Stick Tail Disease in Leopard Geckos

By Adam Denish, DVM Leopard geckos have grown in popularity as a pet choice for people interested in reptiles. They

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How to Tell if Your Lizard is Sick

By Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Lizards can make wonderful pets. They come in all shapes and sizes —

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Ouroboros – The Snake That Bites Its Own Tail

by Nick Keppler The tail-eating serpent is one of the oldest tales know to humans. According to ancient Egyptian legend,

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Respiratory Infections in Reptiles

Pneumonia Pneumonia and most other respiratory infections in reptiles are caused by bacteria. In some cases, however, viruses, fungal infections,

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Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) & Disorders in Reptiles

Metabolic Bone Disease Reptiles that eat primarily insects or plants are at risk for developing metabolic bone disease, which is

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Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles

Metabolic Bone Disease Reptiles that eat primarily insects or plants are at risk for developing metabolic bone disease, which is

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Egg Binding in Reptiles

Dystocia Female egg-laying reptiles can produce eggs even when a male is not present, so all females are at risk

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Abnormal Skin Shedding in Reptiles

Disecdysis Abnormal skin shedding, or disecdysis, is one of the most common health problems affecting pet reptiles. Some species of

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Ear Infections in Reptiles

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Skin and Shell Infection in Reptiles

Pet lizards, snakes, turtles, and tortoises are frequently diagnosed with infections of their skin and shells. If left untreated, these

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