REPTILE CARE SHEETS
Salamanders are amphibians; they hatch with gills and slowly transform into land roaming creatures. We raised them from waterdogs (like tadpoles) and they are so cool! They make great pets - they're fun to watch, they'll eat out of your hand, and they have unique personalities like dogs or cats. You can usually pick up waterdogs at bait stores for around $1-$2 (rescue them before they become fish food!) and they're pretty inexpensive to set up and care for. Salamander Care >
Bearded Dragons are native to Australia, but the majority sold as pets are
bred in captivity.
Bearded dragons are usually friendly and can be a good choice for a pet if
you're looking for a reptile. They eat foods like superworms, earthworms, mice,
crickets, dark leafy lettuces, fruits and veggies. Bearded dragons typically
grow to about 12"-18" in length.
Bearded Dragon Care Information >
Baby Sulcata Tortoises (African Spur Thigh Tortoises) are popular because of their gentle nature as hatchlings, but Sulcata tortoises can grow to 3 feet across the shell when they are full grown! They are strictly veggie eaters, getting a variety of leafy greens, grasses, hay, fruits and vegetables in their diet. Tortoise Care Information >
Box Turtles live in most forested areas of the US, and are relatively easy to breed in captivity. They are omnivores, so
they will eat just about anything from fruits and vegetables to insects and
worms. They tend to be a little more aggressive than tortoises and will latch onto a finger if you're
Box Turtle Care Information >
Red-Tail Boas are about 6-8 feet long when full grown. Columbian Boas make great pets as long as you take the time to learn how to handle them properly, and can provide them with a large enough secure enclosure. Boa Constrictor Care >
Looking for Something Different?
Check out this biOrb fish tank. The cool round tank looks like a giant bubble, and since it looks great from all sides, you can place it on an end table
or even on a kitchen island. This is great for a few goldfish or even some Dwarf
African Frogs. Click on the image for more info, from Petco.