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The Surinam Toad - A Fascinating Exotic Pet

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 Jm Daniels (December 13, 2012)  The Surinam Toad is an unusual species of entirely aquatic frog which has a unique appearance. It has a very flat body compared to most other toads, yet spends much of its life lying completely still at the bottom of gentle streams, canals and rivers, and can be easily mistaken for a stone or a leaf. It is not sleeping when doing this but in fact, hunting. It waits patiently for prey .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

All about Black Teddy Bear Hamster

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 Jewel Krist (March 06, 2012)  Black Teddy Bear Hamsters are popular pets owing to their beautiful, black coats and their docile natures, for which they were specifically bred. They're part of the Syrian Hamster family and share many traits with their golden cousins. They are 5 to 7 inches in size; their common lifespan is about two years, however may be prolonged to 4 years in best situations; they usually must be .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

How to construct Wooden Rabbit Hutches?

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 Wilson Joy (December 31, 2011)  A Rabbit Hutches is a fashion of cage used to home outside rabbits. Indoor rabbits will advantage from a plain wire cage with an underside tray for clean-up, but an indoor rabbit will need a special style of cage. Wooden hutches are used to keep rabbits from the climate. Wire is used for ventilation. Rabbit hutches can be prepared very reasonably. Slash four 2x4s to 36 inches, moreover . (Reptiles Amphibians)

How to choose the perfect Baby Gift Baskets

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 Wilson Joy (December 31, 2011)  With the increasing recognition of exclusive baby gifts, baby gift baskets have taken on a entire new life. Once consider extremely customary gifts containing layette items and onsides, the baskets of today can be expert to nearly any require or any hobby. Often the containers for these baskets aren’t baskets at all, but containers that might be helpful in the nursery or other .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

How to make a bunny Rabbit Hutches?

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 Wilson Joy (December 28, 2011)  Now is a conduct on how to construct bunny Rabbit hutches. For those unusual with the term, it's an outdoor cage for rabbits considered to defend them from bad conditions all year. Start by means of the hatchet saw to cut six length of 2-by-four lumber four feet long and two more lengths five foot long. These will form the legs and lower chains of the hutches. Stand up two of the .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Leopard Gecko Problems - How to Recognise Them

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 Eila Mcginley (March 09, 2011)  Generally these reptiles are healthy creatures but Leopard gecko problems can occur and when they do, you need to know how to recognise them and what to do. Leopard gecko problems often result in the animal not eating so be vigilant and be sure to make further checks if your pet starts refusing food. Here are some of the commonest Leopard gecko problems and how to recognise them: .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Breeding Leopard Geckos - Some Basic Questions Answered

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 Eila Mcginley (March 07, 2011)  Breeding Leopard geckos is perfectly possible in captivity but you need to know your subject and great care should be taken. Some basic questions occur time and again so the following answers should be of help when you're breeding Leopard geckos. Question 1: What age and size is optimum for breeding Leopard geckos? Answer: In general, a Leopard gecko should be around a year old before .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Giant Leopard Gecko-Tips on Buying a Big Leopard Gecko

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 Eila Mcginley (December 02, 2010)  Hoping to buy a giant leopard gecko for a pet? Well, before actually taking the step to locating and buying a big leopard gecko to take home, it might be an excellent idea to prepare yourself with respect to caring and maintaining a giant leopard gecko. Why is this necessary? Well, in order to make sure this unique, sensitive reptile lives a long and healthy existence, it is wise to .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Red Ear Slider Turtle Care

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 Lonnie Feldman (October 10, 2010)  Red eared sliders are semi-aquatic turtles that are very commonly kept as pets. True, they are not overly demanding as pets, and because of that are a great pet for children, but many unsuspecting owners are misinformed when it comes to how to properly care for a red eared turtle. Unfortunately, lack of understanding what they require means that many red eared sliders have died .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Introduction to Pet Turtles

