National Pet Day

National Pet Day was earlier this week, but let's be honest, everyday is pet day for us animal lovers, so in honor of our love of pets here are some cute images and interesting facts about what some may consider to be "alternative" pets. 

Hedgehogs

Interesting Fact: There are 17 different species of hedgehogs.

Interesting Fact: Hedgehogs are actually lactose intolerant.

Rabbits

Interesting Fact: Bunnies have 28 teeth and they never stop growing. 

Interesting Fact: Bunnies can see almost 360 degrees in any direction.

Guinea Pigs

Interesting Fact: Guinea pigs don't have the ability to naturally produce Vitamin C.

Interesting Fact: Guinea pigs remain active for about 20 hours a day, and spend the rest of the day taking short naps.

Hamsters

Interesting Fact: Hamsters can store food in their cheeks and save it for later.

Interesting Fact: Hamsters don't have great eyesight but they do have a great sense of smell.  

Turtles

Interesting Fact: Water turtles can live 30-40 years, and box turtles can live between 50-100 years.

Interesting Fact: Turtles don't have any ears, but they're not deaf.