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previous thread >>2059573


/herp/ officially official all-purpose care sheet of wonder and magic

>sand a shit
>use a thermostat
>read all the caresheets
>set up your tank before you get your herp
>do not fuck with your new herp for at least one week after bringing it home
>PVC tanks are way better for most applications and worth the extra money
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>>2069701
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/Gecko/ Bros help me out. I let a guest touch my gecko, and i'm worried that chemicals may have touched my geckos skin. I already soaked her and rubbed water on the spot where she was touched. And dabbed with a cotton pad. Should that be enough?
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>>2069715

no biggie. should be okay since you gave gecko a bath right away.
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>>2069715
ur gekkos fukkn ded kiddo heh
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>>2069715
lol yer gecko's fine. Depends on type. If you notice abscess or some shit take to vet. A betadine bath would help.
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Made a thresd because im cancer got hate posting here now.

Pls gibe help
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>>2069810

I have an infrared lamp above the cold side. Both my UTH (on the hot side) and heat lamp are on a thermostat and using the combination seems to give ideal conditions. So for my ball python it's about 80 degrees on the cold side and 90 on the hot. He's just a baby so this is in a 10 gallon, I imagine I'll have to find a different solution when I get something larger.
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>>2069701
My leopard gecko is a boring ass fuck
what can I do to change this shit?
All he does is walk around and stay in one place
I put a miniature skateboard that he will get on and roll a centimetre then get off
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>>2069892

Well you gotta give him some sick jumps to go over.
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>>2069810

if it's only for extra heat in the daytime, you can put a low wattage heat bulb over the middle of the tank. That lamp must be turned off during night hours though. You can also use a ceramic heat emitter for this purpose if you need 24 hours of additional heat. Use a rheostat (lamp dimmer switch) to lower the heat output of the CHE as they will get too hot otherwise.
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>>2069892
Aside from the fact that they're easy as shit to maintain, what is the appeal to keeping leopard geckos?

I find leopard geckos the single most boring reptile one can keep, and I say this as someone who keeps snakes, who are basically pet rocks. I kept two of them for 15 years, and fuck. I just could not get passionate about them. Handling them was dull, feeding them was dull, nothing was like WOW, A REPTILE, about them. What excites you guys about them? What's "cool" about leos? What am i missing?

I've got friends that are super into them, breed them and shit, and i just don't... get it.
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>>2070045
All of mine are really animated and excited to see me cause they know I give them the food. I have four, and they each have their own personalities and types of behavior.

To me they're quite charming.
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>>2070045
Personal preference. Some of them are active and inquisitive or have little quirks that can be fun to watch. But, yeah, the main appeal is how chill and independent they tend to be.
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>>2070045
if you want basically a pet rock, that would be a PacMan Frog.
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I'm going to introduce my Adult Male leopard gecko to Superworms.

How many should I give in a feeding? I know the as much as it can eat in 15 minutes rule. But my guy is a bit of a glutton.

So how many do your Leos average at?
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Wow, I just found a big winged pink locust in my beardies tank. I wonder how that escaped detection for so long. It was like twice as big as when I buy them.
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>>2070045
they are one of the most manageable pets, easy as all hell, don't bite, are cute.
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>>2070045
genetics
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I have a baby mexican black kingsnake. When she musks a little bit of blood comes out. What do? Should I be worried? Should I take her to the vet immediately?
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someone suddenly left a turtle in my care and i know nothing about turtles.

i'm also not sure what kind of turtle it is. can i assume that all small freshwater turtles require the same basic care or do i need to figure out its species to properly care for it?
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two of my bps are not eating, i know this is not abnormal but would still like advice from your personal experiences, how do you get a fasting ball python to take food?
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>>2070057

2-3 full size supers is a large meal. I would start with two.
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>>2070313

vet would be a good idea.

>>2070392

post picture so we can identify which species you have.

>>2070506

how long since their last meal?
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>>2070524
one just refused his second meal and the other their fourth they are still healthy and dont show any signs of being underweight etc. i also feed on a faster schedule, every 5-6 days so it hasnt been quite as long.
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>>2069701
sorry I am new here what does /herp/ stand for?
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>>2070547

Okay you need to decrease the frequency you are offering food by at last half. Sometimes snakes will develop a learned response to refusing food which extends their fasting period. Don't attempt to feed any more than once every 2 weeks until they have started eating again. Once eating, resume normal schedule. If prey is refused again, wait two weeks before another attempt.
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>>2070583

herpetology

>Herpetology (from Greek 'herpien' meaning 'to creep') is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians (gymnophiona) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, amphisbaenids, turtles, terrapins, tortoises, crocodilians, and the tuataras).
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>>2070588
oh I see, I thought it was an acronym for something
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>>2070586

*at LEAST (not last)
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>>2070045
Can a leopard gecko bite? how woudl you know when it would strike?
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>>2070506
try feeding them
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>>2070631

yes, although they are far more likely to just run away if they feel threatened by something you're doing. most leo bites occur when leo mistakes a finger for an edible insect.

when a leo is mad at you to the point that it is thinking about biting, it will gape (hold its mouth wide open). if it thinks your finger is food, it will do the downward head tilt that they always do before they strike at an insect.
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>>2070506
I just wait them out, that's really all there is to it.

I offer food and monitor weight. Generally, it's pretty easy to tell when my ball python will eat, so instead of wasting food and offering every 7 days on the dot, I offer when he shows signs of wanting to eat. Sometimes he still refuses, but I've gotten better at deciphering his activities.

His fasts generally last 2-6 months, 4 missed meals isn't even enough to get worked up about.

>>2070547
How old are they? 5-6 days is really often to be feeding a snake. I personally do not feed any rodent-eating snake more often than every 7 days, because it takes 8-15 days for them to digest their meal. Their stomach lining swells up several times its normal size until they pass their food, then the lining continues to disintegrate down to normal or close to normal size for several days to a few weeks after. Putting them in a constant state of digestion is incredibly hard on their digestive system.

If your ball pythons are adults, they should be eating every 2 weeks.

Also, how big are your ball pythons and what size of prey are you feeding? Feeding frequency and prey size are some of the things that can cause them to go off of food.
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My baby girl
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crested geckos a cute
I want to get another one now that I found out mines female and it's in a tall 50 gallon tank
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>>2070667
is that a particular morph? I see those often but they aren't the regular base model color palette.
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>>2070685
All the sun touches belongs to her
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>>2070715

Ha! I have had good success with two female cresties in a huge tank. It is a L36" x W18" x H18" I bought for ridiculously cheap. I had originally planned to put a snake in it but decided, since crested geckos do just fine with 18" of height, it should theoretically work fine as long as I put in tons of foliage to cut down on open space. The two girls are thriving in there. They use every inch of the space, too.
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>>2070721
My tank is a 22"x22"x24" pentagon tank with a lot of branches in it.
I think it should be good for 2.
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>>2070667
All are under 6 months, I feed about body width, if not a tad smaller.
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>>2070689
Nope, he's just a normal. His colors change after every shed, it's weird. He varies from a deep dark chocolate brown to that pale color in that other photo, and once he *almost* looked axanthic.

