BOA AND PYTHON BASICS

A 30-gallon fish tank is a good size to start for housing hatchling snakes and it can also house smaller species as adults. A fine mesh screen top provides adequate…

WATER TURTLE BASICS

A 30-gallon tank with a screen top or a Rubbermaid container 30 inches by 15 inches by eight inches is a good starter enclosure for small turtles. As your turtle…

TORTOISE BASICS

Rubber Maid and Tupperware containers work better than glass aquariums for housing tortoises. Start with one about 18 inches by 12 inches with sides at least six to seven inches…

SMALL RODENT BASICS

A cage or enclosure of at least one foot by three feet with a secure top for each pet is ideal. The cage bottom should be solid, never wire mesh….

SMALL REPTILE BASICS

A 10 to 20 gallon fish tank is a good starter cage for most small reptiles although the cage size may need to be increased as the reptile reaches its…

LEOPARD GECKO BASICS

A 10 to 20 gallon fish tank is a good size for housing juveniles, although as they grow you may need a larger enclosure; housing adults individually is recommended to…

FERRET BASICS

Average Lifespan = 7 to 9 years As large a cage as possible is best for your ferret and many have several levels to allow for more surface area for…

GUINEA PIG BASICS

Average Lifespan = 5 to 7 years Guinea pigs need exercise, so the largest cage possible is best. The cage bottom should be solid plastic or stainless steel, though never…

RABBIT BASICS

Average Lifespan = 6 to 10 years Rabbits are active animals so the largest cage possible or a puppy pen is the best choice for housing. The cage bottom should…

PARROT BASICS

Your parrot’s cage should be as large as possible to allow the bird to have adequate room to play; toys may also be placed within it. Multiple perches of varying…

FELINE HEALTH CARE

Kittens should be examined and receive their first FVR-CP at five weeks of age and every three or four weeks thereafter, until 12 weeks of age. We recommend giving an…

CANINE HEALTH CARE

Puppies are seen frequently in their first few months of life. A puppy’s first visit should be between eight and 12 weeks of age. This permits you to discuss training,…