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What to Consider When Choosing Your Snake Vivarium

What to Consider When Choosing Your Snake Vivarium

Snakes are a relatively easy pet to care for, but providing the right type of housing is important to help them feel at home. You must consider the size of the snake as compared to how it will fit in the enclosure you choose. Everything from the design of the space to the materials used during the creation process should be a factor. Having the right humidity and environment will keep your pet healthy.  Whatever cage you pick should be the perfect choice for your pet.  What Exactly is a Snake Vivarium? A vivarium is a fancy name for a...

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How to Choose the Right Materials for Your Reptile Cage

How to Choose the Right Materials for Your Reptile Cage

If you're planning to build an enclosure for your reptile, choosing materials can be a bit daunting. You want to make sure you meet your reptile's needs, and that means getting the right materials. Building the Cage First, you'll need the structure of the cage itself. Plywood, particle board, and pegboard are common options for building the frame. Melamine, a laminated particle board, is strong and easy to clean, but it's also heavy. When it comes to the walls, you have a few options: Screen covers Wire mesh (avoid if you have snakes) Glass panels Transparent thermoplastic panels Keep in...

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Choose the Best Filtration System for Your Aquarium

Choose the Best Filtration System for Your Aquarium

Water quality is essential to keeping your aquarium healthy, and you have many options to choose from when it comes to filtration systems. But how do you choose the right one? It comes down to a number of factors, including the size of your aquarium and the needs of your fish. Filtration Methods First, let's look at the types of filtration you'll need in your aquarium. These include: Mechanical: Most filtration systems have a mechanical element that pushes water through a filter to remove debris. Biological: Biological filtration uses bacteria to convert toxic ammonia and nitrite into less toxic substances....

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What is Fin Rot?

What is Fin Rot?

This is a disease that commonly affects aquarium fish. Little is known about why fin rot occurs. Since aquariums are not a natural ecosystem, many environmental factors could come into play. Bacteria seem to play a pivotal role in causing disease. Despite the unknowns, this is easy to prevent and treat if you catch it well in advance. Symptoms At first symptoms of fin rot are very subtle and often go unnoticed. It's best to pay close attention to any changes to your fish's environment and appearance. Typical symptoms of fin rot are: White fringe or discoloration on the fins...

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Starfish Care

Starfish Care

A starfish can be an intriguing addition to your saltwater aquarium, but they do require proper care to thrive and have long, healthy lives. Knowing how to care for your starfish can help you provide the best environment for a diverse, happy aquarium. About Starfish Starfish aren’t actually fish, and are more accurately called sea stars. They are most closely related to sand dollars, sea urchins, sea lilies, and sea cucumbers. Starfish have tiny tube feet on their undersides and can move as fast as three feet per minute, and while they don’t have blood, they use a water vascular...

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