Ben Team Bio & Articles

Ben is a life-long environmental educator who writes about the natural world. He’s kept and bred a diverse array of reptiles and amphibians over the last three decades, but he’s always been particularly fond of snakes in the genus Morelia and monitor lizards. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his beautiful wife and spoiled-rotten Rottweiler.

holding a leopard gecko

7 Best Pet Lizards for Beginners

More than 6,500 lizard species inhabit our planet; these reptiles are incredibly varied and fascinating. Lizards offer a unique experience in pet-keeping, combining exotic wildlife’s

crested gecko easy to feed pet lizard

Crested Gecko Behavior & Health

In our introductory article to crested geckos, I mentioned the first time I encountered one of these lizards at a reptile expo in the late