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Our goal at More Reptiles is to provide every reptile keeper with trustworthy, helpful and practical advice.

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Who We Are

More Reptiles is the home of trusted, practical reptile keeping advice that is simple and useful for all levels. We cover topics like husbandry, nutrition and tank setups through our in-depth reptile care sheets and species guides.

Our international team includes reptile lovers, biologists, zoology graduates, wildlife consultants and exotic reptile vets. Our team of reptile experts are committed to the welfare of all scaled animals and share our love and knowledge for reptile husbandry to make the world a better place for them.

We are rapidly becoming the go-to community for all reptile keepers, enthusiasts, and experts who want to raise healthy pet lizards, snakes and turtles.

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Editorial Guidelines

Our goal is to provide every reptile keeper or enthusiast with trustworthy, helpful and practical advice to help them make the best decisions for their pets and raise healthy reptiles.

In order to do this, our team works hard to make sure each of our care guides are helpful for all experience levels, practical and, most importantly, accurate. To maintain our editorial standards, all of our care guides are fact-checked, science-based and reviewed by our editorial standards team.

Meet Our Team

Nigel Robert

Nigel Robert
Editor-in-Chief
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Nigel is the managing editor at More Reptiles. He is a lifelong reptile lover, biologist and wildlife consultant who brings a decade of experience working in reptile conservation and consultancy. He joined our team in 2020 and when he’s not reviewing reptile care sheets, he’s out looking for reptiles in the wild! Nigel is dedicated to herpetology and conserving wildlife which is why he is a member of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, the Zoological Association of America, iNaturalist and the Nature Conservancy.

Teslin Chaney

Teslin Chaney
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Teslin is a biologist and animal lover, with a passion for snakes. She received her undergraduate degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Texas El Paso. Teslin has extensive experience caring for, and working with, a variety of different reptiles. She brought that knowledge and experience to More Reptiles after she joined the team in 2021. She currently owns four snakes: a Western Hognose named Cynder, a Desert Kingsnake named Rorschach, a Corn snake named Sakura, and a Ball Python named Dog the Bounty Hunter. Teslin is a member of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, the Herpetologists League and iNaturalist.

Cara Mangus

Cara Mangus
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Cara majored in integrative biology at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. She has years of experience working with reptiles and has participated in research projects involving the behaviors of local skink populations. She is passionate about animals, the great outdoors and loves spending time with her leopard gecko, Calypso, as well as exploring hiking trails to search for reptiles or other interesting critters.

Daniel Doucet

Daniel Doucet
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Daniel completed his master’s degree in biology at Sam Houston State University, where he also taught freshman biology labs. His time in the gecko lab at Sam Houston State University with Dr. Juan D. Daza saw him studying the morphology of all sorts of snakes and lizards. As a member of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, as well as the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Daniel has spent much of his professional career learning how to identify and compare reptiles both in a lab setting and out in the field. In his free time, Daniel loves to hike, play guitar, and volunteer with his church.

Zachary Nichols

Zachary Nichols
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Zachary is a writer for More Reptiles and a graduate of Western Connecticut State University’s Biology department. He has had a love of reptiles for as long as he can remember, and his first pet was a bearded dragon named Geiko. When he’s not working as an exotic reptile vet, he is pulling up rocks and branches in the forest to see what lies beneath them or reading up on the latest dinosaur discoveries – yes, dinosaurs technically count as reptiles!

Emma Krakoski

Emma Krakoski
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Emma is a contributing author at More Reptiles and a graduate from Sam Houston State University’s Biology department. She is a published author with the American Association For Anatomy journal, holds a certification for lab work with small animals from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science and has a minor in Wildlife Ecology. Emma has been in love with reptiles from an early age and has fostered this fascination throughout her adult life by breeding designer ball pythons. She currently owns 28 snakes, but dearest to her is her first snake Pepper, a gorgeous female banana cinnamon ball python.

Anna Carmen

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Anna is an author for More Reptiles and is currently finishing her third year at the University of Northern Iowa. She is a double major in biology and environmental sciences with a strong passion for environmental and reptile education. She works for her university’s reptile lab taking care of the animals, as well as educating students about the importance of safe reptile husbandry. Anna owns a variety of reptiles and amphibians, but her favorite will always be her leopard gecko, Eden.

Lara Fanning

Lara Fanning
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Lara has been passionate about caring for reptiles since she was a child. When she was young, she kept Australian blue-tongue lizards and water skinks. After studying a Bachelor of Zoology in 2018, she started working in animal husbandry, welfare and conservation fields. Her favourite jobs to date have included working as an animal welfare research assistant, and as a zookeeper at an Australian Frog Zoo.