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Meet All My Sick Reptiles in Rehab!

I am so bad at caring for animals that I’m able to dedicate a whole video just to the dying ones. In reality, I take in a
lot of different animals in a lot of different conditions. Many I know are gonna
come in a bad condition, and many others I buy on Craigslist. And it’s a surprise inside every time. What are we gonna get? A healthy animal? A dying animal. A dead animal? That is correct. I have bought dead animals and didn’t realize it until I bought them. I usually don’t feel like
taking the animal out. I just look in the container, and I’m like, “Hey, there it is.” It’s hard to tell when they’re dead. That’s aside the point. Let’s go ahead and jump on into it. So we have a number of animals that I actually haven’t counted and don’t really feel like counting ’cause I’ll be scared, but don’t worry I’m gonna give you a tour
of everything shortly. But this video will be
focusing on the sick animals and the most concerning
conditions that we’re working on. Starting off with your boy Stan. You might remember him from the video, like, eight months ago, I think? I recommend watching that video, I think it’s a pretty cool one. He has a, now about 11-year-old bearded dragon with a variety of issues. He was living in an interesting enclosure, stuff like calci sand, and
didn’t have a proper diet. In fact, the bag of sand that I ate in the calci sand video came with Stan. It was already opened.
I hope it wasn’t used. Either way, he also has
metabolic bone disease, where his joints are
essentially locked up in place, and a variety of other issues
that have come out of that. So he’s still doing really well. A lot of people think
he died for some reason. Just because I don’t show an animal doesn’t mean they’re automatically dead. I’m not other YouTubers. But no, he’s fine. Well, he’s mostly fine. So one of the things that happened, his femoral pores, which
are these little holes in the legs of male bearded
dragons and other male lizards. Which is how you can sex a lot of animals, like if they have these
then it’s probably a male. They secrete oils that they
kinda mark and scent stuff with, and unfortunately his became impacted and just full of gunk and goop, and it was very solidified and they’d clearly been there for years. Usually, this does not happen if you’re caring for your bearded correctly. If they’re getting frequent
bathing, the right substrate and stuff that doesn’t
get clogged up in there, it should be completely fine. But Stan was probably not bathed, he was on a weird substrate, and they were never even checked on throughout his life. So they were so solidified
that we had to pull them out, and his legs ended up being full of just, kind of rotting femoral fluid. I don’t know what the
fluid’s called, femoral oils, and at first we were able to
just kinda squeeze this out and clear them, but
unfortunately it was so bad that we had to end up going
in and draining them. It kind of worked in our favor. It turns out his back
legs have no feeling. I’m not sure if he can
really feel anything, especially, like, while clearing them out, he showed no feeling at all. Basically, what ended up
happening was in his legs, cuts were made to completely just clear all of that goop out, and then he was sewed back up, and the legs are healing well. But that was a pretty
interesting healing process. The bandages had to be changed constantly, there were still some of the femoral fluids leaking throughout. But over time they’ve healed up well, and his legs are actually
different sizes now, because I don’t know what’s
left in the leg exactly. I don’t know how much muscle there is. It’s pretty interesting and weird. Other than that, he has
had a ridiculous appetite. You might have seen him in
the bearded feeding video, where in the first video, he
did not eat for two weeks, we tried tons of stuff, and it took him two weeks just to eat. And then in the next video, he had the best appetite in the video. I keep saying the word video. And that has not changed at all. He eats a ton. He can down so many insects
and lots of fruits and veggies, and he’s looking a pretty good weight. He’s still very wrinkly. He still has a lot of saggy skin. That’s probably a mix of his past care and his age showing there. It’s kind of hilarious. His most recent issue is he just randomly had diarrhea recently. His diet’s been very consistent. We did recently move homes, so I don’t know if it was
related to stress or not. I’m the kind of person that
doesn’t immediately jump on a vet as soon as something
is just barely wrong. Which there’s nothing
wrong with doing that, but waiting 24 to 48 hours
or just waiting a bit to see how something
develops, has saved me, like, thousands of dollars in vet bills, ’cause oftentimes things
just clear up themselves, and it was just a little, whatever. Kind of like with people,
you could immediately go to the doctor the
moment your head hurts or stomach aches or stomach hurts, but it’s not necessarily required right from the moment there’s any symptom. So diarrhea in a bearded dragon
is most certainly not good, and we’re going to monitor him, and if it continues, I get
him the help that he needs. And he is old, so obviously that’s not an excuse to not get him care, but you do have to remember that there are going to be more things randomly
showing up due to that age, and he is going to be more sensitive so we have to be more careful with him, and make sure he’s doing well. But his attitude is great. He always looks angry. He has a lot of energy. He’s one of the most energetic dragons even though he’s 11 years-old with a really weird upbringing. I would recommend you
