The axolotl commonly goes by the names Mexican walking fish or Mexican salamander, despite not being a fish (it’s an amphibian) and being highly unusual from other salamanders. This is because axolotls are neotenic, meaning that they remain in their larval stage their entire lives, never losings the
There are several species of hamsters commonly kept as pets today. This article discusses some of the popular types of pet hamsters on the market and their care specifications.
Did you know that there are some foods you should never feed to guinea pigs? While their diet is pretty simple, there are certain things you need to be aware of in order to keep your guinea pigs healthy. Find out which foods are OK to give to them.
Fish possess more cognitive capabilities than is commonly believed. There are a great deal of complex behaviors fish show, but in this article, we're going to focus on problem-solving, memory, and learning, as well as describing some complex behaviors these animals exhibit.
The rummy nose tetra is a small but beautiful fish that hasn't yet receive the popularity it deserves. It's very colorful, and it's care is similar to the neon and cardinal tetra's. Being a bite-sized meal for many fish means that it can only be...
Learn how to care for your neon and cardinal tetras.
This article discusses four popular species of aquatic snails that can be housed alongside fish in freshwater aquariums.
Hermit crabs are adorable and entertaining low-maintenance animals that make good pets when properly cared for. However, to keep your hermies happy and healthy, you must provide them with a balanced diet. Here is some basic information you need to...
Even in America, thousands of animals are abused in some form everyday. Animal fighting has been around for hundreds, even thousands, of years, and although it is illegal in the U. S., it still persists in rings and streets throughout the nation....
Often overlooked as a choice in the aquarium, white cloud mountain minnows are very lively, enjoyable pets to keep. Learn how to care for them, from temperature to feeding to tank mates.
Learn why a glass bowl or a vase is not a healthy home for your fish.
Which type of substrate should you choose for your land hermit crabs? When setting up your crabitat, it is important to select the right kind and amount of substrate for your tank.
There is a lot of debate on whether it's better to use live or fake plants in an aquarium. Generally, live plants raise the water quality as they take in nitrates as natural fertilizer. But they can also worsen water quality if they die and decay.
This guide will help you choose the best shells for your hermit crabs. Shells that are too small or too large are uncomfortable for hermit crabs, so it is important to provide them with a variety of options. Painted shells are dangerous to your crabs' health.
Did you know that the Siamese fighting fish, more commonly known as the betta fish, is one of the most popular aquarium fish kept today? Find out how to properly care for your betta so they don't die prematurely.
Extra care should be given to a molting hermit crab. Here are three options for isolating your crab when the time comes, along with information on how long molting takes and how often it happens.
View descriptions and pictures of different species of land hermit crabs to make it easy to identify a type of crab.
Do you already own an African dwarf frog (or in the market for one)? Here is a basic guide on how to properly care for and maintain them.