Leopard Gecko Diet?
I was wondering, if you had a leopard gecko, can you feed it fruits and veggies like an iguana? I know they eat mealworms and crickets, but can you also feed them fruits and veggies?
Cheak it out on the internet. (Google would do good) (:
Fruit for Bearded Dragons?
My boyfriend has a bearded dragon, which he loves and has had for years, but the extent of his dragon’s diet are pellets with dried crickets & mealworms. Would the addition of fruits be healthy for him? I had an iguana who loved fruits and greens, but his dragon is so used to his current diet, he doesn’t really know what to think of greens. My boyfriend feeds him carrots sometimes, but that’s all.
An adult bearded dragon should be getting a lot of dark green leafy veg, some veg and a small amount of fruit, it should actually make up the majority of the diet so your BF is feeding the dragon very wrongly.
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I need help picking out the right pet?
My parents are testing to see how responsible i am before I get a dog. I have already have had fish, birds, and lizards and took care of them all well until their life span ended at the right time. I am looking for an interesting pet. Do you have any suggestions? I am also looking for a bird that is not too loud but can be handled and not too much work but needs responsibility. I am also looking for a lizard that is fairly small that doesnt require crickets or mealworms every week. I am not looking for an iguana. I want the lizard to be able to be handled and it cant run too fast. I want it to be a herbavore but if it needs worms or crickets once in a while thats fine.
Get a Bearded Dragon. They are pretty hardy and dont require huge amounts of care, but enough that you have to be responsible with them. Be sure to do a TON of research and just dont run out the door right now and get one. They may be something you dont want to care for. I like they. I am not the greatest with reptiles but I have a snake and then got 2 Bearded Dragons because someone dumped them on the doorstep of the shelter I work at. They are fun and intresting and I learn alot about lizards with them.
If im getting a new reptile what should it be?
Okay some of you are familiar with the story of the iguana i found, but for the sake of others ill say it again. So i have a little kitten which ( unusually ) directed me to the iguana, its obvious that it was someone pet, it was in horrible state with vermiscular dermatitis and a strong fungal cream entered her eyes and probably, she injested it, i had it for such a short while, but we very much bonded till she died. I have a lot of experience with iguanas, dn’t question me, I know more than an average vet about iguanas. I don’t know why i really loved it, more than my 2 year old iguanas. So I felt like I wanna get another family member. My parents also wants a pet that they can enjoy with too. AN iguana would be best, any substitutions, or any other great common pets. Maybe a leopard gecko, but its not easy to find crickets and mealworms here.
dont worry i research like hell when it comes to pets, and no snakes my parents are afraid.. BTW just because im mentioning my parents desnt mean im old, im 20 for pete’s sake.
The best thing to do would be follow your heart. If you get something other than an iguana just to get something different, but you really want an iguana, will you actually get the bond simalar to the one you had with the little one or will you regret not getting the pet you really wanted. Then again 3 fully grown iguanas are going to take an awfull lot of food and room. Leo’s are lovely and make great pets as long as you can get hold of food for them. Can you not buy food over the internet?
Maybe just take a few trips to local rep shops and wait to see what captures your heart, there will be something that you cant bear to leave the shop without. When you find it, do your research then go for it.
Thinking of leopard gecko, any suggestions?
I’m almost settled with my iguana, just need a new aquarium. Well, i’ve reasearched a little on leopard geckos and i’m beginnin to like them, I want to add one to my collection. I have a lamp and the gecko can share the aquarium with my iguana temporarily, (since the iguana‘s previous owner joined his leo and ig together, but now my ig has been so comfortable with her territory so I might have to put the gecko in a 20 gal tank. I plan on getting a pair, my mom would be ok but my dad has to adjust and he really thinks they look gross, also only one petstore in our city has leos so it’ll be hard to find a vet.. I know i’m not prepared but i read a lot and maybe i dont need a vet, I can get crickets(but not gut-loaded) and mealworms, and maybe some grasshoppers (btw is it okay to pick from the garden?) i have everything i need , just needs some repairs, so suggestions? your own thoughts?
just clearing sumting, I got the iguana from one of my friends who left it a lone and abused it, the iguana‘s fine with other lizard before but now i’m not so sure
what i mean by aquarium is tank okay bitch idiot!!!!!!!!!!!
maybe you’re right luli…. i should have just left that iguana even if i had experience with iguanas and researched for months, I should have just left it with scars a broken hand, also with fungus surrounding her body, i was wrong to get it, maybe next time i see an animal i really know about, dying i shud just leave it alone to die!!!!!!!!!!!
