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Kerry Sutherland



Pet Reptiles in the House Are Sure to Entertain

- According to the 2009/2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, owners reported “fun to watch and have in the household” as the number one benefit to owning a reptile.-

GREENWICH, CT. (Draft for Approval) – From snakes and turtles to iguanas and lizards, reptiles make fun and entertaining pets.  According to the 2009/2010 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, reptile owners reported fun, quiet, and easy to maintain as top benefits to ownership.  Interestingly, there are 4.7 million reptile owning households, with turtle ownership being the most popular. 

            Here are some popular reptile products manufactured by APPA members to help owners get excited about their pets.

Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium

The Naturalistic Terrarium by Zoo Med adds a small piece of nature and tranquility to a home or office, while providing reptile pets with a home of luxury.  The terrarium features a full front glass opening door with a snap closure, a full stainless steel screen top that does not corrode and accommodates a Dome Clamp Lamp Fixture or the optional Light Bar.  It is designed to allow for natural air flow inside the terrarium and a water-tight base allows for a “water pool” on the inside of the terrarium.

 Fluker’s Cricket Feed

Fluker's High-Calcium Cricket Feed by Fluker Farm is a premium formula designed for "gut-loading" crickets to increase their vitamin/mineral content prior to offering them as prey to your pet. This allows insect-eating pets to benefit not only from the nutritional value of the insect itself, but from the insect's nutrient-rich gut content as well.

Fluker’s Clamp Lamp

Fluker’s Clamp Lamp is the perfect lamp for reptiles who like to bask. Sockets are rated 75 watts for 5.5”; 150 watts for 8.5”; and 250 watts for 10” incandescent bulbs. The ceramic model, with protective guards, is ideal for ceramic heat emitters. Both models feature safety clamps and easily attach to the rim of all terrariums.

Firebelly Landing

The Firebelly Landing by Lee’s Aquarium & Pet Products is just the right size habitat for fire-bellied toads and newts.  The full color package is loaded with Fire-belly facts and species information. New sage-green colored lid and tray compliment amphibians perfectly!  With the exclusive Lift 'n Clean tray, water can be changed without disturbing animal or decorations.

VITA-DROPS™ for Reptiles and Amphibians

Vita-Drops ™ for Reptiles & Amphibians by Kordon, LLC is the correct multi-vitamin formula developed to help fill the gaps in nutrition for today's popular reptile and amphibian pets.  The formula is ready to use concentrated liquid and is easy to mix and dispense by just adding 2 drops per ounce of drinking water.  The drops are suitable for iguanas, lizards, salamanders, snakes, turtles, frogs & similar pets. 

RW-5 Reptile Water Fount

The RW-5 Reptile Water Fount by Lixit Animal Care Products serves as a large, clean reservoir that protects reptiles from dehydration.  The Water Fount has a wide, anti-tip base with a cricket guard to keep crickets from getting trapped in the fount. It comes with a wide-mouth bottle that is easy to clean and fill. It has the capacity to hold 5oz of water.


For more information contact Kerry Sutherland at MassMedia 775.322.0755 or


The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers, representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit for more information