Dumbo Rat vs. Fancy Rat: What’s the Difference? (With Pictures)

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If you’ve been trying to decide on what sort of pet rat you should get, then you’ve probably seen the two main types of domestic rat available as pets: the Dumbo rat and the Fancy rat. These two varieties are actually both descended from the same species: the Norway rat, or Rattus norvegicus domestica. This … Read more

Parrot vs Parakeet: What’s the Difference? (With Pictures)

Parrots are colorful birds (usually) that live in tropical climates and are thought to be one of the most intelligent species of birds. Parakeets are actually a species of parrot that is small to medium in size and are indigenous to Australia. You probably won’t be terribly surprised to know that there are more differences … Read more

Cockatoo vs. Cockatiel: What’s the Difference? (with Pictures)

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Cockatiels are one of the most popular pet birds in the United States, second only to Parakeets (Budgies), and they are often mistaken for the similar Cockatoo. While the two are different when you know what to look for, they are actually a part of the same family of birds, the Cockatiel being the smallest … Read more

Bronze Fallow Cockatiel

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The Bronze Fallow Cockatiel is a mutation of the cockatiel which is itself a part of the cockatoo family. The Fallow mutation means that this breed of cockatiel has red eyes. When they hatch, the Bronze Fallow Cockatiel will have pink eyes. They may darken as the bird ages, or they may remain a lighter … Read more

50 Corn Snake Morphs & Colors (with Pictures)

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Snakes are incredibly diverse creatures, often wearing a wide range of vibrant colors in complex and beautiful patterns. As naturally curious creatures, humans have experimented with popular snake breeds such as corn snakes, crossing them to create even more interesting and unique colorations and patterns. The result is that today we have tons of beautiful … Read more

10 Shih Tzu Haircuts in 2021 – Your Dog Will Love These!

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If you have recently purchased a Shih Tzu you probably have a lot of questions, not the least of which is what kind of haircut you should get it. It sounds almost silly to say but the Shih Tzu is prone to overheating and heat stroke, so trimming the hair is going to be a … Read more

60 Popular Types of Guppy Patterns, Colors, & Tails

Small fish that are generally no longer than two inches with females that outsize the males, guppies are wildly popular pets that can live up to five years in captivity, though most only survive two or three. You may not realize that guppies are named after the man who discovered the species: Robert John Lechmere … Read more

How To Choose The Right Cage Size For Syrian Hamsters

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Syrian hamsters are one of the larger breeds of hamsters. They are certainly much larger than dwarf hamsters and, as such, they have different requirements when it comes to food, exercise, and cages. A cage that is suitable for a dwarf hamster, for example, could be too small or have too small compartments and features … Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Own a Chameleon?


Chameleons are amazing animals, although they do not make the best pets for all potential owners. They can get stressed quite easily, and there’s also the cost to take into account. The initial purchase of a chameleon ranges from $30 to $300 depending on the species, its age, and where exactly you buy it from. … Read more