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Reptile Care

There are many forms of reptile facts floating around the Internet. There are facts about reptile husbandry and breeding, there are facts about reptile news and laws and there are facts about the everyday interaction of reptile keepers across the country. On our reptile blog we devote daily space to cover these facts and other information about reptiles.

My Ball Python Won’t Eat by XYZReptiles

ball python won't eat

If I had a dollar for every time I got a call or an email starting with my ball python won’t eat I could have retired by now. It is the time of year when incubators are emptying out and baby racks are filling up and with every purchase of a ...

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Panther Chameleons as Pets & Their Care

panther chameleons

Some of the more desired and more beautiful of the pet lizards for sale are panther chameleons. These gentle creatures are undoubtedly one of the nicest looking lizards in the world and can be seen in popular movies and commercials selling ...

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The Many Ways of Shipping Reptiles Safely in the Summer Heat

Shipping Reptiles

As the summer time heat starts to go up the scale and parts of the country begin to sizzle it is important to keep in mind the challenges faced by reptile companies trying to ship animals in a safe and timely manner. Like everything else in life ...

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Keys to Successfully Breeding Ball Pythons

baby ball python

As I enter the 18th season of successfully breeding ball pythons it is of little surprise to me that I am still learning and changing my process and that I still have so much to learn. Looking back I see many constants and trends and a few ...

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Ball Python Breeding and Egg Incubation Substrates

ball python breeding

Its ball python breeding season and for most of you out there involved in the hobby the next four months will be filled with snakes laying eggs and hopefully racks filled with babies at the end of the season. If you got all the way through the ...

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The Caiman Lizard: Your Very Own Faux Crocodile

caiman lizard for sale

Many reptile pets offer their keepers a chance to experience something new and different. They are everything from tiny indoor dinosaurs to giant outdoor shelled and clawed monsters. Few reptiles are as unique and special as the caiman lizard ...

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Reptile heating that has worked for me in the past

reptile heating

Since reptiles are exothermic and need outside heat sources one of the biggest challenges in providing optimal thermal conditions is heating. Like many other things in life when it comes to reptile heating there is a pro and con to the many ...

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Getting tough on common snake mites (Ophionyssus natricis)

snake mites

Nothing is more disheartening to a reptile keeper than finding that peculiar looking round dot moving around on his or her favorite pet snake. The immediate response is to say ugh and squash the tiny little bastard. Unfortunately this rarely ...

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Buying reptiles online the right way

Reptile Shipping

I managed to stay away from selling reptiles online for almost 20 years because I didn’t think I had the right plan or the right website to make sure both the animals and the buyers had the best experience possible. This all changed earlier in ...

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Timing is everything, When is it OK to buy a Breeder or Adult Ball Python?

adult ball python

As a ball python breeder and an avid herper I have been cautious of buying adult ball pythons when adding new genetic lines to my collection. There is a time and a place for everything and that applies when it comes to buying an adult ball ...

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