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Q. What do I use to preserve and shine a new pair of men`s snake shoes? Will mink oil work? How about Johnson & Murphy leather preservative? Thanks, Bob
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Q. I am looking for a pet turtle, and this is my first time. What should I be looking for? How will I know if the turtle is healthy and good to kids?
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Q. I have a boa constrictor, and for the last week or so she has been hissing a lot. It doesn`t seem like it`s in defence, because there is no one near her tank when she does it. As well she has been extremely active! Could she be wanting to mate or something?
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Q. Dear Sir, I was wanting to know if you would have a building plan for a snake enclosure, or maybe where I might get one from. Regars Molly
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Q. I need to know the different types of dearded dragons. What they look like
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Q. I just got a snow blizzard corn snake as a gift for my son. I was wondering how we can make the transition to a new home comfortable for Strawberrysnow as my son has named it? Also how do we tell if it is male of female? It is about 12-14 inches long and when I got Strawberrysnow from her she came right to us and now seems to be coiled and ready to strike is this just adjustment to a new home? I would appreciate any help or suggestions you might have. Thank you
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Q. i have a corn snake that i got about 3-4 weeks ago and i feed it every wednesday and yesterday he wouldnt eat and he was acting real sluggish and he kept throwing his head back and to the side and when i set him back in his tank he kept his head up and didnt move...sadly when i woke up today he was dead...also last night i was looking at him and he was full of black crap and today when i picked him up he was full of green crap...could he of ate a bad mouse? or any ideas what happened?
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Q. This morning I went to go and feed my mississippi map turtle and it refused to eat, so when i looked at my turtle it opened its mouth and it made a noise that sort of sounded like a tiny burp. This is the first time I have heard this come from either one of my turtles (I also house a yellow bellied slider with my map turtle that made this noise.) Do you have any idea of what this sound could be and if it`s abnormal how can I cure the turtle of it?

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Q. what do reptiles eat food
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Q. My Bearded Dragon is over a year now and I am wondering if there is a way to make a cage or if it needs to be glass?
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Q. My king snake shed about 2 weeks ago. He seems much happier now, but today his eyes looked smoky again -- what could be wrong? I changed the substrate and cleaned out the cage on saturday March 3 -- he has been eating prekilled fuzzies once a week. Any ideas of what to look for would be appreciated. Thanks
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Q. I have a Red Tail boa, hes about 5 for 6 months old. I want to get another one but I want to know it it would be safe to have the new snake in the same cage?
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Q. if a water dragon had an accident with his tail and it goes black and has to be amputated, will it grow back?? or will he be a stub?
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Q. My Chinese water dragon has suddenly stopped eating and has his eyes constantly closed.He is not his usual self.I have an appointment at the vets on Thurs 10th March,this was the earliest available appointment but I`m really worried.Can anyone help.I`ve just replaced hit heat bulb & his Uvb bulb last week.He perked up for a day then went back to having his eyes closed all the time.
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Q. I walked into my son`s room a little while ago an saw his ball python facing up as though he was lying on his back. He hasn`t eaten a rat that was put in there almost a week ago. Any idea what could be wrong?
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Q. MY BEARDED DRAGON IS ABOUT ALMOST A YEAR OLD AND EVERYTIME I TRY TO TOUCH HIM OPENS HIS MOUTH AND TRIES TO BITE. MY OTHER BEARDIE DIDN`T DO THAT. WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE HIM COMFORTABLE WITH ME?
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Q. If I put feeder fish in my Water Dragon`s water pool will she eat them?
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Q. what is a lizard?
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Q. i would like to find out some things about Tortoises, before i buy one, how much they will cost, what food they eat ect. what websites could i search?
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Q. i would like to buy another reptile, would a cage, suitable for a gecko, be suitable for a tortoise?
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Q. i recently lost a leopard gecko, he had a eye infection, and i think i lost him throgh that, can and eye infection kill a 7 month old gecko?
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Q. Can I feed my dragon lizzard cat food?
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Q. best way to control lizzard population around the house?
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Q. My snake has not eaten in almost 4 months. He was breeding with another ball python for 5 months. I took her out of the cage, and she has her own. I do not know if she has eggs or not. But can he be depressed from her not being in the cage with him? Is that why he is not eating? I did not really want them to breed. I don`t know what to do with the eggs, if she has them.
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Q. How often do garter snakes eat? How soon will they eat after just buying one and putting it in it`s new house?
