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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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Is my lighting correct for a bearded dragon?

I currently have only one light source going at a time, during the day I place the UVB light in the lamp while at night I insert the infrared basking light. It is 75 °F (24 °C) where the UVB light is, ...
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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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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 gecko?

I adopted a friend of a friend's gecko a couple of weeks ago. I have no experience with reptiles, just my 17 year old son wanted one since forever ago. It was all quick and I was given her tank and ...
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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 one. My room is only about 21 °C (70 °F) 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 leopard gecko 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 ...
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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's eye problem - eyelids have grown closed

I have a leopard gecko which was given to me by someone. Her eyelids seem 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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My red eared slider turtle won't grow

I have a red eared slider turtle, who won't grow. I've had my turtle for 10 months. It's about 2 inches. Also, the bottom shell is soft and squishy. Please help. I want to help my turtle.
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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 [duplicate]

I have two map turtles; one male and another one 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 ...
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Diet and care for bearded dragon

My daughter has a bearded dragon and he is weak, has significantly low appetite and sometimes does not eat at all. She feeds him crickets with vitamins. We took him to the vet and he is now on a ...
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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 ...
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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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Sick leopard gecko

I have had my leo since February. His name is Elvis (I think it's a male). The last two weeks he has been very lethargic and slowly not eating, and now more recently he's not pooping. It started when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Safe hot-rock for corn snake

Hot-rocks look like a great idea! I would love to warm the hide at night and the rock at day, so as to entice my corn snake out more. But everywhere over the Internet they are blasted as being ...
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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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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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How to choose the right size of mice for my snakes?

Currently my black headed python is eating 3 medium mice once every 10 days. If he is eating 3 with ease should I upgrade the size of his mice? I also have 2 hatchling jungles that are currently ...
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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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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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How do I heat and/or build multiple snake enclosures?

I am starting to get setup for snake breeding (balls) and I am lost on the process of multi enclosures. It is hard to find information about getting started with them and best practices/equipment to ...
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Can Uromastyx eat peanuts?

I bought my Uro a Finch seed mix since I read seeds can be a good addition to a Uro's diet in terms of nutrients and roughage. I've been giving it to her for a few months now, and noticed that she ...
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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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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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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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My leopard gecko arm was taken off by my sister's cat while was at work!

I was at work and my door was closed. My sister opened the door and the cat got in and was pawing at it. The cat broke open the roof and attacked gecko's tail and took his leg clean off! What kind of ...
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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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How to "re-tame" my captive shingleback

I have had my pet shingleback for a few years now, kept in an inside enclosure. I purchased the lizard of a breeder who had frequently handled the lizard and had it well tamed. For the first 12 ...