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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:00:45 -0600If your dog is as little as a 1% wolf-hybrid, you must handle it as an exotic animal, which comes with different restrictions based on the area in which you house your wolf. You're required to purchase a permit from the Department of Fish and Game if you own an animal that is 50% wolf.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:31:12 -0500Keeping pet crayfish is a fun hobby. Although not an essential part of freshwater crayfish care, getting your crayfish some tank mates can be pretty cool. However, you want to make sure you have the right size tank and select the right tank mates.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:50:20 -0500Pet crayfish are very fascinating and interesting to watch. However if you are going to have a crayfish as a pet, you will need to know about freshwater crayfish care.
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 07:11:12 -0500If you have a blue crayfish and are concerned about their safety, you need to learn a little about blue crayfish care. It may help you save your other crayfish and fish.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 09:58:04 -0600Crayfish make an interesting hobby and are some really cool pets. If you have or are getting a crayfish to keep as a pet, you will want to learn proper freshwater crayfish care.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 09:15:26 -0600Pet crayfish can actually be a very interesting and fun hobby. Here are some great tips for getting started and info on electric blue crayfish care.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:32:58 -0500While all breeds differ, basic behaviors which are found in wolves can also be found in most domestic dogs. The behaviors may occur less often and with less severity, but the potential is still there in any canine. Most often in a dog bite attack, one of the basic instincts of the dog overtakes their behavior, and the result can be severe or even deadly.
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 06:58:50 -0500Just because we grow up doesn't mean we can't enjoy simple pleasures of childhood like owning a pet hamster, gerbil, rat, or guinea pig. Here is a look at what pet rodents need to be healthy and happy, and how you can benefit from owning a cute furry little rodent type pet.
Tue, 08 Sep 2015 06:11:02 -0500Cat lovers think that one day getting a big cat would be the most amazing experience. And while it is there are also a lot of other serious considerations to take into account - here we look at a few.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:21:15 -0500As a daughter of a forest officer, I had plenty of privileges. For starters, I had a zoo. Yes, I literally had a zoo as my playground!
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:26:33 -0500With long ears, a twitchy nose, and a puffball tail, rabbits have long been a popular pet. Caring for your pet rabbit can be time consuming, but, if done right, it will give you the affections of a beloved member of your family.
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:42:24 -0500Most aquarists will happily debate water quality to the point of being obsessive. Water is, after all, the atmosphere on which your pets depend. It isn't necessary to have a degree in chemistry to maintain a healthy aquarium, but you will need to do some water testing. Axolotls are extremely sensitive to water quality. You must be prepared to test the water in your tank on a weekly basis to ensure your pet's continued good health. With that in mind, there are some basic measurements you need to at least understand to some degree.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 06:52:41 -0500Due to their high level of intelligence, a capybara can learn almost anything from a patient owner with an understanding of how to train an animal. These creatures certainly can assimilate what is and is not acceptable behavior.
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:46:46 -0600Find helpful information about buying and raising Miniature Pigs. What to expect when making a pet of, and sharing your home with, a Miniature or Teacup Pig.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:42:04 -0600The domestication of wild animals has been happening for thousands of centuries. Is it really a good idea to include exotic species in our homes despite their wild nature and instincts?
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:30:29 -0600So, a squirrel wasn't in the category choices, and neither was taxidermy or unusual teenage birthday presents. This is an article about how our family came to love a taxidermy squirrel, with a blue hat on his head.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:34:11 -0500Exotic species prevent danger to natural ecosystems. All people should be aware of the danger of introducing exotic species to an environment and the regulations regarding them.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:48:43 -0500They are small, they are cute and they are amazingly popular as pets. You really should consider them the next time you think about buying a pet. We are talking about the Chinchillas of South America.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:48:08 -0500While some of us know that a chinchilla can be a great pet, did you know that chinchillas are used in scientific research too? Here is a look at five uses of a chinchilla.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:46:47 -0500Why do you need to keep a Chinchilla as a pet? What makes these cute looking rodents amazingly popular as pets? Let's have a look!
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:46:21 -0500Have you thought about keeping a chinchilla as a pet? Here is a look at what all you can do with a chinchilla.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:45:52 -0500Did you ever think of having a chinchilla as a pet? Everybody has a pet dog. Here is why you should have a female chinchilla as a pet.
