04 JUL 2020
EazyPod The Self-Cleaning Pond Filter
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Koi Pond | Evolution Aqua
Are you tired of cleaning your pond filter? Are you fed-up with washing filter brushes and squeezing filter sponges over and over again, in all weathers? Award-winning filter manufacturer Evolution Aqua have the solution. The EazyPod Automatic UV is now available in South Africa and is a self-cleaning, mechanical and biological filtration system for garden ponds up to 10,000 litres.   The Eazypod UV Automatic features an integrated 18 Watt UVC built in to the inlet section of the filter, helping to clear green water. Available in 2 models, users can select either the EazyPod Automatic or the EazyPod UV Automatic (with built-in 18 watt UV). Both models are also available either in Grey or Green body colours. The EazyPod Automatic is a self cleaning, automatic mechanical and biological filter system for garden ponds up to 10,000 litres. A control box fitted to the side of the filter contains an adjustable timer that initiates a cleaning cycle automatically - .. [More] eazypodfilterssouthafrica.png
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20 JUN 2020
Why My Cat Has Stopped Eating?
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Nutrition | Cats
Cats and food is always an interesting one. Unlike dogs, to whom food is often the ultimate reward, felines are noted for turning their perfectly formed little noses up at their dinner for no apparent reason. And, while the occasionally outburst of food fussiness is nothing to worry about, if your cat has obviously stopped eating, this can be a real cause for concern.   Not eating can have an impact on your cat’s health even after as little as 24 hours. For a kitten, especially if they’re younger than six weeks old, avoiding food for just 12 hours can be damaging. Burgess in-house vet Dr Suzanne Moyes says: “Not eating is really dangerous for cats. When animals don’t eat enough, they must rely on their fat reserves for energy. Before stored fat can be used for fuel, it must be processed by the liver, which requires adequate supplies of protein. With rapid weight loss, protein supplies are soon exhausted and the liver becomes overwhelmed by fat. Th.. [More] catslovingburgess.png
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13 JUN 2020
How To Identify Diseased Pond Fish
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : NT Labs | Koi Pond
Keeping fish should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience and knowing what signs to look out for is key for healthy and happy pets. Fish are less obvious than other animals when they are unwell and often subtle changes in their behaviour can signal something is wrong. A lot of fish diseases are difficult to see without close inspection but most conditions and diseases bring about a change in behaviour.   What is normal fish behaviour? What to look out for: - A happy, healthy fish is usually one who swims at a normal pace, is alert to its surroundings and reacts quickly when food is introduced. Fish who rest listlessly, perhaps on their sides, fins clamped together and do not respond to food are obvious clues something is not right. Feeding time is therefore a great time to observe any abnormal behaviour. What is not normal fish behaviour? Erratic behaviours, such as sudden bursts of stop/start swimming, jumping and ‘flashing’ - where fish scr.. [More] ntlabs-koi76.jpg
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08 MAR 2020
Cats And The Benefits Of Neutering
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Neutering is a simple operation that will not only stop unwanted pregnancies, but also benefit your cat’s overall health and wellbeing. Feline welfare charities such as Cats Protection and International Cat Care state that getting your cat neutered before they can breed is an essential part of responsible cat ownership. Providing there is no medical reason not to, a good time to neuter your kitten is at four months of age, before they start to become sexually mature – although cats can be neutered at any age.   There are many benefits to neutering, for both female and male cats. When in season, unneutered cats will have much more physical strain put on their bodies than neutered cats, due to the changes in their hormones, increased activity and restlessness. The challenges for unneutered cats Unneutered female cats are more likely to suffer from pyometria (an infection in their womb) and cancers of the ovaries, uterus and mammary glands later in life. Unne.. [More] catsbeingneutered.jpg
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07 MAR 2020
Pet Habitat Moves To Bellville South
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After five years in Atlas Gardens, we have decided to move to a much larger warehouse in Cape Town. Our new adress is 19 Brug street, Silo Exchange, Triangle Farm, Bellville South.   Over the past two months we delayed many of our shipments from our suppliers to ensure we do not have a lot of stock to move. We also consolidated all our stock tightly in boxes to ensure we do not waste any space in removal trucks. But it still ended with us doing four trips to get all our stock to our new location. Next week we have a 40ft container of Burgess stock arriving from UK and over the next three months, we have containers arriving from Carefresh, TOPs, Roudybush, Aquael, Pet Inn, Comfy and many more products.     ThumbnailRelocationToNewWarehousev2.png
