Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Two pet rabbits in hay: Guide to Pet Rabbit Breeds

The Ultimate Guide to Pet Rabbit Breeds

There are a number of pet rabbit breeds to choose from. But if you have decided to bring a pet rabbit in to your home, you may already have realized that there are quite a few varieties. Depending upon your individual circumstances and experience owning small pets you may find one particular rabbit breed suits you best. In this article we will cover a number of the most popular pet rabbit breeds and how you can distinguish between them even as a non-experienced small pet owner.

Crested gecko licking on a plant

Ultimate Guide to the Crested Gecko

The crested gecko is something of an unusual gecko both in appearance and in the fact that it was once believed to be extinct. This unique looking gecko is protected as an endangered species yet it remains popular in the pet trade. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about this species including: taxonomy, physical description, behavior, life in captivity and more!

Chinchilla in cage: Chinchilla Facts

Chinchillas as Pets: Not the Best Pet for Everyone

Although sold in many pet shops nationwide many people know very little about the Chinchilla. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the chinchilla including why these furry rodents may not be the ideal pet for you. Read on to find out why the chinchilla is not suited to everyone and how to ensure that your pet chinchilla is a friendly and healthy one…

Person holding crab: Types of Crabs

Crab Lover’s Guide to Types of Crabs

Most individuals are familiar with the common varieties of crab sold in seafood stores, blue crab, king crab, etc. However, many more specimens of crabs to be found within the infraorder Brachyura that are much lesser known. There are over five thousand sea crab species alone but we’ll take a look at some of the most popular kinds and learn more about each…

Jenday Conure up close

Jenday Conure: Loved for its High Intelligence and Beautiful Color

There are many choices when it comes to keeping pet birds but one of the more favored species is certainly the Jenday conure. The Jenday conure is a long living and sociable parrot that displays intelligence that makes the particularly attractive to potential pet owners. In this article we will not only discuss the features of this brightly colored bird that make it a favorite among pet lovers but also the features that make it such a unique specimen in the wild…

Zebra finch on branch: The Zebra Finch: Preferred First Time Pet Bird

The Zebra Finch: Preferred First Time Pet Bird

When deciding to keep a pet bird for the first time there are many different species to choose from, however, the zebra finch is one of the easiest for first timers. The zebra finch is not only an easy to care for pet but it is also much quieter than many other birds which makes it a much more appealing choice to many bird owners. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the zebra finch including their native habitat, physiological appearance, care in captivity and diet.

Dumbo Rat on girl's shoulder (caption: Rodent as Pets)

Dumbo Rat: Rodent As Pets

Rats may not be the perfect pet choice for everyone, but for those who enjoy these intelligent rodents there is a degree of selection when it comes to choosing the right rat for you. One of the more popular rat choices is the dumbo rat, a fancy rat with unique ear size and placement. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the dumbo rat including: physical appearance, behavior, preferred habitats and diet and why they make cute little pets…

Pile of veggies

Vegan vs Vegetarian: Living a Healthy Lifestyle

There are many reasons why individuals decide to choose a particular eating style, but it is important to understand the difference between these lifestyle choices. Below we will take an in depth look at what it means to be vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian including differences between them, acceptable and unacceptable foods and reasons why people choose each eating style…

Dragonfly

Why Global Warming Causes Increase in Bugs, Insects and Flu

We have global warming to thank for an increase in the rate of bug bite related infections. Bugs thrive in warmer climates, including ticks that carry the potentially fatal Lyme disease and perhaps even flu bugs. As winters shorten, ticks are showing up earlier each year and leaving later. As a result, the number of cases of Lyme disease has doubled in recent years…

Phelsuma Laticauda Gecko

7 Types Of Geckos That Make Great Pets

Geckos are a unique variety of lizard known for the more than 2,000 species found worldwide. While geckos thrive in warm and tropical habitats and have for approximately fifty million years, these diverse lizards are popular pets. Let’s get to know the most common gecko species kept as pets. These include the giant day gecko, the white-lined gecko, the Central American banded gecko, the Madagascar Ocelot gecko and more…

Raw vegetables

Vegan Diet Plan: Making a Lifestyle Change

A vegan diet plan is a lifestyle choice that completely eliminates animal products from the diet as well as from the lifestyle. There are a vast number of reasons why individuals opt to eat a vegan diet. Below we will take a look at what the vegan diet plan is, including: foods that are “forbidden,” acceptable food substitutions and some key facts that everyone should know about a vegan lifestyle.

Iceburn in water

Global Weirdness and How Ecosystems Suffer From Climate Change

Lemonick is the co-author of the book “Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future.” The book focuses on the effects that climate change has already had on the planet. He finds it difficult to overlook the effects of climate change on the world’s ecosystems…

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