Fri, 23 May 2014 12:14:58 -0500I have owned pet mice for some time now and hope this guide that covers many aspects of pet mice ownership can help new and experienced mice owners alike. I will go into some detail on how to choose new mice, what they eat, how to house them and what fun it offers you as a pet owner.
Thu, 01 May 2014 07:48:22 -0500A quick break down of ideal water parameters for breeding crystal red shrimp to help you get the most out of your new hobby. I personally have had great success with these with my own tanks.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:00:19 -0600Parson's Chameleons are one of the largest of the chameleons, and like the others, need specialized care. Most collectors consider the Parson's Chameleon the most desirable species, while breeders are producing some of the brightest colors in the reptile kingdom.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:19:50 -0600Are you the owner of a miniature pig or thinking about becoming one? Do your homework and save some frustration by finding out if the breeder practices early socialization of their piglets before you buy.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:58:28 -0600If you have ever thought of buying a pet monkey from the glamorisation of television and media, stop right there. Check out this guide into the actual care of a monkey and see if you still feel the same.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:06:01 -0600Squirrels are everywhere. Pests to some, performers to others. Regardless, always entertaining to watch.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:59:54 -0600Guinea Pigs are cute companions. Even adults can adopt them as they make very low-maintenance, disciplined companions. Their cleanliness and disciplined diet habits are their most admirable traits. They are easy to handle and make for lovable companions. Though they are pocket-sized, they have a sizeable emotional quotient.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:08:28 -0600Raising baby sugar gliders, called joeys, on your own can be a wonderful experience if you know how to properly do it. You need to provide them with proper housing and a nutritional diet. You also need to be able to wean them off baby food. By researching and learning about these three subjects and by also providing unconditional love and care, your baby sugar glider will grow into a happy, healthy adult.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:55:33 -0600There is a lot involved in breeding a sugar glider. It takes a lot of time, careful attention to details, and care. If you think you may want to breed sugar gliders you must realize that it is going to require a lot of commitment and you must understand the breeding process and the correct way to take care of the mother and her litter.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:17:12 -0600The name "Chinchilla" itself speaks about their origin. Chinchilla are rodents from the great Andes Mountains located in South America. Apart from the tamed ones, the wild rodents are not limited to only Peru and Chile.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:15:13 -0600Chinchillas that belong to the rodent family look a lot like the ground squirrels. They come from the great Andes Mountains and are named after the local people of Andes, "the Chincha." Their personality resembles that of a squirrel but they are slightly larger in size.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:51:38 -0600Many people attempt to raise and release orphaned squirrels every year. One of the big questions is when to release a squirrel back into the wild? Popular opinion is to release them at a very young age. This author feels that there is evidence to suggest that early release is unwise, and presents compelling evidence that maturity is the key to successful release.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:17:21 -0500The choice of a rodent as a pet is very important because of its uniqueness. The pet owner should know the basic information related to these creatures. Here are some less known facts about the pet chinchilla.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:19:18 -0500Can we stop the horror of animal poaching? Do the Asian people really need the tusks of elephants and rhinos?
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:33:00 -0500Pets claim a significant part in our lives. From the ancient times, we have tamed and used their capabilities for the benefit of our lifestyle. However, with time, we have come to love pets and they gained a place in our family. From taming elephants, wolves, horses; we have come a long way and now our taste lies in keeping dogs, cats, fish, and birds in our home.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:57:59 -0500It is surprising how much of the kibble available on the pet food market often have very fancy names or titles that suggest you are buying a top quality food for your pets. A little research into these products and you find the truth is in fact, the opposite.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:44:32 -0500These are lessons that I have learned since owning bearded dragons. I wish I had known these lessons prior to the purchase of our bearded dragons because we would have been a little more prepared for what we were getting ourselves into.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:08:03 -0500If you are wanting to become an iguana owner, you are probably asking yourself "what do iguanas eat?". To be a pet owner who can be held accountable for their pet's health, you must be aware of the correct way to prepare your iguanas meals. This article attempts to offer you the information needed to be a responsible pet owner.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:46:24 -0500Not too many rabbit owners realize this, but rabbits can actually live as long as 18 years. In the wild where predators can go hunt for them, rabbits usually live an average of 2 to 3 years. Interestingly enough, experts suggest that pet rabbits kept inside the household live longer than rabbits kept in cages outside the house.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:15:51 -0500The exotic pet market is seeing huge growth as ever more people grow tired of the normal options like cats, dogs, hamsters and so on, and more and more singles, couples and families own exotic pets than ever before in history. But what are the reasons for purchasing an exotic pet or two - what makes these creatures so much more desirable than your average canine friend?
