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While a tree frog or gecko may not make the most traditional pet, the rewards of keeping amphibians and reptiles in captivity are great. Their behavior can be fascinating to observe, and through understanding their captive care requirements you may unintentionally learn about water chemistry, the natural history of a distant place, or the aesthetics of terrarium design.

Amphibian Care is a collection of articles, care sheets, photographs, and resources related to the care and understanding of reptiles and amphibians in captivity. For nearly 20 years I have been keeping herpetofauna in glass boxes, and I use this website as a medium through which to share what I have learned with others who have a similar interest. Please realize that there are many ways to care for an amphibian or reptile. The information on this website is presented as general guidelines to follow, not strict rules. Consider spending time visiting other sites, reading books, and talking to fellow herp enthusiasts to further discover new ways to care for your pets.


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Last update November 1st, 2009