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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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Pet Stores Not Selling Seasonal Animals

I don’t know about in your area, but in our area of Niagara Falls, Canada, the pet stores are putting their foot down! When I went in to get fish food the other day, I noticed that their “resident” bunny that’s been there for a while was nowhere to be seen. I always say hello to him before I leave because he’s just so darn cute! I asked one of the girls where he went and she said that he was in back. I asked her why, and she said that they are not allowed to sell “seasonal” animals. For a specified amount of [ ... ]

Bring the Exotic Home with an Abyssinian Cat

The Abyssinian cat is an Egyptian breed, whose build is in between that of the typical American short-haired and the Siamese, but still on the fine-boned side, with a long tail tapering to a point. Abyssinian Cats have almond shaped eyes, but with colors such as green, gold, copper or hazel. Large ears standing at alert are typical, and cats that are shown have large tufts of hair at the tips. Their coat is bright and short, silky and dense, owing similar markings to that of the African wild cat. Colors include reddish brown or “ruddy”, cream, red, blue and fawn in [ ... ]

The Most Famous Reindeer of All! Rudolph

Just a little glimpse into the life of the most famous reindeer of all! Here’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer… Rudolph 2 @ Yahoo! Video Rudolph’s just way too cute!!! Keep your eyes out for him in the Christmas sky leading Santa’s sleigh! A Very Merry Christmas to All! *** I hope you enjoyed this Arctic Animal on Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live Exotically, Kimberly Edwards P.S. This is one of my very favorite Christmas movies of all time! Young or old, you need to see this movie: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – DVD Fullscreen Synopsis: Remember when Santa called upon Rudolph to guide his sleigh that foggy [ ... ]