<![CDATA[Herps of Arkansas: Forum]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:31:35 +0000 PunBB <![CDATA[Newbie]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7953/newbie/new/posts/ Hey, I'm Tamara and I am from the Fort Smith area. I have four kids and one husband. I also have two bearded dragons, a ball python, a red-eared slider, and a dwarf toad, all of which basically own me, not the other way around. I have loved reptiles since I was 5 years old when I picked up a kingsnake to show my mother and told her that God made the snakes, too. Of course, it bit me right after, but who can blame it? Even though I proceed with more caution now, I still enjoy all aspects of herpetology. I am looking forward to being a part of this site and I hope to learn a few things.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:31:35 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7953/newbie/new/posts/
<![CDATA["Reptiles" magazine collection]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7952/reptiles-magazine-collection/new/posts/ I have a set of the subject magazines that starts with the 1st issue, Oct. 1993, and runs several years after that. (I will be inventorying them during the holidays.)  There is at least one extra 2nd month issue as well. The vast majority of these are like new.  I represented Fancy Publications for a short time and put this set together using many unread copies.  If interested, call Ed at 903.244.7999 after 8am and before 10pm.

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 10:56:03 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7952/reptiles-magazine-collection/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Froglet Help]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7950/froglet-help/new/posts/ Hey all,
So my kids and I fished out two tadpoles from the kiddie pool in the backyard in August. They took forever to develop and I now know it was probably due to the water not being as warm as it was outside but one of them has developed all 4 legs and the other has 3, watching close to see if the 2nd front leg makes an appearance tomorrow as the first front leg just showed up since yesterday. Anyways i am attatching bad cell phone pics of my little froglet to see if anyone can identify? Is it too soon to know what kind of frog I have? I have looked through the frog pictures here and only the bird voiced tree frog looks close but I saw a tadpole picture of one somewhere else and they didn’t resemble mine so idk. I had planned on releasing them in spring as I was worried it would be too cold now to release...I have frog and tadpole food from petco but was wondering once the tail is fully absorbed should I be using crickets?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:12:36 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7950/froglet-help/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Newb.]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7949/newb/new/posts/ Hi there, I’m a 30 yr old Mom from ft Smith Arkansas here to browse and hopefully get some assistance with little froglets my kids and I have raised from tadpoles

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 22:04:43 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7949/newb/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Large Salamander Identification]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7947/large-salamander-identification/new/posts/ I was recently moving some large posts out of the corner of an old chicken house (they had been there for many years).  When I moved the very last post, I noticed movement.  I had to do a "triple-take", thinking my eyes were deceiving me.  There was a large "salamander" (not sure of even that) trying to wiggle himself deeper into the loose soil.  I've lived in Arkansas most of my life and have never seen anything even remotely like this.  My first thought was "huge mud puppy", then hellbender (I'm vaguely familiar with them from a trip to West Virginia).  But this was in bone-dry conditions.  By the time I had time to process what I was seeing and decided I needed to take a picture, it had decided it needed to leave so it made its way through a hole in the side of the chicken house that is covered on the outside by a pile of bricks.  Not wanting to harm it in any way, I left it alone.

Description:  I'd estimate it to be around 2" wide, maybe even a little wider.  The width stayed the same from it's head through most of its body.  I'd estimate it to be around 10" in total length, maybe even longer.  It had four short legs that weren't terribly effective.  I don't think the toes were webbed, but not 100% sure of that.  Coloring was similar to a hellbender, mostly different shades of brown.

I've tried to research what this thing is and I can't figure it out.  Any help would be appreciated.  Whatever it is, I don't think it's common.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:09:15 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7947/large-salamander-identification/new/posts/
<![CDATA[new from southeast Ar]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7919/new-from-southeast-ar/new/posts/ Im new to this area and site but I have a few poison dart frogs and looking to get a few more and also looking for a ball python and feeder mice. Where I'm doesn't have any petcos or anything close by really to be able to get the feeder mice without going to missippi

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:20:51 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7919/new-from-southeast-ar/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Feeding help]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7917/feeding-help/new/posts/ Hi, I just got my first ever ball python. I've been looking into getting one for a number of years and the oportunity presented itself yesterday from one of my local pet shop that hasn't been able to find her a home. That aside she is doing great and I'm looking to do her first feeding Sunday or Monday. My whole question here is that when I asked what they've been feeding her, they said she's been on live mice which I know from all of my research over the last few years that these guys are pretty picky eaters, but I used to work at an emergency veterinary hospital and can't tell you how many snake I saw that came in with wounds from owners giving them live food and I would rather like to try and keep her as healthy as possible but at the same time not turn her off of food since they said that she is a good eater. I've been looking and have not been able to find any literature or videos online that go into detail on how to switch a snake from live to pre kill or (what I would prefer to feed) frozen thawed. Any help or suggestions on this matter would be greatly appreciated if there is a proper way to make the switch.

