Reptiles : Pets & Animal

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Buying From Leopard Gecko Breeders

Buying From Leopard Gecko Breeders

The leopard gecko breeder can be your best friend if you are serious about owning and eventually breeding your designer pets. There can be cheaper alternatives in pet stores or other commercial establishments but you can rarely get the info and traits you'd want. So to learn more about the bree......[Read More]
Golden Tree Frog As an Excellent Gift Idea - How to Choose One

Golden Tree Frog As an Excellent Gift Idea - How to Choose One

If you are planning to give a frog as a pet gift, golden tree frogs are often the best choice because they have longer life span than any other specie although this type of frog often prefers to live in a quiet environment. Golden tree frogs can live up to six years and its angular head with pointed......[Read More]
Building a Terrarium Out of an Igloo Cooler

Building a Terrarium Out of an Igloo Cooler

Terrariums are small habitats built to house plants and animals, such as lizards or frogs. Often terrariums are made in glass fish tanks or even out of recycled 2L bottles. Another option is to make a terrarium in a cooler. Igloo coolers come in a number of sizes, allowing you to choose the perfect ......[Read More]
How to Build a Dual Light Stand With Heat for a Tortoise

How to Build a Dual Light Stand With Heat for a Tortoise

A dual light stand that provides both heat and light is essential for any reptile enclosure, and tortoises need both UVA and UVB lamps to stay healthy and happy. UVA rays simulate natural sunshine for indoor pet turtles, and encourage reptiles to eat, sleep, mate and follow other normal behavioral r......[Read More]
The Essential Components in Building an Iguana Cage

The Essential Components in Building an Iguana Cage

A common question that arises when purchasing an iguana is where will it stay? Well, here is a guide to assist you in finding and making the best enclosure for your pet iguana.......[Read More]
How To Tell If Your Pet Reptile Likes You

How To Tell If Your Pet Reptile Likes You

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 t......[Read More]
How to Keep Geckos as Pets

How to Keep Geckos as Pets

Geckos are small lizards native to Pakistan. Geckos often live happily with humans as long as they are properly fed and cared for. Geckos cost between $80 and $250. These little creatures are often sold at pet shops. The most beneficial way to care for your gecko, is by keeping the aquarium clean, g......[Read More]
Red Footed Tortoise: Diet

Red Footed Tortoise: Diet

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.......[Read More]
List of Sea Turtles That Live in Florida

List of Sea Turtles That Live in Florida

Many different species of sea turtles exist around Florida.sea turtle image by Cory Surdam from Fotolia.comWith the majority of Florida being surrounded by ocean, a large amount of diverse wildlife lives in the ocean waters around the state. Sea turtles are numerous in these waters, and a.........[Read More]
How to Measure Turtle Length & Age

How to Measure Turtle Length & Age

Turtles are long living reptiles. One of the oldest living turtles in the world was born in 1777 and died in 1965, giving it a lifespan of 188 years. This was possible to document as the turtle was the pet of the Tongan royal family and had been passed down through the generations. Most turtles are ......[Read More]
Homemade Painted Turtle Food

Homemade Painted Turtle Food

The painted turtle, Chrysemys picta, is a freshwater aquatic turtle often kept as a pet. In the wild, turtles are largely carnivorous, though they also eat plant matter, especially after adulthood. Although it is perfectly acceptable to use a store-bought pellet feed for a portion of your turtle's ......[Read More]
How to Tell the Sex of Albino Clawed Frogs

How to Tell the Sex of Albino Clawed Frogs

The only difference between the albino clawed frog and the clawed frog is the genetic defect that causes a lack of pigment in the skin. In captivity, they can live for 20 years. In the wild they tend to have a shorter life span because of their inability to blend into the surroundings, making them m......[Read More]
Bearded Dragon Care and Feeding

Bearded Dragon Care and Feeding

Bearded Dragons are not like most reptiles you can buy at a pet store. They enjoy being handled, they eat greens along with crickets and you don't have to feed them mice for them to get proper nutrition.......[Read More]
Food for Turtles

Food for Turtles

A turtle can be a enjoyable pet. Some turtles live on land, and some live in the water. Others like to have both land and water for their habitat. Keeping your pet turtle happy with a good diet is essential to providing him a long and healthy life.......[Read More]
Information About Animal Thinking & Reasoning

Information About Animal Thinking & Reasoning

Animal thinking and reasoning has always been a controversial topic because it is hard to prove. Darwin thought that animals, like humans, need to find mates, food and a path through its environment such as the woods, air or water. He believed it took problem-solving skills to accomplish these tasks......[Read More]
Rock or White Throated Monitor Varanus Albigularis

Rock or White Throated Monitor Varanus Albigularis

This very large, stout lizard has strong, stocky limbs and sharp claws. The skin is tough and covered with small, bead-like scales in 110-167 rows at midbody.......[Read More]
Turtles Types - The 3 Major Categories of Turtles

Turtles Types - The 3 Major Categories of Turtles

In a broad sense turtles can be classified into three categories: turtles, tortoises and sea turtles. These three turtle types have very different lifestyles and requirements. Put a tortoise in a turtle's environment and it could drown!......[Read More]
Pennsylvania Snapping Turtle Information

Pennsylvania Snapping Turtle Information

There are two types of snapping turtles: the common snapping turtle and its giant relative, the alligator snapping turtle. The snapping turtle found in Pennsylvania is the common snapping turtle. The common snapping turtle's scientific name is Chelydra serpentina. It is a large turtle, weighing up t......[Read More]
How to Make a Tortoise's Habitat

How to Make a Tortoise's Habitat

Tortoises can make great pets, but before you take on a tortoise as a petyou have you have to have the proper habitat for it. Most tortoises are kept in an outdoor habitat, and they generally do not make very good indoor pets. There are also a number of species-specific environmental considerations ......[Read More]
DIY Reptile Cage Furniture

DIY Reptile Cage Furniture

Reptiles like to hide, sit in warm places and occasionally move around, so furniture and accessories in their cage should be placed with those activities in mind. After you've provided light, water and food, you can find and make furniture for your pet reptiles. A do-it-yourself approach to reptile-......[Read More]