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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A simple step-by-step instruction sheet on how to set up a plastic tub for a ball python or other similarly sized snake.
Have you ever wondered what worms eat? Or how you can keep a pet worm? This article answers all your questions!
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...
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...
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.
Green tree frogs are one of the most popular pet frogs. This article provides information about the green tree frog's natural characteristics and habit, and offers tips on how to care for them.
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!
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.
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!
Bearded dragons are hardy reptiles with a reputation for being a greater starter pet for new reptile owners. However, they do have specific environmental requirements which if not provided correctly can result in disease.
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.
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.
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.
This article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of offering canned whole prey such as insects, fish, and crustaceans to pets that typically consume live prey. Canned worms, crickets, and other prey are discussed.
An axolotl, also known as the Mexican Walking Fish, is a hardy and very low maintenance pet. The axolotl is a salamander that remains suspended in the larvae stage, remaining water-bound with gills.
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.
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.
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.
Baby sulcata tortoises require a lot of special care, from lighting requirements to temperature and humidity. Taking care of a baby tortoise is not as easy as it looks.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Triops australiensis and Triops longicaudatus are commonly sold as pets. Triops are considered living fossils as they existed over 300 million years ago.
Snakes are fascinating creatures to watch but some make better pets than others—especially for children. Here are the best types of snake for beginners and kids.
Sulcata tortoises need a home, whether they are inside or outside. Here are some easy and affordable ways to provide your tortoise with a safe and cozy outdoor shelter.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
There are different creative ways of setting up an aquarium for a baby soft shell turtle. Find out exactly what you'll need to take proper care of them.
This article explains the main differences between African fat-tails and leopard geckos. I also break down information about how to care for them, their temperaments, and their physical differences.
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.
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.
Which type of substrate should you choose for your land hermit crabs? When setting up your crabitat, it is important to select the right kind and amount of substrate for your tank.
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.
Review 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to raise a healthy leopard gecko, you'll need to learn about how leopard geckos shed, possible shedding problems they might have, and tail loss.
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.
Here are some options for people who wish to keep snakes as pets but find feeding frozen and thawed rodents and other mammals unappealing.
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.
Is it feasible to use lizards for bug/pest control? Are people doing it by choice, or by circumstance?
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.
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.
This article contains an overview of the care requirements of Vietnamese Centipedes, including enclosure specifications, feeding requirements, and temperature considerations.
I was given a baby turtle that was taken from its home outdoors, and I soon plan on releasing it back into the wild. What problems could arise from releasing a domestic turtle into the world/
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.
Corn snakes are fairly easy to care for and have been selectively domesticated. They are docile when handled regularly and are a pleasure to look at.
These pet snakes are great for those new to snake care and who prefer snakes that are small in size.
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.
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.
So many reptile lovers ponder the idea of starting their own reptile rescue. Unfortunately, many of those people are ill-prepared and oblivious to the amount of time and money involved. Review some things to consider before trying to start a rescue.
This article covers the basics of how to properly care for leopard geckos, including how to house them and feed them.
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.
Bearded dragons make amazing pets for adults and children, and breeding them is relatively easy if proper light and temperature are maintained.
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.
Leopard Geckos have been fed mealworms for many years. Though crickets are a common staple, are mealworms acceptable as a exclusive food source?
This article includes pictures, quick facts, and a summary of 14 different kinds of boas and pythons.
Welcome your new baby reptile home the safe way. The tiny wonder needs a happy trip, a cosy palace and ongoing care.
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.
Sulcata tortoises are not the right pet for everyone. Please read and consider what a lifelong commitment raising a tortoise can be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the newest fads in pet ownership is giant fuzzy arachnids. Here is a guide to help you choose and care for your tarantula.
A pet green iguana is not for everyone. Take a peek into the exciting world of pet green iguanas with key facts about keeping them as pets, original pictures, and links to additional resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Caught vs. bought, which turtle is for you? Learn about whether it's better to buy a turtle from a pet store or catch a wild turtle for a pet.
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!
In this article, I share my personal take on how to tame your snake or lizard—forget everything you've ever been told.
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!
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.
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.
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!
The basics to caring for the species of frog commonly known as "pacman frogs," otherwise known by the scientific name of "C. cranwelli."
How to tell if your African Dwarf Frog is dying or, and what steps you may be able to take to save their life.
How to tackle common parental objections to keeping pet lizards such as "we don't want crickets living in the house" and "who will look after it when we go on holiday."
Here are the factors that you need to consider when selecting a pet from the many different gecko species available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This species is a lizard equivalent of a community tank choice because they can be housed with other non-aggressive species with a similar head-plus-body length.
Symptoms and treatment of some common diseases of pet snakes, including blister disease, constipation, mites and ticks, shedding problems, and stomatitis.
Ceramic heat emitters are one of the best ways to provide a heat source to cold-blooded pets. Learn why and how to use them properly here.
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.