watch the full video on him of when he came in, and
you can compare him to now. I think he’s doing a lot better overall, and I’m sure more issues will show up, but we’ll see how this progresses. See if his diarrhea continues
or if his next poop is normal. He still ate though. He still has a big appetite
which is a good sign. Still eating lots of insects, so. So when we got Stan, we really
didn’t know if he had, like, one month left of life or, like, five years left or 10 years left. So eight months down,
hopefully many more to go, but I feel like he’s
just gonna live forever at this point, ’cause
he’s doing super well. But that’s Stan the bearded. Next up on the list is a
species I had never cared for before, and that is a
Chinese water dragon. So this one has an interesting backstory, ’cause I don’t know what it is. She just showed up, and yeah. So from the start she was
extremely tolerant of people. I’m putting tolerant in quotes because I’m not sure if she was tolerant or just too unmotivated to actually fight back and defend herself. When you reach into an
enclosure or whatever, ’cause water dragons are not
usually a handleable species. There are those individuals
that you can do, and certain people have gotten
theirs to be handleable, but generally, I think of
them as more display pets. They’re one of the species
that you can get for like, 15, 20 bucks at like a pet store, but are a lot more difficult
than you would anticipate. They’re still doable
for the average person that knows how to care
for reptiles, I think, but there’s a lot about ’em
and I don’t know much of it. Seriously though, I don’t know
anything about this dragon. I don’t know where it came from, what the husbandry was like,
how old it is, anything. All I know is it is a female
and it has some problems. So starting off, she was doing okay. She was kind of casually eating. But was overall really lethargic, really dark, and starting to move now. And just wasn’t looking
like a healthy dragon, which is probably unfortunately
pretty common of these. She does still have some shed left from her last shed on
her head right there. But overall, she physically looks okay. Her tail is full, her weight’s not awful, and now her, everything like
her eyes are looking good. But after a couple of weeks of having her, she kind of continued to decline
and became super lethargic, was kind of just lying
around, not soaking as much. We have to put her in the bath and her water dish and everything. And then she was eating less continually from the day that we got her, for a number of weeks after that. Her eyes also got
increasingly kind of cloudy and full of just gunk and everything. So she went to the vet. The vet didn’t really give
any specific diagnosis, other than that she was lethargic and could use some different interjections. So she’s been injected with
vitamin A and vitamin B. Wanted us to kind of encourage
a diet and get her eating, and then wanted to just
kind of perk her up and give her more energy overall. And we are starting to see
a surprising difference. Now a few days ago, I came downstairs, it was kind of late, checking
on the animals one more time. I genuinely thought she was dead. She was like sideways in the enclosure, not, like, moving. I thought she had like,
rigor mortis or something because literally she was
pushed and didn’t move. Turns out she was just in a really weird, like, sleep state and she’s fine. Turned out her eyes had
filled with substrate. I think it was a mix of
what was there before, along with the fact that
she had been lying down in her enclosure a lot and
got coconut fiber in there. So they were flushed out
really well with saline, and now they are looking bright, and clear, and normal,
which is good to see. What I say a lot is I never
want animals to be sick, but if they are sick with weird things, I hope that I get to be
the one to deal with it, ’cause it means more experience for me. And my point in mentioning that, is I get to inject lizards
now with antibiotics. So I’ve now injected
snakes, turtles, and lizards with different vitamins,
antibiotics, and stuff. And it was super intimidating at first, the first one I ever
did was a carpet python, and then a box turtle,
and now this water dragon. So I’ve gotten to kind of experience what it’s like to do it. I’ve had different pets teach me kind of different ways to do it. It’s kind of funny, like, the first vet didn’t really teach me. She kind of showed me. She had the needle and she was like, “Okay, here’s a snake. “Grab it, put it under
the scale, inject it, “pull back, whatever.” I was like, “Okay.” And then I left, and then I got to inject my snake with,
like, 12 antibiotics. And it went fine. It was scary, but now that
I’ve gotten used to it, it’s really easy and I’m
really comfortable doing it. We also had some stuff to put in her eyes, but it looks like she doesn’t even need it ’cause they’re super clear now. She’s temporarily on just damp paper towel instead of coconut fiber. I might put her on
sphagnum moss or something, but right now it’s working
and she is improving. So I don’t really know what
the exact issue was with her, but she is in the right direction. You can see she’s moving more. She’s still super tolerant of people, even when she has more energy. And although she still
wasn’t eating for a while after the vet, she is now
