Articles & Care Sheets

ANNIVERSARY SALE!

Happy Birthday to us! It’s been a year since we opened our storefront, Reptiles West in sunny Redcliff, Alberta! Opening shop amidst the pandem...

Canadian Herp/Reptile Societies

Canada Wide   CanHerp – An association of reptile and amphibian keepers across Canada advocating for safe and responsible keeping. CanHerp...

How To Feed My Snake?

WARNING! This article may upset some readers who believe in feeding size charts. 😉 Feeding your pet snake is one of the neat and fun ways we g...

Is My Snake a Boy or Girl?

Trying to pick the best name for your new snake? Or perhaps, you might be keen on breeding your snakes and are curious about telling the sexes apart. ...

Black Milksnake Care Guide

An ontogenic change that is so drastic, it seems like two different snakes when you are the keeper of Black Milksnakes (Lampropeltis triangulum gaigea...

Malagasy Cat Eyed Snake Care Guide

The Malagasy Cat Eyed snake (Madagascarophis colubrinus)  is a relative newcomer to the pet reptile hobby. After a few generations of successful capt...

Cornsnake Quick Care Guide

Corn Snakes are an excellent, easy-to-keep beginner snake species. Let’s go over some of the basics quickly to get you up to speed. ENCLOSURE  ...

Florida Kingsnake Care Guide

Introduction: Florida kingsnakes (Lampropeltis floridana) are one of the largest and heavy-bodied species in the genus. Having adapted to hunting rode...

Hatchling Snake Care Guide

One of the most rewarding aspects of reptile keeping would have to be raising up your own from a baby. We could not call ourselves ophidiophiles if we...

Alberta Home Delivery Service

📢💥BIG NEWS for our fellow Albertans! We are now doing door deliveries!! Worried about animals during transport? Have you ever had a box left on ...

Thinking of breeding snakes?

Snake keeping is such a rewarding experience. Sometimes snake keeping can lead to other side effects like desiring to create more snakes by breeding t...

Spring/Summer shipping news!

Beginning in April we will resume regular shipping protocols and allow door deliveries. Being based in Alberta puts us in one of the most volatile are...

2021 Breeding season has begun!

The first pairings of the year have started with many locks observed already. With a number of our favorite species and a couple of new ones, this sea...

How to Ship Snakes in Winter

Being a resident of the Great North has posed its challenges as far as keeping and transferring our favorite ectotherms is concerned. There have been ...