If you haven't been to the zoo in a long time, summertime is a great time to go! There are so many great animals to learn about, and what better […]
Dads are the best! Not only do they work hard to provide us with food, water, shelter, and clothes; they come home after long days at work to cheer us […]
Being a kid today can be tough. In a society that claims to value individuality, it’s easier than ever to be a follower. Part fox, part hawk, Hawx are known […]
A word to the wise — if you’re engaged in a game of hide-and-go-seek with a Skoink, think twice before sneaking up on them. Super smart and known for their […]
Do you love to read? Or love reading with your family? Maybe your mom or dad reads to you at night, complete with character voices. If you enjoy escaping to […]
Saturday, April 22, 2017 will mark the 47th Earth Day celebration in the United States. Whether your family works hard to help take care of the Earth and teach you […]
For centuries, myths have said that the full moon makes humans and animals alike act, well … crazy! On April 11, 2017, the Full Pink Moon will be on full […]
In today’s plugged-in, fast-paced world, it can be difficult for families — and especially kids — to feel truly connected. Commercials are constantly pushing the hottest new must-have gadget, parents […]
Flip on any channel, and you’re bound to see a commercial for Ancestry DNA, MyHeritage or Kybella urging you to test your DNA and find out more about your family’s roots. […]
In today’s world, you can hardly go a day without hearing words like cyber-bullying. It's hard to be a kid, and it’s even harder to navigate relationships and find a […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know careers in STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics — are rapidly growing areas. While your kids might be […]
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” — Josh Billings We all know that dog owners are a little crazy. They […]
Adults are constantly making lists of boring, cliché New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, eat healthier, save money, etc. However, most of these resolutions fall by the wayside well before Feb. […]
The holiday season has officially arrived. If you’re looking to celebrate in style by planning a big shindig with all of your friends, you might be wondering if there is […]
When you think of the holiday season, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If it isn’t the endless variety of sweet treats that make their way in […]
You’ve heard the stories — shops staying open all night, people running over each other, consumers standing in line or camping out for hours on end — all to get […]
Mouseaphants are the perfect companions for making complex new recipes in the kitchen. They rank high in leadership and intelligence, and they have excellent memories (meaning they’ll be able to […]
October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and across the country, humane societies, shelters and pet stores are holding adoption events. While this is an exciting time when many […]
Just think — in three short years, when people say, “That happened 30 years ago,” they’ll be referring to the year 1990. Let that sink in. If you’re having a […]
Are you obsessed with cooking shows? According to marketing expert Brandon Gaille, you’re not alone. In 2015, an average of 400,000 people watched the Food Network at some point during […]
Charitable giving is one of the most rewarding things we as humans can do. Numerous studies have concluded that giving really is good for us and makes us feel psychologically […]
There is nothing quite like a county fair. The smell of deep-fried funnel cakes and fresh-squeezed lemonade wafting through the air, the exciting sounds of motocross racing or the demolition […]
There’s a reason dogs are known as “man’s best friend.” With an estimated 62 percent of American households owning at least one pet and an entire digital database of animal-themed […]
Music videos dominate space and traffic on the internet. With the rise in live streaming popularity, more people than ever before are enjoying visual interpretations of their favorite songs. In […]
While as many as 47 percent of American households own a dog as a pet, dogs are not for everybody. Research shows that owning a pet promotes a healthier lifestyle, helps […]
Of all the Genetipetz, Mooraffe may be the best help in the kitchen. They are nice, easygoing and curious, making them the perfect sous chefs. The first exotic mixed-up animal […]
The way they jump up to greet you, run and play and go berserk when they see other furry friends — while your puppy’s quirks will seem cute for a […]
According to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, 67% of US households play video games, and the average gamer spends approximately eight hours a week playing. While many modern games feature […]
It happens to everyone. You see a friend or family member bite into a food combination that looks weird or gross. Your face registers your apprehension, but internally you’re wondering […]
Mouseaphants may be easily scared, but their knack for strategy and love of foods like cheese, cream puffs, cashews and apples make them handy helpers in the kitchen! Check out […]
We think it’s safe to say that people are weird. We dress up our pets, participate in bad fashion trends and spend hours watching animated television shows. But nonhuman animals […]
Mixie of the week goes to Brady’s Bumbleshark! New animals are now available to mix at www.mixeduppets.com. Play for free today!
