Reptile Health

Fire Belly Toad

Once you have adopted a healthy reptile, it is your responsibility to keep him healthy. All reptiles need:

  • Enclosure of the proper size and orientation
  • Sufficient humidity
  • Water
  • Suitable and safe substrate
  • Furnishings
  • Proper heating and thermal gradients
  • Proper lighting
  • Healthy food appropriate for the species
  • Proper cleaning and disinfecting of enclosure, substrate, and furnishings
  • Regular monitoring of enclosure and equipment
  • Regular monitoring of the reptiles to detect early signs of stress or ill health
  • Access as needed to an experienced reptile veterinarian

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