Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles | Treatment

Authored by: Christina Miller CAHT/RVT, RLAT, BSc Treatment of metabolic bone diseases How an afflicted animal will be treated depends entirely on the severity of the disease and any complicating factors. At this point, it is important to reiterate the importance of the veterinary team in diagnosing the disease and any concurrent problems. Pet owners […]

Albino Soft Shell Turtle

"Whitethroatedmonitor" by Calibas - Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Treating Reptile Aggression | Lizards

Authored by: Todd Cornwell | Unique Birthday Parties for Kids & Reptile Rescue Treating Aggressive Lizards Apparently the article on Treating Aggression in Snakes was very popular. So the publisher asked me if I would do the same thing for lizards. How do you treat aggression in lizards? And dang it, I’m stumped. As a rescue, […]

Metabolic Bone Disease Prevention | Husbandry Errors

Authored by: Christina Miller CAHT/RVT, RLAT, BSc Preventing Husbandry Errors Diet Determining what aspect of an affected pet’s husbandry went wrong may be painfully obvious to the knowledgeable herpetoculturist, or more subtle and requiring a trained eye. Recall that we need to consider aspects of our husbandry that involve nutrition and lighting. Dietary obtainment of […]

Cuttlebone is a nice way to include supplemental calcium in the diet of chelonians, although it does not make up for a calcium-poor diet overall. It is also great to maintain rhamphotheca (beak)


Snakes Don’t Make Good Wardrobe

Snakes and reptiles don’t make good apparel choices neither do humans as we’ll see. Today I came across what I thought (hoped) would be an intelligent discussion on why it’s never a good idea to place any reptile around your face; much less wrap a snake around your neck. What I saw, was the exact […]

Protest the G-20 Summit, just leave your reptiles at home!

According to the The Washington Post, Australia Zoo is allowed inside summit but ‘protesters’ cannot bring their own reptiles to the event. This speaks volumes to what we’ve been saying and just covered in Snakes Don’t Make Good Wardrobe.  It’s great that you enjoy reptiles, we do to. With that personal responsibility and  accountability go […]

Basking isn't just for thermoregulation. This Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is basking under both a heat lamp and a UV-B producing bulb so that he may create endogenous vitamin D3.