New general, old one about to hit bump limit.
Does anyone own an Emerald Swift? pic rel
Are they insectivore or omnivore?
What's their lifespan?
Any stories/ tips?
Really thinking about getting one.
So, to continue on from my question on the last thread.
Are Florida Ivory, Vietnam Rainbow and Bumblebee Millipedes safe to use for a cleanup-crew in a Crested Gecko enclosure?
Why are reptiles dumb as fuck?
Oh, I know. Because they are reptiles.
Even now, the dinosaurs seem more linked to birds than with reptiles. You have entire religions that persecute and openly claim the mass genocide of reptiles on a global scale, especially snakes.
In 100 years, these animals won't even exist.
>two weeks ago
>offered 6th month bp the usual rodent
>spot a piece of bark in its mouth
>swallows it before I could get the cage open and tweezer it out
>downs the mouse and moves on
>has one uric deposit
>no bowel movement on the usual Wensday/Friday
>feed another mouse that Friday
>still no bowel movement
This Friday will be three weeks since she's run her usual business. Time to call the vet for impactation?
Yesterday, I was trying to measure my monitor's overall length using a soft measuring tape used by seamstresses. Being that I did the same thing a week ago, I did not think it would bother her. I was entirely wrong, first she attacked the tape measure then slowly (like casually) reached back and grabbed my finger tip. My female cats do this when they want down, so luckily she chomped on me a few seconds then went for the measuring tape again. It felt the same as an exact-o-knife piercing my finger. Later I measured her on the table, she is 22" from nose to tail tip.
I have a 50 gallon tank arriving tomorrow. Whats a good snake to put in it? My original plan was a kingsnake but it seems like a waste of a huge tank to put something so small in it.
I've never owned a snake before, so docile and hardy is a plus. I do own a healthy gecko though.
Also, I'd rather not get a ball python. From what I've heard they're kinda retarded. Like, mentally handicapped retarded. I want something that wont go on hunger strike for no reason.
>Why are reptiles dumb as fuck?
They are as smart as they need to be to thrive and many of the larger species can be mildly clever
>Oh, I know. Because they are reptiles.
atleast they arent a shitposter
>Even now, the dinosaurs seem more linked to birds than with reptiles.
That has nothing to do with anything
>You have entire religions that persecute and openly claim the mass genocide of reptiles on a global scale, especially snakes.
Untrue, retarded religious zealots are the only ones who persecute them and those people arent mentally healthy
>In 100 years, these animals won't even exist.
If the world freezes over maybe but regardless neither will I or you and if both species got wiped out reptiles would have a much larger track record than homo sapien
you may want to stick with your original plan of a king snake or pretty much any other colubrid you might want
otherwise you'd have to look at the smaller varieties of python or boa. If you gave it enough stuff to climb on, you could probably do a jungle carpet python. You could probably also do a woma python. If you can keep up with the humidity requirement a rainbow boa could also work.
unfortunately I think you're a little too small for something like a dwarf red-tail or a short-tail python.
I'm not against all pythons, I'd just like something more intelligent than a ball python and that will actually use all the space I have.
Arent jungle carpet pythons yellow and really expensive? I'd prefer a black and white snake.
they can be pretty yellow, but they aren't too bad price-wise
I don't think you're going to find any black and white snakes that aren't king snakes. and if you do they'll be very very expensive
Very expensive is a problem. I dont think I can afford to shell put 500 dollars for an animal. I'd like to spend 100 at most.
I'll go to my local reptile store and ask to handle some snakes then build the terrarium for that species.
That ain't nothing compared to the monster dukes my pacster plants on this earth. Plus they stink bad enough to give you a nosebleed.
I have never pet a reptile before.
What is it like?
They look like they would feel like either smooth plastic or rock. Or like a handbag.
Being cold blooded, do they feel room temperature?
Where would one go if they wanted to pet a reptile?
Leave the poor reptiles alone! They didn't do anything to deserve that.
So the space heater I use to heat my snake room keeps just randomly turning off, and I have no idea why. Nothing else in the room turns off, just the space heater.
I tried moving it to a different outlet, because it kept shorting out the power strip and I wanted to save my thermostats. It worked for a few months before it started shutting off again.
