Tag Archives: Temperate

North American Kestrel

Falco sparverius Order: Falconiformes Family: Falconidae Overview Males are easily distinguished from females by their size (males are smaller) and their slate blue wings (females have brown wings). Kestrels possess a pair of false eye spots, or ocelli, on the nape of their neck. These dark circles are thought to be a form of protective coloration because they look like

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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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Frilled Dragon

Chlamydosaurus kingii Order: Squamata Suborder: Iguania Family: Agamidae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Notes: Avoid perpetually damp conditions. Substrate- combo of coco fiber, play sand, organic potting soil to 2” depth. Or cypress mulch or commercial forest bedding. Lighting: use a simple timer for all of the lights in the cage, and set them to be on for approximately 12 hours

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