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Top 3 Reptile and Amphibian Diet Supplements

wild amphibian eatingThe question is why do reptiles and amphibians in our care need diet supplements that add vitamins and minerals to their food at all. To answer this question we have to look at wild reptiles and amphibians in nature. They eat a much more varied and therefore more nutritious food than pet reptiles and pet amphibians.

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What you need to know before getting a ferret

ferret as petA dear friend of mine was visiting my blog and mentioned that her favorite pet would be a ferret. Why? Because they are so cute, so lively and playful. She is right, of course. Ferrets can be great pets. They are by nature cuddly and just love to play endlessly with you. Their energy sometimes seems to be limitless. As ferret owner you might get faster tired than your little furry friend.

Nevertheless ferrets have a unique character and special needs and requirements which makes a ferret not the right pet for everyone. There are some things you need to know before you decide to get a ferret for yourself or your family.

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Waterfall Globe Aquarium Kit

Tetra Waterfall Globe Aquarium KitThe overall look of an aquarium is mostly pleasing to the fish owner‘s eyes. I speak from personal experience. The very first aquarium I had for my little goldfish was round, but well, just round. There was nothing fancy about it.

At that time there weren’t may different models of aquariums available and my goldfish was happy enough with his small aquarium. He entertained himself by producing bubbles and then chasing them all over his little fish tank.

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Top 3 Interior Cat Doors under $40

Cathole Interior Cat DoorSo many cat owners keep their cat’s litter box in the basement, somewhere far away from every smelly closeness to their living area. Good idea.

But this forces people to leave the basement door open all the time. Even if it‘s just a tiny bit open, it still might generate some draft and maybe even some odors coming back into the house.

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Travel with Airline-approved Dog Kennel

traveling with dogTravel time is around the corner! Having a dog though makes traveling more of a challenge. While others spontaneously can decide to go for a trip people with dogs need to make careful and time-consuming preparations – and it doesn’t matter if you want to leave your dog behind in a boarding kennel, with neighbors or family or if you want to take your dog with you.

This post is about airline traveling with your dog. In this case you will need to get an airline-approved dog kennel.

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How to train a Cockatiel to talk

How to train a CockatielCockatiels are perfect pet birds for many reasons to which I will get to later in this post. Cockatiels are small parrots. They come with a variety of color patterns and a very distinctive crest. This crest is a sign for the Cockatiel‘s emotional state. It is vertical when the bird is excited, a bit oblique when the bird is relaxed and flat to the head when the bird is angry.

Where do Cockatiels come from? According to newest research Cockatiels are classified as the smallest in the cockatoo family. And they are native to Australia where they love to live in the bush lands always close to water.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in March 2017

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It‘s great to see what a wide variety of pets our readers care for! Thank you for visiting Animals Small and Big!

Take a look! Is your favorite post among them?

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Professional Horse Clipper

preparing horse for showI worked back in Switzerland for quite a while in the Swiss National Stud Farm in Avenches. One of our jobs was to prepare the stallions for shows. That was fun! I just loved to beautify stallions for those events – well, as if you could beautify a stallion more than he already is.

My favorite task  was plaiting their manes. It took patience because the stallions didn’t understand that they shouldn’t move around while I tried to create nice plaits. Well, and the other work included the use of horse clippers. What do you need to know about horse clippers? I have some tips for you.

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Chinchilla Chiller Granite Stone

chinchillaA chin chiller? You might ask: why should I get a chiller stone for my chinchilla? Good question, actually. Well, you need to keep your chinchilla cool when the surrounding temperature gets too high. The comfort zone for chinchillas is between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It really shouldn’t exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. And this is the important point.

Are chinchillas really as sensitive to heat as it sounds? Yes, they are. The danger of overheating is for chinchillas very high. The chins can die from heat stroke very easily. So, what can you do when you live in a climate where it gets really hot?

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Top 3 Adult Wet Dog Food

adult wet dog foodThe following question always comes up when it‘s about feeding dogs: Is wet dog food better than dry dog food? And the answer is as complex as dogs are. There are so many tastes out there among dogs and of course health issues that make the answer to this question change from case to case. It‘s always a good idea to mix up though.

My list of the Top 3 adult wet dog food is specifically meant for adult dogs.

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What you need to know before getting a turtle

turtle as pet Today I‘d like to gather all information you need to know before getting a turtle.

Turtles are adorable animals. Who doesn’t love them! You see my personal attraction in all those posts I’ve written about turtles speaking about their food, tanks and basking platforms. I can‘t deny it, I love turtles, well as I love all animals.

Being reptiles turtles have their very specialized set of needs. Every turtle owner needs to provide an excellent environment for their turtles in order to create for them a healthy and happy life.

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Why Cat Tunnels are important for Cats

Cat Tunnel For Big CatsCats are predators. They love to hide, to stalk, to hunt and to make surprise jumps out from somewhere. You can answer to this instinct with a cat tree or a playpen or something more simple – and incredibly affordable – like a cat tunnel.

Cat tunnels provide a private place where your cat can sleep in, and an endless playground inside and on top as well as a fun run-through place with holes to pop out. What more would a cat wish for?

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