4 Turtle Facts to bear in mind

Turtles are quite popular as pets and they can adjust to this lifestyle. However, they need to be appropriately taken care for so that they don’t get sick or endanger their owner’s health. Here are a few turtle facts you should bear in mind and act upon. Turtle fact #1: Home The biggest challenge for you, if you have a turtle, is to recreate a turtle’s natural habitat in your home. It usually has both light and shadow, water, dirt, pebbles and grass. Besides these elements, your turtle will also need a lamp to keep it warm. Turtles can live for several decades and they tend to grow a lot, so you will need to enlarge their space. They usually […]

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Faster then a motorbike: the cheetah

Cheetahs are big cats living in Africa and South-East Asia. As opposed to most big cat species, they have slender bodies. They have been known to be the fastest land animals, being able to reach speeds up to 70-74 mph. They can go 0 to 60 mph in only 3 secs. According to a study, in addition to speed, a cheetah’s ability to accelerate, slow down or change direction makes it an outstanding hunter. A group of scientists from the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK, led by Alan Wilson studied a group of wild cheetahs in Delta Okavango, Botswana. They attached GPS devices and accelerometers to 367 animals and surveyed them for a period of a year. The top speed […]

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How long can you leave your pet alone?

Have you ever wondered how long you can leave your pet alone at home for? After how long does it start to affect him? Well, it definitely depends on the species, so read up here on your favourite pet’s needs. Even with enough food and water, most of the companion animal species are social creatures, so they can’t go for too long without their owners. 1. Dogs As social as dogs are, they definitely can’t take to be alone for too long. Left alone, they will end up eating all their food in a short time and then just starve. Moreover, adult dogs need to be taken out for a walk at least twice daily. In the case of puppies […]

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First 3 Duckling Care Steps

Ducklings, as any other recently hatched or newborn animals, need a warm home in a safe environment and food. These will help them to grow big and healthy. Here are a few duckling care steps to follow to have some strong, happy ducklings. Duckling Care Step #1: Give them a Home 24 hours after having hatched, your little ducklings are ready to move into their new home. Give them a box or terrarium and they will be perfectly happy. They need heat, so isolation is quite important; don’t choose a box with too many holes in it. Pad the box with some wood or an old towel. Avoid using slippery materials such as newspaper or plastic surfaces. Your ducklings are […]

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Top 5 places to admire wild animals in the wild

For all those crazy about watching wild animals in the wild, we definitely have some great news: there has been made a list with the top places you could go to admire those lovely creatures to. Lets see which¬† are your dream destinations. 1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania The northern part of Tanzania offers more places to watch wild animals in the wild than any other region in the world. Not only Serengeti National Park, but also the Ngorongono Crater are well-known spots where you can find the so called Big 5: lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and rhinos. The term Big 5 was given to these species by some group of hunters from Africa. 2. Bandhavgarh National Park, India Tigers […]

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Dolphins, the first species we could communicate with

We have all seen Dr. Dolittle, talking to all those animals, understanding them, forming a special connection with them. We have all envied him as well, haven’t we? Well, I have some great news for you: dolphins could be the first animal species people could communicate with. They would be our perfect chat partners, according to studies conducted on this highly intelligent species. Some scientists seem to have gone too far, though In the 60’s, neurologist John Lilly made a series of suspicious experiments at the Communication Research Institute. He ended up even giving LSD to the animals in an attempt to break their communication code. Moreover, he and his assistant, Margaret Howe, moved a dolphin to a specially flooded […]

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How is your pet your guardian angel?

Did you know your pet could be your doctor? Being your truest friends, animals can also protect you from illnesses or even cure you. There have been cases of cats or dogs ‘sniffing’ severe diseases of their owners and alerting them, too. Obviously not all animals can affect your health positively, they can have severely impact you, should you be allergic for example. Still, lets see a few cases in which a pet can be your most loyal guardian angel. Dogs reduce blood pressure and cholesterol The advantages of having a dog, according to specialists, are many and significant. Usually people who own a dog live longer and are happier than the rest. They are less likely to have high […]

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