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21 DEC 2019
How To Prepare A Healthy Diet For Parrots
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Nutrition | Birds | Roudybush | Bird Food | Parrots | Budgies | Cockatiels | Lories and Lorikeets | African Grey | Lovebirds | TOPs Parrot Food
The current recommendation by avian veterinarians is that pellets should make up 50-70 percent of a parrot’s diet. The best pellets to feed your parrots are those that do not contain sugar or dyes, since these ingredients may have a cumulative effect in the body and can cause diseases over the long term, possibly even shortening birds’ life span. The best bird pellet brands considered worldwide are Harrison’s, Roudybush and TOPs (Totally Organic Pellets).   All of the Roudybush diets are formulated by avian nutritionist Tom Roudybush, M.S. In his 16 years of nutritional research at the university of California in USA, Tom Roudybush has become a leader in the avian nutrition field. Roudybush Daily Maintenance bird pellets is made with a unique steam pelleting process which retains nutrients and is scientifically formulated for the care of healthy adult birds. All natural, high-quality ingredients work together to build a diet specifically formulated with the.. [More] PARROTFEEDING.jpg
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15 DEC 2019
How To Be A 5-Star Indoor Bunny Owner
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Rabbits | Burgess Excel
While they may roam your lounge rather than the great outdoors, indoor bunnies still need all the things that wild rabbits enjoy – from company of their own kind and opportunities to exhibit their natural bunny behaviours to providing them with the right nutrition. Indoor bunnies are popular pets – the recent PDSA Animal Welfare (PAW) report reveals that 44% of UK pet rabbits live predominately inside – but are they given everything they need to live their best (indoor) bunny life?   If you’re a devoted bunny owner, you’ll want to ensure you’re providing the five welfare needs for your pets, as outlined by the UK Animal Welfare Act 2006: Health – protection from pain, injury, suffering and disease and treated if they become ill or injured. Behaviour – the ability to behave naturally for their species – for example: play, run, dig, jump etc. Companionship – to be housed with, or apart from, other animals as.. [More] 5starindoorbunny.jpg
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14 DEC 2019
How To Prepare Your Pond For Summer
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : NT Labs | Koi Pond
With the longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures, summertime brings the outdoors to life. Now is the time to be making sure the pond is prepared for all that summer brings, and to ensure health and vitality in your fish, plants and wildlife. There is plenty of preparation needed for ponds to thrive during the summer months. A good maintenance routine will help prevent water quality issues and health related problems in your fish.   Summer maintenance Water quality issues after winter After a long winter with not much activity, the pond may begin to spring to life without much interference. One of the most important things to check early and regularly in the season is the water chemistry of the pond. Sludge at the bottom of the pond can reduce pH to dangerous levels and provide a breeding ground for disease-causing organisms to hide. If physical removal isn’t an option, regular dosing of NT Labs Pond Sludge Remover will digest sludge using a blend of enzym.. [More] summerpond.png
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26 NOV 2019
Caring For Guinea Pigs' Sensitive Skin
Posted By : Guest Filed Under : Nutrition | Guinea Pigs | Guinea Pig Food
Gorgeous guinea pigs are susceptible to a number of skin complaints, which is why owners of these chatty cavies need to be vigilant and keep a close eye on their pets. Constant scratching is a warning sign and it’s vital to check for dry or flaky skin around ears, nose or mouth, spots or lesions, or fur coming out in clumps. These symptoms signal that an immediate trip to the vet is required.   Skin issues – possible causes Guinea pigs can suffer from fleas and lice and are particularly susceptible to developing mite infestations. These irritating parasites can successfully be treated by your vet. It’s important to treat not only the affected guinea pig, but any others that they have come into contact with too. Their accommodation, tunnels, and toys will also need to be cleaned thoroughly and bedding replaced to prevent a further infestation. Some parasites live under the skin of guinea pigs, including ringworm, which is a fungal infection. Scabs .. [More] guinea-pig-skincare.jpg
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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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