Beavers

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Beaver is primarily a nocturnal and semi-aquatic rodent. They’re known for constructing dams, canals and lodges. They’re the next largest rodents known all over the world. They live in colonies and create dams that are deep in water and protect them from the predators. The populace of the North American beaver has declined rapidly because of excessive hunting. They’re killed for fur and the glands are used as a source of medicine and perfumes. They are known for their natural trait of earning dams in the ponds where they live. They have very sharp and strong front teeth that are used for cutting trees for building their homes as well as for feeding. They are known for their alarm signs. When frightened the beaver dives quickly and slaps water using its broad tail. This noise is audible from large distances both above and below water. This behaviour acts as a warning sign for additional beaver present inside water. Once cautioned by the alarm call the other beavers dive into water and do not reemerge for a while. They walk slowly on land but are powerful swimmers and can remain under water for approximately 15 minutes.

They are herbivorous in custom and prefer to feed on the wood of birch, cherry, walnut, cottonwood, willow and alder trees. They don’t undergo hibernation but are known to store logs in a heap under water and consume the under bark. Some piles also float over water and may be covered with snow in the winter season. The insulation of the snow prevents the surrounding water from freezing in the vicinity of the log and also provides fresh air to the beavers to breathe. They have webbed hind feet and wide, scaly tail. The eye sight is somewhat poorly designed but the senses of hearing, smell and touch is very well developed. Their teeth grow continuously so that they feed on wood regularly. They bear 4 incisors which are covered with a hard layer of orange coloured enamel in front and a soft dentine at the back.

Adults may attain a weight of about 25 kg. Females are larger than males a feature rare among the mammals. They live up to 24 years. Their name is of Proto-Indo-European origin. They are extremely close to the squirrels bearing resemblance with the lower jaw and the skull. The European beavers are somewhat larger with larger, less rounded heads, larger and narrower muzzles. The tails are less oval and briefer shin bones are present which function for efficient bipedal locomotion. They have longer nasal bones. The foramen magnum is round the European beavers but it’s triangular in the North American species. The Rat Poop of the European beaver are larger and thin walled enclosing great internal volume when compared with the North American ones. The fur color is also different in both the species. 66% of all the European beavers have pale brown fur, 20% have reddish fur while 8% have brown coats and the rest 4% have black fur. Among the North American one 50 percent beavers are provided with pale brown fur, 25% with red fur, 20% with brown and 6 percent have black coats.

Both the species aren’t genetically compatible. North American beavers are also called Canadian beavers. Beavers are common hosts of Giardia lamblia that causes giardiasis. The beaver testicles and castoreum, a bitter secretion present in the castor glands of male or female beaver is used commercially for making medicine. Castoreum is also used in perfume preparation. They’re national animals of Canada. They have entered the category of endangered due to habitat destruction and mass killing.

Ostrich

Common Ostrich, Bird, Ostrich, Bigbird

It is scientifically known as Struthio camelus. It is the only living species of the family Struthionidae. The look of the bird is extremely distinct and it is characterized by presence of long legs and neck. The legs are adapted for running quickly with a rate of about 70 km/h which is the top speed adopted by any land dwelling bird. It’s the biggest bird living today and lays the largest sized egg. It feed on plant material in addition to on insects. It lives in nomadic groups which may contain 5-50 individuals. When threatened it lays flat on the ground or runs away. When molested it kicks the foe with the strong legs. The male makes a territory and often struggles for a harem of 5-7 females. They’re farmed throughout the world for their feathers that are used for decorative purposes and for the preparation of the feather dusters. The skin is used for the meat is marketed commercially.

The body may weigh about 63-130 kg with males weighing exceptionally much heavier about 155 kg. The feathers of adult males are black with white primaries and a white tail. The tail of one subspecies is buff coloured. Females and young males are grayish-white and brownish colored. The skin of neck and thigh in females is pinkish-grey while that of males is blue-gray depending upon the subspecies. The eyes are also the largest one of all of the land vertebrates measuring 50 mm in diameter and this is the reason that they can identify the predators from a good distance. Eyes are well protected from the sunlight. Colour of skin also changes among the subspecies. The tarsometatarsus of man has red horny plates while the female has black plates. Legs lack feathers while the tarsometatarsus is covered with scales. There are two toes on each foot and the bigger one bears a nail and the inner toe resembles the hoof. The outer fur lacks nail. The reduction in the number of toes is an adaptation for swift running. Ostriches can run continuously for 30 minutes with a rate of 72.4 km/h. The wing span is of about 2 meters and is used during courtship display and in protecting the girls. Feathers lack tiny hooks that lock the outside feathers in the flying birds and so are soft and fluffy and act as insulators. They’ve 50-60 tail feathers.

The sternum in these birds is flat and lacks keel that’s used for attaching the flight muscles at the flying birds. Like all ratites they lack harvest and gallbladder. They have three stomachs and the caecum is 71 cm long. Ostriches are known to keep the stool in the terminal anus. They are provided with unique pubic bones which provide support to the gut. Males are provided with a copulatory organ which is about 8 inches long. The plate differs from other birds as the sphenoid and the palatal aren’t connected with each other. At sexual maturity the men reach a height of 1.8-2.8 meters while the females are only 1.7-2 meters in height. During the first year of life girls grow at a rate of 25 cm per month. The average life span of these birds may be 40-45 decades. Females bear the potential to recognize their eggs from that of other females.

It’s thought that they first appeared in the Middle Eocene. They generally spend the winter months alone or in pairs. They’ve been found grazing together with the zebras and antelopes. They are most active in the early and late part of the day. The male territory covers an area of approximately 2-20 square kilometers. They feed on fruits, seeds, flowers, shrubs, and grass but can also prey on insects such as locusts occasionally. They lack teeth also swallow small pebbles which act as gastroliths helping to grind the food in the gizzard. An adult Ostrich is known to possess around 1 kg of stones in its gut. While feeding they are proven to fill their gullet with food that passes through the oesophagus in the kind of a food bolus. The bolus might be as much as 210 ml. After passing through the throat the food enters the gizzard in which it is grinded by the pebbles. They can live without water for many days and use the metabolic water. They love to enjoy the water tub when lots of water is available. They are able to tolerate wide ranges of temperature.

