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Breed: Affenpinscher Temperament: Playful and affectionate Cost: $1,000-$2,000 Lifespan: Average 12 years Maintenance: Medium Recommended for: Young families, small dwellings...
Beating ticks this summer
In our December 2012 issue of ‘Burke’s Backyard’ magazine, Dr Chris Brown has a special story on how to avoid...
Making a Cat Scratching Post
Cat Scratching Post No matter how cute and how cuddly your cat might seem, there’s always a little tiger lurking...
Breed: Standardbred Horse Temperament: Calm, Resilient Lifespan: 25 years Price: Average $300 Maintenance: High Recommended for: Experienced horse people History...
Pet Roadtest – Land Hermit Crabs
Breed: Land Hermit Crabs (Coenobita variabilis) Temperament: social, non-responsive Cost: crabs $7-$30 (set up $100-$200) Lifespan: several months to years Maintenance:...
Key to the Dog’s Mind
A good dog is the best friend you could ever have but a bad dog can be a real disaster....
By Linda Dennis This is the full text of Linda’s presentation on Australian wombats, an edited version of which appears...
Poisonous Plants for Pets
Some plants are bad for dogs. We’re building up a list of them, but it’s incomplete. Compiling this list is...
Bird-friendly & Beautiful
For the full article click here (1MB PDF) Don Burke says you can discourage the bossy, unwanted feral birds and...
Shaking Hands With Horses
You often see horses smelling each other’s breath. This is the horses way of shaking hands – via an exchange...
Birds’ Beak and Feather Disease
Correct Name: Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD). In Australia, and probably other countries, PBFD and French Moult in...
Vitamin D: A Sick Budgie Breakthrough
The world’s most popular pet is the Australian budgerigar. It’s kept in captivity more than any other pet but unfortunately...