Category: Exotic Pets

Aug 14

The Rudiments Of Water Chemistry

Most 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 …

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Aug 02

Lessons Learned From A Bearded Dragon Owner

We did not know anything about owning a bearded dragon when the thought of buying one came to us. Before plunging into the purchase, I wanted to make sure we at least had some idea of what we were getting into. We read books and did some internet surfing. We thought we were ready. As …

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Jun 15

Pierre the Squirrel

There are some things that I never imagined would happen in my life, and one of them, was that I would share our home with a one-eyed, one-ear, hat wearing, taxidermy squirrel named Pierre. Always in sympathy for animal rights, the mere thought of a dead one being stuffed, and used as decoration, really turned …

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Mar 21

When Should A Baby Squirrel Be Released?

This is a question that has been kicked around for many years. If you ask most Wild Animal Rehab’ Specialists, you will often get the answer of 12 to 14 weeks. I would submit that releasing a baby squirrel at this age is, at the very least, risky and at the very worst, equivalent to …

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Mar 21

Everything You Need to Know About Owning a Pet Chinchilla

Everything you need to know about owning a pet chinchilla is going to be shared with you here, and I aim to help you decide whether or not a chinchilla is a suitable pet for you and your family. My advice for anyone thinking about owning a pet chinchilla is to contact an expert chinchilla …

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Jan 21

Capybara Learn Well and Are Trainable

Due 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. If they do not receive gentle correction and consistent discipline, a capybara with “inside” privileges will chew …

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