Thanks in a advance.

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:46:21 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7917/feeding-help/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Feeder rodents]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7916/feeder-rodents/new/posts/ Looking for feeder rats and mice within 200 miles of Fayetteville Arkansas
100-200 mice
200 small rats

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:14:02 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7916/feeder-rodents/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Copperhead with black tail]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7915/copperhead-with-black-tail/new/posts/ Hello everyone, I encountered a beautiful Copperhead in the Ouachita Forest today, but noticed a distinct black marking on the tail.  Can someone tell me what this means?  Thank you for any help.


Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:34:38 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7915/copperhead-with-black-tail/new/posts/
<![CDATA[2 headed rattlesnake]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7910/2-headed-rattlesnake/new/posts/ http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/s … aded-snak/

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:43:46 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7910/2-headed-rattlesnake/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Snake show today!]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7909/snake-show-today/new/posts/ Commission is hosting the Central Arkansas Nature Center? It's from 2pm to 3pm. It's a live snake demonstration of venomous and nonvenomous snakes from our region. Sounds like a great thing to take the kids out to. They are going to talk about the importance of snakes in the environment. ALSO,ADMISSION IS FREE!

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:05:58 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7909/snake-show-today/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Juvenile crested gecko for sale (harlequin morph)]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7906/juvenile-crested-gecko-for-sale-harlequin-morph/new/posts/ Probable male juvenile crested gecko available. 8 grams on 27 August 2017. Harlequin with blush trait and sizeable dalmation spots. Asking $40.

Please PM or email me at mswart175@gmail.com if you are interested. I can ship, or transport gecko from Fayetteville at buyer's expense.

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 19:56:08 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7906/juvenile-crested-gecko-for-sale-harlequin-morph/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Who is this?]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7904/who-is-this/new/posts/ Early this afternoon, at about 12 PM, we found this little fellow on a teak bench on our deck which is 35 feet above the surrounding land.  The deck is also no closer than 20 feet to surrounding tree canopy.  He was in excellent condition, very energetic (and full of urine), and a great jumper.  What is he and  how in the world did he manage to land on our deck?--we had not brought any plants, pots, bags of soil or any other item to the portion of the deck he landed on, and that portion is thoroughly screened off from any access to even his small size.

Eric Berman
Mt. Sequoyah,
Fayetteville, AR

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:27:10 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7904/who-is-this/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Male Red Tail Boa with 125 Gal. Tank]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7901/male-red-tail-boa-with-125-gal-tank/new/posts/ I admit I have less experience than I wish and need to sell my now nearly 6 ft. male Red Tail Boa. He's a beauty, but I've become slightly intimidated by his size and feel I have no business owning him or sharing him with others if this is how I feel. The tank is large and fully furnished to his liking. He is a healthy eater, eating large rats every 7-10 days. He's very active outside the tank. The stand of the tank is newly refinished as well. I'm willing to sell the snake separate from the tank if needed.

If interested or have suggestions of where I could post to find a good home, please text 501-428-3205. I'm located in Northwest Arkansas.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:46:16 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7901/male-red-tail-boa-with-125-gal-tank/new/posts/
<![CDATA[Broad-Headed Skink]]> http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7900/broadheaded-skink/new/posts/ This little creature has been living under our threshold for several days and is surely becoming one of the family. We do not pick it up or touch it, but we do feed it crickets. I'm just wondering if I am correct in that this is the Broad-Headed Skink and is there any danger of having him around as I have a 3 y/o son. I have never seen a lizard this large and I just want to make sure he's not a danger. We try and accommodate all creatures but if it's dangerous, we'll have him relocated.

The attached video is a little over a minute and if you watch it in its entirety, you'll see how beautiful and how large this lizard actually is...

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:22:27 +0000 http://www.herpsofarkansas.com/forum/topic/7900/broadheaded-skink/new/posts/