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Meet the Fiery Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink

By on August 28, 2013

~ Photos by NaturesauraphotographyThe Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink is a tiny, dragonesque reptile that looks like it jumped out of a fantasy novel! Tribolonotus gracilis, affectionately called “tribbies” by many keepers, are tropical lizards. They are found in New Guinea and Indonesian islands, such as Irian Jaya. Their popularity among reptile enthusiasts is definitely growing, as more of these unique reptiles are bred and raised in captivity! Their care is simple for more experienced hobbyists, but [...] Continue Reading…


Raising Reptiles meets YouTube…

By on September 20, 2013

That’s right, I launched a Youtube Channel! It’s a bit of an experiment, as I’m not a natural videographer. Let me know what you think! I will be posting fun, engaging, and educational videos – as well as updates of my

NATURE | Paradise Flying Snake Video

By on August 30, 2013

I am always wary of the herp-related information commonly shown on TV and portrayed in the media. However, this clip, from “Moment of Impact” has some exceptionally beautiful footage of tree monitors and the Paradise Flying Snake (Chrysopelea) that I


Introducing “Gecko Time”

By on August 20, 2013

[Editor's Note: This article is a companion piece to an article about Raising Reptiles that appears on the Gecko Time website]   Introducing Gecko Time So you’re fascinated with geckos. You spend lots of time reading and posting on gecko

Poison Dart Frogs – Free Kindle Book

By on July 24, 2013

Raising Reptiles is currently compiling a list of worthwhile, free education resources! This list will include ebooks, curriculum, images that can be used for education, etc. To start, take a look at Poison Dart Frogs, by Leanne Annett. Complete with

How Do You Maintain Humidity Levels?

By on July 19, 2013

One of the most common questions hobbyists have when keeping tropical, rainforest reptiles, is how to maintain or increase ambient terrarium humidity. As you know, there is a wide variety of animals that need differing levels of humidity. To care

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Lygodactylus Williamsi – Electric Blue Gems of the Rainforest

By on July 2, 2013

Tiny, vivacious lizards, Electric Blue Geckos are quickly gaining popularity in the reptile world. Spunky, fearless, and easy to care for, keeping these dwarf geckos can be very rewarding! Lygodactylus williamsi are native to the forests of Tanzania. Sadly, due

Top 9 Tips for Reptile Photographers

By on June 16, 2013

Reptile photography can be fun and challenging. Because everyone with a decent camera can photograph wildlife, it is a necessity to have an edge over others. Here are some tips to get the shot you are looking for: 1. Most


Constrictor Rule Update: Injurious Wildlife List

By on June 7, 2013

Image by Geoff Gallice “The US Herpetoculture Alliance has confirmed that the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has stated it’s intention to finalize the constrictor rule-making in the Summer of 2013. Known as the “Constrictor Rule”, this regulatory effort


What Do You Know About Retics?

By on May 25, 2013

Are you a fan of large pythons? The gorgeous Lavender Albino Retic displayed can potentially reach 20+ feet in length! Retics are known for their bipolar temperaments, speed, and impressive genetic variation. Challenging snakes to keep in captivity, they are

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The Definitive Guide to Reptile Terminology

By on April 23, 2013

Ever wondered what on earth everyone’s talking about, when you go into the reptile shop? Exploring terminology and abbreviations reptile keepers use can often seem like learning a whole new language! Fear not, for I present to you a simplistic


The Lively Ackie Monitors, varanus acanthurus

By on April 4, 2013

When you think of a monitor lizard, you probably picture a large and voracious creature; awesome in size. Maybe you love monitors, but don’t have the space for a gigantic cage. If that is the case, you will be thrilled


How Do We Decide How Rare an Animal Is and How Long Before Extinction?

By on March 21, 2013

How do we decide how rare an animal is? How do we figure out how long before it goes extinct? And how do we stop that from happening? By Dan Nosowitz Posted 03.19.2013 (Source) “There’s a conservation-biology rule of thumb that, for

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Rainforest Waterfalls, Castles, Rockwalls, More!

By on March 13, 2013

I present to you DIY at its finest! Lizard-Landscapes is a fantastic resource for learning how to make custom decor, accessories, rainforest waterfalls, or practically anything. Check out the website! I LOVE themed reptile/amphibian enclosures and Lizard-Landscapes shows you how

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Delights of the Reptile Community – Corn Snakes!

By on March 9, 2013

Corn Snakes, Elaphe Guttata, are among the most popular pet snakes. Their natural habitat ranges throughout the US, preferring dry plains and farmland. They have an immense gene pool and you can find countless morphs being bred today! These snakes

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