chowing on some meal worms, and getting back up to a normal diet. So things are looking
surprisingly good for her, and she’s still very dark, but hopefully she’ll
continue to lighten up as she gets better and less stressed. So I’ll go let her do just that. These two leopard geckos are the highest concern we have right now. As you can see, ’cause I
have pulled out the gloves, although I have been, like, sanitizing and washing in between animals, I went full gloves for these two. And I might need to handle one at a time. Let me put him back ’cause
he’s a little crazy. These are two leopard geckos
that I got on Craigslist. Now we purchased the animals
with the intent of them being healthy and kind of
easy to get up to weight, and then sell and find new
homes on Emerald Scales, but they ended up regurgitating food. This is not a normal thing, but also if a gecko regurgitates just once and never does it again,
I consider it a fluke. But if they do it multiple times then it’s a sign that something is wrong, whether they’re being overfed, they have the wrong
temperatures or humidity, so they can’t digest that food correctly. If they’re being fed the wrong insects, wrong size of meals, whatever. A variety of things can
cause regurgitation. But these geckos just kept doing it, and I knew that everything husbandry-wise was
exactly as it should be. We’ve found and cared for over
like 30 geckos at this point, and they’ve always done
wonderfully under that same care. But unfortunately these
two were just not the same. It actually started out
with just one regurgitating and the other one was perfectly fine. So what we did is stopped
feeding them for a bit, so that their stomachs could kind of rebuild themselves and chill for a bit. I think we waited a week to feed them, and then after that week
we gave them one insect. And I believe they kept it down. And then a bit later, we
gave them another insect a couple days later, and then we gave them a couple more insects, a few days later. And then they were eating just
fine for about a month or so. It might’ve been just a few weeks. I believe it was around a month, where they were perfectly normal and finally starting
to gain a couple grams, ’cause they were pretty underweight. They still have a ways to go. But unfortunately, all of a sudden, they both started regurgitating
again at the same time. Same insects, same supplier,
same size, same everything. They both started regurgitating again, and so we tried the same thing where we stopped feeding them, but unfortunately, it
did not work that time. It just continued. Now they pooped a couple times. It’s kind of infrequent,
but thankfully one of them did pass just a little dropping, and I went ahead and took a regurgitation and fecal into the vet, and
it is actually currently at the lab, or being sent there, and hopefully I’ll have
an answer within a week of what the diagnosis actually is. Again, I thought these
were just gonna be normal, healthy geckos that we bought from Craigslist for like 25 bucks each. I think it was 25 each,
something like that. And the guy we bought ’em
from, he seemed trustworthy. I don’t know, he was
just some random dude. He had reptiles. He said he was re-homing them because the government accidentally made him pay taxes twice and he
didn’t have any money. I don’t know if the government does that, I don’t know if that was true. Hopefully it wasn’t, ’cause
that’s kind of weird, but okay. Either way, he wasn’t
getting rid of them, like, ’cause they were sick,
he just needed the money, and didn’t wanna have to care for ’em. Maybe that is a fake story. I don’t know, maybe he just
didn’t wanna deal with them, and the regurgitating geckos, but we get to deal with it now. The base concern is that
they could have crypto, which I did not know what
that was until these geckos. I probably should’ve known what it was, but a very short summary is crypto is contagious and fatal in reptiles. They are not showing really any symptoms other than regurgitating
and not gaining weight. They’re not getting worse,
they’re not losing weight, so I highly doubt that’s that. There’s no reason to really guess since we’ll find out
hopefully in a few days. There were three tests being done on them that I forgot the names of. Hey, there’s the name of the tests. We’ll find out. Just getting that test was 140 bucks and I’m a little annoyed. I’m only testing one of them,
’cause whatever they have, I’m sure it’s the exact same thing, and I think they might’ve
been housed together before. I’m not sure. But the wonderful thing is they have ridiculous appetites and a lot of energy. They are still underweight,
like by a good little bit, and they’re not growing, but
they are not slowing down. They’re not lethargic or anything. They’re looking super
good, which is a good sign, because sad animals are sad
and happy animals are not sad. So again, there’s two of them. I’ll grab the other one. Cool-looking geckos regardless. They’re very cute. Very active. And this one is a bit
more difficult to handle. So these two, we’re
being extra careful with. I’ll give you an update on these for sure, once we know what’s happened, and once they are
underway with their rehab. The next animal is a leopard gecko that’s not really in rehab
’cause there’s nothing that can be done about it, but I thought I would still show it off to
kind of preview a future video. An Enigma leopard gecko. If you thought spider
ball pythons were bad, then let me introduce you
to this girl, or this guy? So quick rundown on spider ball pythons, it’s a morph that I don’t personally like, and I did a whole video on it, if you wanna watch that and why they suck. Long story short, they
