Skin and Shell Infection in Reptiles

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Pet lizards, snakes, turtles, and tortoises are frequently diagnosed with infections of their skin and shells. If left untreated, these infections can cause permanent damage or spread into the animal’s blood stream, which is often fatal.


Skin and shell infections in reptiles have many different names depending . . . → Read More: Skin and Shell Infection in Reptiles

4 Diseases Your Pet Reptile Can Give You

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All pets have the potential of spreading zoonotic diseases, not just reptiles. These illnesses can be spread by bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites entering the mouth; they can also be spread through the air, or by a break on the skin. Infants, young children, pregnant women and the infirm or . . . → Read More: 4 Diseases Your Pet Reptile Can Give You

10 Fruits and Vegetables for Lizards

Can Lizards Eat Fruits and Vegetables?

Lizards are omnivores, which means their diet consists of both animal and plant matter, including fruits and vegetables. However, some fruits and vegetables are more beneficial for lizards than others. There are even certain fruits and vegetables that can be toxic to lizards. Here are a few fruits . . . → Read More: 10 Fruits and Vegetables for Lizards

Common Reptile Viral Diseases

I was lecturing to a herp group a couple of weeks ago. Afterward, a couple of hardcore herpers with big collections approached and wanted to know the best antibiotic to use to treat really bad infections in their snakes. They had used Baytril, even using a higher dose than usually prescribed, but their animals weren’t . . . → Read More: Common Reptile Viral Diseases