Why a Cute Critter From the Rodent Family Could Be Your Ideal Pet

By Jennifer L Fouts

Do you adore the sight of adorable hamsters, gerbils, rabbits or chinchillas in a pet store? They have certainly found their way into cartoons, stories, and cute greeting cards. Rabbit lore brings to mind the literary work of Beatrix Potter, especially the one about the fuzzy little miscreant Peter who sneaked into a farmer's garden and had a feast before getting chased down. They area farmer's foe, but pet rabbits are a different story. They are equally sought out as pets as are hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, and rats-all members of the rodent family.

Do you still maintain the notion that pet hamsters are more of a "starter pet", given to children who are angling for a dog, but the parents want to make sure he is up to the job of caretaking, so he is allowed a smaller type of pet needing less upkeep or attention. I've seen more than enough classified ads with people looking to rehome a gerbil or guinea pig because the kids have gone off to college and the dorm they will be moving into does not allow pets. That's a real shame. As a rule, small rodents generally do not live as long as cats and dogs, but they do have some lifespan in them, for them to end up being left behind. If you are all grown-up and subscribe to the mindset that pet rodents are "just for kids" you will miss out on the fun and enriching experience of rodent ownership. Lots of devoted pet enthusiasts of all ages own and enjoy the company of a small furry pet mammal. There are many shows, ownership clubs and competitions to attest to this.

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About Starting a Salt Water/Marine Aquarium

By Indika Francis

Saltwater aquarium fish are among the loveliest of animals to be found anywhere in the world. Many different saltwater aquarium fish can be housed in your marine tank provided you will know the things they need in regards to care, that include feeding, environment, competitors and space to grow.

Any marine enthusiast strongly believe that setting up a marine tank is difficult hence is selecting the most appropriate saltwater aquarium fish! This is because it's easy to make mistakes with the kinds of fish you prefer. It's usually preferable to start your marine tank which has a few hardy and affordable fish. The vast majority of saltwater aquarium fish are collected from nature as an alternative to captive raised so don't waste that gift by making mistakes that result in the death of your fish.

Damsels absolutely are a great saltwater aquarium fish to start off with. Damsels are hardy little creatures and that can survive in poorer water conditions than many other marine species. They aren't fussy about their food and won't cost you the earth. Unfortunately damsels are also quite aggressive. You are able to keep just one or two of these tough saltwater aquarium fish in a tank but don't try any more than that.

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Five Things You Should Know Before Getting a Pet

By Monirul Islam

While owning a pet can be extremely rewarding, it is important to remember that pet ownership also comes with a huge responsibility. As a pet owner it is very important to thoroughly research the basics of pet care before acquiring any new pet so that you know you will be able to understand and meet different kinds of needs of the animal.

Some important factors for rearing pets are discussed below:

1. It's a Long-term Commitment

When you decide to offer a pet home, remember it should be for the pet's lifetime. Responsible pet ownership also means committing to take care the pet through their sickness and health. The average lifespan of dogs and cats is around 12 years, with some dogs and cats living until 15 or even 20 years. Everyone wants puppies and kittens because they are unbearably adorable, but you should also be prepared to take care of them as they grow up.

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