles: young bearded dragon feeding problems, uvb lighting, uvb light
uvb lighting, uvb light, meal worms: Hello Kirsty, Well, the mealworms can impact them fairly easily because of the harder outer shell. Plus, they are very fatty & should not be fed as a regular staple. The crickets, are they just too fast for them? If so, try putting them in the fridge...

Reptiles: 1 beardied bit the other one, head tilt, ear area
head tilt, ear area, sterile eye: Hi Marlene, It s good they are separate now. They do need to remain separate forever now though. They will never get along again. As to the injuries... you do need to see a vet because there may be damage to blood vessels and nerves as you see with the...

Reptiles: !! 2 YOUNG MALE BEARDED DRAGONS !!, pet store owner, bearded dragons
pet store owner, bearded dragons, friend justin: Hello John, Well, you will have to separate them as soon as possible because no matter how friendly they appear to be towards each other, that is going to change in a heartbeat. So, do you have another tank to put him in temporarily until you can get...

Reptiles: My Albino Gecko Cont., calcium powder, follow ups
calcium powder, follow ups, baby food: Hello Emily, That is ok, they only allow so many follow ups. :-)) Great he loves the baby food & he is eating it pretty well now. So he has gained some weight also? When you get a chance just send some new pictures so I can see his little head. The...

Reptiles: My albino gecko :/, uvb lighting, uvb lights
uvb lighting, uvb lights, leopard gecko: Hello Emily, Ok, so you don t know what brand the bulb is? Do you remember where you got it? I am trying to decipher whether or not it could be a hazardous UVB light/MVB light or not. Since we don t know, let s take that light out & replace it with...

Reptiles: Baby Beardy Really Sick, eastern bearded dragon, glass tank
eastern bearded dragon, glass tank, bearded dragon: Hello Lauren, I see you are in Australia. Do you have a central or an eastern bearded dragon? How old is he & how long is he? How did you have him when you took him outside, in a plastic bin, in a glass tank, or was he just sitting on you? Is he...

Reptiles: Baby Italian Wall Lizard
Hi Mark, First, how long did you have your full grown one? If it was only a short period of time, chances are, it may have died from stress of being captive..which can and does happen very often when a lizard is taken from the wild. Another reason that they...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon, bearded dragon, crickets
bearded dragon, crickets, paw: Hello Bonnie-Ann, Do you have any pictures of your girl? Are you leaving the superworms in the tank with her overnight, or any crickets? Feeders can bite & chew on them overnight while they sleep which can cause bites that can get infected. Do you...

Reptiles: My Bearded Dragon is acting weird, metabolic bone disease, compact coil
metabolic bone disease, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Alexis, If you can review your tank setup with me, that would be helpful. What type & brand of UVB are you using, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What type of thermometer are you using, a stick on type, a digital probe or a temp...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon head is turning white, bearded dragon, dragon head
bearded dragon, dragon head, lizards: I don t think so, BUT lizards are not my forte. Try this question with one of the experts whose specialty is lizards. Are there other dragons in w/ him? If you had said it as turning black, then I d say dominance or breeding display. White??? Maybe he...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons, automatic timer, bearded dragons
automatic timer, bearded dragons, bearded dragon: Hi Amanda, Baby beardeds can be a bit more skittish then adults and will sometimes make a sudden leap to nowhere! Best to handle them close to and over a surface until they get past that stage. With regular handling they generally become very mellow and...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon Attitude., sun glo, uvb light
sun glo, uvb light, bearded dragons: Hello Joe, So you are telling me that you have never used any UVB for any of your adults, & none of them have metabolic bone disease? You are extremely lucky then, because most people who keep reptiles without using UVB lighting end up having metabolic...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon feeding, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, shallow dish: Hi Christine Baby beardeds are often not very interested in greens but that tends to change as they get a bit older. I used to encourage my babies to take more greens by cutting the greens into 1/4 inch strips, about 2 or 3 inches long and wiggling one...

Reptiles: Bearded dragons tail, bearded dragons, nips
bearded dragons, nips, crickets: Hello Daniel, Oh that is too bad, missing a few toes on his back feet. He was obviously housed with another dragon. A lot depends on what type of tail nip it is. If it is from retained shed, usually, it doesn t get infected, but it can constrict blood...

Reptiles: Beardie with a swollen foot, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, 20 gallon tank: Hello Erin, Oh wow, how large is your tank again that she is in primarily, a 20 gallon? Do you have the 660 watts over her in that small tank? Are you sure you are using 660 watts? That would cook her. The UVB light which is the Reptiglo 2, is that...

Reptiles: my baby bearded dragon, little specks, baby bearded dragon
little specks, baby bearded dragon, natural chemistry: Hi Jesse, Glad to hear you are moving him to a larger tank when he is bigger. On the rubbing...do check him closely for mites. They are tiny, tiny little specks that will appear red, black or brown. If you don t see any, place him on a white towel and...

Reptiles: My baby bearded dragon, uvb light, baby bearded dragon
uvb light, baby bearded dragon, compact coil: Hello Dylan, So you are using a Zilla UVB light then? If so, please turn that particular light off. Leave the basking light on, but turn the UVB off. Those lights cause harm to their eyes by producing low wavelength UVB. A round stick on thermometer...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon eating, If
If: Hi Sam It sounds like he is settling in well. They often don t start feeding right away in a new environment even with hand feeding. With his normal behaviour and continued eating of dandelions, I really don t think you have anything to worry about. You...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Shaunessee, What type of UVB light are you using currently? Is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Do you have any pictures of him to post for me? There are quite a few lights that are known to cause problems with the eyes. What...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, uvb light
metabolic bone disease, uvb light, warm baths: Hello Barbara, Ok, so the UVB light is maybe Flukers or a Zilla light perhaps? It doesn t sound like you have a UVB light though, which is most likely a large part of the problem here. They cannot absorb their calcium or vitamins properly which will lead...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, bearded dragon: Hello Michelle, Can you go over your tank setup with me to ensure that everything is optimal for him? What type & brand of UVB light do you use, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What are the temperatures in the tank? What type of...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, uv light bulbs, uvb lights
uv light bulbs, uvb lights, food staples: Hello Michelle, Well, if you can find out the brand name of the UVB light which should be stamped on the base of the bulb itself. A lot of the start up kits which sell the UVB lights along with the accessories do not include the correct type of lighting....