>>2070735
Yeah then I'd just go to a 7 day schedule, and wait for them to start eating again. They won't be stunted however long they go without food, but it could take a bit longer to get bigger. But it's not a race.
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>>2070764
And him at his darkest.
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>>2070588
how come we never see any posts about caecilians then
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>>2070825
because terrestrial caecilians are never (or super rarely) kept as pets and /herp/ is 90% casuals who don't even know there are other herps than beardies, leos, balls and pacman frogs
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Anyone here have pictus gecko? How are they compare to lets say leopard geckos?
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>>2070942
Yes i have two. They're pretty underrated as geckos go. Behaviour is similar to leos and african fat tails, maybe slightly more shy. Better climbers than the aforementioned but still primarily ground dwelling. Personality is kinda cat-like. They are fastidious self groomers. Always licking their toes and legs.

As they require 50-80% humidity, i set my tank up as half tile (warm side) and half coco fiber (cool side) with a little hill of excavator clay in the middle to divide the two. It works well.
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>>2070991
One care tip that doesn't get mentioned in care sheets for pictus often: they love leaf litter. Scatter leafs litter over your base substrate (can be real dried leaves or just a bunch of plastic ones) and your gecko will be thrilled. Observed their amusing hide and go seek shenanigans amongst the leaves.
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>>2070825
>He never saw the penis-worm shit meme
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>>2070667
What are the signs that a bp wants to eat?
Mine doesn't even pay its food any attention, got her last month and she hasn't eaten yet but shed last week.
I know its normal but its still unnerving when my other snakes eat like they think there will be no more food ever
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>random site lists a feeding size as "rat hopper"
>no one else calls them that
Are they just referring to weaned rats? Trying to find something I can give a 200g bp
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Here's a picture of my African bullfrog's fat butt
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>>2067046
Got another update.

He is still shedding some, gave him a warm bath and let him soak for about 20 minutes. That loosened some of his shed, and revealed how much he has been healing underneath his wounds.

There is one small remnant of scabbing, which was on the deepest part of his knife wound.

No regurgitation on his rat, or other complications. He's doing great!
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>>2071251
Rat hopper is perfect for that size.

Weaned rat is another term for it, it's basially one size up from adult mouse.
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>>2071281

Yay!
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>>2071282
And this would be manageable for a ball in the 200 range? Mines around 190 and I'm trying to work out what else I can give her besides just full grown mice
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>>2071281
Fantastic news, very glad he's in your hands.
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>work at Petsmart
>get called up to cash registers
>cashier is furious
>customer dropped off their leopard gecko cause it was "too twitchy"
>they were going to get a hamster instead
I really fucking hate people sometimes. At least the gecko is in good condition. Have her in a nice 50-gallon until I can get her to a permanent home.
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I got this girl from a rescue a couple of weeks ago. Could anyone tell me what type of kingsnake she is?
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>>2071329
as far as I can tell thats an albino
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>>2071317
Petsmart has some of the craziest fucks come in man/woman just off the top of my head
>do you have hypo allergenic cats for adoption this weekend
>why does this item on sale have a different price(higher)than what I paid
>Wheres my cash back I was supposed to get $10(hit the donation to charity button without reading)
>Im gonna buy 3 bettas and put them in this 1.5 gal tank made for them
>buying a guinea pig with nothing but a hamster ball
>bought 10 fish and put them in tank with untreated,uncycled tap water and didnt even float the bag gimmedatsrefund
>fish died but I flushed it I want a refund
>does X rodent shed
>people who act like I'm jewing them on crickets and giving them less than they are paying for
>can I put all 30 of these chemicals into my fish tank at the same time? I just added 3 gold fish and its really cloudy
>buys $700 worth of aquarium shit and returns it 4 hours later because boyfriend said no
>buys animal but decides they dont want it once they get to register
>you didnt put enoughwater/air in my fish bag
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>>2071379

>buys $700 worth of aquarium shit and returns it 4 hours later because boyfriend said no

Nice. I don't think i would last a single shift working at a pet store. It's bad enough when I see mother and brood of small children eyeing up the baby argentine tegus at reptile shop. No... no you don't. Don't even think about it. Do not.
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>>2071329
woah so rare noice.
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>>2071407
I don't think I could either, I see so much dumb shit just by going to get crickets there every now and then. Just a couple of days ago, I saw a couple intending to buy the sun conure that's been in there forever since it's 600 dollars and most people would buy that kind of bird from a breeder instead. They were going to stick it in this tiny, tiny cage and the guy was holding a bag of hamster food. Poor girl serving them talked them down to a pair of parakeets by saying they "could each get their own" and even then, those parakeets are going to be crowded.
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>>2071407
luckily my side of town isn't full of fuckwads
I've only had to deal with some angry old people so far
got a couple curious families who actually asked questions and considered what I had to say
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My little buddy
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>work at petco
>have the qtest little beardie
>light grey with two bright red stripes on his back
>half off
>40g breeders are also half off
>employee discount
help me
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>>2071210
This is only specific to him, I'm not sure it applies to others, but basically when he starts following movement I know he wants to eat. I'll walk into the room and -bam- he pokes his head out to watch me. I got to my retic's tub next to his and he inches out more and just stares.

If he doesn't want to eat he'll stay inside his hide. On the other hand, if he's out and about and ignores me, he won't eat. If he's out and about and zones in on my movement, he'll probably eat. Basically, he ignores stuff and he's gonna refuse, he tracks movement and he's ready to eat.

I went through 9 months of him being on the alert, going so far as striking the side of his tub every time I walked past, and then one day I offered a rat and it was a complete shut off. Didn't eat any for 3 months until he lost 13% of his weight and was dropping, so I resorted to live mice. 13% in only 3 months was a lot for him, so it got me worried. He went almost 8-9 months once without losing 10% of his weight, and after that 3 month fast he was the lightest he's ever been since he reached his current size: 1,198 grams, he's usually 1,380 grams.

>>2071251
Hopper is referring to when they start walking, I assume it's the same thing as rat pups. It's the size between fuzzy and weaned rats. You want a rat 20-30 grams for your bp (10-15% of weight). So that would be a rat pup/hopper.

Once it's one small rats you don't need to go any larger.
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>>2071453
40g is too small. It would be fine as a juvenile but they grow up fast so you'd be changing to a bigger terrarium within a few months.

