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Understanding When to Change Your Reptile Bulbs

Understanding When to Change Your Reptile Bulbs

Contrary to what most people think, reptiles are adversely affected by changes in temperature even when living indoors. Most of the time, pet owners start observing sudden changes in their reptile behavior during the fall. Your reptile refuses to eat or becomes slow and spends most of its time in the hide-out area. Well, if you find yourself in such a situation, you need to start thinking about changing your reptile bulbs. Your cold-blooded buddy is not getting enough heat to live a healthy life. Below are a few tips to help you evaluate when to change a reptile bulb...

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Bloom Where You're Planted with The 5 Best Aquarium Plants for Beginners

Bloom Where You're Planted with The 5 Best Aquarium Plants for Beginners

Creating the perfect habitat for your new aquatic friends is just as important as selecting the right species to fill your tank. Plants provide habitat enrichment, shelter, and filtration for your tank. You don't need to have a green thumb to care for these 5 best aquarium plants for beginners! Freshwater aquariums will thrive with a lush garden of exotic vegetation for your fishy friends to enjoy. 1.) Marimo Moss Ball Give your tank an Alice in Wonderland aesthetic with whimsical moss balls! These fun, little plants are among the easiest aquarium plants to care for. They're commonly sold as...

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The Best Reptiles for Kids and Beginners

The Best Reptiles for Kids and Beginners

Who said the first pet has to be fluffy? Puppies and kittens may be cute, but these adorable mess makers are often too high maintenance for young pet owners. Or maybe your child has been begging for a reptile pet of their own, but you aren't sure which type of lizard, snake, or turtle would make the best starter pet. Have no fear, we are here to help! Check out this easy guide to the best reptiles for kids and beginners. Bearded Dragon Who wouldn't want to own (and even train!) their very first dragon? Bearded dragons are at the...

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Lizards 101: Creating the Perfect Habitat for Your New Scaly Friend

Lizards 101: Creating the Perfect Habitat for Your New Scaly Friend

Not all BFF's have fur! Lizards are great apartment pets and all around fabulous, scaly companions. They're often the beginner pet of choice for exotic animal lovers, being hardy and relatively easy to care for. As much as we adore these bug-eyed, goofy critters, there are a few items to consider prior to adding one to your family. Learn how to set up the perfect lizard habitat and welcome your scaly friend home in style. Enclosures There are a few factors to consider when picking out a quality reptile enclosure. Depending on the type of lizard you're hoping to adopt,...

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Just Keep Swimming: Common Fish Diseases and How to Avoid Them

Just Keep Swimming: Common Fish Diseases and How to Avoid Them

Wondering why Mr. Grumpy Gills seems a little down lately? Just like dogs and cats, fish require proper preventative care to keep them healthy and happy.  Learn more about common fish diseases and how to avoid them with this helpful guide to prevention, symptoms, treatment, and more! Cotton Mouth The name may sound fluffy and harmless, but cotton mouth is a nasty bacterial infection prone to attacking cold water and tropical fish. The telltale signs of this bacteria are white or grey spots around the fish's head and mouth that may turn yellow or brownish red. Cotton mouth is easily...

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