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″….

Green Basilisk

Basiliscus plumifrons Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Large water bowl, high perching for climbing and basking high up. Recommend covering 2-3 faces of all glass enclosures and mind the proximity to screen tops as nose rubbing may occur. Plants for hiding also recommended and if possible outdoor enclosures are best. Minimum width and height on…

Cuban Iguana

Cyclura nubila Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Adults require an enclosure measuring at least 8 to 12 feet in length and 4 feet wide. Basking site should be heated to a minimum of 120 degrees Fahrenheit Diet Requirements In the wild, Cuban iguanas consume leaves, flowers, and fruits. Although they are herbivores, they are occasionally…

Common Green Iguana

Iguana iguana Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Iguanas require a great deal of space. An adult can reach 5-6 feet in length and will need vertical space to allow for climbing. Exercise areas as well as outdoor areas to access natural light in the summer are recommended. Diet Requirements Common green iguanas are mostly herbivorous….

African Giant Millipedes

Archispirostreptus gigas Order: Spirostreptida Documents Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This species can be housed in colonies and do well in plastic bins or glass aquariums as long as the substrate layer is deep enough and plenty of hides are provided. Brandywine Zoo: Houses in large rubbermaid style bin with holes drilled in the lid for…

Pacman Frog

Ceratophrys ornata Order: Anura Family:  Ceratophryidae Other names: Argentine wide-mouthed frog, ornate pacman frog   Natural History Information Range and Habitat Ornate horned frogs are native to northern Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. They live in tropical and montane rainforests. Longevity Normally, ornate horned frogs will live about 6 years, but some individuals have lived up…

Asian Forest Scorpion

Hetterometrus spinifer Order: Documents Niabi Zoo Ambassador Invertebrate SOP – Asian Forest Scorpion Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements   Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony Management   Individual Identification   Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines See: Temperature and Transport: Welfare Implications for Ambassador Ectotherms from AASAG Newsletter, Dec. 2016 If a heat…

Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa Order: Blattodea   Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Zoo Atlanta keeps a breeding colony in a 20 gallon long tank. One side has a heat pad and soil that is misted daily while the other side is kept more dry. A humidity chamber (tupperware with a wet sponge inside) is accessible at all times….

Clouded Leopard

Neofelis nebulosa A new species, Neofelis diardi (Sunda or Sundaland clouded leopard), has recently been established. Order: Carnivora Husbandry Information Housing Requirements These cats are very arboreal and require a lot of places to climb and hide up high. Studies have shown that vertical space of over ten feet reduces cortisol levels. Shelves and nestboxes should be…

Binturong

Arctictis binturong Order: Carnivora Order: Carnivora Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Require climbing structures and high platforms, hammocks, nest boxes, etc. Provide a quiet area for down time when the binturong is not being trained. Diet Requirements Omnivorous: feed fruits, vegetables, leaf-eater biscuits, dog kibble, meat, eggs. Veterinary Concerns Diabetes is a major concern with older…