Professional Herpetoculture for the Pet Trade

Useful Links

"Useful links" is a place for just that, useful links to other websites. We'll link to websites containing useful information for the scientist, serious enthusiast and beginner alike. It's not intended to promote "Joe's Geckos for Sale" or similar.

The Reptile Database

An incredible synopsis of the current taxonomic status of all reptiles. A source of taxonomic data, thus providing primarily (scientific) names, synonyms, distributions and related data. However, a limited number of species accounts contain links to external sources including pictures.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those taxa that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e. those listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable). The IUCN Red List also includes information on taxa that are categorized as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild; on taxa that cannot be evaluated because of insufficient information (i.e. are Data Deficient); and on taxa that are either close to meeting the threatened thresholds or that would be threatened were it not for an ongoing taxon-specific conservation program (i.e. Near Threatened).

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Reptilefood.com

These great folks have supplied us with crickets for quite some time now. An easy to use online ordering website with useful information on care of a wide variety of feeder insects they stock. Solid service, economical prices and inexpensive shipping too! Highly recommended!

Rodentpro.com

These great folks have supplied us with frozen mice for quite some time now. An easy to use online ordering website with useful information. Solid service, economical prices and inexpensive shipping too! Highly recommended!

The Corn Calculator

An online Cornsnake Morph predictor. If you're really too lazy to learn genetics yourself...