Herpetology Club at NCSU. Meetings every other Monday 7:30pm in DCL 101. What is Herpetology?. Study of reptiles and amphibians Includes: Snakes Lizards Crocodilians Turtles/Tortoises Frogs/Toads Salamanders Caecilians. Herps As Pets.
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Herpetology Club at NCSU
Meetings every other Monday
7:30pm in DCL 101
Study of reptiles and amphibians
Lizards and snakes are the most popular herps to keep as pets.
Herps are less common as pets in general because people often fear them because they are so different from the average furry pets, and also because they have many specific requirements in regards to husbandry.
Popular lizard species:
Popular snake species:
- Appropriately sized mice (approx 1.5x the width of the widest part of the snake)
- Mice or Rats
- Depends on species, but ranges from meat to insects to veggies
- Predominantly veggies
ex: tegus, monitors
ex: amazon tree boas, green tree pythons
ex: retics, burms
Very beautiful, but more of a display snake. Can be nippy.
Huge and might eat you
- Burmese pythons, anacondas, retics