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Reptiles : Pets & Animal
The snapping turtle is a North American turtle. There are two distinct species of these turtles. The uniqueness of the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina, is often overlooked simply due to how plentiful the snapping turtle is.
Keeping a baby pet turtle can be a challenging experience that requires dedication, care and patience. Baby turtles are difficult to keep alive and healthy in captivity because of their very specific requirements. Take caution when keeping a baby turtle, and hopefully some facts will make the road a
Feeding your snake frozen mice is a better option for your pet than using live food. There are several major advantages to using pre-killed feeders as opposed to live. They are safer, easier to buy in bulk, and you can store several months of meals easily.
When we talk about pets, the ones that most often spring to mind are dogs, cats, maybe even fish. Although reptiles are slightly more uncommon as pets, there are those amongst us that do like their lizards and salamanders.
Iguanas are the most common lizard species to be kept as a pet. For someone looking for an alternative to your traditional dog or cat, they can be safely kept at home as long you follow the right guidelines.
Geckos are aboriginal lizards that thrive in heat and live in tropical rainforests or near rocks and cliffs. Male and female geckos are similar in many ways -- they both possess fused eyelids and claws that allow them to freely hang from branches, for instance -- although there are several distinct
Iguanas are one of the most popular pets among reptile enthusiasts. They've been kept in households for decades and are quite easy to find, available at almost any pet shop. As babies, they can be kept in glass aquariums. As iguanas grow, however, owners may wish to construct their own enclosures to
An alligator is a powerful and dangerous reptile that can quickly overwhelm unsuspecting prey, including humans. Alligators are found in the southeastern part of the United States --- specifically Florida and Louisiana --- and extreme caution should be taken when walking near marshes, swamps and la
The yellow-spotted tropical night lizard is a small lizard native to the tropical regions of North and South America as well as some parts of Central America. They are believed to be nocturnal as the name suggests, but are rarely seen by humans enough to confirm this suspicion, according to the book
Snapping turtle hatchlings leave the nest the size of ping-pong balls and, if all goes well, can live more than 70 years to become formidable, 275-pound scavengers. Snapping turtles are too often misunderstood and therefore feared. But if you can look past their algae-covered exterior, you'll discov
Giant tortoises, also known as Galapagos tortoises, inhabit the 19-island chain of Galapagos, off the coast of South America. The extreme isolation of the Galapagos Islands resulted in the development of a variety of unusual species of plants and animals, including the giant tortoise. There are simi