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Herp Queries: What Kingsnake Closely Resembles A Corn Snake?

Reddish examples of the mole kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster rhombomaculata) of the southeastern U.S. strongly resemble corn snakes and sometime confuse people about their identity.

Herp Queries: Green Iguana Morphs

With several exciting new color variants slowly becoming more available, expect a gradual comeback of this magnificent saurian.

Herp Queries: How Powerful Is The Snapping Turtle Bite?

Common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina) quickly defend themselves out of water, but underwater, they are scaredy cats and opt to avoid confrontation if any avenue of escape exists.

Herp Queries: A Career in Herp Photography

Take lots of photos and post them where they’ll be seen widely, like on Internet forums.

Herp Queries: Are People Still Keeping Horny Toads?

The horny toad a.k.a. horned lizard, is best left in the wild.

Herp Queries: Unwanted Attention

Is wearing a reptile related t-shirt in a state or national park enough to cause suspicion?

What Grammar Mistakes Do Folks Make When Writing About Herps?

It is Colombian boa, not Columbian boa.

Herp Queries: Carpet Python Or Diamond Python. What's The Difference?

Diamond pythons are a race of carpet python — a not-so-distinct subspecies.

Herp Queries: Why Doesn’t My Spiny Softshell Turtle Have Spines?

Hatchling spiny softshell turtles (Apalone spinifera) don’t yet possess the “spines” on the fronts of their shells, above their heads, that will appear with age

Herp Queries: Do Snakes Get Dirty?

Snakes definitely do get dirty, as evidenced by this leucistic eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) shedding its old, soiled skin

Herp Queries: Can I Keep A Thorny Devil?

Thorny devils (Moloch horridus) are native to Australia and are illegal to keep or export out of the country.

Herp Queries: Where Can I Go Herping In Southern California?

Palm Springs is one of many great locations in Southern California to observe reptiles in the wild.

Herp Queries: Are Just A Few Reptile Species Dominating The Hobby?

Herp Queries With Bill Love: Know Your Latin Reptile Name

It’s good to keep the scientific names of flora and fauna in front of people’s faces, to remind them that there’s still plenty to discover.

Rescuing Reptiles in Need

When deciding on a reptile pet, consider the adoption option!

Bearded Dragon Will Not Eat

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

Prepare for the Worst: Save Your Reptiles with This Disaster Check List

Bonus content from the September 2011 REPTILES magazine article "Prepare for the Worst."

Tips for Creating Your Lost Reptile Flyer

How to create and distribute a "lost" flyer when your herp escapes.

Best Pet Reptiles for Children

Reasons why children should keep reptiles.

Looking for Herps While Cruising in Your Car

One of the biggest advantages of “road cruising” for herps is exactly what you surmised.

Chelonians: Wild Caught Or Captive Bred?

Purchasing captive-bred turtles and tortoises whenever possible is always recommended.

Reptiles in Public

What are your thoughts on the trend of discouraging live reptiles being displayed in public?

Snake Myths and Facts

The facts and truth behind the eight most common myths about snakes.

Careful Buying Reptiles

How to be careful and safe when buying reptiles.

Owning a Lizard

What would be a good first lizard? Would it get along with my dog?

Good First Tortoise

Three choices for a your first tortoise as a pet.

Are Children Safe Around Reptiles?

Beginner Lizard Care

Your new lizard requires specific items for good care.

Herpkeeping Dos and Don'ts

There are basic rules to herpkeeping that all hobbyists should follow.

Good Beginner Reptiles

What's a good beginner snake, or lizard, for a child?

Can you tame a reptile?

Herps And Invertebrates

Tarantulas and scorpions aren’t herps. Why are they always lumped together with them?

A Brief Look at Reptile Taxonomy

An overview of reptile taxonomy.

Herp Set Ups

I want a nice, naturalistic home for a couple of small- to medium-sized turtles to enjoy.

Don't Release Captive Herps

Releasing captive-bred offspring can cause damage to herp conservation.
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