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Reptiles

  • Amphibians (frogs, toads, newts, salmanders and axolotl) are a widely diverse group of ectotherms (cold blooded) animals which, compared with mammals, birds and reptiles, have been rather…

  • The wide range of amphibians might make it difficult to decide which one to start with but some are easy to keep while others are more fragile with very precise environmental needs or have a…

  • Fenbendazole is used to control roundworms and some types of tapeworms and products are available for use in dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, birds and reptiles. Your veterinary surgeon may prescribe fenbendazole for a pregnant bitch to reduce the chance of the puppies being born with worms.

  • If you think your pet is unwell, you must take it to your veterinary surgeon for prompt attention. ANY deviation from normal should be a cause for concern and requires immediate evaluation by…

  • Small lizards or geckos can make excellent and attractive reptile pets. They are generally easy to keep requiring a vivarium kept between 25-30°C. Their diet is generally crickets and…

  • Common conditions of pet iguanas include metabolic bone disease, parasites, and abscesses. Metabolic bone disease, probably the most common condition of pet iguanas, is most often caused by…

  • Iguanas are herbivorous, meaning they eat plants. The hind-gut of the iguana is highly specialised to allow fibre digestion, similar to the stomach compartments of cattle. Some texts do…

  • Smaller juvenile pets often do well in a 10-or-20-gallon aquarium. As your iguana grows, he must be moved to more comfortable enclosures. These can often be purchased or built by the pet…

  • Miconazole is available as a topical spray. It is used on rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, birds and reptiles to prevent and treat common fungal infections including ringworm and some bacterial…

  • Reptiles are popular pets. Some people want to own them to be different (never a good reason for owning any pet), some enjoy the lower cost of veterinary care as compared to dogs and cats…