Category: Knowledge

Spider Species to Keep and Species to Avoid

Despite how Hollywood painted a grim picture about spiders, some spider species actually make good pets. They’re not only entertaining, they provide insights to the world of wildlife to your kids too. And they’re easy to care for compared to larger pets! Following are some popular species of spiders to check if you’re planning to get one as pet. …

Up Close and Personal with a Pet Tarantula

Tarantulas have really gotten an unfair depiction in the movies, but the truth is they make a cute, exotic, practically harmless pet. Of the close to 900 species of tarantulas, only a handful carries a lethal bite. The most that could happen if you’re bitten is painful swelling, much like if you’re stung by a wasp. …

Pet Guinea Pig Lowdown

If you think your children are ready for a furry playmate, guinea pigs are one of the best options to get for first time fur pet owners. They are small, colorful, cute, soft and cuddly (some are completely bald) gentle animals that no children could resist loving. A happy pet guinea pig even chirps and whistles …

Iguanas: Pet of the Week

A pet iguana has become popular since the last decade for a good reason – they’re an awesome pet to have. Your other pet lover friends would certainly envy you if you own a colorful, exotic pet iguana. However, like other exotic pets, iguanas need certain care and maintenance that can be time-consuming and costly. Make …

Ornate Horned or Pacman Frog Care Sheet

If you want the biggest and the most voracious pet frog in the world, you only have one choice: the ornate horned or pacman frog. Despite its size and appetite, however, the pacman pet frog is one of the easiest to take care of. Some smaller pet frog species are even more complex to take care …

Can You Last Long With a Pet Frog?

Unless you’re a serious exotic pet collector or a passionate pet lover, a pet frog may not be good for you. There aren’t many pet frog owners out there (albeit it might be your reason of getting a frog), so there’s not many people to ask for advice or help about your pet. Plus, for sure …

Wild Bird Seeds to Attract Birds in Your Yard

Do you want your yard to come alive with various bird species all year round? Although birds are more active during spring and summer, you can attract birds throughout the year using some popular, affordable wild bird seeds. In fact, the best time of year to give wild bird seed is during winter. Why? Because wild …

Separating Truth from Hype about BiOrb Fish Bowl

Since Reef One invented the first BiOrb fish bowl in 1998, millions of original and rip-off versions of the designer fish bowl have been sold. No less than Ryan Seacrest, Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba, among others, have become converts to BiOrb fish bowl mania. But what’s the real score about these over-priced, over-hyped designer fish bowls? …

Building Garden Bird Nest Boxes

Others barely notice them, others think of them as totally useless altogether. But are garden bird nest boxes really just useless additions to your yard? Not at all! Are they costly to build? Yes, they do cost money if only for the carpentry materials and the time needed to build them, but they shouldn’t leave a …

The Current State of Pet Bird Insurance

Although pet insurance has been around for more than two decades, pet bird insurance in particular has a lot of catching up to do. In the United States and around the world, only a few pet insurance companies offer a cover for pet birds. That’s why bird owners are still finding it relatively hard to find …

Understanding Cockatiel Vocalizations

Despite a cockatiel’s size, it can vocalize a myriad of different sounds that can confuse a first time owner. But it doesn’t vocalize – or scream – just to catch attention or irritate its owner. It does so to communicate about how it feels at the moment: happy, bored, scared, hungry, sleepy, etc. So understanding cockatiel …

Considerations before Adopting a Cat

Just because you’re smitten by a kitten doesn’t mean you’re ready to adopt a cat. Although having a domesticated and affectionate cat in the house is no less than therapeutic, it’s also a responsibility. Simply disposing a cat in the alley if the responsibility proves to be overwhelming is an unnecessary torture to the animal and …

Get to Know a Cocker Spaniel

Believed to be the dog breed that came to America with the Mayflower, Cocker Spaniels are popularized even more by Hollywood goddess, Oprah. She’s been very vocal about animal rights and ardent about pet dog adoption with her favorite breed, among others, the Cocker Spaniel. So what’s with a Cocker Spaniel that many people, and Oprah …

How to Minimize Cockatiels Screaming

Face it, if you own a cockatiel, or any types of parrot, you need to invest on a good pair of ear plugs. It’s your pet’s nature to scream if it wants to; it wouldn’t be a parrot if it doesn’t know how to scream. But when the screaming gets too loud that your ear plugs …

Rounds with Oscar “The Grim Reaper” Cat

When Oscar “The Grim Reaper” Cat makes his rounds in Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, it’s not usually to cuddle with the patients. It’s to warn the nursing home staffs that their patient has few hours to live. Oscar is so good in predicting deaths in his dominion (well, the nursing …