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Abbreviated Reptile Terminology

An alphabetical list of commonly abbreviated terms and names associated with reptile husbandry.

Abbreviated Reptile Terminology - Reptile Acronyms List

Abbreviated Reptile Terminology
Reptile Acronyms List

A
  • ACF
  • African Clawed Frog
  • ABX
  • Antibiotic
  • Ackie
  • Varanus acanthurus
  • ADF
  • African Dwarf Frog
  • AFT
  • African Fat Tailed Gecko
  • AOA
  • Alive On Arrival
  • Amel
  • Amelanistic
  • Anery
  • Anerythristic
  • A.P.T.O.R
  • Albino Patternless Tremper ORange
  • ARP
  • African Rock Python
  • ATB
  • Amazon Tree Boa
  • ATF
  • American Tree Frog
  • AWD
  • Australian Water Dragon
B
  • Ball
  • Ball Python
  • BCC
  • Boa constrictor constrictor
  • BCI
  • Boa constrictor imperator
  • BD
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Beardie
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Bluey
  • Blue-Tongued Skink
  • BM
  • Bowel Movement
  • BP
  • Ball Python
  • BRB
  • Brazilian Rainbow Boa
  • BTS
  • Blue-Tongued Skink
  • Burm
  • Burmese Python
C
  • Ca
  • Calcium
  • Cal
  • Calcium
  • Cali King
  • California Kingsnake
  • CB
  • Captive Bred
  • CBB
  • Captive Born & Bred
  • CCP
  • Coastal Carpet Python
  • CF
  • Captive Farmed
  • CGD
  • Crested Gecko Diet
  • CH
  • Captive Hatched
  • Cham
  • Chameleon
  • CHE
  • Ceramic Heat Emitter
  • Chondro
  • Green Tree Python
  • CITES
  • Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species
  • CL
  • Carapace Length
  • Corn
  • Corn Snake
  • CRB
  • Colombian Rainbow Boa
  • Crestie
  • Crested Gecko
  • Crix
  • Crickets
  • CT
  • Carrot-Tail
  • CWD
  • Chinese Water Dragon
D
  • DB
  • Dumeril's Boa
  • DCF
  • Dwarf Clawed Frog
  • Dendro
  • Poison Dart Frogs
  • DH
  • Double Het
  • DOA
  • Dead On Arrival
  • DP
  • Diamond Python
E
  • EB
  • Externally Ballasted
  • EBT
  • Eastern Box Turtle
  • EDB
  • Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • EFBT
  • European Fire-Bellied Toad
  • ESA
  • Endangered Species Act
  • ETB
  • Emerald Tree Boa
F
  • F
  • Female
  • FBN
  • Fire-Bellied Newt
  • FBT
  • Fire-Bellied Toad
  • F/K
  • Fresh Killed
  • Flouro - Floro
  • Flourescent
  • F/T
  • Frozen/Thawed
  • FTG
  • Fat-Tailed Gecko
  • FW
  • Freshwater
  • FWC
  • False Water Cobra
G
  • G
  • Gallons
  • Gab - Gabby
  • Gaboon Viper
  • Garg
  • Gargoyle Gecko
  • Garter
  • Garter Snake
  • Gator
  • Alligator
  • GDG
  • Giant Day Gecko
  • Gex
  • Geckos
  • GFBT
  • Giant Fire-Bellied Toad
  • GMF
  • Giant Monkey Frog
  • GTF
  • Green Tree Frog
  • GTF
  • Grey Tree Frog
  • GTP
  • Green Tree Python
H
  • Herp
  • Herptile
  • Het
  • Heterozygous
  • HG
  • House Gecko
  • HTCT
  • Hypo Tangerine Carrot-Tail
  • Hygro
  • Hygrometer
I
  • IBD
  • Inclusion Body Disease
  • IEAKA
  • International Exotic Animal Keepers Association
