Octopus as a Pet – Incredible Fun

octopus as a petUsually the pet animals we see around are dogs, cats, colorful fish in an aquarium and birds in cages. By and large people know about these creatures enough to get a bit over-acquainted with them and so, have no curiosity for them. However, if I say that would you like to see an octopus as a pet, you would certainly listen attentively. Some of you may say, what is the use of keeping an octopus, which has no face, which will express no emotions like cats and dogs, won’t sing or talk sweetly like birds or won’t flaunt its colors to please our eyes like fish? If those are your conceptions about an octopus, you are wrong! Octopuses on the other hand are surprisingly intelligent, display intriguing behavior and have incredible shapes and color-changing abilities.

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Should Lorises Be Kept As Pets?

LorisRecently, two transit passengers were arrested at India’s Indira Gandhi International Airport because both of them were carrying a tiny big-eyed loris in their underwear. A marsupial pouch stitched inside a man’s underwear is definitely the worst possible place for a loris to nestle, both from the animal’s point of view and the carrying human’s point of view. So why were the men taking so much pains to make the animals cross international borders? Probably because the animal is immensely valued as a pet.
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The Nocturnal Sugar Glider

The Nocturnal Sugar GliderThe joint family system has broken down even in most third world countries where it has lasted longer than in western countries, but one animal that is still safeguarding the system fiercely is the sugar glider whose nests may contain even up to eight adults and a brood of young ones. They are highly possessive of their territory which they mark by an odorous glandular secretion, and if outsiders who smell differently enter the nest, they are expelled by the males of the group.
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The Not-So-Hermit-Like Hermit Crabs

hermit crabHermit crabs are hardly hermit-like in their behavior because they love company. They are called so because of their tendency to hide in the shells that they carry with them as a protective shield, but other than that they have no characteristics of hermits. In their natural habitat they live together in colonies that may contain more than a hundred of them. When you buy them as pets, the sellers often suggest that you should buy more than one.
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Meet the Controversial Australian Dingo

DingoAll over the continent of Australia, you will find stout, with short, soft fur and pointed eared wild dogs called the Dingo. The name dingo was used by the Aborigines of Australia and first appeared sometime in 1979 in writing. They have very attractive coats in various colors which includes cream, pale yellow, white, dark red brown, rusty red, yellowish brown and black. Pure bred adult dingoes always have white tip in their tails and usually you will notice that they also have white feet regardless what color their coats have. An adult dingo could stand at about two feet at the shoulder and almost four feet in length from nose to tail. Compared to a common domesticated dog of the same size, a dingo has a larger skull and has longer teeth however, both can be interbred.
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Fennec Fox – The Small Fox with Large Ears

fannec foxFennec Fox is a native of Sahara, the large unending stretch of sand. Its extra big ears are an adaptation to its hot habitat for they keep it cool by dispersing heat. The animal’s thick fur coat insulates it against the heat of the day and cold of the night. It sleeps during much of the hot day of the desert, and forages for food during the cool nights.  Like many other animals, fennec foxes claim residential rights to particular areas by marking the place with their urine scent.
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