The holiday season is in full swing, and that means parties, family get-togethers, festive music and exchanging gifts! It seems that the people we love the most can often be […]
Have you ever met a Pigaphant? He’s part little piggy and part super smart elephant! Congratulations to Tom for his mixedUPPET of the Week! Make your own mixies at www.mixeduppets.com.
When a frog catches an insect, it throws its sticky tongue out of it’s mouth and wraps it around its prey. The frog’s tongue then snaps back and throws the […]
People love animals. If it isn't obvious by the obsessive measures we take to ensure the happiness of our pets or the hours we spend watching animal videos on the […]
Bears don't go into complete hibernation like rodents. Their body temperature drop by 7-8 degrees, and their heart rates slow from 50 beats per minute to about 10 beats per […]
"Flamenco" refers to the bright color of the birds' feathers.Let our favorite flamingo hybrid help you with your Thanksgiving meal!
Quackalingos are the first to arrive and the last to leave at any party! While they are not known for their leadership in a group, they are known for their […]
Have you seen this week’s MixedUPPET of the Week? Congratulations to Cailyn for her creation, the ZebrEnguinPhant (that’s a zebra + penguin + elephant)! We love it! Make your own […]
Just like some trends from the early 2000s, certain animals are lost to us forever. One of these animals is the West African black rhino, which was declared extinct in […]
Have you ever seen a Snoose loose in your neighborhood? Jenna’s combination of a moose and snail is this week’s MixedUPPET of the Week! Make your own wacky mixedUPPET at www.mixeduppets.com. […]
Monday in our post we discussed how sea otters hold hands to keep from drifting apart. They also use sliding as a form of play!
When you learned about the animal kingdom in science class, you probably learned about the ferocity and survival-instinct that lives inside many species. While animals do what they need to […]
Walruses are among the largest fin-footed, semiaquatic marine mammals. Although they have an intimidating size, they are not aggressive.
What better way to mix things up than by hitting shuffle on your favorite playlist? Animals have long been an inspiration for the arts, and music is no exception. Check […]
A Piguin is part pig, part penguin and all smiles. Humorous and intelligent, Piguins were first discovered in the Southern Polar Ice region and combine the intelligence of pigs with […]
Oooooh—Halloween is coming! What animals would you mix up to create the ultimate Halloween hybrid? Congrats to this week’s mixedUPPET Designer of the Week: Ava’s Badog (bat + dog) is perfect […]
By now we know that some people really take pet ownership to the next level, and dog and cat Halloween costumes are all the rage this year!
Here at Genetipetz, it’s obvious that we love animals—but some of the owners of the 164 million pets in America have proved that they really, really love their animals! […]
In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we posted an article this week on the Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Pet. According to Live Science, tarantulas are […]
In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Genetipetz is celebrating those real-life animals that inspire our mixed up creations. Whether you’ve owned pets your entire life or you’re […]
Have you seen a spider pig anywhere? Congratulations Pixie for this week’s mixedUPPET of the week! Make your own mixedUPPET at www.mixeduppets.com for a chance to be featured on our Facebook for Fan […]
Monday we talked about anteaters in our post about weird things animals eat. Did you know that anteaters never destroy ant hills? Instead, they carefully stick their long snouts into […]
Let’s be honest: animals are weird. No matter how much research is done or how many studies are conducted, scientists and animal enthusiasts will never be able to understand everything […]
What do you get when you mix an elephant and a snail? Meet Derek’s “Elesnail," this week’s mixedUPPET of the week! Make your own mixedUPPETs at www.mixeduppets.com for a chance to be […]
This week we posted our 10 Favorite Flavor/Food Combinations. You know what goes great with milk and cookies? Puppies and kittens. According to recent statistics from the American Veterinary […]
Here at Genetipetz, we love to mix up animals; however, there are plenty of other things that are fun to mix up, too! Some things go together so well, they inspire […]
Sloths can also retain their grip after death.
