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Reptile Care Guide

Care

  • Crested gecko

    Food

    • Commercial crested gecko food, insects (gut-loaded) no bigger than space between eyes provided as treats
    • Water always available

    How often to Feed
    Feed daily at night
    Give insects 2-3 times per week

    Supplements required?
    Sprinkle food with calcium daily and multivitamin 1-2 times per week

    Shedding?
    Yes – provide shed box to facilitate
    Note: May eat their skin while shedding

    Cleaning
    Clean and disinfect habitat weekly. Recommend removing animal from habitat prior to cleaning and storing in Kritter Keeper (available in Petco stores)

  • White's tree frog

    Food

    • Insects (gut-loaded)
    • Water always available

    How often to Feed
    Juveniles: daily
    Adults: every other day

    Supplements required?
    Sprinkle food with calcium daily and multivitamin 1-2 times per week

    Shedding?
    Occasionally shed mucus layer
    Note: May eat their skin while shedding

    Cleaning
    Clean and disinfect habitat weekly. Recommend removing animal from habitat prior to cleaning and storing in Kritter Keeper (available in Petco stores)

  • Leopard gecko

    Food

    • Insects (gut-loaded) no bigger than space between eyes
    • Water always available

    How often to Feed
    Feed daily

    Supplements required?
    Sprinkle food with calcium daily and multivitamin 1-2 times per week

    Shedding?
    Yes – provide shed box to facilitate
    Note: May eat their skin while shedding

    Cleaning
    Clean and disinfect habitat weekly. Recommend removing animal from habitat prior to cleaning and storing in Kritter Keeper (available in Petco stores)

  • Bearded dragon

    Food

    • 70% gut-loaded insects no bigger than space between eyes; 30% fruits and veggies or commercial bearded dragon food (note: adults may eat vegetarian diet)
    • Water always available

    How often to Feed
    Feed daily (discard of uneaten fruits and veggies after 24 hours)

    Supplements required?
    Sprinkle food with calcium daily and multivitamin 1-2 times per week

    Shedding?
    Yes – bathe in large container or provide shed box to facilitate

    Cleaning
    Clean and disinfect habitat weekly. Recommend removing animal from habitat prior to cleaning and storing in Kritter Keeper (available in Petco stores)

  • Corn snake

    Food

    • Appropriately sized frozen rodents (note: if feeding live rodents, supervise closely)
    • Water always available in bowl large enough for snake to soak in

    How often to Feed
    Juveniles: 1x per week
    Adults: Every 1-2 weeks
    Note: Feed in a separate tank

    Supplements required?
    No

    Shedding?
    Yes – provide shed box to facilitate

    Cleaning
    Clean and disinfect habitat weekly. Recommend removing animal from habitat prior to cleaning and storing in Kritter Keeper (available in Petco stores)

  • Ball python

    Food

    • Appropriately sized frozen rodents (note: if feeding live rodents, supervise closely)
    • Water always available in bowl large enough for snake to soak in

    How often to Feed
    Juveniles: 1x per week
    Adults: Every 1-2 weeks
    Note: Feed in a separate tank

    Supplements required?
    No

    Shedding?
    Yes – provide shed box to facilitate

    Cleaning
    Clean and disinfect habitat weekly. Recommend removing animal from habitat prior to cleaning and storing in Kritter Keeper (available in Petco stores)

  • Aquatic turtle

    Food

    • Pelleted commercial diet
    • Insects, krill, veggies can be fed as treats
    • Water always available

    How often to Feed
    Feed daily; must be fed in water to eat Note: Turtles can be messy eaters so consider feeding in separate tank

    Supplements required?
    No, but calcium and multivitamins are highly recommended

    Shedding?
    Occasionally replace scutes as they grow

    Cleaning
    Clean and disinfect habitat weekly. Recommend removing animal from habitat prior to cleaning and storing in Kritter Keeper (available in Petco stores)