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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

An Aquascape Guide for Turtle Tanks

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jul 12th 2018

We talked recently about adding indoor plants to your herp’s terrarium. That’s one way to combine gardening and pet enrichment. Another is aquascaping. Aquascaping is basically just indoor garden … read more

Growing Indoor Plants for Your Exotic Pets

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jul 5th 2018

Have you thought about combining your interests in indoor gardening and exotic pets? Yes, it is possible to grow plants in your reptile or amphibian terrarium. Gardening in your pet’s tank, … read more

How to Enjoy Herps in Your Backyard

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jun 28th 2018

Did you know that you probably already have a host of reptiles and amphibians in your yard? Yep. You just have to know where to look for them. You can even make your backyard a popular spot for her … read more

Why Having an Exotic Pet is Good for Kids

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on Jun 14th 2018

Photo courtesy of Jamie Johannsen Think exotic pets and kids don’t mix? Think again. You may be surprised to know that many amphibians and reptiles actually make great family pets. It’s not y … read more

What Do I Need to Take Home My Scorpion?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on May 31st 2018

Ready to take home a new scorpion pet? Don’t be too nervous. Scorpions are fairly easy to care for. The first thing to know before ever buying a scorpion, though, is that they are not pets to be … read more

Are Night Lights for Invertebrates Really a Thing?

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on May 17th 2018

Scorpions “are usually quite maligned and persecuted against” because of their creepy appearance, according to Professor Bryan Fry of University of Queensland. But if you own or are thinking about … read more

What Lizard Owners Need to Know about Metabolic Bone Disease

Posted by Diedra Blackmill on May 3rd 2018

Photo courtsey of Mike AixklusivPicture this. You’ve had your pet lizard for a while and everything seems fine. You notice that its legs look a little funny, but you figure it’s nothing to worry … read more