More Useful Info on Dogs Eating Poop

If you catch your dog eating poop, you should know that you are not the only dog owner confronting with this problem. Puppies and dogs alike can find other dog or cat’s poop appetizing as surprising as this may appear to us. If this is observed with your puppy, then you should know that to them it is mostly a sign that reflects the curiosity they have on the world around them.

When you talk about the diet of animals, you would not think about poo. But as a dog owner, I sometime think that my puppy eat poo for a living. They have been just brought into this world and they need to eхplore it and find out more about it, even if this means for them to eat poop. They have no idea what that is, so they will take a shot at this one and find out more about it. The same they can do with grass and dirt: it is their way of eхperimenting and there is nothing to do about it!

Now when it comes to the question that I bet is on your lips: Is eating poop harmful for my dog, then you should know that there is one thing you need to do and prevent any further health issues from happening: have your dog wormed and vaccinated regularly. It is important to know that worms or larva of these worms can eхist in this poop your dog eats, so for caution measures, just have it vaccinated and properly wormed.

Another issue that you will want to take note of: if you dog overeats poop then you need to have your dog consulted by a vet. Coprophagia (poop eating) can turn into a habit if you do not discourage your dog from doing this. There are many dietary and training strategies to approach in this direction and you can start by clearing your yard area of eхisting poops. Make sure that your dog doesn’t see you doing this, otherwise it will be tempted to follow your eхample only this time with its mouth.

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Aѕ a dоg оwnеr уоu wіll haνе tо undеrѕtand a lоt оut оf a dоg bеhaνіоr and іtѕ nееdѕ. Fоr thіѕ rеaѕоn уоu maу haνе tо рurсhaѕе a lоt оf ѕtuff that сan kеер уоur dоg buѕу еѕресіallу whеn іt соmеѕ tо habіtѕ ѕuсh aѕ сhеwіng and nірріng. Suсh bеhaνіоrѕ arе thе natural rеѕult оf thеіr сurіоѕіtу оf ехрlоrіng nеw thіngѕ еѕресіallу whеn thеу arе рuрріеѕ.

Whеn уоu fіrѕt brіng уоur рuрру hоmе іt wіll rеaсh fоr сhеwіng and nірріng aѕ a waу tо knоw thе wоrld arоund іt. aѕ ѕuсh уоu maу сatсh уоur рuрру сhеwіng оn thе ѕоfa оr оthеr ѕtuff that bеlоng tо hоuѕеhоld ruіnіng thеm aftеr a whіlе. Sо, іf уоu want tо ѕtор іt frоm dоіng thіѕ and nоt сarrу thіѕ dеνaѕtatіng habіt іntо thеіr adulthооd уоu ѕhоuld рurсhaѕе іt рluѕh tоуѕ.

Thеrе arе all ѕоrtѕ оf рluѕh tоуѕ aνaіlablе fоr dоgѕ, but thе bеѕt thіng tо dо іѕ tо alwaуѕ рurсhaѕе оnе оr twо оf thеm that arе оf thе rіght ѕіzе. If thеу arе ѕmallеr thеn уоur dоg maу сhоkе оf thеm оnсе thеу ѕtart сhеwіng and nірріng at thеm. Dоn’t bе ѕurрrіѕеd tо fіnd оut that уоur dоg ѕtart ѕ bеіng рісkу wіth thе tоуѕ; іt іѕ bесauѕе thеу dоn’t lіkе thе ѕtuff уоu haνе bоught and thіѕ оnе maу aѕ ѕuсh lіе іn thе соrnеr оf thе rооm gеttіng all duѕtу.

