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Black Rat Snake Care Guide

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Black Rat Snake Care Guide What's a Black Rat Snake? It’s not uncommon in some parts of the US for a farmer to stick their hand into a dark chicken nest box to collect eggs, only to feel them moving!  It’s generally not the eggs themselves, but rat snakes. This species has a thing for chicken eggs and will not think twice before using their climbing abilities to reach the nest box. While all rat snake species do this, the Texas rat snake is known to have a special fondness for freshly laid eggs.  They will quickly swallow whole eggs...

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Superworms vs Mealworms - What's the Difference?

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Superworms Vs Mealworms When it comes to your regular feeder insect, it is very important to ensure that the species you choose will be fulfilling the needs of your leopard gecko, bearded dragon, or other insect-eating pet!  In this article, we directly compare Superworms and Mealworms by looking at their protein, fat, mineral, and fiber content. Plus, we look at which insect your pet will prefer and how you can incorporate different insects into a more-balanced and engaging diet! Nutritional Profile Experts suggest that the following nutritional profile is optimal for most insectivorous and carnivorous reptiles and amphibians: Typical Carnivorous Reptile Diet...

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Which are the Best Live Feeder Insects?

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The nutritional profile of an insectivorous lizard (like a leopard gecko) should be balanced in the range below: Typical Carnivorous Reptile Diet High in Protein (30-60%) High in Fat (40-70%) Low carbohydrates and Indigestible Fiber Other, omnivorous species, have slightly different dietary requirements. However, the insects they eat should be close to this composition for maximum benefits! The high protein allows your pet to build new cells, repair injuries, and create new proteins. The fat serves as a major energy source - eventually being turned into energy for each cell in your pet’s body! Here's how the most common feeder insects compare...

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Dubia Roaches vs Superworms - Which is the Better Feeder?

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Dubia Roaches Vs Superworms Table of Contents Superworms or Dubia Roaches? The choice is complicated. Both insects have certain benefits and detriments, and there are many factors to consider. While these insects look and behave very differently, they have a similar composition of fat and protein. However, dubia roaches have an advantage when it comes to minerals. In this article, we will take a look at all of the most important aspects when trying to decide which of these feeders to use! We will consider nutrient profiles mineral content digestibility And we even consider how much fun your reptile or...

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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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