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Salmonella From Touching Turtles

Salmonella From Touching Turtles

Turtles are common pets, and are associated with salmonella poisoning. While this can be cause for concern, proper handling procedures lower the risk of transmission.......[Read More]
What Are the Major Characteristics of Reptiles?

What Are the Major Characteristics of Reptiles?

Reptile species vary dramatically in size and appearance. A reptile can be as small as a tiny gecko that is less than an inch long or as big as a crocodile, which can weigh more than a ton.......[Read More]
How to Breed Tadpoles

How to Breed Tadpoles

Raising tadpoles and breeding the resulting frogs or toads is an easy and rewarding process. Tadpoles are the larval form of frogs and toads, and depending on the species, will have differing maturation periods. Some species will care for their young and most will selectively lay their eggs in speci......[Read More]
Three Popular Pet Tree Frogs

Three Popular Pet Tree Frogs

Frogs make fun and exotic pets, particularly tree frogs.Here are three of the most popular tree frogs and a few of the reasons owners love them.......[Read More]
Mosses That Are Safe for Frog Terrariums

Mosses That Are Safe for Frog Terrariums

There are many varieties of moss that are safe for use in frog terrariums.moss image by Amjad Shihab from Fotolia.comMosses can be a beautiful addition to naturalistic terrariums in which pet frogs are kept. Most mosses are completely safe for all species of frogs, and the only dangerous.........[Read More]
How to Care for Newt Salamanders

How to Care for Newt Salamanders

Proper care for your newt salamander can ensure that your pet lives for many years; salamanders have the ability to live for extensive periods of time, often 20 years or more, so proper care is vital. Caring for your newt salamander requires a little research, preparation and a commitment to your pe......[Read More]
Owner's Guide to Mouth Rot in Iguanas

Owner's Guide to Mouth Rot in Iguanas

Mouth rot can be a debilitating condition for your iguana.It's usually caused by stress.Keep reading to.........[Read More]
How to Care for a European Water Turtle

How to Care for a European Water Turtle

European water turtles, also known as Emys orbicularis, are freshwater turtles that are found in ponds, lakes and slow-moving rivers in France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Baltic states. Their intelligent and sociable nature, as well as their ability to thrive in even inhospitable conditi......[Read More]
The Unveiling Truth of Ball Python Feeding

The Unveiling Truth of Ball Python Feeding

Why do most breeders recommend pre-killed prey than live prey in feeding ball pythons? How can we determine the size of prey that is suitable for our ball python? In this article, you will learn a lot in ball python feeding thus you will learn also techniques on how to feed ball pythons that are tru......[Read More]
What to Feed Newly Hatched Baby Turtles

What to Feed Newly Hatched Baby Turtles

Like any other species, newly hatched baby turtles require special care and feeding in order to ensure continuous good health during the growing process. The first week after hatching the baby turtles will live primarily on their yolks, after this period of time your turtle's food will have to come ......[Read More]
Tadpole to a Frog - Fascinating Metamorphoses!

Tadpole to a Frog - Fascinating Metamorphoses!

When a frog egg hatches, it starts the beginning of the journey of a tadpole into a frog. Unlike most other animals, frogs start off as tadpoles and then evolve into frogs later on in life. Tadpoles are small creatures which swim in the water and look a little like tiny fish.......[Read More]
The Eight Rules You Need To Know When Caring For Your Baby Bearded Dragon

The Eight Rules You Need To Know When Caring For Your Baby Bearded Dragon

Just like any pet, baby bearded dragons require special care. When you have decided to adopt one for a pet, you need to remember three things:proper planning, care and important decision-making. In order for you to have a healthy baby beardie, you need to know eight important rules. Taking care for ......[Read More]
How to Care For a Horsfield Tortoise

How to Care For a Horsfield Tortoise

The Horsfield tortoise or Russian tortoise is small, approximately 9 inches long. The shell is not high domed but gently rounded and the plastron (underneath) of the shell has darker markings and the skin is golden brown in color.......[Read More]
A Yellow-Bellied Slider's Diet

A Yellow-Bellied Slider's Diet

Yellow-bellied sliders, or Trachemys scripta scripta, are turtles in the emydidae family. These turtles are native to the coastal plains in the eastern United States. These turtles naturally bask in the sun and can often be seen in groups on rocks or large tree limbs in rivers, creeks and lakes. Yel......[Read More]
Boa Morphs - A Guide on Breeding Color Variants in Boas

Boa Morphs - A Guide on Breeding Color Variants in Boas

Boa breeders have successfully bred a wide range of color morphs which, while still considered rare, are available to the pet trade.Here is a description of the most common, and most interesting boa morphs available.......[Read More]
Aquatic Turtle Injuries

Aquatic Turtle Injuries

Aquatic turtles are hardy and well-protected animals. After all, they do have a heavy shell into which they can retract to protect themselves. But that shell, or other body parts of the aquatic turtle, can suffer a number of injuries. Keeping an aquatic turtle safe involves giving it a clean an adeq......[Read More]
Can Firebelly Newts & Turtles Live in the Same Tank?

Can Firebelly Newts & Turtles Live in the Same Tank?

Tanks filled with turtles and fire-belly newts are exotic and hard to resist for some, but knowing both species' special needs and living requirements is essential. Though having the two species together seems inviting, there are reasons why it is not recommended.......[Read More]
The New Diablo Blanco Red Leopard Gecko

The New Diablo Blanco Red Leopard Gecko

There is a new breed of geckos known as the Diablo Blanco which is genetically a patternless gecko with a complete red eye. This new red leopard gecko or the Diablo Blanco may or may not be all completely red, some possess only with one or more eyes being 50% of the solid red and the other one acqui......[Read More]