Reptiles: bearded dragon, baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon
baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon, bearded dragons: Hello Sharon, There is an array of different colors that bearded dragons can be, it just depends on their parents coloration originally, etc. They can eat fruit, but really only need it 1-2 times per week because of the sugar content. The normal staples...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, dark leafy greens, dandelion greens
dark leafy greens, dandelion greens, turnip greens: Hi Barbara, I am including a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out with caring for their beardies. She should be eating a lot more than 5 crickets a day. A few reasons why she may be eating only that many is that she may not have the needed basking...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, underlying medical cause, vet expenses
underlying medical cause, vet expenses, intestinal parasites: Hi Neil, It sounds like he has developed a tissue prolapse and that is really considered a vet requiring situation but there are a couple things that you can do in the meanwhile to help his recovery and keep your potential vet expenses much lower. Prolapsed...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, alfalfa pellets, uvb light
alfalfa pellets, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Jodi, That looks fine, no problem at all. The basking light is nice & bright. So, that is a bummer yes, you will have to get a different type of fluorescent fixture to fit the tube bulb in. You know, it really is not their fault, as most people...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, gray appearance, bearded dragon
gray appearance, bearded dragon, colour changes: Hi Amber, Lighter colour changes are not typically associated with illness in beardeds. Sometimes animals that are stressed or ill may generally darken. Have you had him long enough to see him go through a shed cycle? They usually take on a light coloured...

Reptiles: bearded dragon is balooned up,impacted, canned pumpkin, bearded dragon
canned pumpkin, bearded dragon, hello gary: Hello Gary, What has impacted your dragon? Do you house him on sand, or walnut substrate? You will need to get some canned pumpkin, sugar free applesauce, squash baby food, & mix that all together. Then, put in a couple of drops of olive or mineral oil...

Reptiles: My bearded dragon keeps fitting!, ionized calcium test, meal worms
ionized calcium test, meal worms, sand rocks: Hello Stephanie, Did the vet do a blood test when you had her in? I would do a blood test first, to determine the calcium levels in her. Request an ionized calcium test, as well which tests to see what the 25-Hydroxy levels are in the bone. Do you...

Reptiles: My bearded dragon is losing its tail, dry gangrene, local anesthetic
dry gangrene, local anesthetic, systemic antibiotics: Hi Leslie, I m not a vet but I believe that it would be done under a local anesthetic to the tail area (especially with such a small patient) so you would not have to worry about him not waking up afterwards. The vet would immediately control any bleeding...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon lost movement in her back feet, calcium deficiency, vitamin d3
calcium deficiency, vitamin d3, calcum: Hi Deidra I will try to answer your follow-up questions in the order that you asked them. The multi-vitamin will definitely be of some help as it does likely contain some calcium and vitamin D3, it just doesn t contain as much per pinch as a calcium...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon lost movement in her back feet, uvb lights, uvb light
uvb lights, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Deidra, Can you tell me what type & brand of UVB lights you are using, is it a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? How far away from the UVB light is she? Is there a plastic lens in between her & the UVB light to block the UVB emissions?...

Reptiles: beardie, metabolic bone disease, uvb lights
metabolic bone disease, uvb lights, improper lighting: Hi Mike, It can possibly be caused by the lights you are using. Please read the info below carefully and also the links I provided. If after reading that, your beardie does need to see a vet as the most likely cause of the crust on the eyes is due to an...

Reptiles: my beardie is constipated, uvb bulbs, uvb lighting
uvb bulbs, uvb lighting, poisonous frogs: Hello Alex, I apologize, you had already told me Harvey s age & I had forgotten to refer to the above message. Sorry! He is a good sized dragon then, so he should pass that soon I hope. Well, it would really benefit him if his basking temperatures were...

Reptiles: beardie witha watery right eye, uvb light, compact coil
uvb light, compact coil, paper towels: Hello Debra, What type & brand of UVB light do you use, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What type of substrate are you using, sand, tiles, paper towels? Do his eyes look swollen or irritated & red that you can tell right now? What...

Reptiles: blue tail skink, blue tailed skinks, savannah georgia
blue tailed skinks, savannah georgia, reptile rescue: Hello Ethel, How big are they then? The wild blue tailed skinks here in Florida are no larger than 12-14 inches grown at least most of them anyway. They really are harmless. Perhaps you could call a reptile rescue or a herpetological society to come...

Reptiles: brown anole breeding, brown anoles, brown anole
brown anoles, brown anole, flightless fruitflies: Hi Starr, Baby brown anoles are very tiny and you will find it much easier to feed them and contain them if you separate. There is also the great potential for the adults to eat them if they are left in the adult enclosure! You may not neccessarily find...

Reptiles: Chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, eating
chinese water dragon, eating, heating: I need to have some more information to give you an accurate answer. I would like to have you follow up with me telling m what the heating and lighting parameters are. Specifically, what is the heat on the ambient side and the basking side. As well as what...

Reptiles: Chinese water dragon eye problem, chinese water dragon, eye infection
chinese water dragon, eye infection: I would definitely take it to a qualified reptile veterinarian. Any eye injury with a reptile if there is something lodged in the eye or around the eye I would take the reptile to a vet rather than pulling the object myself as it may incur more damage. I...

Reptiles: Corn snakes egg laying, corn snakes, veterinary intervention
corn snakes, veterinary intervention, pregnant female: NOT normal at all. You have an emergency situation. All eggs are usually laid within hours of the first. She is most likely egg-bound and in need of veterinary intervention. The vet will give her a shot of oxytocin which will induce labor and hopefully...

Reptiles: chameleon, Chameleon, heat
Chameleon, heat, humidity: In order to answer your question properly I would have to know what species we are talking about as well as what the heating, UV lighting and enclosure parameters are. Answering these questions will allow me to answer you with the proper information that...

