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Box Turtle Care

Box Turtle Care

Box Turtles make a great beginner turtle for children and adults. Their modest size allows them to be kept in smaller enclosures than other turtle species, which makes for an easy in-home pet. Unlike many other turtles and tortoises, Box Turtles are quite social, enjoying handling and exploring, rarely feeling the need to tuck their head or limbs into their shell.

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Bearded Dragon Care

Bearded Dragon Care

The Bearded Dragon is one of the most popular pet lizards primarily due to its very social behavior. Unlike many other lizards, Bearded Dragons are very aware of their surroundings, recognize routines, and quickly establish a relationship with their caregiver. Bearded Dragons are hardy and friendly lizards that enjoy being handled and make wonderful “lap lizards”. Because of their ease in handling and good temperament, Bearded Dragons are a great choice for children and adults.

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Preventing Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles

Preventing Metabolic Bone Disease in Reptiles

Metabolic bone disease is a disease found mostly in iguanas that cause skeletal deformities. It can, however, be found in other reptiles such as geckos, water dragons, and turtles. Metabolic Bone Disease, otherwise known as MBD, can also be known as Fibrous Osteodystrophy, and Secondary Nutritional Hyperparathyroidism. What this means to you and your reptile is, your reptile is lacking in calcium and phosphorus from their diet and potentially not getting enough exposure to UVB light, therefore lacking in vitamin D. MBD is a treatable condition, especially if it is caught early.

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Kenyan Sand Boa Care

Kenyan Sand Boa Care

Scientific Name: Eryx colubrinus Originates From: Kenya and Adjacent African Countries Average Adult Length: Males: 15-20 inches / Females: 24-30 inches Average Lifespan: 15-20 years General Information Sand Boas, like the Kenyan Sand Boa, are one of the smallest species of pet snakes on the market. These unique snakes are natural burrowers and enjoy tunneling…

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