Other Animals

Who could resist a duck waddle? By: Derrick Coetzee Okay, admit it — how many of you have always wanted a duck for a pet? 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,
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Real turtles (not the ninja kind) need a lot of care. Can your family provide that? By: Land Turtle and Tortoise Rescue/Facebook With the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in theaters now, children will be asking for pet turtles to relive the motion picture or enjoy having their own “ninja turtle” team at home.
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They nap and eat together. By: MichaelMankus Komari the kitten was found, starving and sickly, when she was only 5 weeks old. Her rescuers knew their work would be cut out for them in building up her strength, but they didn’t hesitate to take the frail ball of fur home with them. There she met
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Did you know that you can train your rabbit to run agility courses? By: Daniel Hall Easter-decorated windows are popping up all over right now. You’ve seen them — perky little bunnies hopping about in spring attire. Unfortunately, they remind me of all my rabbit patients who are not jumping through meadows but instead suffering
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Mama and baby tortoise. By: jackol Spring is such an uplifting time of year, full of the promise of new life with green shoots, brightly colored bulbs and trees heavy with blossoms. And yet, as a veterinarian, I associate springtime with a sinking feeling. The reason for this strange reaction is that spring is
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Dry cat food is recommended as part of a hedgehog’s balanced diet. By: titahn When people think of hedgehogs, the first thing that comes to mind is spiny little creatures with sharp quills. The hedgehog is often confused with the porcupine, whose quills can cause severe harm, unlike the hedgehog’s quills, which are relatively soft. So
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Ferrets get injured easily, so watch closely for any signs of a limp or painful reactions. By: Sonja Ferrets aren’t just cute and funny balls of fluff. They are adventurous, sneaky and extremely curious. Before you close the fridge door or washing machine lid, check for your ferret — I’m not kidding. Ferrets can, and
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To keep neon tetras’ colors looking beautiful, keep your aquarium tank clean and well cycled. By: H. Krisp If you have an aquarium at home, it’s likely that you’ve filled it with neon tetras. Neon tetras are some of the most recognizable fish out there, and are found in almost all pet stores that sell fish due to their
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Editor’s Note: In July 2015, Pets Adviser rebranded as Petful, the site you see today. In honor of that occasion, we asked some of our regular readers to tell us what “being petful” means to them. Here’s one of their responses. Here are just a few of my family members. By Kirsti StephensonSubscriber since April
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Hey, these pebbles were in the frog’s habitat, and he just couldn’t resist! By: Dr. Shawn Messonnier, DVM We all know it’s impossible to monitor a pet’s every move, so sometimes they’re going to get into mischief — often in the form of eating things they shouldn’t. So it’s no surprise that someone came up with a “They Ate
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Is your guinea pig avoiding her food? It may be because her teeth are hurting. By: mariposavet Tooth and dental wellness are things that may be overlooked by new or inexperienced guinea pig parents, but they are vitally important to your guinea pig’s well-being. Guinea pigs’ teeth don’t stop growing, so ignoring their dental needs can
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Choose a little box that your hedgie can get in and out of easily. By: Ben Sutherland Arguably, the cutest exotic pets out there are hedgehogs. These intelligent little guys have become fairly popular pets due to their intelligence, adaptability and, of course, their adorable personalities. Although hedgehogs should not be left free to roam the house
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Try throwing a ping-pong ball around the bathtub for your cat. By: shadowsofthesun Having a pet means dealing with a lot of responsibilities that include feeding, care and training. But, fortunately, along with the responsibility comes fun playtime. Playing with your pet is paws down the best part of having one. It’s a great stress reliever for
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It feels pretty fabulous when you spend a lot of time glamming yourself up, then take a look in the mirror and love what you see. However, it’s important to remain humble – after all, not all of us wake up every day looking on point. These pets seem to pull it off effortlessly. 1.
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