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Poison Dart Frog Care Guide - The Critter Depot

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Poison Dart Frog Care Guide   Table of Contents Table of Contents Ask an Expert Post your questions on our Poison Dart Frog forum.  Our in-house zoologist can answer your questions on habitats, sanitation, feeding, and proper poison dart frog care.  We also love seeing pics, so if you don't have any questions, post a picture anyway for us to admire! Poison Dart Frog Basics Are they Really Poisonous? “You are what you eat” is the common aphorism. Nothing could be more true about the poison dart frog. Weird biological science has demonstrated over and over that there is nothing inherently poisonous...

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Monitor Lizard Care Guide - The Critter Depot

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Monitor Lizard Care Guide Table of Contents Table of Contents Ask an Expert Post your questions on our Monitor Lizard forum.  Our in-house zoologist can answer your questions on habitats, sanitation, feeding, and proper Monitor Lizard care.  We also love seeing pics, so if you don't have any questions, post a picture anyway for us to admire! Facts and Figures for the Monitor Lizard Monitor lizards are indigenous to Africa, Asia, Australia, and Indonesia, living in habitats as varied as deserts, forests, and savannahs. Some monitors are primarily terrestrial, while others are arboreal. Most monitors are good climbers regardless of...

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Red-Eared Slider Care Guide - The Critter Depot

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Red-Eared Slider Care Guide Table of Contents Ask Our Experts!   Our red-eared slider care guide covers critical information on tank set up, feeding schedule, and diseases.  But if you're encountering additional problems that aren't discussed in this article, you can post your picture and question in our forum.   Introduction to Red-Eared Sliders The red-eared slider has a long history in the pet trade, and it has been kept, with varying degrees of success, by hobbyists both novice and experienced. Red-eared sliders are indigenous to the United States. They are found from New Mexico north to Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and...

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Tarantula Care Guide - The Critter Depot

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Tarantula Care Guide Table of Contents   Tarantula Care Questions? We love our tarantulas.  But sometimes we have specific questions to ensure their health and happiness.  Post your questions in our community support forum, and an experienced tarantula care giver will quickly help you and your beloved pet. Tarantula Lore In Italy, there are famous dances referred to as ‘tarantellas’. They were inspired by the spontaneous dancing patterns exhibited by women supposedly bitten, and then possessed by, local species of tarantulas. The dancing of the bite victims might last for hours, before the sufferer collapsed, apparently freed from the effects...

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How Long Do Leopard Geckos Live? - The Critter Depot

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How Long Do Leopard Gecko's Live? Leopard geckos, in captivity, can live as long as 20 years.  And it doesn't take a lot of work to reach this full.  But they do have certain requirements, which if not met, will cause an early demise. Habitat Requirements Correct temperature, humidity, diet, and exercise are key components. Incorrect temperatures, either too hot or too cold, can cause stress, which in turn suppresses the animal’s immune system. Stressed geckos may become anorexic and dehydrated. This leaves the animal open to secondary infections that can be difficult to treat effectively, making a low maintenance pet...

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