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Terrapin Pet Care Tips

Terrapin pets make wonderful companions, and because they and their habitat do not take up much space, they are ideal for the millions of urban dwellers who live in not-too-spacious apartments or condominiums. Dogs make wonderful companions too-no one will argue that-but they want constant attention in return, require training, need to be walked, and larger dogs may feel cramped in even a modest-sized home and yard. Cats take up less space, as they properly should, and birds take up even less space, but for many people, terrapins are definitely the pet of choice. They eat little and may live 60-100 years.

By the way, if you're American or Canadian, you're probably wondering what on earth a terrapin is. No surprise, really! It's simply the British way of saying turtle. If you are dazzled by the word terrapinarium, that would be a turtle tank.

In America, semPet Care Tipsi-aquatic terrapins like Red-eared Sliders and Painted Turtles are the favorite breeds, and American imports are popular in Britain as well, since the UK has no native species of terrapin, tortoise or freshwater turtle. Now, of course, since many people have released their pets into the countryside, and these once-tame terrapins have found each other and bred, there are wild turtles in England.

Box Terrapins or Box Turtles are also popular in Britain-so popular, in fact, that it would do well to spend a little time describing them and their requirements. Box terrapins stop growing when they reach about six inches in length -- try getting your dog to do that! and their small size is a big factor in why so many people choose them as pets.

An added benefit is that a moderate-sized tank or backyard pen can house more than one pet-although if you do get a few, it's generally recommended that you have only males or only females to avoid fighting. Yes, it's wonderful to imagine your male and female producing lots of cute little baby terrapins, but terrapin breeding is a specialized career and not to be done lightly. And though they are little at first, they will grow, and then where will you house them all? Giving them as gifts to people who don't have the proper setup, and "setting them free" in the English countryside should not be options.

As for what Box Terrapins eat, they are omnivores, meaning that they eat many different kinds of fruits and vegetables, as well as meat-this includes cooked turkey and chicken as well as (non-cooked) lean beef, earthworms, feeder fish, crayfish. Terrapin must be fed properly if they are to stay healthy. Their terrapinarium must also be maintained at a constant warm temperature, and be cleaned regularly that is no small task, if you don't wish them to get sick.

Most terrapins-especially Box Terrapins-require very careful handling, which is why they are not recommended as pets for very young children. If they are dropped it could prove fatal or cripple them. In addition, terrapins commonly carry the disease known as salmonella, which means that every time you handle them or their utensils, or clean their terrapinarium, you must thoroughly scrub your hands with soap.

Terrapins do require a certain level of maintenance to stay healthy, but they reward you in return if you care for them, providing you with 60-100 years of cuteness and antics.

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Thinking of getting a micro pig as a pet, any tips?

I have recently started to think about getting a micro pig as a pet, any owners or breeders give me some tips, advice or anything I need to know before I get one?
i.e Suitable living enviroment, basic care, etc, etc
Any answers are greatly appreciated :)

Well, first off, "micro" or "teacup" pigs are a scam. While miniature pig varieties do exist (like the Vietnamese Potbellied, Juliana, and Kune Kune), they mature to an average size of about 150 pounds, almost all will be over 100 pounds when mature, and some will be upwards of 250 pounds.

People who market "micro" pigs are, bottom line, money-grubbing liars who exploit their animals. They breed their pigs young (only 3-6 months for the first time) so they can tell the prospective owners that their new tiny piglet won't get larger than "mom" and "dad". Only their "adult" pigs are still adolescents, and they continue to grow until 3-5 years of age. By the time they are mature, they've long since been made into porkchops or dropped off at some poor overloaded rescue.

If you want a miniature pig, that's great, but be sure you don't fall for the scams, and that you know what you're getting into. They're highly trainable, and they are clean animals, but their waste smells to high heaven, and they can be destructive and aggressive if they aren't having their needs met. Because they are intelligent, they are high maintenance, needing plenty of games and other activity, as well as training, to prevent them turning their attentions to mutilating your furniture, bullying other pets, or running off your guests. If you live in an urban area, you'll also need understanding neighbors, as they squeal (very loudly) when they are upset (such as when you want to bathe them and they don't want to be bathed). They should have a securely fenced yard, with an area they can root and wallow in. You'll likely need to invest training time to get them to root and wallow in their designated area, otherwise the rest of your yard will begin to look like a minefield. They can sleep inside,a nd if you don't want them to, they will need a well-insulated shed or similar with a heating lamp and plenty of straw when it's cold out. Like dogs, they need to be socialized to avoid aggression, and should be walked. Their weight needs to be monitored, and their diet formulated with care, as they are prone to obesity and health problems as a result.

So basically, do your research, and if you decide you want one, find either a rescue with a pig you like, or find a breeder who is honest with you about the adult size of the animals, who breeds adults rather than adolescents, and who will take the time to go through care and training information with you before you take home your new pet.

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