Meet the fabulous Frizzle

What, you may ask is a Frizzle? It is most definitely a chicken, but a chicken with a very unusual look and some special needs to go with the look. Frizzles are a charming and delightful addition for your flock. They are a non-aggressive bird that is content to either free range or hang out … Rest of Post

Let’s talk about …………Hemp for your pets

CBD or Hemp? “It’s all the same”, well actually it isn’t! CBD and hemp seed oil both come from the hemp plant known as Cannabis sativa or industrial hemp. But they are two different things, with many different purposes. CBD (cannabidiol) oil comes from the stalks, leaves and buds of the hemp plant. It’s used … Rest of Post

Get to know the Stick Insect

Stick Insects, also known as Phasmids, are related to other groups of insects including mantids, grasshoppers, crickets, katydids and cockroaches. These insect groups share a common trait in having young that are similar in shape to the adult form and do not have a lifecycle that includes a larval stage like most other insect groups … Rest of Post

Story Dogs “Our heroes. Our helpers”

Schools around Australia are embracing an unlikely partner to help them with the complex task of teaching young children to read; calm gentle dogs and their handlers, Story Dogs. Here are three ‘pictures’ of what makes up a Story Dogs reading session at the start of the school year. Picture One: Big brown expressive eyes, … Rest of Post

is your bird a plucker?

Our pet’s behaviour is the best indicator that they are suffering from anxiety or stress. They tell us a lot by their actions, their physiological responses, and sometimes by the “evidence” they’ve left while you’ve been away from home. Many people don’t realise that birds can fret when their owners go away or there is … Rest of Post

5 Treats for a Happy Guinea Pig

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Guinea pigs, also known as cavies from their scientific name Cavia porcellus, are fluffy, inquisitive little rodents. For many Australians, they are most likely either a first or second pet, and although they are quite easy to tame and foster a relationship with they also require a lot of attention and a healthy diet. One … Rest of Post

Your Bird’s Beak

Your bird’s beak is his primary tool for survival. It is used for eating, drinking, playing, talking, grooming, climbing, touching, and protecting. This makes it very important to help your feathered friend take the best care of it! The RSPCA says that a healthy beak will be a smooth, even shape and colour, the top … Rest of Post

Weird & Wonderful: A Foal’s Eponychium

When a baby horse, called a foal, is born its hooves look pretty odd and alienish. The hooves are soft and have what’s called an eponychium [ep-uh-nik-ee-uh m], which is fancy for “hoof capsule.” It might not seem so weird until the hoof is turned over, and there you will see soft, rubbery, finger-like projections. … Rest of Post

The Reality of Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dental disease is a term used to describe a group of dental afflictions which contribute to poor health. It is by far the most common health problem experienced by pets, especially by age three and up. A tale of two case studies Boscoe, a 7-year-old Bull Arab, had everything. Engaging pet parents, a pool for … Rest of Post

Look in the Horse’s Mouth

A horse’s mouth is a gateway to understanding and maintaining the overall health of the horse. Practising key routines helps to ensure the horse stays happy and healthy. Plus, knowing a little history gives insight as to why it is important for horse owners to keep up with the routines. A little horsey history Horse … Rest of Post