I personally don't like tanks for terrariums, a melanin enclosure with glass sliding doors is better.
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>>2070639
mine gets mad at me sometimes and gapes or even manages to get a bite.. i am not really doing anything intrusive to it.. just trying to carry it around for a "walk". i have mine over year.
did i do something shit or he just tends to be easily irritable?
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>>2071609
Walking around while holding a gecko will stress them out because of all the stuff moving around in their field of view. It's best to just sit still while handling them. Also, are you familiar with the correct way to hold them? They need to be able to freely walk from hand to hand. It you restrict their movement by holding on to their bodies, that will frighten them, cause them to want to bite, potentially precipitate a tail drop.
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My BP.
Love the fuck out of this little guy!
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What morph is this?
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>>2071826
looks like a hypo but could be a sunset
Also could be a mix of one of the above with another but hard to tell
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>>2071759
ball pythons always look like they're making a :3 face
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>>2069708
Looking after one of these cuties for a day or two, got some general instructions and I can't see much going wrong between now and monday, but is there anything I should know about? Also he's shedding and got some skin stuck around his toes, any cause for concern?
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>>2071833
Sunsets are hypos. They're just a line of hypos made with Hog Islands, either pure or mixed.
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>>2071862
Stuck shed on the toes is something that needs to be addressed but if you're only taking care of gecko until Monday you can leave that for the owner to deal with. It isn't an immediate concern.
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>>2070991
Do you have two of them in the same enclosure? If so what size? Also can you handle them at all?
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>>2072251
Yes they share a 20g (long) tank. Both are female. They have developed a social hierarchy where one seems to have first dibs on a desirable hide, even though they there are two identical hides on both warm and cool sides (4 hides total plus a big cork round in the middle).

You can handle pictus geckos in the same way as you would with leopard geckos. They will climb on your hands of their own volition once they trust you. Just because of their small size extra care must be taken; again in much the same way you would handle hatchling leopard geckos.
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>>2072268
Thanks for the info. I'm currenty thinking about getting them. They seem pretty cool so far from what i've read.
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>>2072173
Ok cool, thanks. Will just flag it up when he gets back tomorrow then
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>>2070631
Well, if you feed them worms by hand, like one at a time, if they're truly hungry they won't wait long. They see that finger coming down and jump on it. It doesn't hurt at all though, it's just surprising, which is why you never let guests feed them, because a person whose not ready for a bite will jerk their hand away and if they gecko's already mid bite he/she is going to go flying. Better to have a small dish that they can get used to seeing their food placed in.
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Leopard bros, can you post your set ups? Doesn't have to be a picture. In fact, I'd prefer to see some nice links to equipment or just list what brand/model of equipment you have. They suckers are cute and i want one.
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Is there a word used to describe how snakes like this emerald tree boa "sit"?
Or their behavior in general?
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>>2072367
It's called hanging out.
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>>2072372
That's adorable. Do people here have favorite snakes?
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>>2071254
That's a gnarly lookin ass hole
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>>2072374
I haven't kept many sneks, but my recent one was this red tail boa, Lousiel. I've grown very fond of her.
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>>2072328

Sure. Basic leo setup that will be large enough for its entire life span:

20 gallon (long) tank. That is 30" x 12" x H12". This floor size is better than normal 20g tank because it gives you more room to establish the desired temp gradient from warm side to cool. Brand doesn't matter, although if you can get one that has front opening that's a lot easier to manage tank maintenance with.

Undertank heater. Zoo Med is fine. You want the one marked for 30-40 gallon tanks instead of the 10-20 gallon one. The 10-20 is really small on a 20g tank.

Hydrofarm thermostat (Amazon)

ceramic or slate tiles for floor coverage

various hides and food dishes. brand doesn't matter. for food and water, shallow glass bowls are best and. also check the small animal aisle in pet store for the little ceramic bowls there. those work really well for reptiles, better than any of the crap they sell for way too much money in the reptile specific aisle. Make a moist hide out of a plastic tupperare container.

Repashy Calcium Plus for your insect dusting and in-tank calcium dish. Just use a bottle cap for the in-tank dish for this.

That's about it.
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>>2072374

Hoggies best sneks. Western Hognose. I love them and it hurts me terribly that I am not allowed to have one in my province because there is a native population and they are protected for that reason. ;-;
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>>2072398
What a cutie!
>>2072387
O she's beautiful.
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>>2072306
Not the other Anon, but you should keep a moist hide in the tank if there isn't one.
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>>2072398
You could always get the south american ones, even though they're fairly different.
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>>2072367
I usually say perched or coiled on a branch.

>>2072387
That's not a red tail, it's a common boa. The boas referred to as red tails and common boas are two separate species now. You've got a Boa imperator aka common boa, not a Boa constrictor aka red tail.

Here's my retic, she's not my favorite, but she's gotten a cage upgrade. She's outgrown all her hides because retic growth rate, so all she's got is that fake plant right now, but I've got some plastic hides from Reptile Basics coming in that should be here by Tuesday. They should last a month or two before she outgrows them.
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>>2072367
draping
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I posted a few threads ago about my new ball python and you guys let me know he was a little underweight. I've kept a 5 day feeding schedule and upped his prey to rat fuzzies, and he's getting nice and fat.

Can anyone tell me if he's about a good weight right now? Or still a bit underweight? He's probably around 4 or 5 months old and just weighed in at 114g and about 21 inches.

He's grumpy in the pic because I dropped my phone on his tail.
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>>2072802
not sure I can say about his weight specifically, my girl was a little on the light side too
but he looks healthy, and thats what matters
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>>2072802
Pic from the day we got him for comparison.
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Would you guys recommend a hognose or a corn as a first snake? I know balls are supposed to be pretty good too, but I'm not big on them.
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>>2072590
But she got a red tail my nigga
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>>2072590
Gorgeous color too, love the saddles
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>>2072847
Either is fine. Both are not aggressive and both have simple care requirements. Hoggies can put on a big song and dance when they're upset; heavy breathing and hissing and flattening their necks in an amusing approximation of a cobra. But when it comes time to actually bite, they usually don't. In fact they're also known to fake strike, shooting their heads forward as all snakes do, but keeping their mouths closed, bumping in to you with their nose. And that is also fucking adorable.
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>>2072870
Also, hoggies sometimes roll over on to their backs with their mouths hanging open, trying to play dead.
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>>2071254

Male or female? How old was it before you could tell what sex it was visually?
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>>2072802

Looks good!
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>>2072802
You don't need to go as often as 5 days, 7 days is more than plenty. Just make sure to bump prey size as necessary. It takes snake 8-15 days to digest their food and return to a normal state, feeding them every 5 days doesn't give their body a rest and puts great strain on their systems.

Not sure about weights, but body tone looks good. Every individual snake grows at their own weight, so don't get hooked on "my snake isn't x weight or x length yet! they're stunted or behind in growth!" Pay more attention to body tone and what you're feeding than whether or not your snake is "average," because there is no average.
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>>2072808
>>2072930
>>2072933

Okay, thanks guys.

I was doing the 5 day feeding because many guides I've read said 5-7 days for babies. I'll keep a 7 day schedule from now on, I didn't know it would strain his body.

