Think carefully before buying an exotic pet

bubingaa 16 Dec 2020

Exotic pets are becoming more popular with aspiring pet owners, but buying one without doing your homework can be risky. While certain animals are freely sold as pets, they might not be naturally suitable as pets. Bubingaa.co.za, for example, does not allow the sale of sugar gliders on our site for that very reason. They are nocturnal, vulnerable to disease, and despite being so mall, they require huge amounts of room to move about (as well as close skin to skin contact). Most pet owners are unable to cope with their demands and often these little creatures end up suffering as a result. It’s also important to make sure that the animal is sold legally and proper permits. For example, it’s not legal to sell indigenous species – and many unscrupulous traders will try to pass off an indigenous hedgehog or tortoise as an exotic species to avoid penalties. You

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Things to consider before becoming a pet owner

bubingaa 16 Dec 2020

So you’ve decided to add a new addition to your household! Pets are fun and fulfilling companions, but it’s important to make sure that you are ready for their arrival before choosing the type of pet you will bring home. Adopt or shop? Bubingaa.co.za strongly advocates adopting pets rather than buying them. It’s much cheaper to adopt than shop (contrary to popular belief) because the cost of adoption covers inoculation and sterilization (which can cost up to R2000 privately). Adoption is usually around R500. Baby or adult? What can be cuter than a puppy or kitten? Very few things are but sadly the cute factor soon passes. If you do choose to adopt a puppy, for example, you will have to be prepared to take care of its training early on. (If you don’t have experience with puppies, you may have to employ a behaviourist to assist you). Allowing a

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Choose the right pet for your home

bubingaa 16 Dec 2020

There are plenty of pets in South Africa that require good homes – but even if you have the best intentions, it’s important for your (and your pet’s) sake that the friend you take home matches your lifestyle. Choosing a new puppy or kitten based on the “cute factor” is easy enough to do, but remember that pets are for life and that you will have to care for them for at least ten – twenty years to come, long after the cute factor has passed. A Labrador puppy may seem perfectly manageable and adorable at nine weeks old but soon he will reach a length of 61 cm and weigh close to 40 kgs. Will you still be able to handle such a large breed once he reaches that size? It’s also important to consider the dog’s nature, particularly if you are going for a specific breed. Huskies are

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Finding a new home for your pet in a responsible way

bubingaa 15 Dec 2020

It is extremely sad when a pet owner’s situation changes and he or she can no longer take care of their loyal companion. However, it’s critically important to find a home for your pet in a responsible way. Bubingaa.co.za does not allow pet owners to post “Free to Good Home” ads any longer because these pets often end up in the wrong hands. Backyard breeders and animal fighting rings often try to obtain free pets for profit, and it is important to avoid that scenario at every cost. If you or a relative are no longer able to care for your pet, go to your local animal welfare center and explain the situation. They will be able to provide advice and guide you through the process. (Do not assume that the shelter will automatically put the animal down – many shelters have a no-kill policy). Your pet will be fostered

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What are the Business -to- business policies?

bubingaa 15 Dec 2020

Business – to – Business The business – to – business sections are for businesses and commercial entities to submit postings advertising items for sale to other businesses, rather than private individuals. Please avoid putting your phone number or URL in the title of your ad. Business for Sale This section is meant for use by business owners who want to sell their established businesses, to be owned and operated by someone else. The “business for sale” section is not meant to be used by businesses or commercial entities looking for exclusively financial investors. The “give away” or “please contact” option is not for use if you are looking to sell your business. If the price of your business is negotiable please mention in the body of the ad that the price is negotiable and a possible price range. We don’t allow duplicate ads (multiple ads advertising the same businesses).

