Category Archives: Reptile Health & Medicine

Treating Thermal Burns In Reptiles

Unfortunately, burns are an extremely common injury for captive reptiles.  I already discussed in a previous article, the 7 ways to prevent a thermal burn but sometimes accidents happen.  So what are you supposed to do if you notice even … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Prevent Thermal Burns In Captive Reptiles

Thermal burns may result from any source of heat that a reptile is exposed to.  Any heat source that allows direct contact between the reptile and the source itself (such as heat rocks and spot lights) are typically to blame … Continue reading

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Dehydration in Reptiles: Signs, Causes and Treatment

Water is truly the elixir of life for humans and reptiles alike and is considered to be the most important nutrient in animal nutrition.

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Top 5 Vitamin Deficiences and Excesses in Reptiles

For the most part, reptiles cannot synthesize their own vitamins within their bodies – they rely on vitamins supplied to them via foods or vitamin supplements. Deciding what extra vitamins you should provide (if any) any how much to provide … Continue reading

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Stargazing Syndrome In Snakes

When the cervical musculature of a snake contracts, the head and neck are raised almost straight up, as if the affected snake is gazing at the stars.  Hence the term stargazing.

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