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Reptiles are easier to keep than ever, with special equipment available in almost any pet store. This ease of entry, however, means that beginners can end up in over their head.

There are species that provide a rewarding introduction to these fascinating creatures. There are others to steer away from.

A primer:

LIZARDS

The leopard gecko is a cute little lizard that’s easy to care for. These desert natives don’t need extra humidity except when shedding, but also don’t need much extra heat; just provide a heated basking area.

Leopard geckos eat live insects that are readily available, such as

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DEC warns owners to protect pets against harmful algae | WWTI

NEW YORK, (WWTI) — The Department of Environmental Conservation is advising pet owners to avoid harmful algal blooms, which can be dangerous to animals.

HABs are likely triggered by a combination of water and environmental conditions that may include excess nutrients, lots of sunlight, low water level, calm water, and warm temperatures. Depending on the weather and the characteristics of the lake, HABs may be present for only a few hours or last several weeks or more.

HABs can release a fast-acting nerve toxin that can be dangerous for pets, especially dogs that swim in blooms. Once an animal swims

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Exotic Wild Cat Escapes Petting Zoo With Help From Potbelly Pig

This big cat is not the only mischievous animal cared for at a North Carolina petting zoo.

An African cat managed to sneak out of an exotic animal exhibit earlier this week and was caught in a viral video roaming a nearby stretch of highway after a potbelly pig aided in his escape.

According to a report form WRAL, an African serval escaped from its petting zoo enclosure in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, on Tuesday.

Footage of the serval’s escape was captured by Candid Cobb, who shared the brief clip to her Facebook page. “Y’all be on ya toes

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2gether for Pets on Friday will help pets in need

You can drop off pet food donations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at 4 Western New York Delta Sonic locations.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — 2 On Your Side is teaming up with FeedMore WNY and Delta Sonic to help local pets in need.

“Having a pet in the home can really provide comfort, friendship, and support, whether it’s an older adult that’s living alone, or a family that needs that companionship of a pet to really comfort them during a time that maybe they’re struggling a little bit, so having a pet there to, you know, just sit on

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Prevent pets from wandering | Lifestyles

Wandering is a common complaint among pet parents. The urge to wander is inherent to many animals. Cats, dogs and animals in the wild naturally wander to claim new territory, find greater comfort and even seek out mates. However, companion animals that wander can land themselves in hot water. Some may scuffle with feral animals, while others may be permanently lost or suffer severe injuries.

In 2012, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals surveyed 1,015 households that had cared for a dog or cat within the past five years. Fifteen percent of participants had lost a

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Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (7/14/21)

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