Archive for July, 2010

How to Clean Out A Giant Land Snail’s Vivarium

Many pet giant land snails will live in some kind of vivarium or tank. Vivariums are ideal homes for many exotic animals as they enable easy access to the creature, and as many vivariums are transparent, it makes it easy for you to safely study your pet. Depending on the size and species of your […]

July 30, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Agouti

The term ‘agouti’ refers to many species of rodent of the genus ‘Dasyprocta’. This article is about agoutis in general and not a specific sub-species of agoui. In terms of appearance, agoutis look very similar to guinea pigs, but they have much longer legs. They tend to be a light brown or dark brown in […]

July 24, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Capybaras

The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) also called capibara, is the largest living rodent in the world and is fairly closely related to other rodents such as chinichillas, agoutis and guinea pigs. The translation of its scientific name literally means ‘water hog’, whilst its common name means ‘master of the grasses’. Adult Capybaras can reach an outstanding […]

July 24, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Alpacas

The Alpaca (Vicugna Pacos) is actually a domesticated species of the Camel family (camelids) from South America, and not a closely related species to sheep as many people seem to think. They are fairly closely related to llamas and look very similar, although alpacas tend to be smaller. Alpacas were first kept in herds that […]

July 24, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Siberian Tigers

The Siberian tiger is one of nine recent sub-species of tiger, however three of these sub-species are now extinct. The scientific name for the Siberian tiger is ‘Panthera Tigris Altaica’. Over the centuries the parts of the world the Siberian tiger can be found in has decreased dramatically. They once could be found roaming through […]

July 22, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Falabella Miniature Horses

The Falabella miniature horse is one of the smallest and rarest equine breeds in the world. In fact, there are only believed to be around 2,000 to 3,000 falabellas left in the world. Strangely, the ‘Falabella’ pony is not actually strictly speaking a pony, but a very small horse. The height at the withers of […]

July 4, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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