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The leopard gecko, scientific name Eublepharis macularius, is a nocturnal reptile commonly bred as pets. They are loved dearly because of their beautiful appearance, colorful design, and different patterns.
The bearded dragon is a wonderful pet that has captured the hearts of reptile enthusiasts around the world. Not only are they easy to take care of, but they also have really great temperaments and fun loving personalities. It’s no surprise they’re one of the most popular reptile pets today.
With their small size, docile temperament, and ease of care, ball pythons are among the easiest and funnest reptile species to keep in captivity. If you are a beginner with reptiles, they are a great first species that will provide you with years of enjoyment.
Panther chameleons (Furcifer pardalis) are a beautiful species with a multitude of color variants from different geographic locales within their range in Madagascar. They are medium to large chameleons that are available as captive-bred stock. These chameleons do best in temperate to warm climates and reproduce best when exposed regularly to unfiltered sunlight.
Spiny tailed Iguanas mostly originate from Mexico and Central America. There are many different types of these iguanas in the whole family and their size can range from a few inches to well over two or three feet in length! They are called spiny tail because of the unusually large scales on the tail.
Commonly referred to as spiny-tail agamas, the uromastyx is indigenous to North Africa, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Sudan and some parts of India. In recent years, a handful of breeders have been able to successfully breed some species.
Green iguanas are the most common of all the reptiles in the iguana family. They are the iguana that is most often sold as a pet. Usually when you see them in the pet store, they are less than a foot long, but in three years will grow to their adult size of four to seven feet long.
Veiled chameleons are such fascinating reptiles: eyes which move independently, tongues that shoot out far to catch their prey, and their capability to disguise themselves by changing colors or patterns. Although, they are beautiful and captivating, they are not the easiest of reptiles to keep in captivity.
The crested gecko (Rhacodactylus ciliatus) is a native of New Caledonia, far off the coast of Australia. Although thought to be extinct, crested gecko’s were rediscovered in 1994 and have been becoming more and more popular ever since.
Poison dart frogs are extremely attractive, relatively easy to cater for and make fascinating captives. The sheer variation in the different species will ensure that every frog lover will have their own personal favorites.
Emerald tree boas are ever growing in popularity. Their natural instincts and feeding behavior make them excellent pets for those looking for a colorful boa!
The axolotl is found or habitats only in Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco in central Mexico. Axolotl is commonly referred as the “Mexican Walking fish” that are in danger of being extinct in their native habitat of Lake Xochimilco and Lake Chalco in central Mexico.
The most popular species of pet scorpion is the Emperor Scorpion. They are not poisonous which makes them a great candidate to keep as a pet. While they may sting, it’s more comparable to a bee than anything else.
With its very distinctive looks, the grey green reflections on their shiny black bodies, the Asian forest scorpion can make a very attractive pet, but its aggressive nature might ward off some terrified beginner hobbyist.
Although sulcata hatchlings are cute and tiny and will easily fit in the palm of your hand, they will get big and FAST. These huge tortoises have a massive lifespan that often exceeds that of humans!
The jewelfishes from Africa are some of the most beautiful, and most bellicose, of the cichlids. While bimaculatus was the original jewelfish introduced into the hobby many years ago, there are now a number of other species available.
Long a favorite among aquarists, the angelfish is a tall fish that can be kept in a community setting, as long as its tankmates are not overly aggressive or habitual fin nippers. Fast-swimming fish may also make an angelfish nervous and may out-compete it for food.
Also known as the tricolor shark or silver shark, the young bala shark is a staple item in most aquarium stores. The bala shark (the name is an abbreviation of the scientific name) is active, grows to fourteen inches, and prefers living in midwater shoals.
As with many other fish, the cherry barb is now almost exclusively raised commercially in the Far East and Florida. If you ever have a chance to procure wild stock, purchase them and you will see what their true colors are.
The clown barb is a very active, medium-size, elegant species that should be kept with similar-size species that also prefers warmer water.
The rosy barb was one of the first fish to become popular in the hobby. The rosy barb is peaceful, very hardy and best kept in groups.