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  • Between work, family time, maintaining the mouse colonies, and snake enclosure maintenance, I feel like I haven’t gotten enough quality time with the snakes this week. Not that a lot of reptiles care to be handled, but it’s always nice to get them out for some natural sunlight and give them a good, long look-over to make sure everything’s in order. 👍

Here’s Pixel, our Sunkissed Ghost yearling, enjoying some warm sun while we still have it.
  • Between work, family time, maintaining the mouse colonies, and snake enclosure maintenance, I feel like I haven’t gotten enough quality time with the snakes this week. Not that a lot of reptiles care to be handled, but it’s always nice to get them out for some natural sunlight and give them a good, long look-over to make sure everything’s in order. 👍

    Here’s Pixel, our Sunkissed Ghost yearling, enjoying some warm sun while we still have it.
  • 1,011 5 19 September, 2019
  • Another 2019 addition! This little one is an an Anery from Extreme Okeetee lines. Normal Okeetees are known for their bright orange color, so it seems counterproductive to breed Anerythrism into Okeetee lines. But we’re hoping to see a high-contrast snake with dark saddles with thick, black borders on a light grey background. We’re excited to watch this littlin grow up!
  • Another 2019 addition! This little one is an an Anery from Extreme Okeetee lines. Normal Okeetees are known for their bright orange color, so it seems counterproductive to breed Anerythrism into Okeetee lines. But we’re hoping to see a high-contrast snake with dark saddles with thick, black borders on a light grey background. We’re excited to watch this littlin grow up!
  • 994 7 21 September, 2019
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  • A little bit of cuteness to contrast the video from this morning. My guess is I won’t have anyone saying the raspberry should have been dehydrated first.
  • A little bit of cuteness to contrast the video from this morning. My guess is I won’t have anyone saying the raspberry should have been dehydrated first.
  • 141 3 13 minutes ago
  • Some new pick ups unfortunately a good friend of mine had to let his collection go.  Heres 4 out of the 10 ball pythons i picked up. The banana black pastel pied is male the others are females.
  • Some new pick ups unfortunately a good friend of mine had to let his collection go. Heres 4 out of the 10 ball pythons i picked up. The banana black pastel pied is male the others are females.
  • 6 1 19 minutes ago
  • Carl Canoodle, our handsome Caramel corn. Who’s ready for the first day of Fall tomorrow? 🍂
  • Carl Canoodle, our handsome Caramel corn. Who’s ready for the first day of Fall tomorrow? 🍂
  • 56 2 46 minutes ago
  • My pretty girl Banshee out for a checkover. ❤️ She is a female Mexican Nightsnake/Honduran Ratsnake (Pseudoelaphe flavirufa flavirufa) and has the most beautiful eyes to me!
  • My pretty girl Banshee out for a checkover. ❤️ She is a female Mexican Nightsnake/Honduran Ratsnake (Pseudoelaphe flavirufa flavirufa) and has the most beautiful eyes to me!
  • 177 6 50 minutes ago
  • Focusing on that blue wrinkly tongue 💙
  • Focusing on that blue wrinkly tongue 💙
  • 83 4 58 minutes ago
  • Juvenile Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata) acting like a real “snake in the grass”. 😜🐍
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Providing opportunities for animals in captivity to express behaviors and exercise abilities they would in their natural environment is husbandry practice called enrichment. Enrichment is an often neglected or misunderstood part of reptile keeping, but is critical for the long term health and well-being of the animal.
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Enrichment promotes mental and physical stimulation, which in turn increases appetite, relieves stress, and can aid in digestive and immunological health. The more opportunities you can provide for your animal to express natural behaviors, the healthier they’ll be. This practice is not only beneficial for the animals, it’s great for their keepers as well. Studying your animal and applying species specific enrichment practices adds complexity and enjoyment to keeping reptiles. So make it a point to take your snake for a walk, let your tortoise stretch its legs, throw your alligator in a lake (well maybe not), and have some fun doing it!
  • Juvenile Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata) acting like a real “snake in the grass”. 😜🐍
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    Providing opportunities for animals in captivity to express behaviors and exercise abilities they would in their natural environment is husbandry practice called enrichment. Enrichment is an often neglected or misunderstood part of reptile keeping, but is critical for the long term health and well-being of the animal.
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    Enrichment promotes mental and physical stimulation, which in turn increases appetite, relieves stress, and can aid in digestive and immunological health. The more opportunities you can provide for your animal to express natural behaviors, the healthier they’ll be. This practice is not only beneficial for the animals, it’s great for their keepers as well. Studying your animal and applying species specific enrichment practices adds complexity and enjoyment to keeping reptiles. So make it a point to take your snake for a walk, let your tortoise stretch its legs, throw your alligator in a lake (well maybe not), and have some fun doing it!
