Helpful hints for training your dog
By Chess (Static Wolfie.)
Whether you want to go into obedience trials, are looking to have a better-behaved furry member of the household, or just want to do something fun, training your dog can be a very rewarding experience. With all of the information out there, some of which can be difficult to understand or even contradictory to other advice, it can be hard to know where to start. This article will discuss a few things to keep in mind when training...
Caring for your hermit crab
By Cassie (Calico.)
Keeping hermit crabs as pets has grown in popularity in recent years. Hermit crabs are often sold at pet stores as well as stores in touristy areas. One of the largest myths about hermit crabs is that they’re easy to care for. Hermit crabs are hardy creatures and they can live a long life if they’re well taken care of.
Choosing your hermit crabs
Hermit crabs are nocturnal creatures and they might not be awake or active if you choose...
The myths and superstitions about cats
By Cassie (Calico.)
Although many people think of cats as lovable, beautiful creatures, there are some who may dislike them for reasons that may not be immediately obvious. These reasons go back to a few hundred years ago, to a time when cats were frowned upon due to superstitions. Today, some people believe black cats in particular are bad luck, and that leaves black cats at a disadvantage. They are the least likely to be adopted and the most...
Keeping guinea pigs as pets
By Hester (Peppermint Tea.♥)
So you’re thinking about getting a pet, but aren’t sure which animal to choose. Perhaps you’ve already decided against a cat or a dog because they're too large or too much work. Guinea pigs are small, can be kept in cages and are very cute and cuddly. Guinea pigs (also known as piggies) belong to the cavy family, and are originally from South America, where they were considered a delicacy! They are now considered very popular pets,...
Planning your pet's vacation
By Robin (PSY)
Many of us are going on vacation during the summer and winter breaks! Before you pack the suitcases and print off the boarding passes, though, have you considered where your pets will be while you’re gone? Fortunately, making arrangements for your furry, feathered, or scaly friends won’t be too difficult or time-consuming, now that you have this article to help guide you through the process!
First, determine each pet’s needs. Dogs will...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 12 (June 2010).
Adopting a Pet
by Cheyenne (Desert)
Pet adoption can have many benefits. Not only can it allow you to give a home to an animal in need, but adopting a pet may also improve your own mood and give you the chance to care for something that will love you in return. If you’re considering adopting a pet and need a few tips, you’ve come to the right place!
Choosing a pet can be a challenge. Some people choose to adopt dogs or...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 8 (February 2010).
Siamese Fighting Fish Care
by Charlie (x-gothic-princess-x)
The very common Siamese fighting fish, also known as Betta, is a colour fish to the freshwater aquariums. They come from rice paddies in Thailand and Cambodia. They are called "pla-kad" or "trey krem" which means "fighting fish" in native Thai. The fighter fish came from the Belontiidae family of fish. They come in many different colours and tail types and also...