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:51:39 -0500Wonder what to give your ferrets when they peer up at you with those adorable little eyes for something tasty? Most Commercial ferret treats have tons of sugar which ferrets love but should ideally never eat. Here is a list of healthy alternatives!
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:41:34 -0500In many countries it is not acceptable to cause an animal pain and suffering. This may be displayed be laws or perhaps even just by cases highlighted in the news. One of the issues faced by many exotic pet owners is the feeding of live food and the negative responses it brings from the wider community. Placing a live mouse, rat, guinea pig, rabbit, cricket, worm or whatever is being fed inside a predators cage and leaving it there alive to await its fate is not uncommon. But is it right and is there anything to support the practice? To answer this case we first look at what pain is and who feels it.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 07:34:12 -0500How much a bearded dragon costs is often asked by those wanting to own these exotic pets. To buy a bearded dragon of any age (possibly even a morph) is generally quite cheap in the scale of ownership. But is this really the cost that you should be concentrating on?
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:45:18 -0500Chinchillas are beautiful, furry, loveable, and playful. If you decide on a chinchilla for a pet there are some things you need to know about caring for their coat.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:17:24 -0500Chinchillas are cute, loveable fascinating creatures and they have the softest fur of any creature on the planet. Here's some help on picking out a name for your new pet.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:07:48 -0500Learn the complications that come along with owning a pet raccoon adopted from the wild. It is important to understand what to expect from wild raccoon domestication.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:22:45 -0500It is often hard to speculate on the mental lives of our pets; do they feel love, sadness, depression, or guilt? Although difficult to label their emotions in human terms, it is clear that ferrets bond and have a deep emotional connection to their significant other.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:38:06 -0500After witnessing myself call my ferrets "Son" and "Daughter" more often than their pet names, I wondered if my furry pets could be considered legitimate surrogates for real babies. This in turn prompted the writing of this slightly tongue in cheek article.
Thu, 16 May 2013 15:32:28 -0500An article exploring the popularity of reptiles and their needs. It specifically looks at how stacking vivariums have been used by retailers and breeders.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:50:45 -0500Ferrets are amazing pets, but they're not right for everyone. This article introduces ten important factors to consider before deciding if a ferret is the right pet for you.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:01:44 -0500Once in a while, a reptile will have a problem shedding its skin. It's usually nothing to worry about, but there are some things you should know when your pet needs a little help putting on its new suit of clothes.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:51:59 -0500I read that people have been bringing miniature pot-bellied pigs home as pets and the farm girl in me got excited. Since I already ruled out having a cow in my living room, we got the pig.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:15:23 -0500There is something about a trained animal that makes one wonder how many hours it took to teach them. But the act of dancing seems to be part of their nature and it must serve a purpose.
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:16:51 -0600Guinea pigs are herbivores but that doesn't mean that you can just throw any plant at them. There are special diet needs and some veggies could do great harm. This is an in depth guide into the foods that will keep your Guinea Pig happy and healthy.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:20:42 -0600Most turtles kept as pets are 'omnivorous' which means they eat both meat and vegetables. Like many other reptiles which are omnivorous young turtles will eat more meat than vegetables as protein is very important for their growth and development. As they get older they will start to eat more plants and vegetation.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:57:02 -0600African Pygmy Hedgehogs can be very picky eaters and it is difficult to know what is safe and what not to feed them. This article explores the safe and dangerous foods so you don't make any mistakes.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:15:48 -0600Birds inhabit flocks and regularly communicate with one another. The attention that each one gives and gets is essential to its well-being.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:49:04 -0600There are at least 17 recorded species of snake found in Michigan state in the USA and only one of them is venomous. The largest can grow to over 2 meters and many are now in decline or already listed as endangered species. Here we list the basic information on the who's who of snakes in Michigan.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 09:15:49 -0600Snakes have been around for millions of years yet we still are uncertain of their origins. With diversity of their populations across the world and over 3000 species, they have survived beyond the dinosaurs and may out live us too.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:31:49 -0600Curious about Chinese Dwarf Hamsters? Learn all about them in this article.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:43:32 -0600To identify your hamster breed, you need to know specific information. The key is to know which attributes refer to coat type, which refer to patterns, and which attributes refer to colors.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:50:41 -0600Learn about the Chinese dwarf hamster. This is a cute little fellow with a charming disposition.