Reptile Resources

Reptile Resources

Choosing the Right Reptile for You

Trying to decide what type of reptile to add to your family? Take a look at our Cost vs. Care Comparison chart to see how much time and money you’ll need to invest in some of these popular reptiles!

The Cost Vs Care Comparison Chart puts into perspective how much work and money goes into buying, setting up, and caring for the most common types of animals that you will see in pet stores, reptile stores, reptile expos, and available for adoption through shelters or rescues. These include Leopard Geckos, Kenyon Sand Boas, Crested Geckos (or Eyelash Geckos), Corn Snakes, Rat Snakes, King or Milk Snakes, Western Hognose, Ball Pythons, Bearded Dragons, Russian Tortoises, Sulcata Tortoises, Northern Blue Tongue Skinks, Boa Constrictors (BCIs), Panther Chameleons, and Argus Monitors.

When deciding what type of reptile you’d like to bring into your home, check the comparison chart to see what the best fit is for you in terms of start-up costs, and difficulty of care – the best fit will vary for every family! Brand new to reptiles? Not a ton of room, but you want something that will hang out with you every few days? A leopard gecko might be perfect! Maybe you don’t want to have to worry about feeding an animal every other day? Check out Corn Snakes or Kenyon Sand Boas! Got a little more room and want a true bff, someone to hang out with all the time, to love, and dress up, and engage with actively? Let me introduce you to my good friend the bearded dragon! Any questions? Check out the sources where we get some of our info (although a lot of this chart comes from our own experiences and preferences for reptiles as well!), drop us a comment, or email us at!

Reptile Care Sheets

Want to know what it takes to get started caring for some popular beginner reptiles? Check out our Care Sheets! Here you will find information about how to set up a habitat and enclosure, what kind of heat source you’ll need, what sorts of food your reptile will eat and how often they need it, and how much the average start-up costs are to set up some of the most common types of reptile pets. We have information for how to care for Leopard Geckos, Crested Geckos, Kenyon Sand Boas, Corn Snakes, Ball Pythons, Bearded Dragons, and Northern Blue Tongue Skinks*. We also recommend that you check out the sources for the information we include!

Leopard Gecko Care Sheet


Crested Gecko Care Sheet

Kenyon Sand Boa Care Sheet

Corn Snake Care Sheet

Ball Python Care Sheet

Bearded Dragon Care Sheet

Northern Blue Tongue Skink Care Sheet*

*This is specific to Northerns, and is not applicable to other subspecies of blue tongue skink. Before following this advice, please positively identify your skink’s subspecies