Archive for the 'Reptile Keeping Advice ' Category

Reptile Health Care

Shedding Problems  The best way to avoid shedding problems is to spray your reptile’s cage with water once a day whilst it is in its shed phase. This will increase the humidity in the cage and will usually result in...

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List of Supplies Needed to Keep Hatchling Snakes

Baby snakes will be crawling out of their egg shells and Boas will be dropping young anytime now. So whether you are going to purchase a hatchling snake or looking after  twenty newly hatched Corn Snakes that you wish to...

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List of Supplies Needed for Hatchling Lizards

It is the time of year when hatchling Bearded Dragons, Leopard Geckos and Veiled Chameleons turn up in pet shops . A lot of first time lizard owners purchase hatchlings which can be fragile and need the correct lighting, heating...

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Snake Feeding Problems

The most common problem you will encounter while keeping snakes, is that your snake does not want to eat. If an adult snake stops eating during winter, don’t worry this is normal. As long as the snake has been feeding...

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Feeding Mealworms to your Lizard

Mealworms have been a staple feeder insect in the diets of insect-eating lizards for many years. When I first started out keeping reptiles, mealworms were the only feeder insect you could get with regularity in South Africa. Crickets are now...

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MICE CUBES ( Frozen vs Live)

I have always fed my snakes on pre-killed frozen rodents, which are of course are defrosted before feeding to the snake.  All of the snakes I have owned or worked with, have accepted pre-killed food from the time they were...

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5 Worst Reptiles for Beginners

ANY VENOMOUS REPTILE !!!! Do not endanger yourself or others by purchasing a venomous snake. You may think it is cool to keep a rattle snake or a gaboon viper, but it’s not so cool when cytotoxic venom is pumping...

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5 Best Reptiles for Beginners

CORN SNAKE/ RAT SNAKEThese snakes are the perfect size. Are easy to feed on mice and rats. Do not require large cages or complicated cage setups. They are also easy to handle. My first snake was a yellow rat snake,...

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Best Age to Get Your First Reptile

I get asked a lot about this, and have my own views on this question. So to all you moms and dads out there being nagged by your kid to get his/her first reptile, here is my answer to the...

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How to Prevent Shedding Problems

Reptiles need to shed the outer layer of their skin as the grow. Reptiles grow continuously throughout their lives, this growth obviously slows down to a extremely low rate once the reptile has reached its maximum length. This is why...

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