Heating Reptile Enclosures


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 [...]

Heating Reptile Enclosures2020-08-14T12:39:47-05:00

Western Fox Snake Care (Elaphe vulpina)


Western Fox Snake Care (Elaphe vulpina) Erica Mede, CVT Description Western Fox snakes are shy snakes reaching lengths of 3-5 feet.  Males are typically larger than females.  With a life span of 10-12 years, these rather sluggish snakes not the most common snake kept in captivity.  Adults [...]

Western Fox Snake Care (Elaphe vulpina)2020-08-14T12:44:32-05:00

Sand Boa Care (Erycinae sp.)


Sand Boa Care (Erycinae sp.) Erica Mede, CVT Description This docile, slow moving, stout bodied snake reaches lengths of 2-3 feet and live for 15-20 years in captivity although longer has been documented.  Sand boas are rarely bite, preferring to ball up or escape [...]

Sand Boa Care (Erycinae sp.)2020-08-14T12:45:04-05:00

Mexican Black Kingsnake Care (Lampropeltis getula nigrita)


Mexican Black Kingsnake Care (Lampropeltis getula nigrita) Erica Mede, CVT Natural History  The Mexican Black kingsnake, a subspecies of the Common (Eastern) kingsnake, is a very popular snake in the reptile pet industry due to their beauty, modest size and rather tractable temperament.  This species [...]

Mexican Black Kingsnake Care (Lampropeltis getula nigrita)2020-08-14T12:53:40-05:00

Emerald Tree Boa Care (Corallus caninus)


Emerald Tree Boa Care (Corallus caninus) Erica Mede, CVT Pictures and Editing By Susan Horton, DVM Description Emerald Tree boas are also called Emeralds, Emerald boas, or Green Tree boas (not to be confused with Green Tree pythons).  This species of nocturnal, arboreal constrictors reaches [...]

Emerald Tree Boa Care (Corallus caninus)2020-08-14T12:53:20-05:00

Eastern (Common) Kingsnake Care (Lampropeltis getula getula)


Eastern (Common) Kingsnake Care (Lampropeltis getula getula) Erica Mede, CVT Description Kings are a hardy species and generally live 15-20 years.  These are one of the most available snakes that are not in the boa or python family.  Kingsnakes are both diurnal and terrestrial sporting the classic [...]

Eastern (Common) Kingsnake Care (Lampropeltis getula getula)2020-08-14T12:50:06-05:00


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