The Alberta Reptile And Amphibian Society (TARAS) Promotes:


–  The highest ethical standards in the keeping, care, breeding and sale of reptiles and amphibians.

– The health, well-being, and safety of reptiles and amphibians.

– The use of only clean, well-constructed, and secure enclosures to house reptiles and amphibians

– The use of strict safety protocols in the housing and handling of reptiles and amphibians.

– Maintains that public safety, biological and environmental integrity are of upmost importance.

Western Hognose Snake

T.A.R.A.S. is a provincially registered, non-profit organization.

Formed in 1984 to help provide a network of information for anyone interested in reptiles and amphibians. Our goal is to promote education, conservation and responsible pet ownership by offering a wide range of resources that deal with the proper care of these fascinating but specialized, animals.

Pictured – The Western Hognose Snake is currently on Alberta’s ‘Blue List’ of species that may be risk of declining to non-viable population levels in the province.