2018 REPTILE ROOM TOUR- Part 2!

2018 REPTILE ROOM TOUR- Part 2!



if you're like most people you will have just finished part one of our tour where we went through all of the reptiles in this room and today for part two we'll be going through the rest of the animals in our house first let's start in our bedroom actually where we just have a couple of animals in here we have a twenty long tank with three of our female fat-tailed geckos we have Milton here who is just a normal with a stripe we also have my first fat tail gecko which was given to me as a leopard gecko this is an email mutation striped of course her name is Sophie and last but not least we have oh you're in shed this is another email just a non stripe variation this one actually doesn't have a name yet and this email we got with her tail was partially regrown so it's kind of bulbous at the end here but she's still a great little gecko and all three of them have had babies at for us in the past including this year we have babies from her and her this one took the year off this year though in the wild you'll see fat tail geckos with and without stripes the only difference is that the stripe is a dominant trait so we'll get passed on to the young with fat tail geckos you cannot house males and females together permanently just temporarily for breeding purposes but females you can house together as long as they get along which these three ladies do and as long as you can make sure that they all receive proper amounts of food so we keep a close eye on them when they're eating to make sure that they're all getting enough food in their bellies a difference between fat tail geckos and leopard geckos is although their scare is very very similar fat tails need slightly higher humidity in their enclosures so in their enclosures we give them a substrate that will retain moisture even though it's dry right now it's easy just to pour water in and mix it up and then it retains that wetness and who needs a door when you can slide underneath here let me turn that for you there we also give them a humidity box over here that's on the warm end of their enclosure because there's a heat mat on this side and that keeps it warm and humid inside so they can go in and rehydrate and shed as needed next we're gonna go downstairs a level and we're going to check out some of the animals in our living room so let's go here we are we're going to start down here with an animal that looks like an axolotl but he is not one this is a very closely related tiger salamander larva he refuses to morph into an adult for us we don't exactly know why but there are some isolated populations of these found in the wild that just refused to change we know that he is in fact not an axolotl because of the amount of toes he has on his back legs that's how you can confirm the difference and it was confirmed to us by a DNR officer but since he hasn't changed we're just assuming that you know he's not going to at this point so we just treat him like an axolotl the only difference in their care is you don't need to provide a filter with these guys and like you would an axolotl just make sure that you change the water frequently when we first got him and actually for the first probably year that we had him we had the water down about halfway with a land portion and he just never utilized it and it's been around three years now and since he hasn't morphed yet we're just assuming he's not going to he must just like being fed and he's comfortable where he is at his current life stage and he's just not going to change that's okay because we can still use them for educational purposes this way having him side by side with an adult salamander to show people the difference in these cups you might have overlooked them and a lot of people do but we have a couple preying mantises in these of course only one in each since they are cannibalistic but they're cool little pets I'm waiting until they get a little bit bigger before I do a care video on them because they're a little hard to see right now but they're still really interesting little guys they are insect eaters and care for them is as easy as misting them down once a day and feeding them once a day this species grows to around 4 inches long as an adult so they have the other he's probably gonna quadruple in size by then one animal that everybody always asks for updates for is nearly headless Nick hour now no ID garter snake he originally had one eye he was injured in a lawnmower accident and we had that remaining eye removed because it was swelling up in size if you want to learn more about him watch this video right here but I'm going to show you how he's doing he's still kept down here on the table he's a little too small to move with the other garter snakes quite yet we moved him back on his favorite bedding instead of those paper towels like we had him on after surgery hey Nick come here how are you doing this guy is doing great he is eating better on his own now I just have to open up his mouth and put the head of a pinky in and then he kind of takes it from there and he'll eat twice a week because we're still trying to get some weight on him he has completely healed from his eye surgery he still does that sideways tongue flick which i think is adorable very alert he acts like a normal garter snake would he just doesn't have eyes so he just can't see but that doesn't stop him from exploring around his enclosure and once he's big enough we will try to introduce him to our other garter snakes and we'll see how that goes but that might not be for a little while yet because of how little he still is although I of course love the reptiles I also love our freshwater aquarium this is a 75 gallon tank it's an older style because it doesn't have the divider up top which comes in really handy when you're siphoning because I can just reach all the way through to clean things out something you don't really think about I guess but it comes in handy down here there are actually quite a few different species of fish they're all hungry right now – we have some gold