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Ball pythons (Python regius) are a small- to medium-sized constrictor snake native to western and central Africa. Difficulty: Intermediate.
Bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) are a medium-sized agamid lizard native to eastern and central Australia. Difficulty: Intermediate.
Blue Tongue Skink
Blue tongue skinks (Tiliqua spp.) are a group of medium-sized lizards native to parts of Australia and Indonesia. Difficulty: Intermediate.
Boa (aka Red-Tailed Boa or Boa Constrictor)
Boas are a group of medium-large snakes native to Central and South America. This guide addresses all members of the Boa genus. Difficulty: Intermediate-Hard.
Corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus) are a small constrictor snake primarily native to the southeastern United States. Difficulty: Easy.
Crested geckos (Correlophus ciliatus) are small geckos native to New Caledonia. Difficulty: Easy.
The Dumeril's boa (Acrantophis dumerili) is a medium-sized constricting snake native to the arid southwest portion of Madagascar. Difficulty: Intermediate.
Gargoyle geckos (Rhacodactylus auriculatus) are small arboreal geckos native to New Caledonia. Difficulty: Easy.
North American Hognose Snake
The North American Hognose (Heterodon spp.) is a small terrestrial snake native to North America. Difficulty: Easy - Intermediate.
The Jackson's chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii ssp.) is a medium-sized chameleon native to montane regions of Kenya and Tanzania. Difficulty: Hard.
Leaf-tailed geckos (Uroplatus spp.) are a group of well-camouflaged geckos native to Madagascar. Difficulty: Intermediate - Very Hard.
Leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) are medium-sized terrestrial geckos native to arid and semiarid regions of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. Difficulty: Intermediate.
Mourning geckos (Lepidodactylus lugubris) are small parthenogenic geckos distributed across the South Pacific islands, Central and South America, and Hawaii. Difficulty: Easy.
Red-Eared Slider (COMING SOON!)
Red-Eared Sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) are medium-sized freshwater turtles native to the United States. This guide addresses all 3 subspecies of pond slider. Difficulty: Hard.
Sudan Plated Lizard
Sudan plated lizards (Broadleysaurus major) are medium-sized lizards native to central and eastern Africa. Difficulty: Intermediate.
Sandfish (Scincus spp.) are small skinks native to the sand dunes of northern Africa and the Arabian peninsula, named for the way they "swim" through loose sand. Difficulty: Easy.
Tegus (Salvator spp. & Tupinambis spp.) are a group of large lizards native to eastern and southeastern South America. Difficulty: Hard.
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