Sunday, May 30, 2010

17 Facts About Pets

17 Interesting facts about pets.

1-Cats have better memories than dogs.

2-A bird's heart beats 400 times per minute while they are resting

3-a cat can jump as much as seven times its height

4-Larger parrots such as the macaws and cockatoos live more than 75 years.

5-Dogs have about 10 vocal sounds.

6-A baby rabbit is called kitten or a kit.

7-Rabbits don't like being picked up.

8-When rabbits are happy, they perform a series of jumps, twists and runs, which is termed as binky.

9-Don't pick a kitten or a cat up by the scruff of its neck; only mother cats can do this safely, and only with their kittens.

10-A cat will never "meow" at another cat. This sound is reserved for humans.

11-Cats get their sense of security from your voice. Talk to your cats! And be mindful of your tone of voice. Cats know when you're yelling at them.

12-Cats can see in color!

13-Birds are divided into 29 groups

14-Birds do not have teeth.

15-The largest of all birds is the ostrich.

16-Turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years.

17-The shell of a turtle is made up of 60 different bones all connected together

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Custom Gifts with YOUR pet photos!

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Keeping the neighbor's dog from "doing his duty" on YOUR lawn can cause riffs with neighbors. So here are some ideas to get the dogs to not want to use your yard as a toilet in the first place.


Q: I am tired of cleaning dog poop off my lawn. My neighbor is rude and lets his dog crap on my lawn every day. Is there a safe and humane way to keep dogs away from my property?

A: Yes. There are several effective ways to keep dogs off the grass and out of your flower gardens. What you need to do is break the habit of the dog that is targeting your lawn. Here are some options for getting the dog (and its owner) to go somewhere else.

OPTION 1: Try putting out glass jars or clear bottles half-filled with water. Putting these containers of water on your lawn can prevent dogs from going there. Another idea is to put a sturdy dog dish of water on your lawn. The idea here is that dogs instinctively will not defecate where there is a source of drinking water. It makes sense and a lot of people swear by this method.

OPTION 2: Adjust your automatic sprinklers so that they go off when the dog wants to go. Many times owners will walk their dogs at the same time every day or night. If this is the case, water your lawn an hour or so before the dog comes around. Many dogs prefer not to defecate on wet grass.

OPTION 3: Put up a Keep Dogs Off Lawn or Please Clean Up After Your Dog sign. These signs come in many different sizes and colors. You can hang one on a fence or stick one right in the grass. These signs can be very difficult for owners to ignore and they might avoid your yard just because they know you are angry about dog poop on your yard. Amazon offers a lot of keep dog off grass sign styles and prices to choose from.

OPTION 4: Try dog repellant granules or spray. Products like ROPEL granules can stop defecation and urination on lawns, flower gardens, hedges, shrubs and trees. This product might also stop digging in lawns and flowers gardens. These granules are made of a substance that has a very distinctive odor and dogs do not like it. You may have to reapply this product after rain or watering your lawn.

OPTION 5: Install a water scarecrow. A Motion-Activated Sprinkler presents an innovative, humane way to keep pets and wildlife from disturbing your yard and garden without the use of complicated traps or potentially hazardous chemicals. The sprinkler combines a surprise spray of water with unexpected motion and noise to create a safe, effective deterrent to unwanted visitors, helping keep your garden looking its best.

OPTION 6: Install an ultrasonic animal deterrent. These motion-activated electronic devices are easy to install on a fence and provide a humane, effective, maintenance-free electronic yard protector keeps animals away from your property without messy or expensive chemical solutions. Independent laboratory testing has proven this type of high frequency sound technology to be a highly effective form of pest control.