  • Ig
  • Iguana
  • IJCP
  • Irian Jaya Carpet Python
  • Invert
  • Invertebrate
  • IR
  • Infrared (type of light wavelength)
J
  • JCP
  • Jungle Carpet Python
  • JFBN
  • Japanese Fire-Bellied Newt
  • Juvie
  • Juvenile
K
  • KC
  • King Cobra
  • KD
  • Komodo Dragon
  • KS
  • Kingsnake
  • KSB
  • Kenyan Sand Boa
L
  • L
  • Length
  • Leachie
  • Leachianus Gecko
  • Leo
  • Leopard Gecko
  • Leucy
  • Leucistic
  • LPS
  • Local Pet Store
  • LTC
  • Long-Term Captive
M
  • M
  • Male
  • MBD
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • MBK
  • Mexican Black Kingsnake
  • Mealies
  • Mealworms
  • Meds
  • Medication
  • MHD
  • Mountain Horned Dragon
  • MHG
  • Mediterranean House Gecko
  • Min
  • Mineral
  • MS
  • Milksnake
  • MTS
  • Monkey-Tailed Skink
  • MV
  • Mercury Vapor
  • MVB
  • Mercury Vapor Bulb
N
  • Nm
  • nanometers
  • NW
  • New World
O
  • OBT
  • Ornate Box Turtle
  • OFBT
  • Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad
  • OP
  • Opaque
  • OW
  • Old World
P
  • P
  • Phosphorous
  • Pink
  • Pinkie
  • Ph
  • Phosphorus
  • Phos
  • Phosphorus
  • P/K
  • Pre-Killed
  • PRB
  • Peruvian Rainbow Boa
  • PTS
  • Prehensile-Tailed Skink
Q
  • Qt
  • Quart
R
  • RAPTOR
  • Ruby-eyed Albino Patternless Tremper ORange
  • Rattler
  • Rattlesnake
  • RELF
  • Red-Eyed Leaf Frog
  • Rep
  • Reptile
  • RES
  • Red-Eared Slider
  • RETF
  • Red-Eyed Tree Frog
  • Retic
  • Reticulated Python
  • Rhac
  • Rhacodactylus
  • RI
  • Respiratory Infection
  • Roach
  • Cockroach
  • RP
  • Reticulated Python
  • RTB
  • Red-Tailed Boa
  • RV
  • Rhinoceros Viper
S
  • Sally
  • Salamander
  • Saltie
  • Saltwater Crocodile
  • Sav
  • Savannah Monitor
  • Savy
  • Savannah Monitor
  • SB
  • Self Ballasted
  • SHTCTB
  • Super Hypo Tangerine Carrot-Tail Baldie
  • Silkies
  • Silkworms
  • Sling
  • Spiderling
  • Snapper
  • Snapping Turtle
  • Sp.
  • species
  • Ssp.
  • subspecies
  • STL
  • Snout to Tail Length
  • Supers
  • Superworms
  • SVL
  • Snout to Vent Length
  • SW
  • Saltwater
T
  • T
  • Tarantula
  • Tort
  • Tortoise
U
  • URI
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Uro
  • Uromastyx
  • UTH
  • Under Tank Heater
  • UV
  • Ultraviolet
  • UVA
  • Ultraviolet light (A range: 320-400 nm)
  • UVB
  • Ultraviolet light (B range: 290-320 nm)
  • UVC
  • Ultraviolet light (C range: 100-290 nm)
  • UVI
  • Ultraviolet Light Index
V
  • V/E
  • Vitamin Enriched
  • Vit
  • Vitamin
  • Viv
  • Vivarium
W
  • W
  • Width
  • Waxies
  • Waxworms
  • WC
  • Wild Caught
  • WD
  • Water Dragon
  • WDB
  • Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • WMF
  • Waxy Monkey Frog
  • WTF
  • White's Tree Frog
X
  • X
  • Times or By (example: 4' X 5' reads as 4' by 5')
Y
  • YBS
  • Yellow-Bellied Slider
  • YBT
  • Yellow-Bellied Toad
Z
None Listed

Attribution

Authors: Herp Center Member Compilation