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Top Ten Pets to Have at Home

The Scorpion
The Scorpion

Since the habitat and care differ for the two types, it's crucial to know which type of scorpion you have. For beginners, the Amateur Entomologists' Society recommends large, jungle species such as emperor scorpions (Pandinus imperator), Thai black scorpions (Heterometrus spinifer) and Javanese Jungle scorpions (H. javanensis).

The Bearded Dragon
The Bearded Dragon

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The Sugar Glider
The Sugar Glider

Sugar gliders can be very vocal pets. The noises that a sugar glider makes are usually to tell you that they are upset, frightened, hungry, or to express other emotions. “Crabbing” is the most often heard sound of an upset glider and this audible warning should be heeded or you may be in for a nasty bite.

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The Tarantula
The Tarantula

Tarantulas have been a relatively popular pet now for several years. They are unique, quiet, and need little space and keeping tarantulas as pets can make a fascinating hobby. However, if you want to handle your pet a lot they aren't the best choice.

The Hissing Cockroach
The Hissing Cockroach

The Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa, native to the large island of Madagascar off the African mainland, grows up to 3 inches long at maturity, making it one of the world's largest cockroach species.

The Hedgehog
The Hedgehog

Wild hedgehogs have been living in Africa forever but only in recent years have they been kept as pets. Most North American pet hedgehogs,typically called African pygmy hedgehogs,were bredfrom African species and are considered domesticated. These little animals can make terrific companions when housed and fed appropriately, and their popularity appears to be increasing. But hedgehogs are not meant for everyone.

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The Burmese Python
The Burmese Python

All the giant pythons (including the Indian python, the African rock python, and the reticulated python) have historically been slaughtered to supply the world leather market, as well as for folk medicines, and captured for the pet trade.

The Fennec Fox
The Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox Diet. In the wild, fennec foxes are omnivores, eating a diet of insects, rodents, plants, fruit, and reptiles. The ideal diet for pet fennec foxes would probably be a commercial wild canid diet (such as zoos would feed), but most owners will feed a mix of dog food, cat food, vegetables, and fruit with good success.

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142 Million Freshwater Fish
142 Million Freshwater Fish

These are the pet fish you want if you're looking for an easy-to-maintain tank.

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883 Million Cats
883 Million Cats

Number of Dogs & Cats in Households Worldwide. ... most pet owners have chosen to spay or neuter ... are home to an impressive 1.4 million cats but fewer than half a ...

748 Million Dogs
748 Million Dogs

This is distressing. The ASPCA recently put out report that says 500,000 to a million dogs and cats could become homeless because of the nationwide financial situation.

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16 Million Birds
16 Million Birds

142 million freshwater fish; 88.3 million cats; 74.8 million dogs; 16 million birds; 24.3 million small animals; 13.8 million horses; 13.4 million reptiles; 9.6 million saltwater fish; The survey showed that pet ownership is at an all-time high in the United States, with 71.1 million households owning at least one pet (that's 63 percent of all U.S. households).

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243 Million Small Animals
243 Million Small Animals

Learn all about your options of small animals as pets, ... bringing home a new pet, ... easy online form to learn more about our selection of small pet animals.

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138 Million Horses
138 Million Horses

We contend that the horse is fundamentally livestock. Although horses may also be companion animals often used in recreation, they have never been defined as pets. In support of our contention, we offer the following references and citations that classify horses as livestock.

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134 Million Reptiles
134 Million Reptiles

Reptiles and amphibians don’t make good pets “and should not be part of the pet trade,” said Lorelei Tibbetts, a vet technician and manager at the Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine in New York.

96 Million Saltwater Fish
96 Million Saltwater Fish

Saltwater Fish at Preuss Pets. ... when you take one of our fish home with you, ... Some of the Saltwater Creatures We Have in the Store ...

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Betta Fish
Betta Fish

I have a male crown tail Betta and i also have a gold fish and a snail and at first the gold fish was hiding a lot but after two days there were perfectly fine with each other in a 10 gallon tank but today i took the betta out of the tank because he kept hiding inside a shell and was not eating or swimming that much so it all depends on the beta.

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Guinea Pigs
Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are cute and cuddly pets, and can be the perfect for younger children. Make sure your Guinea pig has all it needs with the great range of products from Pets at Home, including bedding, treats, secure cages and toys to keep them entertained.

Canary
Canary

A canary is the first pet bird many people own, and many of these owners become lifelong canary enthusiasts. This little finch is a very pleasant companion bird whose cheerfulness is communicated with a melodious song that is much softer and more pleasant than that of many larger birds.

And When You Are Ready, A Dog
And When You Are Ready, A Dog

Find out whether you and your children are ready to add a pet to your family. Pets can be an important part of family life, but knowing the right time to bring an animal into your home is tricky.

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Hissing Cockroach
Hissing Cockroach

... Why Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches Are Ideal. ... these pets are low ... purposely have a giant roach living in your home then it may make an ...

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Source
Source

Though he did say that the premises were inspected by someone who also works for Pets At Home. This secrecy and unwillingness to allow me any details about the breeder screams rodent farm to me. And indeed, other sources have given me information which strongly backs this suspicion up.

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Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig

How Do Guinea Pigs Show Affection? December 10, 2013 Nature and character of guinea pigs affection, grooming, kissing, lickiing, nuzzling, popcorning, purring, squealing Chris Perkins One of the wonderful things about guinea pigs is that can they be very affectionate animals.

Syrian Hamster
Syrian Hamster

The oldest we know a Syrian Hamster to be is 6½ years, but this is the exception from the norm. Long haired Syrian Hamster – be prepared to groom it. The first hamsters introduced as pets had short hair, but with some advanced breeding techniques, there are now four types of coat types: Short, longhaired, rex and satin.

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Leopard Gecko:
Leopard Gecko:

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African Dwarf Frog:
African Dwarf Frog:

This African Dwarf Frog care sheet should tell you everything you need to know to get started, but a dedicated book like African Dwarf Frogs as Pets would be good to have at home. General frog and toad care guides like Frogs and Toads: Your Happy Healthy Pet and Frogs and Toads (Complete Herp Care) also make a great addition to any owner’s bookshelf.

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Rats
Rats

Pet Rat Facts. Average lifespan of a pet rat is two to three years. Most pet rats are actually a type of rat called a Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). Other names for a Norway rat are common rat, brown rat, street rat, sewer rat, Hanover rat, Norwegian rat, or wharf rat.

Hamsters
Hamsters

Pets at Home offers the ultimate pet shop experience. It really is a paradise for pets and pet owners. We have all the pet supplies, pet food, toys and accessories you and your pet need at great value prices.

Gerbils
Gerbils

Caring for gerbils takes time every day as they will need feeding, cleaning out, health checking and interacting with. Do you have the space for gerbils? Gerbils need a large gerbilarium, and to be kept away from other animals in a quiet and comfortable place indoors. Consider whether you have a suitable place to locate your gerbils’ home.

Rabbits
Rabbits

Rabbits make wonderful pets in the right situations. If you live in a small home, don’t have very young children, and don’t want to have to walk a pet but have time to play with it, you might want to consider a rabbit.

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