Monthly Archives: July 2015

7 categories of enrichment

Relating toys to what your pet does naturally is the best way to brainstorm new ideas for enrichment. Listening to a radio podcast on parrots, enrichment guru Robin Shewokis discussed the different categories toys and devices can fall into. Below I have included examples for all types of pets, in each of the categories. Enrichment is not just a buzzword;

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Hedgehogs – why can’t they share?

Exotic pets, especially in North America, are becoming very common.  Hedgehogs which are small, spiny coated, energetic animals are gaining popularity because of their uniqueness and relatively easy care. Most hedgehogs that are kept as pets are the African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris), weighing between 300 and 600 grams. Autumn Syracuse, a full time aquarist at the Aquarium of Niagara,

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Human Ecology and Tropical Conservation Field Course

Human Ecology and Tropical Conservation Dates: June 27 – July 10, 2016 Application deadline: May 15, 2016 Program fee: $2300 Instructor: Dr. Janette Wallis Location: Piro Research Station, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Course Description This short course is designed to provide students with field experience in a great tropical setting, with an emphasis on current efforts to conserve tropical wildlife and their habitats. As

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