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Q. I have a 3 year old bearded dragon (Louie). He has been healthy (and apparently ) happy until this week. He began "barking" this week when he puffed out (usually how he greets me when I get home to get him out of his cage/tank). He has been eating as usual - crickets, meal worms, and greens and drinking as usual. Last night when I got home he was lethargic and did not eat. This morning, I found him burrowed into the corner with his mouth full of the stratta that lines his tank and totally non=responsive. He is breathing very shallowly. His eyes are closed, but appear sunken. I washed the sand out as best I could and held him for a long time, but he does not seem to be responding at all. I am in great distress and don`t know what to do. There are no vets near to take him to. Can you help me?
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Q. I have two ball phythons and I fed them a rat a piece and one of them threw the rat back up is there any reason for this and what can I do to help?
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Q. I have two ball phythons and I fed them a rat a piece and one of them threw the rat back up is there any reason for this and what can I do to help?
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Q. one of my baby leopard geckos wont eat.. It doesnt have parasites and no compaction.. I want to syringe feed it but i think he needs more than just peach baby food and calcium mixed in it.. You have any recipes for syringe feeding leopard geckos
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Q. my corn snake is refusing to eat can i offer live mice to encourage him to eat?
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Q. Do water dragons hibernate? if so for how long and when? What age?
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Q. i have 2 corns and i did not hibernate them this year. this was their first winter. did i hert them. they are male and female. is ther a chance that they may breed. first off i was told that they would only bread when they were ready. i do not what to harm them. i have susessfully bread Kenan Sand Boas but they are live and they do not hibbernat. i am a lottle lost. can you give a good book to read or some advice
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Q. Hi, my daughters waterdragon is about 1 year old. she was doing great. now the end of her tail fell off why? Is there anything I should put on it?
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Q. i inherited my son`s chinese water dragon. he seemed to be doing great but he is looking really bad right now.....his eyes look infected and his mouth is very sore looking. i have tried some over the counter treatments that i read on the internet. i do not have access to a reptile vet... i live in a very rural area. help.....he looks so sick.
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Q. I have an iguana.Since december she has stopped eating,is losing weight,not active.Ive tried feeding her baby food and water with a syringe.I can`t afford to take her to a reptile vet.do you have any ideas as to what may be wrong and what i can do for her?
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Q. any tips on how to carry a 2 ft red tailed boa on an hour long flight with commercial airline
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Q. im thinking of starting with a new small pet lizard but was wondering do they mind noise because i listen to loud music and dont want to get one if they do
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Q. I have a Black Rat Snake And his underbelly is changing color is that because of captivity?
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Q. do any kind of snakes like or even drink milk
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Q. Do bearded dragons have any kind of hibernation period?
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Q. how do i care for an indo tree boa
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Q. how do i help a very dehydrated columbian red tail boa
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Q. i have a burmese python. i fed it recently and the rat bit it. is there anyting i can do to help?
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Q. my son got a ball python for xmas. we were told that they hibernate in the winter so it won`t eat for awhile. is this true
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Q. My sons bearded dragon has not eaten in 3 days we are not sure what is going on. He does not look sick??
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Q. i have a corn snake and thought it was dead then it moved. but before it wouldnt was it trying to hibernate?
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Q. my ball python just came out o semi hibernation and I fead it but all he does is stair at the dead mouse. Is it because hes waiting for it to move??
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Q. My bearded dragon stopped growing. He is still eating well. He also hasn`t shed in two about two months. What could be wrong?
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Q. I OWN A COLUMBIAN RED TAIL BOA, SHE IS JUST UNDER 1YR OLD. WONDERING IF SHE WOULD BE COMPATIBLE WITH A BEARDED DRAGON? THANKS
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Q. I have a Water Dragon and he hasn`t eaten more then 2 crickets in over 3 weeks now. It stopped eating when I moved him from his 70 galon glass aquarium to a much larger one that I built out of a dressor. The size of his new aquarium is approx. 5 ft (length) by 3.5 ft (height) by 1.5 ft (deep). The temperature in it ranges from 30 degrees on one side to 21 degrees on the other. At night it drops to about 19 degrees. My water dragon is still pretty young and is only 17 inches head to tail. I have tried everything to get him to eat inclluding a variety of different types of food (crickets, super worms, vegetables and fruits). I have even tried to force feed him but I was unable to get his mouth open because it is to small. What can I do... I am really concerned that he is going to die. He looks healthy still and does not appear to be losing any weight which I can`t understand. Can you help me????
Dan
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