It hasn't been that bad when it shuts off until now, because it's been fairly warm all winter. But tonight I woke up the fucking thing had shut off again, and it was in the low 50's (F), and my warmest enclosure was in the low 60's. Who knows how long they've been that way, but it's going to take 4-6 hours to get the room warm again, if the heater doesn't turn off again.
I've tried changing outlets, changing the setting on the heater, nothing works. My next step is trying to switch out heaters, and see if a different one works. The only thing is, you can't tell when the other heater is off or on, so I can only tell if it's shut off by if I walk into the room and it's frigid cold.
The heater we have heating the house is a monitor heater, so it doesn't heat strong enough for me to open the door and let that heat the room, unless everybody else in the house wants to constantly live at 80-85F.
Anybody have any clue why this keeps happening? It's never done this before, and if this thing keeps doing this all my snakes are either going to fall ill or die.
I do have another one, I was just hoping I didn't have to throw this one away. I'm switching out the heaters now, I'm just kinda hoping I can get this one to work so we can use it.
Guess you kinda skipped over the part where I said I was going to switch out heaters eh? I'm afraid this one won't work either, because it seems whoever did the wiring here was really shitty. One of the outlets isn't even screwed in place, so you breathe on it and it cuts off power.
So, I may switch out the heaters just to find out it needs an electrician.
My jungle jag as expected has the wobbles, Its kinda cute and i was ready for it having the condition, its very mild and doesnt display unless she is startled like when i go to pick her up but she stops right afterwards and acts normal
Is the wobble in anyway detrimental to the snake or will it live a full happy(in snake standards) life?
I bought substrate/bedding from a "suspicious" source and I'm affraid of mites or something inside. I've read that putting it inside the microwave for about two minutes would kill everything, is that true?
It will live a happy life.
I have two jags, one with 7 years and another one with less than 1 and from my experience, they suffer it a lot more under stress conditions and, specially, if temperatures aren't right or the snake isn't warm enough.
Oh temperatures i made sure are perfect, 32ºC hot side with a gradient to 22ºC on the cold side.
He only ever shows the symptoms when he gets spooked, like when i touch him to wake him up before handling or feeding
$70 at my local family owned pet store for my little albino Florida King when he was a hatchling. 10/10 no regrets.
Hey /an/, could you please offer me some of your wisdom.
I took in this 13 year old bearded dragon female from a friend who moved out of town. She's still fertile, and about to lay eggs (not fertilised) soon, and I'm very worried about her. She's so fat and I've never gone through anything like this before. She's my first pet...
Could you please show me pictures of lizards about to lay eggs and tell me stories of how to handle it? I'm scared.
Pics of new tanks incoming
This one is for a snek. Not sure what kind yet so it's not completed.
It just has coco fiber on the bottom with a drainage layer underneath. I plan on planting it and going full bioactive
This one is for a frog of some sort. It's just spagnum moss with a few hides and a water bowl. It just needs another bowl and some guages.
There's a reptile show in a week so I'm saying what would be appropriate that they have there
If she's 13 years old, I'm sure she's done this before and should be fine. I don't know much about beardies or their egglaying habits, but I'd just keep my head and do research on what they need to safely lay eggs
The biggest ones I see commonly for sale are the Mexican Black kingsnake and the speckled kingsnake
Sometimes you see Florida kingsnakes and those get pretty big too
and while they're not technically the kingsnakes you're probably looking for, milksnakes can get fairly large too
Does anyone else's snake "play peekaboo"
Whenever I stand up to look into my ball pythons tank, she kind of perks up and rushes out to meet me.
I know she just thinks she's getting fed, but its adorable
Is 250 for a female bumblebee ball python with cage/bedding/hides/water bowl a good deal?
Pic related, comes with a decent sized Exo terra cage
So I bought morio worms(super Worms) for my white's tree frog, is it safe? I read on forums people saying they've heard of them burrowing out of stomachs, but its probably bullshit they all said. For safe measure I removed its head first before feeding to the frog last night.
Are morios really dangerous or is it just bs?
My retic perks up when she sees movement, accompanied by hyperventilation and pupil dilation. Once she sees I'm not actually a rat, she goes back to laying down but will still get little sparks of hope and lift her head to look. She's very desperate for food, you see. She's as bad as my cat when it come to begging for food, but at least she's quiet so I can ignore her.
