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Animals make life more fun and show affection in the most rewarding and sometimes mischievous ways. However, they’re not just our pets. They are extremely curious beings in their natural habitat. Learn more about these beautiful creatures by browsing our Animals articles.

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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Guide to Having Hedgehogs as Pets

Hedgehog in hands: Guide to having Hedgehogs as Pets

In some countries hedgehogs are as plentiful as raccoons and are seen in the same light, yet in others, these small creatures are revered as the ultimate pet. We will take a look at everything you ever wanted to know about hedgehogs as pets including how to care for them properly as well as areas where it is illegal to own a pet hedgehog

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Everything You Need to Know About the Nanday Conure

Nanday Conure

The Nanday Conure is one of the most commonly kept conures when it comes to keeping these brilliant birds as pets. With a good level of care, these birds can provide companionship and entertainment for twenty plus years. In this article we will cover a number of things you need to know in order to keep a healthy Nanday Conure including: determining whether this is the right pet choice for you, life in captivity, diet, behavior and preferred habitat…

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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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Crab Lover’s Guide to Types of Crabs

Person holding crab: 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…

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Bird Flu Decimated South African Ostrich Farms

Ostriches on a farm

When it comes to ostrich populations, South Africa tips the scale with a population of more than 200,000 but a recent bird flu outbreak decimated many of these birds. In this article we will take a look at the recent devastating loss that many South African ostrich farms have taken as a result of a recent bird flu outbreak and the effects it will have on the country’s economy…

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Facts About Orangutans

Bornean orangutan

Orangutans are known by many from their brightly colored hair; however, this incredible ape has many more amazing qualities aside from that distinctive hair color. The orangutan is the only exclusively Asian great ape genus and is also one of the most intelligent primates alive today. While many dismiss this fluffy looking critter as being of lesser intelligence than the better known chimpanzee or gorilla, the orangutan shares a great many features with these better known apes as well as with human beings. The orangutan certainly has aspects that separate it from other great apes but the similarities that it shares with both humans and other great apes make it one species that the planet should be concerned over losing. It is not that one species deserves life more so than another; however, the amount of information that research scientists could learn from studying these human like great apes is of particular value to the human race.

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Facts about The Red Wolf

Red wolf in field

The red wolf, also known by its scientific name Canis lupus rufus, is native to North America. While the red wolf was once rather populous throughout the United States ranging from Texas to Florida and up to New York, this incredible creature is now nowhere to be found in the wild. There are many reasons for the extinction of the red wolf in its natural habitat but this hardy creature has shown its resilience through captive breeding programs and reintroduction to the wild…

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Get to Know The Western Lowland Gorilla

Western lowland gorilla

The Western lowland gorilla is one of the most recognized wild animals around the world; this incredible subspecies is native to Africa; however they can be found worldwide in zoo exhibits. It is known for being an incredibly intelligent creature with an incredible amount of power packed into its solid body. As a result of various factors impressing upon their homelands they are considered critically endangered.

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