Reptiles : Pets & Animal

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The Habitat of Tadpoles

The Habitat of Tadpoles

A tadpole is the name for the earliest stage in a frog's life cycle after it's born. Tadpoles initially bare little resemblance to frogs. It isn't until later in their development that they begin to acquire the characteristics we commonly associate with frogs, like being able to breath air through......[Read More]
How to Buy Turtle Food

How to Buy Turtle Food

Turtles are fun creatures to have as pets. They are most popular among individuals who are allergic to cats and dogs and other animals that have fur. Turtles also cost a lot less to have as pets. Once you buy their cages and rocks, you just have to keep up with their food. Some places do not allow t......[Read More]
Extinction Prevention

Extinction Prevention

Many different species are in danger of becoming extinct forever if preventative measures are not taken. While endangered and threatened animal species are often the first that come to mind, many birds and plants are also in trouble. Polar bears, whales, parrots and dragon trees represent just a fra......[Read More]
Taxonomic Kingdom of Ball Pythons

Taxonomic Kingdom of Ball Pythons

Taxonomy is the system used by scientists to classify living organisms into similar or related groups. As science and technology progress and information increases, so do the methods used to determine relationships among organisms.......[Read More]
What Type of Water Should I Use in the Tank of My Red Eared Slider Turtle?

What Type of Water Should I Use in the Tank of My Red Eared Slider Turtle?

Red-eared sliders are a type of semi-aquatic North American turtle. These animals have a distinctive red mark and a tendency to quickly slide off logs and rocks when startled, which gives them their name. Red-eared sliders need water in their tanks to survive. Poor quality water increases the risk o......[Read More]
Tips and Tricks For the Best Iguana Care

Tips and Tricks For the Best Iguana Care

When you are looking for a pet, there is one that is very popular. Not a dog, although they make wonderful pets. And also not a cat or any other furry pet. One of the more popular choices for a pet these days is the pet iguana.......[Read More]
The Toad-Frog Difference a Perplexing Intrigue

The Toad-Frog Difference a Perplexing Intrigue

One night, as I arrived home from a long, hard workout session at the gym, I spotted something in the driveway. My windows were fogged up so I couldn't really identify it. I put the car in park, gathered my things and headed for the door.......[Read More]
When Do Tadpoles Need Land?

When Do Tadpoles Need Land?

Frogs are interesting pets to observe, particularly as they mature from a tadpole to an adult. Watching the metamorphosis reveals a side of nature that people rarely get to see. While a tadpole is young, it does not need access to land. But at some point, your tadpole will transition from water to l......[Read More]
Vets That Care for Turtles

Vets That Care for Turtles

Finding a vet to treat a pet turtle is vital to ensure the animal's quality of life, as well as to treat the turtle in an emergency. Exotics veterinarians are trained to treat reptiles, fish, birds and rodents, although many specialize as well. A reptile vet can inform turtle owners on husbandry, f......[Read More]
What Eats a Bat in the Rainforest?

What Eats a Bat in the Rainforest?

Bats live in rainforests all over the world, from Australia to Africa and Central America. In these areas, they are some of the most plentiful animals to be found. In addition to their numbers, they are also beneficial to the ecosystem. Bats are not, however, without enemies and can fall prey to var......[Read More]
How Can I Tell the Gender of Golden Geckos?

How Can I Tell the Gender of Golden Geckos?

The Latin name for golden geckos is gekko ulikovskii. These reptiles require residing in warm, humid environments. A golden gecko pet can live in a 10-gallon aquarium with a temperature of 78 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.......[Read More]
What Geckos Have Sticky Pads?

What Geckos Have Sticky Pads?

Geckos are the largest family of lizards and are defined by their lack of eyelids. Unlike human toes, geckos' toes bend up instead of down, and most geckos have sticky pads on their feet that allow them to climb and stick to surfaces. The leopard gecko, a popular lizard in the pet trade, is one of o......[Read More]
Snakes and Their Charming Egyptian Owners

Snakes and Their Charming Egyptian Owners

So let's talk about the seemingly dying breed of snake charmers. Exactly where did they come from? How did they become charmers of snakes and how do they do what they do?......[Read More]
Nine Tips Every Bearded Dragon Owner Must Know

Nine Tips Every Bearded Dragon Owner Must Know

The questions most reptile enthusiasts ask and the answers that will help in the proper care of their pet. How big do bearded dragons get is amongst the many questions that most pet owners would like answers to.......[Read More]
How to Build a Tortoise Enclosure

How to Build a Tortoise Enclosure

Tortoises make interesting reptile pets when kept in a large, properly furnished enclosure that maintains the necessary environmental conditions to keep the animal healthy. Though tortoises have reputation for being slow-moving, lumbering reptiles, they can be surprisingly quick and are active throu......[Read More]
Common Diseases of Aquatic Turtles

Common Diseases of Aquatic Turtles

Aquatic turtleturtle 5 image by cherie from Fotolia.comAquatic turtles are prone to several common diseases, especially if their diet or habitat is not kept as similar to what would have been their natural environment. Turtles require a lot of physical care to prevent the growth of.........[Read More]
How Do Lizards Mate?

How Do Lizards Mate?

About lizards in generalLizards are very interesting reptiles that resemble dinosaurs in miniature form. Most lizards blend into the dirt and rocks, which help them avoid predators. Some lizards such as chameleons will change colors depending on where they are at, which help them to blend.........[Read More]