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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:12:31 -0500


From Novice to Expert, These Are The Two Best Reptiles For Sale

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:18:05 -0500

Reptiles have a lot to offer their owners and when I think about the different types of reptiles for sale (there are millions!) I can say with confidence that there are two specific types of reptiles that you just can't go wrong with.

Ten Pet Snake Health Tips

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:27:12 -0500

Snakes will live long and healthy lives as long as you learn how to look after a pet snake and provide them their basic needs and avoid over-feeding them. The fundamental things to be aware of are what does a snake eat, how much and how often, and what kind of snake cage and environmental conditions does it require. And making sure that you are providing clean and hygienic living conditions suited to the needs of your pet snake to keep it healthy and happy in your care.

Interesting Facts About Reptiles You Need to Know

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:04:14 -0600

Seeing reptiles for sale can bring up an understandable curiosity about these animals. It's common for first-time buyers to have questions about reptiles and to research the type they want before purchasing. To help you along with your research, here a few interesting facts about reptiles that you need to know.

What Are the Top Five Tortoises for Sale on the Market Today?

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:42:13 -0500

Tortoises are one of the most easily found reptiles that can inspire curiosity and fascination in reptile keepers young and old alike. Whether it's their slow yet determined nature or their built in defense/house that they carry on their backs, tortoises find their way into our homes and hearts. We are going to take a look at the top five tortoises for sale on the market today and some of the reasons why they are there.

Some Common Myths and Misconceptions About Lizards

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:29:24 -0500

Many of today's reptile keepers are very well informed consumers who have done their research online about the pet lizard they are about to acquire. There are also a number of popular shows that focus on reptiles and amphibians from around the world that help broaden the average person's understanding of these rare and exotic animals. Unfortunately there are still a few myths and misconceptions about lizards and we hope to dispel some of the more obvious ones in this article.

Morphology of Snakes

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:34:25 -0500

Co-dominant: A visible mutation appears when a single gene in an allele is different than normal. Two different genes can bring a 'super' form of that gene which looks different than the single gene itself. Dominant: When a single allele is different than the normal allele.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Cage for Your Pet Reptiles

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:09:21 -0500

Reptiles are a very diverse group of animals. Getting a pet reptile such as a lizard will require you to do some extensive researching. Lizards live in various kinds of habitats. They can thrive in the driest deserts up to the most humid rain forests.

Snake Behaviour Around Humans

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:56:13 -0600

Understanding the way snakes behave when you approach them is very important in being able to defend yourself from them. A lot of snake bites could be avoided if the victims had more knowledge about snakes.

Who Uses Snake Repellers?

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:53:59 -0600

Who uses snake repellers and why? Snake repellers are a fantastic invention that can be used by practically anybody who has the dreaded problem of snakes around their home.

Decorative Cages for Reptiles and Other Exotic Animals

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:26:57 -0500

Designer and builder of elaborate cages with water falls and pools contained within furniture quality cabinets. These cages can be flushed and rinsed out quickly for easy maintenance.

Leopard Tortoises As Pets - Right For You?

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:40:51 -0500

The idea of owning a pet tortoise is appealing to many people, and a Leopard Tortoise is a very popular first choice. However lots of owners don't realize exactly what's involved until too late. They are not particularly difficult to care for if you're well prepared, but you need to know what you're doing, and this article will provide an overview of what's required.

Boomslang (Tree Snake) (Dispholidus Typus)

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:09:31 -0500

The Boomslangs are the only snakes in Zimbabwe where the male and females are different colours. The males are a striking green and sometimes the scales are edged in black.

Taking Care of Your Pet Mata Mata Turtle

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:45:50 -0500

There is not much resource on how to take care of your pet turtles. Here is the first one in a series of articles dedicated to turtle care. The Mata Mata turtle, or the Chelus fimbriata is quite popular among turtle lovers and breeders. They are fairly easy to breed and a hardy species. Here is all you need to know on how to set up an aquarium/ cage for them and what to feed them.

Saved From the Coils of Danger

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:53:25 -0500

Seldom is the case of treating a poisonous reptile that intrudes and endangers human life in a health care facility. Good decision making has proven as a tool for success in preserving life. Here is a true story I experienced during my tour of duty in the Emergency Room some years ago.

How Do Turtles Breathe?

