- The name bearded dragon is derived from the fact that when these reptiles "puff up," the spiny skin under their throats looks like a beard.
- In June 2008, Zak-n-Wheezie, the longest-living two-headed bearded dragon on record celebrated their first birthday.
- The deserts and semi-arid scrub lands of southeastern Australia are home to the bearded dragon outside of captivity.
The heart of PetSmart® is our love of pets. That’s why we founded PetSmart Charities, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to finding a lifelong, loving home for every pet. Whether it’s adoption or homeless pets, home retention, spay/neuter, or emergency relief, PetSmart Charities supports programs that help find solutions to pet overpopulation.
You can’t take your pet along every time you leave town and there’s not much you can do to lessen how much you'll miss your four-legged family members when you’re away. But making sure your pet and her caretaker have everything they need for a pleasurable and safe time together can help lessen how much you worry while you’re gone. & Read more �
If there’s one place most dogs don’t enjoy visiting, it’s the vet’s office. Some get so stressed, they pant excessively, cry, even tremble - and that’s while they’re still in the waiting room! If vet visits stress your dog out, here are ways you can make the trip more relaxing and even enjoyable:
Anyone who’s surfed around PetSmart.com has seen the work of Bailey Brown. She’s the lead photographer for the site and has been successfully pointing her camera at pets and the products they love for almost 10 years. Here’s what she had to say about her gift for photography, her love of pets and how the rest of us budding pet photographers & Read more �
If you’d like to have a canine companion by your side and live in an apartment, here’s good news: There are lots of dogs who are compatible with a city-dweller’s lifestyle. And, an increasing amount of residential communities are adopting pet-friendly policies. If you are living in an apartment and are considering adding a dog to your family, here are & Read more �
Dog parks are more than just places for your pampered pooch to burn off some steam and calories. Within the chain link confines of dog parks, you can find camaraderie, exercise, laughter, fun and of course, dogs!
Here are some tips for merging good manners and common sense to create the ultimate dog park experience for & Read more �
One of the most important things you can do to keep your cat healthy, happy and out of trouble is to make sure your feline friend isn't bored while you're away.
While it's true that they'll nap a good part of the time, you'll want to make sure that when she's awake, she has constructive, fun and challenging things to & Read more �
As a Pet Parent, you know chocolate and alcoholic beverages can be toxic to dogs. Now you can add macadamia nuts, tomatoes and a few more foods to that list.
According to the "Hound Health Handbook" by Betsy Brevitz, DVM, the following foods can be unhealthy, even toxic, to your best friend:
Pets are often victims in man-made or natural disasters. Whether we experience them in our own communities or watch them unfold on national TV, we want to reach out and help them, but may be unsure how to do so.
Here are some general tips on how you can help pet victims in the event of an emergency:
Pets are often victims in & Read more �