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  • 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 mariekbloch0

  • 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!

    How to Farm Mealworms

    How to Farm Mealworms

    by The Little Shaman2

  • 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

  • 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

  • Day geckos are brilliantly-colored, small-to-medium sized lizards that make excellent pets. They can be kept in small apartments and don't mind being left alone for most of the day.

    Why Day Geckos Make Excellent Reptile Pets

    Why Day Geckos Make Excellent Reptile Pets

    by aa lite1

  • 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

  • The first week you have a new pet snake is a critical time for it to settle in, get used to you, and begin eating. I will show you how to best handle the first few days with your new pet snake.

    First Few Days With a New Pet Snake

    First Few Days With a New Pet Snake

    by petsnakes15

  • 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

  • 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

  • What do tadpoles eat? What kind of habitat do they need? What other care do they need to stay alive and healthy? These questions and more are answered in this basic guide to tadpole care.

    How to Keep Tadpoles

    How to Keep Tadpoles

    by Brittany0

  • 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

  • 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 alycat009298

  • 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 Anna3

  • Help! It's been 5 days since my last poop! Don't worry if your leopard gecko hasn't 'been to the toilet' for a couple of days and everything else seems to be ok. This is quite normal. Here's how to handle a constipated gecko.

    What to Do If Your Leopard Gecko Won't Poop

    What to Do If Your Leopard Gecko Won't Poop

    by Leopard Gecko Gal9

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Whitney19

  • 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

  • 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 TeeRiddle10

  • 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 Tatiana116

  • Metabolic Bone Disease is an extremely common illness that affects captive bearded dragons. MBD is actually made up of a group of disorders brought about by nutritional deficiency. Read on to learn how to manage and plan for this disease.

    Metabolic Bone Disease in Bearded Dragons

    Metabolic Bone Disease in Bearded Dragons

    by almurray lm0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Here is a list of 6 of the best monitor species that are suitable as pets. Complete with links to care sheets for more information.

    The Best Pet Monitor Species

    The Best Pet Monitor Species

    by misspeachesx3

  • 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

  • Praying mantids make beautiful and fascinating pets. In their behavior and mannerisms, they are like uncuddly cats—fastidiously clean, curious, and predatory. Unlike cats, you can't really pet them—here's how to care for a mantis pet.

    How to Care for a Pet Praying Mantis

    How to Care for a Pet Praying Mantis

    by kerryg113

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Holmes8

  • 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.

    Land Hermit Crabs as Pets

    Land Hermit Crabs as Pets

    by Mary Camley2

  • 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.

    What to Feed Your Sulcata Tortoise

    What to Feed Your Sulcata Tortoise

    by Laurie Bennett6

  • 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 Mitchell6

  • 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

  • Leopard Geckos are extremely popular reptiles to keep as pets; however, these geckos are a bit notorious for losing toes due to shedding problems. In this article, I will show you how to properly deal with your gecko's shedding problems.

    Leopard Gecko Shedding Problems

    Leopard Gecko Shedding Problems

    by Reptile Joe11

  • 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.

    Common Reptile Questions: Snake, Lizard, and Turtle FAQ

    Common Reptile Questions: Snake, Lizard, and Turtle FAQ

    by Shaddie9

  • 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.

    What Do Beekeepers Do in Spring?

    What Do Beekeepers Do in Spring?

    by Chris Andrews2

  • 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 Whitney23

  • Unfortunately, when your pet scorpion wants dinner, you just can't pop down to the corner shop and pick up a bag of Scorpion Chow. Here is a list of things they like to eat and instructions for how to feed them.

    What to Feed Your Pet Scorpion

    What to Feed Your Pet Scorpion

    by RenaSherwood4

  • 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 Becky5

  • 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

  • Amazon tree boas are best known for their many beautiful, exotic colorations. Though they are not the easiest snake breed to handle, they are definitely one of the most interesting and rewarding pets to care for.

    How to Care for Amazon Tree Boas (Corallus hortulanus)

    How to Care for Amazon Tree Boas (Corallus hortulanus)

    by Pruddock10

  • 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

  • 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

  • In my five years of working with leopard geckos, I never had one drop its tail until recently. I was able to identify why it happened and now know how to care for a gecko if it loses its tail.

    What to Do If a Leopard Gecko Drops Its Tail

    What to Do If a Leopard Gecko Drops Its Tail

    by Whitney243

  • 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 Melendez3

  • 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

  • The Zebra Tailed Lizard is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico but is also commonly kept by reptile enthusiasts and breeders in the pet industry. This article contains general information about the lizards' life in the wild as well as captive care recommendations.

    Zebra-Tailed Lizard Care Sheet

    Zebra-Tailed Lizard Care Sheet

    by Thomas Byers1

  • 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 Daily0

  • 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

  • Have you ever seen a gecko without a tail and wondered how it can survive without one? Lizards and some other reptiles have the ability to regenerate their limbs. Continue reading to find out how.

    Why and How Do Lizards Regenerate Their Tails?

    Why and How Do Lizards Regenerate Their Tails?

    by Brittany Kennedy13

  • 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

  • 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 Whitney9

  • 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 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.

    4 Different Types of Geckos That Make Great Pets

    4 Different Types of Geckos That Make Great Pets

    by aa lite25

  • Russian tortoises are great beginner pet tortoises, as they are healthy and hardy creatures. This type is relatively small compared to others in the pet market. Here's how to care for them.

    Common Health Problems With Russian Tortoises

    Common Health Problems With Russian Tortoises

    by Whitney16

  • A recipe for aquatic turtle food you can make at home with fresh ingredients. You control the portions and quality, and it's a great way to introduce new food to your pet turtle.

    Homemade Aquatic Turtle Food Recipe

    Homemade Aquatic Turtle Food Recipe

    by LyttleTwoTwo0

  • 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 love16

  • Creating an indoor pool for your turtle can be justified for several reasons, whether it is winter and you want your turtle to escape its aquarium from time to time, or you need a cheap alternative to an aquarium.

    Indoor Turtle Pool Setup

    Indoor Turtle Pool Setup

    by mariekbloch1

  • An article on slugs, their characteristics, interesting facts about them, and how to care for a slug if you wish to keep 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 livingsta39

  • 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 Mark63

  • 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

  • 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 Becky17

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

    Pacman Frog Care

    Pacman Frog Care

    by Becca3

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

    Jerusalem Cricket Care

    Jerusalem Cricket Care

    by Anne Ryefield2

  • 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 Esther1

  • 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 misspeachesx5

  • 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 lite27

  • 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 mayyam261

  • 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 Whitney169

  • What are the best snakes to have as pets? People who are interested in getting a pet snake always have a few basic questions. The most important is which type of snake is going to be the best for them.

    The Best Breeds of Snakes to Have as Pets

    The Best Breeds of Snakes to Have as Pets

    by Kathryn Vercillo48

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