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!

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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7 tips for when your cat sheds hair everywhere

Some cats shed more than others, and it can be frustrating to have hair all over the house. But whether your cat has long or short hair, shedding is a natural phenomenon. By following these tips, you can make cleaning ...

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8 home grooming tips

Whether you groom your dog yourself or get the professionals to do it is a personal choice. Either way, proper grooming is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. The frequency of grooming depends on the breed’s coat ...

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10 cool things about the Tasmanian devil

The Tasmanian devil is everything but a cute animal. He definitely doesn’t have ‘the look’ nor does he make any cute sounds – this creature is weird in many ways. 1. All in the name When you listen to the ...

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24 tips to prepare your dog to handle loud noises

Although there is not much we can do about certain sudden loud noises, like lightning during a thunderstorm, there are ways to prepare our dogs from an early age to cope in these situations. Unfortunately, some dogs will always struggle ...

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12 tips to help you decide if a rabbit is for you

That lovely ball of fur with his cute ears can melt any animal lover’s heart. Bunnies have starred in many stories, from Peter Rabbit to Bugs Bunny, and have entertained people both young and old. No wonder people consider rabbits ...

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Is your child cat-ready?

Giving in to a bundle of kitty fur just because it is cute and you want your child to have an animal companion, is not a good idea. Only once a decision is carefully deliberated and you are sure that ...

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Know your dog for a stronger bond

Often in human relationships, you can get to know someone so well that you understand them, know their likes and dislikes, and on a deeper level can pick up on their moods without conversation. Spending quality time with your dog ...

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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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