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  1. Lizards
    My crested gecko isn't the smartest. I got him from petco which isn't the best idea and I kind of regret it. He is my first crested gecko and before I got him I read every forum page, and watched every video about them. I am confident in some of my care but not all of it. For example when it...
  2. Lizards
    Hello! I recently bought a green anole (juvenile) and and he has been living with me for about a month. I am concerned that his almost constant state of displaying a brown color is signifying of health or stress problem. When I first got him he was green, and would vary normally between shades...
  3. Lizards
    Hi! Now I may just be a worried new reptile owner but you can never be too safe! I just purchased my very first reptile (gargoyle gecko) about a week ago from a local petco. He is really small and super cute and a fell in love with him instantly! I house him in a 12 x 12 x 18 enclosure with...
  4. Snakes
    my Kenyan Sand Boa looks very wrinkly. should I be concerned? he has a decent sized water bowl in his enclosure and the humidity is where it should be. my thought was dehydration but everything is where it should be as far as I know. help.
  5. Snakes
    Long story short... have taken on a garter snake who I don't have much history on. m/f=? 2ft in length 2.5 months ago weighed 80g got treated for mites with frontline would not eat in the 2 months (in someone elses care) Did not shed in this time. Lost weight, is 38g. Weights 38g (has been...
  6. Lizards
    Hi. I got my first dragon yesterday. The previous owner told me that he had never had any problems with illness or any other issues. He told me it was 1.5 years old but did not know it's sex. I haven't determined the sex yet myself. Upon picking it up at the previous owner, I did not get to see...
  7. Snakes
    Hey guys I purchased a lesser ball python at the weekend and I've noticed what looks to be wrinkles/cracking in the eyes and I'm wondering if it's a retained eye cap from a bad shed or dehydration, any ideas? I've raised her humidity to 70% and I've been bathing her too image_zpsc845ljob.jpeg...
  8. Snakes
    Hi guys, I'd like to ask you all for some advice regarding my baby royal (4 months old). He was preparing to go into shed for a while now and his colour darkened just before the weekend. Up until the point I'll describe in a moment he looked perfectly normal. Then, he went into shed yesterday...
  9. Lizards
    I came home today after a weekend away to find my female green anole dead. I'm really upset. I left on saturday afternoon after misting the tank and watching both lizards take a drink (she shared with a male green anole). There was plenty of food and food for the food, and their UV light is on a...
  10. Snakes
    Hey everyone! This is my first time here. I've had a snake for over half a year now. I'll fill you in on the facts now. She was pretty young when I got her, not even a foot long. I noticed shedding problems, and bathing fixed that immediately. However, her skin folds when she bends as if she...
  11. Lizards
    Have a longstanding health issue with current bearded dragon that is becoming difficult to diagnose. Recently bloods were done and albumin was high (37, 25-35 range) and likely due to dehydration. He doesn't drink from standing/dripping/rippling/flowing/any type of water, so he doesn't have a...
  12. Snakes
    Hi, First post here but I find myself reading posts here often enough. I got my Ball Python, Horus (3yrs old), in early November and haven't looked back. He shed not long after I got the little blighter! BUT! (And it wouldn't be a rookie post without a reference to eating)... He's not fed...
  13. Lizards
    How big a problem is dehydration for bearded dragons? My little guy has never seemed to touch his water bowl in the time I've had him. I give him the odd bath from time to time, but is this sufficient?
  14. Snakes
    Just after some help/advice please on my 3 month old royal. Had her a month now and she was doing fine till last week. She's been eating and pooing etc. She's in an 18ltr rub at the moment, warm side 32 and cool roughly 24. Plenty hides and cover, moist hide and plenty plants etc. It was...
  15. Snakes
    Hi All i have recently got myself a lovely little normal Royal. i am not new to snakes (have 2 corns) but have never been so worried about a snakes health! to me she appears very dehydrated, she has been like this since i got here last weekend. no sign of shedding. can anyone familiar with...
  16. Lizards
    Hey all, I'm a new beardie owner and the last week has been pretty tough on me and my little fernie. Fern's about 4 months old and I got him about a month ago. Last week I noticed in the morning that his right eye was shut. He can open it and does occasionally, especially when I have him out...
  17. Newbie Advice
    Hiya, I just joined this site because I'm really worried about my 6 Month old snow corn. She's normally a brilliant snake, no problems or anything. Today I swapped her from wood chip to aspen and I'm sure she's dehydrated. Her skin tents and seems quite dry. I've given her 2 baths already and...
  18. Spiders and Inverts
    Hi, My 5 year old female B.Smithi has been acting 'differently' for the last 4-6 months. Completely off of her food which was crickets but I have also tried roaches recently to no avail. As this time has gone on, I have also noticed she is much more skittish, a bit meaner and also moving...
  19. Snakes
    I've recently rehomed an 18 year old royal who's been badly mistreated and just left with layers of retained shed on him. As a result, he's got a slight vision deficit in one eye. He also suffers from dry skin. The rescue I got him from advised me to give him weekly baths, which I've been doing...
  20. Lizards
    Okay, so I think I've messed up here massively and I could really do with some advice. My beardie is called Eddie. He is about 9 months old. Basically, on Friday morning I had to put a new bulb in Eddie's heat lamp, but the part of the old bulb that said what wattage it was had rubbed off, and...
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