Posts About: Reptiles

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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How to aid reptiles shedding

snake sheddingWhy do reptiles shed at all? Reptiles grow as all animals do, but their skin does not grow with them. This is the reason why reptiles need to shed their skin regularly in order for the new skin to accompany their growth.

Healthy reptiles, snakes, lizards and others, show frequent and easy shedding. If you observe an infrequent or incomplete shedding, it needs your attention. There are some facts you need to know in order to aid your reptile shedding.

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Top 3 Pet Odor Removers 1 Gallon between $15 and $50

dogSharing 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.

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Top 5 Reptile Resting Places between $5 and $20

Exo Terra Crocodile Skull for TerrariumReptiles need a space where they can rest, sleep, recover and of course hide.  A very important need of your reptile, to which you need to pay attention.  Reptile resting places are a must for your reptile aquarium or terrarium.  Even more than any deco item you add to it.

There are so many different variations of reptile resting places available.  You can find comfortable hammocks even with ladders to climb up or caves with a real life look.  It’s amazing.

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Top 4 Snake Bedding Material under $15

appropriate bedding for snakesBesides providing your pet snake with a secure and comfortable lockable cage you need to give your snake the appropriate bedding.  Why do snakes need bedding?  If you have a burrowing snake, what most of the snakes are, you definitely need a good bedding material that offers the appropriate structure for burrowing.

Snakes use bedding material for burrowing as well as for nesting and hiding for privacy reasons.  Yes, snakes need a hiding place for their privacy.  The perfect bedding material for snakes should be light and soft enough to not irritate your snake’s sensitive skin and eyes.

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