Different species are prone to different causes of feather and skin conditions. Knowing the common conditions in the species of bird you keep can be a great help in managing your birds.
The keeping of backyard poultry gives great enjoyment to many people. Unfortunately, poultry, just like dogs and cats, may become ill from many causes.
Are you having trouble getting your dog to do what you want? By following a few simple strategies, your dog will soon be a canine Einstein.
Sadly, far too many kittens are born to die. Desexing your cat is a simple way to reduce the number of irresponsibly born kittens that end up in animal shelters.
Desexing both male and female cats will help prevent urine marking, territory defending, fighting, roaming, injuries and unwanted kittens that starve or have to be euthanased.
During your pup's first month at home, urgency dictates that socialisation with people is the prime puppy directive. As a rule of thumb, your pup needs to meet at least a hundred different people before it is three months old!
Hand-feeding baby birds is only a substitute for parent-raised birds but it does have certain advantages. The hand-raised baby usually makes a better pet as it has been completely socialised with humans.
It is very desirable to have a tame, affectionate and interactive bird as a family pet. Some birds can be more difficult to befriend than others but the ultimate goal is to earn the bird’s trust and respect.
It's not a very agreeable topic, but it's a common problem. Many dogs engage in the not-so-pleasant activity of eating their own faeces or those of other dogs (or cats!). Why do they do it and what can you do about it?
Occasionally, you may find an injured or orphaned wild animal. What should you do with it and how can you tell if it is in need of rescuing?