Ostriches become sexually mature at the age of 2-4 years. Females mature six months sooner than the men. They are iteroparous with the mating season starting in the month of March and end in September. The male typically hiss or produce other calls so as to demonstrate victory over a harem of 2-7 birds. The male is then allowed to breed with the females of this group but the pair bond will be formed only with the dominant female. The female beats her wings alternately in order to attract a male. They are oviparous birds and the female lays large eggs in a single communal nest which is 30-60 cm deep and 3 m wide. Nest is produced by the male. The eggs might be 15 cm long and 13 cm wide and weigh about 1.4 kg approximately 20 times heavier than the egg . The man teaches the chicks to feed but both genders may take part in this activity. The survival rate of the hatchlings is quite low and in an average only one chick of the nest reaches adulthood. They’re at a risk of being devoured by the hyenas, birds of prey like vultures and jackals.

Ostriches are hunted for their precious feather and skin. The Ostrich leather is the most powerful commercial leather known. The meat is similar in taste to that of the lean beef and is low in fat and cholesterol content but is a great source of calcium, iron and proteins. The population of the wild Ostriches has declined drastically in the past 200 years and their conservation status is of least concern.

Seahorses

Sea Horse, Is, Horsey, Natural, Water

Seahorses are a really unique. Their heads look just like a horses.

They’re found in tropical temperatures and environments. A seahorse can develop to be up to 14 inches or they could be as little as half an inch! Perhaps the most incredible thing about sea horses is the fact that the males are those who give birth to the young.

Before they breed they need to first court each other. This courtship often lasts for many days as they dance with one another. During this dance they might change colors. During the courtship dance they swim side by side holding each others tails or sometimes they grip the same piece of grass almost like their holding hands. After a very long time doing so they then participate in the actual courtship dance. This dance often lasts 8 hours long! In this dance the seahorse pumps water into his egg pouch until it opens up from the pressure building inside once the female sees that he is not pregnant she lays eggs in him as they hook up their snouts together and start to drift. In this time his body begins to swell from the countless eggs while her body starts to thin.

The male then gives off semen that ferments the eggs at which point he shuts his pouch. He then begins to feed his many children. In this time he gives them the exact hormones that are responsible for baby milk. In this time she visits him every morning for about 6 minutes.

Eventually he is about to give birth and through muscular contractions his young are born. They don’t care for their children after birth however since the male keeps them safe until their born (instead of just placing the eggs and leaving) the survival rate is higher (though only 5 percent ).

Sea horses despite their efficient ways of reproduction are fairly weak animals. They can’t swim very well and have a very inefficient digestion systems. They have no stomach so it is significantly harder for them to get nutrients and keep nutrients so that they need to eat a lot. However they get very tired very quickly while swimming making it more difficult to run away from predators and access to new food resources. They eat by putting their snouts onto rocks and sucking up nutrients.

About sharks

Great White Shark, Shark, Jaws, Fish

Nearly all people think of a shark as a violent huge predator with super sharp teeth ranging the sea in search of food. But in reality there are more than 400 different species. Nine hundred meters below the ocean surface lives the smallest shark: Dwarf Lanternshark. It grows to a maximum of 17 centimeters. So probably such picture of a hunter in a constant search of food is the result of Hollywood movies and especially Steven Spielberg’s”Jaws”.

A monster of many contradictions, a shark doesn’t have a single bone in it’s body, rather it has a skeleton made of cartilage. Sharks keenest sense – is odor. Their olfactory ability is well known. It can detect a single drop of blood in a million drops of water (100 liters) and can smell blood 0.4 km away. They have very good colour vision and directional hearing. Digestion process can take a long period of time as the food goes from the mouth to a’J’ shaped stomach, where it’s stored and initial digestion occurs. Most of the sharks live for around 25 years. In general, they float at a speed of 8 kilometers per hour but when feeding or attacking, thy reach up to 19 kilometers per hour.

In contrast to the common idea that sharks are instinct-driven creatures, studies showed that many species have social and problem-solving skills.

Sharks behaviour is increasingly becoming a topic of profound investigation for many researches. Most sharks are harmless to people. Out of 400 shark species, only two dozen are in any way really dangerous to us. Scientists though still don’t know for sure why sharks sometimes attack humans. One of those theories is that sharks may mistake the sound of swimming individuals for that of injured fish. The most studied sharks are Lemon sharks as they are able to live in captivity and are among of the most aggressive towards human sharks.

As anticipated, around 100 million sharks are being killed annually, primarily due to their fins. According to CNN”There are creatures more predacious than sharks: Humans.” Shark fin soup is a delicacy for the wealthy individuals on special occasions and it’s been part of Chinese culture for centuries. As soon as it’s possible to take out an important part of it, it is like a brick wall, you take out bricks [and] eventually it is going to fall.”

Oceans undoubtedly depend on sharks as they help to manage it’s ecosystem. Sharks have been swimming in the world’s oceans for over 400 million years, but today due to commercial fishing some species are at risk of extinction. Sharks became the unfortunate victim of man-hungry stereotype the world created for them. But in reality what the society should really fear is a world without bees

Dolphins

Animal, Dolphin, Waters, Meeresbewohner

Dolphins are carnivorous mammals that live in water. There are approximately 40 species of this intelligent animal and they change a lot in size. The smallest one can weigh only 40 Kg and may grow to have a length of just 4 feet. The largest one may weigh 10 tons and will have a span of 30 feet. Distributed globally, they feed on fish and squid most often. They normally inhabit the shallow seas of continental shelves.

It is well-known that dolphins are very intelligent animals. They are closely associated with human culture. It’s thought that these mammals were originally terrestrial animals and their ancestors have begun living in water around 50 million years ago. When analyzing the skeletons of these animals it is evident that they have remnants of limbs. In one of the animals captured by a group of Japanese scientists in 2008, they’ve observed clearly defined limbs.

If you observe dolphins you will notice they have a body shape that’s suitable for swimming. They get the power to swim with the tail fins. The directional control is done through the whole tail. Those with a dorsal fin use it for stabilization during swimming.

Additionally, there are patches and lines of different colours in some of them.

The brains of dolphins are complex and large. Some species of these animals have around 250 teeth. These animals have a mechanism to heal wounds quickly. Even a deep wound will heal quickly and infection is something that has never been seen together. It has been discovered that these mammals develop type II diabetes. Research is being carried out on the subject in order to assist both people and dolphins.

Dolphins have very good eyesight and hearing. Though they have very small openings for ears they’re able to hear sounds which humans can’t hear. Their vision is also great both in and out of water. They are able to sense the size and the distance to an object with these perceptions very easily and accurately. This is because due to suspended matter there’s very little light falling on where it lives.

Dolphins are mammals however they live in water. They are intriguing animals that have good eyesight and hearing capabilities. They are close to human civilization also.

Moray Eel

Moray, Eel, Sea-Life, Ocean, Sea, Marine

The exclusively marine sea life creatures are the moray eel that are found only in salt waters. Moray eel is owned by the eel family and the largest among them is the green moray eel.

