The Basics When Caring For A Leopard Gecko

Giving your orchids good care before and after blooming will ensure they continue on their normal growth cycle and bloom again. Many people fear that their orchids will not re-bloom, but there’s no reason to be afraid if you follow simple rules of orchid care.

Do not think that keeping them in smaller cages at first is a good idea. Actually, in the long run, this would be more expensive. So, if you are planning to get a pet iguana, see to it that you have already prepared a large tank or Terrarium workshop. If you have an extra room in your home, you may renovate it to serve as the room of your iguana. Also, do not forget to place a cover on the floor of your pet’s housing. This should be made from a material that cannot be eaten by the iguana.

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I have two terrariums with the males and females separated. The terrariums are together on my dining room window sill. In each terrarium there is a small wood log that leans up against the corner of the glass opposite the other terrarium. Zyrtek and Gigi have developed an afternoon romance where they will sit on the top of the log staring at each other. At time Zytek will do his romantic thing and show his pink dewap (a flap that protrudes from his throat.) The funny thing is that when they hear me walk into the room or look into their cages, Gigi will act like I caught her doing something wrong and turn away from Zyrtek. It’s hilarious. Even when I come home and they hear me walk in I can see them move or go hide in the leaves. Silly lizards, but yet they’re smart.

7)Never release an unwanted pet reptile into the wild. Most pets are from other continents and will not live long where you live. It is also possible, especially in a place like Florida, that the released pet will do well and, if many such pets have been released, found a colony of foreign animals. This is not good for the local wildlife and really upsets conservationists and Terrarium workshop Fish and Wildlife officials.

2)Avoid getting a species that people think of as “pets” but are really very challenging to keep properly. Among those species to avoid: iguanas, Nile monitors, chameleons, and small species that grow to only 3 – 8 inches in length.

5)Do not grab or hold a lizard by the tail. Even though the tail of a bearded dragon, blue-tongue skink, or savanna monitor will not break off, it is uncomfortable for the lizard. Get used to holding the lizard by putting your hand under its belly and supporting its weight from below.

If your orchid has been in the same pot for two years or more, it is time to repot during the period in-between blooming. It may be too large for its pot or the medium in which it is planted may have overly decomposed. Be gentle and repot the orchid in osmunda fiber, fir bark, gravel, peat moss, or another material good for growing orchids. This should give it a good start on its next period of growth and new blooms.

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