Genetipetz brings together the world’s most beloved animals to make pets that are unique, fun and, well … weird. However, Mother Nature has a few real life weird animals of […]
Our list of the Top 7 Mythical Creatures explains why humans are so obsessed with merfolk—the oldest legends date back more than 3,000 years! Unfortunately, a human-like creature who could survive […]
Just like we enjoy mixing animals, television, movies, religion and folklore are known for their mythical hybrids. Whether it is Napoleon talking about his favorite animal, “a lion and a […]
Meet the Batingo—part bat and part flamingo! Melanie’s creation is our latest weekly Fan Friday winner! Congratulations Melanie! Make you own MixedUPPETS at www.mixeduppets.com for your chance to be featured on our […]
There are more than 100 species of poison dart frogs that vary in color and pattern, including black, green with black spots, red and blue with yellow stripes. The vibrant […]
One of the best things about nature is the beautiful array of vibrant colors. From lush green rainforests to the magnificent rainbows that sometimes grace the sky, Mother Nature sure […]
One of our top five favorite endangered species, the blue whale is large and loud. Although we can't hear them, blue whales are one of the loudest animals on earth. […]
Dr. Genetipetz has discovered many amazing animals from across the world and brought them back to his lab to study them. The variety of animal life on this planet is […]
Have you seen a Bark anywhere? Our congratulations to designer Kiko who has earned a MixedUPPET of the Week award for her funny combination of a shark and a bat. […]
This week we featured Sesame Street as one of the Top 10 Kids’ Shows of the 80s. In an episode of Sesame Street, Big Bird was asked if he […]
Thanks to great websites like Buzzfeed and our friends’ willingness to post “Throwback Thursday” pictures on the Internet, we can easily reminisce about growing up in the 1980s. Who would […]
Have you met a Mooguin? Kiko’s mixedUPPET of the week is a combination of a moose and penguin. What animals will you combine? Create your own mixedUPPET at www.mixeduppets.com.
However, there are nine different types of giraffes currently classified as sub-species.
A trip to the zoo is a great way to introduce kids to the animal kingdom. It is an educational, exciting experience for the entire family, from toddlers to teens. […]
What would you call a mixed up flamingo, bat and peacock? Arina calls it a BirdBat! Congratulations on creating the mixedUPPET of the week Arina! You can create your own […]
However, foxes can also live above ground in a cozy hollows.
Have you seen Cooper’s Spoose? Part snail, part penguin and part moose—now that’s one mixedUPPETt! Make your own at www.mixeduppets.com !
Every Genetipetz has a unique personality profile, complete with their best qualities, hobbies, interests and even their favorite foods! Hawx, one of the original Genetipetz, is part fox, part hawk […]
What happens if you mix a shark and a monkey? Check out the Markey by our Fan Friday winner Xavier. Make your own mixedUPPETS at www.mixeduppets.com and vote for your favorite combinations!
Genetipetz loves mixing up animals to create new and exotic combinations, but sometimes Mother Nature does it all on her own. Hybrid animals are produced when two closely related animals from […]
Have you met the Flamider yet? Part flamingo and part spider, Flamider would definitely take you by surprise if you spotted one in the wild. Congratulations Lillian for this Fan […]
The average dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child.
If you have a pet, you know how challenging it can be to choose the perfect name. You probably fell in love with your furry friend at first sight, and […]
Poaching and loss of habitat are the main reasons antelopes are faced with extinction.
You know what they say—celebrities are just like us. And just like us, they take great care in giving their furry friends the perfect monikers to express their personalities. Let’s […]
Have you seen the TigerBug? Ella’s mixedUPPETS creation is the cute combination of a tiger and a ladybug. Vote for your favorites and make your own MixedUPPET for free at www.mixeduppets.com.
There are over 400 types of sharks, and at least 30 of these species have been known to attack humans.
There is no shortage of animal lovers in America. From possessive pet owners to animal hoarders to those weird people who dress their dogs up in dresses (no offense!), we […]
Congratulations to Star for her MixedUPPET of the week creation: the Flamder Bat. The Flamder Bat is a combination of a flamingo, spider and bat! You can create your own mixedUPPETS […]
Cheetahs are more active in the day and hunt mostly during the late morning or early evening.
