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What animals are your favorite?
What to Look for When Buying a Snake
Snake Care Sheets
What to Look for When Buying a Snake

The first and foremost ingredient to choosing the right snake is the health of the animal. Once that is out the way, a number of other elements come into the equation. Species, age, temperament, color, pattern, sex, feeding habits and price are all points to think about when looking for a snake.

Enriching Your Lizards Life
Lizard Care Sheets
Enriching Your Lizards Life

There are currently nearly 4'800 lizard species around the world, all of which have slightly different habits and will require specialised care if kept in captivity.  It would be impossible to create an information sheet that could apply to all species of lizard.  However, this article should give you a good idea how to create the best possible environment for your lizard, and how to keep its mind stimulated for a long, healthy and happy life.  Lizards with no mental stimulation can eventually succumb to anorexia, hyperactivity, obsessive disorders and persistent attempts to escape from the enclosure.

ReptiSun Compact Fluorescent Lights
Reptile Lighting
Zoo Med ReptiSun compact fluorescent lights Zoo Med ReptiSun Compact Fluorescent Lights are available in two versions, the ReptiSun 5.0 perfect for all tropical species of reptiles and amphibians with 5% UVB Output, 30% UVA Output, and the ReptiSun 10.0 perfect for all desert and basking reptiles with 10% UVB Output, 30% UVA Output.

FULL SPECTRUM The new ReptiSun compact fluorescent lamps use a special UVB transmitting quartz glass for maximum UVB penetration. Cool burning compact fluorescent bulbs screw into standard threaded sockets, eliminating the need for a separate ballast. Lamp can be oriented either vertically or horizontally in your reptile hood or clamp lamp fixture. UVB emissions help prevent or reverse metabolic bone disease and UVA increases feeding, mating, and other natural behaviors.
Burmese Python Care
Snake Care Sheets
Burmese Python

Burmese Pythons have long been a favorite among reptile keepers.  Their large size and excellent temperament has made them a very popular pet snake.  Unfortunately, for many keepers their sheer size eventually proves too much.  They often become very tame with handling, but are aggressive feeders.  Adult females can grow to over 20ft, more commonly 15-16ft.  This is a formidable force coming at you if they smell food.  Burmese pythons make wonderful captives if they are given the right conditions; they are the real gentle giants of the snake world, but must never be under-estimated and should be treated with great respect.

Excavator Clay Burrowing Substrate
Reptile Substrates
Excavator Clay Burrowing SubstrateCheck out Zoo Med’s new Excavator™ Clay Burrowing Substrate! It allows reptiles to dig tunnels and burrow just like they do in nature. Watch your reptiles perform natural digging behaviors; mold and create multi-level terraces and burrows in your reptiles terrarium Make your reptiles feel like they are "at home" in their natural habitat. Excavator™ holds its shape so burrows and tunnels won't collapse All Natural! No added dyes, colors or chemicals.

Instructions: Moisten the substrate in a bucket by adding 1.5 cups of water to each 5 pound bag. Thoroughly mix the substrate until a uniform consistency is achieved. Mold to desire shape. Allow to partially dry overnight before removing tools used to create burrows and tunnels.