Ball Python Heaters & Heating

Coming from sub-Saharan Africa, ball pythons need to be kept warm in captivity. Their cage should offer a range of temperatures, with one end being cooler than the other. This gradient then allows your snake to move about and find the area that best suits them. This generally means heating one end of the cage, …

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Musk Turtle Care Sheet

Musk turtle care certainly isn’t complicated, but these beautiful animals do require far more specialist care than the average pet. In this guide I’ll be breaking down every step in turn so your musk turtles remain happy and healthy for life. Musk Turtles as Pets When the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit the big screen …

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Musk Turtle Tanks & Setup Tutorial

Musk turtles require very specialist housing if they are to thrive in captivity. The good news is that once your musk turtle tank is setup correctly then caring for musk turtles becomes quite simple. In this guide we’ll therefore take an indepth look at the best musk turtle tanks and how to setup your tank. …

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Best Ball Python Cages & Enclosures – Types & Setup

Much has been written in the past about ball python cages, and each keeper will have their own preferences. The intention of this article is to provide a balanced guide to choosing and setting up your ball python cage, in order to keep your pet snake happy and healthy throughout its life. If there’s one …

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Best Ball Python Substrate & Bedding Options

Selecting the best bedding for ball pythons is far from easy, due to the wide range of different products available, and differing opinions on many internet forums. The purpose of this article is to discuss my own experiences with a range of different substrates, discussing the positives and the negatives of each. Hopefully, by the end, …

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Bullsnake Care Sheet

Make no mistake – bullsnakes are impressive reptiles. Large in size, bulky, beautifully patterned and with a variety of strategies to ward off potential predators these snakes can put on a real show when they feel threatened. Indeed, my first ever experience of this species was a large adult specimen, in a pet shop where …

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Rainbow Boa Care Sheet

My first proper introduction to rainbow boas was as a teenager, when I started to date a girl who kept one as a pet. I was immediately taken with the incredible iridescence shown under natural sunlight (or the right artificial lighting). It is this ever-changing color that has resulted in their common name of “rainbow …

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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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Corn Snake Size: How Big do Corn Snakes Get?

How big do corn snakes grow?

One of the reasons why corn snakes are such popular pet snakes is down to their size. They’re large enough to be safely handled without the risk of hurting them, but small enough to be easily accommodated in the home. Hatchling corn snakes can be very small indeed, measuring in at less than 30cm in …

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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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