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How To: Use the Digital Lux Meter for reptile habitats

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the Digital Lux meter. The meter is packed in a carrying case. Begin by removing the unit and the plastic cover from the sensor. Then install the 9V battery. This device has 3 settings and has a hold function. To use it, move the sensor underneath a light source until your receive the highest reading. It is recommended to have 8000-12000 SI for a reptile's habitat. This video will benefit those viewers who have a reptile and Digital Lux meter, ...

How To: Take care of pet reptiles

In this tutorial, learn how to take care of a pet reptile (like a snake, turtle, iguana or lizard) and why they make wonderful pets. Marc Morrone will walk you through your new pet and tell you how to feed and care for them. Some reptiles are meat-eaters, others are vegetarians, some need warm weather, some don't. If you are unsure of what to feed your new pet, check out this clip and get all the facts.

How To: Make a terrarium waterfall at home

If you own any bored reptiles and want to zest up their terrarium environment on a budget, this video will teach you how to make a cool waterfall for their terrarium using basic materials. It should take a couple of hours, and the results are very pretty (depending on your painting skills) and sure to entertain any small-to-medium-sized lizard. Not recommended for dinosaurs.

How To: Create a desert tortoise habitat

If you need to make a desert tortoise habitat you should be sure to do it properly since they are endangered animals. Desert tortoises like to eat plants because 90% of their diet should come from natural grasses. You should make sure they have dandelion, muellen and a bit of alfalfa. You can also feed them lettuce and make sure they get the right vitamins. You also need to make sure the soil is right for the desert tortoise. To build a habitat properly you need PVC pipes and slice these in h...

How To: Emulate the correct lighting for your reptile habitat

Make sure your reptile is basking in the correct lighting. This informative video instructs you on proper UV lighting to emulate your reptiles natural environment. Whether it be your Gecko, Snake, or Bearded Dragon, this two part video will show you the do's and dont's to benefit reptiles health . Educate yourself on how to properly light your lizard to always look his best. Wether it be your Gecko, snake, or Bearded Dragon, this two part video will show you the do's and dont's for your repti...

How To: Handle a king cobra

Have an urge to handle a highly toxic snake? In this clip from the Discovery Channel series, "Hazard Pay," host Curt Doussett tries to handle a thirteen foot King Cobra snake named Elvis, and what happens next? He drops him. Maybe we should leave the snake handling to the professionals? Handle a king cobra.

How To: Build a backdrop for a reptile terrarium

A well-designed terrarium is essential for the health of your reptiles. This how-to video demonstrates the process of making a backdrop for your pet's terrarium. Start out by lining the aquarium with strips of bark. Then use caulk to secure them into place, and allow to dry for 36 hours. Apply eco-dirt to the bark, and then shake and brush off the excess. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to build a backdrop for a reptile terrarium. Build a backdrop for a reptile terrarium - Pa...

How To: Care for an Iguana Without a Cage

First of all, I would like you all to meet my good friend Iggy. There he is, in all his scaly reptilian glory. As you can see, he spends a lot more time on top of his cage than inside of it. You see, Iggy here doesn't deal well AT ALL with confinement. I don't know if it's possible for a lizard to be claustrophobic, but if it is possible, then Iggy definitely is. When his previous owner gave him to me, I tried to keep him in the cage, but I quickly realized that it was a bad idea. When confin...

How To: Use the Solarmeter 6.2 for reptile habitats

In this video, we learn how to use the Solarmeter 6.2 for reptile habitats. This is the most accurate hand held meter on the market. Make sure you use UV blocking sunglasses while using this. This type of light will provide the reptile with needed vitamin D. Make sure you set this up without the reptile in the cage. Move the device until you find the center, then see how far down the UV light goes. Move the light according to where the light hits. Check until you have the right amount of ligh...

How To: Make money-saving standing reptile plants

Reptiles come from a variety of biomes, but certain reptiles, like snakes and lizards, do prefer a wet, tropical environment with lots of tree and bush cover. Because they feel more at home in this kind of environment, you must try to simulate their preferred surroundings when you take one home as a pet.

How To: Handle encounters with poisonous reptiles in the wild

The Bigfoot Field Guide presents an Informational Video about Dangerous Creatures-Snakes, Lizards, Spiders and Scorpions. This video is designed to let people know about what types of creatures out there are poisonous in the event they come across one in the field. Learn how to handle encounters with dangerous snakes, scorpions, lizards, and other poisonous creatures out in the wild by watching this video tutorial.

How To: Build a turtle raft

Learn how to build a turtle raft to attract water turtles for sun bathing. Pull in an old raft and rebuild it to withstand continuous use for the next couple of years. Turtles use it almost immediately. This is nature watching made simple! The turtles using this raft are Eastern Painted and Red-Eared Sliders.

How To: Build a habitat for your Leopard Gecko

Do you know what part of the world the Leopard Gecko comes from? Does it like its home to be dry, wet, or somewhere in between? Do they like to climb trees and plants? Follow Host Hillary Dupont and ReptilesTV's Senior Herpetologist Ron Dupont as they discuss the environmental and habitat needs of your Leopard Gecko.

How To: Check your Green Iguana for health problems

You don't have to have a university degree to understand the basics of Iguana health and wellness. Let our expert show you in this first section on iguana health how to examine the animal's body, from teeth to tail tip, to determine its measure of health and how to deal with problems. Ron also advises on when it is best to consult a veterinarian.

How To: Design an African spur-thighed tortoise habitat

Join Host Israel Dupont with herpetologist Hillary Dupont as they discuss creating a habitat for your African spur-thighed/G. Sulcata tortoise. Hillary explains the tortoise's natural geographic location, its environmental requirements. And she and Israel begin designing the habitat with the substrate (bedding) and décor/enrichment elements.

How To: Feed a bearded dragon lizard

Do you like to eat tasty and nutritious food? Your bearded dragon does. In this program, follow you hosts through instruction on all the important facets of the lizard's food requirements, including foods to avoid, and a review of vitamin and mineral supplements. Learn these facts and your bearded dragon will delight in the healthy diet you offer it!

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