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Meet The Boston Reptiles

The Boston Reptiles!

 

MEET THE REPTILES IN THE SHOWS

JUNGLE

1. Reticulated Python

2. Blue-tongue skink

3. California King Snake

4. Bearded Dragon

5. Uromastyx Lizard

6. Russian Tortoise

EXPEDITION

all 6 animals above, plus

7. Tegu Lizard

8. Red Tail Boa

GRAND SAFARI

all 8 animals above, plus

9. African Tortoise

10. Carpet Python

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1. MELLOW YELLOW: Reticulated Python

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The reticulated python is a python species native to Southeast Asia. It is the world's longest snake, and the third heaviest after the green anaconda and Burmese python.

It is an excellent swimmer and has colonized many small islands within its range. Like all pythons, it is a non-venomous constrictor.

Diet: Carnivore (meat)
Size: 12-19 feet

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2. BLUE: Blue-Tongue Skink

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Blue-tongues are amazing survivors of urbanization. A lizard may stay in the same backyard for years, conveniently consuming slugs and snails and sunning itself each morning. They're large and slow moving with a reputation for stealing dog food.

Diet: Omnivore (plants and meat)
Size: 6-24 inches

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3. CALI: California Kingsnake

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King snakes use constriction to kill their prey and they will eat other snakes, including venomous type. The "king" in the name (as the king cobra) references its taste for other snakes.

Diet: Carnivore (meat)
Size: 2 - 4 feet

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4. WILMA: Bearded Dragon

bearded dragon

Members of this genus live in the arid, rocky, semi-desert regions of Australia. They have spiny scales which can be expanded when threatened and have the chameleon-like ability to change color in rivalry.

Diet: Omnivore (plants and meat)
Size: 2 feet

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5. URI: Uromastyx Lizard

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Uromastyx lizards are primarily herbivorous, but occasionally eat insects. Their habitat spreads over northern Africa to India and Asia.

Their spiked tail is muscular and heavy, and can be swung at an attacker with great velocity.

Diet: Herbivorous (plants)
Size: 1-3 feet

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IVAN: Russian Tortoise

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The Russian tortoise or Central Asian tortoise is social with humans and therefore a very popular pet. They live a long time, about 50-75 years.

Diet: Omnivore (plants and meat)
Size: 12-18 inches

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7. Oscar: Tegu Lizard

tegu lizard

These large, South American lizards are commonly referred to as tegus. Tegus fill the same ecological niche as monitor lizards and are an example of convergent evolution. Tegus are primarily carnivorous. 

Diet: Omnivore (plants and meat)
Size: 2-5 feet

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8. MAX: Brazilian Boa

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This tropical species is properly referred to as "Boa constrictor"; an almost unique animal having the same scientific binomial name shared with Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Diet: Carnivore (meat)
Size: 2 feet (can grow to 6 feet)

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9. BIG JOE: African Spurred Tortoise

african tortoise

The African Spurred Tortoise is the third largest species of tortoise in the world and at 200 lbs at full maturity, the largest species of mainland tortoise. Our two young tortoises weigh 50+ lbs.

Diet: Omnivore (plants and meat)
Size: 2-3 feet.

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10. AMANDA: Jungle Carpet Python

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These Australian slim-bodied snakes have brightly colored scales bodies although not fully arboreal like the boas and pythons. They have built-in night vision, which makes them a very capable predator.

Diet: Carnivore (meat)
Size: 5 feet

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Source: Wikipedia

Reptiles in our programs are subject to substitution when necessary.

ABOUT THE REPTILES
We do not own any dangerous or venomous animals. Most of our reptiles are rescued animals that we adopted very much like pets.

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