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Learn proper ferret care Ferrets are fun and furry animals that are super inquisitive and love to play. Their name comes from a phrase meaning “stinky little thief” since they are known to take and hide almost anything. They are mischievous but can be really cute and adorable. Ferrets live an average of 6-12 years
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Ferret health problems are common. My daily schedule usually includes at least one ferret appointment, and the ferret is often sick. Next to the name Bandit, Scamper or Rascal, we often have to write “ADR” (ain’t doin’ right) or “SBI” (something bad inside). Crazy for Ferrets Let’s do a little history on the rise of
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Ferret myths and misconceptions are common. Myths and misconceptions abound for ferrets. From stories about ferrets carrying rabies to being stinky biters, they get a bad rep based on a bunch of falsehoods. Here we debunk 25 of those myths and misconceptions. 1. Ferrets are silent creatures. Tell that to ferret owners. Ferrets can make
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Keeping potbellied pigs as pets may not be as easy as you think. Photo: marianneperdomo Potbellied pigs as pets are fun. These cuties with their curious personalities can be a real joy to have around. However, potbellied pigs may not be an ideal family pet. Pigs live in herds, and they have a clear hierarchy
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How do fish mate? Some can do it alone. One of the things I dislike is going to the dentist, but he has a cozy waiting room with a large fish tank that seems calming. Fish can be fascinating to watch, and the bubbling sound is melodic after a while, and this makes me forget
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Eastern Box Turtle care starts with a proper enclosure. Photo: skeeze Wondering about Eastern Box Turtle care? In this expert guide from Petful, we’ll cover all the essentials and more. First, a little background. The Eastern Box Turtle is one of North America’s most iconic turtle species. It’s also one of the most brightly colored
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It’s best to spay or neuter your rabbit immediately to eliminate aggressive behaviors such as spraying. Photo: swimparallel Rabbits are similar to guinea pigs in many ways, but caring for a pet rabbit is different. Pet rabbits live an average of 8–13 years. There are various breeds and varieties of rabbits — this expert guide to caring
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There are a few things to consider before buying an aquarium. By: Chris Waits Beginner Aquarium Setup Guide, Part 1: Choosing the Right Tank Maintaining a fish aquarium can bring such fun aspects to your life. I’m not saying this only because I’m an aquarium geek, but because it’s true. It’s a common disbelief that aquarium
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Pet insurance can give you peace of mind. By: Melinda Nagy Should you get pet insurance? The simple answer is yes — but what kind of coverage and from which company? The correct policy for your needs from a reputable pet insurance provider should: Help you with your veterinary bills Provide better medical care for
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Parrots are pets that love to be social. Parrots are often sought after for their entertaining and comical personalities as well as their vibrant colors. Different species of parrots can live from 10 to over 100 years, so keeping a parrot as a pet should be considered a lifetime commitment. A Balanced Diet Is Key
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There are several pet finch health problems. Finches are great pets for busy people. They prefer their own company and don’t need a lot of attention. They do need proper care, though, and they are susceptible to a host of health problems. Birds conceal their illnesses well, and by the time you notice your bird
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These aquatic turtles are fun, interactive pets. By: pixabay The Painted turtles are one of the most colorful families of aquatic turtles in North America, and they can make highly personable pets in the home aquarium. Russ Gurley, the author of Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles, writes, “Painted turtles are similar in appearance and behavior
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Check out that beard! By: skeeze Bearded dragons are commonly kept pet lizards, but their behavior can be more colorful than expected. Bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) exhibit several behaviors in communication with others of their species, as well as people and perceived enemies. Most of their behaviors are meant to convey messages of dominance, interest
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Mystery snails aren’t as destructive as Apple snails. By: Kurayba The smaller, less destructive member of the Apple snail family can make a charming and colorful aquatic pet for non-fish keepers. Not to be confused with the larger and destructive Channeled Apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata), the Mystery snail (Pomacea bridgesii) is its much nicer cousin.
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In the right living conditions, hermit crabs can live 10–20 years. By: skeeze Animals lacking a spine or any internal bone structures are classified as invertebrates. They possess an exoskeleton, or outer shell, which they shed as they grow. This process is called molting. At some point in the past, people started keeping these strange
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Some turtles don’t love being handled, but others may tolerate it. By: Rusty Clark These aquatic turtles may be small, but they can still pack a punch in the turtle-keeping hobby. Most turtles mentioned here are of more diminutive size when fully grown and will be much easier to house for most people. The primary
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The best thing you can do before adopting a hedgehog is your homework on this exotic pet. By: Alexas_Fotos Cute, photogenic and trending on just about every social media site, hedgehogs seem like the perfect prickly pet. However, what you don’t see online is the amount of work, time, effort and research that goes into
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Parents need to help their children care for their pets. By: AdinaVoicu Yesterday, I experienced human nature at its best — and worst. During afternoon surgery, a message came through from reception: A rabbit was on the way in as an emergency. The rabbit was in a bad way, having seizures. The client arrived, not
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