Tag Archives: Island

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa Order: Blattodea Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Housing: Zoo Atlanta keeps a breeding colony in a 20 gallon long tank. Program roaches are housed in an approximately 11×8 inch kritter keeper. Austin Zoo: 10 gallon tank lined with reptile carpet Brandywine Zoo: the top 2-3″ of the inside rim of the tank are coated with petroleum jelly to prevent

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Prehensile-tailed Skink

Corucia zebrata Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements This species is highly arboreal and required plenty of vertical space with a variety of climbing opportunities. From the PTS Studbook: Prehensile-tailed skinks being mostly arboreal do best in enclosures that allow them to climb; one that is well furnished with many branches (diameter greater than 10 cm) and suspended horizontal platforms. The

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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 observed scavenging or eating crabs.

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