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.

giraffe

Giraffes

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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.

Coshu

                    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.

 

My two bunnies (Summer and Nibbles) in action

 

It was a nice mid-summer evening. Sun was shining and birds were singing…blah blah blah.

Anyway, I bought a new camera  Nikon D3000 and I decided to use it on my rabbits.

It was the first time I use a DSLR camera and I am still trying to get a hang of it.

It was hard to capture the bunny in action when they are sprinting and binkying at light-speed. Still, I think I did a great job.

Evil rabbit binky

Don’t mess with me!

 

Rabbit ballet dancing binky

Look at my ballet dancing binky.