14-01-2015

Reptile and Amphibian Care – Heat

All reptiles require external source of heat. Providing a heat source can be done in several ways. In nature the sun is the main source of this heat, though it is not the only source. In captivity, th

14-01-2015

Reptile and Amphibian Care – Hiding Spots

All herptiles require some place to hide to get away from the view of predators. While captive herptiles are not preyed upon, their natural instinct is to hide when they feel threatened. They may not

14-01-2015

Reptile and Amphibian Care – Humidity

An often overlooked environmental factor in herptile husbandry is humidity. Establishing proper humidity levels can be crucial for some herptiles and is certainly important for all of them. Herptiles

14-01-2015

Reptile and Amphibian Care – Keeping Clean

Cleanliness cannot be emphasized enough. Most herptile sicknesses are caused by an unclean environment. It is important to get into a routine of cleaning your herptile and its enclosure. Weekly cleani

14-01-2015

Reptile and Amphibian Care – Lighting

While focused light can be used to mimic the heat of the sun, it does not provide the proper ultraviolet light (UV) all herptiles need to properly synthesize calcium. Also UV light is important for he