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  • 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, 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 alycat009293

  • Example of the set-up. The aquarium is sitting on a heating pad, a thermometer is placed at the water level, and there's a little cave for him to hide under from the UVB light above. Your turtle is acting strange. Bubbles keep foaming around his...

    My Aquatic Turtle is Sick: What to do?

    My Aquatic Turtle is Sick: What to do?

    by mariekbloch66

  • 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 Daily0

  • A discussion on offering canned whole prey such as insects, fish, and crustaceans for pet keepers. This article discusses the benefits and potential issues of using can-o-worms, crickets, and others.

    Can-O-Worms, Crickets, and Insects

    Can-O-Worms, Crickets, and Insects

    by Melissa A Smith4

  • 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 Johnson2

  • Snakes can make fascinating pets, but you must choose your first pet snake very carefully! This guide should give you sufficient information about common first pet snakes to help you to make an educated decision!

    How to Choose Your First Pet Snake

    How to Choose Your First Pet Snake

    by Becki Rizzuti8

  • Ball pythons are small, beautiful, docile, and are highly recommended for a first-time snake owner. This article looks into where to buy one and what to look for in a healthy snake.

    Why Ball Pythons Make Great Pets

    Why Ball Pythons Make Great Pets

    by Power Ball Pythons9

  • Learn how to keep a corn snake as a pet and how to look after it. Here are some tips on snake care and a great video of our bloodred corn snake.

    How to Care for a Pet Corn Snake

    How to Care for a Pet Corn Snake

    by leon011

  • 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 Hassenplug9

  • Silkworms have been a choice of pet for children 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 this is a suitable pet.

    How to Take Care of Your First Pet Silkworms

    How to Take Care of Your First Pet Silkworms

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • 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 Zoltak334

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

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

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

    by Layne Holmes1

  • Caught vs bought, which turtle is for you? Normally when people decide they want a pet turtle, they don't grab a net, go to their local pond and wait to catch one. No, most people who decide they want a turtle as a pet go to the pet-store....

    Wild vs Pet-Store Turtles

    Wild vs Pet-Store Turtles

    by mariekbloch23

  • 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.

    Beginner's Guide to Keeping a Bearded Dragon

    Beginner's Guide to Keeping a Bearded Dragon

    by TeeRiddle6

  • 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.

    How to Take Care of a Turtle

    How to Take Care of a Turtle

    by Florence Esther0

  • 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 Nose?

    Why Does My Leopard Tortoise Have a Bubbly Nose?

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • 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 finatics6

  • 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. The latter seems contradicting, but I do not want people to attempt this if they are not going to...

    Outdoor Turtle Pool Setup

    Outdoor Turtle Pool Setup

    by mariekbloch6

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

    Jerusalem Cricket Care

    Jerusalem Cricket Care

    by Anne Ryefield0

  • Hermit crabs are one of the most misunderstood animals int he 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 Myths

    Hermit Crab Care Myths

    by Becky10

  • 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.

    Different Types of Geckos

    Different Types of Geckos

    by aa lite22

  • A hub on slugs, their characteristics and facts. Also tells you how to care for your slug if you wish to have one as a pet. Kids will be interested, but care has to be taken to maintain all health precautions for the kids and the slug!

    How to Care for a Pet Garden Slug

    How to Care for a Pet Garden Slug

    by livingsta37

  • Phelsuma day geckos are omnivorous. In the wild, they eat insects, but also lick the sweet nectar of flowers. How can you reproduce this in captivity?

    Phelsuma Diet: What Do Geckos Eat?

    Phelsuma Diet: What Do Geckos Eat?

    by aa lite2

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

    What Do Beekeepers Do in Spring?

    What Do Beekeepers Do in Spring?

    by Chris Andrews2

  • Many people are puzzled about the nuances of reptile care in the same way that people are confused about basic dog and cat related topics. Here is a list of reptile-related questions that I have received in the past, which may be helpful to some readers seeking advice about their little companions.

    Help! I Own a Reptile!

    Help! I Own a Reptile!

    by Shaddie9

  • In my 5 years of working with leopard geckos, I have never had a leopard gecko drop its tail, until this year. While changing my leopard gecko hatchlings from my old rack to my new one, one of my tangerine leopard gecko hatchlings dropped her tail. ...

    Treating a Leopard Gecko Dropped Tail

    Treating a Leopard Gecko Dropped Tail

    by Whitney242

  • This is my red-eared slider, and, yes, his name is Puppy. So I think every kid goes through a phase where they want a turtle. I myself did. I had three. My first turtle, Squirtle, ended up being a complete disaster because I had no idea what I...

    The Dos and Don'ts of Turtle Care

    The Dos and Don'ts of Turtle Care

    by EmilyNSams41

  • There are different creative ways of setting up an aquarium for a baby softshell turtle. Here are the basic needs that must be included. Adequate space (at least a 20 gallon tank) UVB lighting Good filtration system Dechlorinated water A shallow...

    Baby Soft Shell Turtle Aquarium Setup

    Baby Soft Shell Turtle Aquarium Setup

    by mariekbloch12

  • For those of you who are interested or already have obtained a baby soft shell turtle, I would like to share my information. For the past fifteen months, I have raised an eastern spiny soft shell turtle since the day it hatched. I have...

    The Care of My Baby Spiny Soft Shell Turtle

    The Care of My Baby Spiny Soft Shell Turtle

    by mariekbloch52

  • When it comes to choosing a pet frog, you'll find that there are many different options to choose from, but not all of them are ideal for beginners. First off, yea dart frogs may be brightly colored and visually attracting, but they are one of the...

    Best Pet Frogs for Beginners

    Best Pet Frogs for Beginners

    by Whitney16

  • Facts and care information relating to corn snakes. This introduction would be useful to anyone who is thinking of having a corn snake as a pet or for beginner corn snake owners.

