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I think it needs some help getting out of there,maybe you can put some thing in there for it to climb on. They do an important job eating bugs and snails protecting your tomato plant(s). Try not to use any pestecides where it lives. It is best if you try to avoid catching him it can have a negative effect on him some of them are known to drop their tail ...


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Based on you picture, I'm happy to say that your bearded dragon is shedding. All you'll need to do, is make sure that she is able to get rid of it okay. Reptiles shed their skin as they grow larger, if you got your bearded dragon when she was older, you might not have noticed it before as the older they get, the slower they grow, which means shedding less ...


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For a serious injury like that, you should try and find a veterinarian qualified to deal with reptiles. You may want to check local animal rescue services for recommendations. Here is some specific advice about injuries to chameleons, including cat bites: I have seen chameleons (and other reptiles) with very serious burns, cat bites, cuts, and other ...


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Note: This will be true for most, if not all, lizards, but not necessarily for snakes and possibly turtles, as their eyes are different. The idea behind the red bulbs was that reptiles couldn't see the red spectrum of light. With this in mind, the idea was you could have the red light on all night, keeping them warm, but not keeping them awake. It's pretty ...


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Gut loading is the process of giving your live-food animals a diet intended to enrich them nutritionally. It's exactly what it sounds like: you load up the feeder animal's gut with something you want to give to the animal that will eat it. It a sense, you're basically using the feeder as a vehicle for the pet's supplements. It's not a technique you can only ...


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As far as the general lifecycle of a gecko goes, it's quite simple. The gecko starts as an egg, hatches into a young gecko, becomes an adult, and makes more eggs. (Source) Leopard geckos breed all throughout January-September, and can even store the sperm for later, until they feel they're in the right conditions to lay eggs. Like most reptiles, they ...


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Swifts are primarily insectivores, so they wont be nibbling on your plants. But as a practical consideration, swifts are both avid climbers and burrowers, so it would be quite challenging to find a live plant (and a substrate to contain it) that will hold up to the constant climbing and uprooting that the plant will experience in that smaller space. For ...


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You say attack, but it doesn't really sound like aggression to me. Typically aggression will come with a warning first. With bearded dragons that will be them puffing out their neck, showing what looks like a scaly beard (which is where their name comes from), which will usually also turn black. So unless that's happening, I would say he's just overly ...


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It could be for the following reasons: You have two male geckos, which fight (check if they have a bump underneath their bottom) They don't have enough room Medical Reasons They are still young and panic a lot Playing/Restless -etc. I need more information to confirm any of these. I recommend observing them and taking them to the vet.


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Vet's Number This item is pretty much essential in any first aid kit, but is often overlooked. if your gecko looks in a bad way or you have tried everything you know - then this is can be a gecko life saver more than the other tools on this list. There's nothing worse than scrambling around to find a contact number for a vet in a panic. To get your local ...


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Lizards defently know. My Uromastyx loves to walk around the house and im the only one who takes him out. whenever he sees me he comes out of his rock and in the open and scratches at the tank so I just let him run around till he gets tired. Same goes for my mom but with his food and he only eats his food if my mom gives it to him he wont take it from anyone ...


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I can't say I'm any expert on the subject, but I did own a bearded dragon for several years. He too would occasionally glance up and look at my face. It is entirely possible that your lizard does recognize your face as there is some evidence to suggest that reptiles can recognize and form bonds with their owners. https://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pet-talk/reptile-...


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Short answer: Not really, because it all depends on the reptile and how active the species is. Basically, there are going to be two options for the type of terrarium you would use. Long or tall. A long terrarium is one that's going to be wider than it is tall. Those are the ones that look like fish aquariums (although the glass is thinner than an aquarium)....


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It's unlikely that you ended up with a miniature bearded dragon. More likely your dragon has parasites, which are stunting its growth. Rankin's dragons (sometimes referred to as miniature bearded dragons) are less popular in the pet industry, so it's unlikely that you got one by accident. Although Rankin's dragons and Inland Bearded Dragons can interbreed, ...


