Some Reasons Why Sugar Glider Prices Are Fairly Low for an Exotic Pet

Some Reasons Why Sugar Glider Prices Are Fairly Low for an Exotic Pet

Exotic pets are becoming more and more popular in the United States and around the world. Exotic pets are any creatures that can be kept domestically that are from somewhere else, have special needs, or are otherwise unusual. Boa constrictors kept as pets qualify, for instance.

So do tigers, for some of Hollywood’s rich and famous. But these are for the most part not everyone’s cup of tea–not a lot of people want an animal companion that isn’t safe to let out of its cage, as you can well imagine. It’s a frequent misconception, however, that this is all that it means for a pet to be ‘exotic’. Not all exotic pets are wild animals prone to dangerous behavior, and some of them fit in quite nicely with a human family. Those that know this the best are those that keep sugar gliders as pets.

Sugar gliders are tiny mammals roughly the size of rats or squirrels. However, they are not rodents: they are mammals. Sugar gliders are perhaps most similar to the flying squirrels seen in some of the United States’ wooded areas, but their habits and behavioral traits are quite a bit different.

It’s generally a good idea to look up a few sugar glider photos to get a proper grasp of how they look. They’re a little difficult to describe. Without a frame of reference in the form of a proper image, they might come off sounding like common rodents-which they are very, very far from. Gliders are adorable, with soulful eyes and clean, smooth coats of fur. Their wingflaps extend from their forepaws to their hindpaws, and allow them to glide. They’re also quite acrobatic!

What sets gliders apart from most pets-exotic or otherwise-is their loyalty. Sugar gliders bond with their owners in a powerful way. In the wild, gliders form colonies with other gliders, and they become inseparable for their decade-long lifespan. What this translates to in domesticity is a very loyal pet that won’t try to run away, and is far more comfortable in your shirt pocket than up a tree. Gliders … Read the rest

Airline Requirements When Traveling With Pets

Airlines, today, have implemented a number of requirements and safeguards for animals that will be traveling with them, most of which have been designed with the pet’s safety in mind. Unfortunately, it is not always easy for pet owners to know what these requirements are, as they do vary greatly from airline to airline.

A number of airlines, for instance, no longer allow pets to fly in their baggage compartments. However, some of these same airlines do allow pets in a plane’s cabin, as long as they are in appropriate carriers that can fit under the seat in front of them. Airlines also require that the pet remain in its carrier during the entire flight and have a reservation, as most limit the total number of animals that are allowed in a plane’s cabin on any given flight.

The exceptions are service animals, such as seeing eye dogs, which are allowed on a plane, regardless of how many other animals are already expected onboard. Additionally, a pet in its carrier is typically considered to be one of its owner’s carry-ons, so luggage plans should be made accordingly.

Even on airlines that do allow pets in the cabin, some destinations, including Hawaii and the United Kingdom, do not allow pets to be brought in as carry-ons. Also check with your airline if you have a pet other than a cat or a dog, as there are often restrictions on what types of animals may be allowed in an airplane’s cabin.

Of course, not all animals are small enough to qualify as carry-on baggage. Luckily for those pets, there are still some airlines, such as Delta and Alaska, which still accept pets and their carriers as check-in baggage. For safety reasons, many airlines require that the animal be at least eight weeks of age and that they fly in a non-collapsible carrier that is big enough to allow it to stand.

Some airlines, such as Continental, do not accept pets as checked luggage, but instead offers a cargo service that it feels is better suited for transporting pets.

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How To Remember Your Pet’s Death Forever!

There are many different ways to remember your pet’s death, however it is up to the pet owner as to which method would be best to implement. Each situation and loss is unique, so every individual must be deal with the loss of a pet in an entirely different manner. From cremation urns to poetry, the loss of a pet can be shared with as few or as many individuals as desired. The different ways to remember your pet are as follows;

Urns

Urns consist of different materials like marble, glass, metal, ceramic, bronze, or wood. They can be personalized with a photo or plaque which better symbolizes the personality and memories of your pet. Just seeing your little pet’s name or picture will bring back an array of different memories and help with your grieving. There is a variety of pet cremation urns available online.