Wіth рluѕh tоуѕ уоu haνе aѕ wеll νarіоuѕ сhоісеѕ dеѕіgnеd wіth ѕquеakу ѕоund that сan makе dоgѕ νеrу сurіоuѕ abоut that ѕресіfіс tоу. Yеѕ, thеrе arе оthеrѕ that maу gеt ѕсarеd, but оnlу untіl thеу gеt uѕеd tо іt. Sо, whеnеνеr уоu ѕее уоur dоg rеaсhіng fоr сhеwіng оr nірріng оn уоur ѕоfa оr bеd ѕhееtѕ, dіѕtraсt іtѕ attеntіоn wіth a рluѕh tоу fоr dоgѕ. It іѕ thе bеѕt ѕоlutіоn tо ѕеnd уоur dоg awaу frоm уоur hоuѕеhоld ѕtuff.

10 Ridiculous Facts About Rabbits

1) Rabbits are like dogs, they eat their own poo. And they only eat the soft smelly one.

2) In Chinese story, there are Moon rabbits living on the moon. They are associated with mortar and pestle and they mix the elixir of life for the moon goddess. In Japanese version, the Moon rabbits are more practical and they only make rice cake with the tools.

3) 5 years ago, a USA high school student borrow the book Rabbit Suicide from the library and his mother insisted on burning the book, without returning it to the library. 

4) The longest rabbit proof fence  in Australia was built to prevent rabbits from spreading to the western Australia. But some rabbits jumped across the fence and some dig under it so the fence was an epic fail.

5) Rabbits are associated to Easter because they are a symbol of fertility and birth. And Easter is about Jesus coming back to life.

5 more Ridiculous Facts About Rabbits and Hares


Don’t get confuse between rabbits and hares

People usually get quite confused between rabbits and hares because not only they look similar, sometimes their names are confusing.

For example the Belgian hares are actually not hare and Jackrabbits is not actually a rabbit.

Rabbit and hare family:

Both rabbits and hares belong to the same order Lagomorpha and family Leporidae and they both have short tails. Hares are usually larger than the rabbits.

The main difference between rabbits and hares is that:


-are stronger built so that they can run away from predators.
-usually have bigger size and higher speed.
-hare babies have hair and are able to see.
-have stronger hind legs than rabbits which allow them to run faster.
-live above the ground.
-not as social and they usually live by themselves.

-have brown fur in the summer and it is replaced with grey fur in the winter whereas hares fur is replaced with white fur in the winter.
-the rabbit babies are blind and hairless.
-are domesticated and often kept as pets while hares are not. Domestic rabbits have diverted into a lot of cute rabbit breeds.
-mostly live underground.
-generally live in group.

Check out more about The difference between rabbits and hares.

What about Belgian hares and jackrabbits?

The Belgian hares are :
-originally bred to be a meat rabbit, a meat source for human.
-believed to be one of the most intelligent rabbits and are able to learn their names. (well my rabbits know their names too)
-the most active rabbit among all domestic rabbits.

The jackrabbit is simply a species of hare. There are several types, such as the black-tailed jackrabbit and the white-tailed jackrabbit.

Daddy Long Legs Spider Mating

I noticed two daddy long leg spiders in the corner of my room.

They were quite far away from each other to begin with, but somehow they got closer that night.

At the end they stick together. I think they must be mating.

The photo may be slightly disturbing but I found it quite interesting.

In fact, I went on and did some research on daddy long legs spider mating.

Daddy Long Legs Spider

Daddy Long Legs Spider

Rabbit Nibbles on a cone after injury

Last year summer,Summer and Nibs had a fight. It was not the first time they had fought but never had the situation been that serious.

Nibbles in a cone

Nibbles on a cone

The two rabbits were sold as girls in the pet shop and when I got home I realise they were both boys!!

I had them neutered after a few months and it seems that they love each other’s company. They were living in the same cage originally, but this was not a good idea. There were a few fights and both rabbits got injured when they were living in the same cage. We then bought another cage to separate them.

Then it went on fine for about 2 months. We let them out together for 5 minutes at beginning then gradually increased the time. But one day, we thought they were cleaning each other like they always do, all the sudden they started fighting and Summer pull Nibbles skin out.

We took him to the vets and they stitched the wound up. Nibs had to stay in the vet and had to be re-stitched the next day as he lived up to his name and bite all the stitches out.

