Giant African Land Snails: A Practical Care Guide

Did you collect snails when you were a kid and kept them in a jar? Snails can be found everywhere and can easily be kept as pets. But the giant African land snail (Achatina achatina) is quite something else. These are real giants, some growing to more than 20cm (8″). But even due to their…

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12 Reasons Why Stick Insects Make Good Pets

While reviled by most, keeping insects as pets have become a popular trend for kids and adults alike. Although stick insects make unusual pets, they are one of the best pets you can think of. You can keep many types of stick insects at home (however, in some countries it is prohibited to keep exotic…

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Do Tarantulas Sleep? Not Exactly…

Recently I’ve got a really intriguing question: Do tarantulas sleep? As much as the tarantula is part of our culture and regularly kept as pets, surprisingly little is known about the sleeping behaviour of this hairy big spider. Actually, there is not much known about sleep in spiders and insects in general. In this article,…

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How Do Tarantulas Catch Their Prey?

Tarantulas are mysterious creatures. Most people are glad that they hide deep in the tropical forest and away from people. But because of its enormous size, you wonder what they predate and how they catch it. When you see tarantulas at the zoo or in someone’s home (hopefully inside a container), they most likely sit…

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Breeding Feeder Fruit Flies At Home The Easy Way

Fruit flies are the perfect food source for many exotic pets. You can feed frogs, (young) mantises, small spiders, and many other amphibians and reptiles with fruit flies. They make the perfect food source, not only nutritional but also to stimulate hunting behaviours. You can buy fruit flies in specialized pet shops or at the…

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How To Breed Superworms: Complete Practical Guide

Superworms are a popular feeder insect that you can use to feed many different pets, like reptiles, amphibians, hedgehogs, rodents, tarantulas, and praying mantises. In many countries, superworms — also called Morio worms or king worms in some countries — are rather cheap food as well. But it is not always that easy to have…

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