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 Mary K Dempsey (January 16, 2009)  Turtles have long fascinated many people in many ways. Their distinct physical features, behavior and potential life expectancy attract many to see these amazing creatures. Taking turtles as pets is said to that have been practiced by many cultures long past. In some countries, young ones and hatchlings are captured and sold as home pets. Children and grown ups are seen mostly engaged .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Tips on Turtle Care

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 Mary K Dempsey (January 15, 2009)  Turtles are very delicate creatures and once you decide to have them as pets there should be a form of commitment on your part. Since turtles are animals they are prone to disease and stress among other things. It is therefore very important that you care for your turtles. The following are tips on turtle care that will help your turtles to stay healthy and enjoy a pleasant environment. . (Reptiles Amphibians)

Iguana Food - What You Need to Know to Keep Your Pet Healthy

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 Zig Gueller (January 11, 2009)  Iguanas belong to the category of exotic animals that require some extra care in order to be healthy and live long. One of the important aspects of iguana health is feeding them the right iguana food. Unfortunately, there are several myths about iguanas and their diets, most of the revolving around the fact that iguanas are just fine if they are fed just lettuce. Of course this is not .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Tips on Taking Care of Ball Pythons

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 David Urmann (December 26, 2008)  Ball pythons or python regius are found along the edges of Western and Central Africa's forest lands. They are either on the trees or grounds. Although they are termed as royal pythons in the European countries, they are referred to as ball pythons in the US because of the curling habits. They tend to curl up and pull their heads firmly in the center when nervous. Ball pythons are .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Handling and Quarantine Tips For Ball Pythons

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 David Urmann (December 26, 2008)  For novice ball python owners, handling your snake for the first time can be very exciting. Give it a few days to settle in its new home before you start picking it up. Since ball pythons are generally shy, do not force your snake to be handled immediately if it doesn't seem to be up to it yet. When you try to pick it up and it moves away, it will bluff you with hissing and threatening . (Reptiles Amphibians)

Hermit Crab Facts and Trivia You Need to Know to Keep Healthy Hermit Crabs

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 Sarah Winter (December 20, 2008)  A Hermit crab as a pet is becoming more and more popular because of its uniqueness and playful characters. They are also small and very easy to take care of. All their necessities are not so expensive compared to other traditional pets. To learn more about these lovely animals, here are some more hermit crab facts and trivia that you will find interesting and will make you want to get .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Taking Care of a Turtle, 5 Great Tips!

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 Diane Palmer (December 19, 2008)  If you have decided on a turtle for a pet, then you are going to love it! A Pet Turtle has, in my opinion, a personality, and are fun, compared to a fish tank. They see you when you come to feed them or to talk to them. For a tiny commitment of time each day, you can really enjoy your turtle as a pet, with a few simple rules. First of all, you need to identify your pet turtle and what . (Reptiles Amphibians)

How to Care For Turtles As Pets

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 Steven Magill (December 16, 2008)  Turtles can be great pets for children. They require very little attention and are usually very simple pets. In most cases turtles live for many years and require very little to stay healthy. If your child wants a pet but you are worried about who will take care of it or if it will die without proper care, a turtle could be the perfect choice. Most people agree it is very easy for .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Six Turtle Care Tips

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 Steven Magill (December 16, 2008)  When you decide to get a turtle for a pet, you have made a wise choice. Turtles can provide years of enjoyment. Some of them can even live up to forty years, if cared for properly. If you have children, this is a great pet for them to learn responsible pet care. While knowing how to care for turtles is not rocket science, it will take some instruction to do it correctly. You must ensure . (Reptiles Amphibians)

What to Do When Your Pet Snake Won't Eat

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 Brook Durant (December 09, 2008)  Every owner of a pet snake has to deal with their animal refusing food at one point or another. It is simply something that we all deal with. In this article I'm going to explain a few time tested methods of getting snake's to eat. I don't claim to have come up with them (they are well known by breeders and hobbyist alike), but I can vouch for their effectiveness. Before we get into .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

What Everyone Should Know Before They Buy a Pet Snake!

