Category: Beginner Questions
Zen Habitats 4’x 2’x 2’ Wood Panel Reptile Enclosure Review
I have been keeping herps since I was 10 years old. I explored the canals near my childhood home for introduced African clawed frogs and American bull [...]
Bearded Dragon Not Eating
Why would our beardies suddenly stop eating? [...]
Hognose Snake Doesn't Play Dead Anymore
North American hognose snakes go all out to sell their death act by opening their mouths and rolling their tongues in the dirt. [...]
Special Events For Young Herpers
What events can young herpers attend to get information that they understand? [...]
What Is The Rarest Color In Reptiles?
Blue is not a pigment in herps. [...]
The Biggest Success In Herpetology
Hobbyists have embraced sulcata tortoises and made their reproduction the biggest herpetocultural success story of recent times. [...]
Educational Lectures At Reptile Shows
The herp industry wants its constituents to be successful raising and breeding the animals they acquire in order to grow the hobby. [...]
Reptile Tracks: Can You Tell What Species Made Them?
Generalizations could be made based on the width of crawl tracks and the undulation pattern [...]
Sand Boa Substrate: Soil Or Sand?
Sand boas are most comfortable on a loamy, slightly moist soil mixture. [...]
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 presentations at IHS range from those meant for amateur herpers to pros, and you can learn about many topics, from herpetoculture to pure science [...]
Are Snakes Venomous Or Poisonous?
Venomous reptiles inject or chew to deliver venom, while poisonous frogs have to be touched or eaten to deliver their toxins. [...]
Painted Turtle And Common Snapping Turtle In Same Enclosure?
It’s not advisable to keep these two turtle species together. [...]
Poison Frogs: How Dangerous?
Wild poison frogs are poisonous due to the insects they eat. [...]
Can A Retic With Inclusion Body Disease Still Strike?
Inclusion body disease is known to strike pythons and boas. [...]
Bad Idea: Putting A Horned Lizard In Same Enclosure As Bearded Dragon
Bearded dragons will eat a variety of things, including other lizards. [...]
What Tortoise Can I Keep Indoors?
The Russian tortoise can be kept indoors. [...]
Herp Queries: Red Touch Yellow, Kill A Fellow Doesn’t Always Work
The saying is not always accurate. [...]
Are Green Iguanas Decreasing In Popularity?
Green iguana lizards are living longer and healthier in captivity than they might otherwise have been. [...]
Is There A Standard Size Rodent For My Reptile?
Newborn pinkie, pinkie, peach fuzzy, fuzzy, crawlie, hopper, weanling, sub-adult, adult, and retired breeder [...]
Herp Queries: Road Herping Tips
Look for snakes, but always remember to keep an eye out for other traffic, too! [...]
Why Do Hognose Snakes Play Dead?
If predators are able to smell or detect the presence of toad toxins coming off the snakes in some way, that might contribute to a successful deterren [...]
What Is The Other Blue Dart Frog?
Several of the tiny frogs among the dendrobatids display some tinges of blue. [...]
Is The Blue-Tongue Skink An Ideal Lizard For Those New To Reptile Keeping?
While the bearded dragon and leopard gecko are most often recommended as the ideal beginner lizards, the blue-tongued skink can also make a good first [...]