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  • George Swagger
    Published a day ago
    How to Keep a Happy Relationship Between You and Your Feline Friend?

    How to Keep a Happy Relationship Between You and Your Feline Friend?

    The idea of having a cat is very exciting, they are generally great pets and do not require as much attention and care as other pets, like dogs, might need. When you get a cat as a pet, whether it is a kitten or an older cat, it is natural to want to bond with your new furry companion. However, with cats, this can be a long process because cats are very specific and they are not easy to instantly bond with.
  • Maddie Almquist
    Published a day ago
    The Hardest Goodbye

    The Hardest Goodbye

    When my brother rescued Libby as a puppy and brought her home, my dad tried to return her to her previous owners four times. After that, he gave up and my brother trained her up to be the perfect dog. That’s how she became our nanny dog. She followed my sister and I everywhere, matched our every step and never took her eyes off of us. We ventured everywhere outside as kids, and wherever we went, Libby dutifully followed. When my mom called her back home, she would look between my sister and I and my mom, completely torn. She knew she had to listen to mom, but how could she leave the kids out by themselves?
  • Brandi Brown
    Published 3 days ago
    Pet Safety During Hurricanes

    Pet Safety During Hurricanes

    Food. Activities. Gas. Transportation.
  • Edward Nguyen
    Published 3 days ago
    Pitbull — The king of dogfighting or trick great of media?

    Pitbull — The king of dogfighting or trick great of media?

    First appeared in a well-known comedy called ”Our Gang” in 1928, Pitbull was quickly favored by the Americans, even then became a symbol. According to the American Temperament Test Society (ATTS), Pit Bulls have a naturally gentle temperament and scored higher ranks than Chihuahua and Golden Retrievers. Pitbull was even recognized as a “nanny dog” for his kindness towards children.
  • Anne Sewell
    Published 3 days ago
    Men break lockdown rules in Spain to rescue six dolphins

    Men break lockdown rules in Spain to rescue six dolphins

    Spain has been on a major lockdown for a number of weeks now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only essential workers can work, people can only go out to shop for groceries or medication, or to walk their dogs. Going to the beach is out of the question.
  • James Crook
    Published 4 days ago
    Lawn Burn from Dog’s Urine

    Lawn Burn from Dog’s Urine

    Those familiar yellow spots on the lawn which often burn and kill the grass and are surrounded by a bright green ring are well known to dog owners. Many of us have learned to live with these spots and simply allow the lawn to repair itself, and others still struggle trying to find a cure. So let’s have a look at these urine burns and our options for dealing with the problem.
Staff Picks
  • Alan Russell
    Published 4 months ago
    Bryn Does a Photo Shoot

    Bryn Does a Photo Shoot

    The opportunity was too good to miss. A chance for Bryn and I to take part in a two hour photo shoot with professional equine photographers under the guidance of the renowned equine photographer, Emily Hancock from The Training Barn based here in Ringwood in Hampshire.
  • Damien Sandow
    Published 5 months ago
    Adorable Baby Animals

    Adorable Baby Animals

    All babies are cute and adorable, and baby animals are no exception to it. Many animals have oddly specific and lovable baby names too. Maybe you are already familiar with puppies, kittens, calves, cubs, etc. But we will also look into some of the animals whose baby names are uncommon to us.
  • Sabs L
    Published 5 months ago
    A Pittie Love like No Other

    A Pittie Love like No Other

    “I own a Pit Bull, It’s a lifestyle. I’m on a mission to fight bad reputations and stereotypes. I am an advocate. I stand up for their breed and it’s a priviedge”—Pittie Chick
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 8 months ago
    Learning to Race in the Rain

    Learning to Race in the Rain

    I didn’t know if I was ready to review The Art of Racing in the Rain. I read the book a few years back, and it became one of my favorites. Truly, Garth Stein’s novel of the same name is one of the best books ever written. When I saw they were making a movie adaptation, I was thrilled, and ready to see it.
  • Teresa Marangon
    Published 8 months ago
    What to Expect When Adopting a Senior Dog

