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Russian Tortoise Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

Russian Tortoise Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

The most commonly imported tortoise, these beautiful and hardy tortoises are smaller, robust and require very specific types of hay, food and lighting to be healthy. Let the Dude guide you with this helpful guide.

 

  • Josh Halter
What role does a Clean up Crew play in a Bioactive terrarium?

What role does a Clean up Crew play in a Bioactive terrarium?

A Bioactive enclosure is a self-sustaining biome based on your animal's native environment. To keep it functioning properly the biome relies on microbiological, fungal and mechanical process’. For the mechanical process,  it needs a clean up crew established in the terrarium. Learn about how this works with this helpful care guide! 
  • Josh Halter
Greek Tortoise Care and Bioactive Maintenance

Greek Tortoise Care and Bioactive Maintenance

Learn all about this small, intelligent, active tortoise that thrives in either indoor or outdoor enclosures. Greek Tortoises are commonly available in the pet trade and have very specific dietary and husbandry requirements. Let the Dude guide you with this helpful article.
  • Josh Halter
The most common reptiles and amphibians in the pet trade

The most common reptiles and amphibians in the pet trade

Not sure which herp is best for you? So many choices with so much research  to do, let this guide help you with deciphering which pet is best for you!
  • Josh Halter
White’s Tree Frog Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

White’s Tree Frog Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

Learn how to care for one of the best pet frogs available in the pet trade. Dumpys! These amazing tree frogs are large and in charge.  Learn about their care and amazing personalities with this helpful article from the Dude.
  • Josh Halter
Why Do Reptiles Shed Their Skin, and How Can You Help?

Why Do Reptiles Shed Their Skin, and How Can You Help?

Shedding is a very important aspect to understand when keeping reptiles as pets. Learn how to tell if your pet is having a healthy shed and what to do when they do not. 
  • Josh Halter
What is the best type of decor for arboreal reptiles?

What is the best type of decor for arboreal reptiles?

Arboreal reptiles and amphibians spend the majority of their time in the trees and under canopy. How do I mimic their environment as closely as possible? Let this helpful care guide provide help you with your decor choices to mimic their environment as closely as possible. 

  • Josh Halter
Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma grandis) care and bioactive maintenance

Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma grandis) care and bioactive maintenance

An all in one guide for the Giant Day Gecko. With good care, a pet giant day gecko can live up to 20 years. Due to their low tolerance for handling and more particular needs for lighting and humidity, this is an intermediate-difficulty pet reptile.
  • Josh Halter
Jackson's Chameleon Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

Jackson's Chameleon Caresheet and bioactive maintenance

An all in one guide for the care and bioactive maintenance for your Jackson Chameleon. These hard to keep chameleons are jewels of the rainforest and one of the Dude's favorite! Let this helpful article guide you with the care of this amazing reptile.
  • Josh Halter
Tips for handling your Reptiles and understanding defensive cues

Tips for handling your Reptiles and understanding defensive cues

Handling your reptiles can sometimes be a challenge. What is the best approach? How we create a positive association with me as a keeper and my pet? Let this helpful article guide you on the ins and outs of handling your pet reptiles.
  • Josh Halter
Red Bulbs and Reptiles - Why they are detrimental and can harm your pets photoperiod

Red Bulbs and Reptiles - Why they are detrimental and can harm your pets photoperiod

Red bulbs and reptiles are a very common item available in the pet trade. To put it short they are one of the worst products that you can utilize when simulating photoperiods for your herps.  Let this article guide you on better nighttime heating alternatives.
  • Josh Halter
What Are the Best Types of Décor for Terrestrial Reptiles?

What Are the Best Types of Décor for Terrestrial Reptiles?

A common myth about reptiles is that they don’t care about the way their enclosure looks, as long as their basic needs are being met. However, décor isn’t just about making an enclosure look pretty. It’s about making the enclosure more functional for your reptile to use. Today we’re not talking about principles of interior design; we’re talking about environmental enrichment which is one of the most overlooked husbandry standards in the hobby. 
  • Josh Halter
Western Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus) Bioactive Terrarium Setup and Care

Western Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus) Bioactive Terrarium Setup and Care

Banded Geckos are a beautiful little eyelid gecko that are fascinating pets. Easy care and bold attitude these geckos are great for kids. Learn how to setup their terrarium while providing them proper care and up to date husbandry techniques.
  • Josh Halter
Sulcata Tortoise care and captive maintenance - BIG BULLDOZERS!

Sulcata Tortoise care and captive maintenance - BIG BULLDOZERS!

Big. Beefy. Adorable. Destructive. Intelligent. Food Motivated. Trainable. All of these are a few of the attributes of one of the most common kept tortoises in the community, Sulcata Tortoises. Learn their care and what you need to prepare for as a keeper with this amazing species!
  • Josh Halter

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