Calling all rabbit owners, grab Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, rabbit jumping has reached the UK.
In this new pet craze rabbits compete against others on a course, which contains a series of small hurdles. Most breeds can take part in the sport, although Dutch rabbits and the Lops are particularly well suited. Training can begin with getting the rabbit used to a harness, which is used to guide the rabbits around the course, and then the animals can be tempted over small jumps with their favourite treat. In more advanced competitions, the rabbits are timed over the course and receive penalties if they make contact with any of the jumps.
If you wish to have a ferret, you will in all likelihood have more luck buying them from a breeder or an animal shelter instead of a pet shop. This is because it needs some time and effort to care for these pets particularly since they call for constant attention.
Ferrets are available to purchase at your local pet store or stock breeder, also you might be able to acquire one at a animal shelter. Because they live such a long life just like a cat or dog, it is important that you know how to care for them and keep them healthy, happy pets.
When was the last time you visited with a friend only to have their children frog march you out to the back yard to view their latest acquisition which you knew little about, their pet Guinea pig? They are quite fascinating animals who have not always been domesticated as they are today, so just where do they come from and how did they get that strange name?
Some of the qualities we look for in a pet are personality, loyalty, ease of care, and the way they interact with us. Cats are easy to care for, but have an aloof personality which may not endear them to everyone. Dogs are loyal and love human company, but those early morning/late night walks can be a cause for dread. And many apartments do not allow larger pets like cats or dogs.
There are many things to consider when choosing an animal for a pet. How much will it cost to care for it? How much room do I have to house it? What if it gets sick? These concerns are compounded when selecting an exotic breed to keep as a pet, as exotics have special needs that need to be addressed well before bringing the animal home. In this article I will point out some of the questions you will need to ask, and find the answers to, when thinking about adding an exotic pet to your household.