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Fox Behaviour

<p>Vulpine Translations of The Pet Fox Variety</p> <p>Click <a href="http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/5e/d5/04/5ed504cd7a52f0e13f33e60bc8009c7f.jpg" target="_blank">here</a> for full sized image. </p>

Vulpine Translations of The Pet Fox Variety

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Posted 86 weeks ago

Vulpine Translations Of The Pet Fox Variety (Sound Bites)

“The Rolling Bark” - For more sound bites click here.

Posted 86 weeks ago

Vulpine Translations Of The Pet Fox Variety (Sound Bites)

“Fox Neighing” - For more sound bites click here.

Posted 86 weeks ago
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Posted 86 weeks ago
<p>Original Art work by MissPadfoot-88, Deviant Art</p> <p>More info <a href="http://trinity-de.deviantart.com/art/Foxtails-486943614">here</a>.</p>

Original Art work by MissPadfoot-88, Deviant Art

More info here.

Posted 98 weeks ago

Animal Welfare & Behaviour - Coursera

<p>Image Source: <a href="https://www.coursera.org/course/animal">https://www.coursera.org/course/animal</a></p>

Image Source: https://www.coursera.org/course/animal

Posted 103 weeks ago
Fantastic refresher course for those with a background in animal welfare and behaviour, as well as being a great taster for those wishing to know more. I highly recommend this course.
Hayley de Ronde
Posted 103 weeks ago
<p>For a small fee, Signature Track also provide <em>Verified certificates</em> for this Coursera course</p>

For a small fee, Signature Track also provide Verified certificates for this Coursera course

Posted 103 weeks ago
Posted 103 weeks ago

Introduction to the Animal Behaviour and Welfare Team

Posted 103 weeks ago

Animal Behaviour and Welfare MOOC Roundup Hangout

The last Hangout video for the course, dealing with aggression and irresponsible ownership.

Posted 103 weeks ago

Animal Artwork

Men have forgotten this truth,’ said the fox. ‘But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Posted 88 weeks ago
<p>Mr Scamper de, Domestic Silver Fox</p>

Mr Scamper de, Domestic Silver Fox

Posted 88 weeks ago
<p>Interspecies Friends. Gixer, DSH Cat and Stan Lee, Bearded Dragon</p>

Interspecies Friends. Gixer, DSH Cat and Stan Lee, Bearded Dragon

Posted 88 weeks ago
<p>Milo, African Grey Parrot</p>

Milo, African Grey Parrot

Posted 88 weeks ago
<p>Bear, Staffordshire Bull Terrier</p>

Bear, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Posted 88 weeks ago
<p>Makata, Chimeric Cat</p>

Makata, Chimeric Cat

Posted 88 weeks ago

Innovation from Vitec Global

Hydrophobic Pet Cleaning Products from Vitec

I am a strong believer in avoiding chemical products wherever possible however, where animal hygiene is concerned, chemical products are a necessity for the prevention and reduction of disease.

Vitec Global Limited has launched two new products onto the UK Pet Market through Debonaire Exotic Animal Supplies, Pet Shield™ and Zoo Shield.

These non-toxic, antimicrobial cleaning products use hydrophobic technology to destroy pathogens on contact “continuously killing 99.9% of bacteria”.

Posted 177 weeks ago
<p>Image Source: <a href="http://debonaireexoticanimalsupplies.com/wp-content/uploads/Pet-Shield-Zoo-Shield-600x475-1-v1.jpg">http://debonaireexoticanimalsupplies.com/wp-content/uploads/Pet-Shield-Zoo-Shield-600x475-1-v1.jpg</a></p>

Image Source: http://debonaireexoticanimalsupplies.com/wp-content/uploads/Pet-Shield-Zoo-Shield-600x475-1-v1.jpg

Posted 177 weeks ago
Posted 177 weeks ago
Most unpleasant pet smells are caused by bacteria. Bacteria are a microorganism most of which are harmless or are rendered harmless by our immune system; a single millilitre droplet of freshwater will contain millions of bacteria. Some bacteria are, however, not harmless and most cause odours as a by-product of the bacteria metabolising their chosen ‘food’ source; this could be sweat or yeast on the animals fur or skin.
Debonaire Exotic Animal Supplies
Posted 177 weeks ago
Pet Shield™ is a water-based antimicrobial nanotechnology for application to pet habitats and accessories. Pet Shield™ works by creating an invisible long lasting anti-microbial barrier that continuously kills 99.9% bacteria when applied to new or a newly cleaned surfaces. Due to this invisible barrier, Pet Shield™ helps prolong the life of the treated surface, protecting the surface ensuring it does not discolour or need constant cleaning. Pet Shield™ is hydrophobic; it helps to repel water and stains. Pet Shield™ is unrivalled by competitors and, as well as removing the need for harsh cleaning chemicals, also prevents the odour caused by bacteria.
Vitec Global Ltd
Posted 177 weeks ago

Pet Shield™ can be applied to;

  • Bedding & Pet Clothing
  • Cages & Carry Cages
  • Hutches & Runs
  • Crates
  • Stables   
  • Kennels

About the Company

Vitec Global develops, manufactures, markets & supplies a range of innovative, environmentally friendly antimicrobial products worldwide. “Vitec Global is a UK registered company, owned by a range of institutional investors, private investors and employees.”

