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Cat Facts

Below are ten Cat Facts!

  • Cats and humans have been associated for nearly 10000 years.
  • Cats conserve energy by sleeping for an average of 13 to 14 hours a day.
  • Cats have flexible bodies and teeth adapted for hunting small animals such as mice and rats.
  • A group of cats is called a chowder, a male cat is called a tom, a female cat is called a molly or queen while young cats are called kittens.images-6
  • Cats have powerful night vision, allowing them to see at light levels six times lower than what a human needs in order to see.
  • Cats also have excellent hearing and a powerful sense of smell.
  • On average cats live for around 12 to 15 years.
  • Cats spend a large amount of time licking their coats to keep them clean.
  • Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10!
  • A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.

10 Chicken Facts!

Below are 10 Chicken Facts!

  • The chicken was probably first domesticated for the purpose of cockfights, not as food.
  • Chickens are omnivores. Dancing chickens CC0
  • Chickens aren’t completely flightless—they can get airborne enough to make it over a fence or into a tree.
  • Chickens have full-color vision, just like we do.
  • Chickens communicate with more than 24 vocalizations, each with a distinct meaning.
  • Chickens love to play and will run, jump and sunbathe when given the chance.
  • Chickens dream like humans.
  • They slurp grass like spaghetti.
  • Research suggests that chickens are cleverer than toddlers.
  • Chickens originate from tropical rainforests, where they evolved for millions of years, and artificial farm pastures leave hens feeling vulnerable and exposed.


Here’s a question for you:

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

Answer in the comment section below!

Cat Types – Most Popular Cat Breeds

There are loads of different breeds of cats, but here are the UK’s top five breeds of cat

1.  The Bengal cat

The Bengal Cat is classed as a hybrid breed, produced from the crossing of domestic cats (often Siamese) with the Asian Leopard Cat. The Asian Leopard cat gives the Bengal its beautiful and distinctive coat pattern, and sleek, silky fur.








2.  British Shorthair

One of our native cat breeds, the British Shorthair remains popular year on year, and is one of the breeds most commonly bred for showing. The British Shorthair has a thick, plush coat that just begs to be stroked, and is a stocky, muscular cat with a solid build and rounded appearance.


3. Persian Cat

The beautiful Persian Cat is instantly recognizable for its short-muzzled squashed-looking face, and of course, its long luxurious fur! The appearance of the Persian cat that we are most familiar with today is called the Peke-faced Persian but there are also many other types, including the Doll-faced Persian.persian-cats-and-kittens-10

4. Siamese Cat

The exotic and unusual Siamese Cat really is a cat like no other! Slinky, muscular and lean, the Siamese has a distinctive triangular-shaped face, large ears, and soft, strokeable fur! They are renowned for forming very strong bonds with their owners, and as I said in my last post they are also one of the most cuddliest!


5. Burmese Cat

They are rounded in shape, medium sized and muscular but not heavy. They are loyal and loving with people, and remain inquisitive and interested in exploring everything around them well into old age! They form strong bonds with their owners and family, and require plenty of human interaction and attention to stay happy.


A-Z Dogs- Airedale Terrier


The Airedale terrier is a neat, upstanding, long-legged terrier, not exaggerated in any way. It has strong round bone and combines strength and agility, enabling it to hunt tough game. Its jaws are strong and punishing. The coat is dense and wiry; it lies straight and close, with some hair crinkling or waving. It looks similar to a Miniature Schnauzer because of its facial features and its personality is similar due to it being stubborn and headstrong.

Among the most versatile of terriers, the Airedale is bold, playful and adventurous; it is a lively yet very protective and loving companion. Some can be stubborn, but most are biddable, reliable and responsive to their owner’s wishes. It makes a good house dog as long as it gets daily mental and physical exercise. It likes to be the, “top dog” and may not do well when another dog challenges that position, it was a hunting hound so be cautious when meeting small dogs but it can get along well with smaller dogs.



