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    Russian tortoise?

    My friend would probably be one of the best people to talk to about these guys. We have a trio of breeding russians and Hermann's, as well as one female Greek. The Herman's already laid what we're assuming were infertile eggs this year (still in incubator. . Just in case) and I don't expect any...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    I thought I'd post an update for anyone curious- Roto (hopefully officially stating his name doesn't jinx anything) very much appreciates all the extra food (big thanks to jamesst0o0 for helping add some extra variety) but did consequently clear out my roach bin of all the babies. . . So, of...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    No, at least not directly, or none that I know of. Generally, doctors look for tell-tale markers in the bloodwork, such as organ function and electrolyte levels, etc., with the assistance of the toxicologists at poison control to confirm/track different toxins but they're nonspecific so...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    Oh, I've looked into these cups after hearing them mentioned by Chameleon Academy but never realized they had a screen bottom. Definitely worth a second look, thank you According to VIN, coccidia definitely appears to be of the worse parasites to end up with for them so I've been doing my best...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    Yes, this photo was directly after the abscess burst and I apparently forgot to photograph it again post-cleaning. Believe it or not, he ate hornworms with such vigor immediately after that he did not even finish one before going for the next. But appetite was day by day for him, some days he...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    This is the only photo I can find of when he came to me and isn't the best for this purpose, I could have sworn there were others but my youngest dog was hospitalized about that time so my ability to document his case photographically was definitely not great. Yes, every doctor or exotics...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    I agree, I don't believe he'll ever get to the size of the average veiled but it definitely worries me how tiny he is, I'll increase the feeders and see if I can't figure out a cup that won't drown them when the misters come on so I can try to leave something out all the time. Will also increase...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    It is actually believed to be the opposite (and has gotten me into some trouble arguing with vets for a temp drop at night)! But it is very widely supported that sick reptiles should be supported with heat (the books recommend ~90F, I feel better watching where they're comfortable and offering...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    Gout was originally suspected due to the rather swollen joints but no evidence on the rads and we were unable to obtain enough blood for bloodwork to truly confirm/deny, nor was I willing to continue to subject him to such handling regularly until we could. Bone density did improve upon...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    I totally forgot to add feeding frequency, apologies. He's offered 3-6 insects daily and eats with ferocity but has not much to show for in the way of gaining weight, so I am honestly not sure if he will ever grow beyond this despite being so small, though he has had a couple sheds so maybe...
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    Luck vs Husbandry, seeking opinions

    After a rather poor year of losing animals (not just chameleons) and many, many vet visits, I'm looking to review my husbandry and seek advice for rescuing wildcaughts in case there's any way I can improve. To throw a little history out there, I work at a large veterinary hospital with plenty...
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    Hellmouth

    A florida feral.
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    Juvenile T. Hoehnelii

    Yes, very, I've always wanted to try hoehnelii, I'm hoping I might be able to nab another of the babies when they're big enough too 🤞🤞
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    Juvenile T. Hoehnelii

    No, not this one. Those are just usually what I deal with. This guy is a wc import from another enthusiast who purchased several before finding out they were live bearing and suddenly needed to downsize
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    Juvenile T. Hoehnelii

    No, but he is my first helmeted. I have a penchant for rescuing Florida ferals when they turn up so it's very strange to be able to start with such a healthy cham.
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