Reptiles and Amphibians
Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Herp is from a Greek word, herpeton, which is loosely translated into "things which creep and crawl on their bellies." While all universities teach biology/zoology, not all of them have classes about reptiles.
Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care Collection
If you find yourself caring for a reptile or amphibian or are considering owning one, one of the most formative authorities for current information is Melissa
Kaplan. Her information can be found in libraries, bookstores and online.
Although reptiles and amphibians are considered wild (not domesticated) animals, our fascination with them continues to place them in our homes. As with any animal that depends on humans for a good quality of life, it is necessary that we educate ourselves to care for these critters in the best way possible. From housing to diet needs, illnesses to general behavior Melissa Kaplan has a wealth of knowledge that far outweighs that of this webmaster.
Please click on the iguana below to get started on your education
Meet Harriet and Mr. Jade, HK Animal Speaks two Iguana's
Volunteer Foster Network
Being a foster parent to a needy animal is a wonderful way to do charitable work and get some instant gratification in return! Whether it is a newborn kitten or a dog who has been brutalized, your help is greatly needed and appreciated. Please fill out a Volunteer Foster application to be contacted when one of our needy animals can use your help.
Thank you for your support and for helping those who can't speak for themselves!