Thu, 29 May 2014 08:42:48 -0500

This article is summarizing how a turtle breathes because of their odd shapes and general appearance. It also explains how turtles use their body's limbs to circulate oxygen through their body. Since it is quite amazing I thought it would be an interesting subject to write about.

How Do Turtle Eggs Breath?

Tue, 27 May 2014 13:35:42 -0500

A brief description about how turtle eggs breath when buried deep within the sands. How do turtle eggs survive when buried and why are they buried in this manor in the first place?

How To Tell If Your Pet Reptile Likes You

Mon, 26 May 2014 10:24:35 -0500

When my pet wants attention he will stick his head out of his enclosure indicating that he wants to come out for a run around. He has now decided that he wants to eat his mashed veggies from a plastic spoon once a week. This unusual habit occurred after he underwent a belly operation two years ago to remove a fatty tumour.

Announcing the Benefits of Snake and Reptile Courses

Fri, 09 May 2014 07:51:58 -0500

There is a negative stigma around snakes that often leads to the fear of them. Learning how to handle a snake correctly could cure you of that fear.

Should Reptiles Be Kept As Pets?

Tue, 06 May 2014 09:37:00 -0500

With the growing number of reptiles now sold in pet stores is it a good idea to keep them as a pet, and do they make good companion animals? Indeed they make good pets up to a point, and for them to be a truly great companion animal depends on how much time your prepared to dedicate to them on a daily basis. Do you have the time and patience? Reptiles require a huge part of your dedication as a responsible pet carer to be sure they are well balanced and happy, not just for the moment but for life. Having a pet is a lifelong commitment, and should never be a "spur of the moment" decision.

Painted Turtles As Pets

Thu, 01 May 2014 07:36:49 -0500

The painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) is not your average aquatic turtle. This species (including its various subspecies) has the largest range of any north American turtle, and can found in suitable habitats from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast of North America. It is also colorful, outgoing, moderately-sized, and very undemanding.

Bearded Dragon Diet Explained

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:18:57 -0500

This bearded dragon diet has everything you need to know in raising a healthy bearded dragon. Insects and Vegetation will be the majority of the diet.

Reptile Health: UV Lighting

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:38:27 -0600

Sun loving reptiles, once in captivity, must be supplied with light that mimics the suns rays or they will become sick and die. UV is as important as food to many reptiles, and pet owners need to understand how this required habitat element keeps their reptile healthy.

Leatherback Turtle Information

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:49:00 -0500

Leatherback sea turtle information and facts are widely available, and once you start to research these extraordinary beings, you will uncover some surprising facts. Leatherback turtle is the biggest living ocean turtle in the world. It can grow up to 8 feet. These beautiful animals are, sadly, on the endangered list.

How to Replicate the Natural Environment for Your Turtle

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:35:51 -0500

Reptiles are becoming popular pets and turtles are on top of the list. If you are considering keeping a turtle, it is important to provide it with a decent living space or a suitable turtle terrarium.

Keeping Your Pet Reptiles Happy and Healthy

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:37:54 -0500

More and more people nowadays are getting fascinated with keeping reptiles as pets. Perhaps the main reason for this is the fact that reptiles such as snakes or bearded dragons aren't as demanding as dogs and cats.

Vivarium for Sub-Aquatic Animals

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:50:21 -0500

A vivarium is a sort of artificial world made by humans to simulate the natural environment for a particular animal held in captivity. While this might initially seem like not much of a hobby for such a fancy name; the truth is, many people obtain great joy out of building vivariums - it allows them a measure of great artistic expression and freedom; not so unlike a painting of a natural setting. The first thing to do when setting out to construct such an environment is to have the animal in mind for which it is...

Is An African Dwarf Frog The Right Pet For You?

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:49:19 -0500

In a pet market that is constantly expanding, more and more people are choosing exotic pets that the majority of potential owners have never even heard of. One of the many great possibilities out there is the African Dwarf Frog - but is this the right pet for you?

7 Awesome Lizard Gecko Facts That You May Not Have Known About

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:03:22 -0500

This article discusses 7 facts about leopard geckos. This article goes on to discuss a few features that make these geckos different from others.

Bearded Dragon Information for Caring Owners

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:58:23 -0500

How to get accurate bearded dragon information, this article will ward off beginner problems that plague first-time reptile keepers. Before you buy one, it is important to understand how these creatures function in the wild, so you will understand why they have specific behaviors and needs in captivity.

