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After a quick trip to the veterinarian, our trusty uromastyx lizard is back and healthy. Reptar has enjoyed a cage update, in which his bed substrate is now sand. The sand replicates his native desert habitat, and makes Reptar a more lively, happy pet.

Did you know: the warm light that Reptar sleeps under actually helps him absorb calcium from his diet?

Have you considered adopting a pet for your child or family? Pets are a great responsibility, but they can add a wonderful dimension to learning about self care and empathy for others. Here are a few great websites with thoughts and suggestions:

1. Best Pets for Little Ones

2. Animal Adoptions Post-Harvey

3. Houston Therapy Animals

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