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tigers

What Do Tigers Eat?

Tigers are the most beautiful cat species in the world.  They are easily identified by their stripes and they are dangerous predators.  There are three different color variations of tiger; white, golden

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Whales

What Do Whales Eat?

Whales are the graceful giants of the deep blue sea.  Not only are they the largest animal on earth but also the largest mammals.  These beautiful mammals range from the 600-pound dwarf sperm whale up

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Lions

What Do Lions Eat?

Lions, the king of the jungle or savannah.  Lions are majestic animals that are found in Africa.  Western India also has lions, but they are endangered and have been listed on the IUCN Red List since

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What Do Horses Eat?

Horses are some of the most-loved animals on earth. These mesmerizing animals are in-part to thank for society as we know it today because they were once tremendously helpful modes of transport.  Humans

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What Do Pandas Eat?

  Pandas are the cutest bear species in the world.  There are two main species of panda; the giant panda or panda bear and the red panda.  There are also two subspecies of red panda; the Chinese

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What Do Cobras Eat?

  Cobras are venomous snakes that you should be careful of in the wild. These snakes belong to the genus Naja family and there are 270 different species of cobra such as the rinkhals, king cobra,

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What Do Rats Eat?

Most people are not particularly fond of rats.   These mammals belong to the order Rodentia and are often considered as pests because they can cause a lot of property damage due to their gnawing. They

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What Do Goats Eat?

  Goats are part of the Bovidae animal family and these animals are closely related to sheep.  Goats are found all over the world.  Domestic goats used for agricultural purposes are subspecies of

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What Do Dolphins Eat?

  Dolphins are some of the best-known sea creatures in the world.  These aquatic mammals belong to the Cetacea infraorder.   There are 40 species of dolphins found in the world.  The smallest

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What Do Bats Eat?

Bats are not the most loved animals on earth.  Many people are terrified of these tiny flying creatures because of their strange features.  But these mammals, like many other animal species, are very

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What Do Chinchillas Eat?

Chinchillas are some of the cuter members of the rodent family.  There are only two main species of chinchilla and both of these do look quite similar.  They are easily identified by their beautiful

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Food

    People often ask me what rats eat, and my answer is usually ‘anything’. Rats are an omnivore species, and, like us, have adapted to be able to survive on a huge variety of different

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Buying a rat

So, you’ve decided to take on a rat of your own. Congratulations! They are one of the best pets you can have. They’re intelligent, clean, affectionate, gentle and form strong bonds with their

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Handling a rat

It is important to know how to, and how not to, handle a rat. A lot of rat behavioural problems are caused exclusively by people not knowing, or not caring about, how to handle them properly. And it isn’t

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Are rats right for you?

Before you begin searching for your new rats, you will need to be definate that these are the pets for you. Too many rats end up in rescue, or euthanised, because people rush into getting them without

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So you want to release your rat?

It may be surprising to anyone who knows rats, but there are people who genuinely think a pet rat can survive in the wild if it is released. I’ve had many people contact me about getting rid of their

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Do rats bite?

One of the most common questions asked of a rat owner is whether or not rats bite. Often, people with no rat experience will group rats together with mice, hamsters, gerbils, and all other small, caged,

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Male or female?

One of the earliest decisions you will need to make when you decide to get some rats is what sex you want. Male rats are called bucks, females are called does. There are differences between the sexes,

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The problem with pet shops

As with many rat owners, I am opposed to rats being sold in, or purchased from, pet shops. I’m often asked why this is, by people online and by those who phone for my rescue services. This page will

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What Do Giraffes Eat?

Giraffes are the tallest living terrestrial animals in the world.  In the past, people believed that there was just one species of the giraffe; the Giraffa camelopardalis with nine subspecies.  But now

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What Do Penguins Eat?

By now you have probably seen one or two different kinds of penguins because these aquatic birds are so popular in aquariums and zoos.  These animals live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere

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What do Zebras eat?

Out of all the animals on earth, the zebra is probably the easiest to identify.  We all know and love these horse-like animals for their distinctive black and white striped coats.  But what you probably

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What Do Beavers Eat

Beavers are quite infamous creatures since they are so often used in cartoons as animals that clog up canals and rivers by building large wooden dams.  You might have even been lucky enough to have seen

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What Do Wolves Eat?

Wolves have been creatures of fascination since the oldest of times. We love to marvel at these beautiful creatures in zoos and are obsessed with the concept of turning into a werewolf that howls hungrily

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What Do Ferrets Eat?

Ferrets are not as renowned in households as cats and dogs, yet these were some of the first domesticated animals.  These small, furry weasels are quite small at an average length of 51cm and height of

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What Do Elephants Eat?

Elephants probably don’t need any introduction.  Being the largest land animals, they are quite infamous.  There are three main species of elephant:  The African bush elephant, the African forest

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What do Sheep Eat?

Sheep are some of the most important animals on the planet because their products are used for food and clothing manufacturing.  These soft and adorable animals are kept as livestock all over the world

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What Do Coyotes Eat?

