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Exotic Pets Ė Be Realistic star
Exotic pets have very different needs than normal common pets. There are a wide variety of different requirements among various species of exotic pets. Please go into pet ownership being realistic about these needs.

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) star[offsite link]
Providing veterinary care for pets in need

Animal Stories - Free Range or Caged - Exotic Pets star
Should an exotic pet have free range or be caged? After having a rabbit in the dryer, a raccoon that called 911, or a rat on the roof. Rats shouldn't fly and there is a rumor that skunks don't climb. Enjoy the light hearted humor about a serious subject.

Animal Stories - Free Range or Caged - Exotic Pets star
Should an exotic pet have free range or be caged? After having a rabbit in the dryer, a raccoon that called 911, or a rat on the roof. Rats shouldn't fly and there is a rumor that skunks don't climb. Enjoy the light hearted humor about a serious subject.

Animals Teeth star
All pets that have teeth, not just dogs and cats, can have problems with their teeth. The majority of animals do have problems with their teeth and this can lead to early disease and death.

Animals That Save Lives star
Again, this week we pay tribute to animals. Last week we honored animals that serve. This week we look at the many animals that save human lives. Through human history there have been so many animals that have saved lives, I doubt if there is a number to describe the many. Inspirational, enjoy!

Animals That Save Lives star
Again, this week we pay tribute to animals. Last week we honored animals that serve. This week we look at the many animals that save human lives. Through human history there have been so many animals that have saved lives, I doubt if there is a number to describe the many. Inspirational, enjoy!

Barometric Pressure Affect on Animals star
Barometric pressure affects our pets, it affects us, it affects our fishing trips and whether we will have a successful fishing trip or not. Why does it cause agitation and distress in our exotic pets and pets? What specifically have you noticed and what have you done about it?

Below ZERO Ready for No Electricity? star
As the thermostat plunges way below zero I wonder how many people have thought about their pets if they should lose electrical power. Are you ready? Think clearly and concisely, if the electric went out right now for a few days will your pets survive? It is our responsibility to protect their lives.

Breeding Ferrets star
For a huge variety of reasons breeding ferrets is not for the timid, or anyone that doesnít like really gross smells, despicable looking ferrets, it is stressful and often deadly to the jill (female ferret) and the hob (male ferret), and the kits (baby ferrets) often suffer a high mortality rate.

Breeding Ferrets star
How to breed ferrets.

Byproducts - Dakota Provisions star
Dakota Provisions in Huron South Dakota has proposed a byproduct facility. Exactly what is a byproduct and is it good or bad for our pets? What IS a byproduct?

Cancer - Animals star
Are there alternatives to standard cancer treatments? If so who would I contact? What causes cancer in animals? Also, an amazing pet Bald Eagle story.

Cancer - Pets - Cancer in Animals star
Youíre cuddling with your pet and you detect a lump or a bump. It could be cancer and you need to consult with your veterinarian if it doesnít go away in a few days. What to expect if your pet has cancer, in addition, early detection, and prevention.

Clone Your Own Exotic Pets - Cloning star
Exotic Pets have already been cloned. Are you aware of the two domestic ferrets, Lilly and Libby that have been cloned? What is a clone? Under what circumstances is cloning ethical? Should you be able to reproduce your beloved pet that has died? Why not clone your own exotic pets?

Clone Your Own Exotic Pets - Cloning star
Exotic Pets have already been cloned. Are you aware of the two domestic ferrets, Lilly and Libby that have been cloned? What is a clone? Under what circumstances is cloning ethical?

Cold Weather Preparedness - Exotic Pets star
The first of fall is upon us, the cold is coming, and none of us knows exactly when. Are you ready to protect your pets if you should lose electrical power? Cold Weather Preparedness, what do you need to do and what do you need to have on hand. Including the video "How to Handle a Frozen Iguana".

Exotic Pets - Animals That Serve star
Few people realize that exotic animals can help people with disabilities lead a happier and richer life; allowing them independence they would not have had without these service exotic animals. Miniature horses, monkeys to ferrets, allow the dignity these folks ought to have.

