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  1. 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...
  2. Lizards
    i am going through the ins and out of living with an eyed lizard (timon lepidus). i am thinking of getting one so i am trying to make sure its a good fit before getting one. as far as i can tell everything is good in terms of care i can provide so i am curious about the day to day. specifically...
  3. Lizards
    Hello everyone! Proud owner of a Yellow Ackie. About 4 years old now. Due to unfortunate personal circumstances, I had to leave the UK in early December, and couldn't bring my dear lizard with me. I had to leave him with someone, and didn't get my Monitor back until the beginning of February...
  4. Snakes
    Hi, I have a Corn Snake which my sister adopted and left with us after moving out, as she was constantly not in the house the snake (which was tamed) we believe now is kind of feral, to the point where me and my family are afraid to handle it. Any advice on being able to retame it would be...
  5. Lizards
    Hi there! I work at a Wildlife Sanctuary, where we care for animals that are non-releasable or cannot be further taken care of by their owners. Recently, we have gained a Argentine Black and White Tegu. She was fed only protein, and she does not like anything other than protein sources. When...
  6. Lizards
    Hi all, first post. Just looking for some advice. My 1 year old Moroccan Uromastyx rarely comes out of his hide. Ever since we first got him he’s been petrified of people, despite being captive bred. He’ll occasionally poke his head out of his hide, but he very rarely leaves the hide. He...
  7. Lizards
    Hello. I'm new here, seeking help and advice on what to do. I'm having a hard time joining the gecko forums, so a reptile forum seems the next best thing... So I just recently got a crested gecko, an adult male without a tail of an unknown age (the shop had him for a very long time; none of the...
  8. Lizards
    I bought a green basilisk lizard about 4 weeks ago and she is very skittish and afraid of people. Any recommendations on how I can make her more comfortable around people?
  9. Lizards
    I recently got a young blue iguana, about 10 inches long, who ive had for about 2 weeks now. I have been trying to 'tame' them down but every time I go near their viv, they run off. He/She will sometimes let me stand close to their viv and watch them but as soon as I try to touch or open the...
  10. Lizards
    Hi All, I eventually got a new lizard after much deliberation on what lizard to get. I got a CB Asian water monitor approx 7mths old. Looking for a bit of advice on taming..... I got him 1 week ago and put him in his viv and after a 3hr drive to get him home I decided to just leave him be for...
  11. Lizards
    My uncle moved back to US recently and well left me with his Iggy he has been keeping him ina three foot by two foot viv but I have a new one being built out of a wardrobe by a neighbour who is epic with power tools anyway thats not why I am here. So far this guy whips me :whip: more than a race...
  12. Lizards
    Hi Everyone, Im quite an experienced reptile keeper, and have recently purchased a Bosc Monitor. (She is about 6 months old, and ive had her about 3 months). My aim is to get her to a stage where she can be stroked and maybe handled by a variety of people. I dislike the word 'tame'. Im not...
  13. Lizards
    Hello All, I have just got two Chinese Water Dragons, They are both about 6 months old. I was advised to leave the little fellas in the Vivarium for 1 week before handling them so they get acclimatised to their viv. My question is, I really want to be able to tame them so they are as friendly...
  14. 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...
  15. Lizards
    Hey so I was talking with a fellow herper the other day (he had a collection of ball pythons) and i mentioned that i was considering putting a mali uromastyx in my new terrarium... but when i mentioned uromastyxes he mentioned that they "should be handled VERY sparingly as too much human contact...
  16. Snakes
    The newest addition to my reptile family is a beautiful CB15 blood python. I absolutely adore her. She's nice, fat, and healthy. As a lot of us know, blood pythons are known for having quite the attitude. In her case, the first month i had her, she was a star, but then the striking out started...
  17. Lizards
    Just wondering at what time of day its best to start the taming process, i'm going to go with the eventually sliding my hand under him way as from research this seems to cause the least stress and best response from them. I was just confused as to the best time, whether its in the day when he'll...
  18. Lizards
    Struggling to calm her down, she so skittish. She's about 2ft with the tail and about 2 years old. She's in a massive viv and she cAn get above me, she isn't as bad when she's higher up but still try to interact with her and she god ballistic ! Help is appropriated
  19. Hi?

    Introductions
    Hi everyone! So I am new to RFUK and new to the world of rep keeping too! I recently picked up my first snake from a local breeder, he is an 8 month old BBC, he has not been handled except for feeding until now and as you can imagine he is incredibly feisty, I was hoping some of you more...
  20. Lizards
    There are a lot different opinions/threads on handling lizards. Awhile back Salazare Slytherin started a thread about the development of our hobby. I’d like to start a similar discussion that ties into that one: do lizards enjoy being handled? It’s a bit of a loaded question since it can’t be...
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