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postheadericon How to Catch a Lizard without Using Your Hands

How to Catch a Lizard without Using Your Hands

Three Methods:Corralling the Lizard in Your HomeBuilding a Lizard TrapAttracting a Lizard for TrappingCommunity Q&A Maybe it’s the new unwanted visitor in your house. Maybe you just want to have a “pet” for part of a day. It could be that you just want to see if there are any lizards around your yard. Whatever your reasons, there are ways to catch one of these quick little critters that don’t involve having to touch them directly. Method 1 Corralling the Lizard in Your Home 1 Pinpoint the room it’s in….

postheadericon How to Catch a Blue Tailed Skink

How to Catch a Blue Tailed Skink

Three Methods:Using Your HandsUsing a NetUsing a TrapCommunity Q&A Have you ever seen a lizard with a bright blue tail? These are blue-tailed skinks! There are a number of methods to catch these lizards if you want to look at them more closely or remove one from your home. Although you may need to catch this skink, they are wild animals and should not be kept as pets but rather caught and released back into the wild. Method 1 Using Your Hands 1 Use your hands if you need to…

postheadericon How to Catch a Pet Lizard or Skink

How to Catch a Pet Lizard or Skink

Two Parts:Securing and Searching the AreaLuring and Capturing ItCommunity Q&A To be clear from the very start, this article is not about catching a wild lizard to make it a pet, which is a bad idea for many reasons, including the risk of contracting salmonella.[1] Pet skinks or similar lizards obtained from the proper sources (such as a reputable pet store), though, are equally likely to at some point escape and require a “search and rescue” effort on your part. By “thinking like a lizard,” establishing a perimeter, conducting a…

postheadericon How to Catch a Common House Lizard and Keep It As a Pet

How to Catch a Common House Lizard and Keep It As a Pet

Four Parts:Preparing a Home for Your New PetCatching a Common House LizardHandling Your New LizardCaring For Your New LizardCommunity Q&A Would you like to keep a house lizard as a pet? Lizards can make great pets because they are “low-maintenance.” They are quiet, not very messy, and do not need a lot of attention or space.[1] Part 1 Preparing a Home for Your New Pet 1 Get a glass aquarium and add a screen top. A 20-gallon tank (24” L x 12” W x 12” D) is recommended. Make sure…

postheadericon How to Catch a Garter Snake

How to Catch a Garter Snake

Two Parts:Preparing for the HuntCatching Your Garter SnakeCommunity Q&A This common snake is often referred to as a “Garden Snake,” perhaps out of confusion (try saying “garter, garden, garter, garden” several times!), or perhaps because they are so common and are frequent surprise guests in gardens. Either way, the garter snake can be found throughout most of the United States, and is easily recognized by the pale stripe that travels along its entire length.[1] Technically, the garter snake’s bite is venomous (their venom is a neurotoxin which slows down or…

postheadericon How to Care for Zebra Danios

How to Care for Zebra Danios

Two Parts:Setting Up the AquariumCaring for Zebra DaniosCommunity Q&A Danios are fun to watch and easy to care for, even for the novice aquarist. This article will show you how to care for these hardy, yet beautiful fish. Part 1 Setting Up the Aquarium 1 Choose a tank large enough for a group of fish. Danios thrive in groups, the larger the better. Ideally you should have at least five or six danios, in a tank that holds at least 25 gallons (95 liters). A group of three fish in…

postheadericon How to Care for Your Older Dog

How to Care for Your Older Dog

The first time you call his name and he doesn’t move – you panic. It’s been a great 16-some years, but now your dog is getting old. Here’s how to make it more comfortable for both of you. 1 Prepare yourself and watch closely for signs of aging. Some dogs’ coats begin to gray, they don’t jump up as quickly when they see you, they may not see you completely (cataracts, glaucoma, etc.), walking up stairs may take a bit longer, they may not respond when you call them, they…

postheadericon How to Care for Your Gun Dog

How to Care for Your Gun Dog

Four Parts:Caring for Your Dog at HomeRefreshing Your Dog’s TrainingTaking Your Dog HuntingTreating Common InjuriesCommunity Q&A If you’re an avid hunter, your dog is both a trusted part of your family and a vital hunting companion. Hunting dogs need some extra training and care that a stay-at-home dog might not need, and it’s important to ensure that your dog is well cared for before, during, and after a hunting trip. Learning how to care for your gun dog can help ensure a successful hunting season and many more to come….

postheadericon How to Care for Wild Bird Chicks

How to Care for Wild Bird Chicks

Six Methods:ConsiderationPreparing the areaCaringFood (Short Term)Food (Long Term)FledgingCommunity Q&A Ok, CloseThis article has not yet passed wikiHow’s quality review process. Learn more This article may benefit from a new introduction. You can help wikiHow by improving the current introduction, or writing a new one to match the format described in the Writer’s Guide. Please remove this notice once this page has been improved. Notice added on: 2016-05-25. This article has been tagged as a stub. That means it’s off to a good start, but still has room to grow into…

postheadericon How to Care for Your Lizard

How to Care for Your Lizard

Three Parts:Creating the Proper HabitatProviding Food and WaterProviding CareCommunity Q&A Lizards are popular pets and relatively easy to care for. The specific care for each lizard depends on the type you get. Nonetheless, you can follow some general guidelines for caring for your lizard. Part 1 Creating the Proper Habitat 1 Learn what type of cage your lizard needs. What type of cage you get is determined by your lizard. Be aware that lizards need to be kept within certain temperature ranges. If the ambient temperature where you live drops…