Blue Tit Information and Nesting Facts. British Garden Birds.

It would appear the cheeky Blue Tit is a blue and yellow bird. Looking closely reveals bright blue wings, tail and crown, yellow underparts, greenish back and mantle, white cheeks, and black eye stripe, bib and collar. Also there is a black streak down the middle of the belly, and a white wing bar. The bill is black and its legs are a blue-grey. The sexes are similar, though the female is slightly paler. The young birds are [...]

pets and flooding

Flood Safety Tips For Pets, | Keeping Your Pets Safe

Sufficient preparation before floods is an important part of protecting animals and pets in floods. Your pet relies solely on you for their safety. Do the following: 1. Do Human Shelters Allow Animals, Find Out Now Local authorities often arrange for people shelters during flood. They have a policy on what can be allowed. Get flood advice on whether your pet will be accommodated with you. If not, you may want to get contacts of the shelters and areas designed for [...]

Cat declawing: Should it be banned in the USA

Why do people declaw their cats? The most regular type of declawing is called – onychectomy – it involves cutting the bones the claws grow from with a scalpel or laser. This is critically compared to cutting off someone’s toes or fingers at their top joint, and say declawing can affect a cat’s balance. There are some instances where the surgery is medically necessary, say, if there is a bad infection in the nail bed, or a tumour”. Many people declaw [...]

Win a luxury hamper from Lords And Labradors, worth over £70!

Lords And Labradors are giving just one reader the chance to pamper their dog with a hamper of luxury items. They have partnered with Your Dog Magazine to give you and your four-legged chum the chance to win three deluxe delights in a hamper valued at £70. The lucky winner will receive a comfortable personalised blanket for their pet, which features luxurious velvet with a super-soft, super-snuggly sherpa fleece reverse. Your pet friend will absolutely love cuddling up to [...]

Cats Teeth And How To Look After Them, Prevent Disease

How many teeth do cats have? As with humans, cats are born with no teeth. At 2/3 weeks old their 26 milk teeth start to show through their gums. The milk teeth start to fall out when the kitten is around four months old and kittens have a full set of 30 permanent teeth by the time they are 6/8 months old. Keeping your cat’s teeth clean Like humans, cats need to have a daily oral care regime. It’s important to [...]

Win a Top Rated Sleepeezee dog bed worth up to £140

With a tradition of crafting superb comfortable beds since 1924, Sleepeezee knows what it takes to have a peaceful night’s sleep – for both people and animals alike. That’s why they’ve brought together their brightest minds to design a set of dog beds that offer your pet a paws-itively brill. night’s sleep – launched in partnership with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Sleepeezee’s dog beds are so special? An industry first, Sleepeezee dog beds are the only ones available on the market that [...]

Buying a Puppy For The Family – Read This First!

So your thinking of buy a puppy. How exciting for your family to be making this long-term commitment to get a dog. Think about what type of dog is right for your lifestyle. Exercise, food, a kennel, time commitment, do you spend a lot of time away from home? Buying a puppy from a breeder Dog breeders are using the internet to their gain when it comes to advertising and selling farmed pups. 87% of puppy trade calls to the RSPCA are [...]

Are Labradors Good Family Pets to Own.

Labradors are generally considered to be good family pets and this is totally true, for a lot of families. But not for all of them! They have a reputation for being outgoing, gentle and easy to train. While no two dogs of any breed will behave exactly the same, the general opinion is that they make great family pets. However, there are some characteristics of the breed to bear in mind before making a decision of becoming an owner. This article will [...]

Recyclable Coat Hangers Developed By Fashion Designer.

A recyclable clothes hanger has been produced by a fashion designer in a way to end the use of those plastic ones. Roland Mouret comments that plastic hangers are the “plastic straw” of the fashion industry and he has developed the world’s only sustainable brand. They are constructed out of 80% recycled plastic recovered from the oceans and 20% recyclable plastic, and they also feature aluminium hooks. Current use plastic coat hangers are difficult to recycle because of how they are [...]