Care Sheets

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Reptile Specialty Care Sheets are a great way to get detailed information on a particular species you might be interested in. These care sheets are put together from research and experience into our own pets.



Cricket Care and Breeding

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Cricket Care and Breeding
Crickets have become a staple diet for a lot of reptiles and amphibians. Purchasing crickets online in large quantity has become very common place among exotic pet hobbyists and even sports fishermen. This article will cover the basic care and breeding of the common house cricket, Achetus domesticus. Description Crickets will hatch, grow...

Mourning Gecko Care Sheet, Lepidodactylus lugubris

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mourning gecko care sheet
The Mourning Gecko is one of the fascinating gecko species in the hobby today. There is no need for a male to reproduce as this gecko is parthenogenetic. Not only is this nocturnal species active during the day but very communal, exchanging body language and even establishing a hierarchy of sorts. Lepidodactylus lugubris is well adapted to...

Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroach Pet Care and Breeding

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madagascar giant hissing cockroach care sheet
The Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroach, Gromphradorhina portentosa , is the most widely kept pet cockroach in the United States. The giant of all cockroaches this species will reach 2-4 inches and live for up to five years making an fascinating insect for display in science classes and home vivariums. Hissing Cockroach Cage The...

Guyana Orange Spotted Cockroach, Blaptica dubia

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blaptica dubia care sheet
The Guyana Orange Spotted Cockroach, Blaptica dubia, is one of the best feeder insect for lizards, monitors, geckos, frogs and predatory insects. The soft exoskeleton and high nutritional content is far superior than crickets. Blaptica dubia cockroaches are from tropical climates with mid range humidity and easy to care for since they can not...

Giant Gecko Care Sheet, Rhacodactylus leachianus

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New Caledonian Giant Gecko Care Sheet
The New Caledonian Giant Gecko, Rhacodactylus leachianus, is the largest gecko of the genus and the largest known living gecko. Their ability to produce calls ranging from whistles and hisses to growls and grumbles has peaked the interest of even the most experienced gecko keepers. The varying color and patterns of the different localities...

Crested Gecko Care Sheet, Correlophus ciliatus

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crested gecko care sheet
Correlophus ciliatus, (formerly Rhacodactylus ciliatus) commonly known as Crested Gecko or Eyelash Gecko, is native to the southern region of New Caledonia (Grande Terre) and a satellite island just Southeast, Pine Island (Isle de Pins). The Crested Gecko spend the majority of their time in low-level trees and shrubs often finding secure...

Gargoyle Gecko Care Sheet, Rhacodactylus auriculatus

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gargoyle gecko care sheet
Often the second choice of avid Rhacodactylus keepers, the Gargoyle Gecko, is a fascinating gecko thanks in part to their intrinsic appearance. An adult size of roughly 8" total length with a robust body shape, slender appendages, bony head structure, and a multitude of body color with striped and reticulated accent color appeals to any...

Chameleon Gecko Care and Breeding, Eurydactylodes agricolae

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Bauer's Chameleon Gecko, Eurydactylodes vieillardi
The Chameleon Gecko, Eurydactylodes agricolae , and Eurydactylodes vieillardi is a fascinating gecko species we keep and breed. This species is slow moving and very well aware of its surroundings. Found in New Caledonia, this species is endemic to Grande Terre, Iles Belep, and Ile Yandé. Reaching a maximum size of 6-7" for females and 4-6"...

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