Info About Pets

March 9, 2011

5 Best Animal Movies for Families

1. Secretariat

2. Babe

3. Homeward Bound – The Incredible Journey

4. Air Bud

5. Beethoven

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March 5, 2011

Mini Lop Eared Rabbit Lying Down | Photo of the Day

February 28, 2011

Do Finches Make Good Pets?

Pros:

  • Finches are easier to care for than a lot of other birds because they don’t need handling.
  • Finches are quieter than a lot of other birds. They don’t screech like a lot of birds, and only make their natural bird songs.
  • Finches are small, so their cage will take up more space.

Cons

  • Finches can almost never be tamed and handled. Trying to handle an adult finch will stress it greatly and it may die. Finches that are hand raised from an egg may become tame.
  • Finches only live 4-6 years, significantly shorter than other birds.
  • Finches are very prone to stress and sometimes small things, such as another pet in the room, may stress them out and make them get sick and die.
  • You have to keep a group of finches together because they need company.

If you’re interested in getting a pet finch, I recommend the book Finches (Animal Planet Pet Care Library), which has a lot of great care info on finches.

February 25, 2011

Fish Doing Tricks

February 12, 2011

Guinea Pig With Daisy in Fur – Photo of the Day

February 6, 2011

How Much Do Boston Terriers Weigh?

Boston Terriers are 15-17 inches at the shoulder and weigh 10-25 lbs.

January 13, 2011

What is a Normal Temperature for My Pet?1

One good determining factor as to whether your pet is ill or not is whether his/her temperature is too high or too low. A high temperature signifies an illness, heat exhaustion, or infection, while too low a temperature signifies shock or illness. But what is a normal temperature for your pet?

For dogs, the normal body temperature is 100.5-102.5 degrees fahrenheit.

For cats, the normal body temperature is 97.8-99.1 degrees fahrenheit.

For rabbits, the normal body temperature is 99.1-102.9 degrees fahrenheit.

For guinea pigs, the normal body temperature is 99-103 degrees fahrenheit.

For chinchillas, the normal body temperature is 97-100 degrees fahrenheit.

For ferrets, the normal body temperature is 103 degrees fahrenheit.

For rats, the normal body temperature is 100.4-102.2 degrees fahrenheit.

For hamsters, the normal body temperature is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit.

For gerbils, the normal body temperature is 99.3-102.2 degrees fahrenheit.

Dachshund in Fall Leaves | Photo of the Day

January 3, 2011

Gerbil with Peanut | Photo of the Day

How Much Do Maine Coon Cats Weigh?

Q: How Much Do Maine Coon Cats Weigh?

A: Female Maine Coon cats weigh 10-15 lbs and males weigh 15-25 lbs.

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