Ball pythons are many things—boring is not one of them. As we’ve said in other guides, ball pythons (along with their friends, the rosy boas and corn snakes) provide breeders and herpetologists with a playground of experimentation. Their huge and vibrant range of color morphs, along with their relatively docile temperament and ease of handling, make them incredibly popular among pet owners. What is an … Continue reading Albino Ball Python Breeding and Genetics Guide
There are hundreds of subspecies of snake, and each requires a specific set of conditions. Think about it: in the wild, some snakes occupy mountainous terrains, while others live in deserts, or marshlands, or rainforests, or even in the sea! Recreating a snake’s natural habitat in an enclosure can seem like a daunting task. Luckily for you, ball pythons (aka Python regius) are not particularly … Continue reading Ball Python Enclosure and Vivarium Complete Setup for Beginners
Parakeets make great pets – and blue parakeets are no exception. Parakeets, otherwise known as budgies, require a little preparation, and TLC once they are in your home. But if you can take care of them, they will take care of you! They are great fun, intelligent, and beautiful birds. Here’s all you need to know. Blue parakeets are not to be confused with blue-winged … Continue reading Blue Parakeets: 5 Step Complete Care and Color Mutation Guide
The humble, or not so humble, otter is one of the most widespread mammals on Earth. Its various extant subspecies, numbering a total of 13, can be found on almost every continent (it’s too cold in Antarctica, apparently), and come in a range of shapes and sizes, and levels of ferocity. Otters are delightfully cute—see this video for proof. But can you keep one as … Continue reading Can you have an otter as a pet? 11 Pet Otter Facts
Much has been written about the Arctic marble fox, despite not much being known about it. Online commentators and glittery-eyed bloggers pine over its unique coloring, and debate about whether or not it is naturally occurring. (It isn’t.) It has been labeled a myth, likened to creatures from fantasy movies and discussed with that starry-eyed hopefulness that doesn’t really inform anyone of anything. What is … Continue reading What is an Arctic marble fox, and do they make good pets?
Not many people can say they know a lot about the excretive routines of snakes. For example, did you know that snakes’ digestive systems are so efficient that they sometimes wait a whole year between toilet breaks? Well, read on to find out more! How does a snake go to the toilet? Snakes possess an organ called a cloaca, which controls basically all of their … Continue reading How do snakes poop and pee? What does snake poop look like?
Parakeets are great pets – quizzical, colorful, intelligent and adorable. If you own a parakeet, or more than one parakeet, one of the first questions on your mind will probably be: How long is it going to live? Play your cards right, and your parakeet could live up to 20 years. If you don’t provide proper care, this could lead to a much-reduced longevity. How … Continue reading How Long Do Budgies or Parakeets Live as Pets? Average Lifespan Guide
Copperheads (Agkistrodon contortrix) are venomous pit-vipers, endemic to the southern and eastern states of the United States. Though uncommon, copperheads are well known, and are responsible for the largest number of snake bites within the United States. What do copperheads look like? Medium-sized with wide bodies, these snakes are brownish tan, with distinctive, dark, horizontal hourglass bands from head to tail. Their heads are triangular, … Continue reading How to identify a copperhead snake: What do they look like?
Frogs come in all shapes and sizes—and colors, too! There are big ones, small ones, vibrant ones, dull ones. Some are incredibly poisonous, while others are completely harmless. There are a lot of frogs out there, and many of them make excellent pets. They are, for the most part, very easy to look after, low maintenance pets, and their relatively diminutive size (compared to some … Continue reading How to Make a Frog Terrarium (Frog Tank Setup Guide)
Lavender corn snakes can be visually quite entrancing, with their subtle pink-purple-grey coloration and ghostly patterns. Continue reading How to keep a Lavender Corn Snake: Genetics and Breeding Guide