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How to Feed Water Turtles

Turtles make fun and interesting pets. Although generally easy to keep, water turtles are susceptible to illness, most often the result of malnutrition. This occurs when they are given a mainly vegetarian diets or not given adequate amounts of animal protein. Ideally, commercial diets are preferre

How To Breed Crickets

So if you are like me you are getting tired of having to go to the store 2-3 times a week to feed your lizard(s). The cost to feed one or two bearded dragons adds up and adds up fast.

What Are Reptiles?

Reptiles have existed for 300 million years. They breathe air through lungs, although some can absorb it through their skin, which is always covered in scales. They live on land and in the water and lay eggs for birthing young. Reptiles are cold-blooded, which means they can't regulate their own bod

How to Feed Bullfrog Tadpoles

Bullfrogs commonly live in lakes, ponds and swamps. The bullfrog female can lay up to 20,000 eggs that hatch into tadpoles within three to five days. A tadpole can take a year to become a full-grown bullfrog or it can take a few years depending on the bullfrog species and location. Many bullfrogs ar

What Do Baby Red-Eared Slider Turtles Eat?

Baby red-eared slider turtles are among the cutest reptiles kept as pets. Knowing what to feed it will ensure that it lives to a ripe old age, giving you many years of enjoyment.

Black-Eared African Cat Species

Africa is home to some of the largest cats in the world including the lion and leopard. Of the nine native wild cat species, one has distinctive large black ears. The caracal is a medium-sized cat closely related to domestic cats, mountain lions and cheetahs. It belongs to the felinae families, subf

Kingsnakes - The Ideal Pets For Beginners

Believe it or not Kingsnakes are ideal pets for beginner snake hobbyist. Have you ever considered getting a pet snake? There are a lot of various kinds of snakes out there today that can be found at special pet stores. However, if you have never owed a snake before, you may wish to take buying a Kin

Iguana Eye Infection

The eyes of an iguana are an important sensory organ and have some similarities with the eyes of a human, though also distinct differences. They can often become infected, and treatment is crucial, since blindness can occur if the infection is ignored.

How to Care for an Eastern Newt

Eastern newts, Notophthalmus viridescens, require conditions similar to those of most newts in the pet trade. They are small, semi-aquatic amphibians that need a tank that is essentially part aquarium and part terrarium, and a supply of live food. Eastern newts are relatively hardy and not difficult

Types of Small Pet Water Turtles

Red-eared sliders are one of the most popular pet turtles.turtle image by dinostock from Fotolia.comTurtles are quiet and calm pets with generally very hardy personalities. They aren't as temperature sensitive and are easier to handle than other pet reptiles. Both terrestrial and aquatic...

Why Crested Geckos Make Good First Exotic Pets

If you are considering raising exotic pets and reptiles, a crested gecko might be just what you are looking for. This lizard takes well to handling and tends to be a hardy creature, so taking care of it is easy. Not only that, but they are irresistibly cute.

4 Basic Turtles Care Secrets For Your Pet Turtle

Pets and their keepers are born for each other. Keepers must provide their needs and in return, pets will live long with their keepers as wonderful companion. In this next article, readers will know how important turtles care is between a pet and its keeper.

Newbie's Guide to Heating For Bearded Dragons

You need to provide your bearded dragon with external heat due to the fact that he's cold-blooded.If he can't properly regulate his body temperature, he will be unable to fend off diseases and digest food properly.There are a few things you need to know about providing bearded dragon heati

What Habitats Do Minnows Live In?

Minnows are part of the largest fish family, the Cyprinidae family. They are small-bodied fish that grow to a maximum of about 12 inches in length. Minnows are fresh water fish and cannot survive in a salt water environment. They can be found in a number of fresh water habitats across the United Sta

4 Common Bearded Dragon Diseases

Your beardie can survive most bearded dragon diseases if the proper treatment and care is given. The three of the four common beardie diseases highlighted in this article have a high survival rate. The fourth one is a little more difficult to overcome.

How to Feed a Red Ear Slider

Red ear sliders are semiaquatic, omnivorous turtles commonly sold in pet shops. Because they are omnivorous, they can be fed a variety of foods, including pellets, vegetables, aquatic plants, insects and fish. Maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet while avoiding overfeeding is important. Young red

Pet Iguana - Best Care Practices

Having a pet can be a very rewarding experience. Many people think of a pet as a cat or a dog, and while those make wonderful pets, others feel they might like something a little more exotic.