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  1. Lizards
    Hello, some months ago I had adopted a neglected adult bearded dragon. Needless to say, he is definitely NOT interested in being touched or handled. He now seems to be happy and healthy, which is all I can really ask for; I do not need him to be out in my arms in order to love him (unlike his...
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Ive been reading a lot of websites, forums and videos about bathing your tortoise. A fair few of them have suggested using a wet cotton bud to gently dab NOT rub dab around the arms and legs area when tortoise is having a bath to clean those areas. I have tried this and my tommy just does not...
  3. Lizards
    I have recently purchased a young chinese water dragon and all is going well and it seems to have settled in well. The one thing i have noticed is that it doesn't seem to like water... I have a large tub and a smaller tub and I've never seen in it, and every time i place it in it, it jumps...
  4. Snakes
    So I've recently converted to rubs for my royals rather than vivs and I now have more snakes in a smaller area. The snakes are feeding better and aren't searching for ways out of the rubs so I'm happy and they seem to be too. There is a few questions on my mind though. Substrate.. I have...
  5. Snakes
    So i know some people bath their snakes, i thought i would give it a go see if the snakes like it, my garter snake for one might enjoy it he has out grown swimming in his water bowl now I just wondered how deep do people make it and what sort of a temperature is recommended. Thanks
  6. Newbie Advice
    Hi all, first time bearded dragon owner here as of yesterday. Obviously it's too early for me to tell how good she (I think) is with her veg but I haven't been able to find any answers as to how soon after bringing her home I should think about bathing her? My best friend bathes her adult male...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi i was wondering if anyone could advise me on Bathing Marginated tortoise as in how many times i need to do it how long etc Thank you in advance
  8. Newbie Advice
    Hi everyone. I got my beardie on saturday and he seems to be settling in nicely so far. I was just after some tips for bathing him. I have just tried to soak him and he didn't like it very much he paddled quite furiously (the water wasn't deep though) and kept holding on to my hand. Then he...
  9. Snakes
    Hi, I was just thinking that when I was reading up on snakes before I got Rocco my corn a lot of places say they love to bathe in their water bowls. I have never seen Rocco in his water bowl however I have seen him drinking out of it a fair amount. Do any of your snakes bathe, if so for how...
  10. Lizards
    I give him a bath every week/week and a half. But he doesn't seem interested at all. He doesn't run around in it, doesn't seem to enjoy it at all. He just looks at me like why have you done this to me? Does he just not like baths or do they usually act like this?
  11. Lizards
    Hagrid seems to HATE her baths. I bathe her once a week, I have the temperature between 93-95f because I read that was a good temperature. I have the water just below her chest, and I keep my hand under her because otherwise she freaks out but even with my hand under her she seems to get...
  12. Snakes
    Hi all. I'm new to snake keeping and was curious to know. How often do/should you bathe your snake? He's a corn and is only a foot long atm. What the the benefits of bathing him and can they swim? I take it the water should be no higher than his chin (so to speak)? Cheers!
  13. Lizards
    hey guys. ive always wanted bearded dragons and snakes, and finally im getting 2 baby bearded dragons on saturday! :) seeing as im pretty new to this im trying to find out as much as i possibly can! main thing i was wondering was bathing them? i love the idea of bathing them, but alot of...
  14. Avian
    One of my chicks has been 'bathing' in anything soft, such as blankets. It's the kind of behaviour seen when chicks are in dust baths. I read somewhere that they can have dust baths from an early age but I'm unsure of what age is usual & what sort of sand to use. They're four & a half weeks old...
  15. Lizards
    Are Chinese water dragons easily tamed and do they like bathing ?? Any Advice Is Appreciated :)
  16. Lizards
    Where is the best place to keep a Chinese water dragon as i am looking to sort out his vivarium and change the scenery and change some features with new bits :)
  17. Snakes
    Hey, My moody arab girl, Elvira, REALLY likes to soak in her water. She spends HOURS in there several times a week. A lot more than the rest of my gang. She's on paper towel and there's no evidence whatsoever of mites. Was wondering if it's a humidity issue, but she's got the same setup as the...
  18. Newbie Advice
    Ive never had babies before so I'm a newbie as far as they are concerned so will post here. I have 3 beardies, hatched 1/8/11, they have all started to shed for the 1st time. 1 loves being in water and is shedding quite easily but the other 2 seem to be water phobic. I dont spray them in the viv...
  19. Snakes
    any body got any tips on bathing corns. C both have small sheds left on their tails so id like to help :)
  20. Lizards
    I have heard that it is ok to use baby shampoo to bathe beardys is this safe?? thought i would see what every1 says before i use this, also what else can be used and is this safe to use while he is having a shed?? .. thanks in advance guys xx
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