African Giant Bull Frog

African giant bullfrogs are native Southern Africa but have a very limited range due to habitat destruction. They are found in rain filled pools in grassland areas. These frogs spend most of their time  buried in a cocoon and are only seen during the wet season, which is when they breed. African giant bullfrogs live […]

Gaboon Adder

There are two subspecies of Gaboon Adders ; the East African Gaboon Adder and the West African Gaboon Adder. The East African Gaboon Adder occurs along the east coast of Africa from  the upper east coast of South Africa and up into Mozambique. West African Gaboon Adders live in the tropical rainforests of West Africa. […]

Types of Food Snakes Eat

Different species of snake eat different types of prey. Sometimes juvenile snakes will eat different food than adults of the same species e.g Baby White Lipped Tree Vipers eat mainly lizards and frogs, while adults will eat birds and small mammals as well as frogs and lizards. There are many more species of snake that […]

How Reptiles Maintain Their Body Temperature

Before you get to the methods of heating your reptiles, you will need to know how a reptiles body works in regards to regulating temperature. You and I are endothermic ( warm blooded) this means that we can regulate our body temperature ourselves. We turn the food we eat into energy, we metabolise this energy […]

How Big do Pythons and Boas Grow?

Green Anaconda   There has been reports of Green Anacondas reaching 18.9m long this snake was shot by a British colonel in Brazil in 1907. This snake would have been unable to support its own weight on land and was therefore its reported length was not accurate. The most realistic reports of the Green Anacondas […]

Venomous Snake Handling

See below for pictures and descriptions  of snakes being handled by a professional snake handle.  I will tell you about the snakes species being handled in this post as well as the tools being used.  Please note that this is in not intended to encourage you to handle venomous snakes.  THE SNAKE HANDLER IN THIS […]

Handling Venomous Snakes In The Feild

DISCLAIMER: THE WRHA DOES NOT ADVOCATE THE KEEPING AND HANDLING OF VENOMOUS SNAKES BY PERSONS YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE OR INEXPERIENCED SNAKE KEEPERS Correct Tools Used To Handle Venomous Snakes Snake hook used to lift a snake keeping your hands safe Snake Tongs used to grasp snakes and pick them up keeping your […]