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I have owned chickens for quite some time.  I remember getting my first chicken. I got three chickens from the feed store. I envisioned hanging out with the chickens every day but chores came ahead of time.  One never realizes how much work is put into caring for one chicken. Keeping them fed, watered with fresh clean water, and creating a shelter safe from environment and predators takes time and effort.

What really helped me with efficiency is adding an automatic watering system for the birds. The Little Giant Automatic Poultry Waterer is an automatic watering system which doesn’t need any additional water hookups.

This poultry waterer is made out of strong polyethylene making it dent proof. The waterer is rust proof and easy to fill.  Due to its vacuum-sealed cap, it creates an automatic flow of water. There is a handle on the waterer  to make transporting easier. Of course, the larger waterer you get, it will be heavier due to the amount water it holds, so please make note of that.

7 gallon Poultry Waterer


Pampered Pet Poultry Supplies offer these efficient poultry waterers in three sizes: 3, 5, and 7 gallons. It is a must for anyone who owns chickens and poultry and who wants to enjoy their birds with less work to do.



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December 20, 2016 9:40 pm

Parrots make wonderful companions however do need lots of time and effort to keep their minds working. without entertainment, parrots can pluck and exhibit unwanted behaviors. Like us, they do get bored. As an owner to 7 parrots myself,  ranging from Conure to Macaw, it is very important to provide them a proper diet but also lots of enrichment.

One of the breeds of parrot I own is a Mollucan Cockatoo. She alone requires about 6 hours of enrichment to keep her happy and occupied.

One of the breeds of parrot I own is a Mollucan Cockatoo. She alone requires about 6 hours of enrichment to keep her happy and occupied.


Zupreem Pure Fun Bird Food is intended for larger birds, such as Macaws, Amazons, and Cockatoos. It contains a balanced blend of seeds with colorful fruit flavored pellets, enriched with vitamins and minerals to keep a healthy diet for your bird. It also contains vegetables and fruit to help excite your bird, but more importantly enrich the bird. By creating enrichment for your parrot, it creates a more meaningful, substantial, or rewarding life for your companion. The Pure Fun bird food aids in that enrichment- it is the bird food that creates excitment over supper.

Zupreem Pure Fun Bird food- perfect for those birds that like a little bit of entertainment with their supper.

Zupreem Pure Fun Bird food- perfect for those birds that like a little bit of entertainment with their supper.





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October 24, 2016 4:55 pm

I have been interested in bee-keeping since I noticed how my crops were not growing as well as they should. I am located in Florida, and one of the plants I love growing is the Passion Fruit. One year I was really lucky with all the fruit the vine produced, however as each year went by, I noticed that my vines were not fruiting, my orange trees were not producing the amount of fruit it should, and my crops were not producing the vegetables in the best state. This was when I noticed I wasn’t seeing as many honey bees and no pollination was taking place. This is something a farm does not want to happen.

It is very important to realize, that honey bees are very important to our planet as they polinate many of our food crops, creating a source of food for us. Without bees, we would not have as much produce and fruits as we do now.

This is me. I am learning about the bees and different stages.

This is me. I am learning about the bees and different stages. Don’t forget to purchase your veil in advance. You will need it!

Because of the lack of bees in my area, I decided to host a few hundred hives to help the bee-keeper, but also to pollinate some of the crops I had growing as well. Since I had experienced the bees, and learned a lot about them, that does not make me an expert. I am far from it. I am still a beginner, which means when I am ready, I am going to have to start off with what beginners need.

A must for the beginner's collection

A must for the beginner’s collection

As a beginner, I highly recommend the book, Homegrown Honey Bees: A Beginner’s Guide. This guide has everything you need to know from optaining your bees all the way to harvesting your own honey. Nothing is better than growing your own bees and you will be more appreciation over the honey as well! I was so proud to harvest honey from the bees I hosted.

