When my partner and I moved in together we thought that we were going to be a single cat household. I was already bringing my cat Beau, and Beau was still having some difficulties getting along with my mom's cat, Walker. While there were some moments where the boys would watch over each other, sleep together and groom each other, you could still tell that Walker was … [Read more...] about Do Female Cats Get Along? Should I Get Male or Female Cats?
When we first took in our chinchilla, Gary, we didn't know very much about chinchillas. We pretty much only knew that they were small mammals that needed to eat a diet that consisted primarily of hay. I'll be honest, at the time I wasn't thinking about what taking care of a pet who ate a diet that consisted primarily of fibre really meant. It didn't take very long for me to … [Read more...] about How Much Do Chinchillas Poop? Should I be Worried?
Growing up, anytime anything was dirty my mom would grab a JCloth and give it a good rub down. If things had a spill or a mess, she would soap up a sponge and scrub a bit harder, making sure everything was clean. I'm sure everyone has heard about the importance of washing your hands after using the washroom, and everyone knows that you should take baths or showers often to … [Read more...] about Why Can’t Chinchillas Get Wet? How Do I Clean My Chinchilla?
Chances are if you're reading this post, you're a movie lover and popcorn fanatic. There's just something to eating popcorn while watching a movie that feels right, but while popcorn is a very tasty treat for humans, it's important to take a step back and question "how safe is popcorn for cats?" Our chinchilla, Gary, is a huge fan of popcorn, but even though organic … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Popcorn? Can Cats Choke on Popcorn?
Ever take a look at your cat and think to yourself, did you just grow? I know there have been plenty of times that I've looked at our youngest cat, Kalista, and wondered to myself "did you ever grow to your full size or are you still growing?" Even though Kalista is over two years old, she is still fairly small in size and quite frankly she's smaller than all of the … [Read more...] about When Is a Cat Full Grown? What Age Do Cats Stop Growing?
Whenever you draw a cat what's one part of the cat you never forget to draw? Probably their adorable little noses and their even cuter whiskers. Something you may not know is that cats actually have whiskers on more places than just their noses. Cats have whiskers above their eyes, on their chins, and on their front legs. Whiskers are essential to every cat. Simply put, … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Lose Their Whiskers? Do Cat Whiskers Grow Back?
I can't think of anyone who doesn't love a beautiful garden filled with a large array of colours. Although we don't currently have a garden, my partner and I have dreamed up what our garden would look like if we ever do get the opportunity to buy a house. I wouldn't say that many folks think about whether or not the things they are planting are safe for the neighbourhood … [Read more...] about Are Sunflowers Toxic to Cats? Are They Poisonous?
If you're anything like me, you're a food lover who can't fathom people or pets who refuse to eat. I'm definitely someone who loves food even to the fault of wanting to eat food even when I'm not hungry anymore. So, to me, I can't relate to a pet or person who refuses to eat; unless they are sick and physically can't eat. When we adopted our youngest cat, Kalista, we had our … [Read more...] about My Cat Won’t Eat! What Do I Do?
Shortly after taking in Gary, our chinchilla, we unsurprisingly started hearing sounds and noises we've never heard before. Being that adopting a chinchilla wasn't originally thought out or planned, we didn't actually know a whole lot about the species or even what the most common questions or concerns regarding chinchillas were. So, when we heard Gary make noises like barking … [Read more...] about Why Do Chinchillas Bark? Identifying Chinchilla Sounds
I'll happily be the first to admit that my cats have some of the weirdest habits and quirks. Kalista, for example, has a huge obsession with cardboard and will often be found shredding our cardboard boxes to pieces. Beau, on the other hand, will chew on just about anything and everything if he's in the mood for it. When we first adopted Beau I found it fairly … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Chew on Plastic? How Do I Get My Cat to Stop?