Anatomy

The eels have an extended dorsal fin. The eels don’t have pectoral and pelvic fins. They generally have small eyes that makes the sight of the eels difficult. They use their sense of smell to identify their prey. They also have a protruding snout with wide jaws. They have narrow heads which helps the eels in swallowing the prey. The moray eels have another set of jaw within the mouth that helps in capturing and controlling its prey. These pharyngeal jaws also have teeth that help in wounding the prey.

They also have a protective layer of mucus within its body surface that’s secreted by them. This coating protects the eels from any bacterial attacks within the water. The skin will not have scales. This gives a smooth appearance. The body of the eel ends with a brief tail fin.

Team Hunting

They have a unique character among the sea life animals which is team hunting. The moray eels initially pick the group by analysing the capacity of the team partners in entering into crevices which are narrow. When the team is formed, a confirmation is made from the eels by shaking the heads. The eels then make a hunt as a team by surrounding the sufferer in all directions and ultimately killing it. Such co-ordinated activities are not seen in any other type of fish.

They can be are found in temperate and tropical climates. They are found in oceans and sees of the tropical areas. Normally the moray eels live deep within the water. They are highly conservative in character. They conceal themselves inside crevices and behind the rocks. Certain species like new water moray eels are found in fresh waters. They could travel into a sub – tropical regions at times. A little population of these eels are observed in other areas of the world too.

Moray Eel and Humans

These sea creatures have the ability to wound humans. They have sharp teeth which can pierce human body. But they don’t feed on humans. They feed only on other small fishes. Most of the time, these eels are believed to be highly vigorous. In nature they are shy and conservative. They do not harm humans wilfully. Any assault on humans is purely for defence. If there is any misconception of prey, the eels can hurt humans.

Otherwise, the moray eels always try to flee rather than fighting with humans. They are completely harmless to human beings. There are divers who feed these creatures with food and there are opportunities of the divers being harmed by the eels. But usually these eels hide from humans behind crevices and rocks.

They can be seen along the seas of Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Atlantic and eastern Pacific areas. They will be found abundant in rocky shores, and near the reefs and mangroves.

Rhino Poaching

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Ancient tradition spells doom

Powdered rhino horn has been a staple of Chinese and Vietnamese medicine for millennia. Previously given to patients with fever, there’s now a belief that it can cure cancer. Combine this erroneous belief with the new cash in emerging Asian markets and the readiness of organised crime to provide, then you have a recipe for disaster.

The rhino horn is composed of the very same proteins that build human hair and fingernails. Unsurprisingly, scientists maintain that there’s no evidence to support its use as a medicine. Nevertheless tradition holds steadfast even in the face of proof and all attempts to convince Asian customers of this science fall on deaf ears.

Rhino poaching statistics rocket

The trade in rhino horn has been ruled illegal under international conventions. As it now is estimated to earn around $65,000 per kilo, putting in the exact same class as narcotics, diamonds and precious metals, organised crime has’zeroed in’. They are also able to use modern methods to secure their kills, such as helicopter raids and night vision technology.

Game wardens have been overwhelmed by the power of the onslaught. The morning brings the bloody sight of yet another victim with its own horn sliced-off. The animal usually dies due to the attack, though a handful can heal their wounds and recover.

Naturally there has been a massive increase in the poaching statistics. Only a few years ago conservationists were less than delighted to report that 10-15 rhinos were being killed annually. But now the most recent figures for South Africa alone demonstrate that 668 animals were massacred last year. The poachers don’t discriminate between adults, juveniles and pregnant females.

The fightback Persists

Conservationists and game reserves are fighting tooth and nail to save the rhino from extinction. They are working to increase cooperation and coordination between the various conservation groups, enforcement agencies and landholders. Policing has also been improved with improved instruction, use of sniffer dogs and increased patrols.

De-horning of their rhinos was carried-out by some game reserves. However, there remain some concerns about whether this is good practice. The horn’s length plays a role in the animals’ pecking order, so removing the horn may interfere with social interaction. Also, some de-horned animals are slaughtered nevertheless. This could be pique on behalf of the poachers, or possibly they don’t want to risk pursuing the exact animals on future searches.

Game reserves also have begun to foster baby rhinos that have lost their mothers due to poaching.

The UK has led global talks resulting in an agreement to decrease the rhino horn trade, in addition to battling the erroneous belief in its value as a curative.

In April last year a number of African stakeholders participate in a summit in Nairobi, led by the Kenya Wildlife Service and the African Wildlife Foundation. Delegates agreed a four-point plan of action to fight rhino poaching.

The Section 24 Rights Coalition is demanding that the South African authorities ceased issuing licences for trophy hunting. It is said that an investigation is required into possible abuses of this system. That said, the SA government did announce last year that there could be tighter regulation on hunting. They also said that microchips would be used, along with DNA profiling, to be able to detect bogus searches.

Conservationists are optimistic that a recent deal between South Africa and Vietnam could be the start of serious attempts to reduce poaching. The 5-year agreement covers seven chief features of cooperation, including the security of SA’s biodiversity and compliance with the international conventions to protect species. (In 2008 a Vietnamese diplomat was filmed receiving illegal rhino horn out his embassy in SA.)

This saw delegates instructed to introduce measures to reduce the demand for rhino horn.

The steadfast refusal of Vietnamese and Chinese customers to be persuaded that the horn isn’t medicine is driving some radical thought.

A group of researchers is saying that the illegality of trading in rhino horn has only served to boost rhino poaching by limiting its availability. They’ve suggested that the previously taboo subject of shaving horn out of live animals should be seriously considered.

This notion has a parallel in crocodile farming, which the researchers say has served to help preserve the species. The lifting of the taboo on talks was also suggested at the Cites conference in March by South African delegates. But it’s hotly contested by some conservationists who say it would have the reverse effect of raising demand. They also point to the effect of private game reserve owners who would make huge sums of money from such a practice.

Save the rhino!

All the initiatives described here show a determination to save the rhinoceros. However, the wholesale killings continue apace and there are fears that the species is really heading for extinction. If significant progress isn’t made in the fight against poaching, then this could happen within the decade.

Surely the world cannot miss this magnificent animal.

Robin Red Breast

Tree, Nature, Bird, Outdoors, Wildlife

Robins (Erithacus rubecula) is a resident bird of the UK and can be found all year round. They are most frequently seen in the autumn and winter months while darting across the garden trying to find food. You can often hear them singing from a prominent perch in an effort to warn other robins not to encroach on their land.

