Metabolic Bone Disease Care

2020-10-22T14:59:17-05:00

Metabolic Bone Disease Care Home care for green iguanas and other reptiles with secondary nutritional hyperparathyroidism Initially I wrote this send home sheet for Green Iguanas since they were the ones I most often saw with this problem. Of course many more species are effected [...]

Metabolic Bone Disease Care2020-10-22T14:59:17-05:00

Heating Reptile Enclosures

2020-10-22T14:53:28-05:00

Heating Reptile Enclosures Paul Gibbons, DVM  ABVP Avian and Reptile One of the most important aspects of reptile care is temperature maintenance. Although reptiles are commonly thought to be “cold blooded”, a study of iguanas in the South American rain forest found that daily body [...]

Heating Reptile Enclosures2020-10-22T14:53:28-05:00

Veiled Chameleon Care (Chamaeleo calyptratus)

2020-10-22T14:51:17-05:00

Veiled Chameleon Care (Chamaeleo calyptratus) Erica Mede, CVTPhotos and editing by Susan Horton, DVMVeiled chameleons have become increasingly popular pets due to their jewel coloration and popularity in movies. Typically, chameleons are an observation only pet and tolerate handling poorly, though some individuals when raised from a [...]

Veiled Chameleon Care (Chamaeleo calyptratus)2020-10-22T14:51:17-05:00

Uromastyx Care (Uromastyx sp.)

2020-10-22T14:48:15-05:00

Uromastyx Care (Uromastyx sp.) ​Erica Mede, CVT Photos by Susan Horton, DVM Description Uromastyx are also called Dab lizards, Spiny Tailed lizards, Uros, and Agamids.  These medium sized herbivores are quickly gaining popularity in the pet trade due to their unique appearance and interesting diet.  There are [...]

Uromastyx Care (Uromastyx sp.)2020-10-22T14:48:15-05:00

Thai Water Dragon Care (Physignathus cocincinus)

2020-10-22T14:46:20-05:00

Thai Water Dragon Care (Physignathus cocincinus) Erica Mede, CVT Description These medium sized lizards reach lengths of 2-3 feet from snout to tail tip with males being on the longer side.  Their whip like tail offers both balance and defense (tail whipping) similar to the Green [...]

Thai Water Dragon Care (Physignathus cocincinus)2020-10-22T14:46:20-05:00

Tegu Care (Tupinambis sp)

2020-10-22T14:43:28-05:00

Tegu Care (Tupinambis sp) ​Erica Mede, CVT Description Tegus are potentially the most intelligent reptile and exhibit this intelligence by attempting clever escape routes. When handled regularly, these large bodied, stocky lizards can become quite docile and even enjoy physical interaction.  Although tegus appear similar to [...]

Tegu Care (Tupinambis sp)2020-10-22T14:43:28-05:00

Savannah Monitor Care (Varanus exanthematicus)

2020-10-22T14:41:22-05:00

Savannah Monitor Care (Varanus exanthematicus) Erica Mede, CVT Description Savannah monitors, also called Bosc monitors, are large carnivorous lizards that resemble tegus more than typical monitors.  When handled regularly, these large bodied, stocky lizards can become quite docile and even enjoy the physical interaction in some cases.  The [...]

Savannah Monitor Care (Varanus exanthematicus)2020-10-22T14:41:22-05:00

Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink Care (Tribolonotus gracilis)

2020-10-22T14:39:14-05:00

Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink Care (Tribolonotus gracilis) Erica Mede, CVT Natural History Also known as Tribbies, Orange-Eyed Crocodile skinks, or the Red-Eyed Busch Crocodile skink this lizard has become increasingly popular pet in the United States since 1994 when it debuted in the pet trade.  Native to the [...]

Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink Care (Tribolonotus gracilis)2020-10-22T14:39:14-05:00

Panther Chameleon Care (Furcifier pardalis)

2020-10-22T14:36:12-05:00

Panther Chameleon Care (Furcifier pardalis) Erica Mede, CVT Photos and editing by Susan Horton, DVM Panther chameleons have become increasingly popular pets due to their wide range of beautiful colors.  Typically, chameleons are an observation only pet and typically tolerate handling poorly.  Panthers have been described as rather [...]

Panther Chameleon Care (Furcifier pardalis)2020-10-22T14:36:12-05:00
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