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  • Behavior and Socialization

    Common Behaviors Indicators of Health Problems Common Behaviors Rabbits exhibit a wide range of natural behaviors: Digging. Digging is an instinctive behavior for rabbits. In nature, rabbits dig to create safe places in which to hide, sleep or reproduce underground. Male rabbits also make small

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  • Behavior and Socialization

    Behavioral Issues It is important to know whether your pet is diurnal, crepuscular or nocturnal to be prepared for the time of day when s/he is most active. Careful handling of herptiles is also important. For example, when snakes are familiar with you, you should reach your hand into the terrarium

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  • Behavior and Socialization

    Taming and Training Screaming Biting Stress Indicators of Health Problems Birds, Other Pets and Young Children Taming and Training Birds are highly trainable, but you need to begin the process from the very start of your relationship. No matter how cute and cuddly your new bird may be,

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  • Behavior and Training

    Natural Behaviors Problem Behaviors Training Natural Behaviors One way to prepare for cat ownership is to make sure you understand the natural behaviors associated with cats. Here are a few basic behaviors inherent to a cat's constitution and disposition: Nocturnal Activity. Cats are nocturnal

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  • Behavior and Training

    Dogs exhibit a wide array of behaviors -- some natural for them, others frustrating for you. It is important to understand what is normal activity for dogs and give them the constructive time and space to act upon them, like digging and chewing. Other behaviors can be problematic to socialization, cleanliness

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  • Behavior and Training

    Natural Behaviors Problem Behaviors Training Natural Behaviors Small animals exhibit a few instinctive behaviors that are part of their genetic makeup. Understanding these will help you be more effective in managing your pet's care. Nocturnal. Most rodents are nocturnal, which means they are active

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  • Choosing Your Pet

    Cats have been domesticated for literally thousands of years. Yet they continue to behave according to their earlier natures as predators of vermin. They are creatures of habit who value cleanliness and routine. They love to hunt and roam. They also happen to be the number one choice of pets in the

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  • Choosing Your Pet

    There are more than 400 different breeds of dogs, each with its own unique characteristics and personality. Understanding the characteristics of breeds is a good place to begin your selection process. Before your start, though, develop a list of the personality traits you'd like in your dog, then consider

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