OH HEY ITS A REP-TILE 😂😂😂 Horrible picture but here’s a Reptile Smiles Tile! Debating on if I should paint it to look realistic or do a simple blend of colors so it doesn’t look too busy. I love using tile as canvas as it doesn’t warp from the fluid painting and the colors really pop 😃
@spider_nerd & @reptiliangarden Congrats!!! You both win the pendant of your choosing, please check DMs 💚 Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway, I’ll be sure to have more in the future! Love you guys! 💚😃
A common issue I see with leopard geckos is stuck shed on their toes and occasionally tail tips, luckily this is extremely preventable with a few easy steps!
It is very important to have a moist hide in your leopard geckos enclosure 100% of the time, this allows them to use it as they please. A moist hide is simply a container, such as Tupperware, that contains a moist paper towel or moss. You can cut a hole in the container as an entrance/exit for the gecko, just make sure there are no sharp edges that can injure it. Replace the moist hide contents with regular cleanings to avoid mold and bacteria growth. Moist hides should always be covered half way by the under tank heater.
So why is having a moist hide so important? When stuck shed is left for prolonged periods of time the circulation of that area becomes completely cut off, causing necrosis.
If you see stuck shed on your gecko DO NOT pull or pick at it. Give them a warm sauna for 10-15 minutes, followed by lightly rubbing the stuck shed with a moist Qtip. For extra stubborn stuck shed, you can add a tiny amount of coconut oil to the Qtip and that should help loosen it up a bit.
Not my photo, found via google .
A few years ago I came across your YouTube channel @snakebytestv. I found you to be a very charismatic animal keeper who seemed very passionate about the hobby and being apart of the community all together. I met you at an expo and the way you interact with people and your fans is very impressive as you seem to show genuine gratitude for them by taking the time to answer questions and interact with them. No one is perfect, but with such a large influence the mistakes you choose to repeatedly make can have a damaging backlash on the community as a whole, and that is where I feel the need to speak up.
There have been a plethora of complaints against your company, some of which are directly from customers and some through viewings of your YouTube channel. I have noticed many of your enclosures are inadequate for the animals you are keeping, especially the large snakes. You have claimed that Reticulated Pythons do not stretch out in the wild to back up your reasoning for keeping them in inadequate enclosures. Having the influence that you do, it is dangerous to say that it is ok to keep a large snake in an enclosure that is too small for it by backing it up with false information. I have noticed many complaints from people who have received snakes from you with respiratory infections and/or mites. If you keep receiving these complaints, why do you continue to sell sick animals instead of thoroughly addressing the issue?
As far as your videos, I am extremely disappointed that you use animals for pranks and consistently antagonize snakes to get them to bite. This hurts the reptile hobby as a whole. Snakes are widely feared, and by using them for pranks and showing footage after footage of them biting only reassures that fear in the general public. Your videos get a lot of attention and often go viral, one of the common remarks I see on those videos are along the lines of “he says you should give snakes a chance and then they try to bite him in the face!” Actions speak louder than words.
Here are a few things that the reptile community and myself recommend to improve the quality of your business and channel. (Cont. in comments)