Pet Reptiles UK

Exotic pets today are no more something rare. Many people all across the United Kingdom want keep reptiles and other unusual creatures at home. Though such attempts do not surprise anyone, people have to remember that exotic animals in captivity have the same needs as the wild ones do. It concerns their environment, diet, and the features of their behavior.

Commonly-kept exotic pets include lizards, frogs, snakes, turtles and spiders. There are a lot of options for all those who have a wish to have an exotic pet. Nevertheless, before buying one, there is a need for knowing how to take care of an exotic pet.

Pet lizards

Geckos

These creatures have wonderful personalities and are suitable for beginners. Their enclosure has to be made of paper towels, newspaper, reptile carpet, or tile. You have to pay attention to the lighting, heating, and temperatures. Furthermore, you have to provide your gecko a proper food. It means crickets and mealworms should always be in your house if your gecko is hungry.

Brookesia Minima and Brookesia Micra

Chameleons are beautiful creatures, and they require much care. To keep your pet healthy and happy, make sure that the reptarium has enough space. It has to be twice the size of the one you bought. Furthermore, you will need proper ventilation. Chameleon's diet mainly consists of crickets, wax worms, meal worms, super worms, flies, moths, and grasshoppers. It is nice to mix the diet and add some bugs and spiders. You have to take care of water and temperature.

Blue Tegu

These creatures grow rapidly, so you have to be sure they have enough space. You will need to purchase 40-gallon aquarium (it is a minimum) if you want your pet to feel comfortable. Blue Tegu are meat eaters, but you can also feed them with fruits and vegetables. Provide your pet enough water and do not forget about thermometer and hygrometer. These creatures also need a hiding spot to feel comfortable.

Frogs

Whether you want to have a Desert Rain Frog, Breviceps Macrops, or Solomon Island Leaf Frog, you have to keep in mind some general rules.

First of all, you have to consider the sizes of a frog to follow space requirements. The second point is 'alive' food. Frogs love it much! You can feed it with crickets or worms. You will also have to place a tank in a suitable location, kept out of direct sunlight, smoke, and other fumes. You will have to cover the bottom of a tank with gravel stones or anything your frog likes. Note that you will also have to follow light and temperature requirements. Enough water is one of the main rules you have to keep in mind. By the way, if you choose a frog pet, you have to minimize handling.

Snakes

Boomslang Snake, Corn Snake, and White Snake are very popular today. Nevertheless, these creatures require much care, time and attention. Th list of things you will need before buying a snake is the following: vivarium, water bowl, substrate, something for the snake to climb, heat mat for the half of the vivarium, light, thermometer, hydrometer and two hides.If you are not scared by the list above and still dream about having a snake, keep in mind the following rules.

First of all, your snake needs fresh water, so do not forget to change it regularly. Maintain the vivarium clean cleaning it with hot water at least once a month. You will have to create a feeding place outside the vivarium. By the way, shakes prefer 'alive' food, so make sure you are ready to provide it.

Turtles

Most people believe turtles are easy to care for. It is true that turtles are wonderful pets, but they require much time and money. You will need at least a 40-gallon tank to make your pet feel happy. You will need a UVB light bulb as well.You will have to monitor the temperatures and clean a tank at least once a week. A turtle needs fresh water, so you will need to change it every day. You will have to feed your turtle depending on its age. Fruits and vegetables are good for your pet.

Spiders

Cobalt Blue Tarantula

This beautiful spider is not recommended for the beginners. It is very fast, shy and should not be handled. The terrarium has to be 20 – 25cm deep, so you spider can feel safe and comfortable. The important thing you have to pay attention to is a humidity level. It has to be around 60- 70%. You can achieve it by spraying spider's area once a week. The diet of a Cobalt Blue Tarantula consists of crickets, roaches, mealworms, and superworms. Anyways, if you are a beginner, this spider is not the best choice. Still, it is good for all those who are keen on tarantulas.

9JAN 2017

Your first pet reptile

If you are reading this article, you are probably on your way of having a beautiful reptile creature. If you are just trying to satisfy your interest in these pets, let us see why we love them so much!

There are actually a variety of reptiles you can love and take care of: turtles, dragons, snakes and many more. All of them are different in their personalities, features, characters and husbandry requirements. This means you have to learn everything about the reptile before taking it home. Still, if you are a beginner, and you probably are the one, we can teach you three main lessons before you go and own your first pet reptile.

Lesson 1

It is true that pet reptiles require less maintenance than, say, some other pets. Still, you have to be ready to take in your mind numerous factors, such as temperature in its terrarium, food preferences, and enough light and water. In other words, there are some things to worry. But do not panic, you will learn fast. You just can, for example, take a look at Leesa mattress review here, have enough rest and things will get easier. Remember, your state of mood is quite important both for you and your pet. It feels everything, even deeper than you may think.

Lesson 2

Learn as much information, using different resources, as you can. This will help you to find a common language with your pet and to get a better understanding of what they want from you and the environment.

Read books about reptiles, visit some shops and talk to its employees, get the information about reptile’s food preferences, do not forget about the information provided be the Herpetological Societies and Associations.

Lesson 3

Prepare everything 48 hours before you go and buy your fist reptile. You will need to consider some basic things like heating, UBV light if necessary, a proper substrate, cage (and its size!), things to create the environment (branches, rocks, and hiding places).

When everything is ready, you are informed and full of enthusiasm, go and buy the reptile of your dream. Good luck!


reptiles blogroll
popular posts
Resources
Live Leopard Geckos for sale

Live Leopard Geckos for sale

JUNE 17, 2018

New to bearded dragons? No problem! This page will go over general bearded dragon information and facts so you will be able to completely understand this lizard. Leopard Gecko Introduction Leopard geckos are nocturnal lizards found in desert environments in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and parts of India and have been popular pets in North America since the 1980 s. They lack adhesive…

Read More

Non poisonous snakes for sale

Non poisonous snakes for sale

JUNE 08, 2018

The best types of pet snakes are suited to their keeper and get great care! Snake Information and Care There are many types of snakes, both small and large, kept as pets. With approximately 2, 900 snake species found all across the world, its not surprising that there are all sorts of snakes readily available to choose from. Many snakes make good pets because they are quite docile…

Read More

Geckos for sale

Geckos for sale

MAY 30, 2018

Why buy from ACR? - ACR is the only crested gecko specialty breeder in the world with the distinction of having developed all our designer bloodlines in-house. We developed all of our own bloodlines over the past 12 years, starting with a large founding group of basic morphs that were available in the early 2 s. Our collection now consists of thousands of breeding adults that were…

Read More

Lizards types

Lizards types

MAY 21, 2018

Boyd s Rainforest Dragon Lizards are reptiles, or members of the class Reptilia, and are descendants of the dinosaurs that once ruled the Earth. They inhabit all of the continents apart from Antarctica, from sea level to heights of 16, 500 feet (5m). Lizards live in diverse environments and are the most geographically widespread of the reptiles. That makes them the largest group…

Read More

Exotic venomous Snakes for sale

Exotic venomous Snakes for sale

MAY 12, 2018

Whitefish, MT Price varies GREEN BUSH VIPER ATHERIS SQUAMIGERIA FIELD COLLECTED DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO APPROXIMATELY 8-15 INCHES IN LENGTH VARIOUS COLORATION MORPHS FROM GREEN TO GREEN WITH HINTS OF YELLOW AND FOREST GREEN WITH LIGHT TO DARK GREEN PATTERNING EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL VIPERS VERY COLORFUL AND VIBRANT VERY SMALL ARBOREAL PIT VIPER THAT IS NOCTURNAL AND HAS A WAY…

Read More