Tag Archives: Pets

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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Dumbo Rat: Rodent As Pets

Dumbo Rat on girl's shoulder (caption: 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…

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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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7 Types Of Geckos That Make Great Pets

Phelsuma Laticauda Gecko

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…

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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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Why Do People Love The Russian Tortoise?

The Russian Tortoise

When it comes to keeping a pet tortoise very few people know that there are numerous tortoise species. One of the most popular species of tortoise is the Russian tortoise a small tortoise species that when cared for properly often outlives its owner. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian tortoise including: physiological characteristics, natural distribution, life in captivity, diet and appropriate methods of care…

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Freshwater Aquarium Fish

Freshwater fish in tank

Thinking about getting an aquarium and filling it up with freshwater fish? We’ve got all the info you will need to get started. We will make recommendations on which freshwater aquarium fish to get (for beginners and experts) and also the conditions you will need to maintain a healthy aquarium for the fish to live and thrive in…

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How To Choose The Best Betta Fish Tank

Blue Betta swimming

The Betta is a popular aquarium fish around the globe. From amateurs to professionals, there is something about these brightly colored fish that makes them appealing to many. Before you dive into getting one, there are many things to consider when keeping a healthy Betta fish including what type of tank to keep the fish in. Learn the factors to consider when setting up a tank to house a Betta fish including the size, water conditions and potential tank mates…

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All About Monitor Lizards

Monitor Lizard on the grass

Curious to learn more about monitor lizards? Earth’s Friends is pleased to be your go-to resource for monitor lizards. If you are curious about caring, grooming, or feeding you lizard, we have everything you ever wanted to know and all your questions answered below. Read on to learn more about these quite creatures including monitor lizard facts…

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