Do Leopard Geckos Need UVB?

The leopard gecko is a small ground-dwelling lizard found mainly in semi-desert areas. While they are relatively easy to care for, they do have certain lighting requirements you need to be aware of. Leopard geckos need UVA/UVB to help their bodies produce vitamin D3, which is essential to bone health. A 6% UVB bulb left … Read more

What Do Blue Tailed Skinks Eat?

The blue-tailed skink, also known as a five-lined skink, is a small to medium-sized tropical skink that grows to about 20 cm. Known scientifically as Cryptoblepharus egeriae, it’s a beautiful lizard that is native to Australia’s Christmas Island. In general, blue-tailed skinks eat locusts, crickets, spiders, roaches, snails, slugs, and earthworms. Blue-tailed skinks will eat … Read more

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Hornworms?

If you own a bearded dragon or are hoping to purchase one, you may find yourself curious about hornworms. They’re not one of the more commonly recommended feeder insects, but can bearded dragons eat them? Bearded dragon can eat hornworms, but they should be paired with insects that provide more protein. Hornworms provide a great … Read more

Are Skinks Poisonous

I’ve been considering adding skinks to my small reptile collection, but I had one big concern – are skinks poisonous? I decided to do a bit of research to figure out if they are poisonous and if it was safe for me to keep one as a pet. Skinks are not poisonous when eaten, and … Read more