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10 Calcium Sources for Pet Skunks

Thursday April 17, 2014

Photo of skunk copyright Getty Images

Sure, you can offer a powdered supplement or you can provide a sampling of fresh foods that contain calcium. Dairy, seeds, greens, and even nuts contain levels of calcium that would be of benefit to your skunk. See what foods you could be feeding (or perhaps already are feeding) in 10 Calcium Sources for Pet Skunks

Where Did That Exotic Pet Come From?

Monday April 14, 2014


No, this isn't asking that birds and the bees type of question. I'm talking about the physical location of where your exotic pet originated. The wild? A breeder? You may not like the answers you find but it's the truth. See where YOUR exotic pet is from.

Reptile Tail Injuries

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Panther Chameleon

Most lizards have tails and every once in awhile a lizard somewhere injures that tail. Bites, door slams, lid closures, and even rocks falling in the enclosure can all be the cause of injury but how do you know what to do? Some lizards lose their tails while other need their tails to keep their balance. Learn all about Reptile Tail Injuries in case your lizard ever hurts his tail.

So You Want a Pet But Have Allergies?

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Leopard Gecko

If you are one of the many people who suffer from allergies to pets then listen up! There are several kinds of pets that you most likely won't have a problem with including geckos, crabs, and even one you've probably never heard of - a skinny pig! Check out the "5 Best Exotic Pets for Allergy Sufferers" to see what some of your best options are.

American Exotic Web Series

Saturday April 5, 2014

From the makers of "The Elephant in the Living Room" comes a new web series called "American Exotic." Like the documentary, this series dives into the lives of people who love their large, wild, dangerous exotic pets in America. There is currently a Kickstarter campaign to raise money so this series can be made available free of charge to everyone, not just on cable TV. Please consider donating!

Chupacabra or Raccoon?

Saturday April 5, 2014

Have you seen the video where the people in Texas believe they've caught a baby chupacabra? I watched this viral video several times and have come to the conclusion that I believe this is just a raccoon with mange. The body posturing, the sounds, the way it uses it's hands to eat, the feet - they are all that of a raccoon. The mouth and round eyes, rounded ears, and even slight brown coloration to the muzzle are further indications that this is simply an infested wild raccoon.

What do you think? Is it the mythical chupacabra or do you have another theory?

Veggies and Fruits for Your Rabbit

Monday March 31, 2014

Charlie - Florida White French Lop Rabbit Picture

Does your rabbit like carrots? Rabbits should get a variety of leafy greens, some fruits, and yes, carrots are ok too in moderation. Find out what is best and what should be avoided (you don't want your bunny to get bladder stones, do you?). Find out what to offer your rabbit in Feeding Your Rabbit Vegetables.

Good Exotic Pets for People with Allergies

Sunday March 30, 2014

Green Iguana - Lizzy

The winners of the Allergen All-Star Pet Awards were revealed recently to help allergen sufferers make good choices when it comes to their pet selections. Iguanas were award winners in February because of their scaly skin and lack of allergens according to Ted Myatt, a senior scientist at Environmental Health and Enginnering, a company that participated in the awards.

Of course iguanas aren't the only reptiles who have scaly skin or that don't produce allergens. Leopard geckos and bearded dragons are better pet options for the casual reptile enthusiast and like their larger, greener cousins, are allergen free.

Veggies and Fruits for Your Guinea Pig

Sunday March 30, 2014

Abyssinian and American Guinea Pigs - Nona And Sunshine

Did you know that your guinea pig needs not only hay and pellets but also about one cup of fresh vegetables (especially leafy greens) a day. There are some veggies and fruits to feed regularly while others should be avoided. Some vegetables are high in oxalates which can cause bladder stones and others just don't have much nutritional value. Find out what to give your guinea pig in Feeding Your Guinea Pig Vegetables.

Why Would I Want a Pet Tarantula for a Pet?

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Latona - Brazilan White Knee Tarantula

You may be asking yourself this question after you hear that there are many people out there who love their pet spiders. There are over 800 known varieties of tarantulas but some of them are more popular as pets and can be found at a local pet store or reptile show near you. Find out about Popular Pet Spiders.

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