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  1. Lizards
    I've got my first crested gecko arriving soon, and I've got a bioactive set up that's been running for around a month now with isopods and springtails, so should be ready for it. However, in my research I've seen some people suggest that juveniles should be kept on moist paper towels to reduce...
  2. Introductions
    Hey everyone! Thought I'd sign up as I am soon to become a reptile keeper for the first time! I kept fish as a teenager, and used to be a real regular on fish forums back in the day, so also can't wait to get back into forum life. I'm Philippa, but you can call me Phil. I've set up a small...
  3. Lizards
    Hello all I am new to the forum and the the reptile world i set up a bio-terrarium in my hastie but found out later that they are a long way off being able to go into there so for now they are in a tempory 10l plastic container i will picking up some fake plant to go in the tomorrow ad the is...
  4. Lizards
    I'd love a bearded dragon but the whole heating/UV thing is really confusing me. A few places near me offer to set it up for you when you buy a vivarium but I'd need to know how to change the bulbs etc by myself in the future obviously. Is this fairly easy once its all been set up? Please tell...
  5. Snakes
    Hi All. Quick intro - I'm Lilly, I'm new to the forum and to reptile care. I am planning to get an adult corn snake from the RSPCA or similar (open to advice on that). I have a few questions I was hoping someone could answer, hope this isn't too repetitive, I have read the forum and couldn't...
  6. Amphibians
    We put nine plants in last week and they all seem to be thriving. We won't be buying dart frogs until the summer, as we have a holiday coming up and also this will give us time to make sure everything is perfect before our little guests (leucamelas) move in. Just wanted to share the photo with...
  7. Snakes
    I’ve been cleaning out and replacing my royals substrate and took it as a good time to take some general stats of her and her viv and wanted some opinions of if she’s doing alright. She eats well and strikes every time, even when she’s coming up to a shed, her current weight is 665g at 3ft...
  8. Newbie Advice
    Hi, I'm completely new to owning reptiles and up to this point I have only owned rodents and dogs. To make a long story short, a small chameleon at the pet store stole my heart today and I really want to purchase him, but I have never owned a reptile before and I'm terrified I may kill him. I've...
  9. Snakes
    Hello. I'm not new to keeping exotic pets. I've kept a variety of invertebrates over the last decade and also had a couple of Leopard Geckos up to a few years ago. However, I've always really wanted to own a snake and had been casually researching getting a corn snake for a while. Cut to a few...
  10. Lizards
    Hello! On Tuesday (4/2) I got a baby leo. I have no clue on the age or gender but i've been calling it Zazu and defaulting to a him. Yesterday his heat mat and thermostat came in the mail and I set it all up last night. I'm using a Zootherm UTH rated for 10-20 gal because he is in a 15 gal tank...
  11. Newbie Advice
    Hi, I'm completely new to this - we aim to keep poison dart frogs (leucas). On our first attempt at the viv background the branches were too small and they sank into the expanding foam without a trace. (We sterilised them in the oven first). We had to rip it all out, as it was so useless. This...
  12. Introductions
    42 year (soon to be 43) old chap from good old Lancashire here. I'm semi-retired now and have more time to enjoy my hobbies again which includes keeping invertebrates...Thus i'm starting to rear a few spiderlings again. ...and the interest came back in droves, so i am trying to take part in as...
  13. Introductions
    Nice to meet you all! I am a former zoo keeper with a BSc in Zoo Biology. I have a few critters of my own but have worked with a wide variety of species. I am limited at the moment in terms of having animals as i live in a rented property, but not for long hopefully!
  14. Lizards
    Hey everyone! I've never had any reptiles before so forgive me if i say anything wrong or am not quite right with things, feel free to correct me! I'm planning to get a leopard gecko sometime next year, and have started to plan out costs and what not for the set up. My current plans are...
  15. Snakes
    Hi all, Im looking to get my first snake (corn snake) in the next few months and am doing a lot of research on proper housing. I'm following the advice from a sticky I found here about corn snakes. I'm hoping to get a juvenile but I'm trying to be cheap as always and just buy one vivarium I...
  16. Snakes
    hello, I have just set up my first cornsnake viv, I am collecting the snake on Friday but want to have everything set up and ready. I am struggling with getting the right temperatures, I have set my thermostat to 29 C but it doesn't seem to be working as its only reaching 25 C (which is also the...
  17. Lizards
    Hey everyone, I've been obsessed with lizards and reptiles for a long time, having only kept my friends corn snake a few years back (for around 5-6 years) I am very new to reptiles and especially lizards, I would LOVE to own a beardie or blue tongue skink eventually, but I don't want to rush...
  18. Introductions
    Hello! I have recently becomed hooked in keeping reptiles since I got my first corn snake earlier in the year. It frustrates me seeing people on Gumtree and Preloved giving away reptiles and particularly that some of them being advertised are not getting proper care, housed too small...
  19. Lizards
    hi all, i had a chameleon 9 years ago so not entirely a newbie but seems ive forgotten a bit.. I bought a female yemen cham yesterday, she hasnt eaten yet, she has mealworms and a locust in her viv but she just doesnt seem very happy at the moment, she is hiding behind a big branch. is this...
  20. Lizards
    hi everyone, years ago my first pet was 2 leopard gecko's, i have also kept a yemen chameleon. Since then I have had 2 children and am eager to get back in to keeping reptiles and interesting pets :-D I have picked up a 60cm x 30cm x 45cm glass terranium which came with a heat mat and some...
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