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  1. Newbie Advice
    so I have had my boy on Eco-earth mixed with bark chips since i had him. Only last time he ate, he got a mouthful of The Eco-earth and he didn't look best pleased, after while of his jaw still moving and him struggling to do whatever he was trying to do with it, I had to get it out myself with a...
  2. Lizards
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  3. Lizards
    I've been following this debate for months. Read forums, and websites. Basically - some geckos are fine with it - no problem. Some aren't - eat it, suffer, die. which kind was mine? so of course fate is fate and decided to get sand anyways, with some rock mosaic tiling. (ask if you wanna...
  4. 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...
  5. Amphibians
    I've had my baby pacman for almost a week now and he's eaten almost everyday but i haven't seen any poop yet. Tonight i gave his sides a gentle squeeze and he felt soft and squishy, not hard like he's impacted. Then i tried to give him a warm bath but he panicked. I feel terrible, I shouldn't...
  6. Snakes
    Update from this thread - https://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forums/snakes/1258741-eggbound-cali.html Lil Nipper was slowly passing the poo blockage, but was floppy around the area of the blockage. I was advised to offer him a fuzzy which he ate on Thursday. On Friday I had to go out of the...
  7. Lizards
    Hello, lately, after changing my Uromastyx’ substrate from sand to bird seed (edible bird seed), every time he dedicates you can see a lot of undigested seeds in his feces mixed in with the digested leaves (mostly seeds though). So I was wondering is this a problem? Can this lead to impaction in...
  8. Lizards
    I've had my 11 month old male African Fat Tail just over 5 weeks now, and since getting him, he's been off. I was told by countless people it was; "Stress, just leave him alone to settle." So leave him alone I did, and within the first days of the second week, he'd come out of his shell big...
  9. Lizards
    Hi! So I got my leopard gecko, Maya, 8 months ago. The reptile shop where I bought her was well reviewed and had good after care if needed. I was recommended and given calci sand and advised to stay off forums if I didn't want confusing information - which I did! However, in the last week I...
  10. Snakes
    Hey everyone! I don't think I've actually posted any text here before; I usually just do images. But today I have something a little bit different. My grey banded kingsnake, Kerrigan, has a lump. It's bulbous, internal, and growing. She hasn't eaten solid food since the lump appeared a few...
  11. Lizards
    I've got a Leopard Gecko, probably around 1 year old now. She used to come out and wander round the viv most evenings but shes gradually got more and more lazy and stays hidden in the back corner most of the time. Once you take her out of the tank shes still very friendly, nice chunky tail...
  12. Lizards
    Hi all, I recently got back into leopard geckos and picked up a couple from a shop yesterday. They seem to be very healthy and are nice and active with good looking tails, but this morning one of them had pooped what I can only described as a shell filled with sand, a normal looking stool that...
  13. Lizards
    Hi all, I feel I've been posting so much on here recently :D I've currently got bark substrate in my tank for my crestie, however I've had a few people saying when she grows bigger she could accidentally swallow some and have it cause impaction. I've had various people suggest paper towels...
  14. Lizards
    Hi everyone, this little guy is about 4 months old, maybe almost 5 (unsure of hatch date) and I'm worried about the colour of his underside. I KNOW that this is the classic look of impaction - but he's eating and pooping as he should be, and if anything, he's putting on weight. Is it possible...
  15. Lizards
    Ok I was feeding my crested gecko some crickets with some tongs in his cage when one fell of and hit the eco earth the Launched him self at the cricket. when he came over the log his lips are covered in eco-earth. I get im and wipe of the eco earth on the out side but when he went to lick his...
  16. Lizards
    Hi everyone, I have a bosc monitor, he was given to me by an aquaintence with a kink in his spine. he was about 8 inches snout to vent when i received him. He is now about 15 inches snout to vent a year later. This as i understand is quite a slow growth rate for boscs. Aside from that he tends...
  17. Lizards
    I recently moved out gargoyle gecko into its big enclosure (thread here). Everything seems great and he has settled in well. However there is a problem with the crickets and expanding foam. I top up the enclosure with crickets as and when is needed. The crickets have a tendency to go straight to...
  18. Lizards
    Hi, I have a female crested who has a big 55 gallon tank to herself for now, and because the tank is so big I have trouble keeping the humidity up at 70%. I've been recommended to try Sphagnum/Peat Moss or Coco Fibre to help increase humidity, but am not sure whether the Coco which I'm trying...
  19. Amphibians
    My 6 month old axolotl is getting really really fat!!!! he/she gets fed once every other day with frozen blood worms. Could she be pregnant? ive got another one in the tank with him/her. SOMEONE PLEASE REPLY!!!!!!!! THANKYOU
  20. Snakes
    So, all the substrates on the market, all the various feeding techniques such as feeding in a rub and putting the defrost on a plate or a flat surface to avoid impaction. Brian Barcyk claimed on Snakebytes that he's never ever experienced impaction in his career. He uses various substrates...
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