Essential Guide to Choose And Buy A Pet Parrot

4 Essential Parrot Buying Tips to choose the right parrot !!
All bird lovers listen up!! Do you know how many bird species are there in the world? Answer: Over 9000 species. And out of which the parrot group itself consists of about 330 species and are particularly popular with pet owners.
If you are also thinking of keeping a pet parrot, read below for the tips I am going to provide for selecting the suitable parrot for yourself and the family.
Parrot Buying Tip (1) — Buy a young parrot
Rearing a new parrot from young helps to facilitate taming. An older parrot can also be tamed just that it takes more time and patience. However, the tricky …

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Elderly Cat Care

Our cats become a part of the family over time. But unlike humans, who are considered elderly at 60 or 65, cats are considered “senior citizens” at the ripe old age of 10. It is important to understand the proper care of cats at all stages of life. A kitten cannot be fed, groomed, medicated, and treated the same way as an elderly cat. Here is a guide to proper Elderly Cat Care.

Feeding Time
Most pet supply stores sell specially formulated cat foods that are designed to provide proper health and nutrition to elderly cats. Some formulas assist with proper digestion, since this can often be a problem with older cats. Senior cats cannot assimilate their …

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History of Hunting Dogs

Prehistoric man appears to have partnered with canines over 20,000 years ago for hunting. How exactly this occurred, we will perhaps never know. However, what we do know is that cave paintings, murals, and other pieces of archeological evidence suggest that this partnership began at around the same time that human beings were organizing themselves.
Early hunter-gatherer groups used dogs in the hunt for fowl and small game. Dogs that were probably nothing more than domesticated wolves were adept at spotting and flushing out game. Often, this meant that the animal would then be chased and harassed to the point of exhaustion and collapse, whereupon the humans would close in and finish the job with spears, …

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Lonely Dogs and How to Handle Them

Dogs belong in packs and when they are domesticated, they still look at their families as their ‘packs.’ They need to be social and they need attention. The way dogs have been domesticated has created a bit of a problem. Allowing your dog to spend time with other dogs is not satisfactory. They need time with their human friends. Sure, we have lives that are extremely busy, so it can be difficult to give our dogs as much attention as we need. As we rush around like maniacs trying to get important things done, trying to spend time with our dogs can feel like a burden.
When you’re feeling like this, spending time with your dog …

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Pet Keeping – A Serious Responsibility – Pets Are Not Toys

Pets are remarkable creatures. They are:
• Masters of life in the moment and in the art of simplicity
• Reflections of a world forgotten, presynthetic, more complete
• Reminders of the quiet strength and dignity of creation not tinkered with
• Keepers of gifts we have lost or never had
• Ambassadors of loyalty, love, forgiveness, acceptance, fun, and truth that are neither measured nor withheld
• Recipients of our wonder, respect, love-and needful of the care that will bring them the fullness of health that comes only from nature obeyed.
Animals are not best served by imposing all the elements of modern life upon them. All the principles about genetic context, medical dangers, and preventive care apply equally well to …

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Guide to Buying Your Child’s First Horse

When most parents set out to buy their child’s first horse, their attitude is that any horse will do. Fat, skinny, tall, short, experienced or inexperienced; it doesn’t matter. After all, the child simply wants a horse!
This is a dangerous mindset, however, because all horses are certainly not created equal, and the wrong choice can lead to injuries and disappointment. I recommend that all parents, regardless of their experience with horses, ask a trainer or instructor to accompany them when they look at possibilities.
The logical first place to start is at the stable where your child takes lessons. If there are horses available for lease or sale, you’ll at least be familiar with their temperaments …

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Canine Cancer Patients Have New Hope

Can canine cancer some day be a disease of the past? With the constant research to find a cure for this devastating disease, many promising treatments are being developed for both human and canine cancers.
No matter if it pertains to a human or a pet, canine cancer is a word no one wants to hear. Pet owners are confronted with this daily, but new research shows there may be a way to beat or at least fight this fatal disease.
A common canine cancer called melanoma is a common skin cancer in humans, and is a type that is also shared with canines. These are extremely dangerous, and dogs develop it more often as mouth cancer …

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Animal Shelters and Rescue

The two studies, conducted by Colorado State veterinary epidemiologist Dr. M.D. Salman and sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, reveal that moving and other lifestyle issues were the main reasons given by pet owners when surrendering their animals to shelters. But the majority of those pets–64 percent–are euthanized instead of adopted into new homes.
The studies also found that the majority of pet owners who surrender their animals to shelters are under 30 years of age and that more dogs are taken to shelters than cats and all other animals combined.
“Euthanasia of domestic pets in the United States is an epidemic,” Salman said. “These studies give us the first glimpse of …

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Dog Training Hand Signals – Learn How to Train a Dog Using Hand Signals

Learning how to perform dog training with hand signals can be tricky. Mainly, hand signals are used in conjunction with words. It is much easier to train a dog with these after they are trained with words. The methods I am going to share with you pertain to vocally trained dogs, and also dogs with no training what-so-ever.
Teaching to Sit
Teaching a dog how to sit using dog training hand signals is a fairly simple technique. You should get a treat and hold it out in front of their nose. If the dog already knows how to sit by voice, then you won’t need to use food. Now, with your hand in front of their nose, …

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