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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
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Editor’s Note: In July 2015, Pets Adviser rebranded as Petful, the site you see today. In honor of that occasion, we asked some of our regular readers to tell us what “being petful” means to them. Here’s one of their responses. Here are just a few of my family members. By Kirsti StephensonSubscriber since
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Hey, these pebbles were in the frog’s habitat, and he just couldn’t resist! By: Dr. Shawn Messonnier, DVM We all know it’s impossible to monitor a pet’s every move, so sometimes they’re going to get into mischief — often in the form of eating things they shouldn’t. So it’s no surprise that someone came up with a “They
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Is your guinea pig avoiding her food? It may be because her teeth are hurting. By: mariposavet Tooth and dental wellness are things that may be overlooked by new or inexperienced guinea pig parents, but they are vitally important to your guinea pig’s well-being. Guinea pigs’ teeth don’t stop growing, so ignoring their dental needs
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Choose a little box that your hedgie can get in and out of easily. By: Ben Sutherland Arguably, the cutest exotic pets out there are hedgehogs. These intelligent little guys have become fairly popular pets due to their intelligence, adaptability and, of course, their adorable personalities. Although hedgehogs should not be left free to roam the
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Try throwing a ping-pong ball around the bathtub for your cat. By: shadowsofthesun Having a pet means dealing with a lot of responsibilities that include feeding, care and training. But, fortunately, along with the responsibility comes fun playtime. Playing with your pet is paws down the best part of having one. It’s a great stress reliever
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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
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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 also
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My childhood memories include the joy and pride I experienced each time I collected bees, lizards and various bugs in jars. My friends and I worked hard at competing with one another to see who could capture the most critters. Frogs were never one of my favorite collectibles; but later in life, when I became
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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 and
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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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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
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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. But
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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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