A GoFundMe has been launched for Basil the snapping turtle.
Even though Indian star tortoises are widely captive bred for the pet trade, wild caught specimens are still illegally collected.
Do you have any advice to share about a good way to tell if a successful mating has occurred?
“Nowadays, captive-breeding is the name of the game, representing a huge shift in philosophy and resulting in not only quality reptiles being bred as pets, but also new color patterns and varieties."
“Well, Mr. Jones, I have to disagree with you. Snakes do have internal ears, and they can hear.”
The black-headed python is costly, but its fans consider this majestic snake more than worth the investment.
10-year-old Skyla just wants her pet lizard back.
A three year study turned up just 50 spotted turtles out of 2,000 turtles caught.
Mixing species is by no means easy, and it is probably best left to the most experienced herpkeepers.
The small python feeds on baby rodents and its skin may have evolved to resist bites from angry mothers.
A Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist needed to rehome a Texas tortoise and was successful in doing so.
Find out why some people consider the crested gecko a living work of art.
Has the reptile hobby gone mainstream?
Queensland Police escorted the giant scrub python off the road.
The Asian water monitor was bleeding from running around the house, suffers from smoke inhalation and was expoised to cold weather.
The loggerhead turtle had a gaping hole in its shell. 3D printer technology was used to create a brace to cover it.
When Puka came to the Turtle Hospital, the director at first wanted to euthanize her. My first thought was that I had to agree. A hole in a sea turtle —not good.
All pygmy chameleons are CITES protected and regulated. Captive breeding has been successful in a number of species.
You can raise your own fruit flies from a store bought culture of flies.
The snake was found at Beal Lake in Mohave County, Ariz., a place where no northern Mexican gartersnake has been documented in 100 years.
This Australian copperhead (Austrelaps sp.) got its head stuck in a soda can discarded on the road.
Ploughshare tortoises, a Galapagos tortoise, baby pig-nosed turtles, radiated tortoises and golden coin turtles were just a few of the species evacuated due to the California fires.
The Lister's gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink are now extinct in the wild.
Breeding efforts around the nation have helped the Wyoming toad to make a comeback in the wild.
The Burmese python is one of many invasive species in the state of Florida.
These highly aquatic turtles are found in both slow-flowing sections of stream and river habitats, as well as lakes and ponds. They move clumsily on land.
How to provide the best care for the intelligent and engaging Argentine tegu.
Genetically female Pogona vitticeps temporarily grow a hemipenes in the development stage and then lose it prior to hatching.
Winners appear in the 2018 Anole Annals Calendar.
Currently, the state bans the hunting of frogs between mid-November and late spring.
Anolis hyacinthogularis ,has a blue dewlap, while Anolis lososi is named after famed anole researcher Jonathan Losos.
Care for the caiman lizard, denizen of the Amazon River.
The Kwangtung turtle is critically endangered and in need of conservation efforts.
Officials say that the $750 fine each individual incurred is nothing compared to the penalties for a severe violation the Endangered Species Act.
More than 200 eggs were found, including 16 that have detailed embryos of Hamipterus tianshanensis.
Tips for keeping one of the world’s most attractive tortoises—the Indian star tortoise.
Very few studies on herp road kill numbers exist, however, and they don’t exist for the U.S. as a whole.
Captive breeding and new morphs keep this favorite pet snake fresh and exciting.
Researchers studied distribution patterns, collection records and frequency of occurrence from 147,515 contributions for a total of 886 snake species.
The new reptile facility is three years in the making at a cost of $3 million.
Byron Paul Pitre was convicted, sentenced to three years probation, and fined $2,500.
The Texas tortoise is the only native tortoise in Texas.
Gulf Coast box turtles and alligator snapping turtles are two turtles in which males sometimes lose pigment on their heads when fully mature.
Hopefully this python will find its way back to its owner.
The stranded olive ridley sea turtle had a body temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit is considered normal.
The lizard saw the kayak and made a beeline toward it and was saved.
MBD is not actually a single disease entity, it is a collection of medical disorders affecting the integrity and function of bones.
When photographing reptiles behind glass, let the flash strike it from an angle of 15 degrees off the perpendicular or greater.
Have young ones wash their hands after touching herps, or any animals for that matter. Most all tables at the shows have antibacterial disinfectant for use.
