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16Jul2013

Spiders in the Classroom – Oh My! ~ Pets in the Classroom

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If spiders don’t give you the shivers, they can make fascinating pets.  Tarantulas are among the most popular pets and there are over 800 species of Theraphosidae that are native to a variety of areas and climates.  Before deciding on a tarantula for your classroom pet, you’ll need to know a little something about them.
16Jul2013

Classroom Pet Record Keeping ~ Pets in the Classroom

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Now that school is in and classrooms are organized, one thing that should be created is a log or journal for the classroom pet. This is an important tool in ensuring that your classroom pet receives consistent and proper care at all times. If the pet is cared for outside of the classroom during weekends
16Jul2013

Pets in the Classroom ~ The Gregarious Gerbil

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Pets in the Classroom would like to introduce you and your students to the “Gregarious Gerbil.”   Gerbils are adorable small rodents who seldom bite and are active during the day, unlike some other small mammals. Gerbils are energetic, social creatures, and can be kept in pairs. Please be sure that you have two gerbils of the
16Jul2013

Pets in the Classroom: Add Some Excitement to Your Classroom Pet’s Environment

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Pets can become depressed or bored when there’s nothing to do in their environment.  In the wild, different animals have different behaviors and activities aside from eating and sleeping.  Animals gather food, chew, make nests, exercise and explore.  Do some research on your classroom pet and what behaviors they might display in the wild, and
16Jul2013

Bringing Your New Pet into the Classroom

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You’ve decided on a classroom pet, done the research, purchased the pet’s environment, and are ready to bring your pet into your busy classroom.  When selecting a pet, whether it is a hamster or a turtle, buy or adopt from a source that keeps their pets in clean and spacious conditions.  Look for a healthy,
16Jul2013

Beautiful Betta Fish as Pets in the Classroom

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One of the simplest and most beautiful classroom pets is a betta fish.  These gorgeous, vibrantly colored fish live in shallow, warm water in the wild, in the rice paddies of Thailand and Cambodia.  The males are more brightly colored than the females, with longer, flowing fins.  Two males cannot be kept in the same
16Jul2013

Pets in the Classroom Helps You Get Started with Hermit Crabs

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Hermit crabs make an unusual and very interesting classroom pet.  But don’t let the hermit crab’s name fool you – they are not “hermits” but prefer the company of other “hermies” to be at their happiest.  In the wild, hermit crabs travel in packs of up to 100 crabs.  One of the reasons hermit crabs
16Jul2013

Rabbits as Classroom Pets

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Classroom pets are an important way to forge healthy child-pet relationships, and it’s important for teachers to educate themselves on which type of pet is best for their classroom.  One popular choice of classroom pet is the domestic rabbit, which can make a wonderful pet, but also has some special requirements.   What many people
16Jul2013

Naming Your Classroom Pet – Pets in the Classroom

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What’s in a name? We all love choosing special names for our pets, and when a classroom pet is involved, everyone can participate in the process.  Naming your classroom pet can be a creative and fun classroom project.   Many people name pets “human” names that they have always liked, or sometimes certain physical attributes
16Jul2013

Get Creative with Pets in the Classroom!

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At Pets in the Classroom, we don’t just love animals.  We also look forward, every day, to giving teachers the unique opportunity to educate their students in a fun and interactive way.  We believe that by incorporating your class pet into your curriculum, your students will easily develop a genuine interest to learn.  Try bringing
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