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Exotic Pet Diets Make for Exotic Pet Messes in the House

There are people out there who may not realize as an exotic pet owner, your typical problems & issues can be amplified. Exotic pet owners, in fact, have a vast array of issues you may not imagine attached to the usual concerns of dog & cat owners. Some animals may be prey to other animals. I had to watch my hedgehog, and keep a look out for eagles, owls and the like, when I brought her outside. Before your very eyes, your loved pet could be an organic snack for some wildlife out there. Some exotics have the most varied diets which include [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

This is Why I Want to Save Exotic Animals!

I was looking at some of our photos we have taken of animals over the years yesterday, and it hit me… …I wanted to cry that these animals may not be here when my children go to see them on their adventures… …They may never get to see them in their wildest state – in nature! For many of you who have been an fan for some time, you’ll remember this photo, as it was the photo used in the header for the last theme we used for the site. This is actually one of our own photos…but it sparked me… “This is Why [ ... ]

An Animal Lover Christmas

You always know the animal lovers at Christmas time when they show you their gifts… Half of the gifts were for their animals…LOL With us, that’s the truth, no exception to that rule, and we LOVE IT! If you think about people’s hobbies and get them a great gift for that…it’s just that…A GREAT GIFT! Now, our pets are so much more than a hobby…They are a lifestyle, so to speak… They are our life and they are a part of our family just like any person is.  They are important and an ever present joy! So, as you can guess we received presents that included [ ... ]

What Bedding Is Best for Hedgehogs?

As you all may remember, I own an African Pygmy Hedgehog…It’s the 2nd one I’ve owned, in fact. When you are choosing bedding for your little critters, you need to keep a few things in mind: * Comfort * Smell * Dryness * Safety * Price I use corn cob bedding, after trying so many different kinds over the years. I found that cedar and pine shavings start to smell awful quickly! Also, they just hold the water and can harbor mold a lot easier. Plus, I didn’t feel that it was very comfortable to sleep in. Why Do I Use That? * Our hedgehog can move them around easily, [ ... ]

Awesome Ground Cover For Aquariums

When I was setting up my aquarium, I couldn’t find a gravel I liked enough for the bottom. So, I went looking at glass beads, and couldn’t seem to find what I was looking for. Either they weren’t pretty, or there weren’t enough to cover the bottom of my aquarium. I perused the craft aisle at the dollar store and found an amazing alternative! Have you seen the plastic Ice Crystal Gems that people use for in the bottom of vases with flowers in them? They look like just that…ice crystal gems! I bought 20-some-odd packages (they’re small – about 125 pieces/package) of sky [ ... ]

Aggressive Fish Need Friends Too…

Kalypso, my Diva red capped oranda goldfish, is slightly aggressive. I initially had a calico telescope goldfish, named Klyde, and he was beautiful, sweet and very responsive. So, I felt he needed a friend. Therefore, I marched myself into the pet store and chose a beautiful fish, that looked like a girl, that could be Klyde’s girlfriend. Within 5 minutes of being in the bowl with Klyde, Kalypso started nipping his tail. Not good…She took quite a chunk, and I had to quickly remove Klyde to his own tank again. Actually, Klyde went downhill from that point on…He got ick and cotton on him…He [ ... ]

Is Colloidal Silver an Option for Your Pets?

With so many supplements out on the market, it’s hard to decipher which are good, which are bad, and which ones even make any difference at all. Colloidal silver is a supplement that I’ve been taking for years, since university in fact. I am unsure if this is what keeps me healthy, or if it’s a combination of the all the healthy things I do with my lifestyle, but I am very very rarely ever sick. Colloidal silver touts itself to relieve spinal pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, nerves & stress, blood circulatory cleanser, eyes, conjunctivitis, ears (wash ear twice/day), canker, sinus, muscle & [ ... ]

So Many Choices – Toys & Accessories for Exotic Parrots

I am floored at how many toys and accessories I see at pet stores and online from pet suppliers. The possibilities are endless! However, I completely understand how an exotic pet owner likes to spoil their special adopted friend! My hedgehog doesn’t even really play with toys, but I have a ton of them for her anyway, just in case…LOL… But, I know from experience that exotic birds and parrots are very playful, intelligent and need constant mental stimulation. When you get an exotic bird for a pet, these are the things you must think about purchasing. I “stumbled upon” a great site today, [ ... ]