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 Sturat Mitchel (November 20, 2008)  If you're reading this, you may want to buy a pet snake. Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with you. The feeling of owning cute carnivorous reptile snakes as pets. with the intention of putting it in a fluffy snake cage and giving it a funny name is a feeling all of us go through. In fact, you've just joined a huge proportion of exotic pet owners who feel that their lives are worth .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Do Your Children Want Pet Snakes For Christmas?

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 Sturat Mitchel (November 20, 2008)  Owning a pet is a normal rite of passage for a child. What more can a parent do but play along? Having a pet teaches a child a lot of things, chiefly, to be caring, responsible and loving. These are sterling qualities that your child can use in later life, qualities that can make him or her into a generally better person. The normal choices would be dogs, cats and fishes. But, what .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Why Keep Snakes As Pets?

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 Sturat Mitchel (November 20, 2008)  Snakes are amazing creatures. Cold-blooded, reptilian and some with enough poison to incapacitate an elephant thirty times over. Others can use every single muscle in their scaly bodies to crush an oil barrel and swallow a cow whole. They are astounding creatures indeed, and from the information given above, terrifyingly dangerous when crossed. Which gives rise to the question, why on .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Anacondas Eating People in Hollywood - Live?

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 Michael Gutemberg (October 30, 2008)  Are anacondas eating people now? Well in Hollywood movies, yes. The most famous of the movie was the release of Anaconda in 1997 starring Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz and Owen Wilson. That is where you can immediately appreciate a killer snake like the anaconda eating heads, foots and people! The movie is about a National Geographic film crew that picks up a crazy .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Egg-Binding in Reptiles

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 Joseph Devine (October 30, 2008)  Also call dystocia and egg retention, egg-binding is common in several reptile species including iguanas, snakes, and turtles. However, it is more common in snakes and turtles. It occurs when a female cannot pass the mature eggs formed in her reproductive system. One survey found that nearly 10% of the reptile population is affected by egg-binding. Potential dangers Complications that .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Bacteria Infections in Turtles

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 Joseph Devine (October 30, 2008)  Common Bacteria in Turtles Slow moving and hard shelled, turtles make fun pets but have a bit of a down side. Tortoises and turtles often suffer bacterial infections that cause disease. The good thing is that with the proper housing, nutrition, and sanitation these infections can be avoided for the most part. Being familiar with the different types of bacterial infections that your .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

How to Replicate the Natural Snake Habitats

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 Jessica Spinner (October 29, 2008)  Snakes are very easy pets to keep because they do not require daily exercise outside the cage. They will spend their entire life in the cage quite happily, which is why you should to make the cage as close to the natural snake habitat as possible. In order to so this, you need to do some research on what this habitat looks like in the wild so that you can have similar features in the .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Keeping a Brazilian Rainbow Boa

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 Jessica Spinner (October 29, 2008)  A Brazilian Rainbow Boa will thrive in captivity as long as you keep it clean, safe and well fed. The typical size of an adult on this variety of snake is from four to seven feet although there have been some that grew to a length of twenty feet. For this reason, this snake needs lots of space in which it can move about freely. Along with a large cage, you need to keep the humidity in .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Learn About the Emerald Tree Boa

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 Jessica Spinner (October 29, 2008)  The Emerald Tree Boa is a snake from South America. There are two varieties of this snake: the Amazon Basin and the Surinan, named for the natural habitat in which they are found. Even though they both share the same sub-species snake name, they are completely different from each other. The Surinam variety of the sub-species is a long snake and is more lime green in color. There are .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Are Pet Turtles Or Terrapins the Right Choice For You?

