Category: “Reptiles”

Please Don’t Cut Down Those Trees!!!

Well baby season is already in full swing here in Texas. Already getting in squirrels, opossums, and owls. Yesterday we got in a female red phased screech owl and her eggs. She was hit with a chainsaw and could not be saved, all her eggs busted when the tree fell. Please remember that lots of animals use trees and they should be taken down in non breeding season.
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Fundraising for Cargo Trailer

Please help us reach our goal of $4500 to purchase a cargo trailer for the rescue!

94 Reptiles Transferred in SPCA Seizure

94 Reptiles Transferred in SPCA Seizure

The SPCA in Dallas, Texas, took in 421 animals from a home in Caldwell County, Texas, in February 2017. Of those animals, 94 reptiles were transferred to NEWRR. This included 78 snakes, 7 blue-tongued skinks, 4 aquatic turtles, 2 bearded dragons, 1 Cuban knight anole, 1 tegu and 1 Savannah monitor. This is the largest single intake we have had to date.

For pictures of the animals, please visit our Facebook page

Unfortunately none of the animals came with enclosures or accessories (lights, heat pads, water dishes, etc.), so we have had to purchase additional tubs and enclosures to house these animals. We have already spent over $700 for tubs, paper towels, mite treatment and other supplies. Several of the lizards have medical issues that will need to be addressed, like metabolic bone disease, and at least two of the snakes have upper respiratory infections. Medications, heat pads, water dishes, LOTS of paper towels, special bedding for some of the snakes that require high humidity, UVB lights, etc, will need to be purchased.

We breed our own rodents to feed the animals here at NEWRR, but with the addition of 78 snakes we will have to purchase food from a supplier and that will be expensive. We will also need to increase our purchase of other feeders including crickets, Dubia roaches, minnows and guppies.

Two additional turtle tanks will also need to be acquired to separately house two turtles that prefer to be alone. They are not aggressive, but will constantly harass other turtles they are housed with.

Please consider making a donation to help these animals in need. Any amount is appreciated. Donations can be made using the below link. We could not do this without you!

And as always, a big THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers who helped with transport as well as cleaning tubs and helping to get these animals set up for quarantine. Amethyst Roney, Justin Roney, Devin Hallman, Mark Pyle and Stephen Pruitt, y’all rock!

Brandi and Mario

20 Reptiles Found New Homes!

20 Reptiles Found New Homes!

This weekend at the NARBC show we were able to adopt out 20 reptiles! Was a very cool weekend. Got to answer lots of questions concerning animals of all sorts.
And in a continuing tradition, ended up bring home two geckos surrendered to us with metabolic bone disease.
Thanks to everybody for the continued support, and a HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that came out and joined us! Without all of you, we could not do what we do!

Wichita Falls Animal Services Seizure

The last couple of weeks have been very busy for NEWR! We took in 37 reptiles from a seizure of over 300 animals by the City of Wichita Falls Animal Services. Brandi and a volunteer, Devin, drove to Wichita Falls and loaded up the 30 snakes and 7 lizards. The animals did not come with any caging, so we had to go out and purchase tubs for quarantine. All reptiles are being treated for mites, an upper respiratory infection, some are thin and dehydrated and one Savannah monitor has metabolic bone disease. It will take months for us to treat and ensure all are healthy enough for adoption. Six of the snakes are over 8 feet in length and many are over 5 feet.

In addition, we had one owner surrender another 11 animals and several other animals come in from other individuals. Two sulcatas taken in have severe metabolic bone disease and the bottom shells (plasteron) are soft and several other reptiles have upper respiratory infections.

With the 50+ animals recently taken in and the 100+ animals we already had, to say we are full is an understatement! We currently have leopard geckos, fat-tailed geckos, bearded dragons, over five different species of turtles, three species of tortoises, lots of snakes, frogs, Savannah monitors and more. With all the different species come a wide variety of diets as well.

On this #givingTuesday, please consider donating to Nature’s Edge Wildlife and Reptile Rescue. All monies raised go directly to the animals. Your donation will also enter us to win a donation from the #GoBeyondGiving campaign.

Thank you for your support!

Brandi and Mario