Despite what numerous think, turtles aren’t low maintenance pets, they take a fair quantity of dedication and time and is usually rather expensive to preserve. They’re nonetheless exciting and entertaining pets that may be with you for years to come.
Those thinking about turtles need to keep in mind that they are a really long term commitment, turtles can live 50-100 years. Turtles should have exposure to ultraviolet light – this might be achieved by means of either direct exposure towards the sun or by utilizing special lights created for reptiles. Most turtles grow fairly big and will want a tank or pen to accommodate this growth. They need not just commercial turtle food but also fresh fruits and vegetables. Turtles, specifically water turtles, tend to be smelly and get dirty quite speedily, frequent cleanings are crucial and big aquariums for water turtles can expense a bit to run. Turtles, in particular young turtles, carry salmonella which could make a person incredibly sick, thorough hand washing is mandatory after touching one. Turtles are not a great choice for a child’s pet as not simply do they cause a well being threat, they are fair too high maintenance along with a turtle could readily bite.
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Author: Melinda Smith
To reciprocate all the love, pleasure and affection that canine pets show to their families, it is imperative that we provide them certain kinds of care. Feeding your dog with the right dog food is one good way to show how much you appreciate him. Mind you, with the rising concerns over the health hazards of commercial dog food products, it is a requisite to become observant of the meals we feed to our canine friends. Because of these health concerns, many dog owners are now opting for healthier meals for their pets in the form of natural dog food products.
Author: Chris Newell
When it comes to buying a leopard gecko, there is much to think about. The leopard geckos are one of the easiest of all reptiles take care of, make sure you decide on the right one.
This article will debate the ideal places to to acquire leopard geckos and what to look for so you can decide on a healthy one. Taking into consideration everything, you want to check that your leopard gecko is in good physical shape and that his heredity are good.
Ferrets are surely lovable and cute pets. They have average life of 8 years but may live up to 11 or 12 year. The male ferrets are known as jills and the female ferrets are known as hobs. The babies are known as kits. In North America, the castrated females are many times called sprites and the neutered males are known by the name of gibs. What do you call a group of ferrets? It is really interesting, the group of ferrets is known as a “business of ferrets.” These pets are neutered at a very young age in America.
Cages for sugar gliders are meant for the exotic kind of small gliding possum that has a body like that of a squirrel with a long tail. The sugar glider is a nocturnal animal that is a native of New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia. Thankfully, they do not belong to the list of endangered species, which is unlike many animals their size that are natives of Australia. Nevertheless, gliders are protected by Australian law. It is against the law to keep the animal without a permit. It is also illegal to sell or catch them if you do not have a license.
What is a Sugar Glider?
The sugar glider is a marsupial that measures from 12 to 13 inches in length from the tip of the tail up to the nose. Six inches of the total length goes to the tail. Soft fur coat covers the body of this exotic animal that comes in a variety of colors like yellow, tan and blue gray, which is also the most common. You can also find albino gilders although this color is quite rare. Sugar gliders have grown to be popular pets in the United States. For this reason, they are being raised there in large number. You can keep the marsupials legally in all states with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts and California. If you want to adopt gliders as pets, you have to consider several things in order to ensure that your pet will live a long and happy life. A consideration that is very crucial is cages for sugar gliders.
Yes, they do have emotions, but not in the way you’d normally interpret them. Their emotions are very limited, when compared to mammals. This is mainly due to the evolution of mammals, which use emotion to communicate in different ways. Snakes, for instance, can be satisfied, curious, scared, stressed, angry, defensive, and, in rare cases, lonely. I bring up lonely, because I’ve owned snakes before that would, if seperated from their cage mate (they were corn snakes), would never come out of hiding. But as soon as their cage mate was put back in, they would explore together and coil up together (never on different ends of the tank, always together). Of course, there may be a scientific reason for this “pack” behavior that I don’t know yet, but everything else I know for sure. If you’re really interested in a reptile’s emotions, you have to look at their body language. In your case, the lizard has probably seen hundreds of people all doing what you’re doing trying to get its attention, and it doesn’t respond to it anymore. I’ve played nodding games with bearded dragons before (I nod my head, they nod their head, back and forth).
Posted 31 Oct 2011 by dwoo in Information, Lizards, Pets, www.reptileresearch.org
The Leopard Gecko is a great choice for beginners on dealing with lizards. It is a small reptile, with 18 to 25 cm. of length when kept in captivity, and you can easily house a pair of them on a 60×40×40 cm. terrarium. They are not aggressive almost at all and are quite tolerant when handled. These are insectivore animals, whose diet is mostly based on crickets. They will accept, however, a great variety of insects, which actually should be introduced on their diet in order to widen it up a little more. They could turn out to be expensive pets to keep, since they need to be fed until they reject the food. Adults can eat up to 10–15 insects in one day, every two days. You can now easily find leopard geckos for sale, including in several color patterns and phases. The only thing that might be difficult is for you to choose one. Advantages: Given that the leopard gecko is a night-time animal, it doesn’t need the same lighting care that day-time reptiles do, which means you can either use a weak potency UVB lamp or not even use one. Disadvantages: Having a night-time pet also has its inconveniences, especially when it comes to compatibility with the owner’s “schedule”. Given the fact that these lizards’ highest activity period is opposite to most humans’, their owners will be asleep at the time when their pets are most active.
Posted 30 Oct 2011 by dwoo in First Reptile, Lizards, Pets, www.reptileresearch.org
The Bearded Dragon can still be viewed as a small animal if you consider lizards’ highest possible dimensions. With a 50–60 cm extent, the Bearded Dragon needs to be housed in a considerably sized terrarium: 90×50×50 cm is the ideal size for an adult specimen. This kind of lizard is actually an easy pet to find at sale. The Bearded Dragon is a sociable, rather expressive pet that suits as an ideal lizard for contemplating purposes. It is also probably one of the best lizards when it comes to interaction with its owner. Besides interacting, it also tolerates being handled quite well, especially if you consider that this is a cold-blooded animal. It is a quite active pet in its terrarium. Being an omnivore animal, the Bearded Dragon eats both insects and vegetables. This means its diet is a little more complicated to be followed by inexperienced owners. The ratio between the amount of insects and vegetables varies throughout this lizard’s lifetime. It is also recommended that you set a diversified feeding plan.
Posted 30 Oct 2011 by dwoo in First Reptile, Information, Lizards, Pets www.reptileresearch.org
Corn snakes are an excellent choice as a first time reptile beginner. Pet corn snakes are generally docile, relatively easy to care for, and do not get too large. They are excellent escape artists, make sure their cage is secure. Corn snakes reach a mature size of 3-5 feet (occasionally up to 6 feet) They can live around 15-20 years, sometimes longer.When choosing a snake, a captive bred specimen is the best choice and shouldn’t be too difficult to find since corn snakes breed fairly readily in captivity. Look for a snake that is well fleshed with clear eyes, no cuts or scrapes, no signs of mites or ticks, a clean vent, and one that is alert and flicking its tongue.