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  You may not be aware of this, but a turtle and a terrapin are not the same thing. There are a few varieties of this creature. Turtles live in oceans and in fresh water. Terrapins are turtles that live in brackish water. The difference between the two is mostly ignored, though. So, if you are considering getting a pet turtle or terrapin for you and your family but are not entirely sure .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

The Differences Between Pet Turtles and Sea Turtles

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  Have you always been interested in knowing more about having a pet turtle, or wondered what the difference between an average pet turtle and a sea turtle is? Sea turtles are found in the ocean and there are actually seven different kinds of them. These are: Flatback Green Hawksbill Kemp's Ridley Leatherback Loggerhead Olive Ridley Sea turtles are known to have a life expectancy of up to . (Reptiles Amphibians)

Top Five Turtle Care Tips

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  When you bring home a turtle to have as a pet, you need to have some knowledge of turtles and how to care for them properly. There are many different breeds of pet turtle and each one has its own specific needs and special care. Here are five tips that can, regardless of its type, help you provide your pet with the best care and help make sure that it lives a long and healthy life: .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Buying Turtles As Pets

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  Buying a turtle as a pet requires some forethought and planning, much like buying any other pet. There are a few important considerations to go over, such as what kind of turtle you want, what its needs are and whether you will be able to provide for it. A lot of people assume that having turtles as pets does not require a lot of work or care. In fact, buying turtles and bringing them .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Providing the Perfect Turtle and Terrapin Care

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  When it comes to caring for your pet turtle or pet terrapin there are a few basic things that you should know in order to make sure that you are providing your pet with the most quality care and to ensure that you will have your pet turtle or pet terrapin around to lead a happy and healthy life with you. First, you should know all about the exact type and breed of the pet turtle that .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Terrapins and Turtles - What is the Difference?

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  You may have heard of terrapins, but you may not be exactly sure of what they are and how they differ from your basic pet turtles. Terrapins are a kind of aquatic turtle that live in brackish or fresh water. They typically have smaller and lighter shells than most land based turtles do and, similar to sea turtles, have webbed feet. The similarities between terrapins and sea turtles is .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Choosing the Right Turtle and Terrapin Food

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  You may think that all pet turtles and pet terrapins are the same and therefore have the same dietary requirements. Actually, depending on the kind and breed of turtle, they can have different dietary needs but they all require an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals that you can either supply to them through their food or through supplements. There are varieties of vitamins and .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Constructing the Perfect Turtle Or Terrapin Tank

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  If you have decided to bring home a pet turtle or terrapin, you should know what is necessary to house them comfortably. Depending on the kind of pet turtle or terrapin that you choose, each has its own needs and requirements for living a healthy and happy life in your home. Generally there are a few needs that most turtles have in common as far as their habitat is concerned. The first . (Reptiles Amphibians)

Common Pet Turtles

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  When it comes to pet turtles it may seem they are all pretty much the same thing. In fact, turtles are quite differentiated and each breed and type of pet turtle has its own unique features, habits and requirements. Some of the most distinctive differences across types are the colors and markings on their shells. Land based turtles have different kinds of shells than do sea turtles or .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Common Pet Terrapins

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  Pet turtles are commonly referred to as ‘terrapins’ in the United Kingdom and include all kinds of turtles. However, there are some terrapins that are specific to a certain kind of environment, such as the diamondback terrapin which lives in and near brackish water. Terrapin, in the rest of the world, also refers generally to a kind of turtle that lives exclusively in fresh . (Reptiles Amphibians)

Information on Terrapins and Turtles

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  Let's get our first fun fact cleared up right at the beginning - turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. Sure they're equally happy in both land and water - except for tortoises that will drown if put in deep water - but this does not make them amphibians. In fact, turtles are pretty unique as reptiles as the only ones to actually grow an external shell made of bone! And it seems all that . (Reptiles Amphibians)

Turtle and Terrapin Care Sheets

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  When it comes to the care of your pet turtle or terrapin are you sure you know what you're doing? Or perhaps you've read up on it a little but find you keep forgetting important things, like changing its water every three days or so? Turtles actually need a pretty well thought-out environment to live happily in, as well as a lot more care and attention than people realize. Probably one . (Reptiles Amphibians)

How to Look After Turtles and Terrapins

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 Paul Bryan (September 29, 2008)  There is a lot to consider when you want to keep a turtle or terrapin as a pet. Some people assume, wrongly as it turns out, that having a pet turtle is an easy task and does not require a lot of time or work. While it is easier in most respects to keep a turtle as a pet versus, say, a dog that requires loads of time and hands-on care, you need to understand that pet turtles also .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Reptiles As Pet - Is it a Good Idea?

