Lockdown tips

Animaltalk brings you a variety of articles with tips, advice and things that you can do with your pets while you are in lockdown. Don’t miss out, as we will be bringing you something new every day!

8 more tips to healthy and happy koi

Sitting next to the koi pond watching the koi fish swimming around can be so relaxing. The hobby of koi fish should be enjoyed and not be a ‘second job’, otherwise it won’t be as relaxing anymore. With the right ...

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Q & A: Hamster diarrhoea

Q: My hamster seems to have diarrhoea. Can it be because of his diet? A: Diarrhoea in hamsters can be caused by diet if the pellets are unbalanced, or if they eat a lot of green leaves at a time. ...

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10 cool things about the gharial

There are 24 species of crocodiles around the world, but the gharial definitely looks different to the others. He also has more teeth than any other species of crocodile. He has approximately 50 on his upper jaw along both sides, ...

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5 lessons learnt from COVID-19

When we went into lockdown just over a year ago, we were warned that COVID-19 would be with us for longer than we expected. Never could we have imagined how this pandemic would change the entire world, and how it ...

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Q & A: Sparkly whites

Q: Do I have to brush my bunny’s teeth to keep them clean? A: No, you do not. If rabbits are fed good-quality hay daily, with the addition of limited amounts of extruded pellets and some greens and veggies, then ...

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Décor ideas for cat owners

During the pandemic, our pets have played an even greater part in our lives, offering endless companionship and joy. As a result, the demand for pet-friendly interior design has never been higher. Hunkering down with our furry friends, we realised ...

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Is pet punishment a solution at all?

While it is human nature to discipline or punish somebody for what they have done wrong, we should understand that pets are not people. They don’t comprehend things on the level we do, and they don’t understand the difference between ...

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Using apps to be a better pet parent

We all use apps on our smartphones for various reasons – from WhatsApp and other social media platforms to news platforms. So, why not use an app for your pet, too? The challenge is that there are so many apps ...

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Q & A: Sparkly whites for bunnies

Q: Do I have to brush my bunny’s teeth to keep them clean? A: No, you do not. If rabbits are fed good-quality hay daily, with the addition of limited amounts of extruded pellets and some greens and veggies, then ...

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Win movie tickets to watch Extinct

In the movie Extinct, Op and Ed are cute, furry doughnut-shaped animals, called ‘flummels’. The brother and sister live on an island in the Galapagos in 1835. While Ed wants to fit in with the community, Op creates havoc, which ...

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Find the best treats for your dog

As we all know, there are few things as enjoyable as seeing the expressions on our dogs’ faces when we give them their favourite treat after asking them to ‘sit’ or ‘give paw’, or even just ‘who’s a good boy?’. ...

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10 tips to keep your koi healthy

The important thing about koi fish is that they are of the carp family, and looking at them closely, you will notice the familiar whiskers on the sides of their mouths. Koi fish live better in a pond that has ...

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