The robin is a little bird with a span of approximately 14cm and wingspan of approximately 21cm. They have an orange-red throat, breast and forehead with light brown upperparts and grey-white underparts. Both the male and female robin seem identical. Juvenile robins, on the other hand, don’t have any red breast and instead have spotted brown upperparts and underparts. Their song is warbling and their call a brief and sharp note.

Their nest is made of leaves, moss and other soft materials and are found in a hollow or dense vegetation such as a well-established ivy. You can also provide a nest box for robins in your own garden. Hang an open-fronted nest box in a hidden location in dense vegetation such as an ivy or other climbers.

A robin’s primary diet consists of worms, spiders and other insects and will consume berries throughout the fall months. They can frequently be seen following anglers round as they turn over soil or dig holes to see what interesting food was uncovered.

The robin is a very common bird and can be easily invited into your garden. Their favourite food is dried mealworm which can be fed directly or soaked in a little water. Additionally, sunflower hearts and peanut granules are equally firm favorites while both being high in energy and rich in oil. They are quite partial to suet pellets and raisins too often being greedily consumed! You can also feed them seed mixes with ones created for robins which will often contain the majority of these components listed. Robins will largely feed on the floor, so using a ground bird table or scattering food by hedgerows and plant is best.

It is best to feed robins all year round. They benefit from this extra food supply during the chilly winter months when food is scarce and during the breeding season when they have more mouths to feed.

Non-Antarctic Penguins

Galápagos Penguin, Spheniscus Mendiculus

It’s a simple fact of common knowledge that penguins are generally associated with Antarctica continent with intense cold and windy climate and endless snow drifts. It turns out that there are different species of Penguins, the location of which is quite far from Southern Pole and in dozen km from equator – Galapagos Penguin species, for instance. Nearly 1000 pairs of them share the territory of two main islands: Fernandina and Isabella. No one knows for sure how they’ve got there, but most likely there was a large iceberg from Antarctica reached the Galapagos from the Humboldt Current.

But is new habitat ideal for penguins? It’s clear as day that conditions of their presence are extremely distinctive from those of originals. So, so as to survive Galapagos Penguins are waiting for cool temperatures resulting from the Humboldt Current and cool waters from great depths brought up by the Cromwell Current. As a result of high temperatures, which predominate on the islands, the Galapagos Penguins face an overheating, which represents for them a serious threat. But it is not for nothing that these birds are most similar to humans, they like are as intelligent as humans and have found a way out of difficult living conditions. In the afternoon, once the temperature reaches its greatest point, they stay in water, producing their own food, and at night, when the temperature drops, penguins go to the beach. Now, these animals are contained in the global Red Book. Incidentally, on Galapagos islands there’s a bigger number of dangers, which may threat penguins’ presence, which include snakes, snakes, birds of prey, cats, dogs, rats, sharks, seals and sea lions, that are considered as predators out there.

Along with Galapagos Penguins, there are other colonies distributed outside Antarctica. Therefore, an individual might learn about their presence on the shore of the South Africa, where they’re also known as Black-Footed Penguins, Jackass Penguins or Cape Penguin.

Pet Goldfish

Goldfish, Fish, Aquarium, Underwater

Not unless the bowl is a good deal larger than those you can buy in the stall if you’win’ a goldfish in a funfair.

Children often end up with a goldfish as a first pet – they’re cheap to buy and feed, you do not need to take out expensive insurance, and they do not have to be taken for walks. However, the fate of many is to find yourself is a totally unsuitable bowl where they spend a miserable and short lived life.

Goldfish came to Europe 400 years ago, and are members of the carp family. They are extremely popular as pets as they can live in cold water, and don’t require water to be heated, even in winter. If you go away on vacation you don’t have to be concerned about someone looking after them, since it is possible to use food blocks which last for around a couple of weeks.

Consider this for a moment.

But, you say, the ones I see are much much smaller than that – surely these must be another breed? No, I’m afraid not, goldfish have their growth inhibited by the volume of the water where they live. If they live in a large outside pond they’ll grow to full size, if not, their growth is stunted.

In some countries the simple bowl is banned as it’s considered too cruel.

What exactly does my goldfish need?

In a plain bowl without any decorations or plants he will have a very boring life.

Your pet wants good quality oxygenated water so that he can breathe. 1 thing that you won’t think of using a plain noodle bowl is a pump and filter that will help clean and oxygenate the water. The tank has to be cleaned out – the fish has to swim around in precisely the same water he’s defecated in, so this needs to be changed regularly particularly as they are quite messy fish. Changing the water doesn’t only mean tipping half of the water out and filling the bowl up again from the tap – it means placing clean water into a bucket and placing water conditioner in it. Tap water is full of chlorine and fluoride and other additives that are good for us, but act as a slow acting poison for a goldfish if conditioner isn’t employed. You can get the exact same effect as using a conditioner if you leave water standing in a bucket for a couple hours, but the conditioner is more convenient, and isn’t expensive as you use very little whenever you change the water. A little of the water should be changed weekly if possible. Don’t wait until the water is dirty and muddy and then change the entire lot at once! This may cause too great a shock to the goldfish who might become ill because of this.

Goldfish food is fairly cheap and can be bought in any pet shop or supermarket. If your fish is a bit hungry after food time he’ll peck at the food that has dropped down on the plants and décor – an activity which prevents him getting bored, and keeps the tank cleaner as well.

Average size aquariums aren’t too costly, and he’ll be a lot happier than swimming round in circles in a small bowl. Especially if you have room to get him a companion to swim around with. You can place some attractive gravel at the base of the tank. Ideally they are more suited living in ponds than indoors in tanks.

Living plants help to oxygenate the water, and algae grows on them that is a natural food for your pet. Swimming through the plants will probably be more interesting for him than a tank only with free swimming space. Plastic plants can also attract algae, are a good alternative.

Filters and tanks aren’t expensive, so in case you’ve come back from the fair carrying your prize fish in a plastic bag, invest in some decent gear to provide him a happy and healthy life. You will get more pleasure also than watching him just float around and round in a glass bowl. If you place him in a bowl he’ll survive, but he won’t be happy, and will not live to his whole lifespan.

