Archive for June, 2010

My Pets: Shelley, Claire and Felicity

Names: Shelley, Claire and Felicity Animal: Giant African Land Snails Colour: Stripey Browns and Yellows Breed: Unknown – believed to be Achatina Achatina Gender: hermaphrodites Birthday: 8th May 2010 (Not known for certain). Shelley, Claire and Felicity are my first three Giant African Land Snails! I got all three of them when they were babies […]

June 26, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Flystrike in Rabbits

Flystrike or ‘Blowfly strike’ or ‘myiasis’ is a condition that can effect the majority of rabbits, domestic or wild, mainly in the late spring, summer and early autumn, although it can occur at any time. Flystrike can be caused by many different flies, the most common ones in the UK seeming to be the Blowfly […]

June 26, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 5 Comments
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Utah Prairie Dog

The Utah Prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens) is the smallest member of the prairie dog family (Cynomys). All prairie dogs belong to the squirrel family. The diet of the Utah Prairie dog is mainly made up of seeds, vegetation and berries, and sometimes small insects. The general colour for this species of prairie dog is a […]

June 13, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

The scientific name for the black-tailed prairie dog is Cynomys Ludovicianus, and belong to the prairie dog family, Cynomys. Other members of this Prairie dog family are the white-tailed prairie dog and the Mexican Prairie dog. All Prairie dogs belong to the sciuridae family, which is the squirrel family. One difference between the black-tailed prairie […]

June 13, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Siamese Cats

The Siamese cat, believed to be of a south-east Asian origin, is one of the most recognisable breed of domestic cat. Today’s Siamese cats are believed to be the descendants of the famous temple cats of Siam (which is now Thailand). Siamese cat’s are one of the domestic cat breeds native to Thailand. In 20th […]

June 12, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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Giant African Land Snail Photos

So, about a week ago I got three baby giant african land snails! They’re called Felicity, Claire and Shelley. Here’s some of the first ever pictures I took of them: enjoy! Also if you now which species they are please comment. I’m still in the process of identifying them but will appreciate all the help […]

June 11, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 4 Comments
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The Ins And Outs Of Pet Cat Insurance

You can buy life insurance for you and your family so why not buy pet insurance for your cat? Buying cat insurance isn’t one of the things that necessarily springs to mind as a must-buy when you acquire a cat.  In fact many cat owners believe that an insurance plan for their feline is simply […]

June 8, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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The History Of Exmoor Ponies

The Exmoor pony is one of the oldest breed of ponies native to the UK, that can still be found living wild in Exmoor. Often mixed up with Dartmoor ponies, the true Exmoor ponies have very specific colouring of a bay body, with a lighter muzzle, and a black mane and tale and legs. Today […]

June 6, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Sweet Itch Treatments for Horses

Sweet itch effects thousands of horses, ponies and donkeys every year. It is caused by midges (the most common one being Culicoides pulicaris midge) which will bite most equines, yet sweet itch will only effect the equines that have developed an allergy to this fly’s bites. The percentage of horses that suffer from sweet itch […]

June 6, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Breeding Giant African Land Snails

Many people get interested in molluscs by keeping giant African land snails. If you keep more than one giant land snail then you are likely to become a giant land snail breeder, whether you like it or not! Giant African land snails are hermaphrodites, (each snail contains male and female parts), so any two snails […]

June 6, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 59 Comments
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How Often Should My Horse See A Farrier?

A farrier is someone who is trained in equine hoof care. Their skills are a combination of a blacksmith’s job and veterinary care of the hoof. Some farriers will only cut the hooves, whereas others will fit new shoes to them if this is necessary. Every horse or pony should have their hooves cut, but […]

June 5, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 3 Comments
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Red Squirrel

The scientific name for the red squirrel is Sciurus Vulgaris. This species, which is native to Britain has since become displaced by the American grey squirrel. The red squirrel, also called the Eurasian Red Squirrel is smaller than the grey and less successful in keeping it’s territory from the invasive grey squirrel. The average length […]

June 3, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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Grey Squirrel

The American Grey Squirrel, or Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus Carolinensis)   tree squirrel that is most known for replacing the populations of red squirrels in places such as the UK. The grey squirrel is now the most common tree squirrel in Britain. This squirrel has remarkable adaptation skills and can live in a variety of […]

June 3, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 6 Comments
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The Squirrel Family

The scientific name for the squirrel family is ‘Sciuridae’; this family is made up of medium-sized rodents such as ground squirrels, tree squirrels, marmots, woodchucks flying squirrels and prairie dogs. There are about 280 different species of squirrel, which are split into five sub-families. Did you know that squirrels are closely related to mountain beavers […]

June 3, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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Gobi Bear

The Gobi bear, Ursus arctos gobiensis, is one of the rarest if not the rarest sub-species of brown bear. Not much is known about this species due to their excessive low numbers. In fact there are only believed to be 30 Gobi bears left in the wild. These bears are often mixed up with the […]

June 3, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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