This is my 4-month-old savannah monitor, Pablo. I got this guy (girl) when she was just a couple weeks old from the North of England and had her brought back to Central Scotland to join my family. I already had the vivarium and equipment ready before getting her as I already have reptiles and spare equipment. I will be doing a savannah monitor care article so if there are any questions about my set up and routine, hopefully they should all be answered there.
Rabbits are often thought of as children’s pets, but the reality is that they are not very suitable for children in most cases. Baby bunnies (and even adult bunnies) dash around, hide behind furniture, and chew on anything they deem fit for their chewing needs. Bunnies are delicate and very easily frightened. They can be hurt by children picking them up, and often when people pick them up they feel frightened and kick and struggle, which can also hurt a kid trying to handle the bunny. They react to sudden changes, which can result in running away or biting, in instances when they are approached in a quick and loud manner. And let’s face it, kids are rambunctious and get excited when they see furry little creatures so they tend to run up to them.
For those of you who are proud owners of canine companions, you already have an in-depth understanding of the massive responsibility that having a dog is. Yes, of course, they are our cuddly partners-in-crime, our lovable protectors, and the collective man's best friend, but that doesn't mean that our pets don't have certain needs. The potty-training, sock-destroying, constantly-under-your-feet stage of dog ownership is something that few people miss after their pups have matured, but the most important training activity that any dog can undergo is the W-A-L-K. Walking your dog can make or break your relationship with the species. A quick search on YouTube will prove to non-believers that dog walking can be a perilous activity, albeit hilarious to those of us who can watch, knowing we don't make certain mistakes. That, however, bears the question, "Am I walking my dog wrong?" With this guide for do's and don'ts for walking your dog, you will surely be able to answer that question, and may even pick up a tip or two to improve your dog walking abilities tremendously.
The older I get, the more aware I become of how much junk and garbage there is in the food we eat. From E numbers, to chemicals, to refined sugars, pesticides, and hormones and everything else in between. Surely this is why people get sick?
Let's admit it: our pets are cherished members of our family. We buy them the best foods, let them sleep in our beds, and take them on vacations. We fret about their health and are worried sick when they become ill. Then why do so many pet owners neglect our pet's dental health? According to Nationwide, a top provider of pet insurance, 80% of dogs have signs of dental disease by age 3! Many of us know how excruciating a toothache can be, and it is no different for our four-legged friends. However, dogs and cats do not often clearly communicate to us that they are hurting. It is essential to learn how to prevent oral health problems in our pets and recognize when they need veterinary dental care. Keep reading for some tips to keep their pearly whites in top shape.
When planning to get a pet, many people only think about getting either a dog or a cat. These animals are great but have a large amount of baggage that comes with them. They require a large amount of space, which needs to be maintained by the owner. They need to be trained and can wreak havoc on the home if not trained properly. They also require more time spent on them, and can even be potentially dangerous depending on the animal’s early life and natural levels of aggression. People who aren’t prepared for this are likely not to keep the animal, leading to these animals being left in shelters to wait to hopefully be re-adopted, or potentially end up being euthanized by the shelter.
Once I have a bigger place, I plan on being a multi-animal household. I don't understand people that are "cat people" or "dog people" specifically. They're both great in their own ways! I have a cat right now because my apartment is pretty small and the complex doesn't allow big dogs, but one day I definitely will have both. Dog and cat friendships are just so pure and wonderful to witness!