Undoubtedly pet snakes aren’t for everyone, but for some people snakes are fascinating animals. Snake keepers actually stand by the fact that snakes become friendly and tame, particularly when they are handled regularly. But if you are planning of getting a pet snake, it is important to considering the following.
Keeping chickens is becoming increasingly popular as many people realise the benefits of embracing the good life, at least in a small way. But keeping chickens does require some serious thought as like any animal, they will need an investment of time. But if you are thinking about keeping poultry, we’ve put down some of the most commonly cited considerations below.
Whilst we may have not had the best of summers there has been, and there is still potential for hot weather over the next few months. Whilst many of us rejoice when the sun comes out it is just as important to take care of your pet when it gets warm. Below is some advice you may want to consider so that your pet can enjoy the warm weather as much as you do.
In many aquariums freshwater shrimp can be welcome additions, enhancing the overall environment and helping to keep it clean. There are however a number a different shrimp species to consider, particularly if they are to live as part of a wide aquatic community. Shrimp generally range in size from 1 inch to 4 inches, depending upon the species and in general it is not advisable to keep them with aggressive, predatory fish.
Parakeet is a name given to a wide variety of species of parrot typically smaller in size. The term also applies to Australian rosellas and even budgerigars of “budgies.” They are an extremely popular pet as they are small in size, are on the whole friendly and of course, have bright coloured plumage. If you want to keep parakeets however, there a number of factors you should consider.
For many people, having rats in their home is a disturbing thought, but as pets they bring joy to thousands of owners worldwide. Pet rats have the potential to be affectionate animals with high levels of intelligence as long as they are given the care and stimulus to develop, but are they right for you?
As one of the most common parasites for both cats and dogs fleas can be a major nuisance. More than being a pesky annoyance however fleas can cause skin diseases in your pet, increase allergens in your home and in the most severe cases can cause anaemia and even the death of your animal. This is why it is important to be proactive and reactive in your treatments to ensure that infestations are controlled, and that you home does not become infested.
Rotastak hamster cages are an extremely popular form of housing and along with Critter Trail, Ferplast and Habitrail is one of the leading brands when it comes to hamster habitation. For those that aren’t aware, Rotastak hamster cages utilise modules that can be fixed to each other so that you can modify and extend your hamster’s world with new and interesting add-ons or accessories.
Our pets and specifically our cats and dogs rely heavily on their teeth and whereas we can brush our own teeth twice a day, our pets cannot. Neglecting the dental hygiene of your pet can leave them uncomfortable and in serious pain, make them go off their food and in some cases can leave them vulnerable to more serious infections elsewhere.
Chinchillas are extremely popular pets originating from the Andes mountain range of South America. Members of the rodent family, they are characterised by their fluffy fur and friendly, tame manner.
- Keeping a Pet Snake – Key Considerations
- Is Keeping Chickens Right for You?
- Caring for Your Pet in Warmer Weather
- Could Freshwater Shrimp Be Ideal For Your Aquarium?
- Making a Parakeet Paradise – Caring for Your Pet Parakeets
- Keeping Pet Rats – Getting Started
- Treating Fleas in Your Cat or Dog
- Is a Rotastak Right for Your Hamster?
- Why Your Pet’s Dental Hygiene is Worth Thinking About
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