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Re: Whats happening?

It's weird that I knew exactly what this post was about before I even opened it. I think the decline in the hobby is due to a lot of things, and the economy is a big factor. I used to be able to sell animals easily and even now everything is very difficult to get sold. A lot of people have stopped k...
by Ales
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:26 pm
 
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Whats happening?
Replies: 21
Views: 2669

Re: Leopard Breeding

You could remove the grass over the nest but then just make sure to leave the soil at the same level so that rainwater doesn't get stuck there and make a muddy patch.
by Ales
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:19 am
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Leopard Breeding
Replies: 10
Views: 1842

Re: Leopard Breeding

Just do not cover it too much as the nest area needs as much sunlight as possible.
by Ales
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Leopard Breeding
Replies: 10
Views: 1842

Re: Leopard Breeding

The best thing you can do is take wire mesh and construct a square box from it, then you put that on the lawn over the nest and when they hatch they will be in the little caged area. You could use one of those wire mouse cages as well. Place a brick on top to keep it in place and the brick will also...
by Ales
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Leopard Breeding
Replies: 10
Views: 1842

Re: Any idea what this is?

This is a rain spider nest. they collect leaves and spin the web around them and then lay their eggs inside that ball of leaves.
by Ales
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:34 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous reptile observation and identification
Topic: Any idea what this is?
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: 2015 Cape Fires

Fires in the cape have been happening for millions of years, it's part of nature. The biggest threat to the fauna and flora is actually people putting out fires. Every year flynbos plants naturally die and dry grass, branches and wood would be part of the bush. In a natural setting, a yearly fire in...
by Ales
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:32 pm
 
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2015 Cape Fires
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: ferrets legal in eastern cape?

Mariska petshops often sell illegal stuff. There are petshops here in Gauteng selling terrapins and crayfish and garfish, and other illegal animals. Unless they suddenly became legal in the last change of laws,which I highly doubt, they are very illegal in all of South Africa.
by Ales
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:47 pm
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: ferrets legal in eastern cape?
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: A quick question

Did the breeder mention how he/she is going to be sexed? They are very difficult to sex as babies and if the breeder is going to charge you for it then I hope it's something more reliable, like probing, as sexing them visually is just a guess.
by Ales
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Exotic Lizards
Topic: A quick question
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Cerastes cerastes

Superboer did you condition them before mating? The chance of them producing will be greatly increased if you give them a cold winter 'hibernation' period, this increases the sperm count and also puts the snakes in the 'mood' when it warms up. Seeing them mate is not enough to say that they're produ...
by Ales
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:37 am
 
Forum: Exotic highly venomous snakes
Topic: Cerastes cerastes
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: Please help identify this beauty

Adding on to what Durban Keeper said, do not pick this snake up even though it isn't venomous. Treat it as if it's a venomous snake. It's teeth can do damage.
by Ales
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Please help identify this beauty
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: Invertebrates and Amphibians Wholesale

Is it not true that all exotic amphibians are illegal to keep in South Africa?
by Ales
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Invertebrates
Topic: Invertebrates and Amphibians Wholesale
Replies: 20
Views: 3412

Re: Re-Introducing species on a Game Farm

I agree with Warren. Reintroducing frogs rarely works, rather let them find their way back. You can entice them by creating a frog happy environment, the dams are obviously the most important but you could plant some reeds along one side of the dam and add some logs around the banks. You could even ...
by Ales
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:24 pm
 
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Re-Introducing species on a Game Farm
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Nosy Sakatia, Madagascar [Epic DUW]

Amazing place, some awesome reptile finds.

That fish platter reminds me of how I was served in Croatia, a fish thrown over a fire, simple, but I can promise you it was the nicest fish I have eaten to date!
by Ales
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Exotic reptile observation records
Topic: Nosy Sakatia, Madagascar [Epic DUW]
Replies: 19
Views: 2962

Re: Lots of little beasts!!

I like that pic of the chameleon on the leaf, looks like he's licking it :lol:
by Ales
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous reptile observation and identification
Topic: Lots of little beasts!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3221

Re: Week for some herping around WP

I go to the cape every December and even though I don't do much herping I do manage to see some reptiles. The most common for me have been cape cobras, puffadders, girdled lizards, agamas, boomslang, grass snakes, mole snakes, parrot beaked tortoises and you may see dwarf chameleons especially aroun...
by Ales
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Week for some herping around WP
Replies: 6
Views: 948
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