WHICH OF THESE FISH NEEDS A SMALL AMOUNT OF SALT IN THEIR WATER?
The answers are guppies and mollies. Even though they are freshwater fish they require a small amount of salt in their water. Special minerals can be used in place of the salt but the minerals are harder to find, whereas the salt is widely available.
Note: While they don't need it to survive, Betta fish do enjoy a small amount of salt in their water from time to time. The salt gives them a health boost by adding essential electrolytes to the water which are needed for proper gill function and helps keep their slime coat in good condition.
WHICH OF THESE PETS NEED DUST BATHS? (YOU MAY CHOOSE MORE THAN ONE ANSWER)
The answers are Chinchillas and Degus. These pets are both closely related, and both require regular dust baths to maintain a healthy coat.
Some hamsters (mainly dwarf hamsters) benefit from dust baths. They don't need it as much as degus or chinchillas but many dwarf hamsters enjoy them. Gerbils also benefit from dust baths.
Ferrets and guinea pigs should not be given dust baths. It is not natural for them, and the dust will just irritate their eyes, and they won't know what to do with the dust. The ferrets might dig in it and make a mess but they won't bathe in it.
Note: rabbits, rats, and mice, should not be given dust baths either.
Sorry about how lateness of these quiz answers! I just completely forgot about them until today! New quizzes will be up this weekend. (I don't want to do them before because that would mess up my quiz schedule!)
New posts are coming soon!!!!