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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby vencrypt » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:48 am

Nynecho wrote:
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Nynecho wrote:I'm so happy, first baby to hatch on my birthday :D
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Oh gosh !! They look so adorable!


Thank you! He was incubated for male but we’ll see what happens :)


That's awesome! What morph is it? I'm still trying to learn morphs so I'm not sure !











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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby Nynecho » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:09 am

vencrypt wrote:That's awesome! What morph is it? I'm still trying to learn morphs so I'm not sure !


I believe he's a mack snow albino, I'll know for sure after he's shed in a couple days.
His brother I believe is a super snow albino eclipse, aka super raptor.
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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby .Starling. » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:56 am

Does anyone know of any western hognose breeders on the East coast of the US? I'm looking for one and have checked all my local rescues with no luck.
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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby xmemmax » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:36 am

Yesterday I got a new friend; she is a leopard gecko! Her name is Kashmir :3 she’s a bell albino with lovely brown stripes and spots all over her body.
I have a few other reptiles so I’m not a beginner to their care, but none of them are leos so I have a few questions!
First of all, should I get a heating bulb for her? She has a warming pad on the hot side of her tank, but her terrarium is a little dark and I’m scared the pad will only warm where it is placed, making the rest of the terrarium too cold for her. Her terrarium is set in a room where the temperature is at around 22°C (71°F).

Also, how should I set up her moist hide? I have a little cave for her, but what should I do for it to stay humid? Her « substrate » is linoleum, it’s basically like fake floor. It’s great to keep her environment clean and avoid any possible impaction with sand or dirt, but it doesn’t keep the hide moist at all!
Should I put the same dirt I use in my crested gecko’s tank just in the hide? I heard she would use it in case she had to lay eggs, and that the humidity would help with her shedding.
Is feeding mealworms as staple (with some variation of course) okay? I was told the chitin was difficult to digest and could cause constipation.
How often should I dust her food with calcium and vitamins? I don’t want to overdo it or not give enough supplements...
And finally, I don’t want to scare her or anything but how long do you think it will take for her to get used to handling? I don’t want to force her but I’m a bit lost there. Handling seems to make her very anxious and I’ve never experienced that before, my bearded dragons and my crestie are all okay with it. I think I’m going to go slowly, try handling her mainly before or after feeding, so that she can associate me with food and good stuff, if that makes sense.

I’m sorry, this is so long! I hope that I get a few replies from people who are more experienced with those beautiful creatures than I am.

Thank you very much!
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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby cishet » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:43 am

.Starling. wrote:Does anyone know of any western hognose breeders on the East coast of the US? I'm looking for one and have checked all my local rescues with no luck.

check fauna, i looked for 30 seconds and found people in pennsylvania, north carolina, and new york
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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby vencrypt » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:53 am

xmemmax wrote:
Yesterday I got a new friend; she is a leopard gecko! Her name is Kashmir :3 she’s a bell albino with lovely brown stripes and spots all over her body.
I have a few other reptiles so I’m not a beginner to their care, but none of them are leos so I have a few questions!
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I’m sorry, this is so long! I hope that I get a few replies from people who are more experienced with those beautiful creatures than I am.

Thank you very much!


Nice ! I also have a Bell Albino too ! They're honestly one of my favorite morphs !! I'm going to break this up in pieces:
First of all, should I get a heating bulb for her? She has a warming pad on the hot side of her tank, but her terrarium is a little dark and I’m scared the pad will only warm where it is placed, making the rest of the terrarium too cold for her. Her terrarium is set in a room where the temperature is at around 22°C (71°F).

It's good that she has a UTH! Since leos rely on floor heat to digest food, it's important to have the floor to be 88-90°F. Air temperature should not be above 94°F of they can get stressed. I use Ceramic Heat Emitters and they only emit heat no light. Lights such as UVB or anything such can damage their really sensitive eyes. Edit: I use 40w/120v CHE, though they can really dry out an enclosure so if you'd like, you can mist the tank or just the moist hide.
I usually have it on a temperature regulator so I know it doesn't get too hot in the tank. You can just use a regular light in the room, but not directly above their enclosure. Her cold side should be about 76°-80°F and moist side should be about 20-40%.
Also, how should I set up her moist hide? I have a little cave for her, but what should I do for it to stay humid? Her « substrate » is linoleum, it’s basically like fake floor. It’s great to keep her environment clean and avoid any possible impaction with sand or dirt, but it doesn’t keep the hide moist at all! Should I put the same dirt I use in my crested gecko’s tank just in the hide? I heard she would use it in case she had to lay eggs, and that the humidity would help with her shedding.

What type of dirt does your crestie have? You can use eco earth or sphagnum moss and mist it once a day. They're really good moisture holders. I've never heard linoleum used for main substrate and that sounds great! I searched what it is and sounds pretty safe. You should have at least a moist hide; it could be easy as turning a plastic Tupperware and cutting a hole into it. Just put the moist substrate in it and spray a bit of water in it.
Is feeding mealworms as staple (with some variation of course) okay? I was told the chitin was difficult to digest and could cause constipation.

