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Found this skink in my tomato plant bucket. Is he trapped? Or could he leave if he wanted?

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 ...
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My Indian flapshell turtle fell from 3rd floor. How to know there's any internal damage by his behaviour?

It's impossible to tell if an animal - especially a reptile like a turtle - has internal injuries from it's behavior, unless it's currently dying. A vet must examine the animal to find internal damage....
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What are snake morphs?

Within the snake trade there is a lot of effort going towards breeding animals with different coloration. A well known example of this is an albino mutation. Albino means that the animal is missing ...
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Snake died suddenly. I have no idea what happened

I'm sorry to hear about your snake. It is possible that the evergreen branch still posed a threat. I work as a reptile keeper in a zoo, and we as a rule will not use any evergreen regardless of its ...
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Should juvenile bearded dragons have heat rocks?

If you mean heat rocks that are electric powered and function to provide a place for the dragons to sit on to warm up, then generally the answer is no. These devices are often made with no thermostat, ...
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Safe hot-rock for corn snake

To answer your question, it is a little of both. The reason hot rocks are frowned upon more than UTHs and basking lights is because they fail to spread heat as much as the previous. To feel the ...
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Can a rabbit be safe drinking water that a turtle and fish live in?

Turtles carry salmonella as well as other bacteria that can be harmful to your rabbit, both animals carry very different gut flora. Rabbits are so so sensitive with their GI tract, that's like the #...
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Mali Uromastyx: Stick thing sticking out of Femoral Pore

Waxy Secretions From the photos you have provided it looks like a waxy secretion from one of the femoral pores, this is normal. These secretions are used to attract mates and mark territory, both ...
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Is there any evidence to suggest that lizards can recognize a human face?

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 ...
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My pet snake seems to have some sort of bugs crawling on its face; do I need to worry?

I saw this post resurrected and I want to put in a resource I found. Mite Eradication 101: Permethrin Permethrin comes in many forms - Provent-A-Mite (PAM), NIX/RID head lice treatment, Permethrin-...
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How to choose the right size of mice for my snakes?

General rule for snakes is you feed them food that is as wide as their widest dimension. If my snake at it's widest was the size of a toiletpaper roll, I should feed it rats that would fit inside the ...
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Diet and care for bearded dragon

Bearded dragon setup includes: 55 gallon (210 liters) tank. Repti-Carpet or newspaper bedding. UVA/UVB tube lighting with a mercury vapor bulb basking light (also includes UVA/UVB). These lights ...
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My bearded dragon ate BARK?

She can pass it but sometimes it can get lodged - keep an eye on appetite and stool production, a good indication of a blockage would be vomiting, inappetence, diarrhea or stopped making stool all ...
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Baby leopard gecko won't eat!

I would stay away from the mealworms - they aren't very nutritious and are hard to digest. As your little guy grows a variety of small crickets, waxworms, silkworms and butterworms will be a delicacy....
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Are possibly poisoned locusts safe to feed my leopard gecko?

If you look up the list of plants and veggies that are toxic or unsafe FOR REPTILES to eat, tomatoes AND their leaves are included. Considering anything digested by the locusts are in their bodies ...
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Adopting (rescuing) a pair of Big pet store Leopard Geckos that were raised by uninformed - Help

What do we need to watch for? Signs of metabolic bone disease are: lumps and bumps along their backs; bone deformities such as kinks in their spine; constipation; swollen arms or legs (Popeye arms); ...
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How can I keep my 3 month old leopard gecko warm

A few options at hand: 1) Increase the temperature of your room, can use your regular home heating system, space heaters (do not use unsupervised) etc.. 2) Use hot water bottles (wrapped in a towel ...
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My leopard gecko won't shed

Leopard Geckos shed throughout their entire lives, the reason you do not see the shed is because they eat it! Once full grown they shed less regularly (this varies from species to species). Healthy ...
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What to do when one leopard gecko bites another?

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 ...
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What alternative foods can I try feeding my snake?

I have a lavender king snake, and I also have a breeding pair of doves, which have given me about a dozen doves in around a year, I've been pulling the eggs when they are laid, ideally before ...
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How can I clean the shell of my tortoise?

I have extremely sensitive skin and so I find that using just a tiny bit of my gentle everyday use face wash works to rid him of his smell. I only do this about once every two months. I don't ...
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How can I clean the shell of my tortoise?

My tortoise, Beef, loves being scrubbed with a toothbrush on the back of shell, only with dawn soap. We only use the original type (blue/original), but I use a damp cotton ball to wipe off dirt from ...
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Why does my tortoise make a peeping or whistling sound while breathing?

I have recently obtained a red footed tortoise that whistles with every breath. I am confident my enclosure and environment is suitable for the tortoise and the Tortoise received proper care before I ...
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Why does my tortoise make a peeping or whistling sound while breathing?

I have a big adult leopard tortoise in the garden. She only makes a sound when I call her. She then comes walking to me at the same time (hoping to be fed or petted). I am pretty sure the way you ...
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How do I tell the sex of a bearded dragon?

Just a note, try not to hold the tail like that, they are a lizard and so can perform autotomy and deglove or 'drop' their tale as a defence mechanism and it will not grow back as it used to be, it ...
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Water conditioner for a snake

What type of treatment? Most of the time, conditioner for water is just getting rid of chlorine, both fish conditioner and ReptiSafe do this. From what I read on forums, it seems that ReptiSafe and ...
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Is there any evidence to suggest that lizards can recognize a human face?

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 ...
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My turtle's shell flakes off

A turtles shell From Mader Reptile Surgery and Medicine A turtles shell is covered by a superficial layer of keratin shields called scutes. Both scutes and underlying bone are capable of ...
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Sick leopard gecko

I would go to the vet hospital if he's constipated for 4+ days and not eating/lethargic for 2 weeks. A veterinarian will have to do a physical exam to determine cause.
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