Common Musk Turtle

Sternotherus oderatus Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Check out the Reptelligence Facebook page and Reptelligence website for enrichment and training inspiration. Advancing Herpetological Husbandry July 2018 Quarterly Newsletter- Article Environmental Enrichment for Reptiles By Charlotte James Other Colony or Breeding Management Notes species is…

Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: 70-90 F Humidity: 60-80% Lighting: need at least 5% UVA/UVB lighting Substrate: sphagnum moss and vermiculite Diet Requirements In the wild, box turtles eat insects and other small creatures (worms and slugs are a favorite,) leafy plants, berries, and other fruts. Under human care, they…

Bog Turtle

Glyptemys muhlenbergii Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: To house the turtles, add sufficient peat moss (several inches) and sprayed/flood until it becomes water logged. From the Studbook: create basking spots and areas using concrete blocks and top with plant and soil “plugs” containing various native plants from the wild bog…

California Mountain Kingsnake

Latin Name Order: Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Check out the Reptelligence Facebook page and Reptelligence website for enrichment and training inspiration. Advancing Herpetological Husbandry July 2018 Quarterly Newsletter- Article Environmental Enrichment for Reptiles By Charlotte James Other Colony or Breeding Management Notes species is…

Blandings Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Wild Diet: they are omnivores and eat a diverse amount of animal and plant matter, including amphibian egg masses, tadpoles, crustaceans, small fish, water insects, worms, slugs, snails, leeches, leafy vegetation, ripe fruits, berries and mushrooms, some of…

Grey-banded Kingsnake

Latin Name Order: Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Check out the Reptelligence Facebook page and Reptelligence website for enrichment and training inspiration. Advancing Herpetological Husbandry July 2018 Quarterly Newsletter- Article Environmental Enrichment for Reptiles By Charlotte James Other Colony or Breeding Management Notes species is…

Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getulus Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements In the wild, kingsnakes eat lizards, mice, eggs, and birds. They can also eat venomous snakes, including rattlesnakes, copperheads, and coral snakes. They can do this because they are immune to the venom of these snakes. (This is…

Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum Order: Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Check out the Reptelligence Facebook page and Reptelligence website for enrichment and training inspiration. Advancing Herpetological Husbandry July 2018 Quarterly Newsletter- Article Environmental Enrichment for Reptiles By Charlotte James Other Colony or Breeding Management Notes species is…

African Pancake Tortoise

Malacochersus tornieri Order: Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Pancake tortoises can be housed indoors or outdoors. An indoor enclosure can be a 40-gallon terrarium or larger. Enclosure size needs to be at least 4 square feet for up to two tortoises. Add 2 square feet for every additional tortoise. Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Basking 100 F; cooler…

Leopard Tortoise

Geochelone pardalis Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements A pair of leopard tortoises can be kept in a 10 foot by 10 foot pen. The walls should be at least 18 inches high and may be made of wood, block or other material that prevents the tortoise from seeing through the wall. Enclosure should have a…