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From The Reptiles USA Editor’s Desk : Special Section

THIS IS A HISTORIC ISSUE OF Reptiles USA. For the first time ever, we’ve included a special section created especially for kids who love reptiles. Of

Herper Headshotz – Jay Brewer
Precious And Tiny
Herper Headshotz – Peter Pritchard

THIS IS A HISTORIC ISSUE OF Reptiles USA. For the first time ever, we’ve included a special section created especially for kids who love reptiles. Of course, adults who are young at heart are also encouraged to have fun with the maze, coloring page and other kid-friendly activities that begin on page 101. Break out the colored markers (sorry, crayons aren’t likely to work too well on these pages), and knock yourself out. Parents, just be sure to save some of the fun for your kids!

Reptiles USA magazine
Russ Case 

This special section also features three care profiles of some great herp pets for children: the bearded dragon, corn snake and red-footed tortoise. Written by reptile expert Bill Love, these profiles can set any beginner onto the path to a successful and happy herpkeeping experience that just might — if one were lucky — become a lifelong obsession.


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Of course, in addition to the special children’s section, this issue of Reptiles USA is packed with the reptile care and natural history articles and beautiful photos readers have come to expect. Among other topics, you’ll find articles about California kingsnakes, curly tailed lizards, carpet pythons, mud turtles and a veterinarian-penned article about respiratory diseases. Speaking of veterinarians, this issue also offers a state-by-state listing of reptile-savvy veterinarians. Hopefully, if you need a vet, you’ll find one in your area. If not, you may be able to get a referral from one of the vet offices listed.