Reptile Info

All You Need To Know About Antivenom

All About Anti Venom The concept of Vaccines Anti Venom is basically a vaccine against venom. Bacterial and viral vaccines pre date the production of anti venom. The concept of how vaccines work is fairly simple to understand, take your...

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Dwarf Boa Care and Breeding

                                     Small but Impressive, Keeping Dwarf Boas                                ...

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Red Blood Python High Red Morph

​Normal red Blood Pythons are red with yellow blotches and sometimes with a  stripe running down the back. The best quality red Blood Pythons are stunning snakes which are bright blood red with clear crisp yellow markings. Many of the...

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African Vipers and Adders

​There are several large viper species under the genus Bitis most well known of this group is the Puff Adder and Gaboon Viper. Puff Adders are a wide ranging snake and can be found in most of Africa, there is...

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Mildly Venomous Snakes Facts vs Fiction

​Introduction Many snakes possess some type of venom gland and enlarged teeth to incapacitate prey. The toxicity of the venom varies greatly, with some snakes such as Black Mambas and Cape Cobras have extremely toxic venom which is of great...

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Venom Types and Their Effects on Humans

​This article will cover three different snake venom types, Cytotoxic, neurotoxic and hemotoxic. I have also added a category for other” which will describe venom types not covered by the three main types. Please note that many venomous snakes have...

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African House Snake Species Guide

​Brown House Snake  This is the local house snake we get in South Africa and is a common and wide spread species. As this snake is indigenous to South Africa permits are required to keep them in Gauteng. There are...

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Invasive Species List Updates

Invasive Species List Updates

Below are Major Updates to the Invasive Species Legislation Corn Snakes have been removed from the invasive species list Boa Constrictors have been removed from the list for Gauteng and no longer require permits Green Iguanas have been removed from...

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Boa Natural Habitat

​When most of us think of the habitat Boas come from we think of steaming hot tropical rain forests dripping with humidity but the habitat for Common Boas varies from this quite a bit. In their extreme northerly distribution in...

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Red Tailed Boa Name Change

​It may come to you as a shock but the Red Tailed Boa you have as a pet, see in a pet store, reptile expo or on an online ad is not actually a Red Tailed Boa to explain this...

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