It's undeniable that diet is one of the most important factors for humans to stay healthy. Well, the same thing can be said about cats. Although it's easy to trust whatever a pet store merchant or pet food company says about their product, it's important to also understand what a cat's natural diet contains. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that in the wild their … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Rice? What Kind of Rice Safe for Cats?
If you're anything like me, you dread cleaning your home regularly and will find any excuse to put it off. Chores can be extremely daunting, but if we don't do them and leave things dirty it can become a health risk for our pets and ourselves. Adopting a schedule or a routine is a great practice, especially if you're someone who tends to slack. I know for us, we've actually … [Read more...] about How & How Often Should I Clean My Chinchillas Cage?
When I still worked at the pet store I got asked fairly frequently what the appeal of keeping betta fish was. For non-fish owners, fish can often feel like a daunting type of pet that you regularly clean after but don't bond with. This, however, is an extremely pinhole view of keeping fish. I know when we adopted our first fish Blub, within the first few weeks I started … [Read more...] about Do Betta Fish Recognize Their Owners? Can You Play with Your Betta?
Whenever my pets are being extra cute it's difficult not to want to give them a treat or two. Treats are a great tool for training for your pets, rewarding your pets when they've done something great, or quite frankly giving your pet treats is one of the easiest ways to get them to start liking you (if you're experiencing difficulty). Similar to candy or chips, which I have … [Read more...] about What Treats Can I Give My Chinchilla? Healthiest Treats for Chinchillas
It can be extremely concerning when one of your pets stops eating or drinking. This is especially true if your pet has been refusing to drink for a few days. While chinchillas can go quite some time without water, this does not mean that it shouldn't cause for alarm as a chinchilla may quickly become dehydrated dependant on the temperature they are in. Dehydration can take … [Read more...] about Why Is My Chinchilla Not Drinking? How to Tell If a Chinchilla Is Dehydrated
Sometimes cats can be little rascals who get themselves into big messes. I know my cats have knocked over dishes, containers and have even stuck their faces into dirty nooks that they shouldn't have been in in the first place. Although I'm not a huge fan of giving cats baths regularly, there are certain times where a bath is a must. This is especially true of cats … [Read more...] about Is Dawn Dish Soap Safe for Cats? Can It Kill Fleas?
Growing up I remember always trying to get out of going to school by telling my mom that I was sick. Of course, like every other mom, my mom didn't believe me and pulled out the thermometer. Oftentimes the "I'm sick" charade ended there, but if ever my body temperature was too hot, my mom wouldn't put up a fight and would let me stay home. While fevers aren't the only … [Read more...] about Do Cats Get Fevers? How to Diagnose & Treatments
Waking up to my cat peeing on my bed has by far been one of the worst experiences of my life as a pet parent. I explicitly remember one night, looking Beau straight in the eyes and getting excited that he was coming to get cuddles. After a brief moment, I realized that Beau wasn't actually coming for cuddles, but instead, he was using this opportunity to release his bladder. … [Read more...] about How to Stop Your Cat from Peeing on Your Bed & Reasons Why They Do It!
One of the most interesting things about biology is the way in which organisms and animals reproduce. What could be more intriguing than where we come from and how we came to be? I remember when I was younger, I thought everything reproduced in the same way. So when I learned that some organisms and animals were asexual, could change sexes or could reproduce without … [Read more...] about How Do Cats Mate? What Are the Stages and How Does a Queen Choose Her Mate?
Whenever I try to introduce my chinchilla, Gary, to any of my friends or family, I swear the first question I always get is "does he bite?" Since chinchillas are fairly small in size it's easy to assume that they are going to be a nibbler or a biter. It's also true that chinchillas eat a lot and need to grind their teeth down on chew toys to stay healthy. So, I don't … [Read more...] about Do Chinchillas Bite? Do Chinchilla Bites Hurt?