Atlas Moth Care

Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas) Caresheet Sexing and characteristics. Caterpillars are green, with long, soft, blue protrusions coming out of their bodies, a red spot on the side of their last feet (prolegs), and are covered in white pruinescence (a waxy substance that resembles powder). The adult moths have comb-like antennae and a rusty brown, fuzzy thorax. The heavy-bodied abdomen alternates between … More Atlas Moth Care

Fire Bellied Toad Care

Scientific Name: Bombina orientalis The fire bellied toad is an amphibian native to Korea, China and Eastern Russia. They are an attractive species, typically lime green with mottled black markings, though they have the ability to change colouration. The name Fire Belly refers to the orange-red colouration on their underside. They make excellent pets and … More Fire Bellied Toad Care

Honduran Curly-Haired Tarantula Care

Scientific Name: Brachypelma albospilosum (Valerio 1980) Characteristics: A species from rainforests of Costa Rica and Hondorus that is somewhat different to others in the genus. The Curly Hair Tarantula is a long-lived and relatiuvely peaceful tarantula that poses no particular problems if a few golden rules are followed. This an ideal starter tarantula. B. albospilosum is a reasonably large … More Honduran Curly-Haired Tarantula Care

Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula Care

Scientifc Name: Brachypelma smithi (F.O.P-Cambridge 1897) Characteristics: The Mexican Red Knee Tarantula is a long-lived and very showy tarantula that poses no particular problems if a few golden rules are followed. The beauty, ease of keeping and showiness make this an ideal starter tarantula. This species has been confused with similar species; the common name has not … More Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula Care

Tegu Care

Scientific name: Tupinambis meriane Sexing and characteristics: The Argentinian black and white tegu is a large and robust terrestrial lizard. The body is muscular, offset by powerful long nailed limbs designed for digging. The neck is quite short, and the tail accounts for more than 65% of the total body length. These tegus have a forked tongue … More Tegu Care

Bearded Dragon Care

Scientifc Name: Pogona vitticep (Ahl, 1926) Characteristics: Often recommend as a starter-species. The Bearded Dragon is a relatively peaceful species. Most specimens in captivity do not object to handling. If the minimum requirements are offered, this species presents few problems in captivity. The basic colouration is brown and grey with some subtle reds or light colouration … More Bearded Dragon Care

Tokay Gecko Care

Scientific Name: Gekko gecko Sexing and Characteristics: Tokay Geckos can be accurately sexed by looking for the pre-anal pores just above their cloaca. Males should have a prominent V-Shape of pre-anal pores, this will be accompanied by a hemipenal bulge as well. Please note that females can also show the V-shape of pre-anal pores but … More Tokay Gecko Care

Gargoyle Gecko Care

Scientific Name: Rhacodactylus auriculatus Sexing and Characteristics: Sexing Gargoyle Geckos can be quite tricky in juvenile animals. Most are sexed from macro shots when sold as juveniles. It can be done by visual differences found between the two different sexes prevalent only in mature adults. Males have femoral pores on the underside of their thighs in … More Gargoyle Gecko Care