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:50:33 -0600Chinese Dwarf Hamsters (or simply Chinese Hamsters) are natives of Southern China and Mongolia.? They belong, unlike the other dwarf hamsters, to the genus?Cricetulus.? Their full scientific name is?Cricetulus barabensis griseus.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:26:14 -0600You want to be a good dwarf hamster owner. Here are six tips to get you on your way.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:53:20 -0600Guinea pigs are highly communal in their living habits. If they are kept by themselves, they tend to get very lonely. Many people are the same way. When these little ones find a good home, they are found to be very lovable and adaptable to a person of almost any age. While very small children may need the oversight of an adult in caring for a cavy, older folks will find that these guineas make affordable pets for them if they are looking for a pet to keep and take care of.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:48:32 -0600Hay is an essential part of a pet guinea pig's diet. One of the best types of hay for guinea pigs is timothy hay. This article compares the nutritional benefits of timothy hay and alfalfa hay, as well as information on the different types of timothy hay, and the benefits of each in your pet's diet.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:50:51 -0600A teacup pig is just a small pig that has the ability to grow up to 12-16 inches tall and can weigh up to 30 to 65 pounds. At birth, it may only weigh 9 ounces which is really small when compared to the traditional pot bellied pigs. Because it is small, lots of people find them very attractive.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:22:29 -0600A teacup pig can be adopted as early as 6 weeks after it has been weaned by his mother. It is just a small breed of pig which makes it more attractive to people. Some famous celebrities too have their own teacup pigs.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:54:47 -0600Are you looking for a tiny exotic pet? Well then hedgehog adoption is the ultimate choice for you. Hedgehogs might not be on top of your list when you decide to get a pet but you will never regret getting a hedgehog home.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:42:01 -0600Having purchased your Alpaca, it is important to get to know each of them. It is only this way that you will be able to see if one is unwell. This Article explores some of the ways in which they communicate to each other, and will help you understand your Alpaca's behaviour.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:05:58 -0600A solution to preserving and protecting the balance of Nature could be as close as your backyard! A case for the importance of feeding squirrels.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:40:54 -0600Are you experiencing any of the wheezing, skin rash, heavy sneezing, itchy eyes, constantly runny nose, shortness of breath and other jolly stuff whenever you are handling your cavy or cleaning the cage? Well, you may be allergic to your pet - or to your pet's environment.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:20:11 -0600EquestPramox is a leading equine wormer product. This powerful wormer can control and prevent a number of common harmful parasitic worms including redworm, tapeworm and roundworms.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:14:15 -0600Dwarf hamsters? You bet! Although they are relatively new to the pet market, dwarfs are quickly becoming a popular alternative to regular size hamsters and other pets.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:11:30 -0500Find out how to set up the right environment and accommodation for your new pet African Pygmy Hedgehog. This article will cover off all that you need to know as a first time owner.
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:34:04 -0500When an African Pygmy Hedgehog gets ill or unsteady on his feet, owners are quick to jump to conclusions. Find out what other possible problems your hedgehog might have before diagnosing it with one of the worst hedgehog illnesses.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:08:40 -0500Alpacas are without a doubt splendid animals, but how difficult are they to look after? Before you consider buying them, you need to know that you can easily care for them.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:22:45 -0500Robo dwarf hamsters are some of the cutest little pets available, and offer a great deal of family pet value. If treated properly, they can live a happy life.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:21:59 -0500Having an exotic pet can be fascinating and getting a portrait photo of your exotic pet is just the thing, if you get the right photographer. Here are a few tips and suggestions to get the best out of a photo shoot of your exotic pet.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:11:43 -0500A short look at my experiences as a professional wildlife photographer in and around Forest Lake in Queensland. Forest Lake boasts some of the most varied birdlife for such a small area.
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:47:56 -0500Chinchillas (Chinchilla laniger) are rodents with very thick, dense fur that can make wonderful pets. This fur is often described as "luxurious" and chinchillas in the past have been raised for the purposes of harvesting the fur. They have a long lifespan for a rodent (approximately 10 years) and they are very sociable and active.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:32:09 -0500Green Iguanas are fast becoming the pet of choice for some households. But, are these families prepared for the challenge? Find out if exotic animal care is actually something you're prepared for.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:44:04 -0500A lot of people think furnishing a ferret cage is really no big deal. Just buy any old box, add a water bottle and a food dish, and voila! But there's a lot more to it than that. A ferret cage must be properly designed, set up, and furnished - right down to the bedding.
