Turtles that have a relatively small adult size are the African aquatic sideneck turtle, the painted turtle, mud turtles, musk turtles and the Central American wood turtle. None of these turtles exceed 9 inches in length when they are adults.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration passed legislation in 1975 that banned the sale of pet turtles that have a shell length that is 4 inches or smaller. This was done to reduce the amount of U.S. salmonella cases related to turtles. It has been proven that turtles can carry salmonella and that small turtles are more likely to be handled by small children, increasing the chances of children contracting the disease.Learn More
The best way to tell if a cat has a fever is to take its temperature and see whether or not it falls in the normal temperature range for cats, which is 100.4 to 102.5 degrees F, according to WebMD. If a cat's temperature rises above 106 F, it can suffer damage to its organs and needs to see an emergency vet immediately.Full Answer >
A dewlap is the flap of fat and skin that hangs down under the jaws of many vertebrates. The term can also refer to other structures in the same area of the body like the vocal sac of a frog.Full Answer >
Red ripe tomatoes are considered a safe food for guinea pigs, but only the ripe fruit should be fed to guinea pigs. Green tomatoes, tomato leaves and stems contain toxic compounds that can make guinea pigs ill.Full Answer >
Around 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized every year in the United States, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). This figure represents 1.4 million cats and 1.2 million dogs.Full Answer >