Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Prepare Your Bird for Winter

    November 15, 2011
    Most birds that are kept as pets are native to a rainforest climate. These pet owners must take steps to prepare their bird for the change in temperature and humidity that occurs during indoor winters.
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  • Equipment for Birding

    November 1, 2011
    It's easy to get started birding by just watching the birds in your yard or neighborhood, but once you start venturing further afield to see more birds, it helps to have the right equipment so you know what birds you find and you can see them more clearly.
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  • Best Foods for Migrating Birds

    October 15, 2011
    It's an old wives' tale that feeding birds during migration will keep them from completing their journeys – in fact, offering nutritious foods gives birds an edge in surviving migration.
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  • Frightening Facts about Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes

    August 15, 2011
    If you think these bugs are scary, imagine how your pet feel!
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  • Rain or Shine: Always Be Prepared

    August 1, 2011
    Farmers are accustomed to dealing with summer droughts that affect plant growth, but even plentiful rain can provide challenges and opportunities for action plans.
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  • Preventing Rose Diseases

    July 15, 2011
    It's no surprise that roses are among the most popular ornamental garden plants: they're beautiful, fragrant, and easy to grow in most climates.
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  • Alleviating Heat Stress In Chickens

    July 1, 2011
    Poultry are prone to heat stress during periods of high temperatures and humidity. While chickens do acclimate to heat over time, sudden heat waves can cause trouble. Managing the effects of heat stress is challenging, but necessary for poultry producers.
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  • Fleas and Your Cat

    June 1, 2011
    If you own a cat, you may experience a flea problem at some point. But what you don't know about fleas could harm you and your pet. Get the facts and keep your pet and home safe.
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  • Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

    June 1, 2011
    Healthy, vigorous vegetable plants produce the most flavorful and bountiful harvests. Give your garden plants the moisture and nutrients they need, and keep them weeded and harvested for tasty and nutritious crops.
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  • Caring for Your Dog’s Coat

    May 15, 2011
    Coat care basics include brushing, bathing, regular inspections and a healthy diet.
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