have neurological issues that I would personally consider bad enough to not at all breed them, and basically phase out
that morph entirely. Breeders don’t agree, but oh well. Meanwhile, there is the
Enigma leopard gecko which fewer people breed, but they are still bred quite a bit. Either way, this is an Enigma
that was re-homed to us. It was shipped to us from,
I believe a subscriber, that had it and could no longer keep it. And I have not done much
research on them yet, so this is simply all my
observations of this gecko. I don’t know how it’s healthy. I don’t know how it exists. I don’t know if it’s in pain. I don’t think it is. I don’t know why it exists. I would buy 10 spider ball pythons before I’d buy an Enigma leopard gecko, and I’m not gonna buy any
spider ball pythons, okay. Her head is always so disoriented, that we wouldn’t be surprised if she has, like, spinal issues because her neck is always back whenever she looks around. When you place her down, she
just goes all over the place. She’ll walk in circles,
she’ll fall off of things so we can’t have anything
tall in her enclosure, and she can’t even eat on her own. She also bites herself very
frequently while eating. She can’t really see the dubia, like she sees it but
she has no coordination. So when she goes for it,
she’ll often just turn around and bite her own leg,
bite her side or whatever. So you have to be very careful with tongs, feeding her hand one-by-one, trying to get it in her mouth without her just biting herself, missing
the insect, whatever. So it’s basically surprising how she’s a pretty normal weight while
barely being able to eat. She can’t really navigate her enclosure. We’re ensure if she can
really find her water bowl. She’s just in a 20
gallon, so nothing huge, and we’re try to get
everything close together and easy to find, but it’s… It’s depressing. So I just wanted to
show her off real quick. There’ll definitely be
more on her in the future, as I learn about them more. Who breeds ’em, wink, wink, and a bunch of other stuff on that. So look out for that video. Hopefully, it’ll be up
within like a month or two. But that’s the Enigma … annoying and depressing,
and people kind of suck. And finally, I just thought I would give a quick update on Peach, the ball python that you saw in a recent video. Maybe, if you watched the video about his respiratory infection. Overall, that video was not long ago, so there’s not a huge update but I still wanna show him off ’cause he’s one of the animals
I would consider in rehab. Although the infection is still there, you can still hear a slight whistle, there’s no longer any
drooling, no bubbling. Doing super well. Although it’s only been a few weeks, there’s still a huge difference that can be seen in the infection, and that’s just with the simple DIY care that costs no more than like $15. If you didn’t watch that video, she went through multiple
rounds of antibiotics with the previous owner,
and they were unable to fix her respiratory infection. So I was given the animal
to try and do it myself or find someone else that can do it, and use whatever resources
I can get my hands on. And we just started by going with a simple DIY vapor rub treatment that I went over in that other video, and it’s been working very well. I’m gonna make you watch
that video to find the root or the source of the RI,
of what I believe it was. But that’s her, so. So far so good. Still got a whistle, still not perfect, and still has an excess of saliva, but there’s nothing just
constantly dripping or drooling from her nose, or mouth, or anything. So I think it’ll be all good with him. Very cool progress to see. Also people are arguing about the morph, I just called ’em a pastel
in the video, people are… ’cause I didn’t even
really think about it. It’s probably either a pastel
ghost or a super pastel. Answer the poll, which do you think it is? I don’t know. Polls are always right, right? Either way, many of the
animals you saw today will be available on if you’re interested in purchasing one. As of recording this, there
are four boas up on the site. Three boa constrictor
imperators and then one female Columbian rainbow boa, I
forgot was on my own site. Depending on when you’re watching this, the stock may be different. Maybe it’ll be out of stock, maybe there’ll be a ton of stock. Maybe Emerald Scales is shut down by the time you’re watching. Hopefully not, ’cause it’s kind of fun. Hopefully, you enjoyed
seeing the different animals. I know there are gonna be more on the way, so hopefully I’ll do more
videos like this, and… Oh, hi. And hopefully you enjoyed, I’ll also show you some not
so sick animals in the future but I thought this was a fun video. Thanks to all the members who are letting me do projects like this. Vet bills add up very quickly. Help. But overall, thanks to the
videos, and the ad revenue, and the members, and everything. So far so good. Not concerned about the financial side, so we can focus on the animals. So that’s much appreciated. Thank you for your money. I like your money. If you wanna re-home an animal, you can go to If you’re in the USA, we
can take most animals. We don’t take everything, we don’t take venomous snakes, no iguanas. We take a limited number of
turtles of certain species and sizes, but we take pretty much any snake, lizard, frog, toad, whatever. We help you out there. So that’s it, hopefully you enjoyed. I’m Alex and thanks for watching. (smooth upbeat music)


