08 NOV 2019
What Makes TOPs Parrot Food Different?
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Bird Food | TOPs Parrot Food | Birds | Parrots | Budgies | Cockatiels | African Grey | Lovebirds
In the food and beverage industry, several secret recipes have been passed down and unchanged for generations such as KFC's original recipe and Coca-Cola's formula. These iconic brands feature the mystique of having a unique list of ingredients that make magic for their products.   The formulation of TOP's Parrot Food's organic pellets also features a unique list of ingredients that are different than any other pellet on the market. And since they were developed in 2003 by avian nutritionists, including Dr. Alicia McWatters, they have been unchanged and true to the original recipe. TOPs get inquiries from time to time asking if they have changed their formula, and they are proud to say “no,” their ingredients are the same as always. In fact, the ingredients have never been healthier for your parrots because they are now all certified organic. Because the recipe is not a secret, TOPs is happy to share it with you: a quartet of key ingredients co.. [More] parrotwithtops.png
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03 NOV 2019
NT Labs Introduces New Marine Medications
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : NT Labs | Marine Additives | Plant Fertilizers | Water Treatment
After extensive research and development, NT Labs are proud to announce the arrival of their new and improved marine range. New products are joining the range, and a new stylish design has been introduced.     Their in-house marketing team have carefully studied the marine industry and redesigned the packaging to give it a fresh new look. With its bright, enticing imagery and easy to understand icons we are sure the range will appeal to all marine and reef keepers. In addition to this fresh new look, their in-house biologists have also been busy formulating two new products.   All marine keepers will be well aware of the pesky Aiptasia which can plague their reef aquarium. Aiptasia are polyp-like creatures found in marine aquariums usually introduced with corals or live rock. They can harm corals by outcompeting them for space and food as well as looking unsightly. NT Labs are pleased to be introducing Marine Anti-Aiptasia which is a contact solution to eradic.. [More] marinelab2020.png
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02 NOV 2019
World’s First AC Controllable Return Pumps
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Rossmont | Marine Aquariums
Rossmont, as you may know, is the company behind the revolutionary, controllable, AC powered wave pump called Mover. The Rossmont Riser and Riser RX are radical new pumps which on the surface looks pretty standard-issue, but beneath the skin hides some exciting new technology.   The models available are Rossmont Riser R3200, RX5000 and RX6600 which are great standalone AC pumps with a decent flow curves. What is the difference between an AC and DC pump? What’s the advantage of one over another? Many people are looking for a DC pump nowadays for its novelty and control features. However, an AC pump is more reliable because there is no power supply that can fail. The Rossmont AC pump is plugged directly into the wall outlet and it will operate normally at a fixed flow rate.  The main feature of these pumps are that if you use it as “stand-alone” it’s a standard AC pump, but if you plug into the Rossmont Waver controller it becomes an in.. [More] returnpumpfromrossmont.png
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27 OCT 2019
New Life Spectrum Naturox Fish Food
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Nutrition | Aquatics | Tropical Aquariums | Fish | Fish Food | Marine Aquariums | New Life Spectrum
Last year New Life Spectrum announced it was making some changes to its fish food. In this video released recently, the company discusses the changes.   First off? Squid. They added squid along with whole antarctic krill for both the high protein content, rich omega-3 and no bones to content with. Another positive change was to cut down on starch by using bentonite clay as a binder. Besides cutting down on starches, bentonite clay has been used in aquariums and koi ponds for its other benefits. The levels are probably too low for this type of dosing, but good to know they made this switch. Additionally, they added ginger along with garlic to boost immunity and overall health of fish. Probably the biggest change is the switch to naturox, a natural plant-based preservative. This replaces ethoxyquin that has a controversial reputation in the pet food industry because of its use in making rubber and some pesticides. Although the company notes ethoxyquin is considered sa.. [More] newlifenaturox.png
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18 OCT 2019
How To Set Up A Marine Aquarium
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Marine Aquariums
A saltwater aquarium is often the pinnacle of every fish keepers’ dreams. The fascinating array of colours and behaviours, coupled with unique invertebrates and corals, can create a beautiful showpiece in any home. Marine aquariums are often accompanied with the preconception that they are harder to keep than freshwater setups. While marine fish are a little less tolerant of poor water quality, the same basic principles of care and maintenance apply to both.   Choosing the Marine Aquarium - Size, Shape & Positioning Marine aquariums can come in an array of shapes and sizes. A trip to your local specialist marine retailer will give you the chance to see the latest aquariums the hobby has to offer. A traditional marine setup would consist of an aquarium on a cabinet containing another aquarium inside (the sump filter). This modular filtration system suits marines as it allows most of the equipment to be hidden underneath the main aquarium. The water will drain f.. [More] startmarinetank.png
