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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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AB Editor
Hi AB pet lovers, Barking Heads & Meowing Heads are offering 10% off your first purchase on their site when you use the code HELLO10 at the checkout! They provide dog and cat food that's tasty and...
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BertieButton
Good morning! Could someone please tell me the name of the term given when squirrels are at their fluffiest? ( This will be the time when their tails and ear Tufts are at their most prominent) It's...
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Rev. Green
How does a cuckoo raised in a blackbird's nest know to say "cuckoo" and choose a cuckoo as its mate?...
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Chipchopper
Among the many species of birds that visit my garden, for the last two mornings, I've seen a single colored dove. (never seen one around here before), and it appears to be collecting nesting material....
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GormetSkinTag
So after my rain of terror of PAS (peck and squirt) and PAP(peck and prod) I really thought the problem was solved. I spent around 8 hours with them per day but the brown bantam one just is...
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rockyracoon
Afternoon all Rodders jumped into the river earlier today and came out absolutely stinking. We've given him a good scrub with our usual dog shampoo but he still smells. Can anyone recommend a strong...
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wolf63
This film is over a year old, it must have popped up due to my watching Police Dog Videos yesterday. The penalties for attacking emergency service workers of any description are insufficient and not...
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Bobbisox1
Mainly behind her ears and in her groin area, she was just groomed two weeks ago and they always use flea repellent shampoo on her, I’ve checked her groin and there no skin abrasion there and no sign...
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GormetSkinTag
Hi all I left my chucks out and they are all wet as it rained. What do I do? Catch them and dry them? Thanks...
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Chipchopper
I have a leylandii conifer hedge on one side of the garden, with a small pond about 12 feet away. I sat nearby and watched a female gold crest making repeted trips , backwoods and forwards from the...
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07Maria_Question
My dog is 16 and can no longer walk with her back legs but she’s eating and drinking normally is it time we put her down or should we just help her get around?...
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smurfchops
I have been using Milbemax but such a performance, don’t want to get my fingers bitten off, but if I crush it in food cat won’t eat it. Does anyone use Dronspot, and would you recommend? I use...
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Stargazer
A chaffinch or bullfinch keeps flying a few inches from where it is sitting on top of a covered water butt and hitting its beak on the window. It is not trying to eat anything as the glass window pane...
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charliesteve
Hi I have just noticed several white discs on the aquarium glass. I thought it may be a kind of algae but maybe catfish eggs. They are about 2 to 3 mm dia. Don't want to remove them if they are eggs...
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GormetSkinTag
Is it safe to leave a guinea pig with small chickens? It would be nice for the piggy to spend all day outside. If not safe is there anyway of integrating it slowly?
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GormetSkinTag
Hello we have 5 ornamental chickens. 2 fluffy ones black and white , 2 Poland birds oth white heads and 1 black 1 brown. Also we have 1 brown miniature hen like a bantam. We bought then all at the...
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tiggerblue10
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-56841632 I thought that dik-diks were the smallest species of antelope / deer. Never knew of the existence of mouse deers but how cute are these little...
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tiggerblue10
...is this? Its mahussive! https://twitter.com/dog_rates/status/1384294256559366148?s=19...
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Paigntonian
But do we have an organization specifically dedicated to Britain's beaches?
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countryquine
Place names in Aberdeenshire 1. Mixed flower surrounds thorium...

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