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Looking for Pet Cat Supplies?

If you’re a cat owner, no doubt you are always on the lookout for great pet cat supplies. Right? I know it – If you’re anything like me, I’m constantly checking to see if I can’t find a great deal on pet food, cute clothes, games that involve my pets or treats! What I did find for you cat lovers out there is the neatest cat furniture at in their pet cat supplies section. Check out one of their adorable beds (left)…too cute – and you could hide some of their toys in the drawer below or treats… What I didn’t expect to [ ... ]

Bigfoot Sighting in Kentucky on Film

Exotic Animal Newsflash: A Kentucky man, Kenny Mahoney, has a motion sensor hunting camera in his backyard, which often picks up images of rabbits, turkeys and deer. What he found was an unidentified mysterious animal (UMA) on the photo raiding his garden. Check out this video: Skeptical that it could be bigfoot, but unable to rule it out completely, the investigation moves on in the woods of Kentucky for bigfoot. They say the figure looked to be six

Adopting a Pharaoh Hound: An Exotic Dog

If you’re looking for a more unusual common pet, then you’ll want to look for more “exotic” breeds of dogs, cats, birds or fish. The Pharaoh Hound is a great example of an exotic breed of dog that is domesticated and a fabulous pet and part of the family. Pharaoh Hound History and origin: The Pharaoh Hound is an ancient breed of hound, going back to the Phoenician empire. They took these hounds with them when they set up residence at Malta and Gozo. They are medium sized and generally used for hunting by Egyptian nobility, they hunted everything from rabbits [ ... ]

How Much do Clownfish Cost?

One of my readers – “Buy clownfish” asked me the question: How much does that book on clownfish cost? I would like to know more on that fish. I wanted to address that so that others out there are aware too, not only of the book, but about how much clownfish cost to purchase for your own aquarium. The book he’s talking about is from my previous post about Clownfish. The book costs $15.16 and is all about them. Actually, clownfish can range from around $14.99 for extra small ones that are more common…On the left is an example of a small Sebae Clownfish [ ... ]

Brand New Species of Deep Sea Worms – The Green Bombers

Exotic Animal Newsflash: Seven brand new species of deep ocean worms were discovered that actually cast green glowing body parts when they’re disturbed or attacked. The team was led by Karen Osborn of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Thought to be used as a defense mechanism to confuse predators, which are unknown as of yet, theĀ  appendages glow green when they’re cast by the worm, and they will actually continue to be “let go” as they’re more and more disturbed. It’s hypothesized that

Spirulina in Fish Food for Colored Fish

When you read the ingredients on the back of food packages, it’s often we all get “lost”…to say the least. Well, multiply that by 10 when you’re talking about pet food…pets eat things we don’t… So, how often do you actually look on the back of your turtle food container and question the ingredients…Not often, I suspect. Same goes for gerbil food or bird food. Well, I have information on one ingredient in some fish foods you might want to include in their diet. If you have fish that aren’t white (and supposed to be white), then Spirulina is a great supplement in some fish [ ... ]

Keeping a Horny Toad as a Pet in Dallas

Well, as we all know, TCU’s (Texas Christian University’s) mascot is the horny toad. Actually, it’s also called a horned lizard. They are ridiculously adorable and are great, placid pets, that are even great with children. The problem with the Texas horned lizard, native to Texas, is that their food supply is waning. Even as a lizard owner, it’s gotten tougher and tougher to find natural sources for their food. What Do Horned Lizards Eat? A typical horned lizard should eat between 20-100 harvester ants per day. This is necessary because harvester ants provide this horned lizard with the formic acid it needs to [ ... ]

Air Conditioning in Your Car is a Must When Transporting Pets

Seriously…even you don’t want to be in your car when it’s hot and you don’t have air conditioning… …Do you? Well, guess what…Neither does your pet! In fact, they have much more hair than we do – they REALLY don’t want to be that hot. What’s worse is that you may endanger their lives. If it gets too hot for them, they could overheat from heat exhaustion. You see, many animals don’t cool off like we do with sweat, like dogs and cats. They must pant. Some animals like the heat, but if you leave them in intense heat for too long, you could literally [ ... ]

Decorator Crabs Know All About Local Style

Wow…I just watched a show on Animal Planet this week with Jeff Corwin where he showed us a decorator crab. I had never heard of a Decorator Crab before this week. What they do is grab materials from their surroundings to camouflage themselves. So, they’ll attach seaweed, algae, plants, sponges, etc to the

A Box Jellyfish for a Pet?

My hubby and I watched the movie Seven Pounds with Will Smith a few nights ago, which was fabulous, I might add! In the movie, the main character has a box jellyfish as an exotic pet in a large cylindrical tank! What an amazing creature, which just happens to have the most deadly venom in the animal kingdom! In fact, there have been 5,568 human fatalities due to the box jellyfish recorded since 1954. Extreme care and caution needs to be taken when caring for a pet of this danger level. Also, you cannot store the jellyfish with any other creature in the tank, as [ ... ]