My Lake Victoria Puff Adder

Parasitology. Note that all mechanical filters only trap waste particles; they do not remove them from the water. I hope this is not where they are spending most of their time, as it is too open and too dry for them. Large adult Water Dragons will appear confident and friendly however they should not be approached as they have very sharp claws and can deliver a serious bite. People would rather be negative than positive. Based on bacterial culture and sensitivity results, it may be necessary to administer, usually by injection, systemic antibiotic therapy. hydei is a slightly larger species.

It requires a two-pronged attack: you must aggressively treat the environment as well as the reptile. If you observe some of these symptoms, please contact your vet. He has published several herpetoculture articles. That means he is has some green (made of yellow and blue chromatophores) and very little melanin – enough to color the eyes brown and create the darker stripes along the tail. This includes regular changes of substrate, cleaning supplies (including separate sponges, disinfectant, rubber gloves, etc., just for the reptile), appropriate and sufficient food, and veterinary care, as well as lighting and heating equipment and supplies, often including special (and expensive) UVB-producing fluorescent tubes that need to be replaced every 6-12 months. One argument for feeding frozen rodents rather than living ones is that live rodents can bite snakes or harbor parasites that may harm the pets. Only when conditions are optimal should animals be left outside overnight.

We got to work. Want to read the full story? This is not done first thing in the morning or very late in the afternoon, but at times when the reptiles are wide awake and alert. There is little known with certainty about this snake. However you make your Drainage layer, it is important to use some sort of drainage mesh. Outside the small town of Puerto Viejo De Sarapiqui in the northeastern part of the country far from the eyes of casual tourists is the La Selva Research Station. There are methods for removing eye caps from snakes but each of them pose a threat of injury to your snakes corneas and it is my belief that this should be left to them professionals.

the UVB light i bought at my pet store was $45 (just the light). Don’t wait, as we don’t want it to become more debilitated than it already is. Even if single dose effectiveness is conceded, fenbendazole is preferable for several reasons. We do not advise keeping multiple males in one enclosure as it will cause them undue stress. If you are looking for a herp-knowledgeable veterinarian in your area, a good place to start is by checking the list of members on the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarian (ARAV) web site at www.arav.com. Look for DVMs who appear to maintain actual veterinary offices that you could contact. It is such a problem that outside assistance has been hired from the United States to help try and eradicate the kingsnakes.

Specializing in Leopard Geckos, African Fattail Geckos, and Kenyan Sand Boa Morphs. I once read a report of rats killed with chloroform causing sedation in the snake that ate him. As reptiles are cold blooded they generally need to be kept in climate-controlled enclosures, especially when kept in regions further away from the equator. What is her basking spot temp, hot side temp, cool side temp, and what type of thermometer are you using to read the temps? This is designed to try to discourage as much as possible those spammers and scammers that tend to plague sites of this nature, to the detriment of all the legitimate members trying to enjoy the features this site provides for them. This is designed to try to discourage as much as possible those spammers and scammers that tend to plague sites of this nature, to the detriment of all the legitimate members trying to enjoy the features this site provides for them. We strongly advise you to research seller reputations before buying.

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