How to Care for California Kingsnakes

California kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula californiae) are popular pet snakes. They are a subspecies of kingsnakes that can be found across the contiguous US. There are many unique patterns and morphs of California kingsnakes on the market. Their interesting colorations and easy nature make these snakes popular pets. Availability, Size,...

Feeder Crickets

There are two species of feeder crickets: Acheta domesticus (Brown Cricket or Common House Cricket) and Gryllus bimaculatus (Black Cricket, Black Field Cricket, Mediterranean Cricket, Silent Cricket, or African Cricket). Field crickets tend to be much more aggressive than brown crickets, making them more difficult to handle as feeders....
Freshwater snails

Caring for Different Types of Freshwater Snails

Aquatic snails can play a significant role in maintaining a freshwater aquarium ecosystem. Most are hardy and can do well in the same water parameters as fish, making them compatible with a wide variety of species. Almost all freshwater snails are beneficial scavengers that eat algae, dead plants, dead...
Red-footed tortoise

How to Care for Your Red-Footed Tortoise

Red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria) are popular pets in the U.S. They originate from South America and have simple care requirements. Their low cost, inquisitive personality and beautiful colors draw them to first-time tortoise keepers. A red-footed tortoise is easier to care for in warm, humid climates because it can...