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Hello y'all, I recently bought a Californian Banded King Snake and I just have a question concerning its behavior.
First of all, is it normal that he is kinda aggrassive when I try to take him in its enclosure? Like he gets in a biting stance and he just bites the air
And is it normal that he just nibbled my finger? He was just wandering around on my hand and he just decided that he wanted to taste my finger, that was the slowest bite I've ever seen, he just gently opened its jaw and placed it on the tip of my finger but he didn't bite and I jumped because it scared me and so did he.
Thanks for the information
(Video of him)
There were 3 of them in this immediate area. It was really cool. They were very fast and blend in very well with the environment. This was the only good photo I got
I live in the uk where temperatures average at 10 degrees Celsius in the winter. I have always wanted some sort of lizard and my mum has finally said i can get one. The problem is, i am not allowed to use any electrics and mum isnt fond of the idea of live food and with the temperature getting so low i do not know if its even possible to get a lizard that meets the requirements.
If anyone does have any suggestions please let me know. However i will state that i am not allowed any water based amphibians and am not at all interested in tortoises. I realise that i may be coming across as picky and i apologise but please note that i am looking for a lizard that can be held and has the capability of being tame and a good pet. I have lost hope at this point, please help.
I am currently building a tank for a red eyed crocodile skink. I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on them but am unclear on some things due to conflicting information I have found. I’ve read that they love to swim but also read that they will drown. So I’m curious if I should set up a pond area in the tank or not. I’m using a 40gal breeder. Would like to know before I start purchasing and setting up the tank. Also, any other advice you guys might have about these cute little guys would be great.
Last month i rescued a 5 lined skink from his own poor life choices (larry is obsessed with getting in my basement and almost dieing). After saving him from near death this last time i decided id keep him in a long terrarium.
Hes got a nice setup, hot side, cooler side...sunning rock cave, 2 water soaks, etc....but food wise im concerned.
Ive been feeding him crickets, initially it was small crickets, but i got him larger ones but i keep getting told conflicting things.... i was told he should only eat every 2 or 3 days or so, and to not feed him meal worms....i was told live food only (which checks out, he doesnt seem to like preserved crickets) ... i was told conflictingly to feed him small and large crickets, as well as different things as to if i should leave the crickets in his terrarium (which is stocked with plants for his enrichment and them to munch on)....
I also dont know how much to feed him, last week he downed 10 large crickets in 5 days so like hes a hungry little guy... ill take any feeding advice i can get here.
Hey everyone, my name is Tom, Jerry Wolfe and I run a new YouTube channel highlighting his collection of monitor lizards, his breeding program as well as the construction of his enclosures. I figured I would share it here, hope you enjoy!
FYI this is cat grass and safe for her to eat
Gecko keeps escaping from it and it needs fixing.
i found this guy outside today. i thought someone had taped him with neon green tape to the wall. he looks injured and it actually made me upset, does he just have a pigmentation issue??? is he gonna be okay
Hello we have been hearing weird noises behind our fridge for some months. I've come to discover there is Geikos or lizard living behind there as I have found hatched eggs behind the walls. Is there a safe way to remove them without killing them? I was thinking sticky traps but might be a mess getting them unstuck. Any tips would be appreciated. I live in florida fyi. I'm not very familiar with reptiles.
I’ve had my leopard gecko for about three weeks now, and I’ve been doing research about the species from time to time. Today, I came across a few videos about tail detachment, and noticed that the tails still wiggle around after being dropped. Are there other reptiles that do this? How does it scientifically work without the brain telling the muscles what to do? What is the evolutionary advantage of this?
Can anyone identify this beauty? Chimney Rock, CO.