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You say you don't want to make a fuss or spoil your children. Hell, you'll have to keep it up year after year; the fancy dress party, the karaoke disco, the sleepover... not only do you have the kids to wow and entertain, you must also ensure that your little treasure's party is 'cooler' than Mrs Jones' twin's down the street. Surely we're more grown up about it than this, right?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 01:00

Are You Smarter than an Animal?

If someone were to ask you what the most intelligent animal in the World is, I can hazard a guess that you might reply - 'the ape', especially as they share 94% of their DNA with us mere mortals.

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 01:00

Companion Pets Revealed

Having had the pleasure of meeting so many adorable pets over the years, I often get to thinking about the impact companion animals have on their owners. Surely they can help someone feel happier and live healthier, right? Absolutely so, according to the NCHR (National Centre for Health Research in America).

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 01:00

The Exotic Pet Checklist - check it out!

As an enthusiast for all animals exotic, and as an individual who has carved a career around looking after such beautiful beings, it is my pleasure to speak and help like-minded people

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 01:00

Estimating Species’ Numbers

After discovering there are approximately 8.7 million species in the World (even though Erwin did say back in the 80's that there could be up to 30 million), I haven't been able to stop wondering how many categories that includes...

Thursday, 18 September 2014 01:00

How many species of animals are there?

Now this is an interesting thought... there must be hundreds-upon-hundreds! Well, actually, the answer is more like 8.7 million - and that number was last reported by the BBC in 2011.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 01:00

Why do animals hibernate?

As a well known 'Animal Man', I am often asked somewhat tricky questions (particularly by the kids). Nearly every winter, at some talk or other, I hear that familiar question - 'why do animals hibernate?' ...and its an interesting one to answer. Unlike us humans, some animals simply cannot survive the harsh changes in weather that the winter brings.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 01:00

Top 5 Most Common Animal Phobias

There are so many people with so many different animal phobias that it's hard to keep track! However; one thing's for sure, time and time again, the same five animals are the main talking point... so, if you're not familiar with all of these, it's time to sit back and take note - just in case their waiting in the wings to frighten you with their grizzly, demonic and deathly ways...

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 14:37

Learning Life Through Animals

Did you know that 67% of the population in the UK live in towns and cities? I bet it's not really something you think about at all; however, when it comes to considering what and how children learn, where families reside does have a considerable impact. This is one of the main reasons why I love doing what I do so much..

Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:25

What is an Exotic Pet?

An 'exotic' pet is one which is not native to the country in which is it being kept or is not considered to be a 'domesticated' pet such as a cat or dog. Most exotic pets are reliant upon their keeper to provide the correct and ambient temperature, appropriate diet and environment to help them stay healthy and flourish in captivity.

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