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 Joseph Devine (September 22, 2008)  Reptiles are amazing creatures. Whether you are interested in snakes, lizards, or turtles, there is always something different and fascinating to be learned. Children are also intrigued by the foreign looking animals, with scales and shells rather than skin and hair, and often convince their parents to let them have a newt or a snake to keep them company in their room, a turtle or .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Taking Care of Pet Land Turtles, Proper Care and Handling to Ensure Your Pet Turtle a Healthy Life

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 Les Tatum (September 19, 2008)  Pet turtles are often labeled easy to care for, low maintenance pets. This isn't entirely true, pet turtles require specialized care and feeding and can get sick and die easily unless you know exactly what they need. Here are a few tips for taking care of pet turtles that can help you have turtle success. First of all, research your turtles. If you are looking for a pet turtle, do some . (Reptiles Amphibians)

Snakes and Their Charming Egyptian Owners

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 Chris L. Jensen (August 12, 2008)  So let's talk about the seemingly dying breed of snake charmers. Exactly where did they come from? How did they become charmers of snakes and how do they do what they do? It is said that the Guru of Snake Charmers taught people to revere Reptiles rather than be afraid of them and that the art of charming snakes emerged from those who were in the business of treating people for snake .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Where Do Iguanas Live

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 Ian Pennington (August 07, 2008)  Animals that live in the wilderness are thriving all over America especially in Florida, Hawaii and California. Wild green iguanas, for one, are found inhabiting parts of Southern Mexico, Central America and South America. But where do iguanas live really and how do they sustain life into the wild? Iguanas may have been intentionally freed by owners. Or others have escaped from strong .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Responsible Reptile Owner

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 Luis Castanedo (August 03, 2008)  The Popularity of reptile keeping is growing worldwide. Unfortunately so is the amount of reptiles found abandoned and released into environments outside their natural habitat. This leads to problems for both humans and ultimately the reptiles themselves. More often than not, people purchase reptiles for the wrong reasons. They often purchase on impulse or because they think it will .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Basic Bearded Dragon Care

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 Jenson Thomson (August 02, 2008)  Although bearded dragons are naturally strong and sturdy, it shouldn't be ignored on how to take care of them. You should take granted of the this fact. In fact, this pet can live up to 15 years is you really focus on them, providing proper care. There are several facts that you should understand as bearded dragon owner. This pet is a dessert animal, they do need a lot of sunlight .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Sugar Gliders

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 Amanda Lauck (July 28, 2008)  I love Sugar Gliders. Ever since I saw my friend with one, I've always though they were the coolest little creatures out there. I have four of them and love them to death. Here are some facts you should read into if you're planning on buying one of these fun little creatures. The life span of a Sugar Glider in captivity is ten to fifteen years, which is a very long time if you compare .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Caring For Your Turtle

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 Joseph Devine (July 15, 2008)  If you and your family have decided that you would like to keep an exotic pet, such as a turtle, there are many things that you need to be aware of when caring for a pet such as this. Sometimes they might have special diet requirements that you need to follow strictly in order for the pet to be healthy and happy. Turtles can be interesting pets for anyone to take care of and are often .. (Reptiles Amphibians)

Dog to Bearded Dragon

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 Lourdes Amil (July 10, 2008)  I consider myself a Dog person; I need the dependency that dogs bring. When my dog pasted away I didn't know how to fill the void. I had my Chihuahua for 15 years, we practically grew up together and now my best friend was gone. I didn't know what my next move would be but I knew I needed a best friend. I looked around different pet shops; different breeds but I just couldn't connect .. (Reptiles Amphibians)




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