Reptile & Amphibian Center

Mar 01,2016

By Geoff Williams If you’re looking to buy a turtle, you’ll want to consider how much they cost. Fortunately, turtles can be relatively inexpensive in comparison to cats and dogs, but require consistent and dedicated care throughout their lives in addition to a suitable habitat to live in. Learn more about the potential costs of owning a turtle, below.   How Much Do Turtles Cost? An Overview… Read More

Mar 01,2016

by Lynne Miller Turtles and tortoises occupy a special place in the animal kingdom, particularly for their unique mating and reproductive habits. So how, exactly, do turtles have babies? Find out below. How Do Turtles Mate? In their book, Turtles and Tortoises: A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual, herpetologist Richard Bartlett and biologist Patricia P. Bartlett note that although mating rituals vary… Read More

Feb 19,2016

By Joe Cortez Often considered an interactive and intelligent companion, turtles can bring years of joy for those who are seeking a long-term pet that doesn't require a lot of space. However, many new turtle owners often find themselves asking a lot of questions about their shelled pets. Have you ever wondered where turtles come from? Moreover, do you know how to identify what kind of turtle you… Read More

Feb 19,2016

By Joe Cortez One of the first challenges a new turtle owner will face is setting up a proper environment for their pet to thrive. Creating the right space requires more than a heating element and the right diet, as turtles also need an aquatic space. In many cases, having a swimming area is an important part of a habitat to keep turtles happy and healthy throughout their lives. Here, we answer… Read More

Feb 16,2016

By Cheryl Lock As far as reptiles go, owning a pet lizard can be a very worthwhile and unique experience, but there are many things to consider before taking one home. “Lizards can be rewarding to keep but they always require more care than snakes, and attention to detail is important,” said Leo Spinner, herpetologist and founder and owner of The Spotted Turtle Herpetological Institute. “A new… Read More

Feb 16,2016

By Cheryl Lock While certain distinctive characteristics of a snake’s anatomy are sure to give it away — long, limbless bodies, short tails and sharp jaws, to name a few — there are many other things about a snake that even an animal enthusiast might not readily know. For example, did you know that snakes are carnivorous reptiles, or that they lack both eyelids and external ears? If you’re… Read More