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The Ultimate Guide To Snakes As Pets

The Ultimate Guide To Snakes As Pets

A snake is an independent, low maintenance pet that won’t bark, whine, cry or destroy your home. They are fairly inexpensive to keep, requiring only an upfront investment for a proper enclosure and possibly heating and lighting. It’s fun to handle a snake and allow it to slither over your body. Snakes enjoy exploring their surroundings. You’ll love watching your curious reptile hang out outside their cage a few times each week. Snakes are also relatively clean. Since they eat weekly, they poop weekly, so you never have to worry about housebreaking or litter boxes. Their enclosure can be cleaned[…]Read More…

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Tortoise Gets A New Set Of Wheels After Losing Legs To A Rat Attack

Mrs. T is a tortoise in Pembroke, West Wales (United Kingdom) who is approximately 90 years old. For all these years she was a perfectly normal tortoise and moved like any other tortoise, in a slow and steady pace. But here recently all that changed when a rat gnawed her legs off while hibernating in a garden shed. That is the sad part of the story. What happened after that might just have saved her life. The 56-year-old owner of the tortoise, Jude Ryder, was horrified when she went to check on her pet and found her without front legs. She[…]Read More…

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Corn Snakes As Pets

Commonly known as the corn snake or the red snake, is very popular in zoos and private collections due to its attractive coloration, its skin is breathtaking. Before committing to buy a corn snake you have to be aware that an adult has a length of about 120-180 cm and a lifespan of 10 years. Primarily the corned snake is leaving on ground floor, but you could see some hanging from trees.  The snake is originated in the south of United States and the north of Mexico, in the pine forests, hill area or even lurking around farms. The snake[…]Read More…

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The Central Bearded Dragons As Pets

The Pogona vitticeps, also known as the bearded dragon, is one of the most popular lizards found in terrariums around the world because of its fantasy look and its friendly personality. The beard that inspired the name, of this reptile, is made by several rows of soft spikes on the inflatable pouch on the neck. It can be found in several color variations in the wild, the breeders focused in breeding some shades; red and golden are the most popular at the moment for this lizard. They are well kept in groups, especially with the youngsters, but they can also[…]Read More…

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Lawson’s Dragons As Pets

Lawson’s Dragons are also known as Rankin’s Dragons. They are small reptiles that live up to around 8 years and can be handled by humans regularly. They are sometimes considered a smaller version of a Bearded Dragon, and are fairly closely related. They came from Australia, but are fairly often kept as pets nowadays. They come in a variety of colors, but are most often gray or tan because it allowed them to blend into their surroundings better. Their backs are hard and scaly, and their tummies are soft. The average size is between ten and thirteen inches long for[…]Read More…

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Black Spiny Tailed Iguanas As Pets

The black spiny-tailed iguana is a lizard first native to Mexico and Central America. Although, that part of the world is its original homeland, this lizard has been extensively bred. It is available in almost every country in the world as a pet. This lizard is characterized by the distinctive keeled scales on its long tail from where it gets its name, spiny tailed. The male members of the species grow up to 1.5 meters while females grow up to 1 meter. These pets have a crest of long spines that extend down the center of their back. Although, different[…]Read More…

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4 Things to Consider Before Buying A Red-Eared Slider

Before getting yourself any kind of a pet whether it is a domesticated cat, an iguana, a guinea pig or a red-eared slider, you have to prepare yourself not only financially but also mentally and psychologically. Getting a pet means introducing a new member into the household; you have to make room for it, provide it with required basic needs and give it the special attention it deserves. So jumping the gun is not a good idea. While many animals can be kept as pets, specific animals have definite temperaments, nutritional requirements, environmental needs and many other details that you[…]Read More…

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Pet Lizard Care Basics: Basic Care For Lizards As Pets

As with any other exotic pets, lizards can be amazing if basic care is given. However there are many varieties of them and different species might have different caring techniques. Being responsible and having basic knowledge about them are definitely the most essential things to consider while keeping lizards as pets. Here are some other basic factors you might also want to consider while keeping pet lizards: Housing: Setting up a lizard tank/terrarium/aquarium sounds pretty easy but this is essential for their survival. They need a lot of room so overcrowding the tank is not recommended. Putting various species of[…]Read More…

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Turtles As Pets: Facts And Resources On Keeping Pet Turtles

Keeping turtles as pets can be fascinating if proper attention and care is given. A lot of turtle species can be kept as pets. It is very important to learn about the specific species before keeping them as different species may require different caring techniques. In this article I am not going to write on how to care for a specific species. Rather, I am just going to talk about some of the most important things you need to consider while keeping pet turtles, tortoise or terrapins. Well let’s get started.. First of all, if you already don’t have a[…]Read More…