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17Jul2013

Pets in the Classroom Awarded Google Grant

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On March 10, 2012, Pets in the Classroom was awarded a Google Grant for free Google AdWords advertising. Pets in the Classroom’s ads are displayed alongside related search results on Google.com, and when people click on the ad, they are taken to Pets in the Classroom’s homepage. The Google Grant award has helped Pets in
16Jul2013

Pets in the Classroom – What About Rats in the Classroom!

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Despite whatever rumors you’ve heard about these furry creatures, rats are a great candidate to consider for your new classroom pet.  Unlike their wild ancestors, pet rats are clean, social, and a ton of fun to observe. Pets in the Classroom has awarded many grants to teachers to have a rat as a classroom pet!
16Jul2013

Pets in the Classroom Suggests ~ Shed Your Skin with a Snake in the Classroom!

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Despite their somewhat scary reputation, snakes are quickly growing to be one of the more popular pet choices among people of all ages.  Contrary to what you might think, certain snakes can even make great classroom pets.  Recommended beginner snakes like the corn snake come in a variety of beautiful colors and patterns, are docile,
16Jul2013

Pets in the Classroom Suggests Chinchillas in the Classroom!

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Pets in the Classroom wants teachers to have small animals in their classroom. Have you thought about a chinchilla as a classroom pet? Here are some interesting facts on this furry friend!   Chinchillas are crepuscular rodents (meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk, like rabbits) native to the Andes mountains in South America. 
16Jul2013

Pets in the Classroom ~ African Dwarf Frogs

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Children have a natural attraction to and curiosity about animals, but having a pet in the classroom provides more than just an interesting pastime for students.  Working with classroom pets provides kids with valuable social skills. There are many different small mammals, reptiles and fish suitable as a classroom pet. The African Dwarf Frog is a perfect
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,
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