One of the scariest things for pet parents is the worry of whether or not their pet is sick or in pain. Unfortunately, it can be a bit difficult to tell whether your Betta Fish is A-Okay, but I would give a quick read on how to make sure betta fish is happy and the signs of whether or not your Betta is sick as well as the topmost common Betta illnesses and … [Read more...] about How Long Do Betta Fish Sleep? Is My Betta Fish Dying?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Ever since we got Gary I've been going on a spiral of research trying to learn more about Chinchillas, where they come from and what their natural habitat is like. I thought some of you might be interested, so here are some of the coolest facts I've learned! 1. Chinchillas Are Native to the South American Andes Mountains Chinchillas … [Read more...] about 36 Most Interesting Facts About Chinchillas in the Wild
When we first adopted our cat Kalista we weren't aware of how special calico cats were. In regards to Kalista's coat, we thought it was really cute if we adopted a second cat that had a white belly like our first cat, Beau, had. Though, that being said, this was not a requirement for adopting a new cat. Shortly after adopting Kalista we kept bumping into people asking us … [Read more...] about Are Calico Cats Always Female? Can Male Cats Be Calico?
Cats do odd things sometimes and one of the weirdest things Kalista does is bite us and lick us. It's a fairly common trait in cats, however, it's something none of our other cats have ever done. So why is it that she's doing it? What does it mean? As is with most things and cats, there's no straightforward answer. Cats can use one tactic to try to say many different things, … [Read more...] about Why Is It My Cat Bites Me Then Licks My Fingers?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, A while back I was really curious as to how high cats jump, but this week I've been more curious to see how high Chinchillas jump. Since Chinchillas are known to be jumpers (as they're native to mountain living) could these small creatures jump higher than our fine furry friends? Well, let's break it down and see! Short Answer The average … [Read more...] about How High Do Chinchillas Jump? Do They Jump Higher than Cats?
Sometimes it's a bit confusing to tell when fish sleep, especially because they have no eyelids! So, do Betta Fish sleep and if so, how do you know they're taking a nap? So Do Betta Fish Sleep? Absolutely, Bettas, as well as all other fish, definitely need sleep! When do Bettas sleep and when are they most active? Unlike a number of other pets, Bettas are actually most … [Read more...] about How Do Betta Fish Sleep?
It can be hard to find a good fish tank that is suitable for your pets. This is even truer when you're trying to keep multiple fish in one tank. While you can house multiple Bettas in one large tank, an easier option can be to buy a tank with dividers. So, let's look at some of the most competitive tanks on the market and see if they're any good for Bettas! Aqueon LED … [Read more...] about Our Top And Bottom Multiple Betta Fish Tanks
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, This post is a bit off-brand for Pets Overload, but I think it's a very important conversation to have, especially with the legalization of marijuana/cannabis in Canada (which happens on October 17, 2018). Marijuana has multiple purposes and while I'm not here to give you a lesson on whether or not it should be legalized, I do want to … [Read more...] about Is Marijuana / Cannabis Toxic Towards Cats?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, I'm very important to know how big your animals are going to get, especially if they are animals that need to be caged or in tanks. While you may assume that the smaller the animal, the smaller the cage/enclosure needs to be, this isn't always true. For example for Betta Fish, you're going to want to make sure your tank is at least … [Read more...] about How Big Do Betta Fish Grow? How Do I Make Sure They Grow Larger?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, As much as I love kittens, I do believe that we should be spaying and neutering our house pets. The Toronto Pet Daily reported that in 2016 there were about 2 Million Homeless Dogs in Canada and I know there were recent reports of bird populations decreasing due to the number of stray cats. Although there are so many shelters out there … [Read more...] about When Can Cats Have Kittens? How Old does the cat have to be?