Types Of Pet Reptiles

Not everybody wants to own a pet reptile but some people are fascinated in these amazing creatures.  There are many Types Of Pet Reptiles,  one of which is the iguana, as shown below!

Chosing the Best Type of Pet Reptiles

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Below is a list of popular breeds:

Bearded Dragon

There are 9 types of bearded dragon, which all come from Australia.  We have detailed below a few varieties.

Coastal or Eastern Bearded Dragon

These are also known as the Jew Lizard or Frilly Lizard and are generally dark grey/black with colour on the front of the head. They generally eat plants, insects and small mice.

Lawsons Bearded Dragon

Also referred to as the drumpy dragon, black soil bearded dragon, pogona brevis, pogona rankini, pogona vittikins.  They are light in colour with stripes under the chin, they also have a small beard.  They eat insects and plants

Dwarf Bearded Dragon

This species is sometimes mixed up with the Western Bearded Dragon, they have shorter legs, a smaller head and an unnoticeable beard and generally dark coloured.  They eat insects, plants and small rodents.

Bearded Dragon’s make an ideal pet as they don’t grow too big and are omnivours.  They eat a variety of foods, including insects and plants.  They are gentle creatures and are active during the day.  Although they look like their spines are dangerous, they are in fact soft and not very sharp.

Leopard Gecko

One of the most commonly kept lizards and come in many colours and sizes.  Average life splan is 6-10 years but many live much longer.  Their diet must consist of live insects as they do not eat plants or vegetable.

Red-eared Slider Turtle

This reptile is also referred to as the red-eared terrapin and can grow up to 19cm in captivity. They get their name as they have red stripe around their ears.  They are completely dependent on the temperature of their environment as they are not able to regulate their body temperature.  Check the law in your country, for example, in Australia it is illegal for members of the public to import, keep, trade or release red-eared sliders as they are seen to be an invaive species.

Ball Python

This snake gets the name, Ball Python due to the fact that it likes to roll into a ball when it becomes frightened.  It is also referred to as the Royal Python and is a non-venomous creature.  It has a docile temperament and is relatively small in size.  They have quite a long life span, with the oldest being recorded as living more than 47 years!  Captive phythons generally are only fed once or twice a week.

Green Iguana

Also referred to as the American Iguana, it is a large, mostly herbivore creature growing to about 1.5 metres (4.9ft) from head to tail.  It has bright colours and is calm in nature.  They have spines which protect them from predators and can deliver painful strikes with their tails.  If they are grabbed by their tail, they have the ability to break free to escapae and eventually they will grow another.

Box Turtle

Also referred to as the Crescent Turtle, they have a domed shell allowing them to retract into this shell, which protects them from predators.  They are omnivores and will eat anything it can catch, plus vegetation.  They are not recommended for small children as they can get stressed by handling, they require an outdoor home and regular exposure to the sun.  Three Toed Box Turtles are hardier and are the better species to keep as a pet.

Corn Snake

This is a species of rat sname and has an atractive pattern.  They are fairly docile are moderate in size and simple to care for.  They are harmless and they prey on small rodents.  They get their name as their belly looks like kernels of corn.  In captivity they can live up to 23 years.  They eat small rodents and also reptiles and unguarded bird eggs.  They are one of the most popular types of pet snakes as they are calm and tolerate being handled by their owners.


Tortoises are protected by their shell, enabling them to fully disappear when a predator strikes.  The top part of the tortoise is called the carapsace and the rings can be counted to give a rough indication on how old the animal is.  However, if the animal has plenty of food and water with no significant drops during the different seasons, it will have no noticeable rings.  Some tortoises have been known to live up to 150 years.  They feed on grass, leafy greens, flowers and some fruits.

Not sure what reptile is right for you?  Check out the video below to help with choosing the best beginner reptile.





Types Of Pet Fish

Many people keep fish because of the tranquility they bring.  People are fascinated and find watching them therapeutic.  Whatever the reason is for you wanting to keep fish, there are many Types Of Pet Fish.  Here we’ll discover what type may suit you.

There are Many Types of Pet Fish

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Freshwater Fish

The most popular of fish keeping, such as goldfish, guppies and angelfish.


Bright, colorful and great to watch.  Because of their size, you can have a few in one tank, they are schooling fish, so they like to be kept together.  They love tanks with plants in, so you can really jazz up your tank by adding attractive plants.  They have a sheen and they will seem to glow if the tank has a light, making the appearance even more attractive.


Peaceful fish that grow to about 4 inches.   The male species can be aggressive toward each other and they breed very easily.   If you do happen to have babies, make sure you remove the female as they do have a tendancy to eat their young.


Sometimes referred to as the millionnaire or rainbow fish. They school together and feed mainly on algae.  Although mainly a freshwater fish, they can be included in marine tanks.


