Invertebrates are vital to the continued success of a balanced, healthy aquarium ecosystem. Since they feed on many smaller algae and waste particles, they’re the perfect ways to manage excessive algae growth and ensure that all your marine pets get the nutrients they need. But if you’re going to get them to thrive in your tank, you need to know how to properly acclimate them. Here are our tips for introducing invertebrates into a reef aquarium.
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.
It has become a common practice to put stale cat food and other food scraps into the mesh bags that onions are sold in and tying the bags outside for birds. This can be dangerous for birds, because their feet or legs can become trapped in the mesh.
Birdseed can be mixed with the stale cat food for the birds. People should be careful about leaving cat food outside for birds since cat food can attract raccoons. A property near a population of raccoons with cat food outside for stray cats or for birds can quickly be overrun with raccoons which can carry rabies and their notorious for making messes by overturning trash cans.
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.