It doesn’t take much to start your honey bee hive. There are several supplies that are a must. I highly recommend getting a veil and suit to prevent getting stung. If you are allergic, please be very careful and suit up well. I am allergic to bees and with the veil and suit, I was able to accomplish bee-keeping! You can too but be careful. The supplies can be pricey and if you build your own hive it can take time. I recommend just going for the kit for starters, you can purchase different supplies or build your own additional hives later. The 10 Frame Beginner Hive Kit has everything you need to get started. The only items you will need to purchase are the bees! Go for the gold and get the kit since all the supplies do add up quickly. It comes with another book in the kit. I would still get the first book I recommended as well.  It is always wise to have more than one source for your bee-keeping adventure.

Homegrown bees are really enjoyable and a delight to have around. I hope others have a wonderful experience as I did!

homegrown honey

This was my first set of honey processed from the bees I hosted.



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4:09 pm

I used to own Guinea Pigs and Hamsters at one point of my life.  I loved their vocalizations and personalities but the one thing I despised was cleaning after them. Unless you cleaned their cages every waking moment of the day, and believe me I doubt people do that because bedding is expensive, the ammonia from their waste can be bothersome.

Although I did want to keep their cages clean at all times to prevent build up and an increase of strong odors, I also had to consider factors when choosing a bedding.

  • Living in an apartment at the time, the quarters were close and I didn’t want to have a bedding that was extremely dusty or pumped with heavy chemicals. If it isn’t safe for me, it obviously is not safe for for the small critters.
  • I wanted a bedding that was affordable and could last a long time. Many beddings get soiled fast and have to be cleaned more often or just start smelling right away.
  • I wanted to have a bedding that was harmless if ingested by both the animal or if a human accidentally ingested it as well.

All of these factors are important when choosing a bedding but why not just get an additive to extend the life of the bedding? The DooKashi Small Animal Bedding Additive and Odor Eliminator solves all those problems of smells no one wants to endure when raising small animals.  Not only does it eliminate ammonia smells and other unpleasant odors microbially, it is ecofriendly and dust free, making it more tolerable to be around it with less respiratory distress. The materials are made in the U.S.A containing safe ingredients that if ingested will not harm the animal or humans. The best thing about this additive is that it is cost effective. A little goes a long way, eliminating the need to constantly clean the cages and spending more money on bedding!

The DooKashi Small Animal Bedding Additive and Odor Eliminator is non-GMO project verified making it extremely safe for everyone and will not interfere with the animal’s well-being and livelihood. The additive is safe for all small animals including: guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, hedgehogs, ferrets, and any small animal that lives on bedding. It is the simplest things in life that matters. This additive adds that simplicity to life by enjoying your small animal without the worries of odor.

Enjoy your small animal without the odors attached.

Enjoy your small animal without the odors attached.

-Alexandra Douglas

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October 10, 2016 4:32 pm

Providing fresh water to your animals is very important as it reduces bacteria buildup of stale water and provides your animals with a healthier atmosphere. A healthy pet is a happy pet after all. Drinkwell provides two products that exemplifies water drinking to the next level The Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain is an easy to clean automatic waterer for your dogs or cats. It has five interchangeable spouts to provide a stream as well as the bowl of water itself. It is a nice advancement to the practical water dish. If you are at work or away from home for long periods of time, this product will soothe your mind as you will know that your animals have plenty of water throughout the day.

If you have a larger dog, the Drinkwell Big Dog Fountain may be the perfect choice for you. It is able to hold 2 gallons of fresh water. This advancement is wonderful as your dog is able to get fresh water throughout the day and it is cold water as well. You will not need to worry about changing that saliva bound water dish every hour as this fountain will continue to filter water to provide your dog with the best.

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November 11, 2013 5:02 pm

When traveling with your pets it is essential to keep them safe. The Vari Kennel Portable Kennels  are made for dogs and cats and come in size options to choose from. These kennels are airline safe as well as those long car rides. Being light weight weight, they are easy to move around, but also are collapsible for storage. Made from heavy duty plastic, these kennels are made to last!

If you are looking for the proper airline carriers with class, the Sherpa Pet Carriers are your source. These carriers are soft carriers made for you and your pet’s comfort. Travel  air with class.

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November 8, 2013 12:21 pm