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Chat
kingsnake.com's chat room has been a live gathering place for herpers around the world since the 90s. It's also the site of the longest-running annual herp symposium on the web, featuring popular reptile and amphibian breeders, conservationists and experts as well as television personalities, well-known hobbyists, researchers, authors, and zoo professionals.Since 1997 kingsnake.com offererd hosted chats each week, first in IRC, then in the Reptile and Amphibian Chat Room on our own Chat Server, as well as hosting an annual event known as Chat week, the first live online symposium in the reptile and amphibian world.

Unfortunately security issues in the JAVA based chat system used to power our chats forced us to permanently close our chat rooms in early 2013.

Below are transcripts of some of the chats and chat events that occured in our chat rooms.
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Herp Events

Reptile and amphibian expos, symposiums, zoo and museum exhibitions and other educational events are great places to ask questions, get answers and network with other herp keepers.
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Photo Gallery

Our gallery allows registered users to upload their favorite reptile and amphibian photos to the topic galleries and personal photos to the member galleries. Photos can be used on our forums, classifieds, and Connect, or shared with friends and family.

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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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Connect

kingsnake.com's Connect is a beta project being developed to let the herp community stay in touch with their friends and fellow hobbyists, keep each other up to date on legislative issues as they develop, and to build and strengthen the herp community network. Registered users of kingsnake.com can use it to share photos, links, information, alerts, updates and more.
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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 kingsnake.com's Wikipedia-based index of herper biographies.
Lawrence Klauber
Hobart M. Smith
Steve Irwin

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Herp Laws


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