Providing a proper environment is crucial in keeping your herp healthy. Purchase an escape-proof cage or tank of adequate size for the species. Take into account the growth rate and final size of your new pet. When choosing a potential reptile, you should learn what the mature size and weight will be, along with the average longevity. Each type of reptile and amphibian requires a specific type of habitat and diet. Each has an optimal temperature range to keep it healthy.
For more information, please read the story Selecting the Proper Reptile Species.