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    New Reptile Owner

    Hi, So i am due to get a new reptile soon, A Stimson Python to be exact Which will be hatched next month i think? so ready to pick up around christmas time, but from my understanding they need to be in a smaller enclosure for the warmth, I was going to buy 2 enclosures, 1 for when i first...
  2. HerpDerp

    What is that one piece of advice that you wish someone had given you when you first started keeping snakes?

    Hi all, My name is Matthieu, I'm in Melbourne and I've always wanted a pet snake. There is nothing more frustrating for me than people who intentionally or unintentionally abuse their animals because they are ignorant or because they want to join the latest fad. This has lead me to be...
  3. R

    Jungle jag scale issue?

    Hey guys, So I’m fairly new at snake keeping and my partner has had snakes his whole life. We recently got Kaa our jungle jag python of 2-3 years old from a friend who could no longer keep her. She is roughly 1.5m at the moment. We have her in an enclose that’s 2.5m H x 1.5m W x 1.5 L we use...
  4. G

    Looking For Scorpion!

    Hi! I was wondering where I can go to find information in what scorpions can and cannot come into Australia? Also, are Heterometrus swammerdami by any chance available in Australia or available to ship here? (I’m in QLD) THANK YOU!
  5. D

    Heating advice for Albino Darwin Carpet Python

    Hello! I have an (approx 1 year old) albino Darwin carpet python in a 60x40x40cm enclosure. I have a heat mat on during the day whilst he’s in his hide, highest temp reaches 32 degrees & then a CHE on during the night whilst he’s up & about which is set to 31 degrees on a thermostat with a 3...
  6. B

    Southern Brown Tree Frog Setup?

    Hi all, I am looking into getting a pair of brown tree frogs had some questions: How deep should the pond area be and how much of the base of the tank should it cover? Do you need a filter? I live in Melbourne would I need anything else like heating? If anyone had any photos of their setup or...
  7. T

    Bobtail Scale Problem. Help!

    I noticed a bobtail of mine had a problem with its scales. One scale was cracked and it looked like the majority of the inside of the scale had rotted. When I rubbed it, the enamel on the scale flaked off. The scales around this scale also look damaged, especially around cracks between scales...
  8. M

    Scale burn jungle python

    I think my jungle carpet python may have scale rot and/or vicious scale burn? He is very rough to touch on his underside, especially on the end of his tail - His scales look totally mutilated, "healthier" parts are bright red/pink. I think he may have gotten ontop of his heating lamp that has a...
  9. burgersnchips

    Possible RI

    Hey guys I have an adult jungle python, I'm not certain on exactly how old he is as I'm the second owner and the first owner couldn't tell me how long he had it for. when i got him he was under weight and living in horrible conditions, (the guy couldn't even tell me if there was a heat mat in...
  10. billygt

    Wobbly Basking area for turtles *suggestions*

    Hey guys, Just need some help with basking areas. the other day i went out and obtained a new floating turtle dock, as my emydura macquari had recently outgrown his/her old magnetic ramp one. when i put the dock in the water it is very wobbly and i think my turtle has trouble getting up it. As...
  11. P

    First Lizard Research Trouble

    Hey! I'm starting to look into getting a pet lizard but am having trouble finding information on the types of lizards I can keep in Queensland and reputable breeders/pet shops. I would prefer a gecko but I've read that they are a little more advanced for someone who has never owned a reptile...
  12. G

    New Snake Owner, Anyone have any tips?

    Hi Guys, I am about to be a new snake owner, I am thinking of buying a Bredli Centralian Carpet Python male hachling, I live in Sydney. Was wondering if there is any information I should know about before buying my snake and enclosure, how long do I need to keep it in a tub before I can place...