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Ok, what kind of lizard is this? [17 Aug 2006|05:34pm]

Ok, what kind of lizard is this?

I wanna say it is an Iguana, but it isn't! They're very similar, however. Some iguanas have prickley spines on their backs, but they aren't as hard as that "fin". I also looked up spiny lizards, but I cannot find anything resembling this one.

I don't think it is a dinosaur. Then again, I know nothing of lizards.
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Half and Half tank [15 Apr 2006|05:25pm]

Would it be ok to have a half and half tank for my anoles? I have been looking around online but I can't find anything on the subject.

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[12 Feb 2006|12:42pm]
So NEVER EVER let your iguana climb under your sweater between that and your shirt. MINE TOOK A CRAP! it is still a baby.. like 10 months old... yeah DISGUSTING. i had to rip my sweater and shirt because it was everywhere all over my pants too... so gross. I alomst threw up. atleast my big one is trained.. i need to trainthis one to go to the bathroom in only water now.
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Columbian/Red Tail Boa [02 Feb 2006|08:41am]

Hi everyone!

I live in Northern IN and am trying to find a home for my Red Tail. I don't want to ship him though. He was a rescue and I don't have the means to care for him properly. He's squashed into an enclosure that's way too small and due to a lack of time and his previous owner he hasn't been handeled in over 6 months. Needless to say he's a little agressive now. However, with some loving and devoted attention he could be a great snake. If your interested I can be reached at Twstychik@hotmail.com, put MEMNOCK in the subject line so I know it's about the snake, or post a reply here w/ your contact info.
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[03 Dec 2005|03:23am]

I'll be getting my own place in a month, and I'm thinking I'll need some company of the reptilian variety since I'm to be allergic to everything with hair (fish are boring, birds are too noisy). I met a girl with an iguana last spring and was completely enamoured with him. Iguanas seem to be pretty expensive to take care of (and HUGE), so I was wondering what the best type of lizard would be for someone starting out in reptile care. I'll be living in a 1 bedroom apartment, so I can't really build any huge 4 foot enclosures for a large reptile.
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Useful info [29 Nov 2005|07:07pm]

Being a vegetarian, and living with a 4 foot long iguana means my fridge is full of greens. Unfortunately some of them go bad rather quick.

I mentioned this to my mother today and she told me that if you fill the sink (or a pot or basin.. whatever you wish) with cold water and white vinegar, and put the greens in there for a while, they will get their fresh crisp-ness back.

Interesting. I did not know this. Thought I would share this with everyone.

x-posted to frugal_tips iguanarama iguanas naturalliving poor_skills
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[10 Oct 2005|03:03am]

Hi. I'm new here. I am looking around for a really good reptile community.

Here are some of my babys.

AtillaCollapse )

KaliCollapse )

AkashaCollapse )
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[14 Jul 2005|10:25pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hey, I just joined the community. It was one of the few I thought might be able to help me with a small problem that I have come across.

My mother goes walking every day. This morning, she came across a turtle no bigger than a half dollar just sitting on the sidewalk. She took it in and at the moment we have it in a large cooking bowl with a few rocks, a few centimeters of water and a few pieces of grass. Hopefully, we are able to keep it (as we have 2 cats and a few guinea pigs in the house already).

My first question is if there is any possibility someone can tell me what sort of turtle this is:
His name is Sticky...+3Collapse )

Any help would be appreciated. What sort of turtle this may be, what sort of food we may be able to give him, etc. He seems healthy and fairly active, and I want to make sure he can be kept that way for a long while. Thanks!

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[19 May 2005|10:29pm]
[ mood | worried ]

Somethings wrong with my turtle, Earl. :(

His shell is extremely soft and when you put slight pressure on the edges it looks like they(the edges) are going to break off, but in a perfect circle around his shell.

His shell is also kind of discolored.

Any ideas?

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[12 Apr 2005|01:17am]

Hi, I've been hanging around the community for a while, but haven't really had any questions to ask until now. This afternoon my iguana's heat lamp's bulb blew and I need to know which is the best kind of bulb I should replace it with. I just got my iguana, Sparky, in December and I'd been using the same bulb that the previous owners had just put in the lamp. The bulb says "Exoterra Sun Glo" on it, but I'm not sure if I should replace it with the same type, or if there is a better one I should go with. Any suggestions?

Also, the previous owners had a little boy who was a bit rough with Sparky, (which is why he was given to me) and he took him off of wherever he had been sitting too quickly when he would pick him up, and it ripped off several of his claws, and now all there is on some toes are just nubs on the end with no nail or any kind of base a nail would grow in at. I'm just curious to know if his claws would ever grow back? (By the way, the little boy meant no harm to him, he really did love Sparky, he just didn't know how to handle a pet, especially an iguana.)

pictures of SparkyCollapse )

Thanks in advance for any advice! :D

x-posted in iguanas
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[24 Nov 2004|01:39pm]

i have a question, do/did any of your reptiles have mites? My gf's iguana started getting mites, my gf says there's three different types he has cuz there's red ones black ones and baby ones, but i think they're all the same kind, just that the red ones have blood in em.... his scales are starting to turn black around his feet and belly... and now the mites are escaping and are getting into her beardies cage and now he has em. How can we get rid of this problem? She claims she's cleaned the tank out, but i don't know... it doesn't look like it has.... should i get a mite spray for them?

Any advice is welcomed.

