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Last updated : 01/04/2007

This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 4. Information & care sheets and the Section: Getting started - for the beginner

Keeping reptiles as pets : An overview for beginners

Books about reptiles 

We start this section off with sources of books on reptiles. Reading up on the subject will save money in the long term as you will have a better understanding of what equipment you need and what practices need to be followed, in general and for specific species.

Care Sheets

Secondly we provide links to care sheets in a number of  formats. See Overview

In this sub-section

"Getting started - for the beginner" deals with the following subjects, each of which have links to further reading material on the internet.

2. And they grow and just keep growing
3. Equipment required
4. Feeding Requirements
5. General care and housekeeping - (dealt with in more detail in section:- Housing and House Keeping)
7. Health issues - (dealt with in more detail in section:- Health Issues)
8. Legal requirements - (dealt with in more detail in section:- Permit requirements in RSA )
9. Buying your first Reptile


We trust that you will find this information both useful and interesting.


Links to further Reading

Caring for a snake or other reptiles

10 good questions to ask yourself

Snakes as 'Pets'

Care of Snakes


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Last update : 01/04/2007