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Transporting Exotic Pets in the COLD

Posted by pghreptileshow on December 14, 2016 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Baby it’s cold outside…Winter is here and with it  the lower temperatures that cause many exotic pet owners to worry about how to transport their loved pets. Reptiles and most tropical birds, can be hard to transport safely in fridgid temps. In this article we will explore some recommendations on how to safely transport them during cold weather. 


Snakes and Lizards

Reptiles ...

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Illness and stress: How to make sure your reptile pet is healthy

Posted by pghreptileshow on November 10, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


When it comes to taking care of a reptile pet it is quite different then taking care of a cat or dog. A sick or stressed reptile does not always really show what is going on, which makes it hard to define the problem. However there are some symptoms that could indicate a problem with your beloved pet. You will need to keep a good eye on this and act accordi...

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Animal Spotlight - Dwarf Crocodile

Posted by pghreptileshow on November 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Taxonomy:

 

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Crocodilia

Family: Crocodylidae

Subspecies: West African Dwarf Crocodile, Congo Dwarf Crocodile

Other names: Broad-snouted Crocodile, Bony Crocodile, Black Crocodile

Average Length: 5 ft (1.5 m)

Average Weight: 40 to 70 lbs (18 to 32 kg)

Life Expectancy: 75 years

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Reptile Vets In and Around Pittsburgh Pa

Posted by pghreptileshow on November 7, 2016 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Wanted to share my list of local vets that care for reptiles- If you know of any that did not make my list please share! 


Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital South

560 McNeilly Road Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Tel: (412) 344-6888 Fax: (412) 344-5459

Services: 24 hour routine,critical and emergency care for canine, feline, pocketpets, herps, exotics


VCA Northview Animal Hospital

223 Siebert Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 - ...

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Are There Visible Symptoms of Salmonella in Snakes??

Posted by pghreptileshow on August 4, 2016 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

So I got a Phone call this AM from a snake owner trying to trouble shoot a sick snake that they have owned for over 15 years now... Here was one of two things i thought of and then started looking it up and here's some neat infomation i thought i would share. 

 

Artical By Elise Xavier

Although a good number of reptiles, and pets in general, are infected with salmonella, it’s actually quite near impossible to tell if your reptile has salmonella, as the visibl...

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Craft time with the Kids with a reptile twist of course!

Posted by pghreptileshow on July 6, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Its summer time - at my house that means my kids are constantly board.... here is something i did with my kids last year that they enjoyed.

Colorful Chameleons



 


 

Have kids paint with water color one plate... Step one. 


 

 

 

I didn't think it was ...

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All Pet Expo this Sat, Sunday in Monroeville

Posted by pghreptileshow on June 21, 2016 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We will be setting up a booth at the Steel City Pet Expo This Weekend June 25th and 26th, we will not be selling animals at this event but will have a few Adoptable animals and a large petting  Learning area during the whole event. 

If your going out to the Event Make sure to stop by and say hi. Grab a flyer ect.


Also Trisha from the Erie Reptile Expo will be sharing the space with us if your looking for a 2nd event in the area to go to check it out

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Crickets! WHY!?!?

Posted by pghreptileshow on June 2, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

We all love our reptiles, but most of us loathe their lunch. Many reptiles that we commonly keep as pets are insectivores, and the most commonly available feeder insect is the cricket.

 

I often get calls from Reptile show customers asking one of two things-

 

“What can I do to keep these darn things alive?” and “how do I keep them from escaping?”

 

Even though we tend to simply think of th...

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The Best First Snake?

Posted by pghreptileshow on June 2, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)

So you want a pet snake?

 

Most first time snake shoppers will simply pick out the one that appeals to them the most, aesthetically. Looks are certainly important, but there are other factors that should not be overlooked when deciding which one may be the best for you!

 

Here are a few things you should think about before your first purchase!

 

Im going to point out some of the most commonly available snakes in the pet trade. Please remembe...

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What o Expect When Going To A Reptile Show

Posted by pghreptileshow on May 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

How To Prepare For Your First Reptile Show

 

Reptile shows are a great way to get to know local reptile enthusiasts in your community, as well as the perfect time to pick up that new python you’ve been dreaming about. Whether it is your 1st reptile show or your 30th, the following tips are sure to come in handy.

 

Leave your own pets at home  At the Reptile show there will be 1000's of animals, unless you are needing yo...

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