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.
This basic guide will cover the foods that cavies should eat and the foods you must avoid feeding them. Their diet is pretty simple, but there are certain things you need to be aware of in order to keep your guinea pigs healthy.
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 housing 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 shells. Painted shells are dangerous to your crabs' health.
The Siamese fighting fish, more commonly known as the betta fish, is one of the most popular aquarium fishes kept today. Many myths surround the betta fish, which can lead to improper care and premature death. Find out how to properly care for your betta.
Extra care should be given to a molting hermit crab when the time comes and there are many theories on how best to assist them. Unfortunately, some beginner crab owners don't quite know what to do when the hermit crab molts...
View descriptions and pictures of different species of land hermit crabs to make it easy to identify a type of crab.
A guide on the basics of owning African dwarf frogs.