Finding the Right Pet at a Pet Shop

Are you looking to get yourself a pet but are unsure as to how to find the right pet? Finding the ‘right’ pet is never easy. It is a daunting prospect for many, especially if you’ve never had a pet before. There are a lot of things you would need to know regarding taking care of a pet in general and how to take care of the type of pet you choose in particular. You do not have to worry however, as once you understand how to go about looking after a pet, things would all fall into place. As with any new step in life, this too is a learning process and one that takes practice and time before you can become the ‘ideal’ pet owner.

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.

The Australian Shepherd Dog: Information & Facts

Australian shepherds are very popular, and it is not very surprising. They are extremely intelligent, and are very handsome dogs, coming in a wide variety of striking colors, including black, red, blue merle, and red merle, often with unusual eye coloring that makes them rather unique. They are medium sized dogs, with males typically measuring between 20-23 inches and weighing 50-65 pounds, and females measuring between 18-21 inches and weighing 40-55 pounds. But are Australian shepherds good dogs to own, and will they suit your family situation and lifestyle?