Pet Care Information

Green Iguana Care

About The Green Iguana is a tropical lizard, who needs a lot of handling to keep tame. It is a good idea to hold or pet your iguana 2-3 times a day. They will look forward to their time with you and become a great pet, just remember to respect their feelings. Their tail, which…

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Green Basilisk Care

About Often referred to as the Jesus lizard for their ability to “walk on water.” The Green Basilisk requires handling to remain complacent about it. They are not well known as the hands on type of pet. They are fascinating to watch. Sleep Pattern Diurnal Max Size 2-2 ½ Feet Life Span 10-15 Years Habitat…

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Fire Belly Toad Care

About These colorful toads have a toxic coating on their skin. It is their coloring that makes them known to predators as not a good food choice. It is very important that you ALWAYS wash your hands after handling them, and DO NOT handle them if you have cuts or sores on your hands as…

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Ferret Care

About Ferrets are affectionate and bond to their owners, and there are few pets as playful as ferrets (yet they are quiet for a large portion of the day). Max Size 15 inches long Life Span 6 -8 Years with proper care Habitat Ferrets need a large cage with good ventilation, openings between the wires…

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Box Turtle Care

About Typically shy and found in North America. They can stress easily and require a terrarium type environment. They can hibernate, in the colder climates. Moisture is a must to keep your box turtle both happy and healthy. In the wild they often spend a lot of time buried in mud. Max Size 6-10 Inches…

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Bearded Dragon Care

About Bearded Dragons make a wonderful pet for both beginners and advanced reptile keepers.  Max Size 12-18 Inches (Half of which is all tail). Life Span 3-10 Years with proper care. Habitat The adult should live in at least a 40-65 gallon breeder tank. One side of the tank should be used as a basking…

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Ball Python Care

About Named because of the way they coil up into a tight ball when they feel threatened. Fairly docile and easily handled, they can become stressed so make sure they have a safe haven in their habitat to allow them to hide. Sleep Pattern Nocturnal Max Size 3-5 Feet, 1 foot per year for the first…

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Armadillo Jones Lizard Care

About Subtropical lizard often found in South America. They are docile and tolerate handling, the more you handle them the better. This is best with warm hands. They are a social lizard so having one male with more than one female is often done. They bear live young, an unusual trait in reptiles. Sleep Pattern…

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Small Animal Care Tips

Alsip Home & Nursery’s Pet Center is your small animal headquarters. We regularly carry bunnies, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, mice, rats and more. We also have all of the supplies and food you’ll need for your small animal habitat.

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Birds & Supply

Alsip Home & Nursery is your avian destination for new bird buddy! Nothing quite compares to the cheerful sounds and color pet birds bring to any home. Alisp Home & Nursery carries all of your pet bird’s needs in addition to a wide selection of feathered friends including parakeets, finches and more. Bird Cages & Stands…

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Cockatiel Care

About Cockatiels are among the most popular pet birds. Small parrots with a variety of color patterns and a crest, they are attractive as well as friendly and easy to tame. Because of their small size, cockatiel care and taming is easier than some other parrot species. They are capable of mimicking speech, although they can be difficult to understand. However,…

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