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  • Hermit Crab

    BREED: Land Hermit Crabs Coenobita variabilis COSTS: Crabs $7-$30. Tank set-up $100-$200 MAINTENANCE: Low, though higher than one may expect.... read more
  • Clumber Spaniel

    Clumber Spaniel

    Breed: Clumber Spaniel Temperament: eager, loyal and calm Lifespan: 10-15 years Maintenance: medium Recommended for: energetic owners, families with older children  Grooming: brush twice weekly... read more
  • German Shorthaired Pointer

    German Shorthaired Pointer

    Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer Temperament: active, friendly, intelligent Lifespan: 10 – 12 years Maintenance: low Recommended for: active owners  History German Shorthaired Pointers were developed... read more
  • Scottish Shorthair

    Breed: Scottish Shorthair Temperament: adorable, very quiet, affectionate Cost: $500 (vaccinated and micro-chipped) Lifespan: average 15 years Maintenance: low Recommended... read more
  • Bichon Frise

    Bichon Frise

    Temperament: placid, even-tempered (can be precious) Lifespan: 14-15 years Maintenance: medium-high Recommended for: elderly and families History ‘Bichon Frise’ (Pronounced Beshon Frizzay) loosely translated... read more
  • La Schnoodle

    Breed: La Schnoodle (Labradoodle x Giant Schnauzer)  Temperament: active, bold and affectionate  Cost: from $850  Lifespan: average 12-14 years  Maintenance:... read more
  • Faverolles

    BREED: Faverolles Chickens COSTS: Around $50.00 per bird, $100 for breeding stock. $2.00 per bird per week to feed. GROOMING:... read more
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Temperament: loving and boisterous Cost: from $500 Lifespan: average 12 years Maintenance: low... read more
  • Archerfish

    The Australian native Archerfish (Toxotes jaculator) shoots strong jets of water to bring down insects and other small prey resting... read more
  • 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... read more
  • Insects as Pets

    BREED: Giant Burrowing Cockroaches, Stick Insects COSTS: $5-$50 GROOMING: None. Stick insects go through 5 read more
  • Rough & Smooth Collies

    Rough and Smooth Collies

    Breed: Rough and Smooth Collies Temperament: active and friendly Lifespan: 12-14 years Maintenance: medium Recommended for: families Breed:  Smooth and... read more