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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
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Christiana Moore - 2014-09-30
Hi my name is Christiana I found a baby tortoise in the backyard of my job it's probably no bigger than 3inches. I've kept it for 2 days now but I'm scared that I may kill it not having the proper care. I want to keep it so bad. I have it in one of those big plastic rectangle bowl tops with a medium rock and a few patches of lettuce on the side. I let it swim and soak in my bathtub (of course deeply sanitizing afterwards) but I really want to keep it please help.

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Terry - 2014-09-29
i have a rose hair tarantula and for about a week has been under a rock in the cage. I can see thru the bottom of the glass an see my tarantula but she is not moving. Do they have to be on there backs when molting? She is right side up and do not want to disturb her if she is molting.

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Kofi Silk Road - 2014-09-29
male and female leatherback bearded dragon for sale.

email: info@reptileserver.com

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rana sannan - 2014-09-03
Im from pakistan ... I have 4000 gram black scorpian ....range from 5gram to 60 gram.as wel as i have 5 Leopard Jecko more then 100 gram each......i want to sell them at good price .. Cntect me if u r intrested 03008622888

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  • aamir - 2014-09-19
    w have 12 scorpion in 10 to 35 gm call me 03422900099
  • shahid - 2014-09-20
    plz tell me what is the price of these scorpion tell me with weights and contact me munir abbasi 03455001515
  • Furqan Khan - 2014-09-29
    whats price of 4000 gm
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Onetimehowett - 2014-09-28
I got a Ross haired Chilean tarantula about 2 months ago I've been taking good care of him and I have been holding him he usually just climbs in my hand but recently a he started moving around alot and wouldn't get in my hand at all and today he won't move at all even when I poke him what is wrong with him is he ok and I'm pretty sure he's not molting they get on there back when they molt

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-29
    Even though he's not molting right now, it sounds like he may be getting ready too.
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Ky - 2014-09-28
My pink toe has completely covered her tank in Web and blocked herself off from the water dish, I don't know if I can tear the Web while she's in it because she refuses to come out. She's also not eaten for more than 3 weeks and her abdomen has gotten skinnier, what should I do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-29
    I would make sure she always access to the water, but the web and not eating can be typical behaviors. Read some of the other comments too, because these behaviors are often discussed.
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Jennifer - 2014-09-27
I have a Malaysian Forest Scorpion and I want to use a heat lamp instead of a heat rock or mat... My question is what wattage do you use? I also read that you can't use anything that emits UV or backlights on scorpions but someone mentioned using a red infrared heat bulb... Help!!!!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-09-29
    Pet stores carry red bulbs,  usually in the reptile section. Bulb size will depend on how big your terrarium is, as well as the temperature of the room. You will want to get a thermometer to see how hot it's getting after you add a bulb, then either adjust the temperature by getting a lower or hight wattage bulb, or possibly using a timer so you can limit the amount of time the bulb is on/off.
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Hassan Asif - 2014-09-27
hi,

I'm the seller of scorpion weigh more then 40 gram, n i have more then 400+ ..Dealers dont try to contact me plz... i repeat no dealers... Only parties can contact me on my email the_lagend@hotmail.co.uk.

 

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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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