  1. Archi Arri Author

    You need to stop buying animals off Craigslist, or animals at all. A good caretaker would dedicate there time to the animals who actually need help. As this not being your 24/7 job taking in too many animals makes you an animal hoarder and in some cases animal abuse. You’ve had many animals die that could’ve been stopped. Get your life together and then maybe adopt more animals

  2. insert awesome name here Bishop Author

    I have a rescue enigma as well and I've found that keeping him in relative darkness with not much for him to see and keeping him as stress free as possible really helps him not show as many symptoms. Also mine has trouble finding his water dish also so I use a large kidney bowl near his favorite hide and that seems to help. I show him some on my Instagram if anyone wants to follow. Oh_heck_its_geck

  3. MarvelousSandstone Author

    Enigma geckos make me even sadder and more angry at people than spider pythons and people breeding those poor animals already makes me mad as hell.
    You have to be a special kind of cruel to breed these just for profit.

  4. Kate Lillo Author

    I had never heard of the enigma leopard gecko, but holy moly that poor little baby breaks my heart 😿 she must always feel like she’s falling.

  5. papalit 89 Author

    I really need help my leopard gecko stoped eating he is a really big gecko he got cold and stopped eating out of nowhere it's a bit chilly and he is housed with a small female leapord gecko I'm going to move him somewhere more warmer I dont know what to do I'm really scared please just tell me anything I can do

  6. Spirit Cudaback Author

    I like how I haven’t even known anything and my bets on the breeder is that same guy with the spider ball pythons forgot his name but god he is sick he told me to get off YouTube when he had snakes bite him on purpose for clickbait

  7. Dubs McDubs Author

    You should try to find a satanic leaf tail gecko to rehabilitate or buy one, they're so cool. For those wondering yes that is the real name of a gecko. 😂

  8. Ery Author

    1:25 "Just because I don't show an animal doesn't mean they're automatically dead.
    …I'm not other YouTubers."
    Omg the shade is real. I love it 😂😂😂

  9. musicalmallorie Author

    Have you tried giving the regurgitating leopard geckos carnivore care or grub pie? I've heard other people use it with geckos that have problems eating or keeping food down.

  10. Greg Williams Author

    Clint’s reptiles said that Chinese water dragons are one of the hardest lizards to keep alive to adult size. I have one and so far he’s doing well so I hope he’s wrong

  11. Trevor Costelloe Author

    For the chinese water dragon, they need a ton of humidity, very hot light, and lots of UVA/UVB. The hind legs on her looks like she could be getting/got metabolic bone disease which is very common in CWDs who arent fed with calcium powder and dont have a good UV light

    SOURCE: I have owned a chinese water dragon for 3 years

  12. Brandon Michael Author

    I had a Chinese water dragon when I was about 11 or 12 and it too had been neglected, the same eye condition and all I’m sure it’s unfortunately common in water dragons.

