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breeds – Page 2 – PetLvr Archives

About the Turkish Van

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If you are looking for a rare, distinctive looking longhair cat, then you may want to take a close look at the Turkish Van. This cat breed is also known as the swimming cat, since the Van, unlike other cats, actually enjoys taking a leisurely swim. With their love of water, it is no wonder […]

Is the Turkish Angora Right For You?

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If you want a longhair cat breed that is as intelligent as it is beautiful, you may want to take a look at the beautiful Turkish Angora. This breed is one of the oldest cat breeds, originating in the fourteen hundreds in Turkey. For some time, cat fanciers thought that the Angora was extinct, since […]

About the Tonkinese Cat Breed

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If you just can#8217;t decide whether you want a Burmese cat or a Siamese cat, then you may want to consider a cat that is the descendant of both of these wonderful breeds, the Tonkinese. The Tonkinese cat breed was officially created in the nineteen sixties in North America when a Burmese cat was crossed […]

About the Mysterious Sphynx

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If you#8217;ve always had a secret longing to own that charming little alien in the ET movie, you will probably fall in love with the Sphynx cat breed. This cat#8217;s wrinkly small face, huge ears, and enormous eyes definitely give it a very similar appearance. When you add in its whisker free appearance and a […]

Is the Somali Cat Breed Right For You?

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If you love the Abyssinian cat breed, but prefer longhair cats, then you may want to take a close look at the striking Somali. This cat breed is a descendant of the Abyssinian and has many of the same traits.
While longhair cats occasionally were born in Abyssinian litters for many generations, it was not until […]

About the Singapura Cat Breed

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Out of the many cat breeds recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association, the Singapura is probably the breed with the strongest will to survive. These tough little cats have endured almost impossible conditions to grow and thrive. This breed is also called the drain cat because the cats originally lived in the water culverts of […]

Determining the Sex of Your New Bird

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Determining the Sex of Your New Bird Many people are not concerned with whether they have a male or female bird. After all, if you’re not going to breed your bird, it doesn’t really matter, right? … Read More

DogLvr.com – August 2007 Summary

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http://DogLvr.com (RSS) The creation of DogLvr.com was to keep all of the specific dog breed information in one centralized blog. Here is a summary of the entries made in the month of August 2007. // HART … Read More

HorseLvr.com – August 2007 Summary

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http://HorseLvr.com (RSS) The creation of HorseLvr.com was to keep all of the specific horse breed information in one centralized blog. Here is a summary of the entries made in the month of August 2007. // HART … Read More

CatLvr.com – August 2007 Summary

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http://CatLvr.com (RSS) The creation of CatLvr.com was to keep all of the specific cat breed information in one centralized blog. Here is a summary of the entries made in the month of August 2007. // HART … Read More

Choosing a Rabbit

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Novices seeking a rabbit for a pet are often surprised to learn how many different types there are. The American Rabbit Breeders Association recognizes about 50 different breeds, though they have strict criteria. There are many … Read More

Choosing the Right Dog Breed – A Step By Step Guide

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Choosing the Right Dog Breed – A Step By Step Guide Did you know that there are several hundred dog breeds? With that large number of breeds to choose from, how do people manage to decide … Read More

Buying a Horse

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You’ve finally decided that you want a horse of your own, so now you can simply go out and buy one, right? Well, a horse isn’t exactly as simple to own as a cute little kitten … Read More

Adding Fish to Your Aquarium

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Your aquarium is set up and you’ve tested the water to be sure it is safe. Now, you are ready to run to the store and buy ten or fifteen colorful fish, right? Actually, if you … Read More

Do Rabbits Make Good Pets?

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It’s easy to find many challenges involved in having a pet rabbit. But there are lots of positives, too. Here are some of the pros and cons… Rabbits can live a long time, up to ten … Read More

Buying a Second Dog

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If you are a dog lover, you may feel that one dog is not enough. However, before you add a second dog to your household, there are a few important points you should consider. First, you … Read More

The AKC – Know Your Dog's Genealogy

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When you shop for a purebred dog, you will probably notice that many breeders use the initials AKC when they talk about their purebred puppies. What exactly is the AKC? These initials stand for the American … Read More

Good Choices for Your First Saltwater Tank

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Getting your first saltwater tank can be such an exciting event. You will finally be able to sit and enjoy the soothing beauty of your aquarium. However, it can also be frustrating and a bit overwhelming. What equipment do you need? Which fish are best for beginners? Here are some tips to help you start […]

