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A Canadian Lynx as an Indoor Pet?

I just found out that one of my newest friends, Dani, had a Canadian Lynx as a pet…Not only that, it was an indoor cat! I asked her to fill us in on having a Canadian Lynx as a pet. This is her account: Firstly, his name was Snaggletooth, and I rescued him from a breeder in Iowa. I found his information online and called him to find out more about owning a lynx. I had always thought how wonderful it would be to own a big exotic cat. I went with a lynx because he would mature around 65lbs., which is equal [ ... ]

How to Bathe Your Hedgehog

In my opinion, every pet you have should be cleaned at some point in time. When I clean out the cage for my African Pygmy Hedgehog, Kokonut Kreampuff, every week, she also gets a bath. Photo left: Kokonut Kreampuff having her bath She wouldn’t voluntarily go into a small pool of water and clean herself off…She’s more concerned with trying to get under her blanket to sleep, so I have to give her a push in the right direction. Plus, it is just too cute! Hedgehog Bath Checklist: No Tears Baby Shampoo + Conditioner in 1 Washcloth Nail brush – only to be used for your hedgehog [ ... ]

Picky Hedgehog? Not Mine…

I often hear that people have pet hedgehogs that are picky with what they eat… NOT MINE! LOL My hedgie will eat just about anything I feed her…I may not actually see her eat it, but it’s gone in the morning when I check on her… I try to stay away from dairy, as it sometimes upsets her tummy, but other than that…she is a feeding champion! She loves her meal worms, either freeze dried (my fave) or in a can (not live), any brand of hedgehog food I’ve tried, all vegetables and fruits that I’ve given her, seeds, nuts, coconut… I try giving her [ ... ]

Proof That Hedgehogs & Dogs Can Get Along…

I wrote an article on my TerrierLover.com website that I just had to share with all of you Exotic Animal Lovers. It documents the relationship of my miniature schnauzers and my African Pygmy Hedgehog with some great photos included… It also outlines out a solid plan on how to Socialize your pets towards each other…Check it out here: Can Hedgehogs & Terriers Get Along? Socialization Is An Issue! Let me know what you think about this post, and please share your stories and experiences on socializing animals in your household… *** I hope you enjoyed today’s installment of Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live [ ... ]

I Love You For Valentine’s Day From a Feathered Friend

I just wanted to spread some joy with a little feathered friend, named Winston, to say “I Love You” for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy! *** The actual real name of the so nicknamed “Budgie” is the Budgerigar… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittacidae Subfamily: Psittacinae Tribe: Platycercini Genus: Melopsittacus Species: M. undulatus Conservation Status: This is a species of least concern…That means, there is an abundance of budgies! Yeah for our world!!! *** I hope you enjoyed this little video of Winston the budgie on this installment of Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live Exotically! Have a Very Happy Valentine’s Day! Kimberly Edwards P.S. Teach your Bird to Talk! [ ... ]

Adopting A Chipmunk As A Pet

Chipmunks can be great “exotic” pets…They are adorable and an unusual find as a pet! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Sciuridae Tribe: Marmotini Genus: Tamias Conservation Status: Chipmunks are a genus of least concern in regards to conservation! Awesome! *** Chipmunks as Pets By Tonia Jordan As I was walking around a local pet store recently, I happened to see a Siberian Chipmunk racing around its cage, performing acrobatics that entertained a growing crowd gathered around its cage. It got me to wondering – do chipmunks make good pets? How would I choose one? What involves taking care of one? Purchasing a chipmunk First and most importantly, find a [ ... ]

Sugar Gliders 101

Sugar Gliders are Australian marsupials that also inhabit New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago. Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Infraclass: Marsupialia Order: Diprotodontia Family: Petauridae Genus: Petaurus Species: P. breviceps Conservation Status: The Sugar Glider is considered to be a species of least concern. That’s awesome! *** Sugar Gliders: Tiny Acrobats By Miles Fowler In the last decade or so, the popularity of sugar gliders as pets has grown considerably. The small size of these furry acrobats, their personalities, their plush fur, their large eyes, their agility and their ability to bond closely with humans have attracted legions of new sugar glider devotees. What is a sugar glider and [ ... ]

Which Amphibian Is Best For You To Adopt?

Amphibians are animals that live in both water and on land. They are ectothermic, previously termed as cold-blooded, meaning that their internal body temperature is regulated by their external environment. Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Amphibia Photo above: Green Tree Frog Some of the orders and subclasses of Amphibians are: Order Temnospondyli – extinct Subclass Lepospondyli – extinct Subclass Lissamphibia Order Anura Order Caudata Order Gymnophiona * Neat Fact: Most interesting is the fact that amphibians breath through their skin! *** Tips on Buying an Amphibian for a Pet By Katie Gee So you are in the market for a pet frog, toad or salamander and you are wondering [ ... ]

Cheetahs: The World’s Fastest Land Animal

Cheetah…That just sounds fast! However, they aren’t fast enough to get away from being an endangered species. Cheetahs are endangered throughout their home range due to loss of habitat, reduced prey and direct persecution or poaching. It is considered as vulnerable and threatened in conservation status. They live in Africa, and there may still be some cheetahs left in the wild in Asia, although it is doubtful. Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Subfamily: Felinae Genus: Acinonyx Species: A. jubatus I hope you enjoy this great article I found on the cheetah! *** The Animal Kingdom’s Speedster By Art [ ... ]