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ahsan - 2014-07-20
I have black scorpions 1280 gram 440 grams in PAKISTAN for sale . M.ISHFAQ 92321-4188499

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Skurtle - 2014-07-17
I feed mine rep-cal adult iguana food, he/she is in great shape, 9 years old. Soon will have genetic testing done for sexing. Does anyone have any confirmed male or females?

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Lenny - 2008-04-29
I have a young ball python named Patch. Ball pythons are chubby snakes; short and fat and generally quite slow when moving, so they are not likely to scare someone who is afraid of snakes. They are incredibly strong creatures with over 77% of their entire bodies consisting of pure muscle, so they will squeeze very tightly and effortlessly to anything supporting them. Ball pythons often scare their new owners when they refuse to eat for months at a time. This is simply because they are sensitive creatures and they become shy and reclusive when introduced to a new situation. It may take your python a full year to become accustomed to your home, and so he will be quite reluctant to eat. Very seldom will a reptile eat when shedding, so you can speed up the shed by warm baths every couple of days until the snake finally gets rid of his skin. It is always better to feed several small prey items rather than one large one. I suggest offering a live pinky mouse every to every other day. If the snake eats it, he eats it. If not, it can wait a day or two. This is the best way for a snake to eat, as it does wonders for their digestive tract. Studies show that snakes fed this way can top fifty years or more, and even in some cases, outlive their owners! A larger snake can be fed a larger mouse, or more pinkies. Breeding colonies of mice is a great way to get hundreds of mice for under ten dollars, and to keep them for years to come. Ball pythons are extremely sensitive to drastic temperature change, and they can slowly freeze to death even at room temperature! Remember, your body makes heat on its own, but snakes need their environment to make heat for them. This is what "cold-blooded" really means. Have you ever noticed your snake crawling towards appliances, heaters, warm food, or even towards you? They can "see" warm places, and they like to be near them to regulate body temperature. A cold snake will quickly wander to the warmest place it sees to keep itself alive. That's why it's a good idea to turn on a small heater and put a towel next to it whenever your snake gets loose. You can check the towel every couple of hours to see if your buddy is sleeping underneath it. If you let a mouse crawl on the towel, your snake will also be attracted to the tasty smell.

SITE ADMIN: Alter the text as you see fit, post the parts that you like most if you need to make room. Feel free to leave my address on the page, as I enjoy helping inexperienced python owners in their times of need. Feel free to contact me at any time, I'd be more than happy to chat!

Lenny V. Lisbeck
Heavenly Hollow Herps
Leech Lake Area, MN

shiroisan-leonardo@hotmail.com

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  • Dezirae - 2010-10-03
    Hi, I have a baby ball python named Chico. He is a little over two months. I do handle him a lot and I found out that that does cause a refusal to eat with ball pythons. I usually take him with me when I go places. Is that unhealthy for him?
    The first time I fed him a fuzzy, he ate it. My local pet store did not have any live fuzzies so I had to buy a frozen one. I thawed it out and gave it to him but he will not eat it.
    Also, I feel like it's time for him to shed, but he isn't. I am worried his tank is not humid enough. Help?
  • Anonymous - 2014-06-03
    I have an under 6 months baby ball python named rex he loves everyone.
  • Alissa - 2014-07-15
    Hey does it know how to coil?
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Heather - 2014-07-15
Our ball python Jafar has never been aggressive until recently. Recently he has become increasingly aggressive. We have noticed that he seems to be tracking our movements more often and had decided to feed him more frequently but smaller rats. (He was eating a jumbo about every four to six weeks and now is eating a medium rat about every other week) He actually struck my husband's hand (didn't coil and immediately released) during a feeding session. This is something unusual for him. I was wondering if there is any illness or condition that might render Jafar more aggressive and if anyone has any tips or advice. We love our snake but are becoming afraid to take him out. Thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    He could be trying to shed. Also cage aggression can develop because he sees you as his food source. When feeding, a Ball Python can exhibit aggression, and even after eating they can still be aggressive because they are still in the feeding mode. They do need to be held regularly to establish and maintain a good behavior. However one suggestion I read is to give him a few undisturbed days to 'get over it'. But before doing that, you should take him out and check him all over for any type of damage, and check the humidity and temperature levels of the enclosure. You may find the culprit being a cut or sore on his body, or an environmental change that's making him uncomfortable.
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barbara - 2014-07-13
My male bearded dragon will not eat and is rolling over and over. He has one nasal plugged and I cannot open it seems to be having spasms. Not walking. I bathe him anyway to help him go to the bathroom and keep him hydrated. His labs are normal, does not have parasites. The vet wants to do extras and scans. I cannot afford this. Do you have any idea what could be wrong. What is there natural I can do to help him.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    It sounds like your beardie is well cared for. It it may be some sort of physical problem so I can understand why your vet wants to do more extensive testing. I have seen similar problems with frogs with spinal or nervous system disorders. Hope you can find a solution.
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Sue A. Wagner - 2011-02-25
Hello,

