Category Archives: Reptiles and Amphibians

How to Care for Chameleons

The chameleons are unique pets that require special care and attention with a duplication of their natural habitat to a great degree otherwise they may get stressed. First thing that requires your attention is their environment; it should be as

Keeping Veiled Chameleons

I got my first veiled chameleons many years ago as a gift from a friend. They provided me with many hours of entertainment. Veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) are probably the easiest of all of the chameleon species. They are hardier

Galapagos Land Iguana

Among the amazing animals that can be found on the famous Galapagos Archipelago are two species of land iguanas. The more common of the two is the Conolophus subcristatus and it can be found on Fernandina Island, Isabela Island, Santa

Why keep a Snake as a Pet

While most people out there have an aversion to the legless reptiles, there is a growing community of snake lovers out there. If you find that every time you go to the pet shop you have your nose plastered to

Lizard Feeding Guide

A pet lizard can be fed insects, vegetables, or small mammals 1) by hand, 2) with tongs, 3) by placing food in its habitat, or 4) with a syringe depending on the diet of the lizard, its feeding behavior and

Anoles as Pets

Anoles are a great pet to have if it is your first reptiles. Depending on what kind of anole you have they can be anywhere from 6 to 20 inches in length. Most are only 6 to about 9 inches

How to Care for Wild Snakes

Garter snakes are common but very interesting snakes, that live in nearly every state. They vary widely in color, but all are a water snake, with similar habits. Raising them can be rewarding and entertaining. They also become tame quickly

The Turnip Tailed Reef Mediterranean and Amazon Pygmy Gecko Characteristics and Descriptions

Part of the reptilian animal group; the unassuming Gecko is truly a fascinating creature. Although very similar in appearance, all Geckos are not created equal. The book, “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of America”, by Tom Jackson list a small

Lizards as Pets for Beginners

First, I would like to introduce three lizards that are awesome for beginners: crested geckos, leopard geckos, and blue-tongued skinks. But, before I go into detail about each one, ask yourself these questions: “Am I ready to care for an

Catching Frogs

A confusing topic, “guide to catching frogs”. Does this mean a guide to the techniques for catching frogs, a guide to different types of frogs one may catch, or how to be a guide for catching frogs? It doesn’t really