Month: July 2020

Most Popular Names for Birds

One of the most exciting things about becoming a bird parent—besides choosing your feathered family member, of course—is choosing a name. And if you thought picking names for birds is just for fun and that your new pet won’t care—think again!

“A name gives the bird an identity and a persona,” says Michelle Yesney, the CEO of Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, based in northern California, who adds that bestowing a name can help you bond with your new pet.

It may be wise to wait a few days after getting your bird to pick a name.

“That way, you can get acquainted and look for a name that says something about the bird’s personality,” Yesney says. “Then the name becomes more meaningful to you, and you associate the bird with a positive act.”

So, get inspired by this list of endearing names for birds. Who knows? You might find one that clicks perfectly with your new pet!

25 Popular Bird Names

Bird parents are passionate about the names they pick, so we surveyed a slew of them to find out what they call their feathered family members. These monikers run the gamut: There are birds named after fruits and food

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Good Fish for Starting a Tropical Fish Aquarium

Nothing is more exciting than adding new fish to a newly set up aquarium. However, the fish you choose will have a big impact on your tank’s success or failure. Unfortunately, many new fish owners make the wrong choices, lose some or all of their fish right away, and give up on keeping fish.

The two biggest errors made when stocking a new aquarium are adding too many fish at a time and choosing the wrong species. Tip the scales in your favor by following these basic, but important, steps.

How Many Fish?

When you are considering the many beautiful fish at the pet shop, remember one word—moderation. In most cases, only two or three fish should be introduced to a tank initially. Once the nitrogen cycle is established and the tank is stable, additional fish can slowly be added. However, the same rule applies when adding the next round of fish. Moderation: you must add only a few at a time.

Factors in Choosing Fish

Fish owners tend to opt for fish with the most physical appeal. Pretty fish are sometimes acceptable beginner choices, but there are other more important factors to consider. A beginner fish should have

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Cat Sitters – PetSitter.com

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Looking for someone to watch your cat or kitten? We have a community of loving pet sitters that can’t wait to meet you and your feline friend.

As pet owners ourselves, we understand the stress placed on both owners and pets when you need to be away from home. We believe it’s much easier for cats to remain in the comfort of their home while owners are away travelling or working. However, finding a reliable cat sitter to help keep your cat happy and safe while you’re away isn’t always easy. PetSitter.com can simplify your search and will help you find the right cat sitter in no time. Whether you need a one time sitter, or regular drop-in visits, 

we can help you connect with a reliable pet lover that fits your specific needs. 

A good pet sitter will provide your cat with the tender love and care they need when you can’t be with them and will leave you with peace of mind knowing your cat is in good hands. When you’re looking for this special person, PetSitter.com is here to help you find your match. Whoever you decide to hire, be sure you’ve

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Owners warned stop kissing pets as U.K. latest to sound the alert over cat infected with coronavirus

A six-year-old siamese cat has become the first animal in the U.K. infected with coronavirus, just weeks after the U.S. announced the first infection in two pet cats in New York state.

The U.K.’s chief veterinary officer confirmed the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been detected in the pet cat in the U.K. It had suffered a shortness of breath.

An increasing number of pets has caught the virus, but infections have been reported in relatively few animals worldwide.

In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Agriculture Department’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories announced the first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in two pet cats.

Around the same time, a 17-year-old Pomeranian dog died after being cleared of coronavirus in Hong Kong, and a female Malayan tiger tested positive at the Bronx Zoo in New York.

In the U.K., the infection was confirmed following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency laboratory in Weybridge, Surrey.

Chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss said: “All available evidence suggests that the cat contracted the coronavirus from its owners who had previously tested positive for COVID-19. The cat and its owners have since made a full recovery and there

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Dog Breeds – Browse nearly 350 different breeds

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Choosing dog breeds based on your lifestyle is the most important factor when adopting a puppy. View our complete dog breed profiles to get a better understanding of expected temperament, character, care and exercise requirements. We recommend our BreedMatch tool to help narrow down your favorite dog breeds.

  • BREED GROUP: Toy
  • WEIGHT: 7-9 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 9-11.5 inches
  • COLOR(S) black, gray, silver, or black and tan
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Afghan Hound
  • BREED GROUP: Hound
  • WEIGHT: Male: 60; Female: 50 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 27; Female: 25 inches
  • COLOR(S) all colors permissible except spotted
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Airedale Terrier
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
  • WEIGHT: 45 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 23 inches
  • COLOR(S) tan with black or grizzle saddle
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Akbash
  • BREED GROUP: Not AKC Recognized
  • WEIGHT: Male: 120; Female: 90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 28-31; Female: 27-29 inches
  • COLOR(S) Solid White
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Akita
  • BREED GROUP: Working
  • WEIGHT: Male: 85-130; Female: 65-110 lbs
  • HEIGHT: Male: 25-28; Female: 23-26 inches
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