  13. 2000dogs Author

    Man whenever I see spider ball pythons and enigma gecks it reminds me of when I get off my meds I have severe vertigo except these animals have that permanently and honestly it sounds like a miserable existence

  14. Liam Wulfe Author

    Be sure you get the water dragon on substrate as soon as possible- she looks to be at least 2 years old (if not a bit stunted) and the female lay eggs regularly regardless of being with a male. If you don't provide at least 6-8 inches of damp substrate, she'll 100% hold the eggs and may become fatally egg bound.

  15. kataratify Author

    Jessica's Animal Friends has a whole series on what the Enigma Syndrome does to leos. It's very much like the spider ball python (but far far worse). It's a neurological/balance issue. Symptoms get worse with stress. They likely will need to be hand/tong fed for their entire lives. And will need assistance shedding. That said yours does appear to be a good weight, which is at least a start….

  16. jess517248 Author

    Jessica’s Animal Friends on YouTube owns multiple enigma leopard geckos. So I would recommend contacting her if you want to learn more about enigmas 🙂

  17. Crystal Franklin Author

    I'm so glad someone like you got these animals and that you care about them and try so hard to help them and give them a better quality of life. The enigma gecko made me cry, but she's super cute and looks pretty healthy to have the kind of issues she has. I imagine caring for animals with such needs can be quite challenging. I applaud you for your efforts and caring!

  18. Amélie Hébert Author

    Enigma leopard gecko if I remember correcly of when I reaserche about it. It's a morph from de late 90, and it's a male that was breed back to it's daugther again and again for about 20 generations. And it's in 2005 or 2006 that the neurological issue appearded. I think also enigma should not be breed. On some groupe there are false infomation said about them. Like enigma if you breed them with other things, the 4th generation will not have issue. On one group that i was in everyone was thinking that. So I breed my enigma male that is a 3rd gen, with my tug snow het tremper female. What append? 3/4 of the baby had neurologicale issue, so they stop spreading that false info. The one with no probleme and the least problematic one were place to good home, and they were able to eat like normal gecko, juste some little shacking head when realy stress out . The other 2 still with me, they were so bad that i though to euthanasia will be the best. But now, 2 1/2 year later, those 2 girls are my little precious baby, and are fine. They are stress by every one else, but they are relaxe and don't have too much neurological probleme when i am the one to take car of them. Actualy, the first 3 mounths they survived because I've feed then with a seringue, and it probably why they are so use to me and so stress by other person. I only breed them for the perpose of stoping that miss information, with the knowing fact they were probably be my pet for the rest of their life.

  19. Robert Nassour Author

    Sucks when people buy reptiles with little to no research being done :(((( happy you take these guys in and help as much as you could

  20. ᏃεאїᎢᎻ ᎾF ᴏʏғᴜᴍ Author

    You haven't had this many dislikes until the bitch ass facebook group full of others full of themselves made shit up.

  21. Alex Author

    I just found a ton of severely underweight ball pythons about 10 minutes away from me on craigslist 🙁 i can't get them because my family, but yeah i'm also in north carolina
    and also named alex
    and also love reptiles
    and also make sad jokes

    are you me in a few years? hMM

  22. Izzy Boop Author

    Awe I have a beardie rescue with MBD as well. shes doing a lot better she was on deaths door when I got her and wasn't moving at all. she has almost no teeth so I have been syringe feeding her some blended greens with vitamins. I love her to bits she is so sweet. Shes going through shed for the first time since I've gotten her. Super excited.

  23. 86fifty Author

    Love your chill presentation, my dude, always love your update vids and I feel like I learn a lot of stuff from you dealing head-on with the hardest cases. Thank you for posting!

  24. Oleppok Author

    yeah those two skinny leos look to have some form of stick tail. i'm dealing with two cases of it as well, trying to figure out if its crypto or not.
    im glad theyre eating though. neither of mine are and the smaller one looks like a textbook photo for crypto.
    hopefully the tests come back negative for you, but at least theyre in good care and you are experienced with antibiotics.

  25. an actual cockroach Author

    I am so happy I found your channel.

    You are an amazing, selfless, patient, kind and intelligent person. It is hard to take on any animal with a medical problem – whether it be acute or chronic. It can be a challenge. And to see you approach these situations with understanding and a willing to learn AND to educate others makes my heart swell ❤❤ Thankyou for producing such lovely content! 🐢🦎🐍🐍🦎🐢

  26. Brennan Kennedy Author

    For help regarding your enigma leo, I recommend watching Jessica's Animal Friends playlist on Enigma Syndrome. She has a loooot of enigma leos and they are all thriving. I think getting in contact with her or watching her videos would be a great idea!