Reptiles: my chameleon have cut his tongue, insect prey, veterinary antibiotics
insect prey, veterinary antibiotics, margarine tub: Hi Patrice, Any injury that breaks the skin presents a potential infection risk. I hope that there was not a lot of blood loss in addition which could further weaken him and increase the risk. A vet is your best option for systemic antibiotics to ward...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, uvb lighting
chinese water dragon, uvb lighting, kidney damage: Hi Peter I m not quite clear from your post whether the cat food had been her regular diet before this or if it was something ordered by the vet to treat her for emaciation. Cat food is not a suitable long term food for an insectivorous reptile. The protein...

Reptiles: East African Lizard, kinds of lizards, venomous lizards
kinds of lizards, venomous lizards, monitor lizards: Hi, While I am not certain of the species, I can say that it looks to be a common gecko of the genus Hemidactylus, perhaps a house gecko, and it is definitely not poisonous. The only venomous lizards in the world are the Heloderma of North America, and...

Reptiles: Electric Blue Gecko, paper towels, prolapse
paper towels, prolapse, sugar water: Hello Cammy, Oh no, that is a prolapse. He is very young to have one though. Do you provide calcium on a regular basis? What type of substrate are you using, sand, tiles, paper towels? What you can do is soak him in cool sugar water to see if you can...

Reptiles: Exo Terra Repti Glo 10.0 Flouresent
Hello John, Unfortunately no, the Reptiglo 10 tube or compact/coil either one are not good. If you have it placed far enough away from your dragon alonside of a bright white basking light, he should be safe from the low wavelength UVB exposure. However,...

Reptiles: ?ear waz in an African Yellow striped plated lizard, digital probe thermometer, yellow plated lizard
digital probe thermometer, yellow plated lizard, uvb light: Hello Suzan, Do you have a picture of that of his ear? I need to see what you are referring to, as I have never heard of anything like that. What is your setup like in his tank? What type of foods are you feeding him? Are you using a UVB light,...

Reptiles: eragon bearded dragon, uvb lights, uvb light
uvb lights, uvb light, calcium deficiency: Hello Jodi, Yes you have not had him for very long, so he was ill when you got him most likely. Sorry, that happens pretty often. The tube bulb can go 2/3rds of the length of the tank, so he can have a small area on the cooler end without UVB in case...

Reptiles: Five-Lined Skink: Mouth Problem?, Five Lined Skink, Mouth issues
Five Lined Skink, Mouth issues, UV lighting: OK, just so I am clear you have heat but is it also a UV source as well? UV exposure must be at least 12 hours a day and then backed down to 10 hours during winter months. Basically you re going to follow the seasons outside with UV lighting. The heat doesn...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon lost movement in her back feet, bearded dragons, definite sign
Reptiles: my bearded dragon lost movement in her back feet, bearded dragons, definite sign, first thing tomorrow

Reptiles: East African Lizard, harmful insects, innocent creature
Reptiles: East African Lizard, harmful insects, innocent creature, gecko

Reptiles: frilled lizard
Reptiles: frilled lizard

Reptiles: swollen eye on bearded dragon, bearded dragon, antibiotic ointment
Reptiles: swollen eye on bearded dragon, bearded dragon, antibiotic ointment, dragon

Reptiles: feeding my bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, chopped greens: Hi Robert, I am including a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out with caring for their beardies. Many beardies are a pain to get them to eat their greens. The most common cause is the breeder not offering the greens from day one of their hatching....

Reptiles: frilled lizard, Frilled Lizard, Parasites
Frilled Lizard, Parasites, internal injuries: That s a really tough question. What size is the enclosure? If he was a wild caught lizard which I am presuming he was there were no doubt some internal parasites which basically overtook him. Even if he wasn t wild caught I would suspect internal parasites....

Reptiles: frogs, Multispecies terrarium, firebelly toad
Multispecies terrarium, firebelly toad, paralysis: This sounds like some type of parasite I would increase the number of time you clean the enclosure and then have all the animals examined by a veterinarian as this would be the only way to make sure that this is treated properly. I would also separate all...

Reptiles: Gecko not eating or growing, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, feeding: I understand that its a bulb but I need to know what the exact temperature of the enclosure is as this is most likely the cause of the Leopard Gecko not eating. I would like to know what the basking temperature is as well as what the ambient temperature for...

Reptiles: geckos, geckos
geckos: Often times they can, but it is not recommended that they do so. Each species has different requirements, so at any given moment one, the other, or both will be less than properly cared for. It really depends on the species. I d say to do some research about...

Reptiles: my gekko, old skin, physical intervention
old skin, physical intervention, strugling: Hi James, Shedding problems are often caused by dryness which tends to cause the old skin to break up into small pieces and continue adhering to the new skin underneath rather then coming off completely and cleanly. Sometimes just increasing the humidity...

Reptiles: my green anole lizard wont eat., Green Anole, feeding
Green Anole, feeding, heating: OK, I would immediately decrease the heat if the whole enclosure is that hot that is too hot. One spot should be that hot not the whole enclosure. Also what is the humidity? I would make sure the humidity is at about 85% constantly he may be overheated...

Reptiles: green iguanas, femoral pores, green iguanas
femoral pores, green iguanas, baby iguana: Hello Derek, Iguanas tend to do better housed alone, but some have successfully paired a male & a female once they are older. I wouldn t house them together when they are young because they grow pretty rapidly & don t need to compete for food. They require...

Reptiles: help, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: UV lights should be kept at a minimum of 12 away from the dragon and must also be replaced every 6 months. This is not evidence of MBD he may have an infection or something in his eye. I would give him a lukewarm bath and splash some water onto his head...

Reptiles: help, uvb bulbs, uvb light
uvb bulbs, uvb light, uv wavelength: Hi Jordan, Your bulb is due to be replaced at this point anyway so I would recommend that you switch to one of the Zoo-Med products instead. The linear (long tube) 10.0 is suitable for beardeds but you do need to follow the manufacturer s instructions for...

