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Natural Disasters and Reptiles - What you need to be PREPARED!

Natural Disasters and Reptiles - What you need to be PREPARED!

Let's face it, at least once in our lives we will deal with a major act of god. Whether it is a hurricane or extensive power outage, there are things all keepers should have set aside to be ready in the event of an emergency and your animals must be kept alive or transported.  Let this helpful article guide you with the correct stuff.
  • Josh Halter
How to create feeding stations and how to train your reptiles and amphibians to use them.

How to create feeding stations and how to train your reptiles and amphibians to use them.

Creating feeding stations, tong feeding and hand feeding  your reptiles can be a great way to monitor their overall health, as well as nurture the human animal bond experience. This article briefly covers how to feed and provide food for your herp in many ways that will not only benefit them, but you as well.
  • Josh Halter
The Bioactive Keeper's Quick Guide to Plant Care

The Bioactive Keeper's Quick Guide to Plant Care

My plants are dying in my bioactive terrarium. HELP ME BIO DUDE! This article covers quick tips and tricks for terrarium plant maintenance and care.
  • Josh Halter
California Kingsnake care sheet and bioactive terrarium maintenance

California Kingsnake care sheet and bioactive terrarium maintenance

These beautiful king snakes are great beginner snakes a boast a brilliant coloration. Learn all about these Colubrids with this helpful care article by Mariah Healey of Repti Files.
  • Josh Halter
Keeping Poison Dart Frogs as Pets and Bioactive terrarium maintenance

Keeping Poison Dart Frogs as Pets and Bioactive terrarium maintenance

Dart frogs are one of the most popular jewels of the rainforest in the captive frog trade. Learn about their care, husbandry requirements and more with the Dude's helpful article.
  • Josh Halter
Why is my reptile shedding? What do I need to look for with shedding animals?

Why is my reptile shedding? What do I need to look for with shedding animals?

My snake is shedding! Do I need to help it? The answer is NO! Learn all about why reptiles and amphibians shed and as a keeper things you can do to help them have a healthy shed cycle.
  • Josh Halter
The care and bioactive maintenance of the Panther Chameleon

The care and bioactive maintenance of the Panther Chameleon

One of the Dude's favorite reptile species to work with. Beautiful, intelligent and the master of disguise the Panther Chameleon is for advanced keepers who have the budget, patience and willingness to work with such an amazing reptile! Learn about their care with this helpful guide from the Dude.
  • Josh Halter
Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman care and habitat maintenence

Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman care and habitat maintenence

Is the smallest crocodilian in the world right for you? Join in as we talk about the requirements, tips, and tricks of the Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman and all aspects of their care. 

  • Josh Halter
Is my terrarium large enough? What size is best for your reptiles?

Is my terrarium large enough? What size is best for your reptiles?

How do I figure out what size enclosure my reptile needs? What is too small and why? Let the Dude's helpful article give you the tools to choose and design the perfect enclosure for your pet.
  • Josh Halter
How do I drain my drainage layer?

How do I drain my drainage layer?

The water level is going past my drainage layer, WHAT DO I DO? Let this helpful article guide you on how to setup your bioactive terrarium for success with an easy to use and empty drainage layer.
  • Josh Halter
The Dude's guide to the BioVive

The Dude's guide to the BioVive

Keeping your bioactive substrate healthy long term is not challenging as long as you provide the substrate the long term keys to success. The Dude's BioVive has that just in mind for new or experienced keepers to keep your substrate healthy and functioning for the life of your animal.
  • Josh Halter
Yes, You CAN Have an Arid Bioactive Setup!

Yes, You CAN Have an Arid Bioactive Setup!

Desert bioactive terrariums can be a daunting challenge to a new keeper. The Bio Dude was the first organization to introduce arid bioactive setups into the community which are now very common today - The Dude played a large role with that change in the hobby and is glad to share all of his knowledge with you!
  • Josh Halter
Boa Constrictor Care guide and bioactive terrarium maintenance

Boa Constrictor Care guide and bioactive terrarium maintenance

Learn all about Boa Constrictors and their care and maintenance when keeping when in a bioactive terrarium. Tips, tricks and more in this helpful care article.
  • Josh Halter
Drainage layers and bioactive terrariums

Drainage layers and bioactive terrariums

Why is a drainage layer important? How does it benefit my plants and how do I use it? All of these questions and more answered in this helpful how to article going over all of the Dude's drainage layer mediums and their usage in a bioactive terrarium.
  • Josh Halter

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