I wasn't too concerned about weight since I know it's very individual based, but just wanted to give a better idea for any ball experts lurking about. Also I was happy to see he got over 100g, a kind of growth landmark to me.

Glad to know he has a good tone now. Thanks everyone!
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Work at a pet store in Australia doing the herps and inverts.
Anyone want to ask me anything?
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>>2072973
What kind of gecko is that? It looks like a crossbreed between a leo and a tokay
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Little Starburst exploring the other day

I know you're supposed to feed baby leos every day, but as of recently, I've only been able to get her to eat every other. I typically just feed her until she stops taking the feeders. Is every other day okay if that's what she wants? Or should I limit how much she gets and feed every day?
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>>2072979
Marbled velvet gecko. Oedura marmorata.
An Aussie native that's pretty commonly kept over here and this is one we had come through the store.
The young ones look like baby Leo's until they mature. The pic is a young one that will change soon.
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>>2072984

d'aawww. Yes, every other day is fine if that's the frequency she prefers.
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Are ball pythons generally afraid of new people?
My landlady showed mine her neice while I was at work and my snake hissed at them through the glass.
He's never hissed at anyone before, aside from the first day I had him and he's still super relaxed around me.
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So my Beardie has been asleep for almost a week straight.

I looked up why he could be digging in his sandless cage. He didn't want out because he was JUST out. The other option was brumation. I put a hand towel on him and that seemed to do the trick, he almost instantly went to sleep.

But I am worried, its been awhile and all he does is look at me on occasion before sleeping again. He never moves and I am worried about is health. I'm scared he'll starve.

One of the reasons I got a Beardie is I heard they were hardy. I take really good care of him bar when I am studying collage and he wants out. (I let him out later) its been warming up slightly, enough the heat is off but its still pretty cold in my room.

Is he okay? I know I just went over this logically but I am still worried. He's my first reptile.
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>>2073144
my guess is also brumation but i'm not sure.
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>>2072973
How common are blue tongue skinks in the trade out there? I feel like they're pretty hard to find here in the U.S.
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>>2072973

what are the commonly kept snakes in straya? north america top 3 are ball pythons, corns, and kings. i imagine it must be a bit different there. or no?
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someone gimme a good species of arboreal or semi arboreal ratsnake
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>>2073531
> they're pretty hard to find here in the U.S.
That's wrong.
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>>2073600
Corn
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so uh... pro tip, i guess: don't put waxworms in the fridge. they will be kill.

>put wax worms in fridge because that is where i keep my butterworms and butters stay alive just fine in there
>bring out chilled wax worms
>they seem a little too chill
>keep them out for an hour to see if still in coma
>wax worms all deaded

whups. at least that wasn't a full container of them. only about 20 worms.
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>>2073129

Not usually. Although if your snek is not accustomed to say, seeing long hair or people moving in a different way than you usually do, they might get defensive. That was probably the case here.
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My leopard gecko didn't eat for about 6 days, eventually looked like he needed to shed, started eating again but not nearly as much as usual, and now here we are about 3 weeks from the start of this and he still hasn't shed and still looks pre-shed opaque. The humidity is good, he uses his moist hide most of the day, and his temperatures are within range.

Is it okay for a shed to take this long? I just want my buddy to eat normally again and shed properly.
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would a 36 inch tall, 18 deep and 24 inch long exo terra be suitable for a green tree python? I know they say that horizontal space is more useful than vertical as they mostly stay on the top perch and climb along it, but a 36 inch tall one is literally 5 dollars more than the 24 inch tall one at my local pet store and I'd make it a nice display tank.
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>>2073531
Depends on species, centralian bluetongues are probably the rarest since they are so hard to breed and hard to collect due to being in desert areas. Easterns are super common and can pick an adult up for about $40 and probably more or as commonly Kept as beardies here
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>>2073570
Yes we can only keep native species. The most commonly kept would have to be the species from the Antaresia genus which mostly reach about 1m. Carpet pythons are also really popular given the number of species that we can keep and the interesting subspecies and morph possibilities
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I love bearded dragons.
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general threads are horseshit
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>>2072896
It's a male. He was about 6 months old when he started croaking and developing orange armpits/belly.
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>>2074284
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Just got this puppy today. Gonna bring it to the vet next week to figure out if it's a boy or girl.
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>>2074284
I disagree it lets me see all the cool reptile shit without having to wade through the millions of cat and dog threads
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>>2074988
>wade
you read at a 5th grade level or some shit? fuck you
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I think the rat my local pet store gave me might be too big.
It weighs 96g and my ball python as of yesterday weighs in at 390g
That's about 25% her bodyweight and well above the 10-15% range

I guess it's not really a question of whether she can eat it, but should I feed it too her anyways?
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>>2075000
>the rat my local pet store gave me
you're doing it wrong
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>>2075006
And why is that?
Because I'm not bulk ordering them?
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>>2075000
If she can actually even get it down, I'd give her 2 weeks before you offer another meal. A big meal like that needs to be spaced out, and shouldn't be a regular thing. One large meal shouldn't be bad, but even just 3 meals like that in a row can make a big difference. Just make sure the next meal is properly-sized.

Idk about your pet store, but mine will weigh my rats if I ask them. If they don't, bring your own scale. Or another alternate solution is buy online, Perfect Prey and Big Cheese have flat-rate shipping, even if you have a single snake you will save money.
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>>2075062
Yeah they had been giving me small rats on the lesser end like 60-70g but I they had someone I'd never seen before working in there.
I just should have been more specific.
It's whatever though I think I'll just leave it in the freezer and get some smaller ones on the weekend.
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>started the BP on rats today
>made sure to weigh both are the proper weights
>this happens
Are their necks supposed to turn this red? She managed to eat it in the end, but that looks almost painful
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>>2075523
why though?
this board is fucking slow enough as it is
we don't need two dead generals that are the same thing
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>>2075513

That looks a bit on the large side for your snek but not to the point of dangerous. Give it a few extra days in addition to your normal waiting period between feedings before offering again.
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>>2069701
Hey guys. I need help.
My Bearded Dragon Eddie has been eating Dubia roaches for the entire time I've had him. His previous owner was handicapped and fed him largely by hand and his tank has a wood backing so I cannot leave them in there like I would like to do but I cannot afford a replacement yet. I have fed him dubia by hand as well and until a few months ago he has been fine; however, now I cannot get him to eat and I have noticed a little bit of blood on the inside of his mouth. I'm scared for my buddy and don't know what to do. He won't eat, I have managed to get him to eat one or two large roaches a week.

