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Keep Your Uromastyx Safe with the Right Substrate

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Apr 25th 2018

Sometimes our exotic pets make poor decisions. It’s understandable; we don’t always make the best choices for ourselves either. Fortunately, it’s often easier to control your lizard’s environment than … read more

Do I Need to Clean My Hydroponics Reservoir?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Apr 12th 2018

Growing a hydroponic garden is a lot like keeping your body healthy. It needs water and nutrients. And there are both good bacteria (that you want to get in) and bad bacteria (that you want to keep ou … read more

Ball Pythons Aren't Just for Beginners...Here's Why

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Apr 5th 2018

Most people think of ball pythons as the beginner snake. They’re the exotic pet you buy when you’ve never owned a reptile before. It makes sense. Ball pythons are docile and easy to care for. If you t … read more

Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Growing With Rockwool

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Mar 29th 2018

Growing plants with rockwool is like cooking a new food. You don’t have to follow a recipe, but you’ll most likely get better results if you do.Of course, many people think they don’t need to do preli … read more

Troubleshooting Your Beardie's Diet

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Mar 22nd 2018

Finicky bearded dragons can be a problem for exotic pet owners. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be an issue once you understand the usual reasons why your lizard is not eating properly. That’s what … read more

Help Your Plants Get Big With a Tiny Micro Greenhouse

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Mar 15th 2018

One of the biggest challenges of indoor gardening is simply finding the space in your home for all the things you want to grow plus their equipment. A great strategy for making the most of your space … read more

How to Raise Mealworms Without Grossing Out House Guests

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Mar 8th 2018

Let’s start with the basics. Why would you want to raise mealworms? Well, if you own exotic pets, creepy crawlies like mealworms become pretty commonplace sights in your home.Most lizard owners simply … read more

Flushing Growing Media Vs. 'Spoon-Feeding' Your Indoor Garden

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Mar 1st 2018

If you’re like most indoor gardeners, you’re constantly looking for the way to get the best results, the biggest plants, and the highest yields. And you probably already know that a lot of that boils … read more

What to Do If Your Pet Tarantula Bites

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Feb 22nd 2018

Oh no! Your tarantula bit you. What should you do? The first thing to do is calm down and realize that you’re not going to die...most likely. The truth is that for the majority of people, a tarantu … read more

Are Venus Flytraps Safe for Homes with Kids?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Feb 15th 2018

Despite the impression you might get from the movie Little Shop of Horrors, Venus flytraps are not particularly dangerous plants. They are among the few carnivorous plants, though, so it’s expec … read more