10 Amazing Reptile Facts

Reptiles are a fascinating group of vertebrates with one of the longest histories of any living creature on Earth. First appearing over 300 million years ago, reptiles are believed to have descended from amphibians and during the course of their evolution, have produced many unique offshoots, the most famous being …

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What to do When My Reptile Sheds it’s Skin

There are some misconceptions about reptiles and how they shed their skins; the most common of these being that a reptile will shed its skin twice to four times a year; this is not the case. A healthy reptile can shed their skin many times during the course of the …

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Reptiles and Shedding Skin

While most people immediately think of reptiles, particularly snakes, when they think of skin-shedding, in actual fact, all animals shed their skin at regular intervals to maintain health. In fact, humans shed 1.5 million skin cells every hour! However, reptiles gain more attention for the process because they often do …

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Keeping Your Reptiles Healthy

Keeping your reptile healthy is one of the key duties of a reptile owner and it can also be one of the most challenging. Reptile health depends on a wide variety of factors all of which must be satisfied for the reptile to be free from stress and illness. As …

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Risk of Catching Zoonotic Diseases from Your Reptile

Despite their differences from us, there are several diseases which can be transmitted from reptiles to humans and care must be taken when handling reptiles to prevent infection. Generally, with good sanitation and personal hygiene practices, as well as keeping reptile pets out of food preparation areas, the risks are …

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How Reptiles Reproduce

Reptilian reproduction forms one of the key turning points in evolution; when the first reptiles broke free from their amphibian ancestors’ dependence on water for breeding, their conquest of the land became complete – and ultimately allowed dinosaurs to rule the world for 120 million years. Today, modern reptiles follow …

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Metabolic Bone Disease

Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) is probably one of the most common illnesses that reptile owners will have to deal with. In a sense it is really an umbrella term for a number of disorders such as osteoporosis, fibrous osteodystrophy, secondary nutritional hyperparathyroidism, osteomalacia and rickets. All of these relate to …

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