My eastern garter is also always desperate for food, and will come rushing out when he feels me walking into the room, and will follow my finger around, trying to snap at it through the glass.
My adult BCI will kinda slowly creep on me if I move around. Everyone else is oblivious to my presence the majority of the time, unless I physically have food.
I don't know about frogs but I've heard the same myth from them with lizards. And it's definitely bullshit for lizards, they chew them up good, there's no way they're alive enough to do that.
If your frog has teeth and chews them up it's more than fine. I wonder how this meme started in the first place.
Peter nice name
Here's my pinstripe, no name
think it might also have the scaless head gene also
Probably from them eating into already dead animals.
Superworms will chew their way INTO a dead animal. They won't/can't chew their way out of something though even if they're 100% alive and uninjured when they hit the stomach.
I recently got a new bearded dragon and I was wondering on any tips to make him live a long and happy life. (Already looking at care sheets but I want to hear from /an/) pic is my lizard (3 months old). Also, what are great ways to exercise reptiles and amphibians?
When should sexual dimorphism first become apparent in pixie frogs? 3 months? 5?
>That's three months old
Thank Christ, I just got mine about three months ago and he doesn't eat much so I was worried if he was growing right and he seems about the same as yours.
Is there a way to entice my lazy ass dragon to eat his crickets? He usually just sits in one spot and waits for them to come to him and commit sudoku, so sometimes he only eats 5-10 at a time.
>Is there a way to entice my lazy ass dragon to eat his crickets? He usually just sits in one spot and waits for them to come to him and commit sudoku, so sometimes he only eats 5-10 at a time.
That's completely normal. No need to change anything,.
You'd know it if it did. This whole theme of a snake being dehydrated and people proclaiming they have a poss het scaleless head is getting old. They don't just pop up out of nowhere (at least not in any meaningful way). Could you take a closer picture of the head? In this photo there is nothing at all to indicate you have a het scaless.
I know you're suppose to dust crickets with this, but would feeding it to them achieve the same effect?
usually you use the reptivite (or equivalent calcium + multi vitamin) for dusting feeders and put an additional little dish of pure calcium in the tank. Just dusting the insects is usually sufficient as long as you are dusting them for every feeding.
Anyone have any input on what's the cheapest place i can order frozen mice from online?
fair warning: i'm going to post this on any relevant threads on /an/ to cast a broader net
My most prized pacman of my collection, a high red ornate named "Magnus Destroyer of
Most aggressive of all my pac's, looks like he's ready for a shed.
Oh wait, you mean feeding the supplement to the bugs? You can sprinkle a small amount on the veg you are using to gutload but, as anon above mentioned, this can cause them to die prematurely.
However, one thing that does work well for cricket and roach gutload is crested gecko diet. Just the powder, don't mix with water. I stumbled on to this when I found my geckos didn't like a particular flavor of it.
Can /herp/ help me?
I've wanted kaiser's spotted newts for a while and I just found out that interstate transportation of them(and many other newts and salamanders) will be banned.
I feel like if I don't get them now, I will never be able to get them. Does anyone know of someone or someplace I could get them from?
I live in New York if that matters.
I found this little guy as I was driving away from the beach in Portugal (centre) a couple years back. He was laying in the middle of the road, so I had to get out and poke him gently with a stick until he moved or I would have had to drive over him. He was lying very still, I was worried he was sick or dying until I touched him and he raced down the road into some bushes.
I still think of him sometimes. What kind of lizerd was it? If you can ID it, is it native to Portugal? He was pretty.
seems like someone from Illinois is currently selling
I'm thinking of getting either an axanthic or an orange dream ball python.
Realistically, what should I be spending on either of these.
Thanks for linking me that. I signed up and I apparently have to wait for a moderator to approve my account or something.
Why does every forum have to be worse than this Burmese diorama sharing site?
I just got a second leo (female as well), and while I'm happy that she is super active, I have the feeling that she annoys the other one a lot.
I have a fairly big warm hide (big enough for 2 leos), as well as a smaller moist hide, and my older leo (1 year difference) won't stay in the same hide as the new one...
Is this normal for the first day, or should I offer another warm dry hide as well as another moist hide...?
I thought 2 females would be cool with each other, I don't want my initial leo to be annoyed/dominated...