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[24 Nov 2004|12:03pm]

hello i am Janis i just got an iguana about 2 weeks ago...he is about a year old and he was given to me by my teacher who couldn't handle him....he is very mean and has bit people before..i was wondering if there is anything i can do to make him like me or if some iguanas are just mean by nature....thank you for your help farewell
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a little bit of concern [30 Oct 2004|04:07pm]

[ mood | worried ]

those points i circled in red i just discovered this morning on my iguana's side. they seem like sores.. i noticed that one of them is losing scales.. i've never had this problem before, i'm a little worried, but before i rush him to the vet does anyone know what these "sores" might be? or what they could've come from.

i'm hoping it's nothing serious.. normally i'd be able to deal with it on my own, but because i've never run into this before, i need some advice.

i hope he'll be ok... damn me... :(

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[25 Oct 2004|01:04pm]

I'm new here, both to livejournal (I own a journal elsewhere) and to the community. So hi! As of now I own, reptile-wise only, two bearded dragons, one leopard gecko, one mali uromastyx, and one black roughneck monitor, and hopefully in a few years I'll be able to breed. Yep. This is my ever so fancy introduction, but if anyone wants to know me or.. something, just leave a comment. I'm pretty easy to get along with.

I guess I'll take advantage and actually ask people stuff while I'm here posting: Can anyone post pictures of their leopard geckos vivarium(s)? I'm switching my girl to a 20 gallon long tank and redoing her setup. I'm pretty sure I know what I want, but I'm still keeping my eyes open anyway. Thanks in advance!
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[17 Aug 2004|07:32pm]

i have a curious question....

My iguana Chaos is now free roaming, he hated the large dog cage i bought for him, and mostly hung out on my skink's cage..... now i made an area in my room for him to climb on and such.... and anyhoo..... he has this bad habit of running towards me very excited whenever i return to my room with food (for myself)

Do any of your Iggy's do this or is it just mine?

I have a confession as to why he may do this, and i know all of you are going to kill me when i say this... but I usually give him a bit of what i'm eating and so do my friends... nothing too large like a whole meal type, but just a taste.. even though that's bad... which leads me to another question do any of you do this with your iggy's? Or am i just a really bad iggy mother?

please.... don't... hurt me..... i'm bad i know..... i can't help it.

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GOOD NEWS! [06 Aug 2004|04:38pm]

The iguana that I posted about this past couple days, trying to seek advice for- has a new home!
The guy that adopted him has him scheduled at Benfield Pet Hospital on Wednesday, and said he did NOT think he had reptile mites.
So he will be getting medicine this coming week, and that MUCH needed vet appointment.
The guys that took him are big enthusiasts, and they have a water dragon as well, and seem to be very into their animals, giving them endless attention. Thank you so much for all of your help and comments, I really appreciate it!
I hated giving him up, cause I loved him to death, but I'm too poor and too cramped for time to give him my 100%. But the guy that took him in, is going to call me about his appointment, and let me know how he's doing periodically.
:) Take care!!
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Ok, I need LOTS OF HELP!! [04 Aug 2004|09:32pm]

My iguana Brak is about 7 months old, and his health is failing lately. I don't know what's going on with him.... for one, his little tiny hands are sorta black, and he has a couple black splotches on his body.. He is still eating and receptive, but i'm wondering what's wrong..
2. he has little black and brown bugs in his tank, and I cleaned it out thoroughly, and even put paper towels down, but they're still in there. Could these be reptile mites? How do I get rid of them?!?! I'm so freaked out, and I don't have money for a costly vet visit- PLEASE ANY HELP YOU COULD OFFER in terms of medical advice, or etc.. feel free to post!
Thank you !!

X posted!
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so confused [15 May 2004|11:43pm]

[ mood | confused ]

um... i am very confused.
i got my waterdragon (Bilbo) as a baby 2+ years ago. i have always assumed it was a male... & "he" has some very male features (crests & profile, 'pores' on the legs'). 'he' is very docile & friendly & non-agressive.

recently, white things - eggs??? - have been appearing all over the cage. this has been going on for the past week or so. these 'eggs' are soft-shelled... kind of leathery... and there is yellow goopy stuff inside.

my dragon has never been mated (obviously, b/c i would have matched it up w/ a female). is this something that happens at maturation? do reptiles normally lay unfertilized eggs?

or do i just have a confused lizard?

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you know you want to buy him [05 May 2004|02:29pm]

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A snake called Clump [22 Apr 2004|01:11pm]

I have a spotted python named "Clump" who is about 20" long and very tame. He was an $80 snake and was purchased from a good dealer in Chicago - I have had him for about a year and bought him when he was a baby.
I can't keep him longer because I have a cat who has recently decided to torment the dude by sitting on his tank all the time, and also I don't give him enough attention since I got my new job and I'll be going back to U of I in the fall.
If anyone's interested, I can provide the snake, tank, and two heaters for $100. The tank is a 20 gallon (I think) and includes a water bowl, hiding rock, and some bedding so you wouldn't have to buy anything else for a while. He only eats two baby mice every other week... ends up being about $2 every 2 weeks.

I know this post is sorta random but I needed a way to get this out there to people in the area without turning to the local classifieds. I thought this would up my chances of finding someone with some reptile knowledge. Hopefully someone wants him! :)

I can deliver to or meet up with anyone not too far from the Urbana, Illinois area.

Contact me at:
My journal - Baybeeyota
Email - ecmiller627@mchsi.com
or IM - Violetrace00000

I'd be happy to provide more info or pictures for anyone genuinely interested.

I /can't/ receive emails to tell me about comments in this community so if you only hit "respond" and try to contact me that way I most likely won't get the message.
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