  27. Yojireta Author

    Alex!! Do you have any spare cork rounds?? I’m trying to build my very own vivarium with the stone and rock spray foam but no stores around me carry them 🙁

  28. Robert Moore Author

    The shade he is throwing towards Brian is rediculaus. This kid is no better than any one else . He only keeps these animals and gets them to make videos and I think most get sick in his care . He's only in it for the money period he is basically begging for your money . He should be banned

  29. Vincent Aracri Author

    I bought my young ball python a few days ago I put him in a 20 gallon tank I have the heat pad set on 90 on the hot side with a hide and a uv bulb in the middle of the tank for ambient temp to to keep the cold side a little warm the humidity stays between 60-65 i have a wooden vine and leaves for him and he still keeps trying to get out and won’t stay in his hide any advice please help

  30. Abby Galbreath Author

    Hey my fiance and I are dealing with some stuck shed i looked at his eyes this morning and they looked kinda cloudy in the very tops of his eyes. Does that mean his eye caps haven't come off? If so how do I get them off in the least stressful way for him. Please help !!!!

  31. Mackenzie Tinnon Author

    That's why you don't shop on craigslist because, it's either overrated , underrated or dead ,for animals,furniture ,and objects alike

  32. eventhorizon Author

    You're one of my favorite youtubers, seriously on par with Snake Discovery and a shade above Clint's Reptiles. (I love Clint but anyone who supports and participates in the breeding in Spider Ball Pythons isn't going to be a top favorite. I would usually not support someone who does either of those things, but his channel is otherwise a wonderful place for someone looking to get started with reptiles for really figuring out what's good to start with and advance to.)

    I've done rescues, alot. I generally have enough stuff from animals I've had through the years, and stuff I've had to get to save a reptile that came out of nowhere- that even when most of the time I take them in to get them healthy and rehome- I've had to buy enough stuff to just have on hand.

    Tanks from 2 gallons up to a spare 40 breeder (though that will be for my still-new ball python when she gets bigger), a wide variety of undertank heaters, thermometers, hydrometers, fishtank heaters for when I've been given dying bettas to try to save (though I usually end up keeping the bettas- have a crap ton of 10 gallons and bettas being given to me to save is rare), fish tank filters, I have a diatom filter in storage, which is amazing for any fish to turtles, esp if parasites are an issue, a UV sterilizer (same), automatic misters, mesh enclosures, substrate from forest flooring and moss for my python and tarantula, with sand and walnut for my tarantula too- need to mix that in with the dirt so when she burrows it keeps a shape), I have those green squares florists use for bouquets that's amazing at holding humidity- also thanks to my tarantula- I cut tunnels into them and put them under the dirt so she has pre-made tunnels to just have, and then she'll dig into them more. (It's great- I'll check in on her a few times a day, and when I've done a cleanout and give her new foam caves, mixed in with the dirt she's kicked out of her way while digging, green flakes will be there from her preferring the entry in a different place, and she'll cover the holes she doesn't like.

    I have a range of heat bulbs, though when I have a random reptile I'll buy new UVB bulbs. I usually give those bulbs to the new home since they need to be replaced every 3-9ish months depending on the brand and kind of UVB bulbs (it will say on each box how long they last), and even if I used it for a few days, it can be years until I use them again and while the UVB creating substances * should * still be good if not used that much, I just feel better making sure it's new, and specific for what I'm bringing in.

    When I lived in Brooklyn I had 2 "feasts" (a street festival) that would go to 2 avenues at different times of the years, both 2 avenues from my home, where they gave iguanas and baby turtles as prizes. (Illegal in NYC and trust me I talked to the beat cops there and called complaints in to the humane society and the ASPCA and nothing ever gets done), they give them away with tiny plastic containers and care sheets that are actually decent. (I took a look at them)- so of course when people win an iguana who will get humongous, and red ear slider babies that do the same, where both live decades, I've found many in garbage cans on on stoops. To the point where every night of the feasts, and for a week or two after, I walked up and down avenues glancing in garbage cans making sure nothing alive were in there.

    I found 2 baby turtles once in one of those containers on the double yellow line of a 4 lane street around the corner of where I lived. Another time 2 babies in a zip lock bag under a tree.

