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Plants for a Chinese Water Dragon

Male water dragons display more vivid skin colors than females.water dragon image by Wouter Tolenaars from Fotolia.comChinese water dragons are a species of lizards capable of remaining submerged in water for up to 25 minutes. Native to Southeast Asia, this reptile is sought by many......More...

How to Compare Reptiles & Amphibians

Because of their similar lifestyles and secretive habits, reptiles and amphibians are often grouped together. Actually, these two distinct groups are only distantly related. If you know what to look for, you can quickly and easily tell them apart....More...

How to Potty Train Your Iguana

For the most part, iguanas are generally clean animals; they like a clean living space. Many iguana owners decide to potty train their iguanas to make clean up easier and reduce maintenance and keep their pet happier. It may come as a surprise that iguanas can become potty trained, but it's possible...More...

The Best Bearded Dragon Cage Setup in a 55 Gallon

A 55-gallon tank is the perfect size for an adult bearded dragon, a medium-sized docile lizard native to Australia and a common pet among reptile enthusiasts. Though a larger tank will not be detrimental, the bearded dragon has very specific habitat requirements that a 55-gallon tank can accommodate...More...

How to Make a Styrofoam Liner for a Reptile Tank

Caring for pet reptiles may seem like a simple task compared to caring for warm-blooded pets. But as reptile lovers know, it takes more attention to care for reptiles than it does for other pets. Dogs and cats have a larger space to roam and find comfort, but reptiles are usually kept in small tanks...More...

How to Take Care of Baby Desert Tortoises

Taking care of any baby creature is always a challenge because the babies are always more fragile and prone to sickness than adults. In the case of baby desert tortoises, the appropriate environmental conditions for the turtle and the proper nutrition are important to keeping the turtle healthy and ...More...

How to Attach a Wire to an Alligator Clamp

Alligator clamps are multipurpose tools you can purchase at any hardware store. They can be used for a variety of things, such as holding something in place or creating a temporary electrical connection. However, to use them for electricity, a wire is required. Attaching a wire to an alligator clamp...More...

Will Cedar Repel Gecko Lizards?

Geckos are common house pests, especially in warm climates such as the Southern United States. Those afflicted by a persistent gecko population may be reluctant to kill the reptiles. Several methods are effective in repelling geckos safely. Use these strategies to reduce the gecko population on your...More...

Salamanders Of Washington

The state of Washington has plenty of natural woodlands and water sources in which amphibians can thrive. The state is home to 14 salamander species who live in the cool streams and rivers of the Pacific Northwest. Two of the native species actually only occur in the state and are not found wild any...More...

Care Sheet for an African Helmeted Turtle

The African helmeted turtle is the most common turtle species found south of the Saharan Desert in Africa. In the wild, this hardy turtle is found in marshes and creeks during the rainy season and in mud holes during the dry season. The African helmeted turtle makes a fine beginner pet. Easy to tame...More...

What is the Sulcata Diet?

The sulcata is a vegetarian tortoise with a voracious appetite. A diet rich in fiber and calcium, low in sugar, as well as fertilizer- and pesticide-free, can keep any sulcata happy and healthy for the next 80 to 100 years....More...

Facts on Rainforest Tree Frogs

Tree frogs live in rain forests around the world where they rely on the forest's humidity and large amounts of rainfall to keep them hydrated. Unlike other types of frogs that spend most of their time in the water, tree frogs live on vegetation and trees high above the ground where they hunt for in...More...

The Russian Turtle (Tortoise) - Is This the Pet Turtle For You?

This article describes the different features of the Russian Turtle (Tortoise), including habitats of origin and housing requirements. The reader will learn how to recognize the Russian Turtle by its distinctive and colorful markings, and how long to expect their pet to live....More...

Plans for Building an Iguana Cage

When making your plans for building an iguana cage keep in mind that adult iguanas can reach 6 to 8 feet in length. Also, remember that iguanas enjoy climbing and sunning themselves during the day when planning the height and location of your cage. You may even want to consider building an indoor-ou...More...

How to Identify Hookworms in Iguanas

Iguanas are popular reptiles known for their green skin and long tails. They can make excellent pets, but they require some work in order to be taken care of properly and kept free of parasites, which can live on or outside of an iguana's body. A common internal parasite that affects iguanas is the ...More...

DIY Frag Plugs

Adding coral to a home aquarium can help to create a natural environment for saltwater fish. Coral fragment plugs, commonly called frag plugs, can be made from a variety of materials and offer a substrate that coral attaches to for placement in the aquarium. The plug resembles a small one-legged tab...More...