Exotic Pet Diets Make for Exotic Pet Messes in the House

сондажиThere are people out there who may not realize as an exotic pet owner, your typical problems & issues can be amplified. Exotic pet owners, in fact, have a vast array of issues you may not imagine attached to the usual concerns of dog & cat owners. Some animals may be prey to other animals. I had to watch my hedgehog, and keep a look out for eagles, owls and the like, when I brought her outside. Before your very eyes, your loved pet could be an organic snack for some wildlife out there. Some exotics have the most varied diets which include [ ... ]

Certification from Oracle with the ATG Web Commerce Exam

Ensuring you are always up to date on your credentials is a best practice for IT professionals. It allows you to remain competitive in your field and is particularly important when working with a broad range of clients who need to be able to validate your expertise prior to contracting your services or securing a contract with your employer. The Oracle ATG Web Commerce 10 Implementation Developer Essentials exam (1Z0-510) is a multiple choice professional skill and knowledge documentation test. Successfully passing this exam validates your expertise in the platform, communicating that you are qualified to handle any scale of [ ... ]

Baltimore Orioles Smiling on Niagara Region

Animal News Flash, Ontario (CANADA): Maybe you have seen a Baltimore Oriole in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada… …It is more likely you have not seen one, as they are a more rare species of bird to see nowadays, unlike when I was a youngster growing up here, for many probable reasons. However, this bird is not considered to be endangered or threatened. A talented photography friend of mine, Bonnie Harris, captured this marvelously vivid shot of a Baltimore Oriole right here in Southern Ontario, and I wanted to share this beautiful picture with you. Of course, you may have gathered that the [ ... ]

What Bat Species are in Texas, USA?

A few years ago, I posted an article about Bats in Dallas. Recently, I’ve received a ton of comments on this post from amazing people out there noticing what I wrote about… …Those erratic “birds” flying at night, which aren’t really birds at all. They are bats! Now, one of the comments asked me what types of species of bats are found in Dallas. Now, although I couldn’t find an exact list of those specific to Dallas, I’ve found a list of bat species that exist in Texas, and more than likely, in Dallas too! In Texas, there are 32 species of bats that [ ... ]

What is the Velvet on Animal Antlers For?

If you’ve ever seen a deer, moose or caribou with antlers in person, then you know that they have this fuzzy hair on them when they are growing that looks like velvet. In fact, that’s what “they” call it…velvet. Photo right: Bonnie Harris It’s highly vascular skin that provides the antlers, because of the blood supply, oxygen and essential nutrients they need to grow large and strong. Antlers are used as weapons in the animal world, as well as attracting a mate by showing off their impressive rack of antlers to the ladies. Almost all of these types of animals grows a brand new rack [ ... ]

Bed Bug Prevention in NYC

Everyone needs to wash their laundry. That’s right! Even if you don’t do your own laundry, it has to be done, doesn’t it? Sometimes, if you’re busy or don’t have the facilities where you live, you will be in search of a laundry and dry cleaning service. As well, if you are simply staying in a city where you’re working, you may be at a hotel, and could use some assistance with washing your clothing. A huge concern over recent years when traveling, or even at home for that matter, is the issue of bed bugs becoming a rampant pest of sorts in homes. NYC [ ... ]

Shark Week is Here on the Discovery Channel

That’s right…For one full week, the Discovery Channel brings to you Shark Week! In fact, it’s the 25th Anniversary of Shark Week…Can you imagine that? Whether you’re in love with great whites, hammerheads, whale sharks, nurse sharks or any other shark in between, you’ll get an eye- and earful of some of the most amazing underwater cinematography ever created to show you exactly what’s going on with these fierce survivors in the deep, blue ocean. Living dinosaurs, sharks are some of the oldest species of animals on the planet. As the top of the food chain in their marine world, sharks rule the oceans [ ... ]

Helping Cat Lovers Love Cats More – Cat Litter Box Solutions

Cat lovers are rampant out there… What’s not to love, right? A beautiful, sassy animal that’s loving, fluffy and classy all at the same time… That’s a cat for you, and the independence and panache they put out are completely intriguing and endearing simultaneously. However, when you own a cat, whether it be an exotic cat or an “alley cat”, then you’re probably dealing with the same problem every other cat lover struggles with…the cat litter box! Myself, I haven’t had the blessing of a cat in my life for nearly 20 years now, and I’m certain things have changed in the cat box [ ... ]

Robins Protecting Dead Bird

It is unfortunate that a bird died hitting one of our windows of our home the other day, and fell beneath a tree. Every time I walked outside, there were 3 or 4 robins surrounding this particular bird under the tree that had died. We are in Ontario, Canada. They were literally protecting it from squirrels, cats and other birds that were trying to check it out. I thought it might just be my imagination, but throughout the remainder of the day, they continued to do the exact same thing, as though they were protecting its lifeless corpse. Maybe this was an especially important [ ... ]

Spring has Sprung in Southern Ontario

Well, fingers crossed, but we have had the most beautiful weather here in Southern Ontario for the past 3 days. The sun is out, the weather is mild, the birds have returned, trees & bushes are budding, and Daylight Savings Time has kicked in. Everyone seems to have a “spring” in their step, shedding their coats & huge sweaters to dawn some t-shirts, tank tops and some have even ventured to get out their shorts! What’s most beautiful is the return of the wild animals we have, or at least being able to see them. The bunnies are our during the night [ ... ]