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John F Taylor


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I can answer most questions about captive the captive care of reptiles,amphibians, and insects.

Experience in the area

International and nationally published author of many captive reptile care articles. Former editor of the San Diego Herpetological Society Newsletter. Founder of Southern California Wildlife. Most recently opened the website to answer questions instantly and share free care articles on the captive care of reptile and insect species.


Reptilia, Reptiles Magagazine, TFH Publications Complete Herp Care Series Uromastyx


Over a decade of experience within the reptile industry.

What do you like about this subject?

I enjoy the subject of herpetoculture because it's constantly changing as we learn new information.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to one day publish enough information where no one will have any reason for a sick reptile pet.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

There are now 3 Venomous lizards in the world. Komodo Dragons are now classified as Venomous!

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Reptiles carry salmonella, really cause last time I checked half the stuff in your bathroom carried worse!

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Felice07/11/13101010Thank you so much for your advice .....
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Kim05/23/13101010Thankyou for a prompt and honest response .....

Recent Answers from John F Taylor

2014-01-11 Why does my bearded dragon eat so much?:

I would presume you might not have kept reptiles much. I say that because I've had several cases of this where no matter how much we feed they still seem hungry. I look at this as yes a healthy animal

2013-08-11 Vitamins For Dragons:

I would keep doing the same that you have been in my opinion. If it's not broke don't fix it. I have a few articles which may help as well. Reptile Food Chart  Our Bearded Dragon

2013-07-24 Water dragon died of unknown reasons:

Lexy, first of all I empathize with your loss. I would recommend reading this piece first of all which directly addresses most issues reptiles go off feed. It sounds to me as if you potentially obtained

2013-07-20 Chameleons:

Hey Micah, if I am honest Chameleons are actually a hands off pet for the most part. You may enjoy our piece on the Veiled Chameleon by our colleague Dave Johnson I appreciate you

2013-07-11 Chameleon:

Well first of all, I want to thank you for such a detailed description prior to your question this allows me to quickly and easily answer your question without a lot of back and forth. As far as your question


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