What Is Domesticated Rabbits?

Domesticated RabbitsThere are around 40 rabbit species in the entire planet. These days, the domesticated rabbits have become one of the most favorite house pet beside cats and dogs. Many people, especially children are interested with this animal because they are gentle, cute, attractive, do not have too much annoying attitude and behavior, and they are very friendly.

The domesticated rabbits are very easy to be taken care of and they can be put either outside or inside the house. Their weight can be range from 2lb to 20lb. They can be fed by either special rabbit food from pet store, any vegetation or fruits. Their lifespan are varied among breeds and health, but a good maintained rabbit can live up to 10 years.

There are various domesticated rabbits breeds that can become house pets such as; American Fuzzy Lop, Belgian Hare, Californian, English Spot, French Lop, Angora and many more. They come in various shape, size, fur and color.

To avoid any unnecessary hassle or mess, you will need proper care system if you decide to choose a rabbit as your house pet. You need to plan and setup countermeasure for rabbit’s pregnancy, their behavior, litter, illness, fleas, chewing and biting your furniture and other ornament, housing and cage, predator threat, etc.

But, all of those challenges can be handled easily if you have experience and knowledgeable on how to take care of them. So, the best method to get proper information and knowledge about domesticated rabbit is to get good amount of preferences and information from books, internet, pet store and other rabbit owner who have good experience with the domesticated rabbits.

One thing that you must remember of before choosing a domesticated rabbit for your house pet is that you must committed and responsible to take are this gentle animal. You need to give your full attention and love to this cute animal for the rest of their life.

You must responsible on your decision to adopt the rabbit and do not leave them untreated and just let them be running around your house without proper care or worse where you just dump and release them to the parks or forest.

Domesticated rabbits are used to be taking care by human and do not have the necessary ability to live on their own in the wild where they have to search for their own food and protect themselves. They will have very small chance to survive in the wild where they will face many predators and starvation.

Basic Guidance for Snake Care

Snake CareIf you’re looking for an unusual, eye-catching pet, it’s hard to go wrong with a snake. They’re exotic enough to catch people’s interest, yet hardy enough to require minimal care. It is very suitable for people who have busy life and schedule.

Nevertheless, uninformed first-time owners tend to make some basic mistakes, some of which can be quite costly. Here are some simple tips that can help ensure the health of the snake and prevent a lot of aggravation as well.

Take note of how large your snake can grow to be. Most North American varieties only grown to be about four feet long, which is a reasonable size. Don’t let a pet store employee talk you into buying a Burmese python, since these critters can grow to be over thirty feet long, and will require huge cages and tremendous amounts of food. And you need to know that most zoos will not accept these animal as donations.

Don’t scrimp on cage size. A cage that is too small can be very stressful and unhealthy to your pet. Pet store clerks will sometimes try to sell you caging that is inadequate in size, so don’t fall into this trap. For adequate comfort, the combined length and width of the cage should at least match the snake’s length. Snakes can grow fairly quickly, so don’t forget to take that into account as well!

Do find out how docile that particular specimen is. Most non-venomous North American snakes are fairly docile, but if you’re a first-time keeper, you should probably make sure that your prospective pet can be handled easily.

Make sure that you select a pet with a hearty appetite. Ball pythons, for example, make great pets–but they are notoriously finicky eaters. Corn snakes make great starter pets because they are exceedingly docile and aren’t picky about what they eat.

Snakes or any other reptile indeed can potentially spread salmonella. The risk involved is very small, but one should still play safe. This is especially true when young children or people with compromised immune systems are involved. Do read up on reptile hygiene and salmonella before purchasing your pet.

Obviously, these tips only constitute some basic advice. I recommend that all prospective owners should read up on snake care in general, as well as the specific needs of the species that they plan to purchase. A little bit of basic research can prevent a great deal of aggravation in the future.

The Importance of Pet’s Toys

Pet’s ToysToys are fun both for our dogs and us. Lucky for us there are endless choices. But did you know how important toys are for your dogs – puppies especially.

Toys play a great role in the emotional and mental development of puppies or kitties. They also act as solutions for inappropriate chewing, boredom, and separation anxiety. In fact most dog trainers recommend that new puppy owners buy lots of toys for the newest member of the family.

Variety is the spice of life. Most pets experts recommend for pets owners to buy different kinds of toys for your pets so that you can discover which ones they really likes. Many pet trainers and behaviorists will recommend that their clients have three sets of toys for their pets.

Primary toys are your dog’s favorite. Leave these out for your dog when you’re not around. This helps reduce separation anxiety because your dog associates you leaving with his getting his favorite toy.

Secondary toys are the toys to have out when you are home. Be sure to pick up the primary toys.

And finally the third set of toys is used to rotate with the first set. Trainers recommend swapping toys every 3 days or so. This helps keep your dog interested in all his toys.

And always choose toys wisely. Try to buy toys that match your dog’s size. And always make sure there are no dangerous small pieces that your dog can chew loose and swallow or worse yet – choke on.

Keeping Garfish as Pet

Keeping Garfish as PetIf you like fish pet or fishing sport, you probably know about garfish. This fish can be recognized by its long and slim body with distinct snout. Due to the size of its body and predatory behavior, there are only few people who are interested in keeping this fish as aquarium pet.

But, it is also because of those traits, some people are really interested to have them as pet in the aquarium. If you are also interested in make this fish as your pet you must know that not every garfish species can be used as pet since some garfish species can grow up in to a very large fish.

Some known species of garfish:

Spotted gar, this species can be recognized by its long snout and spots. The spots become more frequent to the body posterior.

Florida spotted gar, this species has shorter snout than other species but has more spots on its body. This species is often mistaken for spotted gar.

Short nosed gar, this species can be recognized by its short snout, the upper jaw has less teeth and there is not much of spots on its body.

Long-nosed gar, this species has long and slender snout with slender body.

Alligator gar, this species has two large teeth rows in the upper jaw, its snout is broad and short. Most of its spots are located on the body posterior and less seen on its other body parts.

Tropical gar, this is a very rare species and difficult to be found.

Cuban or Manfari gar, it almost has the same appearance as the alligator gar. What tell them a part is that Cuban gar has a broader snout with less pattern on its body.

Other than those species that had been mentioned above, there are also other gar species that are less common such as the crocodile gar.

Due to their body size, the short-nosed, Florida and Spotted gars are the species that are more suitable to be kept as pet. These species normally do not grow bigger than 2 feet, so it will be suitable for aquarium in house while other can grow in to very big size.

To keep the garfish in the aquarium, you will need more than 200 gallon size of aquarium. If you want to keep other fish with the gar, you must make sure that the other fish has large size, so the garfish would not consider it as food and would not eat it.

For the aquarium maintenance, the owner must keep the water clean and circulated properly. One thing that should be remember is that garfish breathe atmospheric air, so the owner must let some space between the water surface with the top of the aquarium to let the fish breathe.