Barb's we have some rosy Barb's there's some torpedo Barb's in there I guess I really like Barb's there's also a ball of shark that is the last one from a school we used to have and inside somewhere our clown loaches there's several acosta maasai crystal nose and royal pleco it's just a good variety in here definitely well stocked as it is I can't add anything because I don't want to crowd the fish but I now have fun with adding new plants inside of the tank we have some cryptic Orion green and some I don't know what that one is called we have some anubius and some Hydra and then up floating at the top is some hornwort so if you had a good variety of plants – and everything is alive I much prefer the look of live plants over artificial ones in aquariums so we just have to make sure for them all to flourish we add fertilizer twice a week on the other side of this room we have our newest addition which I am super excited about and I'm excited to be able to share them with you freely now since I couldn't say anything until we did our unboxing video earlier this week but inside our our Cuban false chameleons this is a breeding group of one male and three females and what I love about these guys is they are friendly like even if they seem upset you can just pick them right up and set them on your hand and they could care less and they are also big pigs we're going to gonna jump what don't fall yeah they're very graceful – since the females are laying eggs I have to calcium dust all of their food to make sure they get enough calcium in their diet do you want this you're welcome they're just so chill these things are great although they're called false chameleons they are not a species of chameleon people just used to think they were because they can move their eyes independently like chameleons can hoho my finger isn't food here let me give you a different I'm another piece of food there you go they are snail eaters in the wild so we do have to supplement their diet with snails that you can actually buy canned and we do that about once a week but the rest of their food is a variety of crickets and dubia roaches you ready to go back on your branch there you go Gandalf is showing off now look at you we also have one more animal over here but since we haven't done a video of her yet we're gonna keep her hush-hush until we introduce her later on now let's go downstairs another level to some of our bigger snakes down here I know I said that we have bigger snakes but we have some smaller ones to that we're going to start with this is our community tank for garter snakes one thing I love about garter snakes is that you can house them together and they'll learn to recognize their owners as the food bringers so they will follow you all around the tank this one is Twiggy she is one that goes to programs quite often with me so she's very used to being handled she doesn't musk at all and she eats in front of kids at my programs so I'll usually let a kid use tweezers and feed her either a mouse or a worm or a fish or whatever she happens to be eating that day Twiggy is a common garter snake so the ones that you see up here in the Midwest you can tell them apart from other garter snakes by looking at their stripe pattern they have a dorsal stripe along their back but they do not have any stripes on their side then you compare that to some other species of garter snakes like this one which is a cross between a ribbon snake and a Plains garter snake so she's kind of unique as it is but you can still see this side stripe down her side and there's still some black in between that stripe and her belly compared to the common garter snake which does not have that so to identify garter snakes there's a lot of looking at stripes this one is her name is Prius because she is a hybrid of course haha and she's another one that eats at my programs she has been a fun addition since she's so outgoing and willing to eat in front of an audience also inside of this tank I'll put these two ladies back by the way we only have girls in this tank we do have one male and he is in this tank over here because we don't want him crossbreeding with the other species in this tank all these girls get along great there is an albino checkered garter snake in here we actually have two female albino checkered Zin here this is one of them she has a beautiful dorsal stripe down her back which makes me wonder if she has some plains garter snake in her as well then we have what is definitely a pure checkered garter in her humidity box and I'm not gonna take her out this one is actually due to give birth any day so I think she's might be preparing to give birth inside of her humidity box this is usually where she has her babies and she had her pre layer pre-birth shed just about a week ago so we're expecting babies very soon from her she goes by two names one is fatness Everdeen and the other one is April because last year she made us wait an extremely long time before she finally had babies kind of like April the giraffe there's one more garter snake in here but she's kind of skittish see if I'll be able to take her out without her musky where are you oh you going down there this is our new California red-sided garter snake she doesn't have very red sides but she's beautiful regardless she has nice blue stripes into blue belly she is breeding size so we're trying to find a male and ice pretty male to go with her but that's been pretty hard to find their mails are hard to come by now she was very skittish and bitey strikey musky when we first got her but a cool thing about garters is after you house them together for a while they calm right down because they're used to that constant touching and the constant just being with other snakes and it makes them more acceptable as being handled by humans too so that trick worked like a charm on her garter snakes I've found prefer a heat lamp from above that they can bask underneath as opposed to a heat mat from below the lamp encourages natural basking behavior from them and it's kind of fun because you see them out more often