The question is why do reptiles and amphibians in our care need diet supplements that add vitamins and minerals to their food at all. To answer this question we have to look at wild reptiles and amphibians in nature. They eat a much more varied and therefore more nutritious food than pet reptiles and pet amphibians.
When you start out with semi-aquatic pets, getting your first terrarium kit is certainly the easiest way to go. A terrarium kit for beginners comes most often with everything essential included.
Still, make sure by reading the item description and customer reviews if this is the case with the terrarium kit you choose for your little reptile pet.
Terrariums for semi-aquatic pets are different from the ones for aquatic pets. Semi-aquatic pets include salamanders, newts, frogs and some turtles. Before you get your terrarium starter kit make sure that your future pet is a semi-aquatic animal.
Sharing your home with pets – dogs, cats and all kinds of small animals – you have to deal with pet odor. No exception! As a pet owner you don’t need to put up with pet odors in your home. You definitely need to have some kind of pet odor remover at hand.
But there are more things to know about pets and their odors.
Why do you need a light fixture for your aquarium or fish tank? Well, the answer is easy. With an aquarium light you can see and observe your aquarium pets and plants better. Just kidding, or not really. Of course an aquarium light facilitates your daily observation because that’s why you chose an aquarium in the first place. It is just fun to watch the fish and water plants.
The other very important reason why you should have an aquarium light fixture is that the lighting provides vital energy to plants and animals and is essential for an aquarium containing photosynthetic organisms such as plants or anemones. You will see that your fish behavior and physiology is influenced by the lighting. An aquarium light is therefore important for health and well-being of the whole aquarium.
Once you have your aquarium, for fish or turtles, you’ll want to have an aquarium filter. What is the basic function of an aquarium filter? Well, it cleans the water of debris, removes the toxic buildup of ammonia and nitrates. Additionally it aerates the water, important for the animals living in the aquarium.
Having an aquarium filter makes your life as fish owner and the life of your fish easier. It doesn’t mean of course that you can lean back and relax. You still need to maintain the filter depending on what kind filter media you have. Even with this regular maintenance of the filter the fish remain one of the lowest maintenance requiring pets.