Looking for a new Hamster? Don't know what to look for and watch out for? Let me help you. I've had Hamsters for years, bred them, helped mom Hammy raise pups, and have dealt with illness as well and know what to look for. Tips on what to look for at the pet store too to help you figu...
My then fiance (Susanne Herfurth) and I adopted a duck back at the end of February. This is my blog entry from the second day we had Duckie as part of the family. Since then we got married, and have come to love Good Duckie like a first child (well, not quite as much as my son who is ...
Many pet lovers wonder what it is like to work at an animal shelter, how to get the job, and what it is like. My wife worked in an animal shelter for 5 years, I have interviewed her asking the most common questions about getting a job at the animal shelter.
Pigs are very smart, on par with dogs. If you know that you could not handle owning a dog because of time requirements, then a pot bellied pig is probably not the right pet for you. Learn more about selecting and care for a pet Pot Bellied Pig.
Anyone who keeps pet chickens can save a bit on feed, and can get rid of some kitchen, and garden, waste, by feeding certain left over people foods to their birds.
What is a Herp? The word Herptile, or Herp, generally refers to any reptile or amphibian. For many people these are scary animals, but for others they are the perfect pet.
Petfinder.com launches its "Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week" September 17 to 23. Among the many pets that are considered less adoptable are black cats and black dogs.
Many people think they want to own an Exotic Pet, and some get one too soon, without much thought. Know the facts, the pros, and cons, of keeping an Exotic Pet.
Outdoor cats face many risks. In some areas it is not legal to allow your cat outdoors off your property. Many places have laws allowing “Stray cats” to be picked up and removed, or in some places they can even be Shot! Cats should not be tied up outside and as such building ...
Hedgehogs are mammals but are not rodents. They are insectivores, which pretty much means they eat bugs. There are several varieties of Hedgehogs, from European to African, with the most common in the pet trade being the African Pygmy Hedgehog or the African Whitebellied. Let us l...
Rabbits are often over looked by children who are more attracted to the smaller more cuddly looking animals like hamsters, but hamsters are nocturnal (they will keep you awake at night), and are more likely to bite than a Rabbit is. This is an article on how to care for a pet Rabbit.
It might surprise some people to know that chickens make excellent pets. Certain breeds are very friendly, and hens will lay eggs. If let loose in your yard they will also make a point of eating bugs. Learn more about keeping chickens as pets.
Bettas are popular Aquarium Fish but some new owners know very little about them, and make some simple mistakes. Learn more about how to care for a Betta Fish.
Miniature horses are not ponies. They are a specialty breed designed to look like a horse; only smaller. One of the registries is the AMHA, or American Miniature Horse Association, which requires the horses to be no taller than 34 inches at the withers. They come in a variety of co...
Llamas and Alpacas use to be a rare, and expensive, but now their price has dropped and pretty much anyone with some land can keep them as pets. They are often used to guard sheep and goats. Knowing how to care for them is important.
Here are some things to consider before having pets. Don't forget to discuss with family before bringing a pet home. Yes it's a lot of fun but a lot of responsibility too.
Do you like making homemade treats for your dog or dogs? This recipe is to make peanut butter cookie treats for your dog. This is an easy recipe to make. I hope that you enjoy making them for your four legged friend and the dog will love them.
Pet owners need to always be aware of the risks of emergency pet expenses. Its tragic to see somebody searching online for free veterinarian help because they cannot afford to take their pet to the vet, but it happens a lot. Here are some tips and a link to learn more about a place ...
When I visited Vancouver's Stanley Park we saw lots of wonderful wildlife, however some of the animals we saw were not native to the area. The turtles in Lost Lagoon are native to the southern United States.
A dog ages quicker than a human being. A dog shows visible signs of aging which the owner must observe on time.
Make your dog stand out with a little creativity and some hair dye!!
A dog's tear stains are especially noticeable in light colored dogs. It is not hard to remove the discoloration, but it does require a large measure of safety, as you are working around the dog's eyes. Here are a list of items you can purchase and use at home to remove these stains.
I did not know much about sheep until we moved to the farm and got some to keep our pasture controlled so it was not a fire hazard. Here are a few of the things I have learned about sheep. They will be of interest to anyone considering getting sheep as pets or livestock.
Learn how tampering with nature may have caused the extinction of yet another species, this one the Banff Longnose Dace, as I recount my visit to Banff's Cave and Basin area.
This article is about some of the pets that you can keep outdoors. Not everyone wants pets in their house so why not get an outdoor only pet. Also learn why cats and most dogs should not be outdoor only pets.