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  • ✨BOOBS✨
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Now that I have your attention, I’d like to talk about something serious. The leopard gecko you see before you is the direct result of neglect and irresponsibility.  On Friday (Sept. 27th) I received a Facebook message from an individual whom was offering to donate some used reptile supplies and tanks. We talked briefly about my page and what I do; the man sent me a photo (swipe left to see) and said “Yeah I have two leopard geckos one of them isn't doing very good I've been trying to give vitamins to and let it gain weight but maybe you can do better with it. I just have puppies right now to deal with and it's getting too much. I just have a lot of puppies to deal with right now and they haven't been getting treated very well lately.” Mind you, this individual is also trying to get me to take 5 guinea pigs whom are all in one single critter cage on their own feces and hedgehog being fed hay. He even had an attitude when I told him I didn’t have space for the other (semi-healthy) Leopard Gecko (which I may go back for😭). Needless to say, after seeing the picture of this gecko, I couldn’t say no.  This poor baby was being kept on calcium sand littered with dead crickets and feces. She had no heat source; only a dual dome lamp with 2 spiral UVB bulbs (one was blown), and  1 snake hide with a fake succulent.
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I won’t go into detail, but let me just say: neglecting a pet in order to care for another is unacceptable. If you cannot care for the animals you have, please do not take in more and neglect the ones already in your care.
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Day 1: warm bath, removed loose shed, drank some water, urinated (updates to come)
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(And no her name isn’t Boobs, I just needed your attention🙃)
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#reptilerescue #animalabuse #neglect #leopardgeckorescue #leopardgecko #leopardgeckosofinstagram #propercare #correcthusbandry 
#daintydinosaurs #research #reptile #reptilekeeper #animalcruelty #knowledgeispower #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove
  • ✨BOOBS✨
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    Now that I have your attention, I’d like to talk about something serious. The leopard gecko you see before you is the direct result of neglect and irresponsibility. On Friday (Sept. 27th) I received a Facebook message from an individual whom was offering to donate some used reptile supplies and tanks. We talked briefly about my page and what I do; the man sent me a photo (swipe left to see) and said “Yeah I have two leopard geckos one of them isn't doing very good I've been trying to give vitamins to and let it gain weight but maybe you can do better with it. I just have puppies right now to deal with and it's getting too much. I just have a lot of puppies to deal with right now and they haven't been getting treated very well lately.” Mind you, this individual is also trying to get me to take 5 guinea pigs whom are all in one single critter cage on their own feces and hedgehog being fed hay. He even had an attitude when I told him I didn’t have space for the other (semi-healthy) Leopard Gecko (which I may go back for😭). Needless to say, after seeing the picture of this gecko, I couldn’t say no. This poor baby was being kept on calcium sand littered with dead crickets and feces. She had no heat source; only a dual dome lamp with 2 spiral UVB bulbs (one was blown), and 1 snake hide with a fake succulent.
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    I won’t go into detail, but let me just say: neglecting a pet in order to care for another is unacceptable. If you cannot care for the animals you have, please do not take in more and neglect the ones already in your care.
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    Day 1: warm bath, removed loose shed, drank some water, urinated (updates to come)
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    (And no her name isn’t Boobs, I just needed your attention🙃)
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    #reptilerescue #animalabuse #neglect #leopardgeckorescue #leopardgecko #leopardgeckosofinstagram #propercare #correcthusbandry
    #daintydinosaurs #research #reptile #reptilekeeper #animalcruelty #knowledgeispower #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove
  • 296 49 1 hour ago
  • Hey guys!! So, I need some help. For some while, I’ve been having trouble determining Drax‘s gender. It wasn’t until today, when I was soaking him outside, I picked him up and saw that he had pores. I’ve been looking in the internet and trying to see if it determines his gender, and which I’m pretty sure that Drax is a guy😅. But my biggest worry now is if they are clogged or not, they’re not big, but I don’t want to wait until it gets worse. If any dragon expert can DM me and help me out. Thank you so much!❤️
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Edit: I want to see if this works first, before I start asking all of the reptile keepers that I know, and most of them are pretty popular so there is a least likely chance that I’ll be able to get help. -
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#beardeddragon #beardeddragonhelp #lizardsofinstagram #lizard #lizardkeeper #reptile #reptilekeeper
  • Hey guys!! So, I need some help. For some while, I’ve been having trouble determining Drax‘s gender. It wasn’t until today, when I was soaking him outside, I picked him up and saw that he had pores. I’ve been looking in the internet and trying to see if it determines his gender, and which I’m pretty sure that Drax is a guy😅. But my biggest worry now is if they are clogged or not, they’re not big, but I don’t want to wait until it gets worse. If any dragon expert can DM me and help me out. Thank you so much!❤️
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    Edit: I want to see if this works first, before I start asking all of the reptile keepers that I know, and most of them are pretty popular so there is a least likely chance that I’ll be able to get help. -
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    #beardeddragon #beardeddragonhelp #lizardsofinstagram #lizard #lizardkeeper #reptile #reptilekeeper
  • 11 0 2 hours ago
  • She gives me fall feels 🍁
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From📸: @gecko_touch
  • She gives me fall feels 🍁
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    Double tap and tag someone! 🧡
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    Follow @geckos.ig
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    From📸: @gecko_touch
  • 411 1 2 hours ago