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Important Tips for Bee Removal

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 Lora Davis (February 14, 2017)  Bees are common insects that are found in just about all the continents apart perhaps the Antarctica and they are said to be related to wasps and ants; there are close to 20,000 species that are spread across the globe. The flying insects play an extremely important role in the ecosystem as they pollinate flowering plants; they are also known for producing beeswax and honey. However, on . (Exotic)

The Truth about Bee Removal

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 Lora Davis (December 13, 2016)  When you have a bee problem on or around your property, it can be a tough decision on how you are going to handle the situation. If you are looking to preserve our environment or against cruelty to insects or interested in the “green" movement or even have the slightest care about the future of the place we live, then a you may be jumping from the fence on to the side of honey bee . (Exotic)

Fun and Interesting Facts About Chameleons

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 Emilija Spirkoska (September 21, 2012)  Yep, they are the masters of camouflage and are quite interesting kind of reptiles, may be the most interesting species in reptiles! So if you wanna know more about chameleons scroll down to read some of the coolest facts about them! 1. All types of Chameleons cannot change colors! 2. Approximately 160 species of chameleon exist! 3. The English word chameleon (also chamaeleon) .. (Exotic)

What Not To Feed Sugar Gliders

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 Glenn Stewart (August 10, 2011)  For those people, who may be wondering what they should not be feeding sugar gliders, this article may be of some help. Following is a list of some foods that people should never feed to these pets, as well as, some foods that many people may be feeding sugar gliders, but that are highly controversial. A great rule of thumb is that if people are unsure of whether to feed something to .. (Exotic)

Tricks You Can Teach Sugar Gliders

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 Glenn Stewart (August 09, 2011)  Teach Your Sugar Glider New Tricks! So, you've gotten your sugar gliders home and want to teach them some tricks to show off to your friends? Well here's a good starting point. Sugar gliders love to jump, glide, somersault, swing and pretty much do anything that lets them be in the air which is in their nature. The first step to teaching your sugar glider tricks is to bond with it. .. (Exotic)

Needs of a Baby Sugar Glider

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 Glenn Stewart (August 08, 2011)  What You Need To Do Sugar gliders are delivered into their mother’s pouch just 16 days after conception, where they live for 60 to 75 days, nursing on their mother’s breast milk. The earlier a baby is removed from its mother, the more time consuming will be the challenge of raising it to maturity. In the event that a glider is rejected by its mother, or its mother, dies .. (Exotic)

5 Rules To Buying A Sugar Glider

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 Glenn Stewart (August 07, 2011)  Things To Check Before Buying A Sugar Glider Sugar gliders are becoming very popular pets in the U. S. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind before you buy one though. Here are just 5 things to do or check before you commit to buying a glider. The very first thing you should check before buying a glider is if they are legal in your state or town. Some states allow sugar . (Exotic)

Fun Things For Glider Cages

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 Glenn Stewart (August 06, 2011)  Sugar Glider Cages When it comes to sugar glider cages the bigger the aviary the better. Most people gain that space in height when building their own glider cages. Cages can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. No smaller than 36" tall and 36" wide is recommended as sugar gliders need height to feel more secure. Though I saw an Australian web site that said American cages are way .. (Exotic)

Sugar Glider Breeders

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 Glenn Stewart (August 05, 2011)  Choosing A Glider Breeder Finding a reputable sugar glider breeder fairly close to you is not to difficult a task for most parts of the country. These are individuals who take on the responsibility of maintaining breeding sugar gliders and genuinely love the animals they are breeding. These animals are considered legal exotic pets in the U. S. and therefore have some unusual .. (Exotic)

Sugar Gliders For Kids

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 Glenn Stewart (August 04, 2011)  Choosing the perfect pet to add as a member of the family is a big decision. An animal to consider that has gained popularity as a pet in recent years is sugar gliders. Owners have found the gliders to offer affectionate companionship and endless entertainment. This tiny nocturnal marsupial has specific requirements an owner must be willing to undertake. A commitment to quality care .. (Exotic)

