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Less Common Pets

Paralyzed Cat Deeply Loved by Dachshund. Both Found Abandoned.

In Lake Mary, Florida a dachshund and a paralyzed tuxedo cat were found abandoned in front of a gated community. Seminole County Animal Services was called to pick up the pair, but the little dachshun…

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Cat Sits On a Hedgehog. He Won’t Do That Again (Video)

A very fluffy cat accidentally sits on his hedgehog pal. Less than a second later, the cat realizes hedgehog is synonymous with cactus. The hedgehog sits contently as if nothing ever happened. …

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Human Snoring: Not Cute! Baby Hamster Snoring: Adorable (Video)

Why can't we all look this cute when we snore loudly? Oh yeah, because we aren't three-inch fluffballs of pet cuteness. Related What Should You Do if You Find a Baby Bird? Guinea Pigs Compete…

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7 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

November is National Adopt-a-Senior-Dog Month. It's during this time I think about all the sweet senior dogs that have left me and are now waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. Even though it's fun to…

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5 Animal Idioms Explained

  Animals have always had a place in idiomatic language. But do you ever stop to think about why the heck we say some idioms in the first place? Why are family members called black sheep or po…

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Challenge Your Animal IQ

Take a break from the whirlwind of December and enjoy these fun and quirky animal facts.  To add a little challenge and keep you on your toes, see if you can identify the two statements that I include…

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Guinea Pig’s Holiday Spirit–Caption Contest Winners!

Last week, we asked you to caption Mr. Charles Binky relaxing in front of the TV, from Care2 member Sue G! First, the grand prize winner, who will receive 5,000 Butterfly Rewards for her clever cap…

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Big Cat Attacks Spike Due to Growing Exotic Pet Trade

It may or may not surprise you but owning a crocodile, a chimpanzee, a lion, a tiger and a menagerie of other exotic animals is not only legal in many states and countries, it is also a booming multi-…

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Hungry Hedgehog Dines Out–Caption Contest Winners!

Last week, we asked you to caption this hedgehog's mealtime, from Care2 member Christine P! First, the grand prize winner, who will receive 5,000 Butterfly Rewards for her clever caption: "Ther…

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5 of the World’s Richest Animals (Slideshow)

  It's not uncommon for pets to be provided for in their owners' wills, and many U.S. states now even have statutes concerning pet trusts. But the tiny inheritances of most ordinary animals ar…

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If you have the time, patience and energy raising a puppy can be great fun. I've raised my share in…