Meet the Moobat—part moose and part bat! Dr. Genetipetz thinks this mixedUPPET is super cute! Congratulations Eve on your mixedUPPET of the week! Make your own mixedUPPETS for free and […]
Zebugraphant didn’t even hesitate. She ran to the pond and sucked up as much water as she could through her trunk. Then she ran over to where Quackalingo stood and […]
Blake Lively looks good in everything, but the former Gossip Girl star and lead in the new hit movie The Age of Adeline knows how to rock a suit! Lively […]
Have you seen the TIGERPHANT? Part tiger, part elephant and totally awesome! Congratulations to Jack for creating this great mixedUPPET of the Week! Make your own mixedUPPETS at www.mixeduppets.com […]
Elephants eat between 330 and 375 pounds of vegetation daily.
Zebugraphant walked over to another group of animals, deciding she would join their conversation, when she overheard Quackalingo whispering to Mooraffe. “She probably didn’t even get in the water. All […]
Ryan Gosling has won awards for best actor, breakout male performance … and major points for his use of the skinny tie!
Congrats to Genetipetz fanz Mel & Emma for their work creating the Peayako! A truly fun mixedUPPET combining features from a peacock, yak and flamingo. Have you made a mixedUPPET […]
Before she could think about it much longer, Zebugraphant heard the sound of voices coming from the tree line. She knew that meant her friends were on their way to […]
MixedUPPET: Batrantrula Designer: Ricky Animals: Bat and spider Create your own Genetipetz characters with our MixedUPPETS Maker Game at www.mixeduppets.com for a chance to be featured on our Facebook page!
Teen heart-throb, actor and musician Robert Pattinson knows that the skinny tie is an essential element to any celebrity wardrobe!
Plains and mountain zebras live in harems that are made up of one stallion and up to six mares and their young.
Zebugraphant stared down at her reflection on the water. She had gotten to the pond before sunrise like she did most mornings. She liked to take a dip in the […]
Pop sensation Rihanna looks super hott in a suit and bowtie. No wonder she has been voted one of the sexiest women in music and Hollywood multiple times!
Genetipetz Name: Udderly Ridiculous Designer Name: Liza Animals Used: Cow, Snail, Zebra Create your own Genetipetz characters with our MixedUPPETS Maker Game at www.mixeduppets.com for a chance to be featured on […]
Mice have great balance and can walk along very thin pieces of rope or wire.
Mouseaphant stood frozen. Part of her wanted to go over and talk to the deer, but the overwhelming part of her feared the unknown. The animal was bigger than she […]
We've exonerated celeb Joseph Gordon-Levitt before for his stellar style. He can be caught rocking the skinny tie regularly. The question is—can you?
The elephant trunk has more than 40,000 muscles in it!
After most of the Genetipetz had gathered at the pond for a morning dip and breakfast, they began to disperse. Mooraffe was trying to put together another game of hide […]
Meet FISHGUIN! Part fish, part penguin, he was created by MixedUPPET user Nina. We're not entirely sure, but we assume he loves water and easily adapts to any temperature! Make […]
Female mice are called does, male mice are called bucks and baby mice are referred to as either pinkies (because of their bright pink color) or pups.
Do you remember these toys from the 90's? What do you think a Mouseaphant would think of the Mousetrap Board Game?
Walking toward the pond, Mouseaphant started to notice how eerily quiet the forest was. She knew all of the other animals were probably still sleeping, but the silence started to […]
Would you like to mix up animals to create a new pet? Play the new mixedUPPETS Maker game for FREE to mix 2 or 3 animals to create a lovable […]
In honor of the arrival of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, we salute Prince William and his seamingly flawless style! His signature pieces include straight cut suits, top-dollar tuxedos, […]
Everyone has come to know and love the wacky, mixed up animal pets in the Genetipetz family. From Hawx to Mouseaphant, Genetipetz are all one-of-a-kind! Now you can create […]
Female elephants can reproduce at the age of 16, but they rarely have more than four children throughout their lifetime.
Mouseaphant opened her eyes quickly, and looked around. She was covered in sweat, and her heart was beating so fast she thought it might pop right out of her chest. […]
Some things are better left in the past. Men's fashion has come a long way since 1970, but some popular items are coming back in a big way. Bell-bottom pants, […]
Many turtle species, but not all of them, can hide their heads inside their shells when they're attacked or afraid.
