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  • Intelligent, affectionate, easy to care for, and with a long lifespan, what more could you want? The Tegu is the lizard you are looking for.

    Why the Tegu Is the Best Pet Lizard

    Why the Tegu Is the Best Pet Lizard

    by Dr Mark82

  • Here is everything you need to know about caring for your very own Greek Tortoise. I give many tips and advice that stem from my personal experience of being a tortoise owner myself.

    Bringing Home a Greek Tortoise (Spur-Thighed)

    Bringing Home a Greek Tortoise (Spur-Thighed)

    by Mitchelle Peter2

  • Hermit crabs are one of the most misunderstood animals in the pet trade. Myths and improper husbandry advice abound, but have no fear: this guide will help you sift through all the false information.

    Hermit Crab Care Facts and Myths

    Hermit Crab Care Facts and Myths

    by Becky12

  • This article will tell you everything you need to know before you get your new pet Sulcata tortoise! Also referred to as African spurred tortoises, these reptiles make great pets and companions, but require a significant amount of preparation and care.

    How to Care for Your Sulcata Tortoise

    How to Care for Your Sulcata Tortoise

    by Laurie Bennett4

  • Different types of lizards have different living environment requirements. Before you get your pet lizard, it is important that you make a proper home for him first.

    How to Make a Habitat for Your Pet Lizard

    How to Make a Habitat for Your Pet Lizard

    by Marty Andersen2

  • Out of all the crayfish available in the pet market, Cajun Dwarf crayfish are the most adorable because of their miniature size. I have kept and successfully bred Cajuns for the last year and a half, and I'll explain how to care for them in this article.

    How to Care for Cajun Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus shufeldtii)

    How to Care for Cajun Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus shufeldtii)

    by mariekbloch1

  • Leopard geckos are pretty hardy animals and they make great pets, but if you've noticed that your reptile is not eating, there could be many reasons for this other than them being sick. Make sure that you find out why your gecko isn't eating.

    What to Do If Your Leopard Gecko Stopped Eating

    What to Do If Your Leopard Gecko Stopped Eating

    by Whitney824

  • Leopard geckos make great pets for both the experienced and the inexperienced pet owners. If you're reading this you are probably about to purchase a leopard gecko or have already purchased one. Here's everything you need to know to make a good home for your new pet.

    How to Set up a Leopard Gecko Tank

    How to Set up a Leopard Gecko Tank

    by mayyam262

  • This beginner's guide will help lay down the foundation that is needed for owning a bearded dragon. Bearded dragons are arguably one of the easiest lizards to care for as a pet.

    Bearded Dragon Care 101: A Beginner's Guide

    Bearded Dragon Care 101: A Beginner's Guide

    by TeeRiddle12

  • Do you plan on keeping a turtle you found outdoors? While most wild turtles don't make good pets, keeping one is possible if you provide the proper habitat, lighting, diet, and care.

    How to Keep a Wild Turtle as a Pet

    How to Keep a Wild Turtle as a Pet

    by Jessica Peri27

  • There's more to hermit crabs than just giving them a cage and a sponge. This article will go over the basics of providing your hermit crab with a happy home that meets their needs.

    Hermit Crab Care Basics

    Hermit Crab Care Basics

    by Alex0

  • Russian tortoises are one of the more popular small species of pet tortoises. They are fairly easy to keep, as long as you know proper husbandry and diet for the tortoise.

    Caring for and Feeding a Russian Tortoise

    Caring for and Feeding a Russian Tortoise

    by Whitney177

  • Do you love snakes? Are you looking for the perfect name for your new companion? Choose from 250+ funny, silly, ironic, or obscure pet snake names. There are badass names too, for anyone looking for something different. Happy searching!

    250+ Best Funny, Ironic, and Unique Pet Snake Names

    250+ Best Funny, Ironic, and Unique Pet Snake Names

    by Layne Holmes30

  • The leopard gecko is a popular pet reptile because it is relatively small and docile. Because of its size, it can live in a smaller enclosure, but that doesn't mean you can slack on necessary husbandry. Learn how to properly care for a leopard gecko.

    How to Set Up a Leopard Gecko Enclosure

    How to Set Up a Leopard Gecko Enclosure

    by Whitney600

  • Crested geckos are one of my favorite pet reptiles. They are relatively small and are very simple to house and don't necessarily require heating or lighting. You just have to make sure that their enclosure is set up properly.

