Reptile Care

Reptiles are becoming a very popular pet, but not many people do the research before getting a pet reptile.

It’s not like buying an aquarium and a few fish and hoping for the best.

Reptiles require specific heating, lighting, and humidity requirements. Some reptiles even require specific diets other than throwing a few crickets in the tank, which is why it is important to do your research before getting a pet reptile as well as continuing the research after.

There are many reptile books that I highly suggest having on hand. I also recommend doing a lot of online research, but you’ll want to be careful, as there are many conflicting opinions on caring for pet reptiles.

Popular pet reptiles include:

Amphibians

  • Dart frogs
  • Fire belly newt
  • Fire belly toad
  • Pacman frogs
  • Tiger salamander

Geckos

  • Crested geckos
  • Gargoyle geckos
  • Leopard geckos

Lizards

  • Anoles
  • Bearded dragons
  • Chinese water dragons
  • Iguanas

Snakes

  • Ball pythons
  • Corn snakes
  • Milk snakes
  • Red tail boas
  • Rosy boas
  • Sand boas

Turtles/Tortoises

  • Box turtles
  • Greek tortoises
  • Leopard tortoises
  • Red ear sliders
  • Red foot tortoises
  • Russian tortoises
  • Sulcata tortoises