Why would you want to build your own cat tree? Let's see if this sounds familiar to you. Your cats scratch on your furniture to pieces. They break things when they climb on your entertainment center or jump from dresser to chest of drawers. There are millions of little snags in your curtains fr
Summer is just beginning, bringing us sunshine, long days and warm weather to enjoy for the next few months. Unfortunately summer also means insects, bees and wasps, which can be a nuisance both to us ...
Consider several factors when designing a dog run.two labs waiting image by Scott Slattery from Fotolia.comRecommended SizeA run longer than it is wide promotes exercise.humorous dog running with toy image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.comA sample ordinance from the Humane Society of...
Cats are complex animals and can be difficult to comprehend. Unlike many other creatures, they like solitude and have no instincts for living in groups. On the other hand, they can fit very well into human families and will tolerate other cats in the same household. Perhaps because of their instinct
We looked at hundreds of dog grooming books, some in print and some online. We tend to prefer the e book versions of most books for two main reasons. We are very impatient and like to get our purchase instantly. We also like that the refund process is often very easy if we are not satisfied.
The attractive rosy barb is popular tropical freshwater fish. These hardy little fishes are kept by both novice and advanced aquarists and not considered difficult to breed. Rosy barbs are generally peaceful, but may nip the fins of fins of other fish in the aquarium. This egg-laying barb is a shoal
Most baby birds in the wild do not want or need human help and many well-meaning people who take in wild animals do more harm than good. If the bird is injured or its parents are dead, there are a few measures you can take to keep it safe and healthy while waiting to get the bird to a veterinarian o
I have grown up with the idea that this delightful fish's scientific name was Rasbora heteromorpha. This used to be correct, with the heteromorpha referring to the fact that this fish is not a typical Rasbora. Now the name has been changed to Trigonostigma heteromorpha because of the several di
Travel for felines can be terrifying. For the cat that experiences agitation and anxiety while traveling, it can be heart wrenching for the owner. The cat is stricken with terror and uncontrollable hissing as agony and fear engulf them. Unfamiliar sights and sounds and the sensation of being conf
The Presa Canario is a cross between Bulldogs, Mastiffs and Native dogs in the 19th century. They are thought to have come especially from the island of Gran Canaria (hence the Presa Canario is called the "canary dog"), but also Tenerife.
There are many species of hawk that make the varied regions of Michigan their home. The key to identifying them quickly and reliably involves practice and continued familiarization with their characteristic appearance (such as plumage, beak, and size differences), habitats (some species are far more
Many schnoodle dogs inherit sensitive skin from their schnauzer and poodle relatives. Dogs with sensitive skin often experience dry, tender and itchy skin in reaction to harsh grooming products, allergies or climate changes. Once you eliminate the potential irritants from the dog’s environmen
Egg-laying chickens have simple dietary needs. A healthy diet contains grains, greens, protein and calcium. However, finding the right feed to fulfill these needs can be confusing. Some chicken farmers feed their chickens a laying feed, some give scratch grains and some feed both. Laying feeds and s
Custom designed, built and installed aquariums. What options do you have and how can you fit one into your home?
I do not know of anything more enjoyable or relaxing than watching the birds of your region come and visit your birdhouses daily, almost like clockwork. Watching as they lay their eggs and watching their young one by one hatch from the shell that their mother, or father for that matter, protected an
Most freshwater fish prefer to live in cool temperatures. The actual age of sexual maturity depends on the species type. Once the fish have matured spawning begins. Males tend to be dominant and will guard the nest of eggs. Fry will stay near the nest for a few days and leave to survive alone. Since
Fresh Fur Gel is the trademarked name for a pet hygiene product meant to remove tear, urine, food and saliva stains from dog, cat and horse fur. The product uses enzyme action to gently dissolve stains without irritating your pet's eyes or sensitive areas. Removing stains from your pet's fur will en
Alaska dog shows feature Siberian huskies and other breeds.Husky image by jemey from Fotolia.comFor dog breeders, owning a prize-winning dog is a personally and financially rewarding experience. In addition to awards, prize money and recognition, breeders benefit from the increased value...
Teaching a parrot to talk is easier than you think.Exposing your parrot to family and guests in the house is an effective method for any parrot to pick up words and tonality and understand the actions behind the words.
Tabby cats are almost as old as Mother Earth herself, and are the epitome of Catness in all its wonder and glory. Because Mother Earth comes alive in the Spring, when the earth is rich with promises of things to be, we celebrate tabby cats in our March Cat Picture Calendar You'll find dozens of