Each species of gecko will have its own special requirements and needs, but there are some common requirements that all species will share. Housing, moisture, food, day and night cycle and a hide box are pretty much the same for all species.
Geckos in general are arboreal which means they climb and live above the ground. With the exception of a few species which either live on the ground or cant climb. To have a healthy gecko you need to have a terrarium that has plenty of room and things to climb on. Branches, plants and rocks are some good examples. Proper bedding is essential for geckos. Sand should never be used. When a gecko feeds it may accidentally …
It is quite easy to promote your pet day care business. You just have to remember which audience you desire to advertise towards. You can turn promotion into profits when it is done successfully. Here are 3 ways on how to promote your pet day care business.
The Vet’s Office
This is an excellent place to advertise your business locally is at each veterinarian office. This is where you will get the attention of most people who would like your services. You will want to advertise yourself in all veterinarian offices in your area. Try to expand yourself to advertise in smaller towns around the area in order to generate more profit too.
Owning a pet can have many benefits, from therapeutic to teaching responsibility and lessons about death. While 70 percent of American homes have a dog or a cat, many people have allergic reactions to these lovable creatures. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, approximately 10% of the population may be allergic to animals. Along with dogs and cats, the list of pets that trigger allergies include most of the common household pets: hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. Large fish tanks can increase the humidity in a home which can also bother asthma sufferers.
If you have a household member with animal allergies, a reptile may be the pet for you. As you look into …
The Pit Bull Terrier can be a wonderful pet. How can you live with a pit bull safely? Some may ask this question because of all the negative things reported about the breed. Others may love the breed, because they have had a great experience as a pit bull owner. I am one of the latter.
There is no denying that there have been many pit bulls that have been the “victim” of their own aggressive behavior. Victim? Yes, I say this because I believe that it is the responsibility of the owner to raise and train any dog properly. The mentality of the owner will determine the behavior of the dog.
Chinchillas make great low maintenance pets. They can be given lots of attention or very little and seem to do equally well. You can recognize a chinchilla because they have a rodent shaped face with a squirrel-type tail and are incredible soft to touch. The chinchilla grows its fur so thickly that no parasites like mites and fleas can survive on them. So, one less worry to have about the pet. If kept healthy, you can expect to have your chinchilla for 20 years.
Chinchillas are vegetarian and really won’t bite you at all. If one seems to be biting you, it is just using its tongue to learn more about you. Once the chinchilla becomes acquainted with you and …
Fennec foxes, native to the arid deserts in North Africa, grow to be 16 to 18 inches long, 8 to 10 inches tall and weigh 2 to 4 pounds. They live on average 12 to 16 years in captivity. The acquirement of a fennec fox is not a short time commitment. It is always important to know what to expect when getting a new pet, but this is especially true for rare and/or exotic pets such as fennec foxes.
Fennec foxes most notable characteristic is their huge ears. Despite this they are the smallest canine (dogs, foxes, etc) alive today. They pant quickly when hot to dissipate heat and shiver when cold, usually when the temperature is below 68 degrees …
Ferrets are not as easy to care for as hamsters and mice but they aren’t extraordinarily difficult either. They are related to pole cats and weasels and live for 7 to 8 years. They are a domesticated pet. Wild ferrets should not be kept as pets. The most important thing to remember is that ferrets need plenty of attention and at least 2 hours of play time out of their cage. Ferrets should also always be spayed or neutered unless owned by breeders. Another important thing to keep in mind is that most ferrets will contract diseases late in life such as adrenal disease, insulinoma and many other types of cancer.
I recently lost my cat. At the end she was unable to move because she was so weak. My family decided to put her down because she was going to die within the next couple of days anyway and that was the only day we knew we would all be with her when she died.
Before that day she was still happy. She could take care of herself. She could walk. She could clean herself. She could let us know when she needed something. She still sat with us. She still purred. It simply wasn’t time to put her down.
So my first piece of advice is this: If you’re contemplating putting down your dying pet, do it for the …
Pet rats are prone to respiratory infections. Many tend to relapse after being ill just once. Giving pet rats the herb Echinacea may help prevent respiratory infections. It is an herbal remedy and a lot of research has gone into its uses. Based on personal experience, Echinacea has helped pet rats that were once severely ill remain healthy after initial antibiotic treatment for respiratory illness.
What is Echinacea?
According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Echinacea comes from the coneflower. The plant and its roots are used to make the herb. It comes in many forms, including a liquid form that can be used for rats. It is used to treat and prevent the common cold and …