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27
Jul

Letters to Dr. Hannon: Sick Box Turtle

Letters to Dr. Hannon:  Sick Box Turtle

Dear Dr. Hannon, A few months ago we found a box turtle in the woods behind our house.  We have been keeping her in an aquarium as a pet, and she gets to roam the house some, too.  Lately she hasn’t been eating well, and she keeps her eyes closed.  They also look kind of puffy.  She also sometimes has bubbles coming from his nose. Our

27
Jul

Letters to Dr. Hannon: Sick Cockatiel

Letters to Dr. Hannon:  Sick Cockatiel

Dear Dr. Hannon, Our pet cockatiel, Nippy, has been sleeping a lot lately.  I thought he looked fat, but my dad says that he’s got all of his feathers fluffed up because he’s cold.  Is he trying to hibernate? - New Bird Owner Dear New-B, Your cockatiel is very sick and needs medical attention immediately. Birds don’t hibernate, they migrate. The only domestic birds are chickens and ducks, so even captive

27
Jul

About Pocket Pets

About Pocket Pets

Gerbils & Hamsters Gerbils are small rodents originating from the desert areas of Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. Their long tails help them to balance on their hind legs. They're social animals who prefer to live in family groups. Hamsters are nocturnal rodents that originated in the Middle East. They prefer a life

27
Jul

About Amphibians

About Amphibians

Amphibians are often confused with reptiles. But they are a distinct and separate group of animals separated into three groups: salamanders and newts, frogs and toads, and caecilians. Amphibians are considered cold blooded, which means they can't regulate their own body temperature like birds and mammals. So, if it's 85°F where the amphibian is, then that amphibian will have a body temperature of 85° as

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