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  1. The terrarium: A basic guide

    If you're interested in owning a reptile (or even a tarantula), you're going to need a terrarium to keep it in. A terrarium is...
  2. Why do snakes use their tongues?

    The snake -- and its tongue -- have gotten a bad rap. A snake's tongue is one of the great marvels of nature, a cleverly designed...
  3. Why you need an aquarium filter

    If you have a fish, or are thinking of becoming the proud owner of a fish (or even a school of fish), then you may be wondering if...
  4. Top 10 'talking' birds

    Some people want a pet that they can exercise and play with, and some people want a pet that will help keep them warm at night, and...
  5. Ferret training 101

    When we talk about training your pet ferret, we're not talking about training it to do acrobatic or magic tricks, and it is doubtful...
  6. Diarrhea in guinea pigs

    Diarrhea often occurs as a symptom of a secondary condition, including disease, infection or improper diet, all causing the guinea...
  7. Red eye in rabbits

    Red eye is a relatively common condition which causes swelling or irritation in the rabbit's eye or eyelid. This appearance of blood...
  8. The measles of ferrets

    Canine distemper is a very contagious, fast acting disease that affects many different body systems in ferrets, including the...
  9. Kidney disease in ferrets

    Kidney or renal diseases in ferrets are uncommon, but not rare. It can come on suddenly (acute) for ferrets, or can occur over a...
  10. Hair loss in ferrets

    Alopecia is the complete or partial loss of hair in areas where it is normally present. This is a common disorder in ferrets and,...
  11. Mange in ferrets

    Mange (or scabies) is an uncommon parasitic skin disease that can be found anywhere on the ferret's body. This parasitic mite is...
  12. Retrovirus infection in snakes

    Of the many viral diseases that affect snakes, one of the most common and important is caused by the retrovirus that produces...
  13. External parasites in reptiles

    External parasites not only annoy pet reptiles, but they can also transmit disease and be very debilitating, even causing death in...