Category Archives: Chinchilla

The Tortoise and the Hare

Animal Ark is know to have its wide variety of choices when it comes to pets and how to care for them. Today, I’ll be talking about Tortoises and the difference between a Turtle and a Tortoise. Currently, we have Red-Foot Tortoises, Sulcatas and Russian Tortoises. They all require specific care, lighting and diets. Our first critter is the Red-Foot Tortoise. Food: They are opportunistic grazers. The diet consists mainly of plant material like leafy greens (Collard greens, kale, red and green leafy lettuce, escarole), over-ripe fruits (melons, mango, papaya, cactus leaf) and on occasion have been known to eat carrion and small insects in the wild. As a captive … Continue reading

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Animal Ark has Returned!!

Sorry for the absence on our website! We’ve been SUPER busy trying to bring you the best at our store! Here are some of our updates, new and old news! We’ve got some new faces to our Animal Ark family! If you’ve kept up with our Facebook page, you’ve seen these newbies. Give them a warm welcome! We’ve also added some new critters to our line-up! Some of these guys we’ve had before, others are new to our store! Meet Big Red! This here is our Red Iguana. It’s a bit feisty and was brought to us to find a new home for. Once Red is outta the cage, it … Continue reading

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Store-front Sale!

It’s yard sale day every day at Animal Ark! We have new and gently used items out front of our store, from hutches to kennels. We even get large tanks with stands from time to time. We carry the used items to help those that really want the pets they’ve always wanted without the outrageous costs of their habitats. Check out these large kennels we’ve received! (the young lady here is about 5’2″)

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Research is key!

Knowing about your pet is crucial to their health and happiness. Diet, exercise, socialization (or lack of for ornamental pets) are very important. Owning a Cat is super easy if you have a lap, good food, fresh water and proper grooming (depending on the breed grooming isn’t an issue) They’re pretty self-sufficient critters. Dogs aren’t much different but they tend to need more attention, exercise and outdoor time and a different diet than a feline. Cats and dogs are too ‘normal’ for you?! That’s not a problem either. There are hundreds of other animals to choose from. -Reptiles need special heating because they’re cold blooded. They can’t regulate their temperatures … Continue reading

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Repticon!

Located in Pasadena, we’ll be featuring our popular exotics, small animals and a plethora of reptile supplies by all your favorite brands. January 11-12, Saturday and Sunday! Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds 7902 Fairmount Parkway Pasadena Tx 77507 Saturday: 10am-5pm. VIP entry available at 9am. Sunday: 10am-4pm. No VIP. Online VIP early admission at 9am saturday will be $12 for adults or $5 for children between 5-12yrs of age. Two day tickets: $15 for adult and $5 for children (5-12yr). One day tickets: $10 for adult and $5 for children (5-12yr).

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Volunteer Work at Animal Ark

This young man comes into Animal Ark on his days off from school to help us keep the store in working order. As a volunteer, you’re expected to help feed and water our small animals and our petters (large enclosures in the front for handling certain animals like rabbits, guinea pigs and prairie dogs). Facing and dusting shelves are often done too. What you do depends on your age and skill level. Volunteers have to be ready and willing to follow direction and learn about what they’re caring for while here. It can be a very rewarding and educational experience!  

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More Baby Chinchillas!

Our breeder has a new Chinchilla baby in the store. It’s needing a forever home! Come in today to check him out!

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Chinchilla!

We have a new addition to our Animal Ark family today. This is a Chinchilla. They’re native to the Andes Mountains in South America. They’re great jumpers and can reach heights of 6′! These guys are very active and require a lot exercise. Large wheels, large hamster balls, stimulus toys…etc are all good for these guys. Because they’re part of the rodent family, they need something to gnaw on since their teeth constantly grow. Wood toys are great for this. One super unique thing about Chinchillas is they don’t need a bath like most of the other mammalian pets. Their fur is so thick that water can cause mold and … Continue reading

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