Reptile Education & Resources

Expert tips and advice to make Herptile ownership a success.

Meet The Team

Dan-Roselli-turtle-expert-profile-pic

Dan “The Turtle Man” has raised, cared for, and rehabilitated turtles for over 10 years. His proudest project is a 4,000 gallon pond ecosystem for terrapins.

Lara Soto, author at ReptileKnowHow

Lara is a marine biologist and freelance animal writer. She loves bearded dragons and all things reptiles. She is NOT a fan of insects, which makes reptile feeding an interesting challenge. 

ReptileKnowHow team member Elle O'Shea

Elle is a reptile keeper dedicated to animal welfare and passionate about educating on proper husbandry. She currently keeps several reptiles, including both lizards and snakes. 

Latest Articles & Care Guides

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Bearded Dragons

Bearded dragons are omnivores so they eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, and meat/protein such as insects. As babies and juveniles, they will need to

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Bearded dragon with tail rot
Bearded Dragons

What is Bearded Dragon Tail Rot? Tail rot is a condition in bearded dragons when tissue, usually starting at the tip of the tail starts

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Turtles

Turtles shed pieces of their shells, known as scutes, as they grow, and this occurs mostly in older or adult turtles. The shell of a

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Red Eared Slider Turtle
Turtles

Six Signs That Your Turtle Is Dying 1. Increased Basking One of the earliest signs that something is wrong is a turtle basking more often

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Lizards

As a reptile owner, it’s essential to keep their living space clean – including their carpet! Carpets can be breeding grounds for bacteria and other

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Turtles

5 Reasons Turtles Make Good Pets They’re Fun!Turtles in general, can be extremely fun, interesting, and all-around cute pets to have around. If you plan

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Turtles

Yellow-bellied sliders (YBS) are another popular option for turtles as pets and are known for their unique yellow markings on their underside and shells. They can

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Old Looking Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragons

How Long Do Bearded Dragons Live? The average lifespan of a bearded dragon, in general, ranges from 5 to 15 years. In captivity, their average

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Stressed out bearded dragon
Bearded Dragons

Bearded dragons will usually show dark stripes or marks on its body and other behavioral signals that indicate distress. This guide will take you through

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Featured Reptiles

Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragons are one of the most popular lizard pets. Check out our in-depth guides and resources to make beardie ownership successful.

chameleon

Chameleons are expert-level pets and require top care. Check out our in-depth guides and resources to make ownership a success.

Turtle

Red-eared sliders are the most popular pet turtles. Check out our in-depth guides and resources to make ownership a success.