Author Archives: Mientjie Kleinhans

10 cool facts about the rockhopper penguin

Who doesn’t love Lovelace, the rockhopper penguin in the movie Happy Feet? These are the 10 cool things we found out about them. 1. Out of the ordinary While most penguins are prone to waddle, the rockhopper penguin has a ...

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10 things to consider before getting a pig as a pet

Pigs have become popular pets in recent years, due to celebrities like Miley Cyrus and George Clooney adopting these lovable animals into their families. However, pigs are extremely high maintenance, and not everyone is suited to responsibly maintaining and caring ...

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A goat as a pet? Consider this

Have you ever looked at a young, little goat – called a kid – and thought that a goat might just be such a cute and different pet to have? But before you start your search, it is strongly advised ...

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Symptoms and solutions for stressed cats

It may be hard to imagine that your cat dozing in the sun is suffering from stress, but living in a human world puts all sorts of pressures on our animals of which we may not be aware. Believe it or ...

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7 things your dog wants you to know

Your dog receives so much love and attention from you, and he enjoys your company. In return, he gives you loyalty and unconditional love. But there are a few things your dog wants you to know. So, let’s hear what ...

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10 Cool things about the tarantula

Love him or hate him, but the tarantula has been fascinating people for thousands of years. Nowadays, people even keep them as pets. These are just ten of the things that makes him special. 1. A hairy affair You may ...

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Cannabis oil for pets – what to consider

With so much hype about the legal use of marijuana recently, we wanted to find out what effects it has on our pets, and whether it is a good idea to give it to them, or not. While there is ...

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9 Tips to keeping a happy hamster

Hamsters are easy to keep and make good first-time pets for small children. With the correct care, loads of attention and all the necessities, your hamster will prosper and be healthy. Although he is a small and fragile animal, and ...

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Essential oils – the good and the bad

It is that time of the year when people get sick with colds and flu. We rush off to the shops to get eucalyptus oil for our diffusers to help clear our airways. And because essential oils help us, we ...

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Differences between ringworm and mange

Out of the blue you notice your dog scratching himself and upon closer investigation you notice he is losing patches of hair as well. You wonder whether it could be ringworm or mange. It doesn’t matter whether it is either ...

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10 Cool things about the sea horse

Sea horses have intrigued young and old for centuries. Are these sea creatures related to a horse, or are they fish? Here are the 10 cool things we found out about these little creatures. 1. Tiny horses Seahorses get their ...

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First vet visit

The first visit to the veterinarian with your puppy should ideally be two or so days after he arrived at his new home. This visit is to start a relationship with the vet, and also to take your puppy for ...

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