April 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm § in Information

Finding the right reptile as a pet

If you are thinking of keeping a tortoise or a frog or even a snake, you must be aware of proper steps of reptile care. Reptiles can be ideal pets as they are quite easy to keep and don’t require much attention. They also don’t require regular cleanings and you may even miss a day’s food servings. In fact, reptiles are not to be fed on a regular basis as they tend to get obese. Compared to pet mammals, reptiles are very quite in nature and hardly emit any body odor. To handle your pet reptile safely you are required to be familiar with its nature, behavioral characteristics and specific requirements. Even some reptiles require a space not more than a flower pot.

Reptiles are cold blooded animals and are unable to regulate their body temperature. They are also known as Herptiles and when in wild they go for hibernation or aestivation to stay away from extreme temperature changes. For reptile pet care you must make sure of not handing your pet with dry hands and also do not allow your pet to cool down.

Reptiles have been on this earth for the past 200 million years. Today we find just a few species left. The Chelonian, lizards, turtles, snakes the crocodiles, and the tuatara. The characteristics of reptiles differ with every species.

Reptiles are vertebrates that have a scaly skin and are cold blooded. Some of them are tetrapods, i.e. they have four legs. Although snakes do not have legs yet it is believed that their predecessors walked on all fours.

As the reptiles are heterothermal they depend on the environment to remain warm. No wonder they are found basking in the sunlight, lying around lazily on rocks on a sunny afternoon, to give their body that much needed warmth, as the scales on their body, absorb the suns heat. Some reptiles like the Blandingii turtles prefer to live in colder areas like the ice lakes, while some can survive in temperatures as high as 104 degree Fahrenheit. If they do not find the temperatures conducive, they prefer to hibernate.Usually the period ranging from September to April is the time to hibernate. After that follows the period of mating, wherein, they dig holes or construct underground tunnels to lay their eggs.

Do your re-search before picking your pet reptile .

January 17th, 2012 - 2:34 pm § in First Reptile, Turtle

Penny Turtle

Just got my first penny turtle. Should have done some research before buying one. First of all, there’s no such thing as a “penny turtle”.  That’s just a name that was coined back when pet shops sold hatching turtles(which are indeed very small) by the thousands. You canR[...]

December 8th, 2011 - 3:50 pm § in Pet Tag, Pets

Cutest Pet tags ever !!

California License for your pet is the cutest idea ever, long time customer of there’s. Check them out at: [...]

December 8th, 2011 - 3:46 pm § in Turtle, alligators, pet reptile

Ugliest Turtle ever !

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December 6th, 2011 - 4:31 pm § in Pets, Turtle, pet reptile, red eared turtle

Red Eared Turtle as pets

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November 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm § in Pets, Reptiles, Snake, Snakes as pets, Turtle, pet reptile

Kids first reptile pet .

One of the best reptiles for kids is a California King Snake. Housing must be at least 36″ by 15″ of floor space is the minimum required to house a King Snake. Height is not as important as floor space for this largely terrestrial snake but should be at least 10″. They can be house[...]

November 16th, 2011 - 3:12 pm § in Bearded Dragons, First Reptile, Information, New species, Pets, pet reptile

Bearded Dragons as pets.

Popular as pets, bearded dragons or are moderately sized lizards While they are generally considered great pets even for beginner reptile owners, they do have fairly complex nutritional and environmental requirements so need special equipment and plenty of time to care for them properly. Bearded dra[...]