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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What to do if Your Reptile Escapes

First of all prevention really is better than cure. So above all else, spend time making sure that your reptile enclosure is absolutely escape-proof. You’d be amazed at the size of gaps that some snakes or lizards can squeeze through or how strong some reptiles can be in pushing or …

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Reptile Housing

One of the key differences about keeping reptiles as pets is that a great amount of thought must be given to their housing, as unlike many other types of pets, they will be spending their entire lives in their captive environment. In general, the closer their captive environment approximates their …

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What to Feed Your Reptiles

Feeding is the one area where keeping reptiles may be quite different to keeping other pets. Unlike dogs, cats, rodents and birds, it is difficult to maintain nutritional balance and health by feeding your reptile on commercial reptile foods. This means that you may have to spend significant amounts of …

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Creating the Right Environment for Your Reptile

Unlike many other pets, reptiles will spend a large part of their lives in their enclosures or terrariums and in some instances, may have been caught in the wild- therefore, it is vital to give proper thought to the design and set-up of your pet reptile’s environment. Not only will …

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Is it Safe to Mix Reptile Species?

The short answer is “No.” While a mixed-species ecosystem is often seen in zoos and other institutions, this is not something that should be attempted by a hobbyist unless they are extremely experienced, with the resources needed to maintain and keep a mix-species terrarium – and certainly something that should …

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Good Reptiles for Beginners

While reptiles can make rewarding pets they do require a high level of commitment and many people embarking on ownership without realising how expensive or difficult they can be to care for properly. Particularly when you are a beginner, the right choice of reptile can make a huge difference between …

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Reptiles and Common Parasites

Although we don’t often like to dwell on the thought, most animals are prone to parasites of one sort or another and reptiles are obviously no exception. The growth of captive breeding has helped to reduce much of the prevalence of parasites; wild-caught specimens – especially tortoises and snakes – …

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Five Tips to Encourage Reluctant Feeders

A reptile that simply won’t feed is a real worry and once you’ve made sure that there’s no obvious cause, and checked that you’re offering it the right kind of food, it’s often difficult to know what to do next. Fortunately, in many cases getting your pet to start eating …

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