Reptile Care & Feeding

Articles about care and feeding of a diverse range of reptiles and amphibians.

Electric Blue Day Gecko (Lygodactylus williamsi) Care Sheet

Description: Electric Blue Day Geckos, or williamsi Day Geckos, are sure to grab the attention of any reptile hobbyist. When it was first described to science the naturalist who did so called it “a startling turquoise-blue,” and indeed it is. This startling blue color is the reason L. williamsi has captivated the reptile hobby since the early 2000s, […]

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Pink Belly Turtle Care Sheet

Description: Emydura subglobosa can grow up to 10″ and have a grey/olive green face with a yellow mask that extends to both sides of their face. Their shell is a flat dark brown color with a pale-yellow ring around the edge. The underside is where the pink will start to show as the turtle grows […]

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Uromastyx species Care Sheet

Description: Uromastyx lizards are medium to large-bodied, ground-dwelling lizards belonging to the family Agamidae (the same family as Bearded Dragons). Other names for Uromastyx lizards include: mastigures, dabb lizards, and spiny-tailed lizards however they are more commonly called “Uros” in the hobby. One might notice that the title of this care sheet has a slightly different format than […]

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Crested Gecko Care Sheet

Description: Crested Geckos (Correlophus ciliatus), which are also sometimes called Eyelash Geckos, are medium-sized arboreal lizards belonging to the family Diplodactylidae. Their large heads are fringed with soft, spiky projections which form the crests for which they are named. Typically, Crested Geckos are colored grey, brown, orange, red or yellow, and many different patterns and combinations of […]

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Pac Man Frog Care Sheet

Description: Pac Man Frogs (Ceratophrys ornata) are essentially just a round, fat body with short legs attached to a large mouth, which is what has earned them their name as they somewhat resemble the iconic arcade video game character Pac Man. These three things are clues to the lifestyle of C. ornata, which is largely sedentary. Pac Man Frogs […]

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Tricolor Hognose (Xenodon pulcher) Care Sheet

Description: Many people confuse Tricolor Hognose Snakes (Xenodon pulcher) with their cousins, Western Hognose Snakes (Heterodon nasicus), which are common in the hobby. Though they superficially resemble each other in body shape, there are notable differences between the two species. The first difference is their size; Tricolor Hognose snakes are somewhat smaller than their North American cousins, attaining […]

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Ball Python (Python regius) Care Sheet

Description: Ball Pythons (sometimes called Royal Pythons) a stout-bodied snakes belonging to the family Pythonidae. Females are typically larger than males, and are capable of reaching a maximum length of 6 feet. On average, however, females tend to be between 4 and 4.5 feet while males average between 3 and 3.5 feet. Wild type Ball Pythons are […]

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Fire Skink (Lepidothyris fernandi) Care Sheet

Description: Fire Skinks are medium sized, ground-dwelling lizards belonging to the family Scincidae. Fire skinks, like many other skinks are smooth-bodied and possess short, powerful limbs that allow them to move easily through the leaf litter, bark and dirt that make up the forest floor which is their home. Another notable feature of L. fernandi […]

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Bearded Dragon Care Sheet

Description:  Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps) are relatively large lizards belonging to the family Agamidae. Generally they grow to be about 18″-24″ in length and are colored light brown with bright yellow, orange and/or red hues. More brightly colored individuals are available, however, and may be sold as “High-red” or “Citrus” morphs, among other things. Bearded […]

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The Spider Myth

“Whoa that’s a huge spider….man !! ” Many people wonder why someone would want to keep, or for that matter, why they would find anything interesting about keeping spiders or insects as pets. When someone sees a giant hairy tarantula for the first time, their reaction may be shock and even fear. Of course, we […]

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Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius) Care Sheet

Description: Leopard Geckos are medium-sized ground dwelling geckos belonging to the family eublepharidae. Unlike some other geckos that can scale smooth surfaces such as glass, leopard geckos lack the pads covered microscopic hairs that allow them to do so. Leopard Geckos do possess claws, and are capable of climbing to a more limited extent, however. […]

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