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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

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