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Animals & Nature

Welcome To Animals & Nature. If you have a question about the wide world of nature then you are in the right place.

Try our Environment section for discussions about this subject or head to Pets if you have a question about animals in the home.

If you are a twitcher then we have a dedicated section for you in Twitching & Birdwatching.

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horselady
- - you could get the perfect picture. Driving along a road and noticed a section of a field turned into a beautiful wildflower meadow, lovely in itself but then standing in front of the flowers was a...
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jourdain2
Just back from a week in the Scottish Borders. We were driving on the B711 (Hawick to Tushielaw) when an animal emerged from the scrubby hedge on the left; looked calmly at us, turned and disappeared...
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ethandron
We think our 10 month old pup may have nasal mites, he's currently on penicillin for an infection but reading up about such things it seems more likely to be nasal mites. Obviously we'll take him back...
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sapelesam
The RSPCA estimate there are 8 million cats in the UK. I have 20 bird feeders in my garden and the decline in once common birds is disturbing. I record species and numbers for one hour every week. I...
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Siani182
My cat is an outdoor cat and he likes the garden He can climb the big fence to get out because of the cross bars but will he be able to climb back over as there are no cross bars on the other side...
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smurf
Cleaning garden up for winter I found a toad,now my garden has a six foot fence with gravel boards,haven,t got a pond so how did it get in and as it has now disappeared where has it gone
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cupotee2
I went to the dentist a few weeks ago to have 2 back teeth filled. The injection didn't work so a second injection was given. Still didn't numb the gum so it was decided to try again another day....
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sbrown1450
My daughter has found these on the wall and has been told they are spider eggs. If this is so, how does she get them off the wall without them hatching and loads of baby spiders all over. Also how...
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Spicerack
Saw one plain as day last week. Is this an early sighting? If it is, is it a sign of a cold winter to come? Do they fly north in spring? If so where? Asking primarily for a friend....
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chrissa1
Sadly Toby has been diagnosed with dementia. The vet has prescribed, Vivitonon which seems to be having a little bit of a good affect. My question is, (before I ring them), do you think that my...
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bednobs
what is up with them? all i want to do is rescue a cat or kitten! they firstly wouldnt let us look at any because "we don't let people just wander around looking" then i asked them if they'd like a 10...
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lankeela
Just heard of yet another young puppy that is poorly after the vet insisted on doing vaccination, wormer and flea treatment all at once - their poor little bodies cannot take all those chemicals in...
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fruitsalad
How do I stop my 7 month old puppy picking up rubbish, when I walk him he picks up tissues, plastic bottles, bits of paper, I do try to pull him away if I see it before he does, but its like we are...
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chrissa1
My 12 year old Labrador has started to do his business in my lounge. I let him out as soon as I get up, and he just sniffs around and then lies down. As soon as I let him back in, well, within a...
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ErictheRed17
Me and my fiancee are wanting to get a pug puppy. We both work full time and will be out of the house for roughly 8 hours. Would it be ok to be left that long? We would be getting a dog walker too so...
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DTCwordfan
Jeez, you learn something every day. An elly has 4 molars and they can weigh up to 5 kilos each! They also conveyor belt them through their life, pushing out the old, ground-down, ones to let new ones...
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Khandro
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/22/mexico-earthquake-rescue-dog-has-saved-52-lives-career-searches/?playlist=structure%3Anews%2Fworld-news...
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sapelesam
After three years I have got barn owls in my box. Will they clean out the pellets, nesting material or dead chicks. I don't want to disturb them but I want to encourage them to stay. Can't find this...
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ck1
Do you know what legislation these come under - are they animal feed or is there different guidelines for vitamins and minerals for pets as opposed to food chain animals?
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237SJ
Has anyone been to see them? Do they tend to stay indoors for most of the day or is it worth going there to see them when they are outdoors?

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