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Ferrets – Mustela Putorius Furo

The ferret boasts a long history as a companion and even a working animal, observed all the way back to Genghis Khan and beyond. Despite centuries of partnership, a ferret remains one of the most challenging pets to live with and adopting one warrants serious consideration. The masked, whiskered face and inquisitive nature are endearing to pet owners worldwide....

A Touch of Gold: The Gold Dust Day Gecko

gold dust day gecko
The gold dust day gecko was first discovered by Boettger in 1880 with the name Pachydactylus laticauda and then was remained five years later by Boettger to Phelsuma laticauda. These geckos naturally found in the wet coastal regions of northern Madagascar and can commonly be found around human settlements. The gold dust day gecko is an invasive species to Hawaii...

Kingsnakes – Lampropeltis

Kingsnake
The kingsnake can naturally be found in America, Mexico and southern part of Ontario and Quebec in Canada. They prefer to inhabit humid regions such as wetlands, meadows, lakes, forests and can be found at altitudes up to 2000 meters hiding in burrows and tree stumps. They do most of their hunting in the wild on the ground but can...

Pixie Frog

One of the largest frogs, the Pixie Frog (also known as African Giant Bullfrog) is a fairly aggressive amphibian. Most consider them a species choice for more experienced handlers. Coloring ranges from an olive green to dark green on the top, with dark brown ridges running the length of their backs. The green fades into a tan or cream...

Snowflake Eel – Echidna nebulosa

Snowflake Eel
Snowflake eels are native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean all the way to Hawaii, as well as Baja California and Mexico. In the wild, they can grow as large as 40” (102cm). They tend to reside in rocky crevices and reefs, where they wait to ambush fish and other small sea creatures. It is one of around 120 species of...

Yellow Tang – Zebrasoma Flavescens

Yellow Tang
The yellow tang in nature is found in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific between Hawaii and Japan. They are mainly found and cultivated around Hawaii, but they are also near the Ryukyu Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Marshall Islands.  In these areas, tangs gather in small groups in coral reefs at a depth of 6-150 ft....

Firefish Goby – Fire Dartfish

Nemateleotris magnifica
The Firefish (Firefish Goby) is a friendly, well-behaved saltwater fish that is an excellent addition to a reef tank, especially one of smaller size. Bright and colorful and non-aggressive toward other fish, corals, or other reef tank dwellers, it’s hard to go wrong with a Firefish. They have long been a favorite among marine hobbyists.   These fish tend to burrow, a...

Rainbow Boa – Epicrates Cenchria

Rainbow Boa
Rainbow boas (Epicrates Cenchria) are one of the most popular snakes to house. To be more specific, the Brazilian rainbow boa (E.C. Cenchria) and Columbian rainbow boa (E.C. Mauro’s) are the most commonly imported of the five subspecies. The other three include: Paraguayan (E.C. Crassus) Coating (E.C. Assisi) Argentine (E.C. Alexei). These snakes are most commonly found in South America and...

Dragonets – Mandarin Fish

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Mandarin fish belong to the family of dragonet (Callionymidae) within the order of Perciformes (percomorph). Preciforms comprises about 160 species in 19 genera. All Perciformes are sea-dwellers and wide spread around the globe. The mandarin fish specifically are small fish native to the coral reefs of the indo-pacific oceans reaching depths of 6-65 ft. (2-20m).These fish have quite distinctive beautiful...

Ball Python Care – Python Regius

Ball Python
Considered a great first snake, the ball python has a peaceful nature and has relative ease of care. They are typically dark brown or black with tan or golden ball shaped patches over their bodies. These snakes grow three to four feet, but hardly get longer than five, and have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. Ball Python Care Housing A...