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How to Transport Reptiles

How to Transport Reptiles

Whether you're moving or simply giving your pet a new home, transporting a reptile can be a risky operation. Reptiles are cold-blooded, meaning that their body temperatures are dependent on their external surroundings, so getting too cold can prove harmful or fatal, not to mention the simple stress
Pet Care for a Russian Tortoise

Pet Care for a Russian Tortoise

The Russian Tortoise is a petite tortoise. The tortoise is native to Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, Northern and Eastern Iran, North Western China and the Soviet region Kazakhstan. Caring for a Russian Tortoise is uncomplicated as long as you do a few simple steps
Purchasing Pet Turtles - Sorting Through the Confusion of Buying Pet Turtles

Purchasing Pet Turtles - Sorting Through the Confusion of Buying Pet Turtles

Getting information on purchasing pet turtles is very important before making the leap of having a pet turtle in your home. There are some excellent places to purchase pet turtles, however, make sure you buy from someone who knows what they are doing.
Turtle Facts, Habitat, and Care

Turtle Facts, Habitat, and Care

Learn about the largest turtle - the Great Leatherback Sea Turtle - and the smallest turtle - the Speckled Padloper Tortoise of South Africa. This article will help the reader understand the structure of the turtle's shell, the difference between amphibious turtles (they have webbed feet) and s
Picking Out a Healthy Bearded Dragon

Picking Out a Healthy Bearded Dragon

Once you have inspected the pet store and the bearded dragon living conditions, the next step would be to watch and inspect the bearded dragons themselves. Check to see if they seem alert and if they act normal like they're running around eating or basking.
How to Set Up a Tank for Western Bearded Dragons

How to Set Up a Tank for Western Bearded Dragons

There are eight species of bearded dragons, and the Western bearded dragon, or pogona minima, is one of the largest. It is native to the Western Australian desert and can reach an adult length of 20 inches. In captivity, it requires a similar habitat to the common pet species of bearded dragon, or p
Bearded Dragon Types - The Most Common Seen Today

Bearded Dragon Types - The Most Common Seen Today

Discover some of the most common bearded dragon types seen today. Read more about the different types of bearded dragons from the Inland to the Sandifre.
How to Clean a Reptile Cage

How to Clean a Reptile Cage

Regularly cleaning your reptile cage helps to prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria and parasites and is essential in keeping your pet reptile happy and healthy. Cleaning your reptile cage and disinfecting your reptile cage are two distinctly separate processes. General cleaning of your reptile ca
Types of Horned Toads

Types of Horned Toads

These spiny reptiles, variously called horned or horny toads or horned frogs, are officially classified as horned lizards. Because ancient Anasazi, Mimbres, Navajo, Zuni and Hopi art features their images, scientists know they have existed in North America for thousands of years. Horned lizards have
The Blue Tongue Lizard As a Pet

The Blue Tongue Lizard As a Pet

In their native habitat of Australia, the blue-tongued skink is known as the blue-tongued lizard. It is a large, thick bodied lizard with very short, stubby limbs in relation to the rest of its long body just like all skinks. Their varied diet, tolerance of humans and interesting behavior make the b
Animals in the Habitat of Leatherback Sea Turtles

Animals in the Habitat of Leatherback Sea Turtles

Leatherback turtles live and interact with different animals.leatherback sea turtle image by Shuva Rahim from Fotolia.comLeatherback sea turtles are the largest species of turtle on the planet, but little is known about their life in the wild. According to the University of Michigan,...
Common Illinois Salamanders

Common Illinois Salamanders

Illinois' wetland and woodland habitats offer a suitable home for 20 species of salamander. Urban development and clearing of natural habitats for farm land has damaged the population numbers of many species. Only around eight of the native species are found in large areas of the state and have soli
What Makes a Good Iguana Habitat?

What Makes a Good Iguana Habitat?

Iguanas can be difficult pets to keep due to care and attention requirements. An iguana is incapable of regulating its own body temperature, requiring iguana owners to build adequate habitats that provide both methods for cooling and heat basking. Healthy iguanas thrive in their habitats or enclosur
How to Hang a Terrarium

How to Hang a Terrarium

A terrarium is similar to a fish aquarium but it's for land animals. The most common type of animals to keep in a terrarium are reptiles and amphibians. Hanging a terrarium is a unique and interesting way to create a display for decorative purposes.
Tropical Frog Habitat

Tropical Frog Habitat

Few animals are more commonly seen in wetlands, like lakes, rivers and swamplands, than common tree frogs and toads. Tropical frogs living among the lush vegetation of the rainforests are similarly numerous. Rainforest frogs live throughout the world, wherever the rainforest can provide the habitat
Why Do People Love Reptiles as Pets?

Why Do People Love Reptiles as Pets?

When most people think of popular pets, cats and dogs typically come to mind. There are many people, however, that love to own reptiles as pets. With the proper care and maintenance of a reptile, these pets can live up to 40 years or more. Although reptiles are not cuddly, they are eccentric and div
How to Care for a 5-Lined Skink

How to Care for a 5-Lined Skink

Five-lined skinks are small, brightly patterned reptiles common to the United States. They grow to between 5 and 8 inches long, and are relatively friendly, making them a good choice for a beginner reptile keeper. They can be quick, which sometimes makes them difficult to hold, but they are easy to
How To Set Up A Terrapin Tank

How To Set Up A Terrapin Tank

Anyone that has a terrapin or is considering getting one of these semi-aquatic reptiles needs to ensure that they create the right environment and living space. Amongst others things, this involves setting up a suitable terrapin tank, which should be designed to make your terrapins feel comfortable
How to Care for a Frilled Lizard

How to Care for a Frilled Lizard

Frilled lizards, aptly named for the large, colorful frills around the head, are natives of Southern New Guinea and Northern Australia, but have become popular as pets in the United States over the past decade. These lizards usually live for about seven years and the males can grow up to 3 feet in l