Quality Pets FAQ
What is Quality Pets?
Quality Pets is a pet and pet supply
wholesaler. We serve pet stores throughout the southern plains. We're
located in Oklahoma City near the historic Stockyards.
Can I buy from Quality Pets?
If you own a pet store in our delivery area,
all you need to do is fill out one of our new customer forms.
Or contact us at (405) 272-1091.
How long do I float my fish before releasing
Contrary to popular belief, it is harmful to
float bags more than 10 minutes due to chemical reaction that starts to
occur the moment the bag touches the tank water. This creates a highly
toxic ammonia inside the bag.
When is a good time to start restocking our Koi
pond or Water garden?
It is generally a good idea to wait until
around Easter (or April 1) to start working on your pond. This is to
avoid any late hard freezes in our area. If you live north of Oklahoma,
or at much higher elevations (New Mexico mountains), you may want to
wait a little longer. Our Koi are imported. We have a
few pond plants already. Also, most pond supplies are now, or shortly
will be on sale.
Care Tips for your
Did you know? Birds can
generally tolerate cold temperatures as long as they are not in a
draft. Make sure A.C. vents are turned away from the cage. The same
applies to heating vents.
All About Hermit Crabs : Land
hermit crabs make a wonderful starter pet. They are low maintenance and
are generally inexpensive to start up. Hermit crabs should be set up in
an aquarium preferably with 2-3 inches of sand. Gravel may also be
used. The temperature should be above 70 degrees F and preferably
around 85 degrees F. If the tank is too cold or too dry, the crabs will
A very shallow non-metal dish of fresh water
and a drinking sponge should be kept in the tank. The water should be
kept very shallow as the crabs can drown if submerged for a prolonged
period and cannot escape the water dish.
A half shell or shallow dish should be kept
for food. It is recommended that they be fed daily with a good
commercial hermit crab food and supplemented with small amounts of
lettuce, apple, uncooked oatmeal, or whole wheat bread. Hermit crabs
eat very little and very slowly, so any uneaten food should be removed
daily to avoid spoilage.
To get your crabs active, you may lightly
mist them each day. Larger sized shells should be kept in the aquarium
so the hermit crab can easily change shells when it is ready. Coral
pieces or choya wood are also excellent items to keep in the aquarium,
as hermit crabs like to climb. As always, it is best to purchase a care
book before puchasing any live animal. Hermit crabs make an excellent
family pet, as they have been known to live as long as 15 years.
Is my Child ready for a Small Pet? Try the Plant Test. Take your child to a local nursery and together,
pick out a hardy plant. Select some literature on the plant as well.
Explain to your child the purpose of the exercise and the commitment
required to care for a plant and the even greater commitment required
for an animal. Encourge your child's questions regarding the plant and
its care. If the plant withers and yellows, or you end up doing all the
watering, the child may not be ready to care for a small animal.
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