Raising pigs

Pig, Domestic Pig, Farm, Livestock

A lot of people raise pigs to slaughter for bacon and other various pork products. For those of you who have never done this there’s much more to it than just throwing the animal in a pen and giving it your whole table scraps. You have to properly look after the animal if you want to have that animal to produce good high quality meat products to feed your loved ones.
The first thing you have to be aware of is that pigs like a great deal of water. Water is essential to pig health, and it needs to be clean, fresh, water. These animals will wallow in the mud, but in regards to the water they drink it needs to be clean water if you want the animal to be healthy. Without proper drainage the pencil will hold water and the pig will get sick. These animals are very susceptible to pneumonia and moist living conditions can cause them to get sick.
If your creature begins to wheeze or cough you can go to the veterinarian, or to the feed store and buy a shot of penicillin that you can give them. The penicillin will probably cure whatever is causing them to cough and wheeze. You have to remove any animal that is sick and put it in a hospital pen until it’s well to guard the other animals.
When a pig gets constipated it’s a serious illness that requires them to find a veterinarian. A blockage in their intestines can and will cause death in the animal. If you see that the creature is having bowel problems before it gets an actual blockage you can try to treat it with a castor oil mixture to loosen the stool. The animal should never be given a laxative or anything to encourage a bowel movement if you suspect it has a complete blockage. They manufacture a technical feed to give them when they’re young that helps them to start growing properly. This feed is a bit medicated and will provide them with all their nutritional needs. Once they have matured to a month or two of age you wish to change them into a maintenance feed so that they won’t become overly fat. Before you kill an animal to eat you should stop giving them feeds that contain any chemicals and feed them something such as rice bran or directly corn for at least 2 weeks so the compounds will be out of the meat before you butcher the animal.

Air purifier for pet odor

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There are few things as potent as cat pee. And if you are having this problem, you know firsthand how hard it is to truly get and keep the air smelling fresh. Take a look at the 5 features below which will make clean air a reality . It can eliminate ordinary household odors as well. But to eliminate urine odor even it requires help.
Cat pee is more potent than most other warm-blooded pets. This is because before we introduced them into our homes and hearts, in the wild the strong odor would help keep predators at a distance by marking their territory.
With that said, it is hard to believe that urine is made of mostly water, but among the chemicals in urine is ammonia, and an additive to the carbon is necessary to enhance its capacity to remove this effective volatile organic chemical (VOC).
Ammonasorb has been found to be incredibly powerful. As its name indicates it helps absorb the ammonia which is one of the biggest parts of the odor.
A Motor That Can Run Continuously–This is such an important feature to have. The minute filtration stops, the ammonia levels increase. And even if you believe you’ve neutralized all of the errors, a rise in humidity may cause stains to smell again.
The split capacitor motor is the type of motor that can run continuously. Start looking for it online in the technical specifications or in the owner’s manual. This will assure that the motor can run safely and efficiently 24 hours a day, so that no matter what is happening when you are there or while you’re away, the unit has your back.
Another point to bear in mind is that filtration isn’t instant. Continuously sending the atmosphere through the filter will take the smell before it can become offensive.
Long Filter Life–The duration of time that the manufacturer projects that the filter will last ought to be crucial in your decision about whether or not a unit will work for you. A filter that must be changed every 6 to 12 months will increase the cost of filtration substantially.
The pressure of having to constantly change the filter is aggravating at best, and in many cases not doing it will result in air that does not get cleaned and a negated guarantee. Many times a unit with a filter that has a shorter filter life is cheaper initially. But in the long run, it costs more.
You should expect that the filter on your cleaner to last 5 years because the canister contains multiple filters and since the manufacturer is prepared to stand behind fiter effectiveness by warranting the filter as well. . This is just another feature to search for before you finalize your decision.
Low Care –Most people have enough going on in our lives which we don’t want or need a high maintenance cleaner. Leave cleaners that ask you to stop filtration to go inside and wash, spray, or vacuumcleaner. You want a cleaner which can look after your problem, not create more problems that you solve. If there’s only a 6 month or 1 year warranty, you have your answer about how much time you can expect it to operate. Decide on a hefty warranty of five years. That way you know you are going to get your money’s worth.
These 5 attributes can make selecting an cleaner for cat odor a lot easier than you think. Taking these specs with you while comparing components can help you bring home a cleaner that will really work for you and your feline love.

Iguanas as pets

Lizard, Iguana, Reptiles, Nature, Dragon

Before determining that owning and caring for an iguana is simply too difficult, understanding what’s involved in iguana care may convince you to change your mind. Understanding that iguanas are actually reptiles is the first step in understanding why they’re perceived as being hard to keep as pets.
These cold blooded creatures depend a whole lot on their environment in order to flourish and even function efficiently. To be able to eliminate the waste from meals consumed the previous day, an iguana will typically bask for a couple of hours.
Many wild iguanas spend most of their days in tree branches.
They are known as tree dwelling, or ardoreal reptiles, meaning they spend much of their lives in trees and only come down if needed.
There are approximately 50 species of plants that iguanas feed from, and they obtain their nourishment from such plants. They simply feed from a different plant if one particular species does not contain the nutrients they require.
Iguanas of all shapes and sizes are available in the world’s tropical rain forests and tropical locations, partly due to the abundance of plants providing all the nutrients they require.
There are some important iguana care factors if you have a pet iguana and are planning to build iguana housing:

  1. Your pet iguana can grow up to four feet long, possibly as long as six feet if cared for properly.
    You can begin by having a small iguana home, although over time as your pet grows you will have to make it larger, as your iguana cage or enclosure should be at least twice as long as the animal itself.
    If your iguana housing is too small and cramped, there’s a very real probability of the creature attempting to escape; if that doesn’t happen, it will not be comfortable or happy in a small cage. If you reside in a warm area, a mesh iguana cage is sufficient. However, you will have to purchase or build a glass cage or terrarium if you reside in a region where temperatures dip below 79 degrees F on many days.
    Your iguana will also have to receive loads of heat and ultra violet rays, which means that you will have to set up UVB lamps and heating bulbs to make certain that your pet is comfortable and will flourish. As stated previously, iguanas will only have the ability to function well if they regularly receive the amount of heat they need, and this also applies to pets in addition to those that in the wild.
  2. You’ll also have to provide your pet iguana with a minumum of one structure to climb on, as they are tree dwelling creatures. This will need to be strong enough and big enough to safely support your pet. A weight of up to five kilos is typical for an adult iguana that’s between around for and five feet long.

