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Category: Exotics


What to Feed Your Rabbit

Your rabbit’s diet is an important part of their overall health and well-being. Read on to learn what foods your rabbit should and should not eat.

Shell Rot in Turtles/Tortoises: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Are you worried about the healthiness of your pet turtle’s shell? Shell rot is a common disease in turtles and tortoises but read on to learn how to treat and prevent it.
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What You Should Know About Owning and Caring for a Pet Lizard

Despite their somewhat exotic appearance, lizards can make great pets. While each species has its own needs and requirements, they are relatively easy to care for and usually require very little space. If you plan to welcome a pet lizard into your family, we are here to help you prepare! We will explain what you should consider before adding a lizard to your family, the things you should know about lizard ownership, and what you will need to care for your scaly new friend! Things to Know Before Choosing a Pet Lizard Despite their small size, lizards can live longer
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Top 10 Most Low-maintenance and Easiest Pets to Take Care Of

Fact checked by Dr. Antoinette Martin, DVM Whether you have a busy schedule that does not offer the flexibility to look after a demanding pet, or you simply prefer the company of a pet that is easy to take care of, there are plenty of low-maintenance pets to choose from. To help you find the perfect companion for your lifestyle, we are counting down the top 10 easiest pets to take care of! The Top 10 Low-maintenance Pets 1. Turtles Turtles have almost become the cliche for a slow-moving and calm animal. While certain breeds require more work than others,
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Should I Get a Hamster or a Guinea Pig? – Guinea Pig vs Hamster

Fact checked by Dr. Antoinette Martin, DVM Both guinea pigs and hamsters fall into the category of “pocket pets,” which is an informal blanket term that refers to small, pocket-sized mammals that people keep as pets. These small and furry species are often chosen as starter pets for a variety of reasons. While it is true that either pet rodent can be an excellent option for first-time owners, both animals still require all of the love and care you would offer a larger type of pet. Choosing the Right Pet While many people assume that hamsters and guinea pigs are
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Do Rats Make Good Pets?

If you’re a first-time pet owner or have a fondness for small creatures, a domesticated rat can make a great companion! Rats make good pets because they are not only low-maintenance and easy to handle, but rats are also affectionate and intelligent animals. For these reasons, more and more people are choosing to embrace these curious critters and have turned into true believers that rats do, indeed, make great pets. Rats are social and affectionate creatures These pocket-sized pets are very social and have a tendency to form strong bonds with their human family. If encouraged, rats enjoy resting on