Love Compatibility Among the Chinese Animal Signs – Year of the Monkey

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According to the Chinese Astrologists, the characteristics of an individual can be determined from the year, month, time and place of birth. The reality of such prediction is about 60% accurate since one can change ones character and attitude either for better or worse as the years go by. The environment and our determination can also affect those characteristics.

Sincere, kind and truthful attitudes are valuable for establishing good friendships whereas arrogance and flattering approaches are to be discouraged.

The following information could help you to know about your relationship as well as compatibility with other signs. More importantly, one should always realize personal shortfalls and learn from the positive attitudes of others.

COMPATIBILITY TABLE FOR THE MONKEY

A Monkey person is born in the following years: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028

The Monkey is the sign of the inventor, the improviser and the motivator in the Chinese zodiac; a charlatan capable of drawing everyone to him with his inimitable guile and charm. Being the quick-witted genius of the cycle, he is clever, flexible and innovative. A person born in this sign will be successful at whatever he chooses to do. No challenge will be too great for him.

RAT – Very compatible together. Highly successful union. Have deep and strong affinity for one another. Will find love and contentment.

OX – Have mutual reservations about each other. No deep or lasting ties. Communication barriers. Moderately good relations at best.

TIGER – Strong clashes and rivalry. Will not comprehend each other. Mutually suspicious. No areas of common interests. Highly incompatible.

RABBIT – Some petty differences and rivalry. Cannot achieve complete understanding of each other. Will tolerate each other moderately.

DRAGON – One of the best unions. Mutual love and understanding of each other. Very strong affinity in love and business relations. Prosperous and successful team.

SNAKE – No special degree of attraction. May have communication problems. The presence of mutual suspicions and inability to make concessions affect both sides.

HORSE – Acceptable and congenial union to a favourable extent. Will have practical need for each other only. No struggles for dominance.

SHEEP – Will not have strong need or understanding for one another. Cordial to relatively cool relations in marriage and business.

MONKEY – Could work together successfully as a team. Have areas of similar interest. Favourable to good relations in love and business. No strong rivalry.

ROOSTER – Will be able to communicate to a certain degree only. Will tolerate each other if mutual cooperation is required. Cool ties.

DOG – Mutual respect and friendly feelings for one another. Will cooperate to a good extent. No underlying animosities.

BOAR – Share common areas of interest. No difficulties in relating to each other. Fairly good relations in love and business. No large clashes.

Rid Your Pets Of Fleas For Good With Eliminall Flea Treatment Products

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Fleas cause problems. These nasty pests can quickly infest homes with furry pets and cause misery for everyone. You can treat rid your pets of fleas for good with leading brands like Eliminall flea treatment products.

Continuous Care

The great thing about theseproducts is that they continue to treat your pets for up to 8 weeks with just one treatment. This saves a lot of time and money as you will only have to treat your pets every 2 months or so. Leading Eliminall flea treatment products will also protect your pets against ticks as well.

Once you have treated your pets with Eliminall any fleas and ticks feeding on your pets should be killed within 48 hours. If the infestation is severe then you may need to carry out another treatment on your pets.

Protection from Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Many animals are highly allergic to flea saliva. This can cause a condition known as Flea Allergy Dermatitis. This will cause the animal to scratch and groom their coats excessively leading to sore, irritated skin and fur loss. Flea Allergy Dermatitis can be a very uncomfortable condition that can severely affect the quality of life for pets.

Eliminall flea treatment products are recommended as part of a Flea Allergy Dermatitis treatment and prevention strategy. If your pets are suffering from this condition then the Eliminall treatments can eradicate the fleas that are causing this. With continuous treatment you can help to prevent this condition from reoccurring in the future.

Dosage and Administration

Eliminall is available in an easy to administer Spot On product. This is designed for fast and easy topical application and you will only need to use 0.5ml of the product for each small animal being treated.

– All you will need to do is remove the Eliminall flea treatment pipette from the packaging.

– Twist off the cap and push the application nose against your pets skin.

– Squeeze gently to empty the small dosage onto the skin.

– It is best to apply in two spots, one of the back of your pets neck and one between the shoulder blades. In these areas your pets will not be able to groom the treatment away.

– This product is not designed for oral application and will not work effectively if it is licked off before it can get to work.

– Eliminall contains fipronil, butylhydroxyanisole and butylhydroxytoluene. These chemicals have been shown to provide effective action against fleas and ticks.

– For optimal flea control you should repeat the same dosage every 4 to 8 weeks.

– Do not treat more frequently than this unless advised by your vet for the treatment of severe flea or tick infestations.

– Always make sure you read the manufacturers instructions before you apply any flea treatment for your pets to find out more click here.

