Snakes, geckos, lizards, Oh my!

My name is Emily! I'm 19 years old and live in the north bay area of California. I currently maintain a moderate size collection of reptiles. I'm hoping to blog about my sometimes funny life with reptiles and other reptile stuff! My dream is to breed reptiles along side whatever career I follow. I am currently studying biology and hoping to specify in zoology and wildlife when I transfer to a uni. One day I hope to be a zookeeper or a herpetologist. I am an active member of the North Bay Herpetological Society. Some of my side hobbies are baking, drawing, and playing video games.

So I saw The Book of Life, and noticed something…

So I saw The Book of Life, and noticed something…

flygex-eatin-on-softies:

Hi! We were given this tortoise. What do? We have a cat and a dog, as well.I don’t know too much about tortoise care, but I know they require lots of sunlight, a lot of room and a very strict diet.  if you cannot care for it perhaps you should surrender it? Do you know what species it is? Do any of my followers know what species this is?

@flygex-eatin-on-softies This is a desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). They’re listed as threatened/vulnerable in most states and are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN. They are also listed on the CITES appendix II. I highly recommend surrendering it to a reptile rescue. In most states, it’s illegal to own them as they are a protected species. This is not a tortoise species I would recommend to first time tortoise owners. 

flygex-eatin-on-softies:

Hi! We were given this tortoise. What do? We have a cat and a dog, as well.

I don’t know too much about tortoise care, but I know they require lots of sunlight, a lot of room and a very strict diet.  if you cannot care for it perhaps you should surrender it? Do you know what species it is? Do any of my followers know what species this is?

@flygex-eatin-on-softies This is a desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). They’re listed as threatened/vulnerable in most states and are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN. They are also listed on the CITES appendix II. I highly recommend surrendering it to a reptile rescue. In most states, it’s illegal to own them as they are a protected species. This is not a tortoise species I would recommend to first time tortoise owners. 

My icon isn’t even my snake.

It’s one of the NBHS member’s Blue Beauty Snake. I’m pretty sure she? got some grass in her mouth and this was the resulting face. Photo belongs to me though ;)

Get That Life: How I Became a Zookeeper

Hey guys! I thought this was pretty cool! Being a zookeeper is something I strive to do. I love that Ms. Sutker mentions that tons of reptile and ambition people are women!

Chico Show!

I’ll be heading to the Chico Reptile Show today! So far there are 7 vendors that I’ve never met before and I’m excited to see what’s there! Stay tuned for pics! If you’d like to say hi to me, I’m wearing a black V-neck with a leopard gecko with a heart over it.

P.S. I also went to the Academy of Sciences yesterday so stay tuned for pictures from that! 

What’s funny about this is that the Dumeril’s probably placed itself there. Mine like to grope me a lot haha! 

What’s funny about this is that the Dumeril’s probably placed itself there. Mine like to grope me a lot haha! 

(Source: barbiebandaid89, via art-and-sterf)

the-reptile-girl:

Come to my Herp Society’s Expo at the end of this month if you are in Northern California or the Bay Area! Entrance fee is only $5 for adults, 12 and under $2! If you are interested in vending, fill out the registration application at www.nbherps.org! Vender list includes: East Bay Vivarium, GBU Enterprises, Ron’s Reptiles, TJ’s Creations, Siren Fish and Reptiles, Misfit Petz, Rainbow R Us, For Goodness Snakes, Living Color Chameleons, Zentry Works Reptile Wipes, Oz Family Farm, Wonderful World Pet Suppliers, Sonoma Country Reptile Rescue, JL-Exotics, Grey Frost, Shedskin Reptiles, Y Knot Reptiles, Natures Creations, Dragon Girl, 29 Snakes, Napa Valley Montessori Exotic Pets & Plants, Moonshine Reptiles, Twin Serpents, Mike Costlow, Big T Exotics, Cal State Reptiles, and more!

Tomorrow is the day! Over 40 vendors will be there! Parking is FREE! Come say hi to me! I’ll be working with NBHS. Feel free to say hi to me (my name is Emily). If you pick up a new pet and have questions about it, feel free to ask me for help! Many of the vendors are willing to help you at as well, so don’t be afraid to ask even if you didn’t get it from them! 

the-reptile-girl:

Come to my Herp Society’s Expo at the end of this month if you are in Northern California or the Bay Area! Entrance fee is only $5 for adults, 12 and under $2! If you are interested in vending, fill out the registration application at www.nbherps.org! Vender list includes: East Bay Vivarium, GBU Enterprises, Ron’s Reptiles, TJ’s Creations, Siren Fish and Reptiles, Misfit Petz, Rainbow R Us, For Goodness Snakes, Living Color Chameleons, Zentry Works Reptile Wipes, Oz Family Farm, Wonderful World Pet Suppliers, Sonoma Country Reptile Rescue, JL-Exotics, Grey Frost, Shedskin Reptiles, Y Knot Reptiles, Natures Creations, Dragon Girl, 29 Snakes, Napa Valley Montessori Exotic Pets & Plants, Moonshine Reptiles, Twin Serpents, Mike Costlow, Big T Exotics, Cal State Reptiles, and more!

Tomorrow is the day! Over 40 vendors will be there! Parking is FREE! Come say hi to me! I’ll be working with NBHS. Feel free to say hi to me (my name is Emily). If you pick up a new pet and have questions about it, feel free to ask me for help! Many of the vendors are willing to help you at as well, so don’t be afraid to ask even if you didn’t get it from them! 

The worst part about depression is when you feel it creeping up, and knowing there’s nothing you can do to stop it

Earthquake!

So living in California means at some point you’ll experience an earthquake. Tonight’s was a 6.1 magnitude quake located about 6km from where I live. It was enough for me to worry that something was going to fall. It lasted only about 10 seconds at the most. All the animals are seeming unfazed. My geckos were more startled at me turning on the light than anything. Anyways, no damaged seems to be done in the greater vicinity. Rock on California.

Besides loving reptiles, I really love baking

Besides loving reptiles, I really love baking