Reptiles : Pets & Animal

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How to Report a Stranded Sea Turtle

How to Report a Stranded Sea Turtle

Sea turtles have been around for more than 100 million years. Once numbering in the millions, now only seven species of sea turtles survive, all of them endangered. The colossal creatures can grow up to 6 feet and well over 1,000 lbs., and have life expectancies that may top 100 years. How many o......[Read More]
Russian Tortoise Habitat

Russian Tortoise Habitat

The Russian tortoise is a small, adaptable tortoise. The tortoise is native to Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, northern and eastern Iran, northwestern China and Kazakhstan.......[Read More]
Leopard Gecko Hide Boxes

Leopard Gecko Hide Boxes

Are you looking for a leopard gecko as new pet in your house? Well before you make the purchase learn what you need to know to make sure that your leopard gecko has plenty of places to hide around its enclosure.......[Read More]
Is A Reptile or Snake the Right Pet for Your Child?

Is A Reptile or Snake the Right Pet for Your Child?

Reptiles and snakes are exotic, interesting, and a different kind of pet. Reptiles or snakes may make the perfect pet for your child after you consider some of the facts before deciding to bring one home.......[Read More]
Tips for Taking Care of a Pet Turtle

Tips for Taking Care of a Pet Turtle

Turtles are one of the more novel pets to own. They are both land and water animals, they can live up to 40-years, and their unique shelled bodies are fascinating to both children and adults. These animals are much more than a novelty though. They are complex beings that need a complex environment t......[Read More]
Secrets to Caring For a Baby Red Eared Slider

Secrets to Caring For a Baby Red Eared Slider

Raising a baby red eared slider can be a rewarding experience if you know what you're doing. Find out the secrets to raising a happy and healthy baby red eared slider.......[Read More]
How to Care for a Russian Tortoise

How to Care for a Russian Tortoise

With their sociable personalities and lively natures, Russian tortoises can be a great addition to any family. Though not difficult to take care of, they do require the proper housing, environment and diet to ensure proper health. With these considerations taken care of, a Russian tortoise can liv......[Read More]
How to Breed Three-Toed Box Turtles

How to Breed Three-Toed Box Turtles

Three-toed box turtles are terrestrial turtles that live wild throughout much of the American south, but are often kept in captivity, as well. These animals are generally regarded as prolific breeders, and reproduction in captivity is not uncommon. It does take a bit of work, however. In order to e......[Read More]
Should Reptiles Be Kept As Pets?

Should Reptiles Be Kept As Pets?

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 dai......[Read More]
How to Tell If a Russian Tortoise Is Male or Female?

How to Tell If a Russian Tortoise Is Male or Female?

Russian tortoises are relatively small tortoises, commonly found as pets. The tortoises grow to between 6 and 10 inches long. They tend to be hardy when well cared for, and can live for a long time--up to 50 years. Determining the gender of these tortoises can often be difficult. Most male and fema......[Read More]
Learn How to Raise Reptile Eggs With Incubators

Learn How to Raise Reptile Eggs With Incubators

Usually when we consider what kind of pet we wish to have we think about purchasing either a cat or dog. But when it comes to our children they ordinarily have other things in mind. Most kids now want something that is more exotic and off the wall like a rat, gerbil, or even a kind of reptile.......[Read More]
Terrapins - How to Look After

Terrapins - How to Look After

Terrapins, the small cute reptiles, are considered as a soft and timid creature. In case you are thinking of buying one to keep as a pet, then a sound knowledge about it should be considered prior to your purchase. These include their varieties, habit and habitat, pattern of food intake, mating ritu......[Read More]
How to Release Your Captive Turtle

How to Release Your Captive Turtle

Turtles are often desirable and interesting pets; however, for various reasons, they do not always work in the home environment. Some turtles simply grow too large to be indoors or children lose interest in taking care of them. Regardless of the motivation, individuals are often faced with the need ......[Read More]
How to Create a Desert Vivarium

How to Create a Desert Vivarium

Vivariums are enclosures that contain both live animals and plants. They are becoming very popular lately. If you are considering creating a desert vivarium, now is your chance. However, before you rush out and buy a new pet, you will need to set up the vivarium and have it going for several days to......[Read More]
When a Turtle Bites How Do You Make Them Release?

When a Turtle Bites How Do You Make Them Release?

The turtle commonly associated with biting is the snapping turtle. These turtles can be found in swamps, ponds, rivers and lakes. If approached carelessly, a snapping turtle can clamp down with a powerful bite. This bite's power is often exaggerated, as the turtle cannot snap a broom stick in half, ......[Read More]
How to Feed a Fire-Bellied Newt

How to Feed a Fire-Bellied Newt

Two species of fire-bellied newt are common in the pet trade. They are the Chinese fire-bellied newt and the closely related Japanese fire-bellied newt. Neither is particularly difficult to care for and raise. However, because of their long lives -- up to 30 years in some cases -- environmental requ......[Read More]
How to Take Care of Aquatic Turtles

How to Take Care of Aquatic Turtles

Keeping an aquatic turtle as a pet will require that you create an artificial habitat that meets its needs for space and cleanliness. It's not good enough to simply feed the turtle and give it attention. Those are just the basics of turtle care. Several other requirements must be met in order for yo......[Read More]
Bearded Dragon Care - How to Do it Right

Bearded Dragon Care - How to Do it Right

Bearded Dragons make fantastic pets and they offer a feeling of prehistoric to your home. For youngsters, these creatures are even more prehistoric than their father, and that's usually a good thing for today, to have the focus removed. Like every other pet though, they need caring for, and the......[Read More]
Info on the Albino Leopard Gecko

Info on the Albino Leopard Gecko

Have you seen the albino leopard geckos? They are certainly one of the most uniquely colored examples of the designer lizards and they have certainly earned their place as one of the most sought after morphs. If you want to learn more about them, here are some of the basics on these pale and unique ......[Read More]