TLDR Beardie won't eat, blood in mouth.
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>>2075568
I should add, he is full grown.
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>>2075568

v e t
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>>2071449
Sorry, new to Beardys, but aren't those spots on his stomach stress spots, mine gets them from time to time ( like once everyday) or are those something else natural?
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>>2075546
The standard wait time is a full week (every Friday). Should I up it to two weeks for this?
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>>2069701
Could it have been possible for amphibians to takeover the ocean? I mean they were stronger than fish and had more developed brains its amazing we have not yet found a single marine ancient amphibian.
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>>2075574
Probably stress marks.

But you have to realize they can look anywhere from barely visible to extremely black and quite easy to see. Literally ANYTHING can cause them.

Temperature not being 100% right? There they are
Humidity too high?
Humidity too low?
Did it see another animal?
Did it see its reflection in the glass?
Does it want out?
Is it brumating?
Does it have all the vitamins it needs?
Does it have an invisible string wrapped around its toes, cutting off circulation?
Impaction?
Tail rot?
Basking spot too high?
Basking spot too low?
Did you not handle it right?
Do you handle it correctly, but too often?
Do you not handle it enough?
Did you make a loud noise?
Was there a heavy vibration, scaring it?
Does it dislike decorations for whatever reason?
Did the stars align?
Did you not put the toilet seat down?
Are the lights too bright?
Did you play music in your room that it thinks is shit?
Did its favorite NFL team lose?
Did it read a particularly mean shitpost on 4chan?


As long as your dragon isn't constantly totally black on its underside, don't worry about it. Just take it to the vet every once in a while.
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Why are so few people /turt/ here ?
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Which reptiles/amphibians live the longest?
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>>2075575

Yes that would be good.
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>>2075663

tortoises and also pic related. This is Henry. He is a 118 year old tuatara. He was 111 at the time the photo was taken.
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>>2075513
How much does the bp and the rat weigh?

The amount of stretching I see looks perfectly reasonable, doesn't look too big to me, but having weights would help.

>>2075570
He looks really tiny, is the perspective off or something? He looks at or under 500 grams.
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>vet said my corn might have an enlarged heart
im fuckin not doin good m8s
my worry about every fucking thing level is off the charts
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>>2075691
The BP was about 202 grams last she was weighed, the rat we couldn't quite get a read on but it was somewhere in the range of 20-27 grams
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>>2075699
Is it an actual real reptile vet? Because snakes are weird and their hearts do that.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2011/10/incredibly-expanding-snake-heart
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>>2075715
thats the problem, she is an exotic specialist, but not a snack specialist. basically she said "either wait and see how it works, change to this new medicine (oral only, and he's head shy as FUCK) or go to an actual specialist
but she suggested wait, which i sure as fuck dont want to do.

his lump, which is small, isn't even at his heart, and her initial ultrasound said his heart was fine, it was the later work she called me about

i just dont know what the fuck to do, waiting is the safest and obviously the easiest and less stressful for him, but waiting could also just make everything worse
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>>2075660
because aquatic turtles are a pain in the ass husbandry wise and need a lot more space than i have to give
>>2075577
amphibians probably evolved from fresh water fish, or at least over time amphibians adapted to fresh water.
I don't imagine having such porous skin works too well in salt water
they'd have to evolve some way to adapt to the crazy salt balance
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>>2075712
Yeah there's no way your ball python is full grown. A full grown bp will be over 1,000 grams, and the biggest get over 3,000 grams. Your ball python probably isn't even a year old.

At 202 grams, your ball should be eating rats 20-30 grams. So, that rat is definitely within the proper range, it isn't too big at all.

Now, if that weight is old that may no longer be true and a 20-27 gram rat may be too small. Give it 7-10 days after his meal, or whenever you see him poop, and weigh him again. Then, aim for rats 10-15% of his weight.

Once he hits 500 grams, he'll be big enough for small rats and can stay on smalls the rest of his life, however big he gets.
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>>2075750
The weight was taken last Wensday so if say it's still accurate, the previous was around 190 the week or so before
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>>2075663
>>2075685
Henry was a 100+ year-old virgin, too.

Just as well the museum isn't too far of a walk, too.
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>>2075660

I have a stinkpot. I've had him for about 11 years now.
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>>2075846
I bet Henry browses 4chan
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>>2075743
True, turtles are pretty terrible pets, but I love mine

>>2075873
Cool, where'd you get him? Any pics? Stinkpots are like snapping turtle-lite version
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>>2075889
He's had a couple of children now though so he's probably a normie now.

I haven't been to the Southland Museum in a while, so I'm not sure if the baby tuatara are still in the smaller display.
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>>2075896
I have a turtle,
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>>2075939
Yeah dude I've seen you post your turt before, bugster. Some kind of map turtle, right?

Here's my painted, Rainbow
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>>2076139
>that shell
you should be ashamed of yourself, not cheerily posting pictures like you're not a piece of shit.
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>>2076142
I'm starting to feel like deformed shells are the norm among pet turtles.

How does that shit even keep happening? Wrong diet? No UV lights?
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>>2076144
>Wrong diet? No UV lights?
either, usually both. sometimes it can be a water quality thing
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>>2076142
What's wrong with it dude
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I have a python question
I havent seen mine poop in the month I've had it.
My tank has a cleanup crew and he's active and never goes off his feeding schedule but I'm kinda worried.
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>>2076163
Last time one of these got posted, the response was to give the snake a soak and a massage. Something about the poo calcifying if I recall
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>>2076319
He seems so fine though
He's active, no lump in his gut, still eating normally.
It's just weird
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>>2076320
Sometimes they take a while. They all poop eventually.
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Rate my new frogs
1/2
He's a babby clown tree frog, I got him for 25 dollars
His name is Freg
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2/2
This is a babby australian blue whites tree frog, I got him for 20 dollars
His name is Jack. He's a lot more energetic than I thought he'd be.
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>>2076328
>>2076329
funny frog fellas

I'd like to get milks once I have the space
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>>2076394
you know they fade as they grow up, right
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>>2076152
it should be smoother and much more convex
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>>2076139
G. versa.
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>>2076396
yes
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>>2076142
tfw you're getting a super fucked up resue turtle soon and you're afraid to post pictures of it anywhere
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>>2076397
I know, I know. I'm working on it but thus far I've done everything correct. Proper UVB lighting, proper varied diet, treated water, and a 60 gal filter for a 29 gal tank. I do heavy water changes twice a month, small changes/cleanings once a week.

