Tag Archives: Aquatic

Woodhouse Toad

Bufo woodhousii, or Anaxyrus woodhousii Order: Anura Family: Bufonidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Isolated colonies can be found throughout the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of North America. Prefers lowland sandy areas but will inhabit a variety of areas including marshes, river bottoms, mountain canyons, desert streams, irrigated areas and urban and suburban yards. Vary from gray

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Tiger Salamander

Ambystoma tigrinum Ambystoma californiensis – CA tiger salamander Ambystoma mavortium – Barred tiger salamander Order: Caudata Family: Amby is Greek for “a cup”; stoma is Greek for “a mouth”; tigri is Latin and means “tiger” or “striped like a tiger” Note relevant information about latin name, close relatives, etc: Natural History Information Both California and barred tiger salamanders are around

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Ducks

Anas sp.Order: Family: Note relevant information about latin name, close relatives, etc. Recommended Species Buffalo Zoo: We use call ducks. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: We are partial to Indian Runners. Natural Science Center of Greensboro: We use runner ducks. Interesting body type, many colors, trainable to recall/follow. Tracy Aviary: We’ve had white-faced whistling ducks in our ambassador program for years

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Western Pond Turtle

Actinemys marmorata (Northwestern) and Actinemys pallida (Southwestern) Subspecies: Actinemys marmorata pallida (Southwestern Pond Turtle) 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

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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 housed or managed socially or

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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 sites. Water: The water system is

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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 which are poisonous to humans

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Dwarf Crocodile

Osteolaemus tetraspis Order: Crocodilia Husbandry Information Housing Requirements We house them in a large round, with a magnetic drive circulating pump, with a sump,and activated carbon. They are cleaned and siphoned everyday, though being so small they are pretty clean. (Adventure Aquarium) Diet Requirements In the wild, dwarf crocodiles eat fish, amphibians, crustaceans, and possibly other terrestrial prey. In captivity, they

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Chinese Alligator

Alligator sinesis Order: Crocodilia Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Other Colony or Breeding Management Notes species is housed or managed socially or for breeding purposes. Individual Identification Dimorphism or practiced ways to individually mark species (such as those in colonies, like giant millipedes). Programmatic Information Transportation Temperature Guidelines   Crating: Tips on Presentation

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Pacman Frog

Ceratophrys ornata Make Latin Relatable: cera– horn ; phor – bearing, carrying, supporting; Ornata– adorned Order: Anura Other Names: Ornate Horned Frog   Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Brandywine Zoo keeps this species on 3-4″ of moist cocofiber substrate, as this species likes to burrow. A water dish large enough for soaking is provided with fresh, RO water treated with water conditioner. UVB

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