As more and more people share their lives and homes with an exotic pet or two, many amazing facts have been discovered about these adorable pets. Some of these facts are already common knowledge while there are those that are not yet well known.
- Did you know that hamsters can only blink one eye at a time? Yes, they cannot blink both of their eyes at the same time.
- With proper care and nutrition, goldfishes can live for up to 40 years.
- Iguanas possess an excellent ability to hold their breath for up to 30 minutes.
- Macaws, cockatoos, and many species of large parrots can live for more than 75 years when given proper care and nutrition.
- Garter snakes are very productive; they can produce as much as 85 babies in a single birth.
- Ferrets are the third most popular pet in the US, following cats and dogs.
- While at rest, the normal heartbeat of birds is 400 beats per minute.
Bring your pet to your veterinarian Pickerington, OH for regular wellness checks.