Can animals be transgender?

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Some animals go through a sex change (called sequential hermaphroditism) at some point in their lives, in order to be better adapted to their environment. Other animal species are able to have male and female characteristics at the same time. However, it is unlikely that these animals go through a sex change for the same reason as… Read more »

How to look after a Python Snake?

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  What is a python snake?   When faced with a python snake, you can look for three main characteristics: Dark brown blotches shaped irregularly on a tan background. Blotches fit together like a puzzle or giraffe pattern. Dark wedges on top of the head, below the head, and behind the eye Regardless of length, pythons… Read more »

Do animals get bored?

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Whether an animal gets bored depends mostly on their intelligence and natural behaviours. Generally, it is only mammals that get bored, causing them to look for ways to learn about their environment. Although other animals benefit from learning, they don’t get bored when they stay in the same place for the same time or repeat the same… Read more »

The lifespan of pet rabbits

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Most small pets have a very short lifespan of about 2 to 4 years and many people expect the same of pet rabbits. But surprisingly these little critters can live up to 14 years and more. If you want to own a pet rabbit you should be well aware of this commitment. In this article… Read more »

Can non-venomous snakes harm you?

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Non-venomous snakes do not possess any toxins that can harm humans, and typically do not have fangs. However, most snakes can become aggressive when threatened, and a non-venomous snake’s layers of small sharp teeth can leave harmful wounds if you’re bitten.   Can you tell if a snake is non-venomous?   There are no specific features… Read more »

Do house lizards hibernate?

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Since lizards are cold blooded, they spend the winter months hibernating if they are native to a cold climate. If they live in tropical areas, lizards only hibernate to escape the summer sun. Common house lizards are found on every continent except Antartica, so it’s likely you’ve seen one out in the wild. But in… Read more »

How to look after a Bearded Dragon

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What is a bearded dragon?   Pogona is the scientific name for what we know as the common name bearded dragons. The term “Bearded Dragon” refers to the “beard” of the dragon, the underside of the throat. The beard can turn black and puff out for several reasons, most often due to stress, or if they… Read more »