pernah denger istilah reptil husbandry???kalau belum tauuuuu, yuuukkk jangan sungkan-sungkan untuk ngebaca nih blog.... disini membahas tentang gimana sih biar reptil itu selalu sehat dan lain sebagainya... ;)
THE KEY TO KEEPING YOUR PET (REPTILE) HEALTY……
Group Members :
Reptiles (Reptilia) are members of a group of air-breathing, ectothermic (cold-blooded) vertebrates which are characterized by laying shelled eggs (except for some vipers and constrictor snakes that give live birth), and having skin covered in scales and/or scutes. They are tetrapods, either having four limbs or being descended from four-limbed ancestors. Modern reptiles inhabit every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Reptiles originated around 320-310 million years ago during the Carboniferous period, having evolved from advanced reptile-like amphibians that became increasingly adapted to life on dry land.
Right now, reptiles are becoming popular pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, pet ownership statistics show that reptile ownership has significantly increased in the past five years. In fact, in 2008, the British Herpetological Federation reported that UK reptile ownership (8 million) surpassed dog ownership (6.5 million) that year.
KINDS OF REPTILE HUSBANDRY
Crocodilia(crocodiles, gavials, caimans, and alligators): 23 species
Sphenodontia(tuataras from New Zealand): 2 species
Squamata(lizards, snakes, and worm lizards): approximately 7,900 species
Testudines(turtles, terrapins and tortoises): approximately 300 species
A crocodile is any species belonging to the family Crocodylidae (sometimes classified instead as the subfamily Crocodylinae).
Member species of the family Crocodylidae are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water. They feed mostly on vertebrates like fish, reptiles, and mammals, sometimes on invertebrates like molluscs and crustaceans, depending on species. They first appeared during the Eocene epoch, about 55 million years ago
The gharial(Gavialisgangeticus), also called Indian gavial or gavial, is the only surviving member of the once well-represented family Gavialidae, a long-established group of crocodilians with long, slender snouts. The gharial is listed as a critically endangered species by IUCN.
The gharial is one of the three crocodilians found in India, apart from the Mugger crocodile and the Saltwater crocodile. It is one of the longest of all living crocodilians.
Here are some helpful hints we recommend to help keep your pet disease-free: