click here for The Bean Farm  
click here for Rodent Pro
Your Text Ad Here! Only 41¢ a day!
click here for details
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
reptile events by zip code list an event
News & Events: Herp Video of the week: Snakes are just born that way . . . . . . . . . .  Hog-nosed snake with a side of southern hospitality . . . . . . . . . .  Madison Area Herp Society Meeting - July 10, 2015 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Fort Lauderdale - July 11, 2015 . . . . . . . . . .  Repticon Memphis - July 11-12, 2015 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - July 11, 2015 . . . . . . . . . .  St. Louis Herp Society Meeting - July 12, 2015 . . . . . . . . . .  NY Metro Reptile Expo - July 12, 2015 . . . . . . . . . .  New England Herp Society Meeting - July 12, 2015 . . . . . . . . . .  SoCal Herp Assoc. Fullerton Meeting - July 14, 2015 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - July 15, 2015 . . . . . . . . . .  SHS San Gabriel Valley Meeting - July. 16, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . 
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn

click to return to kingsnake.com index

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.
  Sponsored by
RodentPro.com - feeders for less!  click here for Reptile SuperShow

Guest chat transcripts
2010
  • Chat Month 12 Overview

20092008 20072006
More transcripts 1 - 2 - 3

Sponsored Link

Zoo Med Reptile Foods
advertise here

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.
Upcoming Reptile and Amphibian Events:
Submit a non-profit event - Purchase a commercial listing

New/Updated

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.
Locate a reptile or amphibian business by name:
New
 - Reptile Rapture
 - Backwater Reptiles
 - Dubi Deli
 - Steel City Reptile Expo
 - Reptilinks Whole Prey
 - BoaMorph.com
 - Xtreme Exotics
 - GeckoDaddy.com
 - Northern Rodents
 - Wicked Leos
Updated
 - Underground Reptiles
 - Eden Reptiles
 - ECO WEAR & Publishing
 - Wicked Pythons
 - Backwater Reptiles
 - Eublah Exotics
 - Henry Piorun Reptiles
 - South Texas Dragons
 - AlbinoBlackheadPython.com
 - SerpentsOnline.com
list your business on kingsnake.com

Video Gallery

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.

more videos       submit a video

Site Tools

Manage - manage your user and advertising accounts
Register For A User Account Click Here
Manage Your User Profile Click Here
Reset Your Password Click Here
Change Your Email Click Here
Manage Your Banner Account/View Stats Click Here
Manage Your Business Directory Listing Click Here
Mark Your Business Directory Listing As Updated Click Here
Manage Your Classified Account Click Here
Post A Classified Advertisement Click Here
Remove A Classified Advertisement Click Here
Purchase - advertising and services purchase quick links
Purchase a classified account$20.00-$85.00Click Here
Renew a classified account$20.00-$85.00Click Here
Upgrade to an enhanced classified$ variesClick Here
Purchase a business directory listing$150 a yearClick Here
Purchase a banner advertisement$ variesClick Here
Purchase a standard event listing$100 a listingClick Here
Pay an open invoice Click Here
Contact the sales department Click Here
Support - help, tips, & resources quick links
Classified Account Terms Of Service Click Here
Classified Help Click Here
Classified Tips Click Here
Classified Complaints Click Here
Banner Ad Help Click Here
DBA Search Click Here
Business Name Registration Verification Click Here
Are you registered? To advertise here using a business name you must have your legal business name registration verified. Click here for details on the program or to register your business FREE!

Glossary

Blogs

Reptile News
  - Newquay Zoo home to UK's first baby black monitor lizar...
  - World's fourth two-headed bearded dragon born
  - Frog deaths in Lake Titicaca an ominous warning
  - Florida plumber finds live iguana in toilet
  - Leaping lesbian lizard is New Mexico's state lizard
  - Los Angeles zoo home to rare baby Gray's monitor lizard...
  - Water snake glamor: shining in the lights
  - Over 150 new animal species identified in India
  - Bacteria may be key to saving frogs from deadly fungus
  - Researchers are rediscovering amphibians long thought e...
  - More...

