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  1. Snakes
    i just fed my royal python and it was all going well then suddenly he dropped his food and started to freak out, smacking his head against the wall and constantly opening and dislocating his jaw. his mouth seems quite red but no sign of blood on the rat. i have removed the rat. but i have no...
  2. Snakes
    Hi guys im looking to buy some sort of scale for weighing my corns that I have just now, mainly so I can start following a feeding chart. I would be recording this in grams so a scale that can measure that would be my best bet, but I would like to know what other guys do/use to weigh their...
  3. Newbie Advice
    Currently I have my two Tiger Salamanders, Wayne and Cassandra, in 24x12x12 glass vivarium, which feels far too small for them ever since I added the second TS. I am looking at upgrading them to a larger tank, but I don't want an all-glass vivarium, so I'm trying to find one with 3 sides covered...
  4. Newbie Advice
    Hey guys im finding it hard to get a good heat gradiant in my newly setup carpet python viv. Its around 2.5 ft long x 2ft deep and about 2ft tall. The actual viv is about 3.5H x 2.5W x 2ftD but I put a shelf in there to split it up untill shes abit older. Shes only about 3ft atm and she seems...
  5. Lizards
    My bearded dragon has been acting really strange today. She has been sitting very close to the U.V. light these past few days. Today I have noticed her breathing heavy, sometimes it sounds like she is sneezing when she breathes and sometimes her whole body has a big twitch. She did a poo today...
  6. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello all My wife wants a tortoise, but we want a bit of advise first! We are not new to reptiles, we had lizards, snake, amphibians, Arachnida etc, and was wondering what the best/nicest/hardiest tortoise there is, is there one that covers all this Please be nice, we are researching before we...
  7. Lizards
    Okay so I usually hate these kinds of threads but I've decided I'm going to try my hand at viv building this weekend as I've got some vinyl plyboard panels lying around in the shed from an old ikea book case and two panes of glass from an old mangled viv. The glass is 19x12" (lengthxheight) and...
  8. Lizards
    So far Pip has only shown interest in mealies/morios, locusts, butternut squash and pear, even though we offer a mix of cabbage/kale/rocket everyday she wont touch it... I think she may have a problem with the bowl we offer it in as everything I've listed that she's eaten was out of her feeding...
  9. Snakes
    Hi Guys and Gals, :snake: I was hoping some experienced keepers of royals amongst you could give me some advise. I am going to buy a royal python 3 months old, it's the first one I have owned, however I have been keeping corns for years. I know they are much harder to keep but I'm not a...
  10. Snakes
    Hi this is going too be a bit of a random post but i wondered if anybody has been in the same situation as im in. Basically i rent a room and im now being kicked out because of my reptiles even though its in my contract that i have them. Basically my house mates went through my phone and found...
  11. Snakes
    Hey, I recently purchased my first boa, a five month old dwarf cross his mum being a Sonoran dwarf and his dad a nicaraguan/red tail columbian cross. Just had him out and noticed he has a bump on the tip of his nose, this isn't something I've came across before on any other boas so just wondered...
  12. Newbie Advice
    Hi Guys, I am looking into getting a Retic and want to make sure I am as much in the know as and prepared as I can be. I have done a lot of research but have found a lot of care sheets etc can be contradicting and vague. So I thought I would fire a couple of questions I have at you guys and...
  13. Lizards
    Hi everybody. I'm proud to announce that I have just purchased my first tank (60cm x 35cm x 35cm) which I plan to convert into a planted vivarium for hopefully 2 beautiful Sceloporus serrifer (blue spiny's). I want to create the most natural and comfortable habitat for them as possible and was...
  14. Planted Vivariums
    Hey Everyone, Heres my first attempt at a live viv!! I feel like theres something missing like a center piece or something? Ive had the viv running for a week and theres nothing currently living in there! any advise?
  15. General Herp Chat
    Hi, iv just moved to the Wirral and was wondering whats up here to do with exotic animals... Any good pets shops or places to visit? Clubs or society's? Any help would be great! Thanks!
  16. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    hi everyone my 18year old daughter is interested in buy a tortoise for herself. she would like one that stays fairly small that could live in a vivarium while she is at uni, has anyone got any advise on what equipment she will need to buy and which type of tortoise would be best.. she knows the...
  17. Lizards
    Hey there, does anyone know roughly how long it takes for a female to reach full size.. What length roughly do they get.. My female is about a year old shes suddenly just grown lots and gone nice and chunky.. Just wondered how big she's going to get and if its common for them to change like...
  18. Snakes
    Thinking about what snake I should get next won't be for another few months or even a year. What do you guys think is more rewarding to keep, False water cobra Carpet python Blood/short tailed python Emerald tree boa Anyone want to through in a species they have found most rewarding to keep do...
  19. Snakes
    I found an ad on the internet where someone is selling a Cinnamon Royal, its 3 years old, male and between 700-800g. I've already contacted the seller to arrange to see him and as the snake is going to be a family pet i'm looking for a tame and healthy snake with good temperament.(have kids, dog...
  20. Lizards
    hi all, im a newbie, recommended to this site for good advise. my lil missy (a rescue bearded dragon whos missing her tail) is approx 14 months old, she was in with our male 'big dave' and all was well, we noticed about a month or so ago she was spending more and more time in her hide only...
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