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Nettlemere

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Trained and worked in animal care for 10 years. Have cared for a wide range of animals including goats, dogs, terrapins, canaries, horses, hamsters, ducks and chinchillas.

Trained and have been working as a careers adviser for 6 years, but well known locally for being very enthusiastic about animals and dog walking.

Volunteer dog walker at the RSPCA in Huncoat/Altham.

Very much enjoy spending time in the British countryside and have lived in several counties enabling me to submerse myself in a variety of habitats.

Have lived in North Yorkshire, Avon (a minor county), Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire. I now live in (east) Lancashire. 

Enjoy attending auctions and have bought everything from books and rabbits to furniture and houses at auction.

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  • Bird Flying into a Window
    5

    Bird Flying into a Window

    5 months ago

    Find out what to do if a bird flies in to your window and how to prevent it happening again.

  • Scottish Dog Breeds
    4

    Scottish Dog Breeds

    5 months ago

    Dog breeds developed in Scotland include;smooth and bearded collies, cairn and Skye terriers, Gordon setters and the deerhound.

  • English Dog Breeds
    22

    English Dog Breeds

    6 months ago

    Discover which dog breeds were developed in England from all the different kennel club categories. Examples include the Lancashire heeler and the flat coated retriever.

  • The Basics on German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs
    4

    The Basics on German Shorthaired Pointer Dogs

    3 years ago

    Here is a brief history of the German sort haired pointer and a look at their temperament, health issues and where to go if you want to get one.

  • How to Breed Guinea Pigs
    14

    How to Breed Guinea Pigs

    9 months ago

    Find out how long the guinea pig heat cycle is and their gestation length. Learn how to successfully breed guinea pigs. See a just born baby guinea pig.

  • How to Give Your Rabbit a Great Life
    4

    How to Give Your Rabbit a Great Life

    3 years ago

    Find out what rabbits like to do in the wild so that you can offer your pet rabbit the chance to carry out natural behaviour. Discover an alternative form of accommodation to the traditional hutch.

  • How to Care for a Sick Rabbit
    0

    How to Care for a Sick Rabbit

    3 years ago

    Find out what care a sick rabbit needs. Learn what you should you monitor to determine whether it is getting better or not.

  • Things to Do in Blackpool
    9

    Things to Do in Blackpool

    5 months ago

    You can spend a lot of money at Blackpool in Lancashire, but you can also enjoy yourself with some free activities there. This article should help you choose some things to do should you decide to visit the town.

  • Long Haired Rabbit Care
    7

    Long Haired Rabbit Care

    4 years ago

    If you are thinking of getting a long haired rabbit, this is a useful guide into what you need to keep them happy and how to care for them. You can also learn how some baby rabbits lose their ears.

  • CDRM
    6

    CDRM

    4 years ago

    CDRM is a progressive disease of the central nervous system which often affects German Shepherd dogs. Recent research has found the CDRM gene in a wide range of other breeds.

  • Lipomas in Dogs
    3

    Lipomas in Dogs

    4 years ago

    Find out what lipomas are and which dogs are most likely to get them. See the progression of healing from an operation to remove a lipoma on a labrador.

  • How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Have a Pet Lizard
    17

    How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Have a Pet Lizard

    6 weeks ago

    How to tackle common parental objections to keeping pet lizards such as we don't want crickets living in the house and who will look after it when we go on holiday.

  • A Guide to Keeping Ducks as Pets
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    A Guide to Keeping Ducks as Pets

    4 months ago

    Includes suggestions about which duck breeds are most suitable for different purposes. Covers housing, feeding, stocking density, wing clipping and health of pet ducks.

  • Syrian Hamster Care
    29

    Syrian Hamster Care

    6 months ago

    Details essential items which you need to care for your pet Syrian hamster. Includes Housing, feeding and hamster illnesses.

  • Suicide, Depression and Self Harm
    8

    Suicide, Depression and Self Harm

    4 years ago

    Examining the links between self-harm, suicide and depression. A starting point for people looking for support for themselves or a person they know who is self harming.

  • Do Tongue Piercings Hurt?
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    Do Tongue Piercings Hurt?

    10 months ago

    Compares the pain of tongue piercing to pain from tooth extraction and bee stings. Recommendations for faster healing from your tongue piercing.