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Bubingaa Guide to Responsible Animal Ownership

bubingaa 15 Dec 2020

Bubingaa.co.za Guide to Responsible Animal Ownership While animal sellers can be reputable individuals or breeders who treat their animals well, the ease of selling pets over the Internet also makes it attractive to careless breeders and scammers. To protect yourself you must be careful and believe only what you see, not what you are told. When looking for an animal online or posting an advertisement for your animal, it is important to meet the breeder or seller before agreeing to anything. Since Bubingaa.co.za is local to your community, this should be easy to arrange. Never adopt/buy a pet from someone who is unwilling to let you see how and where the animal is living! If you are searching for an animal on Bubingaa.co.za, here are some tips and guidelines: Visit the animal seller’s home or business and see how they raise and care for their animals. If the seller is

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Bubingaa Pets Code of Practice

bubingaa 15 Dec 2020

All ads posted in the Bubingaa.co.za Pets section must comply with our pets policies and the Pets Code of Practice set out below. Any ads found to be breaching applicable laws and reported to us for breaching these laws will be removed from Bubingaa.co.za. Advertising an animal on Bubingaa.co.za Age restrictions apply for certain types of pets advertised and animals must have reached a certain age before being advertised on Bubingaa.co.za. Dogs: must be at least 8 weeks old when sold/adopted, and the date of birth (DOB) must be included in the ad Cats: must be at least 8 weeks old when sold/adopted, and the date of birth (DOB) must be included in the ad Rabbits: must be at least 6 weeks old when sold/adopted, and the age must be included in the ad Guinea Pigs: must be at least 4 weeks old when sold/adopted, and the age must be

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What are the Pets policies?

bubingaa 15 Dec 2020

Pets The Bubingaa.co.za Pets section is to help the community find good, safe, caring homes for animals. All ads placed in the Bubingaa.co.za Pets section must comply with the Bubingaa.co.za Pets Code of Practice We’ve recently made some changes to our Pets Code of Practice so please be sure to check it out. You can find our code of practice here: Bubingaa.co.za Pets Code of Practice Failure to comply with the Code of Practice will result in the removal of the infringing ad and could result in user restrictions. The pets section is NOT intended to facilitate uncontrolled breeding, irresponsible commercial pet trading, trade of dogs or any other animal for the purpose of fighting or stud services. .For this reason, dog breeders are permitted to post a maximum of three breeds only on Bubingaa.co.za (including mixed breeds). Posting more than three, even if only three are advertised on the

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What is not allowed on Bubingaa?

bubingaa 15 Dec 2020

The list below details what can’t be posted on Bubingaa.co.za: Alcoholic Beverages (including collector items) Airline tickets Blood, Bodily Fluids and Body Parts Burglary Tools Buying or selling of tennis tickets for Federer vs Nadal in Cape Town 2020 Buying or selling of Ultra music concert tickets Counterfeit Products, replicas or knock-off brand name goods Embargoed Goods E-juice/vape juice Endangered or protected species, or any part of any endangered or protected species Escort services that offer or indicate sexual services Expired medical equipment Fireworks, Destructive Devices and Explosives Government and Transit Badges, Uniforms, IDs, Documents and Licenses Hazardous Materials including but not limited to radioactive, toxic and explosive materials(this includes petrol and diesel) Holiday points, timeshare points, club points, flexible points/weeks and/or any other, similarly related items, services or packages. If you need to sell/trade your points, please contact the related agency/service. Points may not be bought or sold on

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What are the Stuff for Sale policies?

bubingaa 15 Dec 2020

Stuff for Sale No links to auction sites or links to your ad posted on another site. Remember, you can use as much space as you like and you can even include a photo, so there is no need to direct people elsewhere. Tickets for sporting or music events at prices above or below face values must state the face value you have paid. Please use the field/space provided for face value in the posting flow i.e. “face value = Rxxx”. We do not support ticket touts or scalpers and ads not containing the face value of the ticket will be removed. Selling airline tickets are not allowed. TICKETS TO FREE EVENTS: Bubingaa.co.za users are not permitted to sell tickets to events where all tickets are free to the public. We do not allow postings advertising the sale of ANYTHING illegal including, but not limited to the following: drugs, weapons,

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