We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Questions tagged [reptiles]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
235 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
4k views

How can I know how healthy my turtle's shell is?

Recently while giving my turtle some shell scratching I noticed I could press the plastron (bottom part of shell) and carapace (top part of shell) down closer to each other. This mostly only happens ...
1
vote
3answers
164 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
415 views

How can I help my Uromastyx who won't adjust to safer conditions and handling?

My dad owns a pet wholesale, and received in a shipment a one-eyed baby uromastyx. He decided to bring it home as he figured he wouldn't be able to sell it. At the time, we had a female who had just ...
2
votes
1answer
572 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
93 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

My leopard gecko is excreting a white sludge. What is this and is it normal?

There's a white paste coming out of my gecko's vent. Is this calcium or something else? Should I be worried about it if the gecko isn't metabolising the calcium properly?
2
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
13k views

How can I diminish my dragon's reflection?

When my bearded dragon was younger, he didn't react to his reflection. Because he didn't react, I figured that he either couldn't see it, or wasn't bothered by it. But now that he's fully grown, he's ...
3
votes
1answer
441 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

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 ...
19
votes
1answer
3k views

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 (...
4
votes
2answers
469 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
727 views

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'...
6
votes
2answers
784 views

What are the differences between taking care of a california king snake, and a corn snake?

I've been taking care of my snake as if it was a corn snake, but today I was looking images and my mom suggested it might be a California king snake, then I started doubting what the vendor said. If ...
4
votes
3answers
127 views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
58k views

What is a good substrate for a bearded dragon terrarium?

There are so many different types of substrate, what are the reasons to choose one type of substrate over another, or is it all just personal preference?
5
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
117 views

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 ...
3
votes
5answers
1k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

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?
3
votes
0answers
241 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
183 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
179 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
181 views

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?
8
votes
1answer
2k views

What are snake morphs?

When looking for snakes I often see the term morph flying around. What does it mean exactly?
4
votes
2answers
101 views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
49k views

My leopard gecko sometimes has trouble shedding. How can I help?

Sometimes, when my gecko sheds, not all of the skin comes off and I find flaky white patches left behind. I know you shouldn't pull at them to help them come off, so what should you do instead?
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
186 views

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?
11
votes
2answers
1k views

Is there any evidence to suggest that lizards can recognize a human face?

I was playing air drums next to my 2-year old Uromastyx's tank, and I noticed out of the corner of my eye that she kept glancing up and my face, despite my hands going crazy 2 feet down (almost giving ...
12
votes
2answers
334k views

How do I tell the sex of a bearded dragon?

I have a bearded dragon and I want to know whether it's a boy or a girl. I don't see any parts down there, so how can I tell?
3
votes
1answer
589 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
72 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
52 views

My bearded dragons Sex [duplicate]

I just got my baby bearded dragon and I’m having trouble figuring out the sex my dragon myself
2
votes
0answers
62 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
165 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
11k views

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?
4
votes
2answers
98 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
737 views

What to do when one leopard gecko bites another?

I'm not sure what to do I have two leopard geckos and I was just feeding them and one of them bite the others head and now theirs a small noticeable hole should I take it to the vet or whatever or ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Do mosquitoes bite reptiles? Is there any danger of communicating pathogens?

I'd like to know the generic answer for reptiles, but I'm particularly concerned about tortoises. Mine is largely an indoor tortoise, and the mosquitoes are already pretty much gone from our area, ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Is my turtle's shell changing color a bad sign? [closed]

My turtle's shell was dark when it was younger and as it has grown, its became lighter is that bad?
4
votes
1answer
51 views

My turtle's shell flakes off

My red ear slider shell flakes off as clear flakes. What is happening, what do I need to do? I have been using cuttle bone and stepped up his basking.