Hurricane Preparedness for Your Pets


The official hurricane season here in the Caribbean runs from June 1st to November 30th. While the government and news stations stress the importance of being prepared in case of a hurricane, preparing your pets » read more » 

St. Croix ‘Animal Jam’ Raises Funds for Animal Welfare

Animal Jam Fundraiser - St. Croix, USVI

One of my favorite things about St. Croix from day one has been the way that most people here truly treat their pets like a member of the family (as they should).  Unfortunately, like » read more » 

Senepol Cattle

Senepol Cattle

Senepol Cattle are a beautiful species of cattle that is native to St. Croix. The feed on the lush green hills on the west end of the island. This breed of cattle was bred to » read more » 



Mongoose are like the curious little mascot of St. Croix. Mongoose is the popular English name species in the 14 genera of the Herpestidae family , which are small carnivorans that are native to southern Eurasia and mainland Africa. You'll » read more » 


IguanasLook in trees, mangroves and scurrying across the road for this pre-historic looking reptile. Iguanas are native to the Caribbean where they like the sun and warm waters just as much as you do! » read more » 

Hermit Crabs

Hermit CrabsFirst thing's first: do not take these cute crustaceans home to keep as a pet. They live here for a reason. When the animal that lives inside the hard shell grows, he searches » read more » 


Gecko, AnoleCommonly referred to as a House Gecko; they are EVERYWHERE on St. Croix! Geckos are cute, fun to watch and totally harmless. In fact, people allow them to stay in their homes because » read more » 


DonkeysDonkeys were brought here by colonists from under every flag. They are traditionally work animals. On St. John, you might be awakened in the middle of the night by the breigh of a feral » read more » 


DeerYep, deer on the island. They were brought here in the 1700's for sport. No hunting is allowed of these gentle animals. They exist from the east to the west ends of St. Croix » read more » 


ChickensA.K.A. Yard Birds. These cluckers are pretty much feral and run amuck all over the island. You'll see them in town, hens with chicks, roosters crowing. Some locals do care and feed for them, » read more » 


BatsRight at dusk, you can catch glimpses of these fast-flying mammals. They fly out from under roof eaves, caves, and even abandoned structures to feed on insects; which really helps keeps the mosquito population » read more »