Reptiles: hibernation needs, yellow bellied slider, northeastern arkansas
yellow bellied slider, northeastern arkansas, winter thanks: Not to my knowledge as they wouldn t submerge themselves for that long but in the wild they will burrow into banks etc near water. If it freezes the pond should be deep enough to prevent the whole thing from freezing if the pond froze solid then it would...

Reptiles: humidity and misc.., 30 gallon tank, mercury vapor bulb
30 gallon tank, mercury vapor bulb, flood light: Hi Adam, The pimple isn t a pimple.... is called the parietal eye . Below is a link that you can read more about it. The 3rd eye is what they sense light and dark and shadows. http://www.anapsid.org/parietal.html From what you are describing on your...

Reptiles: iguana and allergy??, random spots, red bumps
random spots, red bumps, green iguana: Hello Elizabeth, Oh geez, that does happen occasionally. It is not a real common thing but unfortunately some people are allergic to the scales which do cause redness. A lot of times, they become accustomed to it, but not always. Does your daughter have...

Reptiles: iguana eye problem, asins, eye problem
asins, eye problem, eye infection: It sounds like an eye infection. If possible, he really should see a vet. If you call around and explain your position, sometimes they will be able to help. If you absolutely cannot see a vet, you can try turtle eye drops, which may help: http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=fieldherperco-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&md=10FE9736YVPPT7A0FBG2&asins=B0002DJ0A...

Reptiles: Leopard Gecko Questions, leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius
leopard gecko, eublepharis macularius, feeding: Yes he is fine. Misting the cage is needed but only under the hide area. Leopard Geckos are nocturnal so they will generally not come out during the day. If he s not able to catch to the crickets I would look first at the heat as this is most likely the...

Reptiles: leopard geckos, leopard geckos, great experiment
leopard geckos, great experiment, geckos: Hello Clay, Well, that is a great experiment. Use the Reptisun 10 tube bulb, or the Reptisun 5 tube bulb either one for your gecko. You can keep it on for 8 hours a day, along with a basking light. You can leave the basking light on for 12 hours a...

Reptiles: two living in same big tank, uvb light, ball python
uvb light, ball python, natural enemies: Hello Avi, Well, mixing species is not recommended. Also, I am sorry but, putting that poor small lizard in with that snake is going to give him a heart attack. The lizard needs light while the ball python doesn t necessarily require a light, just light...

Reptiles: Mali Uromastyx, mali uromastyx, exotic reptiles
mali uromastyx, exotic reptiles, compact coil: Hello Lynda, Can you post a few pictures of her for me? Let s review your tank setup to see what might need some changing. Swelling around the neck could be nutritional deficiencies, or improper hydration status. What type & brand of UVB do you use,...

Reptiles: newt with big belly, Swollen Newt, Sick Amphibian
Swollen Newt, Sick Amphibian, Newt sick: Well, are we sure its a HE and not a she would actually b my first question. The next would be what species are we talking about? What is the water temp at? How often is the water cleaned? Is there gravel in the tank? Lets start with these first then we...

Reptiles: Overweight Leopard Gecko, leopard gecko, internal organs
leopard gecko, internal organs, giant breeds: Hi Eryn, That does sound a bit on the full-figured side for a normal female leo. I m assuming that she is not one of the giant breeds that are being produced in the states. They get up to that weight and more but are also over 10 inches long routinely....

Reptiles: Painted Turtle, metabolic bone disease, painted turtle
metabolic bone disease, painted turtle, pet turtle: Housing turtles is the hard part... A 10 is way too small. 20 long MINIMUM and a 40 would be better. Housing basics: swimming area - set up a filter system (you ll thank me later) basking area - the turtle must be able to get all the way out of...

Reptiles: PSI of an average snake bite, snake boots, australian zoo
snake boots, australian zoo, steve irwin: Hello Andrew, Wow, that is a question! LOL How interesting. Offhand no, I don t know the PSI of an average snake bite. You might try the website for the Australian Zoo though. Steve Irwin most likely could tell you all of that, if he were still alive....

Reptiles: Quick please, uvb light, wavelength frequency
uvb light, wavelength frequency, liquid calcium: Hello Jordan, How is he doing today? The Reptisun 10 tube bulb can be 6-8 inches from him. They are the best tube bulb in the US currently, & put out a good emission for a tube bulb. You don t want any UVB light any closer than 6 inches to a reptile,...

Reptiles: Racerunner colony of 5 and hibernation, Race Runner Lizards nutrition, feeding
Race Runner Lizards nutrition, feeding, hibernaton: Hey Tom, Good to hear back from you and glad you enjoyed the blog. If you have a moment please drop a comment on the site about what you like. Honestly it helps the ratings. For almost all species it is a requirement. As long as they are well fed prior...

Reptiles: Rickey, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Rickey, I m going to include a basic care sheet that I wrote to help people out with care. Its possible it was some shed that he inhaled back into his nostril. Does he have any wheezing or anything that may indicate a respiratory infection? If not,...

Reptiles: S America, ants, snakes
ants, snakes, amazon: Well, army ants may be quite the all-consuming beast, but a large animal would have to be injured or otherwise unable to simply get up and run away when they start to bite. When it comes to smaller animals, they do often fall prey to the ant if caught in their...

Reptiles: Sick White Lined Gecko, Lined gecko, infection
Lined gecko, infection, heating: It doesn t appear to be mouth rot but I would agree that it seems that the infection may have spread. I have never personally seen this in a Gecko and it seems to me you have been doing everything correctly. The only question I have is what is the heat at?...

Reptiles: Sick White Lined Gecko, coconut fiber, cricket food
coconut fiber, cricket food, glass aquarium: Hello Brittany, Ouch, that looks like it is painful. How long has his mouth looked this way? Has he been banging his mouth up against the glass in his tank? What are the temperatures in his tank, & what do you measure the temperatures with, a digital...

Reptiles: TOO MANY SPIDERS, indian meal moths, red tail boa
indian meal moths, red tail boa, feeder insects: Hi Danny, I have similar issues in my reptile room. I also breed feeder insects and the food and environment provided for them naturally invites other commensal insects to take up residence. Fruit flies and Indian meal moths are my two biggest problems....

