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

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

Can Hamsters Eat Cabbage? What You Need to Know!


Hammies are incredibly delicate creatures. As such, it is important to question whether a certain food is good for them before providing it. When it comes to cabbages, they are not inherently bad for hamsters. In fact, they love eating them. While hamsters are omnivorous, meaning that they can derive nutrition from both plant and … Read more

Texel Guinea Pig: Facts, Lifespan, Behavior & Care Guide (With Pictures)

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The Texel Guinea Pig is a newer cavy breed, although it has been rapidly growing in popularity in recent years. This is largely due to their beautiful long and curly coat, friendly and docile nature, and patient demeanor. They require a bit more special care than other Guinea varieties due to their luxurious coat, making … Read more