Do Bearded Dragons Have Salmonella?

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:04:55 -0500

Bearded Dragons do carry Salmonella and this should certainly be of concern where young children are around, or others that are particularly susceptible to Salmonella. For everyone else, understanding the risks and applying the correct practices will support a safe, healthy and happy relationship with your bearded dragon.

Salamander Vivarium Tank Instructions

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:28:50 -0500

Although most people build vivariums for fauna; they are at root just miniature ecosystems comprised of compatible flora and substrate. While it makes sense to then put an animal of the appropriate kind inside, this isn't at all necessary, and the vivarium tank itself can be an eye-catching representative of natural design. When it comes to the animals you can put inside a vivarium - should you choose to go that route - there are tiger salamanders, there are paddle tail newts, snakes of all kinds, tarantulas, there are frogs of any family, and relatively...

Taking Care Of Your Iguana

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 11:33:09 -0500

Iguanas are one of the most popular reptilian pet in the United States. This scaly pet has worked its way into the lives of men, women, and children of all ages.

How to Breed Snakes

Thu, 16 May 2013 14:46:42 -0500

Breeding snakes is not a "generic business" where you put two snakes in a pen and come back in a few months. But I will do my best to describe the steps to breed snakes as simply as possible for you.

5 Nutritious Foods for Your Tokay Gecko

Fri, 10 May 2013 15:15:16 -0500

Tokay geckos are very fascinating pets. Known for their bluish grey color and orange spots, and their short temperateness, Tokay geckos have sensitive sense of smell and taste. They love eating insects, especially live ones. Their diet plays an important role in their overall health. This is the reason why you need to give particular attention when feeding your geckos.

Most Common Incubation Tools: A Comprehensive Comparison

Thu, 09 May 2013 08:27:47 -0500

As a breeder, you want only the best thing for your Tokay geckos. And as much as possible, you want them to produce as many healthy hatchlings as possible. Gecko breeders employ different tools when incubating eggs, but there of them stand out. On this article, we are going to study the three most common incubation mediums and compare their advantages, disadvantages, and success rates.

Iguana Facts - What a Newbie Needs to Know

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:13:49 -0500

Although there is much to learn about iguanas, it's important to start with some basic knowledge. All iguanas share some basic traits in common that a new pet owner should be aware of before bringing their new pet home. Learn more about iguana care by arming yourself with a few basic facts.

The Perfect Bearded Dragon's Cage

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:01:01 -0600

When we build a home we take into consideration many different factors. So we must for our pets home, and our dragon is no exception. In order for him to be as comfortable as possible we need to make it as natural as possible.

Tortoise Housing - What Is the Most Suitable Housing for A Pet Tortoise?

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:08:13 -0600

Choosing the correct housing is vital for its long term health and well being. Housing a tortoise in an unsuitable environment will leave your pet suffering from ill health. The advice in this article is based on tortoises found in Southern Europe to the Mediterranean where the climate is hot and dry.

Snake Care - Snake Habitats

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:40:23 -0600

This will be an article with a basic overview of the different types of enclosures you can use as a snake habitat. I will provide both positives and negatives of each option.

Snake Care - Feeding Your Snake

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:39:46 -0600

This is an article with all of the information you need about feeding your pet snake. This provides food size, as well as different techniques for feeding your snake.

Bearded Dragon Answers and Information

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:02:58 -0600

The Pogona vitticeps or commonly known as the inland bearded dragon is a very common choice for new reptile owners. They adapt to a number of habitats and environments. How to care for your bearded dragon and the requirements it needs to survive in captivity...

Is A Pet Snake Right For Me?

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:29:09 -0600

So you are on the fence about getting a pet snake. In this article I am going to outline a few of the positive traits of snake ownership and also a few things that you should be prepared for as well.

What You Should Feed a Pet Iguana

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:26:42 -0600

Feeding an iguana is not as daunting as some other exotic pets, they are 100% herbivores. That said many of the health problems associated with captive iguanas can be as a result of a poor diet. An iguanas mouth is not designed for chewing, they rip or tear their food so care should be taken when considering what to feed.

How to Build a Bearded Dragon Vivarium

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:36:43 -0600

Creating the perfect home for your bearded dragon by following our simple guide. Most of what you require can be purchased from pet or reptile stores, but finding a suitable vivarium the correct size and style to suit your home might not be so easy. For this reason many people choose to build their own.

