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Reptiles

Health topics and care guides for keeping reptiles fit and healthy.

Chocolate Toxicity In Animals

While chocolate is a much-loved treat for humans, it contains a substance that is poisonous to animals. Toxicity is most common in dogs because of their habit of rapid consumption, but it can also affect cats and other pets.

Choosing a Pet

Wondering what type of pet would best suit you and your lifestyle? Let’s look at some options.

Losing a pet marks the end of a special relationship and can be one of the most difficult times of our life. For children especially it can be a very traumatic event.

The two lizards most commonly kept in Australia are the Eastern Blue Tongue and the Bearded Dragon. Find out how long they live for and how you look after them.

Commonly kept snakes in Australia include Carpet Pythons and Children's Pythons. These can be obtained from breeders and dealers, but will grow to become quite large.

The most common turtle kept in Australia is the Eastern Long-necked Turtle. These turtles are often sold when they are very young and quite small, however they grow to the size of a dinner plate and can live for up to 40 years.

Occasionally, you may find an injured or orphaned wild animal. What should you do with it and how can you tell if it is in need of rescuing?

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