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  1. Lizards
    I know I should dust lightly. I shake the bugs around in a container. • How many meals of calcium I should feed before I feed Herptivite. • Should I use vitamins and calcium for every meal? notes [don't have to read]: She's on a diet of 5 bugs 2 days a week. She's very obese and is a rescue...
  2. Snakes
    A important aspect of welfare that often gets overlooked in snake husbandry, as it stands the diets of captive snakes are lacking behind in terms of variety. In this video, it not only explains why variety is needed but how drastically different the wild diets are in comparison, the data we have...
  3. Newbie Advice
    I am at an electric utility in Central Texas. Each year when the weather is warmer between March and September, we have a lot of snake activity. Snakes will climb the poles, get where they should not be and come in contact with high voltage lines. This will cause an outage. I have been...
  4. Lizards
    Hi there all My first time in here so please go easy. I have two cresties (both female) that have been with my mother during the covid 19 crap. One of them "Rosebud" has gained a large amount of weigh over the last 4 months and Im wondering how to get her in trim, she had MBD when she was very...
  5. Lizards
    My crested gecko, Fig, will not eat insects. I've tried to feed him crickets, dead and alive, with tongs multiple times in the past when I still fed crickets to my tarantula. He never showed interest. Recently, I started my own mealworm colony for my tarantula and tonight was the fourth time...
  6. Lizards
    Hi guys I recently made a post about my gecko's issues with feeding and thanks to the valuable advice I was given have managed to upgrade my vivarium to an acceptable standard (superior substrate, proper gradient, thermostat and nutrition) but my gecko still isn't eating much. His usual diet...
  7. Feeder
    So my question is that could you increase the calcium content in crickets by feeding them a high Ca:P ratio diet? I know you can increase it a bit, but is it possible for crickets to have a 2:1 Ca:P ratio? Or the plus calcium only ends up in their waste? I'm not planning to stop dusting them...
  8. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello! I would really require some tips from you! I purchased a baby musk turtle (about the size of a coin) The moment i released it to the tank it was instantly mesmerized by the snails infesting the aqurarium and feasting on them (so i guess its healthy) but all it does is climbing to a branch...
  9. Lizards
    The UK's salad selection seems to be pretty limited. Most of our salads have more water than nutrition or are otherwise unsuitable for Uromastyx. The best source for good Uromastyx foods seems to be this page (low phosphorus/high calcium, low goitrogens and gylcosides: (link removed, search...
  10. Newbie Advice
    Thank you to everyone who replied to my last post, it was a lot of help! I'm back with another question, and maybe I'm just being paranoid but I want to be safe and I couldn't really find much on google. I read that to give feeder crickets water, the best way is with a dampened sponge or...
  11. Newbie Advice
    I am planning to feed my newts these two things. IS that a good diet? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O3GS0AE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A2HW4ODLJATN5W&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BYLQRG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A2A02U6YIW6LGE&psc=1 Thanks!
  12. Feeder
    Thinking of breeding and culling my own feeder mice for profit as well as food. I have 10 ferrets that are whole prey fed as well as planning on a Corn snake as well as an Arizona king. So with the ferrets each taking at least 2-3 mice EACH and soon 2 snakes, the price certainly racks up...
  13. Lizards
    I’ve been wondering if I could do this for a week now, and now I’ve came to ask about this subject. I want my gecko to feel in the wild, and not trapped up in a cage. My gecko at the moment is in this habitat.. 20g Long Fake Plants Log Hides, and a Desert Hide Sand Substrate on Cool, and Moist...
  14. Lizards
    Hello all! So I am looking in to getting a baby Leopard Gecko, but have found some conflicting opinions regarding UV Light, gutloading, and vitamins and calcium. Could someone help me out? 1. UV Light, needed or not? I've seen some people swear Leos need it, and others say they don't. The kit...
  15. Lizards
    Hey guys! I recently finished my custom built 5ft x 3ft x 2ft (1.5m x 1m x .6m) terrarium for my Chinese Water Dragon Kiwi, and he loves it! He's about 8 months old and before moving him into his much larger cage he was on a diet of Crickets, Dubias, and wax worms as a treat. However with the...
  16. Lizards
    I'm doing my research on a number of different reptiles for the future when I can afford to care for one properly. Uromastyx are currently my favorite. Here's a list of general staple greens I can think of: Arugula, beet greens, collard greens, dandelion greens, endive, mustard greens and...
  17. 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...
  18. Snakes
    Hello, everyone I'm relatively new to the forum and haven't posted before but have spent time reading posts and getting information where needed on my existing animals - the forum has been very useful! I am not new to animal keeping: I have three leopard geckos; two mantids; numerous tropical...
  19. Arcadia
    Please check out the brand new Educational Video for our 'All-Natural', High Insect Diet for Geckos. A vast amount of work went into this and the animals seem to love it :-) www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCQWqY61oxE&t=9s John
  20. Amphibians
    Hey Guys, So i have had a pacman frog for quite some time now and it seem like he just isn't growing at all. He's definitely not underfed or thin but hes just seems to not be getting bigger at all. Could some of you more experienced keeps let me know what you feed your frog and how frequently...
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