If you’re looking to add some farm animals to your household, choosing between chickens, ducks, rabbits, and even guinea pigs, there’s no doubt that sheep and goats are our favorites. They’re smart, cute, friendly, relatively quiet (as long as they aren’t being chased by a farmer), and their wool makes great sweaters. Plus, they eat up all sorts of yard waste grass, leaves, twigs, and more!
They also produce milk and cheese, which are a tasty treat for both humans and dogs alike. Despite having such an impressive list of benefits, owning livestock isn’t always practical for everyone. If you want a furry friend but don’t have land or enough money to buy one, then consider getting a goat instead. Goats make excellent pets because they’re low maintenance and extremely adaptable. Here are some basic tips on how to own goats.
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Birds are magical creatures that can lift our spirits when we’re feeling down. They bring us joy and make us smile. And what better way to show your appreciation than by giving them a little love? Whether you want to adopt some exotic birds from an aviary or just have a few chickens in the backyard, here’s how to get started caring for birds of all ages.
What You Need
You’ll need these things before you even consider getting birds:
– A clean cage (a wire one will work fine)
– Food (pellets, seeds, etc.)
– Water bottle/bowl
– First Aid Kit (with bandages, antibiotic ointment, alcohol pads, etc.)
– Hand sanitizer
– Nail clippers
– Litter pan
– Hobby gloves
– Bird-friendly food and water dishes
– Quill scissors
– Bird toys
Aviary cages come ready to go with food and water. If yours doesn’t, …Read More
You’ve been bitten by a snake before. You know that feeling — it’s like having a little electric current run through your body. The pain is intense but short-lived, and you know you’ll be fine in just a few minutes. Then there’s the fear factor. What if the snake decided to attack you?
Would its fangs break the skin or cause an infection? What happens when the snake decides to bite itself on accident? How do you get rid of the snake without killing it (and potentially releasing more snakes into your yard)? And what about those venomous serpents you see advertised online as “friendly” pets? Do you need special training to handle them?
It’s not surprising that some people have never had anything good to say about snakes. In addition to their slimy appearance and scaly bodies, many species display aggressive behavior toward humans. Some are known …Read More
You’re lying in bed at night with your eyes closed when a sudden flash of lightning illuminates an unexpected sound a loud, high-pitched mewl that makes you sit up in confusion. Then another, louder mewl comes from somewhere else, followed by a series of yowls.
What is this mysterious creature making these strange cries? You turn on your bedroom light to find a fluffy white ball of fluff sitting right next to your head, staring at you with big, inquiring brown eyes. This is no ordinary house pet. It’s none other than your new best friend your very own kitten!
Kittens are cute, cuddly creatures that will steal your heart as soon as they appear. They also have lots of whimsical ways of communicating with humans. In fact, cats’ vocalizations consist of many different sounds, ranging from chirping birds to whimpers and growls.
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We all know that owning pets is good for us. Dogs help us socialize, fish keep our aquariums full of colorful creatures, and birds are great fun to watch in the backyard. But what about big cats like lions? Should we be allowed to own them? Or is it better to leave them alone?
I’m not going to answer those questions here because this article isn’t about whether or not you should have a pet lion. Instead, I’d love to hear from anyone who has actually owned one or even thought about doing so and tell me if they agree with my list below. If you’ve had personal experience with lions, please share your thoughts in the comments section at the end of the article.
1. They Cost A Small Fortune
It might surprise you to learn that owning …Read More
Turtles have been around since the Triassic period which means they’ve survived millions of years of evolution. They’re considered one of Earth’s oldest living species and were even used as early forms of medicine by ancient civilizations like the Aztecs in Mexico.
Today, we still love these long-lived reptiles because their longevity makes them perfect pets, but you’ll need to keep a few things in mind before taking this journey into turtle ownership. We spoke with reptile experts to ensure that you get all the information you need about caring for your own pet turtle. From choosing the right breed to keeping up with maintenance, here are some important things you’ll want to know before bringing home your new best friend.
What’s the difference between freshwater and saltwater turtles?
There are three types of turtles available for purchase today: freshwater (softshell), hard-shelled (common), and soft-shelled (Asian). Hard-shelled …Read More