How to Take Care of A Blue-tongued Skink

Blue-tongued Skink

The Blue-tongued Skink, also referred to as the Blue-tongued Lizard, Blue-tongue, and Bluey, is a lizard species categorized under the Tiliqua genus, which contains the largest skink species. As its name suggests, it possesses a large, blue tongue that can be bared as a startle display to predators and enemies. Blue-tongued Skinks … Read more

How to Take Care of A Crested Gecko

Crested Gecko

­The Crested Gecko, also known as Eyelash Gecko, is a gecko species endemic to southern New Caledonia, a group of islands near Australia. This gecko is famous for its long “eyelashes,” which are actually spines that run from its eyes to the tail. As nocturnal animals, Crested Geckos do not require any … Read more

How to Take Care of A Savannah Monitor

Savannah Monitor

The Savannah Monitor, also referred to as Bosc’s Monitor and Varanus exanthematicus, is a large monitor species known for its smart and strong abilities. Used to be hunted for its leather, meat, and trade, Savannah Monitors are becoming a popular pet of choice among hobbyists. This monitor species is endemic to the … Read more

How to Take Care of An Argentine Black and White Tegu

Argentine Black and White Tegu

The Argentine Black and White Tegu, also referred to as Argentine Giant Tegu, Black and White Tegu, Huge Tegu, Lagarto Overo, and Salvator merianae, is a huge lizard species categorized under the Teiidae family. This lizard is considered the largest among the tegu lizards. It is an omnivorous species that takes refuge … Read more

How to Take Care of A Long-tailed Lizard

Long-tailed Lizard

The Long-tailed Lizard, also known as Long-tailed Grass Lizard, Asian Grass Lizard, and Takydromus sexlineatus, is a beautiful reptile species widely known for its remarkably long tail, which is usually three times the length of its body. This lizard belongs to the Lacertidae family, which is widespread in Asia, Europe, and Africa. … Read more

How to Take Care of A Green Iguana

Green Iguana

The Green Iguana, also referred to as American Iguana, Iguana iguana, Gallina de Palo, or simply Iguana, is a large, arboreal, and primarily herbivorous lizard species endemic to the lands of Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other parts of North and South America. This lizard species is commonly found in captivity … Read more

How to Take Care of A Green Basilisk

Green Basilisk

The Green Basilisk is a beautiful, green lizard that is endemic to the tropical rainforests of Central America. It is also known for other names such as Plumed Basilisk and Double-crested Basilisk. Its unique ability to run over water earned it a recognizable moniker: the Jesus Christ lizard. This lizard is touted … Read more

How to Take Care of A Green Anole

Green Anole

The Green Anole is also known for its various names: Carolina Anole, American Green Anole, American Anole, and Red-throated Anole. Frequently, it is referred to as an American Chameleon due to its ability to change color from brown to bright green, gray, or yellow, but in reality, it is not a real … Read more

How to Take Care of A Gold Dust Day Gecko

Gold Dust Day Gecko

The Gold Dust Day Gecko, also referred to as Broad-tailed Day Gecko and Phelsuma laticauda, is a lizard species native to Madagascar, but recently introduced to various Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. They are known to do best as display pets that require limited handling. Perfect for starting hobbyists, the Gold Dust Day … Read more

How to Take Care of A Gargoyle Gecko

Gargoyle Gecko

Gargoyle Gecko, also known as New Caledonian Bumpy Gecko, Knob-headed Giant Gecko, and Rhacodactylus auriculatus, is a gecko species endemic to the southern end of the New Caledonia island in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The Gargoyle Gecko, along with other gecko species, are being considered for CITES’ protective measures, aiming to put … Read more

How to Take Care of A Chinese Water Dragon

Chinese Water Dragon

The Chinese Water Dragon, also known as Asian Water Dragon, Thai Water Dragon, Green Water Dragon, and Physignathus cocincinus, is an agamid lizard endemic to mainland Southeast Asia and China. This exotic reptile resembles a small iguana and has specific care needs, which is why they require care from intermediate to expert … Read more

