Oct 27th 2022
We publish a blog post every week on Thursday. We cover a range of topics related to reptiles, fish, bio-active setups, and plants. Below you will find a wealth of information for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
Horrible Halloween Inaccuracies with Exotic PetsSure, Halloween decorations are supposed to be fun, but sometimes, they get exotic pets all wrong. Spiders, lizards, snakes—all of these reptiles and invertebrates can be misrep … read more >
Oct 13th 2022
Build a Halloween Spider from Pool Noodles
Build a Halloween Spider from Pool NoodlesHalloween decorations can be expensive, but making your own is both fun and costs less! With so many seasonal decoration options available, how do you choose what to make? Sure, scare … read more >
Aug 5th 2021
How to Breed Crickets
How to Breed Cricketshttps://flic.kr/p/2m1fsafIn a previous blog post, I talked about how to care for feeder crickets,including a brief section on breeding crickets to feed to your exotic pet. Crickets are fairly easy to care … read more >
Jul 29th 2021
Invertebrates: Spider Keeping Basics
Invertebrates: Spider Keeping BasicsSpiders are one of the easiest and least expensive exotic pets to keep. You only need a few supplies to get started with them, and their diet is simple. Here are the basics to know if you a … read more >
Jul 8th 2021
How to Care for Feeder Crickets
How to Care for Feeder CricketsMany exotic pets are insectivores and depend on feeder crickets for nutrition. Although you can feed many of these animals other insects, as well, feeder crickets are the most popular regular fo … read more >
Jun 24th 2021
Have You Heard of These Invertebrates?
Have You Heard of These Invertebrates?We talk a lot about reptiles, amphibians, and even fish on this blog, but we don’t cover invertebrates as often outside of occasional spider talks and articles about bioactive custodians. … read more >
Mar 8th 2021
What Are Tarantula Book Lungs?
What Are Tarantula Book Lungs?In a previous article, I talked about bioactive setups for invertebrates. You can find that article here. One of the reasons bioactive terrariums are beneficial for arachnids in particular is tha … read more >
Feb 25th 2021
What to Do if You Can't Take Care of Your Exotic Pet
What to Do if You Can't Take Care of Your Exotic PetSometimes we think we’re ready for the joint fun and responsibility of taking care of a reptile, amphibian, or other exotic pet. Things happen, though. Life changes, and som … read more >
Feb 4th 2021
Bioactive for Invertebrates: Is it Really Necessary?
Bioactive for Invertebrates: Is it Really Necessary?So you’ve probably heard about bioactive setups for reptiles and amphibians, and you know that having a naturalistic environment can provide enrichment and health benefits t … read more >
Jan 22nd 2021
These Isopods are So Cute!
These Isopods are So Cute!Photo courtesy of SerpaDesignIf you keep a bioactive terrarium, then you may be looking for ways to make your setup more interesting. There are lots of options, like adding vivarium backgrounds, new … read more >
Oct 15th 2020
Do You Want a Halloween Moon Crab?
Do You Want a Halloween Moon Crab?Buying a holiday-themed pet is generally not a good idea, so let this be your warning: If you do not want to have a crab for the next five to ten years, then do not purchase a Halloween moon … read more >
Jul 30th 2020
How to Prevail Against Horrendous Bioactive Tank Odors
How to Prevail Against Horrendous Bioactive Tank OdorsGot a smelly vivarium? It can certainly leave you scratching your head since bioactive setups are supposed to mimic a more natural setup and kind of “clean themselves.”And … read more >