    How to Set Up a Crested Gecko Enclosure

    How to Set Up a Crested Gecko Enclosure

    by Whitney84

  • Whether you want to introduce tadpoles to an outdoor pond, do a fun indoor project, or just educate your kids, rearing tadpoles and watching their development is fascinating! Here's everything you need to know to raise them successfully.

    Caring for Tadpoles From Egg to Froglet

    Caring for Tadpoles From Egg to Froglet

    by Anna6

  • The giant waxy monkey frog, Phyllomedusa bicolor, is a fascinating large tree frog with a very striking appearance. I've kept them as pets for over 8 years, and here are my tips on caring for them.

    How to Care for the Giant Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

    How to Care for the Giant Waxy Monkey Tree Frog

    by aa lite26

  • It can get boring in the daily life of a bearded dragon if things get too routine or if they are spending too much time in their tanks. These daily enrichment activities can stimulate their minds and enrich their lives!

    8 Enrichment Activities for Bearded Dragons

    8 Enrichment Activities for Bearded Dragons

    by Neena Daniels3

  • Turtles and tortoises can make great pets, but they are not easy to care for. Here's my list of the top ten things people overlook when considering purchasing one of these pets.

    12 Reasons Not to Buy a Pet Turtle or Tortoise

    12 Reasons Not to Buy a Pet Turtle or Tortoise

    by Ben Zoltak377

  • Say hello to one of the most difficult tortoise species to breed. There's no fighting nature on this one, but when the little ones hatch, the moment will be worth every sacrifice.

    How to Breed Your Leopard Tortoise

    How to Breed Your Leopard Tortoise

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • An impaction is a condition in which the digestive tract is blocked by a solid or a semi-solid mass. If it is not treated, it can become fatal. Impactions can be caused by various factors.

    What Is an Impaction in Reptiles?

    What Is an Impaction in Reptiles?

    by Whitney165

  • I am going to talk about two things in this article: the sufficient outdoor setup for pet turtles and reasons why you should and should not do it.

    How to Setup an Outdoor Turtle Pool

    How to Setup an Outdoor Turtle Pool

    by mariekbloch6

  • Learn how to properly take care of a baby snapping turtle here, including tips on how to create a comfortable habitat, how and what to feed it, and how to help your turtle live long and grow large!

    How to Care for Baby Snapping Turtles

    How to Care for Baby Snapping Turtles

    by alycat0092114

  • Native toads can be collected from the wild and easily kept as pets. Below is a description of how to set up an enclosure to house a wild toad and some general considerations about keeping them.

    How to Keep a Wild Toad as a Pet

    How to Keep a Wild Toad as a Pet

    by aa lite39

  • This guide will help you choose the best shells for your hermit crabs. Shells that are too small or too large are uncomfortable for hermit crabs, so it is important to provide them with a variety of shells. Painted shells are dangerous to your crabs' health.

    Choosing Hermit Crab Shells

    Choosing Hermit Crab Shells

    by finatics12

  • Masters of camouflage, leaf-tailed geckos are sought after as a pet. But take care of where they come from—their survival in the wild depends on it.

    Lizards: The Leaf-Tailed Gecko

    Lizards: The Leaf-Tailed Gecko

    by Gable Rhoads8

  • Extra care should be given to a molting hermit crab when the time comes and there are many theories on how best to assist them. Unfortunately, some beginner crab owners don't quite know what to do when the hermit crab molts...

    How to Care for a Molting Hermit Crab

    How to Care for a Molting Hermit Crab

    by finatics7

  • A basic guide to caring for the Jerusalem cricket or "Child of the Earth" bug.

    Jerusalem Cricket Care

    Jerusalem Cricket Care

    by Anne Ryefield3

  • Reptiles can be wonderful pets but not all species are good for beginners. Many grow too large, are aggressive, or require very specific and complicated care. Beginners should avoid these reptiles!

    9 Worst Pet Reptiles for Beginners

    9 Worst Pet Reptiles for Beginners

    by Becky21

  • With so many pet reptiles to choose from, how do you know which is the right pet for you? This article summarizes the top six reptiles species that are best for beginners.

