Reptiles and Amphibians

As you probably know, all reptiles and amphibians are ectotherms (cold-blooded), meaning their body temperature is directly related to their ambient temperature. In addition, they require very specific humidity in order to avoid many diseases and maintain normal physiologic activities such as shedding. There are many species of reptiles and amphibians with each requiring a specific diet, temperature, enclosure size and humidity. We recommend annual exams with husbandry reviews for these unique pets. It is often helpful to bring a photograph of the enclosure where your pet is kept for a more thorough review.