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A group forstudy & discussion of captive care of LEGALLY OBTAINED Horned Lizards (HLs) aka "Horny Toads" (genus Phrynosoma). This group is reserved for confirmed captive keepers ONLY! For naturalists and other persons interested in general discussion of Horned Lizards and their preservation, please see The Society for Horned Lizard Preservation (http://facebook.com/hornedlizards)

There are 14 recognized species of Horned Lizard in N. America. 8 of these species are native to the US. Anyone keeping HLs in captivity should be at advanced skill level with reptile husbandry. These lizards are not well suited as pets, and many species are protected in their native states. Assistance is given with the view toward the best interests of the ANIMAL. This group is preservation oriented FIRST. Unqualified persons who have captured a Horned Lizard and want to know how to keep it will be disappointed in the advice they receive. This group is not here to tell you where to find or how to keep a HL you have captured without permit or requisite experience. INTRODUCTIONS ARE MANDATORY TO JOIN AND MUST BE EMAILED TO THE GROUP ADMIN BEFORE APPROVAL.

No HLs will be allowed to be offered for sale or trade here, legally collected or not. Placement of rescue HLs in qualified homes will be facilitated if they cannot be returned to their home range. Legally obtained HLs that need sanctuary, will be at the discretion of the administrator to determine that they are being transferred to skilled keepers. This position is also to prevent further exploitation of these lizards in the pet trade. This group offers discussion, care references, harvester ants for order, scientific research papers, and general reptile husbandry topics.

Official group for the author of "The Horned Lizard Manual". Founder of Wichita Falls Reptile Rescue, Member of National Wildlife Rehabilitators Assoc., and founding member of The Society for Horned Lizard Preservation.

Photo: Sola~lita, juvenile P. solare

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  • 65
  • Lizards
  • Apr 30, 2007
  • English

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