Archive for the ‘Reptile’ Category


Things to Consider Before Buying a Reptile

Thursday, August 8th, 2019
In recent years reptiles have become a popular pet choice. They do not require as much maintenance as a cat or dog and they are ideal for small living spaces. They do however require responsible pet ownership and specifi

Reptile Profile: Crested Gecko

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Found originally on the tropical island of New Caledonia these small lizards make a perfect first pet for beginners. We take a closer look at makes the Crested Gecko so unique. Crested Geckos can make excellent first pet

Reptile Profiles: Children’s Python

Monday, June 24th, 2019
Found in the northern regions of Australia, this small non-venomous python is a beautiful creature. As they can live in various habitats they are able to adapt well in captivity. We take a closer look at these amazing py

Lifespan of a Turtle or Tortoise

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Turtles and Tortoises are animals that have a long lifespan with many of them even living decades and some even passing 100 years! No one really knows why turtles and tortoises live for so long however there are a few th

Friendly Reptiles: Blue Tongue Skink

Monday, April 29th, 2019
Affectionately known as the Bluey, Blue Tongues are the largest of the skink species. They are also one of the most interactive. Bluey’s will learn to become relaxed and obedient as they grow with their carer. So it is

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