Stages Of A Glider Diet

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 Glenn Stewart (August 03, 2011)  Building a Proper Sugar Gliders Diet Proper diet is one of the most important things to consider when raising a sugar glider. Yes, this is true of almost any pet, but especially so with a sugar glider. A proper sugar gliders diet should always be maintained as these animals are very sensitive to disease that is related to being malnourished. Without a healthy, robust diet, sugar .. (Exotic)

Things Needed to Breed Sugar Gliders

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 Glenn Stewart (August 02, 2011)  Sugar gliders are small marsupials that from the outset look like tiny chipmunks and they only grow to be between eleven (11) to twelve (12) inches long. These furry creatures are in the same family as kangaroos in that the mother keeps her young in a pouch. If you are interested in becoming a breeder there are some things that you need to know before you undergo this undertaking. .. (Exotic)

Sugar Glider Joey's

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 Glenn Stewart (August 01, 2011)  Young sugar glider joeys need special attention and feedings when they are this vulnerable age. If you find them with bite marks and sores on their bodies or if you find them at the bottom of the cage or crying all the time then this is a sign that the mother sugar glider is rejecting the young gliders needs. In this type of situation you may need to hand-raise the young gliders for a .. (Exotic)

Best Places to Buy Sugar Gliders

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 Glenn Stewart (July 31, 2011)  Sugar Gliders are beautiful pets that are interesting to watch and to interact with. They can bite if harassed but they are friendly if well handled. This small animal is home reared and raised to an age when it is ready to be availed for sale as a pet. They are very interesting pets and keeping them requires that you have them legally as some states have banned them. They are .. (Exotic)

Sugar Glider Accessories

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 Glenn Stewart (July 30, 2011)  Sugar gliders are very social and active little creatures that require a significant amount of stimulation. The necessary stimuli must be provided through several forms of interaction including direct contact with their human friends and other sugar gliders, as well as environmentally, via the use of appropriate toys and habitat accessories. Basic Needs: • Metal cage (large .. (Exotic)

How to Breed Sugar Gliders

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 Glenn Stewart (July 29, 2011)  The process of breeding sugar gliders is not an easy task and it should not be done carelessly or lightly. There are a lot of things that need to be in place before you get started. You simply cannot put a pair of sugar gliders together and expect that nature will take its course and make it easy for you. Before you commit yourself to the breeding process, take sufficient time in .. (Exotic)

Sugar Glider Fun Facts

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 Glenn Stewart (July 28, 2011)  A Sugar Glider, also known as Sugar Bears or Honey Gliders, are marsupials indigenous to Australia, New Guinea, and the surrounding islands called the Bismarck Archipelago. They are quite popular as exotic pets in the United States, and are illegal in four of those states. There are many Glider fun facts, such as its sweet tooth and amazing acrobatic feats. Aside from protein-loaded .. (Exotic)

Diet For Sugar Gliders

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 Glenn Stewart (July 27, 2011)  Sugar Glider Diet-What To know Most people who do not know what a sugar glider diet is all about think that when they hear the name, that these animals live on sugary foods or fruit. That could not be further from the truth. In fact, too much sugary food can be very detrimental to a sugar glider. Though in the wild they do have as part of their diet various saps, fruits and .. (Exotic)

Breeding Your Sugar Glider

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 Glenn Stewart (July 26, 2011)  A sugar glider is a marsupial native to Australia and has become wildly popular as a pet in the United States. Because sugar gliders have become popular pets throughout the world, many people have begun breeding them. The breeding process takes a lot of time, attention, and care. Before deciding to make the commitment to breeding sugar gliders, it is essential to understand the process .. (Exotic)

Are Sugar Gliders Good Pets?

