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There are so many reptiles out there and some can be very dangerous while others can be rather friendly. Discover the many characteristics of reptiles and the habitats they live in.

16 Types of Salamanders, Explained

Yellow salamander on log

What is a salamander? There are a whopping 500 species of amphibians that can be classified as salamanders. Salamanders are similar in shape and size to lizards - with a slender body and long tail. What differentiates them from the typical lizard? Salamanders won't always have four limbs, and can often be seen slithering along without them. They are also commonly brightly colored, although underground species may simply be white or pink in color Let's take a look at some of the more common species of salamander.

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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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Ultimate Guide to the Crested Gecko

Crested gecko licking on a plant

The crested gecko is something of an unusual gecko both in appearance and in the fact that it was once believed to be extinct. This unique looking gecko is protected as an endangered species yet it remains popular in the pet trade. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about this species including: taxonomy, physical description, behavior, life in captivity and more!

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The Russian Tortoise is a Commonly Kept Pet Tortoise

Russian tortoise

When it comes to keeping a pet tortoise very few people know that there are numerous tortoise species. One of the most popular species of tortoise is the Russian tortoise a small tortoise species that when cared for properly often outlives its owner. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian tortoise including: physiological characteristics, natural distribution, life in captivity, diet and appropriate methods of care...

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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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Poisonous Snakes Hail From All Over the World

Poisonous snakes

When it comes to phobias ophidiophobia is one of the most common. The fear of snakes may be unfortunate for a good number of species that do not possess the ability or desire to take on a human being; however, there are a small number of species for which phobia is warranted. Some of these commonly recognized groups of poisonous snakes include members of the Elapidae, Viperidae, Hydrophiidae and Actractaspididae families. In this article we will cover some of the world’s most recognized poisonous snakes including how to identify them and where in the world they can be located. Read on to find out if one of these venomous serpents lives in your backyard...

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Poisonous Snakes in Florida

Rattlesnake sign

When it comes to poisonous snakes there are a number of these serpents that can be found in the United States. Residents in one of the United States most southern states, Florida, can certainly attest to this fact with more than a handful of the most venomous snakes making their home in the panhandle! In this article we will cover some of Florida’s most venomous snakes including: the southern copperhead, the cottonmouth, the eastern diamondback and the timber rattlesnake...

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The Water Monitor Lizard

Water monitor lizard in water

The water monitor is also known by its Latin root, Varanus Salvator. As one of the largest lizards in the world, it can grow to a length of nine feet and reach a weight of one hundred pounds! It is outsized by only two other lizards, the Komodo dragon and the crocodile monitor. The Komodo can gain more weight than the water monitor, while the crocodile can grow longer - up to twelve feet...

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Non-Poisonous Snakes

Green mamba snake

When it comes to the many varied species of creatures on the face of our planet perhaps one of the most feared is the snake. For many, the very mention of a slithering serpent is enough to send them running; however, of the many varied species of snake that exist worldwide there are far more non poisonous varieties than there are poisonous. In this article we will cover a number of non poisonous snakes and hopefully change your mind about fearing all snakes if you are one of those ophidiophobics out there. Read on to find out why all snakes were not created equal...

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