Reptile owners need to learn how to sterilize logs to avoid the risk of harmful pathogens to their pets. From baking to bleaching, discover different sterilization methods for making logs safe for your pet reptiles.
Lizards such as iguanas and bearded dragons can eat human food, but not chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine, a chemical that is toxic to animals, especially those with slow metabolisms like reptiles. Although some lizards may enjoy chocolate, it is not worth the risk as it can lead to health complications and even death.
The desert-dwelling Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is the only venomous lizard native to the US and also the largest. It looks similar to Mexican beaded lizards, but with a characteristic orange and black coloration. This lizard is especially known for its venomous bite which is said to cause extreme pain that lasts for hours, but it is not considered dangerous because it does not have a particularly aggressive disposition and… Read More »Gila monster bite: venom, wound and effects
One of the most crucial things you can do to properly care for a lizard is to set up an enclosure or terrarium which provides all the things it needs. A less than ideal habitat may result in serious health problems, stress and general unhappiness of your new pet. What exact supplies and equipment you will need largely depends on the species you are caring for, but most lizards actually… Read More »Pet lizard supplies & Checklist
Reptiles are generally known for being somewhat apathetic and not particularly cuddly as pets, but many of them do in fact feel emotions. Reptile owners know that their snakes and lizards react differently when they are around, and some of the more intelligent species like bearded dragons, tegus and monitor lizards, are even considered to be capable of “affection”. Can lizards love Love is an already ill-defined concept when it… Read More »Do lizards have feelings?
Have you ever found a lizard inside your house and wondered whether you could just keep it and raise it as your own? The good news is, in most cases, yes, you can actually keep a house lizard as a pet. The bad news – it will actually need quite a bit of effort on your side, in order for you to provide adequate care to your new household pet.… Read More »Can you keep house lizards as pets?