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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!


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