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tammy - 2010-11-20
I would like to know if I could use my salt water light for my bearded dragon? It has a day bulb and night in one.

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Betty - 2010-11-02
My redtail boa has white patches with a blue tint in to it so can you tell me if it's a fungus and what to do about it?

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  • Mandy - 2010-11-18
    In your loacal pet store there is a spray to treat fungus and from the sound of it your snake has just that.....look in the reptile area! GOOD LUCK
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Jessika - 2008-09-15
I bought a rough green snake 3 weeks ago and I can't seem to get it to eat. The tank it resides in is a 10 gallon, the humidity is always around 65-70', and there is adequate climbing and hiding places. I have 2 small crickets in there now that have been living in there since I got the snake. But it still wont eat. I even put a waxworm in it yesterday, and still no eating. What am I doing wrong?
I love the snake, its a beautiful color and stays small, very docile allowing me to hold it everday. I really don't want to return it to the pet store I got it from. But how do I get it to eat?

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  • Audra - 2010-04-28
    Hi Jessika...
    I would stop handling it until it eats.... :)
  • Jesse - 2010-11-05
    It sounds like your snake is stressed. You should stop handling it every day. Sometimes snakes get stressed from over handling and will refuse to eat. I suggest no handling at all and opening the tank as little as possible (only to change the water) until it eats. Also, make sure there is plenty of greenery in the tank. Green snakes may become stressed if there are no green places for it to hide in as they are used to blending in with their environment.

    If you do decide to return the snake, I suggest getting a kingsnake instead. Kingsnakes are excellent eaters. If I let it, mine would eat frozen pinkies (baby mice) until it was too fat to move. You will need to buy a bigger tank later on (they get between 4-5 feet long), but a 10 gallon should be alright for a baby. They are also very docile, I hold mine every day except the days it eats and the day after and it has NEVER bitten me. Hope this helps.
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Vanessa - 2010-08-10
I currently have 3 snakes (6 foot corn snake, 5 foot rainbow boa and a baby ball python). My husband wants to consider a Red Tail Boa but I am a little concerned. I have read everywhere what amazing snakes they are as pets and how docile they are but I am concerned with the size they can reach.

I was hoping to hear from current owners of full adult size Redtail boas as to how large the enclosure will need to be and how easy it is to handle such a large snake?

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  • Paul Jr. - 2010-08-30
    Well it all depends on how much you feed them on how big they get usually, the more you feed them usually the bigger they will get, not sure on the enclosure I've yet to find out.
  • Tony - 2010-10-29
    I have 3 fully grown boas 2 females about 9ft and a red tail about 7ft a 4ft by 2t by 2ft will be ok for 1 boa. Boas can be easy to handle your best bit is to get a young 1 then as it grows your be use to it.
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BRISTON - 2010-10-02
I just got a rtb about a week ago. When I fed him he didn't take the mouse until a half hour after I put the mouse in the box is that normal?

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  • Tony - 2010-10-29
    I have 3 rtb fully grown about 9ft yes its all right my snakes dont always eat straight away i leave the rats in over night and there gone in the morning unless there going to shed then they wont eat untill after..
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nikola - 2010-10-29
Hi. I have a wild snake. It's 20 cm long now. I noticed a lump with sharp edges on its body. It looks like it have eaten a rock from the substrate. Is there something i can do?

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Ryan - 2010-10-19
I am getting a snake witch is best a land or water snake?

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  • peter brower - 2010-10-21
    I've had both land and water snakes. I prefer banded water snakes as they are inexpensive (mine were $6.99) and are very active. They are in and out of the water all day and night, and I love to watch them hunt.
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matt d - 2010-09-27
Hi we have a baby boy ball python, two actually. Mine is perfectly fine, healthy, active, and curious, our other snake seems quite skiddish, flips upside down a lot when exploring my hands, and seems to have a very hard time climbing up and gaining orientation if I hold him by the tip of the tail. Just wondering if this is something I should worry about, please help. -new snake owners -matt

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  • michael mccoy - 2010-10-10
    Not to scare you, but a trip to a qualified herp vet is probably in order. IBD or inclusion body disease is a viral affliction of boas and pythons. The disease is characterized by propensity for regurgitation, mouth rot bloating and lack of body coordination. Not to say your snake has that, but it might be worth it for you to be on the safe side and take him in. It's also highly contagious.
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Carlos - 2010-10-03
I have a question that I keep getting different answers on, so I'm open to any suggestions. I have a 9 year old ball python named Angel, and I recently bought a baby python not to long ago. I've been asking around to see if it'd b a bad idea to put them together or not, because she could easily hurt the younger python. My question is it ok to put them in the same tank together or take them out together? Or is it to soon to put the the baby python with the adult?

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  • michael mccoy - 2010-10-10
    Most snake keepers will tell you its a very bad idea. Although rare, cannibalism in ball pythons has happened. If you're going to house two ball pythons together it is best to make sure they're of equal size. On the other end, I'm sure its been done before without issue so really what it comes down to, are you willing to lose one or possibly both snakes? We currently house two adult males together. We also feed them in separate containers.
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Anonymous - 2009-11-21
Damien is my ball python. He is 4 feet long and I love him to bits. The weird thing is how he likes to help me vacuum my house, LOL. As far as feeding issues, he eats like a porker. Very happy guy, a great addition to my family :) ~KRISTEN

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  • stephen - 2010-10-04
    I'm surprised with you, be very intelligent coz a beast is always a beast, especially snakes.
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