Did you know that a pet can considerably reduce the amount of stress in your life? Cheetahs aren’t alone when it comes to keeping animal pets. Nature has seen some weird animal companionships – from horses who keep goats as seeing eye dogs to tarantulas that keep frogs as house pets. Even gorillas have been witnessed adopting kittens only to mourn their death when they’ve finally moved on. Just try and say animals don’t love their furry friend. You can’t.
If you’re set on getting a pet for a birthday or the holidays, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests first buying and wrapping some pet supplies (pet bowls, pet bed, leash, etc.) as gifts, then selecting the pet as a family. That way, everyone has time to really think about whether your family is ready for a pet.
Here’s your gateway to the fascinating world of animals. Find all the strange, funny, cool, and interesting facts about animals all over the world. Explore creatures of the wild and then come ‘home’ to meet your animal companions. Find useful information about pet animals and all that you need to know about pet adoption and care, in these articles on Animals and Pets.
Pets for Patriots aims to get harder-to-adopt pets out of shelters while offering free memberships to U.S. veterans and incentives to help them care for their new pet. The organization has a network of shelters their members can use to find their perfect pet, and they pre-screen members before they visit shelters to make sure they’ll be good pet parents.
4. They don’t stay little forever. Baby animals, by their very nature, are hard to resist. They are incredibly cute and appear dependent upon others for their very survival. But within a few months, those babies grow up and their natural instincts kick in. They may bite, scratch, tear up the furniture, or worse. This is usually the time that most people who have tried raising a wild animal decide it’s time to release it back into the wild. But the problem is that the baby animal may not have developed the critical skills necessary â€” like hunting for food or evading predators â€” to survive in the wild.