Reptiles: salmonella, poor doers, exhibit symptoms
poor doers, exhibit symptoms, salmonella: Hello Shannen, Most reptiles naturally carry low levels of salmonella that does not affect them at all. They usually don t show or exhibit symptoms most of the time. Instead they present as poor doers, & may have some skin issues such as dermatitis. ...

Reptiles: seriously sick beardie, purplish tinge, uvb light
purplish tinge, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Tom, Did you get him from a pet store? Boy you are off to a rough start. It sounds like he could be impacted from being kept on sand at the store. Is his beard black at all? Could you post a picture of him? What type of setup are you using, such...

Reptiles: sick baby bearded dragon, baby bearded dragon, clear tank
baby bearded dragon, clear tank, bearded dragon: Hello Pam, OH MY! I am so sorry! It sounds like she did run into the shovel & cut herself on it. Have you looked inside of her mouth to try & determine how bad the cut is? You can get some betadine & dilute it down to resemble weak tea to help cut the...

Reptiles: do i have a sick beardie?, brumation, breader
brumation, breader, size shape: Hi Holly, Even though your other bearded defecates every day it is still well within normal range for a bearded to go far less frequently then that. Some may only go once or twice a week (even less during brumation) and that may be quite normal for them....

Reptiles: skink, shallow water dish, open wounds
shallow water dish, open wounds, alive tomorrow: Treat any open wounds w/ Neosporin and give it a warm resting spot. If it s still alive tomorrow give it a shallow water dish. Try feeding it appropriately sized crickets or other bugs if it looks ok after 36-48 hours. You can let it go once it s eaten...

Reptiles: swollen eye on bearded dragon, uvb light, bearded dragon
uvb light, bearded dragon, swollen eye: Hello Crystal, Ok, the ZillaBlue is not a UVB unfortunately. Is it a blue light, literally, shining blue or just a bluish hue that shines relatively bright white? He will need a UVB light. So, the Reptisun 10 tube bulb would be the best one to get. ...

Reptiles: what tree branches to use for iguana habitat, perches, wildwood
perches, wildwood, inclination: Hi Monica, The numerous sites devoted to safe parrot keeping are an excellent resource for lists of toxic woods and plants. Birds are much more prone to possible toxins due to their small size and inclination to chew their perches. I have linked a few sites...

Reptiles: turtle, yellow ear slider turtle, fish office
yellow ear slider turtle, fish office, gal tank: It may, probably won t, and DON T do it. Depending on where your turtle is from, it could carry pathogens which could wipe out entire populations of native turtles. Releasing an unwanted pet into the wild is not the way to go. Contact your game and fish office...

Reptiles: My Uro is acting very weird and im worried, mercury vapor lamp, humidity gauge
mercury vapor lamp, humidity gauge, uvb light: Hello Nick, So you are using a Reptisun 10 tube bulb? How old is it? If it is older than 6 months, then you will need to replace it. The emissions do degrade over time. How do you have it placed, on top of a screen, etc? How far away from him is it?...

Reptiles: UVB bulb problems, metabolic bone disease, green anoles
metabolic bone disease, green anoles, uvb light: Hello Jessica, The Reptisun 10 would be better than the Reptisun 5, it has more UVB output percentage & it is stronger. Bearded dragons have high UVB requirements so the 10 would be more appropriate for them. Great that they are eating well then. Is...

Reptiles: unidentifiable lizard, common lizard, curved spine
common lizard, curved spine, proper id: The med gecko is a little different. Their tail should grow back a bit faster, too. You can tell the sex of them, if it s an adult, by looking at the hips. Males will have two small nubs that protrude to each side if viewed from above straight down. Females...

Reptiles: urgent, Bearded Dragons, pogona vitticeps
Bearded Dragons, pogona vitticeps, feeding: OK, the best thing I can say for right now is that you should soak her in warm water as this will ease the stool which is what it sounds like. It works like a laxative. I would then immediately following that takee her to a qualified herp vet in your area....

Reptiles: Vieled Chameleon, uvb lighting, calcium supplementation
uvb lighting, calcium supplementation, veiled chameleon: Hello Audra, Yes, please do keep me posted. Here is my home email if you wish to contact me there: Drache_613@hotmail.com Wow, that is really sad. I have just not ever heard of that before. There was not any way that abscess could have been treated...

Reptiles: Wild Pinkie Mice, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: I must apologize, I thought you meant that the gerbil had babies and were referring to them as mice. If they are wild mice I definitely would not feed them to a captive beardie as this may incur an ailment of some type. Once again my apologies for not correctly...

Reptiles: western fence lizard "blue belly", western fence lizard, pinhead crickets
western fence lizard, pinhead crickets, toilet paper roll: First, thanks for caring about the little guy. Many people would freak out and flush the poor thing. Keep in mind that they are extremely temperature sensitive at that age, simply because they are so small and fast to heat or cool beyond the terminal temperature....

Reptiles: worms in fire bellied toad water, Fire Bellied Toads, Water
Fire Bellied Toads, Water, Worms: Huh, that s got me stumped. What type of enclosure decor are you using? Is there anything that is a natural decor and not man made? It is possible that it came from something collected form outside that was added to the enclosure before being treated....

Reptiles: What is wrong with my beared dragon?, beared dragon, uvb light
beared dragon, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Jennifer, Oh that does not sound good at all. How old is she? Do you have any pictures of her? What type of UVB light do you use, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? Do you have a bright white basking light over her as well? What...

Reptiles: my yellow uromastyx, google images, google search
google images, google search, young animal: It does sound like a male; most Uro species show more coloration, and at an earlier age, than the females. I am not too familiar with your particular species (I keep Mali Uros), but just look on Google images for yours and see what is the norm. Either way,...

Reptiles: My 10month (roughly) bearded dragon, sterile saline solution, uvb lighting
sterile saline solution, uvb lighting, eye gunk: Hi Laura, Cute name on your beardie!! Pretty color too! I am including info as to what can be normal causes for what you are seeing and since you have said he has never really been perfect..a suggestion that he see a vet to be tested for a possible disease...

