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Deoderizing Your Ferret

Time and time again, ferret owners find themselves put on the spot or questioned about their odoriferous pets. Ferrets are captivating little pets with their cute faces and comical antics. Said to be smarter than a dog and retaining an almost kitten-like playfulness even through adulthood, they are popular, save for one problem; they tend to stink.

Is there any way of combating this problem or are ferret owners doomed to always have the stinkiest pets? Sadly, every year there are many ferrets abandoned due to their smelly issues. But there is hope. In fact, by taking a few simple steps, ferret odor can be practically eliminated, leaving pet owners free to enjoy their little furry friends.

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The Origin of Pet Fancy Rats

Once feared as child-killers and plague vectors, rats have developed a terrible reputation through the years. Running wild in the 19th century, rats created the necessity for rat catchers, paid professionals who were employed to capture and kill rats. It is here, in the tale of the rat-catcher, that the Brothers Grimm found inspiration for their sad and grizzly story The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Oddly enough, however, this may

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So You Want To Own A Ferret?

You’ve seen them in movies and on TV shows, and the local pet store usually has some for sale. They seem to be intelligent and cuddly. But what do you really know about owning a ferret?

Ferrets live an average of 6-8 years, although some can be as old as 10. They tend to sleep a lot (about 18 hours a day!), but when they are awake they are

Picking The Best Pets For Kids

“Can I have a puppy? Please, oh please, I’ll take care of it and look after it and everything.”

Just what do you say to your kids when they ask for a pet? It is perfectly true that growing up with a family pet can teach children responsibility and to develop their social skills. Also cultivating good feelings towards pet animals helps kids to develop

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5 Snake Care Tips for Beginners

by V. Berba Velasco Jr., Ph.D.

If you’re looking for an unusual, eye-catching pet, it’s hard to go wrong with a snake. They’re exotic enough to catch people’s interest, yet hardy enough to require minimal care. Nevertheless, uninformed first-time owners tend to make some basic mistakes, some of which can be quite costly.

Here are some simple tips that can help ensure the health of the snake and

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