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Pet Roadtest – Land Hermit Crabs
Breed: Land Hermit Crabs (Coenobita variabilis) Temperament: social, non-responsive Cost: crabs $7-$30 (set up $100-$200) Lifespan: several months to years Maintenance:...
‘Burke’s Backyard’, in conjunction with the RSPCA, completed an Australia-wide (all mainland states but not Tasmania) research project to compare...
Snakes as Pets
Breed: Children’s and Carpet PythonsTemperament: Not known to be aggressive. Non-venomous. Treat gently and with respect.Cost: $250 – $1000Lifespan: 25-30...
Insects as Pets
BREED: Giant Burrowing Cockroaches, Stick Insects COSTS: $5-$50 GROOMING: None. Stick insects go through 5
Breed: Ferret Temperament: playful, active, mischievous Lifespan: 6-10 years Maintenance: medium Recommended for: units, families with school aged children History...
Headers and Huntaways
Breed: New Zealand Huntaway, New Zealand HeaderTemperament: intelligent, very trainableCost: from $(NZ)250Lifespan: 12-13 years Maintenance: lowRecommended for: sheep stations History...
Breed: Guinea Pig (Cavy) Temperament: quiet and manageable Cost: $10-$45 Lifespan: up to 11 years, average 4-5 years Maintenance: medium...
Breed: Mice Temperament: inquisitive and sociable Cost: low – medium Lifespan: 2-3 years Maintenance: $2.00 -$6.00 Recommended for: children over...
Silkworms as Pets
Breed: Silkworms Temperament: lethargic & big eaters Cost: About $2 for 10 silkworms Lifespan: 2 months Recommended for: Children History...
Breed: Buffalo Temperament: Usually placid Cost: $300 plus Lifespan: 25 years Recommended for: enthusiasts & farmers There are several kinds...
Breed: Guinea pig (Cavy) Temperament: Easily tamed Cost: $10 plus Lifespan: 5-10 years Recommended for: Children and adults Appearance...
Breed: Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) Temperament: Active Cost: $3 – $5 Lifespan: 12 months Recommended for: Beginners to experienced fish breeders...