Petco Knowledge Base

Facts about impaction

by Aluxe Jun. 5, 2015
What is impaction? Impaction is the accumulation of debris in the stomach or intestines of reptiles. The debris could be substrate, food or other foreign material that can accumulate in the gut or intestines of reptiles- it is not exclusively about s...

What is the ideal size habitat for a ball python?

by Aluxe Apr. 30, 2015
What is the ideal size habitat for a Ball Python? It's easiest to start with a 40 gallon breeder tank (36x18"), Eventually, it's best to provide a 75 gallon tank (48x18"). Can I buy a Terrarium for a Juvenile to start out in that it can gro...

How to keep your reptile healthy

by Aluxe Oct. 8, 2014
Prevention Prevention is always better than a cure, and you can prevent almost all health problems in your reptile by applying the following principles: An adequate quarantine period Appropriate food A proper environment Sound housecleaning (husbandr...

Is your reptile stressed?

by Aluxe Oct. 8, 2014
Things to know about your reptile and stress: Some reptiles are very susceptible to stress. By definition, a pet is an animal that has been domesticated. Reptiles, however, are wild animals and retain all their wild instincts. To keep a reptile in ca...

Does your reptile need a companion?

by Aluxe Sep. 12, 2014
Is companionship important to my reptile? The short answer is no. Your pet reptile needs you, NOT another cold-blooded buddy. Your reptilian friend will tolerate companionship from you far more easily than from another scaly friend. Reptiles by natur...