Fireworks and dogs

New Year'S Eve, Fireworks, Beacon

As all of us pet owners knowour animals can be somewhat startled during firework displays. It’s almost November, approaching bonfire night on the 5th, causing some real strain one of our beloved dogs, cats and smaller friends. As their guardians, it is our responsibility to try and restrict their anxiety and keep them as calm as you can.
Spotting some early indications of stress on your beloved friend is the first step in maintaining their distress to a minimum. Knowing these signs can allow you to identify their strain and do something to help them through this time.
Things you can do to prepare your cats and dogs to the fireworks and throughout the screen include:
There was a 40% gain in the number phone calls about missing pets on Bonfire night this past year, so remember to ensure your pet is micro-chipped!
Make a space especially for them to hide in if they need to, with cushions, blankets and comforting scents, from their toys or something of the owners. This will assist them to manage with their fear; your pet should be able to access this distance for a few weeks leading up to firework night, so they’re comfortable with their surroundings.
A calming scent is a excellent way to keep your pets relaxed during the loud noises, so a terrific product is the Feliway Diffuser for cats, which can be purchased from us.
Attempt to walk your dog during the daytime, so in the evening the house can be maintained secure, keeping windows and doors, cat flaps and curtains closed, preventing your pet from becoming startled suddenly and running away from fear.
Low Repetitive sounds, like music can be calming for pets, and can help block out some of the loud bangs.
Buy a Thundershirt for dogs and cats. It’s a great accessory to calm your entire pets! Its gentle, yet constant pressure it dramatically soothes your companion, with over 80 percent of dogs at a 2000 customer survey agreeing with improvement, it proves effective.
A Stay Calm oil formula which comprises a unique blend of Chamomile and Ginger oils is a terrific way to relax your dog!
Serene in the kind of drops and pills for your pets, help to put them at ease, and are recommended by the UK’s top behaviourist, Sara Whittaker.
And for smaller animals:
Bringing hutches inside the house or moving them away from any loud or extreme activities is very important. Putting their hutch in a smaller and smaller place may also help. Or, partly covering it with a blanket, to block out some sound from explosions and sparks from nearby fireworks.
Providing something for your small animal to gnaw on may also help to reduce tension and anxiety, a range of things are available to divert their attention away from loud noises and bright lights, from Excel’s Nature snacks to Tasty sticks!
It’s very important that rabbits and guinea pigs have a place to hide, like the Happy Pet Willow Tube or additional bedding, so they could dig their own safety burrow. This is instinctual and will make them instantly feel calmer and more relaxed.

Parrots as pets

Bird, Hand, Animal, Pet, Domestic

I am sure you have all heard the expression -‘Parrots have more personality than a goldfish’- and while this is extremely true, there are some home truths to be known about parrots before dashing out to purchase one as a pet. But it is much easier to train a dog initially than a parrot. Parrots are sensitive creatures that must be cared for and nurtured, and the more attention and love which they are given, the more their individual personalities will shine out.
You would do well to remember that a parrot is actually a wild animal that’s meant to be living out in the wild. Therefore they can be dangerous at times and also temperamental. Even though it is not possible to send a bird that’s been domesticated back into the wild to fend for itself, you’ll have to be sure that your bird is given plenty of attention and kept stimulated to prevent it becoming stressed and bored, which may result in it pulling out its feathers.
A word of caution – do not buy a parrot for a little child. Parrots have very sharp beaks that can cause some serious damage if one is not careful. For this reason they need specialised training and managing initially, so they may be taught not to bite or attack.
If you are looking for a parrot as a family pet, you might need to switch to a dog for this, because most parrots only bond with one person and are inclined to be aggressive or simply ignore other members of the family. They can also get quite possessive within the person that they have chosen to bond with.
An Amazon parrot is most likely among the most competitive, and would make the least appropriate family pet. If it is a family bird you are after, rather go for a budgie or a cockatiel.
If you do not like a noise, then a parrot isn’t for you. Parrots tend to be quite vocal and this may irritate some people. This is another thing that you will have to train out of them and it can be done with patience, but they will still be quite noisy at certain times of the day, even once they’re trained. Be sure you keep your bird out of the wind as birds despise draughts.
A well trained and cared for parrot may be a wonderful addition to your house and your life, and they can give you years and years of pleasure, since they have a very long life span.
Those are the main points, and hopefully this article will help you decide for yourself whether or not a parrot is going to be a good choice of pet for you.

Walking your dog

Dog, Canine, Mammal, Animal, White Dog

Walking your dog can be a terrific experience for both of you and your dog. Even if the weather that day isn’t ideal, many dogs are so enthusiastic about going out for a walk which it is hard not to get at least a little excited about going out together and exploring the wonderful outdoors. The only problem is that walking alongside their owners outside isn’t natural for any dog. So if you have a new puppy or a dog that has never learned to let you control the walk, I hope I have some helpful information here for you.
Why go through the effort to train your dog to walk with you? Well, if you have a medium or large dog that pulls towards every smell, every squirrel, or every other dog, I think you already know the answer to this question. Under these conditions, walking with the most loving dog on the most glorious spring day can become a chore, or even painful. But even if we do not consider extreme cases, a dog walking correctly next to you has many other benefits. First, if he is permitted to walk in front of you he is less aware of what pace and direction you’re moving. No wonder you must tug on the leash to get him to turn those corners! Also, for those who have a dog or puppy that wants to eat anything that smells good he comes across, how can you intercede if you’re way behind him? Finally, there are lots of trainers that feel that dogs will become the”pack leader” if they feel nobody else is filling that position. A number of these trainers are fast to point out that most dogs do not wish to be the pack leader. They would be less anxious and more relaxed to let somebody else run the show, but in the wild, the pack will only survive if there is a leader, so they instinctively try to measure up to the job. This means if you are not the top the walk, your puppy will lead the walk. Which probably sounds okay until the pulling begins.
As we begin our journey to great dog walking, let’s start with the basics; the collar or harness. If you already know your dog is a strong puller, a standard leash and collar may not prevent him from injuring himself. Alternatives such as front-attaching a”halti” type collar should be used.
When you’ve got a puppy or an active puppy, it appears natural to get him outside on a walk immediately to burn off some of that energy. But many trainers advocate building up to the outdoor walk, so we do not need to fight bad habits immediately. Begin by introducing your dog to the leash in a positive manner in a location without distractions, such as in your dwelling. If you find this appears to be the case, do not just plunge ahead only to be disappointed with your dog’s walking skills. Begin taking out the leash a few times a day and don’t walk him. The idea is for him to begin to see that the leash does not always mean it’s time to go outdoors. Taking your dog outside to play in the backyard BEFORE the walk also helps in such cases.
Start off by taking a short walk after a direct path, rewarding eye contact. Use treats in a productive way. Some dogs will be so excited when they are walking outside they won’t seem to be interested in treats (or you), so right from the beginning, clinic calling your dog’s name and then giving him a treat when he responds with eye contact. Other dogs love their treats so much that simply giving them one treat seems to make them almost lose interest in the walk as they start searching for the next snack. Begin your introduction to the walk indoors, then your backyard and then the sidewalk in front of your property.
There are various techniques for handling the inevitable leashing pulling that you will experience, but the most recommended method is to just stop walking when there is tension on the leash. Your dog is excited about something ahead and he really doesn’t mind dragging you along if it means he can get to what’s so interesting. To put it simply, don’t reward pulling by allowing your dog to get to his goal by pulling you along and you should be consistent about it. Sometimes simply stopping will be sufficient to make your dog curious about what happened to you and he will return or even return to you, which is great. Despite the fact that this outcome is positive and you should encourage and reward it, you may need to take a more proactive response, namely gently but firmly reversing direction after a verbal signal (“let’s go” or something along those lines). Also, if your dog has begun to associate you calling his name with him getting a deal, simply calling him may do just fine.
During the learning period, expect to be reversing direction fairly frequently. Do not be discouraged by unfulfilled expectations that you cover a certain route. Judge your success on a minute by minute basis. If your dog is not pulling, you’re setting up a walking behavior that will help you for years to come. This is true even if you have some 20 or 30 minute walks but never get more than a few houses away from home because of you are reversing direction so frequently. Finally, try to allow extra time for your walks. You won’t be able to guide your dog through his correct walking manners if you need to be rushing back home.
As your dog learns how to walk with you without pulling, you will discover that not only are you getting exercise and fresh air, but you’re walking together as a team, which is a pretty great experience for any dog owner.

