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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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“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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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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Store-front Sale!

It’s yard sale day every day at Animal Ark! We have new and gently used items out front of our store, from hutches to kennels. We even get large tanks with stands from time to time. We carry the used items to help those that really want the pets they’ve always wanted without the outrageous costs of their habitats. Check out these large kennels we’ve received! (the young lady here is about 5’2″)

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There’s An Assassin Amongst Us!

The Assassin Snail (Clea helena), also known as the Snail Eating Snail, is a breath of fresh air in our freshwater aquariums. These guys occur naturally in Southeast Asia. They eat decaying protein, acting as a small cleaner as well as ‘assassinating’ the annoying Trumpet snails that often over run your tanks from seemingly nowhere. These guys don’t over breed like the Trumpets. 4-5 of the Assassins in your tank will have a 20-30 gallon tank clear of an infestation in about 2 months!

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Marshall Ferrets!

Baby Marshall Ferrets! 7 weeks old and ready for their forever home! Some info on ferrets before you buy. They’re carnivores. This means they like meat. Marshall recommends you feed them the Marshall Premium Ferret Diet. They are VERY playful and need lots of love and attention. Cat toys are a great buy but there are also specifically designed toys just for ferrets. We carry ball pits, tubes, toys, treats, harnesses, cages and a plethora of other fun and fancy things for your new ferret. Every Marshall ferret comes with a guarantee that must be filed within 30 days of the purchase. Come in and check them out!  

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Salt Water Sampler!

Here’s just a sample of what we have in stock in our salt room. Come on in to see the rest of our selection.     Don’t forget that we still have fresh water too!

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Babies on Valentine’s Day!

We have 8 new additions to our Animal Ark family! These cute and fluffy bunnies will be ready for presale to find their forever home on Valentines day, February 14th! They’ll be officially ready to go home by February 20th! There’s not much around here that’s cuter than giving your special someone a special something. (Come on guys… girls love cute and cuddly things!)   Remember: Purchasing a pet is a commitment. Rabbits will live for 9-12 years. During this time they can make a very rewarding pet. Litter trainable and easily house broken, these guys can be fun for the whole family. Their diet consists of hay based pellet … Continue reading

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Research is key!

Knowing about your pet is crucial to their health and happiness. Diet, exercise, socialization (or lack of for ornamental pets) are very important. Owning a Cat is super easy if you have a lap, good food, fresh water and proper grooming (depending on the breed grooming isn’t an issue) They’re pretty self-sufficient critters. Dogs aren’t much different but they tend to need more attention, exercise and outdoor time and a different diet than a feline. Cats and dogs are too ‘normal’ for you?! That’s not a problem either. There are hundreds of other animals to choose from. -Reptiles need special heating because they’re cold blooded. They can’t regulate their temperatures … Continue reading

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Golden Geckos

We just received our Golden Geckos! These guys get there name from the yellow and golden colored scales. Golden Geckos originate from the tropical forests of Vietnam. They can reach a length of 8 inches. They’re insectivores, eating crickets, superworms, mealworms (moderation) and small roaches. All of their food needs to be gutloaded and dusted for calcium and multivitamins. The habitat needed for these guys should be a vertical space. Golden Geckos are climbers, making floor space less important. Temperatures should range 75-80 in the basking area and room temperature is fine in the ambient temp of the cage. They require 60% humidity, but the cage can be allowed to … Continue reading

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