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Cages For Chameleons

Cages For Chameleons

Taking care of a pet chameleon is quite easy, especially if you know what to feed and keep him happy. What requires effort however is setting up your pet's specific place in the house-and that would be his cage. There many different types of chameleon cages, but before purchasing one, be sure t......[Read More]
Care for West Coast Painted Turtles

Care for West Coast Painted Turtles

The western painted turtle is one of four subspecies of painted turtle. The western painted turtle is a good beginner turtle. They are docile and hardy. Even though they are not a high maintenance turtle, setting up a good indoor environment for the turtle requires some investment.......[Read More]
How to Care for Red-Toed Tortoises

How to Care for Red-Toed Tortoises

If you are a first time tortoise keeper, the red-foot tortoise may be an apt pet for you. This is a hardy animal and if you look after it well, you will have a pet for the rest of your life. Usually, a hatchling will grow to around 14 inches (35 cm) in length, but at times it can grow more than 16 i......[Read More]
How to Tell if a Baby Red-Eared Slider Turtle is Male or Female

How to Tell if a Baby Red-Eared Slider Turtle is Male or Female

You can tell if your red-eared slider turtle is a male or a female by examining the length of the front claws, and the length of the tail. However, these characteristics don't develop until the turtle is at least 4 inches long from the front to the back of the shell. Red-eared sliders of all sizes a......[Read More]
How to Take Care of Baby Snapping Turtles

How to Take Care of Baby Snapping Turtles

Snapping turtles are a big responsibility, and shouldn't be thought of as anything less. They can live 30 to 40 years and can be aggressive, stinky, and can get as large as 12 inches long. They need lots of room to roam, they're messy, and it can cost hundreds of dollars for the initial investment......[Read More]
Expert Tips For Trimming Your Iguana's Claws

Expert Tips For Trimming Your Iguana's Claws

Iguanas have very sharp claws, so you should trim them on a regular basis.There are a few things that will help make this process a bit easier.......[Read More]
How to Take Care of a Skunk Gecko

How to Take Care of a Skunk Gecko

Skunk geckos are small geckos that get their name from the single white stripe that runs up their back and crests in a V-shape behind each ear. The rest of their body is a green or brown color, and skunk geckos have special sticky toe pads that allow them to climb various surfaces including glass. S......[Read More]
How to Make a Frog Cage

How to Make a Frog Cage

Frogs make great pets given a proper environment. The most common and easily adapted species of frogs are the Green Tree frogs. These frogs should not be picked up or handled too frequently, since this can irritate or affect their skin. Creating housing for your new frog must be done with care and d......[Read More]
Small Quarter-Sized Turtles That Stay Small

Small Quarter-Sized Turtles That Stay Small

Turtles are not novelty pets, and if you don't have the facilities or time to care for a turtle properly, you shouldn't get one. Aside from the issues of turtles being taken from the wild and the risk of salmonella, most turtles get large. That tiny baby turtle might initially fit inside a small fis......[Read More]
What Types of Animals Are Mammals?

What Types of Animals Are Mammals?

The 2005 edition of "Mammal Species of the World" identifies some 5,416 species of mammals of all shapes and sizes living around the world. This class of animals is distinguished from others as having hair made of keratin, a middle ear comprised of three bones, mammary glands, a diaphragm, a well-de......[Read More]
Knowing Albino Leopard Gecko

Knowing Albino Leopard Gecko

There are a lot of wondrous species living on this planet and if you think that you've seen them all, you are probably wrong for there are still undiscovered places on earth and some of these places might serve as their ground for survival. One of the finest nocturnal geckos is the albino leopa......[Read More]
What Is Mechanical Farming?

What Is Mechanical Farming?

Mechanical agriculture, sometimes called mechanized agriculture, is the dominant form of plant and animal production in developed countries. Some of the first major farming machines were invented at the turn of the 18th century, such as Jethro Tull's seed drill. Since then, agriculture has become in......[Read More]
What You Should Feed Leopard Geckos: From Beginner To Expert

What You Should Feed Leopard Geckos: From Beginner To Expert

This article includes information on what to feed leopard geckos including the types of food and how to feed leopard geckos properly. This will greatly help anyone who wants their leopard gecko to thrive as it would in the wild.......[Read More]
How to Raise Terrapin Turtles

How to Raise Terrapin Turtles

In the U.S., the type of terrapin turtle that is commonly used as a pet is the diamondback terrapin. This species of turtle is unique because it is the only species of turtle in North America to spend its life in brackish waters. Brackish water is water that has salt in it, but not as much salt as s......[Read More]
How to Mate Snapping Turtles

How to Mate Snapping Turtles

Snapping turtles mate when the male positions himself over the female's shell and grasps her with his claws. He curves his tail and the male's vent comes into contact with the female turtle's vent. Fertilization takes place at this point. After the eggs have developed sufficiently within the female,......[Read More]
Five Snake Care Tips for Beginners

Five Snake Care Tips for Beginners

Snakes can make for fascinating, low-maintenance pets.Find out how to avoid some common mistakes that people make when embarking on this unusual hobby.......[Read More]
Materials Used to Make a Reptile Cage

Materials Used to Make a Reptile Cage

Building a reptile habitat yourself ensures your pet has a suitable home.lizard image by Mirek Hejnicki from Fotolia.comBuilding a cage for your pet reptile can ensure it has the best possible home, tailored to his needs and your wants. But before you start building, you need to have a.........[Read More]
Notable Characteristics of Reptiles

Notable Characteristics of Reptiles

This lizard is typical of the reptile family with its scaly skin, five fingers and long tail.reptile image by jergA from Fotolia.comDefining a reptile by its physical characteristics is not as straightforward as it may seem. Reptiles have been around for approximately 315 million years.........[Read More]
How to Trim the Toenails of a Newborn Puppy

How to Trim the Toenails of a Newborn Puppy

Puppies with sharp claws can make it uncomfortable for the mother dog to nurse them. Their nails can also get caught on the bedding, causing them to break. Not all puppies are born with long nails, but if the mother is showing signs of discomfort when nursing, or you see scratches on her stomach it'......[Read More]
What Do Desert Geckos Eat?

What Do Desert Geckos Eat?

Many of the more than 100 gecko species worldwide live in deserts. Of the eight species in the United States, only the desert banded gecko has its preferred habitat in its name. Carnivorous reptiles, desert geckos have very similar diets wherever they are found.......[Read More]