Exotic Pets - Baby it's HOT Outside! star
With the best intentions sometimes we need extra help. Fresh out of the hospital, its very hot and humid, the Fourth of July is upon us. No matter what the circumstances we have got to keep these animals safe! Exotic pets are heat and cold sensitive and get plenty scared during fireworks!

Exotic Pets - Effects of Stress star
It isnít fair to your pet, exotic pet, or child to live in a world of emotional chaos. Many exotic pets can be very sensitive to emotional stress especially when it is ongoing. An emotional problem now can very well become a physical illness; colds, asthma, cancer, a huge diversity of illnesses.

Exotic Pets - Tornadoes - Tornado star
Preparedness and plans are a key to possibly surviving a tornado. Tornadoes can waylay the best of plans, but those well rehearsed plans can still save your life even if you have to go "off script." Save your exotic pets, pets, as well as the rest of your family members.

Fat Pets Ė Obesity star
It stands to reason if we are fat, our kids are fat our pets will be obese too. How can we overcome this vicious circle? We feel lousy. Do you remember that feeling of euphoria that we got during fun physical activity? It doesnít matter, pets or exotic pets our animals have a serious problem!

Ferret Adrenal Disease - Shedding? star
You begin to notice your ferret is losing its hair. His or her little tail looks naked like a rat. The ferret has no energy and is beginning to lose weight. This could be ferret adrenal disease and it is not a death sentence for most ferrets. The treatment which isnít necessarily that expensive...

Filtered Water - Tap Water - Bottled Water star
What type of water should you use with your exotic pets, Filtered Water - Tap Water - Bottled Water, the answer will surprise you.

Filtered Water - Tap Water - Bottled Water star
Why do I recommend filtered water instead of bottled water or tap water? Filtered water removes chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, industrial solvents, contaminates that is in tap water. So what is with bottled water? There are enormous reasons why not, not for infants, pets, or exotic pets; not for

Flea Control Exotic Pet star
A sure method of making sure those rotten little fleas leave our exotic pets alone this spring. Yes, it is that time of year again. In this article you will find everything from letting nature help control the fleas, to getting rid of all the dastardly varmints. The exotic pet is not immune.

Generators -l Power Failure Review star
What would you do if an ice storm came and you were without electricity for a week or more? It has happened to me. If the electric goes out in the summer and it is very hot and humid, many exotic pets could die. Your invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles will all die if you have no way to keep the

H1N1 Alert: We are Infecting our Exotic Pets star
Pets that are especially susceptible are exotic pet ferrets, pet cats, pot-bellied pigs, Micro-pigs, and pet turkeys. The ferret would be my biggest concern; the ferret is very vulnerable to the flu virus including human flu viruses

Heat Cars and Pets star
On an 85-degree day the temperature inside your car, even if you have the windows cracked will rise to 120 degrees in only 20 minutes. Any animals left in a car even for a short time will die or suffer brain damage.

Hedgehog Salmonella - Who Is Infecting Whom star
"Who Is Infecting Whom? Could it be that humans, given the overwhelming incidents of foodborne illnesses leading to salmonella, are passing his illness on to the cloistered pet hedgehogs?"

Hedgehog Salmonella Scare of 2012-13 star
The recently reported "outbreak" of salmonella from families keeping pet hedgehogs, 20 cases out of over 1 million annually, probably was fueled by a patently incorrect article published on the CDC web site in Jan. 2005, which was later cited in an academic journal, MSNBC, and the Associated Press.

Herp Vet Connection star[offsite link]
International listing of Herp veterinarians.

Hurricane Sandy - Find Lost Pets star
I read a story about a 15-year old dog found in North Carolina. He had been lost seven years ago in Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina. Many pets were separated from their human families during Hurricane Sandy. A microchip immensely increases the chance of find a pet's family. Not just for dogs!

My Ragdoll Cat has Died star
My 12-year old ragdoll cat Squeaky has passed away. I will miss her a great deal. It took me a while to be able to write this article. My heart is broken. If I can help anyone to avoid this heartache I intend on doing so! Learn about the symptoms of chronic renal failure (CRF).

Pet Allergies star
Are you or your children condemned to live the rest of your life without the love and companionship of a pet? There are solutions to the pet allergy problem. Learn when new articles such as this one is posted, subscribe to the Exotic Pets Newsletter! Discuss allergies at the Exotic Pet Forum!

