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How to Choose a Healthy Exotic Pet

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jan 10th 2019

LThere are few aspects of pet ownership more disappointing than bringing home a new pet from a shop only to discover that it’s already in poor health and doesn’t live long after arrival. That’s not ex … read more

Are You Making These Blunders That Cause Tortoise Aggression?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 29th 2018

Photo by Magdalena Kula MancheeTortoises make pretty cute pets. I mean, have you watched these guys eat? But they can also get pretty aggressive and territorial, like a lot of animals. In general, how … read more

How to Name Your Pet Snake Even if You Have Zero Ideas

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Nov 1st 2018

Image courtesy of MonikaCan you imagine a person without a name? They’d be incomplete. And your new snake ownership also feels complete if you don’t give your snake a name. Here’s the thing though. Yo … read more

What You Really Want in a Tarantula Terrarium

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Oct 4th 2018

Photo courtesy of Steve RobertsWhat better time to talk about spiders than October. Halloween is around the corner, and no pet makes a better Halloween party guest than a big, hairy tarantula. De … read more

How to Train My Bearded Dragon to Eat Freeze Dried Crickets

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Sep 24th 2018

Photo courtesy of Holger Langmaier Every seasoned reptile keeper knows that feeding live insects is healthier than canned. We’re not going to debate that here. But sometimes you need an altern … read more

Is My Dart Frog Poisonous?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Aug 23rd 2018

Watch any wildlife show, and you’ve likely heard that poison dart frogs are among the most toxic animals on earth. You may have even heard that their toxicity is enough to take down several adults. So … read more

What Kids Need to Know about Exotic Pets

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Aug 9th 2018

Photo courtsey of Cheryl DimofIs your kid begging for a frog, snake, or tortoise for a pet? How about a lizard, scoprion, or tarantula? Before they get too excited, there are some things they sho … read more

Ideas to Liven Up Your Lizard's Diet

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jul 26th 2018

Omnivore pets can eat a variety of different foods, but most of the time they end up on a pretty routine diet with the same foods every day. You can liven up your lizard’s diet and provide them with s … read more

Can Your Turtle Tank Be Used for Aquaponics?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jul 20th 2018

Photo courtesy of Steve Buissinne If you’ve seen our articles on vermiponics and aquaponics with fish, you may have wondered what other animals can be used in a hydroponic system. It’s true tha … read more