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Relating to keeping a reptile as a pet; housing, feeding, care. No generalised reptile questions.

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What morph is my leopord gecko?

Does this photo help decide what morph she is? I have looked up mutiple morphs but cant tell could you guys help it will mean a lot.
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Ivory Python Belly turned Dark Green

I got a Ivory Ball Python back in March and even though his lower jaw was a little deformed (it was a bit shorter than his tip but he still was able to feed correctly) we loved him. Unfortunately he ...
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How can I help my sick leopard gecko?

Two years ago my brother got a pet leopard gecko. We still don't know it's gender but I will say him. For two years he was fine and looked healthy had a fat tail and ate fine. The only problem was ...
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My new Leopard gecko turned grey and is cold to the touch

so I just bought a leopard gecko (It's my first reptile) and last night I had turned off it's heat mat. I had read that leopard geckos could withstand temps of 70s (which is the coldest it usually ...
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Found this skink in my tomato plant bucket. Is he trapped? Or could he leave if he wanted?

I've been growing some tomatoes in a 5 gallon bucket. About 4 days ago, I found this skink sitting there in the dirt. . Since he's been there, he's been happily just burrowing around in the dirt and (...
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Snake died suddenly. I have no idea what happened

My pet ball python (i’d had him for about 3 months now) was fine last night. I got him from a reptile expo back in december from a breeder. I cleaned his cage with a vinegar and water solution and put ...
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My leopard gecko won't shed

My leopard gecko only shed once and I got him may/19/18 And sometimes he goes pale but nothing happens, he always has wet Moss, I give them baths. He seems healthy there's nothing wrong with him he'...
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I think my leopard gecko Luna is impacted - how can I tell?

I think my leopard gecko Luna is impacted. Her belly is black and purple. I started warm baths today. She ate some large crickets and just lays around all day. Not eating or drinking or pooping. Is ...
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Dragon scratching glass alot

My dragon is a hatchling from the pet store. I've got him in a 10 gallon tank for now which stays 95 in hot end and 75 in cool end. He surfs glass alot...and have checked all the sites on this to find ...
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My new gecko is fighting my old one!

I got a leopard gecko about 3 weeks ago and i thought it needed a friend so today i got another and put it in the terrarium. They are both pretty young. The new one went into the hide my old one was ...
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What are reptile caves made off?

I was looking through a documentary about animal welfare and I was wondering what are reptile caves made off and who is controlling the elements used in their conception. I checked mine and can't ...
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Leo Gecko Too Cold During the Winter? [duplicate]

Over the summer I purchased a leopard gecko and have managed to keep her cage within the recommended warmth range, though recently I've noticed her cage becomes a little colder due to the winter ...
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Rosy Boa keeps seeking the cold. Why?

I just got a 4mo old male rosy boa 5 days ago. His warm side (temp taken at surface) fluxes between 85-94. I have a heating pad stuck under the cage and a uv warming light coming from the top. Right ...
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My cat attacked my pet leopard gecko and the gecko is probably injured, what to do?

A few hours ago my cat got my gecko and scratched it in the neck, ear, back, and hands. She seems to be alive and moving well, but her jaw is just the tinniest bit of crooked, and she does take a ...
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How can I keep my 3 month old leopard gecko warm

I have a baby leopard gecko but my heat lamp just broke and I will have no money for a new one for about a week or two how can I keep her warm until then?? Is a floor vent heater okay? I’m panicking ...
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Handling my chameleon

I have had my chameleon for around a month now. When I first got her I was told to leave her in her enclosure for two days before handling her. After the two days had passed I went to pick her up and ...
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What should I have in my chameleon enclosure?

I have a 6 month old Yemen Chameleon, she is doing well and is perfectly healthy. In my enclosure I have a large log that goes diagonal from one corner to the other. I then have leaves wrapped around ...
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What is that in my red-eared slider's wound?

First Question I have taken a photo of her wound today (see the first figure below). You can see there is a dark pink thing. Does anyone know what it is? Is it pus or a scab? Second Question This ...
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Possible case of MBD in a leopard gecko

My 8 month old leopard gecko has had his front left leg turned inwards for the past 2 weeks. He also stays in his hide a lot and rarely comes out. Is there anything I can do?
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leopard gecko odd behavior-

i got my leo a month ago. i love her to bits, her name's frankie. the vet said she was around 6 months old. maybe i'm just worrying too much, but i figured i should get input anyway. to begin, i have ...
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My 16 year old red eared slider hasn't laid eggs in years

Shes been acting crazy, trying to get out of her tank and being a picky eater. I just started reading about her symptoms and discovered that she could be eggbound. Until now, I had no idea that this ...
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What are snake morphs?

When looking for snakes I often see the term morph flying around. What does it mean exactly?
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What do I do with my juvenile leopard gecko while going on vacation?

I have a juvenile leopard gecko, I will be going on vacation soon for 3 days. I don't know if he'll be okay while I'm gone? I will feed him before I go, but I usually feed him 10-15 crickets every ...
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My bearded dragons Sex [duplicate]

I just got my baby bearded dragon and I’m having trouble figuring out the sex my dragon myself
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Are Terrapins sold in the UK?

