Ball Python Temperament: How Friendly are Ball Pythons?

What is the temperament of ball pythons?

While there are many different snakes that you can keep as a pet, one of the most popular options is the ball python. Of course, one of the most common questions relates to their temperament – specifically how friendly they are.  There’s good news – ball pythons haven’t just become popular pets because they look …

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Best Blue Tongue Skink Enclosures

Blue tongue skinks are one of the most popular pet lizards currently available, but they do have some quite specific requirements when it comes to housing. In this article we’ll be taking a look at the natural habitat of blue tongues, examining how to replicate this in captivity, and therefore how to select the best …

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Garter Snake Size: How Big Do Garter Snakes Get?

How big do garter snakes grow?

There are over 30 different species of garter snake known to scientists, and many of these have a number of subspecies. As a result, garter snakes represent a pretty diverse group of animals. Each species, of course, is slightly different which can make providing a definitive answer as to how big garter snakes get isn’t …

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How to Breed Giant Day Geckos (Phelsuma grandis)

I previously wrote about achieving a lifelong dream by purchasing some Giant Madagascan Day Geckos (Phelsuma grandis). I also mentioned that I’d been lucky enough to land an adult breeding pair of these incredible little lizards. I’m thrilled to report that I have now successfully bred this species. In this article I want to discuss …

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Best Crested Gecko Vivariums & Cages

Choosing the right crested gecko vivarium is crucial to the health of your pet. Over the years crested geckos have grown massively in popularity, and there are thousands of specimens being kept all around the world. Thanks to the work of dedicated gecko keepers and breeders dozens of different housing options have been trialled. In …

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Do Snakes Like Being Pets?

Do snakes like being pets?

One of the things that many people find scary about snakes is that they seem to show very little emotion. They wonder how you tell whether a pet snake is happy or depressed, friendly or aggressive. A common question is therefore: “do snakes like being pets?”  The short answer is “no” – snakes do not …

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Ball Python Not Eating? Consider These Options…

Ball pythons are one of the most popular pet snakes, and for good reason. They’re not just beautiful; they’re also typically docile, reasonably-sized and very forgiving. However every super hero has their “Kryptonite” – and for ball pythons this is a frustrating reluctance to eat sometimes. If you have a ball python that’s not eating, …

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Blue Tongue Skink Care Sheet

The blue tongue skink has become one of the most popular pet lizards in the world. If you’re currently doing your research before purchasing your first blue tongue skink then read our detailed blue tongue skink care sheet for all the key information you need to know… Blue Tongue Skink Cages Blue tongue skinks are …

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Kenyan Sand Boas: Care, Habitat & Captive Husbandry

Sand boas have become incredibly popular pet snakes over the years, and it’s not difficult to see why. They’re beautiful snakes to look at with all their yellow and brown coloration, and a number of color morphs are available now, really extending the possible range. They’re typically quite easy to care for in captivity and …

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The Best Reptile Hides – An Examination of the Options

A bearded dragon eating insects.

As the reptile-keeping hobby has grown, so too has the selection of reptile-keeping equipment on offer. These days there are more reptile hides than ever before available; some custom-made for the reptile-keeper, with others being easily re-purposed from other sources. In this article we’re going to look at some of the options available to you, …

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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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