Fascinating reptiles that come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, each lizard species comes with its own unique dietary requirements. Providing proper nutrition is crucial for maintaining the health and well-being of your lizard companion. In this article, we will delve into the essentials of what you should be feeding your lizard. Meat, Meat, Meat! Carnivorous lizards, such as bearded dragons, monitor lizards and some geckos rely primarily on animal protein. Their diets should consist of high-quality proteins with a high meat and moisture content to keep them well......
Just like any pet, feeding your ferret a nutritious and well-balanced diet is essential for their overall health and well being. Known for being curious and energetic, ferrets’ dietary requirements differ from that of other pets, making it crucial to understand how to properly nourish them. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the key aspects of feeding your ferret, ensuring they receive the nutrition they need to thrive, with expert tips & tricks to help keep them happy & healthy. Balanced Diet Ferrets are obligate carnivores, meaning their bodies......
Small and full of personality, ferrets require a lot of attention when it comes to their nutrition. With a short digestive system and fast metabolism, ferrets should be fed many meals a day (one meal around every 3 – 4 hours). Don’t let their ravenous appetite fool you, because if there’s any pet that has digestion problems, it’s the ferret. Without a cecum in their digestive tract, ferrets are unable to process complex carbohydrates, and thus they should not be consumed. That means anything with fiber should also be completely avoided. Other......
With a propensity for obesity, it’s important that hedgehog owners know how to best meet the nutritional needs of their prickly pal(s). Luckily for hedgehog owners, there’s a wide selection of healthy treats to pick from. Fruits such as apples, pears and bananas and vegetables like peas, corn and carrots are all great choices. Insects like earwigs, maggots and beetles are a favorite snack of hedgehogs, also being a great source of chitin. Chitin plays a key role in the hedgehogs’ natural diet, playing a role in their digestion similar to that......
With many different species, it can be hard to understand the nutritional needs of your large lizard(s). While each species has different nutritional needs that must be met for a well-balanced diet, it’s generally a good idea to avoid feeding your lizard live mice. This practice can often lead to pet lizards being injured by the mice; an event that can be easily avoided by serving pre-killed mice. This is much more humane for the mice, and they can be easily stored in the freezer without taking up too much space. Like......