    What to Expect When Adopting a Senior Dog

    When adopting a dog, many people tend to contact the local breeder and/or the local pet store to check on the available puppies. Others might go to the local animal shelter and wander around the kennels, looking for the cutest and smallest puppy they can find. Puppies are amazing, I give you that. But let’s face it: puppies are like toddlers, and you need the time to run after them and fix everything they break.
  • Emily Notting-Hill
    Published 11 months ago
    Endurance Riding–Allaskar’s Scout

    Endurance Riding–Allaskar’s Scout

    My name is Emily, and I am an endurance rider.
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Adoption
  • Tami Nieto
    Published 28 days ago
    We Got a Dog This Week and You Should Too

    We Got a Dog This Week and You Should Too

    Meet Princess Eloise Blueberry! No I had no say in the name she was given, my children alone get that credit! I have no idea what breed she is, but she’s an incredibly sweet girl with lots of love. Right now she’s asleep about three feet from me and looking happy and content. She’s a rescue dog, so I was able to do my part to save one animal from the needle. It’s super important to remember that if you’re looking to get an animal, there are thousands of waiting animals at your local shelters waiting and waiting for a new home. Many if not all of them will end up being euthanized due to the extreme overpopulation and irresponsibility of owners who surrender their dog when they become inconvenient. Don’t add to that statistic!
  • George Williams
    Published 28 days ago
    Acquiring Samson

    Acquiring Samson

    This is not a story that should be imitated, as a general rule. Impulse acquiring a living being nearly always leads to suffering for that creature, and humans should be better than that. My only justification is that at least I accept the lifelong responsibilities from my impulse decisions.
  • Lauren Williamson
    Published about a month ago
    How Adopting a Pet Can Change Your Life (for Good)

    How Adopting a Pet Can Change Your Life (for Good)

    Has your work been giving you a lot of stress lately? Do you feel the need to have someone to come home to? Consider adopting a pet! There is no better stress buster than playing with a pet. A lot of pet parents would agree that adopting a pet has made their lives so much fun.
Bird
  • Patrick Kuklinski
    Published 15 days ago
    Collecting Feathers - the Legal Way

    Collecting Feathers - the Legal Way

    Collecting feathers is, for many, a fun pastime we’ve held onto since childhood. A bright bluejay feather or elegant woodpecker primary makes an interesting ornament that catches the eye. But unfortunately, what many aren’t aware of is that it isn’t that simple. Simply taking home a pretty feather can be highly illegal - but not in all cases. So what feathers can you keep, and which are best to leave be?
  • Patrick Kuklinski
    Published 16 days ago
    Why Pigeons, Not Parrots, Are The Ideal Avian Companions

    Why Pigeons, Not Parrots, Are The Ideal Avian Companions

    As a society, we don’t appreciate pigeons much. They’re known for being dirty, annoying, and covering everything from sidewalks to national monuments with their feces. Pigeons haven’t had a great public image — to most, they are dumb and disease ridden birds. But in reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. References to domestic pigeons are found both in Egyptian hieroglyphs and Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets. Pigeons have been bred for thousands of years to work at our sides — many giving their lives to aid us as messengers of war. And yet, they are far from most people’s preferred avian pet — a parrot of various species, despite how little captivity suits them.
  • MB
    Published 18 days ago
    Elegant Crested Tinamou

