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How to Set Up a Bearded Dragon Habitat

Keeping a dragon as a pet is a thrilling experience for anyone. Be sure to keep your buddy safe and healthy by following our tips.

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12 Causes of Sudden Death in Iguanas

Here's a list of some conditions and diseases that might result in the sudden death of captive green iguanas and other pet lizards.

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13 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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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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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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Top 5 Weird Stories and Facts About Geckos

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

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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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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 reptile 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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Help! My Gecko Won’t Eat!

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

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

From the Argentine black and white tegu to the uromastyx, these 10 reptiles eat only plants or will accept non-living, meaty foods as a substitute for live prey.

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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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The Best Iguana Cages and Where to Buy Them

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.

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Bearded Dragon Behavior and Diseases

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.

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How to Breed Bearded Dragons for Profit

Bearded dragons make amazing pets for adults and children, and breeding them is relatively easy if proper light and temperature is maintained.

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11 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Pet Green Iguana

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.

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Why the Tegu Is the Best Pet Lizard

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.

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The Best Way to Catch a Blue-Belly Lizard (or Western Fence Lizard)

This article will teach you the best way to catch a blue-belly lizard: with a grass loop.

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How to Set Up a Day Gecko Terrarium

This is a list of the equipment I used when I set up terrariums for my Phelsuma klemmeri and P. cepediana day geckos.

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Shedding and Tail Loss in Leopard Geckos: What to Know

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.

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Different Types of Leaf-Tailed Gecko Lizards

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

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How to Choose the Right Gecko for a Pet

Here are the factors that you need to consider when selecting a pet from the many different gecko species available.

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How to Make a Habitat for Your Pet Lizard

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.

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How to Build a Salamander Vivarium or Terrarium

Learn how to build a beautiful and enriching vivarium for your pet salamanders.

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How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Have a Pet Lizard

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?"

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4 Different Types of Geckos That Make Great Pets

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.

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What Do Phelsuma Geckos Eat? Diet and Supplement Tips

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

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Why Day Geckos Make Excellent Reptile Pets

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.

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Zebra-Tailed Lizard Care Sheet

This article contains general information about the zebra-tailed lizard's life in the wild as well as captive care recommendations.

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How to Care for a Shedding Silkback Bearded Dragon

Care tips for silkback bearded dragons, with a focus on shedding issues.

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The Differences Between African Fat-Tails and Leopard Geckos

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.

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The 6 Best Pet Monitor Lizard Species

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.

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The Advantages of Housing Leopard Geckos in Tubs

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.

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Can I Feed My Leopard Gecko Exclusively on Mealworms?

Leopard geckos have been fed mealworms for many years. Though crickets are a common staple, are mealworms acceptable as a exclusive food source?

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How to Care for Pet Leopard Geckos: Housing, Diet, and More

This article covers the basics of how to properly care for leopard geckos, including how to house them and feed them.

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Bearded Dragon Care 101: A Beginner's Guide

Bearded dragons are arguably one of the easiest lizards to care for as a pet. This beginner's guide will educate you about how to choose a healthy dragon and about their traits and requirements—including habitat, food, and other needs.

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What to Do If Your Leopard Gecko Won't Poop

Don't worry if your leopard gecko hasn't pooped for a couple of days and everything else seems to be ok. This is quite normal. Here's how to handle a constipated gecko.

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Caring for Chinese Cave Geckos

Learn how to care for a Chinese cave gecko (Goniurosaurus luii), including housing, diet, and feeding.

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How to Set up a Leopard Gecko Tank

Leopard geckos make great pets for both experienced and inexperienced herptile pet owners. Here's everything you need to know to make a good home for your new pet.

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How to Set Up a Simple or Natural Crested Gecko Enclosure

Crested geckos are very simple to house and don't necessarily require heating or lighting. You just have to make sure that their enclosure is big enough and set up properly.

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What You Need to Know About the Long-Tailed Grass Lizard

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.

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What to Do If a Leopard Gecko Drops Its Tail

If your leopard gecko drops its tail, there are some steps you can take to make sure it stays healthy and doesn't get infected.

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How to Make Homemade Crested Gecko Food

Your crested gecko deserves a little healthy treat once in awhile! Here are some easy recipes for homemade gecko treats.

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How to Set Up a Leopard Gecko Enclosure

Learn what you'll need to properly care for a leopard gecko, including enclosure size, temperatures, substrates, diet, and other things to avoid and tricks for keeping your gecko happy and healthy.

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Leopard Geckos: Setting Up a Natural Enclosure Like Their Native Habitat

Overall, leopard geckos are one of the best beginner reptiles, but the biggest misconception about them is that their native habitat is on sand. They're desert animals so it must be sand . . . right? Wrong. Learn how to set up an enclosure that fits your pet's natural habitat.

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Tips for Sexing and Breeding Leopard Geckos

Breeding leopard geckos is relatively easy if you have a male and female. Learn how to determine the sex and best practices for helping geckos mate, lay eggs, incubate, and hatch their young.

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What to Do If Your Leopard Gecko Stopped Eating

If you've noticed that your leopard gecko is not eating, learn the possible reasons for this, including illness, diet issues, environmental problems, and more.