I am from the UK and I was wondering if I can get terrapins. i have looked on all the websites of close by pet stores and none of them know where to get them from.
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Sick Baby Leopard Gecko [duplicate]

Long story short, I was given a sick baby leopard gecko because I was the only person that the owner of the pet store know that would take good care of it since I already have 3 leopard geckos. The ...
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Use glycerin to help your gecko shed?

Can you use glycerin to help your gecko shed? I've used it on a burmese python that had not shed the caps on his eyes for quite sometime. And it helped tremendously. Do you think it would be just as ...
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My snake has started shedding, but seems unwilling/unable to finish

I have a juvenile corn snake. This is her second shed with me so far, and the first went very easily. This time, however, she seems to be unwilling or unable to fully work her skin off. On Thursday ...
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What could these spots on my bearded dragon's nose be?

I noticed a few days ago that my bearded dragon has a couple spots on her nose and mouth area. I thought that it was dirt but it didn't wash off. Has anyone got any ideas what it could be?
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Adopting (rescuing) a pair of Big pet store Leopard Geckos that were raised by uninformed - Help

Looking for input from experienced Gecko keepers that have cared for Geckos with MBD or impaction so we know what to watch and be prepared for with our new adopted Leopard Geckos. The Good Both look ...
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Mali Uromastyx: Stick thing sticking out of Femoral Pore

I picked up my Mali Uro today, and noticed a stick/hook thing sticking out of one of her(?) femoral pores. I searched around, and people have mentioned "bulges" on the pores, but I couldn't find any ...
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Skunk gecko please help [closed]

My skunk gecko mouth is half way open and looks like her chest is caved in nothing has happened to her she lives alone eats only crickets and in a very clean environment please help I don't know what ...
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How do I get Skin off my untamed baby leopard gecko?? HELP [duplicate]

So I got a juvenile leopard gecko named Scout about 3 days ago. I haven't held him yet because I wanted him to get comfortable in his new home before I did that. He had just finished shedding a bit ...
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Are possibly poisoned locusts safe to feed my leopard ghekko

I adopted a friend of a friends ghekko a couple of weeks ago. I have no experience with reptiles just my 17yr old son wanted one forever. It was all quick and I was given her tank and accessories. I ...
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Bearded dragon sick or gravid?

I have had my bearded dragon for almost a year, and I got her when she was a baby. She has always been very nice and never seemed agitated toward anyone. About a week ago I thought she had infertile ...
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Gecko won't eat

I need help. Recently I've been neglecting my gecko because of something that happened to me that left me emotionally distressed. My gecko used to be healthy, but now he's skinny, squints his eyes, ...
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Snake refusing food after escaping

My 4 year old cornsnake escaped and was lost for about 10 weeks. I finally found him about 3 weeks ago. Since he's been back he has been refusing to eat. He's more active than he was before he ...
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How do I keep my leopard gecko cage warm?

I just got a leopard gecko at a reptile show and it is my first. My room is only about 70 degrees and is not warm enough for it. How can I make my room or the cage warmer?
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Baby leopard gecko won't eat!

I got a baby leo exactly one week ago and I haven't seen him eat yet. He is a hatchling and he looks like an average sized baby. I am feeding him on large calcium dusted mealworms. I have him in a 20 ...
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My bearded dragon ate BARK?

My bearded dragon is about 8 months old and she looks really healthy. I went back to the pet store to get her some more stuff and the shop owner told me to buy Repti Bark for my bearded dragon. (I'm ...
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Leopard Gecko Eye problem(Eyelids Grown closed)

I have a leopard gecko which was given to me by someone. Her eyelids look to have grown closed? I was told it was her shedding that didn't come off correctly and have done as suggested in this case by ...
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Turtle laying his head restlessly against glass

I have had a turtle for about 2 weeks now, and today I noticed him laying his head against the glass, which I did not see him do earlier. I am quite new to reptiles and I am a bit worried. I have also ...
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Sexing my beardies

My beard dragons sex. Have two one goes crazy bobbing head up and down and black beard. The other one is bigger but no bobbing and does have like a beard . We put them in together and the smaller one ...
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Swelling of the cloaca

I currently have a Green Tree Python that is about 3 feet long and still has the yellow juvenile colors. The cage is kept at about 55-60% humidity and a temperature of about 85° F. The snake's cloaca ...
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bearded dragon perches when he sleeps why is that?

My bearded dragon doesn't use his hiding spot. He rather prefers to perch on his basking spot to sleep. Why is that?
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Aggressive bearded dragon help?

My bearded dragon is being aggressive, anything that comes in or near his tank he tries to attack. If I vacuum near his tank he tries to go after it, when I plug up anything in the socket, if I stick ...
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I think my female map turtle is trying to lay her eggs in the water.

I have two map turtle one male the other female. I caught them doing the mating dance and the deeds plenty of times. I got the male from a friend and he was lonely so about a month later got the ...
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Diet and care for Bearded Dragon

My daughter has a Bearded Dragon and he is weak, eats little and sometimes does not eat, could it be that the light in his glass cage is too hot. She feeds him crickets with vitamins. We took him to ...
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Strange lines on turtle plastron

My four year old yellow bellied slider has some strange lines in his plastron. I couldn't tell how long have those been there, I think for a long time, maybe even years, but it's something that's ...
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Turtle: How do you feed mealworms?

So I've just come into the ownership of a Mexican wood turtle. It's a long story but normally with something like this I'd do a lot of research prior to accepting the responsibility. In this case I ...