Also, snek will be less expensive if it isn't het for a bunch of other stuff. A snake with some heterozygous genes is valuable for future breeding but makes no difference for regular pet owner.
I agree honestly, And there are way too many. Most balls are bred into having defects like wobble etc. I think people just breed them to make colors, stupid offbrand sounding morphs like super champagne sable panda.
Hmm good to know,will supply them on monday then....
By the way, I just fed them, the new one ate (a lot), my other one did not eat at all.... Could this be normal behaviour...?
Also, my new one mistook the tip of the old one's tail as food, and bit her in the tip (nothing happened however)
Is it possible that my 2 leos don't like each other? Should I give them a few days, or give my new one back to the breeder?
Sounds okay so far. It can help to provide two separate food dishes so one gecko cannot stake territory on the food source.
Remember these are not naturally group dwelling animals so there is a possibility they won't adapt to the arrangement. However, if they're fighting you will definitely notice. Keep an eye out for wounds. I consider an accidental tail bite that did not result in a full on fight or a dropped tail to be a good sign, actually.
Nah, nothing happened, my old one is extremely calm. However, when feeding, she crawled up to my arm (even before the bite), like if she'd like to get out...
I saw the younger one mistaking the tail for food, I'm 80% sure it was not intended. I saw her doing this gecko "I saw food" head inclining thingie, my old one was behind a rock, and when she moved, the new one thought the "insect" would escape and bit... then my old one kinda jumped/wiggled, and the new one let her go.
I guess I'll give them a week before making a decision. It was just weird that my old one did not eat today ( fed her 3 days ago).
Also, I'm a bit scared now when removing all food from the cage when I need to go away for a few days... I don't want them to kill each other.
seems like it'd fit under the bed or in the closet pretty easily because corns aren't the most complicated to care for of all snakes. depends on the RAs, I guess. but for grad school I doubt I'd still be living on campus anyway, so it'd only be around 3 or 4.
>calls Pacmaster-race frogs a meme
>"le poison dart frogs are far superior!!"
Get the fuck out of here you shit taste Redditfag. You can't dis horned frogs and then go gloating about your """poison""" dart memes.
>muh perty colors
>muh "poison" in the name
>muh rainforest spectacle
Go save yourself some money and buy some fucking legos and put those in a frog enclosure instead. You get all of your pretty colors without all of the special snowflake care requirements and sensitive climate control bullshit.
Get out of here with your glorified gummy worms.
You're okay. Far superior to that little memester that's obsessed with his dart fags
>feeding your pacman live mice
unlike you, some of us are good pet owners
>hey anon why do you have a fish tank full of dirt and fruit snacks?
>"oh those are my ""poison"" dart frogs"
>oh wow so they're toxic then?
>"ehe well no they're not"
>oh... well could you get one out for me to see?
>"guh well u see, I can't actually touch them because the air on my hand could burn off their legs"
>"uh and if they are out of their perfect 81.3% humidity environment for more than ten seconds their skin will dry immediately and they fall apart"
>oh wow anon you have some real interesting pets lets leave now
What are the temp and humidity ranges for ball pythons? Care sheets seem to not agree on this. I went to a local reptile shop expecting a corn and came home with a ball qt. He's been exploring his new digs a lot but seems to be settling down now. Hasn't gone in his hides yet though.
how can I pawn off a normal male bp on someone? I bought him when I already had another normal male and I essentially want space to bring in a female bp so I can breed eventually.
I don't want to give him away for free but I feel like they're in literally no demand
I take really good care of him so i don't see how I'm a bad owner, I just impulsively bought another male when i shouldn't have.
They are well taken care of, and handled often and well, they're as happy as they can be, i just don't want one of them.
How am I a bad owner?
Well I had already consciously made a decision to do that for my first one, Peter and I plan to take care of him till he dies, basically since i had already made the commitment once, it didn't seem like a big deal, and again I take good care of him and will continue to take good care of him, at least until I can figure out a way to sell him so I have room for a female.
Like yeah, it was impulsive but I'm responsible enough to care for him so it isn't such a big deal. I just need room.
I have him and his setup on Craigslist for 100 bucks but all the shit was like 200 bucks and its not like it's gotten any worse, you know? But people still dont want it for even that good a deal
>mfw I work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week with reptiles at a strictly reptile museum.
