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1. Have you ever wondered what the offspring of a giraffe and a zebra would look like? If it existed, it would probably look like an okapi…

Okapi

The okapi is related to zebras, however it’s more closely related to giraffes. Both okapis and giraffes have very long, flexible tongues measuring around 30 centimetres long, and they both have long necks. The okapi stands about 1.5 metres tall, 2.5 metres long, and weigh between 200-350 kg. They have big ears which help to detect the predators, such as the leopard. The okapi is an endangered species.

Lettuce is dangerous for rabbits

Conjure up an image of a cartoon rabbit and you will probably picture it chomping on a carrot. But despite the close association, the root veg should not be at the top of the shopping list when it comes to your bunny’s diet – and lettuce, which is dangerous to rabbits, shouldn’t even feature at all!

As part of Rabbit Awareness Week – an annual campaign to raise the profile of rabbit welfare – Lucy Ross, Head of Training at Pets Corner, discusses what constitutes a safe and healthy diet for rabbits so you can keep your pet in tip top condition.

Creating a bird-friendly garden

  • Providing wild birds with nesting and feeding facilities.
  • What plants will wild birds be attracted to?

Before buying a puppy

  • Will a puppy suit your family's lifestyle?
  • How much will a puppy cost?

Before buying a spider

  • How many years do pet tarantulas live for?
  • Do tarantulas need specialist living conditions?

About stick insects

  • What type of stick insect should I get?
  • Do stick insects make good pets for children?
 

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