Archives for Unique Pets


5 Benefits of Working With a Rex Rat Breeder

by Marnie Bii July 28th, 2015| Pointers, Unique Pets
If you want the best chance at obtaining a healthy Rex rat pet, you should skip the pet store and work with a local breeder instead. Rex rat breeders often have litters arriving several times a year. The mating pairs and resulting litter are planned out once the breeder

4 Ways to Socialize Your Rex Rat Pets

by Marnie Bii July 21st, 2015| Care, Unique Pets
Although good Rex rat breeders take the time to socialize their kits, many remain shy and unsure upon arriving at their forever home. You can take a few important measures to gain the trust of your rats and start this lifelong friendship on the right foot. Like most rats,
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3 Surprisingly Normal Rex Rat Health Symptoms

by Marnie Bii July 14th, 2015| Health, Unique Pets
Rex rats do not usually outwardly indicate they are suffering from health problems, even when dealing with serious symptoms. In fact, rats with large tumors or other distressing symptoms will run around normally until they physically cannot move. Luckily, you can perform a full examination of your pet on
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Spotlight: Friendly, Adorable Rex Rat Pets

by Marnie Bii July 7th, 2015| Spotlight, Unique Pets
From the time they are born through old age, Rex rats remain a truly adorable, friendly companion to adults and kids alike. These rats have a unique appearance featuring a thick coat of curly hair all the way down to the whiskers. The fur colors and patterns vary wildly
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4 Ways to Play With Your Grown Sulcata Tortoise

by Marnie Bii May 26th, 2015| Behavior, Unique Pets
As your sulcata tortoise grows to his or her 100 to 200 pound adult weight, you might struggle to find ways to interact and play like you did before. Upon reaching adulthood, your sulcata continues to enjoy your presence on a daily basis, as evidenced by the way your
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4 Areas To Watch For Sulcata Health Problems

by Marnie Bii May 19th, 2015| Health, Unique Pets
Sulcata tortoises are extremely stoic creatures that do not complain when ill or injured. As a tortoise owner, you must carefully watch your pets for signs of a problem to acquire treatment in a timely manner. Daily observation of your healthy tortoise will give you the knowledge needed to
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Setting Up a Tortoise Table to Raise Your Sulcata

by Marnie Bii May 12th, 2015| Pointers, Unique Pets
When you first bring your sulcata tortoise hatchling home, it will easily fit in the palm of your hand. Although you could set up an outdoor enclosure for your tiny tortoise, you may feel inspired to keep him or her nearby until reaching a heartier size and weight at

5 Pet Pointers for Keeping Mandarin Duck Pets

by Marnie Bii April 17th, 2015| Pointers, Unique Pets
Keeping ducks as a pet is unlike caring for cats, dogs or even chickens. Ducks have unique personalities that take a little bit of getting used to. In fact, ducks can be quite the troublemakers without the right balance of interactions with their environment, other duck friends and human

Taking a Closer Look at the Mandarin Duck

by Marnie Bii April 7th, 2015| Spotlight, Unique Pets
With chickens taking over backyards throughout the city, everyone's attention has turned toward alternative outdoor pets, like ducks. Ducks make great pets for people with a small amount of land that's enclosed by a fence. If you have the space, but want something a little more unique than a
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8 Amazing Toys to Share With Your Hedgehog

by Marnie Bii March 31st, 2015| Care, Unique Pets
Hedgehogs have way more energy than their initial appearance suggests. At night, in particular, hedgehogs often want to play for hours on end as you are trying to get your beauty sleep. When you cannot provide direct interaction, your hedgehog needs imaginative toys to play with for a dose
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4 Strange But Natural Hedgehog Behaviors

by Marnie Bii March 24th, 2015| Behavior, Unique Pets
As hedgehogs win over the masses as the pet of choice, questions started arising regarding their unique quirks. Hedgehogs do not act like rodents, cats, dogs or other common pets. As a result, first time owners end up taking their hedgehog in for a vet visit for perfectly normal
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4 Health Conditions to Watch for in Your Hedgehogs

by Marnie Bii March 17th, 2015| Health, Unique Pets
Although hedgehogs are a pervasive wild species found all across the world, they have only come into popularity as a household pet in recent years. You can pick up a hedgehog pet from select pet stores or local breeders. Using a breeder to secure your hedgehog gives you a
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