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Aug 28 + 8 notes
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Anonymous Ask me stuff:
I heard that you have successfully treated for mites? How did you do it?

flygex-eatin-on-softies:

gears-keep-turning:

flygex-eatin-on-softies:

I don’t know where my mites originated from, but in a short amount of time, Sniffie, Raisinet and Plinko all had them.  What I did seems to have worked, because I haven’t seen them since.

You’ll want two products. Provent a mite and Nix.

First I would take the animal out and soak it in water.  While it’s soaking, completely clean out the entire enclosure.  Using Provent a Mite, follow the instructions on the can EXACTLY.  Let it air dry very well.  You want to make sure you don’t smell it at all before you put your animal back in. Whatever substrate you’re using, switch to white paper towels for the time being.  Other than a few hides and a water dish, don’t put in any decorations.  You want the enclosure as sterile as possible, so the mites have nowhere to hide.

Then, you’ll want to make a Nix solution.  

These things helped me get rid of my mites for good.  Be very careful with the provent a mite, it’s very powerful.  Don’t double up spraying the enclosure with nix and PAM, the nix is just for the animal and any new substrate you’ll be putting in.

Also don’t ever soak your animal in the nix solution, because they could drink it.

You shouldn’t have to reapply the provent a mite, but you might want to keep spritzing with the nix solution if you still see mites after the initial treatment.  Just make sure to not get any in the water, etc.

Others can feel free to chime in, but I’m pretty sure that’s how I did it.  I also sprayed the Nix all around my apartment and in my carpets so I didn’t have to worry about them hiding.  The Nix solution is relatively safe, so I wasn’t really afraid to use it as a preventative measure.  The PAM is much stronger, so use it sparingly.

PAM has also been known to be lethal to hognoses, so use with care!

AH RIGHT I forgot about that!  PAM is lethal to hognoses!  Don’t use it in a hognose enclosure.

I honestly wouldn’t even use it in the same room as hoggies but that’s just me ^^;

Aug 26 + 62 notes » via flygex-eatin-on-softies © flygex-eatin-on-softies
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Noveria weight: 4g

Frostfall weight: 3g

Cleaned their bins and snapped some quick photos

Aug 26 + 25 notes
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Anonymous Ask me stuff:
I heard that you have successfully treated for mites? How did you do it?

flygex-eatin-on-softies:

I don’t know where my mites originated from, but in a short amount of time, Sniffie, Raisinet and Plinko all had them.  What I did seems to have worked, because I haven’t seen them since.

You’ll want two products. Provent a mite and Nix.

First I would take the animal out and soak it in water.  While it’s soaking, completely clean out the entire enclosure.  Using Provent a Mite, follow the instructions on the can EXACTLY.  Let it air dry very well.  You want to make sure you don’t smell it at all before you put your animal back in. Whatever substrate you’re using, switch to white paper towels for the time being.  Other than a few hides and a water dish, don’t put in any decorations.  You want the enclosure as sterile as possible, so the mites have nowhere to hide.

Then, you’ll want to make a Nix solution.  

These things helped me get rid of my mites for good.  Be very careful with the provent a mite, it’s very powerful.  Don’t double up spraying the enclosure with nix and PAM, the nix is just for the animal and any new substrate you’ll be putting in.

Also don’t ever soak your animal in the nix solution, because they could drink it.

You shouldn’t have to reapply the provent a mite, but you might want to keep spritzing with the nix solution if you still see mites after the initial treatment.  Just make sure to not get any in the water, etc.

Others can feel free to chime in, but I’m pretty sure that’s how I did it.  I also sprayed the Nix all around my apartment and in my carpets so I didn’t have to worry about them hiding.  The Nix solution is relatively safe, so I wasn’t really afraid to use it as a preventative measure.  The PAM is much stronger, so use it sparingly.

PAM has also been known to be lethal to hognoses, so use with care!

Aug 26 + 62 notes » via reptiliaherps © flygex-eatin-on-softies
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Last one was about a second before she jumped on the lens

Aug 26 + 274 notes
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Digit waiting for her CGD and roaches!

tagged: Digit  crested gecko  reptile  
Aug 26 + 24 notes
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I thought this one was kind of cool :v

Aug 26 + 11 notes
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I’ve got a handful of babes AND I’M NOT SHARING

tagged: rats  rat babies  
Aug 26 + 37 notes
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Anonymous Ask me stuff:
I found a baby king snake and I'm wondering what to feed him? Oh and I checked, it is a male.

If it is native to where you live, please let it go. The poor thing will probably die of stress and wild caughts are not worth it as they usually have diseases and parasites :C

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Aug 25 + 2 notes
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Next paycheck I’m going to use a little to make a light box for photography :3

or I might use pillowcases, hurhurr

Thank you for all of the notes on Frostfall and Noveria’s pictures! <3

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Aug 25 + 4 notes
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manduhdoll Ask me stuff:
What's wrong with feeding mealworms? I'm curious :x
Can you possibly elaborate on why feeding only with mealworms is bad? I bought my leopard gecko in March 2012 and was told to only feed her those, and I’ve done just that and haven’t seen any problems arise?
Gonna answer two of the same question here. :3
Mealworms have shit nutrition and have a lot of chitin. They are kind of a waste of money to be honest and the chitin can build up and cause impaction. [same with sand…] superworms have very powerful jaws and if their heads aren’t crushed, they could potentially chew through stomach lining or give your animal a nasty bite in the mouth and that could lead to infection and a hefty vet bill or death if it goes untreated.
I’m honestly feeding mini meal worms because they aren’t touching anything else. With an adult, I’d try different things, but since my two babies are less than 4g each, I’m feeding them anything they can eat right now.
They just aren’t worth it to me unless the animal won’t eat anything else.
My plan is to get these babies up to a healthy weight and then try roaches with them again.
Roaches and phoenix worms are good staple insects. Roaches are easy to breed and once you have a colony established, they are very great feeders and cost very little upkeep [mine is like…. $10 a month? maybe?] They also don’t have the bad habit of munching on your animal if you leave it in the enclosure.
Crickets are my second option, mostly because they smell bad, die easily, are noisy, don’t have good nutrition unless you gutload like mad, and they have a tendency to jump out of every feeding bowl you try to put them in. They also will munch on your lizard and can cause infection.
Wax worms and butterworms are usually used as treats or to help an unhealthy gecko gain weight quickly. I call these “Gecko Candy” since they love them, but can get very fat very quickly on a diet of them. I feed my adult leo only about 4 or 5 a week or less since she is at a healthy weight.
Hornworms can be given as treats too, but be careful as they can get large and you don’t want your gecko to choke on them!
If any other leo owners want to chime in, that would be cool :3
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Aug 25 + 8 notes
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When people try to “inform” you of some information you already know about

Aug 25 + 12 notes
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mini mealworms are doing the trick right now :v both gobbled them right up!

[and wow why are their photosets getting 100+ notes they aren’t even good photosaljsdflakjsdf]

Aug 24 + 3 notes
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Frostfall is pretty cute too, but also needs to gain weight. Babies! You need to eat!

Aug 24 + 319 notes
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Noveria is my picky eater. She’s tossed her nose up at roach nymphs so I’m trying mini meal worms, even though they suck :/

Hopefully I can get her back on roaches later. Right now she just needs to gain weight!

Aug 24 + 197 notes
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