This is a very popular fish and is usually referred to as the Siamese fighting fish.  This species has beautiful colors and amazing finns.

Black Molly

This is a peaceful fish and is one of the most popular. Males grow to about 3 inches, whereas the females can grow up to 5 inches.  They will generally live for about 3 years but have been known to live for longer. They are susceptible to poor water conditions.  They do like a heavily planted environment.


These beauties add color and finess to any tank.  They originate from South America and are naturally carnivorous, so it’s important they are fed the correct food.    Flakes or pelleted food with occasional live feedings, they can grow to nearly 10 inches.  They are generally known as a community fish, however, as they become older they can become aggressive.

Saltwater Fish or Marine Fish

This type of fish is a little more difficult to maintain and stocking the tank is also more expensive.  The most common species are detailed below.


Sometimes referred to as anemonfish, they are from the subfamily Amphiprioninae and are usually yellow, organge or a redish colour with snow white patches.  The can grow to about 7 inches.  In an aquarium this fish will settle in soft corals and will consider this their home and will do everything in their power to defend it.


One of the largest species of marine fishes and relatively easy to care for and have interesting behavior.  They usually hang out at the bottom of the tank and don’t usually grow more than 4 inches in length.   Their size means that they can become snacks for larger fish in the tank, so do be aware of this when stocking your tank.  There are different species of gobies, including the Sifter Goby, the Dragon Goby, the Rainford Goby, the Neon Goby, the Clown Gobby, the Catalinia Goby and the Shrimp Goby.


Often referred to as Surgeon or Doctor fish, they make any aquarium come to life.  If you do intend to keep more than one species of thse fish, introduce different sexes and sizes to limit their aggression toward each other.  Again, their are many different types including the Blue Hippo Tang, Achilles Tang, Blonde Naso Tang, Lavender Tang, Powder Brown Tang and many others.


Brightly colored with over 600 species which are typically small in size but are very active fish.  These fish are not suited for a reef aquarium as they will feed on crabs, snails and worms.  They are ideally suited to an aquarium with rocks and hiding places with a sandy bottom so that they may burrow at night.  Species include, Green Wrasse, Red Coris Wrasse, Formosa Wrasse, Radiant Wrasse, Christmas Wrasse, Bluehead Wrasse and many more.


So is an aquarium right for you?  If so, what type suits your lifestyle?  Watch the video to learn about the different types of aquarium.



Types Of Pet Dogs

There are many Types Of Pet Dogs but we will cover some of the most common.

Types of Pet Dogs

Labrador Retriever

These dogs are cheerful, gentle, friendly and intelligent.  They are good with children and are energetic and playful.  Easily trained and obey their owners.  They have a double coat which protects them from dold and wet.  Be aware though, they do have a tendency to chew, so watch those favorite shoes!

German Shepherd

Intelligent, loyal, courageous and will guard you like you wouldn’t believe.   Some people are wary of this breed, however, we believe if they are trained correctly from an early age and treated well, this is a suitable breed for kids.  They are fairly low maintenance, no trimming is required but brushing should be done to keep their fur in good condition.  This breed is very easy to train and quick results will be obtained, as they like to please.

Golden Retriever

These dogs are kind, friendly, confident and very intelligent. They are good with children as they are playful and affectionate.  Grooming should be carried out on a regular basis to keep their fur maintained and some trimming is recommended.


Although some say they look quite fierce, they are in fact very friendly and docile.  Be aware though, they are willful, so training may be more of a challenge.  They are quite a low maintenance dog, grooming is not often required, although brushing them will reduce shedding.  Their fur doesn’t need to be trimmed.


Brave, energetic, intelligent, loyal and playful, this breed is suitable for children as it has boundless energy and is affectionate.  It has minimal shedding and no trimming is required.  It can be aggressive towards dogs it doesn’t know but is generally good with other household pets.  They do need a fair amount of exercise and require constant leadership to keep them on the right path!


Originating from Germany, this breed is not so good with children.  They are stand-offish with other pets and strangers and have the tendency to snap.  Training is not as easy with other breeds but results will come gradually.  This breed is always up for adventure and are devoted and loyal to their owners.  They are prone to chewing if left alone to much.


Cheerful, friendly, intelligent and playful, this breed is suitable for children and is very affectionate.  Grooming is necessary to keep their coat in good condition and to held with shedding but no trimming is required.  It needs physical and mental exercise to be at its best and many bark a lot.

King Charles Spaniel

Playful, socialable, patient and fearless, this breed is great with kids and is energetic and affectionate around them.  This breed does shed regularly, although trimming is not required.  Training is relatively easy but it will be a gradual process.  Spaniels love to chase things and explore their surroundings.

Dogs are a man’s best friend, check out the video below for the Top 10 Types of Pet Dogs and see which one is your favorite!

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