Snurlegator slowly made his way back to his hole, but when he got there, he wasn’t even hungry enough to eat the kiwis and coco beans he had been saving. […]
Celebrity chef Alton Brown with our very own Bill Nye the bowtie guy! Happy photo Friday everyone!
The gender of the alligators is determined by the temperature of the nest. If it is above 93° F, all of the babies will be male. If it is below […]
“I just can’t believe he ran away without listening to what you had to say Hawx,” Mooraffe said in an annoyed tone. “Mouseaphant could have been really hurt, and Snurtlegator […]
Usher proves that pocket squares can be classy or casual. Whether you're suiting up or hitting the club, check out Skinny Tie Madness' collection of snazzy pocket squares. Happy Friday! […]
Snake venom is a complex mixture of protein, and if a person is bitten, venom can spread very rapidly throughout the body. Baby snakes are actually the deadliest because they […]
As Mooraffe and Quackalingo tried to calm Mouseaphant down, Hawx approached Snurtlegator with an angry look on his face. “Snurtlegator, that wasn’t funny,” Hawx said. “Mouseaphant can’t swim!” […]
You can sport your skinny tie anytime, anywhere! Casual. Pair your skinny tie with a button-down shirt and jeans for a night out with friends or a casual date. Professional. […]
Turtles will live in almost any climate warm enough to allow them to complete their breeding cycle.
Snurtlegator could see Hawx flying back and forth from the woods to the pond carrying sticks, flowers and tufts of grass from his position. When he poked his head out […]
A 2011 study estimated that bigger alligators eat up to seven percent of the juvenile population each year.
Depending on the species, ducks can live between two and 12 years.
After a long night with little sleep, Quackalingo wondered down to the pond for a morning dip. He was looking forward to being alone, but when he got there, many […]
A flock of flamingos is called a stand or a flamboyance.
When Quackalingo and Snurtlegator entered the clearing, all of the other Genetipetz were circled around Zebugraphant—as usual. Zebugraphant was part zebra, part elephant and part lady bug. All of the […]
Ducks are found everywhere in the world except Antarctica, because it is too cold for them.
Everything seemed pretty normal. The paper said that Quackalingos were funny, friendly and clever and love lemons, gumdrops, SPAM and oranges. Quackalingo was about to leave the office when he […]
Flamingos are also born with a small, straight bill, but it develops the curve after a few months.
Quackalingo was hiding from the other Genetipetz again. He really enjoyed hiding in the bushes where the brightly colored pink flowers grew. When Quackalingo stood very still on one of […]
Octopuses keep their shells and collections in a "garden."
As Leopotocrab and Quackalingo approached the clearing, Leopotocrab’s heart felt like it was going to jump right out of his body. “WAIT!” he screamed. Quackalingo jumped at the […]
Genetipetz make great traveling companions!
Leopards can actually get up to 75 kph in short bursts, but they are still not as fast as the cheetah – the world's fastest animal at 97 kph.
Leopotocrab was lying in the frozen grass dreaming about the beach when all of a sudden, the sun was blocked out by a giant shadow. “Oh, great,” he thought, […]
Piguins combine the intelligence of pigs with the dapper charm of penguins. Piguins love to wear costumes and to design new wild, wacky and fun hats! They speak almost any […]
It takes crabs several months, but they can regenerate a lost appendage or claw.
Leopotocrab was hanging from a tall, smooth rock with his suction cups when Skoink walked by. One of Leopotocrab’s favorite things to do was scare his friends. He was very […]
Quackalingos are very funny and extremely friendly! They can stand very still on one leg, which can make them hard to spot when they hide near bright colored flowers and bushes. […]
Did you know? Bill Nye inherited a love of sundials from his father Ned and convinced NASA to include “MarsDials” (which he helped develop) on board the Spirit and Opportunity […]
Octopuses can taste (and, possibly, see) with their skin. They can open childproof pill bottles and other complicated containers, and three-fifths of their neurons are in their arms, which will […]
Leopotocrab was tired of winter. After the winter holidays, the cold months seemed to drag on and on without anything fun to do. He needed some excitement in his life. […]
Gavin (age 9) loves his Genetipetz, Snurtlegator, and sleeps with it every night!
