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6 Different Types of Bug Spray

Bug sprays ward off ticks, chiggers, mosquitos, and other insects; some carry diseases; finding a reliable bug spray is invaluable when camping or hanging out in your backyard. Here you can find out which types of bug spray works best. Bug sprays with the active ingredients Picaridin, DEET, IR3535, and oil of lemon eucalyptus are …

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6 Different Types of Hummingbird Feeders

There are many types of hummingbird feeders available in a wide range of sizes and designs. Not sure which type to choose? Look no further; we explain everything about hummingbird feeders here. Hummingbird feeders are available in two standard designs bottle feeders and dish feeders. The bottle type of feeder has a central reservoir suspended …

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Hummingbird Food Options: What, How, When and Why?

The hummingbird has an extensive appetite. Hummingbirds sustain their diet from nectar-producing flowers. When observing hummingbirds hover between flowers, people assumed that nectar was the only food hummingbirds needed. However, one could watch these winged jewels feasting on tiny gnats, darting their beaks in the air. Hummingbirds fill up on insects continually. Hummingbirds subsist on …

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What’s Up with the Backyard Chicken Farm Craze?

After the pandemic was declared, people began to panic-buy at the grocery store. Toilet paper shortages are being reported all over the US, and no one can get bread so making your own has become an essential skill. Depending on where you live, canned goods are in abundance while fresh produce rots, or you can …

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Home Decor and Design Considerations if You Have an Exotic Pet

Podcast Version Having an exotic pet brings all kinds of joys. There is no comparable experience to your pet toad happily bounding up to you then clobbering you in toady kisses and placing a paw on your wrist, your bird learning your name and the day that your lizard gets over his initial trepidation of …

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How Does Pet Insurance Work and is it Worth It?

Podcast Version So, I’ve delved into home insurance and why you’ll want to have it even if you don’t live in a detached single-family home. And we’ve got a pets section here on Home Stratosphere, where I handle issues pertaining to exotic pets. Pet insurance is a whole other category and some people ponder getting …

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11 Different Types of Aquarium Filters for Your Fish Tank

People who have fish or want fish and people who are just fans of all things aquatic might often ask about things like fish aquariums. One question that may arise concerns the various types of aquariums, such as how many different types of aquariums are there? Another question could be about the filtration systems used …

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9 Different Types of Cat Litter (and 6 Types of Litter boxes) for Your Cat’s Toileting

Whether you shop online or at your local pet store, the choices you have as a cat owner can feel overwhelming. Today, there are aisles upon aisles filled with cat toys, cat food, cat treats, and, of course, cat litter. There are a lot of fantastic litter options available, with each type offering key benefits …

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What You Really Need to Know Before Getting an Exotic Pet

Podcast Version Welcome to the pets section of Home Stratosphere! If you’re familiar with my other work here, you’re probably aware by now that I tend to cover the topics going beyond the norm. Pets are no exception, as I’ve been a toad mommy for over 25 years and people often tell me I’m the …

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13 Different Types of Koi Fish

Koi fish are more commonly known as Nishikigoi or jinli, which literally means ‘brocaded carp.’ They are colored varieties of the fish species Cyprinus rubrofuscus. Koi fish are colorful fish which are commonly seen in outdoor water gardens and koi ponds. Numerous varieties of koi fish have been identified by the Japanese. These varieties are distinguished on the basis of coloration, scales, and patterns. Koi fish are majorly found in white, …

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37 Backyard Chicken Coop Ideas (Photos and Charts)

Welcome to our gallery focusing on the colorful world of backyard chicken coop ideas. Residential chicken farming has really exploded in recent years, as people want to be both more frugal and self-sufficient. Adding to the allure is the fact that you can get into the chicken game rather easily. With a low hurdle for …

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13 Fish Tank Cleaning Tools for Maintaining a Clean Aquarium in Your Home or Office

Your fish tank is only as beautiful as the algae on its glass. Maintaining an aquarium is an ongoing battle that needs time dedicated to it. If you want to keep your lovely, colorful fish healthy, you need to first scrape off the algae, clean out your murky water and make sure the environment is …

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