• How to take of red eared slider turtle?

    im getting one tomorrow, do they drown..? i dont find anything on the internet if they drown or not do i keep them in the tank all the time or can i take them out and play with them? also what should i name it
    im getting one tomorrow, do they drown..? i dont find anything on the internet if they drown or not do i keep them in the tank all the time or can i take them out and play with them? also what should i name it
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • What would happen in this situation?

    Best answer: Well as unlikely as the situation is lol. I would say he would have a better chance of taking a bite or three than he would have not getting bit

    Mambas are fast and freak out easy they tend to bite multiple times
    Best answer: Well as unlikely as the situation is lol. I would say he would have a better chance of taking a bite or three than he would have not getting bit

    Mambas are fast and freak out easy they tend to bite multiple times
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • What's the best starting reptile pet?

    I already help my Friend with her Chinese water dragon and its a lot a fun. I was interested in a Ball Python, but a 30 year commitment is a long time.
    I already help my Friend with her Chinese water dragon and its a lot a fun. I was interested in a Ball Python, but a 30 year commitment is a long time.
    13 answers · 1 week ago
  • How can you know if your pet turtle is happy?

    I love dogs, they are always happy. I know they are happy. Cats are harder to know if they are happy, but you can make them happy, and know they are happy. How can you know if your pet turtle is happy?
    I love dogs, they are always happy. I know they are happy. Cats are harder to know if they are happy, but you can make them happy, and know they are happy. How can you know if your pet turtle is happy?
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • Should i get a bearded dragon?

    Best answer: I think you should. They're easy to fall in love with. And beautiful creatures. Ignore what that one person said. As long as you give them time out they'll be fine. They aren't like dogs or cats, they don't need to roam all day. There's a reason for tanks. Here's some stuff you'll need... show more
    Best answer: I think you should. They're easy to fall in love with. And beautiful creatures. Ignore what that one person said. As long as you give them time out they'll be fine. They aren't like dogs or cats, they don't need to roam all day. There's a reason for tanks. Here's some stuff you'll need to know. I would still do a little more research though.

    Housing:

    10-20 gallon tank for juveniles; minimum of 40 gallon (50 for pairs) for adults. Low tanks are recommended over high tanks as they give best access to the full spectrum light. Supply branches as basking sites, particularly in tall tanks. Many people construct their own housing for adult dragons.

    Screen top (glass or plastic won’t pass the critical UVB light) Again, many people make their own cage cover.

    Basking site (wood, rock, piece of lumber) that lets your dragon get within 6 inches of the UVB light.

    Hiding site:
    e.g., piece of bark, small box. Some like a paper towel as a “blanket” to sleep under

    Fluorescent fixture (“strip light”) that will work with a timer (do check; some won’t).

    Full spectrum fluorescent bulb that gives light in UVB wavelengths. Reptisun 5.0, Iguana 5.0 or Vitalight are recommended. A UVB bulb is essential to prevent metabolic bone disease (MBD). Only fluorescent-type bulbs give UVB. An incandescent bulb is useless for preventing MBD.

    30-60 watt light bulb for basking area. Check actual temperature before using a higher wattage. Don't cook your dragon.

    Fixture to hold the light bulb. A metal holder with a ceramic center works well. Place this light at one end of the tank, not in the middle, to create a temperature gradient.

    Thermometer:
    You need 95-105 deg F at the basking site and 70-80 deg F at the cool end.

    Timer:
    Both lights should be on 12-14 hours a day (10-12 winters). Both lights should turn on an hour before you feed your dragon in the morning; Dragons must be warm to digest their food. Lethargic dragons might be ill, but more often they are too cold


    Substratum:
    A contentious area: opinions differ

    For juveniles:
    Paper towels (my preference) or reptile carpet. I recommend that you avoid fine silica sand or crushed walnut shells which can cause death by impaction, particularly in young beardies.

    For adults:
    Rabbit pellets (my preference), calcium carbonate sand (crushed limestone)


    Food & water:
    Spray bottle for watering your young dragons or misting your older ones you don't need a water dish inside the cage

    Greens:
    DARK greens; e.g., collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, dandelions, parsley, endive, escarole, etc. Juveniles will eat more insects than greens and more greens than veggies.

    Veggies:
    e.g. green beans, squash, yam, carrot, parsnip, peas, radishes, fruit, etc. Chop well.

    Crickets of the correct size:
    No longer than your dragon’s head is wide. Smaller is better. Overly large crickets will be eaten, but can kill your dragon: terminal indigestion.

    Superworms are good food, once the dragon is big enough (5-6 inches snout-to-vent length).

    AVOID MEALWORMS for younger beardies; They can cause impaction. You can feed them freshly-shed, white mealworms safely.

