Reptiles : Pets & Animal

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Care of African Mud Turtles

Care of African Mud Turtles

With proper care, the African mud turtle can live to about 50 years. A small turtle, when fully grown it measures approximately 10 to 12 inches across. The female usually grows slightly larger than the male. The turtle has a naturally inquisitive nature but it can also be aggressive. It also exudes......[Read More]
The 5 Golden Rules of Caring For a Green Iguana

The 5 Golden Rules of Caring For a Green Iguana

If you're considering a green iguana as a pet, you'll want to make sure that you know how to properly care for it and keep it happy and healthy. Breaking any one of these rules can lead to a sad and unnecessary death to your pet.......[Read More]
The Newt Life Cycle

The Newt Life Cycle

Laying EggsNewts are salamanders, and many types of newts lay their eggs in water. For example, the California newt, which is pictured here, lays seven to 30 eggs on underwater plants or their exposed roots. The red-spotted newt, one of the most well-known newts, can lay between 200 and.........[Read More]
How to Treat a Bacterial Infection in a Red Eye Tree Frog

How to Treat a Bacterial Infection in a Red Eye Tree Frog

Red-eyed tree frogs are brightly colored, medium-sized frogs commonly kept as pets. One problem red-eyed tree frog keepers may experience in their pet is a bacterial infection. This can range from mild to serious and fatal.......[Read More]
Habitat Information for the Black-Shouldered Kite Bird

Habitat Information for the Black-Shouldered Kite Bird

The Black-Shouldered Kite Bird, also referred to as Elanus axillaris, according to the website Birds in Backyards, is a bird of prey that is mainly spotted in Australia. They have been seen in other places including Tasmania, Southern Africa and the Torres Strait islands, according to AvianWeb.com. ......[Read More]
Reptiles Found in Milwaukee

Reptiles Found in Milwaukee

The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sits on the shore of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is home to some 37 types of reptiles, and Milwaukee plays host to around 15. Some of these reptiles are found in few places in the state other than the area around Milwaukee.......[Read More]
Turtle Care - Lesson 10 - Caring For Your Turtles

Turtle Care - Lesson 10 - Caring For Your Turtles

Having a pet turtle can be a rewarding and interesting experience.Turtles can make great and unique pets and some are quite long lived, living up to 50 years in some cases.A key to being able to enjoy your pet turtle is knowing how to care for your turtle properly.......[Read More]
Care Tips When Keeping Pet Salamanders

Care Tips When Keeping Pet Salamanders

Salamanders can actually live for a very long time if you take good care of them. If you want your pet to live a longer life, then below are some guidelines on how to care for your salamander properly.......[Read More]
How to Care for a Horned Toad Lizard

How to Care for a Horned Toad Lizard

Horned toad lizards are interesting little creatures. Commonly referred to as a horny toad, this nickname does the critter no justice as it is not a toad, but a type of lizard. The horned toad lizard is found in desert climates, mainly in Mexico and the southern desert states of Arizona, New Mexico ......[Read More]
Painted Turtle Information for Kids

Painted Turtle Information for Kids

Painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) are the most widely distributed wild turtle in North America. Their colorful bodies, small size, calm nature and relatively simple needs also make them popular pets.......[Read More]
Leopard Gecko Habitat Information

Leopard Gecko Habitat Information

The leopard gecko is a large-sized gecko that is extremely common in captivity and makes a great pet. The leopard gecko is native to hot, dry countries like India and Pakistan and needs habitats that are similar to their natural environment to thrive as captive pets.......[Read More]
Is a Snake a Good Idea For a Pet?

Is a Snake a Good Idea For a Pet?

Having trouble deciding if a pet snake is right for you?Find out why snakes make for great pets and are family friendly.......[Read More]
Bearded Dragon Care - Illnesses

Bearded Dragon Care - Illnesses

Bearded dragons are great pet lizards, both for lizard beginners as well as seasoned reptile enthusiasts. This is due to their gentle nature and minimal maintenance requirements, which has made them popular family pets. In most cases, they are healthy, hardy animals, which normally have a lifespan o......[Read More]
How to Care for a Desert Side-Striped Chameleon

How to Care for a Desert Side-Striped Chameleon

A desert side-striped chameleon is a naturally wide creature that usually grows to about 4 inches in length. This chameleon needs very specific care to keep it healthy and strong, and you should not get a reptile as a pet unless you are serious about taking proper care of it. Before you bring your c......[Read More]
Everything You Need To Know About Leopard Gecko Problems

Everything You Need To Know About Leopard Gecko Problems

This article summarizes the different problems that can occur when caring for leopard geckos. It goes into detail about the many ways you can prevent these problems as well as how to treat them.......[Read More]
Information on the Inherited Traits of the Frilled Lizard

Information on the Inherited Traits of the Frilled Lizard

The frilled lizard, which on average weighs in at just over a pound, has some unique inherited traits that help protect it from predators. The frilled lizard is found in the savanna woodlands of northern Australia, according to National Geographic, and is a member of the dragon family.......[Read More]
Information About the Gecko - Henkel's Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Information About the Gecko - Henkel's Leaf-Tailed Gecko

There are over 2000 different species of Geckos, inhabiting all sorts of regions from around the globe. Geckos are small-medium sized lizards and are abundant in warm, humid countries. Many Geckos fire an irritant liquid as a defense mechanism or, more notably, are able to "drop off" their......[Read More]
Learning to Care for Iguanas by Using Iguana Photos

Learning to Care for Iguanas by Using Iguana Photos

Photos of iguanas can yield some useful information for people who own iguanas as pets. For example, a series of photos depicting an iguana laying eggs and the subsequent hatching of eggs can yield useful information on the iguana's reproduction and how care for an iguana who has laid eggs.......[Read More]