Vitec Global Limited has three subsidiaries which include;

Vitec Speciality Chemicals: Formulating, manufacturing and marketing a range of antimicrobial chemical for the global market. Customers are able to purchase the chemical in additive form, or as a bespoke formulated product.

Vitec Products: Markets and sells a range of consumer products that are supplemented with Vitec’s antimicrobial formula. Including; Pet Shiled™ and Zoo Shiled™. I also hear on the grapevine a new antimicrobial wipe may be available soon!

Vitec Air Systems: Manufactures and supplies the Vitec Air Purification System, which incorporates the Vitec Antimicrobial Chemistry. It has been proven to eliminate 99.997% of airborne pathogens that have a harmful effect on indoor air quality.

About the Product

Pet Shield™ is a water based suspension containing millions of microscopic protectors. In water, the microscopic protectors (manufactured chemicals formed from non-toxic compounds), float freely looking to attach themselves to a surface as they dry out. Once dry, the protectors align their microscopic tails out from the surface forming a microscopic, long-lasting “bed of nails”. This bed of nails forms an impenetrable and deadly layer to harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria, mould and mildew, which burst from the pressure on contact, a process known as a “mechanical kill”. 

Posted 177 weeks ago
As such, the Vitec Antimicrobial Chemistry has never been shown to allow or cause microbial adaption, resistance, diffusion or migration. This advance in technology makes our antimicrobial a safer, more effective alternative to conventional biocides.
Debonaire Exotic Animal Supplies
Posted 177 weeks ago
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Posted 177 weeks ago

Pet Shield™ Trial

I was kindly provided the opportunity to trial this new product on its arrival to market here in the UK. With my cat having recently suffered from an unknown bout of illness, it was a trial I was more than happy to accept!

I decided before starting the trial, it was best I waited for my cats symptoms to clear. After the all clear from the vet and a thorough clean of my home, the trail could begin. I’m hoping the use of this product will ensure any further bouts of illness will be greatly reduced..

A 60 ml Vial arrived in the post, along with a spray bottle and information on guidelines and use. Products are available from Debonaire Exotic Animal Supplies in 500 ml ready-to-use spray bottles, or in larger 1 litre concentrated bottles.

As this was a trail, and with little knowledge of such a product, I decided it was best to treat surfaces that have little contact with my pets, but that were areas that were often in need of cleaning.

I decided upon the cat litter tray (the biggest potential from the spread of any disease in my home) and the walls surrounding feed areas. Would be the areas I would treat in the trial.

The Verdict

As I was working with the stronger concentrate form, a safe, well-ventilated area was chosen to make the solution. Gloves were donned and newspaper was laid down to catch any possible spillage.

The 60 ml sample I was provided with diluted to a total volume of 1 litre, my applicator bottle only held 500 ml, so I syringed 30 ml from the sample bottle and made the diluted mixture up in the applicator bottle . It’s not often you get a free trail with more product than you need!

The smell of the product is quite strong and unique, which wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but once applied and left to dry, the smell disappeared.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but from my use so far, the areas treated are much easier to clean and do indeed remain cleaner for longer…  as to the reduction of pathogens, all I can say is my cat is still in great health!

With a background working in many different animal establishments, I can certainly see the benefits of products such as this.  A little more info on how to dispose of any unwanted product and on the scientific evidence that backs up its non-toxic, environmentally safe claims, and it will be a product set to sell well here in the UK I’m sure. 

Posted 177 weeks ago
Posted 177 weeks ago

Meet The Cola Bears in their Arctic Home

Coca-Cola has joined forces with the WWF to launch "Arctic Home", a campaign to raise awareness and funds to conserve the home of Coca-Cola's mascot, the polar bear. It is a initiative that will see the largest number of EU countries to ever come together in raising funds and awareness for a common cause.

The Arctic is being affected by climate change; it is warming twice as fast as the global average and sea ice is disappearing at a rate of about 11% each decade.
Coca-Cola Arctic Home Launch Event Boards, in partnership with the WWF. 17th January 2013. London Science Museum.
Posted 188 weeks ago

The facts about climate change:

  • ‘Global warming' describes long term increases in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere.
  • 'Climate’ refers to the average weather in a region over a period of typically 30 years or more. 
  • 'Climate change’ refers to the recent changes in climate, which have been observed since the early 1900’s due to global warming
  • 'Greenhouse gases’ are essential to the earths atmosphere, but in the right quantities.
  • Global temeratures have increased by 1oC since pre-industrial times. The last time humans saw a change like this was the dawn of civilisation.
  • A rise of just 1oC will create huge problems in future, for man and wildlife, which is already being seen in the Arctic. 
  • Even if all greenhouse gas emissions were stopped, global temperature will continue to rise due to the gasses already in the atmosphere.

Without IMMEDIATE action on climate change, both humans and polar bears face a very uncertain future!

Posted 188 weeks ago

Ridley Scott Introduces.. 

Coca- Cola’s Polar Bears 2013

Posted 188 weeks ago

Coca-Cola has supported the WWF with polar bear conservation efforts since 2007 and in 20011 Coca-Cola North America came together to Launch Arctic Home, a campaign that raised over $2million to help conserve the polar bears natural environment and raise awareness of their plight. 

Posted 188 weeks ago
Posted 188 weeks ago
Posted 188 weeks ago
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