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What Do Toads Eat?

What Do Toads Eat?

You might wonder what the difference is between toads and frogs?  Well, the truth is that toads are frogs but the toad family only includes certain species of frogs.  Toads are mostly of the Bufonidae

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What Do Ants Eat?

What Do Ants Eat?

Ants might be small insects but they sure are powerful.  These insects belong to the Formicidae family and there are over 22,000 species of ant living in our world.  They are easily identified by their

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What Do Lobsters Eat?

What Do Lobsters Eat?

Lobsters are strange-looking crustaceans of the Nephropidae family.  These animals are found on the seafloor and are prized seafood to humans.  The Homarus and scampi lobsters are the most common lobsters

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What Do Tigers Eat?

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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What Do Iguanas Eat?

What Do Iguanas Eat?

Iguanas certainly are some of the most interesting lizards on our planet.  This large lizard originates from areas like Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean but they are now found

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What Do Mealworms Eat?

What Do Mealworms Eat?

Mealworms are some of the most useful worms to keep because they can be used to fed numerous other animal species such as lizards and fish. This worm is the larvae form of the mealworm beetle.  Throughout

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What Do Owls Eat?

What Do Owls Eat?

Owls are creatures of the night.  These beautiful birds are easily identified by their huge eyes, sharp beaks, and long talons.  They belong to the order Strigiformes and the 218 different species of

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What Do Scorpions Eat?

What Do Scorpions Eat?

Scorpions are the creepy crawlies of the night.  They are predatory arachnids with eight legs, a set of pedipalps, and a narrow, curved tail with a very sharp stinger.  Not only do scorpions look very

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What Do Whales Eat?

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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What Do Lions Eat?

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 Bass Eat?

What do Bass Eat?

Bass are some of the most popular game fish that fishermen love to catch.  There are quite a few different species of bass and they fall in various categories such as the following; Black Basses – These

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What Do Silkworms Eat?

What Do Silkworms Eat?

Silkworms are probably the insects with the highest economic importance.  This worm specie is bred and kept because they can produce silk.  This valuable protein fiber is used to produce silk fabrics. 

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What Do Robins Eat?

What Do Robins Eat?

Robins are sweet little birds that belong to the chat subfamily of the Old World flycatcher family. These small birds only grow up to 14cm long and there are only a few species of robin such as the American

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What Do Narwhals Eat?

Narwhals or Narwhales are considered the unicorn of the sea.  These toothed whales are best known for their large protruding canine tooth or tusk that makes these whales unique from all other sea mammals. 

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What Do Roosters Eat?

One of the most outstanding features of roosters is their iconic crow that starts moments before the sun is about to rise.  These male chickens are also known as cockerels or cocks.  There are a great

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What Do Guppies Eat?

Guppies are some of the best fish to add to your aquarium because they are quite hardy considering their size and there are so many species or colors that can make your tank more vibrant. These small fish

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What Do Turtles Eat?

What Do Turtles Eat?

Turtles are some of the most unique animals on our planet.  These reptiles have unusual bodies because their ribs developed into a bony cartilaginous shell that they use to protect themselves against

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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 Cockatiels Eat?

Cockatiels are also called weiro birds or quarrion birds.  These birds are a small parrot and are part of the cockatoo family.  They are beloved pets in homes across the globe because they can be so

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What Do Maggots Eat?

Maggots sure are grotesque creatures.  You just cannot look at these fly larvae without a chill running down your spine.  Their wiggly white bodies are a sight that you just don’t want to behold squirming

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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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THREATS TO SEA TURTLES

Sea turtles are one of the few sea animals facing the highest level of threats from multiple sources. This is because of their growth process, habitat, feeding pattern, and appearance. Of the seven species

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WHY ARE SEA TURTLES IMPORTANT

The sea turtle is one of the few animal species that are quite vulnerable. Most of them are migrating from one region to another to avoid predation as much as they can. This, together with the extreme

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BABY TURTLES

The life of a baby turtle begins right from the time the mother lays the egg. Most of the eggs are commonly located in the tropics and sub-tropics region. Once the mother lays the eggs, she covers it up

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LIFE CYCLE OF SEA TURTLES

NESTING AND LAYING The life cycle of the sea turtle begins as soon as the females swim ashore. The mature female meets up with the male,and engages in sexual activities.  They then swim up to lay eggs

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SEA TURTLE SPECIES

The sea turtles have seven unique species known to man. These seven species come from six genera, with each having a unique name.  The scientific names of the sea turtles reflect their genus and species.

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What Do Sharks Eat?

Sharks are some of the most terrifying animals found in the water.  They have been around for over 420 million years and there are over 500 species of shark.  The smallest shark specie is the dwarf lantern

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What Do Minnows Eat?

Minnows are fish that belong to the family Cyprinidae.  In Ireland, this fish species is known as pinkees.  There are a few different subspecies of minnow such as the cheat minnow, Cutlip minnow, desert

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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 Swans Eat?

Swans are best known for their grace.  These beautiful birds belong to the Anatidae family and there are only six living species of swans found after several species became extinct. These graceful birds

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What Do Pheasants Eat?

Pheasants are part of the Phasianidae family and there are a few different species of pheasants found all over the world.  The most popular or common known pheasant is the common pheasant.  The male

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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 Shrimp Eat?

Shrimps are not the most beautiful creatures on earth, but they do play a very big role in our oceans and even in our personal lives. Shrimps are part of the decapod crustacean family and they are often

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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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Feeder rats

  The debate on feeder rats is one which has taken place at some point or other on every rat forum I have been to. People on both sides of the fence have strong views and, like abortion and religion,

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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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What Do Crickets Eat?

Crickets are best known for that iconic chirping sound they enjoy making at dusk or night time and these interesting insects often appear as characters in literary works like The Adventures of Pinocchio

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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 Snails Eat?

The term ‘snail’ is used very loosely.  This term is often used to describe a variety of species such as sea snails, coiled shell snails, and many more.  This name is most often used to land snails,

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What Do Bees Eat?

Albert Einstein, one of the smartest people who ever lived, once said that “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.”   It is quite bizarre to

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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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