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There are too many species of reptiles to be included here, so we’ve featured some basic care-and-feeding information. For more detailed information on specific species, visit Rumford Pet Center and talk to a pet store representative.

Reptiles can make excellent pets. They are very quiet and have virtually no odor. And you can find a suitable reptile for a pet whether you live in a dorm room, an apartment or house. Reptiles are easy to care for, with a minimum amount of cleaning. You can even miss a feeding occasionally and not worry about it.

Reptiles are growing in popularity as pets in the United States — about 3% of U.S. households now contain a lizard, turtle, tortoise or snake. However, it’s important to learn about different species of reptiles to make sure the pet you bring into your home fits your lifestyle.

Terrarium

Although your new kitten may be perfectly comfortable in a cardboard box lined with clean, soft towels or a small blanket, consider giving him a real bed, just like the big guys. The best bets are beds that have high wall enabling them to snuggle in tight.


Lighting

The first year of a cat's life sets the pace for his future development,
health, and well-being. It is essential that he eats a quality food developed for kittens. For now, give him the same food he's been eating at before you brought him home, to avoid tummy upsets from sudden changes. Choosing a brand of your choice can come later.


Heating

You're going to spend a lot of time in the first weeks bonding with your new furkid - establishing a close relationship that will last a lifetime. One of the best ways to start this bond is by playing with kitten with an interactive toy. He will enjoy any of these listed, but don't forget another favorite game is "fetch" with a wadded-up piece of paper.


Reptile Food

Although seed has been the traditional staple of a bird’s diet, most experts now recommend pelleted food formulated for your bird’s species, which provides optimum nutrition with less mess. Birds also enjoy fresh veggies, fruits, and nuts. Remove any uneaten food from the cage, and do not give your bird avocado, cherry pits, rhubarb or apple seeds.


Hideaway

There are many litter boxes on the market, but make sure the one you choose is shallow enough for easy entrance for your little guy. Many people use a small plastic storage box of appropriate size, for starters.The litter is the most important factor. You owe it to your kitten to read up on the different types of litter and the pros and cons of each.


Bedding

There are many litter boxes on the market, but make sure the one you choose is shallow enough for easy entrance for your little guy. Many people use a small plastic storage box of appropriate size, for starters.The litter is the most important factor. You owe it to your kitten to read up on the different types of litter and the pros and cons of each.

Water Dish

There are many litter boxes on the market, but make sure the one you choose is shallow enough for easy entrance for your little guy. Many people use a small plastic storage box of appropriate size, for starters.The litter is the most important factor. You owe it to your kitten to read up on the different types of litter and the pros and cons of each.

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