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Sat, Feb. 14th, 2009, 11:09 am
kashanclaws: Adorableness

I stumbled upon this pic today... and just had to share it with you guys because it is the cutest thing EVAR! (NOTE I DID NOT TAKE THIS PICTURE! JUST PASSING IT ALONG)

Fri, Dec. 26th, 2008, 11:30 pm
alizara: Vega!

She's growing too fast! Anyhow, I finally got a semi-decent digital camera, so here are some pics of my sweetie.


In case anyone's wondering, the little sleeping bag and pillow she has were her Christmas present from my mom. She made them by hand. Vega loves them. She goes in and goes right to sleep with her head on the pillow. It's adorable.

Mon, Nov. 10th, 2008, 09:25 pm
stormphyre: (no subject)

This is the second time my male gecko has gotten a swollen cloaca. Anyone have any idea of what causes this and if it can be prevented? Thanks in advanced.
(X posted to other communities.)

Thu, Oct. 30th, 2008, 11:09 pm
badkittyamy: Goombay my Lemon Pastel

Just an update on my lemon pastel Goombay

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Thu, Oct. 30th, 2008, 04:19 pm
kashanclaws: All the days gone by!

Hello LJ reptile communities...

It has been a while since I last updated, and so much has happened in my wild and wacky world of Herp loving...

My Collection currently stands as follows:

The Leopard Gecko Family:

Draco - Leucistic Male, approx 2-2.5 years old.
Andromeda - Hypo Tangerine Carrot Tail Female - Approx 1.5-2 years old
Nymphadora - High yellow normal Female - Approx 1.5 years old
Vinnie- Normal, Approx 8-9 months old, Probably male, noticible hemipenal bulge, although he still has some growing to do, so i wont place bets just yet!

As far as the gecko's go, Vinnie's stripes are pretty much gone, and his spots are coming in just beautifully. He is very Curious and energetic, and has a special bond with my boyfriend haha!

The girls are getting fattened up for breeding season! Their tails are nice and fat, and i've actually gotten them into taking freshly shed superworms, which they eat with gusto! They are currently living together, and other than the occasional squable over who gets a particular cricket -*sigh* silly girls,-, they have done lovely together.

Draco is his robust and handsome self, and is extremely exciteable when he catches me holding any of the ladies, responding to their presence (even if it's nowhere near his cage) with a rapid tail beating... A little voyeur haha.


I must admit, my favorite reptile of all of my critters is dear Archie.

Archie is a 2.5 foot long German Giant Bearded Dragon, at the ripe age of 6 years old!

The story of Archie and I's relationship is rather sweet, so i'll decant it to you all as follows:

I worked for several months under the employ of my LFS, who also deals reptiles. About 3 months into my job, I noticed that we had gotten in a massive, robust, and charming Bearded Dragon, who was taking up residence with a Uromastyx (lovingly named "Fat Boy" by my co-worker.) As i so often did with critters in the store who stole my heart, I was quick to name him, and dote on him at every opportunity, feeding him waxworms on my break, and handling him often. About 3 more months passed, and Archie still had not sold. I asked my manager why he wasn't selling, and he confided that "no one wants a german giant that old... not great for breeding, a little too bulky, people want babies to raise..." I found this news simply heartbreaking, for I was completely charmed by this particular beardie.

Within days of this conversation, I was bringing dear Archie home to a 40 gallon breeder in my room all for himself.
I have continued to fall in love every since. I have even taken to, occasionally, bundling him up in a blankie and letting him sleep on the right side of my queen size bed... He is, truly, amazing, and i love him so deeply. Such a character he is! Hissing at my mother if ever she dare come into my room before 9.00am haha! He has his own harness, with which i take him for outings in the feild behind my house, he is so curious, and really loves the outdoors, and loves to sun himself on the sun warmed stones on my patio. He'll watch TV with me, and watches me as I go about daily things in my room. Truly a delight.

Moving on...

My Pythons, Severus and Bellatrix, are doing well, although Bella still refuses to take frozen mice, which has been a pain, but... whatever. Do whatcha gotta do.

And today I took home a Couch's Spadefoot "toad" (they aren't true toads, but, whatever") who i have named Winky, due to his huge and protuberant eyes and goofy face. He's already made himself at home, burrowing deep into the damp substrate. Probably the last time i'll see him in daylight, but, oh well!

