Archive for the 'Reptile Keeping Advice ' Category

Types of Food Your Lizard Will Eat

The majority of lizards which are available are insect eaters. These include all your gecko species, lacertids, skinks, chameleons, small iguanids such as emerald swifts, plated lizards and agamas. Some of the larger species such as Water Dragons, Basilisks and...

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Snake Handling Tips

If you keep snakes you will get bitten eventually. For instance your hatchling snake may strike out at you in the beginning, but will calm down with regular handling. Hatchling Corn Snakes, King Snakes, Rat Snakes and Milk Snakes will...

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Beginner Reptile Keeper Q&A

Question: What is easiest way to gain knowledge about reptiles? Answer: There are lots of good books about reptile biology and care on the market. Read as many as you can. Question: Should I join a herpetological Association? Answer: Definitely...

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Set Up Your Reptiles Cage in 5 Easy Step

The list below is a step to step guide on setting up your reptile enclosure. Research the enclosure requirements for you reptile Find out what size cage your reptile needs. Its humidity, lighting and heating  requirements. If you are going to...

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How To Choose a Healthy Snake

Only purchase snakes from a pet shop that has clean cages. Check for wounds on the snakes body. Check the snakes belly for sores. This would indicate scale rot from being kept in damp conditions. Check for discharge from the...

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The Effect of Rodent Colouration On Snake Feeding

You would think that the colour of a mouse or rat would not make a difference to whether a snake will eat it or not. However the colour of the rodents you feed your snakes can have an effect on...

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Cage Temperatures Required by Pet Reptiles

I have compiled a list of cage temperatures required by common pet reptiles. It also shows the best method to heat your reptile. Bearded Dragons Basking spot: 35-38 degrees Celsius Ambient: 25 degrees Celsius Night: 20 degrees Celsius Heating method: Basking...

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Checklist For First Time Exotic Reptile Pet Owners

I have complied a checklist of important things people should think about before purchasing a pet snake or lizard Research the reptile you want to keep Make sure you know the adult size of your reptile Make sure you can...

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Factors That Effect Heating Reptiles

The following factors effect the method and type of heating product your reptile needs. Natural Habitat A Corn Snake that originates from the pine forests of North America can be kept at a lower a temperature than a Boa Constrictor...

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Reasons Why You Should Buy A Snake At A Reptile Expo

Below are the reasons why you should purchase a snake at a reptile show. Large Number of Different Species Available A pet shop may only have a few different species of snake for sale. At a reptile expo there are...

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