What Do Coyotes Eat

Coyotes are quite beautiful with their soft fur and bushy tails. These creatures are native to North America and look a lot like the gray wolf but are slightly smaller. The coyote is part of the canine

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What do Hedgehogs Eat?

What do Hedgehogs Eat?

Hedgehogs sure are sharp little creatures. These mammals are part of the Erinaceinae subfamily and there are seventeen different species under five genera found in the world. Unlike you may think, these

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What Do Badgers Eat

What Do Badgers Eat

Badgers are some of the toughest creatures in existence. These short-legged creatures are omnivores in the Mustelidae family. There are 11 different species of badger and all of them are identified by

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What Do Alpacas Eat?

Alpacas sure are eccentric creatures. These mammals of the camelid family are often confused with the Ilama because they do look quite similar due to their long necks. These two animals are also closely

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What Do Squirrels Eat

What Do Squirrels Eat – Tasty Foods You Can Feed Squirrels And What To Avoid

If you’re like us, then you absolutely love feeding squirrels but what do squirrels eat? What is safe to feed them and what should you avoid. Below is a complete list! We love to feed many different

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Do squirrels eat smaller animal such as Mice, Rats or Birds

Do squirrels eat smaller animal such as Mice, Rats or Birds?

The appetite of a squirrel doesn’t really include other animals such as mice, rats or birds. You won’t find them going out and killing them as food. However, they just may kill

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Naughty Grey Squirrel Raiding The Bird Feeder

DIY: Squirrel Feeder

​While squirrels may look cute, they can be an annoyance if you have a garden and grow various fruits and vegetables. Squirrels love to pick at almost any food they find so chances

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Squirrel Breeding Season

What is The Squirrel Breeding Season?

Introduction Squirrels are abundant throughout the world. This is only natural considering how there are hundreds of different squirrel species. Even though they all belong in the same, broader genus Sciurus,

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Squirrel

Is There Such Thing as a Squirrel Mating Call?

About SquirrelsSquirrels are small to medium sized rodents, indigenous to America, Eurasia and Africa, closely related to the mountain beaver. There are estimated to be more than two hundred different

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Infant Squirrel

Is Infant Dehydration in a Squirrel Possible?

It is very common that orphan squirrels are dehydrated. This is because the mother often feeds the baby, but now that the mother has escaped due to some danger, the baby cannot stay for more than 2 hours

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What Eats Squirrels

What Eats Squirrels?

Just like other small mammals, squirrels have a lot of natural predators. This contributes a lot to their lifestyle. For instance, a squirrels will always be on alert even when there is no danger around.

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Eliminate Your Fears And Doubts About Deer Feeder

Still concerned about using a deer feeder? Worried that it will attract the wrong types of animals? It’s a good idea to do a bit of research and understand the specifics of deer feeding before getting

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Tips to Bringing More Nature to Your Yard

A garden that’s bustling with life and bird songs is certainly a lot more exciting than an empty backyard space. The most beautiful gardens attract numerous insects, birds and even some mammals.

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Why have a Squirrel Munch Box in Your Yard

Buy it Now! Some find them cute and furry, others believe that squirrels are truly annoying. Regardless of the group that you belong to, having a squirrel munch box in your yard is a

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5 Reasons Why People Like Squirrel Feeders in Their Yard

Buy it Now! Let’s face it – squirrels are funny little guys. They don’t carry rabies or other serious infections, as many of us believe mistakenly. Feeding squirrels is a great

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What Do Squirrels Like To Eat?

Squirrels are very practical little creatures and they will eat many types of things in order to survive. Needless to say, however, squirrels have their preferences. When it comes to favorite snacks

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Where Do Squirrels Live?

Where do squirrels live? The correct question to ask is where don’t they! Squirrels can be found on just abut every continent and in a vast range of habitats. From trees to the ground, from the rainforest

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5 Places That You Can Find Deer Feeders

Buy it Now! Deer feeders come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are automatic, others have an extra-large capacity. The selection of one or the other will depend entirely on your

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Do Squirrels Carry Rabies?

The belief that squirrels carry rabies is widespread and many people worry about their encounters with the little creatures especially if they are looking to feed squirrels. Urban legends tell horrifying

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Do Squirrels Bite?

As cute and innocent as they look, squirrels can be aggressive little creatures. Many people are fooled by their furry, bushy tails and their cartoon-like appearance. These people put themselves in

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What do Ground Squirrels Eat?

It’s easy to answer the question where do ground squirrels eat but how about their life? How similar are they to their counterparts living on the trees? What do they eat? Though there are some convergences

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Where Do Flying Squirrels Live?

Flying squirrel is a term that refers to two species – northern and southern flying squirrels. These two little guys have their specific characteristics and habitats that they live in. So without

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Do Squirrels Hibernate?

What do squirrels do in the winter? It’s a legitimate question to ask. Chances are that you’ve spotted the furry little creatures amid the snow, which means that squirrels don’t really hibernate.

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