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South Africa’s Monster Frog

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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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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Top 5 Tips for African Fat Tailed Geckos

  1. Humidity African Fat Tailed Geckos require more humidity than their cousins the Leopard Geckos. A humidity level of 60-70% can be maintaned by providing a moist hide filled with Sphagnum moss and by spraying the cage down with...

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