Find out what to do if a bird flies in to your window and how to prevent it happening again.
Dog breeds developed in Scotland include;smooth and bearded collies, cairn and Skye terriers, Gordon setters and the deerhound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out what care a sick rabbit needs. Learn what you should you monitor to determine whether it is getting better or not.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Includes suggestions about which duck breeds are most suitable for different purposes. Covers housing, feeding, stocking density, wing clipping and health of pet ducks.
Details essential items which you need to care for your pet Syrian hamster. Includes Housing, feeding and hamster illnesses.
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.
Compares the pain of tongue piercing to pain from tooth extraction and bee stings. Recommendations for faster healing from your tongue piercing.
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.
Covering the planting depth for true bulbs whether as houseplants or in the garden, such as daffodils, lilies and hippeastrum,
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 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 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.
Step by step instructions on how to scan 35mm slides with a flatbed scanner such as Canon's CanoScan 5600F.
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 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.
What to look for when you are checking the health of your pet rabbit, including: environment, behaviour and symptoms such as discharge and dandruff
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...
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.
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.
The symptoms, cause and care of a diabetic cat. Symptoms include increased thirst and urination. Treatment is by twice daily injection of insulin following food and by monitoring the cat's blood sugar levels.
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 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...
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 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,...
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
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.
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.
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 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...
This includes The names of the Pendle Witches, what they were accused of and a brief historical background to the Pendle Witch Trials. It introduces a new play by Richard MacSween written to commemorate the 400th...
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,...
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...
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.
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.
Communication in Domestic Pets: Visual: body language such as play bow, submissive pose, finger waggle. Sound: Vocal such as zebra finch song, dog growl, cat hiss, rat squeak or other such as rabbit's foot...
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 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,...
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...
eleven species of fungi which can be found in Burnley: shaggy inkcap, penny bun, stag's horn, birch polypore, alder bracket, ear, turkeytail, earthball
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 and advice for how to successfully bring a dog home with a smooth, happy transition.
Six factors to consider: Strength, Length, Comfort, Purpose, Chew resistance, Appearance. Check for wear and weakness in your leads regularly.