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Kelly Curtis Spangler - 2013-05-21
I adopted a 5 yr old Turkish Angora. She is white with one blue and one gold eye. They say on here (the video) that they don't need much grooming, however, my Lilly sheds like crazy leaving the chair she claimed as her 'throne' white. Also I find balls of fur everywhere lol. Well I also have two black British Bombay cats and one Black and White long hair cat and they shed a lot less. Other than that, she is the best kitty ever. She licks you and hugs you and she loves to what I call 'Happy Paw' for confort. She def. took charge over the other cats as the Alpha cat. LOVE this breed, just wish the fur would stop flying. ahhahah!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-21
    She sounds adorable, but then... I'm partial to long-haired gorgeous cats too:)
  • Kelly Curtis Spangler - 2013-06-05
    She is !! :)
  • Jase - 2014-02-26
    I have a bombay and he is the coolest little kitten. My daughters talked me into him after years of hating cats and never wanting one, I have to say I am glad we adopted him. I have READ that the Angora breed does not get its full coat till around 2 years old which might be when it stops shedding so bad. I also read that they will shed a lot more in hotter climates. If that helps I don't know.
  • Leela - 2014-07-01
    You should get furgopet comb, it helps A LOT. I tried many different brushes and mitts. This one works so well and even my other short hair cat likes it. I found two angora kittens so I have a lot of brushing to do ^.*
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Animal-World info on Platinum Gourami
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Jamie - 2014-07-01
MY female platinum Gourami keeps picking on my male golden Gourami. I don't know what to do to stop this, help?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Gouramis are very territorial, and will often fight with each other. This is especially true when you have only two. Three work much better, so try adding a third. Also provide many hiding places with plants that reach up to the surface, so they aren't always in each others faces. Some folks even suggest water changes and mixing up the food you offer, but I'm not familiar with whether these will work or not.
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texbird - 2010-07-29
I second the Camelots are NOT for beginners comment.

Very intelligent. Have a sense of humor.
Very bonded to their owner. Want to be on you or near you all the time.
Get bored easily, need toys and stimulation.
Mouthy/nippy/chewers - must train not to pinch you.
Can be loud if unhappy or bored.
Need lots of out of cage time & attention with you. If you can't devote at LEAST 2 hours a day or more interacting with them don't get one.
Can easily become a one person bird if not trained to socialize.
Also if you have a temper don't get one - they don't respond well to yelling. - need calm but firm corrections.

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  • Ellen Moskowitz - 2010-08-03
    Where can I find more photos of the Camelots birds? I am trying to improve a painting I did from an old photo.
  • pernell - 2011-02-02
    Hi my name is pernell I was wondering if you have any loose camelot tail feathers that wanna sell or give? It's for my baby daughter...write back...ok? Thank you...
  • Noble Thomas - 2014-06-29
    Hello, My name is noble, I am looking for a Camelot macaw. Please e mail me more details. Thank you.
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arlene - 2014-01-28
Hi, i have a chug tht my father rescued from the garbage disposer he brought her to me when she was 3mths old..my daughter named her beauty.. she is very playful and loves my daughter but unfortunately my daughter has asthma and lately beauty been shedding so much hair and im afraid im gonna have to give her away..it breaks my heart because i already have a year with her and i love her so much..so im writing here to see if this is normal for a chug and if anyone has any remedy or suggestons on what to do.. i know my daughters health comes first but when my daughter hears we giving her away she starts to cry my daughter has no siblings so beauty is her best friend.. :(

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-28
    She sounds like a great pet, and I would try to alleviate the problem rather than anything else. Because of their heritage they are big shedders. You can't prevent her from shedding but regular grooming can help reduce the amount of hair that falls out. Regularly brush your chug to help remove loose hair. Bathing once a month will help also, but too much bathing can cause dry skin. Still you can use a wet towel and rub your chug's fur. The damp towel will also catch loose hairs.
  • Anonymous - 2014-01-28
    thank you clarice..i will do that.
  • arlene - 2014-01-28
    Thank you clarice, I will do that.. so chugs are big shedders..ohno!!! :'(
  • Alana - 2014-03-27
    Hi Arlene. Before you get rid of your beloved dog, know that it is normal for Pugwawas to be shedders. They lose hair frequently, but if you brush them daily and wash them once every 2 or 3 weeks, they usually are just normal shedders. Do not get rid of your dog; it sounds like your daughter needs her in her life. Best of luck to you, Alana.
  • Barbara Maycott cash - 2014-06-27
    Use flax seed oil. In her food. The SHEDDING WILL STOP. I HAVE AN ENGLISH BULLDOG. HER SHEDDING HAS subsided tremendously. Get it at walmart in the vitamin Area. It's a green bottle. It's only $6 .. In two weeks you'll see a HUGE DIFFERENCE.
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Beth - 2014-06-28
Hi, my husband and I have a kissing fish, and we have had this fish for 11 years! The fish has had no other tank mates, due to the other times we have tried to put other fish with it, it has become aggresive and they ended up hiding from the kissing fish and have died. I am just now reading up on this fish and didn't realize it needed such a large tank. We have a 10 gallon tank and the fish is rather large. Very mellow fish for the most part except when we tried to put other fish with it.

