Category: Lizard Information & News

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Bearded Dragon Brain Mapped By University of Illinois Researchers

Bearded Dragon Brain Mapped By University of Illinois Researchers

The bearded dragon is the most common lizard species treated by exotic veterinarians. [...]
Why Enclosure Design Matters

Why Enclosure Design Matters

Enrichment is an extremely important aspect of reptile welfare that can reduce stress-related behaviors. [...]
Louisiana Police Officer Keeps Bearded Dragon Until Owner is Located

Louisiana Police Officer Keeps Bearded Dragon Until Owner is Located

The police officer put out an APB for the owner, but three days later, nobody has come forward. [...]
New Gecko Species From Germany’s Geiseltal Region Described

New Gecko Species From Germany’s Geiseltal Region Described

The gecko is closely related to the European leaf-toed gecko Euleptes europaea [...]
4 Care Tips to Help Your Gecko Thrive

4 Care Tips to Help Your Gecko Thrive

From beginning pet owners to experienced reptile keepers, geckos make great companions. [...]
Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

The lizard, which is known to occupy several islands off Florida's Nature Coast, was first petitioned for protections in 2012. [...]
Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

"Leaving Floridians’ livelihoods, businesses, hobbies and pets open to wide interpretation. . . is scary to all permit holders, especially those of us [...]
21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

Climate change is described as a looming threat to reptiles, as the changes reduce thermally viable windows for foraging, among other things. [...]
Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas Getting High Blood Sugar From Ecotourists

Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas Getting High Blood Sugar From Ecotourists

Tourists on the Exhuma Islands in the Bahamas are causing Bahamian rock iguanas (Cyclura sp.) to suffer from unusually high bold sugar due to the feed [...]
Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison, Fined $100,000

Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison, Fined $100,000

Van Nostrand, 55, was also ordered to immediately pay a fine of $100,000. That money will be paid directly to the Lacey Act Reward Fund. [...]
California Recommends Temblor Legless Lizard Be Placed On State’s Endangered Species List

California Recommends Temblor Legless Lizard Be Placed On State’s Endangered Species List

The Temblor legless lizard is 4 to 7 inches in length from snout to vent with smooth shiny scales and a blunt tail. [...]
Four Guatemalan Beaded Lizards Hatched At Oklahoma City Zoo

Four Guatemalan Beaded Lizards Hatched At Oklahoma City Zoo

It is estimated that there are about 200 to 500 Guatemalan beaded lizards left in the wild. [...]
Illinois’ Famous “Snake Road” In Shawnee National Forest Closed Until May 15

Illinois’ Famous “Snake Road” In Shawnee National Forest Closed Until May 15

The U.S. Forest Service usually closes the 2.5 mile road March 15, but due to warming weather, the road closed March 5. [...]
Tuatara Largely Unchanged In 190 Million Years, New Fossil Shows

Tuatara Largely Unchanged In 190 Million Years, New Fossil Shows

Tuatara are endemic to New Zealand and while they resemble lizards, they are part of the order Rhynchocephalia. [...]
Nile Monitor Conservation Efforts In South Africa

Nile Monitor Conservation Efforts In South Africa

Through this rescue mission, we have used it to make the residents of the estate more aware of the litter issue. [...]
Skunk Gecko History And Care

Skunk Gecko History And Care

As skunk geckos are an arboreal species, you will want to choose an enclosure that has more height rather than width. [...]
North Carolina Wildlife Commission Puts Restrictions On Black and White Tegu

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Puts Restrictions On Black and White Tegu

Applications for permits for those who already possess the Argentine black and white tegu will be available when the rule becomes effective. [...]
Researchers Find New Jurassic Pterosaur Species Dubbed Largest Of Its Kind

Researchers Find New Jurassic Pterosaur Species Dubbed Largest Of Its Kind

The bones the researchers found are preserved in three dimensions and the reptile is about 170 million years old. [...]
3 Tips for Bearded Dragon Owners

3 Tips for Bearded Dragon Owners

Bearded dragons are one of the most popular reptile pets in the U.S. They’re fascinating, personable and make great companions. [...]
Zoo Med Ships Three New Products For Reptile Lovers

Zoo Med Ships Three New Products For Reptile Lovers

Zoo Med Labs has released three new products for reptile enthusiasts; the ReptiCare Infrared Heat Projector, Wipeout Terrarium and Aquarium glass clea [...]
Walking With The Dragons of Komodo National Park

Walking With The Dragons of Komodo National Park

Though the teeming reefs of Komodo may be sparklingly rich, it is without a doubt that the star attraction of this region of Indonesia is the Komodo d [...]
America COMPETES Act of 2022

America COMPETES Act of 2022

This bill gives supreme unilateral authority to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine what species can be imported into the U.S. [...]
Return of the Dragons

Return of the Dragons

A recent revision to the taxonomy of the sailfin lizard has increased the number of species from three to five. [...]
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