How to Take Care of A Chameleon

Chameleon

A Chameleon is a reptile species famous for its camouflaging techniques. This species is endemic to the deserts and rainforests of Africa. Those who usually inhabit the desert are brown, while those in the forests are green. Aside from their ability to change their skin color, they got plenty of other unique … Read more

How to Take Care of A Caiman Lizard

Caiman Lizard

The Caiman Lizard, also known as Northern Caiman Lizard and Dracaena guianensis, is a lizard with a stocky built and is well-adapted to life around and under water. They are endemic to South America, particularly around the Amazon River Basin in Brazil, Colombia, and Guyana to the west of Peru and Ecuador. … Read more

How to Take Care of An Ackies Monitor

Ackies Monitor

The Ackies Monitor, also known as Spiny-tailed Monitor, Ridge-tailed Monitor, Ackie’s Dwarf Monitor, and Varanus acanthurus, is a monitor species usually found in Australia. They inhabit the dry regions and scrubland areas of Western Australia, and parts of Northern Territory and Queensland. This species is one of the most famous lizard pets … Read more

How to Take Care of An African Fire Skink

African Fire Skink

The African Fire Skink, also known as the Fire Skink, True Fire Skink, or Togo Fire Skink, is a relatively large skink categorized under the Scincidae family. This species is endemic to western Africa’s tropical forests and known for its vivid and bright coloration. Despite its striking colors, some hobbyists tend to … Read more

How to Take Care of An African Fat-tailed Gecko

African Fat-tailed Gecko

The African Fat-tailed Gecko, also known as African Fat-Tailed Gecko, is a ground-dwelling gecko under the subfamily Eublepharinae. This species is crepuscular and terrestrial, and have vertical pupils, moveable eyelids, and no sticky feet. This gecko is found in West Africa, particularly in Senegal and Cameroon. It shares similarities and care requirements … Read more

Guide to Owning a Bearded Dragon Lizard

Bearded dragons or also called as beardies are medium-sized reptiles that are native in Australia. They are considered good pets, and they are even suitable for beginner reptile owners. However, they do have a complex environmental and nutritional requirement. Aside from that, bearded dragons also need some time and specialized equipment to … Read more

Guide to Owning a Leopard Gecko

The leopard gecko is one of the most popular beginner’s reptile. This type of gecko is a small lizard, comes in different colors, and it is easily handled because they are small. Usually, leopard geckos are white in color, and it is spotted with black dots. The leopard gecko’s hatchlings usually start … Read more

Guide to Owning the Uromastyx Spiny Tailed Lizard

The spiny-tailed lizard or also known as the mastigure, uromastyces, or dabb lizard, is not an ordinary pet. This is because of tight trade regulations, and only a few countries permit the export of this reptile, which is why it is hard to acquire. If you are lucky to find one, then … Read more

Can Axolotl Can Be a Good First Pet

The axolotl is definitely not a typical pet, and it is as unique as its name. Axolotl belongs to the salamander family. Still, unlike salamanders, axolotls do not routinely go through a metamorphosis from the larval stage to the adult form. In short, they remain aquatic animals all their life. Axolotls come … Read more

10 Fascinating Facts About Iguanas

Facts About Iguanas

ExoticDirect pet insurance have collected ten of the most interesting, funny, and downright weird facts about iguanas for your pleasure. So put the kettle on and prepare to be amazed (or at least mildly interested) by these wonderful animals… 1. Iguanas can get rather big The longest iguana, the green iguana, can grow up to two metres long from … Read more

10 facts about chameleons

1. The biggest mistake people make about chameleons A lot of people think chameleons change their color based on their surroundings – sort of like camouflage. However, this isn’t true. Chameleons actually change their color due to a number of different factors, including their mood, changes in light or temperature, or the … Read more