    Elegant Crested Tinamou

    Elegant Crested-Tinamou is a beautiful western Argentinian terrestrial bird and windswept Patagonia. It can be found in flocks of 5-10 birds that scurry through low steppe vegetation, and its downslurred, whistled calls are often heard. The genus, in Argentina known as the martineta, consists of a variety of subspecies which are weakly distinguished. Elegant Crested-Tinamou, though very common in areas of southern Argentina, is only poorly known from Chile. Tinamous are stocky, woodland birds with quite short tails and rounded wings. The two species of crested-tinamous are large tinamous on the rear crown with a long thin crest, and just three toes. Elegant Crested-Tinamou is usually olive grey although it has black and white vermiculations in the plumage. There is also a broad whitish band that begins above the eye and runs down the neck line. With its body shape and short straight crest, the graceful Crested-Tinamou differs from about all tinamous. The only comparable species is the closely related Crested-Tinamou Quebracho, which has more deeply mottled upper parts; longer, more well-defined white stripes on the sides of the head and neck, with the longest such stripe reaching the base of the neck; unbarred inner webs to the primaries; and the appearance of horizontal vermiculations along the breast streaks. Among those two species there is little to no geographical overlap. Adults typically have light greyish brown to blackish upper parts, densely dotted with tiny white or buff spots, larger spots on the wing coverings. Pale brown crown, lightly streaked with black. On the rear crown is a long (up to 75 mm long), narrow crest, the crest feathers black and bent at the tips forward. Auriculars black, with a broad white line bordering above and below. Blackish primaries, barred with white on both websites, small and evenly spaced markings on the outer pages. Secondaries dusky brown, barred or white with a light buff. White Face. Neck sides, foreneck, and whitish breast sides, more or less strongly vermiculated or barred with black and marked with black shaft stripes. White to light ochraceous buff centre of underparts, more or less extensively barred with black on breast, flanks, and undertail coverts, but the belly is generally unmarked. Elegant Crested-Tinamou is omnivorous, but it mostly feeds on nuts, fruits, and leaves for most of the year. A large range of plant species are eaten; the most common are Bromus and Hordeum ears and seeds, as well as Erodium cicutarium, Lycium chilense and Condalia microhylla fruits. Invertebrates are eaten during the year, though most commonly in the summer; insects taken include the grasshoppers Trimeratropis pallidipennis, Dichroplus pratensis, Dichroplus elongatus, Scyllina variablis and Scyllina signatipennis. Crops of these tinamous often often include small stones and sand, but ' only a limited quantity of grit occurs in their crops. ' The song of Elegant Crested-Tinamou is described as ' a low mournful whistle given gradually, wheet wheee wheee, ' and as ' three melancholy whistles, each slightly lower in pitch than the previous one and slightly lower in length, phweeee phuuuu wuuu. ' They also jump up to take the leaves, flowers, and fruit, in addition to gleaning food from the ground. These tinamous do not scrape the ground in search of food. This tinamous forage most often takes place early in the morning and again late in the afternoon, while foraging takes up a greater part of the day in the winter. Elegant Crested-Tinamous also prefers shade and rest or dust bathe at midday while not foraging. Elegant Crested-Tinamous may travel long distances in search of food, but when food is abundant can remain in a small area day by day. These birds tend to walk, as is typical of tinamous, and typically only take flight when startled at close range. Elegant Crested-Tinamous fly quickly, within 3-6 m of the ground, and in a straight line. Glides are interspersed with bursts of quick wingbeats. The distance to flight is about 30- m.
Breeds
  • Anita T.
    Published 2 months ago
    Pitbull

    Pitbull

    I am currently looking after a pitbull on occasion. A case of a person, with good intentions adopting a puppy from family litter and then realising there isn’t the time available to raise the dog.
  • Hey Mac
    Published 2 months ago
    My type of pet😊🐭

