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Welcome to the Urban Reptile Learning Center. Here you will find helpful information regarding the care and breeding of the reptiles. Be sure to check back often as this will be updated regularly with new articles.

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Introduction to Reptile Genetics

January 27 2011

The mention of the word Genetics, is often enough to make anyone outside of the science community shudder. However for those of you that what to take your reptile passion to the next level and begin...

Caring for a Leopard Gecko

January 27 2011

Name/Common Name: Leopard GeckoScientific Name: Eublepharis macularius General Information Leopard geckos are nocturnal ground dwelling lizards that originate from desert areas in Afghanistan,...

Breeding Leopard Geckos

January 27 2011

Leopard geckos are one of the easier reptiles to breed in captivity but there are several essential steps that need to be followed. Leopard geckos usually reach maturity once males are 40 grams and...

Caring for a Crested Gecko

January 27 2011

Name/Common Name: Crested GeckoScientific Name: Racodactylus ciliatus General Information Crested geckos are a nocturnal semi-arboreal lizard. These geckos were thought to be extinct until the early...

Breeding a Crested Gecko

January 27 2011

Crested Geckos can be prolific breeders in captivity if you follow several basic but essential steps. We recommend waiting until your female Crested Geckos reach 12 months and your males 9 months...

Caring for a Boa constrictor

January 27 2011

Name/Common Name: Boa constrictor Scientific Name: Boa constrictorGeneral InformationThe name Boa Constrictor is often the first name people say when they think of a snake and is one of the...

Breeding Boa Constrictors

January 27 2011

Boa Constrictors can be bred in captivity by following a number of simple but essential steps. Putting together your breeding group is the first step. Sexual maturity in boas is typically reached at...

Caring for a Ball Python

January 27 2011

Name/Common Name: Ball Python or Royal Python Scientific Name: Python regiusGeneral InformationBall pythons are one of the most common snakes held in captivity today. The combination of their docile...

Breeding Ball Pythons

January 27 2011

Ball Pythons are one of the easier reptiles to breed in captivity but there are several essential steps that need to be followed. Ball Pythons can reach maturity once males are 400 grams and females...

Caring for an African Fat-Tailed Gecko

January 27 2011

Name/Common Name: African Fat-Tailed Gecko Scientific Name: Hemitheconyx caudicinctusAfrican fat-tailed geckos are nocturnal ground dwelling lizards that originate from desert areas in West Africa,...

Breeding an African Fat-Tailed Gecko

January 27 2011

African Fat-Tailed Geckos can successfully be bred in captivity by following several basic but essential steps. African Fat-Tailed Geckos will usually reach maturity and be ready to breed once they...

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