English Bulldogs

Bulldog, English People, Water

If you’re thinking about buying an English bulldog, you should think about these pros and cons prior to making the final decision.
Pros
Temperament: one of the main benefits of the dog is that he has a great temperament; consequently, he easily gets along with the family members. If you have small kids, you do not have to be worried of leaving them around the dog. This is because even if they hurt him, he does not get angry.
Requires little space: since he doesn’t like exercising, he doesn’t require a lot of exercising space.
Rarely barks: unlike other dogs which bark , the English bulldog seldom barks. By way of example, when he is quite hungry or if he sees a whole stranger. The easy going nature of the dog means that you won’t ever have complaints from neighbors saying that the dog is disturbing the peace.
Has a ferocious appearance: the ferocious look of the dog will discourage intruders from getting into your house or chemical; therefore, when you leave the dog in your house, you are confident that no one will get into your house.
Easy to treat: the dog’s coat is easy to take care of because it is simple to attend to it without taking the dog to a canine beauty parlor. The only thing you need to do is to occasionally trim his toenails. Since he tends to lose easily, it’s also advisable to brush his coat regularly to remove loose fur.
Cons
While he’s got the above benefits, he also has a fair share of disadvantages. Among the disadvantages is that he is independently minded making it difficult to train him. He also tends to think that he’s the one in charge which further makes it hard to train him.
To live in harmony with him, you will need to make sure that he understands that you are the one in control.
The other disadvantage is that he likes eating and hates exercising. Both of these attributes mean he can gain a lot of weight which can be harmful to him. To ensure that he doesn’t gain too much weight, you should ration the amount of food you feed him. You should also engage him in light exercises.

Buckle your pup

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You probably wear a seat belt every time you enter a car. It’s second nature to most people. Everybody knows seat belts save lives. It’s so well known, the legislation now requires that people wear seat belts. Have you ever thought about your dog? When riding in the vehicle, is your dog restrained? Everyone wants the best for their dog, the majority of us think of them as family. However, what happens in the event of an accident?
In the case of an crash, an unrestrained dog can undergo catastrophic injury or even death. A dog may become injured by falling, crashing into something, or being thrown from the vehicle. In case the dog survives the first crash, a fearful animal is much more likely to behave erratically and run into traffic. Sometimes, a dog may feel they’re protecting their owner while actually preventing rescuers from helping. The usage of Dog Car Seat Belt can assist in keeping both you and your dog safe.
There are lots of products on the market today to help your four-legged friend be as secure as possible in a vehicle. Generally the starting point for restraining an animal is a car dog harness. It’s always recommended you use a harness when restraining your pet in a car. In case of an impact, a collar will place all the force of the restraint on your dog’s neck. This may cause the neck to snap. With a harness, the force is dispersed across the chest area. It’s not consolidated to one impact point. This product attaches to the clip of this harness. The flip side then clips to the normal seat belt latch of your vehicle. These seat belts for dogs are often available from 16 to 27 inches. They allow the dog a certain amount of space to move around in the vehicle while still keeping them restrained at a safe distance from the driver.
Besides the restraining product, it is also a good idea to invest in a car seat extender or a good and solid dog hammock. A car seat extender or pet hammock fills the space between the back seat and the front seats of a vehicle. It forms a barrier which prevents your dog from falling into the footrest area during sudden stops. This prevents injuries from sudden falls and allows for a more comfortable ride, especially for big dogs in a small back seat.
Buckling our seat belt is an automatic response when we get in a motor vehicle. We do it for our own security. Our pets deserve the same. Restraining your dog in a vehicle is a safety measure for both the owner and the animal.

Adopt a shelter animal

Dog, Animal Shelter, Animal Husbandry

In the 1990’s embracing a pound hound was not very desirable. These dogs were mutts; many people thought they were sick and plain ugly. People wanted purebred dogs, they would buy from breeders. Most mutt’s fate is predetermined because they are not purebreds. Both mutts and purebred dogs are urgently waiting for an angle to save their lives.
Unfortunately, many mutts and purebred dogs are killed in the thousands across the country. These creatures are dumped, neglected, abused and emotionally destroyed. I’ve asked myself”When did we become a dumping society?” Folks dump their problems on others, some dump their parents at a nursing home, and some people dump their kids on relatives.
Most of these dogs have lived in family environments and can make great family pets with very little transition time. Adult dogs are already potty trained and they’re used to kennel living. The fee is significantly less to adopt than store, dogs are up-to-date on shots, fixed, and are microchipped. When you rescue a shelter dog, you’re actually saving two. Some shelters are so overcrowded that they euthanize dogs the day they get them. This happens most to senior dogs, sickly dogs, and breeds particular laws.
Many cats and dogs are dumped at shelters. The saddest dogs and cats are seniors, they cry when they see their owners departing. Not every owner who surrenders their dog is a heartless human being; unfortunately, the percentage is very low. Most surrendered dogs have been abused their entire life.
Shelters receive minimal funding and implementing a penalty fee for ditching your dog would benefit swimmers.
How to help a sheltered dog
If you cannot adopt shelter animals, the next best thing people can do for these animals is volunteer their time. For instance, Miami-Dade Animal Shelter currently has 400 dogs and countless cats at the shelter, but they only have a couple of employees. Volunteers play a very important role in the lives of those dogs and cats. Volunteers play, train, groom and above all give affection to those deserving animals.
Many dogs are labeled as”rescue just”; this implies that only reputable rescues can pull these dogs. Most rescues can’t pull dogs without having a foster dedication. Offering to foster dogs saves two lives. Dogs in foster homes thrive in a family environment and become more adoptable. When your foster is adopted, it’s a rewarding feeling as your family played a very important role in the dog’s behavior.
Rescues also need transports. For instance, Pitbulls are banned in Miami-Dade. If you visit the shelter, you will see hundreds of Pitbulls waiting to be rescued before they’re killed. Many rescues pull pits from Miami-Dade and want the dog transported to their facility. Transporting a dog also helps save two lives.
Ultimately, of course, there’s donating, pulling an abused pet is rewarding but in addition, it comes with a high veterinarian bill. Monetary donations help these rescues continue doing their job. If you can’t donate money, rescues are always in need of food, blankets, kennels, leashes and cleaning solutions.
Donating a skill is also very welcomed by most rescues. They are always looking for laborers, help with design, photographers, and web development.
Caution before donating money, research rescues, previously rescues have been caught falsifying paperwork and veterinarian invoices.

