A Look at the Species of Turtles

Turtles are long-lived reptiles of the aquatic order Testudines or Chelonia. They are distinguished by a special bony, or plastron, shell evolved from their lower ribs which serves as a protective shield. Turtle shells differ greatly and are referred to as either conch shells or keratin or even osteopteryx. Commonly, the term “Turtles” is usually […]

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How To Protect Sea Turtles

Turtles are amazing reptiles of the class Testudines or Chelonians. They are characterized by an asymmetrical bony or cartilage shell evolved from their backbones which acts as a protective shield. Termites or other predators can easily break or destroy this hardy outer cover. In captivity, turtles are an excellent source of food for invertebrates and […]

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Hamsters – Why Do You Need a Pet Hamster?

Hamsters are little rodents belonging to the cicetidae subfamily Cricetinae, that contain 19 species typically classified into seven genera. They have widely become established as beloved small pets worldwide. Most of them are native to Eastern Europe and Asia and are omnivorous, which means they eat both meat and vegetable matter. Domesticated hamsters are usually […]

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A History of the Domestic Cat

Cats are among the most popular pets in the United States. Statistics estimate that more than 18 million cats live in the United States. These cats range in size, but most are under one inch in length. Most live in large cities where their population numbers increase along with the population of humans. In many […]

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Music For Cats

Cats is a well-known song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, according to the old folk music collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. This popular song has been in print ever since it was first recorded in 1940 and features animal sounds and rhythms similar to many popular modern songs of the time including “Twinkle, […]

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