Archive for the ‘Reptile’ Category


Salmonella in Reptiles

Thursday, April 18th, 2019
It is common for many Reptile pets to carry Salmonella germs in their intestinal tracts. Reptiles can shed these germs in their stool. Your pet may appear to be healthy to you as these germs do not usefully affect the re

Which substrate should I choose?

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
It is important to provide your pet with a comfortable home, which is similar to their natural habitat. One thing to think about when providing the right home is the type of substrate to use. Not only will the right subs

How do snakes eat?

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
If you have ever seen a snake eat it’s pray, you’ll know it’s a sight to behold. Just recently a video went viral here in Australia, which showed a snaked on a telephone wire capturing a big bird and swallowing it

Shedding in Snakes: Dos and Don’ts

Monday, December 10th, 2018
One of the most important basics of snake husbandry is to know how to handle problematic sheds. For those new to reptile care, the first thing to mention is that regular shedding of a snake’s skin is a completely norma

Friendly Reptiles: Leopard Gecko

Monday, November 12th, 2018
Another friendly reptile that features in Petcover’s list is the Leopard Gecko and there are many compelling reasons to welcome this cute little lizard into your household. Compact, tame, low maintenance and with a rel

4 Things to Consider Before you Buy a Pet Turtle

Monday, October 29th, 2018
For all the apartment-dwellers out there who dream of owning a pet but have heartless landlords who won’t allow them to keep a dog or cat, I have a solution for you: a turtle! Although it might not bear much resemblanc

Vegetarian Reptiles

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Are you interested in buying a new scaly friend, but put off by feeding them live stock? Or would you like a camouflaging companion but don’t want to store bugs for food? Well, you are not alone. Many people would like

Friendly Reptiles: the Bearded Dragon

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Affectionately known as “beardies”, the Bearded Dragon is a popular choice for both beginners and seasoned reptile owners. Their gentle nature and easy-going personality earn them a spot in Petcover’s list of frien

What to Consider before Buying a Snake

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Some pet owners prefer scales to fur. Snakes can make for a great pet, if you have an interest in reptiles. But deciding on whether to have a snake as your next pet is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Snakes

Petcover launches ‘Exotic, Rare and Unusual’ Pet Insurance

Friday, October 5th, 2018
A new era in pet insurance!   Petcover is proud to announce the launch of ‘Exotic, Rare and Unusual’ pet insurance, for your reptile, small mammal and bird. From today, you will now be able to insure domestic an