Pet Care Corner: How to Acclimate Your New Snake

Because patience and proper acclimation are the most critical elements in ensuring the survival of your new snake, it is essential to read and understand all steps before beginning.
All snakes must be acclimated as follows. Many species will act sluggish or dead due to the stress of shipping. They will frequently rebound quickly and will flourish.

How to Acclimate Your New Reptile: Lizard

Because patience and proper acclimation are the most critical elements in ensuring the survival of your new lizard, it is essential to read and understand all steps before beginning.
All lizards must be acclimated as follows. Many species will act sluggish or dead due to the stress of shipping. They will frequently rebound quickly and will flourish.

Another Day at the Zoo: Gargoyle Geckos

I often think working at PetSolutions is kind of like working at a zoo. Between the animals we sell and the pets brought in by co-workers for photo shoots or visits, I am exposed to many different types and breeds of animals that make great pets, even if I never considered some of them before. Because of this experience, I want share the different pets I get to see at our “zoo.”

Choosing the Best Bedding for Your Reptile

Lizards, snakes, turtles, newts, spiders, and frogs—they all come from very different places and habitats. About the only thing they have in common is that they are all frequently kept as pets. The key to keeping a pet reptile healthy is to duplicate as closely as possible the conditions he would be found in the wild.

Suggestions for Feeding Herbivore Reptiles

If you have an herbivorous reptile, feeding time can be quite a bit easier than feeding their carnivore counterparts, but it’s not without its own set of challenges from time to time. The feeding process is less gruesome, since you’re generally just making up small salads, but making sure everything is fresh and ready to go and is removed before attracting unwanted bugs can require some planning and practice.

Feeding Carnivore Reptiles

A variety of carnivores exist in the reptile and amphibian world, and the specific feeding of each animal will vary based on the size and age of the animal, as well as what the animal is used to eating. Several things in common to the feeding of each reptile are detailed here.