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:24:10 -0500Bored with dogs, cats & goldfish? Looking for something a bit more exciting as a companion? Try adopting or buying an exotic pet.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:21:59 -0500It's a huge responsibility and a lot of research has to be done before adopting a hedgehog. To help you with your decision, let's look at the trivial things that have to be considered before the adoption.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:41:58 -0500Whilst often characterised as farm or working animals, a small holding of goats can be very rewarding for the owner and is relatively easy so long as some basic rules are followed. A small holding of goats can be an excellent source of milk and meat for the owner and by raising goats yourself you can be confident they were raised in a healthy manner. Goats can also keep your land practically weed free.
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:31:33 -0500Berber Skinks, also known as Schneider Skinks, are unique smooth-bodied lizards from Africa. Many people choose to keep these exotic creatures as pets.
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:23:44 -0500Hi Steven here, and thanks for reading my article. If you're looking for information on keeping a ferret as a pet I'm glad you've found this page. I have written this article to provide clear and concise information for anyone who is either considering or has recently acquired a pet ferret. Having researched this area I found a lack of clear information in an accessible format for new pet ferret owners. Ferrets are very playful and social animals and can make excellent domestic companions. However, they also have specific requirements and needs, and require more attention than more typical pet animals such as cats and dogs. For many years I have had a passionate interest in animals and the natural world, and in particular have investigated the keeping of more unusual animals as pets. In this article I present the 'ferrets facts' to be considered when asking 'are ferrets good pets'.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:37:02 -0500There are a lot of people that like to have unique and exotic pets. A skunk is one of those unique and exotic animals that you can turn into a house-pet. You have to be prepared to care for this animal, and prepared for their particular behaviors in order to enjoy having these little creatures around.
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:55:33 -0500When caring for a chinchilla, one must consider the injuries or illnesses that a chinchilla can suffer from. Due to the long life that they live an owner may see one or more of these injuries or illnesses. This article will share what each of these can cause and what one can do to help your pet.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:39:35 -0500Confused about what to feed your rabbit? Once and for all we're asking the most common question we get asked - What do rabbits eat?
Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:25:51 -0500As an exotic pet, the sugar glider is more rare and harder to purchase than the average animal. Adoption is a more cost-effective option of obtaining this tiny mammal, however it is by no means a way to make an impulse decision which could jeopardize it's safety and well-being. Learn how to judge yourself and your lifestyle to make the best decisions in adopting a sugar glider for a happy bond which will last a lifetime.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:44:21 -0500Hedgehogs as pets can be entertaining and endearing, but if you want to make the most of caring for one of these fascinating rodents, you should inform yourself of their living requirements. Feral hedgehogs can and do cover several miles in a single night in search of a good meal. You pet hedgehog will not have to worry about catching its food, but without the opportunity for exercise, it can easily grow obese for its species and develop health complications.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:48:00 -0500It is highly recommended that you conduct some research before making an investment in a pet sugar glider. There are some misconceptions about this exotic pet on the part of both consumers and dealers at pet shops which must be demystified in order to ensure a successful outcome. Sugar gliders and sugar glider pet shops are unique and must not be thought of as your average pet shop.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:28:32 -0500So you just found a web site or public auction of exotic pets available for sale and made the decision you would like to purchase that adorable Chimpanzee or that awesome Tiger for your home. Stop. That's not how you should purchase a unique creature.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:28:04 -0500If you want to purchase a rabbit for yourself or your child but insist on leaving it outdoors, this is a very good sign that a rabbit may not the best choice for you. There are several reasons for this.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:54:33 -0500A hairless rat is certainly one of the more unique pets available today. They make excellent conversation starters, and they absolutely thrive in captivity. Hairless rats have a very simple diet, and they make wonderful companions for both children and adults.
Tue, 29 May 2012 12:55:28 -0500So many people wish desperately to get back to the land...to get 'off-grid', to own animals that produce sustenance and grow a garden for food. We dream of fresh vegetables, real milk and cheese and no electric bill! Visions of perfect rows of plants growing tomatoes and a peacefully grazing Jersey cow crowd our thoughts as we sit in rush-hour traffic.