Cuban Tree Frog Care (Osteopilus septentrionalis)

Cuban tree frog.

A few years ago I got a phone call from a concerned individual. They had been contacted by a local firm that imported fruit, and in amongst their latest Caribbean shipment they’d found a sizeable treefrog. To cut a long story short I ended up agreeing to rescue the frog, who came home to live …

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Keeping Japanese Fire Bellied Newts

Fire bellied newts are one of the very best “starter” amphibians to keep as pets. Just a few of their strengths is that they look fantastic with their bright red/orange bellies, they’re super-easy to care for and don’t require any heating of any form. Indeed, in many ways Japanese fire bellied newts can be kept …

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Setting Up A Vivarium For Fire Bellied Toads

Fire bellied toads (Bombina bombina) are one of the best amphibians to keep in captivity. These toads are typically very attractively colored having a base color of brown or black with bright orange markings on the underside as the name suggests together with, in some specimens, fine green marbling on the back. As well as …

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Pixie Frog Care Sheet

Pixie frog care sheet and captive husbandry tips.

Pixie frogs are huge, impressive amphibians that can make fascinating pets if you have suitable space in your home. Larger males can grow to an astonishing 9 inches (23 cm) in length, while females are rather more petite, reaching just 5 ½ inches (14 cm) at a maximum.   Due to their large size, and long …

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Axolotl Colors: What Axolotl Morphs Exist?

What color morphs of axolotls exist?

Axolotls come in a wide variety of colors which makes them very attractive.  The color type or morph as it is called, is decided by a combination of 4 or 5 different genes. If there is a dominant gene it will show itself in the color of the axolotl, but if there is a recessive …

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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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