Hot Reptiles How-Tos

How To: Spot problems in an African Spur-thighed tortoise

How do you examine a tortoise to determine its level of health? Does the tortoise need real sunlight or is a UV lamp alone adequate? Is dog food okay as a diet item? What about mites? How can you determine the sex of the tortoise? All this and more is answered by Herpetologist Hillary Dupont, with the help of Host Israel Dupont.

How To: Build a bearded dragon habitat

Creating a safe and appropriate environment for your bearded dragon requires knowledge of the animal's place of origin, as well as elements of an artificial habitat that enrich the lizard's daily living. Host Israel Dupont and herpetologist Hillary Dupont take you through step by step in what turns out to be a fun experience of science mixed with reptile interior decorating.

How To: Check the health of your bearded dragon lizard

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is certainly the case with your Bearded Dragon. In this program, Host Israel Dupont and Herpetologist Hillary discuss the most important aspects of your dragon's health, including proactive suggestions for maintaining your pet's well-being and avoiding those costly visits to the veterinarian.

How To: Care for Green Iguanas

Our expert, Nichole Bragg, shows you how to care for a pet iguana. Learn how to handle this lizard, and learn the best diet of an iguana. Nichole shows you how to spot a healthy iguana and how to tell the difference between males and females. She also shows you how to build a habitat for your iguana.

How To: Keep iguanas healthy

In this video series, learn how to maintain a healthy iguana. Our expert, Nichole Bragg, gives you information to keep your lizard as healthy as possible. Learn how to clean an iguana's cage, and learn how to keep your iguana safe from other pets. Nichole shows you how to identify mites, ticks, dehydration, and respiratory infections in iguanas. So, if you have a beloved lizard that you want to keep healthy, learn how to care for iguanas today!

How To: Survive a venomous snake bite

In this series of outdoor safety videos, our expert on venomous snakes tells you how to treat a snake bite. You will learn what to do if you get bitten and how to use an extractor to remove the venom. But your first priority is to keep from getting bit in the first place.

How To: Set up a snake cage

In this video series, learn from snake expert Johan Svahnström how to set up a snake cage for your pet snake. Johan will teach you how to choose a snake cage, where to place a snake cage in your home, what type of substrate to put in your pet snake cage, and how to choose snake cage furniture.

How To: Care for corn snakes

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to care for corn snake pets. You will get excellent tips on how to set up a terrarium habitat for corn snakes, how to handle corn snakes, and how to determine the sex of corn snakes. You will also learn about how corn snakes shed their skin, what types of morph varieties are available, and how to breed corn snakes.

How To: Raise Black Throat monitors

In this video series, watch as reptile expert Shawn Fay teaches all about the Black Throat Monitor. Gain a knowledge of their history, how they breed, what they eat, how to find a cage, how to heat and light a cage, and how to keep the reptile healthy.

How To: Care for Tegu lizards

In this video series, watch as reptile expert Shawn Fay teaches all about the Tegu Lizard. Gain a knowledge of their history, how they breed, what they eat, how to find a cage, how to heat and light a cage, and how to keep the reptile healthy.

How To: Care for a hognose snake

In this video series, our expert Brian Kleinman, will show you how to care for hognose snakes. If you have been searching for a snake or other exotic pet, let our expert teach you about the history and facts of this great snake as a pet.

How To: Care for gecko lizards

In this video series, our expert will demonstrate how to care for gecko lizards. Dealing specifically with leopard geckos, our expert will show you how to pick out a healthy gecko, how to choose the right cage, and how to handle your gecko lizards.

How To: Milk a live rattlesnake

This video could benefit from some commentary, but the illustration is straight forward. Squeeze the snake head to open its mouth and press the fangs onto a permeable covered jar and the venom will automatically release into the jar. Keep a firm hold of the snake throughout as they don't like this. Milk a live rattlesnake.

How To: Care for baby tortoises

Follow Mark Amey's step by step guide to looking after baby tortoises. Tortoises are interesting pets but need committed owners as they can live for over 100 years. Care for baby tortoises so they live past that century milestone! Buy your tortoise from a reputable breeder or pet shop. Don't buy them over the internet as they may be sent to you in the post and won't be kept in safe conditions. If your tortoise has been legally bred it will come with a sales certificate known as Article 10 of ...

How To: Care for baby corn snakes

Follow Mark Amey's step by step guide to looking after your corn snake as a baby and watch it eat a mouse whole. Corn snakes are placid, non-poisonous snakes and are good pets if you haven't owned a snake before. You will need a heat mad, thermometer, tank approximately 35cm x 18cm (14in x 7in), and a thermostat. This video will teach you about housing and bedding, handling, diet, cleaning, exercise and play, and health so that you are prepared to take care of your new exotic pet. Care for ba...

How To: Care for snakes and build a snake habitat

Watch and learn how to make your very own snake habitat. This is an OUTDOOR habitat and not one for an indoor pet snake. It may look like a pile of sticks but apparently, if you build it, they will come... Hosted by David and Molly from the Discovery Channel's Backyard Habitat. Care for snakes and build a snake habitat.

How To: Care for your pet corn snake

For all of your corn snake owners out there, this video is made for you. Learn how to care for your beloved reptile with this easy to follow tutorial. Unusual topic aside, we trust its creators at Videojug. Care for your pet corn snake.

How To: Feed poisonous dart frogs

Richard Revis has been keeping and breeding poison dart frogs for over 10 years. He is co-owner of Black Jungle Terrarium Supply located in Greenfield, Massachusetts, where a collection of over 200 dart frogs. encompassing more than 60 different types is maintained and bred.

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