Male tortoiseshell and calico cats are rare. They are extremely rare, at the same time, not everyone is aware of it. We have a female tortie cat, but because of her decent body size, many of our visitors often assume it's a boy. One of our friends even has nicknamed her Mr. Tom. However, her name is Jersey, and she's a girl, just as all tortoiseshell cats are female. Or are … [Read more...] about Why male tortoiseshell cats are rare
During walks with our dog, we are amazed at her visual performance in the dark. She is a relatively old Newfoundland and we are not confident that she can see brightly in the daylight. However, when in the woods late in the evening she always leads and drags us to places where we don't find quite comfortable. So, it got us wondering, do dogs see in the dark. We all know that … [Read more...] about Do dogs see in the dark?
Do you know at what age a kitten can leave its mother? When a breeder shows you a five-week-old kitten and says you can take him home right after you make the payment, would you believe? Well, this isn't really a good breeder. In standard conditions, a kitten can leave its mother at 12 weeks of age; it should never leave its mother before it is 8 weeks old. Wondering … [Read more...] about At what age can a kitten leave its mother and littermates
How do you know if you are ready for a cat? Getting new furniture or just changing a carpet sometimes may be challenging, but we are talking about a living being here. Getting a pet affects both sides: the pet and the new owner. You can't throw a kitten away if it does not satisfy you, and many cats live up to 20+ years. Besides that, the cat is going to change the way … [Read more...] about Six things to ask yourself before getting your first cat
In our previous article, we encouraged you to ask several questions before making your decision to get a kitten. Hopefully, you have made up your mind and are ready. But before that, you must learn what are the places where you could get a good and healthy kitten. Are shelters right places to go, are reputable breeders only ones who can guarantee that their kittens will be … [Read more...] about Where to get a good and healthy kitten?
Is your dog in heat? Most non-spayed female dogs come in heat twice a year since they reach their sexual maturity. Be wary; once you recognize the first symptoms, you must become careful to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Besides, you will have extra care during walks and when you let your dog in the yard. At all the other times, your dog will likely be restless. Don't worry; … [Read more...] about All about female dogs in heat
It's not hard to set up a tropical fish tank. We already wrote about choosing the best tank and what you will need to get started. Don't you feel excited? We do! To recap, things that you need, the bare minimum to get started are: fish tank, gravel, decorations, filter, and heater. An air pump, airstone and hoses are optional, but you also need a bucket that you will use … [Read more...] about Step by step guide to set up a fish tank
Answer to how much light does an aquarium need is not straightforward. There are average numbers and rules of thumb available, but are they useful? We think that instead of the amount of light, what matters is do plants feel well enough in the fish tank. A basic rule of thumb is to have: 1 to 2 watts of fluorescent bulbs per gallon for plantless aquariums; 2 to 5 … [Read more...] about How much light does an aquarium need
If you are reading this, we are confident that your cat is more than just a pet to you. He, she, or they are family. And just like us, you want the best for your family, whether it's a child, a cat, or a mother-in-law. Here you will find 37 tips to help you on your way to a happy, healthy cat. Most of these tips you'll be able to implement right away. Environment and fun 1. … [Read more...] about 37 ways to improve your cat’s life
Who is more intelligent, cats or dogs? Most people will say, without hesitation, that dogs are. They are easier to train, help defuse bombs, search for victims, and aid disabled people with their household chores. Cats can help you remember to feed them. If we need to answer in one word, then we'd say yes, cats are smart. They can follow human gestures, manipulate human … [Read more...] about Can we understand how intelligent cats are?