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

Do Bearded Dragons Have Salmonella?

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Bearded Dragons do carry Salmonella and this should certainly be of concern where young children are around, or others that are particularly susceptible to Salmonella. For everyone else, understanding the risks and applying the correct practices will support a safe, healthy and happy relationship wi

Feeding Day Geckos in Captivity

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Providing the correct diet for your pet day geckos is an essential part of their correct husbandry. Day geckos require both insects and fruits in their diet, to reflect the food available to them in the wild. The article will explain what should constitute a day gecko's diet and how to increase

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?

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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...