Common Reptile Species Requirements

Common name Scientific name Temperature range required (degrees centigrade) Humidity (%) Diet
Snake
Corn snake Pantherophis guttata 25-30 30-70 Rodents
Royal python Python regius 25-30 50-80 Rodents
Common boa Boa constrictor imperator 28-30 50-80 Rodents
Rat snake Elaphe species 25-30 30-70 Rodents
Milk and king snakes Lampropeltis species 22-30 40-60 Rodents
Lizard
Leopard gecko Eublepharis macularis 25-30 30-40 Insects
Bearded dragon Pogona vitticeps 25-35 with basking area of 38-42 20-40 insects and greens
Iguana Iguana iguana 25-35 75-100 Vegetables and some fruit
Chinese/Green water dragon Physignathus cocincinus 24-28 70-100 Insects, offer vegetables
Blue tongue skink Tiliqua species 20-28 25-40 Vegetables with some insects and rodents
Yemen Chameleon Chameleo calyptratus 21-35 75-80 Insects
Chelonia
Hermanns Tortoise Testudo hermanni 20-28 30-50 Varied vegetables and non-toxic weeds
Horsefield Tortoise testudo horsfieldii 20-28 30-50 Varied vegetables and non-toxic weeds
African spur thigh/Sulcata Geochelone sulcata 25-35 40-60 Varied vegetables and non-toxic weeds
Leopard Tortoise Geochelone pardalis 25-35 40-75 Varied vegetables and non-toxic weeds
Red foot Tortoise Geochelone carbonaria 21-27 50-70 Varied vegetables and some insects
Red eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans 24-30 (water) 28-30(basking platform) 100 Aquatic invertebrates, fish, aquatic plant material

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