sick turtle
Figuring out if you have a sick turtle can present special challenges. Turtles may hide the signs they are unwell as part of their natural instinct to survive. So how can you tell if you have a sick turtle? Are there certain sick turtle symptoms or sick tortoise symptoms you can watch...
what can turtles eat
What do turtles eat, anyway? If you’re thinking of getting one as a pet, this is something you should know! Read on to find out. Turtles. Tortoises. Terrapins. These are just three names to describe the more than 200 known living species of “Testudines” (translation: turtles). Testudines can trace their...
pet snail
A pet snail is a great low maintenance house guest. It costs very little to set up a simple snail habitat so you can observe these cute gastropods at close quarters. Many people are surprised to discover how endearing a pet...
african pygmy hedgehogs
African pygmy hedgehogs are becoming increasingly popular in the exotic pet world, and if you too are considering adding a hedgehog to your household, consider yourself in good company. An estimated 40,000 Americans have found themselves smitten with these tiny, spiny creatures. While African pygmy hedgehogs are considered to be a...
What do cornsnakes eat?
What do corn snakes eat? If you are thinking about adopting a pet corn snake, you definitely need to know! For first-time snake owners, this can be a little intimidating. This in-depth article will answer the question, “What do corn snakes eat?” and provide other information on corn snake care. All of these...
bearded dragon bath
Bearded dragon bath time is a key feature of many a beardie’s weekly routine. But do bearded dragons need baths? Do owners do more harm than good, by bathing a reptile that originates from arid areas? Here are the facts behind the how, what, why, and when of bearded dragon bath times. Why...
can you keep a squirrel as a pet
Can you keep a squirrel as a pet? Should you? Find out in the guide below! Squirrels are adorable little critters that can be found scampering up and down trees all over the United States - and indeed, much of the world. But can squirrels be pets? Do they make for...
baby snapping turtle
Baby snapping turtles measure barely 1.5 inches across their carapace. From tiny beginnings, these can go on to live for a century, and reach 80 pounds in weight! Snapping turtles can be kept as pets. But to protect the wild population, it’s not as straightforward as simply bringing home a baby...
cat herpes
Could your fur-friend have cat herpes, without you knowing? Feline herpesvirus is a surprisingly common infection. Also known as feline rhinotracheitis, this is an important cause of recurring sore eyes in cats. But it’s also a sneaky virus, which enters a carrier state. This means cats may appear healthy but at times...
finger monkey
The Finger Monkey is the cute name given to the Pygmy Marmoset, the world’s smallest species of monkey. This name was given to them because their tiny size enables them to grip and hold themselves against a human finger. This act is alarmingly cute to any animal lover! Finger Monkeys have...

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