Reptile care & health
Reptiles can be one of the most interesting and rewarding pets to take care of. But, it’s important to remember they’re incredibly different than a cat or dog. When learning how to care for reptiles, you’ll discover many unique care techniques and requirements that will give your reptile a healthy and comfortable life at your home.
- Daytime Heat Sources and Lights: To help with body temperature regulation, reptiles need a hot and cool side of their living space.
- Nighttime Lights and Heat Sources: You can put infrared or ultraviolet lamps on the cool side of the tank.
- Hides and Bedding: Incorporating little dwellings where your reptile can go to escape the heat or rest and providing a proper bed — made of newspaper or tile — will make your pet reptile feel right at home.
- Food and Water Bowls: Keeping the right of amount of food — most likely insects — and water available to your reptile is key to their health and well-being.