Reptiles : Pets & Animal

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What Is the Difference Between a Female & a Male Leopard Gecko?

What Is the Difference Between a Female & a Male Leopard Gecko?

Sexing leopard geckos comes down to two strategies. Visual clues in size, color and close examination of the sexual organs of sexually mature specimens hold potential answers. If they fail, mating rituals hold the key.......[Read More]
Types of Camouflage Toads

Types of Camouflage Toads

Like many amphibians, toads are able to camouflage with their backgrounds and surroundings of its natural habitat. Toads can be identified from frogs due to their dry leatherlike skin and body warts. Often times toads are brownish in color and can live away from water sources. Toads use their warts ......[Read More]
Corn Snake Facts

Corn Snake Facts

I get a lot of questions about owning a Corn snake so I decided to put together a list of Corn snake facts that you should know before you consider owning one. I believe these 5 facts will give you a better understanding of what owning a pet Corn snake is all about.......[Read More]
Bearded Dragon Vegetable Diet

Bearded Dragon Vegetable Diet

The bearded dragon is a medium-sized, non-venomous lizard that is native to Australia. The bearded dragon is commonly kept as a pet, and requires an omnivorous diet complete with plant and animal matter. It is essential to the bearded dragon's health to understand which vegetables and fruit can be f......[Read More]
DIY Reptile Cage Furniture

DIY Reptile Cage Furniture

Reptiles like to hide, sit in warm places and occasionally move around, so furniture and accessories in their cage should be placed with those activities in mind. After you've provided light, water and food, you can find and make furniture for your pet reptiles. A do-it-yourself approach to reptile-......[Read More]
How to Make a Tortoise's Habitat

How to Make a Tortoise's Habitat

Tortoises can make great pets, but before you take on a tortoise as a petyou have you have to have the proper habitat for it. Most tortoises are kept in an outdoor habitat, and they generally do not make very good indoor pets. There are also a number of species-specific environmental considerations ......[Read More]
Pet Gecko - The Ever Popular Leopard Gecko

Pet Gecko - The Ever Popular Leopard Gecko

Many people love to keep pets. A pet gecko has been a popular choice for years.......[Read More]
How to Care for Long-Toed Salamanders

How to Care for Long-Toed Salamanders

Amphibians, like frogs and salamanders are commonly sold at pet stores nationwide. Because of their small space requirements, and their relative ease of care, amphibians make popular pets for those wanting a low-hassle option. One of these options is the long-toed salamander. This salamander is only......[Read More]
How to Care for a Baby Black Rat Snake

How to Care for a Baby Black Rat Snake

The black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta) is a large, resilient snake found in many different habitats throughout the eastern United States. Unlike their common name suggests, young black rat snakes have a pale gray color with highly variable patterns with brown and black colors. The distinct patterns f......[Read More]
Pennsylvania Snapping Turtle Information

Pennsylvania Snapping Turtle Information

There are two types of snapping turtles: the common snapping turtle and its giant relative, the alligator snapping turtle. The snapping turtle found in Pennsylvania is the common snapping turtle. The common snapping turtle's scientific name is Chelydra serpentina. It is a large turtle, weighing up t......[Read More]
Turtles Types - The 3 Major Categories of Turtles

Turtles Types - The 3 Major Categories of Turtles

In a broad sense turtles can be classified into three categories: turtles, tortoises and sea turtles. These three turtle types have very different lifestyles and requirements. Put a tortoise in a turtle's environment and it could drown!......[Read More]
What Is the Lifespan of a Shrew?

What Is the Lifespan of a Shrew?

Shrews can be said to live fast and die young. While shrews in captivity may live longer, most shrews in the wild live about one year, according to the website jrank.org. Because of their short lives the animals must have a high reproduction rate. The animals also have a high metabolism and consume ......[Read More]
Rock or White Throated Monitor Varanus Albigularis

Rock or White Throated Monitor Varanus Albigularis

This very large, stout lizard has strong, stocky limbs and sharp claws. The skin is tough and covered with small, bead-like scales in 110-167 rows at midbody.......[Read More]
Information About Animal Thinking & Reasoning

Information About Animal Thinking & Reasoning

Animal thinking and reasoning has always been a controversial topic because it is hard to prove. Darwin thought that animals, like humans, need to find mates, food and a path through its environment such as the woods, air or water. He believed it took problem-solving skills to accomplish these tasks......[Read More]
Food for Turtles

Food for Turtles

A turtle can be a enjoyable pet. Some turtles live on land, and some live in the water. Others like to have both land and water for their habitat. Keeping your pet turtle happy with a good diet is essential to providing him a long and healthy life.......[Read More]
Purchasing A Red Eared Slider

Purchasing A Red Eared Slider

Red eared slider turtles can make great pets that are both fascinating and unique. If you are considering buying a red eared slider as a pet there are a number of things that you need to do to ensure that you are prepared for the new addition to the household as well as to ensure that the turtle tha......[Read More]
What Are Some Snakes That Form Nests?

What Are Some Snakes That Form Nests?

King cobras are the only snakes in the world that build nests for their young. These nests are built on the ground by the female who then lays 20 to 40 eggs in them. The incubation time for the eggs is 60 to 90 days, and the female stands guard over the eggs during this incubation period.......[Read More]
Tortoise Eye Infection

Tortoise Eye Infection

Tortoises are hardy creatures that have adapted well over evolutionary times. If well cared for with a healthy diet and adequate space to exercise in a sunny area, the chances of your tortoise getting sick are slim. However, they do occasionally get infections, especially eye infections, depending......[Read More]
About Baby Frogs

About Baby Frogs

Frogs are among the most recognizable animals in the world, known for their song-like croaks at night and their penchant for hopping about the edges of ponds and forests. Amphibians, frogs undergo quite a bit of change shortly after their births, making baby frogs and their lifestyles and.........[Read More]