Seven Things You May Not Know About Your Own Cat

Longevity – It is said, give a cat three years for every human year and you have an idea of how old he is compared to us. Not so. A cat at one year old is capable of reproduction and fully able to take care of himself. A three year old human is helpless. Such mathematical formulas for understanding the ‘real’ age of an animal don’t work because their internal, and external developments vary and do not correspond to human development.

But did you know that the life span of cats seems to be increasing, from around twelve years or so several decades ago to eighteen or more and it seems now not uncommon for cats to live into their twenties? Not only advances in cat medicine but apparently in genetic changes as well are contributing to longer life and some cats live to be much older indeed. Several cats in Southern California have been reported to live as long as thirty and thirty four years.

Independent & Loners – Cats are thought to be solitary creatures by many, but anyone who has visited a farm where there are cats will find they congregate in colonies, sometimes nearing twenty in number and seem even to hunt together. There is little fighting because there is always one dominant cat which the others all accept, the rest being equal. At least until a new cat arrives and dominance must be re-established.

If you have an indoor/outdoor cat, as do I, you no doubt find him asking to be let out, even though he has his cat doors. Mine does daily, usually at night. I go to the door, open it and he eagerly runs into he mudroom, awaiting the opening of the next door, though both are equipped with cat doors. If

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Four Ways to Help Animals by Saving the Environment

In this time of industrial and technological advancement, our environment suffers each day greatly. From air pollution to deforestation to land pollution, these threats to our environment’s safety increases daily.

Four Ways to Help Animals by Saving the Environment

The environment is a natural habitat for animals, no matter what animal or habitat it is. On Collected.Reviews, there are various reviews about alternative energy networks between the environment and animals.

As nature has it, the environment is only friendly to the animals when it’s in excellent condition. Studies have shown that a lot concerning animals, such as health, feeding, and others, depends on the state of the environment around them. Different actions we can take as humans in saving the environment can protect animals.

Some of the actions we can take include:

·      Planting trees and discouraging deforestation:

The natural habitat of many animals, majorly wildlife, is filled with trees. Trees are an important part of the environment because they aid the oxygen production cycle in the environment. These trees strongly help the environment and the animals. Deforestation is an act of cutting down these trees for other reasons. By planting trees and warning against deforestation, the environment’s cycle of oxygen becomes smoother. Through this act of saving the environment, animals get to live in a conducive habitat with a plentiful supply of oxygen.

·      Recycling trash and keeping the environment clean:

As humans, we use many products that produce trash, such as nylons, plastics, glass, etc. These trash materials are not often biodegradable (they cannot decay naturally), therefore, making a defect in the environment by lying around. This way, animals can access these objects and be harmed. These objects are, however, recyclable, i.e., we can re-use them. By recycling these objects, the environment has fewer pollutants and obstacles in it. By this, the animals do not face … Read more

Raising Crickets for Fun and Profit

Crickets are one of the most popular foods for your reptiles and amphibian pets. They move around really fast and grab your pet’s attention. Crickets are very nutritious and you can provide your pets with as many as they can eat.

Adult crickets grow to around one inch in length. Male crickets are smaller than the females and can be spotted easily in a colony as they are the ones making the noise. You can tell the female crickets by their ovipositor i.e. a long needle like structure which is used to lay eggs.

I have raised crickets a number of times and found out these basic tips that will help you grow your own.

· Crickets need warmth.

· Crickets need food and water.

· Crickets need a place to lay eggs.

First thing you need is a container to store and breed your crickets; this can be a plastic storage container with a snap on lid. Take the lid and cut some 3 to 5 inch square holes out of it and hot glue some screen over the holes, this will provide ventilation for your crickets. Use some ground up corn cobs as a substrate for your habitat and put about an inch of this in your container.

Place your container in a warm area; you may have to provide something to warm them. Crickets like to be at about 85 degrees.

Make your own watering dish this can be as easy as a plastic lid from a peanut butter jar, cut a sponge to fit inside of the lid and soak it with water. You will have to add some water every couple of days.

