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Care of Reptiles

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No longer just the snake or lizard captured from your back yard, pet reptiles have become a major industry with exotics imported from all over the world. Reptiles are ectotherms and must back in the sun or find a warm spot to get warm and become active. Keeping reptiles as pets requires equipment, knowledge, and special care. To learn more about how to properly provide the needs of pet reptiles, come into our Pet Reptile category.
That varies with different species of turtle, as well as with the health and living conditions of the turtle. For sliders, males need about 3 years for sexual maturity, females about 5 years. Floating turtles start to develop in 3-4 years. So in three to four years, make a nice dry area with a lot …
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As little as possible!Without knowing the situation surrounding your inquiry I can't give you a true estimate. Too many variables. Generally aquatic turtles should have access to water at all times.
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If nothing is going in, nothing comes out. Have you provided an appropriate diet, and an appropriate habitat? Your turtle could also be constipated or you might not be able to find his 'waste'.
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Answer Your turtle may not be eating because he is new, but if he is sneezing too he may have PNEUMONIA. PNEUMONIA Symptoms - refusing to eat, sneezing, bubbling at the nose/runny nose, raspy noise when breathing & lethargy. Possible Causes - Pneumonia is caused by damp, cold, draughty con…
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Yes ,they would not hurt themselfs.
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who or whom started herpetology As in many subject areas, a multitude of people contributed to the general knowledge base which led to the development of the study of herpetology. Herpetology does not have a clear beginning and it is somewhat up to an individual's interpretation as to what constitu…
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sexing water dragons The male is slightly larger, he will also grow a larger crest down his neck, back and tail. His head will be larger as well. if you can get hold of your lizard they have a row of pores down the inside of the back legs, the're in the region of the femoral artery and are calle…
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Snails are hermaphrodites, so they are both male and female.
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Red-eared or painted turtles are very common pet turtles. Although not as bad as they once were, you still have to be careful of salmonella. A curious child of 5 might like to play with the turtle and then forget to wash up afterwards. I had a red-eared turtle for 6 years, they are very interesting …
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It is possible and done by experienced people, but difficult. It requires proper humidity, moisture, and temperature control first of all; eggs when found must be carefully marked as unlike bird eggs the developing reptile attaches to the wall and rotation can lead to smothering, or detachment and d…
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If turtle does not eat for next day. Set the turtle free NO!!! Never set ANY captive reptiles loose! This is what happened with Burmese Pythons. People figure, "I can't take care of it- I'll just let it free." Now there's a problem and all the responsible reptile keepers get tons of anti-python bill…
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Well, every ball python will be either male or female. But, the only way to tell is to have it sexed by a vet or to get a set of sexing probes (unless you are going to have a pro show you how to use these, never sex your snake yourself, you could injure or kill it.) If you are wondering why your sna…
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Place your tank in a desired location (preferably near a window) Have some gravel on the bottom of the bottom of the tank so that when your turtle poops, it isn't so obvious. Get a brick or a floating log or something so that your turtle can get all the way out of the water (it doesn't have to be h…
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You're going to need a lot more than an aquarium for a snapper... so might as well start off right. An aquarium just isn't going to last long enough to be worth the money. It's time to start redoing your spare bedroom for your "little" friend. He's not going to be little for long.If you have a snapp…
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Skinks get parasites especially if there wild caught. Get a fecal done first if your female is swollen. If there is no male she should not be. The have to be the right temperature.
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What kind of company? Turtles are not aggressive and will tolerate the company of humans other animals and, depending on the species, other turtles fairly well. But they are not social animals. They don't crave friends and contact. They like to have other turtles to mate with during mating season bu…
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yes this is normal. a male tortoise with sex on his mind will not be interested in food. i advise that you separate the male from the female. if you keep them together for too long then the female will become very stressed with his relentless advances and he will drop weight from not eating and will…
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Because it is equally 'at home' on dry land and in water. The species has lungs, but can also absorb oxygen through its skin (just like frogs & toads can).
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Snapping turtles are carnivorous, and eat mainly fish, amphibians, invertebrates (when young), and carrion.
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Tiny bugs, worms, and little birds
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Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles.
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If you mean the type you can get in aquariums - see the link for the Wikipedia article...
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Answer MYRIAPOD Examples are prawn, scorpion, centipede, millipede,
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rivers and lakes
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insects and allot more Ella McGuire
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incets,fish and plants
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Crustaceans are found all over the planet - not just a few specific areas !
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in the woods and near food and water sources
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King cobra... Ophiophagus Hannah
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worms, small fish, turtle food, small shrimp, small snails
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Answer by ked arctic And Rockabella1 They can make wonderful pets. Most of them bite so I wouldn't reccamend them to people with small children or anybody who will want to hold them, but they are really fun to watch!!! Not to mention hey are absolutely adorable They make great pets. They're easy…
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Kingsnakes are very oppurtunistic predators, however I cannot recall a case of them eating fish. They may, but in any case it's not the preferred meal.Salmon is one of the fish they eat
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Frog pet Just like a hamster or lizard you find a cage and feed them. If you want more info go to www.animalplanet.com ^No offence, but that is misleading. Frogs require quite elaborate setups to keep them happy and healthy. A glass or quality plastic tank with a lid will be needed. It must be f…
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fish, water plants, insects(catapillars), snails, vegtables, and fruits.