I even took her to the vet and honest to god he said that I took really good care of her. I don't know what I'm to do, she eats well and is healthy, I understand the shell's a bit wonky but I've done everything correct so far. I dunno. I love my turto, and she's very active and in good shape.
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So about two weeks ago I went to a reptile convention to purchase my first chameleon from a breeder there. I found one I really liked but once I got him home, I realized he's actually quite thin. And now, in the last few days he's had these brown spots on both sides of his jaw appear. Tried to wipe them off in case it was just bug guts but they didn't come off. Can anyone explain what these are?
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>>2076626
Since there are shedding rests on his body, this could be a necrosis caused by shedding problems.
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>>2076461
Was it like that when you got her? If so, you could quite possibly be taking proper care of her, shell deformities like that never go away. If it wasn't like that when you got her, you're doing something wrong.
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>>2076461
my painted turtle has similar shell issues, hes only about 2 inches in diameter and was rescued out of the wild. He's in a 55gal with other fish/shrimp to supplement food, but he;s fed well enough he doesn't go after them. lights, temp, cannister filter, and water changes, there honestly isn't much more i could do. I'm even breeding plants to put in there for him to eat. I really just think some midland painted turtles, especially out of the wild, have rougher shells.
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>>2076678
here's a pic of mine
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>>2076680
I work for a vet school too and I've asked around and I haven't run into any specialist that says there's an issue. I have a giant reptile medicine textbook that even speculates that pyramiding in aquatics is debatable and potentially genetic
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>>2076678
okay so it sounds like you're taking good care of him but

>was rescued out of the wild
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>>2070045
Piss em off and they'll SCREAM
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>>2076709
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>Buy my BP some compressed coconut fiber substrate
>Instructions say to put the brick in water, should cause it to loosen automatically
>Drop it in, wait an hour
>Put the dirt in, etc
>That night
>Check the tank
>99% humidity
Son of a bitch!
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>>2076705
He was dried up in the Sun on the road miles from the bog. I thought he was dead.
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>>2076715
Yeah it does that. If you've got proper air flow it should only be like that a couple days at most. Which won't hurt your snake.

If it's still above 70% after 3 days, then I'd try to dry the bedding out. Leaving the doors/top/whatever open for a few hours should be sufficient.
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>>2076715
What'd you expect? You can stick the coconut fiber in a pan in the oven at the lowest temperature for an hour to dry it out or sandwich some between towels to draw out excess moisture.

You're going to have a mold problem if your BP shits and you miss some for a day or two.
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>>2070045
>sweet
>most tolerant about handling
>hardy and easy to care for
>cute smiles
>lots of morphs and patterns
all around a+ babbies, i have one, but my sister has a goddamn ton of them.

meanwhile, i also have a jackson's chameleon, and he's way more "reptile" i guess because
>needs very specific heat, light, and humidity requirements which i must check daily to make sure they're all being met
>has two live, young trees in his enclosure i have to take care of
>make sure he's being fed appropriately with gutloaded crickets and waxworms, keep log of his feedings and what i've fed him
>have to carry one of his trees outside to give him sun on the weekends
>also have to carry tree into the shower for his weekly simulated rainfall
>basically can't ever handle him, i feel like it stresses him out too much, plus his gribbity grabbers leave welts on my skin from the few times i've had to move him between trees
i love him to pieces, but honestly, i'd be way better off with just a house full of leos like my sis.
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>>2075699
>its going to possibly take till the end of the week for the specialist to get back to her
god fucking damnit
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So something extremely fucky happened
I live in europe and i found a small (less than 1 year old) corn snake outside on my garden... This must've been someone's pet as it is a bloodred corn snake, it was completely chill and was triangle shaped due to lack of food i'm assuming so i took it inside gave it some tick medicine i had from my other snakes and a warm bath and now it's inside a small aquarium with a secure lid, some heating and i fed it 2 pinkies.

I was really suprised to find the snake especially since its so malnourished, it also has a kink in its tail
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Lizards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO3H04RfO4o
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>>2077215
Holy fat fucking fingers. Those fucking hands are hams.
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>>2077215
>bruce
>girl
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>>2077221
You jelly of his finger gains?
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>>2077302

That happens pretty often with reptiles. Place or person you bought reptile from either didn't know sex or decided it was the wrong sex. Reptile gets the wrong name. Then you find out later when you take to vet that your boy has been a girl all along (and not in the trans kinda way).
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>>2077366
yeah i know, i had a female iguana named godzilla. it's just kinda funny
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>>2077369
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My beardy just came out of brumation on Sunday, seems pretty normal, wants to be handled, basking. He's only eaten two waxworms total though, I'm leaving him veg out and offering his usual bugs. I'm not too concerned as it's just barely been two days but is this sort of thing usual?
One more thing; should I leave the heat mat on 24/7? It's under his basking platform so he's still got the cool side of the viv
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who /Monitor Lizard/ here?
I love me some nile monitors!
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>>2077852
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>>2077829

sounds normal

any particular reason you're using a heat mat in addition to the basking bulb?
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>>2077865
I have both, I was told to leave the heat mat on during the night but I got talking to someone and they thought it should be left on constantly
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>>2074284
Yeah I like dead threads with 5 replies better
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Anybody own a red crocodile skink? I think they're really neat, but I'm not sure I'd ever own one. I prefer lower humidity lizards like bearded dragons and leopard geckos.
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Are there any American zoos that have tuataras? I wanna see one irl sometime.
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>>2077947
there are only four zoos in the US that currently house tuataras
Sand Diego, Dallas, Toledo, and Saint Louis
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>>2077867

Okay it's alright to have it on at night if you want. Waste of power to have it on during the day when basking light is on though.
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>>2077916

They are apparently very shy, don't like to come out until lights are all off and you're in bed.
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>>2077369
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This is probably just me being too much of a worrywart again, but does my bp's lower jaw look a little pudgier than normal? I'm always never out she's got an infection or something and I'm not realizing it
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>>2075660
I turt. I have box turtles and would like to start keeping wood turtles as well. If I ever get any aquatics it'll be some kind of map.
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My slippery tube dude took his first frozen rat earlier.
Just look at that perfect coil.
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Just got a BP. Substrate = aspen shavings. Has one log that may be too big. Water bowl was too big for tank, switched with smaller one. Has 60 watt daylight bulb and 60 watt night time. I currently have no thermometers or humidity sensors. I've been spritzing the shavings and the log with distilled water 3 times a day. Will pick up thermometers tomorrow.

Question is, can I use one of those thermometer strips you usually use on aquarium? Can you use miracle gro peat moss? Am I doing OK?

Snake looks skinny. Bitch I got him and setup from fed him a pinky a week. Bitch works at PetsMart.
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>>2078165
No, the strips will only measure the surface temperature of the glass it's attached to. Which can be vastly different from the ambient temperature. You need a digital thermometer with a probe, or at the very least an alcohol thermometer for the time being.

You can't really tell from this photo, but it's likely it isn't skinny, babies generally look skinny. From the little I can see, it looks fairly well-rounded, but a photo not lighted by an IR bulb would help.

