Category: Advice

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21 People Infected By Salmonella Via Pet Turtles, CDC Says

21 People Infected By Salmonella Via Pet Turtles, CDC Says

Red-eared slider turtles, like all reptiles, carry Salmonella. [...]
Ideal Heating For Your Reptiles

Ideal Heating For Your Reptiles

Heat for reptiles isn’t just for comfort — it’s for survival. [...]
Road Cruising For Herps And Impact Of Weather

Road Cruising For Herps And Impact Of Weather

Road herping is a favorite way for many to see a lot of reptiles. [...]
The International Herpetological Symposium: Ideal For Teens

The International Herpetological Symposium: Ideal For Teens

The presentations at IHS range from those meant for amateur herpers to pros, and you can learn about many topics, from herpetoculture to pure science [...]
Help For A Budding Herpetologist

Help For A Budding Herpetologist

Advice for those who wish to pursue a career with reptiles. [...]
Tips For Becoming A Herpetologist

Tips For Becoming A Herpetologist

Basic guidelines for anyone considering the pursuit of a professional career in herpetology. [...]
Herp Queries: Don’t Jump To Judge The Reptile Shopkeeper

Herp Queries: Don’t Jump To Judge The Reptile Shopkeeper

Even though herps have gone mainstream as pets, there’s still an enormous amount of ignorance and misinformation about their husbandry floating around [...]
Joining A Herpetology/Reptile Club

Joining A Herpetology/Reptile Club

Herp clubs exists for every aspect of the hobby. Some focus on herpetoculture, some on field observation and many blend both. [...]
Why Is My Chinese Water Dragon Skinny?

Why Is My Chinese Water Dragon Skinny?

If your water dragon looks skinny to you, please seek out a veterinarian to run a fecal test. [...]

Are My Twin-Striped Plated Lizard Eggs Fertile?

If your lizard lays eggs, set up an incubator with a moist medium for the eggs. Make sure to leave them in the same position you found them when you t [...]
How To Raise Your Own Fruit Flies

How To Raise Your Own Fruit Flies

You can raise your own fruit flies from a store bought culture of flies. [...]
Herp Queries: Something About Skinks

Herp Queries: Something About Skinks

Most skinks native to the United States are small (under 6 inches in total length) and tend to be of the long, slender body conformation. [...]
Herp Queries: A Career in Herp Photography

Herp Queries: A Career in Herp Photography

Take lots of photos and post them where they’ll be seen widely, like on Internet forums. [...]
Rescuing Reptiles in Need

Rescuing Reptiles in Need

When deciding on a reptile pet, consider the adoption option! [...]
Prepare For The Worst: Save Your Reptiles With This Disaster Check List

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

Tips For Creating Your Lost Reptile Flyer

How to create and distribute a "lost" flyer when your herp escapes. [...]
Best Pet Reptiles For Children

Best Pet Reptiles For Children

Reasons why children should keep reptiles. [...]
Road Herping

Road Herping

One of the biggest advantages of “road cruising” for herps is exactly what you surmised. [...]
Chelonians: Wild Caught Or Captive Bred?

Chelonians: Wild Caught Or Captive Bred?

Purchasing captive-bred turtles and tortoises whenever possible is always recommended. [...]
Snake Myths And Facts

Snake Myths And Facts

The facts and truth behind the eight most common myths about snakes. [...]
Beginner Lizard Care

Beginner Lizard Care

Your new lizard requires specific items for good care. [...]
Herpkeeping Dos And Don'ts

Herpkeeping Dos And Don'ts

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