    Get them in proper conditions, get them slowly strong enough to swim and climb out, get them eating a healthy range of food, vet checks when needed (thankfully not needed as often as one would think), and from the SECOND I get them I start asking around to see who will want them once they're a safe age/size.

    I know people who have large fenced ponds including my parents from when I used to live in a cabin on their property, and thankfully the number of turtles I couldn't place with people with the proper knowledge could go to, and iguanas are tricky to home, so the times I've ended up with them myself and my friends bust our asses handling them so they're easier to home with people who understand their needs, usually with people who just ended up custom making the enclosures when they grew up because the right sized enclosure for iguanas is expensive and so on…

    But yeah- rescuing you end up with animals who are not in good shape, even when they don't need a vet, and it takes time and effort to get them back to health, and handleable so they're ready for a new home.

  33. Ruly Islas Author

    Hey bro nice video… I subscribed already, I've got a question for u. What substrate do u use or u recommend for a Boa? Because some say Forest Floor, Coconut Husk, others say paper towel.
    Keep up the good work man!

  34. Hunter Wymer Author

    Hello, I am from Ohio and I’m trying to get rid of my snake named Apollo. My new apartment I am not aloud to have him so I was wondering if you guys would be able to take him in on emerald scales??? Just cuz I would trust that other than some random guy.. He is a mix between a corn snake and a Texas rat snake.

  35. Dragonemperess Author

    My Leo has Enigma Syndrome or something similar to it. Luckily she is mild and she hasn't circles since she was a little runty. Helped her to pay attention to what keeps her calm. Helped a ton to get her some coverage so that she isn't out in the open as much. But unfortunately I had to reposition her tank and she took up stargazing again for a bit. She was horizontal to me since she was a hatchling, so being parallel is going to take some getting used to for her. But at least she can more easily do her favorite activity of staring into my soul and making me uncomfortable. It's 2:38 and pitch dark, but I bet if I turn on the light, she'll be looking at me.

  36. Kye Perish Author

    The dragon you showed as your 2nd animal you’re rehabilitating. Ive had issues with coconut husk getting in my reptiles food or eyes, i would highly recommend trying out reptobark. I use it for substrate for a few of my reptiles that like to play or mess up their bedding, some tanks i even use half reptobark and half ecoearth.

  37. Kye Perish Author

    Your enigma leopard gecko has ES, unfortunately we can only assume as to whether it causes the animal pain beyond having difficulty navigating around. If you do have a female , I recommend being vigilant during breeding season because its more stressful for enigmas and lose a lot of weight and some have even been known to lay calcified eggs when not bread during breeding season. Breeding isn’t really an option though.

    And on another note when trying to find out the morph, it might be a little difficult because the enigma gene changes the pattern and eye color just slightly compared to what the morph would have looked like without the enigma gene. The morph could be known for black spot and black eyes, but with the enigma gene you might get brown spots with slighly redish black eyes. Ect.

  38. Anita Spero Author

    I'm a dragon expert with Dragons. If you have any questions about MBD I can help. You seem to have learned a lot..But I'm always around..Find me on my RB (Anita C. Spero). I really enjoy watching you..

  39. Marte H Author

    Story time with Em

    I was looking for dubia roaches to buy, the reptile hobby is very new in Norway so it was kind of hard
    I found a dubia breeder that I wanted to buy from and I did until I realise this dude is stupid because he offered me only a hundred baby roaches for €50
    And he told me that these roaches will last 2 months and I asked.
    If this is gonna Last 2 months I'm gonna only have to feed the bearded Dragon 3 roaches a day and that way to little
    And he was like oh you only need to feed them one to two roaches a day and when they were grown up you will have to feed them mice

    I get a refund and then found a better seller so yeah bye

  40. Alysia Rivera Author

    When he said “I’m not other YouTubers” just hear the part before it because he specifically threw shade at Taylor Nicole dean?? Or however her name goes. I’m cackling.

  41. Alysia Rivera Author

    How many crickets should a beardie eat? And how many times a week? I’m interested in getting one but I want to be more informed. Also what substrate is the best? I use ecoearth a lot but it’s also for my ball python and tarantula so I have no idea.

  42. Alysia Rivera Author

    Enigma leopard geckos are almost just as bad if not worse than spider ball pythons. Typically they have neurological issues and sometimes even deformed from breeding them. This breed should not exist at all just as spider ball pythons shouldn’t but people continue to do it regardless and let these poor helpless animals suffer either with good homes or horrible homes.


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