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Feb. He was a charter member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV). Hist. Roberts and Gehrmann (1990) compared the growth of bearded lizards (Pogona vitticeps) exposed to either plant lights (Gro-Lux®) or full-spectrum lights (Vita-Lite®). ReptiCon Greenville – Feb. Her career evolved from the practice of law into the field of public relations and marketing. Whether they arrive as hitchikers or as escaped or abandoned pets, invasive and injurious species are an issue with no simple resolution.

Bartlett. For example, it carves out certain types of foreign, captive-raised song birds. We encourage researchers to conduct post-mortem examinations when possible to identify the cause of death when reporting mortalities. L. West Virginia Senate Bill 371: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the possession of wild and exotic animals (including herps) through a permit system, providing rulemaking authority (no public input) to authorities. Chairman, Department of  Biology, Saint  Mary’s College. They raised over $41,000 with the last auction, which benefits our lawsuit expenses greatly.

Recently, the Trinidad and Tobago Environmental Management Act of 2013 (Legal Notice No. As a humane investigator, Weitz’ primary duties are to handle animal neglect, cruelty and abuse complaints, most of which involve cats, dogs, horses and cows. Therefore, I am on a constant search for experts and experienced herpers who are willing to give advice, point me to good locations or resources, and/or accompany me in the field. The reality is that the old view of simplistic “loner” reptiles that only come together to mate, is not accurate.? You can see the rest of the story, including a video at aol.com. Heard. Additionally, the distribution of this species is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, the Elfin Woodland [5].

This company focused on plastic injection molding, assembly and packaging, and became the heart of Super Pet products earning countless awards for innovation and new product development. Looking back, two animals caught me that day and have never ever let go. Herplit Database u2013 Breck Bartholomewu2019s database of 50,000 herpetological citations dating from 1586 to the present. It was alarming to see an invasive species in a remote canyon. Letter(s) of support may be emailed and should include an address and phone number at which the writer can be contacted. Whatever your special interest, there are people who share your enthusiasm. When considering getting a new pet for the family, a great option to consider is adoption.

Our speaker will be Yvette Mendez and her topic will be Reptile Parents and Reptile Babies. Some counties or cities also have ordinances that may apply to herps, and some have searchable databases covering these laws. The prairie can be divided into grand prairie, outlier prairies and sand prairies, while the forest is divided into northeastern mesic forest, western division, southern division and river borders. Section 1. The difference is dramatic. The regular monthly meetings of the Chicago Junior Herpetological Society take place at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Our speaker will be Vince Sourile from Eden’s Bane Exotics and he will be discussing Ball Pythons, morphs and care.

After the meeting, members are invited to drive over to have dinner at Marcello’s, A Father & Son Restaurant at 645 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610. There are currently some ball pythons, turtles and other great critters being fostered and ready for a new forever home. Although they can have lots of color variations, the most common variations are green and brown. Thank you CHS for a wonderful time and hope to see everyone soon… and make you fall in love with parasites a little bit more! At such meetings no business other than that specified in the notice shall be transacted. To add your herp club or society to this list, please send information in the EXACT format of the listings below to reptileeditor@reptilechannel.com. Herpetofaunal conservation needs funding and there are many programs that support reptile and amphibian conservation and research.

When asked to write a blog posting about ‘the romancing habits’ of some of the animals in our living collections for Valentines Day I was a little flummoxed. There is no true cure for the virus, or the cold sores. June is usually our highest attendance because for the June meeting you are the show. If you’re an animal lover, or have one in your family, this is an amazing organization you need to check out. My first tortoise just sort of fell into my lap. In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. Although he lived to be only 30, Robert Kennicott became one of the more prominent herpetologists in Illinois history.

During the cold winters, the Alaskan Wood Frog becomes a frog-shaped block of ice.

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