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David Kinney - 2013-07-24
I have one baby hatchling Sulcata Tortoise. I would like to raise 2 males or 1 male and one female. Can Sulcatas coexist for life? I understand that males can become aggressive. I would like to know the truth about raising adult sulcatas from birth, can they coexist or at times do we just separate them in to their own pens? Thank you for your advice.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-07-26
    Sulcata Tortoises are great pets, but they are known to be aggressive as youths, both males and females. As adults females no longer display aggression but males become more so towards other males, often butting each other in an attempt to flip the other over, which can be fatal for them in their natural environment.
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-07-26
    Sulcata Tortoises are great pets, but they are known to be aggressive as youths, both males and females. As adults females no longer display aggression but males become more so towards other males, often butting each other in an attempt to flip the other over, which can be fatal for them in their natural environment.
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Daisy - 2010-05-20
I have an adult wood turtle named QQ. She loved eating banana, and sometimes took some vegetable. But these days, she dislikes anything even her favorite banana. I have tried small fish and worms. But she just refuses them.

I keep QQ in a large dry glass tank with another small tan where she can swim in. The temperature is 69~78 F. The humidity is 45~50%.

Would anybody who is familiar with wood turtle give me some suggestions?

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  • Brendan - 2010-07-09
    Daisy,
    The only thing that I can get mine to eat is Blueberries. Have you tried them?
  • hur - 2013-03-16
    Mine loves worms.
  • Vicki England - 2013-07-23
    I'm a new owner of paired at birth male and female wood turtles. They are from Costa Rica. I had to switch their dry food and they wouldn't touch it for about a week. Now they love it. Also, I've tried lettuce, bananas, blueberries, all of which they wouldn't eat. However, they love strawberries. I don't know what I'm going to do about that this winter when it's more difficult to find them. I'm still getting to know them. I am fascinated and have bonded with them. I believe they have bonded with me as I greet them each morning. I hold them both up at my eye level and we gaze at each other. Anyway, I don't know if this helps, but I hope so.
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tony - 2012-04-24
My mexican red-knee has has developed a white patch on its abdomen, have you any ideas what it could be please!

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  • hankypanky56 - 2012-07-02
    It probably just kicked some hairs while you weren't looking.
  • Casey - 2013-07-20
    It could be a fungus growing on or around the spiders book lungs. This is caused by bacteria in the environment. Have you kept the tarantulas environment clean and at the correct humidity? Bacteria can grow from TOO MUCH humidity in the terrarium (cage). Make sure you clean all insect remains after every feeding and change the bedding at least every 3-6 months. Moisture causes bacteria to grow. Misting your tarantulas cage once per week should be sufficient enough for humidity and moisture. If it is a fungus you should do some research or talk to an expert about how to heal your T. Fungus on the booklungs can be potentially fatal to your tarantula if not resolved as soon as possible.
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Kelly Gratton - 2008-11-22
I have recently purchased my very first snake, EVER, and I have chosen a snow corn snake, and I must say HE'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL I have ever seen. We have named him BOB as we wanted a name that no-one would forget, and so far, no-one has hahaha. At first I was very frightened about handling him thinking he was going to bite me at every opportunity, but he has never given me a reason to be scared of him, and I can feel a bond with him already (does that sound weird). I no longer feel scared of him and I am handling him now as often as I can... apart from when he's ready for feeding! I hope me and BOB have a long and happy relationship, and I can definitely say I would love to have another, but for now I'm happy.

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  • michelle - 2012-10-02
    Our baby snow corn has escaped. Do you think my dogs would have ate it. Because I can't find it anywhere
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-02
    My guess is that it is probably in the house somplace under or behind something. These guys get out and they can find the best hideaways imaginable.  Good luck with the search.  WOW  not fun.
  • mary-jane - 2013-07-20
    Just remember that these sort of snakes are not very nice. If they had got out and need to go back to there tanks I also have a corn snack and she gets out almost all the time.
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Andrea Doubleday - 2013-07-15
I've had a number of these guys in my yard and house here in Bisbee, Az. Last summer I had a huge fellow dragging a partially eaten mouse across my yard... grossed me out completely. This site has changed my thinking, I've always tried to kill them on sight. Learning that they are good for my environment.. ie., they eat scorpions (lots of them around!), mice and roaches.. I'll let them live outside the house, but inside the house? Sorry, that's too close.

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lynn - 2013-07-14
Ouch! Was stung on the top of my foot last night at midnight by a very mean striped bark scorpion, I'm still in pain nearly 12 hours later with strange muscle spasms going up my leg. I am still experiencing burning and stinging. My lips and tongue are tingling.

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Animal-World info on Albino Ball Python
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Joshoa - 2011-04-28
Hello, I am an experienced snake owner and I have been dying to find an albino ball in my price range. Please if anybody knows where to get one besides Craigslist at a good price(250) please let me know. 678 847 3672.

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  • Tom Parker - 2011-07-28
    Got one for sale about a year old 100 dollars
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-05
    there are some on ebay and google
  • steve - 2013-07-12
    You just missed the kansas city reptile show. It was July 6-7 the next one is Sept 15, Nov 17, OVERLAND PARK KS 8787 REEDER RD PH # 913-609-9343 Good luck Joshoa, babys were going for about $250.
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Karmalet Lundin - 2013-07-10
My african sidenecked turtles nose turned red last week.  What is wrong his it?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-11
    Hmmm, is it possible your turtle rubbed his nose raw on something? Does it look inflamed or infected?  Is there any discharge? Are there signs of redness or infection anywhere else on his body? It sounds to me like he has just irritated his nose somehow. I would keep an eye on it for a few days and see if it looks like it's getting worse. If he has any type of discharge it is most likely a respiratory infection, which can be treated.
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Kiki - 2012-05-20
My African side neck has a red nose ? It hasn't been like this long. I was cleaning its tank when I noticed this. So I'm wondering if he's having a respiratory problem or something? I'm kinda concerned cause I dont want him to be sick or anything :(

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  • karmal - 2013-07-10
    Mine is having the same issue. I'm worried about it.
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Wendy - 2008-01-25
I have had my ball for 2 years now and I am amazed at how loving he is. His favorite thing to do is to set on my shoulders with his head under my chin. He also has learned to give kisses and often will follow my mouth when I move my head and slowly put his mouth to my lips then move back to under my chin.I wonder are there other balls this loving or is mine a exception to the rule.

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  • mary - 2013-07-09
    I've had Hypnos (Male Ball Python) For about three years. I got him from a neighbor that had to move when he was about a foot long. He is now 5' and the biggest ball of sweet. He loves to give kisses and cuddles. When my roommate was preggers he would curl around her belly and cuddle the baby. I think it is a trait in some ball pythons, but yours is not the only one, and that makes me a happy lady. ~M
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