than other snakes that you would use a heat mat for and you can also spoil garter snakes with all sorts of ledges and driftwood and things to climb on and they will use every inch of their enclosure so that's why Ivy's are kind of on display in our living room because they're so active and entertaining to watch and here is our mail I'm sorry I know you're separated from the ladies but I don't want your breeding with that California red cited here is the mail or our dad of the clutches of garter snakes we'll have this year he'll be the dad of fatness or April's babies and he was the dad of our hybrid baby garters which was an accidental clutch that we got from our mistake of not separating him soon enough in garter snakes males stay quite a bit smaller than females since they only need to be so large in order to get their job done whereas females need to be extra large in order to have room to develop babies the other side of the room we have three large enclosures that Edie built and we use these for our bigger snakes of course on the top here we have Doug he is a common boa he is full-grown he's one of our rescues he got too big for his previous owner and he was having a tough time carrying him around because he was a little bit elderly so he gave him to us and Doug has been an amazing addition as well because he goes to all the programs with me and it looks like he's going into blue his eyes are a little bit cloudy and his belly is a little bit pink that's another sign that they're about to shed Doug here is about 12 years old he weighs around 20 to 25 pounds and he's just over seven feet long and for male he is full-grown but females would get a little bit bigger at around eight feet or so they would top off this is actually pretty big for boa constrictor they are usually closer to the six-foot range as adults but he was just a really good eater I guess when he was younger I got him at this size so I didn't raise him up but being a good eater will make a bigger snake as an adult Doug here eats every other month for us every six to eight weeks roughly I mean we've tried feeding him more often but he just doesn't want to eat until six to eight weeks have passed but I think that's because he eats such a large meal every time we feed him rats guinea pigs and rabbits that have passed away from breeders houses and they saved the bodies for us to recycle with him so we actually don't kill anything to feed this guy looks like he wants to go back we've had Doug for what four years now we've had him for quite a while he has been wonderful underneath Doug would be our pair of false water cobras that are currently housed together for breeding purposes this is our big female just shows you how big false water Cobras can get she's about seven feet long just like Doug but a lot center of a snake of course this is a colubrid which is a snake that isn't a python or a boa they're generally referred to as colubrids she is a little bit older she's around 13 years old she also is a little bit skittish she's not by T which is good cuz these are mildly venomous big false water cobras I've found tend to back up to get out of your hands instead of move forward so that's what she's doing here is she's just backing up and she doesn't hold her body up right as much as she used to when she was younger but that's okay she's just showing your age a little bit which is why we're okay not getting babies from her anymore she's probably just decided to retire herself from breeding she is also in shed false water Cobras are native to South America so they like pretty high humidity levels but inside these enclosures it's hard to maintain high humidity levels even with moisture retaining substrate so instead we use humidity boxes so they can kind of go in and out of them as they please to monitor their own humidity levels I think the male is actually inside of the humidity box yeah there is get me a buddy we just have a bunch of sphagnum moss inside of their box to keep humidity levels how those high eagerly why'd you stay in there please here's our mail we had to close the enclosure because the female trying to escape he has some growing still to do although he's young he is big enough to breathe he's just a small adult these can also get upwards of six or seven feet usually closer to six for males females get a little bit bigger and these are technically a mildly venomous species so there's some controversy on how to hold them and whether you should use gloves or not I personally don't use gloves because I know that these snakes if they were to bite you they have enlarged rear things or really just big teeth they're not actually fangs and they have to chew their venom into their prey in order for it to be affected by it so if you're bit by a false water Cobra you kind of have to wedge your hand into the back of their mouth in order to access those large teeth and let them nanyue for several minutes before you get any sort of reaction and that reaction would be localized swelling at the bite site as well as itchiness and maybe some soreness and you might get from what I hear diarrhea for a couple of days so I don't want to get bit by the snake of course but I trust the snake and I know that even if I were to get bit it wouldn't kill me if there aren't any recorded deaths from a false water cobra bites they're called the false water cobra because they hood up like a cobra does when they're threatened or sometimes when they're just excited and they're eating but they don't hold their body upright look a cobra does they hold their body more horizontal even when they're hooded up so that's one of the differences between the two as well as not being venomous like an actual Cobra is alright dude do you want to follow your lady or yep going back in your box figures I just have these two together for breeding purposes it's not recommended to house them together permanently beneath them we have one bull snake this is our Big Mama her name is bred because we accidentally named her boyfriend Janet when we thought he was a girl at first so we decided to just