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What Do Snakes Eat?
What Do Snakes Eat?
By Cheryl Lock If you’ve ever seen snakes in the movies or on television, you might believe that they spend their days slithering around in the wild searching for mice to eat. While some snakes do eat mice, the fact is that not all snakes do, and it’s important to determine exactly what type of food your pet snake would eat before buying one. “Snakes are carnivores, so they do eat other...
What Do Snakes Eat?
What Do Snakes Eat?
The carnivorous snake can survive solely on rats and mice to survive, though some snake species can also eat baby chickens, guinea pigs, gerbils or young rabbits. As a snake owner, you are responsible for providing pre-killed prey to your pet snake. Snakes don’t eat often, so a snake diet composed of a weekly meal will usually meet a snake’s nutritional requirements. Always consult your...
5 Things You Didn't Know About Turtles
Whether you're thinking of getting a turtle as a pet or have had one for years, you may not have heard these 5 interesting facts about this beloved reptile.  [video] Fact 1Turtles don’t have ears, but they’re not deaf. Thin flaps of skin cover internal ear bones, which receive vibrations and low-frequency sounds. Fact 2Water turtles generally live 30-40 years. But box turtles and...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Bearded Dragons
Bearded dragons may be relatively new to the shores of America, but they sure are cool. Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about bearded dragons, and why you might strongly consider bringing one into your life and home. Fact 1Bearded dragons are also known by their scientific genus name, Pogona, or specifically for the Inland Bearded Dragon, Pogona vitticeps,  and by their...
5 Things You Didn't Know About Snakes
Snakes are some of the most interesting animals on Earth. No wonder so many people have them as pets. Here are 5 things you probably didn't know about snakes. Fact 1The oldest snake fossils have been dated at more than 140-160 million years old. That means snakes slithered the earth next to Dinosaurs. Fact 2Although snakes have nostrils, they also rely on their tongue to help track...
Find the Right Reptile Food for Your Pet Reptile
The reptile diet isn’t as straightforward as you may think. There are many different types of pet reptile groups, including snakes, turtles and lizards—each with unique nutritional requirements. While a leopard gecko survives on gut-loaded crickets and worms, a tortoise only eats fruits and vegetables, for example. This information is essential when it comes to choosing a reptile. In general,...