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Should I Let My Reptiles Free-roam In My House?

One of the most hotly debated topics in the reptile keeping community is the issue of free-roaming. By definition, free-roaming means that the animal is not kept in an enclosure and it allowed to wander as it pleases around its owner’s property. At first thought, this seems like a marvelous idea. Why not save space…

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Painted Reptile Social Networking Blog

Painted Reptile is a Los Angeles based exotic animal pet store focusing on the world of reptiles, amphibians and insects.  Located in the San Fernando Valley, we have one of the largest display rooms on our side of Los Angeles. We work hard to keep the exotic side of the pet world alive and thriving…

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Painted Reptile Weekly Animal Blog

Weekly Animal for Sale Feature Blog Painted Reptile is a Los Angeles based exotic animal pet store focusing on the world of reptiles, amphibians and insects.  Located in the San Fernando Valley, we have one of the largest display rooms on our side of Los Angeles. We work hard to keep the exotic side of…

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Boa Natural History and Care

Few snakes are as recognizable as the boa constrictor. Its large size and easy going demeanor make this one of the most popular snakes in the hobby. For those snake keepers looking for something more substantial than a typical colubrid but not yet ready to take on the larger python species, the boa is an…

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What to Do If Your Snake Stops Eating

  A snake refusing to eat can be a stressful experience for novice and experienced keepers alike. Snakes have much slower metabolisms than mammals and as such are able to go for long periods of time without eating. Particularly massive species, such as anacondas, can survive up to a year without food after successfully consuming…

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Tegu Natural history, Info and Care!

Of all the lizards in the world, few are as rewarding to keep as tegus. Their large size, high intelligence, and willingness to accept human interaction makes them one of the most popular pets in the reptile hobby. Keeping a tegu is probably the closest today’s keeper can come to owning a mammalian pet. However,…

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