How to clean and maintain the habitat
Keeping the habitat clean is key to helping your turtle or tortoise stay healthy and disease-free. In the case of water turtles, filters certainly help but it is necessary to clean out the entire tank and change the water routinely. Tortoise habitats may require less maintenance, but should also be cleaned regularly. Find tips & Read more �
Designing a habitat for your turtle or tortoise is a fun project that can be as simple or as elaborate as you want to make it. You can make the habitat come to life with colorful substrates, leafy plants and novel décor. Of course, the habitat will require some essential equipment including land and swimming areas for water turtles and & Read more �
You can keep your rabbit inside the house and easily train him to use a litter box. However, your rabbit will also want a place to call his own. Choose a large crate or habitat with a solid floor that is tall enough to allow your rabbit to stand on his hind legs and stretch out. Keep your rabbit's home & Read more �
One of the keys to Pet Parenting rabbits is to be prepared—a little knowledge will help you anticipate the care your rabbit needs to feel constantly comfortable and secure.
Regular veterinarian visits are a crucial part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. At each visit, your pet will be weighed and examined. Be ready to answer basic questions & Read more �
What is a Terrarium?
Terrariums are simply closed containers in which small animals, such as turtles or lizards, are safely kept. There is a wide variety of terrariums that are designed with the needs of small reptiles in mind.
Glass and acrylic aquariums with screen tops work well as a terrarium. However, because acrylic is easily scratched, we don't recommend it & Read more �
The level of humidity in an environment simply refers to the amount of moisture in the air. Tropical reptile species require a high humidity level in their terrarium. The ease at which the proper level is achieved will depend greatly on the season and the part of the country in which the animal is kept.
For example, it will be much & Read more �
While almost all aquatic plants are good for the pond, some of the small ones are not. These small plants are called algae. Not only are they unsightly, possibly turning the pond into what looks like a container of pea soup, but they can use up available oxygen, and give off huge amounts of carbon dioxide.
Controlling Algae Growth
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After the pond water warms up in the spring, the fish become more active and return to normal eating patterns. You can switch from a low protein "spring time" food to a higher protein diet that will aid in their growth. By summer, the fish should be fed two times daily, as much food as they will consume in 3-5 & Read more �
The aquarium is one of the most important pieces of aquarium equipment you'll need. The type of aquarium you select will depend on how much you want to spend, how much space you have, and the number and type of fish you plan on putting in it.
Aquariums come in either glass or acrylic, but you can find an assortment of & Read more �