Chinese Stripe-Necked Turtles

The Chinese Stripe-Necked Turtle, also known as the Golden Thread Turtle, has amazing coloration with striking golden stripes and an emerald and mahogany carapace (underside). This turtle’s habitat is Eastern China, south to Vietnam, Eastern Laos and the islands of Hainan and Taiwan. It can live in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climates and any type […]


Spotted Turtle

The Spotted Turtle is considered semi-aquatic as it spends less time in the water than other turtles. As Adults, the spotted turtle is small, measuring 4-6 inches long. It is long-lived, reaching over 100 years. The feet are not as webbed as other turtles nor do they swim as well. But this turtle does need […]

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What You Should Know About Venomous Snakes

With warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere, more people will take part in outdoor activities – hiking, sailing, woodland walks and so on. Since there are approximately 3,000 species of snakes on our world, it’s important to know the good, the bad and the ugly. Most snakes either swallow or smother their prey. Of the […]

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How To Choose a Snake

There are about 200 different species of snakes, so how do you choose one? Once you have chosen a breed, how do you choose a specific snake? Recommended beginner snakes Unless you are an expert snake handler, it’s a good idea to start with a species that isn’t too difficult to care for. The Ball […]

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Searching for Escaped Snakes

Snakes are well-known for avoiding re-capture after escaping their cages. They are capable of finding and squeezing through any opening which is why it is so important to make sure the cage is completely secure. However if your snake does manage to escape, here are some tips to help you find your pet. Begin your […]

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When Purchasing a Reptile

So, you’ve decided you want to share your life with a reptile. You’ve researched and probably have a good idea as to the type of reptile you want. Here are some tips that we hope can help you with your purchase. The best reptile to choose is one that has been bred in captivity. Captive-bred […]

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Red-eared Slider Turtle

The Red-eared Slider Turtle is a member of the Emydidae. The three subspecies include the Red-eared Slider, the yellow-bellied slider (Georgia, Carolinas, Virginia)and the Cumberland slider (Tennessee). The Red-eared Slider is native to the Mississippi from Louisiana north to South Michigan and west through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. This slider has a broad red stripe […]


Blacktail Cribo

The Blacktail Cribo is one of a species of indigo snakes in the colubrid family. Colubrids are the largest family of mainly harmless snakes found worldwide except in Antartica. The Blacktail Cribo is native to Central America. The Blacktail Cribo grows to about 8 feet in length, some even to 10 feet. Tails are black […]

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Bearded Dragon

What are some facts about the Bearded Dragon? The Bearded Dragon is native to Australia. It is an excellent climber and lives in rocky, arid areas. Heads are large and triangular. Bodies are flat with pointy side ridges. Colors can be light tan to dark brown and highlighted with red, gold or blue. When it […]

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What’s the difference between a frog and a toad?

Frogs generally have wetter skin which aids respiration, while toads tend to be drier and have warts. Frogs live in the water and go to dry land for feeding, while toads live in on land and go the water for breeding and lays its eggs in a line as opposed to frogs, which lay eggs […]