  • Trees and Shrubs for Fruits and Nuts
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    Trees and Shrubs for Fruits and Nuts

    4 years ago

    Pointers about what factors to consider when selecting fruiting shrubs and trees. Information about some useful edible and ornamental fruit and nut species which can be grown in the garden.

  • How Deep to Plant Flower Bulbs
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    How Deep to Plant Flower Bulbs

    4 years ago

    Covering the planting depth for true bulbs whether as houseplants or in the garden, such as daffodils, lilies and hippeastrum,

  • English Butterflies
    14

    English Butterflies

    4 years ago

    English butterflies looks at some of the common species of butterfly in England including small tortoiseshell, large white, common blue, speckled wood and painted lady. The usual habitat of each butterfly is also...

  • Days Out in Lancashire
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    Days Out in Lancashire

    5 months ago

    Days out in Lancashire includes Clitheroe, the Mary Townley Loop, Blackpool pleasure beach and Martin Mere. Some options are cheap or even free. All provide an enjoyable day out.

  • Facts about Rainbows
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    Facts about Rainbows

    4 years ago

    Facts about rainbows including red rainbows, double rainbows, a rainbow mnemonic and rainbows in mythology. It also considers rainbow effects which aren't true rainbows such as sun dogs and sky smiles.

  • How to Scan Slides
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    How to Scan Slides

    4 years ago

    Step by step instructions on how to scan 35mm slides with a flatbed scanner such as Canon's CanoScan 5600F.

  • Rabbit Vaccinations
    6

    Rabbit Vaccinations

    4 years ago

    Rabbits can be vaccinated against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease, however these diseases are not present in every country where pet rabbits are kept. This articles considers the history, transmission and...

  • Plants That Grow on Walls
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    Plants That Grow on Walls

    8 months ago

    Plants which grow in walls includes stonecrop, valerian, campanula and Maidenhair spleenwort. Find out how to get plants to grow in walls and what makes a suitable plant for growing in a wall.

  • A Rabbit Health Check: What to Look out for in your Pet
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    A Rabbit Health Check: What to Look out for in your Pet

    4 years ago

    What to look for when you are checking the health of your pet rabbit, including: environment, behaviour and symptoms such as discharge and dandruff

  • Medicines Derived from Plants
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    Medicines Derived from Plants

    4 years ago

    Medications considered are Aspirin, taxol, quinine, Vinca Alkaloides, digitalis and morphine. This article look at the development and side effects of these drugs as well as other plants which were or still may be part...

  • Bluebell Woods in England
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    Bluebell Woods in England

    4 years ago

    English bluebell woods looks at the difference between native and Spanish bluebells and the harebell. Get tips on how to find your own bluebell wood and discover when the bluebells are at their peak.

  • The Prevalence of Diabetes
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    The Prevalence of Diabetes

    5 months ago

    Looking at the usefulness of diabetes statistics for example for showing business opportunities and giving statistics for prevalence of diabetes in the USA, UK and worldwide.

  • Bumble Bee Nest in my Shed
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    Bumble Bee Nest in my Shed

    4 years ago

    My experience of having a white tailed bumble bee nest in my shed. Bumble bee life cycle, reasons for bumble bee decline and how we can help bumble bees.

  • Poems about Bees
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    Poems about Bees

    4 years ago

    Poems about bees includes samples from English poets such as John Clare and Jean Ingelow and examples from American poets such as David Sullivan and Lee Ann Roripaugh. Overall, American poets tend to have been more...

  • See Gorillas in England
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    See Gorillas in England

    4 months ago

    Where to see gorillas in England highlights five zoos or wildlife parks where there are particularly good exhibits and three others where gorillas can be seen. It also covers gorilla facts and the amazing incident when...

  • English Poems about Birds and some Bird Proverbs
    11

    English Poems about Birds and some Bird Proverbs

    4 years ago

    English proverbs about birds such as a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and English poems about birds from poets such as Wordsworth, Stevenson and Rossetti with birds species including owls, robins,...

  • Dwarf Rabbit Care - What Does a Dwarf Rabbit Need?
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    Dwarf Rabbit Care - What Does a Dwarf Rabbit Need?

