Do Crested Geckos Need a Heat Lamp?

One of the nice benefits of keeping crested geckos is that they actually thrive in room temperature environments. This means they don’t need a heat lamp to survive, in the way that some other species of lizards do. Just because they don’t need a heat lamp to survive, however, doesn’t mean that they don’t do … Read more

Do Turtles Have Backbones?

Yes, turtles do have backbones. ‘Backbone’ is another word for the spine and describes the interconnecting bones called vertebrae which run along the inside of the top of a turtle’s shell. The backbone is an important part of a turtle’s skeleton as it houses and protects the spinal cord which supplies nerves to the rest … Read more

Can Turtles Drown?

When you think of aquatic reptiles, turtles are probably one of the first names that come to mind. Since a lot of them spend their entire lives in or around water, you might think that a turtle drowning sounds a bit silly. Unfortunately, turtles can and do drown. Let’s discuss why. All Turtles Can Drown … Read more

Do Turtles Lay Eggs?

Yes, all turtles lay eggs. Turtles prefer to lay their eggs in sand or sandy, moist soil. Egg laying season stretches from Spring to early Fall every year. With most turtles laying eggs in the summer months. Turtles can clutch more than once a season. Each clutch can hold anywhere from ten eggs to almost … Read more

Can Leopard Geckos Eat Hornworms?

Hornworms are a pretty large insect that look like they should make a great feeder for leopard geckos. Looks can be deceiving, however, so it’s important to make sure they’re safe before we feed something new to our leopard geckos. Can Leopard Geckos Eat Hornworms? Leopard geckos can eat hornworms, but they should only eat … Read more