How Much Are Bearded Dragons?

Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:17:03 -0600

Do you know how much bearded dragons are today? Find out about the average prices to get the best bargain. Also read about what other expenses you will encounter on your road to owning this friendly pet.

Some Information About Bearded Dragons

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:47:16 -0600

This is an introduction to bearded dragons. We talk about where they came from and what type of home environment that they would thrive in along with some other tips.

Reptile Vivariums - Tips to Create the Correct Environment

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:18:45 -0600

Many reptile keepers spend may hours trying to create the most natural environment for their pet reptiles. Studying the natural habitat of their chosen pet and recreating in the vivarium or enclosure.

Baby Bearded Dragons - How Do I Raise One?

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:41:43 -0600

Baby bearded dragons can be raised to adulthood within a matter of months, If you have the proper information their care. They can require more attention and care than adult or juvenile dragons.

Best How To Care For A Baby Bearded Dragon Preventive Care Measure

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:20:02 -0600

If you want your pet to live long you have to keep them healthy. It's better to start them off on a healthy diet then to worry later why they are not eating, drinking water or turning a strange color. You'll get basic baby dragon care techniques as you read this short article.

Information On Bearded Dragons, For A Healthy, Happy, And Energetic Family Pet

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:27:22 -0600

Before you go out and purchase one, make sure you understand how bearded dragons survive in the wild, so that you can understand certain behaviors in captivity. Reading accurate bearded dragon information will ward off beginner problems that plague first-time reptile keepers. Also these lizards do not grow to be a gigantic size. Therefore, they are great even for children to handle.

Discover The Top 3 Essential Bearded Dragon Care Tips

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:19:42 -0600

Are you thinking about purchasing a bearded dragon but need some additional information? Like, are bearded dragons a good pet? Are they good with kids? What do they eat? How much do bearded dragons cost? In this article I will go over each important fact. You'll be able to quickly determine if this is the right exotic pet for you.

Turtle Habitats - How to Optimally Care For Your Turtle

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:28:08 -0600

Small children are always fascinated by turtles. Turtles can make great pets as long as you and your children understand how to raise your pet turtle safely for both the turtle, and your family. There are a few things you may want to consider before bringing a turtle home as a new family member.

Tiger Salamander Vivarium - Building a Home for Amphibians

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:59:15 -0600

The tiger salamander is a shockingly vivid amphibian, which is at home both in the water and on land - in fact, it begins its life unable to exist on land, and by the time it grows to adulthood is able to subsist on either medium. They certainly prefer land by this time, and enjoy burrowing in sand and dirt, as well as wading in and out of shallow pools. One of their most fantastic attributes is their ability to regenerate, which goes far beyond the mere ability to heal wounds.

Various Strategies In Making Your Bearded Dragon Love Vegetables

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:18:41 -0500

When it comes to vitamin and mineral sources, vegetables are the most effective ones. Just like you, your bearded dragon needs vitamins and minerals. Though it is not their staple food, it is highly recommended by vets to provide these to your pet.

What You Need To Know About Metabolic Bone Disease of Bearded Dragons

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:40:35 -0500

Bearded dragons are prone to metabolic bone disease. Metabolic bone disease is caused by the insufficient provision of calcium to your pet's diet and environment.This condition should not be taken lightly because if not treated immediately, can cause death. It is important that you know how to identify the signs and know how to treat it in order for your pet to be healthy, strong and happy.

Box Turtle Pet Care

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:01:35 -0500

Box turtles range between the truly aquatic turtles and the terrestrial tortoises with their need for bodies of water in which they soak and their need for grassland and wooded areas with moist and humid soil. Box turtle forage for food on land and spend the time they sleep dug into the earth in burrows, under logs and under rocks.

The Common Behaviors of Bearded Dragon You Must Know

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:02:03 -0500

Bearded dragons are unique creatures. They are friendly and sociable. One thing amazing about them is that they can communicate with their owners as well as to other animals. Each unique behavior has a meaning behind them. Being knowledgeable about it is important if you want to have one for a pet.

The Eight Rules You Need To Know When Caring For Your Baby Bearded Dragon

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:09:42 -0500

Just like any pet, baby bearded dragons require special care. When you have decided to adopt one for a pet, you need to remember three things:proper planning, care and important decision-making. In order for you to have a healthy baby beardie, you need to know eight important rules. Taking care for a baby dragon entails a lot of responsibility. The following eight guidelines will surely help you achieve your goal on how to successfully care for a baby bearded dragon.

