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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.

Experience in the area

I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

Education/Credentials

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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Recent Answers from Tracie Kretzschmar

2017-02-06 Leopard Gecko with bruises?:

Hello Matt,    That is understandable, they can be quite squirmy!  LOL  It is a great sign though that he is acting normal, is active & eating & lets you handle him, too.    Hopefully there wont be any

2017-02-05 Leopard Gecko with bruises?:

Hello Matt,    I am sorry that happened to your little gecko!  Unfortunately, accidents do happen.  I am very surprised also, that he didn't drop his tail as well.    Do you happen to have a picture of

2017-02-01 leopard gecko acting unusual after feeding:

Hello Amber,    Sorry your little gecko isn't doing well.  Do you have any pictures?    What type of setup do you have for him, do you have a warm side?  I am thinking that he may have eaten a cricket

2017-01-23 Bearded dragon lighting issue:

Hello Anita,    Ok, great, let me know what type of thermometer you got today.    The distance is fine on the 160 watt, but you could probably move it a little closer as long as there is proper ventilation

2017-01-22 Bearded dragon lighting issue:

Hello Anita,    Which brand of Mercury vapor bulb do you have?  A 160 watt is pretty powerful for a 40 gallon, but, if you have it far enough away then it should be fine.  As long as you are monitoring

 

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