Keeping Venomous Reptiles: basic health care links and care sheets

Venomous reptile care sheets:
Maintaining Eastern Coral Snakes in Captivity by Greg Longhurst
Please Don't Pet The Gaboons - an article on handling Gaboon vipers
Pigmy Rattlesnake Caresheet
The Wagler's Viper Page
African Bush Vipers - by Michael Jacobi
Captive Care of the American Copperheads
Keeping Advice Sheet - Venomous Snakes (Australia)
J's Viper and Cobra page
Tree Viper Basics
Ophiophagus hannah: Captive care notes
Keeping Gaboon Vipers
The Sidewinder
The Eastern Tiger Snake
The Coastal Taipan In Captivity
Collett's Snake
The Banded Rock Rattlesnake
The Natural History and Captive Care of the Rinkhals spitting cobra
Notes on the captive maintenance of the Prairie rattlesnake
Breeding Bush Vipers
Bothriechis lateralis
Bothriechis marchi
Bothriechis schlegelii (eyelash viper)
Trimeresurus albolabris, the White-lipped Pit Viper
Gila Monsters in Captivity

Housing venomous snakes securely:
Housing Venomous Snakes
Snake cage reviews at

Basic reptile health:
Venomous veterinary basics
Recommended Reading
Choosing a Veterinarian
Herp Vet Connection
Signs of illness and injury in reptiles.
First Aid For Reptiles
The Iceberg Principle: Your Reptile May Be Sicker Than You Think
Health Problems of Snakes
Determining the Sex of Snakes

Medicating reptiles:
Weighing and dosing venomous reptiles
First Aid Kit For Reptiles
Drug Dosing and Routes of Administration
Reading and Using 1cc Syringes
Medicating sick reptiles.
How to Medicate Your Reptile
Common Reptile Drugs and Dosages

Skin problems:
Reptile Skin Basics
Dystocia in Reptiles
Treating Abscesses in Reptiles
Small Oozing Bumps and Lesions on Reptiles
Lumps and Bumps in Snakes
Dysecdysis – Shedding Problems
Shedding (Ecdysis)

Parasites and fecal exams:
The War Against Snake Mites
Getting rid of reptile mites
Reptile Relief (highly recommended product vs. mites and ticks!)
Methods for Detection of Internal Parasite Infections (horse sample here, but same for snakes)
Fecal Evaluation for Parasites
Diagnosing Parasites in Ball Pythons

Feeding and digestion:
Assist feeding venomous snakes
Tube feeding venomous snakes
A Tease Feeding Treatise (venomous)
Vomiting/Regurgitation in Reptiles
Constipation in Reptiles
Snake feeding guide & health
The Illustrated Guide to the Pinkie Pump®

Diseases of reptiles:
Respiratory Tract Infection in Reptiles
Ulcerative Stomatitis (Mouthrot) in Reptiles
Paramyxovirus and Reptiles

Euthanasia and post-mortem exam:
Euthanasia of reptiles
Necropsies: Post-Mortem Exams Help The Living

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