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Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:16:00 +0000

 



Naming a Pet Lizard? Use This A to Z List to...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find the best name for your lizard when you browse through this alphabetical list of reader-submitted pet names specifically for lizards!



How to Pick the Right Name for Your Pet Snake

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through a wild and wacky pet names for snakes along with basic information on characteristics, handling, and good breeds for pets.



What Should You Name Your Pair ofPets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for pairs of pets.



What Should You Name Your Pot Bellied Pig?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find the perfect name for your pot bellied pig from this alphabetical list and then learn how to teach your pig their name!



What Should You Name Your Turtle or Tortoise?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for turtles and tortoises and find the perfect one for your pet!



What Should You Name Your Pet Goat or Sheep?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through this A to Z list of reader-submitted pet names for goats and sheep and find the perfect one for yours!



10 Animals You Should Never Keep as a Pet

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out why bats, bears, coutis, primates, and other animals don't belong in your home in this list of the top 10 bad pets.



Check Out These Facts About Sugar Gliders

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Learn the facts about sugar gliders, including their expected life span, origins, behaviors, and dietary needs.



A Mouse in the House: Names for Your Furry Pet...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

A list of cute and quirky reader-submitted names for pet mice, plus some basic information on the species, personality and elements of their care.



What Should You Name Your Guinea Pig?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for guinea pigs.



Pot Bellied Pigs as Pets

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Many people are charmed by the idea of a pot bellied pig as a pet but are unprepared for the demands of keeping a pig. Find out what to expect.



Find Out Which Pet Snake is Best for You!

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Thinking about getting a pet snake? Find out what snake may be best for you and things to consider.



Do Sugar Gliders Make Good Pets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Sugar gliders are a popular exotic pet due in part to their small size and cute, yet unusual, appearance. Learn the basics about pet sugar gliders.



What's It Like to Have a Pet Raccoon?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Raccoons are mischievous little critters and can be quite the handful as pets but that doesn't stop some people. Find out more about pet raccoons!



Can Wild Animals Make Good Pets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Keeping wild animals as pets is appealing to many people, but it is important to keep in mind that there are many problems with keeping wild animals as pets.



Why Glass Surfing is Not Cool for Bearded Dragons

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out what glass surfing is, why your bearded dragon is doing it, and whether or not you should help him stop.



Want an Exotic Pet? Check Out These State Laws...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out if it is legal to own certain kinds of exotic pets where you live and what kind of restrictions your state has in this alphabetical state list.



What You Must Know Before Getting a Pet Monkey

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out what problems owners have with pet monkeys and why they might not make the kind of cuddly pet you imagined.



What You Need to Know Before Purchasing an Iguana

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Pet iguanas are not for everyone but they can make rewarding pets for those that are prepared for the care requirements they demand.



How to Care for Pet Red Eared Slider Turtles

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Red eared sliders are very popular aquatic turtles. Find out if a red eared slider is the right pet for you and how to properly care for them.



Chinchillas Are the Softest Pet, But Are They...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Chinchillas are impossibly soft and cute creatures from South America that make wonderful pets. Learn about the characteristics of chinchillas to decide if a chinchilla might be the right pet for you, then find out about their care in our chinchilla care guide.



How Long Do Pot Bellied Pigs Live?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Basic information on pet pot bellied pig care including their lifespan, diet, and many different size varieties.



Do Fennec Foxes Make Good Pets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

A look at what an owner can expect from a pet fennec fox including their diet, abillity to be tamed, and habits.



Everything You Need to Know About Pet Guinea Pigs

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Learn the basics about pet guinea pigs, including where to get one, how to choose a healthy one, and all about their care.



How to Make Sure a Guinea Pig is the Right Pet...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Guinea pigs can make lovely pets, but there are a few things you should know before getting a guinea pig.



A Whole Bunch of Possible Names for Your Pet...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through this alphabetical list of reader-submitted pet names for ferrets starting with A to M.



How to Choose and Care for a Pet Lizard

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Learn about pet lizards, how to set up their environment, and how to choose the best pet lizard for you.



Cute and Quirky Names for Pet Birds

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through a list of names for pet birds along with information on the top ten birds for pets and information on enriching their environment.



My Hermit Crab Isn't Moving - Is He Dead or...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out how to tell the difference between a molting hermit crab and a dead one and what you should do if you aren't sure.



What Do Pot Bellied Pigs Eat?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Pot bellied pigs will eat a variety of foods but that doesn't mean everything is good for them. Find out what your pot bellied pig should eat.



Considering a Pet Turtle? 6 Things to Know...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Red eared sliders are popular pet aquatic turtles but they are more work to care for than most people think.



Are There Really Domesticated Pet Foxes?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Learn about the domesticated pet fox, how much they cost, where they came from and how you can get one of your own!



Find the Perfect Name for Your Hamster

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Check out this alphabetical list of pet hamster names to find the perfect one for your tiny companion.



