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Karl Jacobs
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Karl Jacobs

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Reptile pet care features

Many owners of reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, even a spider expect them to be easy to take care species. Snakes eat rarely enough and they are unlikely to miss you if you go away for the day. These are great pets for busy people if the reptile does not crawl away from you.

But not all cold-blooded species can do without care. While the snake can eat once a month, some lizard pets require daily fresh fruit feed. And some tropical lizard care includes spraying to maintain moisture balance.

When you are planning a trip for a few days, you will need to find someone for your reptile pet sitting. It is not difficult to find a sitter or boarding for popular animals like cats or dogs. But things are more complicated when it comes to snake pet or lizard. Your friends or relatives may refuse to look after it, and not all kennels and veterinary hospitals accept reptiles on board.

Finding reptile pet sitters

Reptile care mostly depends on the type of your pet. Most legal pet snakes do not need frequent sitting. Reptile home visits can include: 

  • Feeding and giving water;
  • maintaining a habitat that is warm and humid enough; 
  • switch on/off the light;
  • cleaning reptile tank and change the substrate.

Of course, you can use the automatic lizard feeder and lighting timers if you are leaving for a few days. However, it is important to check them anyway. There are many pet sitters for reptiles that offer care in cities of Canada. Start by asking around or doing research online. Try to post your ad on the Fee4Bee website and you will see all the performers who offer exotic pet sitting. 

The online hiring platform is a great place to find reviews about the various lizard sitting and snake sitting services so you are guaranteed to find great reptile care options. When choosing reptile care, it is important to make sure you find a reptile pet sitter that will not harm the animal in any way. 

In most cases, you will need to inform your sitter when to turn the lights on and off, what temperature to maintain, and how often to clean the reptile tank. In the case of a gecko lizard pet or pet turtle care, you will need to purchase enough fruit or insects and instruct the reptile babysitter on how to feed your pet properly.

What do you need to properly care for a reptile?

Any animal whether snake as a pet or turtle as a pet needs proper care. This includes both the habitat, proper feeding, and reptile vet check-ups. To keep your pet healthy, make sure that you have all the following points completed:

  1. Reptile terrarium, spacious enough for reptiles to move around. It must be well ventilated and not installed in a draft or sun rays. Make sure there are enough reptile hides and caves. It is also essential to ensure there is enough space to move about without being cramped. 
  2. Certain research will also be required to find a diet that contains enough nutrients is needed. If you are not knowledgeable enough to know what to look for, ask a vet or reptile specialist for help. The amount of food and quality will depend upon the species you intend to adopt.
  3. Take care in advance of providing a reptile enclosure with all the right lighting, heating and wetting. It may seem simple enough to provide these things, but it is important to know exactly what is necessary. You should also have plenty of water to drink and bathe. Make sure that the water bowls are clean and sanitary and do not contain any harmful bacteria, as well as the food, should be fresh and not have spoiled ingredients.
  4. It is important to keep the area well lit, as reptiles do well in the light. The temperature in your enclosure is a very important factor. They do get cold easily, so keeping them warm is important. Make sure to create a habitat that is designed to match the species you intend to keep. It is also useful to purchase spare lamps and heaters in case of burnout.

Reptile care tips for beginners 

Before you adopt a reptile of any kind, you need to do some research on the species you intend to keep. Some species are gentle, docile, fairly easy to handle, and others are very aggressive, have a large size, or need special care. It is important that you do your research before you take the plunge to care for a new reptile.

The first thing you need to research reptile care is what kind of habitat you will need to keep them healthy. Many species of reptiles live in small enclosures, but it is important to choose a habitat that suits the size of the reptile. You should look at all the details of the environment and then make a plan of your own so that the creature remains happy and comfortable.

Reptiles are very smart creatures, but they also require special attention. It is important that you provide them with a good diet and provide a good environment for their safety and health. If you want to ensure that they stay healthy and happy, you need to make sure they are well taken care of and maintained correctly.


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