Reptiles : Pets & Animal

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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]
How to Breed Veiled Chameleons in a Greenhouse

How to Breed Veiled Chameleons in a Greenhouse

When properly cared for and maintained, a greenhouse can make a perfect habitat for a veiled chameleon. Chameleons need lots of humidity to remain healthy and eggs must be incubated in a humid environment, making a greenhouse an ideal location for breeding.......[Read More]
Keeping Iguanas As Pets - 6 Golden Rules For Pet Owners

Keeping Iguanas As Pets - 6 Golden Rules For Pet Owners

Many people have a thought that iguanas are cool pets to own. This fact depends on how good of an owner we are.......[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]
What Newts Are Found in Ohio?

What Newts Are Found in Ohio?

Scientifically, all newts are salamanders but not all salamanders are newts. The state of Ohio has 25 native salamander species, only one of which is commonly known as a newt. The eastern red-spotted newt is a member of the notophthalmus, or North American newts genus of salamanders. It is a small, ......[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]
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]
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]
Having Fun With Anoles (Lizards)

Having Fun With Anoles (Lizards)

Have you ever thought it was possible to have fun with your pet anole or lizard? You can enjoy them everyday.......[Read More]
How to Care for a Mossy Tree Frog

How to Care for a Mossy Tree Frog

The mossy tree frog (also know simply as mossy frog) is a breed of frog that comes from northern Vietnam. The name of the frog comes from the distinctive textured moss-like skin that covers the body, which provides it with a valuable camouflage for survival in the wild. They also roll up into a ball......[Read More]
How to Train a Collared Lizard Not to Bite

How to Train a Collared Lizard Not to Bite

The collared lizard gains its name from the black marks that look like a collar around its neck. It is one of the fastest lizards in the world and will run at speeds up to 16 miles per hour. While the lizard's healthy lifespan and low maintenance make it an ideal pet, it will bite if handled when it......[Read More]
Facts About a Frog

Facts About a Frog

Frogs have changed remarkably little in the last 190 million years. Highly adaptable, the amphibian can reside on land or in the safety of water. Frogs live in fresh water around the world, in a wide range of ecosystems. They can flourish at elevations of over 15,000 feet, subsist in a puddle in the......[Read More]