Reptile Booklet


The best link I can refer you to is Melissa Kaplins web site. She has an excellent and extensive library of reptile information and is a well respected author.

ARAV – Association of reptile & amphibian veterinarians

AZ Reptiles AZ Herp Association

Deer Fern Farms – Uromastyx

Other excellent web sites:

Chelonians: turtles/tortoises

Eastern & Ornate Box Turtles

Wood Turtles- Rhinoclemmys

Tortoise Trust

Chelonians –

Veterinary Practice and Husbandry

Foundation Turtle: anatomy


Painted Turtles


Common Turtle Species

Kane Turtle Heat Mats

Water Turtle Care Sheet

Turtle Puddle

Turtle Brittle Food

Turtle Cafe


Green Iguana Society – highly recommended!

Plants poisonous to Iguanas by Cornell


Chameleon Information Network


Green Anole Care Sheet


Snake Care Client Information


Plants poisonus to Iguanas by Cornell

Misc. Reptile Information

Kreiger Publishing


Arizona Herpetological Association


Arizona Herp Guide

Global Gecko Association

Tad P Frog Home Page – general herp info

2 thoughts on “Reptile Booklet

  1. Mary Dylan

    I have a female red-eared slider approximately 5 years old and I can not find any literature on why she is consuming her own feces. She was not fed regularly by a previous owner and I have seen her thrive and grow in size since I have gotten her on a regular and comparatively generous feeding schedule. I assume it is a nutrition problem although she is on a commercial 35%Protein growth formula. I have a powerful filtration system, heat and her tank is clean although I have plans to put her in a bigger tank. Am I not feeding her enough?

    1. admin Post author

      Turtles and tortoises are naturally coporphagic (eat their feces) as a way of establishing normal and varied gut flora (bacteria). As long as she appears otherwise healthy, has a clean tank and good diet this would not concern me. It really is not related to any malnutrition or lack of food – sounds like she has a good home.

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