Other Animals

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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Guinea pigs need plenty of vitamin C to remain healthy. By: Andy Miccone Guinea pigs make great family pets. They are cuddly, cute, responsive, funny, generally gentle and relatively easy to care for. But what happens if your guinea pig gets sick? Get help immediately. These critters really do not do well with illness
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Spaying or neutering your rabbits can help decrease their tendancies toward territorial aggression. By: MaartjeEyskens Rabbits actually have a great deal in common with cats. They can be social, friendly and affectionate creatures who genuinely enjoy spending time with their people. These virtues mean that rabbits make great indoor pets. Rabbits are also similar to cats in
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Ever seen a dog and a hummingbird share a water bowl? Video still via: Ed Gernon A once uncontrollable German shepherd mix named Rex has opened a new chapter in his life — becoming the kind of loving animal who enjoys nothing more than the company of a tiny bird. Recently, as Ed Gernon was walking Rex, his
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The makers of the Aquarium Backpack describe it as “self-cleaning.” By: uvproductionhouse You’ve probably never thought about carrying your pet fish with you on the go — but someone has. Behold the Aquarium Backpack, which sells for $500 on Etsy and comes complete with plants, rocks, snails and, of course, goldfish. The handmade bag is transparent so everyone
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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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