Tag Archives: Forests

Madagascar Tree Boa

Sanzinia madagascarensis Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements In the wild, these snakes prey on small mammals. In captivity, they are fed mice. 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

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Cornsnake

Pantherophis guttatus Order: Squamata Family: Colubridae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Challenges: proper housing. As with most snakes, if the enclosure is not entirely secure, they will find a way to escape. Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate:   Diet Requirements In the wild, cornsnakes eat rodents, eggs, small birds, and frogs. In captivity, they are fed rodents. Veterinary Concerns

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Mandarin Rat Snake

Elaphe mandarina Order: Sauria — Family Colubridae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Mandarin rat snakes can be kept in the same kind of enclosure that we would keep a Milk Snake, Kingsnake or Corn Snake. The Brandywine Zoo houses theirs in a Vision Cage. This species is fossorial and montane, therefore providing opportunities for burrowing in hides or substrate is appropriate either

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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 are fed an Omnivore’s salad

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African Pygmy Hedgehog

Erinaceus atelerix albiventris Order: Insectivora Also called white-bellied hedgehog Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This species can be housed in larger aquarium style tanks or wire style enclosures as long as the wire does not encourage climbing. You must provide a heat pad for hedgehogs year round otherwise they can go into torpor during cooler times of the year. Any temperatures

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