I feed my leopard gecko crickets and mealworms as her staple diet. I don't like just offering just one type. Crickets are probably the best "staple" insect because they hold the most nutritional value (as I know of). Mealworms are also good as well, but shouldn't be a main staple diet because they hold more fat than crickets and aren't as healthy and don't hold as much nutritional value as crickets. I sadly don't know what chitin is as I've never heard of it.
How often should I dust her food with calcium and vitamins? I don’t want to overdo it or not give enough supplements...

I dust the insects every other feeding so I don't overdose her with calcium. I recommend repashy calcium + vitamin supplement because it combines all the needed supplements so you don't need to buy them separately. It's really healthy has well ! You can also supply a separate calcium dish if you'd like, so they can lick it off when they want to if you or they think they're not getting enough.
And finally, I don’t want to scare her or anything but how long do you think it will take for her to get used to handling? I don’t want to force her but I’m a bit lost there. Handling seems to make her very anxious and I’ve never experienced that before, my bearded dragons and my crestie are all okay with it. I think I’m going to go slowly, try handling her mainly before or after feeding, so that she can associate me with food and good stuff, if that makes sense.

Honestly, this is pretty controversial since I've seen people handle their reptiles right when they get them and then others wait about a week or even a month to handle theirs. It all depends on how your gecko is feeling. TBH, mine is still wary but getting used to me. I've only handled her once or twice while my other gecko let me handle him the day I got him, so it's really up to the gecko how they're feeling.

Hope this helps ! And hope your gecko does great with you !
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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby control » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:28 am

xmemmax wrote:
Yesterday I got a new friend; she is a leopard gecko! Her name is Kashmir :3 she’s a bell albino with lovely brown stripes and spots all over her body.
I have a few other reptiles so I’m not a beginner to their care, but none of them are leos so I have a few questions!
First of all, should I get a heating bulb for her? She has a warming pad on the hot side of her tank, but her terrarium is a little dark and I’m scared the pad will only warm where it is placed, making the rest of the terrarium too cold for her. Her terrarium is set in a room where the temperature is at around 22°C (71°F).

Also, how should I set up her moist hide? I have a little cave for her, but what should I do for it to stay humid? Her « substrate » is linoleum, it’s basically like fake floor. It’s great to keep her environment clean and avoid any possible impaction with sand or dirt, but it doesn’t keep the hide moist at all!
Should I put the same dirt I use in my crested gecko’s tank just in the hide? I heard she would use it in case she had to lay eggs, and that the humidity would help with her shedding.
Is feeding mealworms as staple (with some variation of course) okay? I was told the chitin was difficult to digest and could cause constipation.
How often should I dust her food with calcium and vitamins? I don’t want to overdo it or not give enough supplements...
And finally, I don’t want to scare her or anything but how long do you think it will take for her to get used to handling? I don’t want to force her but I’m a bit lost there. Handling seems to make her very anxious and I’ve never experienced that before, my bearded dragons and my crestie are all okay with it. I think I’m going to go slowly, try handling her mainly before or after feeding, so that she can associate me with food and good stuff, if that makes sense.

I’m sorry, this is so long! I hope that I get a few replies from people who are more experienced with those beautiful creatures than I am.

Thank you very much!


As for feeders, the best nutrition will come from roaches. Dubia are the most common and probably relatively inexpensive at the size a Leo will be eating. They're better than crickets because they're more 'meaty'. I like to keep them more than crickets in the house anyway- can't fly, can't climb slippery surfaces, and don't make noise like crickets. They're also easier to keep alive
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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby fluffycat6 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:27 am

Does anyone know what kind of turtle this is? Thanks!

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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby AccioBrains » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:05 pm

Dumb happy. My new rack came in today and I’m moving everyone of my stabiles in except my hoggie, Brucie. 6 34 quart tubs for the win! Everyone seems happy so far. I’m de-miting it and them for 24 Hours as precaution so that’s no fun and always gives me anxiety but gotta be safe.

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I have been herping for 5 yrs now and work in a pet store as one of the heads of reptiles. We are a family owned business and we are all serious hobbiest so no persmart or petco crap flies in my store. If you have any questions let me know. In my care at work are tons of Leo’s, beardies, snakes, chameleons and some more exotics like dart frogs, leaf tail geckos and inverts. Nice to meet you all. Hope I can be of help.
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Re: Reptiles - Geckos, Lizards, Snakes, and Turtles!

Postby ryukrem » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:59 am

      My girlfriend has six leopard geckos and she went away on course for a month and I am looking after them. I am well knowledgeable on them now so don't have too many worries, but one baby is having some pretty tough sheds. Last night was tank cleaning day and when I took Senae out, she had stuck shed all over her face and head. I would have left it, except this was the second day I saw it was there. I gave her a hot soak and got it off cleanly with q-tips and coconut oil. Two other geckos needed baths too for stuck shed on their toes.

      Any tips to help their sheds?
      They all have moist hides.
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