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Old 09-18-2012, 08:32 PM   #261 
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Oh, a friend of mine who keeps discus, last night his daughter brought home a betta in a vase from a party. Had about 2" of water because "I like to jump." I went downstairs and dug out a 2.5 gallon I knew they had lying around and told the little girl her dad will clean it for her and set it up with pink gravel for her. xD
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #262 
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Oh, a friend of mine who keeps discus, last night his daughter brought home a betta in a vase from a party. Had about 2" of water because "I like to jump." I went downstairs and dug out a 2.5 gallon I knew they had lying around and told the little girl her dad will clean it for her and set it up with pink gravel for her. xD
i hate using colored gravel like that...it seems to always cloud up the water, even if it's rinsed to hell and back. it's either natural or black for me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:51 AM   #263 
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This may have been said but how about the biggest betta myth of all....
"Bettas live in puddles and buffalo hoof prints!"

True wild betta habitat....
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:38 PM   #264 
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That must be one BIG buffalo!
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #265 
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Totally true, most people are too lazy to research fish needs. I consider any living organism a pet. Plants to animals because they need care.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #266 
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Anymore myth you guys have.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #267 
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Bettas are temperate fish is a big myth.
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Please post.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #269 
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Are there anymore myths?
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #270 
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Myth: Rabbits are easy to care for pets that are great for children!

In reality the care requirement of rabbits is anything but easy. They need a special diet with hay being available at all times. Next should be a variety of greens and veggies. A high quality plain pellet given daily in limited amounts to prevent obesity makes up the rest. Rabbits are more closely related to horses and are not rodents.

They need large enclosures. Pet store cages are much too small. Even with being in a large enclosure they need to be let out for exercise a few hours each day. It is very important because doing so keeps them happy mentally and healthy physically. They need lots of toys, Rabbits are very playful and need stimulation when they are not out running around.

To become healthier and happier Pets it is important to have them Spayed or Neutered. Which FYI, can be very expensive. There are low cost options though. Also, Rabbits are the 3rd most surrendered pet in the US next to Cats and Dogs. Spaying and Neutering ensures no more unwanted rabbits will end up euthanized in shelters.

They are not recommended for children because they typically dislike being held or handled and their care requires a lot of adult supervision. It is better for the bunny to be a family pet that the parents take responsibility for and the child gets to help.

Another Myth is rabbits are outside Pets. The reality is they healthier, safer, and more enjoyable to have indoors. They are safe from predators inside and the heat, which they are very sensitive to. Too many Rabbits end up neglected and forgotten in backyard hutches. Out of sight out mind! Of course there are exceptions. Some people make outside housing work when they have to.

Rabbits are considered Exotics, so vet care can be very expensive. They need to have their nails trimmed every month or so. Grooming them is equally important because they are constantly shedding their coat. If they ingest too much loose hair it can cause a potentially fatal blockage. Rabbits also have two scent glands located on each side of their genitals. These can get build up that needs to be cleaned out. It is very stinky!

So why have a rabbit when they are so much darn work? They are AMAZING pets to have. Intelligent, personable, and so adorable. They can be litter box trained and taught awesome tricks. Although they can be independent and bossy (lol) they form close bonds. It's a thrill to watch them run around your bunny proofed home and leap through the air with happiness.

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