Any ideas how to monitor his feeding? I tossed him 2 lil crickets, if they arent gone by tomorrow i'm removing them. These guys can be a challenege due to their strictly nocturnal nature, but, there you are.

Fri, Oct. 3rd, 2008, 07:50 pm
alizara: And people wonder why I hate children:


Legally accountable or not, this kind needs beaten to within an inch of his life.

Sat, Aug. 9th, 2008, 11:47 pm
psylupus: Calcium-Sand: Open Debate

Alright, I know that this is probably old news and most people that I have spoken to have had pretty rabid opinions on the matter. But I am going to dig it up and ask for a bit of a continuing debate on this subject again. Please, all I ask is that people post their honest opinions, be civil, and let’s see if we can have an actual discussion about this product without getting self-opinionated.

I have been doing days of research and all I have been able to find about the product is negative reviews or personal opinions (“I have had no problems, thus it is safe!” kind of things). It is getting quite frustrating just to even try and wiggle around all the mostly poor reviews for this item.

Are there any positive sides to this product? Is there any herp that you would even dare use this on? Or do you actually swear by this product and would never use anything else and cannot understand where all this talk about it being bad is coming from?

I am quite curious about everyone’s thoughts: both the good and the bad. I don’t want heresay (“this person at the petstore told me....”), I want to hear real data and have a real discussion.

(x-posted, so sorry if you see this twice!)

Tue, Jun. 24th, 2008, 09:49 am
lady_sodayah: Moving with herps...

My Fiance and I are moving at the beginning of August and we are trying to figure out how to move the herps and when to move them as to not stress them out to much. We will be moving the following:
0.1.0 Bearded Dragon
1.0.0 Egyptian Sandfish Skink
0.0.4 Crested Gecko

Any tips or suggestions are very welcome as we don't want out pets to get stressed out to much.
x-posted: herp_lovers, herpers, herptalk,reptilefreaks

Wed, Apr. 30th, 2008, 01:02 am
kashanclaws: Help... Pleeeease

Sooo Andromeda, my female, layed eggs about a week and a half ago...

And I need some help.

I candled the eggs, and did see evidence of veins and what appeared to be an embryonic form inside the eggs.

However, now the eggs are caving. A lot. And I have no idea why. 

My temp in the Hovabator is stable. And the humidity is at about 70 percent. The are snug in the vermiculite. So... I dont know what else to do. I'd really like to be able to produce a clutch... I gave them a misting to see if that would help a few minutes ago.


And then there is Andromeda. She is, as she was after laying her first set of eggs, rather thinner. Her tail is pretty thin, and her skin hangs a bit around her abdomen where the eggs had sat.

Which, is pretty normal post-egg laying, and usually she eats up and goes right back to normal.

However, she is still refusing food. She doesn't care for mealworms (at all, usually), but I can usually tempt her with a pinkie. No dice. I've tried her on both this past week, and she has no interest what so ever. She'll watch the worm crawling for a moment or two, and then the gecko ADHD kicks in and she forgets about it.. And when I tried to offer her pinkies, she just shook her head (literally... what a Diva) and would walk away. I'd try to wiggle them in front of her and she'd like run away from it.

I just don't like seeing her so skinny and not interested in food.

Any ideas? I put 2 drops of a herp electrolyte supplement into her water when I refilled it today, and she eagerly drank soon after I set the bowl down. I'm hoping that stimulates her appetite a bit.

I keep a small bowl of calcium in her cage at all times. Although she seems to just like walking in it and making a mess with her little footprints all over the cage...

So, I'm cross posting this to a few Herp and Leo communities... Any help!??! I love Andromeda, and I really want to get her back to fat and healthy (like her lard-arse mate, Draco... who is a freaking fatty. what a pig)

All ideas and help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Sun, Apr. 6th, 2008, 02:54 am
charismasuicide: HerpPins.com news

x-posted to applicable communities
if this is deemed inappropriate
i'll gladly delete it per request

I try not to barage myspace too much with HerpPins.com updates, but theres a lot of new things worth mentioning.
  • Entire new line of 50+ 1.25" designs
  • All designs available as either magnets or pins
  • LOTS of new discounted multi-packs of pins/magnets
  • More bandwidth! People should no longer recieve bandwidth errors when visting the site

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