24 Nov 2009
Tags: Bag, Bedding, Care, Cat, Crevices, Diligent, Envoirment, Fleas, Foliage, Furniture, Gather, Good Luck, Home, Hottest, Linens, Lurk, Sunlight, Surface, Tacle, Trimmed, Upholstered, Vaccum
Fleas are a nuisance, but that’s not the only reason to take a flea infestation seriously: Fleas can transmit diseases and even cause tapeworms.Getting rid of your cat’s fleas means more than just getting rid of the fleas on your cat. You need to treat your cat’s interior surroundings (i.e. your home’s surfaces, nooks and crannies) and then you need to treat the source, which usually means your home’s surrounding yard.On your cat: Using a fine-toothed flea comb, give your cat a long and thorough brushing. In between strokes, dip the comb in a bowl of soapy water to kill the fleas and eggs. Keep combing until you’re no longer collecting any fleas or eggs. Shampoo your cat in warm water using any shampoo, whether or not it’s specially designed for flea control. Soap alone works as a highly effective flea insecticide.
21 Nov 2009
Tags: Addition, America, Baby, Bobcats, Care, Cats, Curious, Entertaining, Feeding, Habitat, Hershey, Kira, Kit, Kittens, Mother, Reese, Rolling, Signature, Summer, Turtle, Welcomes, Zoo
Zoo america is now home to three adorable baby bobcats. Born on May 5, the babies were given the signature names “Kit Kat,” “Reese” and “Hershey.” Playful and curious, these kittens are very entertaining to watch.
Born on May 5, the babies were given the signature names “Kit Kat,” “Reese” and “Hershey.” Playful and curious, these kittens are very entertaining to watch. The baby bobcats cannot always be found rolling around in the public viewing area of their habitat, as they are sometimes in their den with their mother, Kira, for feeding and care. Kira came to ZooAmerica last summer from Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, N.J. The bobcat family lives in the Eastern Woodlands area of the Zoo.
07 Nov 2009
Tags: Care, Horse, Miniature, Shelter, Wealth
Miniature horses can make excellent pets, but much like their larger counterparts, miniature horses require extensive care. If you’re considering one for a pet, you must seriously weigh the investment of time, money, space and physical work involved in the care of a miniature horse or pony.
Provide running space. A miniature horse is a pet that requires room to roam. You must have a securely fenced pasture with at least two acres of accessible roaming area. The pasture must be grassy and free from excessive muck or stagnant water for optimum pet health.
Supply shelter. A three-sided weather shelter or barn stall with open door must be available to keep your pet safe from sudden, unexpected storms when you’re away. Muck shelters and stalls daily and supply with fresh straw.
Feed your pet well. When raising miniature horses, you must feed them quality hay as the majority of their diet. In addition, grains can comprise up to 10% of their dietary needs and you can provide the occasional healthy snack as a treat.