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Top 3 Caves for Reptiles and Amphibians

reptile hiding in caveAs I said in earlier posts reptiles as well as amphibians like – or better – need a hiding place where they can rest, relax and sleep. A place that‘s covered simulating a cave is the best solution for most reptiles and amphibians.

A cave for reptiles and amphibians has several advantages that might help you in your decision to get one for your gecko, snake, toad or turtle.

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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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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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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 5 Reptile Resting Places between $5 and $20

Crocodile SkullReptiles need a space where they can rest, sleep, recover and of course hide.  A very important need of your reptile.  Reptile resting places are actually a must for your reptile aquarium or terrarium. There are so many different variations of reptile resting places available.  You can find comfortable hammocks 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

snake beddingBesides 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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Top 5 Healthy Turtle Food under $10

healthy turtle foodYour first-most duty and joy as turtle owner is to keep your turtle healthy and happy.  Besides providing an appropriately sized turtle tank you need to give your attention to the right food.  Turtle food!  Like all animals turtles too have their favorite taste and food, and like all animals you need to vary the food you give your turtle pet in order to keep it interested in different kinds of taste and food.

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