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  1. Lizards
    I turn off my gecko's lights at around 6-7pm, since it gets darker around that time during autumn and winter. After 2 hours exactly, I will check on her to make sure she's awake and moving. I have had to put her on a diet, because she's a littler chunkier than I like, weighing at 43g rn. I want...
  2. Snakes
    as some of you will have spotted i have been experimenting with hides and viv decor that i can make and add to the family business. i have had a few positives and a few failings, thankfully my corn snake is very obliging and does not appear phased by any of it. she has however shown some...
  3. Snakes
    so this is my first summer with a snake and i have read up on what i can find. its a 14 month old normal corn snake in a 4x2x2 wooden viv, with overhead ceramic heating and T8 UV, plenty of vents high and low and about 2" aspen bedding. the room is bright but she is not in direct sunlight. i...
  4. Snakes
    Hello all, :2thumb::2thumb: I have a Western Hognose female, she’s about 18 months to 2 years old. She is settled in well, got her Friday. Housed in a 44” x 18” x18” viv. Maybe a bit big for her, but she has room to hide, and bark to burrow under. My temps are maintained by a spot light on...
  5. Snakes
    My male bullsnake is around 4/5 years old, and is about a week into his shed cycle. This morning I glanced into the vivs as I was getting ready, only to see him lying completely on his back and motionless! I opened the door and prodded him. No reaction what so ever! S***, he's dead! I was a bit...
  6. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, I am new to the forum :welcome: I am writing about other people's tortoises not mine. I recently moved in with them and have noticed some things about their tortoises that concern me - I don't know anything about tortoises or looking after them but I've read around on forums for advice...
  7. Lizards
    Hey guys I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I got my leopard Gecko about a year ago from his previous owner, after feeling sorry for him on a facebook selling page. I've had Leos before but I had my original from around '97 to '11 so my feeding methods were a bit old school...
  8. Snakes
    Hi, Really need some advice on some behavioural issues i'm having with my 11 y/o royal python. She's been absolutely fine and sweet as can be the whole time i have had her (since she was a hatchling). However, recently (in the last 2 months) she displays very aggressive behaviour whenever I...
  9. Snakes
    Hi Guys, Apologies if this thread already exists (or a very similar one) but nothing flagged up in my searches. I am a first time snake owner, got a 2yr old corn yesterday. I brought her home and put her into my viv, but since yesterday evening she hasn't appeared to move from a hide. I am...
  10. Lizards
    Hey guys, back with another post regarding my ackies health! So today I added a retes stack made out of thin plywood to my ~2 month old ackie's enclosure, and at first he was checking it out like it was a normal pile of wood and he ate a few crickets, but after an hour or so he seems to have...
  11. Lizards
    Just got a new young baby yellow ackie (ridge tail monitor) and he's now in his new home. He started to feed, however he has started to run up and down his cage "glass surfing", then quickly rushing back to his heat lamp, then repeating the process. He sometimes even jumps at the glass, and...
  12. Lizards
    Got my beardie last week and initially, she loved being handled however, the past few days, when I have attempted to handle her, she puffs up her beard and hisses at me. She is also not eating her greens at all. Does any body have any advice?
  13. Lizards
    I have a female veiled, about 2 and a half years old. Almost every day she comes out of her viv to climb/sit on a small tree I have especially for her. She's done this since she was a baby for some exercise and a change of scenery. She's not very sociable so we keep handling to a minimum, only...
  14. Snakes
    Ok so my honduran milksnake is now approaching 4ft and i think roughly just over 2 years of age ... it has never been an overly active snake and spends most of the day in its hide (also very jumpy if out and i walk near the vivarium) ... i have had it in a 4ft viv exotic vivarium for about 4...
  15. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi all! My name is Felix and i'm a former arachnophobe and newbie T owner with a Chile Rose. I've noticed they get called 'pet rocks' a lot. I was just wondering if anyone has ever seen any interesting or odd behavior that I can look for. I find myself staring at her plenty even when shes just...
  16. Snakes
    I recently moved my 2 year old cornsnake into her/his new 3ft vivarium from a 2ft viv. For the first week of it being in its new bigger viv i noticed it was exploring around alot (probably normal behaviour), whereas before in its old viv it was always in a hide. A couple of days ago I noticed...
  17. Lizards
    So I am now the proud owner of a 10-week-old bearded dragon called Syd! I've had him for a couple weeks now - I got him when he was 8 weeks from a breeder, although he's not any strong colour morph besides being a leatherback - and we're now at the stage where he'll happily climb on my hand and...
  18. Lizards
    I'll try to simplify this. Inherited a trio of leos: X - female, about 3 yrs. Y - male, 2. Z - female, "over a year old". It's hard to place exactly, as they have one of those larger two-storey hides which is very dark inside, but I'm almost certain X is picking on Z, and have heard them...
  19. Snakes
    Hi there. I have a behavior issue with my snakes, and I hope that you can help me. About six months ago I purchased two female Kenyan Sand Boas (KSB), both a little over one year old at the time, and I was told that I would have no problem with them living in the same 40x30cm terrarium. These...
  20. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    i have recently got a male horsefield tortoise, he is used to being handled and does not have a bad temperament - but since yesterday he has been snapping/trying to bite when being handled and has been 'rubbing' up against things more than usual (like wiggling his bum?) , is this some sort of...
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