Exotic pets are wild animals gone domestic; explore the absurd, fascinating and sometimes illegal exotic pet industry.
Dreaming Of Being A Horse
I love this photo. I am the accidental shepherd. You can find out how I acquired my flock of sheep in the story, The Coolest Little Sheep in the World. They are Ouessant Sheep. Rare, rustic and despite being small in stature extremely tough.
10 Most Expensive Animals in the World
There are human beings withinside the global who love animals and are loopy for them. Also, maintain pets at their domestic. For them how lots an animal is steeply-priced doesn’t matter. As all of us understand that animals are loyal, extraordinary partners and additionally make us pressure free. Some animals are very specific and maximum steeply-priced withinside the global that their fee itself is a record; hundreds of thousands are spent each 12 months on the acquisition of those animals.
The Story Of The Crafty Sugar Glider On The Red Bus
''To err is human, to forgive, canine.'' After the passing of my father who left behind a 14 year old Labradoodle, our family thought we were done with pets. Little did we know, we were in for a sugar-y treat.
When a Chinese Hooded Rat Won My Heart
I rescued a rat. There was a time I had wanted a snake as a pet. I went out and found a young Boa Constrictor at a pet store. I brought him home and took the advice of the pet shop employee on how to care for the snake. That was a mistake. Had I purchased a care guide, I would have known it was better and safer for the animal and myself to use frozen rodents to feed the snake. Obviously, not while still frozen, but the best way was to avoid using live rodents. I did not realize this and believed the teen aged pet shop employee that feeding the snake live mice was best.
Pigs On The Sofa
I would love to have pig friends in our home, or at least the backyard, but alas, we do not have enough room for a barn, and our small house would not comfortably accommodate two large pigs on the sofa. If we could, I know just which pigs I would choose. Their names are Roxy and Rayline, and they live at a rescue in New Hampshire called Live and Let Live Farm. It is a magical place that accepts all kinds of animals, and if you get the chance to visit, please do. The farm began decades ago by taking in horses, but I have met turtles and cockatoos there as well. Any animal who needs help is welcome. What I can do for these pretty girls is sponsor them, so that is what I do. I have not yet met them in person, (or, in porcine, as the case may be.) I will meet them soon, but in the meantime, I thought I would get to know them through a telepathic communication with each.
This PENGUIN used to walk to the MARKET every day... His story spread around the WORLD...
Hi guys, how do you feel about pets and which ones do you personally prefer let me guess most of you either say cats or dogs what if i tell you that one family had a penguin for a pet moreover a king penguin.
A Bird With a Funny Name or: How to Live with a Challenging Pet
Parrots make terrible pets. It makes sense if you look at their nature. In the wild many, like Macaws and Amazon Parrots, live in dense rainforests. When they want to find their friends or alert others to danger, they scream. They have to be loud for the sound to carry through the greenery - so they can scream very, very loud. Living in a rainforest also allows them to be messy. It’s easier to drop bits of their fruit to the forest floor and grab more off a nearby branch than meticulously eat every bit of their snack. Though it makes them seem wasteful, it’s a behavior that is important to the ecosystem, allowing for new plants on the floor to grow.
The Silent Epidemic
As a reptile rescue, we have seen the trends come and go. Fluctuations in what reptiles are "in" and what are on the down-slide. Originating countless years ago, when the reptile trade began, there was little knowledge of husbandry, and as a result, many of these reptiles died of bad practices. Let alone the fact that many of the "captive" reptiles at the time were wild-caught and forced into the pet trade. Once again, we have seen a new trend that we fear has contributed to the rise in uneducated reptile owners, the COVID-19 Pandemic. For many, this doesn't seem like a likely contributor. But let us tell you why it's the complete opposite.
When you think of a rat does your mind run to plagues, sewers, and disease? Well, I like to think of them from my childhood role model, Master Splinter.
5 Animals I'd Love to Adopt if I Owned a Menagerie (and Wasn't Such a Cat Lady)
Maybe you're like me and you watch movies like The Lion King or Zootopia and say, "Gee, I'd love to be surrounded by animals like that all the time. Wouldn't that be fun?" Though I'm not a fan of zoos and the idea of animal captivity, it has crossed my mind more than once that I'd someday love to donate some income towards the goal of sustaining a wildlife preserve somewhere in the world. The work of Joel Sartore first helped me come to this realization in the way his photos capture animals who are so near to disappearing from this earth entirely. Every time I hear about certain species going extinct, my heart clenches a little bit. Given how much good humans are capable of, we should never have to say goodbye to an entire subset of animals, especially if the threats are things we could work to reverse (such as the dangers of climate change and the realities of poaching in certain areas of the world).
Our Remy, Rescued
When it comes to adopting pets, it's most common to go to a shelter that houses dogs and cats looking for their new — permanent — forever home. Depending on the place will determine whether or not they house other animals, such as birds and reptiles.
A Short Guide on Keeping a Chinchilla
The cage These are the cages made by my husband for our two chinchillas. The pet might be small (average weight is about one pound), but it needs a lot of space. A good cage should contain everything your pet needs: a wheel, a hammock, several levels of shelves, a hayloft, a small wooden house, a feeder, a drinking bowl, chalk, salt, and toys to chew on. If you buy something for the house, avoid plastics. Opt for wood: The beast will smash it but at least it will not be poisoned by it.