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Life Cycle of the Red Eyed Tree Frog

Life Cycle of the Red Eyed Tree Frog

The red-eyed tree frog is striking with its bright red eyes, oversized orange feet and a bright green body. A red-eyed tree frog goes through four distinct life cycle phases: egg, tadpole, tadpole with legs, froglet and adult frog.
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
Can You Feed Leopard Geckos Anything Other Than Crickets?

Can You Feed Leopard Geckos Anything Other Than Crickets?

The leopard gecko (Ebulepharis macularius) is among the easiest reptiles to keep as a pet and can live up to 20 years or more with proper care. They are insect-eaters and do not eat fruit or vegetables. Their staple diet in captivity is live crickets, but variety is usually welcome.
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
Albino Leopard Gecko - Why is it Expensive?

Albino Leopard Gecko - Why is it Expensive?

For people who have ideas about the albino leopard gecko, it is not surprising why this gecko variety is expensive. Before, the reason why it became expensive is the fact that it is a rare variety of gecko.
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.
Care of Greek Tortoises

Care of Greek Tortoises

Greek tortoises, also known as spur-thighed tortoises, are a threatened species in their native Africa, Europe and Asia. The golden-colored tortoises grow to 8 to 10 inches long and live for about 50 years. Greek tortoises are best kept only by experienced tortoise owners because of their shyness a
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
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 Do Green Frogs Eat?

What Do Green Frogs Eat?

Green frogs (Rana clamitans) are carnivores that are usually found in habitats that surround inland waters, such as swamps, ponds and lakes. They mostly eat insects, but some bigger frogs have been known to go after prey as big as a baby mouse. They can also be kept as pets if the conditions are con
What Reptiles Can Live Together?

What Reptiles Can Live Together?

Reptiles and amphibians are distant cousins and are usually linked when talking about creating a community terrarium. Reptiles include crocodiles, alligators, lizards and snakes. Amphibians include newts, salamanders, frogs and toads. Hobbyists interested in housing more than one species should thor
Putting a Roof Over Your Iguana's Head

Putting a Roof Over Your Iguana's Head

Iguana housing is not as simple as plunking the animal into any aquarium you find. These lizards need space to grow and move around in.
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