Animals

Can You Have a Pet Kangaroo?

If you were to ask people can you have a pet kangaroo, they would more than likely tell you no. However, they cannot be more wrong. Many people all over the world attend to their kangaroo daily. In this article, I will give you key tips on what to look for when obtaining a pet roo and how to care for it.

When you are looking to purchase a pet kangaroo you need to know where to look for one and where not to look for one. The first place you want to stay clear of is a livestock auction. This is where you can buy livestock and pets. Auctions tend to put stress on any animal especially a pet roo.

It is highly recommended by many who have had a pet kangaroo to know the breeder of where your pet has come from. You want to know everything about the breeder. Learn were the breeder is from, what the grounds look like that the pet kangaroo is kept on, and how well the roo has been taken care of. You need to know that the kangaroo was born in a stress-free environment. This will determine how well the kangaroo acts around people and other pets.

Next, you must have the pet kangaroo neutered. That is if it is a male. A male kangaroo will be a lot cheaper than a male so having them neutered will not cost you more than opting for a female.

Now the most important thing you need to know when caring for a pet kangaroo, what do they eat? A pet kangaroo has to be bottled fed when they are young. Then as they get older they will eat grass, fruits and vegetables, and specially formulated kangaroo food that will give him all of …

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Exotic Pets

Buying What You Need for Your Reptile Pets

People who want different types of pets often look to purchase one or two different types of reptiles. Snakes, bearded dragons, turtles, and lizards are all growing in popularity with animal lovers. More pet stores are starting to stock exotic animals to meet the demand of buyers, but not every buyer understands how to best care for a reptile. Because these animals aren’t meant to be domesticated, they require a bit more care than a dog or cat. If a pet owner doesn’t understand which types of supplies and food their reptile needs, it can be harmful to the animal.

Housing for Reptile Pets

Most snakes and lizards do well in a glass terrarium. Pet stores sell a variety of different sized terrariums, and you need to purchase a terrarium that will suit your pet when it’s full size. Snakes can quickly outgrow a 10-gallon terrarium, so it’s important to purchase a properly sized terrarium. The pet shop professionals can recommend the right size for your reptile. Lizards that don’t grow to large sizes can do okay in a regular-sized terrarium, but lizards that get to large sizes, such as iguanas, will need more space. There are vertical terrariums that allow you to place branches and vines for the animal to hide and feel as if it’s in its natural habitat.

The substrate of the terrarium should be easy to clean but also provide the warmth and security that your pets need. You can use wood chips, artificial turf, or a manufactured substrate made specifically for your type of reptile. Reptiles also need a certain number of hours of heat each day. You need to choose housing that allows you to use the proper lighting to heat the habitat and warm the animal.

Food and Water Needs of Reptiles

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