Posting pet on the “net”

There are many organizations you can join to post your pet’s name on their site. This will help you share in the grief of your loved one.

Writing poetry

Poetry is a good way to help cope with the passing of your pet. It seems to “ease the pain”, and can be shared “online” with others who are also grieving.

Using biblical verses

Many individuals can find comfort in reading biblical verses in regard to their pet’s passing. Many can be obtained online.

Displaying pictures of pet

Seeing a picture of your pet really seems to help cope with your loss. There is nothing more soothing than to look at a picture of your pet engaging in its favorite activity. You can have a picture in your home, or post one online for others to view.

Donating to an animal shelter in your pet’s behalf

Donating money, on behalf of your pet, to an animal shelter is a great way to pay tribute to your pet. This way you are helping other animals while, at the same time, creating a remembrance of your beloved pet. You can find a list online, as to the reliable and reputable … Read the rest

Things to Consider When Selecting a Purebred or Designer Puppy For a Pet

Buying a puppy can be a confusing process. There are literally hundreds of breeds, sizes, temperaments, color options and many more things to consider that will insure you are welcoming the right puppy into your home. You must think about yourself, what type of person are you? Do you have an active lifestyle? Do you plan to travel often? How experienced are you in dealing with animals?

Purchasing a puppy can become an overwhelming experience. However, there are a few steps you can take prior to the purchase that will help you have a good experience. We have compiled some of these steps you should consider prior to the purchase. The fact is that many people overlook these steps during impulse after a few minutes of looking at puppies.

Obviously, you have to determine which breed is right for you and your family. These range from small and energetic breeds, to large and lethargic and everywhere in between, long hair, short hair, shedding and non-shedding hypoallergenic breeds. Whether you are looking for a family pet, a work dog, a hunting dog or just a loyal friend, make sure you have done your research so you know what type of pet you can expect, though understand that every dog will grow to have a personality that is unique, just like us.

There are many sites online that can help you find out about the proper confirmation for the breed to make sure that you are purchasing a good representation of the breed. You should also look for temperament that will fit in with your lifestyle. It is also important to examine the parents or at the very least, pictures of the parents. This will not only give you a glimpse of what the puppy will grow up to look like, it can also provide some insight into how the breeder cares for their adult breeding animals.

Not all breeders are alike. If you are interested in a breed that is not easy to find near you, it may not be possible for an in person visit. In this case, … Read the rest

Widows With Pets – Protect Pets in an Emergency and at Your Disability Or Death

Your pet or pets are important to you, perhaps even a lifeline immediately after your husband’s death. That’s why your pet’s protection during an emergency and at your disability or death takes on a sense of urgency. The key to your pet’s safety is to be as prepared as possible before an emergency strikes.

Here are a few suggestions to protect your Pet or Pets in an emergency and at your disability and death. Assemble a Pet Safety Kit. Carry a Pet Care Card. Create a Pet Information Record including Medical History and your Pet’s Care Plan. Prepare for evacuation, just in case. Choose a successor Caregiver and create a Letter of Instructions.

A Pet Safety Kit includes everything your pet will need to survive and be as comfortable as possible until the danger passes. For example:

  • Food and water for at least 5 days for each pet.
  • Pet bowls and a manual can opener.
  • Medications and medical records stored in a waterproof container. Be aware of the expiration dates and rotate the medications as necessary.
  • Identification tag that’s up to date and securely fastened to your pet’s collar. Include your cell phone number and the phone number of a friend or relative outside of your immediate area. If possible, attach the address and phone number of your evacuation site. If your pet gets lost, his tag is his ticket home. Have a current photo of your pet for identification purposes.
  • First aid kit and a pet’s first aid book.
  • Cat litter box, a litter scoop and litter garbage bags to collect pet waste.
  • Sturdy leashes and carriers for each pet to transport pets safely and to make certain that your pets can’t escape. Carriers should be large enough for the animal to stand comfortably, turn around and lie down. Your pet may have to stay in the carrier for hours at a time while you’re away from home. To accommodate smaller pets have a secure cage with no loose objects. Include blankets or towels for bedding and warmth.
  • Current photos and descriptions of your pets to help
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