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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?
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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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What could these spots on my bearded dragon's nose be? [closed]

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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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 ...
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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?
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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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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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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 ...
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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?
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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.
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Feeding live insects from outside to reptiles?

I live in Florida and live out in a wooded area and as I grew up I noticed roaches that pop up out of nowhere when lifting things up outside . I was wondering if I can use those to feed my gecko .
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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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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 ...
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What are the stages in a leopard gecko's life cycle?

What is the life cycle of a leopard gecko? What different stages of development (hatchling, sexual maturity, "menopause" equivalent) are there and at what age do they occur? Is it different for male ...
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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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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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My leopard gecko is digging. Does this mean she's gravid and trying to lay eggs?

Found this question on a leopard geckos group on Facebook. My new gecko keeps digging in her earth. As soon as I flatten and evenly spread it out she pushes it all back to the same spot and sits on ...
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What alternative foods can I try feeding my snake?

I have a California kingsnake. She is female and around 4 years old. I have been having some issues with feeding her as described here. We eventually concluded that the problem was she was bored of ...
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What is the difference between Rainwater Albino, Tremper Albino and Bell Albino leopard geckos?

Are there huge differences between the three major types of albinism in leopard geckos? What are the key signs to look out for to determine the differences? I know albino is a recessive trait; is ...
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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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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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Whats the best sand to use for my bearded dragon?

I have a baby Bearded dragon that I got from some guy. He kept them on a gravel like sand which looks horrible and if the little guy did eat some he would not pass some of it through. I know I'm not ...
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Is it safe to paint the toenails of a reptile, or does it pose a hazard to the reptile?

I have no intention of doing this myself, but I saw some photos on Facebook of someone's bearded lizard with painted toenails and I was curious. Apart from the look of the thing (I'm not in favour, ...
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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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How Important is Natural Sunlight to Tortoises?

My fiancée and I are considering getting a Mediterranean spur thigh tortoise - neither of us have had one before, and we're unsure if it's suited to our current situation - as much as we both love the ...
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Can a rabbit be safe drinking water that a turtle and fish live in?

My rabbit discovered that the pool in our backyard has water in it. She figured out a way to drink it. My family put a rock so she can better reach the turtle pool. I'm curious to know if the water ...
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Should I put dusted roaches back in the feeder box

I have a baby bearded dragon (3 months+/-) I dust her live food - dubia roaches) each day. Should I put the dusted roaches back into the feeder box even though they might get dusted again?
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Bearded dragon scared of hands?

I recently purchased two bearded dragons. One is a juvenile while the other is not much older than a baby. The baby bearded dragon is very accepting of holding and interaction and doesn't do much ...
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How to treat a torn iguana toe nail?

Today when I picked up my iguana I noticed that his nail is almost off his toe but still attached, and there's blood on it, and the toe might be broken because I noticed that he keeps his hands off ...
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Iguana heating lights?

I just bought some light to use for my iguanas. Can i use this type of light for heating for the iguana (refer to the picture below): I'm not sure whether it produce enough heat or not, but i think ...
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Should juvenile bearded dragons have heat rocks?

I currently have 2 bearded dragons. One being a juvenile and the other being not much older than a baby. I have researched online about bearded dragons and heat rocks with many conflicting answers. ...
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Black spot/patch on my bearded dragons back

My bearded dragon has a black spot/patch on her back. She has had it for. Month or two. Ive been giving her a bath in betadine just in case of infection but it doesn't seem to be going away. Can ...
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Is hot water enough to clean a reptile's water bowl?

I saw on a forum once that hot water is enough to clean a reptile water bowl and I'm a little skeptical of this. Is this enough to clean it or should I use diluted vinegar, disinfectant such as Wipe ...
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Leopard gecko is wounded, can't move its back legs

I have a leopard gecko. It just leaped out of my hands from four feet up and it can't move her back legs. I live in a small town, there is nowhere to bring her. What should I do?
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What is the white spot on my Bearded Dragon's head? It does not look like shedding skin [duplicate]

This white spot is much thicker than shedding skin and seems to be on his eyelid as well. Could it be a fungus?
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Shedding bearded Dragon, has a white grey spot [duplicate]

My bearded Dragon is shedding her whole back but she has a white grey spot is there anyone that's experience that with their bearded Dragon? Feeling really concerned
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How to tame a blue tongue lizard

We have a blue tongue lizard that has been living with us in our garden for a few years. He is large, approx 50 cm long (1.5 - 2 foot long) We regard him as a pet, even though he not in an ...
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What should be in a leopard gecko first aid kit?

I would like to have materials on hand to be prepared if anything goes wrong with my pets. I have heard people suggest a first aid box so that you are prepared, but I don't have much idea what to put ...
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My bearded dragon has stopped growing, is it possible I got a Rankin's dragon?

When I bought my bearded dragon I was under the assumption that it was an inland bearded dragon, but it's now about 6-7 months later and he hasn't grown very much at all. He's about 7 inches right now,...
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Does my bearded dragon have anything wrong with him? [duplicate]

He is acting relatively normal but he is in brumation so he is less active. I have little to no experience with these kind of things, since he is my first reptile, and I got him 6 months ago. The ...
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Tail Rot affecting other limbs?

So, I have two Beardies one male one not entirely sure, Blaze and Nermy. But anyways they seem to have tail rot on there legs as well. Can this happen
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Breeding age range for terrestrial geckos

I have a female African Fat Tailed gecko who is (15+) years of age. I have a feeling this is too old for breeding. At what age range is it acceptable to breed terrestrial geckos? Males? Females? ...
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my juvenile bearded dragon still dull and greyish after shedding tail

My juvenile bearded dragon sheds every few weeks. We haven't had any problems so far. I mist several times a day and his eating habits haven't changed. With that being said he is shedding his tail ...
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What is this dull patch on my bearded dragon?

I noticed today that my bearded dragon has a dull-looking patch on her back. Does anyone know what might have caused this? Is she sick? I'm very concerned. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Can a Savannah monitor see red light?

Many reptiles, especially snakes, don't see red light. However, some see more than humans, such as bearded dragons who have yellow specific color receptors. What colors do Savannah monitors see?
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I have a box turtle that has a very long beak, how can I shave it down without having to take him to the Vets office?

My male turtle has a very long beak. It is very difficult for him to pick up his food to eat. I don't want to put him through the stress of going to a Vet's office. What can I use to shave his beak ...
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Is a bearded dragon measured from nose tip to end of tail tip or nose tip to begining of tail

How is a bearded dragon measured? some say from the tip of the nose to the tip if the tail. Then some say from the tip of the nose to the tail base. Which is correct?
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When my leopard gecko sheds he can't see, is that okay?

When Rocky, my leopard gecko, sheds it seems like the last thing to come off is the skin on his face, head, and eyes. It looks like he can't see at all! Is this okay?
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Alligator as a pet

I don't have any experience taking care of reptiles so obviously I wouldn't want a gator as a pet. But I might have children in the future and what if they find alligators so fascinating and even see ...
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Why is my chameleon's mouth staying open on one side?

It looks like her mouth is going to one side. I don't know what to do. She has never been injured that we are aware of. She always stays in her cage, and she is able to eat. What do you recommend?