Are you living somewhere that won't let you have a dog or a cat? Can you have a bird (or a fish or a reptile)? If you can have a bird, we have put together a list of the best birds to have as a pet for the first time bird owner. Birds are social creatures and you may want to get more than one -- ask a trusted breeder for advice on that.
When winter is at its coldest you may not be motivated to go outdoors, but you can still entertain your dog and help her work off some energy (and stay in shape!) this winter. It's possible to have fun no matter what the weather and we have put together some tips for you and your pup!
In the winter months, especially if you live in a snowy part of the country, seeing a bright flash of color can brighten your day! When you attract birds to your backyard and feed them throughout the winter, seeing a cardinal or chickadee on the feeder or enjoying some suet is a
Did you know that dogs and puppies benefit from being trained? They do! The reason a dog or puppy loves to be trained is that they get to spend time with you and they also love to please their pet parents. Consider, too that a well-trained dog is a dog who will be happy with your family, won't chew your shoes and will likely be a welcome guest when you travel!
The coronavirus pandemic continues to keep families and friends isolated and many people are turning to pets for companionship. Depending on where you live, a pet may not be allowed. You may not have time or the resources for a furry or feathered friend, but have you ever considered a finned companion?
Have your children been asking for a pet? Have you ever wondered if a hamster is a good first pet? We have pulled together some information to help you make that determination because hamsters are one of the most popular pets for children.
Happy Healthy Cat Month is underway and we know that our feline furry family members are regal, sometimes aloof, loving, sophisticated and deserving of being celebrated for an entire month! At Magoos Pet we have a myriad of cat and kitten items from toys to beds to travel carriers, snacks, treats and everything in between!
Did you know that senior cats are amazing? They are! How to care for a senior cat is not much different than how to care for a kitten -- other than your senior cat may sleep more than a kitten! A cat is considered a senior when he is eight years old! It's true.
Who loves mutts?! Everyone! Why mutts are great is something we wanted to write about in anticipation of July 31 when National Mutt Day is celebrated. Mutts are so great there is also a celebration of them in December.
Ask any pet parent who has lost a beloved dog or cat because the pet ran out the door, slipped the collar or wriggled out under a fence in the backyard and they will tell you it is one of the scariest times of their lives. Lost Pet Awareness Month is recognized in July and one of the reasons is that the
Did you know that July is Dog Hydration Month? Yes, it seems like there are holidays for everything, but this is an important way to raise awareness of the importance of keeping your dog hydrated (no matter the month). When the sun is high as are the temperatures and humidity it is a dangerous time for our dogs and cats. Your pets need access to cool, clean water at all
July 5th is one of the busiest days at animal shelters and rescues and the reason is they are dealing with a lot of lost dogs. Many dogs get scared and will run away during fireworks celebrations. Whether your dog is afraid of the sounds of the fireworks or if he is scared of crowds, it's up to you to know your dog's personality and to help him get through a
May 11 is National Pet Preparedness Month. What does this mean for you? As a pet parent you need to be prepared for emergencies for your human family as well as your pet family. If you had to evacuate your home because of a flood or fire or hurricane or other natural disasters, would you be able to find a place to stay that your pets would be welcome? If you have a pet
We love that there are holidays and reminders to celebrate our pets and the unconditional love they bring to our lives. That being said, did you know that May is National Pet Month? At Magoo's Pet Outlet we celebrate our indoor pets as well as the birds and other animals that live outdoors -- koi in your pond, turtles that may visit your yard, fish in your aquarium,
Leopard geckos are popular first reptile pets for many. If you’re nocturnal, you’re in luck because your leopard gecko is, too. These small reptiles are also awake during the day so don’t fret that you have to change your sleep schedule in order to be entertained by them.
We love that May is National Pet Month and we have put together a list of ways in which to celebrate your pets! As pet parents we know that our pets are celebrated members of our lives each and every day, but we aren’t opposed to setting aside an entire month to share our love of them!
Birds are lovely, soothing to own and sing beautiful songs. There are some birds, though, who may be a bit too vocal. If you want a bird whose songs won’t overtake any conversations in your household, we have put together a list of beautiful and relatively quiet singers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought about a lot of changes around the globe. Pet parents have been dealing with a myriad of changes as well. Changes in routine from going into an office to working from home to just staying home and not working during the COVID-19 Quarantine. If you are among the pet parents who are now staying home -- whether you're working or not --
February was Pet Dental Health Month. It’s an ideal way to raise awareness of the importance of dental health, but pet parents know caring for pet’s teeth is a year-round task. If you’re not certain how to care for your pet’s teeth, we have advice.
Watching fish swim around in an aquarium is a peaceful, stress-reducing way to relax and unwind. Fish tanks are also beautiful and unique, especially when you consider how many species of fish are available, the number of accessories you can add, the plants, the various color rocks and tank backgrounds and you will see you can truly make your aquarium as unique as you
Reptiles have big personalities! You may not have thought of that, but some reptiles will show their joy at seeing you walk into the room. We have heard from bearded dragon parents that the dragon will run to the top of the log when they walk into the room. There is also a bearded dragon we have seen online that will look as though he is waving when he sees his
Watching fish swim around in an aquarium is a peaceful, stress-reducing way to relax and unwind. Fish tanks are also beautiful and unique, especially when you consider how many species of fish re available, the number of accessories you can add, the plants, the various color rocks
It is fascinating to watch birds flocking to the feeders you have placed in your yard. This is especially true if you live in areas of the country that get blanketed with snow. Seeing bright flashes of colors and hearing the sounds of birds scrambling to your feeders brightens even the darkest of winter days.
There are lots of different types of wild bird seed available. So much so, that it can be hard for the well-intentioned bird lover to know exactly what is best to buy and leave out for the birds. In this post, we are going to give a brief guide to wild bird seed and food to hopefully make things a little clearer for you.
Just like humans, when outside temperatures lower, and bacteria begin circulating throughout the air, dogs are susceptible to numerous types of illnesses. The most common one, which can be likened to the human version of the “common cold,” is referred to as Bordetella Bronchiseptica – or in simpler terms, the “kennel cough.”
New kittens are fun, snuggly and full of energy! If you're planning to bring a kitten into your home, you will want to be prepared to keep him or her entertained, engaged and well-cared for. How to care for a new kitten is something you can ask your veterinarian or the shelter from which you're adopting the kitten. Many of us have also adopted kittens from
With twitching noses, soft tails and a spring in their step, rabbits make excellent pets. There’s a lot to know about our small furry friends before committing to 12 years of rabbit ownership (or more!), so ask the question: is a rabbit the right pet for me?
If you’re anything at all like me, once you start to feed the wild birds you will become addicted and will soon start wanting to attract as many different species as you can. If this is the case, then this article on how to attract birds to your yard should be great for you.