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DIY Planted Mix Recipes for Planted Vivariums

Planting mix recipes to help you create amazing planted vivariums

The Vet Report: Burns in Reptiles

The Vet Report: A List of Common Internal Parasites in Reptiles

IBD – The Twisted Tale of Inclusion Body Disease

Inclusion Body Disease is devastating to the snakes that are infected by it.

Bearded Dragon Aneurysms

In beardies, aneurysms can occur in many different locations.

A Crocodilian Christmas

Scientists Eliminate Chytrid Fungus in Five Ponds in Mallorca

The controversial chemical Virkon was used to clear Mallorcan midwife toad ponds of the Chytrid fungus.

Fibropapilloma: A Devastating Sea Turtle Disease

The Vet Report: Working on Hot Herps

The Vet Report: Routine Blood Testing in Reptiles is Encouraged

Does Your Tortoise Have Herpesvirus of Tortoises, Chelonid Herpesvirus?

Diagnosing and Treating Dysecdysis aka Retained Shed

Retained Eyecaps in Reptiles Causes and Solutions

Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Snake Mites, Acariasis

CANV in Reptiles

Chytrid Fungus Confirmed on Madagascar Yet No Frogs Have Died From It

Snake Fungal Disease Found in Michigan Rattlesnakes

Snake Health 101

The Vet Report: Herp First Aid Kit Checklist

Carnivorous Plants For Beginners

The Vet Report: Fluid Therapy in Reptiles

The Vet Report: Sulcata Tortoise Spine Abnormality

The Vet Report: Inclusion Body Disease

Reptile Misting Systems

My Leopard Gecko is Not Eating

My leopard gecko ran away and now that I found her again, she won't eat. Why is this?

How to Recognize and Treat Reptile Ectoparasites

Ectoparasites can quickly do serious damage to your reptiles.

Identify and Treat Mouth, Shell and Scale Rot in Reptiles

How to treat mouth, shell, and scale rot in reptiles.

White Tortoise Feces

Why is my tortoise’s feces white?

Bearded Dragon Will Not Eat

My bearded dragon recently stopped eating and I was wondering what would cause this?

Build the Ultimate Turtle Pond

Construct a healthy, attractive habitat for your turtles.

Preparing Reptiles for Winters Sleep

Know the basics for successfully hibernating your pet reptile.

Snake Winter Anorexia

Do ball pythons typically go through a hibernation state during the winter?

Create a Habitat for your Chameleon

With relatively simple modifications (such as adding some appropriate plants), the right type of room can become a great home for a large chameleon.

Leopard Gecko Heating and Care

Can I heat my leopard gecko with just an undertank heat strip?

Supplemental Nutrition for Your Reptiles

Proper reptile nutrition requires six essential components.

Snake Fungal Disease Now Present in South Carolina

SFD is now present in 10 states in the eastern and midwestern United States

Reptile Viral Diseases

A listing and description of reptile viral diseases.

Common Reptile Viral Diseases

A listing of diseases that may affect your pet reptiles.

Reptile Lighting Information

Information on how natural and artificial lighting affects reptiles.

Designing and Building a Vivarium

Step-by-step instructions for creating a unique and attractive vivarium from the ground up.

Copperheads and Cottonmouths Serve as Winter Hosts to Equine Encephalitis Virus

Virus has found a winter incubator in the venomous snakes

Herp Hides: Provide a Proper Reptile Hiding Place in Your Reptile Enclosure

Keep your reptiles healthy by providing a hiding spot for them.

Scientists Try to Inoculate Sierra Yellow-Legged Frog Tadpoles Against Chytrid

J.liv bacteria may help to protect amphibians from chytrid.

Diagnosing Snake Inclusion Body Disease and the Value of a Snake Necropsy

Natural Vivarium Substrate Recipes

Bonus content from the August 2011 REPTILES magazine article, “Understanding What’s Underfoot.”

Dart Frog Vivarium Plants

Choosing plants for your dart frog vivarium.

Taipan Snake Health Problems

Supplement to the August 2008 REPTILES magazine article "Taipan Number One."

How to Build a Basic Outdoor Tortoise Pen

Supplement to the April 2008 REPTILES magazine article "Turning the Tables."

Three Common Ailments of Tortoises in Captivity

Ailments of tortoises in captivity and potential treatments.

External Parasites Treatment for Reptiles: Pyrethrins and Permethrins

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.

External Parasites Treatment for Reptiles: Dichlorvos (No-Pest) Strips

The important external parasites in reptiles are mites, ticks, biting flies, and, to a much lesser degree, leeches.

Using Ivermectin for External Parasites Treatment for Reptiles

Protozoan Parasites Treatment : Sulfa Drugs

Sulfadimethoxine, sulfamethoxine, and trimethoprim sulfa are the current drugs of choice for treating coccidian infections in reptiles.

Protozoan Parasites Treatment: Metronidazole (Flagyl)

Protozoan parasites are very common in reptiles.