stick with the theme and we named her bred she oh you're also in blue everyone's shedding here oh I'm sorry I'm waking you up hey girlie she is she's got your typical bull snake attitude especially when she's in shed so she's not the friendliest right now I probably won't pick her up because I don't have a hook handy and I don't really want to annoy her there's no reason for me to take her out the snake is also very food motivated and since it's feeding day today is probably expecting food right now so I'm also going to leave her alone for that reason the first year we bread bread she had 15 eggs 11 of which hatched the second year she had 25 eggs and all of those babies hatched and this year she had 22 eggs so a bunch of big clutches recently and her babies are due to hatch in like four weeks from now so we should be getting babies from her pretty soon what I'm going to do with this snake is since she is in blue I just noticed I will be giving her humidity box to use until she sheds but I don't keep a humidity box in with both snakes permanently because they tend to use them too much to the point where they start to get like scale rut issues on their bellies so I only offer humidity boxes to bull snakes when they are currently in the shedding process we have one more level of our house and it contains quite a few animals but probably the most popular animal on our channel so let's go I've I've whoa wait this isn't right let's let's try that again that's better all right so down here we have our turtles since I do a turtle program for schools and Scouts and libraries things like that so I do native turtles since that's what teachers want me to teach their students about we have Shelley she is a painted turtle Shelby which is a map turtle and this knows a guy is pancake he is a spiny softshell turtle we used to have one more painted turtle in here a smaller one named Michelle about this big and she was my absolute favorite turtle we got her and she was severely stunted because she was kept in a small tank her entire life she was actually quite old despite her size and one day we came down and her physical disability because of neglect in the previous home got the best of her and we sadly did lose Michelle so that has been a really sad thing that's happened recently we truly do miss Michelle she was amazing but we just have the three Turtles in the 75 gallon tank now and underneath them we have three stink pots they're also called common musk turtles there's actually one over here in the corner these are one of the Earth's smallest species of turtle oh you're hungry too haha oh are they oh there's another one nice climbing around there's third up there she is these grow to a max size of about three to four inches and when they're hatchlings they're about the size of a penny so they are teeny tiny we have them in this mansion of a 40 gallon tank a male and two females with a lei box up on their Basking platform they never come out and bask since they are almost a completely aquatic species of turtle but if they do feel the inspiration to breed which we would love they will have a lei box ready for them when that time comes so instinct pots aren't the best of swimmers and they spend the majority of their time at the bottom of the body of water they need a sinking palace instead of floating palace so we give them these that they chow down on come on up I felt there's blowing a lot of bubbles come on up you got it oh it's so much work to swim when you're a stink pot it's okay they're sinking there you go they'll also eat minnows and worms and pretty much anything we give them they however are not fast enough to catch a few of the minnows in their aquarium so a few fish just get to live in a 40 gallon tank Wow they are quick no wonder they're still alive now behind me is not just any closet it's a heated closet for Ed's green tree pythons inside I'm gonna have to move this inside we have how many green trees do you have now six one two three four five six seven you have seven yeah we have or it is so warm in here that is okay on the end we have in a roo and a sarong you can't really see them since they're in these totes but you can see him hopefully well enough we have a biak in here that's transitioning he was bright red when we first got him and it's just amazing to watch them change from red to yellow and then finally to their adult color of green this is our newest addition the Meraki that we got from their most recent Tinley show just another locale green tree to add to the group and hopefully we can breed her with the sarong that's over here I don't know if I'm gonna be able to open that Thank You Natalie Harden he has beautiful blues in his scales so we could maybe incorporate those into some of their babies these three larger enclosures are all be ox there is a male in here his name is crunk he is a little cranky from time to time but he is our breeder male and we are attempting to pair him up with our female biax like this one right here this is Cruella oh she's all huffy I don't know if you can hear that but oh haha there's a strike alright I'll leave you alone we're also hoping to breed croc our male with Dolores here she is the most handleable be out green tree that we have green trees are known for being pretty sassy especially the be X but captive bred ones are a lot more handleable than wild cut or farm raised so by captive breeding these guys we can hopefully get some really handleable green tree pythons to offer in the future but if you know how to read their body language you can handle just about any be active green tree python we actually made a video all about how to handle an aggressive green tree that I will put right here I do apologize for it being pretty dark in this room but it's hard to fit our filming light in here so we'll just have to make do with what we've got since this room has heated for the green tree pythons at around 85 to 87 degrees we use it for an incubator for our snake eggs since heat rises the upper shelves are a warmer temperature than down below down here it's around 80 