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.
Why 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.
Besides 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.
Who doesn’t love turtles? They are such fascinating animals. And – they are perfect pets. Perfect for adults though, not for kids, because they require quite some work and attention toward their habitat and keeping them clean and healthy. It’s an important decision about getting a turtle as a pet, and maybe my post can help you make this decision.