    My type of pet😊🐭

    when most people go to get a pet they want like a cat or a dog the normal cute adorable pets, some might even want a bird, and there is nothing wrong with that! cats, dogs, and birds are all cute, but I don’t think that those are my type of pets. My type of pet would actually be a rat or a mouse, I know a rat! Most of you are probably thinking eww or gross but rats are stupidly intelligent and if you spend enough time and work into it they are very easy to train! I know someone who potty trained there rat and my rat, April is trained to come to me when I call her. She gets plenty of free time and she’s super friendly and good with other people. So next time someone says something about having a strang animal as a pet, think about all the pros to it and not just the cons cause they might have a really really cool animal!! Like April for example April is super super friendly and she’s really good with people she’s very playful and friendly! Let’s go over all the good things about her now. Trust me when I tell you, there’s a lot of them. One of the reasons they would make a good pet is when people go “eww a rodent” and say they are dirty Pet rats are just as clean as any other animal. They actually spend more time a day cleaning themselves than cats do! They are rodents, so they do have a slight "musky" smell, but all animals have a scent to them. Rats are very clean animals. That’s only one reason why they are good pets! The Rat assistance and teaching society states that Some rats are more intelligent than dogs! They can be trained to do a number of tricks recognize their name and come when called and some as I said earlier will even use a litter box! Recent studies have shown that rats can feel the same emotions as humans such as empathy helpfulness and even loneliness which is why it is so important for rats to have either an owner that plays with them daily and constantly or another rat companion with them. Rats would also make a great first pet for small children between the ages of nine and up rats are one of the few cats that are great for children unlike other pocket pets such as hamsters rats rarely bite the only time they will bite is if they feel highly threatened or scared by a person or animal. Rats love their sleep but they also love humans if they are in a nap and they are enjoying that now they will wake up to be handled by humans because they love people and they love being played with in socializing with humans. Rats are great pets for children and not only will the children get attached to them but you will too! Rats are smart and pathetic and they form lifelong bonds With each other and their owners. Fun fact, did you know even some celebrities like rats and there’s also a temple dedicated to them! Rats are smart friendly and like to cuddle making them great companions for families and kids! Caring for a pet rat isn’t that complicated you just have to make sure that you have the right cage accessories and toys for your pet. Pet rats also live up to 2 to 3 years because they are hidden from wild and with access to nonstop food and water so these are long lasting pets for your children and even some adults love their rats! If you were to get a rat make sure to keep it in an area of your house where there’s not too much sunlight bright areas of sunlight can cause stress and harm to their eyes. Another fun thing about rats is they love to climb so if you get a rat make sure to have large areas for it to climb. Rats are more active at night because they are nocturnal creatures and this is when they normally go hunting but this could be easily fixed as when you get a route you are to train your rat to sleep during night and stay awake during daytime. This is my type of pet I hope you enjoyed my story this is all based on true events in true facts. I hope you enjoyed my story have a good day!
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 11 months ago
    The Best Dog Breeds for Your Family

    The Best Dog Breeds for Your Family

    Finding the right dog for your family can be a fun and exciting thing to do. It is important to research the different types of dog breeds that will be best for your family. There are many resources online that will help you research the differences between different dog breeds. You need to make sure that you aren’t just choosing a dog breed simply because they are cute. Bringing a new dog into your home is like adding a new member into your family. Do what you can to learn about the different dog breeds before you make your final decision.
Cat
Dog
  • Maddie Almquist
    Published a day ago
    The Hardest Goodbye

    The Hardest Goodbye

    When my brother rescued Libby as a puppy and brought her home, my dad tried to return her to her previous owners four times. After that, he gave up and my brother trained her up to be the perfect dog. That’s how she became our nanny dog. She followed my sister and I everywhere, matched our every step and never took her eyes off of us. We ventured everywhere outside as kids, and wherever we went, Libby dutifully followed. When my mom called her back home, she would look between my sister and I and my mom, completely torn. She knew she had to listen to mom, but how could she leave the kids out by themselves?
  • James Crook
    Published 4 days ago
    Lawn Burn from Dog’s Urine

    Lawn Burn from Dog’s Urine

    Those familiar yellow spots on the lawn which often burn and kill the grass and are surrounded by a bright green ring are well known to dog owners. Many of us have learned to live with these spots and simply allow the lawn to repair itself, and others still struggle trying to find a cure. So let’s have a look at these urine burns and our options for dealing with the problem.
  • Patrick Kuklinski
    Published 13 days ago
    Nine Mountain Dog Breeds + Their Differences

    Nine Mountain Dog Breeds + Their Differences

    It can be hard to select a dog breed that’s right for your household, but you can make it easier by first narrowing it down to a grouping of breeds. Mountain dogs are not all the same, but they are a group of breeds that share many characteristics. Mountain dogs tend to be large, athletic, and family-oriented; so if these are traits that align well with your lifestyle, one of these breeds may turn out to be a good fit. Let’s take a closer look at a few of these amazing dogs.
Exotic Pets
  • Patrick Kuklinski
    Published 12 days ago
    What To Expect at a Reptile Convention

