Expert Advice on Caring For Reptiles

Over recent years, reptile keeping has developed from something of a minority interest among a small number of dedicated fans to represent a large and growing part of the mainstream pet industry.Success with these animals goes hand-in-hand with a good understanding of their general biology and particular needs - which is where this site comes into its own.

Correct Temperature for Keeping a Snake?

King snakes are happiest at temperatures between 24°C and 29°C. The smaller your snake is, the faster it will lose heat, so it’s best to keep young king snakes at the upper end of this temperature range. Keep a thermometer inside your snake’s enclosure (not pressed against the glass, as …

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What to do When My Reptile Sheds it’s Skin

There are some misconceptions about reptiles and how they shed their skins; the most common of these being that a reptile will shed its skin twice to four times a year; this is not the case. A healthy reptile can shed their skin many times during the course of the …

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What’s The Best Food for my Reptile?

Many people when they have purchased a reptile often consider what the best source of food for them is. Should they be fed live food or frozen food and what type of food is best for them? Here we examine the options. Live Food Live food – as the name …

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Popular Misconceptions About Snakes

Snakes are definitely one of the most feared creatures on the planet – but they are possibly one of the most misunderstood animals as well. Here are some of the most popular misconceptions about snakes and the truth behind the myths: Snakes feel slimey Many people who have never touched …

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10 Common Myths about Turtles and Tortoises

Turtles and tortoises have often featured in legends and folklore, as well as being the subject of several superstitions. For example, in Hindu mythology, black, soft-shelled turtles are believed to represent the souls of dead sinners, who have been transformed into reptiles by a 13th century saint. The Thais believe …

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