How to Find a Lost Snake, Pet Lizard or Other Reptile in Your House

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When a small snake or reptile gets loose in your house, it can be difficult to find the pet in a timely manner and for some animals, time is really of the essence as without a … Read More

Why Aren't "Albino" Reptiles White?

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If you’ve ever walked into a pet store and seen “albino corn snakes” or “albino red-eared slider turtles” for sale, you know that many pets labeled albino in stores or by breeders don’t look like a … Read More

HR 669 and How It Might Affect You and Your Pets

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Regular readers know that I tend to avoid political topics in this blog. They’re too contentious, and there are many sides to every issue. However, there is a bill currently being considered by the United States … Read More

Herps and Kids

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When you think of a child’s first pet, do you picture a hamster? A kitten? A wiggly puppy? Maybe a Shetland Pony? A goldfish? If you’re like most people, one thing you’re not thinking of is an … Read More

Incompatible Pets

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I love my many pets, and they all get along fairly well, even the cat and rats. Interactions between pets of different species can be fascinating and humorous. However, there are certain common pets that simply … Read More

Buying A Lizard: Pet Store Or Breeder?

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Over the last few years, I have noticed the trend of purchasing pets from pet stores has gradually shifted to purchasing pets from breeders. More and more pet stores have moved away from selling larger pets, … Read More

Top Five Myths About Pet Adoption

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Many people seeking a new pet bypass the adoption option for one reason or another. While there are certainly some situations in which purchasing from a reputable, responsible breeder is ideal, consider this list of five … Read More

WHS Ad – May 14, 2008 – Please Adopt Me

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Jersey, 142461 Jersey is a playful and energetic dog who seems to like other dogs. This handsome ~1 year old dog will benefit from an experienced and confident owner who can set rules and be consistent. … Read More

Ten Things You Should Know About Pet Lizards

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By Dr. Robert Sprackland If you are about to obtain your first pet lizard, congratulations. Lizards are, in my view, the most wonderful, fascinating and beautiful creatures on Earth. Part of their appeal is their incredible … Read More

How To Deal With Snake Bites And Avoid Being Bitten

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By Andrew Routledge Many people ask me how dangerous are snakes? The answer is that snakes have accumulated as many myths as sharks over the years. Like shark stories, most general beliefs about snakes have very … Read More

The Complete Beginners Guide To Keeping Snakes

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By Richard Adams The beauty of keeping reptiles is that once you’ve set up their caging requirements and learned a few basic skills, there are many species that can be safely and efficiently kept within the … Read More

Best Places To Look For Exotic Pets

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By Hazel Leong There are many of us who consider our pets as part of the family, and this is evidenced by a recent statistic that states 65% of all U.S. homes own at least one … Read More

Never Feed Your Snake Live Food

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Never Feed Your Snake Live Food By Gary Ruplinger When it comes to feeding your snake, you need to stick to pre-killed food. There are a lot of reasons that people prefer to give their snakes … Read More

Ten Things You Should Know About Pet Snakes

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Ten Things You Should Know About Pet Snakes By Robert Sprackland If you are one of the legions of people who have acquired, or are about to obtain a new pet snake, then you are also … Read More

Peculiar Pets

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Peculiar Pets By Jonathon Hardcastle People have found shelter and comfort in pets since the beginning of time. Animals have been man’s best friend, protector and a source of great pleasure. Dogs, cats, parrots, birds, rabbits … Read More

Caresheet for Nose-horned Viper, Vipera Ammodytes (snake)

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Caresheet for Nose-horned Viper, Vipera Ammodytes By Miqe Erikzen Information/Care Origin/Spreading: • Italy, Austria, , Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Macedonia, some Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean islands, Albania, Greece, Turkey and Transcaucasia. Subspecies: (Read … Read More

Brown Anole Information & Care (Anolis sagrei)

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Brown Anole Information & Care (Anolis sagrei) By Chris M Jones General Information Brown anole lizards, like the green anole lizards are regularly imported into the UK in large numbers every year. They are more robust … Read More

Green Anole Information & Care (Anolis carolinensis)

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Green Anole Information & Care (Anolis carolinensis) By Chris M Jones General Information Green anoles are the most commonly seen of the anole lizards in captivity. They are regularly exported from Florida and surrounding states. They … Read More

Enriching Your Snakes Life

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Enriching Your Snakes Life By Chris M Jones Unfortunately, many snake keepers do not actually think about their snakes’ psychological issues. It is well known within the hobby that a vast number of snake species are … Read More

I Guess Two Heads Really Are Better Than One!

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AP Photo/James A. Finley No Ordinary Rat SnakeLeonard Sonnenschein, president of the World Aquarium in St. Louis, holds We, a two-headed albino rat snake. The 6-year-old snake came to the aquarium’s attention when its previous owner … Read More

Iguana Care

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Iguana Care By Michael Russell Iguanas are probably the most popular lizard kept as a pet today. Many pet stores tell people that they are very easy to care for, but this isn’t true. They actually … Read More

The Complete Beginners Guide To Keeping Snakes

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The Complete Beginners Guide To Keeping Snakes By Richard Adams The beauty of keeping reptiles is that once you’ve set up their caging requirements and learned a few basic skills, there are many species that can … Read More

The Advantages of Snake Senses

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The Advantages of Snake Senses By Tim Buchinger Like most animals on the planet, snakes have the five normal senses. Those would be sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste. Some features of the senses are limited, … Read More

The New Odd Couple: Snake and Hamster Make Friends

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Credit: AP Photo / Mutsugoro Okoku Zoo, Kyota Nomura LiveScience.com – The New Odd Couple: Snake and Hamster Make Friends TOKYO (AP)—Gohan and Aochan make strange bedfellows: one’s a 3.5-inch dwarf hamster; the other is a … Read More

When Lizards Will Not Eat, They Have to Eat

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When Lizards Will Not Eat, They Have to Eat By Alex Simms Like any animal, lizards at times in captivity will need to be force fed. There are situations and conditions which will result in a … Read More

General information on Snake and Reptile Cages

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General information on Snake and Reptile Cages by Mark Chapple If you are new to keeping snakes then I suggest you talk to snake keepers, pets shops that specialize in reptiles and read as much as … Read More

Adapting Snake and Other Reptile Cage Plans to Suit Your Needs

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Adapting Snake and Other Reptile Cage Plans to Suit Your Needs By Mark Chapple Many if the people who make their own snake or other reptile cages adapt other designs or continue to improve on the … Read More

Zen and the Art of Reptile Maintenance

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Zen and the Art of Reptile Maintenance By Mark Chapple I read the book many years ago now. “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” A moving book, full of wisdom and love, it is a … Read More

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