Reptiles : Pets & Animal

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Habitat for a Red Eared Turtle

Habitat for a Red Eared Turtle

Red-eared turtles are formally known as red-eared sliders. The red-eared slider is a strong swimmer, but also likes spending plenty of time on land. All turtles are reptiles, which means they are cold blooded. Because of this, they rely on external heat sources to stay warm. It is important to maint......[Read More]
How to Breed Female Florida Box Turtles

How to Breed Female Florida Box Turtles

Florida box turtles can make wonderful pets and are prolific breeders when given the chance to mate. But breeding a female box turtle is something that should only be undertaken after much consideration. You'll need to make sure you are able to care for the babies if you can't find new homes. Before......[Read More]
Fun Facts on Pacific Pond Turtles in Canada

Fun Facts on Pacific Pond Turtles in Canada

Pacific pond turtles, also known as Northern pond turtles, were once the pride of Canada. However, they have now been extirpated, which means that--though they were once endemic to Canada--they are now found elsewhere. Today, Pacific pond turtles are found in different parts of North America, especi......[Read More]
How to Raise a Turtle Dock

How to Raise a Turtle Dock

Aquatic turtles are very popular pets for children and adults alike. These turtles typically require a unique half-water, half-land setup in their enclosures. Aquatic turtles love to swim, but they also need basking areas above the waterline that allows them to rest and warm up their exothermic bodi......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of the Tadpoles in a Pond

How to Get Rid of the Tadpoles in a Pond

Frogs may be considered cute by many people, but tadpoles can quickly become a nuisance. A normal amount of tadpoles will eat bugs around your pond and prevent infestations, but large numbers of tadpoles will cloud the water and disrupt the natural environment. Eliminating tadpoles from a pond will ......[Read More]
How to Tell Male & Female Dragon Gobies Apart

How to Tell Male & Female Dragon Gobies Apart

Dragon gobies are extremely difficult to sex visually, and successful breeding in captivity is rare. However, males can become territorial as they mature, so if you want to keep more than one adult, it's best to keep a single male with a group of females. Dragon goby is one of the common names of th......[Read More]
Types of Turtles As Pets

Types of Turtles As Pets

With over 50 species in the United States and over 250 species worldwide, there is a wide variety of types of turtles. In the United States, laws vary from state to state regarding what types are available as pets and what types are protected or endangered. You can easily find the more common types ......[Read More]
How to Set Up a Frog & Turtle Terrarium

How to Set Up a Frog & Turtle Terrarium

A terrarium is a container, typically made of glass, that is specifically made for land animals and houseplants. Terrariums are also used for certain types of pets, particularly reptiles and amphibians. When housing a pet in a terrarium, it is important to correctly match specific plants with specif......[Read More]
What Are the Stages of a Snake's Evolution?

What Are the Stages of a Snake's Evolution?

According to the National Biological Information Infrastructure, there are nearly 3,000 species of snake found across the world. Although each species of snake has their differences, they all have one thing in common -- their life cycle. As snakes evolve throughout their lifetime, each one undergoes......[Read More]
How to Care for a Rat Snake

How to Care for a Rat Snake

Several species of snakes make up the family of rat snakes, including the fox and corn snake. As its name implies, rat snakes are carnivorous and feed on rodents, and occasionally birds in the wild. Caring for a rat snake requires an understanding of how a snake's needs as a reptile differ from thos......[Read More]
Buy Tortoises - FAQ

Buy Tortoises - FAQ

When you are thinking or buying a pet tortoise there are a number of things you should consider before you decide on the right type for you and your lifestyle. Look carefully for a reputable dealer/breeder and be sure to ask a few pertinent questions.......[Read More]
How to Install Heat Tape for Reptiles

How to Install Heat Tape for Reptiles

Heat tape is manufactured to heat water pipes. Several companies manufacture the product but one brand in particular, Flexwatt, has become popular with reptile owners for heating the bottoms of their cold-blooded animals' cages. The tape comes in 3-, 4- and 11-inch widths; you should use the 3- or 4......[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]
Reptile Supplies - Tanks

Reptile Supplies - Tanks

If you want a happy and healthy pet reptile, it needs to be in comfortable surroundings. This article gives you the pointers you need to make that happen.......[Read More]
Considerations When Breeding Leopard Geckos

Considerations When Breeding Leopard Geckos

Before you get started breeding leopard geckos, you'll want to be sure that you're well educated about this species of gecko. It's not necessarily easy to breed these animals and you should only go into it knowing all of the important facts.......[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]
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]
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]
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]