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How to Tell the Age of Turtles

How to Tell the Age of Turtles

The record for the longest-lived turtle is held by one that belonged to thee royal family of the Pacific island nation of Tonga. This turtle lived from 1777 to 1965—an incredible 188 years! Turtles are known for their long lifespan and often live for 50, 75 or even 100 years, depending on the......[Read More]
4 Major Bearded Dragon Health Issues To Avoid

4 Major Bearded Dragon Health Issues To Avoid

This article provides information about a number of bearded dragon diseases, infections and other health problems. It includes details such as symptoms and treatments for Metabolic Bone Disease, Respiratory Infections, Yellow Fungus and Mouth Rot.......[Read More]
Turtle Trap Directions

Turtle Trap Directions

Turtles are beautiful, peaceful creatures that are usually welcomed in a natural environment. However, turtles can become a nuisance. This happens sometimes in man-made ponds filled with ornamental fish. Turtles need food and water to survive, and this type of environment provides plenty of both. Tu......[Read More]
Pond Turtle Food Habits

Pond Turtle Food Habits

Pond turtles require a balanced diet of protein, vitamins and minerals, to ensure they have enough energy to swim and maintain a healthy shell.......[Read More]
How to Build an Amphibian Terrarium

How to Build an Amphibian Terrarium

A proper terrarium is the sine qua non of modern reptile and amphibian husbandry. It acts as your pet's home, life support and viewing area. A proper terrarium is often the difference between life and death for specialized amphibians. Most amphibians actually require a specialized terrarium, called ......[Read More]
Reticulated Python Care

Reticulated Python Care

Reticulated python, measuring 10-20 feet in length on an average, is the longest snake in the world. It belongs to the python family but is different from the other pythons in its distinctive color pattern.......[Read More]
Endangered Reptiles in Asia

Endangered Reptiles in Asia

Asia's economic boom has led to the destruction of much of its reptile habitat.southern asia image by NataV from Fotolia.comIt is estimated that 351 reptile species are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's "Red List of Threatened Species." This number, however, is.........[Read More]
How to Breed a Collared Lizard

How to Breed a Collared Lizard

The collared lizard, also known as the crevice lizard, is native throughout the central U.S. and Central America. Growing 6 to 12 inches in length, these lizards thrive in both desert and forest environments. Collared lizards are colorful, active creatures that can live up to 10 years as pets. If yo......[Read More]
How to Care for an Eastern Collared Lizard

How to Care for an Eastern Collared Lizard

The eastern collared lizard, Crotaphytus collaris, is a species of reptile native to many parts of the southwestern United States, including Oklahoma and Texas. They are a medium-sized lizard and reach up to 14 inches in length as adults. Eastern collared lizards are kept in captivity by reptile ent......[Read More]
List of Vegetables My Tortoises Can Eat

List of Vegetables My Tortoises Can Eat

The term tortoise refers to shelled animals that live entirely on land, as opposed to turtles that spend a majority of their time in water. A pet tortoise's diet should contain around 95 percent vegetables. These vegetables should be varied, so the tortoise is guaranteed a range of vitamins and nutr......[Read More]
Types of Baby Turtles

Types of Baby Turtles

Turtles are long-lived reptiles with attached shells. Turtles are divided into 12 biological families, with a wide range of appearance, habitat and behavior. Over 250 species exist around the world, including 50 species in North America.......[Read More]
How to Tell the Sex of a Turtle

How to Tell the Sex of a Turtle

With some animals it is easy to distinguish males and females. It’s hard to miss the antlers of a stag deer or the mane of a male lion. Turtles, on the other hand, don’t have obvious gender differences. In fact it’s virtually impossible to tell the sex of a turtle until it is cl......[Read More]
How to Feed a Puppy Wheatgrass

How to Feed a Puppy Wheatgrass

Among the benefits of wheatgrass are its ability to detoxify the body, help blood flow, reduce inflammation and prevent cancer. The potent plant is not just beneficial to people, but also to their pets, especially dogs. Dogs look for greens when nutrients are missing from their diets. Your puppy's c......[Read More]
Animals in the Forest Floor of a Rain Forest

Animals in the Forest Floor of a Rain Forest

Many animals make their living on the rain forest floor.rainforest image by Aleksander from Fotolia.comThe rain forest is a magnificent area in our world. It is made up of many diverse and beautiful plants, waterfalls, rivers, and animals. The rain forest is divided up into four different.........[Read More]
How Do I Identify a Turtle From a Tortoise?

How Do I Identify a Turtle From a Tortoise?

Turtles and tortoises are close reptilian relatives. They're so close, many people might find it hard to tell the difference between them. They are both cold blooded, omnivores, have scales, and live long lives for animals. According to the San Diego Zoo, one of the most common differences is a turt......[Read More]
Do Terrapins Bite?

Do Terrapins Bite?

Unlike many other reptiles, terrapins are not poisonous. But their bite may carry significant bacteria called Salmonella. Terrapins carry these bacteria on their body surface or excrete them. It can pose a serious threat and can be fatal for human beings in case proper medical assistance is not arra......[Read More]
About Red-Eared Turtles

About Red-Eared Turtles

The red-eared slider is sometimes referred to as simply the red-eared turtle, named for the red stripes it has just behind its outer ear holes. The red-eared slider can grow to about 12 inches in length and is a popular turtle both in the exotic pet trade and as an interesting addition to backyard p......[Read More]
Choosing the Right Turtle and Terrapin Food

Choosing the Right Turtle and Terrapin Food

You may think that all pet turtles and pet terrapins are the same and therefore have the same dietary requirements. Actually, depending on the kind and breed of turtle, they can have different dietary needs but they all require an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals that you can either supply t......[Read More]