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!

The role your dog plays in your peanut allergy

You’ll never forget the first time you met your dog. Those doe eyes. That wagging tail. You wanted to pick him up and take him home right then and there. You love your dog more than anything, but there’s something ...

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9 tips on how to start a fish tank successfully

Aquariums containing live plants and animals can be incredibly beautiful and many people find great joy in watching and caring for their tanks. Although tempting, one should never simply walk into a pet store, pick a couple of pretty fish ...

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Is cat kibble complete and balanced?

When you consider balanced nutrition for cats, you probably think of protein. While cats do require protein as the major component of their diets, protein is only one aspect of a balanced diet for felines. “A ‘balanced and complete’ diet ...

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Choosing the right diet is crucial when feeding giant breeds

Just because your dog is a large or giant breed, doesn’t mean you can pile up the food and hope for the best. These dogs need a well-balanced, nutritious meal – food that has been scientifically developed for them and ...

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10 cool things about the vampire bat

Vampire bats? Yes, they do exist, but we’re not referring to Count Dracula. These little creatures have a specific role to play in nature – let’s find out what are the ten things that make cool. 1. Only flying mammal ...

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Can pets replace children?

Having pets is the most natural thing in the world. Most of us grow up with pets and cannot imagine our lives without them. Pets fulfil various roles in people’s lives, some in the most natural forms. But in other ...

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Proper feeding of parrots

Parrots in their natural environment utilise a very wide variety of plants throughout the year, ingesting fruit, seeds, berries, leaves, buds and roots. There are a few exceptions, such as the nectar-eating lorikeets. There is a common misconception that parrots ...

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Deworm your cats regularly

Worms are endoparasites that live inside the body of your pet. They take up residence in your pet’s small intestine or migrate elsewhere in the body, causing disease. Worms in the digestive system feed off digested food particles or your ...

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Dogs make us healthier

Dogs: the universal stress-buster. That’s the claim increasingly made for ‘man’s best friend’ as dogs find their way into all kinds of unexpected medical situations. Last year, my own institution, the University of Bristol, teamed up with the Guide Dogs ...

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10 cool things about the blue dragon sea slug

There is no doubt that the blue dragon sea slug is a beautiful creature with amazing colours. Here are the top ten cool things about this dragon. An ancient sea god The blue dragon was first discovered by a scientist ...

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Baby animals and the science of being adorable

Imagine the following: fluffy, silly little kittens. Cuddly lambs. Playful baby elephants. Puppies. Fragile little deer. Do you feel all warm and fuzzy inside yet? Baby animals have this effect on people, and it’s completely normal. We discover the reasons ...

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The A to Z of taking care of small animals

Looking after your hamster, bunny, rat, mouse, guinea pig, gerbil or chinchilla can be fun. They are so cute, but do you have the basics to keep these pets healthy and happy? Aquarium A glass aquarium is ideal for a ...

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