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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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eve1974
Any idea of the ratio of meat / nuts / veg / offal for homemade raw dog food? Wld 2/3rd of meat do with the balance 0f veg, nuts, offal br ok? Lots of recipes online but want the BASIC ratio so I can...
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ladybirder
If you do or know anyone who does, read this article. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9862327/Thousands-cats-hit-deadly-disease-linked-PET-FOOD-330-feared-died.html...
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modeste
Are there any free plant ID Apps available for iPhone? TIA
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pastafreak
A very rare PINK grasshopper...found here in Devon. https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/extremely-rare-pink-grasshopper-south-5735688...
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fraserstuart
hi twice ive been wakened by a group of magpies having a battle about 6 pecking each other feathers flying general mayhem is this normal practice ?
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davebro
Just seen this. Sad he died at such a relatively young age. His work with Monkey World was inspirational. https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/colchester-zoo-john-lewis-death-4729267...
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Janis1949
Letters IGSINKONE 5+4...
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interele
Do house flies have some sort of sex or does the male fertilise the eggs after she's laid them. Strange question but I just wondered Ta Mal...
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tiggerblue10
https://twitter.com/JustMissEmma/status/1419722666039287819?s=19 Is that a baby chihuahua?...
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pastafreak
She stayed still for a change...blending into my grey sofa... https://i.postimg.cc/xTJxwdcz/20210723-225352.jpg...
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pastafreak
All cat owners are familiar with this behaviour. Cats rub against your legs, furniture legs, doors, corners of walls...pretty much anything. As I understand it, this is to show ownership (we all know...
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Canary42
I've today read something I just have to share with all Ab's nature-lovers. Butterflies smell (and taste) through their feet. Did you know that ?...
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fruitsalad
I'm am renting a holiday home at Christmas (hopefully) I am taking my dog, it is dog friendly, but I am a bit worried about him marking, if he can smell other dogs, that have stayed there, is there...
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pastafreak
Not for the faint hearted...but can say she's doing fine. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9777385/Whippet-puppy-undergoes-emergency-surgery-remove-2ft-tree-branch-leg.html#comments...
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Rubyrose
Hi, I got a new 12 week old kitten on Wednesday this week. He seems in good health (other than some light sneezing, which I am going to book him a vets appointment for) and happily plays, naps, has...
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Chipchopper
Those interested in taking part can do so from 16 of July to the 8th of August. If someone would be kind enough to supply a link....
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pastafreak
Here...I hope...is his most recent mug shot. :) Please excuse puppy pads...one is under litter tray...and the other is for him to lay on and stop the carpet from being covered in fur. He is still wary...
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eleanor2
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bp3Y_ccHKeA...
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Darkmagicstars
Ok so i have a kitten hes almoat 4 months old. His normally dark chocolate brown fur is turning black. It was not like this last month. Ive not been able to find a reason foe this amd his vet check...
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bond
I can't understand, I woke up this morning, slight itchiness, by midday, I've got four swollen very itchy bites on my arms, quite symmetrical, one near (inner side) elbow, one at top of shoulder...

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