    6 Best Pet Reptiles for Beginners

    6 Best Pet Reptiles for Beginners

    by Becky6

  • Turtles eat a variety of plants and animals. Identify what type of turtle you have in order to best determine the type of food it will eat.

    What Do Pet Turtles Eat?

    What Do Pet Turtles Eat?

    by music love17

  • This article explains in detail the many fascinating and interesting facts about huge, hairy 'spiders' called tarantulas (theraphosidae). This topic of tarantulas also known as spiders (even though they're not true spiders as explained in The...

    Everything You Want to Know About Keeping Tarantulas as Pets

    Everything You Want to Know About Keeping Tarantulas as Pets

    by Dana Stamps9

  • Silkworms have been domesticated for a long time. They are easy to care for, and the phases of their life are intriguing to watch. This article should provide enough information to decide if silkworms will make a suitable pet for you or your child.

    How to Take Care of Your First Pet Silkworms

    How to Take Care of Your First Pet Silkworms

    by Jana Louise Smit2

  • Many owners become concerned when they notice bubbles or liquid seeping from their pet's nose. A healthy tortoise should have clear and dry nostrils, but not every snotty case is a cause for panic.

    Why Does My Leopard Tortoise Have a Bubbly, Wet Nose?

    Why Does My Leopard Tortoise Have a Bubbly, Wet Nose?

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • Snakes are fascinating and rewarding pets, but you must choose your first one very carefully. This guide contains information about three common pet snake species that would make good choices for first-timers. I hope it helps you make an educated decision.

    Corn Snakes, Ball Pythons, and Red Boas—Good Beginner Snakes?

    Corn Snakes, Ball Pythons, and Red Boas—Good Beginner Snakes?

    by Becki Rizzuti9

  • Teaching yourself to determine the sex of your Leopard tortoise can seem impossible in the beginning. The good news is that once you get the hang of reading the signs, you'll never forget them.

    How to Identify the Sex of Your Leopard Tortoise

    How to Identify the Sex of Your Leopard Tortoise

    by Jana Louise Smit5

  • Your kid is begging you for a pet turtle, but is it really a good idea? This is what you need to know to determine if getting a pet turtle is the right decision for your child.

    Pet Turtles for Kids: Should You Get One?

    Pet Turtles for Kids: Should You Get One?

    by Kate Daily3

  • Red-Footed Tortoises are usually pretty healthy as long as their diet and habitat is right. If proper humidity, temperature, lighting, and diet is maintained, they'll stay pretty healthy.

    Common Health Problems With Red-Footed Tortoises

    Common Health Problems With Red-Footed Tortoises

    by Whitney12

  • If you’re looking into getting a ball python, this guide will explain how to properly care for your snake and what behaviors and diseases to watch out for. Feeding information, housing, and handling are covered in this article.

    Ball Python Care Guide

    Ball Python Care Guide

    by Jade Hassenplug0

  • Breeding leopard geckos is relatively easy once you have the male and female geckos. If you decide to breed leopard geckos, do not house the male and female together; this can cause stress on the female.

    Tips for Breeding Leopard Geckos

    Tips for Breeding Leopard Geckos

    by Whitney450

  • This article contains an overview of the care requirements of Vietnamese Centipedes, including enclosure specifications, feeding requirements, and temperature considerations.

    Vietnamese Centipede Care and Maintenance

    Vietnamese Centipede Care and Maintenance

    by Jacob Melendez5

  • Find the perfect name for your pet turtle or tortoise! From Pokemon to Mutant Ninja Turtles, this fun list of names covers a lot of ground. We'll also talk about how to tell the difference between a turtle and a tortoise.

    100+ Awesome and Fun Pet Turtle and Tortoise Names

    100+ Awesome and Fun Pet Turtle and Tortoise Names

    by Layne Holmes17

  • While land hermit crabs are not the most difficult pet to own, they do require more care than you may know in order to thrive. Read on for specific care requirements including housing, feeding, moisture, and more.

    Land Hermit Crab Basic Care Guide

    Land Hermit Crab Basic Care Guide

    by Mary Camley4

  • Triops australiensis and Triops longicaudatus are commonly sold as pets. Triops are considered living fossils as they existed over 300 million years ago.

