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Looking for a reptile or amphibian related business? A reptile store, breeder, importer, maunfacturer or supplier? Our business directory lists some of the most popluar herp businesses in the world.
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 - RepStylin
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 - Susquehanna Ectotherms
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 - Eden Reptiles
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 - Maryland Reptile Farm
 - Repticon
 - Richmond Reptile Expo
 - Fredericksburg Reptile Expo
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Jeff Barringer(left) Photo by Gary Miller; used with permission.Jeff Barringer
Publisher - Featured Contributor
Founder of, Jeff is a veteran breeder and field hobbyist with almost three decades of experience roaming the thorn-scrub of Texas is search of reptiles and amphibians.
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Richard Bartlett (left) Photo by Jake Scott; used with permission.Richard D. Bartlett
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One of the most prolific writers and photographers on herpetological subjects in the 20th century, Richard spent over four decades documenting reptiles in the field and captivity.
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Leiren McKenzie (left)Leiren McKenzie
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At home in the forests and swamps of the southeastern United States, Leiren spends most of her free time looking for herps, when she's not breeding axolotls and other salamanders.
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Cindy Steinle (left)Cindy Steinle
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A volunteer with several organizations including her own herp rescue, Cindy works with a number of local shelters, agencies, and organizations to provide rescue services for her community.
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News stories, press releases, and updates from the world of reptile and amphibian laws and law enforcement.
  - New York considers protecting snot otters
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  - Increased protection suggested for turtles
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Herp Bios

Charles Darwin

Raymond Ditmars

Marlin Perkins

Some of them are legends known to every school kid in the world. Others are revered mostly by their peers and the scientists and herpers who came after them. They're the world's most renowned and influential herpetologists, herpetoculturists and zoologists, and you can learn more about them and their legacy to the hobby in's Wikipedia-based index of herper biographies.
Lawrence Klauber
Hobart M. Smith
Steve Irwin


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Keeping reptiles and amphibians is often subject to a variety of laws, regulations, and restrictions. These resources are here to help you navigate the sometimes complex issues of herp ownership.

International Agencies - CITES

U.S. Agencies - Center For Disease Control - Fish & Wildlife Service
Dept of Agriculture - Dept of Interior - House of Representatives - Senate

Canada Agencies - Canadian Wildlife Service

UK Agencies - DEFRA - Animal Health

Organizations - AVMA - ARAV - HCU - IRCF - IUCN - NPA - PARC - PIJAC - PIJAC Canada - TRAFFIC - USARK

Related Links - Animal Legal and Hist. Center

Animal Rights Organizations - PETA - HSUS

States/Provinces Database