• Pets 4 Us

    Pets 4 Us

    Leonard Rego is the proud custodian of a mini-zoo of sorts owning a variety of critters ranging from frogs and terrapins to baby eagles and snakes (a python no less!). There is little about animals that Leo — who shares his name with the king of beasts and a mutant turtle — doesn't know, and we are happy to have him here as our resident Gerald Durell.

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Turtles

Turtles

The Red-Eared Slider
The Red-Eared Slider is the most common turtle species that people keep as pets, and you'll find one easily at any good pet store.
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Hamsters

Hamsters

Raise a little ball of excitement
Little balls of excitement - that's what hamsters are. When they're not busy nibbling on a piece of fruit, they're burning calories scampering to nowhere on the exercise wheel. Looking at them you'd think Mighty Mouse had a less stressful workout everyday!
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Cockatiels

Cockatiels

Raise a pet that talks back to you
If you're looking for a talking bird, cockatiels make great companions - they love to be handled and stroked, perch squarely on your shoulder as you walk about the place, take fruit from your hands, and are as loving as they are lovable!
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Tarantula Spiders

Tarantula Spiders

Raising Tarantula Spiders
Have you ever watched the movie 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'? In the opening scene, Harrison Ford, famous for his role as Indiana Jones in the movie, brushes a hairy spider off his shoulder - and the viewers almost always go 'eeeww' in disgust or 'ooohh' at Mr. Jones' bravery!
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Dogs

Dogs

Raising Dogs
"I want the one with the happy ending," said a little boy to his mother at a pet store I was visiting last Thursday. He was referring to a little puppy whose tail wiggled furiously from side to side, as he eagerly licked the boy's hand in playfulness.
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Lobsters

Lobsters

Raising Lobsters
So, how good are you at solving riddles? Are you a regular Sherlock? You should get the answer to this one! What has two pincers, lives in the water, waits patiently for dinner to swim by, and is so yummy, it sometimes even finds its way into your tummy? I knew you'd guess it right!
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Crabs

Hermit Crabs

Raising Hermit Crabs
Wouldn't it be great to be able to change where you lived every now and then? There's a member of the animal kingdom that does just that. It's the hermit crab, so named because it moves from place to place like a hermit.
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Fighting Fish

Siamese Fighting Fish

Learn to raise a fish that fights!
True to its name this beautifully coloured 'water warrior' has a short temper and goes red in the face and all over (or blue, or what have you, depending on the kind you have) when you pick on the little fella.
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Fire-Bellied Newts

Fire-Bellied Newts

Raising Fire-Bellied Newts
What has four legs, a long tail, is jet black on top and fiery orange underneath? Take a good guess, because it might very well be your next pet! It's the Fire-bellied Newt (pronounced 'nyoot'), a fun little amphibian perfect for those who are newt - forgive the pun - to keeping pets.
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Rabbits

Rabbits

Raising Rabbits
"What's up, Doc?" is probably the most memorable catchphrase to ever come out of the buck-toothed mouth of a carrot-chomping cartoon character. You know who I'm talking about - it's Bugs Bunny of course, that lovable (and wily!) 'wabbit', Elmer Fudd's eternal enemy.
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Pythons

Pythons

Raising Pythons
"Trust in me, just in me; shut your eyes and trust in me; you can sleep safe and sound; knowing I am around". Now where have you heard that before?
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Iguanas

Iguanas

Raising Iguanas
"Why are iguanas green?" my little nephew once asked my niece, his sister. Not one to admit that she didn't know, Little-Miss-Can't-Be-Wrong paused to think and then quickly replied, "Because they're not the prettiest members of the animal kingdom - they're green with envy!"
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Stick Insects

Stick Insects

Raising Stick Insects
Picture this - you're sitting by yourself, minding your business, when all of a sudden, the twig you've been staring at begins to move. "A gust of wind", you find yourself thinking. And then it moves again, and this time there's no wind at all, not even a breeze!
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