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Many people enjoy keeping snakes as pets, and it can really be a good experience to care for snakes. There are many different types of snakes that people decide to keep as pets, but they all share certain things in common. For example, all snakes shed their skin at some point in time. Certain types of snakes will do this more or less often than others, though. If you’re noticing that your snake is shedding…

You’ll often find that people lump toads and frogs together because of how similar they are. While it’s true that frogs and toads have certain things in common, it’s important to understand that they’re distinct. Frogs differ from toads in several ways, and you might not know the differences if you haven’t taken the time to learn about them. For example, frogs have much longer legs than toads since they have been designed for hopping.…

Axolotls are becoming increasingly popular pets among lovers of exotic animals. People are drawn to their unique appearance, particularly the smiling expression they have all the time. However, other people are afraid of axolotls. Sometimes, this is due to a distaste for amphibians—axolotls are salamanders, and their appearance can be off-putting for people who don’t like cold-blooded animals. Others are afraid of the dangers that might come with keeping an axolotl as a pet. They…

Lots of people like taking care of reptiles because they just think they’re cool. You might be inexplicably drawn to reptiles, and this is why you like to keep them as pets. Some people don’t like to stop at just keeping one type of reptile as a pet. Many people want to be able to keep multiple reptile species in the same home. You might think that it would be convenient if you could keep…

There are many people out there who absolutely love frogs, and you might like seeing them on your property. If you wish to see more frogs on your property, then you could try to attract them by creating a pond area in your yard. Some people even have natural ponds that are perfect for frogs, and you’ll be able to see tadpoles turning into baby frogs in this pond over time. If you’ve noticed that…

Turtles are animals that so many people love, and there are even those who keep pet turtles. There’s something undeniably appealing about turtles, and they can be very fun companions. These animals have been around for a very long time, but they have certain weaknesses that can make life tough for them. For instance, when turtles get flipped over on their backs, it’s somewhat difficult for them to get back up again. Just the way…

If you’re a chameleon owner, you’ve probably seen them in all kinds of colors. That’s one of the main appeals of getting one in the first place, after all. The very idea of being able to change colors can seem exciting to us because it’s so antithetical to our being. “A leopard can’t change their spots,” but a chameleon can change its color? Well, yes they can – but that doesn’t mean that every color…

Many people like to breed crickets for various reasons. Some people do so because they use crickets as a source of food for other exotic pets that they keep in the house. People often refer to the crickets that they’re breeding as feeder crickets. The intention is to raise the crickets and use them as a reliable food source for various types of lizards, but it can be problematic when the crickets start eating each…

Though they are not for the faint of heart, turtles make great pets for a variety of reasons. They are very cute, and it is quite fun to watch them doing everyday things such as eating, swimming, and interacting with each other. What is more, turtles are pretty hardy and can live for a very long time. But there are also a lot of myths out there about the size of turtles—do turtles really keep…

Lizard owners are a special breed, and anole owners are another kind of “special” altogether. Green and brown anoles are funny-looking, funny-acting, and just an all-around bundle of fun to own. But can you own both breeds together? Well, tempting as that may be, there are actually several reasons why these are two bundles of fun that are best kept apart. Green and brown anoles simply don’t mix – and here’s why. Anole 101 First,…

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