Author: Jose D. Roberts

General Iguana Information

Today iguanas have become a popular choice for pets and they are widely available in pet stores for affordable prices. Iguanas are usually sold when they are still babies and are very cute when they are small. However, it is important to remember that they will grow to be much bigger and may also become more aggressive with time. Therefore it is best to get as much information about iguanas as you can before deciding to get one.

Iguanas keep well as pets but as an owner you need to be responsible enough to provide the correct food and care that is required. You need to understand the basic nature of iguanas, their habitat requirements, their feeding habits and needs and various other aspects related to iguana care in captivity.

General Iguana Information

Iguanas are members of the family of lizards called the Igunidae and they usually vary in species according to the environment in which they live. While some iguanas live best in the rain forests, others are found dwelling in desert areas. Some iguanas are even found to inhabit the sea. Iguanas are also strict herbivores and they usually feed on fruits, plants and leaves. Besides that iguanas are arboreal which means they enjoy lazing in the tree tops. They are good at climbing and swimming and can live for up to 20 years in captivity.

Male and female iguanas are very different in behavior and featured characteristics. Males usually fight with other males to establish dominance and win over territory. Just like humans, they have egos and they want complete power over their territory and will do anything to accomplish this. Also being dominant helps them mate with plenty of females as females often look for the most dominant males to mate with.

Keeping an iguana as a pet requires quite a bit of effort on your part. You have to clean their cage regularly and keep it hygienic, supply the correct lighting, heat and water, and feed them the correct nutritious foods on a daily basis. Iguanas should also visit the vet once a year for a general check up. Make sure you know about all the aspects to raising an iguana before you decide to purchase one. Once you have all the necessary information regarding pet iguanas, you should be ready to go.… Read More

Information and Finch Tips for Bird Lovers

If you are looking for information about the behavior, eating habits, and reproduction cycle of finches, this short article can help you. As long as you have the resources to keep them comfortable, it shouldn’t be a problem to track their mating habits and produce offspring.

This particular species was found in its native land of Australia, although it has since spread to various parts of the world. They are popular pets because of their colorful markings; even in the same finch specimen you can find different types of colors. Their wild partners have a darker feel, with males more brightly colored than females. They also have bright orange pockets on their faces.

You can also rely on these birds to have various types of calls. A typical pair can produce a variety of chirps, beeps, and songs. In small amounts, these finches can produce pleasant harmony, but if you save more at one time, it might become a little too noisy, so prepare in advance. An ordinary call will start with a simple beep, but gradually it gets more complex.

Information and Finch Tips for Bird Lovers

These birds tend to be more vocal around the group. This is because of their innate social behavior. For new owners, always keep at least two birds in the same cage. A finches in a cage will be very depressed, but two birds can accompany each other. You should not find problems between birds in the same cage except for occasional fights.

Unfortunately, they are very shy around humans. If they are not familiar with your presence, they will fly far away in their aviary. They also don’t like to be detained, although there are cases where birds are trained when they are young accustomed to being petted.

Breeding should not be a problem as long as they have all the necessary nutrients they need. In fact, among most species, this is one of the easiest to breed. It shouldn’t surprise the owner to find that the independent couple he has suddenly increases by four or five in a few months.

To give you a few caveats about this possibility, check their behavior. A couple that has multiplied and hopes to lay eggs will start building nests. The couple will use whatever material is available, but put it in a nest that is ready to be built to keep the cage neat. You should find about five eggs in each cycle. The couple will then take turns to keep them warm by lying on it.

You should expect to see children coming out of the nest after about one and a half months. Soon after, they will start exploring the cage. If you have a large enough space, it shouldn’t be a problem to store everything. Most guide finch information recommends maintaining sufficient space between birds.

If you are thinking of raising a bird species, finches are an excellent choice. When you choose finches as your pet bird, you will really like it. They are extraordinary pets.… Read More

Million Dollar Dog – Ten of the World’s Most Expensive Pet Accessories

Venture away from an average pet supply store into the land of the designer pooch and you will find a very different standard of living. Here are ten of the most expensive items ever sold exclusively for dogs.

1. In 2008, a female surgeon from Gloucestershire invested A?250,000 in an architect designed dog house for her pet Great Danes. The house came complete with sheepskin-lined, temperature-controlled dog beds, an 18in-deep spa bath, a A?150,000 sound system and 52-inch plasma TV as well as automatic dog food and filtered water dispensers.

2. A Thai jewellery designer shocked the world when he designed a $4.2 million dog tiara for his pet Maltese terrier. The tiara was created from titanium and decorated with more than 100 karats diamonds and 153 karats of emeralds. Riwin Jirapolsek also has plans for a jewelled hair slide for his dog.

