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  1. Snakes
    Hi there, I recently got my first ever corn snake a little over a week ago, it is a juvenile (about 3 months), it burrows almost all day and is very skittish even in the tank. I was going to attempt handling it for the first time today in the morning, and it bit me 3 times, just trying to get it...
  2. Lizards
    I just recently bought a 2 month old baby black and white tegu, when I brought him hone he let me pick him up maybe once or twice without issues.. the second day came around and he let me pick him up once, but started whipping a little bit and running.. but on the third day he wanted Nothing to...
  3. Lizards
    so i am interested on peoples opinions here. i have been looking into lizards with a specific criteria in mind, and one huge factor is handling/interaction. so i started out with a shortlist of species that appealed to me and fit the conditions i wanted to provide, and then cut it down based on...
  4. Lizards
    Hello! I'm not only a new frilled dragon owner but a new reptile owner and just want to make sure I'm doing right by my lizard. A little background: I got my Frilly back in May, convinced instead of the Chinese Water Dragon I originally wanted mainly because the shop had an adult Frilly that...
  5. Lizards
    Hi, Complete newbies here. We bought our lovely 2 month old albino leopard gecko 5 days ago. We had got him a wooden viv all set up for him (we think he might be a he but don't know yet). It took him a couple of days to eat but now he is taking 2-3 crickets in a morning and 2-3 at night and...
  6. Snakes
    I've had my cali king about 7 months now and he's doing well. Eating, shedding and pooping all good. But the one thing I still struggle with is handling. Not the handling itself, just trying to get him out of the viv. He's fine once he's out but does his best to escape whenever I try to get him...
  7. Lizards
    Hey all, This my first post in these forums. I'm just wondering if it's possible to over handle a reptile? I have a leopard gecko and I get him out alot everyday (morning and night time). Is this bad for the reptile? He seems happy to let me handle him and hangout with him, he doesn't struggle...
  8. Snakes
    I've had people ask how they can get hold of King cobras and other venomous snakes as they would like to be able keep and handle these animals like the guy in the video!?! Absolutely absurd. I hope this type of behaviour does not catch on and ruin it for the responsible people out there. (As we...
  9. Snakes
    Greetings, I recently joined this Forum so I could receive advice for my newly acquired ball python. It has been approximately 6 weeks since I bought it, and in that time I have been unable to feed and handle it. The lack of eating is understandable, according to the original owner, as the...
  10. Snakes
    Dad bought a snake a while ago on an impulse, and now hes moving I've said I would take the snake. Problem is that he would never handle the snake, and only fed it. Was looking for a ways to reintroduce corn snake to handling. She is an adult, named Houdini, has been known to bite when hands...
  11. Snakes
    Hi all, posted here earlier about getting my new BP. He's not my first snake and I typically leave my new boys between 1 & 3 weeks before attempting to handle them ... but Pretzel is a little bit different. My partner and I have handled him plenty of times before when he was still at the...
  12. Snakes
    Ok, looking for advice. I have a 7 year old Rainbow Boa, for years 0-5 ish he was handled 2-3 times a month, was pretty friendly, and only struck/bit once in the whole time. Then came a very very ugly divorce, custody mess, a couple moves. It has been about 2 years since he has been handled...
  13. Snakes
    First of all I will add don't believe it wasn't out of the blue, but I did miss the signs and it has been bugging me. I don't know what triggered it as he is quite placid. So I have this 9 year old male- I had him for a year- he is handled by me and others and he is quite calm, thought I would...
  14. Snakes
    Hello, i've had a bull snake for about 2 months now and the store I got it from never actually told me his age, but its about 2 feet maybe and maybe a year or 2 old not completely sure. But anyways, they let me handle him at the store and it was the calmest snake i've ever handled, just...
  15. Lizards
    I recently got a blue tree monitor. He is lazy. But his claws sure are sharp. What is the best way to be handling one of these monitors?:censor:
  16. Lizards
    Hi There, I have adopted a leopard gecko from a friend that no longer wanted him, he's around 5 years old and I would like some advice on how to make him more handable. My friend hardly ever held him so he is very jumpy when in your hands, I'm a little worried to hold him in case he jumps...
  17. Lizards
    So I rescued a 2 year old female beardie from awful conditions. Now shes got the right husbandry/set up and is eating (shes having a PAL test sent off), I need advice on how to go about getting her to trust me. The previous owner said she "tail whips". So far I've gone as far as stroking her...
  18. Newbie Advice
    Hi im kinda new to my boa and keep him in a glass tererium setup is correct. I have trouble getting my hand under him as he tenses up and slides around the floor as i try to put my hands under I where gloves got bit shook me up for a bit so (gloves) About 2 months old roughly Not sheddin...
  19. Equipment & Supplies
    I'm looking for some gloves that will protect us from bites from an adult rat snake. She's rather temperamental, we're her 3rd home and want to try convince her that we aren't food or a threat. Need something that will work to give us confidence and that won't damage her or her teeth when (not...
  20. Lizards
    I am new to chams (though I feel I've done the proper research). I got my first cham in 3 days ago. He is a 2 month old veiled. When I first took him out, he was fine in my hand. Bright green. He got stressed so I immediately put him in his enclosure. Since then, when I am around, he is...
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