Recent Blog Posts

  • Top 3 Starter Birds

    September 1, 2018
    A bird can be an amazing pet, but friends with feathers are very different than those with fur, and birds require specialized care to live long, healthy, well-adjusted lives as pets.
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  • Nut Dangers to Dogs

    August 1, 2018
    Nuts are always popular treats, not just as an easy snack, but also in all sorts of baked goodies and other recipes. It is important that dog owners not share many of those snacks and treats with their pets, however, because of the different nut dangers to dogs.
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  • Turtle Shell Care

    August 1, 2018
    A turtle’s shell is a critical part of its anatomy, and the shell needs proper care to keep your turtle healthy. Understand the shell and how to care for it safely and effectively is essential for every turtle or tortoise owner. What Is a Turtle’s Shell?
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  • 5 Great Beginner Pet Lizards

    July 1, 2018
    Lizards can be fascinating pets for all ages, but they can also be tricky to care for properly. Choosing a lizard that is suitable for beginners is essential for a happy, healthy pet and a positive experience owning your very first lizard. What Makes a Lizard Good for Beginners?
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  • Why Are My Fish Hiding Now?

    July 1, 2018
    Fish can be wonderful pets, amazing installations of aquatic art you can enjoy and even interact with. They can become skittish, however, and when your fish start hiding, you can't enjoy them nearly as much.
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  • Tips on Opening Your Pond in the Spring

    April 1, 2018
    When the days lengthen, temperatures rise and the air has that unmistakable balmy feel of spring, you may be eager to open your pond.
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  • Litter Box Training Tips for Rabbits

    April 1, 2018
    Rabbits have the potential to be very domestic creatures given proper care and training. Like cats, rabbits can be litter trained which is why many owners choose not to cage them and allow them to run free around the house. The notion that rabbits are dirty creatures is a common misconception.
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  • Hermit Crab Care

    March 1, 2018
    Hermit crabs – despite their less than friendly name – can be the perfect first pets for kids or companions for anyone interested in coming out of their shell and enjoying a new pet. But these crabs do need proper care or they may just get crabby with their new owners!
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  • Fish Breeds That Live Well Together

    March 1, 2018
    An aquarium can be a beautiful addition to your home, especially when it is a thriving, active ecosystem with different varieties of fish swimming peacefully together.
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  • Parrot Beak Care 101

    February 1, 2018
    Your parrot's beak is its most important tool, essential for preening, eating, climbing, drinking, prying, playing and more. A bird's beak must be in top condition to be up to all these tasks, and proper beak care is essential for your pet's good health, comfort and happiness.
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  • Poisonous Plants for Pets

    February 1, 2018
    Pet owners take great care to feed their pets a healthy, nutritious diet (with an occasional treat, of course! But do you know there are many potentially toxic, even lethal, plants lurking around our homes that are dangerous to pets)
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  • Common Reptile Diseases and Solutions

    November 1, 2017
    Keeping reptiles can be very rewarding and many different types of reptiles – snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, etc. – make great pets.
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  • Good Bacteria: The Benefits It Can Have on Your Fish

    August 2, 2017
    It may seem like the cleaner an aquarium is, the better it will be for fish, coral and other tank residents, but in reality all fish and other aquatic guests need certain beneficial bacteria in their environment in order to thrive.
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  • Gerbil Social Behaviors: Introducing a New Cage

    August 2, 2017
    Gerbils are popular pets and social animals that do best in a happy, companionable group. These are curious and intelligent creatures, but they can also be territorial and aggressive as adults.
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  • Exercise Ideas for Guinea Pigs

    July 1, 2017
    Guinea pigs are fun and popular pets with their friendly and affectionate natures, cute expressions and easy care needs.
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  • How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

    July 1, 2017
    Dogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior.
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  • What to Do With Your Fish When Cleaning Your Pond

    April 30, 2017
    Cleaning your pond is essential not only to keep it looking attractive, but also to remove mud, silt, dead leaves and other debris that can unbalance the water chemistry, clog pumps and filters and foster dangerous bacteria.
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  • Converting Birds To Pelleted Diet

    April 30, 2017
    <p><strong>Converting your birds diet to pellets</strong></p> <p>Most birds are creatures of habit and will choose foods that look familiar to them.  Converting your bird to pellets is mainly a matter of convincing your bird that it is food.
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  • What You Should Know About Raising Turtles

    March 1, 2017
    A tiny, newly hatched turtle is sweet and charming, but it isn't necessarily the best pet for you or your family. Understanding turtles' needs and what it takes to be a successful turtle owner is essential before adopting one of these popular reptiles.
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  • Games to Play With Your Small Animals

    March 1, 2017
    All pets need play, but you can't take a hamster for a walk, teach a ferret to catch a Frisbee or play fetch with a parakeet – so what games can you play?
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  • Crate Training your Dog

    February 1, 2017
    Training your dog to go into his crate can be effective for confining him when he can’t be supervised, as well as a place for him to call his own.
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  • Fish Tank Temperature Control

    February 1, 2017
    Aquarium fish can have great sensitivity to temperature changes and good temperature control is essential to keep your fish healthy and comfortable. But how can you always keep your tank at the ideal temperature?
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Your New Parakeet

    January 1, 2017
    Parakeets are popular pets, but how much do you know about these beautiful birds? The more you know about your new parakeet, the better prepared you will be to help it have a long, happy, healthy life.
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  • Where to Place Your Fish While You Clean the Tank

    January 1, 2017
    Even the best, most well-maintained aquarium occasionally needs a thorough cleaning that will involve wiping glass, rinsing gravel, trimming plants, checking equipment and more. But where should you place your fish when it's time for such an extensive tank overhaul?
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  • Basic Bearded Dragon Care

    December 3, 2016
    Basic Bearded Dragon Care             Bearded Dragons are one of the most commonly kept pet reptiles. They have curious minds and often a fondness for their keepers (even if it is only because we bring the food).
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