How To Accurately Use a Bearded Dragon Incubator

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:55:12 -0500

It is no secret that the exotic pets known as bearded dragons are sociable and friendly. This is one reason why a number of owners want to breed them. If you properly take care of your female bearded dragon, she will be able to produce healthy babies that you can add to your existing beardie family or you can opt to sell.

Important Facts You Need To Know About Bearded Dragon Shedding

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:35:29 -0500

Bearded dragons undergo the shedding process just like any other reptile. Shedding is likely to take place for your pet to be able to accommodate its growth and development as its size expands and its age increases. There is no cause for worry as long as you are able to maintain important factors in aiding it to successfully shed its skin.

Toys That Are Safe and Ideal for Your Bearded Dragons

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:15:01 -0500

Since bearded dragons are social creatures, they too, need to sustain their life and that is to live a happy one. For them to be happy, they must be entertained and one way to achieve this is by giving them toys. Don't let your bearded dragon sleep all day, let your pet work its muscles by engaging it to exercise.

What to Feed a Leopard Gecko

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:31:27 -0500

This article will help you better understand the what to feed your leopard gecko and the best way to have a healthy and happy leopard gecko for years to come. By understanding how and what to feed your gecko will keep you both happy.

Bearded Dragon Food Guidelines To Follow

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:56:53 -0500

Basic guidelines you can follow when feeding your bearded dragon from what to feed to when to feed them. Feeding bearded dragons is a very important part of them living happy and healthy lives.

Crested Gecko Health: Keeping Your Crested Gecko Fit and Healthy

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:24:08 -0500

Crested geckos are some of the easiest reptiles to keep as pets, providing that a few very simple rules are followed. The following article takes a look at the most common health problems affecting captive crested geckos and how to help prevent them.

Your Snake Vivarium: Some Aspects You Need To Know

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:02:26 -0500

In this article I talk about some things to consider when setting up your snake vivarium. The type of vivarium, products to fill the bottom of the vivarium and the plants that I find ideal to use in it.

How to Set Up Your Bearded Dragon Vivarium

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:40:32 -0500

Ever wanted to set up a bearded dragon vivarium? this article will give you all the infomation neccasery to to build your own vivarium. I will guide you through choosing a vivarium, heating, lighting and substrate

Is Your Gecko Vitamin A Deficient?

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:39:12 -0500

Many gecko owners know how important calcium is for their pets. But there's another nutrient that geckos and other insectivores need to maintain a healthy physique. It's no other than vitamin A.

Where Are the Significant Number of Iguanas Coming From?

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:48:22 -0500

More than ten years ago, the demand for pet iguanas in the United States boomed so much that over a million iguanas were imported into the country. Most of the pet lizards that were being sold in pet stores during this time came from Central America and South America; we're talking about really faraway countries, like Ecuador and Peru.

6 Health Issues of Tokay Geckos That You Shouldn't Ignore

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:47:28 -0500

Tokays are generally easy to maintain. However, sometimes your Tokays will suffer from health issues. Whether they had these health issues before you bought them (especially if they were caught in the wild) or may have risen because of stress or because of a poor husbandry, it is best that you know these different health problems that your gecko may suffer from to be able to address them appropriately.

Iguana Care Information

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:27:37 -0500

Learn the importance of knowing what your doing before you purchase a new pet iguana. Proper care is the key to giving your iguana a long, healthy life.

Iguana Care

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:52:02 -0500

Purchasing a new iguana is a very exciting thing. The first thing you need to do is learn how to provide the proper care your new iguana needs. You will want to start by learning a few simple guidelines to adhere to.

African Rock Python

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 09:53:38 -0500

The African rock python, also known as Python sebae are large sized venomous snake native to sub-Saharan Africa. This African rock python is one of the seven species belonging to the genus Python. There are two sub-species of this venomous snake is found - one in western and central Africa and another one is found in Southern Africa. Species found in southern Africa is smaller compared to that found in Northern parts.

All You Need to Know About What Do Bearded Dragons Eat?

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:52:55 -0500

People just adore the majestic appearance of this animal species and they are excellent domestic pets simply because bearded dragons (beardies) are calm and intelligent creatures. They can live up to 15 years when they are carefully looked after. Before you buy your first dragon make sure you understand what makes up a healthy diet, so you can enjoy the company of a healthy beardie for years to come.

