Reptile Info

Garter Snake Care and Feeding

North American Garter Snakes The Fish- Eating Alternative to Corn Snakes By Timothy Zedi www.timsreptiles.co.za Introduction One of the biggest reasons parents of potential young snake keepers do not allow snakes in the home is because most common pet snake...

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Pet Axolotl Care

The Amazing Axolotl Biology Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) are a very interesting aquatic salamander from Mexico. This amphibian has a very restricted natural range, living only in an isolated lake in Mexico City. This lake, named Xochimilco, has been reduced to...

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Snake Bite Treatment

All About Anti Venom By Timothy Zedi www.timsreptiles.co.za Introduction Anti venom is the main treatment for venomous snake bites and is often the only reason people survive a bite. Knowledge of anti venom is not just interesting, but is essential...

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Pet African Giant Bullfrog Care

Captivity African Giant Bull Frogs are commonly kept in zoos and snake parks and in the overseas exotic pet trade. In South Africa this species requires a TOPS permit (short for threatend or protected species permit) in order to keep...

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Where do Reptiles Live in The Wild?

Reptile Biodiversity Hotspots South Africa South Africa has more tortoise species than any other country in the world. Many of these tortoise species can be found no where else. Tortoises belonging to the genus Homopus commonly called Padloopers or Cape...

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Taxonomy of Reptiles

Taxonomy Explained Taxonomy is the classification of living organisms. Developed by Carl Linnaeus in 1735. This original form of taxonomy is called Linnaean taxonomy and was based on physical characteristics of plants and animals and does not take evolutionary relationships...

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Do Rat Snakes Make Good Pets?

Keeping Rat Snakes Taxonomy All the rat snakes listed below used to belong to a Super Genus Elaphe, consisting of around 40 species of snake. The snakes belonging to the genus Elaphe, have recently been broken up and many snake...

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Why do you need UVB lighting?

Why do I need an Expensive UVB Bulb? By: Timothy Zedi www.timsreptiles.co.za What is UVB? Ultraviolet Light is a spectrum of light shorter than visible light. UVA light is visible to some reptiles and insects but not to humans. UVB...

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Baby Bearded Dragon Care Sheet

Caring for Your New Baby Bearded Dragon Heating Provide your new pet dragon with a heat source You can use a basking lamp or heat pad, or a combination of both. Turn bright lights off at night. Keep the heat...

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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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