All Creatures Great and Small, Pet Sitters Care for Them All

It seems cats and dogs dominate the pet stores, don’t they? You walk in and see so much for sale for canines and felines. Sometimes you have to ask where to find the hamster toys or the betta fish food.

What’s also not as obvious as where to find these pet peripherals is that professional pet sitters can look after more than just cats and dogs.

Fur Star Pet Care would love to care for all your pets!

What we care for:

  • Reptiles
  • Rodents: Hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, etc.
  • Pigs
  • Ferrets
  • Hedgehogs
  • Horses

That’s right! Along with our standard services we offer specialized and customized care for your pets who neither bark nor purr.

Fur Star Pet Care networks with local and national professional pet sitters so we always have access to caretakers with niche animal experience and expertise.

If you have any of the above-listed animals, contact us today and get a quote!

Meet Our New Family Members!

Announced on our Facebook page  today, we have now adopted sibling sphynxes! One is male and the other is female. We made a trip to Blackwood, NJ to pick them up. They are very affectionate cats who bond strongly with humans. We’re so excited to add them to our family!

Animal Fun Facts

Since we love animals of all kinds, we’d like to share some interesting trivia!

Reptiles

python

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  1. Ball pythons can live up to 40 years. (Long enough to meet several pet sitters!)
  2. While most snakes in the world are non-venomous, the opposite is true for Australia. The venomous snakes outnumber those who aren’t.
  3. Armadillo Dragons roll up into a ball. While this animal can close up, it’s no introvert. This special reptile thrives among others as it is a social creature.

Rodents

guinea pig

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  1. Guinea pig babies can run when they are only a few hours old and can live a long life of 15 years!
  2. Chinchillas have dense hair for protection in cold climates. A chinchilla hair follicle will hold between 60-90 hairs.
  3. Teddy Bear Hamster coloration comes in a variety of over 40 colors.

Pigs

pig snout

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  1. Teacup pigs are actually pot-bellied pigs and can grow large up to 200 pounds. This is why many cities will classify them as livestock rather than pets, per ordinances. They are the 3rd most intelligent mammal. If they get lost exploring, they will remember their way back!
  2. Wild pigs help the ecosystem! When they root in the ground the soil movement makes way for new plants to colonize. They also help spread fruit plants by distributing seeds.
  3. In Denmark, the pig population is so great it outnumbers humans!

Ferrets

weasel

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  1. Weasels in name but also in behavior, ferrets are known for stealing things and hiding them.
  2. Queen Elizabeth had an albino ferret as a pet. This pet has been locked into history as it was included in a portrait made of Her Majesty.
  3. Though they look kind of like oversized rodents, they are actually more similar to dogs and cats. They are good at catching mice and rats.

Hedgehogs

hedgehog

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  1. Known for being covered in quills, these can number between 5,000 and 7,000!
  2. McGillicuddy Serious Party once nominated a hedgehog to parliament. He lost.
  3. It’s against the law to have pet hedgehogs in Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and New York City and Washington, D.C. So Columbus, Ohio area pet sitters can look forward to making house calls on these little cuties.

 

 

 

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