Bearded Dragon Care Sheet

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:15:18 -0500

Want to avoid mistakes made by more than 90% of all bearded dragon owners. Keep reading to find out the secrets from the export.

Tagged Turtle's Voyage of Discovery

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:50:05 -0500

A satellite-tagging programme spearheaded by the Marine Conservation Society has revealed that an endangered sub-adult turtle tagged and released last summer, has now begun a rarely recorded migration to its adult feeding grounds - the first tracking of this kind of migration since 1998. The green turtle - affectionately known as Gilbert - is one of nine turtles which have been tagged as part of the Turks and Caicos Islands' (TCI) Turtle Project led by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

Tips for Creating a Turtle Habitat

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:01:49 -0500

Getting a turtle for a pet is a good idea. Turtles are not noisy, they are not messy, and they live for many decades when cared for properly. A child that has a turtle to care for can learn responsibility and compassion from caring for their pet. The biggest responsibility of owning one of these creatures is creating the correct habitat. After that is established your only concern will be the proper feeding of the creatures and the maintenance of its living quarters.

Is A Dragon Right For You?

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:16:41 -0500

Never in my wildest dreams had I thought my heart would melt for a dragon and yet, it's happened. My Yogi is the prettiest, most loving, and sweetest animal on earth! I know what you're thinking, you own a dragon?

How To Find Quality Breeders Offering Baby Turtles for Sale

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:52:49 -0500

When looking for a source for baby turtles for sale, it is always important to pay attention to the quality of the breeder as well as the health and condition of the baby turtle. The quality of care that a breeder offers to their turtles is usually a good indicator of how seriously they take breeding and whether these turtles are likely to thrive later in life. Recognizing the key aspects of caring for a turtle successfully will make it easier to look out for these signs in a turtle breeder, eventually making it possible to choose a breeder who will also be a great source of information and help.

Choosing A Hermann Tortoise

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:51:25 -0500

Although choosing a Hermann tortoise may seem like an easy choice, choosing the right one will make a huge difference in the health and longevity of your tortoise. This smaller species typically only reaches 7 inches (19 centimeters) and can live for about 80 years. They are friendly and easygoing, and have pretty shells which are a mixture of bright yellow and dark brown. Because they come from a hot and dry Mediterranean climate, you should not even consider having one if you do not live in a hot and dry region.

Getting to Know Your Tokay Gecko: Identifying the Male and Female Tokays

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:35:04 -0500

If you're planning to breed Tokay geckos in the future, you really wanted to buy at least one male and one female. However, there are certain things you need to know before you put them together in a tank. Male and female geckos have distinct characteristics and similarities. Knowing all of them will help you raise your pet in the safest possible way.

Caring for Chubby Frogs (Asian Painted Frogs)

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:23:06 -0500

It's important to understand how to properly care for your new Chubby Frog. Chubby Frogs make great beginner pets, but just like any other animal, they have unique needs.

What Kinds Of Tortoise Make The Best Pets?

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:24:58 -0500

What kinds of tortoise make the best pets to keep in an inside enclosure in your home? How to provide a suitable home for your new pet.

General Considerations When Raising Tadpoles

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:35:17 -0500

Raising tadpoles successfully is the most difficult part a breeding your pet frogs. Although specific requirements will depend on the species being raised, these general considerations about water quality can be applied to all tadpoles and should ensure that you can see your breeding project proceed form egg to frog successfully.

What Is The Best Food For Tortoise Health?

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 08:04:29 -0500

What is the best food for your tortoise requires some understanding of where in the world your tortoise would naturally live. It is also necessary to take into account how good nutrition will ensure optimum health for years to come.

What Are The Elements Of The Best Tortoise Food?

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 07:59:23 -0500

What is the best tortoise food and how can you provide this? An understanding of the different elements to good nutrition will help you to provide this and ensure the health and growth of your tortoise.

Choosing Among Several Reptile Cages and Terrariums

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:40:00 -0500

If you're the type of pet owner who loves to raise cold-blooded animals as a hobby, then you should be familiar with the equipments that these species need, including a convenient home. However, with so many of these reptile cages and terrariums available in the market today, it will be harder for you to settle on a single brand.

Tortoise Shelters

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:39:14 -0500

Tortoise shelters are essential to provide a place for your tortoise to live happily. They need to hide away from the world as well as have a place for basking in.

