Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Critters (or Critter Lovers)
If a snake had a Twitter account, what would it say? Twitter’s chock full of news sources, companies, small businesses, working professionals and everyday Twitterers– but it’s got it’s fair share of animals, too. Here are the top four must-follow Twitter accounts for critters and their human counterparts.
1. Sockamillion (AKA Sockington or Jason Scott’s Cat)
Twitter Username: @Sockington
Twitter Bio: I am Jason Scott’s Cat.
Average Tweets Per Day: 4.2
Sample Tweet: “THE FIRST RULE OF WHAT I DID UNDER THE ENDTABLE CLUB IS YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT WHAT I DID UNDER THE ENDTABLE CLUB second rule is feed me”
Why You Should Follow: With around 1.5 million followers in the “Socks Army,” @Sockington is the undisputed Feline King of Twitter. Sockington’s twitter account seeks to answer the question, “If your cat had Twitter, what would he tweet about? The answer, according to Sockington, often involves litter boxes, feeding times, or waging war on household objects.
2.) The Humane Society of the United States
Twitter Username: @humanesociety
Twitter Bio: Official Twitter feed from The Humane Society of the United States. We’re celebrating animals and confronting cruelty… all day, every day!
Average Tweets Per Day: 6.6
Sample Tweet: “Read a heartwarming story of how a prison is serving as an animal shelter in LA http://t.co/j2n1n8p“
Why You Should Follow: The Humane Society tweets a variety of pet-related stories, news, tips, and follower pet photos. They also answer any pet or rescue questions asked by their 66,000 followers. On Fridays, expect to be bombarded with cat photos, articles, and questions: the end of the week means it’s time for the cat-focused #FelineFriday.
3.) The Bronx Zoo’s Cobra
Twitter Username: @BronxZoosCobra
Twitter Bio: I’m an Egyptian cobra back from being out on the town.
Average Tweets Per Day: 1.1
Sample Tweet: “Does anyone know if the Whole Foods in Columbus Circle sells organic mice?”
Why You Should Follow: What happens to a Bronx Zoo cobra after it escapes its confines? It starts tweeting. At least, that’s what this snarky Twitter account is claiming. Though the cobra is now safely restored to the zoo, 230,000 followers still tune in to hear the sarcastic snake’s commentary on escape plans and everyday life. For a real treat, read back over the renegade cobra’s tweets during its escape.
4.) Animal Planet
Twitter Username: @AnimalPlanet
Twitter Bio: Animal Planet: Surprisingly Human
Average Tweets Per Day: 4.9
Sample Tweet: “10 Cities With Dog Friendly Public Transportation: http://ht.ly/5JWsG”
Why You Should Follow: This account is a definite must-follow for Animal Planet fans, but it’s a useful account to follow even if you’re not familiar with the channel. @AnimalPlanet tweets animal facts, behind-the-scene show exclusives, and a wealth of links to interesting animal-related articles.
This list is by no means exclusive. You’ll find tons of pet-related Twitter accounts for just about any pet-related topic imaginable. Looking for some dog training tips? You’ll find a thousand. Want to learn the world of SEO copywriting for the pet industry? There are plenty of pet-focused SEO accounts on Twitter. Searching for a pet to adopt? Check local shelters or rescue organizations’ Twitter accounts and browse pics of local pets that need a home.
Of course, we couldn’t write a Critter-friendly Twitter list without mentioning the resident expert Twitter accounts on pets and pet-focused social media, @kritterkondo and @lisaillman!
Note: All “Average Tweets Per Day” figures were calculated via HowOftenDoYouTweet.com.
Image Source: Jason “Textfiles” Scott via Flickr
Guest Blogger: Nicki Porter graduated summa cum laude from Old Dominion University with a B.A. in English and her writing has appeared in publications like The Albion Review and the Wildwood Journal. When not writing for CopyPress, Nicki can be found wandering through farmers’ markets, making a mess of her kitchen, or snapping photos with her trusty camera.