Reptile & Amphibian Center

PetMD Editorial
Mar 28,2016

by Carol McCarthy Before you add a frog to your family, sit down and first plan out a menu. Frogs are carnivores—and predators—so you will need to be ready to offer a steady supply of fresh prey to your frog. But feeding a frog is more than just dumping a baggie of crickets into the terrarium. Your frog’s diet will be specifically based on species, age, total in the group, and breeding status. “… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 07,2016

By David F. Kramer Turtles and tortoises are among the longest living animals in the world. A decision to own one as a pet could very well include a lengthy commitment, perhaps even as far as making allowances for your reptile friend’s care in your will. Whether or not you need the help of your attorney, a turtle or tortoise is bound to be a pet you’ll enjoy for years to come. Dr. Jennifer Coates… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 07,2016

Burns Although reptile owners take care in protecting their pet reptiles from all possible traumas, accidents may still happen. A little inattentiveness can lead to injury, and in some cases may even lead to serious burns to your pet reptile. Causes Burns are usually attributed to various kinds of heat sources. As a reptile owner, you know reptiles require supplemental heat sources. Some of the… Read More

Mar 02,2016

By Teresa Traverse If you’re considering buying a pet turtle, one of the biggest questions you’re probably asking yourself is how big your new pet will get. This is one of the most important questions you can ask, as turtles can vary greatly in size depending on their species and type. Some turtles can weigh less than a penny at birth, said Laurie Hess, DVM and owner of the Veterinary Center for… Read More

Mar 02,2016

By Teresa Traverse As a turtle owner, setting up your turtle’s habitat is key to keeping them healthy. This is where your pet will spend most of their time, and it needs to be just right. Here are general guidelines to help make your turtle’s home a good one. How to Choose a Turtle Tank The first thing you’ll want to consider is your turtle’s size. Many start off weighing a few grams but can grow… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 01,2016

Image via iStock.com/theasis By Nick Keppler The tail-eating serpent is one of the oldest tales known to humans. According to ancient Egyptian legend, when the sun god Ra merged with Osiris, ruler of the underworld, to form a new divine entity, two serpents representing the protective snake-god Mehen slithered around the newborn super-god holding their tails in their mouths. In Norse mythology,… Read More