    Waxworms are good treats:
    High fat dragon candy

    Insect keeping supplies:
    5-10 gallon tank with screen lid or other container to keep and feed your crickets in egg crate, toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls for your crickets to hide in food for your crickets e.g., alfalfa, oatmeal, left over lizard greens and veggies, potato slices food supplements

    Phosphate-free calcium supplement e.g., Rep-Cal; Powdered Tums work in a pinch.

    Multi-vitamin supplement such as Herptivite
    Use sparingly, a pinch once every 2 weeks. High vitamin A, found in some herp-vitamin preparations, is toxic to dragons


    Optional:
    Under-tank heater Do NOT buy a “hot rock”; they can badly burn your lizard. Dragons don’t sense heat well with their tummies, and can be lethally scorched; They use their “third eye” to detect light levels for basking and adjusting their circadian rhythms.

    Thermostat to control the heating element i.e., the light at the basking site

    Extra 10 gallon “feeding tank”

    Decorations for the dragon lair if you feed in a separate tank or feed by hand tree branches pretreat with 10% bleach to kill fungus and mites; rinse very well and dry, rocks flat area with paper towels for “litter” training This ploy works only with some individuals for older dragons: casserole dish to hold super worms as snacks with some food for the worms The glass bowl in the picture above holds super worms; the red bowl holds greens and veggies. wadding pond (e.g., Rubbermaid container); Put it on your kitchen floor, fill it dragon-neck-deep with warm, not hot water for a weekly/monthly swim. Warm water can stimulate defecation; you can soak your (adult) dragon before letting him roam (under supervision) to avoid “accidents”.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Non-living food for a leopard gecko?

    So I’m about to go on a vacation but none lf my friends like to handle bugs, so I’d like yo know if there’s a non-living food alternative a gecko could go on for a couple of days?
    So I’m about to go on a vacation but none lf my friends like to handle bugs, so I’d like yo know if there’s a non-living food alternative a gecko could go on for a couple of days?
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • Do arboreal snakes need a plant or a place to climb in their tank? Is it fine if they don t have them, and will there be any drawbacks?

    Best answer: An arboreal snake may be able to survive in a cage without the correct set up but it won't thrive. If you want to give proper care and be a good owner, you should have the right set up. A dog can survive its whole life in a small cage and people do it but it doesn't make it right. Arboreal snakes should... show more
    Best answer: An arboreal snake may be able to survive in a cage without the correct set up but it won't thrive. If you want to give proper care and be a good owner, you should have the right set up. A dog can survive its whole life in a small cage and people do it but it doesn't make it right. Arboreal snakes should have a tall cage with plenty of things to climb on. They will get stressed without it. A stressed snake can be more aggressive out of defense or even stop feeding and eventually starve. It's not difficult to provide something to climb on.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • HELP HOW CAN YOU TELL IF Your TURTLE IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!!?

    I think my red eared female slide is dead my ma said she was in the same spot in the fish tank the way she found her early but now she is not moving I’m really sad
    I think my red eared female slide is dead my ma said she was in the same spot in the fish tank the way she found her early but now she is not moving I’m really sad
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Have you ever played Croc?

    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • My juvenile Savannah monitor won t eat insects?? It ll only eat mice. What can I replace it s diet with so it gets all it needs?

    My baby savy will not eat anything but mice. I work at a pet store and have tried a million variety of things and it will not eat anything but mice. Ive switched to rat pinkies cause they re more nutritious but I know it s main diet should be insects.. What do I do to get it to eat other things? What should I... show more
    My baby savy will not eat anything but mice. I work at a pet store and have tried a million variety of things and it will not eat anything but mice. Ive switched to rat pinkies cause they re more nutritious but I know it s main diet should be insects.. What do I do to get it to eat other things? What should I feed it to replace the insects it doesn t want?
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Snakes the don't live too long?

    I really want a snake (ball python) in the future but want to maybe try taking care of a smaller snake that won't live as long to see if I'm capable of it. Is there any safe snake species that can be kept as pets and maybe live a year more or less long? I don't think I'd want an elderly snake... show more
    I really want a snake (ball python) in the future but want to maybe try taking care of a smaller snake that won't live as long to see if I'm capable of it. Is there any safe snake species that can be kept as pets and maybe live a year more or less long? I don't think I'd want an elderly snake because that might come with behavioral issues I can't control.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • I want a ball python, but they live 30 years.?

