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Siamese Cats – Are You Suited to Them?

Are you considering a Siamese cat as your next pet? Making the decision to bring a Siamese into your household shouldn’t be taken likely. Although beautiful and striking, they demand more attention than many other breeds of cat, and trouble can arise if a household doesn’t meet a Siamese’s requirements.

The behavior and personality characteristics of the Siamese are similar throughout the breed, regardless of whether they’re ‘wedge heads’ (otherwise known as ‘show style’) or ‘apple-heads’ (also known as ‘traditional’). Their meow, intelligence, and ability to be trained make them one of the most unique types of cats. Rather than meow, they ‘yowl’; a wail often likened to a human baby’s cry...

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Common Diseases in Pet Birds and How to Detect Them

Common Diseases in Pet Birds and How to Detect Them

Common Diseases in Pet Birds and How to Detect Them

Common Diseases in Pet Birds and How to Detect Them

Common Diseases in Pet Birds and How to Detect Them. Often we are unable to detect illness in our pet birds because they are genetically programmed to hide them. This is because in jungles and the wild, if they display illness and disease they will be killed at once. It is survival of the fittest in the wild. Some commonly displayed symptoms are listed below and what they mean in terms of bird illness.

Diarrhea- If your bird has infection in the intestinal tract, because of bacteria or virus, there will be additional fluids in the stool. You must take the bird to a vet, because if the food is moving too quickly in the digestive tract, nutrients are not being absorbed...

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Old Dogs With Arthritis: Help Them Be Comfortable In The Cold Months

Old Dogs With Arthritis: Help Them Be Comfortable In The Cold Months

Old Dogs With Arthritis: Help Them Be Comfortable In The Cold Months

Old Dogs With Arthritis: Help Them Be Comfortable In The Cold Months

Old Dogs With Arthritis: Help Them Be Comfortable In The Cold Months. On cold winter mornings we always have to spend more time with the dogs. We have older dogs and a few of them do not get along well enough (females) to leave them alone. So we have some dogs in the house, two dogs outside and one dog in the studio for the night.

Old Dogs With Arthritis: Help Them Be Comfortable In The Cold Months. Mornings are hectic as we get everyone out to use the bathroom, etc. A few of them (the older dogs inside) are in the habit of a morning snack so we have to get them satisfied. Once everyone is relieved and has a snack, things settle down to “normal”...

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Curly Horses – What Makes Them Unique

Curly Horses - What Makes Them Unique

Curly Horses – What Makes Them Unique

Curly Horses – What Makes Them Unique

Curly Horses – What Makes Them Unique. Curly horses are horses which have a certain gene, inherited from their parents, which makes their hair curly. Not only their coat, but also other hair (mane, tail, fetlocks, even eyelashes) can be curled. They are becoming increasingly popular for three reasons:

Hypoallergenic. Most people who have an allergy to horses find that they have no allergy to curly horses or have a reduced allergic reaction.

Appearance. The appearance of these horses, due to the curls or waves in their coat, is not only unusual but many people find it exceptionally attractive.

Temperament. These horses are reputed to be particularly calm, sensible and intelligent...

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What Are Feral Cats, And What To Do About Them?

What Are Feral Cats, And What To Do About Them?

What Are Feral Cats, And What To Do About Them?

What Are Feral Cats, And What To Do About Them?

What Are Feral Cats, And What To Do About Them? Feral, or wild cats are descended from domesticated pets. When cats are lost or abandoned, they return to a more primitive wild state, know as feral. Although feral cats may live alone, often they join large groups or colonies of other wild cats. Their lives are hard, and their life expectancies are much lower than their domesticated kin. Disease is rampant in these colonies, and competition for proper nutrition is fierce. Unaltered cats have many kittens, increasing the number of ferals in the group.

There are many rescue groups devoted to saving the increasing population of feral cats in the United States...

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All About Toy Dogs and How to Care For Them

All About Toy Dogs and How to Care For Them

All About Toy Dogs and How to Care For Them

All About Toy Dogs and How to Care For Them

All About Toy Dogs and How to Care For Them. Toy dogs are not only bred as house pets, they are also associated with the ruling class long ago. Since there are many varieties of toy dogs, make sure you know enough information about the specific breed so that you will not encounter any problems while caring for your toy dog.

Toy dogs are becoming popular apart from the fact that they make the most superb house pets. These toy dogs are best for people who live a more sedentary kind of living. This is also ideal for the disabled, elderly and those that travel a lot. They are also good companions and their size makes them ideal in apartment types of houses.

There a more benefits in owning a toy dog as com...

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Garden Bird Houses – Some Tips to Attract the Birds and Keep Them Safe

Garden Bird Houses

Garden Bird Houses

Garden Bird Houses

There are many ways to attract wild birds to your garden and hopefully to set up home in your garden bird house. Providing food and a safe place to eat is one of the easiest and most effective ways. This is particularly important during the winter months when there may be lack of their natural food.
Set up feeding stations designed for the different species you would like to see in your garden.

For finches place specially designed thistle feeders that hold the small thistle feeds that they love. Other speciality bird feeders include hummingbird feeders to hold nectar, woodpecker feeders and jay feeders. Tube feeders are designed to prevent seeds spilling on the ground and keep the seeds dry...

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