Kenyan Sand Boa

Eryx colubrinus Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Small tank/enclosure that is filled with at least 1.5 inches of sand Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements In both the wild and captivity, Kenyan sand boas eat rodents. Juvenile boas feed on nestling rodents and lizards. Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training…

Woma Python

Aspidites ramsayi Order: Squamata 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…

Trans-Pecos Rat Snake

Bogertrophis subocularis Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements In the wild, Trans-Pecos rat snakes eat rodents, birds, and small lizards. In captivity, they are fed rodents. Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Check out the Reptelligence Facebook page and Reptelligence website for enrichment and training inspiration. Advancing Herpetological Husbandry…

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…

Egyptian Tortoise

Testudo kleinmanni Order: Testudinae This species is also called Kleinmann’s tortoise. Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Minimum size enclosure 2 feet long, 2 feet wide and 2 feet tall. Furniture: a hide in which individuals can partially burrow into the sandy substrate is recommended. Regardless, a hide or tunnel in which individuals can completely retreat from the heat…

Desert Tortoise

Gopherus agassizii Order: Testudines Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Zoo America: Upper respiratory infections tend to be a problem. 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…

African Spurred Tortoise

Also known as Sulcata Tortoise, African spur thigh, and just spurred tortoises Geochelone sulcata Order: Testudines   Family: Testudinidae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Sulcata tortoises are best kept with access to an outdoor area for most, or all, of the year. Include a few large, flat rocks in an indoor enclosure. They help file down the tortoises’ nails and…

Fennec Fox

Vulpes zerda Order: Carnivora   Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Contact the SSP coordinator, Karen Bauman, St. Louis Zoo (kbauman@stlzoo.org), for information on housing and husbandry information. The SSP is working on developing a husbandry manual but in the interim, contact the SSP coordinator for the most up to date information. This species does NOT need to…

Blue-tongued Skink

Tiliqua scincoides Order: Squamata There are 3 subspecies of Tiliqua scincoides, Australian blue-tongued skink [1]  T. s. chimaerea, Tanimbar blue-tongued skink, T. s. intermedia, northern blue-tongued skink, T. s. scincoides, eastern blue-tongued skink Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Blue-tongued skinks can be easily housed in plastic commercial reptile enclosures, minimum size for adults approximately 32″ by 18″….

African Gold Skink

Eumeces schneideri Order: Squamata   Husbandry Information Housing Requirements 20 gallon aquarium with bedding such as sand, paper bedding, or reptile bark or on newspaper with supplemental hide boxes available. Daylight basking lamp and night lamp if the temperature drops below 72*F Diet Requirements Insects (crickets, mealworms, superworms) or earthworm pieces. Veterinary Concerns If housing…