I have 18 black emperor scorplings that need homes ASAP. They were born in April 2010. I bought the "mom" from a breeder in Cleveland and it turned out she was pregnant :/

They are all in a 55 gallon aquarium right now. I'd like to give away the whole thing but I'm willing to give them away individually.

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  • Sue A. Wagner - 2011-02-25
    Also - I'm located in the northwest Ohio region.
  • Zuko - 2011-02-28
    How big are your scorplings ? How much are you selling them for? If you have any males I would be interested in buying 1 or 2.
  • shahn - 2011-03-11
    Is it for free?
  • joseph - 2011-03-21
    I'll take em all.
  • joseph - 2011-03-21
    Can I have 6-8 of them?
  • Martha Debevec - 2011-04-04
    Hi. Do you have any left? I would be interested to have some for my classroom. Thanks.
  • David Berry - 2011-04-15
    I would LOVE to take some of them scorpions off your hands if you still have them give me a call at 8657488123
  • victor - 2011-05-01
    I want scorpions but I live in brazil someone can help me?
  • Anonymous - 2011-05-02
    Hey, I dont know were you live or how late I am but I am looking for 1 or 2 scorpions to begin with because I love them. If you still have some I'm very! Interested so just email me at ferrari118@hotmail.com and please make the subject related.
  • Josue - 2011-05-07
    If you still have the scorpions I can take a few off your hands. Let me know how many you have. Jok3rfromriverside@hotmaildotcom
  • Cedric - 2011-05-16
    I'm interested , I want to have 1 male 1 female just add me here cedricfrangi@hotmail.fr
  • Ed - 2011-05-21
    Hi. I am very interested in your 18.
    Will give them a good home.
  • Eric Stamper - 2011-06-02
    I have friends in the pet supply business, and also have 6 of my own emperors. Would be willing to take and house yours. Where do you live and how can i contact you?
  • magen36 - 2011-07-09
    I am interested in buying 1 of your emperors, but I have a small problem. I leave in Malaysia, if you got any emperors left, you can just email me at mcmagen36@yahoo.com.
  • raul perez - 2011-07-19
    Hello Sue, do you have any left?


    Best Regards,
    Raul
  • jericho england - 2011-07-21
    Hey, I need a bunch of scorpians and I love the emperors. I'll take them all if you want to get rid of them. The best way to contact me is by phone my number is 734-731-5672. thanks
  • chris ward - 2011-08-02
    I've been looking to breed my female emporer scorpion. I bought her a few months ago from a pet shop and I'm willing to pay for shipping if you still have your scorpions. I'd be willing to take 5 or so. I've got a nice 100 galon tank with plenty of moss and watering pans and a nice humidifier I found on amazon. Maybe hit me up :) thanks
  • jonathan - 2011-08-21
    Are the scorpions free? ive been looking for one for 2 years and if your selling them how much?
  • jason - 2011-08-27
    I would like to take maybe two I would really like a male and female.
  • christopher martinez - 2011-08-28
    sorry to hear that but if so i would like to take the whole thing off your hands and give them a good home
  • Richard Carroll - 2011-10-15
    I'm very interested in buying a scorpion from you. I do want just one as I am a beginner. If you still have some left please contact me by my e-mail. I also have some questions about their habitat. I've heard many different things, but would like to hear it from someone who actually has experience. I know I keep seeing them in sand at pet stores and am now reading that is wrong for the emperor. Even if you have none left I'd still like to talk about habitats and if you might put me in touch with a breeder. What got my attention with you is the word "breeder". I want one from a breeder and NOT from the wild. I have no interest in people destroying colonies just to sale. I was looking for a female, but you saying yours was preggy when you got her kinda spooked me cause I have only a 15 gallon tank at the moment. Please contact me if you can help me out or get me in the right direction. Thanks for your time, Richard
  • Kay Taub - 2011-10-16
    Hi,
    I teach and use the emperor scorpions for my programs. If you still have extra scorpions, I am happy to use them for my programs. Please visit my website, Incredible Insects, to see the details of my insect workshops.
    Thanks,
    Kay
  • tc - 2011-11-18
    Hi I live in Calgary. Where are you? thanks terry
  • Bob fraijo - 2011-12-16
    Hi I just found this forum. If you still have some scorpions let me know. I have two. And always willing to ad to my family. Email me fraijojr2002@yahoo.com would you ship I live in Ca. I'll pay for shipping.
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jeff - 2006-06-21
Everything about these magnificent living creatures is amazing, i highly recomend them as pets. I have a male and a female. Fortunately my female is such a sweetheart, shes actually mellow enough to chill out and walk around on your hand. ill walk around with her on my shoulder. The male on the other hand wont let you get even the slightest, close to him. The stings feel like taps, the pincers on the other...OUCH! In other words you'll know exactly how each ones individual personality is. i started with her on a table and without stressing her walked her back on to my hand, slow and steady is key, twitch and theyll get ya. can ya blame em. DONT GET A SCORPION IF YOUR ALERGIC TO BEE STINGS! Another bit of advise, dont start aggressive. The flatrock scorpion is similar to the emperor but different in appearence. the desert hair is also similar just dont recommend handling them and they are slightly more toxic, but usually only results in a small area with strong pain that goes away in a couple minutes. look em up...you'll like them