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Most reptiles with teeth are able to grow new ones once one was broken. It is surmised that dinosaurs were able to perform this function too.
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Baby tortoises can sleep anywhere from 18 to 24 hours when they're young. Their need for sleep diminishes slightly as they get older.
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Climates of tortoisesYes, they can. Tortoises such as the Herman's tortoise which is native to hotter climates such as the mediterranean and east turkey can 'adapt' to colder climates such as England - with a little help from modern technology. Heated cages called vivariums are used to house tortois…
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of course like baby crocodiles
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wear do u think......in a bed?or or a a bAG!? on the land okay there now go right that down in ur itty bitty note book if u havent yet
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This may not be highly accurate, but essentially: cold blooded just means that it's not "warm blooded". Warm blooded creatures have the ability to metabolically regulate the temperature of their blood. So, whether it is warm out or cold, humans maintain a temperature around 98 degrees. Cold blooded …
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you tell by their privates
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If you can't take the time to read this you can't take care of a tortoise I'll just provide care for the very common Russian tortoise since you didn't specify (if it's a Sulcata /African Spur Thighed tortoise, do research on their care and you won't want a Sulcata anymore). First of all, I'd recomme…
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what Does Turtles eat? Turtles are herbivores.(they eat veggies) Some type of vegetable are lettuce or carrot. I DON`T RECOMMEND you to feed brocolli. You can feed them grape leaves. Also for fruits, you can feed them figs. Actually, depending on the type of turtle you're referring to, turtles in …
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Yes! Insects are a great source of protein and a nice variation in the typically boring repetitive diet of a pet reptile. just make sure that the exoskeletons are not too tough -by picking younger insects, such as baby mealworms or recently hatched crickets.
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"House Snakes (Lamprophis) live in subsahara Africa and other places in the old world. They usually live around human dwellings, hence the name house snake.
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yes they are because they are small, easy to handle, and are easy to be kept indoors. http:/www.petturtle.com/mud_turtles.htm yes i have a eastern mud it's practically the same they shouldn't get much bigger than 3 by four inc. and the normal weight for a adult is around 8 ounces and they are VE…
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Sun Turles I've been trying to figure out if there's another name for sun turtles, since I don't recognize that name. Without knowing for sure what kind of turtles you have, I don't want to give you specific advice about feeding and housing them. For now, it sounds like you've done a good job of …
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The frogs belly is very sensible and it's where it lies on the ground the whole time, so that's why it's yellow and sensitive because its made for that.
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The same as in the wild... snakes, small mammals, small lizards.
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Measure the Inside of the sleeve (Length ,width & depth) and the same measurements of the Outside of the A/C unit to be sure it will fit the sleeve.
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Snakes have a rudimentary digestive system that eliminates waste the same as us. The also have kidneys that remove waste. Click on 'related links' (below) the link will take you to a picture of a snakes anatomy.
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It uses its eyes.
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I'm not sure trying to figure it out
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They lick it to clean off debris such as excess droppings, litter from the box, or to just plain clean it.They also like the claen feeling, like humans.
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my friends snake poop is brown but mine is yellow and wet REALLY SMELLS
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Pet Turtles don't need light "all the time", but it is wise to give them roughly 12 hours of time to bask under the UVA and UVB bulbs each and every day.
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Garter snakes eat Depending on the size of the meal, they will eat every other day to every 3 days. Baby garter snakes eat small worms, fish, slugs,Wieners,babies, leeches, and tadpoles. Garter snakes have a higher metabolism than most snakes, and because of this, and their diet, they need to eat…
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mice rats reptile creatures bugs and worms fish and i dont care really
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its a male !!!!! what is it? the tortoise appeared to be straining, it was purple and fleshy about 1 inch long?
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NOT 'processed' ones ! If you get them fresh from a fish-monger they're fine - BUT - do NOT feed them sardines from a can !
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Most snakes shift their weight using the long muscles that run the length of their bodies. This motion moves the body forward, backward, or sideways in a curving pattern that is called "slithering." --- The skin of the snake is scaly and this is very important to them. The scales on the skin enabl…
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tha answer before was wrong a baby grass snake would eat mostly small insects, crickets or ants :)
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Shell peeling is in most cases entirely natural as turtles grow; many aquatic turtles commonly kept in captivity shed entire scutes, others shed flakes and pieces.
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Snails sleep inside there shells.