>Every now and then I check these threads.
>Its always full of misinformation or people keeping there pets in the wrong conditions, but wont change because "Their surviving" and it's cheap.
I get stressed out every time I look in these threads, this is my first post in one for over a year.
Anyway, I have a job centering around reptiles, ask me questions if you have any?
Would a ball python appreciate two plants in his enclosure? I'm doing a naturalistic bioactive setup but I'm gonna scrap the idea if he won't like it more than plastic and newspaper
Honestly from my experience, they prefer the plastic. Since the plastic is hard and not easily broken like real plants I've caught them rubbing up against the fake plants to help get their shed off. But it depends on what type of plant we are talking about too.
Ive heard great success from short grasses in the tank with a Ball Python.
To do this, do a layer of your choice soil, reptile safe of course, and then a layer of Forest Floor bedding. The grass will grow through the forest floor and look pretty cool.
Wrong mindset. I'm more like "if my geckos will live for 15+ years, can I still take care of them"
It's unlikely that you will fuck up really bad if you inform yourself a little bit.
>why is nobody taking a ball python off of me?
>lol better breed some more ball pythons
>All these entry level fags attempting to slander best-frog
Daily reminder that this beast of a female is going to be bigger than your pacfag garbage water balloons WHILE being more active and aggressive.
You turds have the lap dogs of the frog world. Immobile, useless, lazy, but """"""pretty"""""""" pieces of shit garbage frog that does nothing.
Pic related. As wide as my fat dick.
This frog looks like she should be on a scooter in wal-mart.
Day 2 of new friend. The temp on the cool side got too low last night, so I'm going to get something to mend that today. What is better, a CHE or infrared bulb? Going to pick up a thermostat too.
Also critique my setup? I haven't seen him go in the hides yet, should I be worried?
Put him in the hide and then let him leave them on his own, it'll let him know he can hide there.
How Cold did the cold side get? If it's 70-80 degrees you're probably over stressing about it.
I know when I started using more than one bulb to try and keep the ambient temp up, the humidity took a nosedive to like 20 percent so be aware
Okay, I'll try that, thanks.
I got up at around 3am to check and it was at 66 degrees. The hot side was still 90 though, am I worrying too much about it?
I was going to alternate lights for the day/night cycle - use the regular white light during the day and the infrared at night. I'll keep a good eye on the humidity.
66 is a little low but as long as the hot side is warm enough it should be fine because they regulate on their own anyway, if he gets too cold, he will go to the warm side (obviously).
My leopard gecko's tail tip is worrying me. Between his last shed and today (he shed again last night) his tail tip has gotten really dark and looks infected. Possibly necrosis I from a bad shed? I was waiting for him to shed again to see if it was an injury that would go away but it's done the opposite and spread some.
Some things to note:
>has a nice humid cave with paper towels that is checked daily and he uses often
>I work at a vet office and have already talked to my vet but he's unfortunately very inexperienced with reptiles
>waiting until we open again Monday to take him in to work
My question is if you've ever experienced this before with your gecko and if so does the tip need removed? Will the tip grow back? I feel so bad for this happening to him...
Wrong. When you breed a normal to a bumblebee/killer bee (co-dominant spider + pastel/super pastel) your odds on hatchlings will be:
Please don't breed. The industry does not need another small time home breeder churning out common morphs.
I don't feel comfortable giving advice on this other than to say have a vet look at it as soon as possible. When you go to vet bring along a fresh fecal sample in a plastic container if possible. If you have a vet who specializes in herps in your area that would be a better choice.
But if pastel and spider are both co Dom then a killerbee to normal would have all pastel, spider or bumblebees? Am I confused or wouldn't a killerbee not have a normal gene to pass on?
Also I'm not looking to be a small time breeder, I would just like to attempt breeding once, it would be in over a year anyway, the female I'm getting is still a hatchling
That's not how it works. Please consult morph calculator to better understand what genetic traits are passed on with any given pairing.
>Also I'm not looking to be a small time breeder, I would just like to attempt breeding once, it would be in over a year anyway, the female I'm getting is still a hatchling
Why? This is stupid.
Horrible, honestly, if you love your beardies, get them off that shit so it doesnt turn into cement in their stomach or make them go blind. cuts their life span down A LOT.
