The terrarium

  A reptile holder is faced with the very difficult task of imitating a species-appropriate habitat in its terrarium. This is only possible if all the essential elements of the natural habitat are present. Here you will find all important information. The terrarium of the zoo merchant can by no means serve as an example, […]

Focus: Red light!

  Some lamps or lamp combinations must be classified as harmful to health for reptiles. These include above all red light lamps and ceramic heaters. Reptiles need a sufficient amount of light, heat and UV radiation. To survive in the terrarium. For this purpose, as a rule, a plurality of radiators are combined with one […]

Here is the worm inside

  Almost all wild animals are infected with parasites. Under natural conditions, this is not a problem, because the host and parasite have adapted themselves over many millennia. A natural balance has been established between them. Artificial living conditions in the terrarium or freights, however, alter this balance in favor of the parasites. Spatial limitation […]

Diseases in reptiles

  Reptiles show a disease first in behavioral changes: often the affected animal reduces the food intake or no longer eats at all. In addition, one can observe changes in the activity: the animal moves less or avoids certain movements. Sometimes it sleeps a lot or withdraws completely. In addition, each species reacts in a […]

Principles for the nutrition of reptiles in the Pet care

  It is true that reptiles have a slower metabolism than e.g. Birds or mammals, which should also be considered in the diet. Small carnivorous reptiles, also need their food adapted to their size. They get smaller portions or fodder animals and have to be fed more often. Large carnivorous reptiles, also adapted to their […]

Physical reparative treatment in reptiles

Salvatore Rinaldi, Maddalena Iannaccone, Gian Enrico Magi, Emanuela Costantini, Alessandro Castagna, Eraldo Sanna Passino, Margherita Maioli and Vania Fontani Received: 2 January 2013 Accepted: 11 February 2013 Published: 26 February 2013   Abstract Background The tissue growth necessary to achieve a complete or partial restitution ad integrum as a result of injury to soft tissue and/or hard times in reptiles is variable and often needs long time in relation to the species, to the habitat and […]

Chronic liver disease and subchronic nephritis in a male warty chameleon

(Furcifer verrucosus) with transient hyperglycaemia – case report Zdeněk Knotek1,2, Zora Knotková1, Šárka Trnková1, Gerry M. Dorrestein1,3, William Lewis4 1Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic 2Clinic for Avian, Reptile and Fish Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria 3Diagnostic Pathology Laboratory NOIVBD, Veldhoven, […]

Reptile diseases, articles, questions and answers

Every holder and breeder knows the situation when his animal suddenly falls ill. Reptiles are not kept everywhere and therefore there are not enough veterinarians, who know 100% in the area of reptiles and their diseases. I myself am glad that I personally have contact with my snake breed to a top animal clinic, ambulance […]

Word vet

Unfortunately, buying a terrarium animal is no longer a problem today. Why unfortunately? The answer is obvious. The fact that they can easily acquire amphibians, reptiles, birds and small mammals via the Internet, stock exchanges, pet shops or elsewhere, leads to the fact that almost anyone can buy such animals. Thus, even persons without previous […]