Exotic Pets That Don’t Need Heating

One of the concerns when it comes to keeping exotic pets is all the specialist equipment that they require. Not only does the massive selection of exotic pet supplies currently available make selecting the ideal set-up complicated, but in addition buying so much equipment can get expensive and require time and effort to correctly install …

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Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing an Exotic Pet

If we’re brutally honest about it, exotic pet keepers have developed something of a poor reputation over the years. Not only are many people scared of the animals that we keep (especially snakes and tarantulas) but animal rights campaigners point to poor captive husbandry standards. This is hardly helped by all the many different exotic …

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How to Look After Reptiles While You’re on Vacation

There are many amazing things about keeping and breeding reptiles – but vacation time isn’t one of them. After all, most traditional pet boarding facilities would have a heart attack if you rang them up to ask about boarding fees for your python or bearded dragon. What is a reptile keeper to do? In this …

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Overcoming Arguments About Keeping Exotic Pets

Like it or not the world is pretty divided on exotic pets. Some people think they’re the best thing since sliced bread while to other people the thought of having a snake or a tarantula in your bedroom seems like the weirdest and scariest thing you could ever do. “But WHY?!” is one of the …

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6 Reasons Why You Should Join A Reptile Society Today

It still surprises me just what a small percentage of the exotic pet keepers I come across actually belong to one or more reptile societies. It’s not through a lack of societies – most Western countries have a number of reptile-related societies as well as smaller niche societies dedicated specifically to groups such as tarantulas, …

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How To Breed Your Own Crickets

If you have a collection of exotic pets then there is a good chance that you get through a lot of live food each week. Whether that’s mealworms, locusts or fruit flies the fact is that crickets are not only the easiest of all the feeder insects to breed but are available in a wide …

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How To Heat A Large Number Of Small Vivariums

Heating a single vivarium such as for a corn snake or an iguana isn’t difficult and there are lots of effective and reasonably-priced solutions out there from heat mats to ceramic bulbs. But what if you have a large number of small vivariums or exotic pet cages? Examples of these might be people keeping a …

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Reasons For Keeping Exotic Pets

If you ask many exotic pet keepers why they look after an assortment of strange and unusual animals many will simply say “because I love them!” and in my heart I know I feel a similar way. I want to surround myself with exotic pets just like other people love to watch the football or …

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7 Useful Tricks For Handling Livefood

One cause for concern when you start keeping exotic pets is that in many cases you will need to learn to deal with live food in the form of crickets, locusts, mealworms and the like. While many people quickly get used to this task and treat it as a necessary evil of keeping exotic pets …

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How To Identify A Trustworthy Exotic Pet Store

Despite the fact that keeping exotic pets is still quite an unusual hobby when compared to the number of people who won a dog or a cat there are still plenty of exotic pet shops around. Unfortunately being such a misunderstood hobby – which requires a considerable degree of specialist knowledge – even many vets …

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Differences In the Wild Habitats Of Green Iguanas And Spiny Tailed Iguanas

Having spent some time in Central America recently I have been lucky enough to spend considerable time observing both green iguanas (Iguana iguana) and black spiny-tailed iguanas (Ctenosaura similis) in their natural surroundings and whilst at face value these two species appear very similar I observed some surprising differences between their preferred habitats. As you …

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