degrees which is the perfect incubation temperature for hognose snake eggs and bull snake eggs check this out we have these are hog noses these are hog noses these are bull snake eggs and these are bull snake eggs bull snake eggs bull snake eggs and more bull snake eggs we have a lot of bull snakes on the way it's gonna be so much fun in just a couple of weeks from now in about two weeks actually probably about four or five days after we published this video these two containers of eggs will be ready to hatch so we will be doing a live egg cutting when they start to hatch and we will be keeping the facebook-page snake discovery and the Twitter page and the community tab on the YouTube page updated as to when we'll do the live egg cuttings so you can be a part of it too you may have noticed some other containers here if these are our dud eggs that were incubating just in case um actually not as smelly as I thought they would be I have seen snakes hatch from really gross looking eggs I doubt we'll get anything from any of these but we're incubating them just in case however we do have them separated from all the others so if they have something that would spread it's separated so it won't spread to the good eggs the last eggs we have down here are our newest specie is the false chameleon they lay eggs anywhere from one to six eggs a month and we have we've had them for about three weeks now and we already have a nice selection of eggs however the first couple do not appear to be fertile and there is some mold growing on them so we may separate those a little bit more but that one that one and that one still look good and we still have to candle them but we might have false chameleons on the way to finally on the other side of this wall we have Chloe who is our snapping turtle she's actually really friendly she just thinks I had food she is friendly as far as snapping turtles go she doesn't strike in aggression you know very often anyway if it's been a while since I've handled her I might get a strike or two or a snap or two but she's just Wiggly if anything she is I think a little bit stunted since she was also kept in a tank that was too small for her but you know she's actually doing really well and we just recently upgraded her from one of the guest tanks behind me to a hundred gallon watering trough built for horses but we kind of renovated it for her so now she has plenty of space to swim around in the last thing we have to add to her enclosure is a UVB light on top but snapping turtles are one of the only species of turtles where you don't need a basking platform for them since they spend so much time underwater finally the animal everyone's been waiting for is Rex this is our American alligator he is now 31 years old and he should be around 12 feet long at his age but I mean a lot of you have heard a story so I won't really go into details but he was kept in a very small box with lack of proper lighting lack of food as much as he should have been fed anyway well calm down he gets the most excited for feeding night out of all of our animals and he is also expecting treats from us right now Rex I'm happy right now it's okay you should know this by now no I'm not feeding you we renovated a guest bedroom for him so he has plenty of room now and his pool is heated and filtered and it's actually combined with the same heater and filter that Chloe's water has and it's just one big cycle the water will drain from her bin down into his pool then get sucked up by the filter back there which has guards around it so Rex can't tip it over again and then it will push that clean water back into Chloe's take and the whole cycle goes around again now he's gonna pout because we don't have food for the majesty Rex did not like the idea of having a roommate initially when we moved Chloe into this feeding or watering trough and after a few days we saw him once inside of her trough swimming around with her thankfully nothing happens but we didn't want to risk anything happening so we added these guards which kind of remind me of a hockey rink and now he cannot go into her enclosure anymore and instead he just has this pool which is still plenty big enough for him as well as the rest of the room the basket over here as well as the brick holding it back kind of protects all the tubing that goes into his pool otherwise he grabs it any barrel rolls it and pulls it out and then this leaks so it's been a learning process having an alligator and that's everybody except for a select few animals that we didn't include for various reasons including a carpet python that we have just temporarily but I have a video about her coming out soon we also left out a couple different animals that you don't even know of yet because we haven't introduced them yet and finally we did leave out the Burmese python and it's reticulated pythons because they have outgrown their enclosures and Ed is currently building new enclosures for them which we're excited about so we'll just do a video of them in their new enclosures when they're completed thanks for following us around our house to let us show you all of the animals that we live with and again thank you for the support and this is again a celebration of a hundred thousand subscribers then we still can't believe that we've made it that far thank you again for everything now I always have to ask for this after a tour which animal was your favorite comment below and we'll see time feed me

43 thoughts on “2018 REPTILE ROOM TOUR- Part 2!”

  1. Would you like an older pretty well behaved female who gets along well with everything including humans and can interact with humans and non humans? If so, my bags can be packed quickly and I can be ready to move in very soon. I do not require a cage or a large room and will eat most any human foods, esp tacos, cake and ice cream 🙂

  2. I’m just imagining someone breaking into your home walks around finds ALL your snakes “okay okay just don’t go near them.” Walks into another room SEES A DAMN GATER. YEP rip then

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