7 Adorable DIY Dog Costumes for Halloween

A Dinosaur Dog Hoodie Pittiesincity.blogspot.com Arguably, all dogs are adorable. But there’s something about a pup wearing a DIY costume that makes our hearts melt. These nine tail-wagging disguises have that “aww” factor. Even better, each one is a piece of cake to make using lightweight materials for your pooch’s comfort, like this insanely sweet dinosaur […]

Dog Body Language: Bared Teeth

You have probably seen a dog bare its teeth at one point or another. You might have thought it meant “stay away” and you were probably right. But what does it really mean when a dog bares its teeth? Do some dogs smile? If your own dog shows his teeth, is it aggression or is […]

What Live Sand Is and How It Is Used in a Saltwater Aquarium

Live sand, or LS, is natural reef coral sand that is collected live from the ocean, or non-living coral sand that is cultured to make it live. What makes it live is the microscopic biological bacteria that grows on it, and the many tiny crustaceans and other micro and macro-organisms that reside in it. Live […]

Tanks for Pet Salamanders and Newts

Salamanders and newts have sensitive and porous skin and are very susceptible to changes in their environment. When setting up a tank for these species, try to emulating the natural habitat of the species of salamander or newt, and ensure the quality of the environment is carefully monitored and maintained. There are three general types of tanks for […]

All About Leopard Frogs as Pets

Named for their dark spots on their back (except for the Burnsi leopard frogs which have no spots), leopard frogs are small, semi-aquatic pet frogs. Names: Rana pipiens (Northern Leopard frog), Rana utricularia (Southern Leopard frog), Rana blairi (Plains Leopard frog), Meadow frog Size: approximately 3 -5 inches Life span: approximately 5-8 years, perhaps longer Housing Leopard Frogs A ten gallon tank is […]

Softshell Turtles

Pet water turtles like red eared sliders are popular pets but if you are looking for one that is a little more unique you should consider getting a pet softshell turtle. These strange looking turtles lack the one characteristic almost all turtles share – a hard shell – and are actually quite fast on land. Softshell Turtles […]

Eastern Box Turtle

Species Name Terrapene carolina carolina Description/Size The Eastern box turtle is usually about 4-6 inches in length. Eastern box turtleshave a high domed carapace (shell) that is usually a darker brown with bright yellow, orange and/or red markings. On the plastron, there may be dark areas, especially on the margins of the scutes. The skin is […]

Understanding Pet Chameleons Care

Chameleons are amazing creatures but they aren’t the best pets for everyone.Theyare not for the beginner herpetologist as their care requirements are quite specific and they are easily stressed. They do not like to be handled so pass this critter by at the pet store or reptile expo if you want to be able to handle […]

Cat Behavior: 10 Weird Cat Behaviors Explained

Does your cat’s behavior confuse and frustrate you, making you think you are the only one with such a crazy cat? You are not the only one! And even more surprising, your cat may be considered normal! Learn about these 10 weird cat behaviors, why cats do them, and how you can learn to live […]

Why Cats Smell Everything

A cat’s sense of smell defines life for your cat. We used to believe dogs relied more on scent than cats, but current research indicates felines are incredibly scent oriented. Think of your cat’s individual smell as a feline name tag. For cats, scent determines sexual status and is used to communicate, to interact socially, and […]