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  • Most common bird diseases

    Most common bird diseases

    Molecular Diagnostic Services (MDS) test for the following most common bird diseases: Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Virus (PBFDV) PBFDV is a devastating and highly infectious viral disease caused by a circovirus. The most common symptom is progressive feather loss involving malformed feathers. As such feather changes may also be caused by other factors, testing […]

  • The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide

    The Tarantula Keeper's Guide

    Book review: The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide: Comprehensive Information on Care, Housing, and Feeding Terrarium hobbyists and arachnid lovers will rejoice at this comprehensive guide on tarantulas! The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide provides in-depth information on their biology and advice on housing and caring for pet tarantulas. Tarantulas are small and easy-to-maintain exotic pets that are fun and captivating […]

  • Top 10 saltwater fish for beginners

    Top 10 saltwater fish for beginners

    Top 10 saltwater fish for beginners. The incredible diversity of species making their way into retailers’ tanks can be overwhelming at times for a beginner. Here is a list of the easiest saltwater fish to keep: Ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) Maximum Length: 8.9 cm – 3.5 in. Native Range: Indo-West Pacific Minimum Aquarium Size: 38 L […]

  • Top 10 conures as pets

    Top 10 conures as pets

    Following is a list of the top 10 conures as pets. They are clever, playful, colorful, and can be a source of enjoyment to their owners. They are reasonable prices and therefore should be available easily. Conures come in different sizes, and colors and their personality also differs from specie to specie. Some are quiet […]

  • How to keep ants as pets

    How to keep ants as pets

    Keeping ants as pets is easy, fascinating, educational, and intriguing. It is amazing to watch how they build pathways, store their food and reproduce. What is a formicarium? A formicarium is the housing for an ant colony for their growth. Glass jars, aquarium tanks, or anything that can be kept escape-proof and moist can be used […]

  • Budgie feeding guide (Info for best nutrition for budgies.)

    Budgie feeding guide

    Budgie feeding guide (Info to decide what is the best nutrition for budgies.) Birds in their natural environment search for food selectively. They know when their diet is inadequate therefore, they forage for the correct food to get the correct nutritional balance. Our captive birds cannot do that and are dependent on us to provide […]

  • Reptile Enrichment guide – compiled by Zoological experts

    Reptile Enrichment guide

    Reptile Enrichment guide – compiled by Zoological experts Introduction: Reptiles at zoos are housed in areas that display their natural habitats. There you will find enrichment that will stimulate them for good health. You need to investigate the natural history of each species to develop a safe and effective enrichment program. Consult knowledgeable people and […]

  • Feeding for California Desert Tortoise

    Feeding for California Desert Tortoise

    Feeding for California Desert Tortoise – By Dr. Barton C. Huber What they like to eat: • Various types of sprouts (see below)• Apples (remember to remove the seeds as they are poisonous)• Banana• Broccoli• Beets• Cabbage• Cantaloupe• Carrots (cooked or shredded)• Corn• Cranberry• Dark leafy greens• Endive• Escarole• Grapes• Green Beans• Loquats• Mushrooms• Mustard […]

  • Care of the Leopard Tortoise

    Care of the Leopard Tortoise

    Care of the Leopard Tortoise – Husbandry & Diet Information By: Dr. Barton C. Huber Quick Facts about Geochelone pardalis Lifespan: average 20-50 years Average weight: females 13.6 kg (30 lb); males up to 20 kg (45 lb) Shell length: 30 -51 cm (12-20 in) Natural History The leopard tortoise is the second largest tortoise […]

  • Feeding Insect Eating Reptiles

    Feeding Insect Eating Reptiles

    Feeding Insect Eating Reptiles – By Dr. Barton C. Huber WHAT IS AN INSECTIVORE?An insectivore diet consists completely or partially of insects. Amphibians, some turtles and snakes, and many lizards belong to this group: Insect-eating lizards: • Agamas (Agamidae)• New World anoles (Anolis spp.)• Basilisk lizards (Basiliscus spp.)• Old World chameleons (Chamaeleonidae)• Chuckwallas (Sauromalus spp.)• […]