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Mistakes to Avoid When Feeding and Taking Care of Reptile Pets Most people associate pets with either cats or dogs, but there are those who are more interested in less popular varieties, say reptiles. Well, there’s really nothing wrong about having a reptile as a pet, although the first thing you need to acknowledge if you plan on getting one is that taking care of it is never the same to that of taking care of a dog or cat. While feeding, bathing, and grooming your dog or cat are things you can get used to in a heartbeat, reptiles on the other hand need more attention and care. The fact is there have been quite a lot of instances in which pet reptiles died merely because their owners committed rather silly and obvious mistakes which could have been averted if more learning and research were done. Here are the common mistakes you have to avoid committing once you decide you’re going to have a pet reptile. 1 – Incorrect Feeding
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As an inexperienced reptile owner, you are very prone to committing this mistake and in most cases, if you don’t get the right information about how to feed your pet, it could lead to its death. The first thing you must figure out is if your pet is carnivore or herbivore. For example, you can’t overly feed a herbivore reptile with meat or protein because its body and system aren’t designed for it. Iguanas and uromastyx lizards are two common examples of lizards that shouldn’t be fed with protein-based diets.
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2 – Wrong Hydrating Methods There’s a very common misconception among pet lizard owners in which they believe there’s nothing wrong in over-watering them. You don’t want to have excess water and moisture in the cage because it could lead to the growth of mold and mildew, as well as other types of bacteria which could cause serious harm to your pet. You also must be aware that some lizard types like chameleons are very difficult to take care because they are naturally temperamental. What this means is that they need very specific moisture levels to be healthy. 3 – Wrong Enclosure/Housing Another way that many reptile owners make silly mistakes is in building the house or enclosure for their pets. Just as humans need shelter to keep them safe from the weather and outside elements, reptiles require the same thing. Keep in mind that pet reptiles are prone to getting sick or harmed if exposed to elements from the outside which they aren’t used to or perhaps the discomfort brought by the wrong cage or enclosure could stress them out. You see, there are things about taking care of reptiles are pets that you still don’t know about, and if you really are serious in succeeding, you need to go the extra mile in learning more about how to take care of your pet.