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6 Indoor Gardening Hacks to Save Time

You only have so much time in the day, and even when you’d prefer to spend all day with your garden, it can’t always be so. But no matter how much time you have, you want the time you do spend growing your garden to provide the best results possible. Here are 3 indoor gardening [...]

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Can My Reptile Give Me a Disease?

We’ve already talked about how reptile and amphibian pets can pass salmonella to their handlers, yet this disease can be avoided with proper hygiene. But what about other diseases? Is it possible for you and your exotic pet to share colds or other viruses? Here’s the lowdown on what kinds of diseases can be passed [...]

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How to Make a Kitchen Countertop Compost Bin

When you cultivate an indoor garden, you’re likely aware of space restrictions. After all, there’s only so much room available in your home for plants. So finding a way to save space on composting only makes sense. Many people keep their compost piles outside, but if you don’t have an adequate area in your yard, [...]

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Top 5 Lizards for When You Want to Bond

Lizards and other reptiles are not exactly known for their ability to bond. And some exotic pets get prickly about being handled at all. When it comes down to it, lizards are not the kind of pet you get for cuddling and playing together. But if you or your child are truly interested in the [...]

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Comparing Compost: What Do You Put In?

Nutrients in hydroponic gardens are often supplemented with compost tea. You can buy a ready-made compost tea at most gardening stores, but another option is to make your own compost. Then you can create a customized liquid preparation for adding nutrients to your hydroponic watering system. But what items make the best compost? Here are [...]

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What to Do When Your Pet Snake Bites You

Snakes are not domesticated. Just because an animal is kept as a pet does not mean it is accustomed to humans. They do not feel loyal to you the way a dog might; it’s simply not in their DNA. And that means that occasionally your exotic pet is going act like...well, a wild animal. If [...]

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What You Need to Know When Building Your Own Hydroponic System

In a previous blog post, we talked about small space hydroponics. And that article gave some ideas for saving space with your hydroponics setups. With this post, we’re going to look at some of the finer details of creating a hydroponic setup. Here are some tips for what you need to know when building your [...]

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Do I Really Need to Worry about Salmonella from Reptiles and Amphibians?

Fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea--these can be the effects of picking up a salmonella infection from your exotic pet. And symptoms can last up to a week. So, how common is it to contract salmonella from your reptile or amphibian? The truth is that you can easily prevent getting sick if you know the right [...]

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Hydroponics Ideas for Small Spaces

Hydroponics gives you direct control over consumables from your indoor garden. You know exactly what’s going into your plants and what’s going into your body as a result. If your indoor garden is just for yourself or your family, you may only need a small crop. But it can be hard to grow even a [...]

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What Do I Feed My Aquatic Turtle?

Watching a turtle eat can be really fun. In fact, in can be downright adorable, as we showed in this video of a baby turtle posted to our Facebook page recently.  But aquatic turtles, like red-eared sliders, can’t feast on fruit the size of their bodies all the time. To be a responsible turtle owner, you [...]

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