Even if you play with them, get them a bigger thank so they are more comfy and happy. its like you living in a tiny apartment rather then a house. You will still survive but you would just be depressed.
My frog doesn't look like old movies. When I try to sit and watch a movie he always turns around to look at me.
Why does my turtle do this? She'll just sit there on that god damned little cave and stare like a fucking madman. Sometimes she crawls around on it, sometimes she'll take a break and swim around her lil home.
But other times, like right now as I type this, she just sits on it for minutes at a time and just looks around. Just laying there, like some kind of crazy insane person gone wild.
She does this mad behavior like once a day that I see. Is she plotting something?
Saw this on facebook and got triggered
I get there are things you can only learn by experience, but why the fuck would you breed an aninal when you dont understand genetics, especially simple mendelian genetics.
How do i prevent/soak up the condensation and urine (i guess) from contained cricket?
With 800 together they create a lot of moisture, and its only been happening as the peak of Summer kicked in recently.
Any solutions other than drill more holes would be helpful.
Is it unadvisable to change my corn snake into rats instead of mice?
I know my python will be fine.
Its just that my usual store is pretty expensive for food and i fould a local store that sells them so cheap, but they only have rats
My python enclosure is starting to come together.
I need to put a heat emitter in the lamp and get gauges to measure temperature and humidity.
Then I'm adding some leaf litter, and springtails/isopods
Then I'm adding some plants.
Then a few months later once it's established, I will buy my python.
I'm planning on putting a thermostat in there so if it gets below the range I want it turns on the heat emitter.
If that doesn't work right I'll just move it. I'm giving it a few months to make sure it's perfect before I add the snek
Is my Pacman frog too fat? I feed him well like I read online, but every time he eats his monthly rabbit (baby rabbit I guess lol) he just kinda plops there like now.
He doesn't like crickets or anything, he only eats rabbits, rats, and sometimes frogs that I find outside. Should I make him exercise?
Unfortunately, that's what snakes like. My kingsnake is due for a upgrade soon, but he isn't the full length of his enclosure yet so I'll wait. 2 hot side hides, 1 cold side, something for him to climb (not necessary), and his water bowl on the cold side. Dude loves it, everyday he is motoring around, then takes a nap, and then wakes up and motors around.
I'm still putting all the things in there. A few hiding places, shadey spots, a temperature gradient and a spot the snake can soak in.
The microfauna will help clean it up and feed the plants.
The plants will provide shade, shelter and will look nice. I always liked gardening. I'm making sure they're all safe for a python and will help regulate the enclosures temperature and humidity.
Just purchased a bunch of rat pups for my ball python. I got reamed on the shipping, but it's still cheaper than buying an adult mice four pack at my local pet store.
More nutritious too.
It's actually better in the long run, because rats are more nutritious than mice. Just make sure it's appropriately sized for the corn snake, since corns are much smaller than your average ball python.
You might have to keep your corn on mice until it grows large enough to feed on rats.
I recommend http://bigcheeserodents.com/ if you want to buy rats, they have a flat rate shipping deal right now.
But, price wise, always better to find a local rat feeder breeder if you can.
Make the switch to dubia roaches if you can get them in your country. They're more protein packed than crickets, and don't chirp/stink/bite at your beardie if left alone.
They also move a lot more than crickets, which really really excites beardies.
Whether or not you have an emitter on a thermostat won't matter. The snake could still easily overheat. Enclosures should not be in direct sunlight, you cannot control the heat build up.
Get a hook, and use it religiously every time you want to take her out. Trust will come with time, handle her regularly, and use a hook to let her know it isn't feeding time, and within the next year or two she should warm up to you.
I like Big Cheese, but they've run out of medium and large rats for the past several months, so I'm probably going to have to go with Perfect Prey. They also have flat-rate shipping, and vacuum-pack their rodents as well.
Luckily I'm still on pups. Hopefully Big Cheese rectifies this situation by the time I will need mediums and larges (which shouldn't be for a while, as my BP is only six-months-old).
Okay crybaby. You're wrong, my uncle told me that the ones you buy as pets are pacmans and the ones in that pic are like amazons or something. He's the one who gave me the frog, you're just some loser on the internet
And why am I a horrible owner? Projecting much?