Jeff Barringer(left) Photo by Gary Miller; used with permission.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.
  - USFWS reviewing 10 herps for Endangered Species listing...
  - Justice Department returns leucistic boas to Brazil
  - Crested Geckos linked to Salmonella outbreak
  - Cancer claims NM herpetologist Charlie Painter
  - Meet kingsnake.com at the International Herp Symposium ...
  - More...

Richard Bartlett (left) Photo by Jake Scott; used with permission.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.
  - Hog-nosed snake with a side of southern hospitality
  - The alligator snapper trio
  - Rough road herping: finding a rough earth snake
  - Water snake glamor: shining in the lights
  - The many patterns of the yellow rat snake
  - More...

Tony Jones (left)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. .
  - Should reptile shows be legal in the U.K.?
  - New European animal laws worry UK hobbyists
  - Courier no longer ships reptiles in UK
  - Challenges ahead for the UK reptile hobby
  - More...

Sachin Mamgai (left)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.
  - Encountering a reptilian monster: the saltwater crocodi...
  - Russell's viper: snake mama surprise
  - Wedding bells and sand snakes
  - Basking beauties: Himalayan rock agamas
  - Common Indian tree frog: The amphibian wandering on Ind...
  - More...

Leiren McKenzie (left)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.
  - East meets west at the International Herpetological Sym...
  - The Southern copperhead: A marvel of camouflage
  - Appreciating the corn snake in its natural form
  - The uncommon blue striped garter snake
  - Night of the siren
  - More...

Cindy Steinle (left)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.
  - We need you to help giant snakes in need!
  - The problem with 'heroes in a half-shell'
  - 'Eaten Alive' creates problems for reptile rescuers
  - Is LA's albino cobra 'domesticated'?
  - In Memoriam: Carl Koch
  - More...

snake crossing signLegal Updates
News stories, press releases, and updates from the world of reptile and amphibian laws and law enforcement.
  - USFWS reviewing 10 herps for Endangered Species listing...
  - CBD joins HSUS to jointly intervene in USARK lawsuit
  - Justice Department returns leucistic boas to Brazil
  - A message to Ohio's Governor Kasich from 'The Snake Peo...
  - Can USFWS appeal the preliminary injunction and seek a ...
  - More...

site newsSite News
News, new features, and updates on and about the kingsnake.com web site.
  - WTF, Spring? Deals, deals, and more deals!
  - kingsnake.com turns 18 today!
  - Vendor profile system launches in kingsnake classifieds
  - kingsnake.com launches ReptileBusinessGuide.com
  - kingsnake.com launches ReptileShowGuide.com
  - More...

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

Rescue

Locate a Rescue/Shelter
For multiples use CTRL+mouse click.
Selecting none means 'all'
US
Canada
Breeds
 

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

Sites by OnlineHobbyist.com Inc:
Pets: Reptiles & Amphibians | Insects & Arachnids | Birds | Cats | Dogs | Small Pets | Horse & Farm | Fish & Aquaria | Ponds | Connected By Pets | NRAAC.ORG

Also: ReptileBusinessGuide.com | ReptileShowGuide.com | ReptileShows.mobi | Connected By Cars | DesertRunner.org | Lizardkeepers | AprilFirstBioEngineering
Guns: GunHobbyist.com | GunShowGuide.com | GunShows.mobi | GunBusinessGuide.com              Music: club kingsnake | live stage magazine


powered by kingsnake.com
Click here for Reco Aqua Rep
pool banner - advertise here $50 year
click here for BoaMorph.com
pool banner - $30 year
Click here for Reptile Rapture
pool banner - $25 year
kingsnake.com® is a registered trademark of OnlineHobbyist.com, Inc.© 1997-
    - this site optimized for 1024x768 resolution -