/r/reptiles

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A cozy place for anyone who loves cold-blooded creatures of the world.

A subreddit for reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate lovers!

This is a sanctuary for those that have a love for cold-blooded creatures. Questions, pictures, and advice are all welcome.

New to reptiles?

Resources

Kingsnake

Find a Vet

Find a Vet UK

Reptile Expo Calendar

If you know any additional resources, PM skinkerdoodle.

What is wrong with my animal?

Please provide care information (such as substrate, temperature, lighting, diet, ect.) and a picture or description of the ailment. If the condition worsens, please see a veterinarian.

Need help identifying a wild animal?

Please provide a picture or description and your location. Do not keep wild animals unless it is legal in your country, or you have a permit.

Other related subreddits

/r/geckos /r/frogs /r/herpetology /r/snakes /r/turtle /r/BeardedDragons /r/leopardgeckos /r/dartfrog /r/tegu /r/CrocSkinks /r/chameleons /r/ballpython /r/monitorlizards /r/crocodilians /r/LizardsEatingThings /r/crestedgecko

1) Don't be a jerk.

If you disagree with someone or their care, be polite and informative. You're not going to change someone's mind by threatening, harassing, or bullying them. We are all for healthy discussions. This also includes comments that are homophobic, racist, sexist, or inflammatory (i.e. trying to incite a fight). Posts that devolve into screaming matches or drama will be locked or possibly deleted.

2) If you post asking for advice, be willing to listen!

We have plenty of people here with years of experience and well educated mods! We ask that you at least have an open mind if posting for advice.

3) Posts or comments with any sort of animal abuse or neglect will not be tolerated.

This includes animals being put in dangerous situations, comments/posts about animal harm, improper handling, etc. Please report if you see anything breaking this rule.

4) Use the NSFW tag and post flairs!

If you need to show us something NSFW, please tag it! This includes feeding videos, injured reptiles, dead reptiles, etc. It will also help us, the mods, if you flair your posts appropriately.

5) We are not responsible for your animal's health.

If your reptile has serious health problems or injuries, GO TO A VET! We are not qualified professionals and we cannot treat your reptile over the internet.

6) No advertising or spamming.

There are plenty of places to sell your reptiles or products on the internet. This is not the place. If you're unsure if your post qualifies for this, message the mods first.

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Should I make a vivarium or aquascape first?

I want to acquire skills to make a bioactive lizard tank but am not sure which one to start out with.

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2024/04/02
03:01 UTC

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Did this snake self-strangulate

By all appearances, this snake tied itself in a knot and cut off its blood circulation. But I can't find any online information about a phenomenon like that. And you'd think there would be internal mechanisms in the snake to avoid such a thing.

Has it really happened here? And why?

https://preview.redd.it/8u3di6hx2zrc1.jpg?width=828&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=333a648042c636c38917b78f6b1b7880ba0ac16f

3 Comments
2024/04/02
02:01 UTC

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Little sun god, yachti

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2024/04/02
01:50 UTC

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Does anyone have experience with this Breeder?

They say they are outta Missouri, and I have never heard of them, just wanted to ask around if anyone had heard of them or dealt with them.

0 Comments
2024/04/02
01:33 UTC

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She's such a good girl

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2024/04/02
01:27 UTC

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Apex reptiles

Anyone have experience with them? It seems good quality for the price but it’s hard to find reviews for them

0 Comments
2024/04/02
00:34 UTC

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Guava wood is safe for reptile?

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2024/04/02
00:12 UTC

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Scam alert

Many suspicious messages and report from buyers of being blocked and kicked from the group after submitting payment.

0 Comments
2024/04/02
00:11 UTC

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PLEASE HELP

I checked on my uromastyx today, and I noticed he was a bit sluggish, I put him cloesr to his warm side, and I noticed he had what looked like a seizure. His body got really stiff, and after a moment his body relaxed and hes sorta limp now. I've had him for a little over a year, and just like last year, during the colder months he didn't eat or come out much. He did that this year too, but I noticed he hasn't picked up eating. I looked up possible reasons, and he is currently shedding, sor I thought it could be because of that. Hes super weak and wobbly. I don't notice any lumps or bumps on him at all. His basking are is around 120° and I offer him a bowl of kale, and collard greens with and occasional shredded carrot. I don't know what happened, please help.

17 Comments
2024/04/01
23:37 UTC

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Same

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2024/04/01
22:55 UTC

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Is a 13.5"Lx31.5"Wx17.5"H Enclosure big enough for a Leopard Gecko?

So I want to get a leopard gecko soon and I found a tank with the dimensions above with a massive discount. However, before I get it, I was wondering if this will even be big enough. I read that the floor space need for a leopard gecko or two is 200 in squared, and this would be 425.25 square inches. Is this good enough? I know there is a lot of incorrect information out there about leopard geckos so I thought I'd ask.

3 Comments
2024/04/01
22:41 UTC

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Aztec and Arabesque boa morphs

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2024/04/01
22:11 UTC

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What kinda snake do you guys think this is? ( Mobile, Alabama) North America

8 Comments
2024/04/01
22:03 UTC

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What are day gecko lights I can use that are safe for plants?

Hello! I’m so close to getting a day gecko the last thing I need is a lighting. In my terrarium I have plants and I really enjoy these plants and don’t wanna see them get burned. Are there any lights suitable for day geckos that also are safe for plants?

0 Comments
2024/04/01
21:54 UTC

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Baby Bob Esponja

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2024/04/01
21:43 UTC

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I advise on how to set up a vivarium for a crested gecko

The dimensions of the viv is 45cm by 45cm by 60cm tall

1 Comment
2024/04/01
21:00 UTC

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mexican black kingsnake advice?

Hello all!

I have (a bit suddenly) aquired a mexican black kingsnake yesterday (a pal needed it off their hands) and i am hoping that a few cool peeps will have some care advice for me? i live in Utah so the husbandry conditions are seemingly naturally ideal for her which is cool (i.e. warm and dryish). she hatched around August of 2023 so she is around 6 months old and kinda little still.

she is super nippy (no surprise) and bit me almost immediately; she latched on and coiled, nbd, but needless to say im feeding her today. im going with a f/t fuzzy and wondering about the frequency of feedings for her while she is growing, when to switch to larger meals, and how best to handle feedings in general. *with my ball python i generally use long tongs and try to minimize physical contact with her food as much as possible in order to maximize distance/differentiation between myself and her meals (god bless my ball python she is such a slither puppy <3 ;-;)

i plan to work with her to help her become more handleable which i think is super doable given how baby she is, but im not super sure where to start!

any advice is welcome and would be lovely! thank you in advance :)

3 Comments
2024/04/01
19:49 UTC

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What is this snake I found?

I found it in North Carolina and I searched it up online and I think it’s a grey rat snake but I’m not too sure.

3 Comments
2024/04/01
19:38 UTC

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Homemade snake hide

Hello! Has anyone ever used this coco liner as a snake hide? I got it at home depot it says it is made in China but it's 100% biodegradable and it's made of coconut I assume? I'm worried it has glue in it to hold it together but I've looked stuff up it says just latex. Do you think it is safe???

0 Comments
2024/04/01
19:04 UTC

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