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 Glenn Stewart (July 25, 2011)  Sugar gliders are gentle and make great pets. Contrary to popular belief, sugar gliders are not rodents. They are marsupials in the same general family as kangaroos and koala bears. These amazing creatures possess many qualities that make them great pets, but the best thing about them is that they’re great for any person of any age. They make excellent full-time companions for .. (Exotic)

Tips On Buying A Sugar Glider

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 Glenn Stewart (July 24, 2011)  Buying Sugar Gliders The Right Way Sugar gliders are very affectionate animals who will become bonded and loyal companions. It is for this reason that many people are interested in acquiring a pet glider. However, gliders are exotic pets. You can’t just walk into any pet store and find a glider for sale. Finding your new companion can be somewhat challenging. However, purchasing .. (Exotic)

Important Facts for Sugar Glider Cages

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 Glenn Stewart (July 23, 2011)  Sugar gliders are a type of small gliding possum, with a squirrel-like body, and a long tail. They are marsupials and are approximately 12 to 13 inches long from their nose to thetips of their tails. Six of those inches are pure tail. They have soft fur coats that come in many colors such as blue-gray, yellow, and tan. The blue-gray color is the most commonamong this species. There are .. (Exotic)

Getting A Great Breeder For A Sugar Glider

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 Glenn Stewart (July 22, 2011)  Sugar gliders are so adorable that it’s easy to buy one on impulse at a pet store or online. However, not buying one from a reputable sugar glider breeder may cause you problems in the future. The most common problem that people have when purchasing a sugar glider through a pet store or a website is bonding issues. It is preferable to purchase a baby sugar glider rather thanan .. (Exotic)

The 5 Most Important Facts About Sugar Gliders

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 Glenn Stewart (July 21, 2011)  Too Sweet: The Care and Raising of Sugar Gliders which are tiny, gliding possums native to Australia and are now commonly kept as pets, especially in the United States, require some special care. Here are some facts. Arboreal and Nocturnal Gliders are arboreal marsupials that eat insects, mice and birds and suck the sap of certain wattle, gum and eucalyptus trees. They get their name .. (Exotic)

Building a Reptile Cage

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 Millard Horne (December 22, 2010)  Some people prefer having reptiles as pets rather than the more conventional dogs or cats. If you're someone who loves having exotic animals, such as reptiles, for your pets, choosing the right cage for them is a priority. Even more so if you expect the reptile to grow to a certain size. Reptiles such as lizards, snakes, and alligators need to be placed in large reptile cages for proper . (Exotic)

Selecting The Right Parrot Species For You

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 Gary Caine (November 28, 2009)  Choosing a parrot may pose a tough task given the variety to choose from and each bird varies in color, pattern, characteristic features and their cost. Some of the parrot species that are hugely popular can be tamed to be your household pet are the Macaw birds, African Grey, Cockatoo birds and Amazon Birds etc. Certain factors need to be considered before you actually make the .. (Exotic)

How to Get the Best Pet Tarantula

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 David J Ross (January 15, 2009)  So, you've just decided that you are going to get yourself a pet tarantula. Do you just get any tarantula and take it home with you? Certainly not! How do you know which tarantula will be ideal as a pet? The following is a basic guide to getting the best tarantula. First you have to make sure that the pet store you are getting the tarantula from breeds its own tarantulas and they are .. (Exotic)

Four Common Guinea Pig Illnesses

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 Jake D (January 15, 2009)  There are a variety of guinea pig illnesses that can affect your pet. Most conditions can be treated with better success if they're caught early. This article will discuss some of the most common conditions that can affect cavies. Scurvy Guinea pigs are unable to make their own vitamin C, so they need it in their diets. If they don't get enough vitamin C, then they will likely develop .. (Exotic)

How to Take Care of a Guinea Pig

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 Jake D (January 15, 2009)  Guinea pigs, or cavies, are cut, fun-loving, and clean animals. They make great pets. However, they aren't as easy to care for as many others. This article will teach you how to take care of a guinea pig. Food First, you need to learn what to feed your pet guinea pig. Pellets made specifically for cavies should be the staple of your pig's diet. Make sure he has access to pellets .. (Exotic)

The Healthy Turtle

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 Mary K Dempsey (January 14, 2009)  Turtles are very good pets that can be kept in the house. When turtles are taken from the wild and brought to the home their environment changes. A change in environment will require adaptation on the part of the turtles. This means that taking a turtle into an environment that is new to it can expose it to new diseases. How then can you ensure that your turtle stays a healthy turtle .. (Exotic)