3. Alternatively if you can’t quite stretch to that why not go for a $3,000 22 karat gold thread mattress, based on an adult $30,000 version.

4. The ‘I love Dogs’ designers from New York have come up with a series of diamond encrusted collars that are the most expensive dog collars in the world. The collars range from the relatively cheap ‘La Jeune Tulipe’ collar which costs $150,000 through to the 52 karat $3.2 million ‘Amour, Amour’ collar adorned with over 1600 hand-set diamonds set on 18-karat white gold. You wouldn’t want that to get lost in the garden!

5. To go with the posh collar, owners with too much money on their hands could always go for a designer doggie outfit. Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has come up with a range of dog clothing including satin-trimmed bath robes, silk shorts, jackets and velour tracksuits priced from $110- $1200.

6. For the dog who is not content to sleep on a normal dog bed, designer Davis Salmon has come up with a series of ‘Pet Pavilions’. Which range from the Louis XVI Style based on the opulence of Versailles- a snip at $13,390 through to the rosewood Louis XV Style bed based on an 18th century commode at a massive $23,990

7. If your dog is forever jumping up on the sofa, solve the problem by buying him his own. The Swarovski dog thrones, designed by Julia Mai, are a perfect solution at just under 1400 Euros. Studded with 16 Swarovski crystals, the owners will be pleased to know that the seat covers are machine washable, although I’m sure they have staff to do that…

8. The best dressed dogs must have the best dog carrier and what better answer than the Louis Vuitton Dog Carrier at $42,000 to $58,000.

9. Why take your designer dog for a walk when you can buy it its own treadmill, the Canine Treadmill comes in three sizes with the largest costing $900

10. Finally, if after all that exercise your dog is a bit smelly, why not deal with it by giving it its own perfume. The … Read More

Having Fun With Your Dog Using Pet Toys

The primary reason that people get dogs is because they want a companion, and part of companionship is having fun with your new friend. For many people, simply going on a walk is fun enough, but others want more exciting activities to participate in. How do you find a great activity? It is as easy as buying a pet toy, many of which have become quite sophisticated in this technological world of ours.

There are many classic toys that can be picked up at any pet shop. These includes materials for playing catch and other things that your dog can chase. Just seeing your pet run around trying to get something can be funny, and since most dogs can be easily trained to bring the toy back to you, enabling you to easily throw it again, means you do not even have to do much physical work to have fun. Of course, it is good to find active things to do so you yourself can become healthy as well, as you would not be doing your pet any favors by dying prematurely.

Dogs always like to grab on to and shake things, and that is why there is a variety of rubber and plush dog toys that can be easily picked up. It truly is fun to have your dog latch on to the toy and then have a mini tug-of-war with it. Even when you are not there, dogs sometimes like to just pick up things, and having these toys available makes it easy for them to grab it whenever they want.… Read More

Pet Adoption Safety – Making Everything Run Smoothly

Getting a new pet should be one of the most exciting moments for a family. However, sometimes things can happen which you don’t expect, which can cause disappointment. It is important to know some key safety tips, to reduce the likelihood of any problems occurring, so that you can get on with enjoying your new family member.

Tip 1 – Take Your Time

You should not rush your decision when deciding what pet to get. A pet is not just a toy that can get because it’s a bargain or because it looks cute. Remember, this is a living animal’s life we are talking about. You need to make sure that you and your family are totally committed to taking care of your new pet.

Tip 2 – Beware of Badly Behaved Animals

Not all of the animals in shelters are lost dogs who couldn’t find their way back home. As sad as it is, sometimes pets are abandoned because they are too much trouble. Some of them have severe behavioral problems that their previous owners were unable to cope with. Of course, with the correct training, most badly behaved pets can indeed become delightful additions to any household. You just need to make sure you are committed to training them before you get them, that’s all.

Tip 3 – Get a Vet Exam

Before you bring your new pet home, make sure you get it fully checked over by a fully qualified vet, as shelter staff can sometimes miss some health problems. Make sure your new pet has all the standard immunizations too. This is very important if you have small children or other pets.

Tip 4 – Don’t Let It Run Wild

When you first bring your new pet home, don’t leave it to run wild throughout the house. It could cause all kinds of trouble. Introduce it in a controlled way; for example, if is a dog, walk around the house with the dog on a leash, so that it can become familiar with its surroundings without being allowed to just run riot.

Tip 5 – Keep an Eye on that Behavior

If you find your new pet to be totally uncontrollable, you should always consider the option of taking it back to the shelter. Sure, you want to give a disadvantaged animal a new home, but if it is aggressive to the point that it is a danger to your family, this is a responsibility you shouldn’t have to bare.… Read More