Tag Archives: Terrestrial

Ornate Box Turtle

Terrapene ornata ornate Order: Testudines Family: Emydidae Natural History Information Range and Habitat Common box turtles can be found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. They can live in a wide variety of habitats, from wooded swamps to dry, grassy fields. They are most abundant and healthy in moist forested areas with plenty of underbrush. They will often venture

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Dwarf Reticulated Python

Broghammerus reticulatus Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Temperature, Humidity, & Lighting: Temperature: Humidity: Lighting: Substrate: Diet Requirements Carnivorous – feeds primarily on mammals, but will also eat birds and reptiles 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

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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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Savannah Monitor

Varanus exanthematicus Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Savannah monitors require a fair bit of space. The enclosure should be at least twice as long as the lizard and at least as wide as it is long. A temperature gradient is ideal. This can be accomplished by providing a heat lamp at one end of the enclosure. The temperature at

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Common Green Iguana

Iguana iguana Order: Squamata Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Iguanas require a great deal of space. An adult can reach 5-6 feet in length and will need vertical space to allow for climbing. Exercise areas as well as outdoor areas to access natural light in the summer are recommended. Diet Requirements Common green iguanas are mostly herbivorous. In the wild, they eat

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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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American Toad

  By Brian Gratwicke (Anaxyrus americanus – American toad) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Anaxyrus americanus Order: Anura Husbandry Information Housing Requirements   Diet Requirements   Veterinary Concerns   Notes on Enrichment & Training Check out the Reptelligence Facebook page and Reptelligence website for enrichment and training inspiration.   Programmatic Information Tips on Presentation   Tips on Handling   Potential Messaging  

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Ring-tailed Cacomistle

Bassariscus astutus Order: Carnivora Husbandry Information Housing Requirements – Much of what is listed below comes from the AZA Procyonid manual Square footage is 177 with a height of at least 10 ft tall. Multiple areas/structures that are permanent or removable should be made available in the exhibit and holding areas. Multiple substrates can be used but if the majority of

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Serval

Leptailurus serval Order: Carnivora Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Servals are ground-dwelling cats but do enjoy resting in high places, such as hammocks or platforms. They have poor balance, so make sure branches or ramps leading to such places are fairly wide. Servals can also easily jump up to and down from areas six or more feet above the ground. They need

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Domestic Cat

Felis catus Order: Carnivora Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Carnivore Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Programmatic Information Tips on Presentation Tips on Handling Hamill Family Play Zoo, Brookfield Zoo: our cats have been trained to wear a harness and leash when out to meet guests. Potential Messaging Hamill Family Play Zoo, Brookfield Zoo: The domestic cats reside

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