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Time Outside the Tank: Interacting With Your Pet Reptiles Outside of Their Habitats

It can be fun to spend some time with reptiles outside of their normal environment. Here’s a guide on how to do so. Reptiles aren’t commonly thought of as pets that can be handled and played with, but like their furrier counterparts, they often make for great companions, in or out of their enclosure. Remember […]

Acclimating Your Pet Reptile to its New Habitat

Bringing a reptile home can be stressful for both you and your pet. It’s important to know the proper way to introduce your reptile to its new reptile habitat. Bringing a pet reptile into your home isn’t just difficult for the people who will be taking care of it. It’s also a stressful adjustment for your […]

Reptiles in the Classroom

Raising a reptile in the classroom can be a fun and educational for students. Pop quiz! What environment is best suited for reptiles and amphibians? There is not just one correct answer; there are three: aquatic – a semi-moist environment terrestrial – a dry arid or humid environment arboreal – a tree dwelling environment By […]

Caring for Your Reptile on Vacations

Vacations can be hard for reptile owners. Here are some tips to follow if you don’t want to leave your pet at home. Vacations can be tough for pet owners, and sometimes even worse for reptile owners whose pets are often met with fear and misunderstanding. Though it may sometimes be easier to leave your […]

Traveling With Reptile at Home

Traveling with your reptile requires significant preparation and causes needless stress. It is best to leave him home. It’s always better to leave your reptile at home rather than to try to take him with you on a trip. The supplies required for travel are extensive and can be a significant nuisance. More importantly, your […]

Making Your Home Reptile Ready

Will your reptile be safe in your home if he escapes or wanders freely outside his habitat? Intentionally or accidentally, having your pet roam around the rooms of your house poses some hazards, unless you are careful to remove or avoid them. Following, is a basic list of items to consider or check before your […]

Preparing Your Reptile’s New Home

A well-designed living area is essential if you want your reptile to be comfortable and healthy. Before you bring your new reptile home, make sure her habitat is already set up. Pay particular attention to the environmental conditions your reptile requires. By allowing conditions in the new habitat to stabilize and by giving yourself the […]

Cozy Reptile Homes

The conditions inside your home affect the conditions inside your pet’s vivarium. Chances are good that you’ve taken your pet far away from the natural environment in which he would ordinarily thrive. For your pet’s well being, you must attempt to recreate that environment within the confines of your human living space. Vivarium basics To […]

Healthy Treats for Your Reptile

Even scaley, spiny, slithery creatures appreciate a treat every once in a while. Reptiles have unique diets, but like dogs and most other pets, they like treats too. In fact, many of them need healthy and tasty treats once in awhile in order to fulfill all of their nutritional needs. The types of treats you […]

The Benefits of Treats for your Turtle

Turtles will eat a wide variety of foods, giving you many healthy and exciting treat options. Turtles, more than other pets, are sensitive to monotonous diets. They crave variety. If you continually feed your turtle the same bland food day after day, they will lose interest in feeding time. Unfortunately, turtles are rare enough pets […]

A Reptile’s Daily Diet

Inexpensive, readily available “people” foods are good for some but not all. What reptiles like to eat is as specific as how they like to acquire it. Many reptiles can be happy with inexpensive, readily available “people” foods. But, as you will see from the guide below, many need live insects and small animals to […]

Foods Reptiles Should Avoid

Seemingly invincible, even these creatures have to watch what they eat. Feeding carnivorous reptiles Feeding your reptile live animals can be dangerous for many reasons: Bacteria are common in live meat — particularly in the bodies of rodents. Pre-killed food that has been stored in a freezer for 30 days is the safest, healthiest food. […]

Monitoring Your Turtle’s Health

Knowing how to tell if your turtle is healthy is a very important skill you should learn. As with any other pet, it’s important to keep a watch on your turtle and his health. Turtles are less conventional pets though and this may not be as simple as, say, telling if your dog is sick. […]

Celebrating the Holidays with Your Reptile

Thoughtful gifts, a special holiday feast, and close friends and family. Just how do you celebrate the holidays with your reptile friends? The same way you do with humans: gifts, food and time together. Gifts for your reptile: You can give the gift of privacy with a new hide-away, or update his habitat to a […]

Keeping Your Reptile Clean

Use your nose as well as your eyes to determine whether your reptile is clean. Most reptiles are messy. They do a lot of digging, disruption of their substrate, shedding, water splashing and defecating. In nature, these factors present no particular problem to the reptile on the run. In the confines of your reptile’s vivarium, […]