    Best answer: Don't get one, it's a phase and 30 years is too much of a commitment. Depending on how old you are now you will likely move to several apartments and change housing in the course of your life. Very few landlords or apartment complexes are going to allow a dangerous reptile on the premises. If it escapes or... show more
    Best answer: Don't get one, it's a phase and 30 years is too much of a commitment. Depending on how old you are now you will likely move to several apartments and change housing in the course of your life. Very few landlords or apartment complexes are going to allow a dangerous reptile on the premises. If it escapes or injures someone you will be liable. You will also have to transport this reptile whenever you move and find someone to care for it if you are out of town etc.
    If you are already questioning your commitment then the answer should be no, do not get the ball python.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is my bearded dragons growth stunted?

    my female zero bearded dragon is about three months old and is only 5 1/2 inches! i have no idea why i’m feeding her when I get home from school and right before her lights turn off. I’m feeding her small crickets and occasionally dubia roaches. Her lights are 12 hours on 12 hours off. She has a uvb lamp and her... show more
    my female zero bearded dragon is about three months old and is only 5 1/2 inches! i have no idea why i’m feeding her when I get home from school and right before her lights turn off. I’m feeding her small crickets and occasionally dubia roaches. Her lights are 12 hours on 12 hours off. She has a uvb lamp and her basking temp is at about 100-110 F. I dust her crickets with calcium so i have no idea why she would be so small! Help!
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • My blue tongue skink is hurt!!?

    I have a black and white tegu and a blue tongue skink and I came home and my tegu escaped his enclosure and got into the skinks enclosure. When I got home he had the bottom half of the skink in his mouth. I quickly got him out of his mouth safely and returned him to his tank. He is still moving there is no blood... show more
    I have a black and white tegu and a blue tongue skink and I came home and my tegu escaped his enclosure and got into the skinks enclosure. When I got home he had the bottom half of the skink in his mouth. I quickly got him out of his mouth safely and returned him to his tank. He is still moving there is no blood and he is not sluggish but his bottom half is not moving!!! It appears the tegu may have bitten him and now his bottom half is broken or something I am watching him and he is dragging himself but once in a while his little hind legs move. I really hope he's gunna be okay there are no exotic vets near me and none that are open first thing in the morning I am.bringing him to the vet is there anything I can do for now to help him through the night I don't want him to suffer.
    4 answers · 7 days ago
  • Getting a bearded dragon?

    i want a bearded dragon but im really scared of the insects i have to feed them. i researched a little and found out you have to feed them insects, i dont mind feeding them things like fruit, kale and mealworms, but its the things like locus and crickets i just cant do. my mum said she would do the feeding but i... show more
    i want a bearded dragon but im really scared of the insects i have to feed them. i researched a little and found out you have to feed them insects, i dont mind feeding them things like fruit, kale and mealworms, but its the things like locus and crickets i just cant do. my mum said she would do the feeding but i dont wanna make her do it cos she will get sick of doing it. can i just feed it mealworms and fruit+veg etc or do i have to feed it live. or even feeding it dead insects wouldnt be much of a problem. but then i was also thinking about a chameleon because it says on the internet you dont have to feed them live food, and i would give them only live mealworms every so often. but then again i am more of a bearded dragon kind of person, but my mum prefers chameleons. anyone got any advice for me. should i get a bearded dragon what id prefer or a chameleon which my mum would prefer, but i also dont mind. Also which one is easier to take care of and cheaper to buy? ik that you need uv lighting and stuff for a beardie but what about a chameleon are they more fus or not? Thanks x
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Confused why pet stores don't like when you have more than 1 or more of a pet in the same enclosure?

    Can someone explain to me as to why pet store employees don't allow/approve for you to have more than 1 hamster/leopard gecko/whatever in an enclosure or cage/tank. I can understand bearded dragons and ferrets or guinea pigs. I was with my mom in a pet store and we were adopting a hamster and the employee... show more
    Can someone explain to me as to why pet store employees don't allow/approve for you to have more than 1 hamster/leopard gecko/whatever in an enclosure or cage/tank. I can understand bearded dragons and ferrets or guinea pigs. I was with my mom in a pet store and we were adopting a hamster and the employee repeated MULTIPLE time to not put anymore hamsters in the cage with this one. There's literally at least 400 people on YouTube with MULTIPLE hamsters in the tank (3+) and when i adopted my leopard gecko two months ago the worker told me not to get anymore.... well i got another one same size and they live perfectly together. They even told my aunt not to get more than 2 birds in a habitat. Thanks :D
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do bearded dragons need substrate at the bottom of their cage?

    Best answer: I've seen enclosures with no substrate, but they're usually wooden enclosures. If you're housing your beardie in a glass or acrylic enclosure, the surface gives him/her no traction which makes it difficult to get around. You could look into some cheap & easy to clean substrates like non-adhesive... show more
    Best answer: I've seen enclosures with no substrate, but they're usually wooden enclosures. If you're housing your beardie in a glass or acrylic enclosure, the surface gives him/her no traction which makes it difficult to get around. You could look into some cheap & easy to clean substrates like non-adhesive shelf liner or slate/limestone tile.

    I use some old limestone tiles, easy to clean & stays warm for a bit after lights off.
    5 answers · 1 week ago