Why Does a Rat Grind Its Teeth?

A rat is a deceptively intelligent and sensitive creature. Grinding its teeth is indeed a behavioral adaptation but also an indication of how it is feeling. Also known... More
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What Do Goldfish Eat Besides Flakes?

Commercial diets for goldfish are commonly in the form of flakes or pellets. While commercial food is acceptable goldfish enthusiasts understandably want to spice up the diet a... More
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What’s the Best Diet for Pet Rats?

Rats have survived for millions of years partially due to their flexible diets. They can pretty much survive on anything that could be even loosely considered food. Still,... More
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Why Does Goldfish Water Turn Cloudy?

There are a few reasons why your goldfish are not swimming around in the optimal water condition. First, figure out what the underlying problem is. You can only... More
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Can You Teach Rats Tricks?

People don't think very highly of rats. Unfairly, rats are thought of as sneaky, sniveling creatures, the lowest in the mammalian group. These small creatures are very intelligent... More
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Which Pet Reptile Is Right for Me?

Before you go to a store to buy a reptile, know that there are plenty of animal rescue organizations dedicated to saving these scaly animals. Too many people... More
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Can You Overfeed a Goldfish?

"Goldfish" is a fancy name for the common carp. Because the goldfish is bred for looks not functionality, it has a very delicate internal system. Its organs are... More
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Why Do Snakes Hiss?

A snake's hiss is a mode of defense snakes use in order to evoke fear into their attackers. And, may I add, this hissing tactic usually works well... More
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How Long Can Pet Turtles Stay Underwater?

The turtle is an extremely aquatic animal which is well equipped to stay under water, holding its breath for at least 30 minutes! Under certain circumstances, some turtles... More
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Why Do Snakes Yawn?

One would think that a yawning snake is a tired snake and vice versa but, no, a yawning snake can mean different things! The Bulge & Big Head... More
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