The Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation formed the Disease Task Team to guide communication and collaboration on herpetofaunal diseases among PARC regions.
Heat for reptiles isn’t just for comfort — it’s for survival.
Choose plants that will go well with your reptile when setting up a vivarium.
Inclusion body disease is known to strike pythons and boas.
Find out what ails your tortoise and potential remedies.
Do your homework, and research what is involved in caring for a reptile, before selecting the species that you want to keep.
Burmese pythons introduced the Raillietiella orientalis parasite to native snakes in Florida.
In the 1970s, red-eared sliders were so popular in the pet trade that they were actually raised in human sewage ponds —hence the source of the Salmonella
If caught early, NSHP can sometimes be cured by a change in husbandry habits, especially in regard to UVB and diet supplementation.
If you can't see a particular reptile in its enclosure at the zoo, don't be shy to ask for help in spotting it.
Snake fungal disease can kill snakes within a few days.
Reptile eye problems and their symptoms.
“Well, Mr. Jones, I have to disagree with you. Snakes do have internal ears, and they can hear.”
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.
MBD is not actually a single disease entity, it is a collection of medical disorders affecting the integrity and function of bones.
The Monroe County Jail in Florida is home to a variety of animals, cared for by inmates.
The two most common causes of vomiting or regurgitation in snakes are low-environmental temperature and handling the animal too soon after eating.
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.
Build the right enclosure for your desert species.
Develop an emergency action plan and follow it.
Mites can be both a nuisance and a costly problem in any reptile collection.
After 23 years answering over 350 questions in over 250 columns and writing numerous columns, Dr. Douglas Mader bids farewell.
Environmental enrichment will improve the health of captive reptiles.
Baytril is an excellent, powerful and effective drug.
Planting mix recipes to help you create amazing planted vivariums
Inclusion Body Disease is devastating to the snakes that are infected by it.
In beardies, aneurysms can occur in many different locations.
The controversial chemical Virkon was used to clear Mallorcan midwife toad ponds of the Chytrid fungus.
My leopard gecko ran away and now that I found her again, she won't eat. Why is this?
Ectoparasites can quickly do serious damage to your reptiles.
How to treat mouth, shell, and scale rot in reptiles.
Why is my tortoise’s feces white?
My bearded dragon recently stopped eating and I was wondering what would cause this?
Construct a healthy, attractive habitat for your turtles.
Know the basics for successfully hibernating your pet reptile.
Do ball pythons typically go through a hibernation state during the winter?
With relatively simple modifications (such as adding some appropriate plants), the right type of room can become a great home for a large chameleon.
Can I heat my leopard gecko with just an undertank heat strip?
Proper reptile nutrition requires six essential components.
SFD is now present in 10 states in the eastern and midwestern United States
A listing and description of reptile viral diseases.
A listing of diseases that may affect your pet reptiles.
Information on how natural and artificial lighting affects reptiles.
Step-by-step instructions for creating a unique and attractive vivarium from the ground up.
Virus has found a winter incubator in the venomous snakes
Keep your reptiles healthy by providing a hiding spot for them.
J.liv bacteria may help to protect amphibians from chytrid.
Bonus content from the August 2011 REPTILES magazine article, “Understanding What’s Underfoot.”
Choosing plants for your dart frog vivarium.
Supplement to the August 2008 REPTILES magazine article "Taipan Number One."
Supplement to the April 2008 REPTILES magazine article "Turning the Tables."
Ailments of tortoises in captivity and potential treatments.
The key to using this group of insecticides in reptiles is to avoid spraying if possible, allow for adequate ventilation, and limit the dosage used.
The important external parasites in reptiles are mites, ticks, biting flies, and, to a much lesser degree, leeches.
Sulfadimethoxine, sulfamethoxine, and trimethoprim sulfa are the current drugs of choice for treating coccidian infections in reptiles.
Protozoan parasites are very common in reptiles.
Praziquantel is the only drug shown to be effective and safe for use in reptiles with tapeworms or flukes.
Using Milbemycin proves useful in most turtles.
Ivermectin can be administered to most reptiles several ways and is safe for gravid females.
Using Pyrantel Pamoate to treat reptile parasites.
Levamisole is an imidazothiazole anthelmintic that is very effective against nematode parasites.
How to treat nematode parasites in reptiles.
Parasites Treatment for Reptiles
Building your own chameleon lizard cage is often a satisfying experience.
My leopard gecko can’t open his eye.
Also known as wasting disease and stargazing disease, this bearded dragon disease can be fatal to your beardie.
Expert tips on keeping aquatic turtles.
Are things like incense and candles harmful to reptiles and amphibians?
My female Chinese water dragon has a strange whitish lump on the outside of her mouth.
Valuable Tips For a Happy and Healthy Turtle
United Pet Group has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 1.2 million Marineland aquarium heaters due to fire and laceration hazards.
The deadly chytrid fungus renders unique frogs extinct and threatens another species in Australia.
Practical solutions for heating and cooling your reptiles and amphibians.
List of plants that can be toxic to reptiles.
A complete look at the water hydration needs and requirements of reptiles.