Category : Reptiles : Pets & Animal

How to Check a Turtle's Pulse

Reptiles
To conserve oxygen on deep dives a turtle's heart rate can slow to as little as one beat every nine minutes. On land, however, a turtle's heart rate can vary from 10 to 30 beats per minute. Because most turtles are capable of retracting their extremities into their shells, taking their pulse by feel

How to Feed Eastern Painted Turtles

Reptiles
Eastern painted turtles are found in bodies of fresh water from southeastern Canada into the Atlantic states. These turtles are happy and friendly, and have become popular pets with turtle lovers. They can be conveniently housed in aquariums that offer half land and half marine environments, but hav

How to Identify a Turtle's Gender

Reptiles
The identification of a turtle's gender differs from that of furry pets such as cats, dogs and hamsters. The differing characteristics develop more clearly as they mature, making it nearly impossible to sex a turtle until it has reached at least two years of age. At that time, subtle differences bec

How to Mate Tangerine Geckos

Reptiles
The tangerine gecko is a morph of the leopard gecko. Its name is derived from its bright orange coloring. When breeding geckos, even if using two tangerines, it is not guaranteed that the resulting babies will be tangerine. However, having two tangerine parents improves the chances of the babies sha

What Types of Lizards Don't Bite?

Reptiles
Lizards tend to bite in self defense. A well cared-for pet lizard shouldn't bite, especially if it's socialized. Wild lizards may bite to protect themselves or their territory with some, like the Mexican bearded lizard, being poisonous. A few breeds of lizards tend to be more gentle or couldn't hurt

What Kinds of Fruit Do Geckos Eat?

Reptiles
Geckos are lizards classified under the family Gekkonidae, due to their ability to vocalize in squeaks or clicking noises. Numerous gecko species are sold as pets; the most common in the United States include the leopard gecko, the day gecko and the crested gecko. While many individual geckos may e

List of Reptiles of Italy

Reptiles
Reptiles are one of the most widespread animals on the planet.reptile image by Oleg Leshchev from Fotolia.comReptiles are among the most widespread animals on the planet, being found in rich, tropical jungles to arid deserts. They inhabit nearly every country on every continent, including...

How to Identify Frog Eggs

Reptiles
Frogs are part of the classification known as amphibians. They live on both land and in water and are indigenous to every area of the planet except Antarctica. You can typically find frog eggs between the months of March and June. They vary in color, size and shape depending upon the frog species t