i read about the iguana‘s not the leos okay… i’m just thinking of getting one im not even sure if i should get one.. i only read a few care sheets about leos, and im getting a bigger tankfor my leo (if ill get one) maybe 50 gal coz the hiding place is kinda big, i plan on only having newspaper as substrate, also the vet for my iguana probably doesnt know about leos coz they only sell leos in one petstore in the entire city, he’s not so good with my ig so i dont think theyll be anyone who can handlew a leo, my ig is really aggresive to other lizards now, before she wouldnt care, but now she really established her territory, the leo will wait, i bet your thinking i’m gonna get one in the next 2 weeks, no im not that way, i need a plan first then some ops, then ill start researching, same went with my iguana and people critizized me too, but hey, look at my ig now healthy and happy, i have a long way to go before i get one…. i get that you dont want me too yet, im not really prepared.
i dont know too many things about leos thats why i asked this question in the first place!!!!!!!! Its not like i really want one, pleeeaasse its just thinking and i am above 18 okay!!!!!! i never harmed the iguana and i never gave it sicknesses, I CURED THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I COULD’VE GOTTEN THE HEALTHY IGUANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DVeek you’re overreacting put down??? shes healthy all you need to do is apply nisoral in factb she’s in no pain anymore except for the healing wounds, the fungus is dying next week ill give it a bath and im sure the fungus will peel off already part of it is peeling off im waiting for it to become really crusty.
and just to inform you i have settled everything for my iguana, i already have a cage when she becomes and adult, everythings fine with my ig i just want your ops on the leo…
sorry guyz i hav a bad day….
YOU CANNOT keep those 2 together for a single second. The odds are that the iguana is getting fungus because the leo stresses it. Also leos are from the desert iguanas are from the tropics. Also I am pretty sure you are 2 young to be on here and someone under the age of 18 could never keep an iguana healthy! Iguanas are the absolute most difficult REPTILE not lizard. REPTILE to take care of. Your playing yourself thinking you can pull this off. Starting off with such an unhealthy specimen is like mission impossible! You need to take that iguana to a herp vet and have it put down, I am sorry but there is no hope if it has fungus. By this stage his systems are shutting down.
If you are getting the leo from this guy 2 you want to take it to the vet to see if it is OK. They can be kept in pairs or even large family groups. Never house 2 males together as they will fight. You can have one male and as many females as you like. A professional written book says that 1 male and 2-3 females can live in a 10 gallon tank but you should add 5 gallons for every extra female so a 20 gallon can keep one male and 5 females. But you should not keep one male and one female as he may over breed her and kill her. If you keep males and females they will lay eggs and maybe you can sell the babies. Lay a tray of soil in the cage where she can burry them. If she does not find a laying sight she will withhold them until she dies. Also you need an incubator for the eggs. Good luck and I am so so sorry about the iguana
How much lighting for my Desert Horned Lizard?
I just acquired a Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos) from someone on my local Craigslist. He was giving it up to the first person to come get it. It is a 1.5 year old CB male and has been supposedly eating nothing but crickets and mealworms his whole life. (I’ll be getting him some ants ASAP).
I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for this lizard, especially since many of our shops here in Houston are closed because of hurricane Ike. But I have him in a 20L tank with a 60watt heat lamp and a fluorescent iguana light. Petsmart and Petco should be open tomorrow.
He is a small guy, so I think he will be fine in the 20L. I have a 29 also, but it has the same floor space as the 20L and I don’t want to use it in case it puts the lights too high above the lizard.
My main concern is proper lighting. I have read up on the mercury vapor bulbs and I am ready to buy one if they are the best. But I’m not sure which size would be best for him and his tank. Horned Lizards need temps around 100F on the hot side of their tanks. Which light should I buy?
I have several desert lizards, and actually had a dhl for a few years in the past. The lighting I have been using for the past couple years over 20L’s is a combination of 2 things. For uv, I have a flourecent uv (I use zoo med 10.0) and then for heat, a separate dome fixture with a GE soft white floodlight R20 size 50 watt (they are now like 45-47 watts or so due to the whole “go green” thing). They are available at walmart and many other stores. Yellow package, in a 2-pack. Small sized bulbs, about like a regular incandecant, but shaped like a floodlamp.
They are very efficient- directing nearly all the heat down- rather than heating everything around them.
Both bulbs are placed over the “hot” end of the cage.
Over one end of a 20L, the R20 bulb will provide a peak basking spot of 110-115 degrees in a fairly tight circle, with a nice sized area around that at 100 degrees, while still allowing the other end of the tank to stay near or at room temp. This is perfect for desert lizards(in my opinion anyhow). My long nosed leopard lizards and side blotched lizards have been thriving this way. The side blotches actually laid a few clutches of eggs this year.
Mercury vapors are nice, but I would be concerned that they would be overkill for a smaller tank like a 20 Long. They are generally made for much larger tanks.
Hope this helps.
By the way, you probably know of this site already, but just in case;http://www.phrynosoma.org/
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