Reptiles: 2y/o Leopard Gecko not eating, leopard geckos, leopard gecko
leopard geckos, leopard gecko, female leopard: Well, her body condition looks good, but I wonder if she might be gravid (producing infertile eggs). Her stomach is pretty round, there. If she is, you will probably be able to see them through the thin skin of her belly, if you flip her over. Her diet...

Reptiles: my 6month old beardy, metabolic bone disease, calcium supplements
metabolic bone disease, calcium supplements, calcium powder: Hello Kandis, Are you located in the US or outside of the US? The petstores here in the US usually carry it. You can find it online in most instances, as well. I recommend getting the Reptisun 10 tube bulb as soon as you can. If you would like to...

Reptiles: 8-Year Old Leopard Gecko Needs Help..., leopard geckos, eye lids
leopard geckos, eye lids, leopard gecko: Hi Leanne, From your good description, I wouldn t recommend anything more at this point then gently flushing the eye with saline (for contact lens wearers) preferably or tepid water if saline is not available. If you have Buddy on a loose substrate like...

Reptiles: About my 9 week bearded dragon, meal worms, collard greens
meal worms, collard greens, bearded dragon: Basking spot temperature needs to be higher (100+). Make sure you mist her at least once per day. Try small meal worms if she won t go for crickets (that s strange BTW). Any fruits and/or veggies are ok just avoid all seeds. Try collard greens too as they...

Reptiles: Armadillo lizard tail, armadillo lizard, bad smells
armadillo lizard, bad smells, armadillo: Kira, I honestly don t know if this species can drop their tails or not... SORRY! Look for any color change, bad smells could indicate necrosis as well. Most lizards that can drop their tails do so quite easily so since your s didn t come off I think you...

Reptiles: Baby Brown Anole Possible Emergency, brown anole, calcium d3
brown anole, calcium d3, banana puree: There is not much a vet would be able to do for a broken leg (or any other issue) on such a very tiny animal. I would say that you are doing everything right. If the little one does not make it, it will not be your fault at this point. I would not worry...

Reptiles: Bahaman Anole, bahaman anole, anole
bahaman anole, anole, watt bulb: I m gonna assume you mean to use the bulb for heat and not to drop on him from a great height. 60 would be good for say a 10 gallon or larger I suppose but you ll have to check it once you have it plugged in and running for an hour or so. Also, you ll need...

Reptiles: Ball Python concern, ball python, prolapse
ball python, prolapse, veterinarian: Other than during breeding, or occasionally for a brief time when scent-marking or eliminating, they should remain retracted. If the snake cannot retract them, this is called a prolapse. This must be promptly treated by a veterinarian, or he will lose the...

Reptiles: BD not eating and listless, dandelion greens, eye dropper
dandelion greens, eye dropper, sand branch: Hi Leah, 95-105 for basking temperature..the cool area can be room temperature(low 70 s) as can the night temps. The gel cubes are basically water for the crickets..you can offer them those plus the salad even if its just the stems or left overs...grains...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon's eyes sunken in, sterile saline solution, dark leafy greens
sterile saline solution, dark leafy greens, dandelion greens: Hi Whitney, Your beardie is at the right age to assume it is/was brumation. Some actually do go to sleep and don t wake up at all. What people then do is wake them up on occasion to give them water from an eye dropper and offer some dark, leafy greens,...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragon tail injury, symptoms of calcium deficiency, metabolic bone disease
symptoms of calcium deficiency, metabolic bone disease, bearded dragon: Hi Olivia, It is the dilemma that every pet owner goes through, trying to figure out if something will resolve on its own, or if it needs veterinary attention. My exotics vet charges $75 for a basic exam, I don t think I have ever left there with a bill...

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons won't eat., meal worms, collard greens
meal worms, collard greens, bearded dragons: Discontinue the kale--in spite of the fact that he liked it, it s actually a member of the cabbage family. You see it on some care sheets due to the fact that the writer didn t really know what the vegetable was, and probably confused it with escarole (and...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank
bearded dragon care, 30 gallon tank, bleach solution: Hi Chanelle, Its nice to hear they are doing well!! A few reasons why one may hide... the one is boss and the otehr is fearful so he hides...if you have two males, they cannot be housed together as they will fight til death..even two females may not get...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon suddenly frantic & poops when held, Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: This sounds like something freaked the lizard out when he was being held. It also could be that he is not being held properly. If you go to my site www.reptileapartment.com I have a complete care article on handling etc that should help you. You can look...

Reptiles: Bearded dragon UVB and heating, ceramic heat emitter, mercury vapor bulb
ceramic heat emitter, mercury vapor bulb, bearded dragon: Hi Tyler, Ok..yep..you didn t mention the dome..only the bulb..and a picture is worth a thousand words.. Are you able to make a platform for her to get closer to the uvb/heat(MV bulb, but not closer than 12 inches). Using plywood or bricks, or anything like...

Reptiles: Bearder dragon, uvb light, meal worms
uvb light, meal worms, mouth rot: Hello Petro, Wow, that doesn t sound good! Would you happen to have any pictures of that for me? Yes, betadine is fine. Do not use peroxide. Dilute the betadine though, until it looks like weak tea. Then, dip a swab into the solution & try to clean...

Reptiles: Beared dragon, beared dragon, yellow portion
beared dragon, yellow portion, liver problems: Hi Pam, Shedding can be an uncomfortable and itchy time for reptiles and it is not uncommon for them to go off their food around the shed cycle. The low humidity in winter also tends to make the old skin come off in small bits and pieces which prolongs...

Reptiles: Box turtles and skinks living together in same terrarium?, five lined skink, box turtles
five lined skink, box turtles, box turtle: You can do so in such a large enclosure, though I must warn that box turtles will snack on grasshoppers and invertebrates in the wild, and a small skink would definitely be on that menu. It isn t incredibly likely, but quite a possibility that you should be...

Reptiles: Breeding Honduran Milks, pink mice, milk snakes
pink mice, milk snakes, calm animals: My favorite incubators, believe it or not, are simple Hovabator still air models. I use a Herpstat thermostat to control them, and simply remove the wafer thermostat. I have had excellent results with both vermiculite and substrateless incubation in these...

