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!

10 Cool things about the South African honeybee

The South Africa honey bee is an interesting insect who has in important role to fulfill. He might be small, but can have a huge impact on nature – let’s find out what is so cool about this creature. Ancestral ...

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Caring for a pet mouse

Not all of us have space available to keep dogs, but would still like to have a furry companion. Mice might be the answer. Pet mice are quite different than the wild kind that would have many people jump onto ...

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Q & A: When dogs get bitten

Q: What should I do if my dog appears to have a bite wound? A: Bite wounds in general can range from a simple skin wound to a life-threatening puncture wound into the chest or abdominal cavity and can in ...

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Your cat’s hunting technique explained

You walk into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee, and there it is: the bloody remains of what used to be a pigeon, your floor covered in feathers. Hunting is the one thing about our cats that often ...

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How to fight fat with your dog

Fat is a nasty thing. It is something that creeps up on you gradually, and oftentimes you only start worrying when it’s too late. The longer you wait to do something about it, the harder it gets. Unfortunately the same ...

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10 Cool things about the Cape dwarf chameleon

As his name suggest, the Cape dwarf chameleon is not a large animal, yet very interesting. Let’s find out what is so cool about these creatures. Winelands The Cape dwarf chameleon can be found around the Cape Town area in ...

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Safe gardens for pets

In South Africa many of us are fortunate to have large yards, which gives us the freedom to have pets. It also enables us to adapt our yards to the needs and desires of all members of the family, be ...

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Q & A: Worm-free parrots

Q: Do parrots need deworming? A: Worm infestations do occur in parrots. It is important to keep the cage and the floor clean to prevent infestation. There are worms that occur in parrots, parakeets and budgies in all areas of ...

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Rid your dog of ticks and fleas

Few things are as frustrating as watching your dog constantly scratch himself. You can almost start feeling his itch yourself! Both ticks and fleas not only are extremely irritating to your dog, but also pose a risk to his health. ...

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No to human medication for pets

It is not unusual to overhear a conversation where informal advice is given as to what medicine to give your pets for so-called common ails. After all, we live in an age when information is readily available and time is ...

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10 cool things about dung beetles

Dung beetles don’t get all the credit they deserve! These little insects clean up after animals without thinking twice. Let’s find out why they are so cool. Have your poop and eat it! Imagine eating other animals’ poop every day ...

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Could a rabbit be the right pet for you?

Small, fluffy with long ears. The rabbit is one irresistible animal! They also make great pets, but it is important to note that they require special care. Simply keeping your rabbit alone in a cage outside is not sufficient at ...

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