Pets

Pets make wonderful companions. Learn how to take care of pets, read about common pet behavior issues and injuries and pick up general pet care tips.

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If dogs are man's best friend, you still need to be well informed in order to choose the right one. Learn how to choose a dog.

By Dr. William Fortney

Between 6 and 8 million dogs and cats need homes each year, but only about half of these animals are adopted. Learn how animal shelters work and how they differ from animal rescue organizations.

By Stephanie Watson

There are myriad birds that make good pets. In fact, birds are among the most popular house pets. But you must take care when choosing a pet bird and bringing it into your home.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Cats are known for having long whiskers. The whiskers are deeply rooted within the cats face. What purpose do they serve, though? Why do cats have whiskers and what are they used for? Find out the answer to this question in this article.

The neon tetra needs no light show to sport its small multicolored body. Read more about the very popular and colorful Neon Tetra in this article.

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A somewhat larger tetra, the diamond tetra reaches 2.5 inches and exhibits intense coloration when kept in a darkly aquascaped tank. Learn how to care for this exotic fish.

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Choosing the right fish for a freshwater aquarium depends on a number of factors, including the tank's size, the fish's diet, and more. Our fish profiles will allow you to select the perfect blend of fish, no matter how large or small your aquarium.

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Simply put, fish don't like a dirty home any more than we humans do! Follow the tips in this article to keep your aquarium clean and cozy for your fish.

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The black phantom tetra grows to two inches and is a hardy species that does well in both small and large groups. Learn how to take care of the black phantom tetra, no matter how many you choose to have.

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If you've ever had a pet fish that died quickly, you may be surprised to learn that the normal lifespan of most aquarium fish is measured in years! Find out how to keep your fish alive and well in this article.

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Often, hobbyists find themselves leaving a pet store with a fish that they just couldn't pass up without having any idea what it eats, how large it gets, or if it has any unusual care requirements. While it is always fun to acquire a new fish, doing it haphazardly can be disastrous and costly.

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Before you bring an aquarium home to house your new fishy friends, you'll need to know how they work, how to shop for one, and how to maintain your aquarium. Read this article to learn the basic steps to creating your aquarium.

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From design, to water filtration to the proper plants, there's a lot to know in order to set up a vibrant aquarium that will keep your fish healthy and happy. This article provides tips and advice on the many issues you'll face and the equipment you'll need to address them.

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Knowing how to set up an aquarium is vital to the survival of your freshwater fish. Learn the important initial steps of how to set up an aquarium.

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Did you know that the type of water in your aquarium can affect how the cardinal tetra looks? Learn how to make this dazzling fish feel and look its best.

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These fish get their name from their iridescent coloring that shows best in low light. Learn how to care for the glowlight tetra.

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The head and tail light tetra, also referred to as the beaconfish, races around the aquarium autobahn. Find a profile of the head and tail light tetra.

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The x-ray tetra is an excellent freshwater fish for first-time fish owners. Read about and see a picture of the fast-swimming x-ray tetra.

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The bleeding heart tetra is a deep-bodied tetra that grows to two inches and must be kept in groups. This fish is higher-maintenance than many others, but it's beauty may be worth the extra care.

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The bloodfin tetra is an excellent community species that grows to approximately two inches in length. Like most tetras, they are most comfortable in a group of six or more.

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The red-eye tetra likes to take a nip now and then at the longer fins of other fish. Read about the otherwise undemanding red-eye tetra fish.

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Unlike many of the peaceful fish suited to an aquarium, the African Congo tetra likes to jump! Learn how to protect him and keep him happy in his aquarium.

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How lost dogs and cats find their way home is a mystery. The pets listed here each traveled great distances and reunited with their owners hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles away.

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For a cat lover, even the most unremarkable cat is special, but these have been singled out for extra-noteworthy achievements. These cats made the news either because of their strange behavior, or physical traits. Learn about 9 top cats.

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Take the legwork out of your pet search! Learn how Petfinder.com got started, how shelters and rescue groups use it and how you can find a new member for your family on the site.

By Hannah Harris