Setting up a new reptile habitat is an exciting, but sometimes confusing, task for many keepers. Choosing a bedding (also known as a substrate) for the habitat is often one of the most bewildering considerations for fledgling keepers. The market is overflowing with different products like carpet, mulched wood, sand and more. But which one is right for your animal? Find out.
While may aspects of reptile husbandry are fairly straightforward, lighting is often a subject that causes keepers considerable confusion.This is especially true for those who must provide ultraviolet light to their pets, and many keepers are unsure of the best way to care for their critters. Myth and misinformation abound, which often leads to suffering pets and heart-broken keepers.
Many reptiles have a long lifespan and gradually, the once cute reptiles, grow big and require proper husbandry to take care of them. Even if they are scaly or feathery or even furry, knowing how long an animal lives and how big they grow are very important. With herps, specific species care information should be researched before getting one home to keep. Reptiles are generally low-maintenance pets as they require less attention compared to a cat or a dog.