    Triops Facts and How to Raise Pet Triops

    Triops Facts and How to Raise Pet Triops

    by lady rain0

  • Added a lovable lizard to your family of pets but still struggling to come up with a fitting name? In this article, you'll find a list of over 150 names to choose from for your new lizard.

    150+ Cute and Clever Names for Your Pet Lizard

    150+ Cute and Clever Names for Your Pet Lizard

    by Claudia Mitchell22

  • Salamanders and newts are the most popular pet in the world, but they are a very different kind of pet. Read on to learn all about these amazing creatures.

    Best Beginner Pet Salamanders and Newts

    Best Beginner Pet Salamanders and Newts

    by Whitney25

  • The world of phasmids is unique and wonderful, and these fascinating insects are growing in popularity in the pet trade. Learn more about these beautiful bugs and take a look at a few of the most memorable species as you consider a simple phasmid for your next pet!

    Everything You Want to Know About Keeping Phasmids as Pets

    Everything You Want to Know About Keeping Phasmids as Pets

    by Shaddie18

  • If the Ninja Turtles are cool enough to have awesome names, then so is your pet turtle! This article includes 40 fun, funny, and creative name ideas to get you thinking. Also included are tips for choosing a good name and a list of the most common types of pet turtles.

    40 Awesome Pet Turtle Names

    40 Awesome Pet Turtle Names

    by Tatiana163

  • Symptoms and treatment of some common diseases of pet snakes, including blister disease, constipation, mites and ticks, shedding problems, and stomatitis.

    Common Health Problems for Pet Snakes

    Common Health Problems for Pet Snakes

    by Whitney175

  • I have raised an eastern spiny softshell turtle since the day it hatched, and I want to share how I've cared for it. Learn about making a home for your turtle, feeding it, providing UVB rays, and more.

    How to Care for Baby Spiny Softshell Turtles

    How to Care for Baby Spiny Softshell Turtles

    by mariekbloch56

  • Learn more about normal and abnormal dragon behavior and the most common diseases, symptoms, and how to prevent them and treat them. This covers MBD, mouth rot, parasites, and more.

    Bearded Dragon Behavior and Diseases

    Bearded Dragon Behavior and Diseases

    by Jade Hassenplug19

  • There are several types of geckos that are commonly kept as pets. These include the very popular leopard geckos, the funny looking crested gecko, brilliantly coloured day geckos and the stunning electric blue gecko.

    4 Different Types of Geckos That Make Great Pets

    4 Different Types of Geckos That Make Great Pets

    by aa lite25

  • Black widow spiders are great pets for the responsible adult looking to have a unique animal be a part of their family. They require very little care and are downright fascinating!

    How to Care for a Pet Black Widow Spider

    How to Care for a Pet Black Widow Spider

    by Becky22

  • Make sure your iguana lives in a suitable environment. Learn what kind of enclosures iguanas need, where to buy commercial iguana cages, and what designs are most appropriate for your pet.

    The Best Iguana Cages and Where to Buy Them

    The Best Iguana Cages and Where to Buy Them

    by Melissa A Smith9

  • This is a complete guide to potential solutions and methods to help green iguanas and other lizards that can’t defecate due to constipation, illness, or spinal injury.

    Iguana Can’t Poop? 11 Important Solutions

    Iguana Can’t Poop? 11 Important Solutions

    by Melissa A Smith0

  • Horned frogs are generally pretty healthy, but like all animals they can develop illness and get sick. If you are careful of where your purchase your frog, what you feed it, and how you house it, it'll likely stay healthy.

    Common Illnesses in Pac Man Frogs

    Common Illnesses in Pac Man Frogs

    by Whitney24

  • Corn snakes are fairly easy to care for and have been selectively domesticated through breeding programs. They are docile when handled regularly and are a pleasure to look at.

    Corn Snakes: One of the Best Domestic Pets

    Corn Snakes: One of the Best Domestic Pets

    by Dr Mark10

  • Geckos are sticky. They are adorable and a little strange. Here are five facts to prove just how bizarre life with geckos can be.

    Top 5 Weird Facts About Geckos

    Top 5 Weird Facts About Geckos

    by Jana Louise Smit4

  • Learn the most common reasons your gecko won’t eat and how you can get them to eat again!

    Help! My Gecko Won’t Eat!

    Help! My Gecko Won’t Eat!

    by Meredith Johnson3

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