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Animal-World info on Umbrella Cockatoo
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lauren - 2014-06-28
I am very interested in owning a cockatoo. Having trouble deciding on a breed, so far I've read my favorite breed, the pink/red/gold major Mitchell, has a rather difficult temperament. Looking for the best breed for a first time bird owner.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Cockatoos in general are very social animals, which translates into very needy pets. Some of best mannered and readily available are the Umbrella Cockatoo, Lesser Sulfer-crested Cockatoo, Goffin Cockatoo, and the Bare-eyed Cockatoo. Others like the Citron-crested are more high strung, and the Rose Cockatoo, though a fine pet, it more rare and more expensive. But no matter which species you get, be prepared to give a lot of attention (and I suggest setting up a routine immediately with dedicated affection times and 'self entertainment times, to avert any unintended problems).
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Dee - 2014-06-26
My nephew found my lovebird on his apartment balcony and since he had a cat, asked me if I wanted it. I've never had a bird before but he was so friendly I couldn't say no. He was awesome, spent a lot of time with me when I was home and never bit me. While my house was being renovated I left my sister and her husband take care of him. At first he was Greg but now he bites all the time. I come to visit, take him out of his cage, pet him for a minute and then the biting begins! Is there anything I can do??? Plus yesterday he started shredding the newspaper on the bottom of 'his' cage and stuffing it in his back feathers! What's that all about? Thank you in advance for any help out there!!!

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  • Paul - 2014-06-28
    Your bird is not a him it's a her and when you care for them and put them in someone else's care it shows them they're not wanted by you anymore and they start to get defensive. And if the bird is putting paper or twigs on her rump she is beginning to make a nest.
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Animal-World info on Eastern Rosella
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louise wilson - 2014-06-28
I have an eastern rosella named rainbow as I've commeted earlier this year as she's now gained all her trust in me and others around her... Finally! She will let me know when she wants to be fed or petted etc. There's just one problem and I'm a little worried as I'm a mum-to-be... Is my pet bird a danger or a hazard to my baby when he arrives?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    In general I would say no, but yet the bird may get jealous of your diverted attention. Therefore, I would not allow the bird out of its cage in the same room as the baby unsupervised. You can be too careful and birds can be unpredictable at times.
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Animal-World info on African Side-necked Turtle
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Worried in Detroit - 2014-06-24
My African Side-neck turtle's head is peeling--that is to say that the skin on top of her head is peeling and she is spending days at a time on her basking area. When I passed by her tank she fell off the basking area and I am scared that she is sick. I have had her for about two months and she is just a baby. Her tank is about 70 and she seems to like that temperature when she is in there. Any ideas about how I can moisturize her head? Do you know if she is sick and what I can do to make her get better?

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  • African Sideneck Turtles - 2014-06-28
    The first thing is maybe heat your tank a little. Most aquatic turtles including Sidenecks prefer a temperature of 75+. And by peeling do you mean it's actually peeling? If it's just shedding that is pretty normal for a Sideneck. It's a sign of growth if it sheds. I'm not sure about the falling part, but from what I am hearing it sounds like it is just shy and prefers to bask alone. Mine was like that for a while. Hope I helped!
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Animal-World info on Yoyo Loach
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bill - 2006-10-07
I have 4 yo yo loaches in a gallon container they were in my big 55 gallon tank, but they were eating the fry. Love these guys, but tend to be a little more aggressive than people say. At my store we put them under semi-aggressive fish. They are definitely good scavengers and will clean your tank. The only thing that gets me is that when they sleep they look like they're dead. When you go to get them they take off.

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  • Anonymous - 2014-06-29
    I'm looking at getting a yoyo fish to kill my snails I'm quite nervous for my guppies, cause some websites say they eat them.
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