Other Animals

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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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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