>from south america, area where pacmans are native
>we call them horned frogs in spanish
>implying you're not trolling
Nigger your frog has fucking wings. Even when mine is at her fattest she still looks like a chubby arrowhead and most of that is water weight. Just stop fucking feeding it monthly rabbits.
I'm this guy again. Nothing really changed so far. My old leo is pretty shy normally, she like her hide a lot. She's inside as long ad there's any light shining. The new one is the opposite, she just lays outside extremely relaxed.
My old one however seems quite upset. I'm not even sure if she has eaten the last days. When I open the cage to feed them, she crawls on my hand and up to my shoulder immediatly (very untypical, she's never done that). I put her down a bit away from the other leo, and she ran away...
Should I return the new one, or should I give them until saturday...?
I hate to see the other one being kinda afraid, but I like the other one a lot already...
Just got my pacman and put him in the tank, he immedietely hopped over to the moss i've been spraying with water for a few days (wanted to make sure it didn't die before I got the frog) and burrowed beneath it in to the substrate.
I just wanted to make sure this is normal, i've heard they can get really spooked the first couple of days you have them and not even eat. I also grabbed some worms from the baitshop to feed him and was wondering how much I should try to feed him when he comes out of his hidey hole.
you mean 1 metre x 50cm x 50cm?
In that case you could actually divide that in to two separate spaces. Take a piece of coroplast and cut to size, put in middle, secure the top corners with tape and place some rocks on each side at the bottom to hold it. The only thing you would have to do is move your under tank heater to the center right below the divider so your temp gradient goes from warmest at the middle to coolest on each far side. Or if you're using heat lamps just position them right over the middle.
Hey everyone, I kind of have a sad story to tell, but it has a happy ending. I recently took in a young lesser B.P. as a rescue. His first owner was a newbie to reptiles, and unfortunately turned out to be somewhat irresponsible in pet care and in other areas of life.
This poor little guy ended up at the losing end of a knife from his previous owner's ex-boyfriend. This knife attack apparently happened maybe 5+ weeks ago.
I have had him a little over a week. I opted to not take him immediately to the vet, because I wanted to see what he would do over the first few days. It had already been so long it wouldn't matter much.
I didn't take a picture from day 1, but this is day 2. Note there is a finer/thinner healing cut along the back of his neck, this seemed to be mostly healed when I got him.
There is also what she described as a "brown spot" developing on his side. I thought this could be scale disease by how she described it, but honestly, to me it looks like someone took a lighter to it. He balled up really tight when I did the first wound disinfection on the burn. :(
I have had him for about a week so far, and overall he is healing rapidly after home wound treatment and better environmental care. I don't think his original onwer was keeping him at ideal temperatures, she said his tank was kept near a fireplace, which is a huge cluster of extreme hot and cold drafts in wintertime. Also, some of the driftwood she gave me with his undersized tank was covered in green mold. I have no idea WTF she was doing.
This picture is a few more days in. Each day he seems more active and normal B.P. like. His sensitivity on the burn is also going down by this point.
>This poor little guy ended up at the losing end of a knife from his previous owner's ex-boyfriend. This knife attack apparently happened maybe 5+ weeks ago.
yo what the fuck
This was taken about 24 hours ago.
One visual inspection in morning.
One visual inspection in evening.
Daily wound cleaning with dilluted providone iodine.
Daily wound packing with neosporin.
Fresh water daily.
He's much more active, goes around his enclosure, and seems like a normal snake aside from the huge gash scab on his side.
It was really sad seeing him that first day. I had to really try not to be super pissed at his original owner.
This morning he looked normal, but I did notice he went through a blue eye phase recently, so he was due to shed. The results afterward are really remarkable. When I found him tonight curled up in his hide with a huge ball of shed in the middle of his body coil.
To my surprise, pretty much all of the damaged scales have come free with his scab. The wound underneath was very clean. It was completely scale free, and only had a few bright pinkish/red streaks, and the deepest part of the wound had a reddish spot. I cleaned it and packed it with ointment before I remembered to get a picture, but here it is.
He still has stuck shed on his tail and round the lighter burn, but his recovery the last several days is remarkable. I'm hoping to feed him in 2-3 weeks.
And as my final update for today, here is the wicked scab that came off with his shed.