Reptiles: Breeding Honduran Milks, recessive gene, albinism
recessive gene, albinism, yellow bands: OK, so here we go: 1) if we assume both have the same form of albinism-all babies will be albino. 2) if we assume that dad does NOT carry the tangerine gene and that gene is simple recessive (mom only has tangerine genes if that is the case)-then all...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon, bearded dragon care, dark leafy greens
bearded dragon care, dark leafy greens, uvb lighting: Hi Lupita, There are many areas of care that your beardie is most likely lacking....not your fault, but the fault of the pet store or bad information from others. Your BD may be twitching because he is getting too much calcium. It can also be rom feeding...

Reptiles: baby bearded dragon, uvb lighting, uvb light
uvb lighting, uvb light, baby bearded dragon: Hello Jarrod, Well, based on your description, it sounds like she could be having some metabolic bone issues or have hypocalcemia. At her age, she is growing rapidly & needs calcium daily or at least 5 times per week along with UVB lighting. Are you using...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, metabolic bone disease, adeno virus
metabolic bone disease, adeno virus, young dragons: Hello Jackie, Oh that is horrible, I am so sorry to hear that! Well, it could actually be a number of things. He might have been hypocalcemic and suffering from metabolic bone disease which can be fatal in young dragons, or he might have had a severe...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, reptile vet, vet school
reptile vet, vet school, wax worms: Not eating is symptom of a larger problem. There is no way I could diagnose your dragon from across the Atlantic EVEN IF I were a vet, which I m not. You will need to find an experienced reptile vet and take the animal to him. Sorry! ONce you get there...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, mercury vapor bulb, uvb light
mercury vapor bulb, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Michael, If her eyes have been bulged for a long period of time, then it is not shed related. When they eye bulge for shedding, it quickly goes away. Do you have a picture of her? How long has her beard been dark for now? It could also be renal...

Reptiles: bearded dragon, calcium supplementation, uvb light
calcium supplementation, uvb light, compact coil: Hello Caine, Could you review your tank setup with me? What type & brand of UVB light do you use, a fluorescent tube bulb or a compact/coil light? What type of basking light are you using for him, a bright white light or a colored light? How often do...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon has hiccups, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, internal parasites: Hi Kayleigh, If he doesn t get worse, he may be OK for a day or two..but I would get him into the vet as soon as they can get you in...chances are its not a nighttime emergency call, but I would tell the vet that you need to get him in ASAP...pretty much...

Reptiles: bearded dragon has lumps in her belly., Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps
Bearded dragon, pogona vitticeps, beardie: Yes that was normal behavior I would give her a deeper substrate and I would also recommend that she go to the vet as the lumps could be that she is ingesting too much sand and its getting impacted. I would recommend visiting my site http://reptileapartment.com/2010/05/31/how-to-tame-your-dragon-your-captive-care-prescription-of-bearded-dragons-pogona-sp...

Reptiles: bearded dragon not moving, bearded dragon, mouth breathing
bearded dragon, mouth breathing, dragon: Hello Jim, That does not sound good at all. How long has he been like this for? How old is he? Can you tell me more about his setup such as his lighting, temperatures, and foods? Honestly, it sounds like agonal breathing, which means end term stages...

Reptiles: my bearded dragon is sick, inner ear infection, uvb light
inner ear infection, uvb light, exo terra: Well, I see a lot of problems right off the bat. Your dragon is most likely suffering from hypocalcemia and/or an inner ear infection. Your setup lacks a basking spot of 95 to 105, which is what is recommended for bearded dragons, and that needs to be...

Reptiles: beardie flipping, metabolic bone disease, rear legs
metabolic bone disease, rear legs, bearded dragon: Hello Steve, Ok, the Baytril is harsh on their system, but if you keep her well hydrated she will hopefully not get too dehydrated. Do you have probiotics to give her to help settle her tummy like non dairy soy yogurt or acidophiliz? The UVB tubes can...

Reptiles: blue tongue lizard stepped on, wildlife rehabilitation center, blue tongue
wildlife rehabilitation center, blue tongue, internal injuries: Reptiles are very resiliant animals, and can hang on for a long time when seriously or fatally injured. Since it wasn t using its back legs, it may have a broken back or pelvis. Only a wildlife vet can treat that, and if there are other internal injuries,...

Reptiles: breeding anole lizards, uvb light, coconut fiber
uvb light, coconut fiber, hovabator: Well, no, they don t really build a nest per se...have you seen the female trying to dig? The female will dig a shallow hole to lay her eggs in (she will lay 2), and then cover them back up. Since females sometimes retain eggs and can become egg bound...

Reptiles: Calotes Jubatus, uvb light, approximate age
uvb light, approximate age, crickets: Hello Deborah, Maybe you could get a Reptisun 10 tube bulb instead. The compact/coil lights are not very strong & can put out low wavelength of UVB as well. The vitamins can be given 1 time per week but calcium should be 3 times or so per week. I would...

Reptiles: Ceramic heat emitter, mercury vapor bulb, ceramic heat
mercury vapor bulb, ceramic heat, room temperatures: Hi Tyler, There are no charts that I know of that show that information.The closeet I know of is one showing what size(wattage) is recommended for x size of tank. I use the heat projectors from reptileuv...have used them for years and they work well without...

Reptiles: Chinese Water Dragon, chinese water dragon, internal parasites
chinese water dragon, internal parasites, meal worms: Hi Carrie, He really isn t eating much at all...but its great he has grown...I do suggest measuring him about once a month to keep track of how he is growing. Both the inactivity and the not eating much may both be due to the temperatures being a bit too...

Reptiles: Crested Gecko lost his sticky feet, minute hairs, crested gecko
minute hairs, crested gecko, tiny hairs: Both low humidity and lack of calcium can cause this. The sticky in your gecko s toes is due to the little ridges called lamellae, which are lined with thousands of tiny hairs called setae. These hairs split at the tip, and they re so incredibly fine that...

