Amphibian & Reptile Management

Amphibian & Reptile Management

AMPHIBIAN & REPTILE MANAGEMENT General Considerations Habitat Food

Regulation Vivarium soil or peat water think fish

dechlorinate filter temperature

shelter FOOD infusoria babies earthworms

blood worms Drosophila crickets mice CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora http://www.cites.org/ ~5000 animal species ~28,000 plant species

AMPHIBIANS smooth, moist, glandular skin

most species absorb water through skin some species breath through skin must spend part of life in water world 4780 species U. S. 230 species

AMPHIBIANS frogs toads newts salamanders

caecilians FROGS spend most or all of life in water

green frog Rana clamitans FROGS

green tree frog Hyla cineria TOADS develop in water spend later life on land

American toad Bufo americanus americanus NEWTS spend life in water or marshy areas red spotted newt Eastern newt

Notophthalmus viridescens easy to keep SALAMANDERS about 320 species 2 to 70 inches in length

fire salamander easy to keep axolotl - albino axolotl - gold

tiger salamander terrestrial easy to keep caecilians tropical

live underground 1 inch to 1.5 meters

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