    Introduction to Keeping Corn Snakes as Pets

    Introduction to Keeping Corn Snakes as Pets

    by Claire5

  • There are many ways to house your Leopard Gecko. This article explains how to use tubs properly and offers advice on basic husbandry and care requirements to keep your gecko happy.

    The Advantages of Housing Leopard Geckos in Tubs

    The Advantages of Housing Leopard Geckos in Tubs

    by misspeachesx4

  • Praying mantids make beautiful and fascinating pets. In their behavior and mannerisms, they remind me something of uncuddly cats - fastidiously clean, curious, and predatory. Unlike cats, you can't really pet them; however, you also don't have to...

    How to Care for a Pet Praying Mantis

    How to Care for a Pet Praying Mantis

    by kerryg113

  • 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

  • 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 House for Your Pet Lizard

    How to Make a House for Your Pet Lizard

    by Marty Andersen2

  • Building a salamander vivarium can be a rewarding experience. Similar to aquariums, terrariums and aquascaping, it enables you to engage in something akin to world-building. The home you provide for your salamander or other reptile can serve as an artistic outlet, which is why you should take the time to do it right - and have fun!

    Building a Salamander Vivarium or Terrarium

    Building a Salamander Vivarium or Terrarium

    by Zaton-Taran4

  • 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

  • Salamanders and newts are the most popular pet in the world, but they are an interesting pet. These guys typically do best with high humidity and both land and water enclosures (except for the axolotl, which is solely aquatic), or at least a large...

    Best Beginner Pet Salamanders and Newts

    Best Beginner Pet Salamanders and Newts

    by Whitney16

  • 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 Sex Your Leopard Tortoise

    How to Sex Your Leopard Tortoise

    by Jana Louise Smit4

  • Warning: Every species of centipede contains some sort of venom. The Vietnamese Centipede is notorious for inflicting an extremely painful bite that can result in intense pain, nausea, and more.

    Vietnamese Centipede: Care and Maintenence

    Vietnamese Centipede: Care and Maintenence

    by Jacob Melendez3

  • 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!

    Worst Pet Reptiles for Beginners

    Worst Pet Reptiles for Beginners

    by Becky14

  • 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 Whitney163

  • Although, I have had reptiles for years and have successfully bred them, which started as an accident, but either way, I never really considered breeding for anything but my own enjoyment and pets. I either kept what I bred or gave the hatchlings to...

    My Investment: The Cost of Breeding Reptiles

    My Investment: The Cost of Breeding Reptiles

    by Whitney62

  • Bearded dragons make amazing pets for adults and children, and breeding them is relatively easy if you get a few key points correct, such as temperature and lighting.

    How to Breed Bearded Dragons for Profit

    How to Breed Bearded Dragons for Profit

    by Anna10

  • 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 share 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

  • 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 wild toads and some general considerations about keeping them.

    How to Keep a Wild Toad for a Pet

    How to Keep a Wild Toad for a Pet

    by aa lite22

  • What's the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? That's a good question we'll answer. No matter what species your special friend is, be sure to pick out the perfect name! From Pokemon to Mutant Ninja Turtles—enjoy this fun list of names.

    100+ Awesome and Fun Pet Turtle and Tortoise Names

    100+ Awesome and Fun Pet Turtle and Tortoise Names

    by Layne Holmes0

  • 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 and overall care.

    How to Keep a Wild Turtle as a Pet

    How to Keep a Wild Turtle as a Pet

    by Jessica Marello17

  • 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. Start with figuring out your turtle's natural environment.

    What Do Pet Turtles Eat?

    What Do Pet Turtles Eat?

    by music love16

  • A guide to choosing the best shells for your hermit crabs. Shells too small or too large are uncomfortable for the crab, so it is important to provide your hermit crabs with a variety of shells. Painted shells are dangerous.

    Choosing Hermit Crab Shells

    Choosing Hermit Crab Shells

    by finatics12

  • 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

  • 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 Mark54

  • Out of all the crayfish available in the pet market, Cajun Dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus shufeldtii) are the most adorable because of their miniature size. I have kept and successfully bred Cajuns for the last year and a half, and will explain what I...

    Cajun Dwarf Crayfish Care

    Cajun Dwarf Crayfish Care

    by mariekbloch0

  • 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.

    Best Pet Reptiles for Beginners

    Best Pet Reptiles for Beginners

    by Becky5

  • 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 Becky18

  • 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.

    Land Hermit Crab Basic Care Guide

    Land Hermit Crab Basic Care Guide

    by Mary Camley4

  • Corn snakes make one of the best pets. These docile and tame snakes are very friendly and tolerant and will make a great addition in any home. If you are considering a pet snake, buy a corn snake!

    What Should I Choose as My First Pet Snake?

    What Should I Choose as My First Pet Snake?

    by Jami Johnson9

  • It all started a year and a half ago in late October when my brother and his friend went to our local lake and witnessed newborn turtles popping up from the ground, heading for the lake's shore. My brother and his friend also took witness to the...

    Releasing My Turtle Back Into the Wild: The Controversy

    Releasing My Turtle Back Into the Wild: The Controversy

    by mariekbloch86

  • 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, you'll find that in captivity ornate frogs will stay...

    Common Illness in Pac Man Frogs

    Common Illness in Pac Man Frogs

    by Whitney21

  • 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.

    Beekeeping and Different Bee Apiaries Explained

    Beekeeping and Different Bee Apiaries Explained

    by Stacy Hannert0

  • If the Ninja Turtles are cool enough to have awesome turtle names, then your pet turtle should have an awesome name! Here are 40 name ideas to get you thinking!

    40 Pet Turtle Names

    40 Pet Turtle Names

    by Tatiana94

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