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First 3 Things You Need to Know About Getting a Wallaby as Pet

First 3 Things You Need to Know About Getting a Wallaby as Pet

As with most pets, owning a wallaby comes with a lot of responsibilities. And along with these responsibilities is to learn more about the animal, their characteristics, diet, and breeding behaviors. One of the very first decisions you will make when adopting a joey is whether to adopt a boy or a girl, or both, should you want to breed them later. And with this, you need to understand their sexual maturity. Choose...

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5 Little Known Facts About Wallabies

5 Little Known Facts About Wallabies

Wallabies are far from being mysterious animals, which may lead people to believe they know everything about these cute animals, after all, they look and kind of act like kangaroos. However, like kangaroos, there are many different species of wallabies, and though they may have similar characteristics, each has their own unique identity that makes them special. Here are five facts not many people know about...

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Facts About Wallabies and Kangaroos, and Their Threats for Survival

Facts About Wallabies and Kangaroos, and Their Threats for Survival

Both kangaroos and wallabies are marsupials, meaning they carry their young in their pouch. Both also belong to a minor number of animals referred as macropods – or plant eating marsupials. The word ‘macropod’ actually means ‘big foot’, hence, the larger and more powerful hind legs, and larger feet, as well as long and muscular tails for balance. Both animals are also only naturally found in Australia and Papua New...

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Different Types of Wallabies, How they behave and Communicate in the Wild

Different Types of Wallabies, How they behave and Communicate in the Wild

Kangaroos and wallabies share many different characteristics. For one, they’re both marsupials, meaning they are pouched animals – females of both species keep their young inside their pouch until they’re large and strong enough to survive on their own. And as with many marsupials, they’re both herbivores (plant-eating animals). Differentiating Wallabies from Kangaroos However, kangaroos and wallabies are very...

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Development and Life Cycle of Wallabies

Development and Life Cycle of Wallabies

As a marsupial or pouched animal, wallaby belongs to the family of the kangaroos. There are actually about 30 different wallaby species called macropod belonging to the scientific family of Macropodidae. The word ‘macropodidae actually means ‘big feet’, because like kangaroos, wallabies have big back legs and that helps them hop, and shorter front legs that work like arms and hands. Like kangaroos, wallabies are...

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Differentiating Kangaroos and Wallabies

Differentiating Kangaroos and Wallabies

Kangaroos and wallabies are both marsupials, belonging to the same family called Macropodidae, under the genus Macropus. Both animals overlap in their native territories, but their most distinguishable difference is their size. Wallabies are distinctively smaller, with more varied color patterns. Kangaroos on the other hand, live longer, but they take longer time to grow and are more independent than their...

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