Everything You Need to Know About Chinchillas...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

With gentle handling from a young age, most chinchillas will become quite tame and bond closely with their owners. Profile of chinchillas as pets.



Find the Perfect Pet Name that Starts With M

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Do you need a name for your pet that starts with the letter M? Check out this alphabetical list of names for your special pet.






What do Tarantulas Eat, Why Do They Molt, and...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Discover what kinds of tarantulas make the best pets, how to choose one as a pet, and whether or not tarantulas are venomous.



Sugar Glider Behavior

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out what normal sugar glider behavior consists of.



Do You Need a Name for Your Pet Rat?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through this alphabetical list of reader-submitted names for pet rats that start with the letters A through M.



Learn About Turtles and Tortoies

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

What to consider before deciding on a turtle or tortoises, and a collection of other resources from About.



What Is Your Bearded Dragon Trying to Tell You?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Bearded dragons exhibit some interesting behaviors. Check out this list of some of the more commonly observed ones.



Do Capuchin Monkeys Make Good Pets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Pet monkeys are controversial pets across the country. Capuchin monkeys are known for their tiny sizes and baby faces but do they make good pets?



The Curious Fox With Massive Ears: Fennec Foxes...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Essential basic information on fennec foxes and keeping them as pets, including feeding, housing, preventive health care, and house breaking.



The Turtle That Begs Like a Dog: Feeding a Red...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Information on how much and how often to feed red eared sliders and other aquatic turtles including scheduling details and types of food.



Should a Monkey Be Kept as a Pet?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Learn about different types of monkeys that are kept as pets including chimpanzees, tamarins, and marmosets.



Learn How to Care for a Pet Raccoon

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out how to care for a pet raccoon.



How Do You Care for a Pet Degu?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Degus are highly social and can make great pets. Find out about their needs and how to properly care for one.



Help! My Hermit Crab Came Out Of His Shell!

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out why your hermit crab has left his shell and how you can make him go back in it. Is a hermit crab without its shell safe?



Learn About Pet Hamsters

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Everything you need to know to choose a hamster, care for a hamster, and tame a hamster.



Can Skunks Really Make Good Pets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

An introduction to the characteristics of skunks as pets and what to expect from a pet skunk. Here's a guide to this unusual pet.



What You Need to Know About Keeping a Rat as a...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Learn the basics about getting and caring for rats as pets. Rats are social and do best kept with other rats.



How to Set Up a Tank for Your Pet Fiddler Crab

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Information on fiddler crabs and how to keep them as pets, including setting up a tank appropriate for fiddler crabs.



What Can You Feed Your Pet Fox?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Pet fox food is similar to what we feed our pet dogs and cats. Foxes are omnivores and the food they eat should reflect that as a balanced diet.



Are Hedgehogs Too Prickly to Hold?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Is a hedgehog​ soft or too prickly to hold? Find out if a hedgehog can be held and cuddled or if they are pets you can't touch.



How to Choose the Right Pet Frog

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out what to consider before getting a pet frog and what species are the best ones for beginner frog owners.



What is a Pet Axolotl?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

An introduction to the unusual and exotic axolotl, including basic housing and care information.



What is Your Red Eared Slider Supposed to Eat?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

What does a red-eared slider turtle eat? Find out if those floating pellets are enough for red eared slider care.



Is an Isolation Tank Necessary for Molting...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Read whether or not you need an isolation tank for your hermit crab during a molt.



Check Out These Types of Common Pet Geckos

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

There are many different types of geckos but these three are great options for reptile beginners and experienced reptile lovers alike.



Which Small Rodent is the Right Pet for You?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

A quick comparison of commonly seen pet rodents including hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, and guinea pigs.



What is Your Guinea Pig Trying to Tell You?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out what your guinea pig is trying to tell you with their vocalizations, strange noises, and actions.



Do Wallabies Make Good Pets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Learn the basics of caring for pet wallabies.



Going to Buy a Hamster? Get These Supplies...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

A list of supplies and equipment needed for pet hamsters.



All About Pet Veiled Chameleons

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Check out this care sheet for veiled chameleons. Learn what foods to feed a veiled chameleon and how to properly care for them.



Does a Gecko Regrow Their Tail if it Falls Off?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

If a gecko loses their tail will it grow back? Find out the answer to this question and more about gecko tail loss.



Is Your Snake a Boy or a Girl?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Sexing snakes can be done with the right skills and instruments but care should be taken by whomever attempts it. Find out how to sex a pet snake.



Why Isn't Your Bearded Dragon Moving? He Might...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Bearded dragons sometimes go into brumation. Explore this interesting behavior of bearded dragons and learn more about brumation of Pogona Vitticeps.



Stinging Scorpions: How to Keep Emperor...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Introduction to keeping scorpions as pets, with an emphasis on the care of the large emperor scorpion including feeding, housing and handling.