Pet Rabbits

Rabbit, Hare, Pet, Cute, Animal, Sweet

Rabbits will be your ideal family pets since they’re extremely adorable and loveable. Keeping rabbits as pets needs a few factors that will help you to care for them. You need to prepare the space which you could use for exercise. And then it is the time for you to find comfort accommodation for your rabbits. Bedding and food can also be important to make them happy living outside or indoors. Meanwhile, keeping rabbits as pets will take a lot of your time daily in order to take care of them. Unlike other smaller pets, you have to give more attention to rabbits because they sometimes can scratch and bite. For those of you who have children, these pets aren’t suitable for them. But rabbits will get nice friends for older kids with the help from their parents to supervise their kids.
How to Take Care of Indoor Rabbits
Rabbits are perfect family pets because they love collecting. You have to prepare a couple of important things such as a comfortable area for sleep, and menu and box on keeping rabbits as pets. You will need to be certain that your rabbit can play in your backyard as they have to attain vitamin D from the natural sunlight. Rabbits can hang out nicely with a couple of other pets but you have to be careful with that and supervision is needed on keeping rabbits as pets.
The first thing that you must do in order to feed outdoor rabbits is to construct a comfortable place for your Rabbit. And it is important that you apply clean straw. For those who have two rabbits with medium- sized you have to build a hutch with the dimensions of 60cm x 60cm x 150 cm. But if you have a smaller hutch, you need to consider using another run on your garden or you must do some exercise to your rabbits outside from their cage. You need to build the hutch that will allow refuge when storms come and shade during the summer time. It’s possible to build a grass run for the hutch or you could put it in your garden based on your needs. But once again, you have to create the nest area which is protected from sunlight. You may empty the litter tray day by day and you can clean the hutch simpler.
Feeding the Rabbits
Rabbits love fresh veggies like spinach, broccoli, carrots, watercress, apples and dandelion leaves. However, you must restrict the consumption of the vegetables until it’s overfed. There are a couple of foods that are not allowed to consume by your rabbits such as potatoes, grass clippings, and lettuce. Those foods will make your rabbits have a problem with their health. You can also try a diet schedule for your rabbits. Vitamins and nutrients will be provided by a top quality of pellet.

Keep your pets safe from wildlife

Raccoon, Water, Lazy, Human-Like, Cute

Raccoons, opossums, mice, bats, and birds can be cute and fun to watch, but some folks just don’t know the potential dangers that these forms of wildlife may pose to their family and pets. An encounter with a small and seemingly harmless wild creature that finds their way on your house can lead to serious consequences for you, your kids and your luxury cats and dogs.
Wild birds and mammals can damage your property, mad trash receptacles and set up nests in your yard, on your shed or even in accessible areas of your home. Certain forms of wildlife carry lice, fleas and ticks and can bring the threat of potentially fatal diseases like rabies.
Easy Steps to Protect Your Family and Pets
Even if you live in an area where wildlife sightings are very common, it does not necessarily mean that there has to be an imminent danger to your children, dogs, and cats. In fact, there are some very simple steps that you can take to minimize the potential risk of an unwanted wildlife experience:
Maintain Trash Bins Securely Covered By keeping trash in tightly tied bags and in cans with secure lids, you eliminate a significant source of attraction for wildlife.
Make sure your Fence is in Good Shape
Fixing holes replacing missing planks in the fence around your property keeps rabbits, raccoons, and many other mammals from your property. A secure boundary really reduces the chances for a potentially dangerous encounter between a wild animal and your pets or children.
Don’t leave Pets Outside Unattended
In spite of a good fence, some animals will still make their way into your yard. If your dogs are out roaming for prolonged periods they have a greater chance of coming across a wild animal that has made its way onto your house. If the animal has a nest or a food source nearby they may become aggressive and seem to protect rather than escape. This can lead to serious injury to both your pet and the wild creature.
Keep Cats Indoors
Cats are natural hunters and are not necessarily deterred by your weapon. If there’s a bird or rabbit in a neighbor’s yard, they will likely give chase. A cat who exits the boundaries of your property is at a significantly greater risk of injury due to a wild animal attack, but to other dangers (like traffic, poison or traps left out by others for wild animals, etc.)
Ultrasonic pest repellents use high-frequency sound waves to drive away a variety of pests, rodents, and insects. For homeowners that want to get a hands off and mess free method of keeping unwanted pests out of their home, this may be a safe and effective solution.
Ultrasonic repellents are safe for people and household pets (you can’t hear the noises, neither can your pets, there are no poisons and no danger of pets or kids suffering the injuries that may occur from snap traps). After the fast and easy initial setup, there is nothing to do but allow the device to operate driving away unwanted pests.
Along with the measures above, simply avoiding contact with wildlife is also a significant factor in keeping pets and family members safe. Do not leave out food for wild animals, do not intentionally engage with them and never encourage your pets to interact with wildlife.
Even people who have the best of intentions and those who have taken the proactive steps mentioned previously can still find themselves in a position where a wild animal has entered their home or garage and is posing a possible threat. In these instances, it’s important that the situation is handled properly to minimize the risk.
It’s never a great idea to try to poison a wild animal on your property.
Cornering a wild creature is also not advisable. Cornering them may insight an attack, which may lead to serious injury for any people or pets in the area.
If a wild animal has set up residence in your house, garage or lawn or is posing a threat to your family it makes sense to enlist the support of a professional. A wildlife control expert can quickly examine the wildlife threat on your premises and take the best steps toward elimination in a manner that ensures the safety of your loved ones and your pets and with minimal risk to the wild animal.
A trained pest management expert may also indicate the best methods for cleaning and sanitize the area after removal and help put up protective measures to lessen the chances of future unwanted experiences.