Oklahoma City Zoo

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Animal lovers, kids, adults – all love spending quality time at the zoo. But the Oklahoma City Zoo isn’t just a place to watch animals behind bars, but a wonderful destination where you learn more about flora and fauna in their natural habitats. s.

The zoo, located in northeast Oklahoma City in the Adventure District, is home to more than 1,700 animals distributed over 110 acres of land. The zoo has quite a lot of attractions for the casual tourist as well as the discerning animal lover. The Butterfly Garden is a beautiful butterfly habitat consisting of more than 15,000 plants that have been judiciously planted to accommodate the entire life cycle of butterflies. One of the most prominent citizens of this habitat is the large Monarch Butterfly, the only creature migrating north and south according to the seasons, like birds. Some of the species in the Butterfly Garden native to the Oklahoma region are the state butterfly of Oklahoma – the Eastern Black Swallowtail, and others including the Painted Lady and the Giant Swallowtail.

Vacationers who prefer trekking through nature’s attractions can enjoy Oklahoma Trails. This showcases Oklahoma’s natural diversity through habitats of 800 animals that thrive in the unique 11 life zones found in the state. One of the major attractions of the trails is a scaled-down 25-feet replica of the Turner Falls.

Visitors looking for a scaly, reptilian experience can head to the Herpetarium that features 80 exhibits of reptiles and amphibians such as the Giant Green Anaconda, the Poison Dart Frogs, Beaded Lizards, Gila Monsters, and Smokey Jungle Frog. Other interesting segments of the zoo include the Cat Forest/Lion Overlook – a 4.2 acre land featuring 9 species of the majestic cats among 4000 plants recreating the natural habitat of these animals; the Great Escape – a tropical rainforest habitat featuring the Great Apes; and Island Life – showcasing island dwellers.

Visiting the Oklahoma City Zoo is an entertaining as well as educative experience. The zoo is conveniently located close to great hotels that arrange tours to the Zoo and other attractions of Oklahoma City.Oklahoma City Hotels – The Bricktown Hotel and Convention Center is one of the finest hotels in Oklahoma City and is located only 1.5 miles from Downtown’s Bricktown center. Shuttle services are available to the Oklahoma City Zoo from the hotel.

What To Do When Your Koi Fish Is Pregnant

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When it comes to fish having babies, there are two main ways that the females give birth. There are the fish that give live birth and there are the fish that lay eggs on some kind of surface such as branches. Koi fish are part of the group of fish that lay eggs. When you own koi fish, it is almost harder for them not to get pregnant. That’s how common it is.

For the individual koi fish owner, if you have male and female koi fish in your pond there is a chance they could spawn babies. Really, the female’s eggs will attach it itself to almost any surface. For large commercial operations as well as enthusiasts who breed for fun, there are certain products made to help you out with the job. There are certain grasses, water hyacinths, special mops and other devices that can be purchased at specialty shops and online.

Koi fish are usually ready to have babies by the time they are three or four years old. For the female fish to be able to have fish, you should feed her higher amounts of protein before she mates with the male. She could probably get pregnant regardless of her diet, but it’s beneficial to help the process along.

If this is a planned event, it makes sense to keep the male and female fish apart from each other to avoid having to clean up a big mess. Also, it becomes quite difficult to change the water after the female fish has given birth. If you do have a separate tank for mating, place the female fish in first in the morning and then the male fish a few hours later. This will let you keep track of what’s going on. The male fish push the female fish into whatever she is using to lay her eggs and then releases them. And that is how koi fish lay eggs.

After the eggs are laid, it is best to remove both koi fish from the separate mating tank (if you have one). Once the fish are laid, adult fish are very apt to eat the eggs. You will most likely want to do a water change with the water from the separate tank.

The eggs will need careful care for a few weeks. The water temperature should be no lower than 59 degrees, the water quality should be as perfect as you can get it and within a few days the new fish can start to eat live food such as brine shrimp. Within a few weeks they will be eating fish pellets and will be on their way to becoming a regular koi fish.

Rooting For A Reptile Romance At Singapore Zoo

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Keepers relocate female false gharial to meet potential mate

It took the strength of more than 10 keepers at the Singapore Zoo to move a 3 metre long false gharial from her Bornean Marsh home early this month.

The 160kg reptile that has resided in the Zoo for the past 10 years was relocated to another exhibit because she was being bullied by a larger female. To keep the two females apart, keepers decided to move her to the Treetops Trail exhibit which is home to a 5m long, 600kg male. They hope the two massive crocodilians will take a liking to each other, and start breeding.

By introducing these potential mates, we hope to diversify the gene pool and increase our numbers. Not much is known about the biology of this species in the wild. Currently, the estimated wild population is fewer than 2,500 individuals, so captive breeding could play a vital role in the recovery of this species said Mr Subash Chandran, Curator, Singapore Zoo. Currently, Singapore Zoo houses 11 false gharials.

