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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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Ted MacRae - 2013-11-16
I just got an OBT - a little over 3' from tip of right front to tip of left back leg and stocky so I presume a still juvenile female. I have her in a 10G aquarium with 4-6' of shredded coconut husk for bedding and a Y-shaped cork round leading down into the bedding for a natural hide. She stays in my office, which is typical office heating during the winter and cooling during the summer. The lights are on when I am there and off when I am not. Should I add any supplemental lighting or heat? Perhaps a day/night light? Specific recommendations would be greatly appreciated. She is VERY skittish to vibration or touch but not approach; I am really looking forward to watching her over the next several years (hopefully).

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  • Ted MacRae - 2013-11-16
    Here is a photo of her.

  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-17
    Wow, she's a real pretty little lady!
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-17
    It sounds like a good environment temperature-wise. I'm thinking the office temperature is so regulated itself, that it may not change significantly and so you may not need any black/red night lighting. What a fascinating creature you get to watch:)
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Mirza - 2014-10-12
I hv small black scorpions wight from 10 to 20 grams, and its total wight is 1kg, 0345 4290904

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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.
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Cristi Jennings Wilson - 2014-10-10
I just inherited a 9yr old male ASN and he has only ate raw meat ( beef, pork, and chicken ) for at least the last several yrs. They also fed him bologna and hot dog. Also the fellers water temp was kept at around 72. I have raised his water temp to 76 and will try to raise it more, I'm just taking it slow. What about his diet? I've read that they eat more veggies and greens the older they get but Gilbert won't eat them. I wanna do right by my new man but he seems to be breaking all the rules

 

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-11
    What a great new pet, sounds like you are going to be a great keeper too. These turtles will continue to eat proteins, and snack on some veggies.  General foods as listed above are'commercial aquatic turtle food and will eat fish, crayfish, worms, and even crickets. They will also pick at aquatic plants and especially enjoy taking bite-sized pieces from the leaves of water hyacinth and water lettuce.' I don't know that I would feed processed foods like bologna and hot dogs though.
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mirza - 2012-07-02
I am looking for pure black scorpion in Dubai(uae). If any one have and want to sale in Dubai than reply me plz

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  • Mohammad Anwer Baloch - 2014-05-18
    I have a lot of black scorpions. If you are interested please contact with me 923002612200
  • Ajab Khan - 2014-06-19
    I have but I am in Pakistan, Pure Black Scorpion.
  • abdul qayyum - 2014-06-27
    Mr. mirza I have scorpions, small ones to big ones, will you buy?
  • Abdullah - 2014-07-09
    If you have black scorpions in Pakistan contact me 03333545375.
  • Rafi Dad - 2014-07-11
    I have jet black 4, blue scropions with yellow legs.
  • Furqan Ahmed Sair - 2014-07-25
    i have many Black and brown Scorpion and Leapard Gecko's if any one is interested so contact me. Text or call Sair 0092-334-3040610
  • akhtar - 2014-09-16
    I have emperor scorpian in dubai more than 100 gram..but how much you will give me..mail me.fast akhtarkhan314@gmail.com
  • syed Ali - 2014-09-13
    I have pure black scorpio.I want to sale it.plz reply me.I caught this scorpio in dubai.tnkx.
  • Farrukh Aman - 2014-09-17
    Sir i have pure black scorpions in Dubai
  • fariz - 2014-10-03
    How many grams u need.
  • fariz - 2014-10-06
    Yeah.i Can give u scorpion in dubai.how many grams u want
  • shabbir - 2014-10-09
    Anyone who has 100g+ emperor scorpion call me. Only direct seller. No agents... +971504734848 .
  • Jamshaid - 2014-10-10
    I v four scorpion presently but i can arrange many as per the demand,2 of them are having 35-40 grams weight and length is 5-7cm and rest two are from20-25 grams and length is 3-5 cm For contact +231-555802654 U can viber , whatsapp or normal text
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swappy - 2014-10-09
I have a pig nosed turtle....she is not getting her back two legs open .....and back two legs seems to be paralysed........pllzz suggest be some tips ...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-11
    A deficiency of vitamins B12 can cause paralysis of the legs. The suggestions I've found to fix the problem say to give this vitamin to the turtle orally. Also provide a supplementary calcium and trace amounts of copper sulphate. Any pet store that carries reptiles will have vitamin supplements for herptiles.
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jenna - 2014-10-05
So I have a pink toe and he's been in a ball for weeks now, idk what to do, he won't eat And when and if he does move it seems like he's 'limping' idk what to do please help!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    Usually for up to a few weeks before they molt, a tarantula will stop eating and its physical appearanc and behavior will change. Sometimes they will even fast for longer periods of time, for no apparent reason.
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Cory - 2014-10-05
My Veiled chameleon is very inactive she moves very little on one vine at the top of my cage. the temp is ok and i keep the leaves sprayed to promote good humidity. I have a screened cage 16x16x18 plenty of foilage she has been eating some what she moved to her food the first day i bought her on friday (todays sunday). any recommendations on things i should try

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    Sounds like she's still acclimating. The most important thing for right now is that she is eating.
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Charlie - 2014-10-04
A friend of mine gave me a Texas Brown Tarantula and I been reading and saw what he eats but will he eat a lizard? He is about 3 inches big and his tank is about 12x12x24inches

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    They will eat small lizards, as well as crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, beetles, and even  pinkie mice.
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