Fascinating Facts About Raising Hedgehogs

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

A quick guide to hedgehogs as pets and basic care information. Details on their appearance and how to best choose a hedgehog from a breeder.



6 Things Your Chinchilla Needs to Stay Happy

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

A good selection of toys and activities will help keep your pet chinchillas active, happy and healthy. Chinchillas love exploring outside of their cages.



What Should You Name Your Pet Fish?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Are you looking for that perfect name for your pet fish? Have a new betta fish? You've come to the right place! From A to Z, we've got the name.



Are You Looking for a Pet Name That Begins With...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

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Pet Names That Start With Z

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse pet names submitted to the site starting with the letter Z.



All About Pet Chameleons

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Chameleons are beautiful and unique. Find out if they would make a good pet for you and how to properly choose and care for one.



Fun Facts About the Fennec Fox

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Here are a few interesting and true things about the cute and tiny fox known as the fennec fox.



An A to Z Guide to Exotic Pets

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

An index of all the types and species of exotic pets with additional introductory details about rabbits, ferrets, scorpions, tarantulas and more.



Do Domesticated Foxes Make Good Pets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Are you interested in getting a pet fox? Can a fox be kept as a pet? Find out here!



Your Guide to Keeping Leopard Geckos as Pets

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Leopard geckos make great pet lizards for both the beginner and seasoned reptile caretaker. Learn how to properly care for a pet leopard gecko.



How Do You Take Care of Pet Tigers?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Learn about the needs of keeping tigers as pets and why it isn't a good idea because they are wild animals.



Over 100 Names for Your Pet Fish

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through a list of reader-submitted pet names for fish.



Killer Constricting Snakes: How to Keep Them...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Information on keeping large constricting snakes such as boas and pythons as pets, including details on feeding, handling, health and dangers.



What Did N.I.A.D. Do for Pet Iguanas?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out what N.I.A.D. did for iguana care and what it stands for.



Why Is Your Hermit Crab Losing Legs?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out why your hermit crab is losing legs, what you need to do about it, and whether or not they will grow back.



Everything You Need to Know about Keeping...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Information on keeping aquatic turtles as pets including what to expect and the level of care and commitment required to keep them as pets.



What Should You Feed Your Rabbit?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Find out what to feed rabbits in this care sheet for pet bunnies. Vegetables, hay, pellets, and fruit all have a place in your rabbit's daily diet.



Furry Little Fellows: Cute Names for Pet Gerbils

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse through a list of reader-submitted names for pet gerbils along with some basic introductory information on keeping gerbils healthy and happy.



Find the Perfect Name for Your Exotic Pet

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Naming pets can be difficult. Thankfully there are hundreds of exotic pet name ideas here for you to choose from!



Interested in Reptiles? Here Are The Best Pet...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Not every reptile is as easy to care for as the next. Check out these options for the best reptiles for beginner reptile enthusiasts.



Ultimate Guide for Outdoor Turtle Ponds

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Information about keeping aquatic turtles such as red eared sliders in outdoor ponds, including basking and land areas, plants and keeping fish.



Do Mississippi Map Turtles Make Good Pet Turtles?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Mississippi map turtles are friendly and comical little water turtles. Learn how to care for them and how big of a tank you need to keep them happy.



What Kind of Tank and Supplies Will You Need...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Red eared sliders are not difficult to care for, but it is important to choose a tank that is big enough and provide sufficient water.



Do Pacman Frogs Make Good Pets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

An introduction to pacman frogs (also known as ornate horned frogs, Argentinian horned frogs and bell horned frogs) and basic housing and feeding of these large frogs.



The Basics About Owning a Pet Tortoise

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Is a pet tortoise right for you? Find out a little about pet tortoises and what you should consider before choosing one as a pet.



How to Bond with Your New Pot-Bellied Pig

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

The steps involved in taming young pot bellied pigs including information on bonding with piglets and training a piglet to be picked up



Stumped for a Toad Name? Popular Pet Frog Names

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

List of names for pet frogs and toads submitted by readers as well as introductory information on life span, caretaking, feeding and activity level.



Do Prairie Dogs Make Good Pets?

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

The pet prairie dog is a large affectionate rodent if handled as a baby. It requires a long-term commitment and much attention from a devoted owner.



Find Out if a Pet Corn Snake is the Right Pet...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Corn snakes are great for beginner snake lovers and also make many experienced herpetologists happy with their ease of care and varying colors.



How to Set Up a Home for Your Sugar Glider

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Information on the ideal cage size and type for sugar gliders, as well as accessories to make the cage a good home for gliders.



Exotic Pet Names - G

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

Browse pet names submitted to the site beginning with the letter G.



Do Lions, Tigers and Other Big Cats Make Good...

2016-12-08T11:16:00Z

A look at the ready availability of big (non domestic) cats in the pet trade and the problems that can result when the reality of caring for a pet tiger or other large wild cat sets in.