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  1. Reptile & Amphibian Discussion
    What is MBD? ​ Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD for short) is one of the most prolific nutritional disorders seen in captive herptiles. It is a captive induced illness (not observed in the wild), and the term is used to describe a progressive non-infectious disease of the bone which covers a wide...
  2. Reptile & Amphibian Discussion
    i have a baby beardie ive only hate it for almost a week.. it did really good all week eating properly and all up until last night. he only ate 5 crickets for dinner.. this morning he wouldnt eat at all. he has slept all day and barely moving.. a few times his whole bottom has jerked almost...
  3. Lizards
    I have had this iguana for just about a week. I woke up the other morning, went to his tank, and found that he has a terrible-looking lump on his lower back. It looks twisted and he cannot seem to move one leg very well. I have taken very good care of him so far. I don't know if he fell off...
  4. Introductions
    hey. my name is heather but you can call me coopfuefue if you want. i'm almost 16 years old and am a sophmore in high school. i'm hoping to be a photographer some day soon (so let me know if you know of any schools. i'm having troubles finding a school for the carer i want). i have 2 sick love...
  5. Lizards
    Our baby Blue Tongue Skinks recently got these humps on their backs, and when we looked at them in their cage again, they'd be swallowing the straw we put in their cage :confused: . This is pretty strange. There was 5, but 2 died of this disease :( , and that was just the limit for us, so we...
  6. Turtles & Tortoises
    My 1 year old box turtle lost a little piece of his shell yesterday. I was holding him, and stroking his shell. The edge of it just chipped off like a fingernail. He hasn't had any problems like this before. I think it's probably due to him missing something in his diet, but I'm not sure...
  7. Lizards
    We're new to this forum and my wife is very worried that our iguana swallowed a bullet that was in deer meat!It was old in freezer and was cooked up for dogs but while she was cutting it found a bullet.The boy wanted it and left it on a child's table and our iguana has run of the house at times...
  8. Turtles & Tortoises
    he's just kind of sitting in one spot all the time, and not really moving or eating...I'm not sure what kind he is, all I know is he is a very small turtle and wont get much bigger...(his shell is probably about 1 1/2 or twice the sizeof a quarter) I was wondering if anybody knew what may be...
  9. Turtles & Tortoises
    Common Red-Eared Slider Care By Elfomatic Scientific Name: Trachemys scripta elegans Origin and Range: North America -- East of the Rockies. Relative Size: Full grown, 12-16 inches in carapace (top of the shell) length. DON'T BELIEVE WHAT THE PET STORE TELLS YOU -- THIS IS NOT A SMALL...
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