Disaster Planning: Evacuating With Small Pets

When, as humans, we think about disasters and preparedness, we think first about ourselves and our families.  Often we include our pets as part of our family, but sometimes smaller pets are forgotten.  Small pets evacuate easily, but evacuating with pets requires care and diligence. Evacuating with Rodents Rodents typically evacuate very easily.  Most rodents … Continue reading Disaster Planning: Evacuating With Small Pets

How to Care for a Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish)

Bettas are perhaps one of the most beautiful fish kept in captivity.  Breeders developed millions of color combinations, with long and flowing fins.  The betta survives well in captivity, and the fish are remarkably intelligent for fish.  These fish require basic care, but perform very well as the first fish for a family.  Read on … Continue reading How to Care for a Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish)

Getting Your First Fish Tank: Important Information

What To Know Before You Get Your First Fish Tank

Many families enter the pet-ownership circle with an aquarium. After all, fish are inexpensive and easy to replace, and once established do not require daily attention. Setting up an aquarium properly can prove difficult, and attention to detail can make the difference between live and dead fish. However, the sense of accomplishment in setting up a mini-ecosystem and relaxing entertainment make aquariums well worth the effort.