Pet Tarantula Secrets

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 David J Ross (January 13, 2009)  Tarantulas have long been symbols of menace causing fear to those who know so little about this creature. In reality, tarantulas are in greater danger from humans than we are to them. More recently, there have been a growing number of people who care for tarantulas as their pets. These unusual pets are usually subtle and just needs a modest space for it to dwell on. Taking care of .. (Exotic)

Four Tips For Buying Guinea Pig Cages

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 Jake D (January 12, 2009)  It's important that you provide your cavy with proper housing like a cage. This will prompt him to be more active and healthier. There are a few things you need to consider when buying guinea pig cages. Some of these things include size, floor, and design. This article will give you a few tips for buying a cage for a guinea pig. Size Size is one of the most important considerations. .. (Exotic)

Newbie's Guide to Guinea Pig Bedding

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 Jake D (January 12, 2009)  Cavies need comfortable bedding to sleep on and will also use it as a bathroom. There are many types of guinea pig bedding you can choose from. Some of these include shavings, paper, and hay. This article will discuss some of the common options for bedding for guinea pigs. Wood Shavings Wood shavings are a very popular choice for pigs. You can use pine pellets, pine shavings, and aspen . (Exotic)

How to Care For Hermit Crabs

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 John Brody (January 12, 2009)  Most people would find it odd to consider hermit crabs as pets unlike a cat or a dog, but having one may prove to be interesting. They can actually be more attractive than just having fishes in an aquarium. Maintaining pet hermit crabs is like having fishes as well. The supplies and conditions necessary for having hermit crabs are quite simple and easy actually. An appropriate shelter, .. (Exotic)

8 Tips on How Much to Feed a Hermit Crab

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 Sarah Winter (December 25, 2008)  If they're living in the wild, hermit crabs eat a wide variety of food from decaying wood, fallen fruits, leaves and grasses and items that are washed ashore. These pets are omnivorous, meaning they eat both meat and vegetables. They might be very fussy with picking the shells they will use as their homes but they are not at all picky with the food they eat. They locate food in two .. (Exotic)

Everything You Need to Know About Raising Hermit Crab Babies

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 Sarah Winter (December 24, 2008)  In order to fully learn how to hatch and raise hermit crab babies, it is necessary to fully understand how hermit crabs mate and how the female lays her eggs. A lot of breeders have tried their best in raising and hatching these marine pets, but countless times they fail because of lack of knowledge and understanding of the hermit crabs (Coenobita Clypeatus) life cycle. A lot of people . (Exotic)

What Can a Hermit Crab Eat to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy

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 Sarah Winter (December 23, 2008)  You just got yourself a new pet hermit crab and you already bought him a nice home and toys but you now ask yourself “what can a hermit crab eat?" Land hermit crabs are pets that require low maintenance especially when it comes to their diet because they will eat just about anything, from fruits and fish to popcorn and tofu. Nowadays, you can buy hermit crab foods from a pet .. (Exotic)

5 Expert Tips on Taking Care of Hermit Crabs

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 Sarah Winter (December 22, 2008)  Hermit crabs can actually make great pets at home, but actually breeding and taking care of hermit crabs can be a frustrating job if done improperly. Many have attempted to breed and raise these lovely creatures in captivity, but because of the mistakes due to lack of knowledge and understanding of their wild ways, many end up dying earlier than their intended life spans. Some would .. (Exotic)

Where Do Hermit Crabs Live

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 Sarah Winter (December 21, 2008)  Hermit crabs are one of the most fascinating pets that people are learning to raise and breed in captivity. There have been a lot of successful attempts, which have encouraged others to do the same by gathering their own pair of hermit crab and raising them in artificial homes inside tanks and aquariums. But now you want to know where do hermit crabs live. Enthusiasts of these .. (Exotic)

How to Care For a Hermit Crab - Raise Healthy and Happy Hermit Crabs

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 Sarah Winter (December 19, 2008)  Land hermit crabs are very easy to take care of, which makes them great pets. However, some people think of crabs as pets that they can change or dispose of whenever they want to. They don't give these small unusual creatures any chance to prove themselves as loving pets. How to Care for a Hermit Crab to keep your Pet happy and healthy These fascinating creatures can actually live for .. (Exotic)