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Found a blog where they discuss this in some depth. Might as well give you the exact quote: "Uromastyx" is the name of the genus. There is only one genus named Uromastyx so there is no plural. You do not pluralize scientific terms for genus, species, or subspecies. Sometimes when the common "English" name is the same as the scientific it is acceptable in ...


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Yes it can happen. It's called tail rot because it's most commonly seen on the tail. What happens is, while molting, the skin doesn't fully come off the tip of the lizard's tail. So during the next molt, there's a ring of dead skin holding on to the tip of the tail that can also prevent that piece of skin from coming off. Because lizards molt when they ...


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I see bearded dragons dressed up, and with painted nails all the time, so I wouldn't say it's terrible. But I wouldn't say it's a good idea either. At this point, I haven't come across anything that suggests any harmful side-effects of doing it, so if the bearded dragon is healthy, it should theoretically be okay. The problem with it, is that bearded ...


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It is definitely not a Gila Monster, as you can see an example of below. (Source) It would definitely help me be sure of what type of monitor it is, if you provided more information. What size the is monitor right now, where you got it from, more pictures. Anything more would be useful. From what I can tell, it looks to me like you have a Lace Monitor. ...


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I'm not going to say it's impossible, but it's very unlikely. What you're looking at is taming a reptile in a way you would if you received one that's been mistreated or one that wasn't captive-bred. Pretty much all methods rely on you having the reptile in your immediate care, and having it rely on you entirely. First and foremost, taming works best when ...


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You will need to get an under tank heater and a thermostat for your leo. You can also use heat tape but that is less friendly. I would suggest perusing over this care sheet just to get the jist of what you need to do. http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Lizards/Leopard-Gecko/ This is a cheap thermostat and uth UTH Thermostat I would suggest get ...


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If you are really worried, I would take them to an exotic vet. They will be able to tell you for sure if it is a retained eye cap, something like a calcium deposit or a different disorder. They will also be able to give you prescription or normal eye drops for your pet. If you aren't particularly worried about it, you can try to wait until their next shed ...


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You should separate the two of them into different tanks and if you need them to eventually share a tank then keep trying to introduce them in a mutual environment so there’s no territorial issues until they get used to each other and start liking each other. Then sl


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I am not sure about a beardie, but for snakes when they are scared of hands you have to work with them until they are used to it. A lot of time it is the animals personality but if you are concerned about the breeder you should ask to tour their facilities. You can look at the other animals and see if there are signs of abuse and reputable breeders will let ...


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I don't think it's particularly harmful if it's not a large component of her diet. The problems with seed mixes is you have to research the nutritional components of each item, which is time consuming. Peanuts do have a high oxalate (oxalic acid) and goitrogen content. You can use a sifter or a colander with small holes to remove the large chunks if you feel ...


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There could be multiple reasons for all of these symptoms (spots around the mouth could be mouth rot, going a different colour could mean she's too cold, licking her butt can be normal but if she's doing it very regularly it could be irritation from worms or something), this combined with the fact she is stressed and jumpy points to the fact that she isn't ...


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Basics Needs: 10 gallon (38 liters) tank, 3-4 quarts (2.8-3.8 liters) of ECO Earth coconut fiber substrate, Fluker's (small 6" x 11" / 15 x 28 cm) or All living things (8" x 11" / 20 x 28 cm) under tank heating pad, water bowl, Repti Calcium with D3 (dust their food 2-3 times a week for ...


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I had an Ocelot gecko before who didnt eat dusted crickets. Only way I solved this problem was to go to petsmart and buy some live crickets and some food and vitamins for them and feed it to my lizard (his name was "Allie"). It worked and had no issues then. Lizards tend to be very picky with food and that could lead them to starving themselves and trust me ...


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I'll just post a 6-year-later follow-up since someone upvoted the question today: I still have Pascal, and she's very healthy. She never became very friendly though. I take her out almost daily and let her run around, and expose her to people constantly. She's still super-skittish despite that, but she's also entirely non-violent. We think it might have to ...


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