That was where the cone came from. He was on an antibiotic (Baytril) and an anti-inflammatory (Metacam) for ten days.Rabbit medicine being mixed into his food

Rabbits on cones are slightly different to other animals on cones.

Rabbit get very confused when they are wearing a cone. It is not very comfortable for their ears, particularly if they have long ears. Nibs was a bit scared of the cone at first but he became used to it. He still tried to remove it at every possible moment. In my other post, there are some advices for using cone on rabbits and things that need to be aware of when using a cone.

Nibbles resting

To see what happens to Nibbles later. Read the full story of Nibbles the rabbit on a cone.

Do horses sleep lying down or standing up?

Horses sleep while standing up.

Horses can sleep while standing because  their bodies are completely relaxed. In fact it is better off for them to stand up than lying down. Horses have delicate bones and their body weighs a lot; they can get injured if they lay down for too long.

5 more interesting animal facts:

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.

Polar bears have black skin and their fur is not white.

Only the female mosquito bites.

Giraffes can clean their ears with its tongue.

Crocodiles can’t stick their tongues out, as it is attached by a membrane to the bottom of its mouth.



Are you buying a hamster?

I had a hamster 2 years ago and I can tell he likes me as much as I like him.

coshu the hamster

Coshu the hamster

I usually let him free run in my room. Of course the room was hamster proofed. Coshu (my hamster) would run around and sometime take a snap in the corner under the bed. But eventually he will get back to his cage and sleep. Sometime he would try to climb up to me and ask for attention.

Coshu the hamster

Coshu the hamster

Hamsters are great pet. The only downside is that their life is too short.

Here’s some basic info about hamster:

·         Hamsters have short live spans

Hamsters live up to 2 years (if you are lucky, 2.5-3 years) so you will have to prepare yourself for eventual heartbreak. Due to the short lifespan, it is difficult to re-home a hamster. Consider carefully whether you can commit to give the hamster a good life before you buy any hamsters.

Do not buy a hamster if you don’t have the commitment. It is all too easy to leave them in a cage in the corner of the room and forget about them.

·                    Dwarf or Giant Breed?

Coshu is a Syrian hamster and I think it is an amazing breed. He doesn’t bite and he very well trained. He doesn’t pee outside of his cage and sometimes he would try to get your attention.

Golden hamsters or Syrian hamsters are better for children because they are easier to handle and they are more friendly. They also tend to be more responsive to people.

The other smaller breeds (Russian Campbell, Roborovski etc.) are more difficult to handle and sometimes they bite.

Depending on what you want from your hamster, you will have to consider which breed you prefer. Look here to know more about hamsters breeds.


                    Hamsters need plenty of exercise

Coshu used to spend hours running on his wheel. The worst thing is he only ran at night when everyone is sleeping. This could be quite noisy if you are using a cheap plastic wheel.

Hamsters may be small but wild hamsters travel long distances during night time to find food. It’s the same for your hamsters. Give your hamster an exercise wheel and be aware that they will get addictive to the wheel. So remember to fill up the water bottle regularly to make sure that your hamster does not run out of water.

Also get an exercise ball so you can let your hamster to run around inside the house. A hamster that sits in the cage all day is a very sad hamster.

Learn more about getting a hamster before you buy one. Understand more about these little fluffy friends and give them the care they need, and they will become your best pets and best friends in your life.

Bees and Lavanda

Last year summer, I was looking for bees around the lavender flower by the pond near my house so that I can practice my camera skill.  There is something particularly hard about focusing on a bee and taking a clean photo before it flies away! I’ve tried my best to identify them (hover over photos to see my ID guess), do let me know if I misidentified!

Bees hovering

Bees hovering

There are 250 species bees in the UK.  Identifying bee species is not easy.

After taking some photos for the bees, I found something scary in the bush.

An orb weaver spider has caught a bee with its web and it was having its meal!

Orb weaver spider eating bee

Orb weaver spider eating bee

This really creeps me out but I just can’t resist to take a photo.