Why do geckos eat their shed skin?

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Geckos shed around every month in adulthood, and will often eat their shed skin. This is to gain back some of the nutrients they lose by shedding, and also to avoid being detected by predators in the wild.   Why do geckos shed?   Geckos continuously grow throughout their lives. They have a tough outer… Read more »

Do vinegaroons make good pets?

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Vinegaroons make pretty great pets, since they are fairly easy to look after, and are much less dangerous than other exotic pets. Like most tropical creatures, they will need a hot, humid terrarium, and are fed insects, which are usually live.  What is a vinegaroon?   Vinegaroons, or whip scorpions, are pretty unique pets. Although they… Read more »

How to look after a rabbit?

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What is a rabbit?   Most people probably sae their first rabbit as a child. Either in a film such as “Bambi” or “Zootopia”, as cartoon characters or just wild rabbits hopping around the neighbourhood.   A rabbit is a type of mammal. Rabbits range in size from 2.5 pounds to 16 or more pounds… Read more »

Can cats harm bearded dragons?

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Since cats are natural hunters, there is a fairly high risk that a cat could harm your bearded dragon, if they are kept in the same space. An active feline can also stress out the reptile. This can be prevented by keeping the animals apart, or always supervising them when they are together. Will my… Read more »

Why shouldn’t you eat rabbit?

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Although rabbit meat is nutritionally a great choice of meat, there are a few ethical issues behind its consumption, as well as dangers in production. These issues come from the cramped conditions intensely farmed rabbits are kept in, as well as rabbits’ weak immune systems leading to a substantial use of antibiotics. Nutrition of rabbit meat   Despite… Read more »

How to look after a Vinegarroon?

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What is a Vinegarroon?    Vinegarroon are commonly known as whip scorpions. However, their formal name is Thelyphonida. Vinegaroons are arachnids.   Fact: Arachnida is a class of joint-legged invertebrate animals. Arachnida includes orders containing spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites, harvestmen, and solifuges.   The name “whip scorpion” refers to their resemblance to common scorpions and possession of… Read more »

Can geckos lay eggs without a male?

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Female geckos are able to lay eggs without a male, but the eggs produced are unfertilised. Therefore, they cannot produce babies on their own. Some reptiles, such as the Asian water dragon, can reproduce asexually, without a male. Egg laying in geckos   Similar to birds, female geckos are able to produce eggs even without… Read more »