16 Cringe-Worthy Excuses People Make When Selling Their Reptiles

Sometimes when I’m browsing the local reptile classifieds, I get a little depressed (or I want to take them all, depending on the day). Some are sick, some have obviously poor husbandry, many are the result of a saturated market,… Continue Reading


Elitism in the Reptile Hobby Needs to Stop NOW

elitism in the reptile hobby - snakey the ball python

With sneks in hats and seductive leopard geckos proliferating on the Internet, we are seeing a shift in public perception of reptiles from creepy to – dare I say – cute? This is GREAT! Positive press → more interest →… Continue Reading


Emergency Preparedness with Pet Reptiles

emergency preparedness with pet reptiles - power outage

If disaster strikes tomorrow, would you still be able to take care of your reptiles? If you’re like me, you probably haven’t thought much about it. But just like it’s a good idea to keep a savings account, it’s good… Continue Reading


Wild Caught vs. Captive Bred Reptiles — What’s the Big Deal?

Wild caught reptile - Merauke Indonesian blue tongue skink

Occasionally you might see the abbreviation “CB” or “WC” in a reptile ad. What does it mean? And why does it matter? Read on to find out. CB = Captive Bred Captive bred reptiles have never lived in the wild.… Continue Reading


Birds, Bees & Beardies: Let’s Talk Responsible Reptile Breeding

91 baby bearded dragons, the reason why we need to talk about responsible reptile breeding

There’s a reason why I don’t include breeding instructions in my care packets. Every year, countless numbers of unwanted reptiles appear in classified ads. More sit in pet stores, enduring (often) inadequate care in crowded conditions. Many of these animals are… Continue Reading


Should You Buy the Kids a Reptile for Christmas?

Featured image for post on not getting a reptile for Christmas

Christmas is in T-minus 16 days, and that means crunch time is upon us! Parents are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. And you know what makes a great gift? Getting them a reptile for Christmas!… Continue Reading