The Horse – Breed Overview Part I

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The horse has been one of the most popular domesticated animals for centuries. While most people today ride horses to relax or compete in a variety of equestrian sports, these animals were once a primary mode of transportation. For the knights of the M…

Good Choices for Your First Freshwater Tank

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Setting up your first freshwater fish tank can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, it also can be challenging, especially if you start off with fish that are difficult to maintain. Luckily, there is not a shortage of hardy, inexpensive freshwater fish species. Finding good starter fish for your first aquarium is relatively easy. […]

Birds – How To Identify Them

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By Michael Russell In this last article of our series on birds we’re going to cover something that most people find quite fascinating. How are bird watchers able to so quickly identify their feathered friends? With … Read More

Cardinal Tetra

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By Gary Bolton
Family: Characidae
Species: Paracheirodon axelrodi
Size: 4.5cm (1 three quarter inch)
Diet: Omnivorous
Tank levels: All
Habitat: Slow-flowing waters in Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia
Remarks: For best colours (and breeding conditions), provide soft acidic water. This tetra is distinguished from other similar fishes like, Paracheirodon innesi and P. simulans, by the extent of the red band.
Comments: A striking, electric […]

Neon Tetra

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By Gary Bolton
Family: Characidae
Species: Paracheirodon innesi
Size: 2.5cm (1 inch)
Diet: Omnivorous
Tank levels: All
Habitat: The natural riverine habitat is Amazonia, but most Neon Tetras are now commercially bred
Remarks: The Neon Tetra is hardy and peaceful but difficult to breed.
Comments: The slim body of this fish has the same unmistakable electric blue-green stripe as the Cardinal Tetra. Here, […]

Further Explanation of The 7 AKC Dog Groups

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By: Debbie Ray Do you really want a new dog? Have you really thought about it long and hard? Why are you thinking about adding a new dog to your family in the first place? Do … Read More

Keeping A Canary

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By Eric Hartwell
It is said while creating the canary, God had taken the same utmost care as he did when creating the earth so as to make it one of its finest creations.
The brightest semblance that a canary exerts is that it is both a wonderful pet to view and wonderful to hear sing. It […]

Birds – The Golden Eagle

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By Michael Russell
The golden eagle is one of the largest birds of prey; the bald eagle and the California Condor are the only ones that are larger. This bird lives in the western Northern Hemisphere flying over prairies, tundra, barren areas, and in hilly mountain regions. Golden Eagles do not congregate in large numbers; they […]

How to Feed Hummingbirds by Hand

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By Simone Skorcik
This is the technique I used to get our backyard hummingbirds to eat from my hand.
1. Make a hand feeder by removing the top part of a small hummingbird feeder #038; use only the base that has the perches #038; feeding holes. Fill this part with the nectar that is usually in the […]

Miniature Horses, Ponies – What’s The Difference?

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By Candice Sabrina
When most of us start out learning about horses, we are told that a horse is a member of Equus ” caballus that is over 14 hands high (a hand, we quickly learned, is 10 cm). A pony, on the other hand, was defined as a member of…

Origin Of The Domestic Dog

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Origin Of The Domestic Dog By: Keith Londrie Ancient history. The earliest fossil carnivores that can be linked with some certainty to canids are the Eocene Miacids some 55 to 38 million years ago. From the … Read More

Ferret Disease And Illness

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Ferret Disease And Illness By Lee Dobbins Some people look at me like I’m crazy when I say “I love my ferret”, but I do, and they can think what they want. My little guy brings … Read More

Characteristics Of The Serpae Tetra Fish

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By George Chao
Are you looking to create a tropical aquarium? Do you want to add more fish to your existing aquarium? If so, consider getting the serpae tetra fish. Serpae tetras are community fish that will mix well with other fish. Whether you are a seasoned aquarist or someone who is only starting to discover […]

Should You Give Children Hamsters

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Should You Give Children Hamsters By Hal Storm Getting a pet for a child is a great idea because it gives them responsibility and a buddy. Hamsters are a popular choice, but are they a good … Read More

Hamster Care And Why Hamsters Make Great Pets

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Hamster Care And Why Hamsters Make Great Pets By P Anderson Hamsters are one of the most popular pets in the world, and are definitely the most popular pet from the rodent family. Hamsters make great … Read More

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