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Johannesburg Exotic Reptile Expo May 2019

Johannesburg Exotic Reptile Expo May 2019

Come visit the biggest and best reptile expo in South Africa. Held at Emperors palace in Johannesburg on 4th and 5th May 2019. This is a great opportunity to get a new pet reptile, this is the largest choice of...

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Mexican Black King Snake Care

Keeping and Breeding Mexican Black King Snakes Introduction The Mexican Black King Snake is a subspecies of the Common King Snake and naturally occurs in the Sonora Desert, Northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico and small parts of Arizona. The Mexican Black King...

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African Giant Bull Frog Care and Ecology

Pixie Frog The African Giant Bullfrog nicknamed the Pixie frog in the overseas pet trade. Pixie frog is derived from the first part of this frog’s scientific name Pyxicephalus adsperus. An African Giant Bullfrog is a 1 kg 25cm long...

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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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