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  • Bryce - 2010-12-17
    Hey jeff my gf got me an emperor scorpion do you recommend a towel or a leather glove when handling my female scorpion?
  • joseph - 2011-03-21
    You don't need gloves or towels just hold him.
  • muteeb - 2014-06-20
    i have a scorpion. i want make her weight above the 200 gram. How can i do it
  • junaid - 2014-07-04
    I want to buy your scorpion.... I will pay you 5 back.... contact me 03207654100
  • CH Zain Naveed Yousaf - 2014-07-13
    hi i can pay u 10 000 usd for that scorp kindy send me the pics on zain_naveed16@hotmail.com or call me 00923229926864
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Michael Chandler - 2014-07-13
I have 2 spotted water turtles. One male and female. My friend gave them to me. There beautiful. I don't really know how to care for them. This site helped a lot. I think there trying to mate. What do I do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Water turtles need to be sexually mature to breed, for most that is about 5 years of age. There's not much you can do to encourage breeding other than let nature take its course, however here's some basics. Usually there is a cooling period, a hybernation type stage (winter), followed by normal temperatures and diet. When they go into breeding mode, males can become rather aggressive with other turtles, and both male and female may not eat much. The female will  need a place where she is comfortable laying eggs, a sheltered area with soft soil along with some 'security' decor like rocks or logs. a gravid female will lay several clutches of about 2-10 eggs with several weeks between each clutch laying. Each clutch takes anywhere from a day to 48 hours to lay. A warm consistent temperature is the most important thing needed for the eggs to develop. Some people will use an incubator but a natural outdoor nest works too, especially in areas with warm to hot days. The egg nest needs to have soft materials and the eggs should not be turned. Eggs will typically hatch anywhere between  50 to 120 days.
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Jing Juance (Bacolod, Philippines) - 2008-03-11
These exotic pets are best pets for display not for "hands-on". my malaysian forest scorpions are 2 1/2 inches (not including the tail) 11 months old and it molts 3 times already.. they are better than the emperor because they move very often and you can see it's perfect scorpion appearance.. remember: handle it with care.

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  • eiann - 2014-05-27
    Can you handle your malaysian rainforest scorpion?
  • Zahid Khan - 2014-07-13
    Hello! I want to buy Malaysian forest scorpion. Any one want to sale, please contact me.Regards. My e-mail address is zahid_khanano@yahoo.com
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marcel - 2014-03-27
I am trying to get a Goliath bird eater for my first tarantula. Would this be a good idea? I always thought it was pretty cool that a spider could get this big and I really would like to have one. The idea of a giant spider sitting on my shoulder while playing 360 sounds good. Please if anyone has any advice please comment.

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  • pete - 2014-06-19
    Hey man that's not really a good idea, they are very unpredictable and it could release hairs in our face and that would really suck. If anything you should get a rose hair tarantula they are about 5'' and extremely calm ... pete
  • Beastie girl - 2014-07-11
    Dude u don't want a goliath my friend once had one, it bit him
  • Lily - 2014-07-11
    Don't dude mine got in the habit of biting
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