Posts tagged "Northern Blue-Tongue skink"

Unusual Pets: Corn Snake, African Hedgehog, Northern Blue-Tongue Skink

Unusual Pets: Corn Snake, African Hedgehog, Northern Blue-Tongue Skink
Whoever said dogs and cats should have a monopoly on our affections and the chance to share our homes? For those who like to be different, here are three ideas for unconventional pets — all of which are also good choices for people with allergies. (Then again, so are fish!) CORN SNAKE If there’s a... Read more »

Skunk or Skink, Which Is Better Pet?

Skunk or Skink, Which Is Better Pet?
Another question from my Tribune Media Services newspaper column: Q: Do skunks really make good pets? I read in a magazine that you have a skunk with a blue tongue. Where would I find one? — C.T., Cyberspace A: I do have a pet with a blue tongue — a Northern blue-tongue skink, a kind... Read more »

Gabby's Visit, the Pets Sure Remember

So, let me explain what this is about...With our "perfectly trained cat." Gabby had put some dog treats on the table to give the dogs for "dessert." We were distracted and walked into another room. Roxy decided she wanted those treats, hopped on the table and scarfed them down. And instead of eating and running, she needed to say, "I don't care if I'm here." We all walk into the room and there is Roxy. Talk about attitude.
Strictly personal, but then there are some interesting lessons here. Our former neighbor Gabby – who is in second grade -  (and her mom) moved about two miles away a several months ago. We’ve visited them, but this is their first visit back to our house, and the first time our pets have seen Gabby... Read more »
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