FAMILY: Terrier



ORIGINAL FUNCTION: Badger and Otter hunting

TODAY’S FUNCTION: Guardian, Police dog

AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE; Height: 23 Weight: 55

AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE Height: <23 Weight: 55

OTHER NAME; Waterside terrier, Bingley terrier


Energy level: High/lots of energy

Exercise needed: Medium

Playfulness: Very playful

Affection level: Moderately affectionate

Friendliness toward other dogs: Shy

Friendliness toward other pets: Shy

Friendliness toward strangers: Friendly

Easy to train: Moderately easy to train

Watchdog ability: High, Very nosy

Protection ability: Very protective

Grooming needs: High maintenance, due to coat being wiry and dense

Cold tolerance: Medium tolerance

Heat tolerance: Medium tolerance


This is an active breed that needs a chance to get a good run every day. Its needs can be met with a long walk, an exhausting game or a chance to hunt and romp in a safe area. It can live outside in temperate climates, but it is better suited for indoor sleeping. Its wiry coat needs combing twice weekly, plus scissoring (clipping for pets) every one to two months.

Healthcare Stats

Major concerns: CHD, Coronary Heart Disease

Minor concerns: Gastric torsion

Occasionally seen: Colonic disease

Suggested tests: Hip

Life span: 10 – 13 years



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What pets do I have? Part 2- Alice

image3This post is all about my two guinea pigs, Willow and Bramble!

  • They were born on the 22nd April 2014
  • They are 3 years old
  • Bramble has fawn colored fur with a patch of ginger on his right side.
  • Bramble is Texel guinea pig (a Texel guinea pig is one were the fur all over the body is in ringlets and curls that is very thick)
  • Bramble is a  neutered male.
  • Willow has black fur with a few white stripes.
  • Willow is a Peruvian guinea pig (a Peruvian guinea is one were the guinea pigs fur is very fine that grows very long)
  • Willow is a female.
  • I adopted them both from the RSPCA, they were rescued by the RSPCA from being in poor living conditions with around 100 other guinea pigs.
  • They love being outdoors and running around the grass.
  • Their favorite vegetable is carrots.
  • Their favorite fruit is bananas.


What pets do I have? Part 1- Alice

image1This post is all about my cat Bertie!

  • Bertie is 5 years old.
  • He is male.
  • Bertie doesn’t have a specific breed but he is very fluffy!
  • He was born on the 30th June 2011.
  • I adopted him from the RSPCA where he was abandoned in a bag outside their doors.
  • He is a very crazy cat.
  • He loves to chase leaves in the wind and even pounce at blades of grass.
  • If you don’t feed Bertie he will jump and bite round your ankles!
  • His favorite food brand is whiskers and he loves the fish flavor wet food.
  •  He gets very grumpy on some days and hides behind the sofa to sleep.
  • Bertie has yellow eyes.
  • The majority of his fur is black and he has a white tummy , he has white paws and under his chin is white and he also has a little white mustache.
  • In the Summer when it is very hot Bertie loves to sunbathe and his black fur turns a very dark brown!
  • He likes to protect my guinea pigs, if I go near them and Bertie is around he will come bounding over and swipe me!







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Fun Facts

Did you know that an octopus has three hearts?

octopusLeave a  comment below if you are surprised by this fact and also say whether you would like us to research some other interesting facts that you would like to know.


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A-Z Dogs- Afghan Hound


This dog is built along greyhound-like lines. The comparatively short back and steep pelvis helps it to leap great heights and to turn almost in place, essential attributes for coursing in rocky mountainous terrain which is what it was originally bred for. The large feet give it a good foothold and are more resistant to injury on rough ground. The silky coat protects the dog from cold nights at high altitudes. The Afghan appears dignified and aloof, with an exotic expression and proud carriage. This dog’s posture shows great elasticity and spring; the Afghan moves with its head and tail high.

