Other Pets

HowStuffWorks looks at the wonderful world of pets besides cats and dogs, including birds, rabbits, rodents and reptiles.


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Super Cute Leopard Geckos Make Great Pets

If you're thinking about entering the wonderful world of gecko ownership, check out the advice from our leopard gecko expert and see if this is the right lizard for you.

Do Backyard Chickens Make Eggcellent Pets?

A lot of people are raising chickens in their backyards. As pets. Are these birds really all they're cracked up to be?

Hermit Crabs: Tiny Crustaceans Living in Nature's Mobile Homes

Hermit crabs are easy to care for as pets if you provide them with all the essentials they need. And that includes shells for their growing bodies.

Ferrets Are Mischievous, Loyal, Affectionate Pets

Be prepared to ferret-proof your house! These guys are smart and creative little explorers requiring serious adult supervision.

The Joys of Living With Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are small, social and way better than hamsters.

7 Lovely Facts About Lovebirds

Lovebirds make great pets either alone or in pairs and flourish when they're shown lots of affection.

They Don't Breathe Fire, But Bearded Dragons Make Cool Pets

That's mainly because they are low-maintenance and surprisingly lovable.

Getting a Pet Rabbit? 4 Things to Know First

Rabbits sure are cute – they're smart, curious and crafty, but they definitely need some special care.