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Emperor Scorpion Care Guide

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Emperor Scorpion Care Guide Table of Contents Ask an Expert We love seeing pictures of well cared for Empower Scorpions!  But sometimes setting up their habitat, and providing the proper care can a challenge.  Our in-house zoologist can help identify proper husbandry, and the best ways to take care of your emperor scorpion if you have questions. Emperor Scorpion Basics Want a pet that’s a real conversation starter without having to do a great deal of maintenance?  Well, if you like arthropods, then the Emperor Scorpion might be an ideal pet for you.  Size Emperor scorpions, Pandinus imperator, are indigenous to...

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How Many Crickets for My Pet?

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How Many Crickets should I feed my Pet? Knowing when and how much to feed growing non-mammalian pets can be a challenge and the information available can be conflicting or vague.  This article intends to capture data from the best research available on utilizing common feeder insects, rather than just repeating what another website that sells feeder insects may claim. Table of Contents   Bearded dragons How Many Crickets for Bearded Dragons Young Bearded Dragon (1-3 months old) = 25 - 60 1/8" crickets (one week old) three times per day. Twice per day is acceptable, but your pet will...

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Dubia Roaches vs Silkworms

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Dubia Roaches Vs Silkworms The right feeder for your pet really depends on your pet’s needs. When considering Dubia Roaches versus Silkworms, you need to look at many different aspects of the insects and the needs of your pet. In this article, we break down the complex nutritional profiles of these species. We look at protein, fat, mineral, and fiber content. Plus, we look at different situations in which each insect might be appropriate.  Nutritional Profile of Dubias and Silkworms Experts suggest that the following nutritional profile is optimal for most insectivorous and carnivorous reptiles and amphibians: Typical Carnivorous Reptile...

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Waxy Monkey Frog Care Guide

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Waxy Monkey Frog Care Guide Table of Contents Ask an Expert Wax Monkey Tree Frogs are beautiful and amazing.  And they are recommended for beginner keepers.  If you are an owner, or are considering becoming one, we have a community forum waxy monkey frog forum that can help answer your questions.  Our forum is moderated by knowledgable zoologists, who can help guide you to provide wonderful care for your Waxy Monkey Frog.  What are Waxy Monkey Frogs? As proof that mother nature has a tremendous imagination, she created an amphibian that hunts at night and sleeps during the day.  Big...

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Gold Dust Day Gecko Care Guide

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Gold Dust Day Gecko Care Guide Table of Contents Ask an Expert Gold dust day geckos are beautiful and amazing.  And they are recommended for beginner keepers.  If you are an owner, or are considering becoming one, we have a community forum gold dust day Gecko forum that can help answer your questions.  Our forum is moderated by knowledgable zoologists, who can help guide you to provide wonderful care for your Gold Dust Day Gecko.  What are Gold Dust Day Geckos? If you want a strikingly beautiful pet that takes little care and you don’t need one you can handle...

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