People entering the herp hobby via a pet retailer often assume that if it’s for sale to the public, then it must be tame. Don’t assume that any animal will never bite.
It took firefighters about four hours to safely remove the dog from the burrow.
The jaguar snouted tree frog is so named because jaguars were also spotted in the area which the amphibian was discovered.
Bearded dragons that were incubated at cooler temperatures were quicker to open door to access food than those incubated at warmer temperatures.
2016 Python Challenge Champion Bill Booth conducted successful trial run in locating pythons via a thermal imaging-equipped drone.
After, the snake was captured, it proceeded to regurgitate its meal, a very large monitor lizard.
Gastrotheca excubitor employs bacterial defenses to fight off Bd and the chytrid fungus.
Chuckwallas (Sauromalus ater) resemble Gila monsters (Heloderma suspectum) in appearance, although to what degree depends largely on your prior exposure to seeing both in real life.
Bearded dragons prefer to lick droplets off the walls of their enclosure rather than drink from a bowl.
Florida recorded 39,000 green sea turtle nests during the 2017 nesting season.
The survey documented 72 mature tortoises in four hours.
But then he hurls the snake over his wall, which couldn’t have been good for the reptile.
Even though Nathan Chetcuti got bit, he plans to keep his inland Taipan snake.
If you post pictures in a public forum, I’m afraid you’re stuck accepting (not necessarily cheerfully) whatever comments accrue.
Most skinks native to the United States are small (under 6 inches in total length) and tend to be of the long, slender body conformation.
It’s necessary for kids to learn such things “gently” in order to dodge more serious ones that will surely come along later in life.
The Monroe County Jail in Florida is home to a variety of animals, cared for by inmates.
Drifter was found entangled in fishing line that was attached to a buoy in the Florida Keys.
The treesnake may have bit more than it could chew with the large lizard.
Map turtles are as remarkable in their diversity as they are in their behavior.
Scientists speculate that Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is keeping frog populations low in Peru's Manu National Park.
The Cascades frog may be listed as threatened or endangered under the California Endangered Species Act.
It is hoped the unlimited collection of wild turtles is stopped or curtailed in Texas.
Scientists Hope To Populate Guam’s Forest Canopy With Drug-Laden Dead Mice To Kill Invasive Brown Tree Snakes
Researchers want to expand the drop zones of drug-laced mice to further control the brown tree snake population on Guam.
Someone in Lake Dallas, Texas is missing a ball python.
The corn snake was discovered in a sewer in the town of Gwynedd, North West Wales.
The last time an alligator snapping turtle was seen in the wild in the state of Illinois was back in 1984.
Dustin thinks Dart was of the Indirana genus, but the genus wasn't formally described until 1986 and frogs develop rear legs first.
More than 300 poison dart frogs in the jungles of Colombia's Chocó province were photographed and classified, with DNA collected from 90 individual frogs.
Gavin Burnett was moving to a new city when Mushu escaped inside the moving van.
Consult directly with your local authorities before making a reptile purchase of which you’re uncertain.
The two most common causes of vomiting or regurgitation in snakes are low-environmental temperature and handling the animal too soon after eating.
The law is aimed at curtailing commercial sales of small turtles, which often end up as pets of small children.
Walking through a herp’s habitat to find it offers the added pleasure of communing with nature up close.
Research funding for herps is often limited, so the use of these lighting devices speeds up the research.
FrogID will help Australia catalog the country's more than 230 frog species.
Police noticed a significant bulge in his trousers, which turned out to be a ball python.
Lisa Harrap was at a Melbourne Cup party, where she had just won an award when she got the call to remove a snake.
The bat's wings proved to be too big for the carpet python.
Poseidon was out enjoying the Florida sun for more than three weeks.
Nathan Chetcuti, 19, was bit as he tried to put the snake back into its enclosure.
The little skink can only be found on a few islands in the Florida Keys.
Pleurodeles waltl is a large species with interesting behaviors.
Of the 8 known species, Tribolonotus gracilis and T. novaeguineae are the only two species commonly found in the pet hobby.
The dead turtles were already in a state of decomposition.
The nearly 17-foot Burmese python is a personal best for hunter Dustin Crum.
Long-distance medicine is a reality, but it requires trained individuals on both ends of the cyber connection to collect all the data and formulate a diagnosis and plan.
Most herps’ droppings don’t last long out in the rigors of nature.
Never allow any part of your body to come within striking range.