    What To Expect at a Reptile Convention

    Reptiles and amphibians are a common part of life, but not often a beloved one. Snakes are representative of deceit and evil in the media, and have been for years; they rank somewhere close to rats in terms of ‘Animals the Public Really Likes’. Crocodiles are notorious for...not coexisting well with people (of no fault of their own). Frogs and turtles are possibly the exception; while your mother may have screamed and/or attempted to throw your frog-in-the-pocket ‘gifts’ from childhood, they don’t typically strike fear into people in quite the same manner as snakes. Overall - Reptiles and amphibians don’t usually come to mind when people think of their beloved family pets. But for some people, reptiles are even more than that; keeping and breeding reptiles is their life.
  • Marie (Hurst) Causey
    Published 13 days ago
    The Twins

    The Twins

    Hi, said Beth to the new neighbours would you like to come round for a drink introduce yourself to us, then we can welcome you into our street officially. Jill looked for a moment quite blank and said, sorry you see it’s difficult today, because my husband is working tonight, and I am left with the twins alone. Twins? Said Beth how delightful. What are their names. Thomas and John said, Beth. Oh, please bring them with you. Jill said sorry we have a strict bedtime regime you see, and it's past theirs already. They belong to my sister Alice she is away until tomorrow.
  • The Untitled Arts
    Published 2 months ago
    Things I learned owning a Hedgehog

    Things I learned owning a Hedgehog

    Owning a hedgehog had always been a dream of mine. I had to learn a lot before I could take my little hedgy home, though and over the years that I had her I often answered many questions people had when ever they saw her. Here is some information I have gathered over the years for people looking to get their own or just have some curiosity about exotic pets.
How To
Humanity
  • Shelly Hunter
    Published 15 days ago
    Fowl Play
  • Steve Garcia
    Published 20 days ago
    Cowboy Bob and the                  White Buffalo

    Cowboy Bob and the White Buffalo

    Once upon a time a long, long time ago...there lived a famous cowboy, named Cowboy Bob. He lived out in Texas, yes he did, and he had a big farm out there with lots of chickens, and ducks, and pigs, and cows, and turkeys, ans sheep and llamas, and goats, and chickens, and ducks, and pigs, and cows, and turkeys, ans sheep and llamas, and goats.....and chickens!
  • Ashley
    Published 20 days ago
    Don't kill a spider

    Don't kill a spider

    Before I begin, it has to be declared:
List
  • Ross Geller
    Published 12 days ago
    The 5 Hot Trends In The Pet Industry.
  • Mariela Corella
    Published 2 months ago
    Who Keeps a Pet After a Divorce?

    Who Keeps a Pet After a Divorce?

    Pets are an important part of our lives and many of us consider them a part of the family. According to a survey by the American Pet Products Association, 67% of households in the U.S. own a pet. During a divorce, couples have to make tough decisions about child custody, alimony, dividing property, and about who gets to live with the family pet. This conflict can be solved outside of court through mediation and a visitation schedule could also be drafted so that all parties can still see and be involved in the pet’s life. However, there are times when an agreement can’t be reached, and a judge must step in and decide who gets custody.
  • George Swagger
    Published 2 months ago
    Financial Management For Pet Owners

    Financial Management For Pet Owners

    Pet ownership is on the rise in the United States, with an estimate of more than 50% of households owning a pet. There are so many good things about owning a pet, including the love and companionship they offer to all members of the family. Whether it’s a dog, cat, or even some of the less traditional pets, animals are often considered an important part of the family and are therefore treated as such. This means that owning a pet requires expenses and may reach paying thousands per year on their supplies, as well as their health and wellness. According to Forbes, people who own large dogs spend at least $1,570 a year, for an average lifespan of 12 years. If you have a pet or want to own one, here are few financial planning tips to help you out:
Product Review
  • Nancy D
    Published 9 months ago
    BarkBox: Is It Worth the Money?

