Habits & Care

The Best Reptile Misting Systems

Among the various environmental requirements you should know about any herp you keep is what relative humidity is normal in its native habitat and, therefore, what that should be in its vivarium. Humidity refers to the amount of moisture (water…

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.

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.

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Desert Tortoise Survives Not One, But Two Utah Wildfires

A Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) was observed during a Utah Division of Wildlife Resources fire destruction survey in southern Utah with burn scars from the most recent Turkey Farm Road fire in July and the 2005 Mill Creek fire.…

New Alligator Lizard Species Discovered In Mexico

Researchers with the University of Georgia, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente e Historia Natural, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, have discovered and described a new species of alligator lizard from Mexico’s La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve. Researcher Adam Clause received a…

ESA Protections Sought For Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake

The Tucson shovel-nosed snake (Chionactis occipitalis klauberi) a beautiful snake native to Arizona that is noted for its black and red stripes should be listed as an endangered species because the reptile’s prime habitat is threatened by urban sprawl, according…

Patternless Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Documented In Florida

What is an eastern diamondback rattlesnake without the distinctive diamondback pattern that the snake is named for? In this case, it is a patternless eastern diamondback rattlesnake. Found in north Florida, a patternless eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) has been documented…

Colorado Police Officer Helps Turtle Cross The Road

Officers with the Fort Collins Police Services in Fort Collins, CO happened upon a wayward snapping turtle on a busy roadway. The police officer carefully picked the turtle up, which proceeded to snap its jaw as it was picked up.…

Gopher Tortoise Conservation Plan Updated And Announced By USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will continue its conservation efforts of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)and its critical habitat, the USDA announced in a press release August 31. The NRCS released its five year plan,…

Ball Python Killed In Georgia Backyard

Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources Urban Wildlife Program picked up a dead ball python that was killed in someone’s backyard. The Walton County homeowner killed the reptile and turned it in to the DNR’s local extension office. It was confirmed…

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