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Considering A Pet Ferret? 5 Answers About Ferrets You Should Know

By Debbie Davis

My daughter asked if we could adopt a ferret yesterday. I was floored and hedged with my answer. So I thought I’d find out a lot more about this furry creature before I gave the thumbs up. Here are 5 answers that helped me, and I hope will help you too.

Do They Bite? With children of any age this is always a concern. As meat eaters these creatures have a set of teeth that are designed to rip and tear small animals. And mom always says, anything with teeth can bite. Continue reading

Why Ferrets Steal Things

By Gwen Nicodemus

The word ferret has its origins in Latin and translates to little thief. With that tidbit of knowledge, it shouldn’t surprise you that ferrets like to steal things and hoard them. Continue reading

How to Take Care of Your Pet Ferret

By Jade Jennison

It is becoming more popular to have a ferret as a pet as they are very playful and intelligent creatures who can entertain for hours. They can be litter trained and are generally clean and quiet animals that are easy to care for in comparison to other pets. Although they are easier to care for they still require a lot of attention and you need to be responsible when looking after them. As they are extremely sociable it is best to keep them in pairs or more but they will still need attention from their owners or may become lonely and feel rejected. Continue reading

Ferrets Care Tips

By Richard Mcgregor

Ferrets are lovely pets and can give years of pleasure to their owners. But they require special care if they are to remain healthy full of energy and be the pet companion you seek. Your ferrets care should include training, grooming, keeping in proper health, proper diets and nutrition, and a safe comfortable living environment. Ferrets care should be a routine consistent activity. Continue reading

All About Dwarf Hamsters

By Adam King

The phrase dwarf hamster is commonly used to describe a group of hamsters that, although they share common traits, are quite unique in and of themselves. Continue reading

Buying a Hamster

By Jeremy Smart

Pet shops are often the first place where people entertain thoughts of buying a hamster. A prospective buyer may be struck by a hamster’s beautiful color, or entertained by his antics and before long, the new owner is taking the cute little guy home. Continue reading

How To Cope With Pet Loss: Grieving the Death of a Beloved Pet

By Marianne Soucy

When your beloved pet has died, it is perfectly normal to grieve. You might even be surprised by the depth of the grief you experience. Continue reading

5 Top Tips for Settling in Your New Pet

By Tracey Munn

First of all, remember that like us, pets have unique personalities.

Sure, each animal species has characteristics typical to them. However, your pet will also have their own personality so be prepared for that to be the case.

If you have adopted an older pet, please be aware that there may be a longer adjustment time. You really don’t know what your pet’s journey was like before you took them in. As an owner of an adopted cat, 2 years down the track he is a completely different pet than when he was first introduced. Be patient, love and time will do wonders.

For now, to help you settle in with your new pet, I am going to share some advice to help you and your pet settle in quickly. Continue reading

Four Legged Heroes: Therapy Dogs

By Jeff Enfield

Dogs make great companions and family pets, but they also do a lot of good for those who are less fortunate such as people with disabilities or people who are grieving. Most people know about service dogs but there are other dogs that help people but may be less well known. Therapy dogs are dogs that are used in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and even funeral homes, to bring comfort to people who may be suffering from grief or loneliness. The mere presence of these dogs alleviates feelings of hopelessness and despair and they give hope to depressed people. Continue reading

Bird Feeders And The Changes They Give To Your Space

By Drew Mackinze

A lot of us appreciate the value of bird feeders. These items are important in every outdoor not only because they add glow to your space but they attract various bird species, give your space its character and provide birds’ food or even water. Many used to add feeders in the garden or backyard. In most countries, they become a staple statement for great outdoors. You might hesitate to buy these food trays since other options sound so expensive. However, think about the changes that you can give to your space with these decorative items. They will easily transform your space into a bird haven and whenever you have unexpected guests, for sure they will be fascinated with what you have. The main purpose of having feeder is to feed visiting winged friends but if you are always refilling the food container with bird seeds, such pets might choose to stay. Continue reading