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YOU WILL GET A REJECTION OF YOUR QUESTION IF YOU FAIL TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO QUESTIONER IN FULL!. I am primarily here to assist with health concerns. I am here for the more difficult questions. Not for questions that you could research & easily find the answer yourself. My standards are that you provide DETAILED and RELEVANT background history on your pet before you ask me any question about it other than GENDER or ID. The requested information is in the instructions to questioner. Failure to answer each of those questions to provide that background, will result in your question being rejected. I can answer questions related reptile husbandry, identification (esp. in Texas and the SW), legal aspects, and advanced level medical care. I am the director of Wichita Falls Reptile Rescue (TX), a wildlife rehabilitator specializing in reptiles, a founding member of The Society for Horned Lizard Preservation, a subscriber to the International Veterinary Information Service,, educational content contributor to, and a Dept of State Health Services accredited animal control instructor (CE) for reptile handling. I do most of my own veterinary care in-house, including minor surgery and necropsy. I am most experienced in .....


My area of expertise would be snakes and reptile genetics (again mostly w/ snakes). Although I have dealt w/ almost all species of reptiles commonly sold in the US.

Tracie Kretzschmar

I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.

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2016-11-25 tail shed:

Hello Porsher,    Great, they are both pretty good.  I haven't had a chance to measure those lights with   a UVB meter in quite awhile, but on the forums they do get pretty good feedback overall.  I sure

2016-11-24 tail shed:

Hello Porsher,    Oh ok, terrific, I am glad to hear you are using both the Reptisun 5 & 10 tube bulbs for him.  Which Mercury vapor bulb are you going to switch to, the Arcadia?    I would recommend giving

2016-11-22 tail shed:

Hello Porsher,    Wow, Oreo looks really good!  He looks a lot like the black & white tegus.  He definitely is well fed, indeed.    So, right now he has free roam at the moment?    What type of UVB lighting

2016-11-21 Red Foot Tortoise Eye:

Hi Bella    Thank you for the photos. From what I can see the eye does not look very abnormal.    I suspect that what you are seeing is an inflammation of the nictitating membrane which is also called

2016-11-21 Red Foot Tortoise Eye:

The photo isn't close up enough. But the fact that he roams the house and you don't have proper lighting for him is a gigantic husbandry failure. This is a small tortoise, and he needs a tortoise table

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