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African Clawed Frog
The African Clawed Frog is a completely aquatic frog. They are excellent swimmers and can swim in all directions - including backwards - easily. These frogs make great pets for both the experienced and beginner herp enthusiasts. Learn More >
African Fat-Tailed Gecko
The African Fat-Tailed Gecko is one of the best species of Gecko to keep. They are tamer, more docile, and more comfortable with being held and handled than most other tropical geckos.
Amazon Tree Boa
The Amazon Tree Boa is a beautiful snake, that can be found in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Due to their temperment, they are better suited for an experienced reptile owner.
Argentine Black & White Tegu
Also known as the "Giant Tegu," the Argentine Black & White Tegu is the largest species of tegu. Intelligent and curious, they make wonderful pets and are fun to interact with.
Ball Python
Keeping your pet python happy and healthy.
Chilean Rose Tarantula
The Chilean Rose Tarantula is the tarantula most commonly found in pet stores. Calm, docile, and relatively easy to care for, it is a great starter species for those interested in arachnids.
Crested Gecko
Crested Geckos (Rhacodactylus ciliatus) are becoming increasingly popular as pets. These cute, nocturnal reptiles have their own individual personalities, they're fun to interact with, and they're relatively easy to care for.
East African Spiny-tailed Lizard
The East African Spiny-tailed Lizard is known by many names, including Dwarf Sungazer Lizard and Tropical Girdled Lizard. They are often mistakenly sold as Armadillo Lizards in pet stores.
Emperor Scorpion
Also known as the Imperial Scorpion, the Emperor Scorpion is one of the most popular pet scorpions.
Frilled Lizard
Learn how to create the ideal Frilled Lizard habitat. In this article you'll get expert advice about how to select a terrarium, what type of lighting to use, what habitat accessories to include, proper temperature and humidity and more. Learn more >
Gargoyle Gecko
Gargoyle Geckos are rapidly gaining in popularity among reptile owners. They are easy to handle and care for, and they don't require the complicated care regimens that many reptiles do.
Golden Tree Frog
The Golden Tree Frog (Polypedates leucomystax) is a popular pet reptile that goes by many names, including Common Tree Frog, Banana Frog, Asian Tree Frog, and more.
Greek Tortoise
Also known as the Spur-Thigh Tortoise, the Greek Tortoise (Testudo graeca) can make a great pet. Follow these general care guidelines to learn how to provide proper housing, lighting, foods, substrates, and more.
Green Anole
Also known as the Carolina Anole, the Green Anole is a fun and interesting pet, and it is the only anole native to the US. Though they are cheap to purchase, they are fairly expensive to house and care for properly.
Green Iguana
Often called "Giant Green Iguanas", Green Iguanas can grow up to 6 ft long and live up to 20 years or more. Since Green Iguanas come from exotic, tropical lands they require very specific housing, food, light, and other care requirements.
Inland Bearded Dragon
The Inland Bearded Dragon is the most common species of all Bearded Dragon pets.
Land Hermit Crab
Land hermit crabs of many different species are found in tropical areas of the Indo-region, the western Atlantic, and the western Caribbean.
Leopard Gecko
The Leopard Gecko is one of the easiest lizards to care for. They're small, easy to handle and are fun to watch when active at night. Like many lizards, Leopard Geckos also have the ability to lose their tails.
Milk Snake
In nature, milk snakes have a wider geographical range than most other species of snake and can thrive in a variety of habitats.
Musk Turtle
"Musk Turtle" can actually refer to one of five different species, but their care is fairly similar. This profile covers general information regarding overall genus Sternotherus).
Paddletail Newt
Paddletail Newts are often mistakenly sold in pet stores as Firebelly Newts, but they are a completely different species. There are two main species of Paddletail Newts – Pachytriton labiatus and Pachytriton brevipes.
Painted Turtle
Painted Turtles are the most common and widely distributed turtles in North America. Painted Turtles are more adaptable than most turtles and can make excellent pets.
Red-eared Slider
Red-eared Sliders are part of the Emydidae family. An aquatic turtle, the Red-eared Slider is cold-blooded and a strong swimmer. They are very popular as pets in the United States and require a high level of care.
Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor
The Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor is a beautiful species and can make a wonderful pet when the proper channels are taken.
Russian Tortoise
Russian Tortoises are active, friendly, and outgoing creatures who like to burrow and roam amidst their habitat. With gentle, patient handling, they can easily become tame and friendly.
Veiled Chameleon
Veiled Chameleons are shy and solitary, they should only be handled for short amounts of time. When startled or threatened, they curl up into a tight fetal position and darken in color.
White's Tree Frog
White'sTree Frog (Litoria caerulea): Also known as the Dumpy Tree Frog, Smiling Tree Frog, and Australian Green Tree Frog, the White's Tree Frog is easy to care for and therefore, makes a good pet for new reptile owners.

 
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