Despite its glamorous reputation, the Afghan hound is a hunter at heart, bred to chase down game over rugged terrain. While it maintains its regal bearings inside, it needs a daily chance to run in a safe area. Its worst trait is a reluctance to come when s/he is called. It will chase small animals outside. However inside, it will coexist peacefully. Though gentle with children, it may not be playful and interactive enough with them. Described by some as “catlike,” it is independent yet sensitive and not overly demonstrative. It is reserved with strangers; some can be timid. It has a gay, clownish side.


General Information
  • AKC RANKING: 90FAMILY: Sighthound, Southern (sighthound)
  • AREA OF ORIGIN: Afghanistan
  • DATE OF ORIGIN: Ancient times 
  • ORIGINAL FUNCTION: Coursing Hare and Gazelle 
  • TODAY’S FUNCTION:  Lure coursing 
  • AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE: Height: 27 Weight: 60 
  • AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE: Height: 25 Weight: 50 
  • OTHER NAME: Tazi, Baluchi hound


  • Energy level: Low energy
  • Exercise needs: Medium
  • Playfulness: Moderately playful
  • Affection level: Somewhat affectionate
  • Friendliness toward other dogs: Friendly
  • Friendliness toward other pets: Friendly
  • Friendliness toward strangers: Shy
  • Ease of training: Easy to train
  • Watchdog ability: High
  • Protection ability: Not very protective
  • Grooming needs: High maintenance
  • Cold tolerance: Medium tolerance
  • Heat tolerance: Medium tolerance


The Afghan needs a daily walk, either in the form of a long walk followed by a short sprint, or a chance to run full speed in a safe, enclosed area. Although its coat might make it suitable to outdoor living in temperate areas, it needs a soft bed and is better suited as a house dog. The coat requires some commitment, especially when shedding the puppy coat; most adult coats need brushing or combing every two to three days.

Healthcare Stats 


Major concerns: None

Minor concerns: Cataract

Occasionally seen: Necrotic Myelopathy, CHD

Suggested tests: Eye

Life span: 12 – 14 years

Note: Sensitive to anesthesia; prone to tail injuries

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Cat Types


If you want you cat to be friendly here is the best possibilities for you;

You  could have;






A white persian cat close-up











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Guinea Pig Facts

Below is 20 guinea pig facts you may or may not know!!

  • Guinea pigs originally come from the Andes mountains in South America
  • Baby guinea pigs are called pups
  • Guinea pigs could eat 24/7
  • They are very social animals and love company of other guinea pigs and humans
  • Pups can run after 3 hours of being born
  • The other name for guinea pigs is ‘cavy’ which is the shortened version for Cavia Porcellus
  • The life span of a guinea pig is between 4 – 7 years  the better you look after a guinea pig, the longer it will live
  • In the wild, guinea pigs live in social groups which are referred to as “herds”
  • Pups are born with fur and their eyes open
  • They make lots of different noises when they want to express themselves. This includes squealing, chirping, rumbling, purring and chirping
  • A healthy weight of a guinea pig is between 700 and 1200g (1.5 – 2.5lbs)
  • Guinea pigs are around 20 and 25 cm long (8 – 10 inches)
  • Guinea pigs are incredibly sensitive to loud noises
  • The oldest guinea pig that has ever lived was up to 15 years of age!
  • Guinea pigs love to spend time grooming themselves and others, making them very clean animals to look after.
  • When a guinea pig stretches out it means that it is relaxed and happy
  • When they are happy, guinea pigs jump straight up and down in the air which is referred to as “pop corning”, you’ll often see younger guinea pigs do this when they are playing
  • Guinea pigs cannot create their own Vitamin C in their body. This is why you have to supply them with vegetables that contain the Vitamin.
  • When it comes to diet, they are herbivores and they mainly live on grass and hay
  • Their teeth never stop growing, this is why you have to provide them with things that they can gnaw on.

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