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4 Unhealthy Behaviors to Watch for From Your Beardie

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 19th 2017

Bearded dragons are one of the easiest reptile pets to take care of, and because they tolerate handling, they’re one of the most enjoyable reptiles to interact with. But being the friendly lizard isn’ … read more

How Much Hydroponic Solution Do I Need to Use?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 12th 2017

If you’re growing a hydroponic garden, you of course need nutrient solution. Let’s assume that you already know that. What you may not know, however, is how much nutrient solution you need to use for … read more

Everything You Want to Know about Reptile Brumation

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 5th 2017

Brumation probably isn’t a word you hear often in association with your exotic pet, or ever really, unless you’re a herp expert. You may not be aware that some reptiles go through a winter sleep. It’s … read more

Don't Forget to Flush...Your Growing Media

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Sep 28th 2017

So maybe you’ve heard of flushing growing media and wonder whether it’s necessary for your hydroponic setup. Water is already constantly flowing through it, right? But growing in hydroponics means usi … read more

The Completely Common Reason Behind Your Snake's Cloudy Eyes

Posted by Diedra Black on Sep 21st 2017

Do you check the discarded skin when your snake sheds? You should, especially if you notice that your snake has cloudy eyes. Check the shed skin to see if the scales that cover the eyes, called eye ca … read more

Do Reptiles Need to be Bathed?

Posted by Diedra Black on Sep 7th 2017

You understand the concept behind bathing cats and dogs. After all, you have hair that needs to be washed and brushed out. But what about lizards and snakes? Do they need a bath? Reptiles may not swea … read more

Use Reflective Surfaces to Maximize Plant Lighting

Posted by Diedra Black on Aug 31st 2017

You’ve probably seen those aluminum foil sun reflectors that were popular for tanning in the 60’s, 70’s, and even the 80’s. They were a cheap way to maximize the sun’s power to tan skin, right? Right. … read more

Top Methods to Help Your Reptile through Shedding

Posted by Diedra Black on Aug 24th 2017

Shedding is a necessary function for skin. You shed your skin, and so does your reptile. The big difference, however, is that lizards, snakes, and other reptiles shed most of their skin all at once. A … read more

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Effective Soil Amendments

Posted by Diedra Black on Aug 17th 2017

Soil amendments are various materials mixed into the soil your plants are growing in, in order to improve plant health and growth. They’re also called soil conditioners, and they can be used in outdoo … read more