Somebody explain to me the height thing with Oldenburgs cause I’m really confused. Cause we have a gelding at our barn at school that’s like 18hh, so I thought they all were tall. But then we also have a mare that’s like, 15-16hh so I was like maybe it’s just the males that are big?? But then we have another gelding that’s 16hh so….what’s the deal.
You’re too big for my head and
too heavy for my heart.
I want you out of my life.
Maybe the galaxy can make
a home out of you.
my god, I tried—
but what good is a home
that wouldn’t let anyone in?
Part of me just wants to cuddle with you until we fall asleep and part of me wants to make you moan until your lungs give out
95% sure both Felice and Queen Latifah are ovulating. Saw a pink circle on Queen’s belly and Felice’s stomach also was very pink (she’s also not really eating but hasn’t lost much weight) and like a lot of the videos I’ve watched for references.
My parents, surprisingly, don’t seem at all…
Honestly it’s pretty easy. Just make sure you provide a big lay box for them. If they lay just on the tank floor more often than not you’ll lose the eggs. I’m sure you know this stuff but just in case here’s some more random things to know/keep in mind:
- Feed breeding females more than you usually would. Offering pinkies every once in a while is a good way to keep up their weight too.
- Shoot for 82-83 for Females and 87-88 for Males.
- For the egg boxes in the incubator, I use tupperware. No holes are necessary if you’re going to be checking on the eggs at least a few times a week. If not, add one small hole. I use vermiculite as my medium. To prepare it, add enough water so that when you squeeze it, not water comes out, but it holds it’s shape. This should be enough for a long while. If it starts drying out, add a bit of water to one corner of the tupperware, but be sure not to get the eggs wet.
- Put your temperature probe in the medium inside the egg box to get the most accurate temperatures.
- You can leave the male in with the females for a few days. Once you notice either the females biting back when he tries to mate or scars on the male, then the deed is done and the females aren’t receptacle anymore. This is when you should remove the male.
- Keep a calendar marking down the dates of introduction, copulation (if you see it), separation, and the clutches. After the first two clutches you should notice a pattern, and you’ll be able to predict a time frame for when you should be extra alert for eggs.
If you have any specific questions, you know where to reach me!
Hello, hope you’re up for some friendly advice. Leopard geckos aren’t supposed to be bathed like snakes. This is a lot of water for this guy to be in. Instead, it’s recommended to put wet paper towels with a tiny bit of warm standing water (like a millimeter) in a plastic container with a lid with a few small holes in the side. This is called the “sauna method.” It’s much safer and a lot less stressful for these guys!
Does this look like a good set up for one leopard gecko? How about a giant leopard gecko? Please if I am missing anything or if you’d recommend a certain change, tell me. I am getting my gecko in May and would love to have my set up completely ready as soon as I can.
*I also have a small calcium dish and a screen lid with a small door. I will be covering the back and sides of the tank with some sort of colored paper.
Looks good, I’d maybe move the moist hide more towards the middle and the second dry hide onto the warm side. It should be perfectly fine for a Giant, too.
Hey guys! I have a leopard gecko who I’ve had for nearly a year now, and he’s not too fond of me holding him. I want to start handling him, but he won’t even let me touch him.
I was wondering if anyone here who has experience with this could help me out? If you have any questions, I’ll gladly answer them.
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queengeraldina asked: Hello! :3 Do you have any tips on helping Leopard Geckos regain lost weight? I have a female who lost some weight after two weeks not eating due to unexpected eggs. She's eating again now, slowly gaining back her appetite, and I was wondering what else I could do to get her back up to her 50g?
What is most important is that she’s gaining back healthy weight. This means don’t over feed or feed fatty foods just to get the weight back on quickly. Just feed her a normal diet (mealworms, crickets, supers, or roaches, whatever is your staple). I’d suggest feeding super worms and dubia, though, if you have access to them. They have a better nutritional value than mealies and crickets. You can offer a waxworm once or twice a week if she’s starting to lose her appetite again. You can also try feeding pinky mice. All my breeder females get offered mice usually twice a month. It’s also important to make sure that she’s getting the right vitamins. I suggest Repashys Calcium Plus, dusted at every feeding. I also feed my breeders every day, instead of two to three times a week like I do on the off season.
Ok I know I was supposed to do this the other day at 200 followers but as you all know I’ve been having a crappy few days. Well it’s now 211 followers WOO! So here we go!
YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING ME, this is a thank you to all my lovely followers
SHIPPING TO USA ONLY, I’d love to send it…
I’m not even looking for people to feel bad, I’d just like a little bit of courtesy. It’s like, that is so rude, you wouldn’t say that to anyone else with a different kind of disease. It’s like saying to someone in a wheelchair “you’re so lucky you get good parking spots.” Like no, you just don’t do that.
I need to rant and there’s no read more option on my phone so sorry.
I fucking cannot stand it when people hear about my disease and say “omg you’re so lucky. You can eat whatever you want and still be skinny cause it just makes you sick.”
Like what the fuck. You think I’m LUCKY that I’m in physical pain all day? You think I’m LUCKY to need to run to the bathroom countless times a day? LUCKY that I’m deficient in so many areas because I can’t digest my food? LUCKY that I wake up puking during the night? LUCKY that no matter what I fucking do I can’t control this disease and that I’ll be ill for the rest of my life?
I’d GLADLY be 30lbs heavier than be sick to my stomach every day and in constant pain.
As a person, a trainer, that is always looking to improve a horse during every ride, it is imperative to judge certain situations and decide if it is worth it that day to continue pushing a certain idea or exercise to horse after it has openly displayed behavior showing mental and physical fatigue or that they are mentally somewhere else entirely. It is never good to put a horse away that is mentally fried from incessant drilling of an exercise. Some days with Smarty, the moment I sit in the saddle I know that rather than heading to the dressage ring to school I would spend my time more wisely by heading to the Foundation and riding him a few miles. I know people who would say that He needs to learn to focus no matter how “high” he is that day, but I realize that he is a young and fit warmblood with many more years ahead of him and many more days of “good brain days” where training will come easy, so why pick a fight that can be avoided?! Maybe after and hour of hard riding, cranking, yanking, and over using my leg I will be able to jam his body to the position that I want… but what did he and I gain from it? I most likely lost my temper after 30 minutes of head tossing and baby behavior, which means the subtle aids that Smarty needs would have no longer been used, he would have become tense and frantic, ignoring even more of the aids I ask him to respond to and now there is a huge vicious circle of me trying to make him listen, make him respond, and he is bouncing around doing everything to just get away from the pressure. There is no way to achieve relaxed (on my part and his!) dressage on a day that starts out with him being high. So going for a walk, letting him exert his energy in a safe way while gaining fitness, is a better way to handle the baby-brain moments rather than yanking and cranking like so many people will do.
The next is usually way better. He comes in and is ready to focus, all excess energy is still gone from the miles of walking the day before. He will be more relaxed and more willing… and we avoided an argument that would have set back his training. He should not fear the work that is done in the ring, it should be physical work that is done in a manner that he is mentally understanding and accepting without undue stress.
Work smart, not hard. Especially with the young horses!
Whoops lost two followers to horse spam. Sorry I’m not sorry
We took Cheyanne the Quarter Horse and Cookie the Tennessee Walking Horse to the beach for the first time yesterday! Cheyanne is afraid of water, but she did exceedingly well, once Cookie showed her it was fun to splash your nose in the wade pools! She wasn’t took keen on the waves but Cookie was a bit of a dare devil and charged right for them [x]