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Tortoises make great pets that, if cared for properly, can live for a very long time. Before adopting a tortoise, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. Everything from where it lives to what it can eat is something worth noting. Although it might seem like tortoises can eat just about anything due to the fact that they’re omnivores, the truth is there are some things that shouldn’t be included in their diet.…

An axolotl is a water dwelling amphibian also called the “walking fish” or the “Mexican walking fish.” As might be evident from its nicknames, its characteristic feature is its tendency to walk along the bottom of its watery home. Some people like to keep axolotls as pets. They are interesting additions to tanks, they are low maintenance, and they are easy to care for and durable, making them good pets. But sometimes axolotl owners may…

Having a pond in your backyard can be an enjoyable experience, not just for you, but for the wildlife in your area as well. Ponds often encourage small ecosystems to form, sustaining from the bugs, reptiles, and amphibians that call your pond home. It often doesn’t take that long after a pond is set up for animals to come and make their home there, and at some point, you might come to realize that your…

There are very few pets that live as long as a tortoise can. In fact, on average, a pet tortoise will easily live beyond 50 years, assuming that you are caring for it properly. Naturally, this pet becomes far more of a commitment than other pets are, given how long you will be caring for it, meaning that when you choose to adopt a tortoise, you should be ready to provide care for it for…

When taking care of most lizards, you are going to want to keep a steady supply of feeding insects ready. Naturally, different lizards are going to want to have different insects, and it is important to keep a rotation of food for your lizards so that they have different food to eat, but one of the most common foods that people will opt to give their lizards will be crickets. Crickets are relatively nutritious, easy…

Having a pond in your backyard can be a beautiful addition to a garden or even the centerpiece to your whole backyard. Ponds are a great source for plants, animals, and even small ecosystems to form that may not otherwise hang out in your area. However, as with having any other form of decoration in your garden, it is important to make sure that you keep it maintained. A pond that is not well maintained…

When it comes to owning reptiles, there’s quite a bit that you will need to think about and prepare for to make sure that you are able to give your little friends the home that they can thrive in. If you are trying to decide which lizard you want to own, you might feel overwhelmed with all the different options that there are to choose from. It is important to compare what kinds of needs…

Green anoles are neat little pets that lots of people like to keep in their homes. If you have recently welcomed green anoles into your home, then you might be wondering what else is able to live with them. You definitely should take the time to keep reading to find out what types of animals can safely live with green anoles. If you’re planning on adding some other things to the anole’s habitat, then you…

Turtles make for quite the cute and interesting pets to have, and for many reasons. They are fun to look at, they have their own unique personalities, and most of all, they live for quite a long time. As with adopting any pet, you are going to want to do what you can to research about the animal you are planning to adopt so that you can be properly prepared to keep the animal safe,…

There are very few animals that are as fascinating as the axolotl. These neotenic animals have been the subject of scientific research, fascination, and adoration for as long as they have been known due to their unique appearance and the fact that they never leave the larval stage of life. Closely related to the tiger salamander, the larvae of tiger salamanders and young axolotls are nearly identical except for one clear difference: the axolotl will…

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