Category: Pets

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Tarantulas and Wolf Spiders

While some people are scared of spiders, others find them an ideal and very interesting pet. Due to their increasing popularity as pets, their numbers are decreasing very fast. Owing to this demand for...

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Wolves in South Africa

Although wolves are not indigenous to Africa, there are a few of them around. Wolves are being used by misguided breeders to crossbreed with dogs to become ‘better guard dogs’. Wolves are naturally very...

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Tortoises, terrapins and turtles as pets

Many people wonder what the difference between turtles, tortoises and terrapins are. Turtles are sea-dwelling species of the superorder Chelonia, while tortoises refer to the land-dwelling species. Terrapin is used to describe several species...

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Hedgehogs and porcupines as pets

The native South African hedgehog (also called the Cape hedgehog) is an endangered species and is protected. It is illegal to keep a Cape hedgehog as a pet. While individuals may rehabilitate injured or...

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Keeping a Chameleon as a pet…

As part of Operation Bite Back, Chameleons cannot be advertised on Junk Mail. Many people want to keep Chameleons as pets because they are a very interesting reptile. But contrary to what many people believe,...