    4 months ago

    Considering the care of dwarf rabbits, this article looks at what is a dwarf rabbit, how to house, feed and care for your rabbit and what health issues are potentially fatal to a dwarf rabbit

  • English Witches in Theatre
    3

    English Witches in Theatre

    4 years ago

    Looking at the portrayal of witches in theatre in the 17th century plays and by modern playwrights including the three Witches in Macbeth and the Pendle witches in Devilish Practices.

  • Amaryllis Care
    2

    Amaryllis Care

    4 years ago

    How to look after your amaryllis plant so that it flowers again another year. Find out what the difference is between Hippeastrum and Amaryllis species.

  • Adopting Older Dogs
    16

    Adopting Older Dogs

    7 months ago

    This article looks at why older dogs come into rescue centres - such as because their owners has died, or had to start working longer hours, or because they havn't adapted to the new baby. It considers the advantages...

  • Yorkshire Dialect
    11

    Yorkshire Dialect

    4 years ago

    Yorkshire dialect looks at some key aspects of the Yorkshire accent as well as some dialect words and phrases which are still in fairly common use such as frame thissen, parky, nowt and tyke. It also covers some...

  • Adventures with English Dialects – The Lancashire Dialect
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    Adventures with English Dialects – The Lancashire Dialect

    4 years ago

    This article looks at the dialect of Lancashire, especially that used around Burnley in east Lancashire. Including common words such as agate, clough, ginnel teacake and pants and less common words such as fetler,...

  • How to Join the Army in the UK
    3

    How to Join the Army in the UK

    4 years ago

    You can join the army full time or part time as a regular soldier or an officer. This article goes through the joining procedure and also explores opportunities for being sponsored through a levels and university by the...

  • How to Become a Nutritionist in the UK
    4

    How to Become a Nutritionist in the UK

    4 years ago

    Routes for becoming a nutritionist in the UK, looking at what you need to do if you are still in school, if you want to retrain as an adult or if you already have a degree but not in nutrition.

  • How to Recover Quickly from Having Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out
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    How to Recover Quickly from Having Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out

    4 months ago

    Having your wisdom teeth taken out, how to prepare for it, what the operation is like and tips on how to recover quickly from the operation.

  • How Much Does Pet Ownership Cost Per Month?
    6

    How Much Does Pet Ownership Cost Per Month?

    4 years ago

    The monthly costs of pet ownership taking into consideration food, bedding, veterinary costs, pet insurance and sundries. Species covered are zebra finches, rabbits, terrapins or turtles, cats and dogs.

  • Which Breed of Dog Should I Chose?
    7

    Which Breed of Dog Should I Chose?

    7 months ago

    Which dog breed is best? Factors to consider: personality, exercise requirements, purpose, expense, your home,grooming requirements, house proudness. Characteristics of the different groups, hound group, utility group,...

  • Strange Things Found
    9

    Strange Things Found

    4 years ago

    temporary sights and unusual phenomena found around Burnley, Pendle and Hapton Lancashire including sundogs, moondogs, slime mould, decorated tree, pink underpants, arcus cloud, nacreous cloud, a tall chimney and iced...

  • Finding Fungi in Burnley, Lancashire
    14

    Finding Fungi in Burnley, Lancashire

    4 years ago

    eleven species of fungi which can be found in Burnley: shaggy inkcap, penny bun, stag's horn, birch polypore, alder bracket, ear, turkeytail, earthball

  • How Can I Tell if my Dog is Playing or Fighting?
    19

    How Can I Tell if my Dog is Playing or Fighting?

    4 years ago

    Playing - look for relaxed postures, role reversal, wide open mouths low growls and groans Playing but time for the owner to step in - tail tucked beneath legs, increased noise intensity, one dog always bowled over with...

  • Tips for Successfully Adopting and Re-Homing a Dog
    6

    Tips for Successfully Adopting and Re-Homing a Dog

    8 months ago

    Tips and advice for how to successfully bring a dog home with a smooth, happy transition.

  • Choosing a Dog Leash or Lead
    4

    Choosing a Dog Leash or Lead

    4 years ago

    Six factors to consider: Strength, Length, Comfort, Purpose, Chew resistance, Appearance. Check for wear and weakness in your leads regularly.

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