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Dumbo Rat: Rodent As Pets

Dumbo Rat on girl's shoulder (caption: Rodent as Pets)

Rats may not be the perfect pet choice for everyone, but for those who enjoy these intelligent rodents there is a degree of selection when it comes to choosing the right rat for you. One of the more popular rat choices is the dumbo rat, a fancy rat with unique ear size and placement. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the dumbo rat including: physical appearance, behavior, preferred habitats and diet and why they make cute little pets…

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Best Compost Bin: A Down And Dirty Comparison

Person holding pile of compost in hand: Best Compost Bin

Looking for the best compost bin but feeling lost in the weeds? Composting is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while also creating fertilizer to help your garden flourish. In our experience it also decreased kitchen odor from food rot in the trash can while also reducing your amount of trash, especially if you combine it with recycling. Earth’s Friends has researched the best indoor and outdoor composting bins so you can feel confident with your decision and get to composting soon! Get ready to toss away those scraps into a stylish and smell-free system while lowering your impact on the landfill…

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Raising Honey Bees: Beekeeping for Beginners

Bee hive: Beekeeping for Beginners

Are you committed to sustaining earth’s natural balance and looking for ways to make a positive impact? Why not try beekeeping? Surely you’ve heard of the declining honey bee population and its affects on the environment. Read more to learn the basics of beekeeping, including some recommendations for equipment you’ll need to get started…

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How To Make A Wildlife Garden: Replenish Animals’ Natural Habitats

How To Make A Wildlife Garden

With natural habitats for all types of animals disappearing at alarming rates, you can do your part by creating a thriving ecosystem right in your own backyard. Building a wildlife garden is easier than you might think, and before you know it, you’ll be giving a host of insects, birds, frogs, worms and other animals a place to call home. It’s also an excellent ongoing project for you to do as a family — and a fantastic teaching experience for your kids…

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Why Is Recycling So Important?

Recycling symbol on bottle

There are plenty of facts out there on why recycling is important. The world population is growing, not shrinking, and currently, each human being adds significant waste to the planet over his or her lifetime. In New York alone, people produce enough trash in one day to fill the entire Empire State building.The frustrating thing is, in most developed countries, it’s not that difficult to make a difference. And what a difference we can make. Here are some details, stats and tips…

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How To Choose The Best Betta Fish Tank

Blue Betta swimming

The Betta is a popular aquarium fish around the globe. From amateurs to professionals, there is something about these brightly colored fish that makes them appealing to many. Before you dive into getting one, there are many things to consider when keeping a healthy Betta fish including what type of tank to keep the fish in. Learn the factors to consider when setting up a tank to house a Betta fish including the size, water conditions and potential tank mates…

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Best Homemade Weed Killer (With Ingredients You Already Have)

Person holding dead weeds

Weeds are quite possibly the most annoying thing in your yard, especially in the warmer months. They make their way through cracks in the driveway, find their way into flower beds, grow proudly pop up in the garden and sprout just about everywhere imaginable. If you have kids or pets around, you probably don’t want to spray your yard with harmful chemicals. Skip the Roundup and consider using a more natural weed control. Make the best natural weed killer using these organic weed control recipes to keep those pesky weeds gone for good…

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