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Black Throat Monitors!

Black Throats are in at the Ark! Temperatures: 80-85 with a basking spot capable of reaching 100+ Night time temps can drop as low as 72 and as high as 80. Habitat: Enclosure should allow for climbing and digging spots, moist (not wet) substrate and a water bowl big enough for them to get into should they like. Food: babies can eat feeder insects like crickets, roaches and superworms. They can also eat small feeder rodents (spot between the eyes like most reptiles for size of feeders). You can give them pieces of the rodent as well… as long as the pieces are bite sized. Some companies make a Monitor Diet similar to … Continue reading

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Want to Join the Animal Ark Family?!

APPLY HERE~~~~>EmploymentApplication <~~~~CLICK HERE   Well now you can! Fill out this attached form and bring it into our store for your chance to join our family! We are looking for Front End work only at the moment. Customer Service, computer work, inventory and cleaning. What are you waiting for!?

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“My Reptile Won’t Eat!” and Other Issues Found When it’s Cold!

  There are a lot of comments and posts about ornery snakes that just won’t eat, bearded dragons that do nothing but sleep sleep sleep and some critters that go through a completely catatonic state! Most of this is due to WINTER! Some animals will go through a month (sometimes up to 6 months) of downtime this time of year. It can be prevented (with most species) with proper habitat maintenance. Some keepers induce this state for breeding purposes. This is called Brumation. Before we get down and dirty with the facts of brumation and reptile hibernation… lets do a basic rundown of reptiles! Reptiles are Ectothermic… this means that … Continue reading

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Feeders! What to Feed and to Who!

What does my pet eat?! How much? How often? Where do I get these? EW REALLY?! DOES IT HAVE TO EAT THAT!? I’ve heard it all when it comes to pets and their diets. Even crazy questions like “I’m a vegetarian. Does my snake HAVE to eat animals?” (Yes… It is a born and bred carnivore and your snake will die a slow and painful death without meat. No matter what ANYONE ELSE tells you…) Today we’re gonna go over some popular food items for your more ‘exotic’ pets. You all noticed the image at the beginning of this post. Most of you probably cringed or scrolled past very quickly. … Continue reading

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Repticon is Nearing Quickly!

Everyone hates seeing something they can’t have… especially those in the exotics and reptile business! What better place to go and drool over things than Repticon for the best reptile browsing in the Houston area! December 6th and 7th we’ll be there with our Animal Ark family, bringing you our own assortment! Our staff will be more than happy to help you with any pet supplies, question and answer or even just for your viewing pleasure! We’ve got our usual inventory seen at our home site on Brookdale Drive in Kingwood, just miniaturized for travel! Come on out and see our selection! All your exotic and reptile supplies under one … Continue reading

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Sulcata Tortoise Care!

The Sulcata Tortoise is a favorite among many of our customers because they are absolutely adorable as hatchlings. They’re only an inch or so across (sometimes not much bigger than a pingpong ball!) and love to eat! The biggest issue with those people who find them irresistible is the lack of research. A Sulcata becomes a lifetime investment and commitment. They’ll be a living heirloom for your children and even grandchildren to pass down. They’ve been known to live up to 150 years (or more!) and grow almost 200lbs! These are NOT a beginner pet. Down to care and handling! Habitat: As hatchlings, you can keep them in a 10 gallon … Continue reading

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The Tortoise and the Hare

Animal Ark is know to have its wide variety of choices when it comes to pets and how to care for them. Today, I’ll be talking about Tortoises and the difference between a Turtle and a Tortoise. Currently, we have Red-Foot Tortoises, Sulcatas and Russian Tortoises. They all require specific care, lighting and diets. Our first critter is the Red-Foot Tortoise. Food: They are opportunistic grazers. The diet consists mainly of plant material like leafy greens (Collard greens, kale, red and green leafy lettuce, escarole), over-ripe fruits (melons, mango, papaya, cactus leaf) and on occasion have been known to eat carrion and small insects in the wild. As a captive … Continue reading

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Animal Ark has Returned!!

Sorry for the absence on our website! We’ve been SUPER busy trying to bring you the best at our store! Here are some of our updates, new and old news! We’ve got some new faces to our Animal Ark family! If you’ve kept up with our Facebook page, you’ve seen these newbies. Give them a warm welcome! We’ve also added some new critters to our line-up! Some of these guys we’ve had before, others are new to our store! Meet Big Red! This here is our Red Iguana. It’s a bit feisty and was brought to us to find a new home for. Once Red is outta the cage, it … Continue reading

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Rabbits! You want ’em!? We have ’em!

This little guy (who’s not so little) is a rescue. He came in today(5/14/14) and is in need of a forever home. He’s very sweet and holdable. He’ll make a great addition to the family with or without children!   We’ve also got babies and juvenile rabbits!

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Prairie Dog Pups!

Prairie Dogs make fantastic pets. They bond with their owner and become a fantastic addition to your family. They’re very social critters, making your family into their new colony. Their diet consists of hay and hay based pellets. dried fruit can be added as a treat and fresh veggies. Too much of either though can give your pup the runs.  

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