Goldfish are colourful, peaceful, have a long lifespan and are intelligent!
Once your puppy is in his new home, there is a fairly busy time ahead as he gets his health and nutritional needs attended to, and learns proper behaviour.
Manic, attention-seeking, manipulative mutts, cantankerous, man-mauling catastrophic cats and even ballistic, finger-nipping, belligerent birds can all have their behaviours improved using the technique of 'Time Out'.
The keeping of backyard poultry gives great enjoyment to many people. Unfortunately, poultry, just like dogs and cats, may become ill from many causes.
Cats are much more susceptible to poisons than dogs are, so this article contains some timely warnings about cats and poisons that can affect them.
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!
The non-pigmented noses and white ear margins of cats are susceptible to repeated sunburn. Over time the cells undergo changes which eventually lead to cancer, known as squamous cell carcinoma.
Repetitive behaviours such as pacing, barking incessantly, circling, tail chasing and self-mutilation that appear to have no purpose can be described as obsessive-compulsive disorders. How does a behaviour become compulsive and can it be treated?
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a disease that leads to feather loss and can eventually develop into ‘bald parrot syndrome’.
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.