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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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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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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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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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New hutches just in time for Spring!

With these spiffy new hutches, your pet rabbit, guinea pig or other grass eaters can free graze without the risk of running away or becoming prey for local predators. Top: This has an open bottom for grass grazing and a closed top for security and resting. Both doors latch with a cute little rotating heart latch. 46 x 25 x 36.5. Fir Wood. Asphalt Roof. Powder Coated Wire.   This enclosure is plain and simple. There is no roof to protect your pet from the scorching sun, so this needs to be placed in a shaded area when being used outside. 33″ W x 40″ D x 32.5″ H This … Continue reading

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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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Repticon!

Located in Pasadena, we’ll be featuring our popular exotics, small animals and a plethora of reptile supplies by all your favorite brands. January 11-12, Saturday and Sunday! Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds 7902 Fairmount Parkway Pasadena Tx 77507 Saturday: 10am-5pm. VIP entry available at 9am. Sunday: 10am-4pm. No VIP. Online VIP early admission at 9am saturday will be $12 for adults or $5 for children between 5-12yrs of age. Two day tickets: $15 for adult and $5 for children (5-12yr). One day tickets: $10 for adult and $5 for children (5-12yr).

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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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