Reptile Articles

Tail Injuries in Reptiles

Most reptiles rely on their tails for balance especially when climbing. When injuries occur, whether accidental or otherwise, it is cause for concern as it may limit the reptile’s ability to function normally. Tails are sometimes damaged when another creature bites or chews on them, a heavy object falls on them or a door closes […]

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Reptiles and Brumation

When reptiles hibernate, the term used is brumation. Preparing for brumation, the pet slows down considerably, stops eating, drinking and defecating. Brumation or hibernation is a natural process that occurs in some animals. When you observe your pet get ready to brumate, you can help with the transition. First, make sure your pet is healthy […]

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How do Chameleons Change Color?

The more than 100 kinds of Chameleons can change color, usually between brown, gray and green. But some have the ability to change to almost any color. And they can perform this feat in 20 seconds. Chameleons can be found in northern Africa, the Middle East, India and Madagascar. Chameleons have special cells in layers […]

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What You Should Know About Venomous Snakes

With warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere, more people will take part in outdoor activities – hiking, sailing, woodland walks and so on. Since there are approximately 3,000 species of snakes on our world, it’s important to know the good, the bad and the ugly. Most snakes either swallow or smother their prey. Of the […]

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How To Choose a Snake

There are about 200 different species of snakes, so how do you choose one? Once you have chosen a breed, how do you choose a specific snake? Recommended beginner snakes Unless you are an expert snake handler, it’s a good idea to start with a species that isn’t too difficult to care for. The Ball […]

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Searching for Escaped Snakes

Snakes are well-known for avoiding re-capture after escaping their cages. They are capable of finding and squeezing through any opening which is why it is so important to make sure the cage is completely secure. However if your snake does manage to escape, here are some tips to help you find your pet. Begin your […]

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When Purchasing a Reptile

So, you’ve decided you want to share your life with a reptile. You’ve researched and probably have a good idea as to the type of reptile you want. Here are some tips that we hope can help you with your purchase. The best reptile to choose is one that has been bred in captivity. Captive-bred […]

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What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

Frogs generally have wetter skin which aids respiration, while toads tend to be drier and have warts. Frogs live in the water and go to dry land for feeding, while toads live in on land and go the water for breeding and lays its eggs in a line as opposed to frogs, which lay eggs […]

History and Culture Reptile Articles

Snakes and Serpents Myths and Legends

According to ancient beliefs, the snake represents both good and evil – life and death, creation and destruction. Many religions tell of legends regarding immortality and divine inspirations. In ancient India, the snake was revered as the king of reptiles. Snakes were accorded full funeral rites when they died. Followers of Indian mythology believe that […]

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Tortoise Found Taped to Balloons Finds a Home

In August 2011,a Russian Tortoise was found in Oceanside, California, duct-taped to a number of helium balloons that carried him aloft. The tortoise was finally caught in a tree when a strong blast of wind blew him to the ground. He was rescued and found a new home at Mission Trails Park in San Diego. […]