Protecting your pet against  the elements of Mother Nature is always important, but keeping your pet cool and safe during the warmer months of the year requires special consideration. Read on for 12 helpful tips and how tos for keeping your pets safe in the summer.

When bringing home an exotic animal to keep as a pet, it's important to know what you're getting into. Not all of them are low maintenance. Many people learn this the hard way, especially with reptiles. The worst thing you can do is dump them outside. Now, there's a place that accepts creatures like this at their no kill reptile shelter. Find out who it is.

What's the best type of cage for a ferret? What about the best beds for them? How often should you clean their cages? Do you have any idea how many hours of sleep they're capable of getting each day? Find out the answers to those questions and others by reading up on Creating a Home Your Ferret will Love.

Up for a challenge? Cat lovers know just how sneaky and ingenuitive these creatures can be.
Cats often use their surroundings and natural camouflage to their
advantage in order to become Hide and Seek Champions at an almost creepy
level. Do you feel like you're being watched? Try to find these sly
felines in Petslady's Hide and Seek Challenge.

Sea monkeys -- the household pet that rose to fame by being sold through advertisements in comic books. Okay, they aren't really monkeys, but they do come from the sea. They are a form of brine shrimp and this is what one variety looks like.

Sea monkeys have been iconic pets since they were first marketed in comic books in the 1950s. They are really a form of brine shrimp and come in DIY kits for you to hatch your own. Now you can buy them online in a variety of different tanks such as this cool Sea Monkeys on Mars kit.

Okay, this photo makes Grumpy Cat look more like she is fiercely protective of her dinosaur friend than she is grumpy.

These 3D Dinosaur Model Kits are a new take on an old hobby. You build your own model dinosaur but instead of plastic the parts are made from 100% recycled cardboard.