It’s a very exciting time adding a new pet tadpole or frog to the family, at Pet.co.nz we want to make sure that we help you successfully introduce your new tadpole or frog to your home and make the experience as stress free as possible.

Before the big day, ideally before the tadpole or frog arrives you want to set things up as they will be when the tadpole or frog arrives, this is really important for tadpoles and frogs as they will need their water in place and ready to go before you bring them home. Here is what we suggest to help make sure that your tadpole or frog settles in well...

It’s a very exciting time adding a new pet bearded dragon to the family, at Pet.co.nz we want to make sure that we help you successfully introduce your new bearded dragon to your home and make the experience as stress free as possible.

Before the big day, ideally before the bearded dragon arrives you want to set things up as they will be when the bearded dragon arrives, this is really important for bearded dragons as they will need a nice heated enclosure to come home to. Here is what we suggest to help make sure that your bearded dragon settles in.

It’s a very exciting time adding a new turtle to the family, at Pet.co.nz we want to make sure that we help you successfully introduce your new turtle to your home & make the experience as stress free as possible.

Before the big day, ideally before the turtle arrives you want to set things up as they will be. This is really important for turtle as they will need their water to be heated and the heat lamp on to come home to a nice heated enclosure. Here is what we suggest to help make sure that your turtle settles in well.

  • Suitable turtle enclosure – Needs to be 90cm by 45cm by 60cm as a minimum. Keep in mind turtles can to be up to 30cm long.
  • Ramp or rocks to allow the turtle to get out of the water and under their reptile...

Blue skies and long, balmy days... summer has arrived! Keep your pets healthy, happy and safe during the warmer months, with our helpful advice.

Try and keep your pets out of the sun during the hottest part of the day – 11am to 3pm.

Aquariums and caged pets should never be left in direct sunlight. Shelter outdoor and caged pets from the sun, in a shady spot under a tree.

Animals with light-coloured noses and white hair are particularly susceptible to sunburn on their ears, noses, stomachs and testicles, and this makes them more prone to skin cancer. Apply a pet or infant sunscreen to vulnerable areas.

Always provide your pets with a constant supply of clean, cool water.

Summer is the moulting season for many pets, so...

They’re not exactly cute and cuddly balls of fur, nor are they cheap, but Bearded Dragons are fast becoming a very popular pet. These lizards are extremely clean and easy to keep, have big personalities, and are a great conversation starter!

Bearded Dragons were initially brought (or smuggled) into New Zealand from their natural habitat of central Australia in the 1950s and ’60s as ex-zoo stock. Most of the dragons for sale today are the Inland variety bred locally by Haisley Pace of NZ Dragons. He has been breeding both dark (grey) and golden (yellow) dragons for over four years. The dark dragon sells for a minimum of $1000 and the golden starts at $1800.

Personality matters
That old saying, ‘It’s what’s on the inside that...