The false gharial or tomistoma, is a unique crocodilian that shares features with both the Indian gharial and other crocodile species, including the saltwater crocodile. These reptiles have slightly thicker snouts compared to the Indian gharial, whose thin snout helps it catch fish underwater. Unlike the Indian gharial which feeds exclusively on fish, the false gharial also preys on small mammals such as monkeys and fruit bats. The false gharial is one of the largest crocodile species, reaching lengths of 5-6 metres and it also produces the largest eggs of any crocodile species.

Throughout zoos around the world, there has been little success with the captive breeding of false gharials. Following efforts to breed this species at the Singapore Zoo in recent years, mating of these unique crocodiles and egg laying by the females has been observed. However, the Zoo has yet to successfully hatch a baby false gharial.

The false gharial has a low population density and is classified as an endangered species. Once widely distributed in Indonesia, Malaysia and possibly Thailand, this species has declined throughout its range. Small remnant populations remain in Java and Peninsular Malaysia and there are low densities of the species in Sarawak, Sumatra and Kalimantan. The false gharial is now extinct in Thailand.

While the main threat to this species is habitat destruction, intensive hunting in some areas has also contributed to its decline. Other threats come from fishing practices, with false gharials either becoming tangled in fishing nets or losing their food source to local fisherman.

Disadvantages of Buying Pet Insurance

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Pet insurance is something that you can buy for your pets at home. The idea is that you can pay a premium in order to cover major medical costs for your pet just like you do for yourself with health insurance. While this might sound like a good idea, there are a number of disadvantages to buying pet insurance that you should be aware of before purchasing.

Not everything is going to be covered. You will have certain procedures that are covered and others that won’t. Don’t think that whatever medical choices you make for your pet will be covered by the insurance policy.

Major medical needs for pets many times never actually happen. This is because in many cases the vet’s decision is that it’s best to put your pet to sleep versus trying to fight. In many cases of major illness or serious injury, your pet might not actually get any care which means you can’t take advantage of the insurance savings.

Many plans require you to pay up front and then you will get reimbursed at a later date. In the case of major medical costs, you will have to have this money in your pocket to take advantage of it.

With certain types of insurance, you might not be able to go to certain vets. This means if your get insurance, you might not be able to keep your vet.

Only certain states and locations will cover your pet. This means that if you go out of your state and your pet get injured, you might not be able to collect on the insurance like you expect.

Instead of paying premiums, you could just save up the money in a savings account for your pet in case anything ever happens. If you need to use it for medical bills, do so. If not, you didn’t lose this money in premium costs.

Window Mounted Bird Feeder 3 Advantages Over Traditional Feeding Station

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If you’ve been considering a new window mounted bird feeder for your home, you’re in good company. As a naturalist and bird watcher of many years, I enjoy using these feeders and would like to share three to advantages of using them over traditional feeding stations.

The first big advantage of this window mount feeder is that it will prevent squirrels, raccoons and other pesky varmints from getting into your bird feeder, eating all the seed or possibly destroying it with their weight.

Since these feeding stations are mounted directly to the window, you can determine the height of the feeder from the ground and its proximity to trees (branches can give animals access to the feeder.) The trick is to place the bird house high enough that raccoons and squirrels cannot reach it and far enough from trees so they cannot get to it from a tree branch.

The next big advantage of having a window mounted bird feeder is that they are easy to remove and clean. Feeders need to be cleaned every few weeks or so because otherwise, they can serve as a transmission point for disease. The purpose of a feeder it to allow you to birdwatch and to take care of the birds, so the last thing you want is to have a soiled bird feeder or one that is full of moldy seed.

Since these feeders are generally made from acrylic, they do not stain and are easy to clean by soaking in a sink of hot water with dish soap and a little bit of bleach to sanitize the feeder. Make sure to rinse the feeder thoroughly so there is no residue, then dry completely and reattach to the window. Never put an acrylic feeder in the dishwasher.

The third advantage of using a window mount bird feeder is that you can enjoy bird watching from inside your house. This makes for a great activity for parents and children, people who are infirm, those who work for home or anyone who enjoys bringing a view of nature indoors.

Since the feeders are generally made from acrylic, you can see right through them. This means you can enjoy the birds, watch them play and fight and even see them splitting open seeds. Since these feeding stations are small, they attract smaller, more colorful varieties like finches and keep away the bigger birds that can be aggressive and annoying.

Installing a feeder on your window is a great way to take care of the birds in the winter time when food is scarce. It’s also a fun way to watch the birds all year long, no matter what the weather.

So What Exactly Is A Real Estate Bird Dog – Aka Property Locator

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What is a Real Estate Bird Dog? AKA Property Locator

So what exactly is a Bird Dog / Property Locator? Bird Dogs, at least when used in the Real Estate lingo, are also known as Property Locators, Property Finders or Jobbers. They are the eyes and the ears of real estate investors that find properties for real estate investors to buy, properties they wouldnt be likely to find on their own.