Pet Allergies star
Are you or your children condemned to live the rest of your life without the love and companionship of a pet? There are solutions to the pet allergy problem.

Pet Skink star
The pet skink is a docile, easily tamed reptile. The Blue Tongue skink is a popular pet skink. You must learn as much as you can about your skink and be prepared for your skink before you bring your new exotic pet home.

Preparing Pets for a Winter Emergency star
If you had a huge ice storm tonight that knocked out your electricity for five days would your exotic pets survive? What if it was 108 in the shade and the electric went out, again what pets do you have that may die? This article explains what you will need to keep you and your pets alive.

Raccoon - Raccoon Roundworms star
Have you thought about parasites, worms that can invade your brain causing blindness, paralysis, and even potential death? Many animals can be host to this deadly roundworm Ė the raccoon roundworm. Your dog, your child, birds, and many mammals can all be a host to this deadly parasite.

Safety star
If an animal or child consumes cellophane the digestive juices turn the cellophane to glass and can cut up the gastronomical system. What other holiday dangers are lurking? The holidays are the time of year when pets seem to get themselves into the most trouble.

Save Homeless Companion Birds star
Connie Davidson, my distinguished guest author, has a very important message about birds that have suffered through natural disasters such as the tornado in Joplin, Mo. What happens to the birds that have lost their owners, their homes? Think how frightened they are to have lost their loved ones.

Saving Petís Lives - CPR Ė First Aid star
If you find an animal in a hot car what do you do? Why do cars get so hot? How do you save pets or exotic pets from heat stroke? How do you perform CPR on animals? How do you find a pulse on an animal? Learn pet first aid and CPR skills for animals. Learn how to induce vomiting. Pets can choke too!

Saving Petís Lives - Hot Cars - CPR Ė First Aid star
If you find an animal in a hot car what do you do? How do you save pets or exotic pets from heat stroke? How do you perform CPR on animals? How do you find a pulse on an animal? Learn pet first aid and CPR skills for animals. Learn how to induce vomiting. Pets can choke too!

See through Your Petís Eyes star
A new techi device is as perfect as a device comes Ė if you want to see through your petís eyes. This can be used on most pets, exotic pets or traditional pets. Do you want to know if your neighbor is telling the truth or giving you a line of BS. What did your pet get into; save your petís life!

See through Your Petís Eyes star
Have you ever wondered what your pets do during the day when youíre not around? Have you ever wanted to see the world through your petís eyes? What did your pet get into, perhaps anti freeze; save your petís life!

The Association of Avian Veterinarians star[offsite link]
Good resource on avian medicine. The site also has a tool to locate an Avian Veterinarian.

Travel Ė Exotic Pet Travel Ė Pet Travel star
How to travel with pets and exotic pets. With these preparations your trip can be much less stressful. Do you know what an ICE number is? If you don't it is certainly time you learned, before you take your pets on the highway. Traveling safely with pets; dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets.

Travel Ė Exotic Pet Travel Ė Pet Travel star
How to travel with pets and exotic pets. With these preparations your trip can be much less stressful. Do you know what an ICE number is? If you donīt it is certainly time you learned, before you take your pets on the highway. Traveling safely with pets; dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets.

Trimming Claws star
Imagine how bad an ingrown nail hurts. Imagine an overgrown claw that curls and grows into an animalís foot pad. All pets need foot care. This article covers how to trim an animalís nails, preventing infection, restraint, quality nail clippers, control bleeding, how to avoid bleeding and much more.

Winter Blizzards - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning star
Are you prepared if a winter blizzard should strike? Do you have pets or exotic pets that are susceptible to frigid temperatures? Do you understand carbon monoxide poisoning; it can kill animals, as well as humans, a silent but deadly killer.

Winter Blizzards - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning star
Are you prepared if a winter blizzard should strike? Do you have pets or exotic pets that are susceptible to frigid temperatures? Are you prepared to protect your pets from the cold? Do you understand carbon monoxide poisoning; it can kill animals, as well as humans, a silent but deadly killer.

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