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The Responsibility Of Pet Care

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Taking care of a pet is a big responsibility. When you bring a pet into your home, you become responsible for its food, shelter, health, and well-being. Unfortunately, despite this responsibility, many pet owners think of owning a pet as owning a toy. They don’t do their research to find out the food and exercise needs of their pet. Ignorance when it comes to pet care is a major problem. Another problem arises when pet owners with good intentions adopt a pet, only to tire of giving it constant care and slip into neglect. Unfortunately, these problems are too common.

When you invite a pet like a dog into your home, you are responsible for its care and comfort. That means you need to do research about the dog’s breed to find out what kind of food it eats and how often. You should also know what foods it can’t eat. You are also responsible for making sure the dog has the proper shots and immunizations. Having regular veterinary care is important. One of the most important and most neglected aspects of pet care is exercise. Most dogs need exercise on a daily basis, but many dogs don’t get it. Regular grooming is also important not only for the dogs looks, but for its health. Another problem arises when pet owners leave town. If there is no one to care for the dog, it should be boarded at trusted doggie daycare facility, preferably one that is cage-free and provides regular exercise. If you are thinking of becoming a dog owner, make sure you are ready for the responsibility.

Bird Watching More Popular Than Snowmobiling

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Bird houses, or nesting boxes, as many people refer to them, are built for many reasons. The primary reason, of course, is to provide a home for many bird species. But, many people view them as art pieces as well. In fact, you’ll find many bird houses treated as art sculptures in many living and dining rooms across the nation. But another reason that many people build bird houses, especially crafty people, is that they simply enjoy the act of building them.

For example, prior to the practice of raising chickens and hens in pens as a food source, some societies built their early versions of bird structures to attract birds to their area. Then as the birds matured, the homeowners would regularly poach the bird houses and consume the birds as food. This doesn’t happen so much these days as the modern homeowner feels more comfortable in harvesting their birds (such as chicken, duck, turkey) from the local grocery store instead of an outdoor nesting area.

But birds have not only been used to feed us. From of earliest days of farming, they have been use as our allies as well. One of the primary food sources for birds are insects. Very early on, in the pre-pesticides era, farmers discovered that attracting birds that were the natural prey of many of the insects feeding off of their crops was a good way of protecting their foods. And even today, farmers who are intent on growing organic vegetables and fruits will often attract birds to their orchards and groves to control insect pests.

Birds and mankind have a long history of co-existing. Amateur naturalists have recorded the habits and adventures of their favorite local birds in their diaries since the earliest forms of drawing and writing. And this fascination with birds shows no signs of diminishing. Even today, bird watching or birding is one of the biggest hobbies in the United States. Over the course of a year, more people will be involved with bird watching activities than will be golfing, snowmobiling, or even sunbathing.

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