No you cannot use Miracle Grow peat moss, it is heavily treated with chemicals and fertilizers. You need to find a generic, non-fertilized peat moss. It needs to pretty much be straight up dirt, none of those white balls or anything else.
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>>2071379
>people who act like I'm jewing them on crickets
almost spit my coffee
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>>2078165
Forget the spraying. That won't raise the humidity for more than a few minutes especially with your heat lamps. Just have a water dish with a large surface area. Don't even need hygrometers really. Humidity doesn't have to be perfect. Don't have it soaking wet ever and don't let it the water bowl go empty. That's a better and more practical guideline to follow from my experience. Most common pet snakes can deal with a fluctuations in conditions fine unless you're trying to optimize breeding.
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>>2078210
Would I need to put the dish under the heat bulb to raise humidity? Oh, and its night time here, didn't want to disturb her as she has been stressed, she balled up when I put my hand in to check on how hot it was. Also, forgot to mention, the screen is wire of course but it's covered by an old trash bag to trap in some heat and moisture. And yeah, over spraying increases chance of mold.
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>>2078095
Everything looks normal there.
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>>2078193
its fucking ridiculous anon

Like fuck Im sitting there tapping them out of a plastic tube saying the numbers under my breath and the amount of people who look at it once I've bagged them and think I got them wrong is fucking astounding. They feel like a dumb was when I dump them into a container and count them one a time for them, especially when I put one or two extra just to make up for any dead cricket I mightve dumped in there and then I put it back so they get exactly the number they wanted
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>>2078416

I'm the exact fucking opposite. The turbo jews at my lps will count down the the individual the exact number of fucking crickets. When you pick up 6+ dozen crickets at a time it's a nightmare. It's a dollar a dozen dude who gives a shit if it's plus or minus three crickets.
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tip for cricket purchasers: if the store is the kind that has their crickets already out in deli containers on the shelf, always ask them to refill it from their breeding stock. This way you get crickets that are either alive or almost dead, as opposed to mostly almost dead or already dead.

Ideally you want a pet store that keeps their crickets in a large bin and will count them out for you from that, however a lot of pet stores don't do that.
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Alright thought i would ask here. I'm kinda new to this. I'm trying to create a vivarium which is basically a living ecosystem in a tank. Im aware of overcrowding and mixing incompatible species together. I already have 7 hissing cockroaches, 5 confirmed males in a 32×20×12 inch tank. I have a couple plants thriving under the flourescent right now.

My question is i want to add something else, would green anoles be compatible with the hissing roaches? I dont care if the anoles end up eating nymphs but is there any other problems with mixing the two? I read one guy online did it and they just ignored each other. Im figuring if i make it so the anoles have enough hiding spots up above, the roaches would stay in their designated areas as well since they are usually hiding most the time anyway. Their environmental needs are very similiar and i would only keep a 2-3 anoles, the roaches i have, and then maybe order some springtails or isopods for cleanup in the vivarium.

Also i got my tank from my brother and the current hood light says all purpose flourescent? What does that mean? I would probably need to get a different basking light for the anoles right?

Opinions or thoughts?
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>>2070506
Suggestions:
Get him a bigger bowl. He needs to be able to completely fit in it to soak.
Get him a bigger hide. He needs to be able to feel 100% hidden. Those big plastic snake huts are ugly, but they really do the trick.
Try different size prey. Try leaving his prey in the cage freshly killed. Make sure his food is WARM. I often soak dead rats in hot water before feeding.
Snakes can go weeks without eating.

Also what are your temps and humidity? That looks pretty moist for that species. Make sure he doesn't have a clogged up nose with all that moisture.
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>>2074981
Dont waste your time. That hatchling is too young to tell. Wait until its a year old. Sex wont matter until then anyways.
By that point you'll be able to tell yourself.

But from the head size to the trunk, looks male. Female blueys have smaller heads because smaller jaws.
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>>2075513
red scales just mean he shedded recently
but if youre super worried about it just change his bedding and clean his poop regularly to rule out any bacteria
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>>2078520
hissing roaches are very large and omnivorous. so long as they are fed you should be fine and they will most likely leave the anoles alone. the other species are okay, but cant springtails become serious pests? i'd stick with isopods to control your bug population to reduce stress for the anoles.
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About to get pic related today. Anything special I should know about them?
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>>2078874
No springtails will stay in the tank and not venture out. They die quickly without moist substrate.

>>2078876
Just read all the care sheets you can find.
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>Bearded dragon hops onto the sliding glass of his cage.
>Wants out.
>Let him out.
>He walks two feet.
>Looks at me.
>Shits right on the floor.
>Hobbles back into his cage.

You motherfucker.
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>>2078874
Yeah im still figuring everything out, first step is to get the vivarium growing and established. Im still researching, dont want to make anything unhappy or stressed.
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>2 am
>come back into room from bathroom break
>notice chameleon's cage opposite the door
>haven't ever really bothered to check on him while he sleeps
>eh, why not
>turn on one of his lights
>he's curled up, clinging on a branch with his little alien eyes closed, looks so peaceful and comfy

i-i wasn't ready, /an/. my heart
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Anyone in the central NJ area want a free exo-terra large low? I'm moving to a condo and switched my snakes to individual bioactive 116 quart sterlite tubs (no longer cohabbing). The lid's rusty as hell, so you'll need a new one, but other than that it's in good shape. Also have some lamps and decor I don't need, as well as a LED light strip.
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>>2078951
That guy is retarded, you can use isopods, springtails, and if you like, buffalo beetles. I have all in with my anoles, roaches, snakes, and long tailed lizards in their respective enclosures. Springtails will not "stress" your anole. They live in the dirt, anoles live on branches, and springtails are super small.

I don't have hissers, but if they stay toward the bottom I don't see how they'd be an issue.

Top half of my anole's home in the pic. He never goes to the bottom half ever. He was sitting on the highest branch before I took the picture.
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I have two beardies, both are half the size they should be. They were living together but they started mating so I split them up. They're each in their own viv now, the female's friendly as anything, eats like mad (If anything she's a little on the chubby side), but the male's the complete opposite. Hates to be touched, won't touch his food. We've been feeding him on a few mealworms daily just to keep him ticking over, but he won't eat his locusts or veg. He also won't eat while you're looking at him, it's like he's self conscious.

I'm considering getting some really small mice, just to see if he'd take those? He needs the protein, cause both of them are undersized.

(Also, does anyone know what lizard this is in the gif?)
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>>2079334
you could certainly try to get him to eat a pinkie mouse
and that lizard is a toad-headed agama
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>>2079334
i'd say buy a really small pinkie or two to test the waters. if he doesn't take it, keep him on crickets, cockroaches, or silkworms for a while. those are all relatively high-protein.

as for his stress, it might be due to a mix of living with the female for so long, and being in a new area. give him some time, and if he's still stressed out, try moving him further away from the female again.

as for the lizard in the gif, it looks like a toadhead agama
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>>2079339
They've been apart for quite a while, since around June last year. He's always been kinda antisocial, he just got worse when we split them up. I always joke about him being sexually frustrated.

I'll see if I can get some silkworms, rather than the mealworms for him. If he won't take those, I'll try a mouse.

