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.
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. Upcoming Reptile and Amphibian Events:
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. log infind connections
Check out these reptile and amphibian submitted by staff, volunteers, and users of the kingsnake.com community.
Our system supports videos hosted on YouTube. If you have a favorite YouTube video, please submit it here.
Jeff Barringer Publisher - Featured Contributor Founder of kingsnake.com, 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.
Richard D. Bartlett Featured Contributor 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.
Tony Jones Featured Contributor
Tony Jones is a UK based writer and herp professional with field experience ranging from Madagascar, New Zealand, Hungary, The Canaries, Mauritius, Round Island, Africa, and America. .
Sachin Mamgai Featured Contributor A reptile hobbyist and rescuer living in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Sachin began rescuing India's snakes and amphibians when he was 15 and is part of the new generation of reptile hobbyists in India.
Leiren McKenzie Featured Contributor 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.
Cindy Steinle Featured Contributor 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.
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