Crickets need protein to eat, I would feed my crickets cheap dog food, corn meal and oat meal. Your crickets will also

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Tips for Getting Rid of Carpenter Ants Naturally

Is it possible to live without ants in our house? I think the answer is Impossible and most of the people of this universe will agree with me. Because, ants are everywhere in this world. But, no one like to live with ants. Because, sometimes they become aggressive, they destroy our property, food, and also bite us. We can not keep them away from our house forever. But, proper steps and effective techniques can keep them away from our house for the maximum time. Carpenter ant is one of the dangerous species of ant. They destroy our valuable wooden property. Now, I am describing how to get rid of carpenter ants naturally.

For getting rid of carpenter ants naturally, we have to know them and know their characteristic.

This types of ants are one of the largest member of ant species. They are black in color and sometimes reddish brown. Their length varies from ¾” to ½”. They have round thorax and one node on their back. They have a pair of elbow angle antenna. Which make difference between termites and carpenter ants.

They do not eat wood like termites. They make tunnels inside woods because of making nest. They lay eggs into those tunnels and breed their babies. They like moist places for making nest. So, they find woods which are moist and warm. They also find places which are very near to the food and water sources and also safe for living.

They like to eat sugar and protein. Sugar, and substances produced using sugar greatly attract ants. Any type of sweet, fruit juice, honey, cake, milk, etc. greatly attract this type of ants. Also foods which contains protein like meat, fish, human foods made using protein greatly attract them.

Natural techniques of getting rid of

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Walk Your Dog

Walk Your Dog : One of the most common problems with dogs walking on a leash is when the dog pulls on them. Sometimes you may feel like your dog is taking you for a walk and you’re not being very honest. It makes for one of the most unpleasant experiences and can often cause people to stop walking there or limit the amount of walking they do.

This can cause great stress for dog owners and can lead to feelings of immense frustration. The good news is people train dogs there to walk alongside them and any dog ​​can be trained to walk right in front.

Scenario

Time to take the dog for a walk.

We get up from our chairs probably telling the dog “walking time”, the dog responds by getting up and coming back to life. We head to the bedroom in our coats or change into more flashy clothes. During this time we may make more eye contact with our dog and talk to him which makes him bounce and often this makes us happy because our dog is excited and can’t wait to go for a walk.

So we are pushing this more and more because we want our dogs to be happy. Usually the next thing is we start towards the door and if you go down the stairs or walk down the hall you will find your dog running towards the door before you can even get there. At this time we may be telling our dog to slow down or calm down.

As we got closer to the front door, the dog probably started barking and circling for joy. At this point we might make our dog sit up, though it may be shaking with excitement. We pointed our dog and as … Read more

Cat Mythology

Cat Mythology : Most lower complex animals, invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles probably have an ‘as is’ worldview and accept whatever comes their way – go with the flow. But once you consider relatively taller and more complex animals, such as birds and mammals, then the complexity of the brain becomes such that to a greater or lesser extent intelligence and the ability to think and think things out have to be considered.

Those of you who have companion animals, or even those of you who have just observed animals from a distance, may wonder what these animals look like and may even think about life, the universe and everything. That is, each animal must have some kind of personal worldview; perspective or point of view may be forever beyond our understanding – usually but not always.

I chose the cat in this particular case because I have owned a cat for most of my life. This essay could easily be a dog or a horse or any other pet mammal.

So what is a cat? Can we identify with them? Can they identify with us? Well, pet cats are fun; curious; adaptable; selfish; they dream; they love variety although they can also be creatures of habit; they can ‘think’ things out and make decisions; they have vocal language and body language; they show emotion; they have memory and therefore somewhat have a sense of history; they have the same sense organs as we do; they have their own likes and dislikes whether it is food; a place to sleep, where they want or don’t want to be scratched or rubbed or caressed; and in short, every cat has a very unique personality.

Cats are of course very self-absorbed, maybe a little more than the average adult human, but certainly … Read more