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How often do Ball Pythons Poop? - The Critter Depot

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Ball Python Poop: A Key Indicator of Health Table of Contents Snake poop is probably not your favorite part of owning a ball python, but your snake’s bowel movements can be an important indicator of health. This article discusses all of the important health aspects of snake poop including how often ball pythons poop, the typical digestion process, important health markers to keep an eye out for, and the ideal habitat for your ball python. Ask an Expert Ball pythons are beautiful pets with unique diets.  But their slow digestion and appetite may make them a little challenging.  New and...

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How to Care for Chickens in Winter

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How To Care For Chickens During The Winter Months As the winter months approach, you may be wondering how to best care for your chickens. Adult chickens are relatively tough and can withstand colder temperatures than we can, as they have no problems with temperatures that drop slightly below zero. However, when the temperature drops far below zero, there’s cause for concern. To make sure your chickens are safe and comfortable, here are some things you can do to get them through the winter. Deep Clean The Chicken Coop Before Winter As the weather gets colder, it's important to deep...

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How to protect chicks from the summer heat

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How To Care For Chickens In The Hot Summer There is no better time to live life to the fullest than the summer months. Water slides, barbecues, and camping, there’s always something to look forward to. However, egg laying chickens don’t feel the same way, as they prefer cooler weather over hotter weather. At around 75°F chickens can dissipate their heat naturally, but when it becomes hotter than 85°F, heat presents a serious danger. This is when we have to step in and ensure optimal conditions so our flock doesn’t suffer from heat-related issues. With plenty of water, shade, ventilation,...

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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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Boa Constrictor Care Guide

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Boa Constrictor Care Guide Boa Constrictor Basics Boa constrictors are an extremely popular snake in the pet trade and make an excellent adult beginning keeper’s pet. Although there are several species of boa constrictors found in the pet trade, the two most common are red-tail boas (Boa constrictor constrictor) and northern boas (Boa constrictor imperator). Red Tail Boa Red Tail Boa Boa Constrictor Imperator   These snakes are native to parts of North, Central, and South America. Other than a slight size difference, their care is fairly similar, and they both tend to do well in captivity. For the purpose of...

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