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Ball Pythons

Feeding Ball Pythons

When I first started to keep reptiles in the 1990's ball pythons were still seen...

Ball Python Heaters & Heating

Coming from sub-Saharan Africa, ball pythons need to be kept warm in captivity.Their cage should...

How to Save Money on Frozen Snake Food

As someone with a decent number of snakes, I've been alarmed over the last few...

Ball Python Not Eating? Consider These Options…

Ball pythons are one of the most popular pet snakes, and for good reason. They're...
A stunning female ball python.

Best Ball Python Cages – Types & Setup

Much has been written in the past about ball python cages, and each keeper will...

Tarantulas

Cheapest Pet Tarantulas

Pet tarantulas can vary widely in cost, with more expensive species costing many times that of the cheapest pet tarantulas. When you consider the...

Gooty Sapphire (Poecilotheria metallica) Care Sheet

Poecilotheria metallica goes by a variety of different common names; the Gooty Ornamental, Gooty Sapphire, and Peacock Parachute Spider to name just three.Peocilotheria metallica...

Fringed Ornamental (Poecilothera ornata) Care Sheet

At first glance, some might mistake the Poecilotheria ornata for it's cousin Poecilotheria regalis, but look more closely and you'll find a whole host...

Trinidad Chevron (Psalmopoeus cambridgei) Care Sheet

Possessing a subtle beauty, the Trinidad Chevron (Latin name Psalmopoeus cambridgei) is one of the "original" pet tarantulas, having been kept and bred for...

The Best Tarantula Heaters

Tarantulas are cold-blooded invertebrates that hail from the warmer parts of the world.For most of us, therefore, some form of artificial heating will be...

Humidity for Tarantulas

One of the most important keys to success when keeping tarantulas is getting their environmental conditions correct.This means that they must have the correct...

Leaf Insects

How to Breed Leaf Insects

Leaf insects can be surprisingly expensive pets to buy due to their ongoing rarity in...

What Do Leaf Insects Eat?

Leaf insects are herbivores, which means that they eat plant material.What's more, the fresher this...

How to Heat Leaf Insects

Leaf insects come from the more tropical areas of the world, so will generally need...

Leaf Insects Cages & Housing

Over the years I have tested dozens of different ways to house leaf insects in...

Keeping Leaf Insects as Pets

Leaf insects are so-called because of their uncanny likeness to leaves. Green in colour, leaf-like...

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis Food & Feeding

Praying mantis are carnivorous predators.In the wild praying mantis will eat almost anything they can safely capture. Being diurnal predators (active by day)...

Praying Mantis Cages & Housing

Praying mantis are still quite an unusual pet, so you shouldn't be surprised to hear that you local pet store is unlikely to sell...

Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) Care Sheet

Tenodera sinensis is one of the more widespread species of praying mantis.Originally from Asia (hence the common name of "Chinese Mantis") they have been...

African Praying Mantis (Sphodromantis) Care Sheet

The term "African mantis" tends to refer to a closely-related group of praying mantis.All from the genus Sphodromantis, you may find species for sale...

Best Praying Mantis for Beginners

So you've decided that a praying mantis is the right pet for you.You're excited about the possibility of keeping one of these incredible natural...

How to Heat Praying Mantis Cages

Coming from the warmer areas of the world, most praying mantis require a warm cage in order to flourish.In this guide we'll look at...