Do pet snakes recognise their owners?

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Snakes are able to recognise and distinguish between humans and may recognise the scent of their owner as familiar or positive with time. However, snakes are unable to view humans as companions so cannot form a bond with their owner like other pets can.  Can snakes recognise humans?   Snakes have six senses, the first five being… Read more »

Does chocolate kill rats?

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Chocolate is not poisonous to rats, as they are able to digest the chemical theobromine, which can be harmful to other animals. However, only use chocolate as an occasional treats, as although they do enjoy it, it can lead to weight gain and conditions such as diabetes.    We are used to thinking of chocolate as… Read more »

Why do geckos lick their lips?

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Geckos usually lick their lips because they are shedding their skin and need to loosen the skin on their face. However, it can also be a sign of a health problem such as mouth rot or metabolic bone disease, so you should check your gecko carefully for any other symptoms. Shedding   Your gecko licking its mouth could… Read more »

How to look after a tarantula?

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What is a tarantula?    Find tarantulas in the southwestern states of America. Tarantulas are not insects. They are part of the arachnids. Arachnids are spiders and ticks, and other insects like invertebrates that have eight legs, not six. While many tarantulas are dull brown or black, some species are brilliantly coloured or striped. Tarantulas… Read more »

Do tarantulas get bored?

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Tarantulas, as well as other insects, do not become bored. This is because they don’t have the brain complexity to feel the need to explore and seek new knowledge. When a tarantula isn’t moving, it is simply content with having no threats to its survival.   Why do some animals get bored?   To understand why some animals… Read more »