Musk Turtle Food

To keep your musk turtle in the best of health it’s crucial that you offer them the right food. While musk turtles may eat the odd piece of pond weed in the wild, their diet is almost exclusively made up of meat. In captivity, this carnivorous diet can be supplemented with a number of specially-made …

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Best Crested Gecko Heaters

Crested geckos are cold-blooded animals, which means that can’t create their own body heat – instead they need to absorb it from their environment. If your crested gecko is to live a long and healthy life, therefore, you may well need to provide artificial heating so their cage reaches the optimal temperature. But what are …

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Best Small Pet Lizards

What is the best temperature for leopard geckos?

Pet lizards come in a huge range of sizes, from tiny leaf chameleons little bigger than your fingernail, through to giants such as monitor lizards and green iguanas. For many of us, having limited space at home, small pet lizards are the easiest to accommodate. What’s more, many of the best small pet lizards are …

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Blue Tongue Skink Diet

One of the most appealing things about keeping blue tongue skinks is their diet. Unlike many other popular pet reptiles, blue tongue skinks will eat a huge range of different food stuffs. The varied diet of blue tongue skinks can have a number of benefits. Firstly, it can make feeding your blue tongue skink rather …

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Feeding Ball Pythons

When I first started to keep reptiles in the 1990’s ball pythons were still seen as something very unusual and exotic. Any mention of a “python” drew awe from other people, and with their stout, chunky bodies they really were something totally different to the corn snakes and garter snakes that were prevalent at that …

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What Do Bearded Dragons Eat?

Bearded dragon diets - what insects will they eat and how often?

The correct bearded dragon diet is essential if your lizard is stay fit and healthy in captivity. In the absence of proper nutrition bearded dragons can suffer from a range of problems, including obesity and metabolic bone disease (MBD) whereby they are unable to absorb suitable calcium from their diet. This can lead to weaker …

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