April 1, 2019

Dear fellow animal lovers,

Born and raised in the Sunset, I grew up visiting The Animal Connection. I felt the innocent joy of hearing large, colorful, parrots speak as clear as people, and the exuberance of watching bright little fish dart back and forth in their tanks...

December 8, 2018

Did you know hermit crabs live up to 30 years in the wild? So why did our Hermit Crabs only live a couple months when we had them as kids? The number one cause of death in pet hermit crabs is improper care.

As a young adult, I got two hermit crabs from my sister. I was...

October 31, 2018

Guinea pigs have been a popular pet since I was a child. I remember going to the store and picking one out. When I brought it home I named him Hammy and kept him in a small cage and I loved him! I'd feed him pellets and some hay and occasionally a veggie treat. My, how...

October 22, 2018

Recently a friend of mine was walking her dog in the neighborhood when she heard a loud thud and the sound of a frantic bird flapping its wings. After finding the source of the noise, she realized that a small sparrow got stuck in the spider web decorations hung on a t...

October 6, 2018

We see it in the news all the time--a city is struck by a natural disaster. Whether it's floods, earthquakes, fires, or hurricanes, be prepared! In the event of an emergency you'll want to have your pet micro-chipped and make sure you register the microchip. Microchips...

August 28, 2018

Rats are amazing pets! They're extremely intelligent and crazy cute! But what do you do when a rat isn't tame?

Some of our frequent customers might be familiar with Roberta. She's a rat that's been with us for the past six months or so. As a young rat, she never interac...

June 30, 2018

Every year, pet owners all over the US (and other countries that celebrate on this day) anxiously anticipate the boom of fireworks and the crackling of sparklers. While lighting fireworks is an exciting and fun way to celebrate our independence as a nation, it's not so...

June 22, 2018

“Nowhere does a Person reveal good or bad manners more decisively than dealing with Pets. The child who handles all pets gently, never teases or frightens his or her own or any other animal, and keeps their animals clean, well fed, and happy, has learned a valuable and...

November 8, 2016

One day little Johnny and Suzie came home from school and surprised their parents with a couple new pets they won as prizes from the carnival they went to that day. Little comet goldfish.! 2 each they won as they mastered the art of throwing a ping pong ball in a littl...

October 25, 2014


Why do I have Algae in my Tank?

Algae are little organisms that live in your water. Algae growth simply means that there is life happening in your water.  It is NOT bad.  It may be unsightly, but it is good!

If I put a Sucker fish, will they eat...

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