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Jake Elvin - 2008-10-29
Hi, I'd firstly like to state that I'm a reptile hobbyist and have plenty of herps including leopard geckos. Now, the substrates you mention are very wrong. The best substrate is newspaper, cheap and non-digestible. The second best in Vinly tiles, they are easy to clean and again, non-digestible. Now, digestible substrates can be used but very carefully. Right, to put things straight, Calci-sand is a big 'No No' becuase it isn't digestible and attracts leos to eat the sand. Dried Kiln sand is the best, it's very finely grained and can be passed through the digestive tract, (as long as the specimen is fully grown, eight inches)

Tempertures should be achieved via heat mat attached to a thermostat at about 88f, placed on one side of the vivarium to create a heat gradient. There should be a minimum of 3 hides PER leo. One on the hot side, a humid hide and a cool hide.

A minimum of a 18" long vivarium per leo.

Males kept separatley and a male - female setup of this ratio 1-2.


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Bryson - 2012-09-01
Where can u get a spiny soft-shelled turtle near Norman, OK or Van Buren, AR?

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  • gloria - 2014-11-19
    nottingham
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dhulquranyn - 2014-10-20
hi buyers im dhul quranyn from india well as you all r looking for huge business of curing well i have the real emperor scorpions in grams 40 to 300gms well its compelet black from its body intrusted can contact me shall start shiping soon

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  • Malik Kamran - 2014-10-28
    hi how are you sir i want to know about your scorpions is that really black one.i want to deal with you in all means so tell how you make this possible and easy i am in pakistan so kindly contact me or give me your number so i will your early reply will be highly appreciable Thanks Malik Kamran
  • lala - 2014-11-18
    Hi dhul send me ur mailing address on nomanachakzai@yahoo.com.
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Animal-World info on Corn Snake
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Tony Osty Wilds - 2013-06-04
hi ive just got a corn snake snow from my son for my birthday I fed it on sunday when can I handle it cos I tried today Tuesday is that too soon as she keeps trying to bite me (not that it would hurt me ) but would like to handle it any advice

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-05
    NIce picture:) Well, the rule of thumb is to not handle them for 48 to 72 hours after feeding, depending on the size of the prey. Basically if you can still see a lump, then wait longer. Biting is from one of two things, either there is food around or the snake is feeling threatened. I would guess the second one. It's in a brand new environment, is young (babies tend to bite more than adults), and doesn't really know you yet. So be patient and gentle and you should be fine.
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-06
    These are even better pictures to see your beautiful snow corn snake. And yeah, it sounds like he's still a bit nervous. But they adapt pretty quickly, as you are finding out:)
  • Tony Osty Wilds - 2013-06-06
    Thanxs for that I got to handle it last night it tryed to bite me but I waited until she tunred around . Once in my hand it was ok , it was squeezing my fingers quit hard is this normal or was it it felt threatened
  • Callum Ryan - 2014-08-19
    The squeezing is normal they are just trying to hold on. Think about it like you're a tree for them and that your fingers and other body parts and like branches so they just want to feel safe. :)
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Animal-World info on Sulcata Tortoise
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Wendy - 2007-11-12
we live in Arizona which is a great climate for Sulcatas. Currently we house two very large Sulcatas outside in a specially built enclosure. We used railroad ties stacked 4 high and they make a very sturdy and inexpensive wall. We paid about $8.00 each for the railroad ties and we found that they really didn't need to be secured in any way. The size and weight alone make them stack nicely. Our torts are about 50 lbs each so we really needed the enclosure to be strong. We use a double dog house with heat lamps for night time. Its easy to clean out and we replace the dirt inside when it gets soiled or wet. We made an eating platform out of 6-12" flat concrete pavers. It keeps the food off the dirt and we are able to hose it off when it gets dirty. I bought the biggest clay drainage dish I could find at a plant nursery. It's about 24" across. It makes a great water dish. It's shallow but heavy and they love to sit in it. I dug a shallow hole about 3 feet across that on occasion I fill with water and they love to wallow in it and flip mud on their backs. hope this is helpful information!

