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Bearded Dragon Brumation - The Critter Depot

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Bearded Dragon Brumation - What is it, how long does it last, and should I be concerned? What you'll learn in this article If you have a Bearded Dragon, you may have heard about the curious behavior known as “brumation”. Inexperienced owners often confuse this natural behavior with a serious illness. In reality, it is actually a natural part of the Bearded Dragon life cycle. Keep reading to learn everything you need about brumation including what it is, why it can be healthy, and how to help your scaly little monster through the process! What is Brumation? Brumation is an...

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How to Gut-Load Dubia Roaches - The Critter Depot

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How to Gut-Load Dubia Roaches and Give Your Insectivores the Best Diet Table of Contents Most insectivorous reptile owners know that their pets need extra vitamin A and calcium in their diets. For those who need a quick refresher on the role of these nutrients, check out this short article on the importance of vitamin A and calcium in the diet of carnivorous reptiles. In short, the veterinarian who reviewed the literature suggests that the best way to get your leopard gecko, bearded dragon, or other insectivorous pet sufficient amounts of vitamin A and calcium is to gut load your...

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Kenyan Sand Boa Care Guide - The Critter Depot

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Kenyan Sand Boa Care Guide Table of Contents Kenyan Sand Boa Basics The Kenyan sand boa (Eryx colubrinus) has a dedicated and growing following due to its manageable size, passive personality, and simplicity of care.  Also referred to as the East African sand boa, these gentle and attractive snakes are great for beginners. The naturally occurring pattern of Kenyans is beautiful as it is, but there are also plenty of color morphs to choose from. Some of the available morphs for Kenyans include albino, snow, paradox, striped, tiger, and others. Kenyan Sand Boa Size and Age Captive-bred Kenyan sand boas...

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How to Breed Superworms - The Critter Depot

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Follow these steps to learn How to Bread Superworms Table of Contents Buying superworms may be easy.  But the monthly costs can add up.  So breeding super worms is a great way to reduce cost, and provide your insectivorous pets with the proper nutrition they need. Plus, it is very easy once you understand the superworm life cycle and breeding habits. Keep reading to learn how to keep your own colony! Food for Superworms Superworms feed on a variety of plant materials. However, the most commonly used food for superworms is oatmeal. You can grind up oatmeal to make a...

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Breeding Dubia Roaches: How to Start your Own Colony

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How To Start a Dubia Roach Colony? Table of Contents Dubia roaches are one of the most common feeder insects for a number of reasons. They are nutritious, they have a thin exoskeleton, and they do not stink nearly as much as crickets or other roaches. Further, dubia roaches range form ⅛ of an inch, all the way to large 2-inch adults.  And these are just a few of the reasons why reptile owners buy dubia roaches as feeder insects.  But, if you're open-minded, and feeling adventurous, starting a dubia roach colony will allow you to feed almost any sized...

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