Pet Antics and Other Tails (Page 2)

We have enjoyed a wide variety of pets and pet antics over the past few years. We can boast a small chaos of characters, from rabbits to cats, ducks to dog, not to mention snakes, hedgehogs, owls and the odd mouse or 47.

All of their frolics inspire us to write and photograph, even video, them. You can read about their adventures here, as well as see their antics on Pumpjack & Piddlewick on Instagram.

How to spot niacin deficiency in ducklings at PumpjackPiddlewick

If you keep ducks or geese, whether pets or not, you will come across niacin deficiency. It particularly happens in ducklings/goslings, especially in their first week, but can happen any time, as well in adult ducks. Niacin or vitamin B12 is a necessary vitamin for ducks. Ducklings need it toRead More →

Cat carriers are not just for cats at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever given a thought about the humble cat carrier? Thought not. Most people don’t give it a glance until it gets called into play to take their cat to the vet. If the cat carrier had a conscience, it would feel pretty miserable about itself. But cat carriersRead More →

a murder of crows - predator or protector of ducks | PumpjackPiddlewick

We have a murder of crows. Yes, a flock of crows is actually called a murder (etymology link). They live in a big tree at the bottom of our garden. Well, actually they live or fly between a triangular series of trees encompassing our house and barn, but mostly theyRead More →