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.
Reptiles 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.
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.
Your 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.