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Cleaning Your Snake’s Cage

September 01, 2019

Snakes are fascinating and beautiful pets. One great thing about them is that they don’t need a whole lot of care. They don’t eat very often, so your only daily tasks will be spot cleaning and offering fresh water. However, you will need to keep your scaled buddy’s cage clean. A local Covington, GA vet offers some tips on cleaning your snake’s cage in this article. Supplies Before getting started, gather everything you need in … Read More »

Signs of Sickness In Snakes

August 01, 2019

Snakes may not be as popular as dogs and cats, but they can make great pets for the right person. They aren’t as charismatic as other animals, however, so it’s important for first-time snake owners to do some research. One thing that is crucial is being able to spot signs of sickness. A Covington, GA vet lists some common ones below. Trouble Shedding When your snake sheds, he should lose his old skin in one … Read More »

9 Things To Consider Before Getting A Turtle

June 15, 2019

Are you considering adopting a turtle? These guys are super cute, and can be fun to watch. However, it’s important to think carefully before proceeding. Here, a Covington, GA vet lists some things to consider before adopting a turtle. Longevity Some turtles live a very, very long time. Most breeds of pet turtles can live up to 45 years, but some can live to be 100 or even more. This is definitely something to think … Read More »

Keeping a Sugar Glider Happy

May 15, 2019

Do you have sugar gliders? These little guys make very cute pets! Just like any other animal, sugar gliders need entertainment and stimulation to stay happy. But how do you keep your pint-sized pals content and amused? A local Covington, GA vet discusses keeping sugar gliders content in this article. Toys Toys will benefit your little buddies in many ways. Offer your gliders a variety of playthings. Rope toys, balls, bells, swings, and rings are … Read More »

Caring for Your Bird’s Beak

February 15, 2019

Your bird’s beak is absolutely crucial to her health and well-being. Our feathered buddies use their beaks to play, eat, chew, and groom themselves. Keeping Polly’s beak is healthy is very important! Here, a Covington, GA vet discusses beak care. Common Problems Polly can develop several different problems with her beak. Overgrowth is a common one. This is when either the top or bottom part of a bird’s beak—usually the top—gets significantly longer than it … Read More »

Holidays With Small and Exotic Pets

December 01, 2018

With the holidays approaching fast, there are all sorts of adorable seasonal pet photos going around, mostly of dogs and cats. What about other pets, such as exotic pets or pocket pets? These cute animals can also join in seasonal festivities! A Covington, GA vet discusses holiday ideas for small and exotic pets below. Photos You can definitely take some super cute photos for the holidays. Put your hamster in a sleigh, or put tiny … Read More »

Tips for Setting Up a Birdcage

October 15, 2018

Is a bird going to be joining your household soon? Congratulations! Your new feathered friend will definitely brighten up your house with her charming vocalizations and cute antics. One thing that is crucial is making sure that Polly is comfortable in her cage. A local Covington, GA vet discusses setting up a birdcage in this article. Choosing The Cage Birds all have different housing requirements, so do some research on your pet’s breed and see … Read More »

Axolotl Care 101

October 01, 2018

Are you considering getting an axolotl? These cute little amphibians make very charming pets! Also known as the Mexican salamander or Mexican walking fish, axolotls are known for their ability to regenerate lost limbs … and for their adorable ‘smiling’ faces. In this article, a Conyers, GA vet discusses axolotl care basics. Tanks Your little buddy will need at least a 10-gallon tank. Bigger is always better when it comes to pet habitats, so we … Read More »

World Snake Day

July 15, 2018

Did you know that July 16th is World Snake Day? We know, not everyone will be happy to recognize this holiday. However, for those of us who enjoy snakes, it’s a great time to celebrate our scaled pals, and also spread awareness about how to properly care for them. A Covington, GA vet discusses snakes in this article. Buying Snakes We can’t stress enough how important it is to buy snakes from reputable breeders. Wild … Read More »

Caring for a King Snake

June 01, 2018

Are you considering adopting a snake? A king snake may be a great choice for you, especially for first-time snake owners. A Conyers, GA vet discusses caring for king snakes in this article. Basics Tri-colored king snakes are likely the most commonly-known variety of king snakes, but they come in many different colors, some which aren’t found in the wild. The tri-colored ones do sometimes cause confusion, as they look like the coral snake, which … Read More »

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