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how big is the turtle if its a baby take it back to were ever you got it it might have selaminella( if that's how you spell it )if they wont take it back then try getting a 10 gallon a 5 gallon will work but its to small. what kind of turtle is it? average turtles grow a little more then 12 inches a…
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This is becoming more rare as veterinarians are being hit with delinquent accounts and finding their own lines of credit diminishing. Some veterinarians will allow clients to "run a tab", but this is slowly dwindling and will probably cease in most areas within the next decade or so. Veterinarians h…
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separate em put one in a fish tank and put the other one in a cooler that's what i would do r in a fish tank
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Well it all depends on how mature you are anc hwo old the child you are caring for is. Now you msut have the parents permission for doing this. And if you want to learn how to baby sit and some fun ideas type in this questions how do you babysit?
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Answer a group of turtles is called a bale, is this right for tortoises as well???
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Yes they do. They always need to have access to a small pool of water in their living environment. It's also good to have them soak daily in warm water
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yes they can roast them
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They live in grassy areas where they can find food and some times in the woods :-):-)
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i go to camping canne de bois and my name is tyler towns and me and my friend Shawn lavigne breed turtles and when turtles are going to lay eggs they don't eat as much as they usually do they are always digging holes in the sand and they snap when u bug them
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This of course depends upon which dragon you mean and what exactly you mean by dragon. Many member of class hexapedal don't rate the term dragon - being fish, or sea serpents. Those members of the class that we ordinarily consider to be dragons can range from a mere eight teeth to fifty-six - as f…
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7.4815488000000005 gallons Absolutey none. The water would run out between the bars. They are talking about a glass terrarium- usually measured in terms of gallons. I would estimate about 6-8 gallons (a ten gallon is 12x12x18). There is actually a formula for this, and since the first answer seems t…
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White stripes on a shell means it's a boy and if it is a girl it has brown stripes.
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the easiest way I have found to identify any animal / plant is to visit the website of the state univeristy of the state, I live in Florida have excellent seccess with FSU, but use the search string like this, Frogs in Florida, Frogs of Florida matting cries.... this will get you closer to the sites…
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it will start laying down more offten. t will hapen eventully
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There are a number of things you can try. One of the most successful ways I've 'cured' this is to introduce a vitamin supplement to the water. Most commercially available reptile supplements include an 'appetite stimulant' - so - as long as the gecko is drinking, it will at least get some vitamins a…
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It could be because the shell is dirty, to small or searching for a new one. Hermit crabs are always in their shells. Hermit crabs will never leave their shells unless switching. IF your hermit crab is running around without it's shell there is something wrong with it. This could be because it has…
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Put some fine wire mesh over it - water can still get in - but it will keep any animals out !
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A turtle without access to a proper nest will sometimes lay eggs in water rather than hold the eggs in her body and become egg-bound. These eggs are often infertile due to being held into the body too long with conditions such as over calcification. There are also a couple rarer exotic species that …
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Females have to be about 5-7 years old, 7 in. long. Males 2-5 years, old 4 inches long.
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Of course they can - they're an aquatic species !
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Yes, snails sleep, but it's hard to tell when they are sleeping. The average snail moves at speeds of up to 0.1 mph, making it the world's slowest mollusk.
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They go inside their shell and sleep the same way we do.
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idaho's stste reptile is a timber rattler snake
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Baby turtles usually eat once every other day. Adult turtles eat about every day. if your turtle catches a disease you should change the water where the temperature is between 75f - 85f. After touching a turtle you should always wash your hands thoroughly in case your turtle has saminila. I hope thi…
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Because you're not cleaning it out often enough !
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Care isn't that tough. A link is provided. Growth is dependent of food and the health of the critter. They might not grow as fast as was asked, even under ideal conditions. They grow fairly quickly into the "adult" stage, but then grow more slowly later on. Good luck.
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Yes. All snakes should fed in a separate container, so that they do not associate you reaching your hand into the cage as a sign for food. It prevents aggressive behavior. It also prevents the snake from accidentally ingesting its bedding.
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gardner snakes eat dugs and small baby snakes
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Brown snakes feed largely on earthworms, snails, and slugs, but will also eat small salamanders, soft-bodied grubs, and beetles. They have specialized teeth and jaws that allow them to pull snails out of their shells and eat them.
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I heard tha only gardener snakes so far are the only good snakes to have that don't eat rodents.
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this is the real answerthe boy turtle has a long tail and long nails, the girl turtle has a short tail and short nails (I Have Four Painted Turles)
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Everybody has nightmares all the time. When you go to sleep, your brain is sorting out every thing you have learnt in that day. In the same time your brain is trying to worn you, which is your nightmare. Nightmares try to tell you which is safe or not. Your stresses, fears, would also be a nightm…
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Take your turtle to a qualified reptile or exotic vet.
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Tortoises are cold-blooded - just like other reptiles. They have a relatively poor diet - consisting of (mainly) green leafy vegetable matter in the wild. The poor nutrition, coupled with the fact the need to bask in sunlight to give them enough body heat to allow them to move, makes them sluggish. …
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