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13 OCT 2019
Safety Tips For Travelling With Pets
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Dogs
Pet ownership in South Africa is on the rise with an estimated 9.2 million dogs residing in South African households, according to a 2016 survey. As a result, many South African motorists regularly drive with their pets on board when running errands in their neighbourhoods or even when taking long road trips. Taking pets on trips provides mental stimulation and gives them a chance to experience different environments.   However, what seems to be a fun experience for you and your pet can quickly turn tragic if you don't take the necessary safety precautions. Luckily, there are many things you can do to ensure you and your pet always make it to your destinations safe and sound. Have the right vehicle    Not all vehicles will be comfortable for your furry friend. If you know that you will be travelling regularly with your pet, you should have a vehicle that is well-equipped to suit your pet's needs. For instance, if you own a .. [More] travellingdog.jpg
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12 OCT 2019
Introducing The Aquarium Starter Kit
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Tropical Aquariums | Fish | Aquarium Filters | Water Treatment | NT Labs
The starter kit from NT Labs contains the two products needed to get your aquarium up and running and is safe for fish. NT Labs created a product that will help make setting up a new aquarium easy for new fishkeepers.   This new product will provide you with the essential products and a step by step guide helping you set up your new freshwater aquarium. The aquarium starter kit contains a 30ml bottle of Tap Water Safe and a 30ml bottle of Filter Starter. Simply follow the instructions on the box (shown below), and then enjoy your new aquarium! Once all of the aquarium gravel, decorations and hardware have been washed and placed in the aquarium, fill your aquarium with tap water. Add 5ml per 25 litres of Tap Water Safe to the aquarium. Switch on the lights, filter (and if starting a tropical aquarium, a heater set to 22-25°C.) Once the water is at the right temperature, your aquarium is ready for a few fish. Ask your retailer about the best fish to.. [More] introduceaquariumstarterkit.png
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29 SEP 2019
Take A Closer Look At Your Degus Diet
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Nutrition | Burgess Excel | Pet Care | Degus
Degus are sociable, speedy rodents have very different needs from other small furries and providing the correct diet is an essential part of keeping them healthy and happy.   In the wild, degus – who are native to northern and central Chile and live high up in the Andes mountain range – survive on grass and other green vegetation, bark and seeds. In fact, compared to other rodents, degus need to consume large amounts of fibre – at Burgess, they refer to them as ‘fibrevores’. That’s why hay should make up a large part of their diet. Each day, you need to provide a minimum of their body size in high quality feeding hay to enable their digestive systems to function properly. Chomping on plenty of fresh, tasty hay will also help your degus’ dental health by keeping their continuously growing teeth at the correct length and shape. DID YOU KNOW? Wild degus live in groups of up to 100, where they dig complex burrows to hide from pr.. [More] DEGUSDIET2019.jpg
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26 SEP 2019
NT Labs Launches Marine Test Kits
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Aquatics | Fish | Marine Aquariums | NT Labs
After years of research and development, NT Labs in UK is bringing out its Marine Lab range.   A spokesman said: “These liquid testing kits have been expertly developed to give marine fishkeepers easy-to-use tools to monitor water quality without compromising on accuracy or precision. “This stylish new range includes all the essential tests you will need to maintain a thriving marine aquarium.” The range of liquid tests includes kits for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, carbonate hardness, magnesium, calcium and phosphate. The calcium and magnesium tests use syringe-style titrations tests for accurate results, while the carbonate hardness tests use a drop-wise titration tests. “The others are ‘easy-to-use colourimetric tests’ in which users count drops from the reagent bottles, and compare to the colour chart on the side of the carton.   NT Labs have been industry leaders in research and development since their launch .. [More] marinelabkits.png
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15 SEP 2019
Food Allergies Under Investigation
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Dogs | Dog Food | Cats | Burgess Sensitive
What’s the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance? And how can you tell if your dog or cat is suffering from one or the other? Itchy skin, upset tummy, weight loss? These can all be symptoms caused by diet – although there could be many other reasons why your pet is out of sorts and you should always ask your vet for advice. But if you suspect food could be the issue, where do you start?   Food allergies and food intolerance are two different conditions which often have similar symptoms. While they are both examples of adverse food reactions, food allergies involve the animal’s immune system while food intolerances do not. Food allergy or hypersensitivity This occurs when a particular component of food (usually a protein) triggers the susceptible animal’s immune system to react, for example, cells may release histamine which causes itching. Food or dietary intolerance This occurs when something in the food doesn’t.. [More] dogallergies.jpg
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