Archive for Pets

A pet alternative?

So you’re allergic to cats and you think dogs stink. Well here’s one alternative pet, Lizards. But if your looking for something to cuddle, then this article is not for you. On the other hand, if you’re interested, geckos are very fascinating creatures to take care of.

First of all, I don’t have a gecko or a small lizard as a pet, but my apartment is crawling with them (only small lizards, I haven’t seen a gecko yet, but i’ve heard one). I think I’ve counted about 5 to 7 small lizards (of the same species) living with me in my apartment. Who said I was alone?

Please don’t kill the butiki. Yeah stop killing the lizards in your house. They actually help in killing small moths, mosquitos, and other flying nuisances that enter your house. My place is lizard friendly. Usually you will find a lizard on the wall or on the ceiling, but in my place, you could see them on the floor occassionally. I see 2 to 3 lizards on the floor everyday (alive of course). They’re fast but I can spot them. Some stay on one spot for more than 20 seconds before moving on. Yes, the lizards aren’t afraid of me. But they won’t come to me either.

Though technically they are not my pets, I consider them to be. Whatever animal I tolerate in my apartment is a pet. If I kill it, it’s not a pet, it’s a pest. I don’t like cockroaches and rats. Those are pests not pets. They’re life span shortens if I see them. 😈

Anyway, if your interested in taking a lizard as a pet, with touching involved. Unlike what I do, leaving them to be. Then here’s a link to preparing yourself for the costs and commitment to taking a lizard as a pet.

How to take care of your new lizard

Too much ticks on your dog?

I was researching for a suitable article for “how to properly take care of dogs” when I bumped into an interesting topic.

Of course, dog lovers know about the anti-tick sprays, soaps, or tick collars. But have you ever heard of a Guinea? If not, read the article below to show you of another alternative to minimizing the tick problem.

“What’s a Guinea

Tired of blood sucking ticks biting you and your pets? Wish there were less ticks around your home? Why not get yourself some Guineas? What are Guineas you ask?


Dog tick sucking the inside of a dog’s ear

Guinea Fowl originated in West Africa and look similar to turkeys. The diet of these birds, when full grown, consists of 90% insects with one of their favorite being the tick. Guineas walk around pecking the ground like drill sergeants eating any insect they come across. Many people use them for gardening and for controlling the tick population. They also make good watch birds, as they will holler at anyone approaching the property for whom they are unfamiliar with.” more>>

Here’s a picture of Guinea Fowl

Though this topic may be interesting, it is not practical to have a Guinea when you live in the Urban areas (lol). Imagine having this bird in your apartment. Stick to the sprays and tick collars. Guinea fowl are more applicable in rural areas or in provinces.

Taking care of your cat

If you have a cat, but have no idea how to properly care for her, then here is a site link (below) to give you some tips and tricks. I’ve read the article on this site and it was simple and categorized. The site has an easy to follow and easy to read format, so you won’t have to bother reading a very long paragraph to get what you need.

I would have copied and pasted the sites article here for you to view, but I respect the author’s wishes in not redistributing the article. Instead, I posted a link to the full article in their site below. I hope you will learn from their article and I hope this post is helpful.

I would have posted my own tips and tricks in taking care of cats, but it’s been awhile since I’ve had one. (my landlord hates pets) (curses!!!)

Here’s the link to the article:

CatStuff: Cat Care Tips and Tricks

Please comment if the link was helpful so that I would know if it should stay posted. Thanks.