Other Animals

Who could resist a pet duck waddle? By: Derrick Coetzee OK, admit it — how many of you have always wanted a pet duck? Look how adorable they are! Their little waddles, mighty quacks and cute little faces all shout, “Please take me home!” I’m guilty of feeding the ducks at various ponds, although nowadays
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These vocal animals are nocturnal. By: Pure! Travel Group Kinkajous are small mammals that are native to the rainforest. They’re intelligent, vocal and curious animals — and they’re one of the latest in the trend of exotic pets. Kinkajous grow to be 2–12 pounds, depending on their subspecies, and can live for roughly 20 years.
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Fennec foxes can be house-trained, but you may have to work at it for a while. By: tambako So you’ve decided you’d love to add a fennec fox to your family. First off, congratulations! Second, there’s a lot to know about these little guys, so before you run out and adopt one, let’s go over
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Fennec foxes are quick and curious. By: Soren Wolf Exotic pets are an emerging trend; people who don’t care for the traditional dog, cat or goldfish are adopting pets like fennec foxes. Yes, foxes. Fennecs make for nontraditional, intelligent pets, but they have special requirements in order for them to be well cared for and
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[{“title”:”Caroling for Carrots!”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Getting Drunk on Dandelion Wine!”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Huddling Under the Christmas Tree!”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Watching u201cWatership Downu201d With Friends!”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Giving Gifts!”,”points”:”1″}]Stealing and hoarding wrapping paper. Sometimes a bunny feels like a bedtime snack. [{“title”:”Caroling for Carrots!”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Getting Drunk on Dandelion Wine!”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Huddling Under the Christmas Tree!”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Watching u201cWatership Downu201d With Friends!”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Giving Gifts!”,”points”:”0″}]Reading gardening books. (The other rabbits would laugh.) [{“title”:”Caroling for Carrots!”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Getting Drunk
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Get your rabbit used to a harness and leash indoors before you venture outside. By: Monsterkoi Taking your rabbit outdoors and exposing them to the world can feel like a treat — for both of you. If you’ve ever felt the urge to put them on a leash and take a stroll around town, you’re
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[{“title”:”Movies About Humans”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Going to the Beach”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Going Dancing With Another Ferret”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Any Kind of Sport”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Scavenger Hunt”,”points”:”0″}]Playing catch with the other ferrets. [{“title”:”Movies About Humans”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Going to the Beach”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Going Dancing With Another Ferret”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Any Kind of Sport”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Scavenger Hunt”,”points”:”0″}]“Dooking,” or making happy noises while they dance. And if they occasionally stumble or run into walls at the same time, well, it’s
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[{“title”:”Witch”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Ghost”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Clown”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Princess”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Pirate”,”points”:”0″}]Show considerable attitude about their food and care. [{“title”:”Witch”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Ghost”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Clown”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Princess”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Pirate”,”points”:”1″}]Be on the lookout for adventures. Peter Rabbit wasn’t the only one with an eye for a garden ripe for the picking. [{“title”:”Witch”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Ghost”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Clown”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Princess”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Pirate”,”points”:”0″}]Do a “binkie” or sideways jump, followed by a midair spin. Rabbit acrobatics at their best. [{“title”:”Witch”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Ghost”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Clown”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Princess”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Pirate”,”points”:”0″}]Get a little spooky sometimes. You suspect your rabbit
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Chinchillas have specific temperature requirements to live a happy, healthy life. By: Carlos Gracia Chinchillas are small rodents who originated in several areas of South America, although today they can only be found wild in Chile. They’re intelligent, curious and fun-loving creatures who make great pets for a dedicated person. However, chinchillas require special care
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Health and Illness This is part 4 of a multi-part series. (To begin at part 1, click here.) Guinea pigs, like any other animals, can live their lives happy and healthy with the right support. When it comes to sickness, guinea pigs have many possible illnesses and conditions and require an experienced veterinarian. Weight Up
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Melissa Gill, of Santa Monica, California, could only hope that her Shetland sheepdog mix, Jackson, would tolerate all of her family members, including a black masked lovebird named Bird Noir. Her concern turned out to be unnecessary — the pair hit it off from the moment they met. That was 6 years ago. Jackson and Bird Noir
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Gila monsters are the largest lizards native to the United States. By: walterpro Today we’re focusing on a rather unusual animal: a monster. Gila monsters are venomous lizards who are often bred in captivity in the United States and kept as pets. Be warned — this is not an “easy” pet that requires little care. This
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Pairing a dominant guinea pig with a submissive one can lead to fewer fights. By: David If you’ve recently acquired a guinea pig, you may be wondering if he’s lonely. You could be right. That’s an awfully big cage for one little guinea pig! Guinea pigs tend to be fairly sociable animals and like to
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Some animal-related things make us angry. By: Beverly & Pack I don’t hate animals. I love animals. But there are some things having to do with animals that I loathe. From the gut-wrenching feeling you get when your pet is lost to reading about yet another puppy mill bust, some things about animals upset us
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Gila venom can pack a mean punch — seek treatment immediately if bitten. By: soulsurvivor08 Gila monsters are truly fascinating creatures. The ancestors of these venomous lizards walked with the dinosaurs and managed to survive the mass extinction event that took so many of its cousins. In the Part 1 of this how-to series, we
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