5 Questions to Ask Before Bringing Home an Exotic Pet

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 CS Swarens (December 16, 2008)  Are you considering purchasing an exotic pet? If so, you aren't alone. A growing number of people are deciding to adopt exotic pets for a wide variety of reasons. But, are you really prepared to bring home an adopted pet? Before you go out and make a purchase, be sure to provide yourself honest answers to a few important questions. Why Do I Want an Exotic Pet? The first question you .. (Exotic)

Keeping an Insect Or Spider As a Pet

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 CS Swarens (December 16, 2008)  Are you interested in having an exotic insect or spider as a pet? If you are someone that loves creepy crawly pets, owning an insect or a spider can be a great option for you. In general, insects and spiders are easy to care for and are very quiet and clean. They also do not need to have a great deal of space or attention. At the same time, there are several things you should consider .. (Exotic)

Cleaning Sugar Glider Cages

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 Rosie Dawson (December 11, 2008)  If you think it's disgusting smelling, your sugar gliders probably think it's disgusting living in it. The cage will need to be completely cleaned out at least a once a week, maybe more if you have more than 2 sugar gliders. You will probably have to do a quick spot cleaning at least twice a week. A clean environment will keep them healthy. If left in the cage for a long period, urine .. (Exotic)

Dust Bath For Your Chinchilla

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 Jhye Jhyiong (November 21, 2008)  In order for your chinchilla to be healthy, it needs dust bath as the dust will keep it hygienic. Domestic chinchilla does not have the volcanic ash of the Andes to refresh themselves; consequently a regular dust bath is essential. Chinchilla is able to keep their fur spick and span because of the dust that causes the oil and dirt to be released. Without a regular dust bath, .. (Exotic)

Do You Need a Pet Snake Book to Keep Your Pet Snakes Healthy?

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 Sturat Mitchel (November 20, 2008)  Snakes are absolutely amazing as pets. Most of them are low-maintenance and don't cost much in the first place. It also gives you the luxury of showing off your wild side the next time a friend visits your home. They also have a very calming presence, one that teaches you about the value of patience and the golden moment of opportunity. Because of this, it's important to keep you pet .. (Exotic)

How to Care For a Pet Snake

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 Sturat Mitchel (November 20, 2008)  Caring for a snake pet is a tough job indeed. These amazing and dangerous reptiles are prone to many mood swings and flexible temperaments that could cause severe harm to the owner. You will need to have proper training and dedication into making a snake happy and contented. Here are some tips. 1) Get the tame ones Studies have shown that captive bred snakes are more likely to be .. (Exotic)

Crabs Can Be an Excellent Addition to Your Home Aquarium

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 Jake Wilson (October 31, 2008)  They can be very entertaining pets, as well as great scavengers that can help to clean out uneaten food from your aquarium. Crabs will feed off of dead and dying organic matter, such as leftover food and dying plants in the aquarium. Some people just like to keep crabs in the aquarium because of their unique looks and the way they interact with the other aquarium inhabitants. In this .. (Exotic)

Basic Facts About Snake Cages

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 Jessica Spinner (October 29, 2008)  If you intend to have a pet snake, you have to give a lot of consideration about the types of snake cages that exist in order to find the proper one for your pet. Depending on the sub-species of snake you have you will need a large cage in order for it to have plenty of room in which it can move around freely. If you have a terrestrial species of snake, for example, you will need to .. (Exotic)

Can You Be Allergic to Chinchillas?

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 Jhye Jhyiong (October 29, 2008)  Chinchillas are lovable and endearing and offer many years of companionship for the owner but can you be allergic to chinchillas? A not so well known info is that chinchilla do discharge proteins that make a person allergic. It is expulsion in the form of urine and saliva and in addition to, they shed their fur once every few months. The reason a person becomes allergic to chinchillas .. (Exotic)

Thinking About Getting a Chinchilla?

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 Joseph Devine (September 30, 2008)  Known for their high intelligence and incredibly soft fur, chinchillas can make excellent pets for anyone who has the time and commitment to care for them. These typically high energy creatures have a lot of personality, providing entertainment as well as affection and just plain cuteness for their owners. If you are considering purchasing or adopting one, here are some quick tips to .. (Exotic)




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