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  1. Lizards
    I got a Leo about 5 days ago, she hasn't pooped and only eats if I literally hold the food against her snout. However I was told she was tame and could be handled as soon as I got her, I've come to realise that I shouldn't have been handling her, I'm going to leave her to properly settle and not...
  2. Lizards
    We have a dilemma regarding our cresties and a weekend away we have been invited to in the lakes this weekend and are looking at our options and would appreciate some comments/advice. We have only had them about 3 and half weeks now and they are only just starting to settle in, seeing more...
  3. Lizards
    Hi all I have had my beardie for just over a week now i reckon she is about 10weeks old. she was quite tame in the store when she was taken out of her enclosure but was wondering how long i should leave it before i start thinking about taming her and handling i have heard anything from 2weeks...
  4. Lizards
    Hi, My Kim's came home with me on Friday but as of yet haven't eaten a thing - can anyone suggest why? My guess is that they are perhaps still settling in but 4 days now seems like long enough for them to have built an appetite, especially at only 3 months old. I first attempted to feed with...
  5. Snakes
    So I think I already know the answer to this but I'm going to ask anyway. I got my snake two weeks ago and since I got him I never really see him around in the tank. I've even turned his lights off while I'm in the room and he never comes out. He is only about 16" long, a baby corn. I'm...
  6. Newbie Advice
    Hey :) After a while of deciding I finally made up my mind on my first venture in reptiles and found a lovely crested gecko who was real cute and happily sat on the lad who worked in the shops hands before leaping onto his shoulder and sticking his tounge out - I fell for him! (The gecko that...
  7. Snakes
    Hi, I've been keeping corns for a while now and decided to venture into something a bit bigger so have a royal python. I only got her a few days ago and am leaving her to settle in, she is very shy though and sits in her hide most of the time, I have avoided handling her till she has settled...
  8. Snakes
    Hello all, Just thought I'd check and see how everyone's new Donny snakes are settling in... There have been some brilliant pictures floating around. I had every intention of leaving my CB11 100% het pied royal and CB11 albino cali king to settle in for 5 days then giving them a feed and...
  9. Snakes
    I always tell myself i will wait a week before handling, but realisticaly i always cave in short of this and usually handle after three or four days. My question is how long do you wait and why?. Do you think it is beneficial to allow a settling in period at all?, and if so whats a sensible...
  10. Snakes
    How often did/do you find yourself watching the RUB/viv during the settling in period of your new snake in the hope you might catch a glimpse of your elusive new purchase?
  11. Lizards
    Hey Guys ! I've just got a leopard gecko today and he's still settling in how long does this period last he's eaten 2 mealworms but he wont eat anything else since how long will this last? and when should i offer crickets as he was fed mostly mealworms at the pet shop where i bought him thnx in...
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