Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990’s moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy’s personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

7 Types of Geckos That Make Great Pets

Phelsuma Laticauda Gecko

Geckos are a unique variety of lizard known for their more than 2,000 species that can be found worldwide. While geckos thrive in warm and tropical habitats and have for approximately fifty million years, these diverse lizards are also often kept as pets. In this article we will cover a number of gecko species commonly kept as pets including the giant day gecko, the white lined gecko, the Central American banded gecko, the Madagascar Ocelot gecko and more.

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How to Spot and Treat Common Betta Fish Diseases

Bluel beta fish swimming in tank

Keeping a Betta fish is one of the more colorful experiences in the fish keeping world but it can also be particularly challenging. Unlike keeping other pets, keeping a Betta fish can be frustrating because of the lack of ability for your fish to communicate its needs. In this article we will address a number of common Betta fish diseases, how they can be identified and what should be done to treat them. Read on to find out what signs you should be looking out for to ensure that your Betta fish does not succumb to one of these common Betta fish diseases…

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The Ultimate Guide to Freshwater Aquarium Fish

Freshwater fish in tank

Thinking about getting an aquarium and filling it up with freshwater fish? We’ve got all the info you will need to get started. We will make recommendations on which freshwater aquarium fish to get (for beginners and experts) and also the conditions you will need to maintain a healthy aquarium for the fish to live and thrive in…

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All About Monitor Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Curious to learn more about monitor lizards? Earth’s Friends is pleased to be your go-to resource for monitor lizards. If you are curious about caring, grooming, or feeding you lizard, we have everything you ever wanted to know and all your questions answered below. Read on to learn more about these quite creatures including monitor lizard facts…

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How to Choose the Right Betta Fish Tanks

Blue Betta swimming

The Betta is a popular aquarium fish around the globe; from amateurs to professionals, there is something about these brightly colored fish that makes them appealing to everyone. There are a number of things to consider when keeping a healthy Betta fish including what type of tank in which the fish is kept. Learn the factors to consider when setting up a tank to house a Betta fish including the tank size, water conditions and potential tank mates…

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Why Global Warming Causes Increase in Bugs, Insects and Flu

Dragonfly

We have global warming to thank for an increase in the rate of bug bite related infections. Bugs thrive in warmer climates, including ticks that carry the potentially fatal Lyme disease and perhaps even flu bugs. As winters shorten, ticks are showing up earlier each year and leaving later. As a result, the number of cases of Lyme disease has doubled in recent years…

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Reptile Terrarium: Tips for Building a Home for Your Pet

Snake in a cage: Reptile Terrarium Guide

When you keep any type of animal species inside your home, it’s important to make sure they feel comfortable and safe as possible. That will ensure your pet lives a happy, healthy life. Unlike cats and dogs which are more adaptable to being inside, reptiles are native to the outdoors so it’s that much more critical to create a cage that is reflective of their natural environment. Whether you’re a new or existing parent to a reptile, here are some tips to get your (and your lizard, gecko or snake) reptile terrarium set up as best as possible…

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How to Breed Betta Fish Guide

2 Betta fish in tank with bubbles: How to Breed Betta Fish

Betta fish are one of nature’s more colorful fish and one of the most popular pets. Many people decide to breed their Betta fish to discover more about the fish and to attempt to achieve brilliant new colorations. While these vibrant fish are a pleasure to look at, the breeding process is an extremely delicate one. These aggressive fish require strict supervision throughout the breeding process in order to ensure that the young survive and the male and female do not kill each other after mating. In this article we will discuss how to best go about mating your Betta fish in order to ensure the survival of the young…

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Saltwater Aquarium for Beginners: 10 Easy Steps

Saltwater tank with fish: Saltwater Aquarium for Beginners

When it comes to aquariums there is nothing more beautiful than a large saltwater aquarium. The glowing, bright colors and glistening neon water makes for a stunning look to add to a business or home. However, few people understand the work that goes in to setting up and maintaining them. In this article we will cover all the basics of how you go about setting up a saltwater aquarium from picking out your aquarium to preparing it for your saltwater fish selection and more…

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