Endangered Species Reptile Articles

Endangered Amphibians

Amphibians are facing extinction around the world. The main cause is a deadly parasitic fungus known as amphibian chytrid, but amphibians are also suffering from habitat loss, climate change, pollution, pesticides and introduced species. The Panamanian golden frog is in danger because of chytrid fungus. This disease affects the amphibian’s skin, through which it breathes […]

Biology New Reptile Articles

Bearded Dragons Sleeping Open-Mouthed

The Bearded Dragon requires a body temperature of 93 – 110 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain good health. When it reaches this temperature, the dragon often opens its mouth. This activity is called basking and allows the Bearded Dragon to dissipate extra heat and enjoy basking. While open mouth breathing can be a sign of respiratory […]

Myths Reptile Articles

Turtle Myths, Facts and Urban Legends

Since turtles aren’t the most common of pets, many people hold mistaken beliefs regarding them. Here are some of the common myths and the true facts: Myth: Turtles are an easy to care for pet. Fact: All reptiles are challenging pets and require knowledge of their specific dietary requirements and habits. Myth: Turtles are a […]

Famous People and Pets Reptile Articles

Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. He was born in 1962 to parents who ran the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. Irwin grew up around reptiles and was extremely comfortable handling them. He worked as a volunteer for Queensland’s East Coast Crocodile Management program, capturing crocodiles for relocation, some to […]

Reptile Articles

Australian Reptiles

Until recently, the Australian outback was uninhabited by primates or other mammalian predators, making it a perfect habitat for reptiles. Lizards were especially adaptable to the hot, hostile environment and thrived in the outback. Australia has many reptiles which are dangerous to humans, including the world’s largest reptile, the Saltwater Crocodile. Australia has a large […]

Reptile Articles

Kids and Reptiles

If you are looking for a pet for your child, consider a reptile. There are a number of reasons to choose such an unusual pet as an addition to your family. Many children have a fascination with dinosaurs. These children will find a reptile endlessly interesting. Kids who love science will also get a thrill […]