    BarkBox: Is It Worth the Money?

    This article is based off of my personal experience with my BarkBox subscription, and at the end if the day, it's still up to you to decide if you think BarkBox is worth it. However, I am more than happy to share with you what I know about BarkBox.
  • Britney Clayton
    Published 11 months ago
    New Pet Trends You Need ASAP

    New Pet Trends You Need ASAP

    Our pets bring us so much joy and happiness, it’s only natural that we return the favor by buying them a few of their favorite things. But what exactly are their favorite things? It can be hard to decide exactly what your pet will love when they’re not beside you wagging their tail at whatever toy catches their eye.
  • April Demarco
    Published 12 months ago
    10 Subscription Boxes for Pets

    10 Subscription Boxes for Pets

    Without a question of a doubt, our culture is one that loves pet. For those of us who have pets, treating them like one of the family is only natural. What we inevitably want to do is spoil them rotten. Fortunately, giving our pets the treats and pampering they deserve is becoming both easier and more varied with the number of subscription boxes for pets available online. So regardless of whether you have a parakeet, a mouse, a doberman, or a tabby, there is a way to show your pet that you think they are the best.
Training
  • Chance James
    Published 3 months ago
    Can Dogs and Cats Live Together..?

    Can Dogs and Cats Live Together..?

    It's a Dog Eat Cat World...
  • Katie Luker
    Published 3 months ago
    Tips for Training your Doggo

    Tips for Training your Doggo

    Hey there my fellow dog lovers! I want to share some tips and tricks that I either found out on my own or found on a billion different websites- yes.. I tried to do my research lol. I got my gorgeous, sweet, peanut head, Rusty in February of 2019. Whenever I adopted him, he had to stay a few more weeks until his appointment to be neutered. Turns out that that worked out perfectly (should have been a sign of how great he would be (; ) because I was also in the middle of moving out of my mom’s house. I knew that Rusty had anxiety based off of his bio but there was something about him and I knew he was mine! I visited him a few times a week so he could get used to me and I already had him sitting more on first command by the time I was able to go pick him up! I have to say... he is a VERY smart dog but I think I did a pretty good job if I do say so myself *pats self on back*. He hardly had any accidents and potty trained fairly easy! Within the first two weeks, he learned to stay, lay down, give his paw, and roll over. Now all of these took another week or so to be on first command but it did awesome. He is also currently learning left and right paw and gets it correct pretty often!
  • Labra Dor
    Published 5 months ago
    How to Train a Dog

    How to Train a Dog

    Written by Little Malt Schitz
Wild Animals
  • Anne Sewell
    Published 3 days ago
    Men break lockdown rules in Spain to rescue six dolphins

    Men break lockdown rules in Spain to rescue six dolphins

    Spain has been on a major lockdown for a number of weeks now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only essential workers can work, people can only go out to shop for groceries or medication, or to walk their dogs. Going to the beach is out of the question.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 8 days ago
    Life-Long Tiger Trainer Speaks Out in the Light of the “Tiger King”

    Life-Long Tiger Trainer Speaks Out in the Light of the “Tiger King”

    With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing both families and communities alike from around the world to stay home, and cancel all major plans until it is okay to resume normal life, it is no arguing that it has allowed people to do all sorts of activities at home with their loved ones like playing video games, watching movies, baking, cooking, doing some arts and crafts, and of course, binge whatever show is on either Netflix or Disney+ which brings me to my next subject, a little docuseries on Netflix called The Tiger King.
  • Samantha Wilson
    Published 8 days ago
    As Bullfighters Ask For A €700m Coronavirus Bailout, It’s Time To End This Cruel Blood Sport Once And For All.

    As Bullfighters Ask For A €700m Coronavirus Bailout, It’s Time To End This Cruel Blood Sport Once And For All.

    As Spain continues to battle the coronavirus, our beleaguered Spanish friends have erupted in fury on social media at the demands of many bullfighting organisations that the government provide financial relief to save the blood sport to the tune of €700 million euros.