Much like human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the exact same spot pattern.
The Singoloz Force arrived in the clearing just about the same time Mouseaphant, Hawx, Snurtlegator and Leopoctocrab were leaving in search of their hiding spots. Singolo sneered at Mooraffe, but […]
Zebugraphant is part zebra, part lady bug and part elephant! With his intelligence, speed and cleverness, it’s no wonder everyone wants to be his friend!
Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth. Their legs alone are taller than most humans, about six feet.
Mooraffe told her friends about the game and the guidelines she had agreed to with Singolo. The rules were simple: 1. The hiders must be in a hiding position […]
Zebugraphant makes an excellent friend!
Bill Nye got his start in comedy after he won a Steve Martin look-alike contest.
Cows choose to spend much of their time with two or three close "friends" and can dislike other cows.
Did you know that there are 7 free games available on the Genetipetz Clubhouse? You can think up names for wacky combinations with the Genetitron Name Game, or color in […]
Mooraffe was known for her mellow, laid-back personality, and at times, she found Singolo’s comments and tactics downright funny. However, many of Mooraffe’s friends were terrified of Singolo, and thought […]
Mooraffe is mellow and extrememly friendly, so cuddle up for an evening of cuddling, relaxing and reading!
Check out this amazing science fact about cows!
Mooraffe opened her eyes just enough to see the sun shining. She had just woken up from a wonderful dream about when she had lived in the DNA islands. It […]
Hawx and all of the Genetipetz family bring holiday joy!
Pigs swim there with the tourists!
Piguin looked out at his friends, wondering what to do. He wanted to make them feel safe and happy again. As he climbed up on a small mound of dirt, […]
Caitlin reading a story to her favorite friend, Leoptocrab.
Skoink has found a favorite reading buddy!
Piguin was confused by the looks of terror on his friends’ faces. He hadn’t been this excited in weeks, but Quackalingo and Skoink looked like somebody had stolen their cotton […]
Hawx snuggles up for a good read!
Santa and his elves are preparing for the biggest night of the year – Christmas Eve! Zebugraphant had a chance to say hello and to chat with Santa this week. When […]
The first friend Piguin came across was Quackalingo, who is half duck and half flamingo, staring sadly at the pond. Piguin could already see a layer of ice forming at […]
It is Story Time with Leopoctocrab!
Genetipetz is excited to announce its November contest winner. Congratulations Ricky Roman, and thank you for being such a huge fan! Ricky is the owner of a brand new Skoink […]
Piguin looked up at the gray sky and took a deep breath. He could smell it—winter was in the air and on its way. Piguin loves winter. He used […]
Leopoctocrab is clowning around during storytime.
“You need to stand up for yourself Skoink! Don’t let other animals put you down! You are sweet, caring and an excellent hunter,” Hawx said matter-of-factly. Skoink smiled. That […]
Bobby, age 10, shows of his favorite Genetipetz.
Skoink was still sad about the ways his friends had been treating him, but he tried to remind himself of all his great qualities. He had excellent hearing and sense […]
Baby Charlotte has kisses for her Genetipetz.
Skoink woke up from yet another terrible dream. Every night for the past couple of weeks, he dreamed that he was in the middle of a circle, surrounded by his […]
Rocking the night away with a friend.
Genetipetz is excited to announce the winner of its Hawx Saves the Day story contest! Sophie Davis, age 10, finished the story with the following winning entry and is the […]
Here's Molly, age 8 with her favorite Genetipetz, Skoink! Send us your pics for a chance to be featured on our site!
Here’s Part 2 of Hawx Saves the Day! (Check out part 1 if you missed it.) Hawx is one of the Genetipetz who is hawk + fox, super clever and […]
Check out Maddie, age 11, with her friend Hawx! Submit your own photos to be featured on our site!
Meet Hawx – one of the Genetipetz who is hawk + fox, super clever and smart, and a fearless leader. This story is the first part of a longer story […]
Have you seen, Have you heard? Genetipetz is looking for specialty retailers to add to our growing network of local toy stores that would like to feature our hottest new […]