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 amazing cave creatures

Whether you’re hiding in a cave while it is pouring with rain outside, or just exploring nature’s wonders, you may find a few interesting creatures inside. While some animals only sleep in caves, others never leave the caves or see ...

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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 ...

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Time to deworm

Q: How do I know my cat has worms? A: In both cats and dogs, there may not be any clinical signs that they have worms, while other animals show recognisable symptoms. Different types of worms show different signs of ...

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How smart is your cat?

We imagine a debate between dog people and cat people about which animal is most intelligent will result in a heated conversation! While not as much research has been done on the intelligence of cats compared to how much has ...

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What animal ages really mean

Many of us grew up being taught that one dog year equals seven human years. So, if your dog is five years old, he is the equivalent of a 35-year-old human. This theory is still extremely popular, but in truth, ...

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10 cool things about the honey badger

The honey badger was named the World’s Most Fearless Creature by the Guinness Book of World Records. This animal is so tough, he has a South African military fighting vehicle named after him – The Ratel (honey badger in Afrikaans). ...

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Q & A: Chewing rocks

Q: My dog chews rocks that he finds in the garden. Is there a reason why I should be worried? A: Yes, you should be worried, as this a very dangerous habit that can potentially lead to the death of ...

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Prevent your cat from getting bored indoors

There are various reasons why certain people prefer their loveable ball of fur to rather stay indoors, and it is definitely safer. Where the great outdoors supply a myriad of natural activities and stimulation to adventurous cats, the dangers sometimes ...

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Busting spaying and neutering myths

These days when adopting a dog, whether purebred or rescue, the animal should be spayed or neutered before you collect him. However, there are cases where this has not happened for whatever reason, and in case you were wondering whether ...

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Counting down 10 long-living animals

Have you ever wondered which animals live the longest on our planet? These are some of the animals who live for many years… 10. African elephant Life expectancy: 60-70 years Natural predator: Lions (occasionally) Place of origin: Africa Not only ...

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Caring for your budgie

Looking for a feathery friend who is friendly and relatively easy to care for? The budgie might just be an option for you. Shopping list Before your budgie gets home, everything he is going to need has to be in ...

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Q & A: Parrot nutrition

Q: What is the healthiest diet for an African Grey? A: A few things to remember about your parrot’s diet – firstly, many bird owners don’t know that seeds can be harmful to their parrots, and that feeding only seeds ...

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