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tom - 2014-05-29
Hello I have a red footed tortoise, I just wanted to know if I bought an exo terra water fall and pump, would it benefit him and the humidity of the vivarium, seeing as it would be a great feature?

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Israel sapp - 2014-05-25
I was fishing last night in the river and I caught 4 of these turtles from 6 to 9 inches! I still have them, was going to put them in my pond as pets but I wanted to see if they were rare and if so does anyone know who I can send them to? I also caught a baby alligator turtle, just checking what to do with them if they are on the endangered species list?

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This guy - 2013-12-04
Hi there, I have a Brachypelma Smithi at the moment and I have had him for about one week now .... I soo want to hold him but it's a little scary .... Does anyone know any good techniques to hold him?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    See the Handling section above for some great tips!
  • Natalie - 2014-05-21
    I have a female mexican red knee ( currently very active & having a good spin on her viv walls) i've had her a week this friday & have no bother with getting her out. Tonight was the first time. Yes she flicks a little at first but is fine once out. If you gently persuade your t with your finger from her side she will make her own way up & just have your hand ready. Don't be too gentle, you don't want her to think you're a cricket. Just push with your finger. Mine makes her own way out really which is handy xx
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Angel - 2008-11-26
These animals are awesome. I would not want to be stuck in a room with one of these. I do wonder what type of venom this lizard produces.

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  • Anonymous - 2014-05-18
    Hemotoxins and neurotoxins.
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Christine Bean - 2013-07-01
Hi, I live in Oklahoma and find a lot of scorpions that come into the house. How would I go about trying to sell them to people who are interested in these type of scorpions?

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  • Cam - 2013-11-26
    I'd buy, reply via email.
  • abid - 2014-05-17
    Hi my name is Abid I am from Pakistan living in Karachi. I have big quantities of scorpions, but the sizes are small, like 20 grams, 15 grams, and 10 grams. Are you interested in purchasing? Please let me know thanks.
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Animal-World info on White's Tree Frog
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Rebekah - 2012-02-06
I Have a Whites tree frog named Mr. Croaker and I keep seeing photos of bright green Whites Tree frogs. Why is he not like that?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-16
    White’s Tree Frogs, like all tree frogs, can change color depending on environmental conditions. Things like temperature, humidity, light intensity, health, and the color of their surroundings can affect what color a White’s tree frog is.
  • Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-04-08
    Also there is some different coloraton between these frogs. I've seen them from sort of red to green to grey to even sort of blue.
  • Shaylin Elizabeth Jones-Silva - 2012-04-12
    Mr. Croaker is normal! I have a couple White s Tree Frogs and they have a large difference in their color spectrum. Some White TFs even have SPOTS and may develop more as they age. As long as there isn't drastic change in behavior, then he's perfectly normal. Not all humans look the same, and frogs are similar in that sense.
  • Vickie Cotton - 2012-12-25
    I would like to buy a pair of white tree frogs. I live in Ga and for some reason frogs are not a big seller; if they have frogs there American green tree frogs or red eyed tree frogs or fired bellied toads.So if you have any knowledge of any for sale please email.Thanks Vickie
  • Anonymous - 2014-05-10
    Tree frogs aren't that common by me, either! But I got mine at petco for about 15 bucks. If you have a petco by you, they probably have them, but be sure to call petco before you go over there to get the frog.
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paul d - 2014-05-07
My soft shell turtle (squrtel) is a female, I found it in garden lakes rome, ga. Although small, she has a big appetite. I caught 1 before. I kept the water cold and clean and he was well fed and 5 days later he was in turtle heaven. Now we have a club called club wild, it is only 1 dollar to join if you want to learn more about animals. Thanks for listening.

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MIKEY - 2014-05-01
The matamata turtle looks like lavos from chrono trigger.

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Morgan Lewis - 2014-04-23
My pinktoe that I just got yesterday is doing pretty well, but I have to keep her under a heated light of 75 watts sitting on top of the cage until I can get her a heating pad. She goes up to the top of the cage (normal) but she sits directly under the light (is this normal?). I know that her sitting right under it could potentially cook her, so I will move it but she just follows the light. What should I do? Should I be worried?

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Megan Davies - 2014-04-22
Hi I am trying to set up for the arrival of my baby bearded dragon.  Lighting is an issue.  I have a proper 4 foot long 50 cm high tank that has a mesh top and side ventilation.  I purchased it second hand and it came with a flouro fitting that sits ON THE TOP OF THE MESH (mesh - thin metal plate that has many close together holes not wire mesh)  It is 90cm long.  I have sourced the Exoterra 10.0 Reptile One tube. Will enough UVB/UVA get through the mesh?  I will have 2-3 different height basking spots..... Or should I just get a bulb? Although I have read bulbs are not ideal.... very confusing........



Also with the heat, I found a website that said for basking light a normal bright household bulb with a kelvin rating around 3000 but not under 2900 is sufficient and avoids buying 'speciality' products that do the same thing. I was looking at roughly a 75W that I was going to try to hang INSIDE the tank ziptied to the mesh so I can adjust the height with the different weather. I'm thinking that a heat bulb sitting on top of the mesh will lose a lot of heat because of the nature of the mesh and it will also heat it up which could cause other safety issues. Advice would be very appreciated.

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