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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.

The Ultimate Wombat Facts Guide

The wombat is a marsupial of mystery for those who do not live in its natural habitat. There are three species of this burrowing rodent and below we will take a look at each of these species to discover everything you ever wanted to know about this three foot long herbivore including their metabolism and biggest threats in the wild…

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Recently Extinct Animals: Not Just Dinos

Cheeta: Recently Extinct Animals

The term “extinct” often brings to mind the towering giants of the Cretaceous period; however, this is not always the case. Over the years, as we have had an increasingly detrimental effect on our environment, animal species have been facing the threat of extinction more often. Let’s take a look at some of the most recently extinct animal species and the factors that led to their extinction…

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The Ultimate Guide to Pet Rabbit Breeds

Two pet rabbits in hay: 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.

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Ultimate Guide to the Crested Gecko

Crested gecko licking on a plant

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!

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Chinchillas as Pets: Not the Best Pet for Everyone

Chinchilla in cage: Chinchilla Facts

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…

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The Cost of Primate Pet Ownership in England Rising

Person with primate on arm

As our closest relative in the animal kingdom we are often drawn to primates in a way that we are not drawn to other wild animals. For some people however, the need to care for these wild creatures leads not only to poor health in primates but it also leads to poor decision-making by so-called “animal lovers.” In this article we will focus on the increase of primate pet ownership in England and why it is fueling the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals fight against primate pet ownership all together…

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Tips for Having a Saltwater Aquarium Fish

Saltwater aquarium with orange fish

Saltwater aquariums are a beautiful way to bring wildlife in to the home or office; however, unlike fresh water aquariums they require slightly more effort to maintain a balanced ecosystem. Most people choose to have high-end aquarium equipment while also maintaining hired help to check on the pH balance in the tank at least once a month. The amount of work that is required to maintain a healthy saltwater aquarium though, allows the additional benefit of keeping much more tropical and oftentimes beautiful fish. One of the biggest reasons that individuals choose to maintain a saltwater aquarium rather than a freshwater aquarium is the selection of exotic fish that are available to populate the tank. It should be noted though that simply because a fish is a saltwater fish, that does not mean that inhabitants of a saltwater tank should not be selected with care. As with any aquarium the ecosystem of a saltwater tank is extremely delicate and certain varieties of fish have different requirements than others so it is important to research the fish that will inhabit the tank beforehand…

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Dumbo Rat: Rodent as Pets

Rat on bed: Dumbo Rats 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…

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The Zebra Finch: Preferred First Time Pet Bird

Zebra finch on branch: 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.

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Jenday Conure: Loved for its High Intelligence and Beautiful Color

Jenday Conure up close

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…

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