Exotic Pets:  Skunks

Exotic Pets: Skunks

by Mark Gordon Brown June 20, 2010, in Exotic & Unusual

Skunks are not commonly kept as pets in most areas, but in areas where they are allowed they are becoming popular and trendy. Obviously the main concern is smell, but skunks can be descented and when tame are not likely to spray anyhow. There are many things to consider if you are interested in becoming a skunk owner.

What to Look for When Selecting a Dog for Agility

What to Look for When Selecting a Dog for Agility

by Brenda Nelson May 23, 2010, in Dogs

Agility is a fast growing sport involving dogs and their owners, selecting the right dog is important if a person wants to be competitive.

Japan’s Odd Pet Trade

Japan’s Odd Pet Trade

by Brenda Nelson May 6, 2010, in Pets

In Japan the pet stores often open after midnight for a purpose most people in Western Culture may find puzzling.

Finding a Reputable Dog Breeder

Finding a Reputable Dog Breeder

by Brenda Nelson March 26, 2010, in Dogs

It can be easy to find puppies for sale, but finding one that comes from a reputable breeder can be more tricky.

Getting Chicks or Bunnies for Easter Pets

Getting Chicks or Bunnies for Easter Pets

by Brenda Nelson March 21, 2010, in Small & Furry

Many kids ask at Easter for a bunny or chicks. Indeed these animals are cute, but they should not be Easter gifts.

The Advantages of Adopting a Pet Rather Than Buying One

The Advantages of Adopting a Pet Rather Than Buying One

by Brenda Nelson March 1, 2010, in Adoption & Rescue

Many people immediately think of going to a pet store when they want a pet, or even buying one from a ad in the newspaper. Aside from the ethical reasons against this there are many good things, advantages to adopting a pet. In fact some of these advantages make adoption even a better option than taking a free pet.

Selecting a Healthy Gerbil

Selecting a Healthy Gerbil

by Bailey Thompson June 23, 2009, in Small & Furry

If you’re buying a new gerbil, it is important to ensure that he is healthy. You’ll avoid future trouble for both pet and owner.

Where to Find Puppies For Sale

Where to Find Puppies For Sale

by Brenda Nelson April 11, 2009, in Dogs

There are several places to acquire a new puppy, some are better than others, and some are so bad they may constitute cruelty or support illegal activity. Here they are, from the worst to best.

Guide for Good Owners of Dogs

Guide for Good Owners of Dogs

by Brenda Nelson September 4, 2008, in Dogs

20 important guide lines for people who want to be good dog owners.