Red-eyed crocodile skink care (Crocodile skinks as pets)

Red-eyed crocodile skinks are quickly becoming a pet sensation in the United States, and elsewhere. These adorable critters are shy and reserved, but undeniably adorable. The large orange patches around their eyes give them an almost cartoonish aspect, and their dorsal and tail spines give them the appearance of having a direct ancestral link to the hallowed stegosaurus, or another prehistoric lizard. What is a … Continue reading Red-eyed crocodile skink care (Crocodile skinks as pets)

What is an albino corn snake? (albino corn snake breeding guide)

Corn snakes are non-venomous Colubrids. For a long time, the humble corn snake has been one of the most popular pet snakes in the United States, and with good reason. They are even-tempered, relatively easy to care for, moderately sized, and are available in a startlingly diverse range of colors and patterns. Like rosy boas and ball pythons, corn snakes are interbred by herpetologists and … Continue reading What is an albino corn snake? (albino corn snake breeding guide)

Why do snakes eat themselves? (or bite their own tails)

The ancient Ouroboros depicts a snake eating itself. In reality, it is less grandiose. Usually, it is a result of confusion, misplaced aggression, or ill health. Is it ever deliberate? Let’s take a closer look! A snake biting its own tail is not taking a new beginning. Incidents of this are symptomatic of ill health, confusion or high stress levels. One thing is for sure: … Continue reading Why do snakes eat themselves? (or bite their own tails)

Your Concise Guide to 17 Black And Yellow Snakes

There are dozens of subspecies of black and yellow snakes—black snakes with yellow patterns, yellow snakes with black patterns—you name it, they’re out there. Coloration and pattern varies so much in the serpentine world, and with such variance comes a new lexicon. You might encounter new words (but remember: they’re more afraid of you than you are of them!). What are we talking about here? … Continue reading Your Concise Guide to 17 Black And Yellow Snakes

Your Concise Guide to Over 20 Unique Rosy Boa Morphs

First described in 1861 by American palaeontologist Edward Cope—something of a prodigy—the rosy boa is a magnificent snake. It comes in many colors. While there is some taxonomic dispute about Latinate forenames and phylogenetic jargon, the scientific world is largely united on this: the rosy boa is a very cool critter. In brief, the rosy boa morphs which occur commonly, in the wild are as … Continue reading Your Concise Guide to Over 20 Unique Rosy Boa Morphs