Reptile http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/675/all en FAQs About Leopard Geckos http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/faqs-about-leopard-geckos <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-article-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/JohnGerstenbergerlo.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=63181">JohnGerstenbergerlo.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Gerstenberger </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><font size="2"><font face="Tahoma"><span class="apple-style-span">Q:&nbsp;</span><span class="apple-style-span">What is the best diet for leopard geckos? Should I feed my leopard gecko mealworms, crickets or an alternative? Can you give them grasshoppers from the wild? Is it safe to feed my leopard gecko vegetables?</span></font></font></strong><font size="2"><font face="Tahoma"></font></font></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/faqs-about-leopard-geckos#comments HealthCare Reptile Fri, 12 Nov 2010 21:03:53 +0000 177567 at http://mypetsmart.com A Home for a Snake http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/a-home-for-a-snake <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/a-home-for-a-snake#comments HealthCare New pet Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:57:25 +0000 PetSmart 177437 at http://mypetsmart.com Snake Nutrition http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/snake-nutrition <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/snake-nutrition#comments Nutrition Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:55:57 +0000 PetSmart 177436 at http://mypetsmart.com How to Keep Your Snake Healthy http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-to-keep-your-snake-healthy <p>An Ounce of Prevention</p> <p>The secret to successful snake pet parenting isn't very complicated. Snakes should be provided with a clean, stress-free environment. Meeting the basic needs of a snake including appropriate temperatures, humidity levels and security will go a long way towards preventing common health problems.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/how-to-keep-your-snake-healthy#comments HealthCare Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:54:45 +0000 PetSmart 177435 at http://mypetsmart.com Turtle Nutrition http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/turtle-nutrition <p>When it comes to eating, turtles and tortoises have rather &quot;exotic&quot; tastes. Aquatic turtles enjoy munching on aquatic <a href="http://promotions.petsmart.com/landing/turtle/nutrition.shtml">turtle pellets</a>, leafy green vegetables like kale and collard greens as well as foods with a little more &quot;kick&quot; like live crickets, mealworms and waxworms. To help keep your omnivorous turtle healthy, Dr. Robyn Jaynes, PetSmart vet expert, suggests a balanced diet of both leafy greens, wriggly insects and prepared turtle foods.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/turtle-nutrition#comments Nutrition Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:53:05 +0000 PetSmart 177434 at http://mypetsmart.com Cleaning & Maintaining Your Turtle's Home http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/cleaning-maintaining-your-turtles-home <p>How to clean and maintain the habitat</p> <p>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 below on how often to clean your habitat.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/cleaning-maintaining-your-turtles-home#comments HealthCare Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:51:16 +0000 PetSmart 177432 at http://mypetsmart.com Home Sweet Terrarium-Choosing a Home for Your Turtle or Tortoise http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/home-sweet-terrarium-choosing-a-home-for-your-turtle-or-tortoise <p>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 d&eacute;cor. Of course, the habitat will require some essential equipment including land and swimming areas for water turtles and hiding areas for tortoises as well as adequate space, light and warmth. &quot;Design the habitat with the pet's needs in mind,&quot; says Dr. Robyn Jaynes, PetSmart vet expert.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/home-sweet-terrarium-choosing-a-home-for-your-turtle-or-tortoise#comments HealthCare New pet Reptile Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:49:12 +0000 PetSmart 177431 at http://mypetsmart.com Selecting a Habitat for Your Reptile http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/selecting-a-habitat-for-your-reptile <p><strong>What is a Terrarium? </strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>Glass and acrylic aquariums with screen tops work well as a terrarium. However, because acrylic is easily scratched, we don't recommend it for use with reptiles and amphibians with sharp claws. Glass is a better material in these cases.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/selecting-a-habitat-for-your-reptile#comments HealthCare Reptile Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:18:44 +0000 PetSmart 171611 at http://mypetsmart.com Sources of Humidity for Your Reptile http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/sources-of-humidity-for-your-reptile <p>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.</p> <p>For example, it will be much easier to maintain a proper humidity level during the summer in the humid Midwest and Southeast than the arid desert Southwest. Humidity gauges are available that can be placed inside the terrarium to indicate if adjustments are necessary.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/sources-of-humidity-for-your-reptile#comments HealthCare Reptile Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:15:31 +0000 PetSmart 171610 at http://mypetsmart.com Nutrition for Reptiles http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/nutrition-for-reptiles <p>There are four basic categories into which you can group most reptiles and amphibians: carnivorous, insectivorous, omnivorous, and vegetarian.</p> <p>There are four basic categories into which you can group most reptiles and amphibians: carnivorous, insectivorous, omnivorous, and vegetarian.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/nutrition-for-reptiles#comments Nutrition Reptile Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:13:26 +0000 PetSmart 171609 at http://mypetsmart.com Veiled Chameleon http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/veiled-chameleon <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/reptile/care/chameleon/VeiledChameleon.jpg" align="right" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="articleContent" id="traits"><strong><span class="careGuideHeader">Traits &amp; behavior</span></strong></p> <p><span class="careGuideSubHeader">Insectivores</span><br /> This means they eat mostly live insects.</p> <p class="articleContent" id="traits"><span class="careGuideSubHeader">Diurnal</span><br /> They are active during the day and sleep at night.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/veiled-chameleon#comments HealthCare Reptile Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:55:59 +0000 PetSmart 171593 at http://mypetsmart.com Water Turtles http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/water-turtles <p><img align="left" alt="" src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/reptile/care/turtle/WaterTurtle.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/water-turtles#comments HealthCare Reptile Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:54:08 +0000 PetSmart 171592 at http://mypetsmart.com Tree Frog http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tree-frog <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/reptile/care/treefrog/TreeFrog.jpg" align="right" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tree-frog#comments HealthCare Reptile Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:51:43 +0000 PetSmart 171591 at http://mypetsmart.com Spiny Tail Iguana http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/spiny-tail-iguana <p><img align="left" alt="" src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/reptile/care/iguana/SpinyTailIguana.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="articleContent" id="traits"><strong><span class="careGuideHeader">Traits &amp; behavior</span><br /> </strong><br /> <span class="careGuideSubHeader">Omnivores</span><br /> This means they eat both plant matter and live insects.</p> <p class="articleContent" id="traits"><span class="careGuideSubHeader">Diurnal</span><br /> They are active during the day and sleep at night.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/spiny-tail-iguana#comments HealthCare Reptile Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:49:39 +0000 PetSmart 171590 at http://mypetsmart.com Russian Tortoise http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/russian-tortoise <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/reptile/care/tortoise/RussianTortoise.jpg" align="left" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/russian-tortoise#comments HealthCare Reptile Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:47:48 +0000 PetSmart 171589 at http://mypetsmart.com