Chinchillas

Welcome to no 12 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile (not a Reptile but an important part of the Roadshow) Profiles – Chinchillas – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events 1. Chinchillas are typically around 25- 35cm long 2. Chinchillas are nocturnal animals. 3. Chinchillas are very sensitive to heat; they are used to living…

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Giant African Millipede

Welcome to no 11 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile Profiles – Giant African Millipede – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events Millipedes are a common class of arthropod with over 10,000 named species. Two pairs of legs per segment distinguish millipedes from the closely related centipedes which only have one Early forms of…

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South American Horned Frog

Welcome to no 10 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile Profiles – Giant Sulcata Tortoise – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events The South American Horned frog belongs to the Leptodactylidae family The two main species of Horned Frog are the Argentine horned frog and the Cranwells horned frog, both found in the rainforest…

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Giant Sulcata Tortoise

Welcome to no 9 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile Profiles – Giant Sulcata Tortoise – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events The Scientific name for the Giant Sulcata Tortoise is Geochelone sulcata. (The term “sulcata” actually means “furrow” in Latin.) This species is also known as the African spurred tortoise. Sulcata are the…

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Bearded-Dragons

Rankins Dragon and the Bearded Dragon

Welcome to no 8 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile Profiles – Rankins Dragon and the Bearded Dragon ( we have grouped this species together as they are very similar)   – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events Rankins Dragon  Rankins Dragon is also known as Lawson’s dragon They grow to 25-30cm with males growing the…

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Shingleback skink

Welcome to no 7 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile Profiles – Shingleback skink – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events Average size of 35cm Average life span of about 10 to 15 years Mature adults typically weigh 600 to 900 grams Omnivorous They come from Southern Australia Latin name is Tiliqua rugosa Heavily armoured body…

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Red Footed Tortoise

Welcome to no 6 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile Profiles – Red Footed Tortoise – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events 1. Latin name: Chelonoidis carbonaria 2. Red-foot tortoises have red scales on the limbs, as well as red, yellow, and/or orange facial markings 3. They average 30 centimetres as adults, but can reach…

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Hissing Cockroach

Welcome to no 5 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile Profiles – Hissing Cockroach – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events   They can reach 2 to 3 inches in size, that’s between 5 and 8cm approximately They weigh approximately 22grams when fully grown Hissing cockroaches produce a hissing sound by forcing air through their respiratory…

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Corn Snake

Welcome to no 4 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile Profiles – Corn Snake – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events Corn Snake facts Latin name Elaphe guttata Length of 12.7 cm (Newborn), 120 – 180 cm (Adult) Lifespan of up to 23 years in captivity, much less in the wild. The underside of a…

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Emperor Scorpion

Welcome to no 3 of 16 Reptile Roadshow Reptile Profiles – Emperor Scorpion – celebrating 16 years of Reptile Parties and Events Emperor Scorpion The Emperor Scorpion is also known as the Imperial Scorpion They can grow up to 20cm 8inches The weight up to 30 grams They can live up to 8 years They are…

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