Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?
Have you ever gone outside to discover a scene that looks like it is straight out of a comic with crater holes everywhere? Well then you may have a dog that is a digger and this is most likely the result of them burying their bones and other treats. In this article we are going […]Read More
Why Birds Migrate and Where They’re Going
Whether we notice it or not, all wildlife prepares for fall and winter in its own way. Squirrels busy themselves collecting nuts, rodents look for shelter, and skunks build burrows. Even bugs spend fall figuring out how they’re going to survive winter. While we’re all figuring out how to prepare for winter, however, some birds […]Read More
Why Do Cats Scratch Stuff?
Many people think cats scratch to sharpen their claws, which is only partially true. Scratching actually removes the outer portion of the claw called the sheath, which exposes a new, sharp tip. If you’re like me, you may have found a sheath once upon a time in your carpet and become alarmed. Me: “Oh no! […]Read More
Bird Fun Facts – Did you know?
Some male songbirds sing more than 2000 times each day. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds. The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers. The fastest bird is the Spine-tailed swift, clocked at speeds of up to 220 miles per hour. The hummingbird is the only bird that can […]Read More
What your cat needs in winter
Cats are skilled masters at finding warm, sunny spots, but they still need a bit of help in winter. Here are some tips that will keep your feline friend happy and cosy in the colder months ahead. 1. Food requirements In winter cats conserve energy by sleeping more. They also tend to go outside less […]Read More
21 Simple Tricks to Make Your Dog Happier, Smarter, and Less Bored Every Day
Keeping your dog in shape is an important part of dog wellness, but it’s also crucial to provide mental stimulation and enrichment for your dog. Dogs are meant to live active lives, rather than sleep until their owners come home. Many studies, especially those conducted by zoos, have shown that enriching an animal’s environment improves […]Read More
Environmental Enrichment for Reptiles
For years, it has been standard practice to house reptiles in a minimalistic enclosure, with the thought being that the reptiles simply didn’t care. “Give a reptile a heat gradient, a light source and a place to hide” was the mantra in reptile husbandry. Keep it simple, right? Fortunately, this old-school train of thought is […]Read More
8 Tips On Ending Winter Worries for You & Your Pet
Although temperatures in South Africa are usually fairly pleasant year round, in winter month lows can still dip down to almost freezing. This can provide a dangerous environment for some dogs depending upon certain conditions and where they live. For example, if you live in a neighbourhood where antifreeze is used, the key ingredient, ethylene glycol […]Read More
Eight Tips to Keep Your Freshwater Fish Happy and Healthy
To keep your fish happy and healthy, following these tips will help make maintaining an aquarium fairly easy and trouble-free. Acclimate your fish. Fish are fragile. For best results, ask the store associate what their water parameters for nitrate, nitrite, ammonia and pH levels are. When home, test your aquarium water for its chemistry. The […]Read More