Posts About: Reptiles

Top 3 Water Dishes for Reptiles under $10

water dish for reptilesWater is essential for every living being, and reptiles aren’t excluded. They love water, some of them as living environment, all of them for drinking. The best way for you to offer fresh drinking water to your pet reptile is in an appropriate water dish for reptiles.

What do you need to know about water dishes for reptiles? I have some ideas for you.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in May 2017

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Fluorescent UVB Bulb for Reptiles

Sunbathing bearded dragonI was already writing about the necessity of reptiles of regular sunbathing due to their inability to produce their own heat internally. Reptiles need to obtain heat from the environment. Having a pet reptile such as a turtle, a bearded dragon or snakes you need to provide heat sources for this reason.

There is something else you will need to provide your pet reptile that‘s as vitally essential as heat. That is light. Light emitting UVB as a matter of fact. Why does your pet reptile need UVB light and what exactly is that?

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in April 2017

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Top 3 Reptile and Amphibian Diet Supplements

wild amphibian eatingThe 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.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in March 2017

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What you need to know before getting a turtle

turtle as pet Today I‘d like to gather all information you need to know before getting a turtle.

Turtles are adorable animals. Who doesn’t love them! You see my personal attraction in all those posts I’ve written about turtles speaking about their food, tanks and basking platforms. I can‘t deny it, I love turtles, well as I love all animals.

Being reptiles turtles have their very specialized set of needs. Every turtle owner needs to provide an excellent environment for their turtles in order to create for them a healthy and happy life.

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Lizard Hammock Lounger

lizard on hammockIf you have a pet lizard, a bearded dragon or hermit crabs you might consider getting your pet a lizard hammock lounger. Lizards of all kinds just love to sunbathe or in their case better said warmth-bathe.

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Turtle Basking Platform

Penn Plax Turtle Basking PlatformWhy do turtles need a basking platform in their turtle tank? Basking is a natural behavior of turtles that’s important for them in order to stay healthy. Turtles are so-called cold-blooded and need therefore basking in the warmth. This would be somewhere in the sunshine in nature or on a basking platform under a heating lamp.

It’s important to know that the basking platform only needs to be about 10 degrees F warmer than the water temperature in order to lure the turtles onto the platform.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in February 2017

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Top 3 Snake and Lizard Food around $50

boa constrictorYour pet snake and pet lizard needs special food. In nature they hunt and eat mice, rats and other small animals. The healthiest food you can offer your pet reptile are mice or rats.

As reptile pet owner you don’t want necessarily deal with the mess of feeding live rodents. Some reptile owners though like to even breed their own mice. If you’re not one of them you will be interested in frozen food for your snake or lizard. With frozen food for carnivore reptiles you also have the security of always having enough food for your snake or lizard at hand.

There are a few things you need to know about feeding your carnivore reptile, your snake or lizard.

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Top 3 Terrarium Kit for Semi-aquatic Pets between $70 and $150

Exo Terra Rainforest Habitat KitWhen 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.

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