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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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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Blister Disease

Poor reptile husbandry leads to a lot of problems and a lot of diseases that can be easily preventable. Cleaning your reptile’s enclosure regularly and maintaining it at the correct humidity levels is essential not only for general attractiveness and the reptile’s comfort but also to prevent horrible and potentially …

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Breeding Your Reptiles

For many reptile enthusiasts to successfully breed from their pets is the ultimate achievement. This is because reptiles often do not adapt well enough to captivity to feel comfortable enough to mate. Thus successful breeding indicates a high standard of skill in reptile husbandry. For all reptiles, whether lizard, snake …

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Hibernation and Your Reptiles

Most people think of bears or squirrels when they talk about hibernation but in fact many reptiles hibernate as well – although the process is more correctly called “brumation” as it is different from mammalian hibernation. This is because, unlike mammals, a reptile is not living off its fat reserves …

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