Do Giant African millipedes bite?

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Giant African millipedes do not bite, and will only harmlessly nibble your skin. They are handled easily as they are calm, docile creatures. However, they can be harmful when threatened, as they secrete a fluid which can cause an allergic reaction to sensitive skin.   Giant African millipedes as pets   Giant African millipedes are… Read more »

Are ferrets happier in pairs?

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Ferrets are highly social animals, that need to play and explore. Keeping more than one ferret allows them to play together throughout the day. You can keep ferrets on their own, but you’ll need plenty of time to play with them to keep them happy.  Keeping ferrets   Ferrets make great pets: they’re incredibly cute,… Read more »

Can cats harm bearded dragons?

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Since cats are natural hunters, there is a fairly high risk that a cat could harm your bearded dragon, if they are kept in the same space. An active feline can also stress out the reptile. This can be prevented by keeping the animals apart, or always supervising them when they are together. Will my… Read more »

Do animals get embarrassed?

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Embarrassment is a complex emotion which relies on our understanding of what others may think of us. Since humans can’t directly tell how an animal is feeling, we can only assume from observation whether or not certain animals are capable of feeling embarrassment.  Why do we become embarrassed?   Embarrassment arises when a person becomes aware of… 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 »

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 »

Do geckos bite?

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It’s quite uncommon for a gecko to bite, but they can if they feel threatened or are being territorial. Since they are quite timid creatures, its more likely for them to run off rather than attack.   Biting when threatened   Your gecko may become scared from sudden movements or sounds. They show they feel… Read more »

Do chinchillas and rabbits get along?

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Rabbits and chinchillas can get along if they are slowly introduced to each other. They may be able to live together your house. However, there are some risks to house sharing, as the animals have very different diets and behaviours. This means they cannot be kept in the same cage.   How are chinchillas similar… Read more »

Why do guinea pigs vibrate?

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Guinea pigs vibrate as a form of communication to show both positive and negative emotions. Your guinea pig could feel uneasy or annoyed, or their environment may be too cold. Male guinea pigs also vibrate to attract females. Since few animals vibrate for communication, you may be surprised when your guinea pig seems to tremble…. Read more »