If you guys are interested, I'll keep posting updates as time goes on.
Yeah, could do that maybe. However I thought keeping 2 together wouldn't be that big of a deal...
This morning, the old one was slleping in the cold hide, warm hides being empty, and the new one in the moist hide...
I'll try until the end of the week. Thing is, the shy one even "knows" the tank and the hides (did not move any hides), she went ahead and looked for the new gecko when I put her in the tank, but she kinda darts away from her now.
On the other side, foodwise, I had 3 crickts in the tank (along with some food for them), and I handfed the new gecko(guess she was starving, or she does not give a crap about humans). New one ate 6 crickets, I don't think she ate the other 3 as well... Maybe the shy one ate over night...
I'll keep updating(blogposting) on here over the week
I'm considering getting a third snake, this time a ball python.
I was wondering if breeding my own feeder mice would be a good idea as I currently have the space.
Do any of you breed feeder mice and is 3 snakes too little to keep up with the volume?
New ball python owner reporting back. He's using his hides regularly without me having to put him in them, and he even ate (two days after he came home). I read up and I think he wasn't in them because he was hungry, poking around at the top of the terrarium.
Along with the infrared lamp, I got him some moss to keep the humidity up and another plant. He really likes to climb up on the vines.
One question though, I haven't seen any poop/urates yet, how frequently should he be going? He's almost 4 months old and his last meal was a mouse hopper (yesterday).
I used to breed rats for my boa constrictor and ball python, 2 females and one male. That was the perfect amount for two snakes, and I was even able to stock up on extra food, completely rotating everything out every 2-3 months.
I paid $15-30 on rat pellets depending on when it was on sale that would last me 1-1.5 years for the three breeders and all the litters, and changed bedding 3-4 times a year for like $20 a bag, and they used half of it at each change. They had a big 5'-6' wooden cage that I kept in the car port with a wire front and I kept their bedding 5"-6" deep. Fresh veggies were provided from our food so the cost was digested into our weekly/monthly food bill. So, roughly, the cost for my particular trio was about $45-70/year just on pellets and bedding, with it maybe getting up to $100/year.
As far as the snakes keeping up with the volume, keep the number of breeders low and you should be fine. You can keep un-vacuum packed rodents for 4-6 months, and 8-12 months vacuum-packed.
I'd guess maybe twice a week for urates to once every other week for feces. Snakes don't always poop after every meal, so if they don't poop every time they eat it's not worrisome.
Generally, it should take 24-48 hours for any bulges to disappear, and then about 7-9 days for them to poop when digesting properly. But, some snakes will hold onto 2-4 meals at a time before pooping, and it's just something they do. As long as it isn't constipated (you'd be able to feel hard lumps in its belly), the snake will poop when it's ready.
Thanks guys. I need to familiarize myself with my snake and snake anatomy more to know where to look for the bulge. I'm fairly certain it's gone though (been about 28 hours since meal time). I'll keep an eye out for poops and I'll worry more if I feel belly lumps.
I'm just so paranoid about doing things wrong. I've been playing human thermostat until his real one arrives. It's really rewarding taking care of him though.
Think I'm addicted to Kamp Kenan videos. Guy seems so cool
Yh he does. He's just been offered to run a tortoise enclosure at Busch Gardens. Tortoises are his specialty.
Nice to see someone with so much passion and love for his craft. Comfiness personified.
Hey, on my hot side, underneath the tank I have it the UTH and then a smaller sized mesh grill to raised it up (reducing direct heat). Then I have a brown grocery bag lined bottom, and the aspen. I find the bottom of the tank to be 90 degrees (via digital laser thermometer), but the substrate seems to be mid 70s
If it has a bulge, it should stand out really easy, but after this amount of time digesting, you're looking about halfway down the snake. After 48-72 hours, it should be close to the tail, and be no more than a rounded belly above the cloaca. If it's empty, the belly will be flat.
I'm buying a proper stand for this and moving it soon
Ive removed my placeholder hides and added the branches im using to make them. I treated it hy popping it in the oven at 200F for an hour. The hides are going to be a moist cave on the right, and a half log on the left I'm. Putting a bowl in the middle near the back under the fork. My hpuseplants will be replaced by different plants after I buy some organic topsoil to mix in that part.
I also need clamps, gauges, and black paper.