Venomous Snakes in Tennessee?

When it’s time to head outside and enjoy the sunny, warm summer skies of East Tennessee — it’s good to know what kind of wildlife is out there in the many popular outdoor attractions. Locally, East Tennessee has 23 of those snake species that are frequently found in the area, two of which are venomous … Read more

How Long Can Guinea Pigs Go Without Water?

No one wants to leave their guinea pigs alone for an extended period, but its something that happens if you have work or tend to travel regularly. If you are a piggy parent, you must have found this problematic, as you always wonder how long your pet can go without eating and drinking and what … Read more

What Is a Bantam Chicken?

When sailors stopped into the port for fresh food and water supplies, they were impressed by the local chickens, which were smaller than the chickens back home. Miniaturized bantams were made from a standard breed of Rhode Island Red, Cochin , or Orpingtons. To avoid confusion among folks, the difference between miniaturized and developed is … Read more

Can You Own a Ferret in California?

Saturday, April 2, is National Ferret Day, but there will not be much celebration in California. The Golden State and Hawaii are the only states to ban domesticated ferrets. This heavy-handed government policy dates to 1933 and is based on myths and misconceptions about the perceived threat to the environment posed by ferrets and differences … Read more