Reptiles & Amphibians

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Vegetarian Pet Lizards That Don't Need Insects or Meat

This is a list of the vegan, vegetarian, and mostly plant-eating lizards that can be kept as pets.

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Ball Pythons in the Wild: Habitat, Diet, and Behavior

Here's the natural history of the ball python in the wild, which is a popular pet snake.

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Eye Problems in Leopard Geckos: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

If your leopard gecko's eyes are closed, have discharge, or have other issues, here are some things that could be wrong and that should be addressed immediately.

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Basic Diet and Nutrition for Adult Bearded Dragons

Here's a simple guide laying out a proper diet for an adult bearded dragon to ensure optimal health.

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Iguana Can’t Poop? 11 Important Solutions

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.

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The Ideal Greek Tortoise Diet (and How to Care for It)

Here are some tips on what to feed and how to care for your pet Greek Tortoise.

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Substrates and Safe-to-Use Plants for Tortoise Enclosures

Choosing the best substrate that is easy to maintain, good for your tortoise, and reasonably priced can be tough. Let's go through your options.

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How to Build the Best Enclosures for Your Greek Tortoise

It's important to understand the kind of habitat you need to create for your Greek tortoise. Here's what you need to build a enclosure your tortoise will thrive in.

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Bringing Home a Greek Tortoise (Spur-Thighed)

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.

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8 Enrichment Activities for Bearded Dragons

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!

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10 Funny Bee-Related Words You Never Knew—Bee Bread Anyone?

There's a quirky side to your neighborhood beekeeper. They come with a strange vocabulary.

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Ball Python Care Guide

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.

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Top 5 Weird Facts About Geckos

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

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Beekeeping Beginner's Guide: How to Set Up a Beehive

Learn how to set up a beehive and what equipment you will need. This article will tell you how to get started beekeeping from start to finish.

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How to Help Your Iguana Gain Weight

How to help your skinny, underweight, or anorexic green iguana gain weight.

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5 Food Options for Axolotls

This article will go over what axolotls eat and several examples of great food options.

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10 Methods to Get Ball Pythons to Eat Frozen-Thawed, Dead Prey

How to get your picky ball python to eat frozen rodents.

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

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!

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100+ Awesome and Fun Pet Turtle and Tortoise Names

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.

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230+ Bearded Dragon Names for Your Rugged Reptile

If you've just adopted a bearded dragon or are considering it and need some great name ideas, here are 230+ names to help name your new buddy!

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150+ Cute and Clever Names for Your Pet Lizard

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.

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How to Take Care of Your First Pet Silkworms

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.

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Hermit Crab Care Basics

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.

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8 Small, Easy-to-Care-for Pet Snakes for Beginners

These pet snakes are great for those new to snake care and who prefer snakes that are small in size.

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What Do Beekeepers Do in Spring?

Come explore what a beekeeper does when spring arrives. Learn how the beekeeper sets the foundation for a fruitful harvest and prepares the bees for the rest of the year.

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Jerusalem Cricket Care

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

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Beekeeping and Different Bee Apiaries Explained

Whether you're just getting started with beekeeping or you're ready to try a new hive style, here's the lowdown on Langstroth's, Warre, and top bar hives from an experienced homesteader.

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How to Breed Your Leopard Tortoise

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.

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Triops Facts and How to Raise Pet Triops

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

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Help! My Gecko Won’t Eat!

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

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Corn Snakes: One of the Best Domestic Pets

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.

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How to Take Care of a Turtle

Turtles are cute pets to own. Unfortunately, very few people know how to care for them. If you wish to polish your turtle parenting skills, have a look at this guide.

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Bringing Home Your Baby Leopard Tortoise

Welcome your new baby reptile home the safe way. The tiny wonder needs a happy trip, a cosy palace and ongoing care.

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Red-Eared Slider Turtle Care: Tank Setup, Feeding, and Upkeep

The red-eared slider turtle is a fantastic pet. Here you can find everything you need to know about this turtle's diet, tank setup, and general maintenance requirements.

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Pet Turtles for Kids: Should You Get One?

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.

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10 Pet Lizards That Don’t Need to Eat Live Food

A comprehensive list of reptiles you can keep as pets that only eat plants or will accept non-living, meaty foods as a substitute for live prey.

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Vietnamese Centipede Care and Maintenance

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

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Bioactive Enclosure Setup for Reptiles and Amphibians

Bioactive enclosures are increasing in popularity among the reptile and amphibian-keeping communities. These setups include live plants and invertebrates that purify and clean enclosures.

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Pacman Frog Care

The basics to caring for the species of frog commonly known as "pacman frogs," otherwise known by the scientific name of "C. cranwelli."

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Land Hermit Crab Basic Care Guide

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.

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Land Hermit Crabs as Pets

Land hermit crabs require more care than you might realize or have been told, however, they make wonderful and fascinating pets if you are prepared to give them the care they need to thrive.

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

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.

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How to Farm Mealworms

Mealworms are a great source of protein for pets and livestock, and they are great for fishing, but they can be so expensive! Want to raise and breed mealworms yourself? Read on to find out!

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Leopard Gecko Habitat Setup and Care Basics

Learn about the basics of setting up a safe home for your leopard gecko!

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How to Identify the Sex of Your Leopard Tortoise

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.

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What to Feed Your Sulcata Tortoise

Not knowing what the best foods are for your sulcata can be stressful. Too little of this, too much of that; it can all be quite daunting! This article will teach you everything you need to know.

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Pacman Frog (Ornate Horned Frog) Care

This care sheet teaches the basics of caring for a pet Pacman (ornate horned) frog.

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How to Care for Your Sulcata Tortoise

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.

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Pet Snakes That You Don’t Need to Feed Rodents

Here are some options for people who wish to keep snakes as pets but find feeding frozen and thawed rodents and other mammals unappealing.

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Hermit Crab Care Facts and Myths

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.