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Member Advice on Keeping Snakes

(+) fairly easy to keep, beautiful reptiles, some are very docile, gorgeous patterns/colours (-) some may not like the feisty snakes, feeding may put people off, can get very big (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Member Advice on Pets - Coping with a Pet\'s Amputation

Coping with a Pet's Amputation

(+) You can enter your pet into a three legged race (-) Your pet loses a limb and get depressed (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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Member Advice on Coping with Terminal Illness in Pets

(+) Unconditional love (-) The pain of loss (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member advice on Keeping Hamsters

(+) Fluffy? (-) Sex Drive - Incessant Exercise - Crafty and Cunning (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on Caring for Kittens

(+) Great fun, wonderful companions (-) Cost (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Member Advice on Pets - Member Advice on Fishkeeping

Member Advice on Fishkeeping

(+) Facinating to watch, lighten up any room (-) More maintainanace that you would have though (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Member Advice on Cockatiel

(+) Wonderful pets each with their own personality (-) Expensive to house properly (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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Member Advice on Ferrets

(+) Entertaining, loveable, cute (-) Can smell, may nip (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2004)

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Member Advice on Home-made Toys for Cats

(+) Cheap, fun and practical. (-) Your cat will still play with the sweet wrappers! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Member Advice on Keeping Cats

(+) Funny, cute, playful and always happy to see you (-) Messy and can be expensive if they get ill (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Cats and Fireworks

(+) Some Sound Advice for the Children of Today (-) Meandering way of getting round to it (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member's Advice on Being a Responsible Dog Owner

(+) Rewarding and wonderful experience (-) Tiring, time consuming, costly and also finding good homes for them (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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Member Advice on Guinea Pigs

(+) Wonderful, gentle, loving pets (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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Member Advice on Keeping Your Cat Healthy

(+) You'll have a lovely healthy cat (-) An unhealthy cat may lead to a dead one so to speak (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2004)

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Member Advice on Housetraining

(+) Clean Carpets (-) Requires patience and mops. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2003)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Lizards

(+) Friendly, easy to care for, long lived (-) Can be expensive to buy and set up, not always readily available. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Tortoises

(+) Interesting to watch. Life long pet (-) Very high mortality rate with ignorant owners (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Members Advice on Angora Rabbits

(+) People need to be informed when they take on pets. (-) If you are not, you can make mistakes. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Member Advice on Getting a Second Cat

(+) Two can be a lot more fun than one (-) Cats don't always get along - they aren't pack animals! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Lovebirds

(+) Colourful, cheerful chirpy (-) none that I've found (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Rat Keeping

(+) Friendly, sociable, playful (-) Short Lifespan (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member advice on Chinchillas

(+) Loving animal that is fun to watch.No smell (-) Biting furiture and cables. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Member Advice on Bird Feeding

(+) it's FUN, it's FREE, its for ME (-) Bird droppings on your window (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Member Advice on Pets - Member Advice on Kakarikis

Member Advice on Kakarikis

(+) Beautiful and Friendly (-) Can Be Very Loud (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice On Catteries/Boarding Kennels

(+) Dog is secure and it's better than letting her roam the streets fending for herself. (-) Quite a number unless you find a decent place. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on Equestrian Activities

(+) Beautiful, sensitive, inteligent creatures. (-) Not for the novice horse owner! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Members Advice on Turtles

(+) Entertaining, funny (-) They are messy and produce salmonella (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2006)

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Member Advice on Pets - Member Advice On Budgies

Member Advice On Budgies

(+) In Opinion (-) In Opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Rabbit Breeding

(+) Fluffy, cuddly, loveable (-) Like to chew! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Looking After Live Food

(+) Ensures the good health of your reptiles, makes live food last longer (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2008)

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Come and meet our snakes.

Advantages: fairly easy to keep, beautiful reptiles, some are very docile, gorgeous patterns/colours
Disadvantages: some may not like the feisty snakes, feeding may put people off, can get very big

= = = = = = = = = = Snakes in General = = = = = = = = = = I'm not really sure why I got into snakes and why I suddenly wanted one as a pet but I am now glad that I did. My boyfriend purchased a Royal Python when we were on a bit of a break. We got back t ...

kiss_me2070 15.08.2013 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Member Advice on Keeping Snakes

Don't Turn Your Nose Up At Me!

Advantages: Don't get too big. Have great characters
Disadvantages: Their feistiness may put some people off.

My boyfriend and I have four snakes, one of which is a Western Hognose Snake, or Heterodon Nasicus to give her her proper title! Aurora (as we called her) first caught our attention because of her extremely cute face and little upturned nose. In the wil ...

HighPriestess 05.08.2004 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Keeping Snakes

Stroke your snake regularly to keep it happy

Advantages: Can give lots of pleasure
Disadvantages: Can be tricky to keep

I was recently lucky enough to acquire a very large and rather exotic looking snake. A very close friend gave it to me. He thought it would give me endless hours of pleasure. He wasn't wrong! I am loving it! I have been carrying out exhaustive rese ...

alliecat 13.06.2002 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Keeping Snakes

SNAKES ALIVE

Advantages: long-lived, can become very tame
Disadvantages: size that a snake grows too must be taken into consideration

In the mid 1970's to early 80's, my husband and I owned a small tropical fish shop specialising in freshwater and marine fish, reptiles and amphibians. As well as selling snakes in the shop, we also kept several snakes as pets at home. There were two snak ...

janna 19.03.2002 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Keeping Snakes

Corn Snakes: The best and easiest animal to care for!!!

Advantages: Easy to look after, great little pets!
Disadvantages: Only seem to like one person...like parrots, they MUST eat dead mice/rats/gerbils.

The snake I am writing about it the Corn Snake. I have always been a reptile person, and although my husband prefers the fluffy animals, snakes have always been something I have wanted, though my mum and dad would never let me have one, and I had a tortoi ...

stephbond89 05.06.2009 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Keeping Snakes