Reptiles: cat and bearded dragons, bearded dragons, cat proof
bearded dragons, cat proof, homeless cat: Hello Lava, Oh well good luck! Things should be fine, just never leave them unattended together in the same room. Hopefully everything will work out fine. Just make it to where she cannot get into the tank, & everything should be safe for them. ...

Reptiles: chinese water dragon, chinese water dragon, uvb light
chinese water dragon, uvb light, water dragon: Hello Tanner, What type of tank are you using for your water dragon? A glass tank is not recommended because they are classic nose bangers, unless you have it to where he will learn his perimeter without banging his nose. Are you using a UVB light as...

Reptiles: constipated gecko, reptile vet, calcium powder
reptile vet, calcium powder, leopard gecko: Hello Megan, Have you seen her ingest any of the calcium sand at all? Are you using an undertank heater at the warmer end of the tank, along with a basking light? What type of thermometer do you use, a stick on type, a digital probe or a temp gun? ...

Reptiles: my corn snake, hot water bottle, hot hot water
hot water bottle, hot hot water, corn snake: I m not sure how long you gave him to warm up... But, I would have or would wait at least 2 days before attempting a feed. Depending on how thin he is he might need a vets help to bring him back. Can you send me a picture? Also, you might need to try a...

Reptiles: corn snake with a fused spine, corn snake, behaviour changes
corn snake, behaviour changes, pinkies: Hello Holly, Assessing actual pain levels in animals is always difficult and behaviour changes remain a primary indicator. Heartrate, breathing rate and blood pressure can be used in higher animals. Reptiles will certainly pain guard which is avoiding...

Reptiles: crested gecko, Crested Gecko care, Housing
Crested Gecko care, Housing, Dominance: I would have to no what the temperatures are in the basking spot and the ambient area as this is generally the major factor of why reptiles don t eat. Its not unheard of for reptiles to go off feed after being stressed moving, fighting, etc. Also what...

Reptiles: dart frogs and hunters, dart frogs, frogs
dart frogs, frogs, toxin: I m not really sure what you re asking, to be honest. If you re asking how the hunters that used the frog s poison on the tips of their arrows to hunt with, they simply didn t touch the frogs. Depending on how the toxin works, it may not effect the meat at...

Reptiles: eastern creek bearded dragon, bearded dragon, size shape
bearded dragon, size shape, splotches: Hi Niomi, It can be his adult colors coming in as many can/do have a variety of colored splotches on their backs. Without seeing a picture, chances are its just his colors. Other causes are possible of course, such as a bruise(yes, their bruises can...

Reptiles: Armadillo lizard tail, armadillo, lizards
Reptiles: Armadillo lizard tail, armadillo, lizards, toes

Reptiles: Bearded Dragons won't eat., reptile care sheets, mustard greens
Reptiles: Bearded Dragons won't eat., reptile care sheets, mustard greens, cabbage family

Reptiles: bearded dragon not moving, games
Reptiles: bearded dragon not moving, games

Reptiles: beardie flipping, recommended treatment, rocco
Reptiles: beardie flipping, recommended treatment, rocco, vet

Reptiles: Ceramic heat emitter, ceramic heat, wattage
Reptiles: Ceramic heat emitter, ceramic heat, wattage

Reptiles: female uro ill, uvb light, vet visit
uvb light, vet visit, uromastix: Shelling is the last thing that happens before eggs are ready to be laid, before they re passed into the uterus to be stored before laying. Sometimes the animal s body simply won t bother to use the calcium to put a shell on eggs that aren t fertile. If...

Reptiles: fire belly toad, Fire Bellied Toads, Water
Fire Bellied Toads, Water, infections: The squeezing you re describing sounds like a dominance issue I would create another enclosure and separate the two as the other might be injured. As far as what maybe coming out of the anus I would have to recommend that he see a vet as this maybe a prolapse...

Reptiles: frogs, flightless fruit flies, pet frog
flightless fruit flies, pet frog, froglet: Once the tail is completely gone, you should feed the froglet daily. Give it as many insects as it can eat in 15 minutes, then remove the leftovers (crickets can be dangerous to froglets if they aren t eaten--they can nibble toes at night). Feed it small...

Reptiles: Gecko's eyes, sterile saline solution, saline nasal spray
sterile saline solution, saline nasal spray, leopard gecko: Hello Emily, Great, let me know how the saline solution does for her. Any luck getting any of the retained shed off of her eyes at all? Yes, do ahead & purchase an undertank heater. The heat rock could be dangerous for her. She could get burned on that...

Reptiles: Green Anole Baby's Mouth, metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting
metabolic bone disease, uvb lighting, green anoles: Hi Jessica, What you are seeing does sound like MBD..what is odd to many people is that it may only affect one of their lizards, even though both have the same lighting, etc.. no one really knows for sure why this happens, other than to say its genetics....

Reptiles: Green Iguana stoped eating, uvb lighting, uvb lights
uvb lighting, uvb lights, gradient temperature: Hi Crystal, baby igs can really be a pain!! He is still very tiny for his age which is most likely 9 months or more. With temperatures outside being cold in most places, our homes are also colder. With him not eating, it can be as simple as needing more...

Reptiles: my gecko, vet visit, gecko
vet visit, gecko: Separate them, first off...obviously they can t live together. That s sometimes the case. I would recommend a vet visit for the injured one, if the injury seems significant. Mouth injuries can easily become infected, so having it treated is a very good...

Reptiles: gecko won't eat, gallon glass aquarium, indoor outdoor thermometer
gallon glass aquarium, indoor outdoor thermometer, humidity chamber: I m very sorry that you ve had this experience...at this point, you really have only 2 options. Take her back for good (they certainly will not likely save her), or take her to a vet with plenty of reptile experience. Here s how to fix your setup: Lose...

Reptiles: green waterr dragon, green water dragon, water dragons
green water dragon, water dragons, water dragon: Hello Bishop, Great that your water dragon finally ate something today. Do you have any pictures of your water dragon? Is your dragon a year old then? The females do not have very large spikes at all, compared to the males who have larger spikes down...