Murder is murder – it should be as simple as that.
Let your phone cover do the talking.
Petting an owl while sipping hot cocoa from a toilet is the next big thing.
Pets are so adorable. It’s no wonder people dress them up for a photo shoot or take snaps of them to capture their non-animal like behavior.
This week we’ve got a selection of pets and a few extra animals doing just that. To the pets it’s quite innocent. Yet to us humans it’s funny to see them mimic what us humans get up to.
Cats being toilet trained is just freaky. I get it, but still…it seems unnatural.
Technology really has taken over, hasn’t it. I wonder if he gets upset when his laptop is taken away?
Isn’t this adorable!?! The cat’s spooning the baby.
If people get fined for doing this, do dogs?
This dog looks quite content just hanging with the boys.
Ah, Yogi. Waiting for that pic-a-nic basket. He does look very patient, doesn’t he?
You know when you need to stand up very straight to get a good look at something? Well I think this cat has nailed exactly how we look when we do that, including the facial expression. Priceless!
Please pass this fella the remote!
These owls look quite happy enjoying a picnic in the mist.
Man’s very best friend.
Geez, with that scowl I’d be steering well clear of this cats breaky!
I bet if this cat really could drive there’d be some serious road rage happening.
They say cats have a great life, but this cat appears to have an amazing existence.
I’m not very fond of rodents, but this little creature is just too cute!
Now, he looks totally engrossed at whatever’s on that screen. I hope it’s G rated – he looks too cute to corrupt.
OMG, I can so relate! That morning cuppa is so important.
I thought only kids did this. I wonder if you’d get the same response if you told him he’s sitting too close to the TV? Just a thought.
This fella certainly knows how to strike a pose!
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In the lead-up to Christmas a pet will no doubt be on the top of many kids’ wish lists! But it’s important to make sure the family is ready for the commitment. A pet is for life, not just for Christmas and unfortunately many animal shelters are inundated with pets in the new year that, once the responsibility sets in, families are no longer in a position to care for the animal.
Dr Katrina Warren shares her six top tips on making sure your family is ready and how to prepare for having a pet:
- The entire family should agree.
- The children should comfortable around animals.
- Children should be old enough to show respect and have self-control.
- The adults are prepared for the responsibility (don’t expect kids to be solely responsible!)
- Choose the right pet for your lifestyle and be realistic about the amount of time you have for caring and training it.
- Toy pets such as Little Live Pets can be a great way to introduce children to the responsibility that comes with owning a pet.
Little Live Pets are available from all major toy retailers Australia-wide, prices start at $12.95.
So your children want a pet but you know they’re too small to walk a dog or look after a horse and there’s simply no way to deliver that monkey they’ve always dreamed about. If you’re looking for a pet that’s easy to care for, cheap and the kids can still have fun with then consider these pets for your young children.
Guinea Pigs are easy to maintain and will provide enjoyment for your children because they should be handled every day to ensure they are tamed. You need to provide water for your Guinea Pigs as well as fresh grass or hay every day to ensure they get their daily dose of vitamin C. They can also eat a range of vegetables including cabbage, carrots, beans, cucumber, sweet corn as well as rolled oats or hard-dried wholemeal bread. They will need a large hutch to live in which will need to be cleaned out weekly and the bedding within replaced. If you’re getting two guinea pigs make sure they are both females so you don’t have a population explosion on your hands, and because males tend to fight with each other.
If you have the room for a chicken coop then chickens as family pets can be not only fun but productive. The start-up costs can be high after you’ve purchased a coop, or the materials to build one, the feed and the chickens themselves but they require very little maintenance. They need fresh food and water daily and their coops will need to be cleaned out at least once every month, if not more. They do need plenty of room to roam around though and you’ll need to collect the eggs daily.
After the initial set up costs, most types of fish are easy and cheap to maintain. Perhaps start off with ordinary, durable goldfish before you look into tropical fish though because they can be harder to maintain. Most pet stores sell fish tank kits that come equipped with everything you’ll need to create the perfect home for fish. Each week you’ll need to change part of the tank water and give the tank a light clean. Ensure you feed your fish every day (taking care not to overfeed them) and then watch them flourish.
Budgies make great family pets that can become great talkers and mimic certain sounds but they are generally suited to children aged six years and over (because younger children can be too rough when handling them). Aside from the set up costs of a birdcage, food and change mat (which should all be replenished daily), they are extremely cheap to care for and are very low maintenance. Because female budgies are susceptible to hernias and fat tumours, male budgies are recommended as better family pets. Choose the liveliest and most inquisitive budgie in the cage to ensure you’re getting the most intelligent one that will respond well to training.
Despite what you might think, cats are very low maintenance but before you rush out and buy one, remember that cats can live to a ripe age, normally between 12-20 years in fact so prepare yourself for many years ahead with your cat. Buying a short haired breed will involve less maintenance than a long haired breed and if you have a cat door installed in your house then there’s no need for a litter tray. If you have little children, consider buying a cat that is already 1-2 years old as they should be able to withstand their rough little hands.
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