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  • Anonymous - 2014-03-04
    Can you send me a picture please? ChristieCrase@aol.com Thanks
  • Rosalia Solis - 2014-08-27
    would you please send me a picture?
  • Nicolle - 2014-10-01
    I just gained a Sulcata and he is about 12 lbs. I would also love to see some pics or ask mkore questions. I live in Mesa and we are trying to figure out how to build him (Mikey) something for the upcoming winter months. nmagnanti@cox.net Nicolle
  • Sean - 2014-10-11
    I have a 150 lb male and he free roams on an acre of walled property with all of the proper food and shelter. I am looking for someone to take him. I would like what I paid for him only as I rescued him from a breeder who was ill and could no longer. Please contact me if you are interested or know of anyone who might be. He is in perfect health and very friendly.
  • Cowboy_Ken - 2014-11-17
    For current, proper, up to date information on all your tortoise husbandry needs, for all specie of turtles and tortoises, I highly recommend the group the tortoiseforum.com this is an international forum of experts and hobbiests getting together to all openly share their experiences with this wonderful animal. You will find very helpful regular folks wanting simply to help you help your tortoise to have a long healthy, happy life. Join the conversation, share your exsperiances, and see that you are not alone. My user name is Cowboy_Ken. Stop in and say hi.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-17
    This is great resource and that's another great resource too. Never hurts to have lots of help:)
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Khurram Khan Niazi - 2014-10-27
We have a Black Scorpions for sale weight is 10 grams,20 grams and 30 grams contact 15 pieces only buyers contact. Only parties can contact me at 0333-4304587

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  • Mohammed Junaid Bukhari - 2014-11-16
    my name's junaid if u interested to sale ur black scorpions than contact me. my contact no is 03146856594.
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haley - 2014-11-15
my rose hair has a strange thing on her butt is a batch of hair missing

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Travis Reed - 2007-09-09
Also note that red-footed tortoses LOVE humidity. If your tortoise is kept inside or in an outside enclosure in an area with low humidity you must provide them humidity. If you can't provide a smoke machine/mister or frequent sprinklers, I have found it effective to turn a plastic container such as a trash can on its side, bury it a couple inches in the ground, and fill it up with mulch. Keeping the mulch wet all the time allows for a good humidified area that your tortoise can crawl into and regulate his own humidity. Enjoy your red-foot and take good care of him/her!

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Adam Zaryk - 2014-10-30
Hello everyone, I just purchased a red knee tarantula last Sunday October 26. Now she's(I hope) is a 1 1/2 old according to the breeder. Unfortunately, I put her in a 20 gallon( I know, way you to big) I divided it with a small reptile wall, if she wanted to she could go over it but she doesn't. She stays on the one side probably smaller than a 10gallon and has two hides on that side. My dad is actually taking care if her when I'm at college. Yesterday I had him offer her first food since I got her. She did not take it... And according to my dad she is actually in the half coconut hut the whole time and she is actually burrowing I guess because there is dirt covering the whole. Sorry for the really all over the place story. Anyways do you think I should move her to a 10 gallon, or put back in the tub aware container that she came in? Also is she okay being in the burrow all of the time? I know they burrow but this much? I fell in love with this tarantula the second I saw it so u want everything to be perfect. Thanks in ahead of time and sorry for the all over the place post

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-31
    She sounds like she's doing fine where she is, but she may come out more in a smaller home.
  • Adam Zaryk - 2014-10-31
    Ok thank you, I will be going home in a week and I will move her into a 10 gallon. My dad lifted her hide up to try to feed her and she did not take it but today, she covered her hut again and mixed the Eco earth with her webbing and on the outside as well. So I am currently having him drop a small cricket close to the door. Hopefully she will take it but I do not have much hope because the entire door is covered with the Eco earth/webbing. Should I continue to offer her food or let her be?
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-11-02
    They are generally good eaters, but each one can have it's own behavors. It is suggested they only be offered one food item at a time, though they can be fed about one to three times a week. More than one food item can be intimidating for some. Some foods are large gut loaded crickets, cockroach, king mealworms, waxworms and locusts.
  • Marie linner - 2014-11-15
    It should be okay. The Mexican red leg can go for about 3-4 months without food it may not be hungry.
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Robert Paul - 2014-10-18
Hello dear , i want to sell my gecko lizard 70gram and scorpion heavy stock 20grams do you want to done deal with me . Everything hold direct in my hand nothing an other party

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  • Asif - 2014-11-13
    Black scorpion is now in your hands or you sale it .tell me 03458075034
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