Tapeworm and Fluke Treatment for Reptiles

Praziquantel is the only drug shown to be effective and safe for use in reptiles with tapeworms or flukes.

Nematode Parasites Treatment: Milbemycin

Using Milbemycin proves useful in most turtles.

Nematode Parasites Treatment: Ivermectin

Ivermectin can be administered to most reptiles several ways and is safe for gravid females.

Reptiles Nematode Parasites Treatment: Pyrantel Pamoate

Using Pyrantel Pamoate to treat reptile parasites.

Reptiles Nematode Parasites Treatment: Levamisole

Levamisole is an imidazothiazole anthelmintic that is very effective against nematode parasites.

Reptiles Nematode Parasites Treatment: Fenbendazole

How to treat nematode parasites in reptiles.

Understanding Reptile Parasites

Parasites Treatment for Reptiles

How to Build Your Own Chameleon Lizard Cage

Building your own chameleon lizard cage is often a satisfying experience.

Leopard Gecko Eye Problem

My leopard gecko can’t open his eye.

Atadenovirus - This Disease Can Be Deadly to Your Bearded Dragon

Also known as wasting disease and stargazing disease, this bearded dragon disease can be fatal to your beardie.

Five Top Aquatic Turtle Tips

Expert tips on keeping aquatic turtles.

Can we give medication to our reptiles by putting the meds inside feeders, such as a pinky mouse?

Reptiles, Candles and Incense

Are things like incense and candles harmful to reptiles and amphibians?

Chinese Water Dragon With Mouth Lump

My female Chinese water dragon has a strange whitish lump on the outside of her mouth.

Keeping Your Turtle Healthy

Valuable Tips For a Happy and Healthy Turtle

Marineland Aquarium Heaters Recall

United Pet Group has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 1.2 million Marineland aquarium heaters due to fire and laceration hazards.

Chytrid Fungus Threatens Frogs in Australia

The deadly chytrid fungus renders unique frogs extinct and threatens another species in Australia.

Heating and Cooling Reptiles and Amphibians

Practical solutions for heating and cooling your reptiles and amphibians.

List of Plants That Can Be Toxic To Reptiles

List of plants that can be toxic to reptiles.

Reptile Water Requirements

A complete look at the water hydration needs and requirements of reptiles.


An injured crocodile was taken to surgery, and about four hours, four plates and 41 stainless steel screws later, “RoboCroc,” was reborn.

Reptile Shipping

What is the best and cheapest way to ship reptiles?

Snake Gastrointestinal Tract Anatomy

Know your snake inside and out with this snake gastrointestinal tract anatomy overview.

Snake Immune System Anatomy

Know your snake inside and out with this snake immune system anatomy overview.

Why is my African fat-tailed gecko lethargic and eating less?

Why is my African fat-tailed gecko lethargic and eating less?

Anorexic Leopard Gecko

I was told my lizards have worms and was prescribed Panacur, which I’ve administered now for a week without any change in condition. What else can I do?

How can you tell the difference between a herp injury and a disease?

Basilisk Belly Irritation

What is the red irritation on my basilisk's belly?

How do I clip my monitor lizard’s nails?

Can a lizard get cancer in its leg? If so, should the leg be amputated?

My lizard has not eaten since I got her, and she also has a bottlejaw, which I think is from hypoproteinemia due to parasites. Can you help?

Reptile Lifeless and Gasping

My reptile is unable to keep his head up and move his front legs.

I cannot find any information on the Snake Virus Paramyxovirus. Can you help?

Turtle With Worms: I have noticed a very thin, white-clear, stringlike material coming out of my reptile's cloaca. What is this?

Constipated Lizard...What Should I do?

My leopard gecko is sick. After taking him to a local vet, we are now warm-water soaking him, force feeding him, and providing a laxative. He still, however, has not defecated. Also, the skin behind his anal slit is very swollen. What should I do?

Can reptiles get colds?

Circling Iguana

Why is my iguana walking around in circles?

Lizard Foot Lump

My grandson's reptile has a lump on his foot and wants to know what it might be?

Do Reptiles Get Hemorrhoids?

Do reptiles get hemorrhoids?

Lizard Limb Injury

My herp was bleeding from his right back leg like he scraped it and he has humps in his back kind of like he fell. What should I do?

Lizard With Soft Stool

My reptile's stool is sort of soft. Is this a problem? And if so, what can I do about it?

Lizard With Swollen Jaw and Leg, Losing Weight

My reptile looks like it has renal failure. Is there anything that i can do to help him get better?

Reptile Calcium Deficiency

My reptile has been diagnosed with a swollen mouth and throat, and a calcium deficiency.

Hypocalcemic Herp

My lizard has many problems after a fall. What is wrong with it?

Donating Herps For Research

My daughter's lizard recently died. She is storing it in a plastic bag in the freezer. Can we donate it for research and to whom?
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