Red Footed Tortoise: Diet

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:51:03 -0500

A healthy diet is very important to the well-being of your Red Footed Tortoise and is crucial to its development and growth. Instilling this healthy diet is easy once you have the correct information.

Tokay Geckos As Pets

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:23:17 -0500

If you're planning to have a Tokay gecko as your pet, the first challenge you will encounter is knowing where and how to buy it. Geckos, specifically Tokays, are becoming a threatened species because of the massive hunting. If you're in Asia, purchasing a healthy gecko can be easy and expensive. But if you live in the US or in any western country, you may experience a difficult time doing so.

What To Feed Your Gecko?

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:43:14 -0500

Feeding your gecko with the right food is essential to maintaining a healthy, active, and alert pet. Just like us, geckos need a balanced diet too in order to become physically fit. It's wrong to feed them with anything we want. In this article, you'll learn about your options when it comes to feeding your pet.

A Beginner's Guide to Buying a Tortoise

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:19:51 -0500

Increasingly tortoises are becoming popular pets to have thus their availability has grown. But how and where do you buy a healthy and reasonably priced tortoise? Below I provide a simple guide on how to buy a tortoise the healthy, humane, and correct way.

A Tortoise House For Every Tortoise

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:09:16 -0500

Having the right kind of tortoise house for your pet is a big part of keeping her healthy. Every type of tortoise is different and has different requirements as far as housing goes, so be sure that you know what your tortoise needs.

The Importance of the Right Reptile Lighting

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 13:52:13 -0500

It is no secret that your cold-blooded creatures are in desperate need of an outside source of heat to survive. In spite of this knowledge, it is often too surprising to learn that more owners still believe that any reptile lighting is enough.

The Nitrogen Cycle and Spotted Turtles

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:25:37 -0500

The biggest part of any aquatic setup for spotted turtles is the nitrogen cycle, which includes the same principles that freshwater aquarists may already understand intuitively. Turtles release ammonia when they defecate, which is toxic.

Gecko Daily Routines You Should NEVER Forget To Do

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:45:05 -0500

So you have a pet gecko? That's great! Now what? While it's going to be a fun-filled adventure, you need to do certain things ever day to make sure that your pet remains healthy and happy.

Turtle, Tortoise - What Is The Difference?

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:40:46 -0500

Each species is the same in that they have very soft bodies with a hard shell to protect them. This shell grows out from their ribs, so a turtles shell grows with them rather than getting replaced like some other shell-dwelling creatures.

Feeding Day Geckos in Captivity

Fri, 25 May 2012 10:08:51 -0500

Providing the correct diet for your pet day geckos is an essential part of their correct husbandry. Day geckos require both insects and fruits in their diet, to reflect the food available to them in the wild. The article will explain what should constitute a day gecko's diet and how to increase the nutritional value of feeder insects to prevent dietary problems such as metabolic bone disease and ensure a healthy pet.

Feeding Your Bearded Dragon

Wed, 23 May 2012 10:16:38 -0500

Your new bearded dragon pet requires a nutritious, well-balanced diet in order to grow healthy and strong. It is important to offer both insects and fresh greens, since bearded dragon's are omnivores. As a baby, the lizard will only eat insects and should be fed insects that are soft-bodied and the proper size.

Red Foot Tortoise Care And Information

Tue, 22 May 2012 14:53:06 -0500

The Red Food tortoise has become a popular pet in recent years. If you are considering purchasing one as a pet, you will need to get as much information as possible about these animals before you buy one. Where you keep them and how you feed them will determine how long they live.

Recognizing Quality Turtle Breeders

Tue, 22 May 2012 14:47:24 -0500

Many new turtle enthusiasts prefer to find quality turtle breeders as their first source of information, as well as a source for their first pet turtle. There are a few aspects of turtle keeping that any new owner should be able to recognize when screening for breeders. The first of these aspects is diet, which is especially important for turtles since their dietary requirements are so diverse. Turtles generally are not capable of getting their daily nutrition from a staple diet with no additional supplementation. In addition to a balanced pellet or gel diet, turtles should have a vitamin and mineral supplement in the form of a powder, which can be sprinkled on top of their food daily. Additionally, they should eat fresh vegetables daily. An ideal turtle breeder will be able to describe a healthy daily routine for feeding their turtles.