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Monday, 24 March 2014 13:10

The 'Wow' Factor

Every child wishes to be the one whose birthday party is the talk of the playground and once the games, food, cake and sweets are done with, what can parents do to provide a lasting impression?

Obtaining the professional services of an exotic pet specialist is bound...

Monday, 17 March 2014 13:03

Arachnophobia - The Fear of Spiders

A lot of research has been carried out by scientists to determine where the fear of spiders comes from and many now believe that this irrational fear can be inherited from parents and grandparents, rather than from a child's personal experience, but after working with children for over 28 years I totally disagree and would say without doubt the fear is caused by negative conditioning during childhood rather than being inherited..

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:57

The Creepiest of the Crawlies

Creepy crawly pets have the potential to bring out phobias in countless people and attempting to show your beloved pet tarantula to an arachnophobe may result in screams of terror. However, the humble Tarantula is an extremely quiet, clean pet and is loved by many. Like many of the 'creepy crawlies' which some people choose to have as pets, the tarantula can instil fear in the strongest of men and cause terror in the hearts of the weaker ones.

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:56

Teaching Your Pet Bird To Talk

All species of parrot have the ability to vocalise but whether they will or not depends upon several factors; it is best to attempt to teach a bird to talk while it is still young, if you are a person or family that are communicative...

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:55

Spiders, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies

Anyone wishing to have an exotic pet maybe should start with the easiest of creatures which do not require too much interaction and Spiders, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies come into this category. From the sturdy, passive Hissing Cockroach, Mantids, Stick Insects, to some impressive looking Tarantulas, all are relatively simple to look after providing they are kept in the correct environment and fed on suitable food.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 01:00

Snakes as Pets

Snakes can prove to be one of the easiest creatures to keep as a pet, needing little more than feeding, fresh water, keeping at the correct temperature, and a small amount of cleaning up after, they can prove to be the ideal pet. Below we take a look at the various species of snake which are commonly kept as pets and readily available to purchase in pet stores:

Friday, 21 March 2014 00:00

Reptiles As Pets

Snakes, Lizards, Turtles and other reptiles can make good exotic pets for beginners, but care needs to be taken when selecting the right pet, due to longevity of the creature, size it will grow to and overall commitment and cost implications. The initial cost of setting up a suitable home for your pet, with lighting, heating, and correct equipment can be expensive, so thorough research and expert advice is recommended.

Monday, 24 March 2014 00:00

Looking After Exotic Pets

The keeping of exotic pets has grown in popularity considerable over the recent years and anyone considering purchasing an unusual or exotic pet should thoroughly research the creature prior to obtaining them. Gaining knowledge about the pet you are considering having ensures that you are fully aware of how to look after and care for it, what dietary requirements it has, what size cage it will need, how long it will live, how big it will grow - the list goes on and on.

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 01:00

Cute and Furry Mammals Pt.1

Almost everyone will see a small fluffy hamster and the first thing they will do is say "Aw", but what about a small furry rat? That can be a totally different matter and reactions can range from sheer horror to repulsion to instant love. Those with an instant love for rats will know and appreciate just how intelligent and loving these wonderful little creatures can be, each with its own unique personality and funny ways. So let's take a look at some of these furry mammals.....

Friday, 26 September 2014 01:00

Cute and Furry Mammals Pt.2

We continue to take a look at the rodents obtainable as pets....

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