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!

Raising a little lamb

They might not traditionally be considered pets, but there’s no doubt a lamb can make the hardest heart melt! Animaltalk chatted to Yvette Wilde, animal activist and lamb ‘mother’, about what it takes to keep one of these woolly animals. ...

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Q&A: White dog getting a tan

My dog enjoys lying in the warm sun. I am concerned as he has a white coat. What can I do to keep him safe? The main danger is the harmful ultra-violet (UV) radiation in sunlight. White dogs can go ...

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Interesting facts and cat stories

Here are a few stories and facts for all the cat lovers. See if you knew these facts about them. Cat spy In the 1960s, the CIA decided that a cat would make a great spy. In an hour-long procedure, ...

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Things you (probably) didn’t know about dogs

Let’s have some fun for a change and look at the brighter side of life – dogs! We love dogs so much, so let’s see if you knew these facts about them? Expensive pet Remember Butkus, the large dog who ...

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10 cool things about elephants

Elephants are easily recognisable – everybody knows what an elephant looks like. Although they are huge, they camouflage in the bush and you won’t even know they are there. Let’s find out what else is cool about these animals. 1. ...

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Spring dangers for pets

Did you know that a Russian microbiologist, Dmitri Ivanovsky, discovered the first virus on a tobacco plant in 1892? Bacteria were well known at the time and could be filtered through a fine Chamberland filter candle. Ivanovsky discovered that a ...

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Common mistakes fish owners make

Fish can seem pretty easy to keep – some water and food and you’re sorted. This is very far from true! And probably the reason why many pet fish don’t enjoy the kind of lifespan they should… We look at ...

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10 Feline feeding mistakes

Even when it comes to feeding ouselves, we make plenty of mistakes! We eat too much, or too little, we eat things that are bad for us and we sometimes neglect our water intake. It’s a little wonder that we ...

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6 tips for the safe storage and handling of dog food

As responsible pet owners, we put a lot of thought into our dogs’ food. We do research and do our best to buy our pets the food that we think will be of most benefit to them. But have you ...

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10 cool facts about tortoises

Who doesn’t love tortoises? They are such interesting creatures – let’s take a look at what makes them so amazing. 1. Wrinkles in time In the wild, when a tortoise is healthy, he can live for an exceptionally long time ...

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Understand your pet’s coughs

We all know how it feels to get the flu virus and how irritating the constant coughing can be. The same goes for our beloved pets, and there are various reasons why animals cough. Rather consult a veterinarian to ensure ...

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Family birds – rose-ringed parakeet

Rose-ringed parakeets are highly intelligent birds who make ideal pets. They are also social birds in that they don’t only bond with one person. They do require daily human interaction and toys that will stimulate them mentally, like solving puzzles ...

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