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14 MORE Reptile Care Myths — DEBUNKED!

14 MORE Reptile Care Myths — DEBUNKED!

In our last article on this topic, we outlined 15 common reptile care myths. But there’s just so many myths floating around in the reptile hobby that we knew it would need a sequel. So here are 14 more myths about caring for reptiles, and why they’re wrong:

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15 Common Myths About Caring for Reptiles — DEBUNKED!

15 Common Myths About Caring for Reptiles — DEBUNKED!

Although our hobby is still young, there are still many myths about caring for reptiles. These generally stem from basic misunderstandings and outdated practices from the early days of the hobby, when reptile care was mostly guesswork and resources were extremely limited. Here are 15 of the most pervasive myths in our hobby, and why they’re not accurate. 
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Can My Blue Tongue Skink Eat Pinkie Mice?

Yes, your blue tongue skink may eat pinkie mice. As long as they are actual pinkies and have not aged to be fuzzies which have developed bones and hair that will make the mice difficult for your skink to digest....

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Can My Blue Tongue Skink Eat Raw Meat?

While skinks are in their natural habitat in the wild, they do eat raw meat. They are even known to be scavengers and eat meat that has gone rotten, that doesn't necessarily make it okay for them to eat in...

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Will My Crested Geckos Tail Grow Back?

No, your crested gecko can drop its tail. But unlike other species' of gecko, unfortunately, once they do, it will not grow back. They can drop their tail as a defense mechanism to distract predators, allowing the gecko to flee...

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Why Does My Crested Gecko Make Noises?

Crested geckos are very vocal creatures; they will often make their mood evident by making noises; this is usually a "chirping" or "barking" sound as they are more commonly known. The chirping sound is usually associated when your pet gecko has been...

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Can Blue Tongue Skinks Eat Eggs?

Yes, you can offer your blue tongue skink eggs as a treat every once per month or so; eggs are very high in fat and cholesterol, which can contribute to obesity and other related health problems. Just like when it...

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What Is Husbandry?

The term "husbandry" with regards to reptiles describes the general types of equipment and the way it pertains to your reptiles. It can mean the tank you use, the lights you use, the setup you have inside their habitat, and...

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Is My Bearded Dragon In Pain?

Your pet dragon is very good at hiding when it’s hurt; this is an instinct left over from being in the wild when being hurt was seen to make it weak and a target for predators. If your dragon is...

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Is My Dragon A Boy Or A Girl?

Determining the gender of your dragon may help you to choose what you want to name it. There are a few ways to determine the sex of your pet; some are more reliable than others. It may take some time...

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How Old Is My Bearded Dragon?

It can be challenging to tell the age of your dragon. Unless you know its birth date, there is no way to know for sure. As they age, it becomes even harder to estimate how old your dragon is. A...

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Can Bearded Dragons See Well?

A bearded dragon's eyesight is generally excellent; they are great at seeing things from a distance, which is why you may notice that if you drop a feeder for them across the room, they may come running to devour it....

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