Other Animals

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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Your bunny will learn to enjoy cuddles once he stops being afraid of you. By: virgil.king For those of you interested in getting a pet rabbit, good for you! Rabbits are fun, smart and beautiful creatures who can add a lot of enjoyment to your life. The trick is getting started when you’ve never had
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The species of the turtle is important for its care. By: Clara S. Turtles have been popular as pets, but they often perish because of improper care. All turtles are not created equal. Turtles can be aquatic- or land-based, and different species have different dietary and habitat needs. Before deciding on a turtle as your
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Nothing can perk you up quite like an adorable picture of a chubby-cheeked infant — that is, unless there is a furry, cuddly pet included. Professional photographer Lindsey Bonnice, from Pennsylvania, enjoys capturing snapshots of her kids and pets together. This collection of her infant son, Finn, mingling with the family’s pet bunnies is ridiculously cute: With
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