24 MAY 2014
Reptiles As Pets
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Pet Care | Reptiles | Terrariums
In the past few years, a fascinating array of reptiles have become available in the South African pet trade. Reptiles can make excellent pets, but sometimes inexperienced owners are overwhelmed when the realize how expensive and difficult some reptiles are to care for. Unfortunately, many owners go home from pet stores with incomplete and even incorrect information on proper care of their reptiles, so end up surprised and unprepared when they find out what it really takes to care for their pets, in both time and cost. Unmet expectations and poor advice about care can result in a bad experience for the owner and can ultimately be fatal for the reptile. Some reptiles are poor choices for beginners, often due to diet or environmental needs or an unwieldy adult size. However, there are some readily available reptiles that are good for beginners. These animals are relatively low maintenance, compared to other reptiles, but they still need a significant investment in proper eq.. [More] reptiles as pets blog.jpg
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17 MAY 2014
Beautiful Reptile Terrariums
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Aquael | Reptiles | Terrariums | Amphibians
What is a terrarium? A terrarium is a small contained eco-system used to grow plants. Small amphibians can be added, along with fish to make a rainforest type living habitat. The species of amphibians should be docile and reclusive such as frogs, toads, salamanders and newts. These amphibians remain small enough that they will not outgrow the terrarium. The type of plants used to fill your terrarium should be water loving bog plants. Moss, lichen, miniature ferns are good choices along with begonias and African violets. These soggy loving plants are manageable within a terrarium when pruned to prevent over growth. If fish are desired, add small species such as guppies. Guppies are great for terrariums since they eat water insects, waste matter and the mites that can breed within the moist environment. If fish are added to the amphibian terrarium, feed the amphibians often to keep them from eating the small fish as dinner. AQUAEL manufactures terrarium ki.. [More] ReptileTerrarium blog.jpg
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