Roll out the carpet for your pet reptile! I mean this literally.
For your reptile‘s terrarium you need in any case some kind of material for the terrarium‘s floor. This material might be something loose like sand or gravel or it could be a terrarium liner.
What are the advantages of a terrarium liner for you and your pet reptile? Let‘s take a closer look.
You need to add water to your terrarium to keep your turtles and other reptiles happy and healthy. In order to keep this water clean for your little reptile pet friends you need to add a reptile-safe terrarium water conditioner.
What are these reptile-safe terrarium water conditioners doing and what do you need to know for your terrarium and reptile pets? And while I‘m writing about reptile-safe water conditioners you may include here amphibians and fish. Of course. Continue reading
Why do you need a thermometer for your terrarium or aquarium?
I know it‘s obvious. You need a thermometer to control the temperature in your terrarium or aquarium.
Some people even use them just everywhere in their household and I also heard of somebody using it for his chickens.
As 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.
Water 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.
I 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?
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. 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.
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 snake bedding material that offers the appropriate structure for burrowing.
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 with all animals you need to vary the food in order to keep your turtle interested in different kinds of taste and food.