About Jenny Griffin

is the Owner/Founder of Ecologix Environmental Media Services, Ecology Matters, and Stuff4Petz. Jenny is a freelance writer specializing in topics related to pet care, animal welfare, and environmental issues. She has published a series of Pet Owners Guides - view her Amazon author profile. Jenny has worked with animals all her life, having owned her own pet shop, dog grooming parlor, and educational mobile petting zoo; and has also worked in the fields of marine science and environmental education. Jenny resides on a smallholding with her extensive menagerie of rescued animals, which is in itself a full time job. When she is not writing or caring for her animals, she can be found surfing the waves at her local beach, or spending time with her horses.

Conure Bird Cages: How to Choose a Cage for your Pet Conure

Conure Bird Cages

There are hundreds of conure bird cages to choose from, which can cause a great deal of confusion for the average pet conure owner. While many different types of conures are kept as pets, their basic housing requirements are the same. So, what do you look for when selecting a cage from the huge variety of commercial conure bird cages available?

How to Build a Horse Fence in Six Easy Steps

A simple wooden horse fence

Horse fencing is mandatory if you are taking care of horses on your property. However, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to build a simple fence to contain your horse. No matter what type of fence you decide to erect, the basic common structural element of any horse fence is the posts. So let’s look at how to build a horse fence to contain your equine friend.

How to Install an Electric Horse Fence in Ten Easy Steps

Electric horse fence

Cheap electric horse fencing is a handy alternative to conventional horse fencing. The materials required can be found at any farm fencing store, and the electric horse fence can be installed quickly by a single person, reducing labor costs. Learn how with this easy to follow step-by-step guide.

Sexing Parrots & Parakeets: How Do You Tell if a Budgie is Male or Female?

Many parakeet owners start with one bird, and then decide that it would be nice to get their pet a mate, either for companionship, or possibly with the intention of breeding their birds. The best scenario is a compatible mate of the opposite sex, but firstly you need to know the sex of your bird. So, how do you tell if a budgie is male or female?

How to Use a Horse Mounting Block to Train a Horse to Stand Still for Mounting

If you have difficulty mounting a horse, or are looking for an innovative way of teaching a horse to stand still for mounting, the following step by step process, as taught by Monty Roberts the world renowned horse whisperer, will assist you to train your horse to step sideways towards the mounting block, and stand still for you to mount.

Removing Dew Claws: A Vet’s Process – Step by Step

Removing dew claws is considered cruel and barbaric by some, and a necessary evil by others. Dog dew claws are often removed for cosmetic reasons, but very often it is to avoid painful injury in the long run. Lets take a look at the pros and cons of dew claw removal, and what dew claw surgery involves.

Things To Consider When Building an Outdoor Bird Aviary

An outdoor bird aviary is a wonderful addition to any garden, and can provide much pleasure for all members of the family. It also provides a semi-natural environment to house your birds, and allows them free flight and access to sunshine, which are conducive to healthy, happy birds. However, when building outdoor bird aviaries, a certain amount of planning is necessary to avoid common pitfalls.