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  1. Snakes
    So I am VERY new to snake care and i got my first one a couple of days ago. When i first got him he was very active and friendly when i handled him. But yesterday he headbutted me! He had never done that before and it surprised me. I handled him for a little longer because it (the internet) said...
  2. Newbie Advice
    i have 2 beardies, i have literally had them 5 days. they have both had a quick check up by reptile shop and been told they are really underweight. One of them will not eat much at all. He leaves all his veg and only eats the first hopper/cricket that hes given... He seems really slow and...
  3. Newbie Advice
    okay so ive had my male baby carolina corn snake for 4 weeks now, he is 3 and a half month old, he started off in the small tub i bought him in, he was due a feed that night and he ate a fuzzy after i left him alone for half hour, then i moved him into a viv exotic viv later that week, he did...
  4. Snake Care Sheets
    Hi I would be extremely grateful for any advice you can give me. I have a cornsnake which I have had for approximately 18 months now. He is a little over 3 foot and is in a 3 1/2 foot vivarium. He has always fed really well except for when he's due to shed. However he has not fed for...
  5. Snakes
    hey everyone im new to snake keeping and have a ball python iv had her about a year she was 140grams when i got her now she 758grams and she has never missed a feed but now she has gone 8 weeks without feeding i have offered her a rat every 10 days, nothing in her viv has changed humidity is at...
  6. Spiders and Inverts
    my tarantula seems to be eating quite alot. im wondering weather its becase ive just got her and she may be hungry from fasting in the wild or if its because i keep putting more crickets into the tank and weather this would have an affect on my tarantula?
  7. Snakes
    picked up my royal spider a couple hours ago from plrodhan at a bargain price. cheers fella. :2thumb: only 2-3 month old judging by the size of him and he's refused his last 3 feeds so i need to get him feeding again. he's currently in a faunarium at the min which i dont thinks best suited to...
  8. Snakes
    I got Afridr last year at Kempton. She was a picky feeder and would only eat chicks. But today she took her first rat! It was funny she was actually chewing on the rat foot before feeding :lol2: Afridr PS. She was bred in Germany and is an IJ crossed with a ?.
  9. Newbie Advice
    Hi, Got one of my first boas at donny on Sunday - all ok apart from one which I got from a guy in the middle of the dome. all others are rfuk members whom I spoke to pre and after the show and who have been great re husbandry and the individual snakes I brought from them. I got this little one...
  10. Fish Keeping
    hi people does any one have any experience with birchir fish? i bought one about two weeks ago and to my knowledge it hasn't eaten anything at all in that time! I've tried earth worms and meal worms as his previous owner said he loves them be it is not interested at all! any help with...
  11. Spiders and Inverts
    :help:I have had my G. rosea now for nearly two months and she still hasnt eaten anything :2wallbang: the temp and humidity are bang on ive tried crickets, locusts , mealworms but to no avail and to tell you all the truth im begining to get worried.
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have just got a tortoise for the first time ever this Monday. My mum has previously kept tortoises so she knows a little about their care. But my tortoise doesn't seem to be adjusting well to his new home, I'm wondering if there is a certain routine they like to have with the heat lamp etc as...
  13. Snakes
    I say 'unusual' but this may be a common technique that I simply haven't come across yet. Anyways, I was talking to a guy in a reptile shop today who said that whenever he has a problem feeder, he removes their water bowl for two days, and then defrosts the food item(s) in some water before...
  14. Newbie Advice
    Hey everyone, I've been having some problems getting my new carpet python to feed. He's a male reduced pattern Irian Jaya, slightly under one year old, and he's very nervous. He's my first snake; I have been researching keeping snakes for a few years (I was forbidden from keeping them under my...
  15. Snakes
    I have a non-feeding royal (surprise surprise, :lol2:) and have been told to scent a mouse with a chick... Now either I'm being really stupid and it's exactly as it sounds (rub chick on mouse) or some other method... I was also suggested that I could skin the chick and put that on the mouse...
  16. Snakes
    i've got a baby royal thats only eaten once after his first shed (rat pup) which was 5 weeks ago, do i need to worry and think about assist feeding?
  17. Snakes
    i have been trying to give my corn snake pinkies for 5 weeks since i have had him, i discovered the pinkies were too big for him from my sister so i brought the smallest ones i could find and he is trying to eat them but when i look in his viv it looks as if he has attempted the pinkie but not...
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