Bird Dogs go out and find undervalued properties for real estate investors! Bird Dogs do not purchase the properties themselves; however they search neighborhoods, communities, counties, cities, and so on, looking for properties for real estate investors to buy. With a little experience, many real estate Bird Dogs advance to becoming a Wholesaler, which is actually taking control of a property (getting it under contract) and then selling it to investors.

So how does a real estate Bird Dog benefit from doing all the searching but not having to fork out a lot of moola? Investors pay Property Locators in cash when the Bird Dog finds a property the investor likes. These properties can be almost anything: single family houses, multiplexes, duplexes, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, or land.

Investors typically pay Bird Dogs what is called a Referral Fee of around $1000 or more. My personal opinion is that Bird Dogs should be paid a lot more than a mere $1000 if the deal they find makes an investor a lot of money. It should be more in the realm of 3 of the net profit the investor realizes. (Note: you need to check the laws in your state because in some of them it is illegal to pay referral fees.)

If you get good at property locating you might want to advance to the Wholesaler stage of real estate investing your reward from a deal can much more lucrative because you are doing a lot more work. Wholesalers actually gain control of the property by having some type of written agreement with the seller of the property. They then sell the contract to other investors with a wholesaling fee attached to it.

Cat Scratching Furniture Prevention – A Surefire Way To Stop Your Cat From Scratching The Furniture

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Do you remember the first time when you discovered your cat had scratched up a favorite piece of furniture? I know what you are feeling. I felt my blood pressure go through the roof the first time I found that my cat Salem had scratched up my favorite lounge chair.

Do not panic. Our cats really do not hate the furniture but they do love to scratch. In fact, scratching helps cats to strengthen their tendons and muscles and mark their territory.

So what are the necessary steps for cat scratching furniture prevention? The answer is to redirect your cat to use a scratching post. Her are the steps to consider in regards to the scratching post:

1. Use multiple scratching posts. Place one near the furniture he scratches, place another in the area he normally plays, and place one in the are he sleeps (cats love to scratch right after they awake).

2. Scratching posts should be made of sisal. Sisal is a material that a cat can easily shred to pieces.

3. Use a horizontal as well as a vertical post to accommodate your cat’s scratching positions.

4. Place a bit of catnip on the scratching post to attract your cat to it.

5. If necessary, show your cat that it is alright for him to scratch on the posts by doing it yourself. Do not attempt to place your cat’s paws on the post. He will get the idea.

Make sure you follow these points or your cat might begin to scratch up other items of value in your home including the drapes, carpets, or window shades.

Training your cat not to scratch the furniture will take time and patience. If your cat is stubborn, which they can be, it will take even longer to train him. Arm yourself with more knowledge on cat scratching furniture prevention and you’ll be able train the most stubborn cat.

Fish Oil For Depression Treatment – How Effective Is It

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How does the idea of using fish oil for depression treatment sound to you? You can say ‘it is a good idea’, or ‘it is a bad idea’, or you can even say ‘I have no idea whatsoever’. No matter what your answer is, you are not alone. A lot of people do not have a clear understanding of fish oil and the role it plays in treating depression. Let us take a look.

Fish oil, as you all know, is rich in omega 3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA. According to health experts, these omega 3 fatty acids play a major role in improving brain function. They play a very important role in the growth of neurons in the frontal cortex of the brain, which is referred to as the ‘seat of personal behavior’. They prevent the disruption of the dopamine system and promote mental health. A number of clinical studies have shown that a regular dose of omega 3 fatty acids will prevent mental disorders like depression, anxiety, irritability, and aggression. This is why fish oil depression treatment is usually pretty effective.

When consumed on a regular basis, high quality fish based oil supplements can reduce suicidal tendencies and irritability in people who are depressed. They are very essential for pregnant women to stay healthy and to avoid postnatal depression. It has also been proven that omega 3 fatty acids significantly reduce the risks of childhood mental disorders like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. This is why fish based oil is considered a very good for children and adults alike.

To get the best results in fish oil depression treatment, you should take high quality fish based oil capsules. Look for fish oil supplements which contain plenty of DHA and EPA – preferably in 2:1 ratio. A lot of fish based supplements these days contain very little amount of these omega 3 fatty acids and you cannot expect good results from taking such supplements. So, always make sure the product you choose contains at least 250 mg of DHA and 120 mg of EPA.

One of the most important things you should know about depression treatment is that it is a combination of the right kind of medications, a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, high quality health supplements, and some important lifestyle changes. So, while using fish oil for depression treatment is certainly effective, it definitely should not be considered an alternative for medications. You must always consult your doctor and follow his advice without fail to improve your mental, emotional, and physical health and to get over depression.