Pet Rabbits – Breeding Guidelines

‘They breed like rabbits’ is a familiar phrase. And it’s true. Rabbits are prolific. As prey for a wide variety of predators in the wild, the species survived, in part, by producing many offspring. But that ease and number can represent a problem for pet owners. Breeding is best left to professionals or those who…

What’s a Guinea Pig?

The question posed in the title is a legitimate one. Even though guinea pigs are familiar, they’re neither pigs nor do they hail from Guinea. These rodents, originating from the Andes mountains in South America, are so similar to rabbits they were nearly reclassified. They’re commonly called a cavy, a derivation of their scientific name.…

Caring For Your Ferret

Ferrets require more care than cats or dogs. Though they sleep about 18 hours per day, when they’re awake they’re very active. They’re also extremely curious and love to explore. Unless they’re always caged, that makes them somewhat accident prone. If they’re always caged, they may not get the proper stimulus and exercise, representing the…

Common Fish Diseases

Fish are fairly hardy overall, especially if they have the proper living conditions. However, sometimes, despite your best efforts, at least one of your fish will become ill, probably with one of the more common fish diseases. If you have a sick fish, you will want to start by ruling out ICH, a fish disease…

Setting up a Pond

Having a water feature in your yard can be so enjoyable and soothing. Of course, you’ll have some hard work ahead of you before you finish installing that new pond, but once you’re done, you’ll be glad you took the time to add a pond to your garden. If you are planning on setting up…

Maintaining your Pond

Just like any other type of yard maintenance, pond maintenance varies with each season. These tips on maintaining your pond will help you keep it running well from season to season. Each spring, you’ll need to clean your pond thoroughly. If the pond is extremely dirty, you may need to actually catch the fish and…

Keeping Koi

Koi are some of the most beautiful and graceful pond fish. These fish are quite intelligent and can become very tame over the years. With good care, they often live from 25 to 35 years and can live for as many as 200 years. However, the flashy Koi has some special requirements that make it…