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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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,...
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Iguanas come from a habitat where they were free to roam trees and shrubbery. Iguanas love to roam their area and explore. Iguanas also need the proper lighting to thrive in your home. The how to build iguana cage secrets below will help guide you to create an atmosphere that an iguana is use to.
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
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