Many thanks!
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>>2079343
hope it works out for you my dude. i have a chameleon who is just about the most finicky eater i have. he absolutely HATES tongs, and refuses to hunt on his own (food in his suspended feeding tray either crawls around the enclosure aimlessly, or accumulates), so i usually have to fumble with putting his food on the screen, or on a branch/leaf and pray he'll take it.

it's especially frustrating since he seems to really like super worms, and those are always the squirmiest and hardest to keep on a leaf. and they bites me fingers
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>>2079349
Worms that bite? Bloody hell.
Hopefully he'll improve his appetite soon, that sounds like a pain
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>>2079351
Yeah superworms will bite the hell out of your fingers if you let them.
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>>2074981
Nice little doggo, do you know what locale?
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>>2075699
Can't imagine if I heard this about my boa, I'd be devastated. Hope your snek will be fine, anon
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>>2077916
Used to work at a pet store with a big exotics department and we had one. Took forever to sell because he never came out of his hide/above the substrate. They don't appreciate being handled and don't really do much.
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>>2078095
nah, looks normal
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>have a pair of sand boas
>female is a complete ass
>male is fucking retarded
>can't find male on feeding day
>start flipping the fuck out
>he managed to get stuck behind the background
This little fucker is always scaring me in some way. I wish he was like the female sometimes.
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>>2080040
I didnt even know that iguanas could death roll
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>>2080237
Not that anon but mine tries to do it occasionally whenever I bring him outside for some sun on my back porch

Always afraid I'm going to hurt him trying to keep a grip on him but he just explodes with energy trying to get free. I think once or twice it was because a bird flew overhead and he wanted to go run and hide though. And hes not even that big yet.
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>>2080040
GET DOWN
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Does this crestie look okay or should I be worried?
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Son, let me tell you about iguanas.
They are natural born rapist plushies.
They bite, they scratch, they poop and they hiss.

Bearded Dragons are superior.
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Has anyone owned tokays and can tell me if they are worth the set up.
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>>2080722
Looks normal, anon. Maybe a little bit skinny but not bad. Recommend adding one of the high protein cgd mixes to your regular feeding rotation; Pangea Fruit Mix with Insects or Repashy Grubs n' Fruit.
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>>2080747
Taming them to the point that they are calm around you and do not actively seek to tear chunks of flesh off your fingers requires patience and dedication. It certainly can be done and is rewarding. But definitely not a task for everybody.

Recommend any of the other arboreal geckos; cresties, gargoyles, chahoua, leachianus, mourning geckos, day geckos. Arboreal lizards like anoles. Etc. All of those are easier to manage than tokays.
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>>2080746
Iguanas really need a huge enclosure and lots of high perches to be happy. If you want a big lizard, tegus and some of the medium size monitors are usually a better choice.
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>>2080752
Cheers!
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>>2080756
Son, let me tell you about monitors.
They are lazy and see you are one huge heat pad.
They they cling, they cling and never let go.
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>>2080759
I know and it's the best. :D
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simulated rainfall day. spot the dino
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I got my new monitor today, she's a real cutie
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>>2080746
any animal is shit if the owner is
Mine and my uncles are both very tame and sociable.
They poop once a day generally right before they eat so I have mine do it in a bath tub while I soak him every morning.
Scatches only occur when his claws are starting to grow out but are too short to reliably cut without cutting into the quick

>>2080756
This is true however my iguana enclosure takes up almost 1/4th of the room and Im gonna need to expand it within 5 years
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>>2080759
>monitors
>lazy
>cling to you
Yeah, if you take shit care of them and they're cold/sick as fuck. (almost) all the monitors you see that act like that are the products of shit husbandry.
Monitors are like reptillian ferrets. They might be completely fine with people and being handled, but suck for holding because they don't want to hold still.
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>>2081016
Also you probably weren't told this, but your savannah cannot be on bark. He needs a moist topsoil/sand mixture deep enough to burrow in. (also a basking spot that's like 120+ degrees)
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>>2081059
Thanks! Im more used to amphibians, Im glad you let me know.
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>still too cold to order poison dart frogs
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>>2081106
http://www.savannahmonitor.net/ Heres probably the best link on them!
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recording season has started wicked early this year! a full 4-5 weeks earlier than last year anyway. for the listening pleasure of all you /herp/ophiles

https://youtu.be/X15JTOo9HhU
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Hey quick question, why does my Beardie have a single line of dots along his back legs on the ventral/chest side of his body?

I notice them sometimes, and have wondered why they seem to pop up every once in a while.
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>>2081125
What's making all the chirping?

Also am I hearing a truck drive by?
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>>2081136
pseudacris crucifer aka "spring peepers". and yes, the road is only a few hundred feet from where i had setup. whaddyagonnado
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>>2081138
>and yes, the road is only a few hundred feet from where i had setup.
set up farther from roads

>whaddyagonnado
im going to rate your recording 0/10
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>>2081139
aight
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How can I tell if my tortoises are truly happy?
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>>2081435
>turtle out of water
You must save it.
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>>2081435
ask them
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>>2081135
They are stress marks. They do that when there's some sort of aversive stimulus
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leopard gecko poo!!
http://youtu.be/LpTmr9VHbSw
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>>2081629
>weebtrash in charge of keeping herps
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>>2081629
I thought you said leopard gecko pool
I was quite unhappy when that garbage popped up
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>>2081506

They didn't respond.
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>>2081531
wut? im actually talking bumps or holes. not colour blemishes. Ill take a pic.
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>>2081821
>>2081531
>>2081135
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What are the chances of a ball python surviving a septic infection?
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>>2081927

depends on how early you caught it and started treatment.
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>>2081859
Those are just femoral pores. Means your beardie's gon fuckin die.
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>>2080747
Tokays are just tsundere.
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Does anyone here know what could be causing this dark splotching along my iguanas tail/legs?

It popped up about two months ago and got worse all of a sudden about a week and a half ago.
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>>2082367
Heres a close up of it and the only thing I can think thats changed is the ball python I bought which is housed in same room that hes terrified of(even though hes roughly 3x as big) But they almost never see each other since iguana goes to sleep around 7:00pm and snake gets active around 9:00pm
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>>2082371

don't see anything out of the ordinary there. did he/she shed recently? their colours do change a bit over time and it is most noticeable after shed.
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>>2069701
albino king snake poster here, I got caught up in school and a month long xanax binge. Im back again.

>tfw my snake hasnt shed since december..

He/she (unable to sex yet still pretty young), I am feeding fuzzies now, and its perfect. There is noticeable growth and physical length added weekly. Hasnt shed since late december early january if I recall correctly... Sort of concerned but not totally concerned. Hasnt turn away food or regurg'd.
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new thread time

>>2082904

>>2082904

>>2082904

>>2082904

>>2082904

>>2082904
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>>2082371
That's dead skin. Your iggy has had an incomplete shed. Needs more humidity. Don't try to pick at it, btw. Let him soak and put him somewhere more humid.
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