Keeping Pets Cool during the Balmy Summer Months

My husband and I live in the beautiful southern United States. While we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, we sometimes get excruciatingly hot during the summer months. We aren’t the only ones that get hot at our home though. Our beautiful dog Lucy also gets hot. I’m constantly searching for effective ways to keep her cool while she’s outside. And during the winter, it can get oddly cold at times. Do you have loving pets at home? Consider purchasing a small plastic pool for your pets to splash around in. And when it's cold, make sure to monitor them very carefully while outside. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious tips to help you care for your pets during any extreme weather.

The Most Popular Reptiles For American Households

Pets & Animals Blog

Are cats not your thing? Do dogs leave you desiring something a bit more...scaly? From bearded dragons to every kind of turtle that can fit through the front door, reptiles represent a lovable alternative to mammals that can set your household apart from the rest, or help you join the growing world of reptilian parents if you're looking for a new club to join. For inspiration, here are a few popular reptile pets to brighten your home with shiny scales and slow, stomping feet.

Turtles Are Great!

They're slow on land, shiny, and with enough class to charm the world. Turtles are a classic reptilian pet because of their docile nature and tough exterior. 

Most turtles need a combination of water and land to stay comfortable. This means that you'll either need a small pond on your property, a lake in the area, or a terrarium that is convenient enough to let the turtle in and out.

One option that suburban and inner city turtle owners use is a water fountain mount that delivers running, aerated water in a small tub of sorts, allowing the turtles to get into some cool water when they want to without being bound to a hastily-planned aquarium.

Many different turtle species exist, with various features and habitats. Some need more water than others, or specific biomes such as sea-faring turtles that will brave highways as they escape your home for the beach. A painted turtle or a Russian tortoise--which is different from a turtle, but in a similar pet category--would be a good start.

Bearded Lizards Are Dragons

Do you want to tame a dragon? Bearded lizards--often called bearded dragons, are frilly and fine friends with a lot of spunk, attitude, and usefulness around the home.

These critters are known for the frilled crests around their necks, which can flare or bloat if they don't like what's going on. It happens in threatening situations in many cases, but can also happen as a form of basic exercise or stretching.

Color changing is the other great feature of bearded dragons, with colors that seem to match their mood. Different breeds may have different standard colors, but if their color deviates to a much more pale and light shade, they're likely cold or weak from illness or some sort of stress. Darkness is another shade of stress, but it can also mean aggression and sure to be accompanied by beard flaring.

Speak with a reptile pet specialist to find reptiles for sale to become a scaly part of your family.


23 May 2017