I try to be as helpful as I can, but I’m really not able to offer detailed reptile care advice to anyone who asks — I’m simply too swamped with work, illness and life to be able to do that. So I can’t promise to answer your e-mail. Sorry about that.
And, to be honest, I’ve gotten a little tired of having to answer the same, basic questions over and over when they’re answered in a dozen books and a hundred websites — especially when they’re answered on one of my websites! I wrote all those pages so I wouldn’t have to answer questions!
So before you e-mail me to ask me a question, take the following steps:
- If your question is about garter snakes, visit Gartersnake.info.
- Read my web pages very carefully.
- Search the web. Google is your friend!
- Join a local reptile club! For example, if you’re in the Ottawa area, sign up for the ottawaherps mailing list and join the Ottawa Amphibian and Reptile Association.
- Melissa Kaplan’s website on reptile (especially iguana) care has a lot of good material. Read everything there that applies to your situation.
In other words, if you’re coming to me with a question, don’t make me do all the work: you’ll get better results, and a better answer, if you ask a specific question than a very general “how do I take care of my snake” kind of question.